I'm a big bloke (7ft tall) and I am forever reading. This will mostly be my thoughts as I am reading and possibly a review or two. You may know me as Archer.
I am basically a lurker. My life revolves around my wife, my cats, Books, and entertainment.
I'm working on building and setting up a forge and I'm generally one of those people who can be found causing or in the middle of mischief somewhere...
Anne motherfucking Rice...
One of the most successful living authors in the world calls the people on STGRB's shitlist "Gangster Bullies" (I'm a gangster now.... OK... Crime obviously doesn't pay cause I still don't have any fucking money).
Can we just take a moment to fully understand how fundamentally fucking moronic that is?
Annie, I'm not going to call you Ms Rice or Anne any longer, recently I have lost all respect for you, so Annie,
I feel that this is a marketing ploy on your behalf to get your name out there in the forefront of everyones mind because *le gasp* you have a new book coming out later this year. I feel, in my gut (which is rather substantial), that you, Annie, have jumped on this bandwagon of lambasting reviewers for their opinions because *le gasp* you want to be a best seller again. Am I in the ball park at all? Getting warm at all? I think I am.
Now Annie this, and this alone, makes you a moron. Now before I continue allow me to ask...
You're a moron, because this site, this blog that attacks those who do not agree, has been denounced by multiple actual online anti-bullying organisations in the past. They do precidely what they claim to despise and they don't care who gets caught in the crossfire. They make false allegations, they start rumours, and they drop context. Am I a perfect innocent, no. Did I curse at a minor, yes. Have I ever shelved a book as a personal Do Not Read because I do not agree with the authors beliefs, yes. Have I ever gone out of my way to humiliate an author? No. I'm not perfect, no one is. Least of all you Annie.
Now before you get all irate, I want you to know I was a fan of yours. I had respect for you. But not after you sicced your fans on a lone unaffiliated reviewer who didn't like your book. Not after you took personal offense to the reception of Blood Canticle.
You have been in the industry long enough to have surely learned you need a thick skin. So I ask you. Where is yours Annie? Where is Melissa Douthit's? Where is Rebecca Fitzpatricks (She wrote that infamous "Be Nice" bullshit blog post)?
This whole situation really does sadden me because it shouldn't be like this. You of all fucking people should know better. I hope I'm wrong and this is not all a big marketing ploy, I hope to fuck you are not that fucking shallow, but if I am, then it means you're totally naive and ignorant of all the facts. And even though they have been presented to you before, you're incapable of accepting that you're not in the right here.
So, put on your big girl pants, realise that no one is out to maliciously hurt you and GROW THE FUCK UP ANNIE! YOU ARE NOT A FUCKING HERO!