Monday, April 18, 2011

The static hurts my ears

As stated in previous comments, I don't know from tumblr, despite various net-savvy people attempting to explain it's sacred mysteries to me. Therefore, I couldn't respond to the latest charges being lodged. So, I will have to do it here.

For the record, I'd really rather not, but it does appear necessary, at this point. (sigh)

This is from the tumblr blog The View From My Brain:

I didn’t read the post when you linked it before, so I didn’t realise who it was. Daisy Deadhead of Daisy’s Dead Air is a hateful bigoted and privileged asshat.

She is the feminist who literally told me to go die, because my coping methods for my autism issues were not approved by her holy vegan standards. And she did this in a discussion about something completely irrelevant, rather than on the post where my coping method was actually mentioned.
Good God, yall.

I have no idea at all what this refers to. I do not know Jemima Aslana, although I have seen her name before. I have never interacted with her, although I think she may have commented here once or twice. I have commented (in the past) on lots of blogs, but as stated above, have not figured out how to "do" tumblr and Aslana's blog is a tumblr blog. So the comments she refers to could not have been made on her blog. I'd like to know where this (mythical) exchange took place?

As regular readers know, I am not vegan and could not live more than 72 hrs (at most) without cheese--preferably smoked gouda or Tillamook aged cheddar. I think she has me confused with someone else.

Further, "literally" telling people to "go die"--that just isn't me. That is somewhat ungrammatical and unpoetic; I am more likely to quote Lou Reed, "I'm just waiting for [them/you] to hurry up and die," which I've been saying since the release of Sally Can't Dance. Old habits die hard. (I have never quite broken the habit of saying "far out" in, well, far out circumstances.) Simply put, I am not a person who tells people to go die, all while upholding holy vegan standards I don't have.

Of course, Jemima Aslana didn't bother to link to this very incendiary accusation. She was so eager to join the junior-high-school pile-on, she couldn't be bothered to check the facts. And said pile-on does get ugly, as I am enthusiastically called a "total shithead" and suchlike, by people who have never met me... including an individual I once foolishly complimented for their writing. (For some reason, I especially feel like the archetypal dumb hillbilly when someone I have lavishly complimented turns on me.)

As for the other spin-offs from spin-offs from Tweets and Twats and alllll the rest? I can't keep up. It all started here, but I am now getting links from strange corners of tumblrville and beyond. It's like that child's game "Telephone"--now they are writing about the writing about the writing about me, not writing about what I exactly wrote. If that makes sense. This is why I decided to address Jemima's accusation, since it seems to have taken on a life of its own and is getting repeated even more than anything I wrote on Renee's blog [Womanist Musings].

And it simply isn't true.

But I saved the best for last! Jemima's last paragraph:
Believe me, sweetheart, you aren’t getting anywhere with Daisy. She will first derail and if that doesn’t work for then she will assault your mental health until you become suicidal. I advise you to pull out now, because it can never end well with her. Never.
Jemima darlin, I have to say, that paragraph is one of the most bad-ass things ever written about me, and I love it! Thank you!!!

Am I a bad bitch or what?! ((((preens))))

My mother (who would have happily slit all their tires by now) would be so proud of me. Seriously, I wish she had lived long enough for me to read that paragraph to her, since she often considered me a silly, bubbleheaded peacenik and believed I let people walk all over me. Wouldn't she be thrilled to learn that the apple didn't fall far from the tree?

I must end here, on a decidedly positive note. :)


When the world is running down - The Police

turn on the radio
the static hurts my ears
tell me where would I go?
I ain't been out in years
turn on the stereo
it's played for years and years
an Otis Redding song
it's all I own

when the world is running down
you make the best of what's still around


Jim said...

Daisy, some elder along the way told me that the best way to judge success was by the quality of the people in your life. You should be hugely satisfied that someone like that hates you so much.

A couple three years we were discussing some discussion that had gone on on a thread, and someone said he had copied and sent it to a friend in Singapore, and she said they all sounded like they had personality disorders. part of that was just the way Westerners often present to other people, but part was just the comments themselves. It's not that unusual.

Oh, and another thing "Jemima Aslana" - really? That sounds like the WOC equivalent of "Thor Pridemaster" on some Stormfront clone site. Sheesh. Issues much?

Willow said...

I rather expect to see "with whom it never ends well" tagged on to the end of your profile description at some point. ;)

Snark aside, though, I just wanted to say that I'm consistently impressed with how you deal with criticism and critique. There's all too little engagement that goes on in both progressive blogland and political blogland more generally--it's either shouting past one's opponents or restating Approved (TM) ideas you've read about one TV show with respect to another. You make a genuine effort at learning and changing when necessary, and holding your ground when you have to, and that is something that I (even if my lack of profile leads you to think I'm not real) admire. So, thanks.

JoJo said...

LOL at "Asshat". Like I've said before, you must be doing something right to get all these people pissed off! It's a good thing you have such a thick skin; I'd probably start crying if people attacked me like that. lol

BTW, where do you find those beautiful Steal Your Face designs??

John Powers said...

You know how off-topic I can be. I just watched a video which documents 500 people paid with Amazon's Mechanical Turk to trace a line. It begins with a hand drawn straight line: "As the line is reproduced over and over, it changes and evolves - kinks, trembling motions and errors are exaggerated through the process."

Your mentioning the game of telephone reminded me of it. A feature of Internet communications seems something like those line tracings.

SC Boy said...

Oh...I missed this post last night! Yikes. I am with JoJo. I'd be crying if it happened to me.

Tire slashing: proper revenge for just about any grievance in the universe.

Renegade Evolution said...

heh, proof? when has that EVER mattered.

now, I am on vacation, but I promised, and trust me, it's coming...

and you telling someone to go die or whatever? ON WHAT PLANET????

grumble. I'm gonna have to polish up the belt buckle with THAT flag on it for this....

Rootietoot said...

Y'know, you're a hippy like I'm a WASP. It is what it is. I like you like that. I know another WASP when I see one, and you know another hippy when you see one. I don't always (well, frequently even) agree with what you have to say, but I know where you're coming from (you make that clear) and it's not hard to understand your perspective when I keep that in mind. Remember that thing people said in the '70's:

Don't let the turkeys get you down.

Trinity said...

You know, maybe I too am a harrrrrsh bitch, but if reading someone triggered suicidal ideation I'd uh.... stop reading them.

sheila said...

Wow, that's all I can say. Kinda sad. :(

Anonymous said...

just caught up on the clusterfuck. went over to this 'jemima' person's tumblr, where I read this offhand statement of hers: "I think empathy is overrated anyway."

d, what do you expect from such a person? ppl with no empathy are known as b*u*l*l*i*e*s. and she is.

agree w/jim about the name.
jemima? hilarious.

jemima writes

"I have Asperger's and depression and have lived with the former since I was born in 1984and with the latter since some unspecified time in my pre-teens - probably. Both are as yet untreated, because I've so far met no health care pro, who could grasp that one person can have two interacting diagnoses at once."

so she "diagnosed" herself? "untreated" because she made it the fuck up. just another net troll/fake. every new troll is "autistic" these days so we will be "nice" to them, while they can savage us with impunity. i'm no longer putting up with it and you shouldn't either.