“Last of all Hurin stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield, and wielded an axe two-handed; and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered, and each time that he slew Hurin cried ‘Aure entuluva!'” – J. R. R. Tolkien
Internet Rule #1: Don’t feed the trolls.
Funny thing about that, sometimes you’re stuck in between thinking something was just so sad and funny, you wanted to share it, but you did not want to feed into it. I debated on this for almost an hour. Today, I was retweeted by my pal Felicia Day, and as per usual, a bunch of her followers retweeted it. One such follower decided to send me a reply instead of retweeting or leaving it alone.
Thus, this is where we stand right now. I wanted to share what this individual had to say, but I did not want to feed their illness. I did what anyone in this situation would do. I photoshop’d a picture of the tweet to remove the person’s name and handle. I also blurred some of the naughty words. This is clearly what this person wants, to be validated and to feel important, and I should just leave it be, but how could I not? You see my predicament? Anyway, I trust that no one will try to find out who did it. Trust me its not worth it, they’re nobody.
Check it out, I thought it was hilarious and was not insulted in the least. Don’t get me wrong, the person is a lowlife scum, but it did get a chuckle out of me. Made my belly rumble. You know, ’cause it’s fat.
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What was I thinking? Well, I was being funny for one and did not actually expect… wait, let me start from the beginning.
Back in the day, a certain writer, producer, comedian, actress buddy of mine of whom I webmaster for on the side was having issues staying on her hosting sites. We would move on to a newer better place though money issues kept us from really doing anything permanent. She basically was Slash-dotted. Its a common term where a link becomes popular enough that way too many people click on it at the same time. Ultimately, Joyent came to the rescue and we’ve haven’t had any issues since.
Felicia would link obscure sites and proceed to down them. I figured I should be funny and so this conversation transpired:
Here is her twitter msgs:
Here’s how many people she basically mentioned mischief to.
Needless to say, I had a night of trying to survive this. I did get a bunch of hits before I got downed so those were nice. But at what cost lol. Thing is, I linked it to my newer site, Year of the Edgar not realizing that I had not set it up with caching. Bad move. Its all set up now so hopefully I don’t get Felicia’d again. Or at least too badly.
Me thinks Felicia Day is drunk with power.