God wrote:My follow up post already said that I probably could have done my first post here better.
~IllusionQueen~ wrote:After having read the previous page a few times, I still couldn't find that certain post... Perhaps you suggested it and I couldn't catch it... =\
God wrote:In retrospect, I could've started my earlier post with this question, but meh lol.
There. Tiny sliver, but it's there.
~IllusionQueen~ wrote:Actually, from what I know, the Chinese aren't the only ones who eat rice with chopsticks... ^^"
Exactly. I used chopsticks because they supposedly orignated from -and rice because it was supposedly domesticated in- China. Does it mean only Chinese use chopsticks or eat rice? Do only Chinese people understand Mandarin/Chinese dialects? Since not only Chinese people understand those languages, can't other ethnic groups play Xian Jian? Substitute those for any other stereotypes, and it'll mean about the same thing. Since you understand why he is annoying, then you can understand why I was annoyed.
~IllusionQueen~ wrote:You can't just expect someone to be calm and reasonable when they're being "slapped around" like that... I know I won't be able to take a reply like that without feeling sad or angry...
I didn't expect anyone to be calm and reasonable. I wanted the poster to feel sad or angry. He came in here and jumped to a conclusion on a whim. What if we were Chinese? What if we weren't? What was his point? He pissed me off, I reacted. If I would have received any penalty for my behaviour, I wouldn't have made a sound, because I knew I would've deserved it.
~IllusionQueen~ wrote:[color=#808080]Not exactly a pleasant guy, hm? Well if that's how you are and that's how you want to be, then sure. I'm not a pleasant person either, but if I could change that, I would.
If you really wanted to, you could. In fact, you seem okay to me. Perhaps you're not in real life, but I don't know you "there", do I? And I said I'm not pleasant if you present yourself as a jackass. Which, in my opinion, the poster did.
~IllusionQueen~ wrote:And in an attempt to make it stay that way, I probably won't be replying to any more of your posts.
If you do in the same manner as you've done so far, I see nothing wrong with it. Of course if you choose not to reply to any of my posts, that's really not my problem. I'd like a new friend who seems decent and likes Xian Jian, but I can't control your mind, can I?
God wrote:I can promise you that if you respond faster that I do the next time, and the troll doesn't follow up with more nonsense, I won't touch him/her/it. Good enough? Good. No? Too bad.
~IllusionQueen~ wrote:If I see a so-called "troll" like that, I'll try. But I'm not going to make too much of an effort, as I have many things that I should spend my time on instead of trying to win a race against someone on the internet.
There really isn't a race. I post for a bit, then disappear to handle real life while ninja-reading stuff once in a while. Once every month or two, maybe. If I find something worth replying to, I do that. This is more of a "if you get to the finish line first, then I'll not get to the finish line first" kind of thing. There isn't a prize or anything to win here, really.