Shithouse rat

I'm a bipolar writer in the Naked City. I'm not playing with a full deck. I don't have all my dots on the dice. My cheese is sliding off my cracker. I don't have both oars in the water. I'm a bubble off plum. In other words, I'm crazier than a shithouse rat. These are my stories. Comments--short or long, nasty or nice--always welcome!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

A plague on both your blogs

Thank you to everyone who responded to the last few posts.

As is my anal-retentive wont, I will reply to all messages that I haven't as of yet.

Perhaps it is my bipolar disorder talking (although I don't think so) but this whole Squid episode produced a wide range of feelings and reactions for me.

The first was rage and indignation that Henry-- a former very close blogfriend of mine--one that I encouraged to start his own blog--would stoop so low as to accuse me of shutting down Satan's site because of a comment I made to someone else's blog. This was not a flaming comment, mind you, but instead a comment that the blogger actually thanked me for profusely and chose to include as part of her next post. Nevertheless, Henry, desperate for "revenge," attempted to stir up trouble for me. (After our original rift, incidentally, he blocked my access to his e-mail or blog so I could not defend myself. Very cowardly, very childish.)

Then came further feelings of anger when several other sheep jumped on the bandwagon over at Satan's site as well, and before I knew it, a mini-Salem's witch hunt of the internet erupted.

Squid is a very disturbed individual. I will probably have more to say on both Henry and Squid in the next post--or perhaps I will drop the whole sorry matter. I'm not sure yet.

When Squid and I began our little "debate"--precipitated by his attack to my site--I at first enjoyed myself. It was so very easy to reply to his retorts--not because I am capable of using "big words"--but rather because he is so stupid and childish that he made it so very easy for me. I half suspect that his modus operandi is playing the sadomasochistic buffoon--anything to get attention.

This elation at having a respite from "serious," real world concerns which I and others address on their blogs--little things like Katrina and Bush as well as other matters I considered thought provoking enough to blog about--kind of lured me into this pointless flamefest. I shamelessly admitted that I was rather enjoying myself.

But yesterday, my mood and attitude again changed as I realized that not only were people like Squid stupid and malicious, but actually deliberately hateful and hurtful to the point of potentially aggraving another's serious illness.

The thing that really made me turn the corner into sheer disgust was the way that Squid turned his wrath on someone with a very serious condition--Fibromyalgia disorder. This condition is devastating to its sufferers, causing horrible chronic pain and debilitating symptoms. Suzie suffers from it.

Shortly before Squid turned his wrath my way, he began tormenting Suzie on her blog--complete with horribly malicious profanities and accusations-- by claiming that she had infected his blog with a virus. As of yesterday, he was still taunting her in the comments section of a seroius post about her condition. For me, this goes way beyond the definition of an annoying, albeit "harmless" prankster. and his horrible sickness now sickens me as well.

I will probably write more on this--I could write a book on Henry alone, but he doesn't deserve that kind of attention. For now, this is the essence of what I want to try to express about two very sick individuals--Henry and Squid.

26 Comments:

At 11:54 AM, Blogger elvira black said...

A someone pointless update:

Satan did finally deign to visit my blog (see previous post) and leave a (to my mind) somewhat condescending mention of my mental illness, but it was nevertheless a kind of innocent, aw-shucks, I didn't mean to cause this kind of trouble comment.

It was perhaps mere coincidence that the day (if memory serves) after my comment to his friend's site--where I noted that Satan and this blogger had a IM style banter going on that sometimes went to 60 messages, yet she appeared to be ignoring any comments on topic by me or others--he abandoned his loyal commenters as well.

Meanwhie, the blogger in question, as I said before, thanked me profusely and posted my comment as part of her new post. Satan left a few petulant messages, and she tried to assuage him while gently chiding him and indicating that she would henceforth attempt to keep comments generally on topic.

When I returned to comment to the blogger again, noting something like I appreciated that she had not taken offense (or something like that--she has since turned off her comments altogether) I also had an aside for Satan: "No comment!"

It was meant in jest, but in any case, his last comment to her said, if I recall: I will leave you to your pristine commenting environment.

The the very next day (if memory serves) he wrote a clever little "fuck you" post to his fans on his site without explaining that he was merely taking a vacation. Instead, he said that his abandonment was due to a noticable drop in comments to his site (another little joke). I can't really say, but the timing was certainly right on, and as I said before, I think it was a somewhat passive agressive, cruel, and manipulative thing to do to his readers--but his blog is his. Unfortunately, I got the flak for it.

