Friday, June 23, 2006

To Snark or Not To Snark

I tired of watching blog divas snipe and snark and revel in their own bitchiness. So, I created this blog. I did not think anyone would read it. Hah. These blogarinas are seriously connected. Yes, yes, I know. I snarked without revealing my identity. Shame on me.

Entering the Snark Zone has certainly been an eye-opening experience. Snarking the Snarky was unexpectedly fun … and therein lays the danger. Deriving evil glee from poking at other bloggers should be a bad thing. Yet, I think many readers/reviewers enjoy flaying authors, books, covers, and artists on their blogs. It’s too easy to tweak people.

Snarking takes time and energy (and a deep belief in your own cleverness). It’s exhausting and guilt-inducing. Or it should be. Maybe evil glee has overcome any sense of responsibility and conscience in bloggers who like slicing and dicing authors/books/covers/artists.

So, my darlings, I’ve snarked my last. I don’t have the time or energy or, Good God, the will to keep up this blog. I hope that someone will take up the cause. If bloggers feel they are keeping authors’ egos in check (as well as holding the purse strings), then surely someone, somewhere will do the same to keep the egos of bloggers in check.

I leave you with a link to a thoughtful post from Damned Scribbling Women. And I shall pass along to you a phrase I heard just the other day: It is more difficult to be kind than it is to be clever.

58 Comments:

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12:01 AM  
Anonymous Jay said...

wow that was quick. easy come easy go apparently! hahaha

12:40 AM  
Blogger Kate R said...

It's fairly easy to be kind. It's more difficult to be kind and fascinating.

But really, if it bothers you, and this is not snark on my part, why spend the energy on it? Why not just walk away. . .oh. That's what you're doing.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Kate R said...

and I think papadopoulos edathy should have had the last word, actually. Pith!

4:37 AM  
Anonymous Rasa said...

What you failed to realise was that there are snarky bloggers out there, but you certainly do not have to increase your blood pressure by visiting them.

A blog dedicated to nothing but snarking snarkers was bound to run out of steam eventually, although I did think you'd last a little longer.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha!

Is this an attempt to bow out gracefully?

Ha! Ha!

If you can't hang with the big dogs, get off the...oh wait, you are!

Ha! Ha! HA!

Then don't let the door hit your ass on the way out!

Asshat.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s amazing how two mean spirited, classless bitches managed to find fans with even less class than they have.

Most of these comments come from fans of the Smart Bitches site. If you are what represents them, you are a sad bunch indeed.

And just for that Mistress Stef person (who doles out incredible rudeness upfront – I think she believes this to be a virtue), I will remain Anonymous. I know how she likes and good CowarT (LMAO) and an even better CunT (see I can be just as classless and mean spirited as all of you! Are you very proud?).

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Salmon Rushdie said...

Hey kids,

I'm going to agree with the snarker on this one: if there's a genre of books that you like and you want to blog about it, maybe it's best not to be a total cunt. I hurts people's feeling and does nothing to promote the genre or to improve it. Yeah, those are real people who are getting trampled on by your witty bullshit.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous doobeedoo said...

There is a real difference between being snarky and being outright mean. Snark is admittedly critical, but isn't facing criticism part of being a writer? Don't people write so people can form opinions about what they are saying?
Snark implies a wittiness, a clever use of words, without necessarily being harsh. It's easy to cross over into the land of mean and petty, and making yourself look like an utter cunt. Snark doesn't make the commentor look bad, it makes the author look clever. If the person in question makes themself look like an asshole, then you have crossed a line, and obviously don't have the intelligence to be truly snarky. No shame in it, just not an area you excel in perhaps.
This shortlived blog, for example? Not snarky. Merely petty and shallow, picking on everyone and everything from behind a tree. The closest analogy I can come up with is school yard bully. Talks a lot of shit, but then runs and hides before anyone realizes who said it. I, for one, will not be missing it.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous LeeLee said...

I didn't think you'd last long.
Please don't delude yourself that you had any anonymity, most of us know who you are. Your self-satisfied cackle is quite distinctive.
I can only hope, the next time you think it's your right to slam an opinionated reader because they shared their opinion, you take a moment to remember your own quote about kindness vs. cleverness.
Although you really are neither at this point.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg. It's apparent that these people don't realize it's them you're talking about.

