Thursday, November 15, 2012

Goodreads Bullies At It Again

I am so sorry to have to waste my time in addressing this issue, but apparently, it still needs to be addressed. Some key issues have been brought up concerning my book, "Year Of The Cat". Allow me to explain the harsh and uneducated comments being made about me and my book out of pure hate on my Goodreads profile. (Since I am prohibited from addrssing the issues there.) The Page 

Let's start with the most idiotic of the bunch Belle (bellesbookshelf) who so ignorantly says:

"The author has based a character on a teenage girl he is obsessed with. He has used her real name without her permission. If that wasn't bad enough, the quotes in the spoiler tag below show how absolutely disgusting the whole thing is. The only other notable thing is how poor the writing is; the author doesn't even seem to know the meaning of some of the words he uses. It would be funny if it wasn't so disturbing. This book makes me sick."

First of all "Belle" - I did not base a character on a teenage girl. The story idea was originally concieved in the year 2010. Long before I ever became a member of Goodreads. (Plus, my character in the book is of a much slimmer build than the person you are thinking of) The original idea was to have the story take place in Paris, France. However, by the time I decided to write it, my friend at THAT time, Jude, suggested to me to have it take place in Mexico since I was concerned about how well I could translate the French language. She offered to help me with the translation of Spanish and that I wouldn't have to rely on an online translation site. I also explained I already had the character names put together and wanted to get writing on it and didn't think I had the time to go back and search out new character names for it. She then suggested that I could use her names for the female character (Jude, Judi, and Elsa) Plus, I don't need her permission to name my characters Jude, Judi or Elsa. Names are public domain. That is like saying that if a writer uses the name Belle in a book that they are all talking about you. They're not. It's just a name. Not to mention, the book is FICTION you simpleton. 

In short, she pretty much convinced me to roll with the story taking place in Mexico. She also promised to translate it for me when I was finished. (Which she also backed out of when she mysteriously ended our public friendship. (But remaining friends outside of the public eye until I eventually grew weary of that.) After which she left a post on my blog telling me to "F" off when I blocked her from being able to email me. She also asked me to "leave her alone" - duh! Which was why I blocked her in the first place.

I considered rewriting it back to Paris, France but it just would have taken a lot of my time and I had so much going on at that moment that I just left it as is. 

As for the character, she is nothing like your chubby friend. The character in the book was already created long before I ever met your friend. So stop flattering her by comparing the hot chick in the story to the likes of her. And stop flattering yourself in thinking you know anything about me and my writing because you don't. And stop flattering yourself that you know about my personal life, because you don't. And as for the words I use in the book, I know what they mean. You might just be upset because you don't know how to pronounce them. 

And finally, for a book to make you sick, you would first have to read it. The truth is, you are a bully and have a lot of hate in your heart - and a lot of hate towards me based on the lies your friend told you about me. Instead of just letting it go and telling your friend that her relationships are her problems, you decide to jump in and bully me on her behalf along with the rest of your bully friends. Proving even more that you are an idiot. 

Now, let's take a look at what Ade (superducky)  has to say about it:

"Ick. I read a passage out of the book and it was... Disturbing. Really, it's weird enough that he based the book off of a teen girl, but then the wanna-be sex scene just puts it over the top. That and some of it is phrased kind of awkwardly. Either way, the author is super sketchy, and I definitely will not be reading this."

You read a passage? And from that, you deem the book "Disturbing?" - What disturbs me is that stupid monkeys like you and your bully friends try to pass yourselves off as people who can read. And again, like your fellow bully friends, the book was not based on a teenaged girl. But if your friend wants to kid herself into believing that it is based on her then let her continue to live in her fantasy world. (You may continue to live there with her) And really, Ade, let's be serious here, the only reason you won't be reading the book is because, like Belle, you can't understand the many "big people" words I use in it. None of you.

Now let's take a look at what Yal Book Brief has to say as I always enjoy reading the words of the intelligently challenged.

"This is disgusting. The author has harassed a reviewer for months and then decides to use her name and likeness in a book without her permission. Portraying her in a false light. Mr. Bryant have you ever heard of this: ..."

And then she leaves a link to this website: FAQ

Again, the character in my book is not based on anyone alive or dead. So this legal mumbo-jumbo has nothing to do with me or my book. If your friend thinks that the character is based on her then she has my blessings in any attempt to sue me. In fact, I would look forward to it. But she won't. And do you want to know why she won't? Because the character in the book is not based on her. That's why. So maybe you should stop trying to practice law from the couch with your hate and ignorance.

