October 9th, 2014


"I'm swimming in it, I'm swimming out to you."

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.