Embrace laziness and keep your knitter friends by picking up the Doctor Who Deluxe 12’ Scarf. It’s long enough to wrap at least twice around the average neck, with plenty of dangle to spare. Just don’t get it caught in the TARDIS door, okay?
The perfect Whovian accessory to make time pass quicker during a long Canadian winter.
The trite explanation for that is, when you see Earth from space, the borders disappear. You’ll be looking at Africa or Europe, and thinking back to what happened there 60 or 70 years ago, and you’ll be wondering: How could that little line right there have meant anything to anybody? You can’t even see it from a million feet away. But more important is that you can see that people all around the planet live more or less the same way. One of the guys on the crew put it best. He said we look like bacteria in a kitchen—we’re living in these sheltered little warm spots that have a nice supply of moisture. You can look down on a city and think, hey, I know that place. But then you wait half an hour, and you’re on the other side of the world, looking at a place you’ve never even heard of and, wow, it looks exactly the same.
So you make this link. You realize, “Those people are the same. They’re trying to solve the same problems the same way. They just have their own particular set of barriers and circumstances.” So it affects your response, when you hear about some idiot doing something stupid that has a negative effect on it all. You have to accept it; there are good dogs and bad dogs in life. You just wish that people could get a little more of that million-feet-away perspective.
“Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow - whether there is a market for it or not. The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.”—
When Anon hate comes to your inbox, there are many routes one can take with this. This route, I’ve found, is the MOST affective at dealing with anon hate.
Hit the Ignore option
I know how tempting it is to reply, defend yourself, and not let that anon get the better of you! However, hate anons are looking for just that. They WANT a reaction out of you. So whether your reaction is angry or “aw aren’t you a little idtiot”, you’re still giving the anon attention. You’re still giving them a moment of your day. So don’t answer it!
Another reason to hit ignore? The sender cannot send you anymore anons. Hitting ignore on an anon will BLOCK the person’s IP address, forbidding them from anon-ing you again.
Don’t mention it on Tumblr
Vent to your friends about the anon in a private chat. But do NOT mention it on the dashboard. While you’re not publishing the ask, you’re still giving the anon what they want, a reaction.
Don’t give in.
If you get a lot of hate anons, don’t give in to answering even one of them. Eventually they will stop. I promise you. I know because these three steps are what I did when I got anon hate. And I don’t get any anymore.
Turn off anon!
You can turn that anon button off! People who send hate anons are COWARDS. They’ll stop if you don’t give them the OPTION of sending anything anonymously. I KNOW it might seem like you’re “giving in” by doing this. So if you’re getting a lot of hate, just quietly remove the anon option and KEEP ignoring those anons.
If you do these things, those who send the hate anons will eventually get bored and leave, or exhaust any way possible to send you hate to begin with. So please do these things to keep hate anons from ruining your day.
When a person who sends hate doesn’t see you being affected, it will upset them. And you can sit there, knowing you didn’t let some cowardly asshole ruin your day, and instead you ruined theirs.
That’s all folks. So yeah, do these things to help keep the hate anons away!
I see some people on my dash deal with ridiculous levels of hate from anons - some in back and forth posts in public. Perhaps this would help some of them.
I didn’t think it would come to this with Discovery channel, but they broke Wheaton’s Law. They jumped the shark - quite an appropriate term really, with their History Channel worthy fiction piece Megalodon - and the Mermaid fiasco. Disclaimers go at the beginning. Not at the end. And fiction doesn’t belong on Discovery. They screwed up. Now they need to apologize.