Desculpas de J. Heller… Apologies to J. Heller
'Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.' - J. Heller
Well, shit...I suppose that sheds a tad more light on WTF is going on. For all the effort I made in staying out of the fray and just keeping an eye out for any potential disasters headed my way, it seems as if there might be a near earth asteroid that NASA missed. I reckon we'll know soon enough though.
Really prefer not to be surprised in anything, I'm one of those party-poopers that would turn around and walk back out of the house if all my friends jumped out and yelled 'SURPRISE! Happy Birthday!' so happening upon a small tidbit of new info (well, new to me, anyway) answered some questions but rankled me at the same time. Not at liberty to discuss it in any detail here in the ol blogosphere but elected to make a firm statement of my position.
Dunno if it was a misunderstanding or a misrepresentation, but let me be clear in saying that I do not, and have not, blocked or reported anyone here. Yep, you heard that right, not even the one person you'd likely have bet money on me doing so with.
My philosophy has always been that if someone writes something that is distasteful to me, I'm pretty sure it's going to hackle the shit out of someone else and they will report and eventually it'll be removed. See, the way I look at it is that if someone writes something ugly I don't want it to remain indefinitely, but I do think it's good for enough members of the community to see it with their own two eyes so as to be able to refute the OP's apologists when the chorus of 'they wouldn't have said THAT' starts. I have removed confrontational comments made on my blog, but simply because I don't wish to have my blog removed and my voice silenced. I made the mistake of not adhering to the rules there to keep us safe and lost all my writings once and I prefer not to have it happen again because some yahoo decides to be rude or use my blog for their soapbox..
I also don't block because I'd rather always see the meteor approaching rather than feel the airburst when it enters the atmosphere. Thankfully being Switch and old has prevented me from being too inundated with the 'you will drop to your knees, call me Master, and send nudes NOW!' types, but the ones I do get I'm quite capable of sending on their way. No need to block. Besides, the really persistent ones just turn up with repeated alts anyway, whether they know that's against the rules or not.
As always though, no shade if you utilize the block and report strategy, we all have to do what works best for us individually.
So in summary, regardless of whatever version of the narrative you might have heard, Henna hasn't blocked or reported anyone. I did request more info from the admins at one point when I was a bit confused about who was who, but was summarily dismissed empty-handed and directed to contact law enforcement if I felt it was warranted. Obviously I did not. I have had no say into who has been banned for whatever reason. I spoke my piece, disappointingly not always adhering to the rules, at the time and I'm done with the matter now. Continuing it is futile, there will be no real winners, just more hurt feelings and ruined friendships. And all for what? What's the point?
Be well everyone and gonna try this again, it didn't hold as well as I would have liked the last time…