I had something scheduled to post here today. Something, you know, scathing and amusing in a take-down-the-stupid-thing sort of a way. But something happened to me today and I can't exactly explain it but it's like when the Grinch's heart grew three sizes. I just realized there was no good point to what I had written except to be negative about a thing. Granted, opinions are valid and reviews do not all have to be positive. There's value in criticism, to be sure. But that's not what this was. It was something else. So I took it down. Because every day we have a choice online to say mean things or positive things. And sometimes you have to evaluate the thing you're about to say to see if it's a real genuine critique - and therefore of value - or just mean. Or just rude. Or just insulting. A lot of people work on a project to make it happen and is it really valuable for me to shit all over that project just because I didn't enjoy it? I don't think so. There are real live people behind internet screens and behind every project.
So I posted this instead. Something else.
As Thumper once said, "If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothin' at all."
Or say something else.
- Corinne Simpson