Daily Prompt: Snark Bombs, Away!
Try your hand at parody or satire — take an article, film, blog post, or song you find misguided, and use humour to show us how.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us WRONG.
I’m not really impressed with today’s prompt. I read the blog posts which have been highlighted on WP over the last couple of days and I didn’t much like either of them. The original post was bad enough, but the satirical reply to it was even worse.
We all have opinions and the great thing about the internet and WP (and other blog sites) in particular is that we can all post our opinions on things that matter to us. We should be able to do this without other people taking the p*ss out of us for what we feel. I understand humour, I also understand that sometimes it isn’t funny. I haven’t linked to those articles simply because I don’t want to give them more traffic but suffice to say that I see the second article as a form of trolling. There wasn’t really any need to write a post mimicking the original just because you don’t agree with what’s being said. And then to complain that the original post was changed… well, to me, it’s beyond nasty.
The woman who wrote the original post clearly felt strongly enough to write her thoughts on her blog, in a sort of open letter. Maybe she didn’t think it through thoroughly enough, or didn’t re-read it before posting, but whatever her reasons for posting that blog, well, they’re her reasons.
Personally, I don’t think the reply post was witty or even remotely funny. It was rude and insensitive in a sneery kind of way. And that, I feel, is wrong. There’s enough bitching and trolling going on around the internet and it’s not good to encourage it. We all know it’s there but – and this is my personal opinion – if you have nothing nice to say, or nothing original to post then just shut up and keep your nastiness to yourselves.
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