I have nothing against the pros - Miss Snark, EE, or CC. They provide a badly needed service on their own time and at their own expense, (although I have noticed the majority of it is posted during regular business hours, which makes me wonder why agents and editors are always bitching about having too much to do, and not enough time to get it done).

There's a good reason Miss Snark is snarky. It's showmanship. It's entertainment. A disguise. An act, good people. She got our attention, we liked her advice, she became an icon. I can't fault the woman for being successful. But as with all successful people, there are always going to be scores more trying to ride those coattails and hope some it rubs off on them. You know, "almost famous" by association. There are going to be scores more who try to duplicate her magic, and fail miserably.

It's the deliberately cruel remarks from other authors that get on my nerves. Because the publishing pros generously allow authors to leave a link to their site or blog, snarks are springing up faster than shrooms in a cow paddy.

Some of the blogs are as cliquish (and cliche) as a high school sorority. There are now gangs of self-important snarky bitches patrolling the pros' blogs like a pack of dogs, ready to tear apart anyone who isn't one of them. Entrails are carried back to their own blogs and hung to dry for the amusement of the buzzards.

The saddest thing about it, is that the majority of the offenders are women. Instead of supporting each other, they seem to find it necessary to tear each other down. Maybe they don't get enough attention at home, or maybe it's some kind of female pissing contest, I don't know.

I'm not blaming you for walking away from here. There's no reason to stay. You've posted an intelligent opinion that will provide blog fodder for months to come. Everyone who survives an encounter with these snitty bitches will come here to sound off. I'm going to mark it as a favorite and check back regularly, as well as pass the link to a friend or two. I can see this blog going into the record books as one with the most replies to a single post. You did your job here, and if some of these people whose IQ's might be a little lower than average don't get that, we'll just snigger at them behind our hands.

Now go write, and good luck with your work in progress.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the blogs are as cliquish (and cliche) as a high school sorority. There are now gangs of self-important snarky bitches patrolling the pros' blogs like a pack of dogs, ready to tear apart anyone who isn't one of them. Entrails are carried back to their own blogs and hung to dry for the amusement of the buzzards.

Eloquently said. I used to be amused by them until I got a bit tired of these self-proclaimed Queen Bees and their snitchy little worker bees.

Worse is when they set themselves up as reviewers. Don't. Make. Me. Effing. Laugh. Like their opinion matters jack shit.

The only review/opinion worth anything to a writer is that of another writing professional (including editor or publisher) or their critique group where they try to perfect their craft. That they can work with. The rest is inconsequential fluff that aggrandizes the reviewer and is of no use to the writer. I like it, I didn't like it. So what? It's all subjective.

I wish authors would stop pandering to these ego-laden bitches. Don't give them any more power by requesting a review or licking their ass. They'll only sneer at you if you do, and it only serves to further inflate their sense of self-importance.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with anonymous. Then again, you can choose to take time to read these blogs or skip them altogether. The blogs and the self-important reviewers try their best to be clever, intelligent and amusing. Sometimes they hit the mark and other times they are pitiful. They have their following and their loyal viewers. Who does it hurt to let them have their fun? I would have liked to see this blog continue. I would like the blogger to think about her/his decision to stop. It's fun to read another view.
Hang with the big dogs? There are no Big Dogs, just little blogs trying their best to be the cleverest and funniest. Here is my vote for Snarker to continue. fondly, Janie D.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

I don't think they've ever posted anything as unpleasant or trying to be as hurtful as these remarks.

(I'm not going to post anonymously, but damn, I'll probably wish I had. . .)

1:26 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

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1:46 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

the thing I erased was no biggie--as in not more fuel on the flames. (Just an invitation to expand the definition of cliques at my blog, but I think I know them too well, so never mind.)

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honey, there's nothing more hurtful than pursuing your dream of being a writer, working nights at it away from your day job, shitting bricks trying to get the plot/romance/emotions to work, alienating your lover, family and friends to finish the damn thing, sending it off to be (more often than not) rejected, working on edits, rinse and wash, getting it accepted, more edits, becoming a fucking hermit and not being able to have a conversation with anyone because you were writing while they were watching Lost and Big Brother, having it accepted (finally) and put before the public. Only for some clever chick to come along and toss off a couple of witty paragraphs for a laugh and sit back and watch the comments roll in.

