Wednesday, May 29, 2013

GenX (Amanda Welling) Back In True Bully Form

That didn't take long, did it? I mean, all this talk about peace and moving on. It would appear that GenX (Amanda) couldn't refrain from "mouth in foot" disease. LOL I knew it! I hadn't been to her blog for a few weeks now and yet, I had a hunch after that last anon comment that something was up. Sure enough, there it was. Do I know this girl or what? LOL So freaking predictable. (Still LOLing)

Here is her latest whine. Check it out.

I knew she couldn't resist the Carz!

So let's break this down, shall we?

She starts it out with "Enough of the begging, pleading, false dichotomies, threats, bad cold war analogies and poor attempts at straw-man logic - I get it. You wish every article that's ever been written about your various exploits would disappear - and demanded this on many occasions lately - and it's killing you that you can't manipulate, threaten, bully, trick, bluff or force others to delete the evidence of your messes from the visible internet in your unsuccessful attempts to rewrite history during those frantic-moth efforts for damage control."

We'll pause here and address. 

First of all GenX, I never begged, pleaded, threatened or any of that other stuff for anything. Least of all, for all the lies posted about me to come down. I see you continue to enjoy the art of spinning and playing make-believe in your head only to allow your clouded perceptions to spill from the sewer that is your mouth. (By the way, how many hours did it take for you to weed through a dictionary to learn those grown-up words? Never mind, rhetorical) 

But it is nice to see you stalking my blog "comments" though. That's the first thing you have proved with your post. This next line will shock you - I don't give a damn if those posts/lies/hate blogs about me ever come down or not. You're the one coming to my blog and leaving anonymous comments crying "It's over. We're not posting about you anymore so don't post anymore defense posts proving my lies, okay Carroll? Pretty please Carroll?"

Get up off your knees woman, show some dignity for Christ's sake.

And news flash, you don't get it. (But you will someday) And what are these various exploits you speak of that I have perpetrated? You and "Bully Nation" haven't even proven any exploits of mine except that of the dreaded model pic. (And the fact that you still don't know my real age) LOL Other than that, nothing! And believe me, none of your lies are killing me. I'm a narcissist, remember? I love the attention. And I love proving you wrong at every turn. It's just too bad you have no evidence that shows I bully or threaten anyone. However, since you brought up bullying and threats, let's revisit one of yours, shall we? 

What's the matter Amanda? The G-Men didn't do your dirty work for you? I suppose it's pointless to even wonder how much tax payer dollars you wasted to execute your little Acme scheme against me, isn't it? Or how much of their valuable time you wasted for your bully agenda. I guess those things mean nothing to you. And why should they? It's not in your character to display any class or concern towards others when there is Carroll bashing to be done. Am I right?

And bluff? I'm bluffing about something? Oh, please - do tell! I can't wait to hear this. Of all the things I have proven (and will be proving) against you and your lies, you continue to mislead yourself that I am bluffing about something? And damage control? You haven't caused any damage yet. You haven't proven anything yet so how can there be any damage? I'm not doing damage control, I'm "exploiting" your lies. I wouldn't expect you to know the difference. You're blinded by hate. (And suffer from acute narcissism.) 

Then you suggest I have learned from what you told me early on that 'the internet never forgets'? No, I did not forget, but you apparently have. You're the one losing supporters for your hate campaign. More and more people are seeing the ignorance that lies beneath the surface of your disoriented beliefs. Case in point, you're attacking me for comments left on my blog. How pathetic does one have to fall for to do this? Perhaps you could post about that. (And don't leave out any of the juicy details either.)

You suggest that I am finding it difficult to live with the consequences of my actions. The truth is, I am living fine with them. I haven't any actions for which not to live with. And what consequences are you referring to? You lost me on that one. I haven't suffered any consequences of late. And by "of late" I mean, years and years. Perhaps you could clarify this sometime. provided of course, you take your meds and clear your head. 

You say I don't take ownership of what I have done. But alas, I have! I have owned up to that picture. That's the only thing I have done. And that, by the way, is old news. But since we're on the subject of "ownership", when can we expect you to take it for what you and your bully friends have done? Remember, it was your friend Jude who stalked me on my shared blog. It was you who tried to thwart my interviews (unsuccessfully I might add) It is you who emailed me first. Bloggged about me first. (The list goes on and on)

I have owned up to everything I have done. It seems to me that you, Jude and the rest of your "dim-witted gang" never own up to your misgivings and exploits. But that's to be expected. You're bullies. That explains it. And it seems to me that you're the one going around doing all the blaming. You blame me for things i have never done and for things you can't even prove. 

Damn it! Just take your meds already.

Here is another news flash for you. You say there is no blog I hate more than yours, well, you're wrong. I don't hate your blog. I don't even hate you. I just hate the fact  that you're a bully. Perhaps incurable, I don't know. You see, unlike you, I don't allow hate into my heart. The proof is in the fact that I just don't randomly go off the handle and attack you and your blog like you do me and mine. I only post "defense" posts. By that I mean, I only respond to you and what you say and do. (Like this post) LOL 

And trust me, you haven't covered any of my misdeeds because you haven't proven anything you ever say. Oh, you make plenty of claims, but you never present any evidence. I will be demonstrating this more in the upcoming "GenX Says" posts. And I am glad that no one is rushing to take down their lies. Your blog and the two hate blogs in my honor have done more good in showcasing your bully talents than anything I could ever post. But all your anon whining on my blog in the comments section led me to believe that you wanted to end this ridiculous war that you started and I was simply saying for that to happen, you bullies would have to show 'good faith" first before I would fall for your continued lies and belly-aching. I say it because I know you bullies will never do it. So keep posting about me. Keep your BS posted for all the world to see. Keep the hate blogs made in my honor up too. Then when your readers come here to read my defense, (and we both know that they do) they will continue to discover the true joke that is you and "Bully Nation".

