As I write this, your activity feed is down yet again. This week, it seems like it’s been down more than it’s been up. One time, it was down all day, when it was supposed to be down for an hour or so for “maintenance.”
Am I complaining? Au contraire. I wanted to thank you for the enforced break. Because it is only during these breaks that I realize what a stupefying amount of time I waste on you.
Yes, you have your moments, and I’m grateful for your existence. You keep me in touch with friends and events. You provide a venue where we kinkoids can support one another.
Or tear one another down, as the case may be, and often is.
Such a mixed bag that is FetLife. A place where one can see some exquisite photos of happy kinky people having fun… or of women with a pound of hot dogs or a deluxe pack of Crayola crayons stuffed in their snatch. Where a woman posts a photo of herself with vivid cane stripes in the vicinity of her kidneys — and gets 100s of “loves” on it.
A place where I love the connections I make… and a place where, despite how many lovely connections I have, I will fixate on the one person who unfriended and blocked me. A place of support and kindness… and a place of drama, popularity contests and sock puppetry.
A place where one can see a lot of kindness and support, like when the community came together to give financial assistance to a friend who had been felled by a heart attack. But also a place where one can see a whole lot of assholes (both literally and figuratively).
A place where sometimes I read amazingly articulate writings that seem to speak directly from my own heart and mind. And then, the very same day, I see an event called “Collard and Gangbanged.” That’s right — collard.
Sometimes I wish I could quit you, FetLife. I would gain so much precious time and probably be spared a great deal of annoyance. But I know I’m hopelessly addicted to you and will always drop back in, even if I drop out for a while. Because your social media siren song is powerful.
So please, do continue to have these breaks so I can get stuff done. But can you do me a favor? You know that stupid page that comes up when the feed is down, the one with all the crappy videos that are supposed to keep us entertained? You know that message at the top?
“Sorry my friend, but our feed is currently down.”
First, I’m not your friend. And second, will you please add a fucking comma after “sorry”? Every time I see that, it irks the hell out of me.
Thank you. And now, I have work to do.
Have a great weekend, y’all.