Friday, June 28, 2013
Last night at the Awards Watch forums, some idiot who wants me to acknowledge their existence, made a snide comment to me, out of the blue, just to provoke me. He called me a stan, and I don't like that. If you have never heard of that word and don't know what it means, refer to urban dictionary. Calling someone a stan is pretty much the short version of calling them a stalker. And you only call someone a stalker if they, a) really do stalk someone, or b) if they're not a stalker, but you call them that just to piss them off. Well, that person pissed me off and I gave told her two choice words.
I'll have to develop tougher skin over the next eight months because people are going to call me that to upset me because they don't like that I support Michael Fassbender on a general forum that is all about films and various actors and actresses. Tons of other forum members regularly comment about their favorites, so it's the norm. At Awards Watch, there are a lot of people who like Michael, but I do stand out in my support of him. Of course I start threads on other topics, namely TIFF, and post in a lot of topics in the Film section. Most often, it is other people who are so quick to create a new thread about Michael so they can be the creator of a popular thread. So I'm not alone there in my being a fan of his. But there is a stark difference between a fan, even an enthusiastic one such as myself, and a stalker fan. The latter is mentally unstable and knows no boundaries of yearning to be in constant close proximity to a celebrity. I find it offensive to be referred to as a stan... I would rather just be called a bitch, you know? But carefully selected verbs and adjectives used to cut me down and insult my intelligence is rude and says more about the person who is attacking me than my own fan behavior.
Well, I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing and know that my personal and professional life has been given a new lease on life. I'm a happier and emotionally healthier person now, and I can deal with the petty rudeness that is part and parcel of the internet.