Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

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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