Sunday, December 4, 2011
Wow, what an adventure today.
Things started off innocently enough, but that just goes to show that you never know how things are going to happen.
Anyway, I was getting ready to go hang out at the mall when I responded to a comment someone made to me on Twitter. It was about [THE GAME THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED] and I said a few things about it, mostly that I felt many reviewers had gone too soft on the game and that such reviews were shameful.
Now Diary, you know that I use the word ‘shameful’ pretty commonly in discussions and it’s never a big deal.
Different story today, though!
I guess some people have a strong reaction to that word, and it seemed like they were really upset by it. Who knew, right? Well, I apologized and didn't mean it in the way some people took it, so I guess I'm going to have to move ‘shameful’ over to my “only when I'm super-serious" list.
Afterwards though, I was really getting the vibe that it was wrong of me to have an opinion on reviewers or their reviews. I mean, people said I was the kind of troll that hates someone just because their favorite game didn't score 9.9736549, and I thought that was pretty strange.
I mean, everybody is a person, and people have opinions. If you hear some music on the radio that you think is awful, don't you criticize that band? If you order a sandwich at a restaurant and it's too disgusting to eat, don't you criticize the chef? I mean, you don't sit there and go, "Well, maybe the chef thinks this nasty sandwich tastes good, so who am I to say?"
Of course you don't, so why would that be any different for reviews or reviewers?
(And by the way, I know you know this already, but I never mentioned any review or reviewer specifically... it was just the whole “game reviews aren’t critical enough in general" thing. You know, the usual.)
There were even a few comments that were really kinda saying that I was trying to act like I was totally perfect and better than everybody else just because I had a strong opinion. I mean, what, is no one ever allowed to criticize anything, ever? Critics don't get to disagree or criticize other critics? Is there some sort of rule that I didn't hear about? Did I miss that day in class?
I don't know about that.
Anyway, mom's downstairs and she's yelling that dinner is ready, so I better go… I'll come back after I eat and fill you in on what I heard about Suzy Robbins in the cafeteria!!