‘Lo, there do I see my Father.
‘Lo, there do I see my Mother, and my Sisters, and my Brothers.
‘Lo, there do I see the line of my people;
Back to the beginning!
‘Lo, they do call to me;
They bid me take my place among them.
In the Halls of Valhalla!
Where the Readers
PS – Drama begets drama.
PSS – Exit, stage left!
PPS – Elvis has left the building!
PPSS – Build a bridge and get the fuck over it.
Et cetera, et cetera.
Those who dared:
ouaqquwcgk on my confession dkmhwgijnw on random awesomeness Kris on maybe it’s me, but… kaetrin on maybe it’s me, but… Kris on maybe it’s me, but…
Such brave readers, too.
Chris: This is serious stuff!
But no one else has quite your way with words, Kris. 😀
Chris: *blushes* I know. It's a gift.
Lori: Yup. It's like there's a fucking echo in the book blogging community or something.
I miss all the good shit!
*retreats to stalk blogs to figure out what the hell is going on now*
I love that picture so much….
I have to say I am glad I took a break from reading blogs then. But I would love a 'blow by blow' 😉
What Nic said! Sometimes I am sure I live with my head in the sand!
Nic: Herewith a linkity: http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/2330790-we-authors-should-be-grateful-we-re-getting-reviewed-at-all
Mariana: I've been saving it for an appropriate occasion. ;P
Kassandra: *points up at link which will lead to more link… and possibly more depending on how bad it has got*
HA! You said 'blow by blow'. *snicker*
Orannia: I reckon you're better off like that, hun. It's just the same old shit regurgitated to the power of infinity.
Love the pic, too, made me laugh so hard.
Good post, Kris, as your last one, too. (didn't comment there but I wanted to *sighs*)
@ Kris: I so knew you would get a kick out of that!
I commented, I rambled, I even stated an opinion. Wonder if I should seek shelter?
I blame Kris for giving me the link >.<
Oh dear, again. It doesn't even shock me anymore.
LillI: Thanks, mate. I've another post waiting in the wings to follow up my community one. It's bound to make me lots and lots of friends. 😛
Kassandra: You know me so well. To the point where you know I'm used to getting the blame for stuff. I've decided it's just another one of my many gifts.
Janna: It shocks me still. It shocks me that people don't learn. Craziness.
I no longer buy new authors. It saves money and harassment. I know I will probably miss out on some very good books but I really don't need the stress of finding out some writer using an alias is actually a right twat!
With the world of the anonymous, trust plays an important part, it's a pity most people don't know what the word means. If people wrote and reviewed under there legal names, I think most people would be a lot more polite. But then the maurading bovines would have no where to hide, would they.
I think I wish to change maurading bovines to their real name…… Stupid rampaging cows. 🙂
Poop! I forgot I can't edit after I posted!
I belong to a book club, it's not big about 60-70 people and those are only the ones that say anything so it could be bigger. None of us are going to buy new authors because of the above, it won't make a dent in the ozone but it does make us feel like at least we know who we are dealing with. Thank goodness I tried Stephani Hecht before I came to this decision. 🙂
It sounds like sour grapes but I think most authors and their rabid fans have bought this on themselves. Most readers read for the love of reading. They don't want to get caught up in whichever controversy is going on at the present. So it's easier to stick with the authors you know. I think reviews should take out the comment section and tell people that this is there opinion and as a member of the human race they are allowed to have one.
May I ask how many of these authors actually put their money where there anger is? Do they donate a percentage of their profits to helping GLBT good works? I think that I, as a reader, as well as lots of others would buy an authors work, good or bad, to help support said authors charitable endeavours. After reading stephani Hecht column on Jessewave I went out and bought 10 of her books. It wasn't particularily powerful but it was enought for me to want to support her.
Tish: I think readers being put off either trying new authors, wanting to share thoughts or even reading the genre itself is one of the major problems, which has come out of all this crap. I've actually a post waiting and ready about this same topic. I just hope my thoughts and words can do it justice.
I read it all yesterday. What a mess ….. again. And now I see Wave is going to interview JE on the site.
I think I will pass on that one.
Ingrid: Really?? I think I'll pass on that one too.
For some reason, I feel like singing the Barney theme song.