Comment about media glorifying war? January 28, 2023 7:13 PM   Subscribe

I remember reading a comment many years ago (or an amalgam of several comments?) chiding "war is hell" type media as glorifying war anyway, and explaining that real war was mostly boring with short periods of terror. I think the user posting this might have witnessed and/or participated in the Yugoslav Wars? Or maybe that was a different user? Anyone have the comment favorited? I thought I did, but I can't find it in my bookmarks.
posted by archagon to MetaFilter-Related at 7:13 PM (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I think you're looking for this comment by Dee Xtrovert (and more in the same thread).
posted by automatronic at 7:23 PM on January 28, 2023 [2 favorites]

Thank you! It wasn't that comment, but it was the right user, and the comment I remembered was this one from the same thread:
posted by archagon at 7:32 PM on January 28, 2023 [6 favorites]

Incidentally, I wonder what happened to Dee Xtrovert. Looks like her last activity was circa 2016. Hope she's doing well, and maybe thinking about writing that book.
posted by archagon at 8:53 PM on January 28, 2023 [5 favorites]

I often wonder about Dee as well. Hey, if you are out there, drop us a line. We miss you!
posted by Meatbomb at 12:18 AM on January 29, 2023 [15 favorites]

Written by someone who actually lived through a war, Dee's comment on preppers/survivalists remains one of the greatest things written on this site.
posted by lalochezia at 2:02 PM on January 29, 2023 [9 favorites]

I hope Dee is doing well. Frank, interesting, and always very humane. We miss that voice around here.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:56 AM on January 30, 2023 [5 favorites]

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