Anonymous asked: Is it bad that I would *really rather* the brony story be wholesale fabrication? Like, I don't want it to be true, it makes me incredibly angry to think about it being true, I would be significantly less upset by someone just lying on the internet. Although lying about assault of and attempted sexual assault of a child is still really messed up.
Yeah I hope it’s not true and it’s shaping up to be that way. I’d much rather someone be a shitty attention seeker than a kid be in actual danger.
We’re getting so close to dismissing the existence of a predator in the midst of a convention of potential victims, and for the same reason many people dismiss survivors when they seek help; because it’s more comfortable to believe it’s not happening.
I am really uncomfortable with this line of thinking. If that person made up a story to vilify bronies then yes they’re shit, but I feel that it’s too soon to relax and say there’s no threat after all, when they could still alert the police and give them a physical description.
I’m also concerned about other survivors following this story as it unfolds, and the panic/shame triggers of being told that nothing happened to them (which I know isn’t what you’re saying, but is what other people are now saying, in relation to this story, and about children who report in general), and I just think that saying this adult made up a story to make themself look good is way too unsettlingly close to saying the kid made it up.
And I know you would never ever hold that sentiment, VV, but I wanted to bring it up because I hate the thought of other survivors feeling dismissed, denied, invalidated by this whole ordeal.
except that’s what fucking happened??! An adult made up the story. They refused to answer anything, none of their behavior made any sense, they showed 0 interest in doing anything. I can’t do anything about REALITY. I’m a survivor. Do you know what I feel/ MAD. Mad as FUCK that this trashheap (who is THIS person, http://aiamari.tumblr.com btw) did this. So I’m not interested in you trying to make me feel bad for pointing out a person who MADE THIS UP.
I don’t care how “close” it seems to you. Because that’s what the truth is. Take it up with THEM, not me. What the FUCK.
Yo I hold nothing but mad respect for you, and I’ve been aware of you long enough to know you’re a survivor- not trying to dismiss your righteous and completely justified rage at the original fuckwad at all, and I was not trying to make you feel bad, and I’m really sorry if I did.
I just thought you’d be sympathetic to other fellow survivors who might feel like, kinda betrayed by all this talk of “it didn’t really happen,” since that’s a…thing people get told a lot.
And maybe I’m not good at finding it, I have been looking, but I can’t see any evidence that it’s made up other than circumstantial evidence which really only indicates that the person is a shitty waste of space in one of two possible scenarios; 1. They made it up for internet points, or 2. They didn’t make it up, but effectively did nothing with the information besides trawl for internet points.
It seems like maybe you know something I don’t, and I would really like proof that it was made up if it was, so I that I can breathe the same sigh of relief that there isn’t actionable data somewhere in some idiot’s head being not acted on. Because right now I’m still distressed about, and don’t see any reason not to believe that aiamari was telling the truth, and just utterly dropped the ball, either out of fear or selfishness, it doesn’t really matter. But I don’t see any reason to believe they made it up. Like I understand your reasoning if it’s just, they didn’t behave the way I think someone should behave when confronted with this situation, but as far as I can tell, all they did was fail to protect children, which is something adults do all the time, and is all too believable to me.
I’m sorry I antagonized you, I really didn’t meant to make you feel shitty.