Word Wednesday: Dream Journal #4…

Well this was a doozy, still reeling off of the booster shot after having a few bizarre fever dreams about not being able to accomplish things because of noodles being an obstruction and getting answers wrong and having to put on layers of clothes.

I am walking in a park that has flooded, I see a car drive thru the water promptly sink. I notice there is a small path on the perimeter that hasn’t flooded, so I walk that. I come upon a bridge but it appears the bridge has partially collapsed. I notice a metal pathway that runs beneath the bridge, I jump down and begin my journey which ends prematurely because the metal walkway has also collapsed and I am unable to continue. Being that jumped a distance to get down, I ponder how I will get back. Do I call 911 for assistance or try hoisting myself up, I choose the latter successfully (in the real world I would have to call 911)


My brother is in college and found a tutoring gig. We are discussing it on a city street, he tells me that the person he is tutoring will stay with me and my parents, when my brother is out at night partying. I ask how he found this job ? He tells me through the app Adult friend finder. I tell him, dude that is probably a front for prostitution. I plead with him to not start the job. I walk down the street and see some guy (who I might know, but he doesn’t look familiar) and my cousin Sherri and tell them about my brother’s job.


My wife wants to have sex, I can’t find the lubrication so I take a huge armful of cold cream and rub it down below. We start, and I feel a premature ejaculation I then say, wait let me get the condom, that I try putting on but it is way too small.


I am in the kitchen of the house I grew up in. It’s filled with relatives who all look like they came out of The Sopranos (I don’t have Italian lineage), this one young guy says “I had my first hit” while waving around a wad of cash.

I wake up.

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Yeah, this is definitely a good reason as to why some books should be banned…

As originally seen posted here: https://thebloggess.com/2022/09/23/those-damned-drug-addicted-reading-trains-are-at-it-again/

Yeah, I suppose it is okay. 🤣

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A word of warning to my fellow bloggers who have had their posts stolen by blogging hacks & are considering a DMCA Take Down…

Update #3

From Automattic:


I deeply apologize for the mistake in our assessment before.  Your DMCA Notice has been received and reviewed for completeness.

In accordance with the requirements set forth by the DMCA, we have disabled access to the allegedly infringing material. Please note that we have notified the user who uploaded the material to provide them an opportunity to formally challenge this removal. We will notify you if the user submits a counter notice.Regards, 

Automattic Trust & Safety

My Response:

Thank you for your assistance. 

Although the fact that you persist in using the terminology “alledgedly”

Implies that even after I offered a substantial amount of proof, that I am the artist of the piece, there is the possibility of a counter suit from the perpetrator. Is it possible on your end to verify time stamps ? 

When I initially brought this up wordpress help i was lead to taking this course of action in 8 years of blogging I have never taken this course of action until it was reccomended to me by you, yet

It seems this is far more the hassle than its worth.

So thanks again. Going forward i guess i will put a notification of copyright permission on every post and disable pingbacks.

I don’t have the financial means for potential litigation but I have no problem informing other wordpress users of this process.

Update #2

Aparrently it has been removed, even though if i type in the offending address it remains, so obviously the happiness engineers themselves are being duped, because if it was actually removed it wouldn’t open here still: https://vstgroup.art.blog/2022/11/19/kerfuffle-komics-guttersnipe/

although the homepage of vstgroup.art.blog makes it appear as if it no longer exists. So what the hell WordPress ?!

I sent this information along with what I felt was an acusation against me and our correspondence has gone silent.

So for anyone considering a DMCA take down, don’t bother, it’s really NOT worth the hassle.

i also discovered another blog using my co-collaborators post from her site, our first Kerfuffle Komic. I politely asked them to remove it as well, but it falls on deaf ears.

The fact that I have been treated unfairly in all of this makes me not want to persue this matter any further. Three times now I have asked douchebag extraordinaire Chuck Lindholm to kindly remove this post below, and of course I continue to be ignored.

Hack Site#2: TheReluctantPoetweb.wordpress.com

Update # 1

So, the (un) happiness engineers at WordPress suggested I do a DMCA submission of Take Down in regards to this person having taken my work, seemingly as their own.

i sure wasn’t thrilled to get an email from WP parent company Automattic: with the following:

We have received and reviewed your complaint. It looks like you may have copied the post(s) from our blogger’s original site, pasted them into your own, and are now claiming the material as your own.
If you would like to proceed, please confirm that you are the original author of these posts. Remember that you are certifying your copyright complaint under penalty of perjury, and can be subject to a lawsuit if you make misrepresentations in your complaint. We can and have sought to collect damages in these situations.

Really ? Thanks Unfuckinghappiness engineers for accusing me of perjury. I mean, I offered photographic proof of the original comic in my sketchbook as well as links to previous Kerfuffle posts that started in August.

Original Post Below:

Bloggers who borrow your work to showcase on their blog without first asking to do so and not actually writing their own post in regards to the work they are borrowing. I’d say stealing but they were kind enough to add a pingback to my site.

But still, this blogger has a total of three posts on their blog. A logo they designed, a post that appears to be written in Hebrew and my Kerfuffle that I posted today.

They didn’t like my post, they didn’t comment. They just borrowed my comic for reasons unknown.

I no longer allow pingbacks on my blog. I have deleted this users pingback and blocked them. I have also notified WordPress on this heinous activitity but as Chel Owens indicated it’s most likely fruitless on my part.

VSTGROUP.ART.BLOG Joins the ranks of unoriginal blogs who put absolutely no effort into their own blog.

Kerfuffle Komics: guttersnipe…

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words: Tetiana Aleksina copyright 2021

Original post found here

art: M copyright 2022

a big heavy cloud
that hangs out above your head
it's a speech balloon
that's crammed full with jumbled text
rubbish you shot from your mouth

The Fake Teenager Festival: I was a 21 year old, err “teenage” werewolf…

I was a teenage werewolf (1957)

Tony (Michael Landon) is generally a good kid with a serious anger management problem. Too many fights in school will lead to expulsion unless he undergoes hypnosis to make him lose that chip on his shoulder.

Unfortunately for Tony, he gets stuck with a crazy doctor menacingly played by Whit Bissell, looking to create a Jeckyll & Hyde experience by unearthing the beast of what makes Tony tick.

Now whenever Tony hears a loud noise or is provoked in any way, the beast comes out and that beast is a werewolf.

This film didn’t think to cast one single actor younger than 21. No teens in this film, and honestly a few of them don’t even pass for younger.

The “teens” pictured above ranged in age from 20 to 26, the director of the film is on the bottom.

Despite the cast, this has always been a favorite film of mine. I probably saw it multiple times on Creature Double Feature Channel 48 in the 1970’s.

A highlight of the film was a rockabilly tune sung by 26 year old “teen” Vic (Ken Miller).