So I posted a couple of comments on Facebook this morning about that Anonymous Author book that’s “supposedly” a retelling of a story by one author to another about how the other author cheated on her husband and isn’t fond of her kids, etc. (Despite the copyright page clearly stating that it’s fiction.) And people are going batshit now trying to figure out WHO the writer is who cheated.
Keep in mind, I’m in a flare right now, Hubby’s out of town, I’m SERIOUSLY stressed and sleep-deprived. So after posting a couple of “reality check” posts reminding people that it’s likely a gimmick, and FICTION, and nothing more than that, and not to ruin peoples’ reputations on speculating about something that’s FICTION, I posted this bit of what I (and others) thought was harmless, humorous snark, ABOUT MYSELF, and headed out to go help with registration duties for FPE:
Duh. OBVIOUSLY, I’m talking about MYSELF, Gidget, Sheldon, I have SIX cats, I have TWO birds, and…once again, MYSELF.
And, OF COURSE, while I’m not home, this comment came in, and fortunately, my readers came to my defense:
And there were more comments defending me (from readers who KNOW me and who GOT the humor). But since she blocked me, who knows if she even saw those comments. So apparently she didn’t know me well enough to know I WAS TALKING ABOUT MYSELF, made herself look like an ass, and…
*sigh* I don’t have the freaking spoons to deal with this.
(For the record? I have fibromyalgia, CFS, arthritis, and a cardiac condition that’s stumping my doctor.)
Next time, don’t fucking embarass yourself by making outraged comments WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW SOMEONE. Had she simply messaged me saying, hey, what was that about? I could have cleared it up for her.
But she showed her ass.
Don’t be an ass.
And yes, it’s ironic that here I was, posting a WARNING to people NOT to go smearing people’s reputations, and ONE half-cocked person now thinks I’m some horrible person WHEN I WAS POKING FUN AT MYSELF.
Well, guess what? I’m not the one who came out looking like an ass, sweetheart.