Friday, August 19, 2011

why do people respond to failfans?

In a private discussion, someone asked, "If you're an author who's actually gotten books published, why interact with these freaks at all? I don't really see where Jim Butcher's career, or anyone else's, has suffered for not living up to the Failiarchy's standards. Is there really anything to be gained from responding to their spitball attacks?"

I answered, "The reason people respond is that until the last year or so, they initially seemed like people who honestly cared about oppression, instead of crazy people who think they're Jesus with a sex change. The right response to them is none at all."