Two things! I have been away all weekend, at the incredible EroticonLive. I’ll do a proper write up at some point, because I have a million thoughts and lovely things to say about the amazing sessions I went to. But in the meantime here are two links to things that you need to read: one sexy and shiver-inducing, and the other practical and wise.
The good: MollysDailyKiss will haunt you
I don’t often cry. Usually, to get my tear ducts working, I have to be six gin and tonics into a miserable night, or at the very least getting my eyebrows waxed. But Molly read this piece out loud yesterday and I had to run out of the room for a little weep. I’ll let you decide what that means, but you should definitely head over to her blog and read it:
“I am going to haunt you when I am gone. You will never be free of me, I can promise you that. I will find a way back here, to this town, to this house, to this room, to you. I will sit with you here, day in and day out and watch you mourn me. I will haunt you when I am gone.”
I think it’s most effective read aloud in Molly’s voice – there is so much passion and rage and lust and grief and all the incredible things in it. She’s promised me she’ll record it as audio and now I’ve put it in writing she definitely has to. So keep an eye on her blog and Twitter.
The bad: Twitter trolls – mute or block?
Last week Holly Brockwell published a post at Gadgette about dealing with Twitter trolls. Holly recently committed the heinous crime of telling people she didn’t wanting children, so naturally a bunch of reprehensible bellends have popped up in her timeline to let her know that is an Unacceptable Decision. She explains why the ‘block’ button isn’t quite as handy as the ‘mute’ in these situations. Why?
“It does what blocking is intended to do – stop the troll’s unwelcome opinions from appearing in your mentions ever again – but without notifying the mutee. They have no idea you’ve muted them, all they can see is that you never reply. It’s easily reversible if you change your mind.”
I agree with her. Although I do sometimes block people, more often these days I’ll mute the ones who annoy me. They can have their angry rambles, and I can have a bit of peace and quiet.