While we’re on the subject of making Andrea more famous because she doesn’t know how to talk to people, do allow me to direct you to another person who had a few more things to say on the subject:
Adam Whitlatch: Introducing the Douchenozzle-to-English Translator
It’s important to develop skills which allow one to properly decode (mentally and on the fly) poorly written information found on the internet, be it an email, bomb-making instructions, or guidelines for submission to a someone’s over-inflated ego-trip. Adam’s post is rather brilliant because once you peel back the wrinkly outer layer of passive-aggressive nonsense, you see the truth behind the bizarre requests and while you’ll nod your head in understanding, you’ll still wonder how deluded someone has to be to continue to act like she’s farting sparkly vampire roses.
Update: Kids, never underestimate the power of the Internet and well-placed cannon-fire.
If you look at Adam’s and Andrew‘s and my posts, we pull quotes from the website. It’s part of that thing some writers do called RESEARCH. If you take a gander now at the Twisted Dreams Guidelines (I’m not linking to that crap again), you’ll see nearly all of the snark removed and it almost looks professional: except for the formatting, the uber gawfic white on black text, and the fact that she still insists you pre-format your story so she can just drop copy/paste instead. Oh, and for you poseurs still using dial-up because DSL is just too mainstream, you’re SOL when it comes to getting your own copy because it’s not like she’s going to spend her own money or anything to thank you for submitting a great piece. It’s not like she’s the Editor of the most popular Underground Magazine EVAH – oh wait, she claims she is. *rolls eyes*
Note the lack of apology, like removing it from the interwebs means it never happened. Note how she also says she’s been meaning to do it for a while. Whatever. Seriously, if that’s the kind of “editing” people can expect, it’s no wonder you’re still “underground”.
Sorry, Kitten. The Internet is Forever, and no one likes a passive-aggressive liar who can’t admit that maybe perhaps she’s kind of a bitch. Spin it however you want, but you’re still wrong, you’re still running a low-level, mediocre 4theLuv Slushzine.
Keep drinking your own Kool-Aid. That way you’ll always have someone in your corner.