No.

Jan. 19th, 2012 10:57 pm
brilligspoons: (hello grenade!)
Okay, guys, I realize that SOPA and PIPA are pretty awful things and that we're all really threatened by their implications. I will not dispute any of that.

But the list of things that are (supposedly) better than SOPA going around some parts of tumblr? NO. NOT OKAY. SO VERY NOT OKAY. Because included on that list are the Holocaust, the Nanking Massacre, and 9/11.

Just. What.

(Admittedly some of the things on the list are pretty funny (Nickelback, Nicholas Cage, Grease 2), but they're interspersed with WAIT WTF WAS THAT moments. Ugh.)
brilligspoons: (fffuuuuuuuu)
Doug told me I'm not allowed to start something with this person while I'm loopy and in so much physical pain I can barely breathe, so I'm going to rant about this here instead. This is a link to the exchange details; I'll just quote the highlights.

I’ve already messaged some of the best authors that I know on tumblr (and I’m sure there are many of you I don’t know about) to see if they’re willing, so now I’m going to ask ALL OF YOUUUU.

I’m not very good at telling you what’s going on so I’ll just put it in a bulleted list. Not everyone can get in, mostly because I want everyone to get something on a level of writing that they’ll enjoy, instead of mentally beta’ing it.


and

Each entry must have your username, an example of your writing ( at least 2k words) and the things you WON’T write.

If accepted, I’ll send you an ask.


and then

Also, I’m going to be in the SS as well. but I’m a right bastard so I’m going to pick whoever’s prompt I like best. As for who’s filling my SS, please let me know if you’re thinking about filling it, and I’ll send it to you. That way I’m not picking THE BEST AUTHOR, OMG OMG. but just someone who’d enjoy writing it.


Words cannot express how much I want to punch this person in the face.

Like. How much elitist douchebaggery can you fit into one tumblr post? What about anything this person says is appealing to writers? And, disregarding the elitism, does she or he even comprehend how incredibly MEAN this is? Is this really what fandom is about? I'm not denying that there are some shit writers out there. I'm not particularly good at catching my own (many and varied) mistakes, and I consistently forget to ask for a beta before I post something. Should that preclude me from participating in an exchange? Do my poor writing choices mean I don't deserve something nice written for me?

IN CONCLUSION SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENMARK AND I AM FINDING IT REALLY DAMN HARD NOT TO SAY SOMETHING DIRECTLY TO THE PERSON RUNNING THIS THING.

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