Think about it.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

I don't have to think about it, I've lived it. Through five books.

After the first book I learned that when I put my stuff out there, I have to disengage because otherwise I'll go nuts because there is no such thing as a book that gains universal praise.

Once a book is out in the world, it's on its own. If I tied myself up to how my books were received, I'd be more bitter than watercress (as it is I'm just like every other writer out there. I remember the bad reviews far more clearly than the good ones).

I apparently HAVEN'T learned enough not leave this sort of thing well enough alone. I suppose that'll come in time as well.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worse is when they set themselves up as reviewers. Don't. Make. Me. Effing. Laugh. Like their opinion matters jack shit.

The only review/opinion worth anything to a writer is that of another writing professional (including editor or publisher) or their critique group where they try to perfect their craft.


Wow. I think the point of such reviews has nothing to do with authors; rather, such reviews help other readers figure out what to spend their money on at the bookstore this month. I don't go to a bookstore without a list of AAR or SBTB recommends in my hand; there is so much dreck in romance (in any genre, really) that I save my dollars for sure bets and use my library card to check out folks who have gotten negative (or no) reviews.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

oh and to anon "honey":
might I suggest a good Author Calming Visualization always helps ease the sting a bit too.

(That's what Monica Jackson did when the bitches gave her a bad review. Plastered Candy's head onto one of those images)

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

A question for the authors:
Do you really like every book you've ever read? In all honesty, do you really like ALL the books your FRIENDS write?
The thing is, I have to pay for your books. I make $9 and some change an hour, so after taxes, I have to work an hour to buy a pb. So I'm going to be on the 'net, getting opinions and reading reviews, and finding out if I want to work on my feet an hour for your book, or if I'd rather exchange that hour's labor for something else.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kate honey, I've never had a review. The fact that you have and you're still bitching at me for defending the author says lots about you. Guess I'll be sending you a badge for worker bee of the year.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have another question for authors. Why do some feel you have to snap back on various message boards and blogs at every little snarky remark or comments you don't agree with? Are you not afraid of turning off potential buyers of your books?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

great, honey! I'll be waiting for my vichy author worker bee badge.

actually, for the last few posts I haven't been snarking (yeah, I did at first). It seriously is good fun and cathartic to mess around with visualizations.

It is absolutely an almost impossible thing to let of a book, but for sanity's sake, important. If you can't, once you're published never google your name and you'll sleep better.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

oops, sorry. Didn't mean to give advice again, honey and--ack. No.

I'm getting bitchy and not in a fun way. I'll leave the floor to all you bravely anonymous people.

heh.

now you'll never know if I'm lying or not. . .

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly my point. When I go into a bookstore I can't help but think that this author writes some great stuff but can't for the life of her stop snapping back.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got to address some comments to the readers who are obviously bewildered by all this, specifically these comments:

Wow. I think the point of such reviews has nothing to do with authors; rather, such reviews help other readers figure out what to spend their money on at the bookstore this month.

The thing is, I have to pay for your books. I make $9 and some change an hour, so after taxes, I have to work an hour to buy a pb.

Why do some feel you have to snap back on various message boards and blogs at every little snarky remark or comments you don't agree with? Are you not afraid of turning off potential buyers of your books?

Authors were readers first. Voracious readers. That's why they wanted to write in the first place. We still have to fork out for books just like everyone else. Most of my salary goes on books. Always has. And I earn something similar to you.

If authors are snapping back it's because of the thoughtless bullshit that's going on in blogs and in some forums. People with no clue on how to give a proper review setting themselves up as "voices of romance readers". Chicks with nothing to lose except having a laugh at someone else's expense - someone who worked damned hard and made some unsettling sacrifices. These reviewers are not there to provide the readers with a well-thought-out or honest review. They're there to entertain, to shock, and to annoy authors because that's what keeps traffic flowing to their blogs - controversy. It's not about the book, the author or the cover - it's about them.

