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Learning Micole’s class made me wonder about the class of some of my other critics, so I did a couple minutes of googling to see what they’d said on the subject. The answer, not surprisingly, is very little. There's veejane  a graduate of Choate, the prep school I was kicked out of (for being caught drinking and, as I was told, being suspected of dealing drugs—my grades were around a B+, as I remember). There’s icecreamempress , who describes herself as being from a “very upper-middle-class white WASP family.” There’s vom_marlowe , whose grandmother and mine (on my father’s side) could share hardship stories, but whose college cost $30,000, so if that came from family, vom_marlowe is, at least, as privileged as I was.
For the fucking RECORD, I come from a mixed class background.  My father was middle class.  My mother was lower-class shit poor.  My mother did not have her own underwear or clothes or bed or room, but shared with her (nine other) siblings.  My parents divorced and I lived with my mother.  My father was not legally obligated to support me by the results of the divorce agreement and because he is an asshole, he DID NOT.  Do not anyone dare say that I should somehow have managed to get him to pay.  He threatened to starve my dog when I was ten. 

My first year of college, my family's entire household income was six thousand dollars.  Yes, that's right.  SIX FUCKING THOUSAND DOLLARS.  I used some of my school loan book money to buy groceries for my mother because she did not have any food in the house. 

When I was in college, yes, that super duper expensive college Mr Fucking Will Shetterly, I had one pair of underwear that I washed out every night before I went to bed, and if I forgot, then I wore it anyway.  And if it didn't dry, I wore it wet. 

When we lived in the duplex, we had rats.  The landlord didn't care.  The city didn't care.  You want to know how to get rid of rats if you have no money?  Mix chlorine bleach and ammonia together and pour it down their holes.  Of course, it creates a deadly gas, but hey.  You do what you gotta do.  That's the kind of life I led. 

That's lower class. 


How DARE YOU COMPARE US, you little trust fund baby. 

I worked my ass to the bone, I went gray in my twenties, I never slept, I worked every fucking holiday, every fucking vacation to get that education.  Also, you're still banned


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Feb. 26th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)

I love you.
Feb. 26th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, that takes balls to spew such filth. It just goes to show you never know when evil people will pop out from under a rock.
Feb. 26th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
I just can't even believe the guy. I used to love his wife's books, too.
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Feb. 26th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
... it really is a 'commit a homicide and stay out of jail' card day, isn't it?


Feb. 26th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
It really, really is.
Feb. 26th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
My jaw is on the floor right now. That guy is clearly the most epic asshole who ever climbed out of the primordial ooze. I regret that I do not have an angry enough icon for this comment. Arg.

Also. Dude. Wearing second-hand clothing/sharing a room with siblings/living in a small house? That is not lower-class. Lower-class is going hungry because you have no money for food. It's living in a car because you can't even afford a roof over your head. Having your 'basic expenses covered', as he put it, means you are comfortably middle-class. Oh boo-hoo, he washed dishes for spending money! Obviously he knows the trials and tribulations of the truly poor! Give me a fucking break. What a douche.
Feb. 26th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I can't even reply to him. Doing dishes is his comparison?? ZOMG.

Yes. So angry.
Feb. 26th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
God damn, some people are stupid.
Not you, dear, but this moron who's got an axe the size of the university in question to grind.
Feb. 27th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
The batshit crazy is strong with him. *froths quietly*
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Feb. 27th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Hee! I love you and your sporking ways!!
Feb. 27th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
I said it before about this, but it's still true!

Feb. 27th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
I don't even know what to make of the total crazy. I keep hearing that he is a nice guy in person, but it makes me wonder if it is an alternate personality or something.
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Feb. 27th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)

Could he possibly get more revolting? I'd love to be able to say "no," but sadly, he keeps surprising me. What a tool.

You oughta let me have first punch at him. That way, he'll also have the shame of being decked by a 50-year-old woman with a heart condition.


Feb. 27th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
A friend said, he's not just a tool, he's a whole Home Depot!

Also, hee!
(no subject) - buymeaclue - Feb. 27th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC) - Expand
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Feb. 27th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
o.O I have no idea who this guy is, but he writes like an elitist, condescending, self-congratulatory asshole.

Who seems to think you're a dude.

Whatta genius?
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
have no idea who this guy is, but he writes like an elitist, condescending, self-congratulatory asshole. Hee!

Oh, he's a SFF writer. I think he's more famous now for being a jerk on the internet.

And yeah, I don't know where he got the idea I'm a guy. I just... *scratches head*
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Feb. 28th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Bwahahahaha! You are awesome. *hugs you tight*
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Who the fuck is Will Shetterly? - kynn - Mar. 4th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 27th, 2009 09:01 am (UTC)
What an arrogant bastard! Doesn't he have anything better to do with his time?
Feb. 28th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Apparently not! O.o
Feb. 27th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
You know, I think he thinks you're a guy because in his world, women are probably pretty little things who don't work and don't get poor. Because men take care of them, or something.
I wouldn't be surprised.
Feb. 28th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised either. That, of he thinks women are always 'nice'.
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Feb. 28th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
I don't why he's on the internet. Seriously, if I was his publisher, I'd beg him to quit.
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Feb. 27th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Uh, someone had the gall to piss over your accomplishments because you were able to accomplish them? So the fuck what if your college cost $30k? You worked your ass off going through college. Fucker.
Feb. 28th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
He's quite something, isn't he? *hugs you tight* It was great to see you today, sweetie.
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