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Would everyone currently using Frontpage please die? Kthx.

**And can I just say, Allah, you have the biggest freaks for readers. I don't blame you a bit for eschewing them. Now, if we could just get them euthanized.

Posted 12/16/04 in Snarl
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Jason said:

I heartily agree.

December 16, 2004 11:17 AM


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Ronald Klarndar said:

December 16, 2004 11:32 AM


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Sekimori said:

Er, yeah, I'm afraid that's too subtle a statement for me Ronald...

December 16, 2004 11:33 AM


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Ronald Klarndar said:

December 16, 2004 11:34 AM


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Sekimori said:

Ok, now you're just bugging me.

December 16, 2004 11:36 AM


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Tanya said:

Could we build a time machine and euthanize them six months ago?

December 16, 2004 12:39 PM


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Allah said:

Uh oh. What'd I do?

December 16, 2004 05:00 PM


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Allah said:

As for the "time machine" crack, a simple e-mail at the time asking me not to link you anymore probably would have accomplished the same end. Oddly, I remember receiving no such e-mail.

December 16, 2004 05:35 PM


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Sekimori said:

Dude, it doesn't have a bloody thing to do with being linked or not...they're psychos and you know it!

December 16, 2004 06:19 PM


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Allah said:

Yeah, I guess some are. I still don't see what prompted this, though. Is there a connection to Frontpage somehow? Are they spamming an Allah-related post somewhere on your blog? What's the deal-o?

December 16, 2004 06:22 PM


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Sekimori said:

The guy who posted the nonsensical rodent posts above came over from your site. Just random bitching, dude.

December 16, 2004 06:24 PM


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Allah said:

Ah. In that case, fair point.

Anyway, don't mind me. I just got back from seeing that new Clint Eastwood movie and I'm still depressed beyond belief. Christ.

December 16, 2004 06:27 PM


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Sekimori said:

Dude, you feel you need to be punished for something? Jeez.

December 16, 2004 09:06 PM


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Allah said:

Punishment is exactly the right word. They make you fall completely in love with Hilary Swank's character and then, very deliberately and in great detail, subject to her the most horrendous physical and mental ordeal you can imagine. It's fucking torture, and while some of it is tremendously affecting, it got to the point where I was literally shaking my head in disgust at how transparently manipulative the whole thing was.

I really want to write about it but I don't think my beloved freaks would take too kindly to movie reviews on the homepage.

December 16, 2004 09:58 PM


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jen said:

Wait.

People still use Frontpage?

Gah.

*smacks self*

I love the phonecam pic of your little one. She has a radiant smile.

:O)

December 17, 2004 01:01 AM


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Sekimori said:

And her hair is standing straight up from the slide. :)

December 17, 2004 07:07 AM


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Tanya said:

Really sweet, Allah. It's all my fault that my site is still infested. I shut down completely last year, to try to get rid of them, and left a note about it on the front page, remember?

Anyway, your sense of humor is underwhelming, as usual. If we had exterminated them six months ago, they couldn't have driven you away, either, genius.

December 17, 2004 09:22 AM


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Tanya said:

Oh god, I said "front page." Not that kind of Frontpage, Seki, I swear!!

December 17, 2004 09:23 AM


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Sekimori said:

Grrrr.

December 17, 2004 09:36 AM


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Allah said:

1. "They" didn't drive me away. 2. I do remember you shutting down last year over this. That's why I didn't take your comment as a joke, and why I'm not sure if you're also joking when you say that your site is still "infested". I read it regularly and have never noticed anything particularly freaky going on in the comments, but I guess you could be deleting all of that stuff before the rest of us see it.

I apologize for deluging you with freaks, geeks, and other assorted weirdos. I only wish others had spoken up about the problem: In my thirteen and a half months of blogging, you were the only person who complained about getting linked.

December 17, 2004 10:54 AM


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Tanya said:

You win. I'm not a link whore. I should have pretended to be your friend so you'd send me readers, instead of really liking you. Sorry for that.

And yes, I do my share of deleting obscene comments from your old readers.

Now explain to me how criticism of your "freaks, geeks, and weirdos," about whom you recently complained at length in Jeff Goldstein's comments, magically became criticism of you.

December 17, 2004 11:30 AM


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Allah said:

I don't see what the "link whore" business has to do with it. My point was simply to suggest that perhaps it isn't a case of my readers being overly "freaky" so much as your being overly sensitive. Michele's no link whore either and yet she's never once complained when I sent her some traffic. It's sort of a nice thing to do for someone whose writing you like, y'know?

As I said, I apologize if any of "my" readers have left inappropriate comments on your site. I'm not sure how you're able to discern their pedigree well enough to know they're "my" readers -- there's only one link to your blog on my home page right now and I seriously doubt there's a steady stream of people coming through that -- but I'll take your word for it. Again, I'm sorry.

My comments on Goldstein's site had nothing to do with my readers and everything to do with my own lack of creative imagination. Where did I say anything about people trolling my site or leaving stupid comments? My point was that the whole routine had become a chore and a bore with no rewards, and that the entire top echelon of warblogs had degenerated into one big stultifying echo chamber. Nothing to do with the audience.

I treat criticism of my readers as criticism of me for two reasons. One is that I'm grateful to them for making my site a success, so naturally I get defensive when people take shots at them. They're my readers, after all. The other reason is best explained by analogy. Imagine you gave me an X-Box for Christmas. Christmas Day comes and I take off the bow, tear off the wrapping, take a good hard look at it, and say, "Um, thanks. X-Boxes are shit, though." Would you feel insulted? By your logic, you shouldn't: After all, I'm criticizing the X-Box, not you, right? As I see it, links are just like Christmas presents. You may not like what's in the box but for most people, at least, it's the thought that counts.

What are you going to tell me next, that you're allergic to bonsais?

December 17, 2004 12:17 PM


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Sekimori said:

*sigh*

December 17, 2004 12:33 PM


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Tanya said:

We both know I'm not talking about all of your readers, Allah. Most of my blogroll read your site. I'm talking about the trolls and idiots, which you already acknowledged.

"...suddenly everyone and their fucking mother will be e-mailing you saying, “Dude, you HAVE GOT to ‘shop this."

Those readers. And don't make me start quoting from emails, because they're a lot more damning.

You wrote an entire post for no reason but to take a cheap shot at my age, with a direct link to me, and I didn't make a sound. But I make one crack about yours and you delink me. Who's too sensitive?

December 17, 2004 12:41 PM


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Allah said:

When have I ever taken a cheap shot at your age? Do you mean when I linked to your post about getting carded? There was nothing sarcastic or denigrating about that at all.

And your crack about my age sure as hell isn't why I delinked you.

December 17, 2004 01:05 PM


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