FYI - This blog is here to stay too. You just made that decision for me. 

As for your wisdom, ditto. Why is that people can't take their own advice? It's true that "the person within your control is you." - But you seem to lack control, don't you? Not to mention, good judgement. 

And you wish me luck? LMAO. Sweetheart, go ahead and keep it, you're the one who is going to need it. Well, you'll need it more than me I can promise you that. But turnabout is fair play so .... best of luck to you too. I have a wonderful life as well.

I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is The Looking Glass.

Things We Learned today:

* GenX stalks my comments on my blog

* GenX has no self control when it comes to Carroll bashing

* GenXpose blog has provided no evidence to support any of her claims

* Carroll never begs

* No evidence has ever been presented that Carroll stalks anyone or bullies or threatens 

* GenX (Amanda) wasted tax payer dollars for her bully agenda

* GenX has failed in her attempts to hurt Carroll with her lies

* GenX needs to get on her meds (Or start taking them)

* Carroll hates no one like GenX and Bully Nation does

* Carroll has a wonderful life too

* The Looking Glass is here to stay

* GenX failed in her attempt to get Carroll arrested (Failure seems to be her only success)

* GenX was begging for Carroll to stop posting his defense posts through the comments section


Goodreads and Role Plays

I've been getting (for a while) emails from people asking what happened to several role play groups since my initial post "Goodreads: Or Good Pedophilia?". The biggest complaint is that the links I provided in that article no longer work.

My response is this: They claim to have deleted those groups. However, one person emailed me to clarify that this is not entirely accurate. You see, there is an option for Goodreads groups where you can set your group to private. This means, none of the posts that are made inside the group can be seen by non-members. Plus, you can't join these groups unless you are invited by one of the groups mods or until your request is accepted should you ask to join.

Now, ever since my article(s) on the subject matter of sexual role plays between adults and minors in these role play groups on Goodreads were posted, many of these groups have gone "private".

Here is the real horror of truth - many of these groups also went "stealth". 

By this I mean: There is also a setting that allows these groups to go off the "grid". Where not only have they taken these groups private, but they have taken them so private that you can't find them in any GR group search. They won't even show up on people's profiles or "group listing". But rest assured, they are there. 

Only members of the group can see these listings on other group members profiles and group listing pages. They can also see it on their own. But if you're not a member of any of these groups, you will never see them. Thus, making it appear as though these groups have been deleted. (But they really weren't)

This is classic "Patrick Brown" behavior. First, he and the rest of the GR staff ignored the problem for years - even after these groups were flagged for their content - and now, it would seem that all he has done in response to this problem is - just another cover up. 

Some people have also asked me about the importance of role play groups on Goodreads. The common misconception is that they are not essential in the big picture where Goodreads is concerned. To this notion, I say that nothing could be farther from the truth. 

Role play groups are perhaps the bread and butter of Goodreads. Since the Alexa Rankings (And many other website ranking websites) are determined by "clicks" - role play groups and those who partake in them, do so almost on a daily basis. Current data shows that the ordinary GR member logs onto the website about 3 or 4 days a week. Obviously, some more, some less. However, the average role player logs in about 5 days a week. 

Non-role play members click on average about 20 times per log in. Where as role players click an average 75 times per log in. With over 1750 role play groups, and about an average of 70 members per group. (Some at 100 to 300 members) that's a lot of clicks. 

And while other factors go into the Alexa Rankings, things like membership and "linked to" statistics, one of the biggest factors is the total over-all "clicks" of the mouse on said website/blog. 

Alexa Rankings also help to assist in a websites and or blogs "value". The higher up the rankings it is, the more valuable that site or blog becomes. The more money it is considered to be worth. Which creates a sensibility factor that Patrick Brown would not delete these groups because it would be detrimental to the Goodreads bottom line. And now that Amazon has come into the picture, why would they want these groups to be deleted? They just spent a ton of money. It's an investment to them. So obviously, if these groups were deleted, Amazon would lose a lot of money for their investment because they would lose a lot of "clicks" and therefore, their Alexa Ranking would go down. Not to mention, they would lose a lot of members in the process. More bad news to their newly acquired investment. (And their bottom line)

So while I notice in their group menu that about 300 groups have magically "disappeared" - the truth is - they haven't. They're still there. You just can't see them anymore.

And furthermore, if a government agency wanted to go in to investigate the activity of sexual role playing on Goodreads, they would probably see that on the surface, it's not as bad as they might have thought. But that's because they wouldn't be able to see these hidden groups either. Unless they got a warrant to get inside the Gooodreads program where they could have access to those "hidden" sexual role play groups. 

So before you go to thinking that Patrick Brown and Goodreads addressed the problem - think again! All they really addressed was the "visibility" issue. Those groups are still there. Those groups still have sexual role playing taking place and those groups and role plays still consist of adults and minors. And it is my challenge to penetrate one of these groups and show you. The problem with this is, new members are not being accepted so easily since I broke the story. They are checking people's membership length, friends list to see if they have a lot of friends participating in role plays. They are checking to see if potentially new members are actively role playing and for how long. There seems to be a requirement in that department. And trust me, if anything on your GR account has me on it (ratings and reviews of my books that are favorable) or any other person who can be connected back to STGRB, its supporters or authors on the bully "shit list", then you will be denied access to these groups. 

It could take months before I could build up a "role playing" reputation. But not to fear, all may not be lost. I have made a few contacts who seem to be able to meet these new group membership requirements and I hope to have some screenshots in the near future. 

