Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Jun 23, 2013 7:28:16 GMT -8
I generally try to avoid learning too much about people that make things I like, on account of it can often make it difficult to enjoy the product. Especially if I already have invested money in said product.
Now I have half a dozen Penny Arcade t-shirts I can't bring myself to wear ever again. Lame.
So you are battling willful ignorance with willful ignorance by not reading up on these people? Perhaps next time you hear of something cool, you could find out about the person first and save yourself the disappointment? I can't say it's happened to me but maybe I'm just ignorant :B.
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 23, 2013 19:07:51 GMT -8
He could have stayed ignorant of these people's villainy, but I went and told him about it. Sorry about that! Besides which, they were stealth. They acted cool most of the time for a very long time, then social media brought more opportunities to fuck up, and someone revealed himself to be a colossal shit.
edit- Keyword too is "willful" ignorance. Not reading up on everything that presents itself for your amusement is a reasonable way to go through life. I hear a tune on the radio and I don't think "Hm, I should look up the bios of the band members to see if they're nazis before deciding whether or not I like this.
Conversely, the Penny Arcade dude has had education about what he did wrong soft-pedaled to him and handed to him on a silver platter, and he's responded like a hate-filled man baby. Not exactly equivalent to the sin of liking something without doing a research project on its creators.
One of my friends is VERY in to PAX and the Penny Arcade comic (apparently, there's a video game and podcast too? I dunno, the only webcomic I follow is Garfield without Garfield. Kidding! But I don't read PA). So I'm at a point where I dunno whether or not to mention the discussed villainy (which is actually a chain of incidents/twitter comments/controversies). I'm not really good at judging IRL social situations.
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 23, 2013 20:12:23 GMT -8
Garfield without Garfield... Awww yes.
I'd say it depends on whether you're annoyed by this person bringing up PA stuff, whether you think they'd benefit from knowing about it, and how much you like the person. Oh, and professional relationship, if you have one.
If you didn't have a professional relationship to worry about and you don't care if they're upset, lay it all out, and laugh maniacally. Opposite extreme - they're both a co-worker and an emotionally fragile person that needs any rock to lash themselves to in the turbulent seas of life, don't mention it.
@chris- I realise that, I was being pretty facetious, it's a terrible habit of mine. If people have tried to educate him and show the errors of his thoughts though, doesn't that make him not so much ignorant, rather than just a vacuous bigot?