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Today, it's a wide carnivorous sky, and I have no mountains to hold them at bay, no tall, tall trees to keep me safe.

Several days ago, Nick Mamatas, for reasons I will not even begin to try and fathom*, outed Benjanun Sriduangkaew (via Mamatas' Ello account) as the troll better known as @ requireshate. I've known their identity since August first, but, to my surprise, I find that I hardly even give a shit, despite the things Sriduangkaew ("Bees") said about me and all the harm they've caused others. Two years have passed, and I've mostly moved on. But I can't help but hope that the exposure of Sriduangkaew as such a profoundly petty, hateful, hypocritical individual puts a nail in the coffin of her nascent career. She has hurt people, many far, far more than the insults she aimed my way. In a just world, no editor would dare touch her, for fear of guilt by association. Fair is fair.

Yesterday I wrote the first four pages of the first fifth of Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird. It went well, I think. I also answered a pile off email.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. The taxes are bearing down on us, and I had a stupid doctor's thing yesterday – and those aren't free. So yes, here's a link to the current eBay auctions, and there's also Kathryn's Etsy shop. She has new stuff up. Thank you.

Last night, we finished Season One of Sons of Anarchy. While the final two episodes hint at promise, overall I found the season, in general, to be an exercise in mediocrity. Mostly, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal kept me watching, even though Perlman is pretty much on autopilot. We may eventually come back to the series. Later, I watched The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966), for reasons that should be obvious. It had been a while.

Now, to the breach and all that rot.

Well, That's Because You Might,
Aunt Beast

* Mamatas has long professed to be an admirer of @ requireshate's, hence my confusion. He has tried to explain his motives via Ello, but the explanation is as baffling as the rest of this shit. Maybe it's all a very, very poorly conceived publicity stunt.

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martianmooncrab
Oct. 9th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
, outed Benjanun Sriduangkaew (via hi Ello account) as the troll better known

wish I had known that sooner, I bought an anthology with a story in it by him.. I would have passed on it. (I know it hurts the other authors, but... )
docbrite
Oct. 10th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
She's a woman. An ass, but a woman.
martianmooncrab
Oct. 10th, 2014 07:21 am (UTC)
assery crosses all the boundaries..
nihilistic_kid
Oct. 9th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
Ask.fm has the answer, not ello.

Shorter: she was already being outed via a whispering campaign to editors. Hearing it from me resolved a lot of the drama ready to boil over, while putting an end to some of RH's backchannel shenanigans engaged in to keep the secret.
redmorlock
Oct. 10th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, Nick. A thing being known by some does not make it a matter of public record. You did that. I have been accused of outing Coffeeandink, though she was using her legal name in public posts on her LJ at the time. A lawyer who blogs as Sierrawyndsong noted, "By the time anyone bothers to read this, I am sure the name will no longer be linked to the LJ account. However, in December 2007: The article titled Fantasy Roundtable: People of Color in Fantasy Literature, written by K. Tempest Bradford and published by Dark Fantasy, links an author’s name to their LJ account. (It is my opinion that if the article published the identity and link without the author’s permission, then Dark Fantasy and Bradford owe the author an apology and a retraction.) This same article has been used very often in numerous blogs concerning race issues in SciFi genre and has always contained the link. So, not just there, but in many, many posts, this article has made it very public who that author is in real life. Therefore, it is a MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD. Get it? Got it? Good."

You made this a matter of public record. Got it? Good.
nihilistic_kid
Oct. 10th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hi Will. I see that you are still suffering from the mental illness that compels you to obsess over coffeeandink, and that you're still being a crybaby over it.

A thing being known by some people, who discuss it publicly, does make it a matter of public record. How publicly was it discussed? Type the letters benjanu into Google and see what autocompletes. That didn't start happening on Monday.

Anyway, blocking your new LJ id now, thanks!
redmorlock
Oct. 10th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
Block and run, eh, outer?

Edited at 2014-10-10 05:22 pm (UTC)
redmorlock
Oct. 10th, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
I realize Nick has thrown his fit and fled, but for anyone else reading this, I'd like to stress a very important point: RH's critics did not out her. Perhaps that was because they ultimately decided not to out her, or perhaps that was because there was no proof of her identity until Nick outed her. However Nick may try to spin this, he's the one who made her identities common knowledge. Until a couple of days ago, a friend of mine was convinced that RH was someone else because she had been told that was so by someone she trusted. After Nick outed RH, my friend wrote to tell me that she had been caught up in a "web of lies".

So it was good of Nick to swat down the web of lies. And I do think BS's best choice, now that she's been outed, is to accept it and move on. Preferably with sincere apologies to her many targets, perhaps starting with our host here.
setsuled
Oct. 9th, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
I find that I hardly even give a shit, despite the things Sriduangkaew ("Bees") said about me and all the harm they've caused others.

I've never heard of her in either guise. Literature seems like such a precious thing now, it's dispiriting to hear someone who's gained any kind of respect in the field would treat it like high school.

Last night, we finished Season One of Sons of Anarchy. While the final two episodes hint at promise, overall I found the season, in general, to be an exercise in mediocrity.

I've never seen it despite my love for Ron Perlman. Everything I heard or saw about it had kind of a Walker: Texas Ranger vibe.
Nova Mana
Oct. 9th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
Speaking of entertainment, have you seen The Skin I Live In? I think you may enjoy it. Also there was this quaint t.v show, since cancelled, called Pushing Daisies. Also, not sure if Game of Thrones is up your alley, but its good as well.
Have a lovely day Auntie Beast.
sovay
Oct. 10th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
Yesterday I wrote the first four pages of the first fifth of Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird. It went well, I think.

I am looking forward. I finally (it's been a broke summer) read Grimmer Tales this afternoon and it lived up to its cover.
starshoegazer
Oct. 10th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm always upset when someone does something so...rude? That's that only word for it, really. Rude.
mevennen
Oct. 10th, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
Caitlin, you will always have my support, and you continue to have the support of many writers in this community.

And thank God we've got big strong chaps like Nick to sort out all us silly girls, eh?
redmorlock
Oct. 10th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
Sons of Anarchy
If you don't like the first season, you won't like the rest. I intend to watch the rest of Season Seven because the show does very well what it does, but what it does is not necessarily worth doing.
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