"One of the surest tests [of the superiority or inferiority of a poet] is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion."


Let's all be good thieves together.

Monday, 12 August 2013

For My Biggest Fan.

A little gift for Nicky P, my biggest fan, who proves every day that denial isn't just a river in Egypt.


Nickolaus Pacione said...

If you saw my video on http://nickpacione.tumblr.com -- there are people who think you're favorite author is a fucking figa; and you are a fucking drunk cocksucker who wipes his ass with the Stars and Stripes. If you really knew why I publish veterans you would be saying to them "thank you for your service." Some of the writers surprise me that they do ask nothing in return when I do offer payment. So think about this asshole -- do you really want to leave an American in poverty? I guess every story they buy of yours that contributes to your child porn collection. What is your sick fascination with molesting my children as that what I call my writing.

Lewis said...

Terry Pratchett is a figa? I'm sure the many charities and conservation movements that have benefited from his kindness over the years will be shocked.

I'm not American, Dumpling, so why should I worship your flag or thank your non-WW I/II veterans? There are also plenty of Americans I would love to leave in poverty, hell more than a few British people too, but alas Voodoo so far has failed to deliver. I must also confess that as a citizen of the world I do sometimes despair regarding American foreign policy and feel nothing but compassion and pity for any soldier not guilty of war crimes. Now having said all this let me tell you a little story about me and one American veteran in particular.

You see on a semi-regular basis I hang out on skype with a 9/11 National Guard responder and Iraq veteran, someone who helped with the clean-up at ground zero. We get drunk together and laugh at various stupid things on the internet. One night I showed him your freebie Barbed Wire Crown, and we read it aloud. Well we tried to, I think we gave up about three quarters in and he told me you were the worst writer he'd ever seen. The point of this story though is that if I gave you enough details to find him you would doubtless attack him because you're not a patriot, you don't care about veterans, all you care about is yourself and anyone who dares to criticise you or laugh at your poor prose is fair game.

So why not take your false patriotism and your obsession with child porn and sod off.