AtomicTumor AW/L

Not A w/o L.  Surely any or all of us can understand that AT needs/deserves a break; actually, the story is deeper than just being tired or at a loss for words.

Yesterday on the shoutbox, BJ’s sister signed on as GoldenAppleCorp and began pouring her heart out.  There’s a history there that GAC detailed herself several months back, and I’ll leave it to you to scour the archives at atomictumor.com once it comes back up.  But, to make a long story short, seeing someone else use GAC’s screen name was very troubling, and not only to me.

Because AT took the gentlemanly route and went to editing last night, and there was a glitch, and Johnny-the-server-guy is apparently incommunicado for a bit, the ‘tumor has been down since last night.

I don’t have to be gentlemanly; I’m the mother of three teens and a ‘tween and I’ll call it like it is.  Folks, to impersonate GAC on her own website is far worse than in poor taste.  It’s hurtful to people who are already hurting, and being a sibling does entitle one to some measure of sympathy, but not a license to do what was done last night.

I’ve had shopping therapy, and I’m still a bit torched about the whole episode.  Can you tell?

4 Responses to “AtomicTumor AW/L”

  1. on 24 Nov 2006 at 12:52 pm djuggler

    I understand the error message on atomictumor and can probably help if AT wants to drop me a line.

  2. on 24 Nov 2006 at 5:05 pm Joel

    Dang, I guess I didn’t read it that way. I mean, I don’t know why she chose her sister’s screen name to post her confessional, but it’s not like when I read it, I thought that she was being intentionally disrespectful.

    In the face of personal tragedy, I tend to cut people some slack. Your mileage may vary.

  3. on 25 Nov 2006 at 2:09 pm daco

    I can understand a sibling’s grief. Horrible horrible stuff, but not a license to be disrespectful. That probably wasn’t the intent, but back here in the real world, it was disrespectful none the less.
    Some people, while experiencing great pain, still have the capacity to consider the heartache of others. Jake is a noble example of that. Sadly, the imitation “GAC” obviously isn’t.

  4. on 26 Nov 2006 at 3:17 pm AT

    Well, she’s also not particularly versed on internet protocol, and probably intended it as a homage, rather than a usurption. If that is indeed a word.

    Water under the bridge. I talked to her about it, we understand each other. I’d ask that folks certainly don’t judge her, or anybody else, based on actions. Hell, I’m a little surprised that I haven’t alienated MORE people than I have!
    Seriously tho, whats up with her is a lot of guilt for not being around her little sister, and I’d say its very real guilt, and she’ll live with it for the rest of her life. She’s a good person, as is her brother.

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