Authors have to shut up and take it up the ass because yes, we're afraid to lose readers and lose sales. This is our income, for God's sake. And these bitches know that and take advantage of it. Full advantage. Because they get personal. And if we're upset about what they said we're sore losers. If we try to correct facts or defend ourselves calmly and rationally, we're not only sore losers but uppity bitches as well.

We're supposed to smile and take it and be nice about it. And look like ass-licking idiots in the process. It's a no-win situation for authors.

So sometimes authors get upset. Call it one ego clashing with another if you want. Just don't call it a fair fight.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea to post anonymously then. I am no fan of the blog you are posting about, message boards or reviewers except for the original and always amusing Mrs. Giggles. All the others are poor knock-offs. I think many authors sit on their hands and don't post or don't care. They seem to be the smart ones because they are judged by who they cozy up to online. They are just authors that write books and remain on the sidelines. Smart when you depend on consumers for your living. Dumb to look like an idiot online. JanieD

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, for those of you who are too thick to realize, this is not Snarky posting. She went off home and is probably counting her diamonds. There's more than one author posting here as *gasp* there's more than one author out there who's pissed. We're all anonymous. Surprise surprise.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No kidding. fondly, Too Thick.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course it's not fair. but suck it up, dollfaces, because of the simple facts:

authors need readers to make money.
readers don't need whiney authors at all.

Q: So? who gets to behave badly? A: Both, but only one will actually suffer financially if she does.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

TW, for those of you who are too thick to realize, this is not Snarky posting. She went off home and is probably counting her diamonds. There's more than one author posting here as *gasp* there's more than one author out there who's pissed. We're all anonymous. Surprise surprise.

Seriously, why should a reader care if an author is pissed? If they don't like readers having and voicing an opinion, then authors should find another line of work. I'm sure readers have more on their minds than worrying about if ther favorite author is pissed about something.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or more authors on their list to spend their $$ on instead of the ones making themselves look like childish fools in a very public forum. I see some authors spouting off online on message boards and on blogs that in themselves are mean and nasty and wonder what they think they are accomplishing. Don't they have anything better to do, like their job? Just stick to writing novels unless you are independently wealthy and don't give a crap if a potential customer is reminded of the display you made of yourself online when she/he is purchasing a book to read in the romance section. Think about for one tiny second, 'kay?

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... you people are incredible.

You know the saying, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent?" Well, you've obviously got your fragile little egos on outstretched platters.

Someone gives you a bad review? Unless they specifically targeted YOU, by NAME, citing incidents of your life or facets of your personality -- it's not personal. It has nothing to do with you, the author, as a person. It has to do with your book.

And your book is not you. Your book is not your "unsettling sacrifices." Your book is collection of 250 pages or more of printed words that have, by some mysterious and unknown process, appeared one morning in front of them while browsing in a neighborhood bookstore. If they don't like it, and decide to speak out about their frustration in having wasted time/money/interest, it's a considered a fundamental right in this country to do so. You may not like the way they go about it -- from chatting with a close friend to buying an online domain and collecting a following -- but guess what? When you accepted your publisher's advance, you committed to that reality. You put your work up on public display. Did you really think everyone would like it? Or did you think that, even if some readers didn't love the book, they'd strive to the utmost to spare the author's feelings about it?

They won't. Because often, they don't even think about the author. They're focusing on the book. The book is the point, the book is a PRODUCT, and readers have every right to voice frustration about a product they think is flawed.

And don't be ridiculous and say that readers can't accurately review a book. Lack of suffering through slush piles and agent woes doesn't equate with the ability to spot weak plotlines, two-dimensional characters, hackneyed premises. You want a gold star for effort? Go back to preschool.

You think authors would be more appropriate judges? Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Fowler's "Jane Austen Book Club" when next you see a copy. Flip to the back -- she's collected reviews spanning the centuries. The scathing comments Austen received from some other, very famous, authors make online reviewers look like kindly church ladies.

This sense of entitlement and self-righteousness is sickening. You're right, if I knew who some of you were, I'd never bother with your books. And that doesn't mean you should resign yourself to a life of "ass-licking" -- it means get real, grow up, and get over it. Here's another saying: the best revenge is living well. Write a book to blow everyone out of the water.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Lord help me for stumbling over here and deciding to say something, but it's too good to pass up.

