I'm finding myself more and more upset about the Phil Fish story. Not because I like him or think he did no wrong, but because I've just been hit by a lot of stories about how awful the internet is all at once. All these stories about how the internet is a howling mob of assholes bothers me. I really liked that Patrick called out the good stuff that has been going on around here during difficult times, so I want to keep that up. I want to find a bunch of people who have created things that I've really liked and tell them so. We're always so quick to complain-- but we need to be just as quick to praise. There are great people on the internet and I don't want to allow these stories about the world being full of assholes convince all of them that kindness and common courtesy are dead. They aren't dead. I won't let them die.
So come on. Find someone who created something awesome on the internet and tell them that it was awesome. I've never told Alec Holowka that I think the soundtrack to Aquaria is fucking incredible, and I think it's about time I did.