Ask A Greenpointer Gets Its First Question!
It would appear that Bert is back and he has a few questions for me to answer. Here they are.
Bert: You just don’t fucking get it do you?
Miss Heather: No I don’t “get it”. In order to “get” whatever your angry missive is about would require that I be a bitter, myopic person whose only solace is lashing out at total strangers via the Internets. Only an idiot would believe blogs have the power to gentrify a neighborhood. It’s actually the other way around: blogs are an indicator of gentrification.
Bert: Why don’t you go back to wherever the fuck you came form and stop ruining our neighborhood?
Miss Heather: I have considered your request and have decided to stay here, thanks. I wish to continue “ruining” this neighborhood by making people laugh, helping my fellow Greenpointers learn more about the neighborhood they live in and embarrassing the Department of Buildings into actually doing their job.
What have you done for this neighborhood, Bert? I didn’t see you at the Mayor’s meeting October 4th. Perhaps you were too busy being an artiste to take the time to educate yourself about community affairs. Then again, why should you? You obviously know it all already.
Bert: Did you ever bother to ask any of the people who lived here before you came along if they would mind you posting a blog about Greenpoint?
Miss Heather: Actually I did chat with a few people I know here before starting New York Shitty. They all said “go for it”. Even if they had panned the idea I would have created New York Shitty anyway because:
- My flights of fancy and right to free speech are not dependent on the approval of others. Especially narrow-minded people who lack vision. People like you.
- I enjoying writing and making art. I create. It takes a thick skin to put your work out there for all to see. I’ve done it before and I’ll be doing it again. Soon: I have had a piece accepted to a juried show. You, on the other hand, profess to be an artist, yet, you have nothing better to do than send nasty emails berating someone else’s work. Perhaps you should redirect this energy towards something constructive? That’s what they should have taught you in art school.
Bert: Why don’t you ask yourself why you are such a selfish attention grabbing poser.
Miss Heather: The attention I have received is the reward for a LOT of hard work and dedication. This blog is a labor of love. I would continue doing it even if it didn’t get as much attention as it (occasionally) does. Conversely, sending an email like above turd to a total stranger strikes me as being an act of selfish attention grabbing.
You’ve got my attention, Bert. Do you feel better now? I don’t. I feel sorry for you.
Since you have made it very apparent you are incapable of behaving like a mature adult, Bert, why don’t you go play with your trains and leave me alone? You are not going to “win” whatever argument you are trying to start with me. Give up and grow up.
I hope the above answers have proven to be helpful. If not, you might like to check out Greenpointers and read what they have to say.