How redundant is it pointing out these following statements?
There's no such thing as a gigantic mechanical robot fighting off alien monsters. There has never been a report of a man being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming a hero. You can't summon a mini-tornado at your own beck-n-call, don't matter how much into the occult you are. The odds of a young male teenager having a harem of sexy girls at his every turn is nil. There aren't bipeds of animals that are supposed to be quadrupeds flying spaceships in the galaxy above us. You can't legally hunt and catch thousands of different animals and use them to protect you from other animals and people in a sports-like venue. You can't eat a flower and ignite fire from your hands.
I can go on and on... this journal is probably being expressed because of recent built-up distaste for people bullying others because of what they like when it comes to fiction.
Just to reestablish what it even means, here it is, straight from Ox':
fiction |ˈfikSHən| noun
literature in the form of prose, esp. short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.
• invention or fabrication as opposed to fact
We're at an age where this kinda behavior was supposed to stay in High School. But sadly, internet has become the new "high school". Has been for many years now. I used to be bullied in HS because I liked video games, anime like Pokémon and Dragonball and whatnot; over fictional shiz. And many other nerds out there have incurred the wraths of jocks and hot cheerleaders because they liked Star Wars, Star Trek, D&D, and whatever in their time too.
It's super-childish and puerile. Now on the other hand, one can go (typically, realists) and say that fiction in itself is childish, but that's super hypocritical, because I'm sure every human being enjoys some form of fiction, whether it's outlandish or close to reality. Fiction is fiction. Fabricated. Made-up.
Think about how superfluous it is for all these extremist groups and whatnot fighting against imaginary, made-up crap. People complaining about certain races of people not being represented in a good light, women not being represented in a strong way, etc.~ It's the act of trying to validate something that wasn't intended to be validated in that sense in the first place.
Who cares if the black guy dies first? He didn't really die. Who cares if there are voluptuous sex symbols in a game? I personally know a ton of powerful, impressionable women in real life. ETCETERA.
It's getting pretty old.
When you go out of your way to tell me how much you hate a character and think how dumb a series is, even just to get whatever kinda personal monkey that's on your back off of you, please note that I do not care and will most likely ignore you.
And this is to those who are challenged by these kinda people who can't seem to keep to themselves about fictional stuff: Don't let them ruin your day. Ignore them. Like what you like. If you like My Little Pony, like My Little Pony. If you enjoy Kick-Ass, enjoy Kick-Ass. If Dragon's Crown appeals to you, then like Dragon's Crown. If you have a fetish that you don't share with many people, well... like your fetish.
For those who can't seem to keep their fingers from the keyboard to express their personal but redundant statement about how much they don't like something: just ignore the subject at hand. Look for things you like and talk positive about them; I'm sure the people who are posting that stuff you DO like will appreciate it.
Everyone and their cat seems to have gone through law-school and earned their gavel... Time to grow up.