Monday, December 7, 2015

Great News!

The Beyond Lovecraft Indiegogo campaign has reached its funding goals!

It was touch and go for a while there, but we did it. Thanks to everyone who invested, shared, linked, and liked the campaign's efforts.


In other news, it turns out that I'm no longer associated with the website Ginger Nuts of Horror.

If the construction of that sentence seems awkward, it's because I learned about my ouster from the site in an awkward fashion. Without communicating with me in any way, the site's owner, Jim Mcleod, unfriended me on Facebook, removed me from the Ginger Nuts Reviewer's Group, and deleted my account on the Ginger Nuts forums. I haven't exchanged a cross word with him or anyone on the Ginger Nuts team and have worked hard to promote the site in my free time, in addition to spending many, many unpaid hours reading and reviewing books for Ginger Nuts of Horror. Hence, this quiet "unpersoning" is baffling.

My courteous request for an explanation has gone unanswered.

At the time of this writing, my name and biography are still on the team page.

Here are some sample objections to this news, to get them out of the way:
  • "Jim kicked you out because you're a ___________." Fair enough, though it would have been brave and professional for him to have told me so.
  • "Jim kicked you out because you did ___________." Fair enough, though it would have been brave and professional for him to have told me so.
  • "Jim kicked you out because you didn't ___________." Fair enough, though it would have been brave and professional for him to have told me so.
  • "Jim's a man of great integrity!" Good for you; you've had a different experience from me. It's these experiences that make us individuals.
  • "It's Jim's site; he can do whatever he wants with it." Absolutely. 
Barring any significant updates on this front, it's the last I'll discuss it here.

3 comments:

Matthew Cash said...

He did EXACTLY the same to me! Then accused me of sending computer viruses, something I don't even know how to do maliciously or otherwise

Matthew Cash said...

He did EXACTLY the same to me! Then accused me of sending computer viruses, something I don't even know how to do maliciously or otherwise

David Dubrow said...

Hey, Matty:

It's interesting to see that this is definitely a pattern of behavior, as alienating as it is. It makes one appreciate professionalism that much more.