See, this is *useful* hate mail.

Which is to say, potentially profitable hate mail.

Don’t get me wrong: some of the other stuff that I was getting was entertaining, in its own way – but honestly, Fark has let its comments section slip, and the resulting crudities have pretty much made their trolls useless on a practical level.  If you can’t reprint it without first blacking out every other word, what’s the point of using it to benefit yourself financially? …And as for the “half hour to write” crowd; part of the fun of dealing with them is strangling the original comment and setting up the direct-to-spam function.  But the problem there is that you can’t really fundraise off of it without giving out just a morsel of engagement.  Which is what they so desperately need.

But this… this is perfect.  Short, sweet, to the point – and full of a delicious, almost-hidden resentment of the market forces that have so inexplicably put me into a position where I can pull resources out of the Internet.  It’s quite fun to see… so won’t you hit the tip jar?  I hear that John Ringo’s new urban fantasy series is quite good, and Baen Books takes PayPal.

Moe Lane

1 Comment

  • Skip says:

    FYI it’s not exactly a new series, it’s the second book in one, the first of which came out in 2007. The format of the books is a series of shorter works strung together, you can read the entirety of the first one as part of the samples on baen’s website for the first book for Princess of Wands, or I think the whole book’s available on the CD images on the fifth imperium.

    I don’t think it’s his best work, had a little too much fannish inside baseball, but it was definitely worth a read.

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