Ok, because I am in such an uncharacteristically soppy mood this morning, I am going to start this post with a Youtube rendition of "Love is in the air", sung by the one and only "Sex Grandad" - Mr Tom Jones :D "Why Tom Jones and not John Paul Young" you may ask - well I like Tom Jones (when he is not draped in ladies panties), and also the video has a picture of a Labrador on it that looks remarkably like my old dog Sami <3 :) Blog Post is underneath the video :)
As well as waking up to the rather heavenly Coffee and Cinnamon smells this morning (see this mornings previous post), I also woke to an Email from a friend of my son who is a MASSIVE fan of the band HIM. I am rather close to my sons friends - they are constantly staying over at our house, and we all share a similar taste in music etc. The only thing that bothers me sometimes is that their own laptops seem to always be either breaking, broken or "in the shop" being mended, so pretty much every day I lose my own laptop for several hours at a time, so that they can all do their coursework for college etc. In an average day, there is probably about 4 - 8 different people that use my laptop, so having it all to myself on this holiday will be rather nice :) Anyway, I digress. As I said she is a big fan of HIM's music, and keeps me updated on most of the current news about the band. About a couple of months or so ago she told me about an internet site that was dedicated to the bands lead singer (I will not name the site here, for reasons that will become obvious), and said to me "check it out - you will have such a laugh!" I did as she advised and exactly what she predicted would happen, did happen - I laughed my arse off!
Safe to say I have never read such a bunch of old crap and bollocks in my life! On first reading it, it seemed that the whole page was infested with conspiracy theories about who the lead singer is/is not dating, why he is/is not dating them, who he has dated in the past, who he should date in the future (in their screwed up little opinions) etc etc - Seriously it was unbelievable to read, and a really good example of what can happen when so-called "fan" sites are either unmanaged, or just managed poorly.
However then I looked a little closer and was stunned at the amount of hatred and vile human decay that is infesting that site on a daily basis, and what stuns me even more is that nothing is being done to stop it. It just doesn't make any sense to me. If this was an ordinary member of the public they would shut the site down immediately, and the site could be sued for slander. However because Ville is famous it seems that the controllers of the site think he doesn't have the same rights as the rest of us, and the hatred is just left there for the whole world to see. For whatever reason that decision was made, it is crazy, heartless, and utterly cruel. What good enough reason could there possibly be for letting people vent that much putrid negativity against a guy who is just living his life? It is just plain old disgusting behaviour on the part of the sites controllers, or whoever is controlling the content of his page :( At first I thought most of the messages were being posted by HIM fans that were a bit disgruntled with the band. But then it became obvious - these were not HIM fans at all, these were all of the HIM haters who for the last 20 odd years have previously had no place else to go to vent their hatred and jealousy for HIM's success. Now they have been given such a place, and whoever it is that is controlling the content on his page are making sure it is used well. They should seriously think about changing the sites name to "Ville Haters Anonymous" since everybody on it posts their disgusting messages of hate and extreme intolerance anonymously.
Anyway I don't really want to dwell on the negative aspects of that site as I feel they don't deserve the publicity, I've said pretty much all I want to say about them, so here instead is a transcript of the email I got from my sons friend this morning:
"Sam, go to *this is where she included the sites name*, they are going mental about a new interview that Ville has given to a finnish newspaper, where he mentions *his girlfriends* name. I think its official - they are dating :) Love you mum (thats what she calls me), Kay xx"
So, bleary eyed and still temporarily lacking coffee I logged onto the site to read what vile comments they had all been posting now. I was unfortunately not surprised to read that instead of being happy for Ville that he has officially got a new girlfriend, that he is no longer alone in this world, the mean-spirited and closed-minded little brats are instead taking every opportunity they can to make cruel comments about the situation. Although I have made a couple of posts on that site in the past when I have been angry enough to comment on some of the hatred I have seen there, and I have even tried to reason with them a couple of times, I do not want to dignify the site with a comment made by me about Villes personal life, so here is my take on the news:
Bloody good luck and a heartfelt "Well Done" to Ville and his girlfriend! Seriously I cannot say just how much I am over the moon that Ville has finally found someone to care for, and more importantly someone to care for him. He isn't a weak man, but everyone needs protecting from the ravages of this world sometimes. I hope so much that this one works out for him, and more than anything I hope that he has finally found some happiness and peace in his private life. Take it from me there is not much worse than being heartbroken and lonely, and I am so very glad he is neither of those things anymore. I don't know much about his girlfriend, but from the little I know of her she seems ok to me, and I am guessing that he thinks she is a good person, otherwise he wouldn't be with her - so nobody else should be judging! I don't understand people who get jealous of the girlfriend of someone they have never met, and are not likely to ever meet - what a terribly childish and backward way to behave :( So, Ville I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world, I wish that you both can be gifted a smile from the other on crappy dark days, and that you always find a way to put your arms around one another when support is needed.
I am more resolved than ever now to go and get my twin flame - because I know he is Still out there ;) After all - if the **"Prince of Broken Dreams" can find Love - then I can surely find The Same ;)
** (I once heard a bonkers goth chick give Ville this nickname, lol)
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