mechs-and-monsters asked: Just had an anon tell me not to reblog any Five Nights at Freddy's gifs because it might trigger them into a panic attack. I've never laughed so hard in my life. I've reblogged crap from various gory horror films and this game is what they complain about?!
Okay, this “trigger” nonsense is getting ridiculous.
The fuck is wrong with so many of today’s teens, anyway? When did they become such spineless, molly-coddled little candy asses? When I was in high school, you never heard of anything like this. People would show you their new nipple piercings in art class, for fuck’s sake (not even kidding. Wasn’t a guy, either). Shit, when I was in middle school, people were into carving things into their skin with steak knives as a temporary tattoo. Usually that stupid “S” symbol that nobody ever knew any other letters to make in the same style.
Now we got people old enough to drive freaking out and crying “PANIC ATTACK!” over a bunch of fuckin’ polygons? I mean, no shit a sudden scare programmed into a game is going to unsettle you for a few minutes, but it’s not going to kill you. Do they even know what a real panic attack feels like?? Because I’ve had them before, and they’re not fun. But, you know what? I never got one from a fuckin’ robot animal made out of pixels. All of this “trigger warning” stuff on the internet is a load o’ bull. It’s one thing to tag flashing gifs for people that have issues with seizures, or not wanting to see real-life gore or animal abuse, but if you’re old enough to be on tumblr, and you’re crying over a fucking animatronic bear model that can’t even physically hurt you, you need to turn off the fucking computer, yank the cord out of the wall, go outside, and find a way to entertain yourself with a couple of lava rocks and a magnifying glass. Or go pick a fight with a tree. Go roll yourself down the nearest hill in an inner tube. Just get the fuck off the internet and LIVE.
I’m sorry but hold the fuck up
I understand there is trigger nonsense going on and some people get triggered by harmless things
But Five Nights at Freddy’s can really trigger someone. You wanna know why? My friend almost fucking died from watching a Lets Play of it.
You might wanna fucking check yourself because this shit actually /can/ kill someone. Maybe you might not be scared from it but that doesnt mean others aren’t. My friend was scared to the point where she couldnt fucking breathe and she was put in the fucking hospital from that shit, so don’t even fucking say this isn’t a big deal. It isn’t that hard to tag one fucking thing.
why was your friend watching the game in the first fucking place
Well first of all you dont have to be so fucking rude
Second of all she is normally used to horror games but she didnt expect this to scare the shit out of her that much
If you really want to blame someone for a video they did not expect to nearly die from get the fuck out of mine and her face
If a person has issues with anxiety, but still chooses to engage in anything that could be detrimental to their health, any resulting consequences are not the fault of whatever they took part in.
That’s like knowing you’re allergic to onions, but taking a bite out of one anyway. It’s not the onion’s fault for being an onion, and it’s not the game’s fault for being scary. If you choose to try a dangerous stunt on a bike or skateboard, and then seriously injure yourself, is it really the fault of the inanimate objects you were riding on?
People need to accept responsibility for their own actions. Your health is no one else’s responsibility to take care of, nor is it anyone’s responsibility to NOT post something on their own, personal blog that they are interested in, simply because someone else doesn’t happen to like it. I’m pretty certain that if anyone demanded the same of you, you’d feel the same way. No one should ever have to be denied the right to post about the things they enjoy just to pander to the demands of others, especially not when those people have tools at their disposal to scroll past, block, or filter such content. None of this was even about “tags” in the first place, and if you’re going to cry wolf about everything that becomes popular that you or anyone else doesn’t feel comfortable with, you’re going to have a pretty miserable time navigating your way through LIFE. Outside of the internet, there is no “block”, and there is no “ignore”. There are no “tags”, and you will, at times, be forced to face something you’re terrified of head-on, and you won’t be able to just make it “go away” by complaining about it.
It’s not just your world. It’s not your friend’s world, either. It’s everyone’s world, and we as a species are wildly diverse in our likes, dislikes, loves, hates, and fears. You have to share the experience of life with billions of other people, and if you think any of them are going to drop everything important to them just to cater to your whims, then you’re going to be in for quite a rude awakening.