March 27th, 2010

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Re: Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman; also, a look at Azz's brain's "trust" feature.

Why use demeaningly sexist language like "attention whore" in response to deliberately shocking/grating, attention-seeking antics (and also, if someone is a professional entertainer? Attention-seeking is sort of their professional life. Just sayin'.) when there exists the simple and evocative "troll"?

If someone positively associates with a known troll, I judge them. I may not say anything to anyone about what I think (obviously, since I'm making commentary here this time, I'm saying something this time, even though in this case it's largely metacontextual and also an example sufficiently detached from my day-to-day life that I can use it as an example), and I may not decide that I must sever my own associations (if any) with them, or make any declaration that they've lost my goodwill (with the linked implication that people who retain them in their goodwill may also be judged), but I think about how much I value them, and my esteem of them will probably drop a fraction if (again in my own estimation) their association with that troll seems to continue in an approval of the troll's trollish tactics, or despite trolling that would be a dealbreaker for me.

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And here's where I jump from commentary on that situation to commentary on how my brain works; if you were just here for the celebrity schadenfreude, you can depart the ride now unless you actually want to hear about how my brain works.

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