Linus van Pelt once said he loved humanity but couldn't stand people. I wonder, if he spent much time on the Internet, if he wouldn't change his mind, and decide he couldn't stand humanity?
I'm just the reverse: I love individual people. When I know a little about a person, about their hopes and dreams and loves and fears, I can understand them a little and love them. But the stuff "humanity" does anonymously, like the stupid drive-by online comments, or the trolling/bullying, or the taking of things out of context, or or or.....it just makes me tired and makes me not want to interact.
(There have been times I've had to figuratively sit on my hands not to snap back at some silly smug online comment, someone who thinks they know everything and they DON'T. But a lot of the time escalating stuff doesn't serve any purpose at all.....it's like trying to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig.)
Second, while mowing the lawn (so these are actually reversed in time: I mowed first, because it was threatening rain, then came back here to work)
I made up another short snippet of fanfiction. I think I can do these best as short bits; sustaining a full story with its story arc is a bit much for me now. But this was mainly an exercise in trying to conjure up Equestrian slang....(Again, this is really a first draft/first pass)
"New neighbor? You never told me...." Dash found her friend's uncommunicative nature trying at times.