Spike's Heart (spikes_heart) wrote,
Spike's Heart

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I Really Should Keep My Mouth Shut... But I Can't.

I must be the most naive forty nine year old in the world. I have never been involved with a fandom kerfluffle in my life. The whole reason I was attracted to fandoms was the decency of its members. It was family. To me. And so much nicer than my real life that I just jumped in here and stayed.

I've never said an unkind word to anyone... not intentionally. And certainly not in public and never anonymously. Does that make me a weenie? No, just a person trying to be friendly. Have I ever disagreed with anyone? You betcha, but I was never mean spirited about it.

This is the second time in the past few days that one of my friends has been treated like crap. Words hurt people! They wound and destroy as surely as any weapon known to man. My friends put their time and effort and heart and soul into the fic they write, and deign to share with us out of the kindness of their hearts.

If you don't like it, don't read it. Don't rec it to anyone else. Have something critical to say? Well, you're entitled, but there are ways, and there are forums. To wound a person's soul and pride is unforgivable.

Yes, there is such a thing as free speech, and everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but to wound another's heart intentionally is unforgivable.

All opinions are heartily owned by me, Andrea, otherwise known as spikes_heart who just couldn't keep it inside any longer.

I love my friends, respect people with different opinions, likes, and tastes than my own, and wouldn't publically vilify anyone.

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