Trolls are everywhere.
Under bridges. Within walls. In sewers. And on the internet(s).
But the Internet troll is the most peculiar of the specie. This kind of troll is someone who posts controversial or inflammatory messages in an online community with the only intention of provoking other users into an emotional response. They often lack good manners, are immoral in their thinking, and basically hate for the sake of hating. They are an ugly aberration of good online folk and voice outlandish criticisms that often bear no fact in reality. By using that erroneous information they often steal other people’s lives, turning them into trolls as well!
They be evil. Wholly evil!
The people I mostly directed my In Defense of George R. R. Martin article toward are trolls. And as I wrote HERE, George wrote his own post directed at those spiteful little creatures who populate certain areas of the internet(s).
Yesterday, author Patrick Rothfuss wrote his own blog post concerning trolls, although his post is more directed toward educating those trolls and releasing them back out into the wild rather than condemning them.
Click Concerning the Release of Book Two to read Pat’s thoughts on his life, why his second book is taking so long to be finished, and a very cool thing he is doing for his fans!
Plus he has cool cartoons. Gotta love that!
Beware of trolls! Fight them where you see them!