Would really like this post to reach its intended audience. Seems to me there is a lot more GW bashing last several months than ever before. Here are some thoughts.
JJ typing, recently purchased an un-assembled drop pod from someone on the cheap (12$ if you're intersted). He's getting out of 40k because of the space marine novel fiasco. Others are jumping ship because of treatment to bloggers, specifically Natfka. Others still because of a myriad of reasons, usually cost.
While modeling/painting Mon night something occurred to me and I think it would be helpful for anyone who has jumped ship or is consider doing so.
Let's look at compassion briefly. I mean literally look because presently that is all we have.
GW's legal hammer comes down and through google two blogs, big majour blogs, were turned off. Faeit 212 and BoLS. Shortly after we learn about this and the blogsphere erupts with posts. Outrage ensues and vitriol is vomited forth. Quagmire of blame and hysteria abound. Almost no blog goes unscathed.
Shortly after we hear word from Natfka about what is happening and are pacified a little when BoLS returns. Natfka comments that his blog remains down while BoLS is up and running again. Faeit 212 returns to life weeks later and Natfka mentions his passion for the game. In my opinion he has more right than anyone to be upset at GW. Bloggers know how personal blogging can become. BoLS they let go live shortly after being shut down yet Faeit 212 suffered longer. And, Natfka remains positive and doesn't show any hard feelings towards GW about the affair.
I suggest once again we follow suit and practice the compassion Natfka has exhibited towards GW and learn about ourselves. Learn we can be upset and endure those hard times. Learn that we can be still and enjoy the peace after interesting times. Let's follow his lead and remember where we found our joy so we can once again sit in the soft radiant glow of the happiness within us.
I'm aware the audience this post is trying to reach most likely will never read this. That shouldn't stop me from expressing the message in the hopes that it reaches someone who's feeling this way.
If you wish to remain upset at GW for their actions and don't want to support them further, please do so. I only ask that you do so without causing harm to yourself by continuing to hold a grudge or stress about it. Live in peace with yourself and your environment. There's no need to add more drama to your life that will lead to making you unhealthy physically and mentally. There's more than enough drama to do that already. We don't need to fabricate our own, furthering irreparable damage. We can let go of stress and drama that we develop. We can learn to navigate the stress and drama placed upon us by others.
Be angry or at peace about the GW ordeal. Don't linger on either. Be in this moment. Give it adequate attention. Holding it to your chest like a mother holds a crying child. When those feelings are pacified let them go and be in the next moment.