Posted in: Azteclady Speaks, E-publishers Behaving Very Badly
Tags:Jaid Black aka Tina Engler
For a number of years now, I have loosely followed the “poor me, I’m a victim of discrimination” act that is Jaid Black.
By this I mean, I notice when things reach my ears/eyes during my usual online rounds; I don’t spend a lot of time hunting comments down, I don’t follow her in any social media platform, and I don’t go looking for things said about her.
Frankly, I do have better things to do with my time.
Every so often, however, I’ll see commentary about how whenever there’s a dust up at or around Ellora’s Cave, Jaid Black has a health crisis.
Which is reminiscent of what has happened with any number of epublishers behaving badly, right around the time the implosions begin. (You are free to extrapolate at will, by the way.)
At any rate, recently Jaid Black had yet another health crisis to report on her blog:
I am neither a lawyer nor a medical professional, and so I have no idea whether or not what she claims is possible or true–and again, I frankly don’t care much about the state of Jaid Black’s health.
I was saddened to see, though, some pretty callous commentary about this in #notchilled, and heartened to see people like Courtney Milan and Deirdre Saoirse Moen calling those ugly comments out:
— Courtney Milan (@courtneymilan) June 2, 2015
Turns out I’m a lot less cynical than I believed.
Of course Jaid Black would take what ammunition she’d been given and use it:
(As an aside: I find myself amused to think that, up to now, Jaid Black has “taken the high road”–but we all know I’m mean like that.)
That post immediately brought out Jaid Black defenders, notably Ann Rice’s puppy Kevin Weinberg, who had these classy tweets to share with the universe:
Just as classy and wholesome as Jaid Black and company, ain’t he?
edited to add some more spewing but Kevin Weinberg: