Vitriol (An Alphabet Poem)…

After three times of asking Mr. Lindholm to kindly remove my collaboration from his blog found here with absolutely zero credit given to me or my collaborator https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2022/08/28/kerfuffle-komics-1-ramblings-of-a-fragile-mind/. I dedicate this poem to one of WordPress’s many resident hack bloggers.

Alethophobic King
Chuck Lindholm*
is one quintessential 
egocentric 
no talented 
moronic 
shit for brains
gloating
jaded
parasitic
utterly vile
dishonest
xenophobic**
zit
-Yawn-
WordPress Hack

*With a blog centered on absolutely nothing original written by said blogger, this is most likely a fake name
**conjecture

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Worst Japanese Lunch Ever followed by An Advanced Screening…

So, I saw that there was an advanced screening of the 11 years later sequel to Puss in Boots. Wow! Has it really been 11 years ? Definitely a worthwhile decision. My worthless decision was taking in a Maki lunch at a trendy Japanese restaurant called Kome at The Promenade Shops in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

The salad was mixed green and a few halved grape tomatoes with the blandest ginger dressing I’ve ever had the displeasure of eating, the soup was standard white Miso with Nori. The Maki Rolls I chose for lunch were the unbalanced cucumber/avocado and “the someone chewed a tuna steak into tartare to the consistency of cat food then spit it into rice and rolled it” spicy tuna maki. Seriously, the grossest texture I’ve ever had in my life. Definitely not my idea of a good time. I wasn’t thrilled with waiting nearly 15 minutes for soup & salad and having my waitress ask me how everything is literally two seconds after my food was set on my table. I had no response then, I would have loved to give my opinion face to face had I tasted anything instead I took the time to fill out the survey with my bill. I gave a $10 tip that I would hope would be split among my order taker, two food runners and the busboy but alas, probably won’t.

On to seeing an advanced screening of Puss in Boots: The last wish at an AMC right across the street from Kome. I bought a popcorn to mask the misery residing on my taste buds. I took a center seat from the back row closest to the screen. I almost never sit this close, but I wanted fewer distractions.

This showing was in a very small 141 capacity theater and was quite close to being full. This film had just the right amount of laugh out loud funny, sentiment, tear induced emotional moments & scary fight scenes (a young boy sitting to the right of me had a hard time dealing with the big bad wolf). I loved that it took an “Into the Spiderverse” stylized look for the action sequences. This is one bad ass good time. Opens December 21st.

Kerfuffle Komics: (Un) Importance…

words: Little Charmer copyright 2020

art: M copyright 2022

Thoughts run through my head at pace 
as i question
the futility 
of
the human race

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Quote of the day…

“A vote is a prayer about the kind of world we want to live in. And prayers are stronger when we pray together.”

~Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock

As much as I want to agree with a fellow blogger that this quote is truthfully encouraging, it doesn’t make a lick of sense to me. It is one sided, because no one is ever going to vote the same as everyone else. I personally don’t feel that anytime in the future will any candidate ever be endorsed 100% by every single citizen, as if by some Godly miracle all votes are from one party only.

This goes for any party running.

I also think crybaby politicians (namely those duped into thinking that there is no such thing as losing) definitely fall under the actual definition of “Snowflake*” which they have no problem spouting off to anyone who proclaims to be Liberal or Democrat (both of which don’t necessarily go hand in hand).

The kind of world one person finds ideal, I guarantee, someone else will never find equally as ideal.

I might be the most peaceful person, but sadly World Peace, with no matter how many prayers will NEVER happen. The human race seems to have been created for the sole enjoyment of the sadistic side of God from the old testament.

Free Speech is hypocrisy at its best.

Okay, I am off my soap box.

* is a political insult for someone who is perceived as too sensitive. Ya know a sore loser fits this definition to a T.

A Soul Food Thanksgiving…

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So growing up my family devoured my Mom’s bread stuffing more so than the turkey, turkey, mash, gravy, canned cranberry sauce, candied yams, and asparagus.

