Hello all my Fellow Miscreants,
Being a miscreant is not an easy task. you must find a way to balance your enjoyment of all things, and maintaining at least some modicum of civility. Recently a conversation with my UBerfan about her trying to remain anonymous while she publishes. Her Logic, she is a Female, and despite the style and skill she writes with she will be a female first, and an author second. she wants to succeed as a writer, not as a side-show.
I convinced her that the internet was a creepy place, but that she would find that people tended to behave badly only for a few minutes, then they would either move to another target, or start behaving.
of course my UBerfan then went and got a full-time job, so now I can only bug them when they are off work and when I am…(I liked it better when she was as unemployed as I was… but none the less) Because she was now busy, I started to chat with another author. She became my muse, helping me understand the female brain (or at least get me close enough I could write about it with out spiking my blood Alcohol Level. she had the same concerns as UBerfan, and I once again gave her my advice.
as it turns out I now owe both my UBerfan and Muse an apology. I was wrong.
It’s still the internet! while there is a good section of people who will chat these 2 up out of interest in their abilities as writers, there are also still more than a few mouth breathers that make it so that any human being with mammary glands must hide behind androgynous names and photo’s. I am tempted to chase down these a$$hats and let them know they are not allowed to harass my muse or UBerfan, that’s for me to do !