Saturday, September 22, 2007

I'm feeling a little uncomfortable/confused/perplexed...

I've been spending the past day catching up on the Fascination thread at LCF.

Yesterday afternoon and evening, photoshopped cartoons appeared in that thread depicting Kimmer/Heidi in various "humorous" situations. A few brought a faint smile to my face but not the reactions many posters on LCF expressed they had when they saw these cartoons. To me, some of their reactions seemed just a tad over the top. I won't get into specifics here but there seemed to be a lot of spitting of liquids over monitors/keyboards and ROFLMAOs with 5 or 6 smilies blinking and winking after their posts. Wassup with all those x%#@*! smilies??

I know that I have a good sense of humour, so I know I can't explain away my perplexed/confused/uncomfortable feelings on an inability to enjoy a good joke and laugh. Laughter truly is the best medicine. To be honest, though, I didn't find the photoshopped cartoons THAT funny.

What I did find rather strange was that many members, whose weight approximates that of Heidi/Kimmer, got such a big belly-laugh out of, to cite one example, her animated arse in stretch pants. And believe me...I have no love for Heidi/Kimmer. It just seemed a little off-base, IMHO.

I guess, in retrospect, what bothered me the most was realizing the amount of time it would have taken those LCF members to hunt down jokes, pictures of Heidi/Kimmer, photoshop them, save them, and then upload them to LCF, along with their post. I know some of them were sold down the river by Heidi/Kimmer and posting those cartoons would have been cathartic but... my mind, instead of photoshopping and posting Heidi/Kimmer all over hell's half acre, that time could have been spent better in

(a) starting a blog, as Ducky suggested at Kimkins Exposed, to get the word out on the Web so that people considering Kimkins would have a head's up on the controversy before giving that nefarious witch, Kimmer, their $60;
(b) contacting Dateline, ABC's 20/20, governmental offices, etc;
(c) welcoming and supporting ex-Kimkinites on the forums;
(d) having a bubble bath with your rubber duck. After all, a duck in the hand is worth two in the bush.

End of rant.

Have I lost my sense of humour? Comments welcomed.

Medusa (aka Belladonna)

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Anonymous said...

Hi Bella, great blog!

I'm one of those people who's current size weight and shape most resembles Heidi's, but I didn't find the pictures offensive at all.

You may not have suffered the years of abuse from kimmer as some at LCF have so they're basically "getting a bit of their own" so to speak.

I also don't find any of them to be real hilarious either. I've yet to see any pic/cartoon that causes me to wet myself, spit on my monitor or roll on the floor. I also doubt that any of them did either.
I think it's just an netizen fad to say so.

YKWIM? (couldn't resist) :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Belladonna! I totally understand, and sympathize, but at the same time we have to remember that many, many of those who are laughing the loudest have cried the hardest, posted, investigated, emailed, called, and everything else that can possibly be done to get this thing into the hands of the Law and the Media.

That concerted effort is still ongoing, largely behind the scenes, in homes and offices all around the country, day and night, in between restless sleep and thoughtful -- often prayerful -- waking moments.

Exhaustion creeps and sometimes leaps. Laughter is a way of taking a break.

Sometimes some of us turn our efforts to humor, to try to make ourselves and other people feel better.

Laughing at the evil giant feels safer and healthier, than cowering in fear or raging in anger.

Everyone has been through a lot, and yes the humor is cathartic.


Medusa said...

Hi, Cloudy and Mimi!

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave comments on my rant.

I really didn't find the pictures was what I felt was an over-the-top reaction to them that mystified me.

Honestly, the last time I "ROFLMAO" was when I saw that Fluffy ditched Kimkins and joined the South Beach crowd on LCF (poor, innocent, unsuspecting Beachers). Good luck with that, Fluffy.

Anyway, back to your comments. You're absolutely correct...I did not suffer from Kimmer's abuse and I truly understand the cathartic effect of payback in any form, short of murder.

I guess my point was that I felt that the posters' time could have been better spent in starting a blog, blah, blah, blah.

Like others, in early August I e-mailed Dateline, Woman's World, 20/20, investigative journalists, etc. giving them the head's up on this story, hoping they'd take the bait. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one of them will blow this wide open and shut down Heinous Heidi.

To those who have suffered at the hands of Heiki/Kimkins, if any of the cartoons gave you a good laugh and brightened your spirits then having them in the LCF thread is worth their weight in gold.

Chalk up my rant to sleep deprivation, hormones, whatever. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. YKWIM? Ha!

All the VERY best,