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Thread #59418   Message #2801858
Posted By: Little Hawk
02-Jan-10 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Amos, there are very few individuals on this forum with the extraordinary lack of good grace to attempt repeatedly to "kill off" another person's favorite imaginary characters simply to amuse themselves. It's a low and contemptible tactic, in my opinion, and it does not speak well for you.

Remember, an imaginary character is a child of the imagination of the person who created it. It always belongs to that person just as a child belongs to the parent. Any fatal attack on the imaginary character is a vicarious attack of violence upon its creator. To publicly announce the death of the imaginary character, merely upon your own whim as if you were God in that character's world of being, is to willfully destroy an important psychic and emotional component of another person.

And you are surprised that I do not cooperate in your attempt to destroy a mental creation that has come out of my own being?

Fie, sir, fie! Your behaviour is despicable, callous, and arrogant. You show no consideration.

It is acceptable to verbally abuse another person's imaginary characters, to make fun of them, to level false accusations against them, etc....because it provides much opportunity for jokes and humour, but it is not acceptable to kill them off and simply terminate them for all time. You should know this.

It is, after all, an essential rule in all Mudcat story threads. You do NOT kill off the other person's created characters. Only their creator has the right to terminate their existence, and you know it.

Only Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could kill off Sherlock Holmes. No one else had that right, and you know it. Only Mark Twain could kill off Huck Finn (hypothetically). Only the Disney studios can kill off Mickey Mouse (should they choose to). Only I can kill off Chongo Chimp. That is the way it is, and that is the way it must be. He does not exist in your jurisdiction of imagination, Amos. You can react TO him, but you cannot take charge of his destiny.

Am I being serious in what I say here? Yes, I'm being 100% serious, but I expect you will react by just blowing me off here in a rather arrogant and lofty fashion which you imagine to be quite witty and clever. Probably some amusing quote from the psychiatric literature or Herr Doktor Liebenscheiss....whom you will note that I have never killed off! I find him amusing and entertaining, and he isn't mine to kill...nor would I wish to destroy another person's imaginary character. I simply don't have the right to. Neither do you.