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Journal Entry: Wed Aug 14, 2013, 2:52 PM

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.

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PLASTIC-ROBOT-COMIC Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done!
OceanwaveII Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
War on the imagination you say ?eh that nothing new  a long herald traditions particular here in the states due to are puritanical heritage of trying to ban and censor and control thoughts probably why it more prevalent in Anglo-saxon cultures .
Bfetish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
   For a person who doesn't like to concern himself with drama Robaato you sure know how to create it lol. I agree with your journal but I can also see why some people would have an issue with it. Internet bullying(what is known as trolling) is now apart of core culture of being a geek in america. Many of of us are wannabe intellectuals,free thinkers, hipsters,artists, ect. And we all have an opinion. Many of us on the Beta side of the personality spectrum choose words as our weapon of choice. The generation born in the 90's are the most vocal generation at this point. Sadly most of their generation haven't lived or experienced some serious shit yet they feel they "KNOW" everything and enough about social issues or injustices to the point they need to feel strongly about them.

My generation(Those born in the mid to late 70's to early 80's) is probably the last to go through and experience some serious shit when it concerns issues like racism,sexism, and whatever -ism. I used to rally against social injustices and support any and every social stance or agenda that any person or group felt the need to address. I' m older and a bit wiser.So I can totally relate to what your saying in your journal.

But at the same time I also acknowledge its one sided and that's fine. There are still injustices and societal bullshit that america hasn't dealt with as of yet. And real life bullshit does end up in our forms of entertainment and that includes the fictional things that we create as artists. Some people like to keep shit real while others do not. As much as I enjoyed the movie Django by Quentin Torantino. I was also offended as an african american. The language and the use of the "N" word  was probably the norm for the time the movie was set in. Even still if you have watched many of Torantino's film you well notice that he seems to have a fascination with the "N" word in general. Most if not all his movies are based around and romanticize many bad american stereotypes in general. While his movies are a work of fiction and entertaining. It still doesn't disguise the fact that some people will find the content offensive and inappropriate for how america is as a country today.

  I am not as much of a PC( Politically Correct)person as I was in my late teens and early 20's. But that's because I chose to never fully pick a side as of late. And because of that I can see both sides clearly. No matter how just your cause is its easy to lose sight of your goal or your reasons of championing a cause become corrupted. I learned in most cases its not really the cause that's bad.Its the people who support certain causes whose reasons of backing the cause become obsessed and corrupted over time.

 Everyone has their bullshit. Even though you have wrote a well thought out journal some people will consider it bullshit written by someone who really doesn't care about anything or claim responsibility for how their creations can impact others positive or negatively. Everyone is free to have an opinion but your opinion only matters if you can back it up in your words and actions. So far you have done so in a respectful manner. Everyone has their reasons,experiences, and moral standing when it comes to any and everything. It just now people have the safety and anonymity of the internet to voice or whine about shit without fear of being punched in the face or dealing with drama in the open public.  

REVLAKECC Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Race is the most dominant issue on the planet. One of the reasons this is so misunderstood is that we (non white) haven't figured out that its a "system of racism" in place that designates all of these images in entertainment, django, the butler, the help, precious, etc. But  non white people by the thousands are responding to the effects of racism by trying to escape it and say its not a problem. A mental illness at best.
Shotgunpoopie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I got but one response: the audience will accept the impossible, but not the improbable.
Just a thought.
noahsummers Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This journal warms my heart, which goes out to you creators who haven't yet guzzled the Kool-Aid of political correctness.

And thank you for bringing Dragon's Crown to my attention. If I had a PS3, I think I would go buy it at full price, just on principle.
BarrelRollsPerMinute Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Agreed. Those who feel that people who enjoy fiction such as cartoons and anime and games are immature, are they themselves childish. As children we where taught not to care what others think of us but sadly A LOT of kids weren't paying attention.
shonasof Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! Life is far too short to waste pretending to not enjoy the things you do.
Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I second that. :clap:
Shadow009 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Robaato is right.

People...fiction and non-fiction are two different things, but when you take the preverbal knife and cut them both into pieces and boil them down, the leftover at the bottom I promise you, would be Imagination.


Whether or not something's real...if it's a piece of art, a game, a figure or just a good idea or concept, or an object or an actual wasn't real before imagination came into play. To be an artist, is about rendering the unreal into life. Even scientists, must believe unrealistically before they turn it into fact.


Fiction becomes Non-Fiction when it becomes a fact. Fiction is Imagination in motion...


and Imagination is fact under fiction

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