|"How is having your mom drive you to shows 'not metal'. How else ar4e (sic) you supposed to get there if no one else drives?"|
The fact of the matter is, I never really was one for confrontation. When I started this website, I had little to no clue that people were actually going to read it, much less get so upset. I wasn't really big on the idea of upsetting strangers. After all, strangers are usually unintelligent or crazy. Calling people homophobic names on the internet isn't what it used to be. We have Facebook now, and Google Earth. With enough research and patience, you can put yourself on the doorstep of any unsuspecting internet dweller who rubbed you the wrong way. Especially if they aren't very good about keeping their personal info under wraps. Which is most of us.
What really surprises me is the backlash of hate I got and continue to get from some readers. Mostly because they think I'm forcing my opinion on them by writing about these violations. This completely baffles me. I always saw myself not as an opinion writer, but a technical writer. Like any good journalist, or textbook author, I am simply a distributor of facts, and nothing else. I started this blog to let people know just what is and what isn't metal. Plain and simple. I'm not forcing an ideology here, as people have accused me. I am just reporting a science. I've spent many years studying in the field, and I am merely here to bring back evidence of my findings to share with the masses.
Life and science are full of gray areas, and the guidelines within the heavy metal genre are certainly no exception. However, to deny that these guidelines exist at all, or that I am pretentious for stating their existence, is nothing short of ludicrous. I am continuously propelling myself forward on my vessel of knowledge, while many of you continue to enjoy yourselves drowning in your river of naivety.
|"Pretentious metalheads are the worst metalheads. Please refrain from linking to garbage like this. This guy can drop dead."|
Since most of you naysayers are typically still in high school, let's talk algebra. 10-x=5. Therefore, x=5. If you put down, 3, or 4, or any other number between 0 and infinity besides 5 on your quiz, your teacher will appropriately mark your answer as WRONG. It's a thin line of red ink, marking your incompetence regarding the fact of the matter. On TNM, I state and explain that x=not metal. If you come onto my page and tell me that x="just my opinion", your answer will be marked as incorrect, and you will receive the failing grade that you deserve on the matter.
I don't think of you as stupid. Just grossly misinformed. You simply don't know, hence why you try and defy the physical laws of true metal. If you want to come onto my page and disagree with the things I say, or tell me why I am wrong, that's okay, and also somewhat appreciated. After all, I sometimes like hearing what people who aren't metal have to say. Maybe you can talk about how much you like Breaking Benjamin or whatever unmetal people like you do in your spare time. I'm always here to listen.
If you are metal? Well, I'll be the judge of that.
I'm glad we cleared this up. If there are no more questions or concerns, I'll continue posting for your reading enjoyment. Also, a very special thank you to the readers who provided me with image captions. I hope I accurately portrayed your likeness to the best of my imagination.