It Never Ceases to Amaze…

Feel free to skip this since you’ll be seeing it in the next update for Just A Little Heat, but I’m all pissed off right now. I bet anyone that whoever is responsible for this little piece of anonymous bullshit won’t surface here because I can track his/her email and I.P. address. Fucking coward.

If you don’t feel like dealing with anons, then perhaps you should post this exclusively to your blog. You’ve been rather defensive when it concerns reviews in the past. I’s not exactly a good look on anyone, to be perfectly honest. You need to just accept the fact that not everyone is going to be 100% pleased with your stories. That’s the reality that every writer has to deal with. Abuse from anons is terrible. But not being able to swallow the less than flattering reviews is something else all together. Also calling reviewers ‘cunts’, ‘asshole’s and the like is rather disconcerting. Especially when you call out certain people on their misogynistic views regarding Sookie. Grow up.

 

I’ll post wherever the fuck I want to post.

I write author’s notes when I feel like there is a point that isn’t being understood by readers. I don’t write notes whining about people not liking what I write. I know I can’t please everyone all of the time. That said, there’s a way of sending a review to an author that is entertaining you FOR FREE without being a jerk about it. I can handle constructive criticism, sweetheart, don’t you worry about it. That’s how writers learn and evolve in their work. But it’s nice to know that you aren’t really reading the things I write in my author’s notes because if you were, you would already know all of this.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck I’m not calling it a kitten. I really don’t need a lecture on morality from someone who doesn’t have the guts to privately send me a message to address their concerns. If you don’t like what I write, please feel free to get the fuck away from my work.

Allow me to enlighten you about me just a little bit. I don’t give a single fuck what you think. Just ask Scribe and she’ll tell you all about that. Hell, ask Missy, kjwrit or Storiesforevy and they’ll tell you the same. You don’t know me. I don’t know you. You want me to be courteous to you? Then treat me the same way. Don’t be a complete shit and expect me to apologize for not writing to your standards. I don’t stand for people treating me like shit in my regular life so why in the fuck would I tolerate it here? I have every right to defend myself if I’m being attacked. Maybe you’re okay with people treating you like crap, but that’s really not my problem.

If it was possible to make anon reviews disabled, you bet your ass I’d do it because it cuts down on the number of people who think they’re bad ass. At least when I call someone a cunt or an asshole, I have the courage to sign my name to it. So really, which one of us needs to grow up here?

Get over yourself.

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Wow…

Okay, so I just got this review for Full of Grace, chapter 18:

“I like your stories and I think you’re a good writer, but I really despise the inclusion of the “Jerry Springer” jokes about gender and calling someone an ‘it’. Stuff like that, even included for the sake of comedy, always makes me wonder about the author and why they think it’s funny. It’s just unnecessary, especially when you consider the slurs and misgendering used against transgender women, who are often the victims of violent hate crimes. Obviously I can’t stop anyone from writing what they want to, but please consider how offensive this is to LGBT readers.” -Anonymous

I completely agree that there are awful crimes committed against transgendered people. However, the passage that this reader is referring to has nothing to do with a transgendered person. Anyone that has ever watched Jerry Springer knows that a good deal of his guests are white trash, hillbillies that look like they come from a very inbred, Hit Shot type family. That is what the passage was referencing, and not someone that is transgendered, transexual or anything like that.

I’m a little offended by this review and it’s assumption that I’m secretly in the business of supporting inflammatory humor against a community that fights so hard for equality. But since this person knows nothing about me, or my private life, he/she wouldn’t know that I have friends that are in drag shows or that I go to the Pride parade in Boystown, support gay marriage, or that I think gender isn’t always defined by the body we’re born into. I’ve done hair/makeup for one of my oldest friends when he goes out in drag. I love him dearly and never once have I judged him.

So to that reviewer, please don’t lecture me on things you don’t understand. Never, in a million years, would I ever write a story where hate crimes and gay bashing are acceptable, in any capacity. Frankly, you are the only person to draw that conclusion from the audience that’s read it and I have to winder about you as a person, since you were the only one to go there.

Ugh. Thanks for ruining my day, asshole.

Just in case you want to listen to me rant more about this…