Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My Subscription to Psychology Today Makes Me an Expert


Readers, have you ever known someone who has some life-changing, emotionally traumatizing experience happen to them, and they never deal with it and get the help they desperately need? In my experience, these people tend to be frozen at whatever age the experience happened and fail to evolve in mental and/or emotional maturity. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

If not, meet Violet.

Violet watched her mother die two-ish years ago. Her father is gone as well, I assume, given her blog's title. There may be a post dealing with him, but I can't be arsed to read all her posts. She has other family though, because she wrote about them during the holidays. I'm confused about why they don't know how screwed up in the head she really is.

Violet bides her time being unemployed and crashing on people's couches. To support her lifestyle, placate her daddy issues, and distract herself from dealing with her problems, she signs up for Sugar Daddy websites and meets rich, much older men. Currently, Violet has a regular boyfriend closer to her age (early 20's, I assume), who doesn't know about her desire to be a kept woman or about her meeting potential Sugar Daddies/Johns behind his back.

This girl is a fucking trainwreck and has no shame about broadcasting it for the world to see. That's one thing I'll grant her. I don't have to complain about her not opening up. She writes about her boy troubles, albeit in a very Carrie Bradshaw-wannabe fashion. She writes about dreams she's had with her mother in them, ones where she and her mother are the same age. And she does so in an intriguing and image-provoking fashion. I just wish she would write more about what's going on in her head, rather than what shenanigans her latest John has pulled.

Violet writes somewhat coherently, with somewhat correct grammar and spelling, although she avoids the shift key like she thinks she's on par with ee cummings. Any mishaps can be chalked up to typos and not editing before posting. However, there is an abundance of caps and bold and ellipses and too many youtube videos and pictures for my liking. An indication of her age, I suppose.

The feminist in me, the woman who's witnessed male friends and relatives get put through the ringer by manipulative women, the woman who's been treated like shit herself because dudes think all women are users . . .wants to hate this girl. Desperately.

But I'm here to review a blog, not put on a German accent and have my reviewees lay down on my couch so I can play Armchair Psychiatrist, even if it comes naturally to me.

Which is why I'm generously awarding Violet one star:



For actually being able to write and for laying it all out there. Sometimes.




I'll let the commenters rip into you all they like. Shagnasty Freud has some advice for you though. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and way more important than frivolities. Maybe consider forgoing your gym membership and weekly salon appointments and find a therapist.

29 comments:

  1. Yeah, and my PhD in Fuckin' Up says, "I'm not buying it." There's just something about the reviewed blog that's not working for me. I mean, yeah, her writing sucks and that always bothers the hell out of me. But that's not the problem here. I am simply not convinced.

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  2. Wow. I looked at the blogs she follows. I did not realize that that this 'sugar' hunting was a 'real' thing.

    Meh - each to their own but she just sounds like a bit of a spoilt brat (and before any shit flinging starts, I only say it because it takes one to know one)

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  3. Yeah, I'm with Mongo. Is this shit real? Crap. Now i'll have to read more to find out. Violet wins.

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  4. Fiction I say, and bad fiction at that. I win.

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  5. Actually, after much reading - I like her style. I hate this character of hers, but I like her writing.

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  6. No wait, I've got it. Violet Badbunny is a drag queen, possible tranny, all that sugar is part of the culture. Go back, read the blog with that in mind and it all makes sense. To which I say - snap - "you go girl".

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  7. If what she's writing is real, great: she's batshit crazy. When she posts that she's listed all the people she knows *and the stories that she's told to each one about her life just so she can keep each one straight* you can take that as the biggest clue there is.
    Unless, of course, she's lying there too.

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  8. My fifteen year year old diary read much the same. I imagined myself an insufferable slut. In my head it was beautiful and tragic and about 85% fiction.

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  9. Boring. Couldn't get into it. To each their own, I suppose.

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  10. Me too, FF. I was going to become the one and only prostitute and stripper that was never eventually beat up, broke and strung out. So much for achieving that goal.

