Where Worlds Collide and Galaxies Sing...
The same is true for others. People can live their lives as they chose, and as long as their choices are not hurting anyone, no one has any right to say anything about it. I have noticed some rather sad people seem to have a serious personal problem on line, however. They seem to think that because they are hidden away behind a computer in some room somewhere, that it somehow gives them free license to attack others and generally be dicks to people on the internet. Sorry folks, but it does not. People are allowed to have their own interests and collections of things they like. Trolling, harassment, and stalking are illegal for a reason, and if you engage in such activities, be prepared to have a lawsuit, the FBI, and/or Interpol dropped on your sorry head.
People are allowed to love and cherish fictional characters all they want. Sorry, but not a single slagging one of you has any right to lay exclusive claim to any character from any movie, TV show, cartoon, video game, book, comic, or any other media source. The only characters you have any right or claim to are the characters you create exclusively yourself. Telling someone they are not allowed to like, be a fan of, love, admire, whatever, any character (or real life person for that matter) just because you have a thing for that character is utter BS. There is nothing wrong with favoring a particular character let alone being in love with a fictional character. These things are personal choices and NO ONE has the right to tell someone else that they can not favor or love a character. If you don't agree with or like their personal choices, DON'T GO TO THEIR PAGES OR SITES! It really is that simple. Don't want to see something, don't slagging look at it! There's a little button up in the upper right corner of your browser, looks something like this --> [X] A little box with an "X" in it. Learn to click it. It really will take away those things you don't want to see. Rather handy little button that.
People are allowed to have collections of things they enjoy, and saying someone is "copycatting" you because you have some of the same items is also utter BS. It does not matter who got what item when, so grow up and get over it. There is only so many merchandise items of a given character or a particular fandom and, sorry to say, you don't get to claim exclusive right to own anything and say no one is allowed to purchase and own that item as well. There are a LOT of people who like and enjoy different fandoms and many have a lot of the same merchandise from those fandoms; from books, comics, and videos, to toys, sculptures, and models, to dishes and wearable items. No one is copying anyone just by owning these same items themselves. Get over yourself, you are not God's gift to the fandom.
As for those who claim to own "all these things" yet show zero proof of this. As far as I am concerned, unless you show actual photographic proof (and I don't mean using stolen photos from the internet and sellers), I will consider you a liar and not worth my time. If you order something and post the seller's photo, then replace that photo with one of your own a few days later when the item arrives? Well, honestly I think you still need to rethink things a bit, but at least you are telling the truth, even though "technically" you are still "temporarily stealing/borrowing" these images (unless the seller grants you permission to use said image until the item arrives). If you do not have personal photos of something you actually took yourself with your own camera, DO NOT POST IT! The only exceptions to this are if the seller grants you permission to post the image as a place holder to be replaced by your own image and you include an Approximate Date of Arrival (and subsequently replace seller images with your own within 7 days of that date) listed in the description. There are people on line who claim to own things yet show no proof. There are people who post images that are not their own claiming to have ordered these items and NEVER replace the image they stole with their own photographs. Those people are thieves and liars as far as I am concerned and I will have nothing to do with them.
Also, bragging that "I Got This First!" or "I Get To See This Movie/TV Show First!" is inanely childish. What are you, 8 years old? Grow up and drop the grade school playground attitude crap. Life is not a competition, you are not the be all and end all of anything, the world does not revolve around you, so grow up, get over it, and get a life. Everyone who is interested in that movie or TV show will eventually see it anyway and no one cares who saw it first. And no one cares who bought what first either. The only thing that matters is that those who WANT to see it GET to see it at some point, and those who want to own something will eventually buy it for themselves. That's it!
As for the drama whores, rumor mongers, trolls, and people spreading their hate propaganda against others and those who are stalking and harassing people to make themselves feel all high and mighty important? Grow up, get off the internet, and get a life. If you are incapable of behaving yourself, treating others with respect, or leaving others alone, you have no business being on the internet, period. Maybe when you've learned some proper etiquette and manners in the real world, then you might be mature enough to be on the internet. "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all." The same goes for anything in text and images.
And to those who like making of fake accounts to go after someone who has blocked you, or creating fake accounts and sites of those you hate just to get attention, or fabricating so-called "evidence" on your computer to use against someone? Wow, you really are a sad little childish troll, aren't you? Get off the internet and grow up. Same goes for those who pretend to be someone's friend only to turn around and back-stab them later with attacks, false accusations, or rumor spreading. You lot need a serious attitude adjustment with a clue-by-redwood upside the head.
The internet is not a place for silly ass childish games of "I'm better than you are" or to sit there anonymously behind your little computer and bully/stalk/harass/attack/ridicule/condemn/make-fun-of/slander/put-down others because you think your anonymity protects you or gives you the right to do so. Wake up call, people, you WILL be located by law enforcement and dealt with if you do these things. There are laws in place to deal with people like you. And hacking someone else's computer, page, forum, or site: consider yourself to have painted a great big bright red target on your chest for law enforcement officers to find and prosecute you. And don't you DARE accuse someone of doing so to you without solid proof or you will be prosecuted for defamation of character, among other things.
You don't have to automatically like, trust, or respect anyone on the internet. But you do have to show proper etiquette and manners towards others just like you do in real life. You want to be liked, trusted, and respected? EARN IT! And being a drama whore/rumor monger/stalker/troll does NOT earn you anything but a cyber kick in the ass, if not a literal one.
And to those of you who think this was written "specifically about you"? Wow, talk about spoiled vain little brat you are. I wrote this as a general rant regarding 14 years of this crap I have seen on line and was not written in regards to any one person or group of people.
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