As has been requested (endlessly) EK's Star Log is returning to the internet. You can still read the original archive here... https://eelkat.wordpress.com
The reason you couldn't find it is because I set it to private un-index mode, meaning it no longer shows up in Google search results and can only be accessed by a direct link.
Meaning, if you didn't have the url for it, no amount of searching for it would tell you how to find it. Anyone who had the url could still access it though.
I had set it to private September 23, 2013, intending to move each page here to EelKat.com... however, November 14, 2013, after only moving about 30 pages, I was beaten up and left paralyzed for 5 months, then spent 18 months relearning to walk. I am still crippled and have limited mobility.
Below is one of the blog posts that originally appeared on EK's Star Log. The original articles are still online but no longer indexed in Google. Links to the original article, are included with this post, as is the original posting date. Clicking the links will take you to the original site, where you can see the old Space Dock 13 website still online. Space Dock 13 as it looked when hosted on WordPress from 2003 to 2013.
Okay, so some of you are on my FaceBook friend’s list and may already know about what’s been going on these past few weeks, so you’ll know what I’m talking about, but for every one else, I’ll explain. For starters, I come from a very, really, super-strict, super-Christian, they are saints and the rest of the world is going to hell multi-generation family of which I am one of 264 members. Aunts, uncles, cousins, you name it, they are all one big group. (One of my friend’s said that this sort of close-knit no one can make a move with out the rest of the family’s permission thing is highly unusual for a family, and often asks me:
and another friend says:
Okay, yeah, I do realize my extended family is nuts, that’s why I try to stay away from them as much as possible, but with their stalker have to know every move I make attitudes that’s not always easy to do.
So, I’ve always been sort of the black sheep. I never fully “conformed” to their way of practicing religion, and I always pretty much did my own thing.
When I was 4 and again when I was 8 I had what I’m now told was an alien/UFO encounter, but which I called contact with faeries. This resulted in accusations from relatives stating that I was “evil”, “demon possessed”, needed and exorcism, was a “witch consorting with Satan”, etc, etc, etc. Whenever I told any one about what had happened to me, my family was quick to tell the person I was “possessed with an evil spirit”.
Anyways, because they would never let me talk about it, I started writing about it instead, and that is how I got started on my career are a writer.
So, 30 years and many books later, I still write, I still avoid my relatives, and they still say I have an evil spirit. Twelve years ago they took to bombarding my email with their accusations, so I got myself a new email and let them spam my old one. I’d been doing good, about avoiding my relatives for about 4 or 5 years, and it looked like maybe, finally, once and for all, I was rid of their endless accusations and weird nut job freak outs.
Than I joined FaceBook, and all hell broke lose, because as soon as they realized I was on FB they all sent me friend/family/relative requests. I approved them, not really knowing what FaceBook was, because I had just joined it.
For the first few months everything was fine. Than in February the demon accusations started coming on my FB Wall. Well, I had been talking with my FB friends a few months now, and when they saw the sudden, odd and completely inexplicable demon possession accusations, they asked me what these people were talking about, and since it was too long to explain in a FB post, I wrote this instead and told them to read that, and than explained that these people leaving the comments were my relatives and members of their church, and that they believed that because I had had an alien encounter 30 years ago, that I was therefor demon possessed, and that was what why they were saying the weird things they were saying about me on my FB Wall.
Well, from there, me and my FB friends just ignored the comments and kept on as usual. Than a few weeks ago, my bishop tells me I’m being excommunicated from the church because of what I wrote on that website. Okay. Whatever. He also thinks I’m a witch, and says that witchcraft is apostasy again the church, and used my website as “proof” that I am a witch.
Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Like I haven’t heard this all before? I think they are all freaking crazy, for translating what happened to me into “proof” that I am a witch possessed by demons.
So these past few weeks, the whole kit and kaboodle of them have been in an complete and total uproar, and my FB Newsfeed has been a flurry of thousands of posts starting how I have been putting curses on the local church members!
They are accusing me of everything from evil eyes and whammies to voodoo dolls and spell casting.
They are “coming forward” with “proof” that I caused deaths, car accidents, illnesses, disease, crop failure, 2 members died in the last month and I’m accused of having killed both of them with curses, people’s dogs have died and I’m accused of having used my evil eye to kill them, one guy got cancer and I some how gave it to him,
. . . ect, ect, ect, ect . . .
And I thought my relatives were crazy!
The Saco Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints makes my crazy relatives look normal! OMG!
I’m reading their messages and comments and Wall posts (what to read them? Go see my FB wall for yourself... these people are freaking nuts. Talk about cult mentality!) and going:
What the hell???? Are they serious? Do these people actually believe the things they are saying? Are they freaking nuts? OMG! What kind of a freaking cult mentality do these people have anyways? How can they be so brainwashed as to believe that I have an evil spirit and can cause all these things to happen? Did I wake up in the wrong century or something? What are they time travelers from the 1500’s? What the hell is wrong with these people?