People with no clue on how to give a proper review setting themselves up as "voices of romance readers". Chicks with nothing to lose except having a laugh at someone else's expense - someone who worked damned hard and made some unsettling sacrifices. These reviewers are not there to provide the readers with a well-thought-out or honest review. They're there to entertain, to shock, and to annoy authors...

Honestly, this is the one of the most beautifully deluded pieces of shit I have ever heard in my life. It's a marvel of absolute self-delusion. Yes, everyone who opens her mouth about a book she didn't like only does so because she LIVES to annoy the author and get blog traffic. Oh, and to ruin you. Yeah. How many worlds revolve around you? Just this one, or have you claimed a few others?

Other than that, the most recent anonymous-person (post starts with "you people are incredible") is so perfectly eloquent on the subject, there's not much more to say. And yet I said it anyway. Imagine that - people saying what they think.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose the most recent anonymous poster is a favorite poster on a blog you frequent. How wonderful that you stick together. cute. I'm not a fan of the bloggers who think they can review or the authors that make fools of themselves with their moronic comments. You all spend your days posting about one another, ripping each other to shreds. God, get a life outside of your keyboards.

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who makes it through 35 comments on a defunct blog isn't in a position to tell other people to get a life.

I cast a ballot in favor of the anonymous who wrote:

They won't. Because often, they don't even think about the author. They're focusing on the book. The book is the point, the book is a PRODUCT, and readers have every right to voice frustration about a product they think is flawed.

And don't be ridiculous and say that readers can't accurately review a book. Lack of suffering through slush piles and agent woes doesn't equate with the ability to spot weak plotlines, two-dimensional characters, hackneyed premises. You want a gold star for effort? Go back to preschool.


Credentials are bullshit. Arguments count

4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my lust for one of the non annonymouse posters here is only equaled by my love for her. that's all Ihave to say except that this is flogging a dead blog, as futile as a dead horse. oh , and , I hope she isn't really working right now

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Touche anonymous! You, who posts in the early hours of the morning.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't hide behind the pretext of giving reviews. Reviewing a book means you read it, summarize it, and give an opinion of it. It doesn't mean you hop over to MS, EE or CC's blogs and write, "OMG! LMFAO! Who wrote this shit! This is the worst combination of words ever put on paper! This is the stupidest question I've ever heard!Keyboard alert! I almost puked all over it. Don't quit your day job, honey." You have no idea who you're talking to; you only know it isn't someone in your clique.

First amendment rights, my ass. Whatever happened to manners? Whatever happened to class? You don't know what those are? How about self-discipline? Intelligent people have learned not to shoot out their ass every stupid thought that enters their brain.

It isn't necessary to humiliate another person in order to review the writing. Can't you simply point out what didn't work for you, and make a helpful suggestion about how it might be fixed? To write catty, scathing, cruel remarks says more about you than it says about the writing or the author. If you can say something helpful in a witty way, great; but to snark just to prove to everyone how clever you are only screams of your pusillanimous ego, bottomless need for attention, and lack of compassion for your fellow writers. Are you so dense that you don't realize there's a human being on the other side of that writing? You don't care. You hide behind the fallacy that it's all about informing the reader. Well, bullshit. You aren't fooling anyone. It's all about making yourself look slick and your friends look popular. It's all about your need to look like a better, more experienced writer. It's all about putting up such an inpenetrable defense that no one would dare say anything negative about your writing because to do so would be to commit suicide by bitchy bees. You are so juvenile, you make me sick. How old are you, anyway? Twelve?

All you tough little bitches out there who claim to be able to take a vindictive review of your work up the ass, need to remember that even Achilles had a heel, and sooner or later, someone is going to make you cry. Someone is lurking quietly in the shadows to knock you off your pedestal, and oh, how we love to see the self-important fall.

Honest to God, you bitches: Stop. Really stop for one minute, and ask yourselves, if you suddenly died tomorrow, would ANYONE give a shit?

10:17 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

People are going to say what they're going to say about whatever and whomever.

Reviewers are going to act a fool if it gets them hits, authors are going to whine and throw public tantrums over their tender feelings.

I think the author should simply make a voodoo doll of that reviewer, stick in a few pins, and go on with their business and everybody else should just chill and enjoy the show.

Lord, take an Ex-Lax, folks.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Kate D. said...

