http://box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com/ ([identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-09-11 04:27 am

Amazing Spider-Man #604: The page in question ...

... Establishing the new status quo for Peter and his "new girl," as discussed in this post.



HA HA HA SHE JUST NEEDED A GOOD STIFF ONE TO SET HER STRAIGHT AMIRITE???

NEVER MIND THAT IT WAS A SUPERVILLAIN WHO RAPED HER USING PETER'S FACE, BECAUSE COMEDY!!!

... Shit like this makes me think that whoever wrote it believes that vaginas have teeth.

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-09-12 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Man, have you even been READING my messages so far? I am NOT saying that it was reasonable to use a forty-year old dictionary; I have admitted I don't know how many times that it was a dumb mistake that I shouldn't have made. And how, may I ask, to you plan to force me to change my 'underlying mindset'? By yelling at me? That's a wonderful tactic, that is. For that matter, how do you even know what my underlying mindset IS? You don't know me, you've never met me, you've never talked to me in person, you don't know what my background is - for all you or I know, either of us could be sophisticated computer programs designed to talk on message boards. And yet you automatically assume, based on a few ill-chosen phrases and mistaken assumptions on my part, that my mindset MUST be what you think it is, because goodness knows it couldn't be that this IS a complex issue, and that a perfectly well-intentioned person might offend someone completely by accident by bringing it up in conversation. No, no, I must be a clueless, xenophobic bookworm who depends entirely on an out-of-date dictionary. Well, you may be a perfect gentleman in person, for all I know, but to me, you're coming across as a self-righteous tyrant who automatically thinks the worst of his fellow man, and refuses to give him the benefit of the doubt. It may be a sweeping, unfair assumption on my part, but it's no worse than what you're doing.

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-09-13 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
'Usually' is not 'always'. I'm no 'little merry sunshine' myself, but I make it a policy to give people the benefit of the doubt in most situations, and have often been rewarded for it. I'm sorry if your experience has led you to different conclusions, but each to their own.