Apparently it is time to have That Talk. You know, the one about the legal definition of harassment and all that shit? (Anonymous who bitches about my VK reviews is back. I'm tired of the personal attack style of comment. Everyone else, please feel free to ignore this completely or read for entertainment purposes, as you see fit.)
First off, though, I just want to state that anyone in the known universe is free to disagree with me in the public forum of my comments, or privately with my e-mail address which is posted right here on this blog for god and everybody to use. I don't expect people to agree with me all the time, and in fact find that kind of boring. And I also don't expect everyone in the known universe to have a Blogger account, but there's a difference between not having an account (I like how some of you guys sign your comments so I know who you are), and hiding behind 'anonymous' to be a cowardly pussy while you call someone names.
Incidentally, the only time in my life I left a rude comment on a blog, it was with my Blogger account firmly attached to it, leading straight back here with my name and contact information.
So, ultimately, hiding behind the anonymity of the internet just makes you an asshole.
That said, I'd like to point out it's the INTERNET. It isn't anonymous and never has been. I have a hit logger on this blog, that isn't documented anywhere on the page. Know what that means? I can go from the date and time stamp on comments, to my hit logger, to a MAP OF WHERE ALL THE HITS COME FROM and document from there. And I log the harassment. Because here in the US, 'harassment' is legally defined by each state, and in South Carolina, we've got probably the strictest stalking and harassment laws in the US. Basically, if it's repeated and I find it annoying, it's harassment. Details here. Granted, I'd have to claim 'emotional distress' to have the charge stick - does annoyance count as emotional distress? - but still, the pattern of behavior and intent to be malicious is right there both in the law and behavior.
Anonymous, I've got your comments logged. And incidentally, they aren't disagreement. They're personal attacks. That goes to the harassment definition, legally. I've logged all the ISP numbers attached to where your comments came from, and I have you nailed down to a single city block in a large city in Alberta, Canada. The block is bordered on the north by 107th Ave and on the west by 105th St. I assume you're at the city college that is there; your behavior and attitude are certainly juvenile enough. If I get bored all I have to do is hand over the ISPs and the comments to the FBI and let them go hunt you down and give you a stern warning. I'm sure the school would be thrilled when their computer servers are subpoenaed.
So. Either shut the fuck up, or have the guts to open a dialogue and discuss. One or the other. Because the cowardice and whining are getting really old. And what in hell is an arbiter of fashion doing in goddamn Alberta, anyway?
Oh. And grow the fuck up.
(Apologies to every other blog reader I've got.)