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A point of clarification [Jun. 6th, 2009|12:31 pm]
The shit-flipping that I did last night? That was completely *my* shit-flipping. It was what upset *me*. Ferrett's reasons for deleting his journal were not my reasons for flipping out.

Here are his reasons, from him:

I really didn't want to do this, but I'm making one brief announcement here.

I'm not upset by people who stay on the attack. In the incident in
question, which I really would have preferred not to be blown up into
something bigger than it was, the issue was not the folks who were angry
enough to shut down dialogues. (And they weren't particularly bad, either,
mostly civil.)

I was upset by the people I cared about who were hurt.

The issue is that I'm tired of making posts that say the exact opposite of
what I feel. I'm tired of hurting people who don't deserve it. I'm tired
of saying things which, due to poor wording or misguided humor or whatever
other numerous flaws I have, manage to keep kicking good, wonderful people
in the heart.

Over the past sixteen months, I've been dealing with the increasing feeling
that my journal is just a place that serves to make me look like a fool,
foster opinions I don't stand behind, and injure people. I'm starting to
hurt every time I hit the "post" button, wondering what asshole thing I'll
missay this time. And just when I think I'm okay, I screw up again.

My goal is, and has always been, to promote harmony, peace, love,
acceptance, and tolerance. I just wish I could do better at that. And I'm
sorry that I don't.

[User Picture]From: kenp_v3
2009-06-06 09:25 pm (UTC)
Well this is a shame. Reading an occasional humorous and/or thought provoking LJ entry by The Ferrett was one of the things that have kept me from deleting my account. Because I really don't use it for much other than keeping up with what is going on with you guys (by "you guys" I mean the old Compuserve Star Wars gang). And now most of you guys are on facebook now anyway, which makes me question why I need LJ anymore.

I'll admit that I mostly skipped over Ferrett's porn (and related) posts, because those were the least interesting to me. So I missed whatever set this off. I still find it sad that he's felt the need to delete his account. But if it brings him peace of mind, than I guess I can't blame him.
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[User Picture]From: kenp_v3
2009-06-06 09:36 pm (UTC)
And he's back. Just as I posted this. The Live Journal account stays open.
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