I will stay on top of this and will continue to attempt to bring you proof positive that these groups were not in fact deleted, but still very much going strong. 

I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is The Looking Glass.

Things We Learned Today:

* Role play groups are essential in Goodreads Alexa Rankings (Value)

* These role play groups may not have been deleted after all (Merely hidden)

* There is still sexual role playing going on between adults and minors on Goodreads

* Carroll is still on the case

* Role play groups with sexual content are more selective in who they make as a member


Monday, May 27, 2013

Coming Attractions for June 2013

June is fast approaching. I knew a girl once named June, but she was as cold as January. Anyhow, I hope to have a full slate of interesting posts for you. I hope you at least enjoy this months symbolic music video. But mostly I hope you enjoy the posts. I hope you have enjoyed most of the posts thus far. We certainly kicked off in fine fashion with the Goodreads sexual role-playing scandal, didn't we? And come on, you can admit that it was somewhat satisfying discovering the true identity of GenX, right? I mean, we have a little fun here, right? Am I right?

So here is to some more good times.

Despite the events of last month, I am still going forward in my defense of posts that have been posted on GenXpose hate blog. I shall continue to answer their accusations and address them accordingly to set the record straight. Although, I understand it continues to sound like a broken record. So after the originally scheduled posts go through in June and July, don't be too surprised if things slow down. I mean, really slow down. I also anticipate that by the end of the year, I may stop posting anything new altogether. We'll see how 'things" develop. 


June 1st, 2013 - "Political Exploitation"


Our politicians need to stop exploiting our nations tragedies.


June 3rd, 2013 - "The Jack Eason Attack"


We read a comment by a bully and shine a light on it after author, Jack Eason was attacked. Congratulations author Rick Gualtieri, you're now publicly known as a bully. Enjoy the spotlight. I bet you make your mother proud.


June 6th, 2013 - "GenX Says: Part Two"


A continuance of Part One. More hilarity from the bullies over at GenXpose hate blog. And some things not so hilarious.


June 10th, 2013 - "GenX Says: Part Three"


Welcome to WWGX FM. All GenX all the time. For a new generation. (Of bullies) Yeoooowza! Did you just crap your pants? JUST SAY IT.

And now a word from our sponsor.

"Ever get tired of the drip, drip, drip ....."


June 14th, 2013 - "Madden 13: ESPN Killed Madden"


It didn't take long for me to discover if I loved this game or hated it.


June 19th, 2013 - "The Last Note"


Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, better run real fast to read this ... and run on the double. A poem that is hard to put into a song, and another Amanda happens along. But by chance we will see things of which we read, and find out the truth of who's heart did bleed. 

"If you told me you were drowning .... I would not lend a hand. I've seen your face before my friend, but I don't know if you know who I am. Well I was there and I saw what you did. I saw it with my own two eyes. So you can wipe off that grin. I know where you've been. It's all been a pack of lies!"


June 24th, 2013 - "The Lit Reactor"


"Lit Reactor" blog writer Dean Fetzer responds to my "Goodreads: Or Good Pedophilia?" article. I respond to his response. But what does it all mean, Basil?

"A bit nutty."


"In The Air Tonight" - Phil Collins

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Issues And Tissues: Carroll Bryant Interviews The Bullies

Have you ever wondered what an interview with a bully would be like? I know I have wondered about it a time or two. In fact, if any bullies out there wish to be interviewed by me, let me know. I'll be more than happy to give you your fifteen minutes of fame and we could get right to the heart of the matter where your whines about me are concerned.

Until then, I guess this mock interview will just have to suffice. I call it, "Issues And Tissues". I'll ask the tough questions about all of their whines regarding me and see if we can't mockingly get to the bottom of their tears, fears and insanity. This includes why they stalk me so much. Their answers just might surprise you. So let's get this started, shall we?



Carroll: Thanks for joining me today on my blog to answer some questions. I really appreciate it.

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You big meanie.

Carroll: Right. Anyhow, let me begin with; What is your problem with me?

The Bullies: You posted a picture of a model and claimed that it was you. It's not cool to mislead people like that.

Carroll: Yes, I know. I already explained it. I owned it, explained it that it started out as a joke and got out of control. I apologized for it and tried to move on and get past it. For the most part, everybody has - except for you bullies. Why is that?

The Bullies: Because we're bullies. We aren't allowed to get past it. We wouldn't be bullies if we did let it go. You misled us. You're an asshole. We also don't accept your explanation. We hate you. We don't forgive you. Bullies do not forgive people they hate. We don't accept apologies.

Carroll: Yes, but 95 percent of you didn't even know me when I was on Goodreads. I can't see how my joke would even concern you in the first place. It's kind of like, if somebody I didn't know used a fake picture as a joke or otherwise, then why would I even give a shit? It doesn't have anything to do with me. I didn't know the person so technically, that person didn't try to deceive me, right?

The Bullies: You just don't understand the bully code. You misled our friend Jude. That's all that matters. Bullies stick together.

Carroll: I understand that, and I can almost respect that, however, your friend Jude lies about her real name. What is the difference between her misleading people with her name and I posting a picture as a joke?

The Bullies: She's one of us. She's a bully. She's allowed to fool people. Stop it Carroll! Stop trying to confuse us with your big fancy learning words and ... and ... umm ... stuff. Besides, you did it too. Carroll Bryant isn't your real name. You're lying about that too.

Carroll: Yes, but Carroll Bryant is a pen name. I'm an author. Many authors use pen names. Why aren't you bullying them about it also? Why just isolate me? And by the way, Jude isn't an author. So why is she using a fake name? Elsa is a good name. A proud name. ... *blank stare* ... Well, it is a name. It's her name. She should be proud of it.

