The Legend of Chuckle Butt

Superior, he says. Riiiiight. 

BREAKING NEWS:  At press time, neither Carroll Bryant – nor his “lawyer”, nor the “police” who he insists he’s involved – have contacted Gen.

Don’t hesitate, operators are standing by right now to take your call.

Until then, we’ll be posting our group thoughts on his latest The Legend of Carroll Bryant (whole post screen shot here) and you really don’t wanna miss this one…

CB: Back in July of 2012, when I was first attacked

EA: Was he actually attacked?

Gen: I would have to say no, from the evidence that I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot of evidence because everyone and their mother sent it to me.

CB: there was a lot of crap going on.

EA: I bet there was.

CB: For those who missed it, I wrote a blog on Goodreads (then later posted on my original blog) where I talked about my experience with some book reviewers, and placed them on a “list.” My claim was that I had been “approached” by some reviewers who offered me their “services” in the form of a book review and / or an interview on their blog in exchange for a free read. Which I delivered, and they did not.

EA: Life sucks sometimes.

Gen: He’s complaining about teenagers, by the way.

Cheri: Why is he putting services in quotes?

Area Five: I require a hot shower now. Thank you, Cheri.

CB: Consider this: These promises were made in August/September of 2011. And broken by October / November of the same year. I did not post my list until July of 2012. And I didn’t post the list to just “get back” at these people.

EA: Then why the fuck DID he post it?

Gen: Yeah, I’m gonna post a public revenge list to everyone who called me on my shit, but I’m not doing it to get back at anyone, no, not really.

CB: The truth is, I would have never made that post if it weren’t for one small thing. That Jude wouldn’t have “stalked” me on one of my shared blogs. (Which I talk about here in this post called Emails With Jude )

Gen: “A fifteen year old girl made me do it, even though I’m a grown man!  It’s all HER fault!”

EA: Is she 15?

Gen: As I understand it, he started up with her when she was fifteen years old. In any event, she was well under the age of consent. She’s still not even old enough to order a white wine yet. She’s still a teenager.

EA: Wow.  And this comment just sounds like “She started it!!”

CB: The fact is, I had let it go. I was moving on.

EA: What??  Someone who had “let it go” does not post a revenge list.

Cheri: Moving on? Call Mayflower.

Gen:  If you look it up under “Moving On 101”, that’s the first step. Taking revenge on teenagers.

CB: Then Jude befriended my blog partner just so she could “sneak” onto our shared blog under the guise of “design” issues just so she could get back at me for blocking her months earlier from emailing me by leaving links to “her” (Jude’s) blogs. She also requested that my friend “not” tell me about it. To keep their little “friendship” a secret.

AreaFive: Is that like how he wanted to keep the nature that relationship a secret? Oh wait, that’s different.

Gen: That “partner blog”? Nobody’s really sure that person actually exists.  Same format, similar content, same style. We guess it’s just another manifestation of Bryant.  I have a hard time keeping track of Carroll and Melissa’s pretend invisible friends. But dontcha like how he just blames everything he does on a girl who “made” him do it?  Mind you, at this point, he’s almost three times her age, but she “makes” him do stuff.  I thought she was a teenager. My bad, she must be The Almighty Oz.

Cheri: What, he’s got multiple personalities now? Are there demons possessing him? You can call a priest for that.

EA: Did this asshole buy stock in quotation marks or something?

CB: I see. (And I’m the stalker?)

Gen: Yes (laughs) you are. And worse.

CB: After the “BULLY” attack on me on the website, Goodreads.com, several people took to their trusty blogs to write about the incident. Just a word of note: Not one of them ever contacted me for “my side” of the story.

EA: Do you recall being contacted by ChuckleButt for YOUR side of the story, on anything he wrote about you, Gen?

Gen: Nope.  I remember before my first post, questioning what happened to STGRB, I tried to contact him on Twitter and by email. He ignored my tweets but emailed back – a one-liner containing no information whatsoever – then went ballistic on our blog.  I guess he doesn’t understand fact-checking or checking the source, or anything that would denote responsible blogging, but he’s gonna tell us how it’s done because he’s so good at it.

Cheri: One of his personalities went ballistic and the other one doesn’t know it. That’s why he’s always pleading innocent. It’s like the movie Sybil.

CB: Thus, without proof or evidence, they went ahead and took the liberty to write about my incident based on “Jude Henderson’s” side of everything.

Cheri: Taking liberties is something he’s familiar with.

EA: Wasn’t this something that happened pretty much out in public?

Gen: Yes, and you can see it all over the internet… complete with screenshots.

CB: (We’ll be getting to her soon enough. Doesn’t the anticipation of it all drive you nuts? LOL)

EA: This guy likes playing the part of a tease.

Gen: He likes torturing Jude.

CB: Anyhow, we are going to take a look at some more “irresponsible” reporting of a story by amateur bloggers and why they should NOT give up their day jobs.

EA: ‘Cuz he knows ANYTHING about a day job…

CB: This inside look will raise the question:

EA: But I bet it won’t answer it…

CB: Are these people bullies? Bully supporters? Or are they just trying to rustle up some fame for themselves?

EA: Right, because someone’s gonna get famous off Carrroll Bryant’s reflected glory.

Cheri: I’m now running to church to say the rosary because I’ve seen the light.

CB: Or could it be they just wanted to defend their friend?

EA: Could be…

Gen: Or maybe they don’t like what you do. Maybe they think what you do is wrong.  Maybe they think that your behaviour is so far out of bounds that it’s worth commentary.

CB: Maybe we’ll find out by the end of this report.

EA: Betcha we won’t.

CB: Special note: I consider myself an amateur blogger too, so you know

EA: Yeah, he’s an amateur lotta things…

Gen: But I thought the top of his blog said something about a superior mind… isn’t there ANY truth in advertising?

CB: but before I would rush to “judgment” on anybody, even I would know to try and get the other person’s side of a personal relationship story.

Cheri: But he needs a hearing aid because he doesn’t hear a thing and he can’t fucking read. 

Gen: Just a personal relationship story? Not a news story, or an accusation, allegation, or suspicion?  So there’s no fact checking anything that you put in your blog, because you’re so honest and responsible?

