Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Potential for Crazy

Hey bitches! I've been in a pretty good mood lately, which is why this blog has been so quiet. I haven't had anything to bitch about!

Three quick things to check out if you're in the mood. First, the Yarn Harlot's stalker has pre-emptively made a anti-Harlot Canada Day post, and seems to be expecting an anti-American post from Stephanie. Of course, the crazy lady sees pretty much anything the Yarn Harlot says as "anti-American", so it'll be intersting to see exactly how she's going to react to the actual post itself. Also, The Stalker's Twitter feed is still a constant stream of crazy.

Secondly, a new group has started up on Ravelry. No, it's not what you think. This time it's the "Politically Incorrect Liberal Freedom Fries". I love their group description (and name) so much! I nearly died laughing the first time I read it. I'm just waiting to see if the Politically Incorrect Conservatives see it and get all butthurt.

Thirdly, pretty much everyone is in agreement that this guy is a troll right? He doesn't do anything but act like a complete dick and annoy everyone. He doesn't even knit, crochet or spin! Maybe we should all start replying to every single one of his douchebag posts with "Have you ever considered taking up knitting?"

Monday, May 17, 2010

Whatever Happened to Lime & Violet

They've flounced from the internet on an epic scale. Their podcasts have gone from iTunes. The Limenviolet Ravelry group has been deleted. The only thing left on their website is a mysterious message and a reference to "death threats". Violet (or Eliza, or whatever she's going by now) also mentions death threats on her blog.

It's all very mysterious. Part of me can't help thinking that it's a pretty good way to go out with a bang. Suggest a bit of juicy drama, and then say nothing and watch people go nuts.

Another part of me can't help thinking that after the epic Intentions Yarn Club drama, it's just karma. But I don't have enough information because they deleted all of it!

If you know anymore, feel free to share in the comments. Help a frustrated bitch out.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Help! Help! I'm Being Repressed!

On my travels around Ravelry today, I discovered this thread.

Yep, that's right. The person who spends all her time on Ravelry making giant biblical tl:dr posts and constantly harasses everyone for not being Christian enough is feeling bullied. Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because people are sick of her crap? According to Ranty McCrazypants, it's because they're not Christian enough ( I see a pattern forming here...)

Lapislazuli is not the only one on Ravelry who cries oppression. Since I posted about the PIC group a little while ago, they've gone crying to Casey about the mean libruls and how nasty they are. One in particular has been complaining about how badly she was treated in another group here . What she failed to mentioned was exactly how badly she behaved herself . Again, I wonder why people weren't nice to her?

Not only are they crying on Ravelry, they're still using the comments area of every web page they can find to bitch about the Bunker Idiots being kicked off Ravelry, like here . The Epic Banning happened over a year ago! How can someone maintain that much bitterness for so long? And as ZantiMissKnit has already pointed out, Cat in the comments (aka Atheling) didn't get banned - she left with a flounce of epic proportions. And she flounced because her behaviour was worse than Lapislazuli's and people called her on it.

It's not that people are being bullied or laughed at because they're conservative. There are plenty of conservatives on Ravelry who get along fine. People are being bullied or laughed at because they're acting like assholes. How you treat people is how they treat you back. I only hope they never figure this out, because their wailing and gnashing of teeth makes for some awesome rubbernecking.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Champagne Quality Crazy

Hey guys, sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I started reading a health care reform thread on Ravelry and the sheer boredom of it put me in a coma. I've only just recovered.

I have a little gem for you today which is not directly Ravelry related, but it is online knitting community related. Remember the Yarn Harlot's stalker? If you don't, she blogged about her once and once only here. I've always thought that Stephanie handled this nasty little incident with her usual class and humour and she's obviously moved on since last July. She's never mentioned it again.

The stalker, however, has not moved on. If you have a peek at her Twitter feed here she's still Tweeting almost entirely about the Yarn Harlot and how offended she is by her. She still assumes that every one of YH's tweets are about her. As of today, the Yarn Harlot's latest offence is celebrating Easter with her family, even though she's an atheist and a vegetarian. The funniest thing about this person is that she seems to be suffering from the delusion that a) the Yarn Harlot sees her tweets and b) anyone gives a shit what she thinks. If her tweets weren't so hilariously funny, I'd almost feel a bit sorry for the poor dear. The only followers she has a spambots, and her tweets have the desperate feel of someone shouting in an empty room. I wouldn't bother replying to any of her tweets. It just reinforces her persecution complex. But if you're in a rubbernecking mood, her Twitter feed is gold.