I don’t get it.
I really don’t get it.
They are completely off their rocker, every freaking one of them.
And they're not even my church... I attend the Sanford Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints nearly 50 miles away from the Saco Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm trying to figure out why it is the Saco Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the one flipping out.
Well, as you know, every year once August comes around, I put my regular writing projects on hold to start plotting for my NaNoWriMo contest entry. This becomes my vacation from my writing career. I know, I take a vacation from writing books to write another book.
Yep, that’s me, addicted to writing. So, I have once again become active on various writing forums and of course on NaNo itself, and as usual for this time of year, my Writing Blog has once again been pulled up and gone active. Off line I am surrounded by papers and note books and reference books and pens, and Moxie and I pretty much eat, breath, sleep, think, and talk about nothing but my NaNo entry for 2009.
So yesterday I took a break from NaNo plotting to check my FB account.
My friends still sending me game requests/challenges and I send more back to them, and my relatives and church locals are still spamming me to death with their witchcraft accusations, I’m still supposedly killing people and their pets left and right (boy at this rate, I’ll be the only one left on the planet!).
Yep, all is well with the world – everything going about as usual.
Than I see it – the accusations, they are not the same as usual.
Oh no, no, now they have changed, it’s no loner just evil eyes and curses, nope, now it’s my books too!
Apparently, according to some new guy Dan Keenings (not sure who he is, he's not on my friend list -- friend of a friend, I guess?) my “evil spirit” or “demon” is making me write books so that I can control the minds of innocent teenagers and make them do my bidding.
Warnings are now being posted, telling people not to read my books because they are evil and have the ability to control the minds of others.
According to one accusation, I am writing my books to build up an army of evil minions which I will send out the kill every one, because I will not stop until every one on the planet is dead.
Other accusations call my books perverted tools of Satan.
Lovely. It’s good to know my books are capable of such great power. I do wonder though, if they can do these things, how come I was not aware of it? I mean, I did write them after all, shouldn’t I know if my books are capable of taking over the world?
You know, the really funny thing is, my books are not mass produced. I write chap books. Little 75 page pulp novellas that are not even sold in any major bookstores. You’d be hard pressed to find a copy of one.
I write because I like to write. Money was never a goal in my writing career, so I never pursued getting my books mass produced.
Now, if my goal was to build an army of teenage boys to destroy the entire population (as one accusation stated) wouldn’t you think I would have mass produced my books on some large grand scale? I mean, how big of an army can I build up by printing off 10 or 12 books a year?
What is wrong with the books I write? and why is that the latest “reason” for today’s round of “proof” that I am a demon possessed witch putting curses on church members? If you don’t like my books you don’t have to read them. . . heck, as far as I know the people saying these things have NEVER even read ANY of my books!
So where do they get off saying these things about some books which they never even read????? and for those who aren’t on their friend list and thus did not see what they said: their “proof” is the fact that I write horror and romance books. uhm . . . yeah . . .
They are saying that not just my books, but ALL Romance novels are building up Satan's hoard.
Who is this Saco Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and why are they raving lunatics and why isn't their a psychiatrist with a straight jacket around when you need him?
I’m thinking, if what they are saying is true, well heck, there must be a heck of a lot of demon possessed witches putting curses on church members, because romance and horror novelists are a dime a dozen. Their are a lot of us out there you know. I’m guessing Stephen King and Danielle Steel must be really, really, REALLY wicked what with all the horror and romance they write.
I have to ask – if these people hate me so much, why did they send me a FB friend request to begin with? It looks like the only reason they are on my friend list is so that they can harass me online, since their harassment offline sent me into an agoraphobic state which now makes it difficult for them to get in touch with me in person.
And do they say these types of things about EVERYONE who had an alien/UFO encounter and EVERYONE who writes horror and/or romance, or are they only saying these things about me, because they know me personally and therefor feel justified by that fact alone?
Do other writers have to go through this?
Are nut jobs who accuse writers of being evil wide spread or did I just happened to run across a fluke of wackos?
Are there others out there like this or is it just the members of the Saco Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who think and act this way?
Sorry, this post got so long, but I just needed to vent. I mean, you’d think after 30 years they’d get tired of accusing me of being evil. Why can’t they find some one else to pick on? I mean, 30 years! Come on, give a rest already! You hate me, you think I’m evil. I know. You’ve been telling me for 30 years now, can you find something else to do with your life beside harass me?
Oh, wait, I’m sorry, I forgot. You don’t have a life, that’s why you spent the last 30 years focusing on mine. How do I get these people to leave me alone? How do other writers deal with situations like this? Do other writers have to deal with situations like this? Is there a time machine around somewhere so I can send these people back to the 1500’s where they belong?
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