In any case, I just checked out the latest comments on Satan's blog. He is indeed in a crabby mood, and is ragging on everyone--including Henry. However, he reserved a special comment for me, a tad less conciliatory than the one he posted here.

Just for context's sake: I posted two comments to his "here I am gee I didn't mean to cause a ruckus" triumpant return post:

In the second one, I wrote a very short comment saying in part that despite the fact that there were no full fledged pyschotic breaks on his blog while he was gone, there was one over at "chez Elvira." and that I enjoyed it thoroughly. Since no one there seemed to understand my big words, I added an admittedly snarky PS that "chez Elvira" meant my blog.

In turn, he wrote back the following:

"Shitzza Miss Blacky E,

I went to your site (as you know from the comment) and crapolla in a handbag! Yesh, OK, there was a little psychosis. I'm soooooo 'Proud'.

As long as you enjoyed it I'll continue to use ad-hoc circumstancial comments for all my holiday messages. You're are of course always welcome to chez Satan. I only have one request... never use the word 'chez' again opn this blog, we wouldn't want anyone to think you're psychotic and pretentious... oh wait... I forgot... I don't care what people think, sorry about being an insensitive prick!"

So there you have it. Any opinions?

 
At 12:27 PM, Blogger Willy Jo said...

are you sum kinda stoopid batch er sumthin?

how cum all the stoopid batches of the wurld blame there stoopidness on bypolard disorder.

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

I'm so sorry. I really do get my pretentious, psychotic rocks off through the blame game--unlike your unrepentant pals.

What do you blame your stoopidness on, btw?

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger Willy Jo said...

deerest stoopid batch

i cant godam beleve you just called me stoopid. yer hurtin my feelins. pass the terlet paper, im teerin up over hear.

BTW
im not sure who you think my pals are but oh well- everyone likes me er wants to be liked by me.!?

oot

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

WJ:

Aye thanks I luve yu. Wil yu merrye me?

Here, by the way, is my reply to Satan that I left on his blog in response to the one noted above:

elvira black said...

You seem to be in a crabby mood today. I will keep my comment brief, and that will be that.

As I've said before the ONLY reason I left any comments on your blog is because my former blogpal Henry chose to accuse me of shutting down your blog.

In turn, two other sheep decided to turn this into a mini Salem's witch hunt and nag me as well. Of course, no apologies are expected from any of them.

Squid has not only turned his disgusting, hate filled, profanity laden poison to me, but to another blogger Suzie who has a seroius medical condition.

In my "pretentious, psychotic" opinion, that goes way beyond harmless fun and into the realm of the truly sick and sadistic.

Although your blog is your blog, if I cared about my readers I would never have done such a (in my pretentious, psychotic opinion) passive agressive, cruel, and manipulative stunt, as you did on yours.

Be that as it may, that is your business. The only reason I ever commented here was in response to being made a scapegoat. Other than that, I would never had said a word, but continued on my merry way--"mental condition" and all.

That's it for me. Over and outta here.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Willy Jo said...

sure ill marry yeah i dernt care how ugli you are.

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger Walker said...

Damn, you have all the fun.
All I ever got was an attack by the BitchFest.
That's it I got to go out and piss someone off.

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger Squid Vicious said...

My vote is for drop it. I have.

 
At 1:53 AM, Blogger jane said...

I see a case of muliple personality disorders, more than regan on the exorcist. i thought there were just 3, but alas, there are 4 or more! most are just bad spellers, intentional bad spellers.
this is my psychological assessment & i'm sticking to it.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Satan said...

OK Here's my opinion, seeing as you asked for one,

Historically on my blog (as historical as a blog can be)I give crap to all new comers (well, most people, I am Satan), it fends off those without a sense of humour. I'm not crabby, I'm still on holidays (although finished travelling) I have no reason to be on crabby. You're just recieving the same treatment as everyone else. I'm not making exceptions for anyone.

My last comment, on your blog, was sincere and just so you have a little more understanding I have a a lot of experience and respect for those people who are struggling day to day with bi-polar and other mental illnesses.

