Friday, July 22, 2011
About time I got a second Lagoona !
Current Mood : Moony
Even DC-kitty only came in to eat - very lightly - and sleep. You know it's hot when cats come inside to rest !
I'm now completely off sodas - even my beloved Dr. Pepper - and 90% off carbonated drinks. The 'brown sodas' still don't taste right, and anything carbonated is making my feet puffy. Just my feet. But that gets uncomfortable really fast, so I'm mostly drinking stuff like lemonade, tea, and water. These days, once I get that water cold enough, it's a treat all by itself. Found some small plastic bottles that, if I freeze the water within for an hour, it'll crush down and give you ice cold water with built-in crunchy cubes !
Still haven't played much with the Hydration Station. I'm probably gonna try rechargeable batteries soon, it's all we have in AA size on a consistent basis. Not sure what I'm gonna do about Lagoona. She's so lovely, and so different from my first one that, you guessed it, I wanna keep her, but...
And, of course, now that I have a big, expensive playset, the 'locker' set dolls are making appearances a state or two away. Ah, well. I'll get 'em eventually !
Today's 'fan who makes me afraid' comes to my notice from another doll forum that has a side-board for stuff like Monster High and Blythe dolls, and that section's pretty busy. As mentioned before, Mattel's doing a 'vote for the next' promo on some prototype dolls at the comics convention, no big whoop. Yet someone managed to take that personally. He/She mentioned having to get off the MH Facebook page because his/her rage over his/her favorite of the three not firmly and irreversibly ahead in the polls. Yes. Someone Out There is extremely upset, to the point of rage, that a doll isn't 'winning' a popularity contest. Of course, this was followed by all the reasons why the current fore-runner is such a terrible choice. (sigh)
What scared me worse is that several other board members agreed and sympathized ! Yes, they too feel intense anger at the unfairness of it all, and it's nothing the original poster should be upset about. Heck, another denizen admitted that board members do a lot of that - 'b*tching about stupid people on Flickr, or people elsewhere who don't see our (dolls) through the same eyes we do.'
Yet some of these are the same people who urged me to be more patient and be glad Mattel was willing to sell my ungrateful azz anything at all. Is it just me, or has acceptance, tolerance, and trying to see from another viewpoint gone right the heck out the window ? If I don't agree with you on everything, I'm a target of your rage, too ? Sad.
Truly, the fandom is starting to scare me, and I may have to stick to just Flickr (guess that makes me one of the stupid people) or risk having the 'fans to fear' segment be an ongoing blog 'feature'. Ugh.