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An Open Letter to Wil Wheaton 
17th-Aug-2008 08:38 pm
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I had a really nice walk this evening in the park near my flat, where I strayed from the path, listened to my iPod and nearly composed a really long and thoughtful post about how Little Red Riding Hood and the various interpretations of her represent the Female Condition. there was going to be scans from the Sandman and I'd ramble for a long time about my favourite fictional characters.

Then theyorkshergobJennie, matgbMat  and minnesattvaHolly together talked me into sending this:
Mr. Wheaton,

As you are no doubt well aware by now, the nominations for the Yorksher Gob's Very Prestigious Blog of the Year Awards (Or Snabies, as we folk on the internet have been calling them) have now closed and shortlists drawn up. I confess I was surprised to see your name on the shortlist, but even more surprised that as of the time of writing, you appear to be approaching my popularity for Best General Blog:


I would like to take the opportunity to scoff at your feeble attempts to win a Scabie Snabie (sic), and assure you that whatever trick you're using to sway the electorate will not work. So confident am I, in fact, that I thus declare all out war on your feeble blog. I feel it inappropriate to type out maniacal laughter, but rest assured that that's what I'm doing on this side of my keyboard.

I did notice of course, that you weren't even nominated for "blogger I would most like to have sex with", so your pretensions to the lesser award will clearly amount to nothing.

The Innerbrat

Y'all had better go vote for me (or him, you dirty traitors) and make the turnout at that poll worth me embarrassing myself in front of the UberGeek.
17th-Aug-2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
I do hope you called it a Scabie on purpose.

I hope you get around to writing the post about Little Red Riding Hood too, because I want to read it!
17th-Aug-2008 08:04 pm (UTC)

*dies of shame*
17th-Aug-2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
I did point out to drjon when he suggested the name that this was a potential minefield. :)
17th-Aug-2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
That's why it's funny! I'm sure he didn't intend for anyone to actually email that typo to Wil Wheaton!
17th-Aug-2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Maybe he didn't intend it -- only because he might not have thought of that eventuality -- but I've no doubt he'll enjoy it.
17th-Aug-2008 10:19 pm (UTC)

*stares at screen with dropped jaw for ten full seconds before dissolving into laughter*
18th-Aug-2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
You will mention In the Company of Wolves/Angela Carter if you write that LRRH post?
18th-Aug-2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
I've not actually seen it >_>
18th-Aug-2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
it has a great exchange in it about a girl who got eaten by wolves.

Mother: "She was all alone, no-one was there to save her"
Her daughter: "why couldn't she save herself?"

The whole thing is chock full of metaphor and questioning of the Little Red Riding Hood tale. (as a the original short stories)

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