Monday, May 14, 2012

Crappy Entertainment

It's fine to enjoy crappy entertainment as long as you realize your entertainment is crappy.  According to Sturgeon's Law, 90% of everything is crap.  Whether or not that is true you have a high probability of liking something that is crap.  This is fine.  You should not feel bad about yourself for liking it.  You should only feel bad if someone tells you crap you enjoy is crap and you get defensive about it.  Hating people for telling you your crap is crap is pointless.  Hating people because they don't like the same crap as you do is also pointless.  Looking down on people because they enjoy crap is also pointless.  Which this all leads to lots of pointless arguing.  So cut it out already.  If someone tells you stuff you enjoy is crap, consider their points.  Just because you like something doesn't mean it is the best thing ever.  If you feel a need to respond to their points, do so in a calm and respectful manner.  If you can't agree you should both walk away from the argument.  Save the needing to be right for bigger stuff than edition wars or Star Trek vs Star Wars.  Additionally just because you don't like something doesn't make it automatically crap.  Before judging like that consider the points of people who like it.  if you still don't agree, walk away.  So enjoy your crap and let everyone enjoy their crap too.

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LooneyDM out


  1. This post is crap!

    Seriously, excellent point.

  2. Thank you. I feel our hobby as a whole could stand to have much less in the way of arguing over crap like this.