Is it really wrong to defend your favourite character?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by kaijuguy19, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. kaijuguy19

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    I guess many of you know since I joined here on TFW I've gone overbaord with defending my favourite characters epscially Prime Arcee. So what I really want to know is what's a better way to defend a character that you like so much? If so let me know. I mean are there times that you don't like how your favourite character gets bashed often? Or is it just better to ignore them all together and let them bash?
     
  2. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Yup, ignore them. You aren't going to change people's minds. Feeding into an argument over it only raises your blood pressure. You're talking about something that's subjective, so unlike factual arguments there's no way to be correct. It's fine to discuss them, but fighting over them is a completely moot and futile point.
     
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    Fight all you want, but it's the Internet, and the only opinion that matters to someone is their own. Besides, sometimes people go overboard with no good defense, and it just gets annoying.
     
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    Hell no. But there's a difference between defending and obsessive white-knighting. You have the right to defend your opinion, but so do others.

    Honestly, Kaijuguy, you're deffinately more the first category than the second these days. People harsh on you just because you're an easy target. Don't let 'em. Just don't go too far opposite, or you and others just reinforce they're stance.
     
  5. Overlord Balder

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    The problem people have with you is that you defend Arcee the way I would defend my brother from being offended, you judge her as a real person on your posts [or at least gives the impression of such], and that's taking things way overboard, after a while, people just stop hearing you because they think you're batshit insane.

    Defending your character is fine [I do that often, but I rarely get criticised due that], the problem is not going too far in. Also word of advice, don't start an argument on everything, every time people drop an off-hand mention of Arcee being anything that's not 100% perfect, you storm in with a horde of posts to defend her. That's somewhat annoying.

    So it's not about defending, it's about not taking it too far.
     
  6. Honorbound

    Honorbound The Reclusive Semi-Lurker

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    Just tone it down, and think before you post. Try to be dispassionate and objective. Kneejerk reactions are nobody's friend.
     
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    Split's got a point. I just don't see why a fictional character needs a defense. In fact, even if they were real, they obviously live in a different plane of existence than we, the fans, live in. So they don't even know they're getting bashed. "Wait, this is all a TV show?"
     
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    When you see someone post a joke scenario that your favourite character is the butt of, and feel compelled to post a scenario of your own that continues from where the joke left off and features your character getting their back, you definitely have a problem.
     
  9. daitarn red

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    i love arcee and rhinox
     
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    You just need to realize that it's all subjective. What anyone says about your favorite character, be it RotF Wheelie, Mudflap, Skids, Arcee, Megatron, Overlord, or Starscream...why would you let what other people think change your opinion?

    And if it's an obvious troll just to draw you in, well...don't feed the trolls.
     
  11. Malancthon

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    Nah, a favorite character is your favorite character. I don't see anything wrong with defending it.

    Of course, one has to take ribbing in stride, too.
     
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    No, I feel a compulsive need to depend my opinions so if your opinion is "Arcee is great",it would be hypocritical of me to say you can't. Besides, these threads wouldn't be as fun without your Arcee obsession. However, if people saying any nonpositive things about her
    is enough to get you riled up; you've gone too far.You haven't yet, don't worry, I just don't want you to cross the line.
     
  13. kaijuguy19

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    You make a good point. Maybe I still don't know about how the Internet works completely but I'm starting to get a better idea now.

    I do know that people have the right to defend thier opinons. Maybe I'm letting thier opinons get the better of me too much.

    Trust me I'm practicing that lately. So far I'm doing good but I may have some kinks to work on.

    I didn't mean to give out the impression that I think Arcee's real. I know that she is just so you know that I'm not insane.

    I guess I just care for the character a lot that I sometimes let my disagreements get the better of me and have the urge to write a defense up every time something like a joke or crack is made that gets to me.

    I'm not letting people changw my opinon however there were times that ti almost did buut I do get over it after a while.

    Thanks everyone for listing. It does answer my questions. I just wanted to talk this out with you like a sane person about my urge to go overboard with defending.
     
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    Just tone it down and stop the white knighting. That's all we ask. Remember a while ago I mentioned to tone it down but you've seem to have gotten worst.
     
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    Everyone has the right to say, "Hey, I'm a fan of Ironhide!" Like myself, but for someone to come back and bash me for it, now that just wont be tolerated.

    Or, if you're fan of someone of a lesser magnitude, that's your right, too. Seriously, I think the Mod's should really get a handle on all the negativity. We're all fans, we all have opinions, and if we can't get along with each other, then what are we doing here?
     
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    Nothing is wrong with it, but when somebody says something and the topic starts to fall a part from it, then there is a problem.

    I like Transformers Prime Arcee too, but I don't argue about her from topic to topic if somebody questions why she does something or don't do something. People have different ideas, you just got to roll with the punch if somebody does not agree with you. Can't just keep on fighting, got to draw the line and agree to disagree.
     
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    And out of habit from the time he was the second category, without noticing he's changed. But he's improved a lot in the last few months.
     
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  19. kaijuguy19

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    Thanks for showing concern and being honest with me mate :0

    I guess it's the Arcee fan in me talking and I jusy like to defend her because she's my favourite character that's all.

    Good points! :thumb 
     
  20. IceMagnus

    IceMagnus STARCO FTW!!!!!

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, KajiGuy. Give them time, they'll come around.
     

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