Sunday, May 22, 2011

Be Careful What You Ask For

Vanity is not for the faint-hearted: take a wander over to Ask And Ye Shall Receive where P.Chevron has reviewed The Far Queue. The folks over there will, at your request, take your blog apart and put it back together in a way that might sting for a few days longer.

Thank you P.Chevron.


Letitia Coyne said...

'When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.' Oscar.

2 Stars! Congratulations on doing something very right!! :))

Tom said...

asshat. ha! great review. you're on my sidebar to stay; don't care what anyone says.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Letitia: hey thanks for the vote of confidence :)

Tom: :D yes - asshat, prat and twat to tend to leave a bit if a sting.

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm...interesting review

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Twat a review!

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Oh and I must confess, I tried to read the whole blathering review but felt a bout of narcolepsy coming on by the second paragraph and had to abandon any hopes of ever finishing it.

Pisces Iscariot said...

pia: interesting mmmm :)

Dizzyfit: he does make some valid points :/

Harlequin said...

read the review... still wondering about the " location" of the reviewer (ie, the things that influence how he/she/ it sees and experiences the world)
i'm no stranger to reviews of my written work; it's an occupational hazard and gift of the type of job i'm in. mostly i like being reviewed and appreciate the inevitable learning that takes place. i also appreciate hearing from my reviewers how their own thinking and decision-making has been formed. it gives me a context.
which brings me to my insight about this review of your blog-- i would have appreciated it more if the reviewer had provided more context. it is too easy to categorize a blog as " artsy" or "poetry" or whatever (cooking, gardening, shopping, music, photography, soccer mom..... you get my drift...) and while categories are helpful and even necessary, some contextualizing (there's that nasty word again, but really, who is speaking whenever something is said??)
as usual i admire your out-there-ness
and i liked the image on this one... nice choice and no tongue in cheek ( or nose in arse!)

Pisces Iscariot said...

Harlequin: Good points well made and very welcome. Ask And Ye Shall Recieve does what it says on the tin: I asked for the review in the full knowledge that it would not be a puff-piece and I do not regret doing so. Reading back on a lot of what I've written here I can understand where the Chevron is coming from - I take comfort from the fact that recognition was given where it is due and in the end, it has not shaken my confidence in what I am doing (and enjoying doing) and I shall not be throwing the towel in just yet; after all, I do take myself very seriously :D

PS I knew somebody would get the picture.

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Glad you found some valid points. I tried to read it again, but the writer drones on setting his foundation for the review that I just can't manage to stay interested in what he's saying. And my first comment was meant to say What a review. Not, twat a review.

Letitia Coyne said...