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It has come to my attention that you are about as pleasant as a rank plate of lemons jammed down an old lady’s throat have some behavioural problems with regards to your interactions with the community. This is not good for you and for that reason; I hope you will read this letter.

Considering that your actions reflect badly on you as a walking sack of organic waste that is sucking up our air artist, I thought that I would step in and offer my own take on things. I hope within this letter to assist you in removing the metallic rod you have jammed so far up your posterior! by explaining to you that your behaviour ,which reminded me of a repugnant cat-lady swearing at the kids on her lawn, was improper, considering the circumstances and the alternative.

You see, I too am an individual that has trouble controlling his emotions. I strive very hard not to say what I am truly thinking as more often than not, you will regret it. At times it is best to calm down, instead of acting like they just ripped out your eye and pissed in your skull, and replace all the angry bits with more polite terminology.

Yes it is true, the chicken-choking neckbeards of the interwebs the trolls of the interwebs will always be with us. They will take time out of their day to needlessly insult your works. This is to be expected, they will come and if you must deal with them, you must not react in anger. Once I used to know every little detail of their mother’s private life react in an unpleasant manner, but most often this will lead to your own suffering once the dust is settled. It is simply a much preferred course of action to hold it back and let the rage fizzle out. Go visit motherless and red tube for a few hours Take your time to engage in your hobby, other than the one which may have caused you grief. Play a game or two, try something different. Perhaps you might run like Forrest Gump around the block for a little while. All of this can be a positive exercise of your anger.

We are artists, my dear, and that entails a small modicum of responsibility. We must attempt politeness even at the most difficult of times. Yes, there are those who have made a show of their abrasive personality. Yet, this only comes after one has found fame and even then your reputation would not be the most savoury I believe. Hence, in our fledging status, before we have found our way in the world, we must rein in the demon of anger.

Sometimes it is tempting to act like a home-coming queen whose no-fat sugar-free moccachino just got dumped on the floor get very furious, but during such times we must show that we are better than that. We may not be paragons of humankind, but I believe we are at least capable of reaching out for that goal. We can attempt to be pleasant, even with those who might despise us. Instead of wetting oneself in rage and then thrashing about like the incredible hulk on his man-period.

Simply because one has called your works terrible is no reason to, stalk their pages and then tell them how much they suck as well because you apparently know so much about everything react with vengeance. A polite, “I’m sorry you didn’t like it, thank you for viewing” is enough because the troll will come back and add a +1 to your views. In fact, having them there can even spice up your day. Think up a witty polite response to ruin their trolling and you will be the one receiving entertainment. Instead of bleeding out the wrong end of your bottom while screaming foul to the heavens

It is never easy to control the beast of anger. I do recall myself that I have had many similar conflicts occur during my time as a writer. What can I say, if you looked up the words douche and faggot in the dictionary you’d probably find me. It is never easy to stop your tongue and think of what you should say before actually saying it. Even I am still mastering this process.

I urge you to consider the image that people will hold you to. Yes, it is difficult and at times and it might even be considered boring. However this is the path that will eventually lead us toward the better road. So next time, when you have typed something down, take a little bit of time to use the ‘backspace’ and ‘delete’ keys. Consider if your words are truly what you wish to say. Anger dies down with time, it is a flame that burns but for a precious few moments and then it is gone, a wisp of empty smoke to be blown by the winds. If however, you were to let it burn freely, then more often than not, it is you who will be swallowed by the flames.

Take heart, you do not struggle against the demon alone. We all must face it time and again and piss in its skull!, including the consequences that go along with it. It is like the darkspawn, eternal, endless. It is there for us to avoid, for it is ugly and forever haunting. Together however, if we act as one, we can defeat it.

Yours Sincerely,
Another very angry individual

P.S. I showed my original writing crossed out so you can see what I too feel and what I control (^_^)V Cheers mate!
P.P.S. Here’s a secret: I’m always bloody angry (*3*)/
If this made you laugh, or if you like it for some other weird reason. Feel free to fave it x'3

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My dearest readers, friends and members of the literature community.

The reason that I am posting this piece is to deal with the issue of unsavoury behaviour. At times our anger gets the best of us. We are only human and it is natural to feel upset when someone calls your work (that you may have spent some time on) a lousy piece of crap.

