||[Mar. 2nd, 2005|09:09 pm]
I have to admit I find a lot of the fangirl related hate funny, mainly because people who do it act so stupid. But please - what's with the hate?
Y'know, if a Tsuzuki/Hisoka fangirl meets up with a Muraki/Tsuzuki fangirl, they don't have to react like cesium and water. Pairing preferences aren't required by physical laws to explode on contact. I'd also love it if people didn't refer to people who like Muraki as a character as "sick". I like characters who are evil. I find it interesting to try and probe their psyche to figure out why they might do the things they do. But if I met Muraki in real life and knew him for what he was, of course I'd turn him into the cops. I'm not crazy. I don't approve of what he does. But in a he-exists-only-in-a-book way, he's fascinating.
Moreover, why do yaoi fangirls have to hate het fangirls and vice versa? (This applies to real life, too, but that rant will come a little later.) Why do yaoi fangirls have the gall to hate yuri fanboys, and vice versa? At least the het fangirls/boys could have a discriminatory reason to dislike same-sex pairings, but come on - where do these people get off saying that hot, steamy sex between two guys is good but hot, steamy sex between two girls is bad?
Lastly, why do people hate in real life? Take the judge whose husband and mother were killed, likely (though it has not been proven) by a white supremacist group. Why do people hate Jews? Why do people hate blacks? Why do people hate homosexuals? Why why why? It makes no sense to me. I can't comprehend it. Beyond that, why do these people believe that throwing their life away by committing a crime which could land them in jail or the electric chair, just to kill or torment one person who doesn't fit their ideal, makes sense?
The only thing I can think of is that these people have to separate the world into "us" and "them" to give themselves a definition of their existence.
On a personal note, I guess I've suffered from mild hate before myself. I seriously dislike die-hard fangirls who appear to be determined to discard every scrap of their intelligence. I'd think that the fan world was a huge exercise in mutual posturing, but some of these people seem to take it seriously. Wouldn't it be funny if every time someone did something inflammatory in fandom, they were actually just pretending? That all of these wars in cyberspace were actually just ad-lib plays performed by mostly uninvolved actors just doing it on a lark?
I have to keep reminding myself that people aren't rational. I experience it every day in my own actions, when I can't convince myself to eat dinner when I want to play games, when I put off going up the hill to get a package because it feels like a waste of energy. People aren't rational, and I'm not an exception, but I suppose the rational part of my mind just has difficulty accepting that.