Thank you to everyone who posted messages of support, outrage, and comfort earlier this month. That outpouring of comments got me through that mess. I don't know what I'd do without friends like you all, really, I don't. Those comments and messages made me cry and reaffirmed my faith in people and this fandom. I hope someday we all meet up at MAGFest, the cuddlepile will fill a room and won't stop all weekend.
I didn't reply back right away because I wanted to let things settle, and also it's been the final weeks of college and I had 1) final projects 2) film shoots 3) packing and 4) not a lot of sleep happening.
But it won't settle. Apparently someone, it's not clear if it's the same someone who screencapped my journal or not, is doing the same thing, over and over again. To the point where the Admin on Shit TGWTG Fans Say has stated that they will not be accepting screencaps from people's LJs. This is both good and bad, good in that the Admin isn't allowing that anymore, but bad in that someone is doing this to us. Not just me, US. And I quote:
"So to the person who is going around and capping stuff from LJ entries and submitting them…
FUCKING STOP IT!
Whatever vendetta you have against Secret Treehouse people, take it up with them not through a third party.
To any members of the Secret Treehouse that may be following this I suggest just trimming back your friendslist."
Well, that's ... really scary. And sad. Who has the time to root through journal entries, take screencaps, and try and submit them to a tumblr for the lolz? Couldn't they be using that time to watch TGWTG videos, go for a walk, clean their house, take a nap, watch TV, volunteer for charity, travel, work at a job/search for a new job, or something? I pity a person like that, who devotes their time to exploiting the fears of others and violates privacy and trust of complete strangers. Well, I also kind of hate them right now, but that's a personal thing. There's pity underneath that hatred, and confusion, and a little self-doubt.
Did I do something? Did I say something hurtful without realizing it? Is this somehow my fault? I'd like to say "no, no way, no how, they're just being a jackass" but now I'm doubtful.
Again, anonymous person who screencapped my journal: please, please, PLEASE message me. If I've somehow wronged you in the past, tell me what it was and I'll apologize. If it's some post I made that is truly hurtful or offensive in retrospect, I'll take it down. And then I will defriend you. And because you're screencapping other journals too, I'll have to let people know who you are so they can defriend you too. There will be no name-calling, no attacks, no nothing. I'll just post a little message here, or to the Secret Treehouse, people will de-friend you quietly, and that will be that.
You've had your fun, you've made me cry, you've undermined my trust in my flist, you've posted my journal to tumblr. Now do the right thing and end this.