The clouds of dust that had engulfed the Middle East made me feel grumpy and sullen all throughout the past week. I don't know of any weather condition that I despise more than dust or sand storms. Tough luck since I live at the fringes of a great desert. Although, ironically, temprature is usually cooler and humidity is substantially lower, never mind the low visibility or my throat tendency to get sore....
Anyway, now that the dust had settled, I think some revelations and hard self-reflections are forthcoming today.
Brace yourself, folks.
I recieved this comment couple of days ago from a new visitor to my blog (welcome, Al Ain Rose)
Thank Allah not all men have such animal mentality. Well, you are kind of a creative person, but why don't you show people your creativity in some things other than the orgasmic stuff? ....I mean .. I've read (most) of your posts, and I hardly found some posts that don't contain some vulgar words or not related to sex or women one way or another. Come on! It's easy to make a clear point and your ideas come cross without relying on the "Oh! Ehh! Ah!!!" kind of illustrations; I mean, it's good to have a sense of decency a bit more when making a point. Plus, the whole idea of this post was awfully consumed, an old one ya3ni.
No offence...T'was just a thought! Peace!
I do not wish to respond to the above harsh critique of this blog. Nor do I intend to make my readers do the zone-defense for me. I'm siezing this opportuinity to turn the keyboard to you, my reader, to tell me what you think of this blog; where it's been, where it's going and where it should be going.
Do you, for example, agree with the above: that I'm exuding animal mentality through my writing?
Or maybe the language is too vulgar to your taste?
What kind of posts do you enjoy more (or suffer from less); the personal or the general commentary type?
What area do you think this blog could cover more? art? politics? public decency (or the lack thereof)?...etc...
Would you, for instance, like to hear my analysis of the psychology of people who seek art produced by people on death row? (yeah, I did contemplate the question once)
Would you like to hear what I think of people who put other people on the death row and then sell their art to the public?
Or would you like to read about my sizzling hot sexual encounters?
Seriously, would you like to hear more or less politics?
Do you think I should stop writing (and posting) fiction? should I generally post more or less often?
Do I really come across as violent and misogynistic?
Do you think I'm a coward for wanting to write more about politics but not doing so eventually for the fear of divine retribution?
Don't you think it's hypocritical of me to experience things, good and bad, on daily basis that I'd like to post about but eventually choose not to, again, for the fear of extraterrestrial wrath?
Do you think self-censorship is useful?
Do you want to hear about my exercise routines?
I'm profoundly interested in opinions. I only request that there be no praise or ridicule.
And of course, Al Ain Rose's comment shall be treated within the context of where he/she comes from. I value the few Emarati readers of this blog. I meant no disrespect by posting his/her comment. So please refrain from attacking his/her point of view. Hey, it might be true after all!
That's all for now
Phew... I managed a post without a cuss word. Isn't that f**king awesome?!
P.S. excuse the font irregularities. Blogger is PMSing today.
Edit: forgot to mention that the blog of yours truly, despite (if not because) of the vulgar content, had made it to the creme of the crop, a list prepared by Mr. Alexander McNabb for Dubai 92 FM radio. A big thank you to Alex and Cat Boy for the mention.