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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-12 03:52 pm

[ SECRET POST #3721 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3721 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
except it's more like
a: i'm a football fan, but i don't like watching the big game with people
b: but to be a football fan, you have to love that! you can't be a real football fan if you don't! in fact, we're going to regurgitate time and time again how you can only be a real football fan if you watch the game with people.
tumblr: you wanna talk about football? here are 50 blogs of people who think exactly like person b.
a: hot dang not fitting in is annoying, let's make a secret about it.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
More like "I'm a football fan. Watching football is my hobby. But the hardcore football fans make me feel left out. Follow a team? Whatever-- I'm not sure what the teams are. The names are all so weird -- the Someplace Something's. And they watch games every week during football season. Sometimes they watch more than one game in one day! Who's got time for that? I watch one game a year and the Super Bowl commercials on YouTube, and that's plenty. They talk about going to games at like, stadiums and things. That literally sounds like hell. Gee, I guess I don't like football that much. "

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Except your analogy falls apart because it's clear from the secret itself that nobody is actually telling the OP they're not a "real" bibliophile. They just have a weird chip on their shoulder about people enjoying books in a way that doesn't match their own, then claiming to be excluded by people who are just stating their own personal preferences.

I can understand getting annoyed at tumblr for their suggestions, but it still doesn't make sense to be so bitter about it. It's not done to spite OP, but OP is determined to act like this is a personal insult and it's kind of weird.