Carroll Bryant misrepresenting himself
using a model’s avatar without permission
all over the internet. 

You know, like getting gender pronouns right, correctly sourcing material, fact-checking, you remember fact-checking? I contacted you on twitter twice and emailed you about my first article on STGRB because you were promoting them in their absence.  THAT kind of fact-checking.

Like checking to see if I’m posting a screen shot someone gave me, or if I took it myself.  …like checking to see if the person who took the screen shot and gave it to me admitted to it in public on my blog instead of claiming I’m someone else in a poor attempt to discredit meFacts, they’re not for sissies.

Nope, according to Bryant, the integrity he demands from others but never provides only covers “personal relationships”. Like how he solicited a relationship with a minor by pretending to be someone he’s notGot it.

CB: Even I know the golden rule of “He Said, She Said”.

EA: Oh, he knows it alright, he uses “He said, she said” all the time, making accusations but not being able to back them up.

CB: To this date: None of these people have ever contacted me in an attempt to get that other side. The result? Irresponsible reporting.

AreaFive: I wasn’t contacted. Were you contacted, Cheri?

 Cheri: Nope, I thought you were.

Gen: Irresponsible reporting huh? I contacted you, asking you what was happening with STGRB.  Your bullshit one-line response wasn’t even print-worthy.  Instead of contacting ME, you found our blog and went BALLISTIC in public, merely at your “Public Service Announcement” being cited.  Suffice to say, I can understand the problems that other people may have with you.

CB: I understand that when it’s a girl versus a guy – It’s easy to side with the girl.

EA:  That sounds just a little sexist to me…

AreaFive: We have already established that he cannot tell the difference between girls and boys so I am uncertain how this matters.

Gen: It is easy to side with a minor child when the adult has no business forming a “relationship” with them in the first place.

CB: To assume “she” was the victim of stalking, bullying and harassment.

Gen: Funny, I don’t think I assumed it, I saw proof of it from Carroll Bryant. It’s all over his blogs, which we have screen shots of, with time/date stamps. You know, in case they ever need to be entered into evidence.

CB: But as we will see by Jude’s own words and actions, she was the one stalking, bullying and harassing me. She was the one who had a “crush” on me. All I ever wanted was friendship.

Cheri: “Friendship” with a teen age girl?

Gen: Doesn’t this remind you of watching “To Catch A Predator”? …because those guys say the same damned things, don’t they?  And then they wind up arrested. Funny that.

EA: I have to wonder how clearly he defined the boundaries of this “friendship”, from the beginning.  I mean, as you said, he IS the legal adult here.

CB: So let’s just go to this issue first, people blogging about me irresponsibly.

EA: That’s not where I would have chosen to start…

CB: I will start it out with this screenshot at bookish, (Evie Seo) who did a post about me then removed it. Permanently? I don’t know.  (POSTS SCREENSHOTS) For whatever reason, it is gone now. Maybe it will make another appearance later. Who knows?

EA: He does know the screen shots don’t show the post he’s talking about, right?

Gen: Obviously he knows how to use the screen capture feature, but oddly enough, he never seems to actually capture anything.  It always seems to just “go missing”.  What’s up with that?

AreaFive: Technology. It’s so fickle.

EA: Yeah, like that comment that he claims you made about making that ten cent donation.

Gen: Didn’t you show that Mepis, Amanda’s husband, made that comment very early on and even put the screen shot up?

EA:And linked to the blog post.

CB: Anyhow, I assure you, it wasn’t kind.

EA: He’s assuming we’re going to take his word for it?

Gen: Yes, that’s what he does.  It’s called “lack of evidence” and you can see more about it here, and here.

EA: I was right, he really doesn’t think much of his audience.

Cheri: Unless you’re a teenage girl.

CB: Nor are the ones I will be showing you later. While I do appreciate Bookish for taking it down, I condemn her for ever having posted it in the first place.

Gen: Of course you condemn her, it’s dramatic.  You’re all about the drama.

CB: But I sure would like to know why she took it down.

Gen: Probably because you harrassed the crap out of her.  You know, like you harrass the crap out of me, except I don’t back down.  Oops!

CB: Another blogger who took initiative to get themselves involved and post some irresponsible words and very misleading information was “The Runaway Pen”. (I see the irony of her blog title)

EA: I see the irony of a lot of stuff about you, Chucklebutt.  Your “pen name” which disgraces such a fine author as Lewis Carroll, your blog title, cheaply ripping off one of his greatest works, something you can’t ever equal.  Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but there’s a difference between imitation and just plain ripping someone off.

CB: She (T.L. Shreffler) starts her post out hypocritically to begin with, stating: “I try to avoid drama at all costs.” – Really? Is this why you decided to “write’ a post about someone you don’t even know to begin with? To avoid “drama”? And someone you don’t know anything about? You know, to “avoid” drama?

EA: Sooo… he’s gonna “avoid” drama by writing shit about someone HE doesn’t even know to begin with, huh?

CB: Moving on …

EA: I wish.

CB: Then she proceeds to say: “But as I cruised through my favorite book blogs this morning, I ran across a “change in reviewing policy” by Bookish. (How coincidental?) She then says: “Basically this “guy” Carroll Bryant (or is it a girl? Still confused) sent out a bunch of books expecting reviews. S/he claimed the books didn’t get reviewed as promised several after several months of waiting. S/he then went crazy and sent an evil, nasty email to a teenage book blogger telling her to go kill herself and other mean things. You can read more about it on Evie’s “Bookish” blog.” You can read it here for yourself on this screenshot.

EA: Sounds like a pretty good quick summary of what I’ve heard about the thing so far.

CB: First of all, “The Runaway pen”, I did not “send” out a bunch of books “expecting” reviews on a whim. I don’t practice that kind of behavior.

EA: Waitaminnit, didn’t he admit to doing exactly this at the start of this post?

AreaFive:  Why yes he did.

CB: You will be hard pressed to find anyone to whom I ever “asked” for them to review any of my books. These people “approached” me. There is a big difference.

EA: Remember, Jude’s a minor when this happened.  He certainly had the wherewithal and fortitude – AND responsibility – to say “no” to the request.

