Booklikes dropped a bombshell on us this afternoon in the form of the first communication in 6 months. Horribly ironic that it happens immediately after I finish transferring all of my stuff to this site. Even more ironic is that the post basically says, “We’re sorry, be patient, we’re working on it.” No explanations, just an acknowledgment that there’s a line forming to leave the building, and the powers that be are panicked. What that tells me is that they’ve been watching and listening the entire time, but they couldn’t be bothered to deliver any action until we got angry enough to make them desperate through our action.
It’s insulting. More insulting are all the “true believers” who are coming out to defend them, thus ensuring that further explanations aren’t required. Well, I’m going to push for as long as I’m there, provided the site stays up long enough to let me do that. I feel any BL user staying deserves these answers. We’ve all fought long and hard through all that nonsense back there, and it’s clear at this point that they need us more than we need them them, so yes… we deserve some fucking answers. And of course the site is currently down, so I can’t even see how — or if — my questions were answered.
Whether those answers are forthcoming or not, it makes no difference in the end. This affair is a showpiece, nothing more. Little will come of it, and I’ll still be gone a week from now. But not from here. I’ll be right here, at my new virtual home, secure in the knowledge that if I have a problem, WordPress will answer my questions and fix it… not that I’ve had a single problem since I opened this site. Gee, if that might smack of competence and professional service. Good job, WordPress. Fuck you, Booklikes.
See, this is why I have a blog on this site, so I can express six months worth of pent up anger and move on to better things. Speaking of…
I’ve just watched the season 3 opener for Mozart in the Jungle. They’ve added Opera to the mix this season, with recent la femme 007 Monica Bellucci guest-starring as a soprano looking to make a comeback after four years, and why she left hasn’t yet been explained. Her singing voice is that of Puerto Rican-American soprano Ana María Martínez. If you’ve not heard her sing, track her down. She’s amazing! It’s unbelievable how easy it is for me to fall in love with a beautiful voice. Have I mentioned how much I love this series? Ye gods, I love this series. These are two of the many reasons why.
Time to watch some more.