Shishio wrote:I fail to see the logic of pitying yourself to this extent. If you're so fucking miserable, why don't you, oh I don't know, do something about it?
When you hang out around me you'll learn that, 1) I speak in snark most of the time. 2) I'm part of that segment of the human race that finds that venting our feelings is a whole lot better than bottling them in and being all macho macho--venting is part of the personal and social process. So, yeah, there's the other part of the human race that responds with "fucking do something about it." But that's okay, because enough people are cool with how the process works. 3) Until you (that's the general
"you," not you, Shishio, in specific) know what's going on in my life and what I have done and what prevents me from doing other things, you really can't say what I am and am not doing to make life more acceptable, y'know? What might be the underlying issues holding a person back? A family to support? Elderly relatives? Chronic illness requiring proximity to medical specialists? Too many cats? Alien implant chip?
If you do read through my lj and journal comic, you'll pick up on some of those underlying things (though I try not to talk about them too
much), along with finding my distaste for cable miniseries in general. You'll also find the absolute joy I had in snarking on TNT's terrible "Caesar."
I'm not upset or angry, merely bemused by people's reactions to a periodic vent from someone whose circumstances they don't know. Frex, some people absolutely love my journal comic and keep asking why I don't continue with it, but I was also getting a lot of "stop showing that particular emotion" or "don't write about that other type of emotion" comments, which can be frustrating. I understand that the expression of rage, anger, depression, or plain ol' snark is uncomfortable for some readers to look at. It's the same impulse that makes someone tell a clinically depressed person to "get over it."
And it's also like people who watch Lewis Black's comedy and say, "Gee, he's so mad, can't he just lighten up?"