That everyone who I disagree with about an opinion they have either believes it to be an argument or turn it into an argument? Do I just come across as this stuck up "I know better" type of guy? When someone gives me their opinion, I give my back. Sometimes my opinion is in conflict with theirs or undermines theirs, yeah. It doesn't mean I'm right. What it does mean is that I'm trying to express my opinion to someone who I think will find it as interesting as I find theirs. It's a get-to-know you better exercise, not a debate!
Also, what's up with all the sensitivity over words these days. I get that they can hurt. I do. I personally hate the word fag and cringe internally every time someone uses it. Sometimes I cringe externally too. But while I hate it, I know I can't stop people from using it, and as long as I know they're not using it offensively? It's fine. Sometimes it's funny! And sure, bitch isn't a nice word, but when I say "whiny bitch" or "healer bitch" or "you're being a bitch", I'm not trying to propagate male superiority or anything anti-feminist. In fact, I don't put a gender on bitch. I use it like I use bastard and asshole. Bastard is someone who personally offends me, either going out of their way to do so or by violating my personal ethics. Asshole is a person who I think is doing something to other people that should offend or endanger those other people. Not that I'm always thinking that when I use them. I use bitch for someone who's either making a big deal of something (drama llama), someone who is holding other people back when they shouldn't be, someone who is being unjustly sad or angry (and yeah, sometimes I just think it's unjust, but I'm not perfect), or someone who is "someone's bitch" (IE: gopher or submissive in sex). I generally only use the last one in term of the healer characters in video games who aren't given an active role (and sadly usually female, though I call the boys this too), or actually in reference to dom/sub sex acts. There are occasions where I use it lightheartedly. Like with characters who have depressing backstories? Sometimes I say they're being a moody/whiny bitch because the character is mentally stuck on the wrongs done to them, often when it's not healthy or appropriate to do it. And yeah, that's making light of a serious issue, but I'm not some asshole who uses the word to be cruel or make their issues seem like nothing. I'm making light of the situation, or I'm just annoyed that the person hasn't grown up and done something about it yet. But it's really not cool when I use one of these words and someone who is my friend says they don't like the word and not to use it. I mean, fuck, that's it? Okay, I could respect that if you gave me an explanation, not just leaving it there ominously so I'm afraid to ask why lest you blow up at me! It's part of my ability to express myself, something that's a part of me, so asking me to change that deserves an explanation, right? Why are you even taking it personally when it's not directed it you?
And back to the opinions thing? If you want me to back off, ask nicely. No cagey bullshit. I will ignore cagey bullshit and dancing around the issue and you subtly telling me you don't want to discuss it. I will ignore that like a battering ram with the doors of the castle being you're issues. Don't say "I have controversial opinions" and expect me to take that to mean "I have been arguing about my opinions to people and I'm tired of it and I think you're going to turn a conversation about them into an argument because you couldn't be someone who just cares about what I have to say and wants me to care about what you have to say", because I really won't take it like that. To me, the only opinions worth talking about are ones potentially controversial.
Okay, I am all out of fucks to give. If you actually read this far you get a free kiss with tongue next time you see me in person. I'm out.
Listening to: Nothing