Judging by her tweets that are not about the Yarn Harlot, I'd be feeling pretty nervous if I was Misha Collins (Castiel from "Supernatural"). It looks like she's starting to direct her crazy towards him, too.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Going with the obvious one first

You all know what I mean. The Politically Incorrect Conservatives group.

What the fuck is up with them?

The world is a very scary place when you're a Politically Incorrect Conservative. The President is a terrorist/Muslim/socialist/Nazi/egomaniac who hates America and wants to destroy it. He isn't even a natural born citizen! Innocent Americans are having health care reform forced on them when no-one wants it because it will kill their grandmothers and give their tax money to "illegals". The government is constantly stalking you so they can steal your guns, money, children and rights. The only journalists you can trust to tell you truth work for Fox News or World Net Daily. Insightful and intelligent political discourse consists of coming up with as many different ways to turn Barack Obama's name into an insult, and laughing at Michelle Obama's clothes. And those damn liberals don't even care because they've drunk the Kool-Aid and refuse listen to the FACTS!!!

Shit. If I believed all of that, I'd probably be crazy too.

My absolute favourite part about this group isn't the paranoia, or the ranting, or the childish insults of anyone not them. It's the group's description:

No thought police allowed! We exercise our First Amendment rights without political correctness and without liberal trolls engaging in red herrings and false information.

Welcome, conservative Ravelers!

We are a group who loves America, our traditions and culture. We are not a debate group. This group is for conservative thinking members if you are not conservative you will not be happy here! Just use your ignore button or better yet move on. You will be very closely moderated here as our group attracts trouble makers.

We want to exercise our First Amendment rights in peace without lib trolls who live in a world without reality. So if you want to argue in true lib fashion, don’t bother. You’ll be deleted. Our MODs will not PM you prior to deletion or editing. As a matter of fact, lib trolls are NOT welcome here.

Guests are not to begin a new thread in this group unless it is approved by the administrator.

Please do not link to other groups or call out them out by name, posts publicly mocking another Ravelry group will be subject to editing or deletion.

Do not come here to re-educate us to your line of thinking.
You will be promptly escorted to the door and unceremoniously dumped. And we know a troll when we see one.

That's right, ladies and gentlemen. They support the right to free speech! As long as you agree with them. Anyone who doesn't is just a troll. 'Cos, you know, they're the only ones who have all the answers and everyone else is deluding themselves. I can't stop laughing at a group who seriously uses "We exercise our First Amendment Rights" in the same paragraph as a detailed descriptions of all the different ways they're going to censor your ass.

And that's what it is, ladies. Censorship. Disagreeing with an opinion isn't censorship, arguing back and forth isn't censorship, pointing out the massive flaws in someone's argument isn't censorship. But deleting everyone who doesn't think exactly the same way as you do is censorship. Don't pretend you're champions of free speech, because I'm not buying it.

The only comforting thing about all of this is that they are clearly in the minority. Of the 663,452 people on Ravelry only 253 are members of that group. That means that most of us are at least partially sane. They're a tiny minority, they know it, and they really hate it.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I have nothing nice to say......

Why did I start this blog?

I'm (mostly) a nice person. I'm polite, I say "bless you" when people sneeze, I hold the door open for my co-workers, I always say "please" and "thankyou", I don't speak ill of the dead, I work hard, pay my taxes and love my family. And yet I still have an inner bitch who needs to be let out every now and then.

As you may have guessed from the "Knitter" part of my blog name, I'm on Ravelry. Ravelry is an awesome website, full of talented knitters, crocheters and spinners who I generally like. It's run by wonderful people who have done an amazing job designing a resource for yarnies. However, there are certain groups, forums or threads that make me want to bash my head against a brick wall.

To maintain the peace, there are rules on what you can or can't post on the Ravelry forums. This stops me from posting "You're all a bunch of fucking morons" from time to time when the drama really starts to get to me. Sure, the Rubberneckers provide an outlet for pointing and laughing, but the group has strict rules and is heavily moderated which makes it hard to say how I really feel. The Lazy, Stupid and Godless group would let me swear to my hearts content but they don't like it when you bring in drama from other threads. I could troll threads all over the place, screw the rules and really vent but I like Ravelry and don't want to get myself banned. I could create a sock puppet account and troll anonymously, but that's against the rules as well and I would just get myself banned. I like Ravelry and I don't want to get myself banned or create extra headaches for TPTB.

So here I am.

This blog is about letting my evil bitchy twin out to play, so that for the rest of my online and real life I can continue to be a nice person. Most of it will probably be about Ravelry, but I might be inspired to bitch about other things too. Enjoy! And if you don't like my ranting, feel free to send me hate mail and I'll put it up here to be laughed at.