AreaFive: According to Bryant, a teenager is so powerful she runs his life. Still.

CB: When YOU approach someone and “make” them a deal, and that other person holds up their end of the bargain, then YOU best damn well hold up your end also. (I also like how us authors are expected to be “professional” where-as these bloggers feel like they don’t have to be.

EA: I have news for you, Chucklebutt, you’re there to promote yourself, network, AND be discovered.  It behooves you to be on your best behaviour.  As I said, you’re not good enough to be able to disrespect your audience and get away with it.  I read that post by “Runaway Pen” and I didn’t see anything unreasonable in what she said.

AreaFive: What do these reviewers get out of it? Nothing. They’re doing YOU a favor. And maybe they were doing you a favor by NOT reviewing it because maybe they didn’t give you a bad review. But I’ll make you deal. Shut up and we’ll stop writing about you. Now let’s see if you hold up your end of the bargain.

Gen: He wants to be a professional writer and he can’t even adhere to his own code of conduct.

CB: Word up: If you expect others to be professional, try being one yourself.)

EA: …he didn’t just say that.

Gen: Like shootin’ fish in a barrel, ain’t it?

AreaFive: Word up? Isn’t that an old 80’s song? Seriously, how can this guy even begin to pass himself off as someone in his twenties? He sounds like my grandfather. 

CB: I did not go crazy with an evil email over any of these people “stealing” from me. That email in which Jude showed everyone is an email – more likely – from when she used her threats of “suicide” once too many times towards me in our long standing friendship, and thousands of emails we sent back and forth.

EA: He lost me.  I have no idea what he’s talking about.

Cheri: What the fuck does that even mean???? He sounds like a seventh grader.

Gen: Are you referring to the “relationship” you fostered and maintained with minor under fraudulent circumstances?  …because it’s been proven that you pursued this relationship under the guise of being someone else.  Did you just admit to sending thousands of emails back and forth?  If what you say is true, did you just admit that you an adult just accused a child of “manipulating you with threats of suicide”?  Furthermore, did you just admit that an unstable teenager MADE you behave the way you’ve CHOSEN to behave, from then until now?

AreaFive: He should stop drinking his own urine. 

CB: While I have never seen this email, I can’t even rightly say I even wrote it. But I do recall once when she threatened to kill herself (yet again) when I mentioned that I was intending to block her from emailing me once. When she sent me that “I’m gonna kill myself” email, I pretty much got angry with her. I guess I should have been more understanding, but there is only so many “threats” of suicide one can take from somebody and I just grew weary of it and simply put, called her bluff.

EA: Wait, is he trying to justify ignoring multiple threats of suicide by telling her to just get it overwith and go do it?

AreaFive: Such a loving, caring older man who clearly only wants to gently guide a young girl he befriended online…

Gen: If what he says is to be believed here – and, mind you, I am suspicious of all his unfounded claims – the person known as Carroll Bryant online is admitting he fostered a “relationship” under fraudulent circumstances with a minor in which he abused her, and still does. That’s what you’re reading above. Because, yes, that is abuse.

When dealing with anyone, especially a minor child, who even seems suicidal, this is a far cry from how it should be handled as you can see from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

However, he was maintaining a “relationshp” of secrecy with a minor, and reaching out to the appropriate resources for help would have blown his cover. It would have revealed the true nature of his “relationship” and he would have had to deal with the repercussions of his actions. It would be easier for him to be abusive to her when she was no longer under his control than do the right thing anyone (especially a legal adult) would or could have done.

Cheri: If these suicidal thoughts were factual, did he promote this? Did he use this as control over her to manipulate her emotional state where you strip the identity from the victim?

Gen: Classic hallmarks of a perpetrator. But I don’t know. He makes constant attempts to humiliate and silence her in public, often blackmailing that he will reveal personal details about her, and sometimes making good on those threats. Like now.

CB: Obviously, she didn’t go through with it. Obviously, it was a bluff.

EA: So now he’s a professional psychiatrist, experienced with suicidal ideation.  This guy’s amazing.

CB: Sometimes, you have to use tough love with some people and that was my “tough” love response to her: To “go ahead and kill herself” if that’s what she wanted to do. But again, I was very angry about it because I cared about her deeply at that time as a friend, and it hurt me deeply that she would say something like that (again!) after I had repeatedly told her how much it hurt me when she would say it. She used that threat of suicide as weapon to try and get me to behave the way she wanted me to behave. Hence: One of the reasons why I wanted to block her from emailing me.

EA: Amazing, he’s completely focusing on himself, AND he’s blaming the victim here.  This is unreal.  “It’s her fault I was angry because of all the suicide threats”.  What the fuck kind of defence is that??  YOU’RE THE ADULT, YOU WORTHLESS SACK OF CRAP.

Carroll Bryant advertising
himself in reviews
using a model’s photo
without permission. 

Gen: Everything in Bryant’s world begins and ends with him but I can’t forget the facts here. He’s talking about a teen age girl. A minor child whom  he fostered a “relationship” with under fraudulent circstances, claiming to be someone much younger and better looking at the time.

This could be construed as grooming behaviour. If you’ve ever watched an episode of To Catch a Predator you hear these kinds of excuses and justifications that blame the minor all the time. Read what he says. Pay attention to how he says it. None of this is original.

Cheri: Did he ever get into trouble for using that photo to represent himself falsely?

Gen: He was hit with a cease and desist.

AreaFive: I wouldn’t be happy if some old man was using my face to lure in teens, either. Everything about this guy is creepy. I hope they sued him.

Gen: To my knowledge, he complied and it has not gone to court, although both the photographer and the model retain the right to sue for unlawful use and any damages incurred.

CB: So “The Runaway Pen” – You got it so wrong! But that’s what happens when you decide to join in with the drama, (you claim you don’t want to be a part of in the first place – LIAR!)  and form alliances with bullies and haters.

