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Dark Cabal Still Alive?

I'm surprised the Dark Cabal blog is still around, but I'm a bit more surprised to see myself quoted (and misspelled as Been) over there. The reference is the post I made about the site, which has become one of the most linked entries to this blog in a while. Most of the links, of course, are of authors accusing me of being an insane ranting lunatic because I wrote that authors should be told to fuck off when they want to review in their own little scene. There are exceptions where authors have made excellent reviewers, but more often than not I find it's a case of authors either going for anonymity such as with the Dark Cabal* or refusing to write bad reviews so they don't upset fellow authors. So, you know, fuck off as far as I'm concerned.

But it's been funny to watch.




* Apparently Maureen McHugh is Onyx. Go figure, huh?

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i_ate_my_crusts
Jul. 3rd, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
Apparently Maureen McHugh is Onyx. Go figure, huh?

Where did you get that information from? I ask, because Onyx's writing on the Dark Cabal site seems very disimilar in form and word usage to Maureens writing on LJ (or on blogspot) as maureenmcq. That may be deliberate, obviously, but... colour me intrigued.
benpeek
Jul. 3rd, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
nineblow (martin) said it on his blog. he then gave me this link: http://www.livejournal.com/community/shortform/27437.html
i_ate_my_crusts
Jul. 3rd, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link.
ninebelow
Jul. 3rd, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
See also. It would make sense since the rest show every sign of being newly minted Clarion grads (ie bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and full of shit.)
benpeek
Jul. 3rd, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)
it disappoints me to find that mchugh was writing those reviews. i always liked her fiction, but those reviews as onyx weren't very good.
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