That said we are STILL required to act with politeness and decorum. This might be viewed as cowardice, as being passive or ignorant, but it is ideal. The reason for this is twofold.

1) On the basis of a MORAL ground:

It is never right to cuss back at someone who cusses at you. It only lowers you to their level and it shows poor control on your part. We are born as humans, but it doesn’t mean we can’t hold ourselves to higher standards.

Furthermore, you must remember the concept of, ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’. Or for those of us in the western world, ‘what goes around comes around’. If you react in a negative manner, people will react negatively to you. You will get as good as you’ve given and sometimes the backlash might be even worse than you expected. Hence, where it can be avoided, one must avoid conflict. This does not mean that you are fangless and weak, no, it is the opposite. Sharpen your fangs and wait, do not bite with them needlessly. Using them without purpose only dulls them and when they are needed they will serve you poorly.

We are artists and we, more than most professions, live in a world of subjective opinion. Some will agree, some don’t; if you cannot learn to accept a differing opinion (at the very least with a polite nod telling them symbolically to bugger off) then you will have a very poor career indeed. We will always have haters, but even rappers go so far as to say, ‘You hear them haters talk, but there’s nothin’ you can tell ‘em.’ Hence, one should not react badly in any situation.

Yes, it is difficult to control yourself. For those of us with anger issues it can be even worse, but just take a moment to kill some zombies, take a minute to just pick up the microphone and do the best scream you’ve ever done and when you come back you feel much better.

Hatred begets hatred, vengeance brings vengeance.

2) On the basis of SELF-INTEREST:

Morally biting at others is wrong, but I offer the advice of remaining passive in a professional sense as well.

For example, though you might not be famous or have glory now. Who’s to say what may happen in future. You might not believe it but someday you may be noticed. In fact you might not even be noticed for writing, but for whatever you do in future…someone may not like you for it. That person will dig into history and if you do not nip bad behaviour in the bud, then clearly you will suffer for it.

If you have behaved as a jerk the entire time, then can you really deny it as something that has passed? No, it will be a habit by then and you will suffer for it.

If however you chose to learn from your ways and to control that anger that boils over the top, then you will be well positioned to defend yourself. Your one slip can be forgiven and you will be much better off in future.
After all, some hot shot journalist looking for dirt might just give you heavy criticism. He or she is going to be waiting for that moment when you slip up. I wonder then whether or not you will have learned to reign in your anger, or would you simply dish out the same punishment to the journalist as you would have done to all others.

I therefore urge everyone, who might consider themselves an artist to consider what it means when you tell someone their drawings suck or retaliate by cussing them out.

Punishment can come swiftly and the more you do it, the worse it becomes.

Now then, to tell you what prompted this:

I noticed an individual behaving in an unsavoury and horrid manner to several haters. Yes the haters were at fault, but I felt that an artist should hold themselves to a higher standard. For the reasons stated above, I believed that what that artist did was very wrong.

Hence, I organised what I called an execution…though it was really just this piece (I like to use humour you know .3.), in order to teach that individual that we can overcome our rage demons and that we will be better for it.

Due to some unfortunate influences by the denizens of the interwebs there was much trauma and scarring and plenty of unintended consequences. For these, I am sorry, it was not meant to occur. However, my friends and I were only busy preparing what was to be a fun piece to be shared and understood as a thing of knowledge.

I was asked if I would do things differently with regards to this matter. My answer is no, my course of action would not shift, I am stoic in that, however I might have called it a show or a festival instead of an execution.

Let this be a reminder that the words we hold as writers and artists carry plenty of weight amongst those who look up to us and even those that despise us…well they will take the time to utilize our words as justification for ill works. All the more reason that we must hold our tongue and our pen, both of which act as our blades.

Those who freely swing their blades at others should always be prepared to have blades swung back at them, and of course…sometimes a single attack can be fatal.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
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FKN A !!! :-)
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So true. 
Thank you for this text :) 
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I have not yet read this, but I am faving it so that I can clean out my envelope as it is in the thousands. I will read this when I can. If I like it, I will keep it faved, and let you know. PLEASE DON"T RESPOND TO THIS COMMENT!
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True military fashion.   One line and intial... and it never exsisted.
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O3o

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I think I love you.....
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LOL xd

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Hahaha, I really like this, this is awesome :)
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Thank you for enjoying it ^^

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