When Sense Becomes Nonsense

I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later. You can’t wallow in the mud without getting any on you, and being mistaken for other pigs in the pen.

Which has happened to The Rusty Nail.  After spending years of watching and reporting their antics, Rusty has been developing some of the same symptoms: looking for anything little thing to latch onto, whether it makes sense or not, confusing discussion with attacks, lashing out at people for no reason at all.  It started a few months ago with a comment Daggy made on someone’s blog, the blog writer gave a non committal response, and he was branded a nitwit for no particular reason.

Next Nick Cato posted a generic positive review of Daggy’s short story collection, and snark went up about that, in spite of the fact Nick is well respected in the field, and the review was hardly a rave.

Most recently, Rusty posted about Phailbin and one of his numerous posts of 9/11 paranoia, taking him to task for bad math. then went into her own nitwitesque rant about Obama’s health care plan. Others disagreed with her, or pointed out the way Phailbin did his math, and got invective hurled at them. Myself included. Now this isn’t a grudge, as anyone who’s read my blog, know that Nikita has said some of the most horrible things anyone could say.

It is however a plea for Rusty to take a look at her behavior, and maybe take a step back and look at things objectively. I have nothing but respect and admiration for what she’d done at The Rusty Nail, but there’s a fine line between on reporting the news and becoming the news.

Nikita loses his leash…

And boy has he been on a tear the past few days. Obviously those who have been restricting his internet access are away, or maybe he put them all in sleepsacks, who knows. He’s been all over Rusty’s blog, and apparently thinks I’m bullying him. http://therustynail.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/more-comment-lurve/.

As I stated in my comment there, I’ve never threatened to roundhouse kick anyone, beat anyone up, or kill them; three things he’s said to myself and others. Now, that sounds more like bullying to me. Now I’ve tried to ignore the Legion of Nitwits for awhile. It takes time away from my writing, job search and World of Warcraft.  I’m waist deep in research on my novel, working on another couple of interviews, and trying to get a poem put together for an upcoming anthology. I’m busy, and don’t have time for the likes of Pacione, Dagstine and the ominously quiet Philbin. Add in health issues in my family, some high drama as well, and I have a full plate. Yet, I had to at least address La Femme Nikita’s accusation of my being a bully, because frankly, it’s laughable. 

I may be bellicose (look it up Nikita), when it comes to opinions on things, but I’ve never bullied anyone. I’ve never threatened anyone, and certainly never made a rude comment about someone’s mother. Nikita has. 

I’ve never told anyone to drink bleach. Nikita has.

I’ve also never told anyone to masturbate with a harpoon gun. Again, Nikita has.

All I’ve ever done, is point out the sheer awful quality of Nikita’s writing, as have others. When he gets personal (like the time he talked about pissing in my dead ex boyfriend’s urn), I’ve responded.  I don’t go out of my way to do anything, he invites it. 

So Nikita, were you feeling ignored lately? Well, get used to it, as being ignored is something you should be used to by now.

And for the record, if you want to learn something about writing Nikita, I suggest reading my interview with T.M. Wright in Apex Magazinehttp://www.apexbookcompany.com/apex-online/2009/05/apex-interrogation-tm-wright/. That’s right, Apex. A place you’ll never, ever come within a breath of being published.

I know why the caged Nikita sings….

…because Brian Keene is everything NIkita isn’t. Our special olympian of the year still has delusions of talent. If you notice, he goes after those who are far superior to him in every conceivable way. Brian Keene, Janrae Frank, Karen Koehler, Poppy Z Brite, Rusty, autoaim.cfg, 50 foot Ant, and myself. Somehow, in that greasy hair encrusted skull he must think talking down about those with talent, will somehow make him feel better about his own poor work. He self publishes because no one with a working brain cell would publish his scribbling; he posts articles on AC to make pennies by whining about how people pick on him, yet never mentions his own atrocious behaviour.  You can’t even feel sorry for the little prick, because he’s so steeped in his own hate and pickled with his own perversions of truth that it’s made him bugfuck crazy.  It’s his special brand of crazy that allows him to poke fun of other people’s illnesses, and whine when someone calls him on hiding behind his own mental illness. when his address and phone # were published he pissed a storm of tears over the fact he’s too stupid to find out this information on others.  Check out his latest rant on Keene, read his other posts, and then go to Brian Keene’s website and see the difference betwen an illiterate load of rat droppings and a true professional.

Nikita’s abotive attempts at thinking can be found here: http://nickolauspacione.blogspot.com/2008/09/hey-keene-your-act-is-getting-old.html. for your wretching pleasure, Nikita posted a vlog as well.

Brian Keene’s attempt to deal with Nikita unlawful actions can be found here: http://www.briankeene.com/?p=421