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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Secret Drama!

Last night, I found an unusual post in my blog from an anonymous poster. I had to delete it, though, because it contained my real name. I'm trying to maintain at least a thin veneer of anonymity here, people. Anyway, here is the redacted version:

Clearly you have much too much time on your hands and should channel it to more constructive ends. Pity that the calling you have chosen, (actress, so it appears) is a long and difficult road. Find something that suits your wonderful talents--writing. How about a novel. A sort of comic travelog or such from a 20-something female perspective. You can best show your wit, wisdom, and geekish bend [sic] through this type of writing. I enjoy reading your posts and only now got enough courage to post a note. Keep writing, for that is indeed your calling and passion.

Doesn't it seem sort of...I don't know...condescending? Talk about your left-handed compliments! I have time on my hands because I'm out of work. It's not like I'm sitting around all day eating bonbons. I'm looking for a job and working on freelance stuff. And how bizarre to think that writing a novel is somehow an easier and shorter road than becoming an actress. Let's see, comic travelogue from a 20-something perspective? I think they call that chick lit, and there's quite a lot of it on the market. I also resent the implication that I'm only good at writing and couldn't possibly make it as an actress.

Anyway, although the compliments on my writing were nice, I didn't appreciate the way they were expressed. Now, I am almost positive that I know who this "anonymous" poster is, so I expressed my displeasure to said person. I believe the same "anonymous" has posted yet another comment in a more laudatory and conciliatory manner. Well, "anonymous," you're forgiven...mostly.


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