The she goes on to make a little list of her own. Rules for “authors” I imagine. Just like a bully, she wants to put “authors” in their place. First of all, who the hell is she to give anyone advice? She can’t even get a story straight. Anyhow, here is the screenshot. (SHOWS SCREENSHOT) Here is the list:

1) Not begging for reviews like a starving orphan. – (Well, first of all Evie, I don’t beg for reviews period!)
2) Not responding to bad reviews like a rabid animal. (Secondly, Evie, I never responded to a “bad” review.)
3) Not “making” a ridiculous list of book bloggers who “don’t do their job” – (You mean, like your ridiculous list of advice for Indie authors?) And yes, I stand behind the list. I think us authors owe it to one another to “out” the ones who steal from us. Some authors can’t afford to be “taken” by bad reviewers. They can’t afford to just give away free reads (books) and get nothing in return. Perhaps if YOU and YOUR bully friends were to learn this, you would understand why some authors have a problem with reviewers. If you’re going to deal with “professionals” then you might want to try and act like one in return.
4) Not initiating or instigating internet drama. (Like when you and your bully pals at “Badly behaving Authors” group on Goodreads and Amazon Forum Boards do? And oh, by posting your stupid, irresponsible and misleading blog post?) Wait! What am I saying? You already stated that you didn’t want to be a part of the drama.

AreaFive: Who the hell is Bryant to advise? He can’t keep his stories straight.

EA: On her original post, that’s not cluttered up with ChuckleButt’s comments, it seems like a reasonable code of conduct to me, not just for authors, but for us regular human beings.  I mean, replace “reviews” with “blog posts” or whatever, and it still applies, and he failed on every count there.

Gen: He says “They can’t afford to just give away free reads (books) and get nothing in return”.  And that’s what started all of this. Carroll Bryant did not get the reviews he wanted for his books and he went after the teens after he was banned from Goodreads for inappropriate behaviour.

Cheri: So basically the whole idea behind being at GR for him was “Oh, I can get free reviews and teen aged girls, too. Win/win!”

AreaFive: By using a fake name, a model’s photo and lying about his age.

Gen: All of this was begun with Bryant’s butthurt. A grown man who didn’t get reviews for free books and calls it stealing afterward. Someone who should have had the good sense to recognize “These are teen agers. This is stupid. I’ll move along and go forward with my life now” but he was involved with a minor under fraudulent circumstances and chose to wage mighty internet war instead with the help of Douthit’s hate site STGRB. Because she promoted and became involved with his hate against Jude (before, during and after his self-professed ephebophilic relationship) and his allegations against Goodreads involving pedophelia, she’s involved herself ass-deep in this mess, too. Well done there, huh?

CB: Okay, here is a question:  How do these self – proclaimed “amateur” bloggers come up with the nerve to even start giving advice to authors about anything? And why would anyone in their right mind even listen to them? That’s what I would like to know. For self-proclaimed amateurs, they sure do offer up a lot of professional advice.

Gen: It’s called opinion, take it or leave it.  If you don’t like it, just keep paying for good reviews or keep making sock accounts to create them.

Cheri: Good authors ask for feedback from their readers all the time.

EA: For an amateur author he sure does have a chip on his shoulder.  So he’s expecting to get good reviews just because he gave away a free book?  There’s a word for that.  It’s essentially a bribe.  If an author gives away free books, like he says he did, there are no strings attached, or that would be payola.

CB: Evie Seo – You lose! You don’t know what the hell you are talking about, and I doubt you ever will. But it is irresponsible “reporting” in my eyes. Or is it just that she is a bully? Or is it she just wants more followers? (As this screenshot might suggest)

AreaFive: The kind of irresponsible reporting he continues to employ?

EA: …bully?  Where the hell did that come from?  He uses that word way too frequently. …and ’cause it’s all about the fame with him.

Gen: There’s a bully here and it’s Carroll Bryant.

Another lame screenshot that shows nothing.  That’s his idea of evidence.

And as for responsible reporting, he’s never contacted this blog during any of his false claims because he know they’e all lies. He did, however, try a few public pleas to get me alone with him. That’s his idea of responsible reporting, all the while insisting he has evidence he magically won’t divulge.

It may be of interest for many to read Apologies for Carroll Bryant, which I wrote when he demanded an apology from me for being polite and tolerant. It also covers his deception with Jude, when he purposely misrepresented himself to maintain her involvement.

CB: I’ll let you people decide. But it is apparent that Evie got all of her “knowledge” from reading a blog, and not from any actual effort on her part to get the ‘real” story or the truth.

Gen: If the truth matters to him so much, then why isn’t he posting any of it?  If the truth matters, why is he lying about me?  If truth matters here, why haven’t I heard from his agent and/or legal counsel?  It’s just one more agent and one more lawyer for the par. Was writing this new drama post of his more important than having law enforcement contact me? Or referring his lawyer? Clearly he is not interested in the truth.

Cheri: His truth and the truth are completely different. He blames everyone else for what is wrong. Everyone is irresponsible. Everybody’s an amateur. He’s a victim. He’s the only victim in the entire universe.

AreaFive: His victim mentality lends self entitlement. He can take punches at anyone. If they defend themselves they are the bully, not him.

Gen: Your right to punch ends at my nose.

CB: Yeah, I agree, AMATUERISH! But that’s we are in the end, aren’t we? Just a bunch of amateur bloggers. (Myself included) However, at least I try to get the truth through screenshots and links. And present them as evidence. (Like I am doing now.) Wouldn’t it be good if these bullies did the same?

Cheri: Yeah but it’s always the wrong screen shots and he’s being the bully.

AreaFive: Wait, isn’t he supposed to be a professional writer? Seriously, I cannot tell.

Gen:  1.that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.

You have no evidence, you have accusations and allegations for which you have provided no proof.  However, if evidence is what you want, you can always come to this blog.  We have lots of it and – barring legal concerns, ongoing investigations or ethical matters – we post it for everyone to see.

CB: Moving on ….

EA: He says that, but he doesn’t mean it.

Cheri: These are not the ‘droids you’re looking for…

CB: Then “Book Goggles” gets into the action.

EA: Oh good lord, we’re going to hear about every imagined slight in painfully excruciating detail aren’t we?  This isn’t the story of his own legend, this is a chronicle of all of his own petty little butthurt.

CB: She tries to be neutral, but if she really wanted to write something about the issue, she would have contacted me to get my side of it. But did she? No! That would be too difficult. To actually have to consult with someone who was a victim of a bully attack and get their side of it all.

