It has been brought to my attention that the blogger known as Gala Darling has stopped taking comments, as if I’m the fucking Minister of Comments. Fine. I took the time to read Ms. Darling’s emotional manifesto regarding her controversial decision. It didn’t make any sense, but it seems to boil down to this:
Writing should not be corrupted by the anticipation of a response. Writing should be a pure form of expression by the artist, whose art need not and should not be produced for an audience. Otherwise, the artist is just pandering to the audience, from whom he/she desires approval.
Not only that, but the comments are hindering Ms. Darling”s personal growth.
Okay then! Do any of you feel compelled to leave a comment for Gala Darling, at the risk of fucking with her personal growth? If so, here is your chance. I will go first:
Dear Gala, I wonder why you don’t do your writing in a journal, so as to maintain your purity of purpose? The most sincere artistic expression is that produced in private, with no thought as to the market or audience! Why not go the distance, and keep your writing for yourself! Think of the purity, the boldness, the largess of freeing up bandwidth for those cheap hucksters who write in order to communicate with others! Ah, what do I know, right? Follow your bliss, but maybe lay off the tattoos for awhile. Love, SW