I had been contemplating doing a post like for a couple of weeks, with a focus on how some websites, and bloggers just can't seem to stop themselves from being a douche. I wasn't going to name names I was just going to point out some of the practices these sites use to discredit other sites. But then something happened, something happened yesterday that set a little corner of Facebook on fire. Something that made my heart sink.
Some idiot of a horror "author" took it upon themselves to make a total arse of themselves by posting this
"This one's going to sting a little folks...
I like women.
Both as humans and as sexual partners and either and neither and both.
As long as they do the same amount and quality of work I believe they should receive the same amount of pay and vice versa.
But do you seriously think that a sideways vagina dentata with a huge clitoris is a great logo for your feminist horror movement?
I've read the feminist horror film theory and criticism have you?
If that's not a vagina dentata, then a knife plunging into a female victim isn't a substitute metal male penis being used out of impotence frustration.
Stay classy ladies.
Oh, and anyone that finds this offensive, grow up.
Every single one of you was shoved out of a vagina at birth and if the picture on the right of the attached image arouses you, you have a serious school book sex-ed diagram fetish.
Let's see how long this stays up before someone complains."
Really, you think this is a good idea for a Facebook post? Do you really stand by what you just said, or is it just another one of your ploys to gain attention. Yes another ploy, you see if you look back at some of his other posts a vast majority of them seem to designed to rouse up some rabble. Now I'm not going to go into the details of why that above post is so wrong, I'm sure that those of you with more than one braincell can figure it out for themselves. I am however going to talk about what happens when an author acts like this.
What so many of you authors forget is the horror community is not just a small one, it's a community that talks to itself. It doesn't take long for one act of douchebagery to make its way through the genre. And if there is one thing we all hate it's stuff like this. You see posts like that one do nothing to help push horror out of the ghetto. All it does is affirm the notion horror is written by and read by meat heads.
You may think that your post was "controversial" and will have helped to boast your public profile, sorry pal, but your wrong, all that post did was confirm that you are a douche, and your follow up comments cemented your douchbaggery.
I'll let you into a little secret, there are groups of bloggers out there who regularly talk to each other, most of the time it's to bounce ideas of each other, however when shit like this happens, the only thing that's talked about is how much of a plonker you are. You will start to find that a lot of the sites that hosted your interviews / reviews will start to take those down, and sites that hadn't already posted you stuff will forget to post them.
I hosted an interview with you, and it's coming down. I don't support douchebags, I don't care if you are a self published author or a household name douchebags have no place at Ginger Nuts of Horror.