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The Two Rules of MR's LJ

1. The Dean Winchester Rule of the Road

"Driver picks the tunes; shotgun shuts their cakehole." -- Dean Winchester, "Supernatural", Episode 1.01

This is my corner of the Internet, or at least the corner I'm renting from LiveJournal, thus, people watching it/visiting it are riding shotgun with me down the Information Superhighway. I may pick some tunes that may not necessarily be liked by all, but which I hope are in good taste. I may even do things that are the equivalent singing along with experimental music. Deliberate offense is never intended, so if the singing along with experimental music is getting on your nerves, wait a little while since I'll come to the end of the song momentarily.

2. The Bill & Ted Principle of Social Harmony

"Be excellent to one another." -- Bill & Ted, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

What It Says On The Tin. Treat each other with respect and civility. That includes other posters commenting as well as me. I'm tempted to insist on Jane Austen levels of civility, up to and including talking like one wandered out of "Pride and Prejudice" (or even Pride & Prejudice & Zombies), but that would unrealistic (even I have trouble replicating the speech patterns in a Jane Austen novel, and if I can't pull it off, I don't expect other people to. If you feel up to it, don't hesitate to try it.). If you're going to shoot back an angry comment to something, I insist that before doing so, that you pause, take a few deep breaths, get yourself a cool drink, do some exercises of your choice and above all *THINK* about what you're going to post.

Remember this xkcd comic?



Lotta truth in that one little frame....

Or to quote my "most righteous" friend anivad

Don't pick arguments unnecessarily. There will always be people who disagree with you, and arguing on the Internet is like running in the Special Olympics; even if you win, you're still a retard. This statement is offensively ablist, but pointing that out and fighting it is a perfect example of what not to do unless it matters in that particular situation, because that way lies nothing but angst you could do without. The world is majorly screwed up if you scrutinise it for too long. It's filled with sexism, racism, homophobia, ablism, and many other things like that. It is not a good idea to note every single instance of it. That way lies nothing but angst. Some degree of living in oblivious denial is sometimes necessary to survive and be happy. The alternative is likely to get you nowhere, and you'll just wallow in angst and be depressed about how everything sucks and it's not going to change any time soon.

Edit, May 19th, 2012 -- Sent to me by the awesome koemiko, here's

An incredible flowchart on how *not* to post when you're mad about something on ye Internet.


Edited July 16th Video found via fanficrants
Tags: journalling, rules of the road
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