The Bullies: I don't like your line of questioning.

Carroll: Would it matter if I told you that I legally changed my name to Carroll Bryant?

The Bullies: No.

Carroll: Fair enough then.

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You used that fake picture of that model to try and meet underage girls.

Carroll: Really? And you have proof of this to support that claim?

The Bullies: No. We don't need proof. Our word should be proof enough. That's the only proof we need.

Carroll: Yes, I know. The whole world knows. Okay so, what is this unhealthy obsession you bullies have with my age?

The Bullies: What do you mean unhealthy obsession? There's nothing unhealthy or obsessive about wanting to know somebody's age. What are you hiding Carroll? Why don't you just tell us your real age?

Carroll: I'm not hiding anything. I guess I'm just trying to figure out why it's so important to you bullies to know how old I am. The only reason I dance around it is because it drives you bullies crazy. It's very entertaining to watch you bullies go nuts over my age.

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll. You used that picture to lure Jude and other underage girls into your creepy web of lies.

Carroll: I see. Still on that picture. Well, first of all, I didn't. She talked to me first. She messaged me first on Goodreads. She emailed me first. She was the one with the crush. I tried to just keep it friendly. Your friend Jude has a habit of going after guys that are out of her league. Not to mention that most guys want a girl with a good personality. She doesn't have that. She is a bully. That tends to turn most guys off. And a girl like Jude with her ... shall we say ... physical description could benefit more with a nicer personality.

The Bullies: That's real mature Carroll, calling a girl fat. You're the one who is fat.

Carroll: I didn't call her fat. Not that it would be a lie if I did. I have no problem with full figured gals. And for what it's worth, I'm not exactly fat. I'm not even considered chubby. If you have evidence that shows otherwise then I would love to see it.

The Bullies: We already told you we don't need proof. Our saying it is proof enough. You're 55 years old Carroll!

Carroll: No I'm not.

The Bullies: How old are you then? Tell us!

Carroll: What would you say if I told you I was 39 years old?

The Bullies: You're lying. That's what I would say. F@#% you Carroll! If you're not fat then why not show us a picture to prove it? Or a video? What are you hiding?

Carroll: I will show you a picture or video if Jude does too. She doesn't show her full body either. What is she hiding?

The Bullies: *blank stare* We hate you Carroll. You're 60 years old!

Carroll: I see that some of you bullies have a problem with my blog. Tell the world again of your whines about my blog.

The Bullies: You just copy from Wikipedia. What the hell? Can't you write original posts?

Carroll: First of all, not everything I post is taken from Wikipedia. But yes, I do use Wikipedia a lot because when you need accurate information about famous people, Wikipedia is the place to go. They are, after all, the number one online encyclopedia. And FYI, I have corresponded in the past with the lawyer(s) from Wikipedia and have their permission to do so. I share their information through the "Creative Commons" law that governs the internet. I am not doing anything illegal or wrong. And it is my blog. People are allowed to blog anyway they see fit just as long as it doesn't break any copyright laws and I am not breaking any copyright laws. Besides, I get a lot of views and isn't that the goal of a blog? To get views? You know what I think? I think you bullies are just mad that you didn't think about it first. I get more views on my blog than 95 percent of you bullies. For example; Jude's blog has been around a whole year longer than mine and she is coming up on 250,000 page views. I am approaching 500,000 page views. That's a half million for you bullies who don't fair well in mathmatics.

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You posted a fake picture of yourself!

Carroll: *blank stare* So tell me, how do you bullies expect people to believe anything you say when you guys post fake ratings and reviews of books on Goodreads? You do realize that when you do this, you're just telling the world that you're liars, bullies and haters, right?

The Bullies: We're allowed to rate and review books as we like. There's no law against it.

Carroll: But it is morally wrong. And deceptive. You're still lying.

The Bullies: No we're not. You don't know what you're saying. You don't know the definition of lying. Why don't you learn the definition of lying first before you accuse us of lying you liar.

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You have sex with trees while swinging from vines and eating a ham sandwich you fat ugly idiot!

Carroll: So how can you accuse me of doc dropping and yet never supply any evidence to it when I have provided clear cut evidence that Amanda Welling did this on her blog GenXpose?

The Bullies: I told you already, our word should be proof enough for everyone to believe us. And you do doc drop Carroll. Amanda Welling isn't GenX. That is just something you pulled out of your magic hat.

Carroll: But I have screenshots of Amanda confessing to be ....

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You posted a fake pic!

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: We hate you.

Carroll: What do you say about fellow bully Mrs. Joseph wishing me dead, Pulp-Fiction style? Is this normal behavior for you bullies? To go around and wishing people dead? Sounds a little mean and extreme to me.

The Bullies: There's nothing illegal about wishing people dead. It's not even morally wrong. And what do you mean that it's mean? It's not mean. You need to look up the meaning of the word mean before you start calling people mean, Carroll. That's your problem right there. You don't know the meaning of words when you use them. And anyway, where is your proof that she even said that? And don't say you posted a screenshot of it on your blog because screenshots aren't proof.

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You're 80 years old!

Carroll: Let me ask you this then, when I broke the story about sexual role-playing going on on the Goodreads website, and provided screenshots of profiles of participants that clearly shows one adult and one minor role-playing sexually with each other, and I provided screenshots of the role-play these two were engaged in that clearly showed they were role-playing sexually with each other, why did you bullies come out and say that I didn't have proof? Most notably, Amanda Welling on her GenXpose blog. Why did you think that my screenshots weren't proof?

