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An announcement I really shd have preferred never to be forced to make. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
An announcement I really shd have preferred never to be forced to make.

I am very sorry indeed to tell you, as I must, that things here-’round are quite likely to be rather nasty and unpleasant for a few days.


Some of the posts I shall be making shall be, unfortunately, contentious, or are likely to be rendered so by others and taken so by some.  This is, unfortunately, unavoidable.


It has never been necessary to seek my permission to ‘friend’ or to cease ‘friending’ me.  I encourage anyone to do either, as his or her own wants, conscience, or convenience may dictate.


Similarly, so long as I am correctly quoted and not wilfully misrepresented, it has never been, is not, and shall never be necessary to seek permission to quote me, anywhere, at any time, with the exception of the perhaps two friends-locked posts I have made in my time here.  When I publish something to the world, it’s fair game (an emphasis upon fairness should be clearly understood, here).


Accordingly, any community of which I am a part, like any user on whose friendslist I appear, must, and I encourage them to do, make their own choices as to whether or not it is in their interests to continue the association.  There will be no recrimination from me should the impending unpleasantness suggest that it is not thus in their best interests to do.


Again, I regret that there will be an uncommon, and by me unrelished, likelihood of controversy here this weekend, but my forbearance is at an end, and my duty to myself dictates that I begin to push back against a concerted campaign of malicious and mendacious vilification.  I do not undertake this lightly, or willingly; I have sought advice of wise and cool heads who have supported or in some way suggested this course of action.  But the present situation is intolerable, and it is past time that I ceased letting it go on, even in the interest of courtesy to others.  I again apologise in advance to any innocent bystanders who are splashed by any of the vitriol that is sure to be thrown in my direction.


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magic_at_mungos From: magic_at_mungos Date: June 14th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huh? We may not have always agreed on certain issues but I still respect your opinion.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 14th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Good Heavens! It's nothing to do with you, dear.

Or anyone really save one person. You'll see quite soon what's afoot.
magic_at_mungos From: magic_at_mungos Date: June 14th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Bloody hell

That's cryptic. Glad to know I haven't inadvertently put my foot in it.
fpb From: fpb Date: June 14th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope it's not me.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 14th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Actually, it's not.

I do owe you a response to a comment, but I shd like to wait until I am sure my asperity w others does not bleed over into it.
fpb From: fpb Date: June 14th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Actually, it's not.

Well, the very first line of your opening salvo reassured me that I was not. As a matter of fact, I would welcome comments from you on more than one matter, eg my essay about JKR and Christianity, where you mentioned disagreements you never clarified, and where I am confident that an intervention from you would at least be less BLOODY STUPID than some of the comments I received on FA. I realize that is at best a back-handed compliment, but even where we disagree, at least you have a habit of knowing what the Devil you are talking about.
velvet_tipping From: velvet_tipping Date: June 14th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
What exactly is going on here?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: June 15th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

You have now seen.

And there we stand.
From: tree_and_leaf Date: June 16th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
See my journal, among other things. :(
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