Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

About Sunday.

It appears that Sunday's little bit of snark against that weak three paragraphs masquerading as a review bought out the hate, and it's like old times, all over again. Here is the latest from an Anonymous Poster whose IP is

Ben Peek does it again
Here is a guy who spends huge amounts of time putting shit on other people's writing and then whinges conspiracy when gets a bad review. You need to grow up, Ben, you really do. You are acting like a paranoid child. Take the shit and deal with it. And stop hiding behind a hoody in your avatar to try to make yourself look awesome. You are turning into a sick little fuck, and it's about time you got your head out of the mess it's in.

You know how much I love the anonymous posters.

At any rate, 'my conspiracy theory' has been pulled up a few times, so I'll cut and paste this conversation between Russell Farr and Ben Payne on the former's blog:

note to self
never have a conversation with anyone, ever.

2009-01-18 12:58 pm (local)
Fuck me, who remembers 2006??

In my defence you were gonna publish it, so I didn't think it was a secret at all... *shrug*....

2009-01-18 01:28 pm (local)
dude, I'm not blaming you, I don't recall ever having a conversation with you where I've sworn you to secrecy.

Now, granted, linking this isn't going to do me any favours again. People are still going to go round the net and say I'm done, that I'm killing my 'career', that vanity publishers do my books, that I'm a troll, and all that shit they feel comfortable calling me. But the conspiracy angle shit, that's not my deal, and I'll attempt to squash that here. I made the comment simply because it was what I'd been told, nothing beyond that. Seemed to me a funny thing to note when a review appears some time after a book was published and it allowed me to get a kick in. (In case you're not sure what's going on, Farr's comment was in response to this: "Years ago, if I remember right, Ben Payne told me of a conversation he had with Farr, deep in the days when the Australian Spec Fic Scene used to get in an uproar every time I said anything slightly critical about their work, or their awards, or perhaps even the socks they wore. Anyhow, Payne said that Farr planned to write a scathing review of 26Lies, to let loose on it--it's been a while, so I'm not real sure on the details now, but at any rate, here it is, that piece of venom building in the back of Russell B. Farr's throat since 2006.")

Now, I figure people are going to believe what they want to believe about me, and that's life, I suppose. Lets all remember, though--

--that you can still buy the badge.

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