EA: Note that, people.  “Neutral” isn’t good enough for Bryant.  For anybody else, an impartial post is at least deserving of respect, but for Carroll, it’s not good enough unless it toes his line.  Control freak much, ChuckleButt?

Gen: I was neutral back in December when I first met them. You can see how well that worked out.

CB: Like I said, she “tries” to come off as neutral. She claims I was mad or something. I was never mad at these reviewers, just very disappointed that they made me an offer then backed out just because of their friend, Jude.

EA: Oh, I get it now.  So he gave them free books and when he messed up their friend, Jude, they decided it would probably be prudent if they didn’t do him any favours.  I can’t say I disagree with their reasoning.

CB: I was also just bewildered by the unsuspecting attack against me that was organized for a few days in advance. And how do I know this? Because I posted my “List” blog on GR on a Monday and hardly got any views (About 35) until that following Friday, at around 3:30 pm. From there, and up until I got banned on that Sunday afternoon, I had over 75,000 views and over 1000 comments. It took me and two friends to sign in on my account and start deleting it all. (Well, at least we know these bullies don’t stay in their spaces. But hell, we all knew that already, didn’t we?) (SCREEN CAP OF BOOK GOGGLES SITE)

Cheri: And he doesn’t he have like fifty hate blogs to defend off even perceived slights?

EA: The beginning of the post in that screen shot looks similar to your Facts, Rumours and Speculation post, Gen.

Gen: He loves to copy me. He doesn’t know how to be original.

AreaFive: I think he has a crush on you.

CB: I even posted a comment where in it, I made myself available for her to ask me questions to get the real truth. Did she? I’ll let you figure that one out. Here is the shot.

EA: Hey dumbass, instead of leaving things like this to your audience to figure out what you’re saying, JUST SAY IT.  Clarity is not your strength, and if you’re trying to be a professional writer, that’s not a good thing.

(SCREEN SHOT OF CB COMMENT on BOOK GOOGLES SITE)

EA: His “explanation” there seems pretty weak. …and he admits to acting against her as “retaliation”.  Classy guy, real mature.

Cheri: Class is not his forte

CB: And then someone with the blog “The Rx Files” decides to make themselves a name off of me.

EA: I guess he really is a narcissist.  He really thinks that all this is about people trying to capture some of his reflected glory.

Gen:  Are you blinded by his beauty yet?

CB: And like the rest of them, gets the story completely inaccurate. (While trying to be neutral) I like when these bullies “attempt” in being neutral. But you can read them like a …. book? (SCREEN CAP)

EA: “And like the rest of them”?  Did you ever stop to think at any point, that the common denominator there is YOU?  It’s remarkable how EVERYBODY that looks at this situation has the same take, and yet sees it wrong, isn’t it?

Gen:  I tried that route, remember? It never occurs to him, even when you point it out. He never looks where you point, he just stares at the end of your finger.

CB: His blog subtitle reads: “A sounding board for my forays into writing speculative fiction” Well Rex, you got that right. Your “article” about me was about as fiction as it gets.  One look at his 33 members list might tell the truth as to why he wanted to throw in his two cents. (And two cents is about all his story is worth, if that.) (SCREEN CAP)

EA: He really does think this is all about people trying to steal his own glory.  I’d hate to see how paranoid he gets if (god forbid) he ever does make it big.

Gen: He’d explode first. That ‘egg in the microwave’ comment comes to mind.

CB: He mentions that I was working hard to build my “standing” on Goodreads. That’s right, Rex, I was. I was very active. I did have a lot of fans in a very short amount of time. But you use page eight of “Lucy’s” story about being “stalked” as your so called “evidence” of what went down? Really? You take the word of bullies and liars and presto! You got your truth? And from Absolute Write? The biggest bully/lying organization on the internet? Really?

EA: Does he really know what a bully is?  I don’t thik he does.  He uses that word a lot but …he’s going to make me quote Inigo Montoya again.

Cheri: I love the way he brags. His popularity happened because of that picture and that’s why he used it. He accused Jude and others of  being shallow but basically he knows – and was pandering to the fact – that teenage girls make the best fans as the Beatles, Monkees and Justin Bieber can attest. He knew that’s how he could cultivate a following in YA fiction.

AreaFive: And groom future girlfriends, too.

CB: Okay then…Anyhow, I will use those very same comments to prove my side of it. (SCREEN CAP)

EA: Somehow I doubt that.

CB: I didn’t post several blogs about reviewers stealing from me, Rex, I wrote one. Last time I checked, one was not “several”.

EA: A minor point, but completely unimportant to your argument, ChuckleButt.

Gen:  Maybe not. He may have taken the posts or blogs offline. Bryant’s done it before. Either way, a diversionary tactic. He tries to be right about something small so he can say “but I was right about this”- as if it will automatically erase all the huge things he’s wrong about and redeem his reputation. It doesn’t… but he keeps trying anyway.

CB: Anyhow, another of your ’inaccuracies’ is when you mention that I gathered up some supporters. I never did any such thing. And I certainly didn’t gather up anyone at STGRB because at that time, I didn’t know who they were. And nobody “advised” me I was going about it the incorrect way. So far, your “evidence” gathering of the truth sucks dude.

EA: ChuckleButt might have a point – if it was really essential to his story. …but it’s not.

AreaFive: :Let’s not go into all of Bryant’s “inaccuracies”, including this one. We have lives and jobs and families… there just would not be enough time.

CB: And then I see you got “Jude’s” side of the story, but not mine? A little one-sided wouldn’t you say? And it wasn’t false “photo’s” (plural) either. It was just one photo. (Singular) But I already explained about that. And she used the word smitten? Well, if her only reason for being my friend in the beginning was because of that photo, seems to me Jude is a little shallow. Agreed? (But we’ll continue with Jude later in this post)

EA: More of the same old whining.  One photo used in a dozen places or one hundred photos, what does it matter? The point is not the quantity of photos, it was the quality, which was fraudulent.

AreaFive: Do you know he said, and I paraphrase here, that he used that photo because other people are shallow? Fake name, false photo, lies about his age, rages on teens, seduces underage girls online, stalks and bullies people, creates hate blogs, never shuts up…. is there anything good about this asshole?

