Just a Name- or is it?

Hello my little dark ones,

This weekend, something happened to a friend of my writer. This belly dancer pal has a bumper sticker and received a rather ignorant and nasty note on her car. The bumper sticker has been on her vehicle for many years and is belly dancer themed, However, some ill-tempered fool decided to leave a note. The bumper sticker says “Isis Isis Ra Ra Ra”. Some rude person left a note suggesting my white, American-born friend relocate and go do a physical impossibility.

This has upset my writer. She has suggested I change my name. After all, I am Isis the Vampire. I thought about it for a moment, then decided. It is not my fault the media uses the improper acronym in news reports. It is not my fault people are ignorant and do not know the difference in an acronym and a name. Why should I change who I am? Would any of you, my little ones, want to change your name due to politics? Many times in the past, people have changed their names because of the political climate. For some people, changing their name is the right thing for them to do. Some have had no choice in the matter. Some, like my writer, have lost some of their family history and heritage.

The political climate is unsettling. There are injustices and atrocities happening and have happened throughout history. We are destined to repeat our mistakes unless we make conscious choices. Follow your conscience. Judge people by their actions and react accordingly.

For me, I choose to stay true to who I am. I shall remain Isis the Kansas Vampire. I am braced for snark, ignorance, hateful words, and general rude behavior. I survived hateful words before. The only ones I worry about are my writer, her family, and her friends. My writer assures me that she will be fine. After all, she survived being ostracized before.

I do hope you will choose to educate and inform yourselves. I do hope that you will not judge everyone based on the actions of a few.

So, for now, I will hope for the best. I will keep my name as it is. I will judge people by their actions. But, if you tick me off, I cannot guarantee I won’t suck you dry like a teenager with a gas station slushy. Oops. Did I say that? Anyway. I hope you choose information and education instead of ignorance and hate.

Until next time,

Isis the Vampire

Trolls, Trolls, Everywhere

hello my freaky ones!

I need to warn you. I will be on a tear tonight. I am irritated at what has happened in my author’s world today. Someone decided to report a whole bunch of authors as spammers. Consequently, they are unable to post about their releases until AFTER their new book is live. This cuts down on the publicity for the authors and can damage sales.

What I can’t understand is WHY??? Is it petty jealousy? Is it an attempt by one author to get rid of the competition so the sales will be better? Is it ingorance? Or is it simply pure hate? The kind of person who would report 90% of the authors allied with one online niche publisher must be a different sort indeed. I wish this troll to see the significance of their actions and let their actions come back to them.

I am irritated. I am angry. Unfortunately for MY writer, she has been caught up in the peripherals of this. She cannot share certain posts, comment on some things, and is wondering when she will be put in temporary jail herself. (I keep telling her not to worry.)

So to combat the trolls, I made sure to post as much as I could about this, to Tweet about it, and to use the hashtag #onehouseunited to show my support of all indie authors.

Indies Unite!

Okay, my writer came home early and I have to go. She needs the computer to do some editing and work. Thanks again for letting me vent. (My writer says it is much better than me hunting down the person or people that did this and eating them.) Until next time,