Honestly? When you think of someone who trolls the world looking for precious things to steal and call their own, do you think of a calm and content person, or Gollum from Lord of the Rings?
"The 'girl are you Mexican candy' tweet is my PRECIOUS!"
But in fairness to the thieves, they simply might not get it, because it's not just social media they see differently; it's life. They don't understand that anything you care about, and work to make good, matters, because the lazy and talentless see no value in labor. And though I think it's typically a cheap dodge to say "relax," they might be out of touch with the kind of work necessary to create something worthy of theft, and therefore out of touch with the anger that comes from that violation.
In the moist, squalid e-corners of their existence, they forget some people still care about written words in all their forms, as well as those who create them. But backlash does comes eventually. It's just that in their case, it might take longer, because no one is actually paying attention too closely. While they may have 100,000 ill-gotten followers built on the varied backs of numerous, more talented people, they have no actual voice. How could they, when they steal from so many different sources? And with no real identity, they cannot be loved. They only get to exist in their stolen section of the Internet's consciousness for a little longer, desperately hoping other people provide the necessary building blocks to sustain their virtual and crumbling castles.
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