I write this as I am being whisked away from Pinelandian airspace in a helicopter piloted by a manatee.
My 24 hour Facebook ban is over. Luckily Big Brother was there to protect us from such dangerous violations of community standards as pretending to be one imaginary country while talking trash about another completely imaginary country.
Though if you look on Facebook, my fans went nuts and had a lot of fun with it. They divided into camps, Krasnovians vs. Pinelanders and there were SO MANY MEMES. #FreeLarry was trending. My wife organized a benefit concert. And my daughter started telling the story of what I’m pretty sure was Free Willy. Other brave Krasnovians earned bans for telling the truth about the evils of Pinelandia. We will eat sandwiches in your honor, brothers.
When you get FB banned you can still read it, you just can’t post. So I kept up on the silliness. I’m glad you guys had a good time.
Of the hundreds of #FreeLarry posts I only saw one lone idiot saying that Facebook was correct in its Orewelling, because though I had been representing an imaginary country (and since we are best known for sandwiches and genocide,then obviously I’m playing the good guy imaginary country), and I was insulting the imaginary people of an imaginary country, I still used a REAL ethnic slur, and thus earned my banning.
I was so perplexed by this comment that I went and reread the thread that got me banned. And he could only be talking about my reference to “Goat Rapists”… So if that’s an ethnic slur, I’m not sure how, because it’s not like Pinelandia has a worldwide monopoly on the practice, so I would be really curious which group of people this bright individual reflexively thinks of when he hears Goat Rapists. Because really, that would say a lot more about him than about me.
(well, and Pine Land is in North Carolina, so there’s that too)
At least it’s not like I used a really serious specific slur, like Fredo.
I can only hope that this issue does not further flame tensions between our two nations. I would hate for there to be a repeat of the Atropia incident.