CB: You used the word “courted” her. Really? Did she tell you that? Your reliable source? I wouldn’t call being friends with someone counts as “courting”, but way to spin it there Rex. (Like I said, they “try” to come off neutral.)

EA: Somehow I doubt that Bryant clearly identified boundaries for their relationship, and now he’s “spinning” it himself to save his hide.  A teen, she’s not nearly as emotionally seasoned as ChuckleButt should be.  He should have been much more careful, but he’ll never even admit to that much.

Gen: The human brain does not even finish its development until you are in your twenties.

CB: I flew to Mexico and she refused me? Did she say that to you? Well, had you bothered to ask me, you would find out that “she” didn’t refuse me at all. But how would you know this? Look at your “source”. By the way, I didn’t fly to Mexico, I flew to California.

EA: And in his frantic flailing about, trying to defend himself, ChuckleButt digs himself a deeper hole.

Cheri: That whole statement is a complete about-face compared to what he was pandering for almost a year. Previously, he stated he flew to Mexico, that she did refuse him because he did not look like the picture, he called her shallow and raged about it.

AreaFive: Now what woman, regardless of age, would be upset to know that her young and beautiful online lover was in reality a withered, unattractive middle aged man with a record? Cheri, you are so harsh. Poor Carroll, he is a victim – not of his own self-sabotage, but someone else’s unfair expectations and harsh judgments. I am certain she was appalled. Not because he purposely misrepresented everything about himself or because he lied for months in order to groom her for an ongoing relationship. No, she was appalled because she is shallow. Girls. They can be so mean.

Gen: To learn more about the statutes in the state of California, you can see my post What the law says and now ya know at least one reason why I posted it. (Take the hint. In fact, apply that to this entire blog.)

CB: I stalked and harassed her? Again, she told you this? So I guess her posting shit up in her group on Goodreads first doesn’t count as harassing me? And I guess her befriending my friend and sweet talking my friend to make her an admin on one of our shared blogs doesn’t constitute as “stalking”? It seems to me she says a lot without proof where as I can show you proof of it being the other way around. Now, who do you think people will believe? You, her and all her bully friends who have no proof, or me, with the proof? Yeah, think about that one Rex.

AreaFive: You have stalked and harassed her. You have threatened her. You have tried to silence her with your blackmail. Who told me this? You did. I read all about it in your blog posts.

EA: He should really look up the definition for stalking.  I don’t think he quite gets that.

Gen: And the statutes, too.

CB: Then I see you mention that she did post images of emails she claims I sent. However, she posted them before the weekend of my attack. When the people came to attack me that weekend, they were mentioning something about those emails. So before I got banned, she had already posted those emails. I bet she never posted the emails she sent in response or prior did she? I bet she didn’t post the whole entire conversation between us, did she? Of course not, that would put everything in too much of a context. Do you see the manipulation of the truth process here folks?

EA: Oh, we see it.  …but not in the way you think.

AreaFive: Now why would anyone ban Chuckle Butt for inappropriate behavior? (facepalm)

CB: I never said my list was posted under false pretense. That is an outright lie on your behalf Rex. I also never confirmed any story. You are so full of shit dude, I can’t even begin to express how much of a liar you are. And you sir, are a liar!

EA: He can’t even begin to express it?  …some writer HE is.  He could at least pick up a thesaurus.

Cheri: He’s such a liar, he has to say it twice.

AreaFive: And when it comes to lying, Carroll Bryant knows EXACTLY what he’s talking about, because he’s a liar of extraordinary magnitude. Too bad he’s so bad at it.

CB: I also did not demand anybody take down anything.

AreaFive: I truly hope that includes pants. Yours, and those of the teen age girls you’ve been collecting.

CB: I merely offered a truce. You are some piece of work Rex. No wonder your fan base is so small. Everyone knows you’re a liar. (And a bully) And the bookshelves that my books were placed under after the attack were not done so by readers, but by bullies. Big difference because bullies don’t read. I also see you failed to mention the libelous words posted about me and the threats made by your friends. And the fact that these so called readers rated and reviewed my book without reading it and even in their reviews, libel me left and right with vulgarity. Oh yeah, I see you left that stuff out. (SCREEN CAP)

EA: Why don’t you sit down and give your mind a rest, ChuckleButt.

AreaFive: And have another soothing cup of warm urine.

Gen: This is like MST3K… but for blogs.

CB: My story does affect all authors. It’s what can happen to them if they get targeted by the Goodreads bullies.

EA: Naw, that’s what happens when you’re an asshole, author or not.

Cheri: This only happens to wannabe authors who try to use teen age girls for free reviews, bookshelving and future partnerships.

CB: But I say, no author should fear these people or you, Rex. People should stand up to you and your bully friends. And your “fake” reporting of events. You are a laughing stalk Rex, and you probably always will be. But the next time you want to do a real story on someone, you might want to get both sides of it. Otherwise, you’re just a bully adding to the pile.

Gen: If you truly believe that, then why do you get so angry when I stand up to you?

EA: A laughing “stalk”?  A giggling stem?  A perky pedicle? …or is that a slip on “stalking”?  It’s laughing STOCK.  Author my ass.  If authors rely on words as their weapons, you, sir, are unarmed and standing in the middle of the Coliseum.

CB: Speaking of adding to the pile, here is Young Adult Novel Reader adding on to it. (SCREEN CAP)
She uses me as a primary reference to authors being “unprofessional” just because I got swindled by some reviewers and stalked by an immature girl. I guess if being honest and outraged over people stealing from you and breaking promises – that’s being unprofessional. Forget about the people who are stealing and breaking promises, that is okay I guess. Good to know this person’s idea of professionalism. Here is a news flash – authors aren’t ruining the book reviewer business, bad book reviewers are ruining it. Or should I say, irresponsible book reviewers and bloggers? And like the rest, could she just be trying to get some attention with her irresponsible post? Check out her followers list and you decide.(SCREEN CAP)

EA: Yes, ChuckleButt, you were being HIGHLY unprofessional.  It began when you gave away books, expecting a GOOD review in return as payment (meaning they really weren’t given away free).  PROFESSIONALS DON’T DO THAT SHIT.  And again, common denominator is YOU.  Also, I cannot believe the raging narcissism with this asshole.