My favorite romance novels are the ones that portray strong female friendships as well as romantic love. I like the idea that this genre is by women, for women, and RESPECTS women.

To be honest, I'd probably put down any novel that contained the kind of female-to-female dialogue I've been reading in Blogland lately. I'm all for feisty debate... but this just feels mean and unproductive.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Angelina Jolie said...

Anonymous 9.24am: "OMG! LMFAO! Who wrote this shit! This is the worst combination of words ever put on paper! This is the stupidest question I've ever heard!Keyboard alert! I almost puked all over it. Don't quit your day job, honey." You have no idea who you're talking

I've never actually heard any of the bitchiest reviewers use those particular turns of phrases, so I think you're exaggerating somewhat.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone is going to make you cry. Someone is lurking quietly in the shadows to knock you off your pedestal, and oh, how we love to see the self-important fall.

Honest to God, you bitches: Stop. Really stop for one minute, and ask yourselves, if you suddenly died tomorrow, would ANYONE give a shit?


As I plowed through these 40something messages I considered the fact that maybe I needed a life. Now I feel much better. At least my boring existence isn't predicated on pure hatred and waiting around praying and hoping other writers and reviewers git what's coming to them.

Poison for blood must be kind of a high. But I sure wish you'd publish your name so I could buy your back list. Anyone who can write such vitriol so vividly it makes my skin crawl has to be a hell of a writer.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't necessary to humiliate another person in order to review the writing. Can't you simply point out what didn't work for you, and make a helpful suggestion about how it might be fixed?

Look - get an editor. Or pay a book doctor. Or more than marginally literate friends who will do it out of tough love. That is, if you can't deduce the ridicule-worthy from what is ridiculed.

Oh, and quit googling yourself, which really is as masturbatory as it sounds. If you can't credit the criticism, don't credit the praise. That's called intellectual honesty.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh God, such words of wisdom Anonymous @ 3:40. Who cares what you think. Nobody knows your name or what the hell blog you're from. It means nothing. Sign your name and maybe your friends can chime in from the Peanut Gallery.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate the accusation of wisdom. It isn't the first time I've heard it.

Sincerely yours

3:40

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heh. meta-comment time.
I am a worshipful fangirl of anon 3:40 and I don't even know who she is. This is getting weirder every passing day. The pattern is set:

Vindictive, vicious anger
Snarky response
VVA
SR
VVA
SR
VVA
Who'll get the last word? No way to tell because it might go on until the original snarker closes the blog down.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what you think. Nobody knows your name or what the hell blog you're from. It means nothing. Sign your name and maybe your friends can chime in from the Peanut Gallery.

Pot Meets Kettle, film at 11

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Candy said...

Is anybody else as amused as I am that the those shrieking the loudest about class, tact and manners are the ones writing things like "Intelligent people have learned not to shoot out their ass every stupid thought that enters their brain" and "Honest to God, you bitches: Stop. Really stop for one minute, and ask yourselves, if you suddenly died tomorrow, would ANYONE give a shit?"

I burn a too-tight vintage T-shirt advertising a heavy metal band to appease the Gods of Irony. Please, don't make me get a floppy asymmetrical haircut, too. God, no, anything but that.

I'd like to vote this comment thread as "Funniest Mountain to Ever Spring Out of A Molehill."

11:06 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

They took their Ex-Lax, Candy. Let them crap it all on out.

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2:30 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

I'll take one of everything. If I order a few of each, can I get a bulk discount? And when will you do Bam and KarenScott dolls?

5:33 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

yeah, so I lied about never posting or checking again. . .

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, we are talking about romance books here... right? I think if you feel the need to get this deep and serious about a freak'in romance book it's time to move on to another hobby!!

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is more difficult to be kind than it is to be clever.

But you really should try to be one or the other.



Anonymous Who Is Not Any of the Previous Anonymouses

3:49 PM  
Blogger Shayne Carmichael said...

I'm just wondering when people seem to forget that a lot of people write because it's enjoyable. Can't say it really matters what anybody other than my publishers, editors and readers say.

And even if nobody liked my work, I'd still write.

4:13 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg. i found this blog by googling "snarking" after watching a Dane Cook skit. go figure. ^^;

8:48 PM  

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