So right after I published the Writing Assignment post just a little while ago, I got this message when I tried to share it on Facebook:Apparently someone thinks that I’m abusive (read: offensive) or spammy. What the hell? Seriously. If you don’t like the content, you don’t have to read it! It’s not like I’m standing behind you holding your eyes open and forcing you to read my posts. And when they’re particularly likely to offend someone, I even include a viewer discretion statement.
I’m not angry. Just a little surprised. So yeah, I curse (a lot) and today I actually admitted that I have carnal knowledge of the man who fathered my son (duh). But does that make me abusive? I don’t think so.
I’m not going to tone it down, because there’s not a whole lot of toning I can do if I want my writing muscles to stay on the un-flabby side of things. My content is not that edgy, for crying out loud.
Maybe it’s because I used the words “rabbit vagina fever” to describe tularemia (which results in skin abcesses that look like, no joke, tiny vaginas) or maybe it was my post about snow penises. Or maybe it’s the fact that I used the word ‘whore’ in the title of a post about Jeopardy. I don’t know.
Point is, I’m here to stay. I love my readers, and I love writing. All the haters can go on hating, but I’ll be here, pecking away at my keyboard, letting the world know how weird I really am.
I wonder if this post will get flagged, too. Here’s to hoping…
Screencap image courtesy of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange.
Edited to add: Yep. It got flagged. Someone in internetland a seriously uptight douche canoe.