2013-11-03 - 8:34 a.m.
I feel like running away and hiding in the bat cave but I have been prodded to check my page views. The DL version of "Ender Vs. Hitler" has 75,000 PVs, which puts it as more popular than a story I did on the Casey Anthony's pregnant rumor but less popular than the one about a dog shooting his owner in the leg. And it's still about 100K short of the PVs I got for a story on Kelly Osbourne's sunburn.
Still pretty good for a story first published in the 1980s which was widely pirated in the 1990s (yes, I know about you fine folks in New Zealand who were selling it) and then allegedly widely suppressed because somebody complained (not me, I couldn't give a flying)...I don't know how many people actually LIKE it but if you do, feel free to hit that paypal button uptop and buy me a beer. Heh heh heh.
I like the John Kessel essay better but he had the advantage of a better education and a few years of meditation so it SHOULD be better. And I've always thought how kind it was of him to tip his hat to my early effort by giving me a cite. I doubt most people really understand how truly kind, considering 1)I was a widely hated (to the point of violence) figure in the fandom, 2)he didn't know (still doesn't know) me and had no reason to want to recognize or help me, and 3) I wasn't any kind of academic source that he needed to feel obligated to acknowledge.
So I don't know anything about him but I've often thought he must be a very kind and honorable person. Heh heh. I don't know if he has a paypal but maybe if he does I should buy him a beer. :-) To me, it's a mark of a person's character how they treat a person who can't do them any good.
Will I see the movie? Nah. I've been told the anti-gay slur and the naked 11-year-old fight scenes will not appear in the movie -- indeed, if these features of the original novel had been retained the movie would surely be undistributable in 2013 -- but I still don't want to add to their box office because eek. It just doesn't feel right. I don't mind if others see it though.
Also, if I'm honest, I was tired of this type of movie a few decades ago, so I probably wouldn't see it anyway.
On another note, iTunes thinks the name of The Strokes album I just bought is Angels. Really, iTunes? Explain to me again why I put up with you? Probably there's an easy fix for this and I don't know what it is. Or they'll fix it in the update.
I'll leave it to the armchair psychologists to figure out why I would rather watch a short music video about Julian Casablancas drowning in the sewer or not washing his hands for a year to yet another full-length movie about blah blah blah war is cool because it's taking place in outer space. It's possible that I'm a snob, I suppose.
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