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For All Your Grassroots Movements

For all your hatin' needs, I present the I Hate Ben Peek Button:

Available now as singles, or in packs of ten or a hundred.

I was going to make a t-shirt, but the truth is, I have the design skills of a monkey with hooks. So if anyone wants to make a neat I Hate Ben Peek T-Shirt, and it's sufficiently cool, I'll put it up. CafePress even does black t-shirts now, so we could sell to all the people who only wear black, like me.

And yes, of course I'll wear an I Hate Ben Peek t-shirt. I'm Ben Peek.


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May. 31st, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
i sold one of them last year :)

anyhow, feel free. the price is dropped as low as it can on cafepress. in other words, the site'll make some money, but i won't.
May. 31st, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Is this the Ben Peek who pulled the children from the drowning boat or the one who is mean to everyone?

Oh, what's the diff! I'll take a dozen.

May. 31st, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
he's the same one. while rescuing the children, he told them how their stories lacked narrative cohesion, and the crayon drawings were subpar at best.
May. 31st, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Ah, cruel as well as prententious!

I hate you twice.
May. 31st, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
there is much to hate about ben peek ;)
May. 31st, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
Okay, since I ordered the buttons late at night when I was vulnerable I've ended up with one of your t-shirts as well. I'll wear it at WorldCon and somebody will challenge me to step outside and prove that SF is dead and I'll have to stab him/her with one of your buttons.

This is getting very chaotic.
May. 31st, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
that's cool :) maybe if you find hannah bowen, the two of you can wear t-shirts together (she bought one last year, and jon hodges as a hat, from memory. i think hannah had people liking her's, from memory.).

anyhow: grassroots campaigning, here i come. it's a shame i didn't do this a week or so earlier. i could've got some and sent them down to conflux.
May. 31st, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
I bought a button, even though I actually LOVE Ben Peek. :)
May. 31st, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
but of course! only people who love me buy them :)
May. 31st, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Any publicity is good publicity.
May. 31st, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
makes me laugh, actually. besides, it's hard to actually be serious in your hate about me when i'm selling buttons :)
May. 31st, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Indeed. I'm almost tempted to get some.

Btw, are you coming down for Conflux? I won't be attending, but there is going to be a party at my place which coincides.
May. 31st, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
well, i have sold one button so far. maybe i can make this my grassroots selling a novel plan...

anyhow, i won't be down for conflux. i'm not huge on cons, plus i'm somewhat broke. otherwise i'd come down just for the party and give out buttons ;)
May. 31st, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking that I could by 100 and sell them outside Conflux.

Brokeness is very annoying, I'm suffering from it atm, otherwise I would be up in Syd this weekend just for the sake of getting out of town.
May. 31st, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
ack, typo
That should be "buy 100"
May. 31st, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: ack, typo
heh. that's cool. i understood. and being broke does indead suck, but what can you do, huh? there are worse things in life.
May. 31st, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)
I so have to get one of those although I don't appreciate the 'dog t-shirt' when you don't offer one for monkeys.

Prejudiced cunt! ;-)
May. 31st, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
well, in my defence, i don't actually have a choice on that...
May. 31st, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
I'm reminded of a certain Melbournian gamer, who eventually provoked a flood of popular t-shirts reading I Hated [Gamer's Name] Before You Did!
May. 31st, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
heh. was it a neat looking shirt?
May. 31st, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
Not a nice font like your badge - a fat decorative serif. Yuck.

I can't speak to the quality of the tshirt. I quite liked the fellow, myself.
May. 31st, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
Honey, I'm holding out for a bumper sticker. :D
Jun. 1st, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
i wonder if cafepress do those?
Jun. 1st, 2006 07:57 am (UTC)
You took me off your friends list, but I still don't hate you. (I think you're doing it to be funny, aren't you?) Although I did get sad when I couldn't evem text you. In fact, I've dedicated my next few posts to you on my blog for giving me the confidence to pursue the topic of ethics and writing and reviews without getting mad. Of course, you're welcome to comment if you don't agree what you say. I'll be civil if you are. Talking about it in comments on your blog isn't the best way for me. I don't argue well in real time. I prefer to take my time and write it out properly. If you only knew how many drafts my stories go through. Tommorows post is going to be about arrogance. Mostly my arrogance, mind you.
Jun. 1st, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
no, carol, i didn't take you off my friends list to be funny. i did it because this whole 'it's a joke thing' is kinda pathetic. i'm fine with people hating me--i couldn't care less. whatever, you know? but to turn round after you been caught and say, 'oh no, i never did really hate you, it was just humour that went the wrong way...' is just irritating. worse, it makes me completely disrepectful of you.

so do me a favour: don't write posts in my name, and don't bother me round here. i've no time for you.
Jun. 1st, 2006 10:37 am (UTC)
so do me a favour: don't write posts in my name, and don't bother me round here. i've no time for you

Fine. I won't dedicate it to you. But I'm still writing it. It's a pity though. The Aussie sf community is too small for this sort of thing.
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