I'm Afraid I'm a Failure...
… as a stalker. I admit it, I’m useless at it.
You see, Carelis wrote a lovely post on Facebook about how I am a stalker and I missed it. I never got to see it or read it in full because… now, what was the reason again? Oh yes, because I wasn’t stalking her.
Fortunately I was able to read it though, because it was plagiarized from this blog post.
Let’s look at a few excerpts, shall we?
“Each morning, I’m afraid to check my various electronic outlets as I know they’ll be filled by your comments, DMs, @ replies, messages and emails through my blog comment forms.”
Have I ever left Carelis a comment? No.
Have I ever sent Carelis a DM? No.
Have I ever replied to one of Carelis’s Tweets? No.
Have I ever sent Carelis a message or email? No.
“Social media has a beautiful safeguard built into it: permission. While you may follow, me I needn’t follow you. You may ask to be my friend, yet I need not reciprocate. When someone such as yourself takes the liberties of imagined familiarity and grants yourself permission to contact me any ‘ol fucking way you please, at any hour and by any means…”
Do I ‘follow’ Carelis or Glam Eyez on any social networking site? No.
Have I ever asked to be Carelis’s friend? No.
Have I ever contacted Carelis? No.
The blog post writer, even provides a dictionary definition of a stalker:
(1) to go through an area(s) in search of prey or quarry
(2) to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment”
Obviously the use of the word 'stalker’ here refers to the second definition: to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment.
So let’s look at that…
Have I pursued Carelis? No.
Have I pursued Carelis obsessively? No.
Have I pursued Carelis to the point of harassment? No.
So what has happened here is Carelis, not happy that someone has exposed how much of a crook she is, decides that person must be a stalker. Then she cleverly stole a blog post because it was about stalking. Oh wait, do I mean cleverly? No, I mean stupidly. She stupidly stole the post. Anyone with half a brain cell would have read that blog post and realize it was about an obsessive 'fan’ harassing a writer, not about a person blogging about a bad 'business’.
Luckily, Punk-Kin from Guru Gossip managed to take a screenshot of the post:
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Looks like I’m not the only failure, eh? Oh, and yes Carelis, that post really did make my day. Thanks! :D