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Remember this article in the LA Weekly I was talking about a few days back? Yeah, a few things wrong with it, particularly the small fact that the author of the piece pretty much changed all of our sexual orientations to straight. First time I got interviewed for an article on gay romance and got shoved back in the closet, but whatevs.

The funny part is this twit, who is apparently having trouble making sells of his own books, has decided to drop in, screeching and sobbing because the...what did he call them? oh yes, the psycho-sexual hen party...is messing up the world's perception of real gay men with their pansy twinks who fall in love and are monogamous. How dare they?
Your writers are pretending to be gay men -- which they are not. These FRAUDS are poaching on the exceedingly hard-won territory of gay literature. As a result a lot of serious writing by gay men is being swept to one side while this psycho-sexual hen party has its way with my life and the lives of those I've loved. I have nothing but contempt for this.
HA! Dumbass.

Anyways, if you're bored this weekend and want a few moments of hilarity, go watch Ally Blue and Alex Beecroft bang their heads against a brick wall talking to this sniveling fucktard. Scroll down to the comments for all the fun. Or read the article again. There's authors, and rods shoved in cooters. Interesting reading, that.

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wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
i wonder if he knows that he's supposed to take the vibrator OUT.
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Maybe not? Chipped a tooth on my first vibrator because nobody told me not to turn the dang thing on when it was in my mouth. Rat bastards.
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
oh honey... no... never turn a vibrator on in your mouth. you'll chip a tooth or vibrate a filling out. dear lord.

emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
yeah, a few decades too late, heifer. thanks anyways. dang porugee biatches.
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
well you NEVER asked. and i'll have you know i'm quite hapa. :D
amhartnett
Dec. 20th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Jesus Milton Christ. There's always one.
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
At least. Grrrr.
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
bitter writer fail boy is BITTER
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
he needs a hug n shiyt. although it was funny when he tried his I'M A POOR GAY GUY AND YOU JUST DON"T UNDERSTAND!!! shiyt on Teddypig, not knowing the piggy is also gay. Nice try, fucktard.
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
i'm not sure why having a guy's dick up someone's ass gives him "dick privilege" :::grins::::

emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
um...er...it doesn't? cuz I coulda swore...
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
i was waiting for him to play the angry black gay man who was always unloved and always wanted a tiara but no one would let him wear it.

honestly, i don't have that much emotional energy to continue that much rage. hell, i can't even hate my FATHER that much.
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
with that guy's luck, he'd be ranting to a gay black jew, who would have even more horror stories than just 'nobody wants to buy my books'

Edited at 2009-12-20 06:00 am (UTC)
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
no no no, he IS a gay black jew.... ::::nods:::

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ehrenstein
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
LMAO!
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
see? heh :D
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
can't. breathe. gawd, the irony. *pees all over, cuz that shiyt is way too flippin funny*
wedschilde
Dec. 20th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
i was keeled ded too.
m_barnette
Dec. 20th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
Someone is currently showing off his size extra large asshat.

What a frigging misogynistic moron.

Of course he's doing this for the perceived 'publicity' he can reap from such a public argument. What he doesn't seem to get is that honey gains more fans than vinegar and I don't envision anyone buying his books after reading his rants and their antiquated thought processes.

For the record, about a full 1/3rd of Shadowfire Press customers are men... unless they're all straight women reading m/m romances and hiding their identities with fake email addresses and paypal accounts.

Edited at 2009-12-20 08:52 am (UTC)
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'd neer heard of him, but I certainly know who he is now. Will NOT be buying his books. Ever. Can't see spending money on that jackass.
m_barnette
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
No kidding. And frankly I don't read books about 'the gay experience' since I've bloody well been living it my entire life.

When I want to read about gays--or other GLBT persons--I prefer to read things set in a world of acceptance where people are in love rather than about a nasty world full of people just like him, narrow-minded bigots.
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
WTF is the 'gay experience', anyways? I'm pretty much surrounded by gay people all the time, and they all have different experiences. So different that it would be hard to find more than a handful of things they have in common.
connorblond
Dec. 20th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Unfuckingbelievable. Gee. Typical for gay men? Stereotype much????
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
I think he's still mad that he became a joke in his industry after he wrote that op-ed piece and titled it "Obama the Magic Negro". The Republican party sort of turned his piece into a catchy Christmas tune, and made EVERYONE involved look like fucktards.
m_barnette
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, what a lovely thing to do. Great way to build a reputation... NOT! Unless, of course, you *want* to look like an asshat that is.
m_barnette
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
My friends are, currently, all gay and NONE of them act like this asshat.
charliecochrane
Dec. 20th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Ain't it sad?

The only response is silence - it's the sort of argument you can never win as people are beyond logic.

When I read this sort of thing I just remember the nice letters I get from gay men who enjoy my books and don't give two figs about whether I'm female.
emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
I couldn't care less what body parts someone has, or who they're sexing when they're not writing books for me to read. As long as the keep writing books for me to read. Otherwise, we gotta problem *g*
katiebabs
Dec. 20th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Sad because of someone's inadequacies, much like a bully, will lash out because of their own failures because of the jealousy they have of those who have great success.

emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
and it was sooo obvious that he's pissed because James and Jet and the others are getting published. guessing he's been getting alot of rejection letters. maybe he should use a female pseud and pretend to be a woman writing gay romance and see how that works out for him *rolls eyes*
alex_beecroft
Dec. 20th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
I think he's clearly established that - well known critic or not - he's still just a troll. It's not as though he's actually advancing any arguments. He's just prancing about insulting women while calling them 'dear' like a big patronising sexist pillock. I don't think he deserves a reasoned response, since, as Charlie says, he's well beyond the reach of logic or reason.

emmyjag
Dec. 20th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
trying to talk to the guy once was good sense. at this point? it's completely useless, as he apparently has little use for women in the universe, when they're not breeding more gay boys. I really wish people would stop talking to him. maybe if we tur off the lights, he'll go away
alex_beecroft
Dec. 20th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
I agree. Once you've established that you are dealing with a troll then the next move is to stop feeding it.

There's just been a very nice response by someone called TJ, though, who clearly has more knowledge (and interest) in literature than I do. I'm curious to see what David will make of that.
mrsgiggles00
Dec. 23rd, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
I've chatted with and crossed swords with David Ehrenstein way back when Salon Tabletalk was free and I see that darling has never changed a bit, lol.

Don't mind him. He loves his shock tactics. He may seem like a crude misogynist, but David does know his stuff, which unfortunately isn't gay or MM romances. I do know that he resents what he perceives as hypocrisy among fag hags - women whose fetish is gay men and justify acting on the fetish under the GLBT affirmative action umbrella. Reading that thread, clearly he views female MM authors as those women.

Doesn't mean he's right, but that's just how he is.
emmyjag
Dec. 23rd, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Trolling authors who are selling in the genre he WISHES his books would sell in is not the way to go about creating a fan base. Especially since the men whose delicate sensibilities he's trying to protect don't seem to want that protection.
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