The Bullies: Because screenshots aren't proof, Carroll. They are only proof if we use them, not when you or STGRB uses them. And you didn't prove that sexual role-playing was going on either.

Carroll: Well then, if it wasn't going on then why did Patrick Brown rush so fast to delete topics and role-play groups? I mean, if there was no merit behind my story then he wouldn't have raced so fast to do that and start changing policy now, would he?

The Bullies: You don't know what you're talking about Carroll. Patrick was already going to do that. That was preplanned.

Carroll: Well, if he was already going to do that then wouldn't that still indicate that he knew there was a problem and rushed to fix it?

The Bullies: Yes. But it wasn't because of sexual role-playing between adults and minors. It was because he discovered there was sexual role-playing going between adults and minors.

Carroll: Wait. What?

The Bullies: *Blank stare* F@#% you Carroll! You chase after underage girls online!

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! Just F@#% you!

Carroll: I know. You hate me.

The Bullies: *Blank stare* F@#% you Carroll! You're involved with STGRB! And it took you four months to investigate those sexual role-plays? Were you getting your cheap thrills?

Carroll: I wasn't online every single day of those four months going to those groups. Plus, it took a while to capture all of the screenshots I took and sort through them. Some groups were private and I had to wait to be accepted when I requested membership. If I would have just gone in real quick and back out then reported it, nothing would have happened. Those role-plays had been reported before to the GR staff and those complaints were ignored. Then all of you would be crying about how irresponsible I was by not doing a more thorough job. I just can't win with you bullies. No matter which way I go, all of you would be whining about it. Here is a sample screenshot of an anonymous (typical) bully crying about it on Amazon.

The Bullies: Shut up.

Carroll: Here's another screenshot of a classic example of how you bullies fabricate things. It is of some anon (surprise, surprise) talking about the fact that I interacted with these RP'ers during my investigation, without proof to support the claim, which I have already stated plenty of times that I didn't. I only went in and took screenshots. That's it. But does that matter to you bullies? Absolutely not. You just open up your mouth and out comes the sewage. Take a look.

The Bullies: We said, shut up!

Carroll: And here is another shot of the first moron bully "G" talking about how long it took for me to report it to authorities. First of all, this idiot doesn't know a damn thing about what I did or didn't do or when I did it. This jerk doesn't know a damn thing about me or the situation yet, like a true bully, they run their mouth like they know it all. Recently, a young lady killed herself in California after having been raped months earlier and the suspects posted pictures on the internet. It took the authorities eight months to conclude their investigation and make an arrest. And it took this long with all the evidence posted on the web! Now compare that to just sexual role-plays taking place on Goodreads. For all we know, they could be investigating it right now. You bullies seem to think that everything happens in a freaking day or something. The truth is, you all got your heads stuck up in your asses, and none of you know what hell you are talking about. Take a look.

 The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You're the one with your head up your ass!

Carroll: Now, when Amanda Welling doc dropped on Athena and Melissa on her GenXpose blog, she provided evidence that clearly showed those two ladies lived on the same street but had two different addresses and phone numbers yet, Amanda claims that Athena and Melissa are the same person. Her own evidence shows they are two different people. Can you explain that for me?

The Bullies: *Blank stare*

Carroll: Well? Can you explain that?

*** Crickets ***

Carroll: Well?

The Bullies: We hate you carroll.

Carroll: On a more personal level, what kind of gratification do you get in bullying authors on Goodreads and the Amazon Forum Boards? Is it a sexual gratification or some other kind that I am unaware of?

The Bullies: Actually, that is the most sane question you have asked today. The gratification that we get is that of supreme power. You see Carroll, for us bullies, we pretty much live useless and worthless lives. Like you and other authors, we are sick and tired of watching you guys accomplish your goals and dreams. It gives us great pleasure to be able, for once in our pathetic lives, to have some kind of power, and we get that power over the internet by bullying people and destroying their dreams  anonymously and with many different sock puppets. It's really all we got to get us through our day. You see, many of us are out of work and we're frustrated by that. Others couldn't get laid if we were in a Bangkok whorehouse with a suitcase of American currency. While some of us just have really bad marriages and or live in our parents basement. More importantly, we're just angry and hateful people who feel entitled to monitor the behavior of authors. We feel that it's our duty to keep all of your big egos in check. If we don't do it, then who will?

Carroll: Yes, I get all of that but, who appointed you people to be the judges, jury and executioners of other people, be it authors or anyone?

The Bullies: *Blank stare* We did, Carroll. We did. We appointed ourselves. *Sigh*

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You're a big poopy head!

Carroll: What is your response to fellow bully, Zoe, claiming that I said I wanted to rape Jude in a quote when ............

The Bullies: You did say that.

Carroll: Can I finish the question?

The Bullies: Sure.

Carroll: Thank you. .... when in fact it was a quote from a character in one of my books who used it metaphorically then later, she posted her mistake in misunderstanding the quote and yet she failed to offer up an apology to me once she realized she was wrong.

The Bullies: We thought we explained this earlier. We're bullies Carroll! Hello! Our word is golden. Our word is the gospel truth. We don't have to apologize to anyone for anything we do or say because we are never wrong. She was correct when she said that you said you wanted to rape Jude, and she was correct when she said she misread and misunderstood the quote and who said it. But here is the thing, Carroll, and you're missing the whole point of her statement, that ultimately, you wrote the book thus, you wrote the quote, thus, you said you wanted to rape Jude. Duh!

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You copy Wikipedia on your blog!

Carroll: How long do you expect to keep up with your internet bullying?