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  11. Yeah, I thought about it all being fictional. Either way, it DOES read like a teenager's diary most of the time, content-wise, which is why I felt she was frozen at an age younger than she actually is.

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  12. I was still compelled to read it. COMPELLED. Because what the fuck, is this shit for real? Is she really this ridiculous of a human being? Is this a character? Does she know that if I ever met someone like her in person, I would probably laugh in her face?

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  13. And I want to meet someone like her in person so I can knock some fucking perspective into her dumb ass.

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  14. But at the same time: I HOPE she's a real person. I'm glad there are women out there looking for sugar daddies, because there are old guys out there looking to spoil a bitch, and I sure as shit am not willing to sleep with someone for a fucking purse.

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  15. So, what I'm saying is...I like her blog. I really do. Because it's insane, and when she writes (which is fucking rare) it's good. Most of it is crap ramblings.

    http://howtobeanorphan.blogspot.com/2010/12/beginning-of-end.html

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  16. i grew up poor and ugly, the eldest sibling of the only visible minority family on the block. i have been through hell and back in my life and i have worked my ass off.

    i have put in my time.

    i have made more money from sugar daddies than i would if i had worked for three months. i have not had sex with any of them, thought i would have, under the right circumstances because i have financial AND sexual needs and some old guys are good in bed.


    blogging is my therapy and a way for me to look at my life objectively. it just happens that some people find it entertaining.

    i have been blogging for ten years.

    if you disagree with anything that i write and you still keep reading, then you are wrong.

    ;)

    xo,
    v

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  17. V, I don't understand the logical relevance of anything in your response, but that doesn't even matter because it's about the exact response I expected.

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  18. You don't know shit about her! Who the hell are you to judge her? If you hate her so much why did you write about her. You don't give people you hate attention. FOOL!

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  19. I don't know who this anonymous person is, but they should take a look at the title of this blog and realize that V asked for it, and Shag complied. Idiot.

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  20. Centre aligned text + an inability to press the shift key = I am unlikely to bother however good you are.

    Loved the review though, another cracker.

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  21. Anonymous's blog ...
    turn up your speakers and PARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTYYYYYYYYYY

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  22. Mongolian Girl1/08/2011 9:43 AM

    I'm not sure what the relevance of your comment is either, V. But, um...well...OK.
    And you, Anonymous. Might I suggest reading through the "FAQ"? That usually helps people understand this place is not about hate, but honest assholery.

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  23. I still say she's a tranny.

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  24. Mongolian Girl1/09/2011 6:45 PM

    I just realized gap was leading us to this...

    "Iconist, high-class people who represents individual fashion style. We are fashion symbols. We have have are icons which we adapt our style from; whether it's crisp tailor Chanel suits, or handling Italian leather bags. We answer to the gods of fashion. We our true icons,"

    What the fuck language is that?

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  25. Mongolian, it's some sort of latin nelly-gay language.

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  26. I always imagine a super-villain tenting his fingers and laughing into a crystal ball when I see the word "fool" capitalized like that.

    "FOOL! You'll never escape my evil lair! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

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  27. hello lovelies!!

    i have selectively quoted this website in my blog's sidebar where i list my awards.

    thanks for the sweetness

    xo,
    e.e... i mean, v.

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  28. Violet/Zoey is an attention whore. Shallow as a teaspoon as the saying goes.

    I grew up the tallest white kid on an all black block, the youngest of 12 siblings, i sold a mountain of weed to fulfill my financial and sexual needs, because some women love to fuck the dope dealer and it's fun to screw when you're high, blogging is my way of verbally masturbating in print and calling attention to how ab fab i am.

    Objectively, i'm right, i'd rather read the want ads than the tripe you be servin sista.

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  29. Menelik Charles1/27/2011 9:34 AM

    Violet

    you're a star, sweety, I adore you lol

    MC
    London

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Grow a pair.