, it's been a while since I've boarded your wankbus, but apparently, I caught it yesterday.Grissom_rules
mentions that they're excited to see how Mac will return to the lab.
I was feeling salty that day and answered:With a brass band and fireworks shooting out of his ass, like as not.
Was it necessary? No. But I was feeling chippy, had just seen the ridiculous from-the-shoes-up reveal of His Highness returning to his kingdom, and was commenting on Mac's innate smugness--which was on view at the end of "Keep It Real", by the by--and the show's love of the ham-fisted drama. A bit of throwaway snark.Jade_Nolan
brings the butthurt:Was that really necessary? I get you don't like his character for whatever reason, but there's no need to go out of your way to be vitriolic about him and Gary. I can't stand Horatio or David Caruso, so I stay away from talking about them because I know there are a lot of people who (for whatever reason unbeknownst to me) do like him. Each to their own. I don't go pointlessly insulting Horatio/Caruso just because I can't stand either. I don't like either Lindsey or Hawkes on NY either. But when I bring up that I don't, it's in context with an explained reason and not just straight-up bashing their characters or the actors.
Sorry, I'm just tired of people who seem to take every opportunity to slam characters and the people who play them just because they don't like them. Jo/Sela... Mac/Gary... and even though I don't like them myself, Lindsey/Anna and Sheldon/Hill. Like I said, there's a way to discuss the cons and reasons for dislike without simply slamming them without explanation at every opportunity given. That sort of thing drives me nuts, even if I might agree with the 'dislike'.
I've slammed Mac for a long time, and yes, I have criticized Gary Sinise in the past, but where was the Sinise-bashing in that post? There is none. So, either they are acknowledging that Mac is Gary Sinise's avatar, or they're still chafed about this review of Indelible
and decided to overlay the comments made therein, which did blast Sinise rather heavily, on a one-line comment. They've made no secret of the fact that they like Mac and look up to and admire Sinise for his support of the U.S. military and first responders, and I understand the knee-jerk influence to defend your personal woobies. I do it, too. Just admit that's what it is instead of framing it as a crusade for Great Character Justice, I'm betting that if it had been anyone but Mac, they would have just scrolled on by.
Anyway, I reply:Oh, suck it up. Mac's self-aggrandizement is well-documented, and the producers play it up at every opportunity. Nowhere in there did I insult Gary.
I don't know why I bothered. It's not productive. Maybe I'm just tired of the "I don't like what you said, so shut up" school of discourse that permeates so many Internet circles. I hate DL, and I find rabid DLers annonying, but unless they're standing on their soapboxes screaming about persecution and telling the rest of the board to shut up, I'm not going to tell them they don't get to talk. I'm either going to disagree with them or roll my eyes and scroll. Pains in the ass have a right to express themselves, too, and the Internet isn't a theme park insulated against opinions you don't like or want to hear.
Now let's see how long it takes for a mod to thwap me.ETA:
moves in with the thwap. Sorry, Top
, but "suck it up" isn't a crushing personal insult, and sometimes, it needs to be said. I'm not sorry I said it.