Funny how first world problems and serious personal issues can coexist in this thread.
Something has been eating me and I don't know who to talk about it. Everyone I know in real life would probably blanch, while on the Internet my issue is kind of...incendiary. It's hard to write this because I want to keep things vague due to too-much-information issues.
I have an...interest that tends to get mocked. I haven't been attacked personally, but the bad atmosphere is there. It ranges from snarky comments to outright flame posts, and it's impossible to tell whether or not people are just trolling because of Poe's Law and sarcasm's inability to traverse the Internet. I have arguments about why it's wrong/unfair/etc., but they're probably arguments people have heard before and have made fun of too.
Hell, the reason I've been using these forums so much in spite of a bunch of other stuff is because the...subject doesn't come up that much. And in the rare cases it does come up the comments have been mild compared to what I've seen on other sites. Then again, that's probably because all the DRM threads are suffocating other discussion. [/rant] Still, it's kind of hard coming across comments that remind me that a lot of people would write me off as a complete loser.
Sorry about my vagueness.
Don't take things so seriously.
You are as you are, feel as you feel, and if you want to post something, post it.
What comes, or doesn't come, from the external world does not alter anything.
You know how it is, both the best and the worst are equally vilified in the public world, and you just have to take it as par for the course; don't fear it, expect it :-)