I see that my post about Misako has stirred up some wild internet bitching about me so lemme clear up some shit:
The post was satirical. I thought that was pretty obvious what with the “snark snark” tag and all. (I also thought saying Shuta looks too much like Shuta was a pretty big clue that it’s sarcasm.) If you don’t get it, I’m sorry, but that’s not exactly my fault.
I know my way around literature. I’ve taken a number of advanced classes on the topic, and am a published writer. Thus, I share my opinions in a creative way. But I can explain it for those of you who didn’t understand what I was trying to say.
There are people who are worried about Misako. There are also people who aren’t worried about her. I’m the second one. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her, and that was the point of the post.
I’m not saying it’s wrong to be worried about her! I’m saying that with the evidence that I (and most other fans) see, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her. If you’re allowed to say you think she’s too skinny, I’m allowed to say I think she’s fine.
I’m apparently making a joke out of anorexia because it’s nothing like all the characteristics I mentioned about the other members. But as you can see, I never said anything about anorexia. You’re shaming me for something I never did.
What I did was use a sort of parallel structure to level out the characteristics.
Lemme translate my post into non-rhetoric.
Misako is naturally skinny, and needs to make herself fat.
Chiaki is naturally short, and needs to make herself taller.
Naoya is naturally tall, and needs to make himself shorter.
Takahiro’s lips are naturally plump. He should make them smaller.
Hidaka naturally has many moles. He should take them off his skin.
Shinjiro’s voice is naturally raspy. He should make it sound different.
Shuta naturally looks like Shuta. He should stop looking like himself.
The point of the post is to show that each of those characteristics can happen naturally. It brings Misako’s thinness to the same level as other real life things such as being short, and having moles.
I compared her to the rest of the members by making all the sentences have the same structure. “(member) (characteristic) (how to make it the opposite)” I find that telling Misako to gain weight - which I see people do a lot - is just like telling Naoya to become short or telling Shinjiro to change his voice.
You guys pretend that weight has to be different and can’t be natural. I know plenty of people who are strikingly small, but healthy. Believe it or not, it’s possible! One of my best friends is incredibly thin, but eats a lot. He just doesn’t gain weight because that’s how his body works. I have another friend, a girl this time, who is the same exact way. Another friend, again a girl, eats a lot and ends up losing weight. All three are healthy, despite their low weights.
So what I believe is
Misako is skinny because that’s just the way she is.
To be fair, I could be completely wrong! Hey, what do I know? She’s just a person I sometimes see in pictures and videos. I don’t know her personally. You guys could be right. Maybe there really is something wrong with her. Similarly, I could be right, and you guys could be wrong. Because of the evidence I see, I don’t think she is. I’m not saying I’m right. I’m just drawing a logical conclusion.
In my post today, I never told anyone they can’t think that there’s something wrong with her. If you think I did, please show me where. I don’t understand why everyone is getting mad at me for accepting her.
I don’t attack people. I find it can be a waste of time, really. I’m sorry if someone thinks I attacked her, but I
didn’t mean to didn’t try to didn’t. I just wanted to share what I thought. Why is it okay for someone else to have an opinion, but wrong for me to do the same thing? Language is meant to communicate with people, not live in our own world where no outside information can even try to make us think. We shouldn’t be going around telling people about who attacked who and making them sound like bad people because of what we see them do on the internet.
I’m not gonna get mad at anyone who talks to me directly. I don’t play that stupid “this is my blog and I can say anything I want!” game. Honestly, I’d much rather you come to me if you wanna say something about my post, instead of spread your misunderstandings all over the internet. You didn’t even try to comprehend my post. If someone were to talk to me, I’d say “hey whoa man I think this is a big misunderstanding! lemme explain.”
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Last year, I made something (satirical again. look how much trouble this gets me into lol) about the changes coming to Morning Musume. Basically, I was saying that Ai Takahashi’s graduation would bring a lot of changes to the group. Someone came along and told me I was being a bad fan of Ai and that she actually makes the group great. Imagine my confusion. So I said to this person “hey, I’m actually trying to say that I really like Ai, and I’m gonna miss her!” person then apologized for jumping to conclusions blah blah the end
But wait, Jenn! Why are you upset about this then?
What bothers me is that I go on twitter and see all these people I’ve always been friendly to call me an annoying troll who deserves to be ignored, or saying that I’m blind because I apparently worship Misako (ha! I like her, but I’m honestly nowhere near being that big of a fan of hers.) This is like high school gossip goddddddddd. It also bothers me that people do it when they know it’ll get back to me.
I mean, I could play that game too. But I choose not to. There are people in the world that I don’t like. But do I publicly talk badly about them? Nooooooope. I keep it to myself and don’t talk to them or about them. Just because I don’t like someone doesn’t mean other people can’t! I don’t want to taint someone’s view of others. well, unless they deserve it lol I mean if you’re gonna be a baby about this shit, I can treat you the same way.
Honestly, having people say shit to my face (or my internet face) hardly affects me. I grew up having kids tell me I’m ugly or I’m poor or everyone hates me. I’m used to it. But it still hurts to find out people are talking badly about me behind my back, because they usually get the facts wrong. Surprise, surprise, that’s what happened today.
When you make a bunch of sassy comments calling a member’s outfit ugly, complain about someone’s hairstyle, or call a song they worked hard on dumb, you have no right to complain about other people’s opinions and/or call someone a bad fan.
Okay that’s all.
You should comprehend things before bitching about them because you just make yourself look dumb, and hurt others by talking about it behind someone’s internet back.