Did anyone watch SNL last Saturday? There was a skit on about internet trolls, you know, the people who write mean or nonsensical comments on stuff other people have written, and they do it anonymously because they aren't brave enough to even leave an internet handle. Well, I have one now! I'm kind of torn between being annoyed by it and being happy that I'm getting more comments. Seriously, comments are so great, even the bad ones are fun to read sometimes. That said, I am a little annoyed with this person. I got nine comments from him/her within about 15 minutes on various posts. I wondered how this angry person found me so I looked at my stat counter page. Here is their first entry.
As you can see, whoever it is was in Minneapolis, they were using a PC and Firefox as a browser. They were directed to my blog by googling "girls dad molest" which, Mr./Mrs. Troll, is just a little disturbing, almost as disturbing as the fact that google sent him/her to me. He/she happened upon a post I wrote about how weird I think Prolife Across America billboards are and his/her first comment was "Thank God we can still kill babies in this country. Fuck ya!" Well Troll, thank you for the comment, but I don't think you read what I wrote. I was writing about how weird the "I could ____ before I was (insert fetal age here)" campaign is. Of course, I'm sure my political opinion on the issue of abortion probably shines through, but that wasn't what the post was about because that is an issue that nobody is changing their minds about. This is what I can tell about this troll from that very first comment. He/she capitalized "God" so it is a religious person (probably only when it's convenient, however, because flaming a blog is not something Jesus would do), which probably explains the prolife stance but doesn't really explain the venom. It is VERY sarcastic, obviously, which tells me that this person is angry in a general way. I don't really get the "Fuck ya!" Is it supposed to be "Fuck Yeah!" or more of a "Fuck you!" because I'll take either one, I guess.
Then next comment was made a few minutes later on a post about Kira asking if you startle bees if it makes them poop out a little bit of pollen. He says to that one: "Too bad you didn't abort her. She wouldn't be asking such dumb questions." Okay, more anger but I have to admit, that was a pretty dumb question. Dumb but funny! Which is why I blogged about it. This post has absolutely nothing to do with my stance on abortion, but Mr./Mrs. Troll can't get over that! Still mad about it!
The next comment was on another Kira in the Car post. This one about what kind of plants she would least like to wipe with if she had to wipe with a plant. To which he says, "Stupid children poopin' up our woods. Get the coat hanger!" which kind of made me laugh because the thought of kids poopin' up our woods makes me smile a little. Then "get the coat hanger" which taken in the context of the other comments, I am assuming he thinks that I should abort her with a coat hanger for pooping in the woods. First of all, she's eleven. I can't abort her anymore. She's not part of my body anymore. She's been born. For eleven years. Secondly, abortions SHOULD NOT be performed with coat hangers! I think that's the whole point of the pro-choice movement. Abortions should be safe, legal and available. No coat hangers! Ick! Dangerous!
Nextly, he/she commented on a post about nightmares I was having while reading the book Roots. It's a pretty heavy, sad topic so I was having nightmares about babies being taken away from mothers. My troll said, "Babies taken away? Just think of it as a really late term abortion. See, all better." No Troll, I don't think you get the point. If a woman CHOOSES to go through a pregnancy, she can CHOOSE to keep her baby or put it up for adoption. It's about choice. The slaves in Roots didn't have any choices about anything at all. Having babies, keeping babies, or anything else, for that matter. That's what was so nightmarish about it! They made a baby, loved it while it was in the womb, and then someone told them they had to give it up. No choice! Nobody WANTS to get an abortion. Pro-choice isn't pro-abortion. It's pro-getting-a-say-in-what-happens-to-your-body-and-your-life.
A few minutes after that I got a comment on a post about when my niece was born. My poor troll was starting to lose it and was making less sense. The post was pretty much a birth announcement and he said, "Fucking abortion, man. I keep telling you but you don't listen. When did the fetus become a person? Oh after its born." Nobody said anything about abortion so what does this even mean? A fetus DOES become a person after it is born. The first several weeks of pregnancy it is called an embryo, then it's a fetus, then after it starts breathing on its own and is separate from its mother, it is a baby. So, I guess we agree? I don't get why you're so mad at me.
Then he commented on a post about what my sister was going to name her baby. I wrote a post asking for suggestions. His suggestion was "Abortion," which is not a good name for a baby at all. I think he is still mad at me about the Pro-Life Across America billboards. At this point I've pretty much decided it is a man who is doing this because women who are pro-life aren't generally so venomous. This is the kind of anger I have usually seen in men who don't get what they want.
The next comment was after a post I wrote about possibly the worst day of subbing I ever had. It was in a remedial reading class full of obnoxious ninth grade boys. Troll said, "Fucking Sped kids. Failed abortions." which is not a nice thing to say at all. For one thing, I made a point to say that the kids in the class WERE NOT special ed. kids. They were just jerks. I don't think any of them were failed abortions either, but I have no way of knowing. To be perfectly honest, I don't think abortions fail all that often so I don't know where you are getting your information.
Next he commented on a post I wrote about how I told Mitch about how sometimes if my pants are tight enough I can make farts come out the top of my butt crack and how he was grossed out about that. My troll friend said, "marriage abort! marriage abort! marriage abort!" which I don't really get. What does that mean, Mr. Troll? That we should divorce over back farts? I don't think that is grounds for divorce but if it is, don't tell Mitch.
The last comment was on a post about when Kira asked Mitch what is the thickest piece of beef jerky he has ever seen, which was weird, which was why I posted about it. The troll said, "Its in my pants" which really made me sure it was a man because I don't think any woman would insinuate that her vagina was like a piece of beef jerky, but then again, why would a guy say his junk was like beef jerky? Dry, dehydrated, withered and gross?
So based on the little bit of information I have on my new troll named Anonymous, I think he is probably a man in his 30s living in the Twin Cities and he is mad about abortion because possibly he wanted to have a baby with a woman and she didn't want to. Or maybe he impregnanted a woman and wanted to have the baby, but she opted for an abortion because sleeping with him was a big mistake, but not enough of a mistake that she should have to pay for it for the rest of her life by being forced to parent a child (poor baby) with him while trying to dodge his anger and venom and drama.
And because he has a penis like beef jerky. Yucky!