Today I am sick of the intramanets. In particular I am sick of
People dismissing whole genres on the basis of having read, at most, a handful of books, but more often having merely looked at the covers. I’m especially sick of Romance being dissed in this way. People who read blogs solely to get offended. People not being offended by stuff that really is offensive. Namely misogyny, racism and general nastiness. I’d provide links but I’m trying to get my blood pressure down not up. People who dismiss a whole mode of storytelling, i.e. first person or omniscient. People who attempt to drum up controversies out of nothing. People who give publishing advice based on scanty or no knowledge.1 Bourgeois people who accuse books and other people of being “bourgeios”. Look in the mirror, mate!
There’s more but that will do for now. I’m unplugging the intramanets so I can go and be cranky offline.
- I’m prolly guilty of this one. I’m so sorry! [↩]