So, I went to see a movie tonight. It started at…six, I think. The ticket’s somewhere. I could check, but it doesn’t matter. I was ‘not home’ for a few hours. I came home to this:
(19:17:22) dvswraith: Where do you guys hang out in chatrooms these days?
(19:30:00) dvswraith: Are you trying to tell me that you are SO busy, you can’t talk to an old, “kinda-friend”?
(19:52:29) dvswraith: Hey, since moving to Arizona, I’ve met a legitimate man that could give “Pandemic” a possible booste to printing with little, or NO cost to you. He’s got “alot of irons in the fire”, but that’s what he does. If even slightly interested, my email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know, I have no intention other than knowing a good story is told.
(20:02:51) dvswraith: I forget the word…..(regrettably being a writer myself), but this man….supports “long shots”, because he’s rich. YOU, to some degree, know me Hunter. I’m not full of shit, just checking to see if you’re interested. If not, then buy all means, tell me to “fuck off”.
(20:08:20) dvswraith has buzzed you!
(20:09:43) dvswraith: I know you hate being contacted DIRECTLY, but this is special this time Hunter.
(20:11:41) dvswraith: I’d contact your man, but he never responds to his fans….a fairly, big failing, if you ask me, or any of his fans….
Terribly annoying. Especially since the buzzing started as I sat down to start writing that review. And the messages kept coming. And ooh, a jab at Gremlin, and how all his ‘fans’ keep complaining to…yeah, right. Whatever. So I formed a terse reply, and an attempted brushoff [I really was hoping he’d try to IM Stephen King]. Which led to a whole bunch of interruptions. I should’ve known better.
(20:12:12) evilcoffeechick: It’s especially annoying when people act offended when I don’t reply because I happen to be at least a mile away from my computer at the time. It’s Paroxysm, not Pandemic. It’s here. And you could’ve found this out by hitting the board instead of messaging me.
(20:12:31) evilcoffeechick: Complain to Stephen King. He doesn’t IM either.
(20:13:47) dvswraith: He changed the name of it, since I received the first chapter a yeat ago, my BAD forgive me.
(20:14:00) evilcoffeechick: Announced on the board still.
(20:15:01) dvswraith: Honestly, I haven’t visited his board either in several months…
(20:18:50) dvswraith: I’m not just another “scab” that IMs’s you guys. Now, knowing how the internet can be…I understand being on your guard….I’m not looking to steal anything, as I know I couldn’t, honestly…I’m looking to possibly help be a part of something, that could be SOMETHING.
(20:25:43) evilcoffeechick: The board’s here: http://gremlin.net/bb/index.php — there are other new book previews posted. And it’s an all ’round better way to interact, since it doesn’t require instantaneousness, or even presence. As far as some guy who funds ‘long shots’ because he’s rich, it sounds an awful lot like a personal Publish America, but hey, if someone wants to pass a copy along, that’s none of my business. I have a movie rewview to write now, though, while it’s still painfully fresh.
(20:31:04) dvswraith: Hope you make you make a shit-load of money on your review Hunter.<p
Update: This was waiting for me when I woke up…yesterday.
(14:21:48) dvswraith: Hey Hunter, sorry about last night, I think, perhaps I came off on the wrong page. I was just trying to see what I could do to help you, and Grem, and I see now that I was little behind the times as far as what’s happened thus far with his work. My bad.
Somehow, I don’t think this is actually worth anything more than the standard e-apology. There’s no mention of checking anything in the future instead of going off on ‘I’m taking your lack of response personally because I know you’re sitting right there I can see you!’ fits.