Yeah I’m not going anywhere, this is my corner of the Vine… if’n you don’t like what I write, don’t read it!
Two years… Damnation that is a couple of months longer than the US Army could put up with my Shit.
I’ve really made an effort at being a good “Community Member” here, by writing articles that are interesting, informative, and sometimes even humorous. That is getting old, especially with the level of rancor and bile spewed forth on a daily basis from the Newsvine Frontpage, and the hit-n-miss “moderating” that is done by the management of the site. Tyler is just one guy, what does it take to get him some help?
Oh yeah, I can’t forget those seeds… fuck I hate seeds (generally). Usually seeds are used as another method of waving a red flag in front of your political foe or a rally sign for your comfort group. I know, I fell into the trap once, I used a VA article to give Gov. Run Healthcare a backhanded slap. It was not a pleasant experience. But if you look at the Leaderboard, it is filled with serial seeders, nothing wrong with that I guess… but these fucks by-n-large don’t even try to have a discussion with those they disagree with… Fuck No (do the math on the Comments made vs. Popular comments or Check the Articles Vs. Seed ratio for some of the individuals in the top 25 sometime). They are just sucking-up to the group tit for votes and /or the at-a-boy/girl clap-trap. Fuck how hard is it to stitch a few original thoughts together once and a while? You Know Who I Talking To!
I came on the Vine at a uproarious time… WinsomeCowboy was tearing folks limb from limb (Man do I miss that clown!), The CoH Militia, The beginnings of the “economic downturn”, The Election… and here I come with the intention of finding a place to write for public consumption as part of my VA Anger Management “process”, and to continue talking about a little plan I had for homeless veterans. In the ensuing two years the site has changed a little, some good writers are gone, some new ones have joined… and the same Trolls keep reappearing every now and again, at least the actual writing tools of the site haven’t change much.
I have written honestly about myself and my views since joining, as a matter of fact I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I’m too honest and open. I don’t care, what can anyone do to a person with Very Little to Lose? Anyway met some very cool people, found my feminine twin (that right there is worth the price of admission), built a small loyal readership (that I seem to be in a bit of a instigating mood for as of late… yes I noticed!). Not that I intent to be hurtful in my writing… but I do write my truth… and The Truth Hurts, usually.
Now that my personal mission for homeless veterans is scrubbed, I’ve had plenty of time to think, modify, and sharpen some old ideas I used to play with (along with some brand spanky new ones)… unfortunately for America none of those ideas could be considered philanthropic nor a benefit to the social order. Newsvine has played an integral role in the last two years of my time served on this rock we all share, and is another tool for my use in building on whatever idea I choose to implement. Oh boy it is going to be fun writing around the Fucking Patriot Act!
I don’t know what the next year will bring, whatever comes I will be writing about it here on the Vine, at least the stuff I can write about publicly. I will be taking a page from Winsome’s book though, as I’m about done playing nice here, all the time.