s I'm writing this post there is a very vivid visual representation of my self that comes in mind to share, but pictures speak with fewer words so here it is:
I'll try to keep this as short cause I'm too eager to leave all these behind and deal with the massive backlog of orders, e-mails and things to do, but something new came up that requires its moment of fame.
In the spirit of the picture, I'm pulling my boxing/mma shorts everyday a few inches higher. After last night i pulled them up quite a bit, i almost wedged myself, although it's not the same with girls... anyway digressing! :)
I got a really nasty hit below the belt...
In short, in the midst of thousands awesomely kind and supportive mails from all of you kind people, i have received just a few that trespass the line between the "no no honey, i think you are wrong and i'm telling you" kind of comment and the "I'm here to trash talk you until you bleed from the eyes and you go deaf" type of a comment, if you know what i mean... you do! ok great!
I had just a few harassing comments that have lately intensified and a pattern emerged among them. They were all talking the same talk with the same tone and also they were changing e-mail addresses and IP addresses from comment to another.
The comments were trying to destroy my legal rights on the Paperchase case with false personal accusations, they were accusing me of having ulterior motives in speaking my mind and fighting for my rights and most importantly they were trying to destroy my reputation as an artist by accusing me of copying another one. These are comments that anyone is free and welcome to post in my blog since i do not moderate them and i'm happy with anyone speaking their mind. However there is a small twist that makes all this worthy of blogging about.
Last night, that "person" (one verified username is"objectiveobserver") was probably feeling on top of the world, untouchable and super manly strong, or maybe he's just ferociously mentally deprived cause he did a major fault. His last IP address traces back to the...*drumroll* ...Paperchase.co.uk London central offices.
Now, i don't need to explain much about this... like that, you could say, someone from within the company has started a personal war campaign against me and is actively trying to destroy my reputation as an artist and discredit me as a person. My post might sound light and fluffy but this is truly distressing and unnerving! So what's next mafia coming after me... a horse's head in my bed?! o___O;
Bottom line is that it came from Paperchase.co.uk! It doesn't matter who wrote it, the boss himself, a very bored and unproductive employee or the stapler boy... exactly the same way it would have never mattered legally if i had done something similar. Who would have cared if a harassing e-mail originating from my home was actually a product of my partner, my pet ferret or me pressing *send* in a narcoleptic state above my keyboard..?!?
So here it is, I give a deep red card to Paperchase! Nobody likes the guys that don't play by the rules and this is the second strike already for the company. Have just sent them an e-mail asking them to act responsibly and take immediate investigations and actions. Let's see...
(Quick Photoshop of a photo of me and Mr Bear, i had taken for an etsy article last Xmas, for those that doubt red cards are cadmium red ;)
Huge thank you and love to all for your kind support and valuable viewpoints!
*** Update ***
I have received an email from the Paperchase head. He says that they found the person who was writing the comments and fired him/her. I'll share my thoughts about this in a later post.