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I have been blocked by someone on Twitter. Huh! Don't know how long it's been that way. I only saw it today because someone else referenced a great conversation happening on that person's stream. Since it was someone I thought I'd followed, I checked it out and... blocked. Heck, I know I can be ornery sometimes, but I didn't think I was that annoying.

If you haven't seen it already, you can find my review of Hostage by sartorias and rachelmanija. Books very much worth reading!

Still moving ahead on Breath of Stone. More about the red-ink slaughter I committed within it later.

There is a little illness trying to sink its claws into me. It isn't bad enough to make me miserable, but it does make me slow. I ran enough of a low-grade fever that I didn't teach last night (No one wants Sensei to give them germs!), but I'll be in tonight. Saturday I teach a kata seminar, too.

I keep thinking I'll catch up on conversations around LJ -- there have been some great ones lately! -- but then get caught up in other responsibilities and deadlines. But I'm reading everything, I swear!

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queenoftheskies
Jan. 8th, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
That's weird about Twitter. (I don't even know how to block someone. Could it have been an accident?)

I loved Stranger and purchased Hostage. Just haven't had the time to start on it yet. Crazy week.

Hope you feel better really, really soon.
blairmacg
Jan. 8th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
You will *love* Hostage. Once I get past the next couple weeks, I want to read both books again for character study.
catherineldf
Jan. 8th, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
That might have been me - sorry, it wasn't personal in the sense of you doing something to offend me. You RT'ed your link to one of the accounts affiliated with Masquerade Promotions. A few months back, he/they posted some virulently unrelated to book promotion antichoice b.s. and I tried to call it out. I went through several weeks of harassment in which he/they bounced harassing emails off anyone on my feed who was connected to their various accounts. As a result, I autoblock anyone using their services. I did try talking to one writer who I know slightly IRL about it and she informed me she knew about the harassment, but didn't care. After that, I block first, ask questions later. :-(

Edited at 2015-01-08 09:07 pm (UTC)
blairmacg
Jan. 8th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
OH! I had no idea they'd done that! Your choice in that makes perfect sense. Totally understand.

I'm so sorry about that. And relieved I hadn't offended you in some other way. I was hoping I hadn't, because I really like what you write!
catherineldf
Jan. 8th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
Nope, we are otherwise cool. :-)
Let me know if you at some point cease to be linked to them and I'll unblock you and reconnect out there. It just made for an unpleasant time consuming bit of nonsense to deal with him/them. And they have several accounts. :-(
blairmacg
Jan. 9th, 2015 03:47 am (UTC)
I used one of their small publicity things some months ago, one time, as part of my "Let's see what works" experiments. (It didn't, fwiw.) I've no other business with them.

That said, I don't want you to feel obligated to change the block if you're hesitant. It sounds like they created a really unpleasant experience.

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