You want a stan? Here’s a stan for you.
Your voice makes me feel safe. Comforted. Giddy like a school girl. So many of the best memories of my life start with you. When I get the chance to shut out the rest of the world, your words are like soul food. Your voice unlocks my imagination. No one has done that since I first started reading Anais Nin. You two are my literary role models. You never disappoint. My brain is constantly in such chaos but I hear Neil or read Anais and I escape.
I have been spending the past month doing my best to hold it together while my Mom is in the hospital. She won’t come back to me for a while. It hurts.
But you both make it better, even if it is for a little while.
I put my ear buds in and Neil’s voice puts me to sleep. He truly is my Sandman.
There are some writers who do not deserve their high ranking in the NY Times best-seller category. These writers are considered “influencers” or “content creators”.
The only “content creator” books I have read are the first two books by Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart. They are both honestly well-written books that are entertaining. “Miranda Sings” wrote a book for shits and giggles. The dearly departed “Grumpy Cat” had a book. I have heard that Franchesca Ramsey’s book is also well-written (I have no idea if hers has made any kind of list). Arin Hanson of “Game Grumps” has his own book out and from the live reading he gave a few months ago, I can tell it would be a book I would definitely be interested in at a younger age. Sometimes you get lucky and the content creator behind the book can actually write. That, unfortunately, does not ring true for the majority of content creators.
A lot of content creators write books simply because they can. They have the money to do it and a fan base already established to sell it.
The only real ace up my sleeve is the fact that my sister is a technical writer and will edit my book for free. She is also an excellent writer and I will be welcoming her suggestions as I construct the first draft.
This is the reason I started “Girls Who Wear Glasses” as a blog first and not a novel. I am desperate to get people reading again, even if this blog is the only thing they like to read recreationally. I of course, want to encourage them to read other authors, which is why I will be starting a book club this summer. Even if the book club consists of just me talking to myself about how much I like the book I chose, I am still going to review it, and I am still going to continue it every month. I want to start with my favorite book “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman. It is the one book that gave me my confidence back as a writer.
Even while my detractors try to convince me I should give up.
I may be a damaged individual, but I am in no way broken.
I always get back up for another round.
I know it has been awhile since my first post about this, but I wanted to do a follow up.
I turns out that reality TV star Stephen “Bear” Brown has been arrested after he posted a sex tape on only fans without the consent of Georgia Harrison (fellow reality TV star) and wound up making a lot of money. Georgia claims that she was videotaped without her knowledge.
According to US Weekly, Stephen was “was taken into custody at London’s Heathrow Airport after returning home from Dubai” on January 15th with the charges of “disclosing private sexual photographs or films without consent with intent to cause distress, harassment, and obstructing a police officer”.
Bear’s only fans account has since been disabled and was released on bail February 10th. He denies that he ever recorded him having sex with Georgia and then posting it is a lie, even though many had seen the footage on his only fans account.
The consequences of “leaked porn” or “revenge porn” varies state to state and country by country.
My question is: why hasn’t MTV ever made a statement about it? They stand against racism so much but don’t acknowledge this? If I had the power I would have broke that story ASAP and had members of The Challenge give their thoughts. This is just as important as racism.
Georgia isn’t alone.
Devin Walker, another Challenge castmate, has had to deal with subscribers taking his adult photos from his Only Fans profile and selling or leaking them from various other websites. From what I have last heard, Devin has brought those people to justice.
I really do not like any company that panders to that insufferable “woke culture”. The writers of “Little Britain” and “Come Fly With Me” may have made jokes and characters that some would consider racist, but Matt Lucas and David Walliams are NOT racists. If Hulu did any research on them at all or read David’s autobiography they would know that already. David Williams specifically states in his book that his father had racist tendencies (not an offensive sense of humor like David has, but actual racist tendencies), and David told his father straight to his face that he could never love anybody that is racist, including him.
Do research before you give into mob mentality. Think for yourself. If offensive humor is not your thing, you have every right to feel that way and every right not to choose to associate with people with an offensive sense of humor. You do not, however, have the right to bully them into having the same sense of humor as you do. Don’t like a particular joke/comedian/tv show/movie? Don’t give them your money or attention. Rallying a mob to attack those who offend you is not alright and more importantly, it is not human.
Go for projects that specifically exploit underage children the way that Netflix allowed “Cuties” to. I cancelled my Netflix subscription because of that movie. They don’t get to have my money anymore.
Again, bullying people who like offensive jokes into feeling like they are a bad person is never OK.
Offensive jokes are not hate speech. Parody is not hate speech.
“When they start looting, we’ll start shooting” however, is.
According to what I have read, Tony Lopez is a sexual predator who raped a 15 year old girl and tried to rape another girl who was 16 at the time. Tony denies these allegations and is basically accusing the two girls of fabricating their stories for clout. Hype House and its founders are also being sued for negligence.
The casting couch is a euphemism for the practice of soliciting sexual favors from a job applicant in exchange for employment in the entertainment industry, primarily acting roles.
It is also illegal in the United States.Just ask Harvey Weinstien.
The Casting Couch (1923)
Joan Crawford has a small role in this film. From what I have seen from the television limited series “Feud”, Joan herself tried to ride the casting couch during her career. I don’t know if that is really true because the only thing I am familiar with when it came to Joan Crawford is the book her daughter wrote about how crazy she was. People are saying her daughter is lying about the abusive parts of the book, but I have no clue. I never read it.Since then women have been accused of riding the casting couch or sleeping with the right man in order to land a gig or a job for themselves. I don’t condone sleeping around to break through the glass ceiling, I don’t care which sex is the boss and which sex is the employee. You can’t put on your resume that the only reason you got hired for something is because you fucked the right people. Knowing the right people is fine, but sex shouldn’t be involved. I don’t like the thought of sex being used as a weapon. I understand someone using their looks as a weapon, but it’s 2020. A woman should be able to climb the ladder based on her credentials and her hard work by now.If I ever had a boss that told me the only way I could get a promotion is if I sucked his dick or licked her pussy, I’d give in my two weeks notice and complain to their boss’s boss. I don’t care what backlash I’d receive. Call me a slut for sticking up for myself like a grown woman should. I’m not scared.
I caught Franchesca Ramsey rationalize Amy Schumer’s joke stealing a while ago and it’s been bugging me ever since. She steals jokes but she works her ass off, so she’s absolved? You’re a champion against the corruption of civil rights but this form of corruption is fine as long as you work really hard to get that material that doesn’t belong to you out to the masses via touring? Sorry honey, but as someone who speaks from experience, joke stealing is joke stealing.
I actually had a comedian comment on a Myspace blog post that they were going to use a quip of mine or a joke I cracked in their material. I made a joke at the expense of Idubbbztv and watched it get stolen via Reddit an hour after I tweeted it.
I don’t really get a lot of copy cats when it comes to my material, probably because of the fact that I’m not afraid to confront anyone who steals my work. I haven’t been blogging for 20+ years and done all of the other forms of writing I have submitted out into the universe just to have my craft hijacked. I am not even the fastest quipster out there anyway. I’m the quiet girl at a party who hardly interacts then winds up making a crack, a comment or a clap back loud enough for someone to hear it and start laughing. I am no stand up comic. I just like to interject comedy into my every day life because I genuinely like to make people laugh (when I’m in a good mood that is). You kind of have to put me under serveillance in order to catch something really funny from me. People with short attention spans normally get tired of me.
I take it in stride. I can always make new friends and aquaintances wherever I go. I just don’t appreciate getting ripped off as I go.