When my Mom died and my Dad remarried, his wife’s family made butternut squash soup, Caesar salad, mash, gravy, turkey, freeze dried corn, green bean casserole, assorted appetizers and desserts.

When I got married my wife and I would alternate between my Dad and Thanksgiving at Her Aunts House. Trish and Garry and the combined Hontz-Higgins-Hazel families would be a massive potluck with all kinds of food and desserts.

When the kids moved out of Trish & Gary’s and my Dad died we had ham & chestnut stuffing at Jess’s parents house. We will be there tomorrow for a black friday meal. Sadly, this never happened because Jess’s Mom got sick.

This year Jess had to work 1/2 day so I decided to try something different. I slow cooked BBQ Pork Ribs with added cherry sauce, Made Sun dried tomato Montery Jack/Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese, a store bought Avocado Caesar Salad and Store bought blueberry pie. (I hate all things pumpkin & apple pie too)

IF I WERE…

Special Thanks to Ally Bean

  • if i were a month i’d be October
  • if i were a day i’d be Saturday
  • if i were a time of day i’d be early morning
  • if i were a font i’d be Febre
  • if i were a sea animal i’d be a seahorse
  • if i were a direction i’d be slightly confusing
  • if i were a piece of furniture i’d be a King size bed
  • if i were a liquid i’d be Hawaiian Blend Coffee
  • if i were a gemstone i’d be a Jade
  • if i were a tree i’d be a larch
  • if i were a tool i’d be a band from Los Angeles
  • if i were a flower i’d be a dahlia
  • if i were an element of weather i’d be  fog
  • if i were a musical instrument i’d be the wooden frog guiro
  • if i were a colour i’d be violet
  • if i were an emotion i’d be static
  • if i were a fruit i’d be a peach
  • if i were a sound i’d be quiet
  • if i were an element i’d be helium
  • if i were a car i’d be anything tiny in this age of BIG cars
  • if i were a food i’d be extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • if i were a place i’d be a park with a stream and the sound of croaks of the frogs
  • if i were material i’d be velvet
  • if i were a taste i’d be sweet & salty
  • if i were a scent i’d be freshly baked bread
  • if i were a body part i’d be a toe
  • if i were a song i’d be the soulful strut
  • if i were a bird i’d be a rainbow lorikeet
  • if i were a gift i’d be me
  • if i were a city i’d be artsy & culturally diverse
  • if i were a door i’d be solid iron
  • if i were a pair of shoes I’d be extra wide and comfy
  • if i were a poem I’d be golden shovel style

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A day of thanks…

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I offer thanks to the following

  • Full time employment
  • A great marriage to my beautiful wife
  • That my 5 years older brother is still around to spend time with
  • My brother’s family, my relatives, my wife’s family and relatives
  • My friends (Offline and Fellow Bloggers from all around the world)
  • Our cat Nigel
  • A place to call home even if it’s far from ideal
  • A working car
  • Not breaking any bones after my fall on Oct 31st (although I do have recurring tennis elbow)
  • The opportunity for twice a year vacation’s
  • The ability to cook amazing food (special foodie Thanksgiving edition later today)
  • Despite the hurdles, having a stolen post removed from a hack blog via DMCA Take down.
  • Catching fraud on my debit card in time to block access to my account (because someone felt the need to screw me out of $64 worth of food at a McDonald’s in Indiana and $10 worth of food at a Chick-fil-A in Georgia) Sadly, I recently bought an anime jacket from a website with multiple red flags I didn’t catch for $73, too coincidental to the fraud charges received the same day I got the jacket that had NY Return address label thrown on top of the original label from China from a business that has addresses in 4 different countries, none of which were Japan don’t buy anything from GearOtaku.com
  • To receive very cool bowls from Chel Owens because I won the terrible poetry contest in the Summer
  • To God for giving me 52 years of life and hopefully 52 more 👍😇🤗

ANIME JACKET/ TWO DIFFERENT ANGLES OF BOWL

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)

SWITCH

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.

SWITCH

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.

SWITCH

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:

Hello, 

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.