Just a short post here, but I was recently reading about a little controversy that’s going on in the sci-fi blogging world. I won’t go into the specifics, because it’s not really that interesting, but there are all these flame wars appearing on a bunch of blogs about it. (And of course, I don’t want my blog to be one of them!)

I just have to say: If you’re offended by something you read on the Internet, you’re an idiot. Don’t engage in flame wars. I know I never would, that’s for sure.

Categories: Stupid things

59 Comments

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:35 AM

How could you post such offensive material? I have an upset stomach because of your evil words. My hands are literally shaking. I have never been so offended in my life. As a blogger, you have a responsibility to not offend people. When you do, people get hurt, and I’m one of them. I demand a public apology.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Gee wiz, I sure am sorry. I didn’t mean to offend anybody. I hope you can forgive me. Let’s all just get along, OK?

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Geez, Sean, you cave that quickly? RespectForSean -= 1;

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:37 AM

It wasn’t a real apology. I was being sarcastic.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Oh. In that case… RespectForSean += 100;

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:38 AM

I should have known you would only give a sarcastic apology. That’s just the sort of person you are, Sean. You are stupid, stupid, stupid. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? You probably see a big load of stupid! And your blog is stupid, too. There’s nothing here that I care about. I’m only commenting because of how stupid you are and how offended I am at your evil posting.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Look, “William” (if that even is your real name… seems pretty suspicious to me…) you might not like this blog, but I happen to find a lot of interesting information here. Just back in September I learned something new about silly putty and that really made me think about life in a new way. Seeing you insult Sean like this makes me think less of you, even though I don’t even know you. So maybe you can stop being so mean to other people on the Internet?

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Hey, could you two maybe take it outside? I try to keep this blog fight free.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:39 AM

You also try to keep it interesting-free, apparently, because I’m not very interested.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM

You know, Wobbler, maybe this blog just isn’t for you, OK? There are lots of blogs out there. Maybe you want me to blog about how banana peels decay? Is that it? Nevermind. I don’t even know why I’m wasting my time talking to you. I’m done.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Dude, it’s your blog. Just moderate his comments, or delete them.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:41 AM

That may be how you would handle this situation, Silas, but not me. I believe in free speech for everyone. When you have your own blog, you can make that decision. But here on my blog, I do things my way, OK? So how about not telling me what do?!?!

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:41 AM

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S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:41 AM

OK, I changed my mind and took your advice. Wobbler crossed the line with that last comment and I had to do something.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Finally you’re learning. Just out of curiosity, what did he say?

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:42 AM

He said this: “Sean, you’re a moron. Blogging is not your thing. You need to just stop. Full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order.”

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:42 AM

That actually doesn’t seem so bad.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:43 AM

It’s insulting and I’m offended.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Wow. You are dumb.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Hey, enough already! Or I will block your IP address!

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Why didn’t you just moderate him again?

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Oh yeah, I forgot.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:44 AM

If you’re just going to delete my comments every time I say something you just disagree with, maybe I will just stop posting comments! How would you like that?

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:45 AM

OK.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Yeah! OK! And just for the record, Mr. “Wobbler”, insulting the blogger and then saying that you’re just saying something he disagrees with is beyond rude. It’s not just “something he disagrees with.” It’s a direct insult, meant to hurt and cause slander. You are being evil when you insult people.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:46 AM

You call me evil? You’re the one flinging insults, mister evil-pants.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:46 AM

How did I insult you? Name one instance. Go on. I’m waiting.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:46 AM

You called me evil. Last time I checked, that’s not a compliment. So it seems you’re evil.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Seriously, I’m going to need you two to put an end to this once and for all. Just put your differences aside and forgive each other. Your petty arguing is getting you guys nowhere.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Sean, I hate to break it to you, but you’re being a little condescending. You were arguing with Wobbler yourself, and now all of the sudden you think you’re above our petty arguing? Well, you’re not. So why don’t you practice what you preach before preaching it?

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Maybe I did. Did you ever think of that, Silas? Maybe I did forgive you guys. Maybe that’s why I’m not arguing.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:48 AM

You’re arguing right now.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:48 AM

No, I’m not. Arguing is when you’re… nevermind, I don’t have time for this.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Of course not. Who has time for arguments they just lost? Haha. Loser.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:49 AM

You can’t goad me into arguing with you. You’re just a troll, trying to get me to waste my time, which is what I’m doing right now. So goodbye.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:49 AM

You can’t forgive me, I didn’t trespass against you!

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:49 AM

You were arguing on my blog. I consider that a trespass.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Sean, you’re the troll.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Arguing on your blog is a trespass? So I can only comment on your blog if I agree with everything you say? Is that what you’re saying? Man, you really know how to put your foot in your mouth.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:51 AM

That’s it. I’ve had it with you guys. I’m taking my pills to put an end to this.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:51 AM

No, wait! You need me to help you with that novel!

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:51 AM

I’ll go it alone!

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:52 AM

You need me to help you with that music!

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Yeah, because my music career really took off. (And that’s more sarcasm, just in case you didn’t pick up on it.)

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Fine. Take the pills. But we’ll still be here.

William Wobbler · December 9, 2013 at 1:53 AM

That’s right. Buried in your subconscious.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:53 AM

No, don’t go there! Fine. You guys win. I won’t take my medicine.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:54 AM

It’s too late. Wobbler already went there.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:54 AM

I’m doomed.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:54 AM

It’s OK. I work in security. Subconscious security.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:54 AM

You talkin’ about dreams?

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:55 AM

You’re dreaming right now.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:55 AM

I’ve been trying to wake up, but I just can’t.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Ugh!!!

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:56 AM

I know, you’re disappointed that I couldn’t wake up.

Silas Gerkwood · December 9, 2013 at 1:56 AM

No. I was disappointed that you tried.

S P Hannifin · December 9, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Then let it never stop.

LukeAnthonyS · December 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

That was highly entertaining

S P Hannifin · December 10, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Thanks 🙂

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