Also, I never harrassed anybody at any time. If anything, she harrasses and stalks me. She wanted to maintain a friendship behind everybody's back. I agreed to it until I finally grew weary of it and her head games. This is when I blocked her from my email. She got angry and then made friends with my co-blogger and best friend and asked my friend to not mention a word of their new found friendship to me. Then she "sweet talked" my friend into letting her onto one of our shared blogs so she could leave a link to her blogs - just to rub it it on me. (Please read about it here THE EMAILS )

Your friend has been stalking me, not the other way around. Your friend continues to stalk me as on another website, a person by the name of "Janet" made some comments behind me. We got into a discussion and this "Janet" person said something about one of my sisters that only your friend Jude would know. Thus, proving that it was your friend Jude trolling the web and she continues to follow everything I do. And so it would appear do the rest of her bully friends like yourself.

So no, I did not use "her" name. Names are public domain. (As I explained earlier) and no, it was not without her permission. It was in fact her suggestion to me to use those names. (As I also stated earlier) And no, I do not portray her in a false light. If anything, if said character was a portrayal of her (which it isn't) it would be a good portrayal because the character in the book is really hot, really sexy, and not chubby. So like the rest of your bully friends, perhaps you can pull your head from out of your .... never mind, I know you people are too stupid and hateful for that. And to answer your final question, yes, I have heard of that. Apparently, you haven't though. That and the fact you refuse to educate yourself properly on my personal life. (Funny how you people claim I go chasing after teenage girls yet, your "friend" seems to be the only one you claim I have chased.) Just a little side note here, when you only have a "singular" as evidence, you might want to cut out the "plural" aspects of your claims. Talk about defamation and liable. (Ever hear of that dipweed?) 

And of course, the rest of the bullies posted on my review page section and is filled with the usual crap as the bullies have to make their rounds. Sophia   and Zoey Nightshade, Chubby Kara and the rest. Check it out for a good laugh. 

Lastly, I want to state that this book is FICTION! You bullies and your bully friend Jude need to get over yourselves. She is the only one who is obesessed, stalking and doing all of the harrassing. Her and all of you who are her bully friends. Your adolescent posts on my review page is PROOF of that. And it further illustrates the need for the website STGRB. And it is further proof that Goodreads, Otis Chandler and Patrick Brown foster, condone, and endorse this kind of bully behavior.

Your honor ... I rest my case.  




"Janet" Update:

I have been getting some emails concerning this mysterious "Janet" person who showed up This Website.
I had already explained why I felt it was who I think it is. Someone suggested that perhaps Jude may have told people about it and this "Janet" could be somebody else. I agree. However, other comments she made also leads me to believe it is Jude. (You can click up on the green "This Website" above and read the post and all of the comments.

One comment in particular you should focus on is this comment I am posting below that "Janet" made. It clearly specifies what "Janet" is up to. She confesses to having contacted the group "Vasey" of which I am in the process of doing an interview with to "Rat" me out as to who and what I am. As anybody knows, the only place I ever spoken about the band was here on my blog so "Janet" mor eor less has admitted to "stalking" me on my blog then reading about my plans to interview Vasey and she took it upon herself to "contact" them in an attempt to twart my interview.

As anybody would know, this is a classic case of "Cyber Stalking" and "Cyber Bullying" - to the likes which is clearly illegal. All of my information and screen shots of the comment has benn turned over to The Proper Authorities. As were all of my "screen shots" proving the acts of "cyber crimes" against me and others. I am not the only one who is providing evidence to the authorities. There are many of us who are gathering up information and evidence and handing it over.

Maybe "Janet" is Jude, maybe she isn't, one thing is for sure though, I wouldn't want to be in her shoes right about now. Once she reads this, her comments implicating her might be deleted by the website's creator. It doesn't matter. I already know for a fact that the authorities have everything they need to continue looking into that and other posts on other sites. If it indeed it does turn out to be Jude, then she can kiss her American Citizenship goodbye if that was something in her future plans. In fact, I would be surprised if she would even be allowed to cross the border to visit.

I will allow the wheels of justice to turn at their own pace. As I implied in my last journal post The Ying and The Yang, I am done with this mess. As I also stated, there are others gathering evidence and my input is no longer needed. Below is a cropped version of what "Janet" said and can be found and read in its entirety by clicking the green link up above "This Website". (Provided of course, it hasn't alreayd been deleted - which it more than likely will once "Janet" finds out about this update.)


And if this does turn out in the end to be Jude, then it would be proof positve of everything I have been saying that it is SHE who is stalking and harrassing me. But we'll wait and see what the arms of justice decides in due time.


Ade Update:

Well, Ade writes on Goodreads: "Edit: I'm putting this edit at the top because I feel that it's pretty important. On his blog, the author said this in response to my review: "What disturbs me is a stupid monkey like you trying to pass yourself off as someone who can read." Does that sound racist to you? Because it sounds very racist to me. He also called another reviewer fat, isn't that just lovely?"

