Friday, December 24, 2010

Well that was surreal

Between December 24 and 25, 2010, Kyle Lovett of made some rather serious allegations about me on his blog. He has since retracted the posts making those claims, so I am doing the same for my response to them.

The full set of materials around this drama, including the previous version of this post, is available upon request.

Redacted on Dec 25, 2010, 22:15 EET.


  1. He's accused me and others of the same thing in the past, in comments on this very blog I believe!. Seems to think he's interesting enough for someone to actually want to stalk.

  2. The best thing to do is drop it; anything else is harmful to both of you, and makes it harder for others to stay neutral.

  3. Thanks, @Anonymous. I will, as soon as I feel it's safe to do so. The Internet has a long memory, though, and I don't want to entirely cede control of what it records of this matter. That would be harmful too, to myself and others involved.

  4. Kyle is no longer associated with the blogisattva awards. Could you please make that correction?


  5. If I can have official confirmation of that from Nate DeMontigny, certainly.

  6. Since I can't add to my previous comment I'll put one point here about this incident that has been bothering me. (the post is still on Google reader and in the cache)

    I cannot imagine you calling anyone a "faggot". You have a vocabulary that is far more eloquent than that and you are not that lazy. As well, I've never heard any European people from anywhere at any time use that term especially in a derogatory fashion. (have to excuse the Brits on that though) I've been to Europe quite a few times over the years and the majority of my friends are, after Indian, of European origin. I suppose some might say that but it would be highly unusual. Even in Canada it's not the insult of choice except among young teenagers, most over the age of 14 would use some variation of mo-fo. If it is used by the over 14 crowd it is generally a class and sub-cultural choice (aka Rednecks). The majority of European countries recognize gay marriage or similar forms of partnership and frankly Europeans are way less uptight about homosexuality, or sex in general, than Americans.
    That's one of the main reasons that either this is a hoax (to be polite) or someone has impersonated you in order to stir up this little shit storm.
    I just had to get that off my mind.

  7. Well, I didn't. And no, 'faggot' isn't part of my usual set of invective; I don't recall calling anyone that.

    In fact, I sent no email to Kyle at all during the time period in question, nor did I receive any from him. If he did receive one, I'd be quite curious to see it, including the headers.