The Bullies: Forever Carroll. That's the best part of being a cyber bully. We recruit new bullies everyday. Young people who are unsuspecting to our deviant ways. We brainwash them early into thinking that they are always right and non-bullies are always wrong. We use the same techniques that Hitler used and the terrorists use. These young people of today are so clueless, they wouldn't know the truth if you hit them upside the head with a truth book. Many of these young people today are lost and confused and we offer them friendship and protection if they join with us. The trick is, finding those people who live on the internet like all of us bullies do and don't have a life. Or at least, a life worth living. So we give them that. We are on every social website known to man. It never gets boring when you go from site to site bullying people. We teach them how to create several sock puppets too, to demonstrate our power in numbers. The kids have a lot of fun with that. It expands their creative thinking and challenges them to bully under many different scenarios. Of course, and I don't have to tell you this, you can't be a good bully until you learn how to lie out of your ass. It's really the last great art of our times, lying. You have no idea how difficult it is to come up with newer and more unbelievable lies that people will fall for.

Carroll: That ... that's not right.

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You posted a fake pic of yourself!

Carroll: Yeah, yeah, yeah. And I copy Wikipedia on my blog.

The Bullies: Damn right you do.

Carroll: Why didn't any of you bullies take me up on my truce offer last December when I offered it?

The Bullies: Because we don't want a truce with you Carroll. It's no fun to hate someone if you change your mind and start liking them. OMG! Why does everything have to be about you? You're such a narcissist. Bullying isn't about you, Carroll, it's about the act of bullying. You're not the only one we bully you know. Jesus! I thought you would have figured that out by now. Christ!

Carroll: Why do you bullies feel the need to display my book sales on Amazon? You do realize that I sell my books on every major E-reader and they also sell on other book sites. About a dozen of them in fact.

The Bullies: I thought you understood the act of bullying. It's not just about our right to rate and review books as we see fit even if we don't read them, it's about destroying people's career's and lives. It's about trying to make other people's life as miserable as ours. It's about power. We don't have this kind of power in our real life. Nobody gives us any respect in our real life so we go onto the internet and exercise our power there. The internet is our real power. That and being able to do our bullying in peace under anonymous names and many different sock puppets.

Carroll: What will happen to the bully profession if eventually, the powers that be eliminate your ability to be able to bully under anonymous names and sock puppets?

The Bullies: Then we're screwed Carroll. We will be screwed. There is no way many of us would even bother to do this if we had to use our real names and couldn't create our sock puppets. Don't even say that. Bite your tongue. But yes, the bully profession would be history. Something like that could very well push us back to the real world and God knows, we can't survive in that world. But they would never do that anyway so it's a moot point.

Carroll: Why you say that?

The Bullies: Because, that would be profiling, and profiling is just wrong.

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You're 123 years old! You pervert.

Carroll: So what's up with all these hate blogs in my honor?

The Bullies: We'll Carroll, you are our biggest nemesis next to STGRB. Nobody has stood up to us individually like you have. Even we have to admit that you got some big balls and backbone. We hate people like that more. Nobody has proved our lies more than you have with the exception of STGRB, but like our hate blogs, I mean, our "truth" blogs, we are many just like STGRB. Granted, we don't nearly have the following and support that STGRB has, but it takes a lot of us to combat you, Carroll. That is just testimony to how strong you are. You are a tough nut to crack. The truth be told, if we could go back into time and do it all over again, I think we would just pass on attacking you.  But since we already started this war, we feel we have an obligation to try and see it through. Even if we are losing. It's just our "never surrender" mentality. And let's face it, if we can crack you then we can crack anybody. You have become the symbol of success for us. You're like the Batman and we are like the Joker. Without you, we wouldn't exist the way we do now. I think you feel the same way, don't you? We need each other.

Carroll: No. I don't feel the same way. That is just creepy.

The Bullies: Whatever.

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You suck as a writer! Nobody likes your poems! Nobody likes your songs!

Carroll: Why is it that you bullies claim I stalk Jude and never show any evidence of that and you never want to talk about when she stalked me on my blog by using my best friend to do it and I have proof of that?

The Bullies: Because we don't want people to know that Jude stalked you. Why can't you just get pass Jude? You are so stuck on her man, get over it, and move on with your life.

Carroll: But ... you're all still stuck on me and everything. Why can't you guys just drop it and leave me alone? Why can't you bullies just get a life away from me?

The Bullies: Because Carroll, that's not the way it works. You really do not have any idea about what it takes to be a bully, do you?

Carroll: No, I suppose I don't. But Jude still stalks me even to this day. She is all the time visiting my blogs and leaving "Anon" comments. I also feel that I need to keep reminding everyone that she was the one who sent you bullies to attack me in the first place when she posted some alleged emails I was suppose to have sent her. As long as you bullies keep attacking me, I shall continue to keep posting her name.

The Bullies: Prove it! Where's your evidence?

Carroll: Where is your evidence that I stalk her?

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You make Anon comments on your own blog! Loser!

Carroll: Prove it.

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll!

Carroll: *Blank stare*

The Bullies: F@#% you! We hate you! (Call me)

 Carroll: Speaking of which, since you brought it up, why do you think I am vain? Just because I talk about my dating life?

The Bullies: You're just bragging, Carroll. You're a narcissist. You think you're God's gift to girls.

Carroll: Yeah, but what if I am?

The Bullies: But you're not.

Carroll: You just asked me to call you.

The Bullies: No we didn't. Prove it. Just because we said it doesn't mean it's proof of anything.

Carroll: *Really blank stare*

The Bullies: OMG! We hate you!

Carroll: Why do you guys keep claiming that I want to be a rock star? And a movie star?

The Bullies: Because, you write songs, sing them, and you go to California to go on auditions.