My response: First of all, Ade, I wasn't responding to your "review" because you didn't leave a "review". To give a review of a book, you first would have to read the book. You didn't. Secondly, a review about a book is suppose to be about a book, not the author. (SMH) and (RME) and (LOL) And finally, of course you think I am racist. All racists think everybody else is racist and not themselves. (Just saying)

If intelligence was sunlight, you would be an eclipse.

Face it Ade, you're a bully. Not because I think so or say so, but because your actions show it and prove it.

As for calling your friend fat or chubby, I only said that to defend your baseless accusations that I took the likeness of your friend and put her in my book. I was distinguishing the difference between the character in the book and your friend. Case in point, this picture of your friend clearly shows that yes indeed she is chubby and her likeness is in no way taken to resemble the character in my book.
 

 Not to fear, I will be taking this picture down in a matter of days. I just wanted to prove my point that I in no way stole Jude's likeness.

18 comments:

  1. Hang in there Carz! Everyone knows she's stalking you at this point. The only people who don't see it is her little circle of friends.

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  2. It's very sad when a small group of people on Goodreads abuse the system to attack authors through their work. I was not surprised at all to see most, if not all of them, were the same people who targeted my work as well. Some of them may be the same person just on another account. Who knows.

    Anyhow, to help combat it I went ahead and recommended your book to all my friends on goodreads with a note stating what happened. They've already hit my books, so I really don't have anything to fear anymore from these cretins. I hope it helps.

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  3. HERE YE - HERE YE

    I CHALLENGE JUDE TO A BLOG WAR!

    BY THAT I MEAN, I WILL MAKE YOU AN AUTHOR ON MY BLOG JUDE AND GIVE YOU ONE POST TO SUBMIT YOUR EVIDENCE THAT I STALKED YOU, HARRASSED YOU, BULLIES YOU, AND LIED TO YOU.

    ONE POST FOR YOU JUDE TO MAKE YOUR POINT RIGHT HERE ON MY OWN BLOG.

    POST WHATEVER YOU LIKE. BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE DONE ... IT'S MY TURN FOR REBUTTLE.

    WHAT DO YOU SAY JUDE? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT I AM THE MONSTER YOU CLAIM ME TO BE. JUST MAKE SURE YOU POST "EVERYTHING" BECAUSE WHAT YOU LEAVE OUT, I WILL NOT LEAVE OUT. (WHERE EMAILS ARE CONCERNED)

    YOU KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

    OH, WHEN IT;S MY TURN ... MY POST WILL CONSIST OF A SWEET SUNSHINE SURPRISE. JUST THIS ONE LITTLE TINY PIECE OF PAPER FROM A HOSPITAL THAT I PICKED UP THE LAST TIME I WAS IN CALIFORNIA.

    YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. (*Wink - Wink*)

    SO, WHAT DO YOU SAY JUDE? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO "ONE UP ME"

    IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO "HIDE" THEN YOU WILL ACCEPT THIS BLOG WAR CHALLENGE. IF YOU DON'T ACCEPT IT, THEN YOU AND YOUR BULLY FRIENDS LEAVE ME ALONE.

    I WILL WAIT FOR YOUR REPLY.

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  4. That's a damn fine idea Carz. Put up or shut up. Do you think she will accept?

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  5. Not in a million years. LOL She has too much to hide. She knows that she is the one who is stalking, harrassing and bullying me. Her and her bully friends. She's too afraid of the truth.

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  6. I noticed they mock your posts. They laugh at your flag posts. I think they're just jealous of your success. I see one of your flag posts is #2 on your most popular list. Mind if I ask how many views it has?

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  7. Yep. that's what they do best, mock others and make fun of them. They are jealous all the way. LOL

    I don't mind sharing that info with you. I'll do better than that, I'll list my top ten posts and their views.

    The Beatles - 32,090
    Short history about flags - 13,414
    Bob Ross - 10,373
    James Dean - 10,315
    The Yelling Tree - 6,619
    Marilyn Monroe - 6,610
    Strange case of Carroll bryant - 6,379
    Elvis - 6,016
    The list - 4,846
    Steven Seagal - 4,389

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  8. who cares what you post, the fact is that people are coming to your blog by the boat load. isn't that the point? people sure do like flags dont they?

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  9. My thoughts exactly! I thinka blog should reflect the person. I am into all sorts of stuff. My interests are wide.

    A good friend of mine, Vincent Crowley, once told me that I would know I made it when people started hating on me. LOL Looks like he was right.

    People love flags!

