The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
What irks me, is that in all our years here, you seem primed to think the worst of me.
Maybe it's my fault for the word choice of "you". That was used in a general sense earlier, not specifically you.
"Normie" is a pet peeve of mine, and word usage is important to me. It's an insult, meaning pretty much what I said, and in my opinion for the reason I said. The best I can do for authoritative references on slang is knowyourmeme
, and the first few random usages on 4chan. Some people amicably refer to each other as "cu
nt" as well, but it is inherently an insult.
I don't believe I'm primed to think the worst of you. I've been dismissive of gamergate, but I genuinely think that's it was a ridiculous psuedomovement that had superficial goals. You were consistently and singularly promoting the cause and so my verbal eyerolling would have been pretty much exclusively in response to anything you had to say about it. Honestly I held back comments because I didn't want to give you a hard time, and also because it's basically equally superfluous of me to complain about someone caring for something I think is superfluous.
I'll also say as a statement that I feel you've changed over the past few months. You appear to have a greater interest in twitter, memes, and online tabloids, and taking more seriously than I think they merit. That's not a "stop liking things I don't like," comment, but an outside perspective you can decide whether or not is useful information.