I reiterate, the flow on affect to your site Elvira was unintentional, I didn't anticipate Henry, and I urge anyone who is here for subversive reason to leave. Blogging for the likes of us is FUN, if this is fun for you then keep going just know that you're playing with actually people here.

I'd like to think we can stop re-hashing this 'past' situation, I wont be back here again to comment. If you want to participate in the humour of my site then you are welcome but otherwise let's call it quits and go on with our real lives.

~Satan

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Swifty said...

I'm confused. Is all this for real?

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Willy Jo:

I finally nabbed one! Oh, WJ, I am delirious with joy!

I picture a June wedding. This should allow you plenty of time to recover from that brain transplant you're due to have, my sweetest one.

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Walker:

LOL.

What's this BitchFest thing? Is it like Woodstock or something?

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Squid:

Thank you, and amen.

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Jane:

I think there's actually a new category in the DSM for this:

Illiterate Multiple blogger personality disorder.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Satan:

Though you may not visit again (although you're welcome to, of course) I thank you for clarifying your position. I know none of this was intentional on your part. For those who actually read all or some of this psychodrama, they will note that my beef was not really with Satan, but with some of his readers who mistakenly (?) dissed me.

I appreciate your comment.

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Don:

Real? Oh, my, yes. As real as it can get in cyberspace, anyway...

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Walker said...

No its a website http://bitchfest.co.uk/phpBB2/ dedicated to insulting posts and bloggers. Their leader the "fascist cunt" thats what she calls her self, attacked my tipping post.
Probably because I questioned why should you tip a cabby if he/she is just doing a job like the rest of us.
Guess who is a cabby?
They cut pieces of my post out of contex to make it look like i was saying what I was not and neglected to read all 4 parts or was it 3. Who cares anyway I tracked them back through my referers and found what they were doing and joined their little coven and killed them with love and kindness.
Haven't seen them since.
But I did go in and thank them for knocking up my counter and asked what other topic I could post to keep them coming. LMAO!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

This is almost exhausting, isn't it Elvira? I don't see how you've managed to keep from killing anyone over the mess (primarily speaking from my own point of view: heads would have already been rolling!!!). :-)

Uh...at the risk of sounding like a complete moron...could you fill me in on exactly how Henry fits into the menage-a-trois of lunacy with Satan and Squid?

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Walker:

So you bitch-slapped the fascist cunt over at BitchFest! You go!

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger elvira black said...

Ariadnek:

Ah, yes, Henry.....

I may do a post on my ex-blogpal, I'm not sure.

I started to try to do a long story short comment here, but instead I'll just say, in essence:

Henry used to "adore" me, as he does (or did) Satan. (No, not THAT way: he's recently married, and I have a b/f.) I have ample proof of this in the comments section of all my older posts. And I was a loyal and devoted friend as well. But Henry also has very strong opinions and dislikes. In any case, I gently and humorously disagreed with him a bit on one of his posts, and that was the beginning of the end.

We ceased to communicate awhile back, but now I began seeing little digs about me on other blogs. The one to Satan mentioned me by name, and he unfairly accused me of driving Satan to abandon his blog and very devoted readers--in typical know it all, kiss ass fashion. That's what started the flamewar.

As for sounding like a complete moron, A: That is something you are constitutionally incapable of --just as complete morons are unable, try as they may, to make themselves sound intelligent.

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger fugusashi said...

hmmm.

you deleted my comment. how odd. it wasn't offensive.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger fugusashi said...

Elvira,

Nevermind my last comment. Somehow the comment I tried to post here ended up on another blog I read.

How embarassing.

 
At 3:35 AM, Blogger ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

Paula: I've done that before, too...hell yeah it sucks, MUCHO embarrassing! :-)


Elvira: sounds like these people have major issues that will never be settled. Again, I'd love to see you post about Henry. I noticed not long ago that he has removed my link from his blog too...no warning, no reason, no NOTHING. Not that it bothers me, it's just that I hadn't done anything (I never even communicated with the guy, though Brad did put him in his place rather well one time in the comments section on my blog). ;-)

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger elvira black said...

Paula:

Nu, so what happened to the comment that you thought I erased but posted somewhere else? Just cut and paste and send to me, maybe?

 
At 5:34 AM, Blogger elvira black said...

Ariadnek:

Ah, but A, you did do something "wrong"...you disagreed with Henry.

When Brad sparred with him, you agreed with Brad. That's all it takes...

 

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