Carroll: Yeah, I write songs, but I don't sing on them. If you look on my CD cover you would know this. I do not appear on the vocal credits.

The Bullies: Because we say so. If we say it, then it's the truth.

Carroll: Plus I just go on auditions for the fun of it. I really don't care if I get a part or not. Not to mention, I have never said that I wanted to be a movie star or a rock star. In fact, I have said on several occasions that I didn't want to be a rock star, I just like writing songs. I also mentioned once in an interview that I would just like to get some small part on some show just to say I did it once.

The Bullies: *Seething stare*

Carroll: What would you say if I told you that on my last audition I got a call back?

The Bullies: I would say you are a liar. *Five second pause* Did you get the part?

Carroll: No, unfortunately. But it was cool to get a call back though.

The Bullies: Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!

Carroll: Could you tell me which one of you bullies tried to sabotage my interview with the rock band Vasey?

The Bullies: We're not at liberty to say.

Carroll: My guess is Amanda Welling. She seems to practice that kind of thing. She also hates me the most for some reason.

The Bullies: OMG! You always think that Jude is behind everything, don't you?

Carroll: I didn't say Jude. I said Amanda.

The Bullies: *Blank stare* OMG! You think Amanda is always behind everything, don't you?

Carroll: Why do you guys stalk me so much? You always seem to know what I am doing and the only way to know this is to stalk my blog. Not that I mind, just curious.

The Bullies: We don't stalk you. We don't know what you are talking about. We don't stalk STGRB either. **Five second pause** F@#% you Carroll! You have sex with STD carrying monkeys!

Carroll: So, what is up with your hate group "Badly Behaving Authors?"

The Bullies: You can't be a gang without a hideout. We needed a place to where we could all meet and plan our attacks against unsuspecting authors. You really are a dumbf@#% aren't you?

Carroll: Maybe, but how dumb does one have to be to not understand that 18 is not underage? You bullies constantly cry about the fact that I chase after them, yet the only one you people seem to talk about me chasing after is Jude when in fact, she and I were just friends the last couple of months leading up to her 18th birthday and only after her 18th birthday did anything ever develop beyond friends. Last time I checked, 18 was not underage. I even read once on Amanda's blog GenXpose that now they are saying I met her when she was 15. How can you even explain, much less defend this sort of libel against me? It is false and an outright lie. Everyone of you bullies know this is a lie. Amanda knows it, even Jude knows it. Now ... defend this if you can.

The Bullies: We can't defend this. You're right. We just made it up. But we wouldn't be bullies if we didn't lie. Haven't you been keeping up with all of our answers? Again, it's not about our right to rate and review books. It's about destroying reputations and careers. It's about our only means of power. The internet provides us with this kind of power. We know 18 is not underage, but we don't care. It's just fun to spread lies about you Carroll because we want to ruin you. That's it. That's all there is to it.

Carroll: If I am so irrelevant, then why do you bullies keep hashing about me? Why create two hate blogs in my honor? Three if you count Amanda's blog, GenXpose. Okay, we'll just give half credit for that one.

The Bullies: That's a good question. We wish we had an answer for that. Unfortunately we don't so we're just gonna stick with the "You're irrelevant Carroll!" response.   

Carroll: Seriously though, one final question; Are you bullies going to copy this mock interview and do one of your own with me? I mean, some of you bullies do engage in that sort of behavior. I understand that your creativity is somewhat lacking but, honestly, do you plan to continue to steal my ideas? Just asking. Not to worry, I won't mention any names as to who is more famous for stealing my ideas *coughamandacough*

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll! You're 344 years old!


Well, that's about all for now. I hope you guys enjoyed this mock interview with the bullies. I seriously believe that if I were to hold a real interview with one of the bullies, it would go pretty much like this one. But if any of the bullies really want to address any of these issues in a real interview, I am game for it. Just let me know. Meanwhile, enjoy this song by Tears For Fears called "Break It Down Again".

The Bullies: F@#% you Carroll.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Goodreads Terrorists: Warning!

Hey you guys, I just wanted to get this out there while it's fresh. I am currently working on a future post that will show how these Goodreads bullies operate and are having people randomly banned by someone high up in the GR staff chain. (Patrick Brown?) whenever a reader/reviewer rates one of these bully authors books poorly and or rates a book highly of an author on their "Shit-List".

My warning to you is this: Do not rate their books or review them negatively. If you do, you will be targeted by them and their terrorist gang for possible ban. It is apparent that these people do not want readers and reviewers to roam freely on Goodreads to exercise their rights to rate books or review them honestly. Only the bullies are allowed to do this and get away with it. Only they are allowed to rate and review books negatively! Everybody else does not have that right! 

Also, don't even shelf their books in anyway, shape or fashion negatively! You will still be targeted! You and your account will be stalked until they (the bullies) and their higher up staff member(s) determine that you are a sympathizer to myself or STGRB and they will - without warning - delete your account!

I know, they cry and whine about THEIR right to rate books and review them, even if they haven't read them, but they do not want these same rights to apply to you when it's THEIR books being poorly rated and or reviewed. Even shelved!

So if you value your Goodreads membership, make sure you do not rate or review any author book(s) that support the hate groups and the bulllies on Goodreads. They will ban you!

My advice is to just stay away from them. All of them. Remove them off your friends list and block them. Do not engage with them in any way. Make no mistake, you are not allowed to rate and review books negatively as you see fit for any reason if those books were written by THEIR supporters. Nor are you allowed to rate and review book(s) positively by any author on their "Shit-List". You also can't shelve their authors supporters books negatively nor shelve books of authors on their "Shit-List" positively.

