I’m in need of a heavy dose of motivation. These past few days I’ve not been working on any new posts or a tutorial – apologies. I think it’s just the realisation that I’ll be holding my exam results sometime this month, which completely bums me out. To say I’m nervous is an understatement.
I know if I crack open my laptop I won’t get any work down so I think it’ll be a nice challenge (again) to use the good old trusty Torch but with a twist – just using the touchscreen. I just have to take the hard route this time.
The Stardoll community itself is very distorted, in my eyes. It has rapidly changed since the stone-age days of Paperdoll Heaven. Perhaps this is just a reflection of today’s younger generation, or as a community we’ve just lost all respect for ourselves, other members and not to mention Stardoll itself.
We lighlty poke fun at “noobs” in discussions, create fake gossip around the “elites” on most occasions, create fake accounts to try to hurt others or just to gain attention, spread rumours on blogs constantly, spam others Guestbooks advertising our sales or for the coveted Covergirl trophy – never once taking that 60 second minute just to try spark up a decent chat with someone for a change, steal someone else’s virtual clothes through trading or scamming, take someone’s beloved account (which is possibly the worst deed you could ever commit here), “shout” abuse at someone over a silly little mishap, arguing on the comment sections of blogs as we’ve jumped to a conclusion or we’re not with the majority. The list goes on.
Stardoll is fuelled by young children and hormonal teenagers, mostly. So it’s no wonder why the community is in the form that it is. Although that still isn’t an excuse to explain why we commit such dreadful acts to people we’ve never met.
Perhaps it’s a lack of discipline on Stardoll’s behalf. So we spread chainmail around guestbooks and what do we get? A slight tap on the hand and a warning (I’m guessing). The consequences are not so severe. Even though Stardoll warn us that by chainmailing we could face some heavy punishment – and not to mention that they don’t work – we still go on ahead and do so any ways. 300000 stardollars is totally worth it y’know, just need to press F4 and log back in and out and our work here is done. (Sarcasm)
If Stardoll ever sent out heavier punishments then it can be assumed that this would only increase the resentment that we already hold in our hearts. We’ve already lost all respect for Stardoll itself. I’m surprised the people who are employed by Stardoll even want to face the dreaded blogs. We call them ridiculous words such as “stupid” and “greedy” on countless occasions. If this was a high school I think poor old Stardoll would have gone and left in no time. I’m unsure if the majority of Stardoll members know how real life works out. If your teacher commands you to complete your 500 word essay for tomorrow then most likely you would do as they say. You don’t turn around and call your teacher a “gargantuous loathsome pig” because you’re too lazy to even bother. It’s the same online.
We’ve been so accustomed to roam free and create as much damage to our hearts content. Remember those dreadful “Burn Books”? Were those members ever punished or warned for spreading lies about some innocent “elite”? We’re like a rampaging teenager on the loose and Stardoll’s the parent who doesn’t seem to have a tighter grip on our leash.
Stardoll might not always exceed our expectations and they might bump up a few prices or two, but I think we need to retain some respect for those who provide for our dire needs of dress-up dolls and virtual shoes.
Not to mention what little respect we hold for other members across the community. It seems that everywhere I turn there is some sort of argument or heated debate going on. Whether that be on someone’s guestbook or a blog. We may not agree with other’s points of view but there’s no need to call someone a female dog because of it.
An example. About last week or so, someone had left me a comment on my Youtube channel. I went to watch their videos and there was one in particular that shocked me. Within this video she had posted snapshots of a club discussion – upon religion. In the description she claimed th at all those who didn’t worship her God were female dogs and were going to the fiery pits of hell. Also telling people to commit suicide when they disagreed with her in the comments section. I gave the video the thumbs down. It was much more shocking when I watched this video, I’m just describing it terribly.
Religion is a controversial topic to discuss. It has caused wars in the real world, not to mention terrorism. Where innocent civilians lose their lives because people believe that their God is better than anyone else’s. So if we can’t learn respect now for our fellow member’s different religions and beliefs, then where will we stand when we become adults?
Just because you cannot see another human being’s face across the computer screen doesn’t mean that there isn’t a human out there feeling hurt because of what you have spitefully typed in haste. There is a point of being blunt and sarcastic but there’s also a moral line in which you can easily cross.
Yes, some people might need to earn your respect before you dish it out on a silver platter, but you wouldn’t treat someone like a discarded last season’s handbag because they haven’t saved your life or some other ridiculous act that reflects bravery and honour. No-one is going to kiss the ground you walk on in order for you to treat them as equals. Whatever happened to “Treat others as you would like to be treated”?
I haven’t written a post like this since that greedy post, which was a while back. Nice to get back to what I like doing best. Excuse all grammar and punctuation please, words that I don’t even remembering typing came up out of nowhere. Pictures will be added later when I hit the laptop. Not literally.
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