Friday, July 22, 2005

WEB: Harry Potter fan = scary

I didn't stab her in the eye with my wand. I WANTED to. I talked about doing so VERY FUCKING LOUDLY. I was going to eviscerate her mother with the cover of my brand-new copy.
Duuuude... it's just a book.*

(Link courtesy of Bookslut)

*Since I first wrote this post, it looks like the piece I linked to has now been password-protected by its owner. Awww... sorry if you missed it. It was pretty damn funny.

14 comments:

cd said...

This is a really dumb caution, but if someone still hasn't read it, don't scroll through any comments. There's a user who has a name that reads EXACTLY LIKE A PLOT TWIST, and if it is true, I will have to go stab that person with my Official Ollivander's Homemade Wand (maple, with pigeon feather)*.

*kidding about the wand bit. But still, so maddening.

Becky said...

There's a giant spoiler on page three of the comments, but I didn't notice any spoilery user names. Perhaps that post had been deleted by the time I read it.

But, dude. HUGE spoiler on page 3.

Tracie said...

Wow. This chick should probably get some therapy. I definitely don't think she should be allowed around children. I've met people who don't want kids and that's totally cool -- don't have them if you don't like them -- but geez, "crotchdropping"? How this person is any better than anyone who goes around thinking they're special because they DO have kids, I don't know.

Doppelganger said...

"How this person is any better than anyone who goes around thinking they're special because they DO have kids, I don't know."

Whuh? You mean I'm... not... more... special???

Dang.

Claudia said...

Thanks for the link. Wow. The comments really are at times even wilder than the rant. I get that there are people who don't want kids, but some of the commenters seem to be against the idea of children and reproduction in general. So... they just want the species to die out?

Monty said...

The part I find stunning isn't that she's angry about a book; she's angry about *losing in a costume contest*. So much so that she'll be stewing about it *for ten years*.

zuhn said...

It's funny that she's ranting about breeders while totally captivated by a children's book!

Exxie said...

That sounds like all the adult Nsync fans I used to know. They were insanely protective of their fandom and hated all the kids that liked them and got in their way. It was scary.

katiedid said...

Speaking as someone who's moved a number of times, I'm shocked anyone would find opening a box(!) such a thrill. I guess next time I move I should hold a costume contest to get folks to help with the unpacking.

And apparently she hates both breeders and the "crotchdroppings." So, is she, like Macduff, "of no woman born?" Or did she evolve into being via cellular division like an amoeba?

Gee, lady, I can only wonder why they decided not to let you display your utter sanity in front of everyone.

Cap'n Ganch said...

I'd hate to see her at a Wiggles concert.

fran said...

Unfortunately I think this person is on to us and has protected their entry because i couldn't get to it.

Doppelganger said...

Daaaang. Oh well. Thanks for letting us know, fran.

Miranda Prince said...

Ugh.

Please understand, y'all, I am not defending this nutjob. But I want to make sure you know that not all of us who choose not to have children (we call ourselves "childfree") are like that.

I find the term "crotchdropping" as gross and condescending as you do. I would never refer to a child in that manner, even if the child were really pissing me off.

You find CF extremists online, just as you find extremists of every persuasion. And they all suck. :-)

Some CFs actually like kids (I do). And we don't all have big nasty attitudes about kids and parents. I don't think I'm better than people who choose to have children. What I do think is that I have made the better choice FOR ME.

I didn't see the LJ posting, but this person sounds like a real jerk. The fact that her jerkiness came out as anti-child hatred is sad, but the fundamental reason for it is that she's a jerk, not that she's childfree.

Still, I'm embarrassed. Probably about one zillionth of the way postal workers feel when one of them goes nuts and shoots someone: "Come on, folks, that's not all of us! I don't even own a gun!"

Doppelganger said...

Oh, goodness, I never thought that person represented anyone except her own wacked-out self.

I have a lot of kid-free friends who are some of the loveliest people I know, and I was once pretty staunchly kid-free myself, much as I've always really liked kids.

(Obviously, I've had a change of heart since then, making me one of those people who are the reason why other people tell people like you, "Oh you'll change your mind about having kids eventually." Sorry about that! Heh.)

Anyway, no need to apologize! The internet is full of nutters. We can't go around apologizing for all of them.