On Tumblr, a lot of people seem to communicate happiness by exaggerated displeasure. Like, if a fic has made them sad or someone’s art is just *that good*, they’ll comment “SCREW YOU I DIDN’T NEED MY HEART ANYWAY” or something like that. But I’m always afraid to send things like that because I’m afraid it’ll be mistaken for genuine hate. What is a good way to make it clear that I actually really like what they do while keeping that sort of mock rage? Or should I just not bother?
realsocialskills said:
I don’t know, and actually I often have a lot of trouble telling whether someone is intending to complain about something or praise it when they’re talking that way.
Do any of y’all know how to tell the difference, and how to be clear about which one you mean?

annabellecoeur said:

Usually I’m close enough to the person that they know what I mean, but even then, I often tend to add a note in parentheses explaining just to make sure.

Either that or I rapidly flip back and forth between HATE and LOVE, both being aggressive in tone, provided the person doesn’t mind me being like that.

In the scenario anon talks about, I’d probably write something like “WOW REALLY WAS THAT NECESSARY HOW DARE YOU (that was so perfect omg I love it a lot I really do)”, that kind of thing. I hope that all made sense.