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>> Thursday, September 17, 2009

I don't get a lot of spam around here on the blog (as opposed to my e-mail account, which gets plenty). I'm not complaining, just observing. I guess this means I'm not one of those high-traffic sites, or maybe I'm just not using enough hot keywords. Oh, speaking of which:


There. That ought to generate a few hits.

Anyhoo, I don't get too many spam comments, but today I did get this from "Condoms":


Nice information! Your content unique and meaningful. You doing very well job! Keep it up.

Now, what makes this particularly precious to me today is the context. This comment from one or more prophylactic devices appears beneath a post announcing my completion of NaNoWriMo on November 30th 2007. I find this amusing, since I had no idea that an announcement I'd written 50,014 words of an abortion of a "novel" was a "very well job." Speaking of which, there's a certain amount of irony in finding a comment so lacking in basic grammar beneath a post related to a writing marathon. Also, seeing as how I was one of, what, somewhere between 60,000 and 1.6 million people who participated in NaNoWriMo two years ago, I'd hardly call my content unique. I expect it meant rather more to me than to most people, although I'm not discounting the support and kudos I received from friends and family. I will not, however, argue with the characterization that completing my monthly writing quota was "nice"; that's why I shared it, thank you.

I've been struggling to write lately. After the wreck, I basically shut down on the creative writing front. In the past month or so, I've done a few writing exercises and taken a few little pokes at an old backburner project, just writing a bit of this or that in the hopes that some kindling would take fire (I'm afraid it hasn't yet, tho' I'm still hopeful). I mention this because of the last random thing the condoms told me: "Keep it up." I suppose, unfortunately, that this may be an awful pun considering the source. But I'm not going to think of it that way, no, I'm going to irrationally take it as a sort of Chinese fortune cookie message from the ones and zeroes of the great infinite spiderweb of copper and glass. I will "keep it up," magical typing rubbers! I will firmly thrust ahead with my... y'know, I'm going to go ahead and just apologize for this sentence before I finish it, sorry. But I will add, "Titans: I'll never use anything else," because I feel like using that reference so I'll just stick it here (and that phrase seems singularly inappropriate, too; damn you, elemental force that causes anything to become an accidental penis joke!).

Thank you for this encouragement, "Condoms." When I next sit down to try to write a few words, I'll remember your kind encouragement.

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neurondoc Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 2:42:00 PM EDT  

You forgot "Vagina".

Vagina Vagina Vagina.

There. That should help.

Jeri Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:46:00 PM EDT  

Next time I am writer's blocked (like tonight, for instance!) I'll browse my comment and email spam folder for inspiration. Thanks for the idea!

Maybe you could write my stories and I could write yours? ;)

Nathan Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:29:00 PM EDT  

I would think that if they're telling you to "keep it up", at least they ought to offer you Viagra.


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