If you’ve followed here for the last few days, and also seen a certain thread in the forums, you will be aware that I got pissed off at someone. Very pissed off. The specifics are there to be read if you want – I’m not digging them up – but there is one aspect which does need looking at. So read.
I went to bed in the early hours of whatever day it was while the thread was stil quite young. I woke to find that LA had stated on his blog that my reaction to him stealing my work was because I was bipolar and he was glad there was an ocean between us.
How did you make that conection about my reaction and being bipolar ?
The jibe about the ocean implies something even more negative does it not ? Violence maybe ?
I THEN find that not only had this been discussed in the WP forums, but also been discussed in other blogs by people who haven’t been on the same continent as me. Again, people are seeing the name of a mental health condition and assuming that I act / react in certain specific ways (probably according to whatever Hollywood crap you last saw).
Why are you making these assumptions ?
Why are you not only discussing me in public but also doing so from a position of so little knowledge ?
How about, if when someone posts to the forums later, I deduce that she is female and reply “Hey Babe, chill out .. Got your period ? Yea ? Well us blokes don’t give one so shove off for a few days” Would you want me to respond that way ? No ?? Why not ?? That’s effectively what you did to me.
You have a view of what bipolar is – you haven’t got a single clue HOW it affects ME.
Instead of LA admitting that (1) Yes he would be stealing and (2) he had started the whole thing wrongly, he scoured my site for something to hit me with. And he picked on a mental health issue. He picked on something he could scorn me with, something he could easily associate something negative with, and something that had absolutely nothing to do with the issue at hand.
But he was successful wasn’t he ? Many of you fell for his trick, many of you stoked his pathetic ego and many of you, by your actions and inactions by not speaking out when you could have done (but it was just too damn interesting) have not only upset me in a way which continues now, but have also made life that tiny bit tougher for people who do have mental health issues when they read that.
Do you know how many blogs are set up so people can write anonymusly ? get their thoughts out ? Try and make sense of their life and their heads ? They’ll be the sort to read the forums. They’ll be the sort to read your comments, and note that no-one said “Hey Guys, STFU”. I couldn’t – I was asleep.
Yes, it does say that I am bipolar here on this blog. But that is ALL it says. You do not know me. Now if YOU are happy that I read your blog, pick on one small piece of information and then brand you with that, discuss you on other blogs and discuss you in busy forums – and all in a negative light – then fine, do that to me too. Somehow – and call this a shot in the dark if you will – I don’t think you want me or others to do that.
So do not do it to me, or to anyone else who has a mental health condition.
(Apologies are not necessary. Just don’t do it again. Ever. Anywhere.)