Something else.

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