tagging your hate for something with a tag that is browsed by people who like the thing your hating on is like going to someone’s birthday party, publicly announcing that that said person is a stupid doo-doo head, spitting in the cake, kicking the presents around, then walking out wondering why everyone’s so angry with you
i see this sentiment around more and more lately, and i am confused.
i got yelled at once for tagging a negative analysis of a character’s behavior with his name. that baffled me—is tagging assumed to be a declaration of love and support now? why? what does this imply about people who use the #hemorrhoids tag? at what point does critical analysis become ‘hate?’ a lot of people define ‘hate’ as any kind of negativity at all.
it all seems sort of subjective and unfeasible to me. i am suddenly not sure how nice or friendly i need to be before it’s ok for me to tag my posts accurately, and that’s a weird dilemma to be dealing with when the purpose of tagging is to sort things by topic.
i do not feel like having a contrary opinion, even if it hurts somebody’s feelings scrolling past it, is comparable to vandalizing their home and bullying them. going by tumblr standards, though, i’m a monster.