    It has been a while since I heard the phrase "boat-load" LOL

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  10. I owe you an apology Mr. Bryant. All this time I thought you were overreacting to everything but, when I read those comments by Janet and the others, I was appalled! What Janet did to go behind your back and try and disrupt your interview with that band is absolutely uncalled for. That girl, and anyone who supports what she did, needs to step back and take a good hard look at themselves. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own two eyes. I am a member of Jude’s group on the Goodreads website, and I know she is friends with many of those people. I am contemplating leaving her group. I can’t believe she would associate herself with that crowd. I hope and pray that she is not that Janet girl. If I find out otherwise, you can rest assured I shall be leaving her a strongly worded message. I find it very troubling that Goodreads allows that kind of activity on their site. For shame to all of those people.

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  11. Thanks "Anon. I think. Although it would have been nic eif you left your real name. It's okay, I understand, you're afraid of retaliation from your "friends". I get it.

    You do realize that I sell my books on 9 different websites, right? Well, I realized that everytime the bullies leave those comments and stuff on my books, my sales increase. This one website my book sales are a little stagnant with the exception of "Flower Power" - however, after the bullies attacked "Of The Light" and "Year of the Cat". my sales on this one website jumped big time.

    A friend suggested I just continue to let them do it and she's right. I should. LOL So I am. Haha

    I love those silver linnings. :)

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  12. I read those comments also, and I agree. Those people are just jealous because all of their efforts to try and hurt Carroll is going in vain. They have shown their true colors. They mock Carroll's blog forgetting that Carroll is not a book blogger, he is an author. So what if he uses Wikipedia to get his information. He is doing nothing wrong and it's working. He is attracting a great deal many viewers. That's the whole idea with authors, to get their name out there. I find his blog very interesting and insightful. He has a wide variety of topics to mull over. Keep doing what you're doing Carz! The more popular you get, the more you piss off those bullies.

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  13. I take it that Jude has yet to take you up on your offer. It would seem to me that she is indeed hiding something. I really would like to know what that "Hospital paper" is all about. I think I know what it is but I'm not going to say because it would be speculation. There's nothing left to do except "abort" this comment.

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  14. The most shocking discovery I made about Jude Henderson and Ade and the rest of their friends is that they attack people with disabilities. That is so low.

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  15. I've been following this for a while now and have yet to respond until now. Quite frankly, I haven't seen one good reason why these people are attacking you Carroll. In my opinion, Ade and the others are wrong to accuse you of using Jude's likeness. Jude needs to shut her stupid ass mouth to her stupid ass friends and let it go. Ade needs to shut her stupid ass mouth period! These assholes need to get a fucking life. Jude, you're a fat ass. Carroll is right, you need to get over yourself and stop bulllying him, his books and his friends. You people are showing the world that you're the bullies. All the evidence I have seen here and on STGRB points directly at you! All of this because Carroll posted a list of some bloggers who lied and stole from him? It is you bloggers who need to stop your fucking whining. You people are the only drama llamas I see. You bitches need to get a life and leave Carroll alone! Better yet, maybe you should get up off your fat lazy asses and get laid? Jesus Christ, let it go you stupid assholes. Just let it fucking go already!

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  16. I appreciate the support. It is more and more becoming my ambition to stomp out bullies. I'll make it my mission in life. Or oneof them anyways. LOL

    It's nopt like I am exposing her or anything, she has pics posted all over the net and videos. She just hides her body from view.

    Not to worry though, I have plenty of full body pics of her that portray her in a very unflattering light. If she and her bully friends do not stop then all of those pics and documents I have which I am sure she will claim are fake and doctored will be posted. But not here, they will be posted on my other website. (The one her and her friends don't know about) And maybe post them on one of my other blogs.

    She started this war with me and until she ends it, I will b on the defensive all the way to the bitter end.

    The more I am attacked by her bully friends, the more I will post. She is responsible for this stupid crap and so it is she whom I hold accountable. 2013 holds many a surprises for her and her bully friends if they do not cease their bullying activities.

    Jude's writing career will be shot to hell when I am done with her. No respecting publisher will touch her with a huindred foot pole. I am already living my dream, hers won't even get off the ground if she and her bully friends continue doing what they are doing. And if by chance she does get something published, I already have an army of minions planted on Goodreads, thanks to Jenny, to attack her like she and her friends attacked me. We'll see then how she likes it.

    So, my advice to her is to stop pushing it. Stop bullying my friends and me and others and to get her friends to stop it as well. She is no longer flying under the radar. The world is fast learning who and what she and her bully friends are all about. Until she calls off the war, I intend to fight forever and defend myself by any means what-so-ever.

    Did you hear that, Jude? End it and end it now or else it is going to get worse. Mucnh worse. And you know it will.

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  17. Has anybody else noticed that of all the people who are attacking Carroll, none of them even appear on his list? The lone exception would be Jude. I find that very interesting.

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