March 11th, 2005
|09:04 am - Shirts, an old Ardbard, and something unfinished.|
If you'll recall, a little over a year ago, I was in an argument with someone that basically revolved around me being told I was "too young to write chants".
(Here's the post)
Well, the person who I was responding to had held power over me: I refused to name them, simply because they asked me not to.
So I began thinking about ways to get that back. Not in a spiteful way where I'd go and poke fun at her (though I admit I almost posted an entry that did that), but rather by getting that conversation out to a wider audience.
So I made some shirts using my Cafe Press site.
The first shirt is a handy reference to who is allowed to chant. (zoom to graphic)
The second shirt is the basic conversation we had via email with quotes lifted directly from the emails. (zoom to graphic)
There's no danger of this person doing this again to another ADF member. She quit the organization when she didn't get her way, citing "questionable actions" (no word on whether she thought her own actions were "questionable", but I assure you that I thought they were).
Like I said, I'm not doing this to get back at her, I'm doing this because I want something back that she took away. She made me afraid, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let the bitch do that to me any more.
Current Mood: relieved
Current Music: "It's My Job", -JB
|Date:||March 11th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)|| |
Funny is a really, really sad kind of way.
I thought the whole point of being in a high ADF position was to help the community, not to forward your own "specialness" and get horribly horribly offended when someone has a different view.
Well, can't say I'm sorry she's gone even though I never really had much contact with her directly.
This leads back to my favorite quote (and one that has pissed off many an "elder")
"Age does not equal wisdom."
ADF appears to have gotten rid of most of the dorks in high towers, so far as I can tell.
I'm not going to claim that I'm wise, by anyone's idea of "wisdom". But to object to my attempts to write a chant purely because I was 15 years old when she became "Chief Bard" or whatever was ridiculous.
And yes, she did try to put me down by telling me when she was appointed Chief Bard of ADF and asking "when you were HOW old??" (emphasis her's).
Besides, pulling rank doesn't impress me, and I never saw an email from her that didn't pull rank.
|Date:||March 11th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)|| |
That's just a "because I said so" response. Works on my two year old, but not so effective with other adults...