AreaFive: How dare you! He’s a professional. Can you not tell by the way he carries himself?

CB: Now, let’s take a look at those comments on page eight of Lucy’s “stalker” story, shall we? We will start with Jude talking about me stalking her – of course she fails to mention that time when SHE befriended my friend and asked her to not say anything about it to me and sweet talking my friend, a year younger than Jude, to let her onto our share blog as an admin. Funny how she leaves that out of her comments. (And I’m the stalker?) And of course she only did this to get back at me for blocking her from emailing me. Let’s take a look at that comment shall we? (SCREEN CAP)

EA: That sounds fishy.  Seems like a strange thing to do to “get back at him for blocking her from emailing him”.  There are a lot more interesting ways to do that.  He pretends to know her motive, but I don’t know how he expects to prove it.

AreaFive: His impotence frustrates him.

CB: In this next shot, Jude talks about that it has been 9 months after she and her friends bailed out from their promises to me. And yes Jude, you were number one. You weren’t originally going to be on the list but after you sent your friends after me, and they gathered up their friends and so on and so on, I decided you earned it to be on that list. But remember Jude, the only reason I posted that list was to get back at you for sneaking on my shared blog through my friend and co-blogger. Remember that? Remember when you did that? Of course you do, but again, in this next shot, you somehow fail to mention this. (SCREEN CAP)

EA: So, he now admits it was a revenge list, and he’s retaliating on her.  How old is this sad excuse for a human being?  He sure as hell isn’t very mature.

AreaFive: He’s like forty something, right? He’s bitching like a six year old snot rag because a bunch of teen age girls didn’t review his book. Are you kidding me?

CB: Now, here is Jude admitting the truth. That she HAD a crush on me. Check it out. (SCREEN CAP)
Now here she is later using sarcasm – contradicting the very words she spoke in the previous screenshot. See for yourself.

EA:  I don’t see a contradiction there.

AreaFive: So he admits that his bait-and-switch worked and he knew an underage girl had a crush on him. I am certain law enforcement is most grateful for these many public admissions.

CB: Also notice in the above screenshot, in true bully fashion, how she accuses me of being “Jennifer” without any evidence to support this claim. This is how these bullies operate.

EA: You’re claiming that everybody under the sun is Gen.  I guess that makes you a bully there too, ChuckleButt.

Cheri: Even my mother’s Gen.

AreaFive: Not me. I am Spartacus. But the cat, he is Gen… and I have decided to name the car, laptop and  blender Gen as well.

Gen: Can I be Gen?

AreaFive: You are Gen.

Gen: Are you sure?

AreaFive: What does law enforcement call you when they speak to you?

Gen: Um, they call me Gen.

AreaFive: That’s because you’re Gen.

Gen: Thanks for clearing that up. I feel better now.

CB: They say things that aren’t true and that they themselves can’t prove, but say them anyway just to spread the lie. You know, to plant that seed.

EA: We’re quite familiar with the tactic, you’ve been using it regularly.

CB: I just want to take a little timeout here to try and understand something – Jude is an 18 year old adult and she is still having “crushes”?

AreaFive: Do you think it’s safe to talk about your “relationship” with her now? Perhaps you should read up on what the law says.

CB: And because of this crush (like a 13 year old girl would have),

AreaFive: You seem to know a lot about girls.

EA: C’mon Bryant, just admit you just gave yourself a boner with that thought.  The truth shall set you free.  Or get you ten to life…

Cheri: The boys at Pelican Bay have a special room for guys like this….

CB: she loves my book, wants to review it on her blog and give me an interview – then when the crush is over, my book is no longer good? I don’t get my interview? Or book review? And all of her friends who came to me with their offer, back out too? And I’m suppose to believe that this is co-incidence?

EA: Welcome to life, ChuckleButt.  It happens.  A professional doesn’t get all butthurt and wound up about it.

CB: Meanwhile, I am just being / trying to be her friend

EA: In a COMPLETELY inappropriate relationship…

AreaFive: But it’s normal for a man almost three times her age to “befriend” a girl to  prepare her for her adult future by teaching her the ways of tender and tough love. Many men in prison say so.

CB: yet Rex (of the Rex Files – remember him?) says that I am “courting” her

EA: And if you didn’t properly define your boundaries with her, guess what, ChuckleButt?

AreaFive: He is only saying this because it’s true.

CB: and in his much thorough report about me (and talking to Jude) her “crush” never came up? Nor her successful attempt of stalking me on my shared blog after befriending my friend in secret? Really? And I am the stalker? So far, the proof points in a different direction, doesn’t it? Then to top it all off, Jude makes a sarcastic remark about her “crush” for me as if to insinuate that there was never really a crush to begin with, completely back-stepping her previous comment when she stated she had a crush on me. Well, it was obvious she had a crush on me

EA: “Well, it was obvious she had a crush on me”.  Let that sink in.  He KNEW she was crushing on him, and he did nothing to correct it, in fact, he led her on, letting her build a fantasy for herself.  And then he blames her.

Cheri: According to him, he just admitted she had a crush in him and took it back. That’s why he’s angry.

CB: but this is why I insisted in the beginning that we just be friends. I wasn’t trying to “court” her, as Rex calls it.

Gen: Note he said “I wasn’t trying” in an attempt to absolve himself of responsibility.

Cheri: It never dawned on him to put Skype up because then she would have seen him then. Game over.

CB: Trust me on this, there were other “friends” of mine that I would have “courted” who are better looking than her and have much nicer bodies too.

Gen: How the hell would he know what her body looked like?

CB: But I never “courted” anyone.

Gen: How the hell would you know what the body of an underage girl you “befriended” looked like?

CB: And I never have nor ever would court an underage girl, no matter how close her birthday is to 18.

Gen: No, you just groom them for your “future love” instead.

CB: Only when you reach 18 would I even consider courting anyone.

Gen: “Because I could go to jail for this shit, but here I am admitting it in public like the dumbass I am.”

