Hey, folks! I need your opinions on something… Can you spare a moment to lend an ear?

First, for your convenience, here’s a link to the YouTube video being discussed below: “You could Die laughing, watch it why”

Here’s another link, leading directly to the comment thread.

Hopefully, when he/she sees the reply I left him/her, Chase won’t think I’m “uneducated” just for standing by the opinion that the above-linked video is, indeed, funny… I’m sure you’ll all see what I mean when you watch it, whether you agree with me or not. 😛

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chase0case:
stupid!

Letanca:
not more then you are

chase0case:
+Letanca do you know me? sure not! when you speak with with strangers respect your self first and then respect the others, this is totally stupid Video and it’s just Mockery of the Church! it’s funny for the uneducated people

Rebecca Ripple:
+chase0case Okay, that’s just… not right. *rolls eyes* Please read through what I’m about to say, because I, for one, feel strongly about this issue.

First off, religious kids in a choir can have harmless, musical fun if they want to, can’t they? Or is that honestly against your religion, sir or ma’am? (Sorry, but I can’t really tell which gender you are from your username…) I don’t want to sound condescending at all, especially since I don’t know you any more closely than +Letanca does. But patience, please; just hear me out.

I agree that Letanca’s choice to insult your / a total stranger’s intelligence is pretty unreasonable since you only called the video stupid, and not an actual person or group of people. At the same time, though, if you so thoroughly dislike this video, I’d suggest that it’s better to leave it alone and find another one that’s better suited to your interests. Having been trolled on the internet myself, I am of the firm belief that if you don’t like something here on the web, why bother continuing to watch, read or participate in it? There are better ways to spend your time than calling videos “stupid” just because you don’t like them, especially when those videos weren’t intended to incite, or to use your word, “mock” anyone.

I can’t imagine that the performance in this video was not an actual part of a genuine choral concert, either at a religious school or at a church. Why would a Christian school or a church want to mock The Church? With all due respect, I think you took this video a tad too personally. If you don’t want to see it again, that’s fine; you don’t have to, and I wouldn’t recommend it. However, if you want to continue labeling as “stupid” a video of talented young vocalists singing fun, humorous lyrics in a classical-style format before an audience, I hope you’ll have the common decency to decide against that as well.

In conclusion, as the person voicing this opinion, I feel I should add that I’m not immune to regret. Everyone who is old enough to legally comment on YouTube videos (in other words, ages 13 and up) has said something to someone that they later feel remorseful about (or at least, they should), myself included. Every teenager and adult has acted irrationally out of uncontrolled/poorly-controlled emotion — again, myself included. But I hope that after reading my full comment, you’ll make the choice not to be judgmental in the same way again. After all, not every video worth posting will please you as an individual. However, as a member of YouTube/Google, it’s your responsibility to choose your reaction with an open, clear mind.

Thank you for reading my admittedly lengthy reply. I hope it will mean something to you for the future.

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So, what do you think? Did I totally overdo it with that huge buncha words, or did I make a decent point? I hope I made my point after all that, but let me know either way.

And by the way, how do you like the video? 🙂 Did you smile and/or laugh, like I did — or did you have a hard time enjoying it, like Chase and a few other commenters did? Please feel free to leave a comment on this post and let me know how you feel about it. I promise to always reply to comments on my blog, even if it’s just to say, “thanks for sharing your opinion.” 🙂

Thank you for reading, and have an amazing day, week, or however long it’ll be before I figure out what to post next… LOL.

Until then, stay awesome!

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2 thoughts on “Three YouTube Comments, One Ripplistically Long Reply

  1. The video’s amusing. It’s not overtly hilarious, because the boys are such excellent singers. You can enjoy the notes as notes. There’s nothing about the piece that mocks religion. It’s a joke about the excessive seriousness of choral concert music. It’s irrelevant that the performers are members of a church-based group. It would have been the same joke if they had been wearing tuxedos.

    As to the comment wars, I just wouldn’t have gotten involved. Lengthy replies tend not to soothe the feelings of people who are already set to be offended.

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    1. Hi, Mikey! I can certainly see your point. It’s interesting to think about, though I’ve never seen a choir of any kind dressed in tuxedos, except maybe on Glee. 😉 I do get what you mean, though. You’re right; religion shouldn’t have been an issue. Very well said. 🙂

      I understand about your opposition to my adding a comment to the flame war, but as a fanfiction writer who has gotten some pretty nasty reviews by such impulsive people, attacking both my writing and my own intelligence, character and honesty, I felt compelled to step in. I also was bullied in school, which I’m sad to mention that most kids these days are, to some degree. I’ve heard many times that even hardcore bullies will eventually lose their steam if ignored, but it isn’t always a good idea just to wait, to endure, and to hope that they give up quickly. Emotions, and powerful ones at that, get in the way of reason, and real damage is done to the bullying victims in the process of hopeful inaction, leading to horrible, sometimes irreversible consequences (I’d rather not get more specific than that). That’s why I did my best to show a measure of respect to Chase, while disagreeing with him/her and offering solid reasons for it: to try to quell the fire, so to speak, and reduce what future damage I could.

      Thank you for commenting. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your views on this. 🙂 I hope you’ll keep commenting on future posts as well.

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