I’ll censor the e-mail address of the screaming whacko who sent me this letter, even if they don’t deserve the anonymity. It was just too damn funny to pass up.
The prior e-mail had some incomprehensible paragraph bitching about yaoi fanfic and ordering me to ‘do something about it’…
Subject: Re: WOT DO U MEAN, WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT???!!!
i’m talking about ‘The Slayers’! there r some really perverted jerks out there messing with our charactors! especally poor Zelgadis & Xellous!!!!!! u were the 1 who told us 2 send u stuff if we had ne complaints!!! so guess what? i’ve got a complaint!!!! i’m dishing it out 2 u as best i can & keeping my anger in check!!!!! so don’t u dare joke with me!!!!!!! i’m a mean bitch if i wanna be one!!!!!!!
heather the horrible (don’t mess wiv me!!!!!!!)
I have no control over Slayers whatsoever. I’m a fan-author, not the original japanese animation company, nor some sort of mysterious police force that can stop other fan-authors from doing what they please with it. I never said anywhere that I was, and if you think I did, you’re completely mistaken. I still have no concept of what you’re rambling on about, anyway; my guess is that you read some yaoi (homosexual) fanfic and got all foaming mad and for some unexplainable reason decided to e-mail ME about it.
I myself have nothing against said ‘perverts’. Some of my best friends happen to be gay. When I see someone who’s homophobic, I just laugh and laugh — we’re not living in the middle ages and fearing the black plague and burning witches anymore, okay? This is reality, deal with it or get out.
How old are you, exactly? Thirteen? Twelve? It’s called a shift key — look into it. It’s called the English language — look into that as well. And you’re actually threatening me? Why? How? You don’t know me. You don’t live near me. I am not intimidated by your scary exclamation marks!!!! It’s really kind of sad and pathetic, and the only reason I’m bothering to reply to you is in some vain hope that I can goad you into, you know, growing up a bit and acting reasonable. If you had e-mailed me with comprehensible language, a clear complaint, and a logical basis for your qualms I’d have responded kindly in turn. You didn’t. So I didn’t, either.
“don’t mess wiv me”. Give me a break. I’m ignoring all e-mails from you from this point on. My suggestion to you is that you get a life and realize the internet is not a h0t t33n h4ng0ut. Thank you.
…anyway, see previous LJ post to beta test the new Penultima module