CB: And even then, I doubt I would because I don’t need to meet a GF online. But even if I were,  period. And even then, just friends unless I am in the area and they want to meet. Then we could start talking about courting.

EA:
 Methinks he doth protest too much.

Gen: ….”she would have to be at least18″ How gracious coming from a man in his forties. “just friends unless I am in the area and they want to meet” Oh, so you save your teen age seductions for online, or do you only pick the ones who live in other countries in an effort to avoid prosecution? Because I got news for you, the law doesn’t care where they live because YOU live here.

CB: Did I have fond feelings for Jude at the time? Yes! I had very deep feelings for her at that time. Most of it out of sorrow because of her cutting and bad relationship with her father and her threats via email at me of suicide. That was very disturbing, and because of that, I did have strong feelings for her. But even after I revealed myself to her and explained that picture, funny how her crush still didn’t go away for a few more months. And funny she would still stalk me several months later on my shared blog. Maybe she is jealous of my friendship with my friend. Who knows?

EA: Oh my god this is just too fucking stupid for words.

Gen: Why is he talking about her intimate details, like cutting or her father? This is just like when he created the blogs about her supposed abortion. He creates a fake persona – complete with a fake name, fake stats and fake picture – and uses it to seduce this girl. Then after being duped by him, tries to remain on friendly terms and he tanks it with his own bitterness, he tortures her regularly with bullshit like this? These are all attempts to hurt, harm, humiliate and blackmail her. He’s more than bullying her, he is abusive. I hope she sues him and, if contacted, I’ll be happy to provide any assistance that I can.

CB: And here is a shot of a comment made by some girl called “Alisha-Dear Constant Reader” who seems to be worried about Ira and mine friendship. And Kara sharing the same sentiments. (SCREEN SHOT)

AreaFive: Gee, I wonder why.

CB: Not to worry Alisha or Kara, my friend and I are doing just fine with our friendship. In fact, the friendship I have with her is the one I thought I would have with Jude.

Gen: Is that an admission that you’re grooming another one? Or is she too old for you at seventeen?

CB: However, unlike Jude, my friend doesn’t have daddy issues, or cutting issues, nor does she go around sleeping with guys twice her age.

Gen: Beating up your victims again? Why, because she was smart enough not to sleep with you?

CB: She is very stable in her life for the most part, and is far from being a basket-case. Simply put, my friend isn’t a psychotic bully with bully friends.

Gen: No, she’s just next on the list.

CB: Then in this next shot, we have Archer, who likes to bully 13 year old girls.

Gen: You like to bully little girls. You do it all the time. You know, like right now for example.

CB: He is talking like he knows something when in truth, as you’ll see by his remark, he knows nothing. Like the rest of the bullies, he is as clueless as clueless can be. He thinks I complained about a bad or negative review. And that simply wasn’t the case. Check it out. (SCREEN SHOT) Then there is this comment by Jude, actually admitting she refused to review my book.

Gen: You seduce her with lies, beat her up and torture her and she refuses to review your book. What is the matter with that girl? They just don’t make ’em like they used to, do they Bryant? You know, like before DNA evidence and shit.

CB: But Jude, you’re wrong, I didn’t post “The List” because you backed out of your promise like a 12 year old kid, nor did I post it because your friends backed out too – I posted it because you “stalked” me on my own blog and you manipulated a 17 year old girl to do it. You used my friend to try and get to me. That was your mistake! Your choice! And your own doing!

Gen: Just like everything you’ve chosen to do and say up until this point was YOUR choice and YOUR doing. Hang on to that with both hands. You’re going to need it.

CB: That was the action you did which propelled me to post “The List”. The fact that you and your friends “stole” from me is just that, a fact, and even if I didn’t want a reason other than that, I have every right in the world to let other authors know about what happened to me. And you manipulated my friend to get to me just like you manipulated an email which you and I both know was taken out of context. I called your bluff on a threat of suicide just because I told you I was going to block you from emailing me because I had enough of your crazy ways. (SCREEN SHOT)

And in this next shot, we have Sandra mentioning about this “alleged” crush that Jude had for me. We already seen the shot in which Jude came clean on that then later, mentioned it sarcastically and now, so does Sandra. Well Sandra, I think we can put that little lie to rest, Jude did have a crush on me. Her own words, not mine. And just like Alicia Silverstone in the movie, “The Crush”, she stalked me religiously. That’s what crushes makes people do, makes them crazy. Or at least, brings it out. Jude was crazy from her descriptions to me about her childhood. If they were even true at all. I know now how Jude likes to play the “sympathy whore”.(SCREEN SHOT)

EA: So out of all that, if what he says is true, he proved that people post hearsay on the internet.  That is simply a shocking revelation.

Cheri:: This is a gaslight, a classic gaslight. He’s trying to discredit the victim so no one will believe her.

Gen: Law enforcement will believe her. Courts will believe her. A judge will believe her. A jury will believe her. I think too many people believe her, and that’s the problem. She’s the piece he can’t get rid of, the piece that he can’t bend or break, the piece that doesn’t fit into the fake alibis and rehashed tales he’s recreated to cover his ass.

CB: Through it all, we see on the day of my attack, how these people spread their gossip, lies and hate all around. How they worked together with these lies to get me banned because, and this is important, they (being the members of the hate group “Badly Behaving Authors” on goodreads and Amazon Forum Boards) are the judges, jury and executioners of authors that they deem to be “badly behaving”. Who do they think they are? The Justice League?

AreaFive: Oh shit, here it comes…

Gen: I tell the truth. I provide evidence. I cooperate with authorities and I am aware of the law. I say all I am allowed and do all I am able. I won’t back down from you and you can’t get rid of me. I sign my name, you can’t shut me up and you can’t make me stop. You crossed lines you never should have crossed and I am glad that you arrogantly think you’re untouchable behind that monitor. Keep running your mouth, I promise it only works against you.

AreaFive: And SLAM there it went.

CB: Anyhow, I think we dispelled a lot of rumors and exposed some lies that Jude and her bully friends spread around like applesauce.

EA: He thinks some very strange things.

Gen: The only thing that’s actually been established here is that he probably shouldn’t be allowed to speak in his own defence. 

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