Victor told me that my sister sent us an email so I read it and it began with: “OH SHIT. TAKE CARE OF THIS BITCH RIGHT NOW BEFORE I CUT HER FACE OFF,” and I said to Victor, “Jesus. Well, clearly she’s overreacting” but then I read the rest of the email and I was like, “WTF. I AM GOING TO CUT THIS BITCH’S FACE OFF.” And then Victor shrugged and said it was good that my sister and I were terrible at follow-through because he couldn’t afford bail money for both of us and I was going to argue with him but then I got distracted and forgot what we were talking about.
So I probably won’t cut anyone’s face off but I will say that if you ever get a sales pitch from someone using my words to sell you some expensive plagiarized mental illness cure-all workshop or bullshit video please do your research and look up the name of the company followed by the word “scam” before even thinking about reaching for your wallet or sharing it with others. In fact, you should probably do that with everything you’re considering paying for.
I’m not including names here because I don’t want them getting free press and I already have people working on getting it removed so it’ll be fine. I have people plagiarize my stuff or use it uncredited all damn the time and it’s frustrating but part of being a writer. Having my plagiarized words used to get money from people dealing with mental illness though is just infuriating and I want to bite everything. Just please be aware that there are a lot of great places out there to help with anxiety and depression, but there are also some sleazy assholes that will take advantage of you for cash.
PS. I don’t have a good graphic for this so instead here’s a series of gifs representing my sister and me today:
Updated: Just an FYI…I’m getting DM’s from people who are worried that they’ve shared some of my quotes on their blogs. Dude, if you quoted me on your blog and attribute the quote to me that is awesome and wonderful and I love it. This person took paragraphs from Furiously Happy and rewrote it to take credit for it (including changing my name to theirs) to convince people to buy their anti-anxiety video. Which is giving me anxiety. And now it’s giving other people anxiety. It’s like The Ring but with slightly less murders.