I am providing a members list of the new hate group on Goodreads called: ANTI-ASSHAT INDIE AUTHORS who are widely responsible for this terrorism taking place on Goodreads. (Led by the worst terrorist of them all, Angela Horn) This group is headed by three people, two of which are GR authors, ELLY HELCL and RICK GUALTIERI. They are taking it into their own hands to seek and single out any and all readers/reviewers who may be honestly giving their books and their author supporter books poor ratings and reviews or poor shelving (like they do) and giving authors on their "Shit-List" positive ratings and reviews or shelving then targeting them for BAN on GOODREADS!

Study this list and if at possible, remove them from your friends list. Just block them. Do not explain or engage in any way with them, just separate yourself from them.

Do not even go to their group to look at the members list! The Goodreads staff can see if you go there and will probably stalk your account to see any sign of you supporting the good authors (like myself) and or sign that you are against their authors. Remember, they have at least one person (maybe more) high up on the GR staff who can watch your every move, and if they deem you a sympathizer to myself, or any other author on their "Shit-List" or towards STGRB, they will delete your account.

You have been warned!

Now here are the members of this new hate group. Be careful on Goodreads. 

(Also check STGRB website for updates on this new group, their actions, and their "Badly Behaving Reviewers" list to learn more about what people to avoid.) 

Good luck to you.

AVOID THESE PEOPLE AT ALL COSTS! (Click pictures to enlarge)

Remember, I am only doing this for all of you everyday readers and reviewers so that you will not be wrongfully targeted by these terrorists on Goodreads. It doesn't matter if you side with or against anyone. These people do not care! If they even think you are sympathizers to myself, STGRB or any other author on their "Shit-List", they will have your account deleted. For further proof, just go to STGRB and read about it. 

They are evil, ruthless people who will stop at nothing to take YOUR rights and freedoms away. Only they are allowed to attack people, and anybody who gives their books a poor rating or review or even a bad shelf, or authors that support them, will be targeted. And those who appear to favor books from the authors these people deem "Badly Behaving" will also be targeted and stalked. And they will have your account deleted too! They are already doing it! 


If you wish to keep up with their membership, remember, since they went public with the group, you need not be signed in to look at it. I highly recommend you check it before you sign in, that way, the GR staff won't be able to trace you or your activities. They won't be able to stalk you and target you.

Goodreads Conspiracy

A recent post on the website STGRB indicates that people are getting banned from the Goodreads website for apparently, NO REASON WHAT-SO-EVER!. This would imply that where they state in their ToS that they can delete your account for absolutely no reason is the only aspect of their ToS that they actually enforce. Evidently, bullying, harassment and stalking is OKAY as well as CHILD PORNOGRAPHY and ADULTS TALKING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT WITH KIDS is OKAY too. But God help you if you do NOTHING! They apparently do not tolerate that.

You can read about it here. STGRB: Something Rotten at the Core of Goodreads

Monday, May 20, 2013

Goodreads: Or Good Pedophilia? (2 Months later)

So on February 1st, 2013, I kicked started "The Looking Glass" with a major story regarding Goodreads and sexual role-play groups. A firestorm of changes were quickly enacted after a preview of my story was posted on the website STGRB, and my official story was posted here.

As expected, the bullies came out in full force trying to rip me all apart, just as I predicted they would, with some even denying the irrefutable evidence. However, Patrick Brown and staff knew they couldn't deny it. So in the early aftermath of the story, he rushed like a Mormon on a mission for Brigham Young to "clean" it up.

We also witnessed the "rule" changes. 

But seriously, did all of this work? Did this really help to protect the children? Or did he and the Goodreads staff simply "sweep it under the rug?" Well, we are going to find out. As promised, I said I was going to go back in and take another look. Although, I did something a little bit different this time. Instead of me going in and doing the snooping, to which the bullies started attacking me for my "undercover" work the first time, I decided to NOT join Goodreads this time. Instead, I got a "trusted individual" to join Goodreads (since I am banned) and had her take a look around for me. (She's a member of my family)

Call this me just shutting up the bullies. 

I instructed her where to go, and how to look for the material in question. I covered all the bases for her. I told her to go to the public groups and capture screenshots. I also requested that if she found anything, to send me the links. What a lot of people don't know is, even if you are not a member, if you click the link, and the group is public, you can still see the topics and the actual role plays. Hence, it is public domain! 

That should shut the bullies up. We know how they like to whine about "public" posts to the authors they bully.

Anyhow, she also joined some private groups to snoop around as well. And today, we get to sort through some of her findings.  We also get to answer the question: Did Goodreads do anything constructive to stop the sexual role-playing between children and adults? We also get to take a look at how well they monitor these sexually charged groups, I.E., do they keep the minors out of them and away from adults in those sexually charged groups? Apparently so because from what I hear, they are not allowing sexual role-playing of any kind to take place. That's just what I hear. So yeah, this could be taken as really good news, right? So, what did my "family member" find?

The answer - as we go along here - may surprise.

Ready? .... Good! ... Let's begin, shall we?

For the most part it seems everything is okay. At first glance, things appear to be in order. Here is a screenshot of a group that was actually featured in my original post. They have taken the liberty to let everyone know that sexual RPing is off limits. Kudos for them. Take a look. 

So did this next group.

And here is a suggestion by another groups mods who recommend their participants to "skip" through the sex scenes. 

I guess this was to be anticipated. Much of the rebellion by the RPer's was to try and find a way around the new rules. (There's always going to be rebels, aren't there?) This is exactly what most of them do now. Here is a sample of what I am talking about. Notice where they ask, "Wanna skip?" and the reply of, "Yup." This is what they are doing now, they skip through the sexual talk after the hugging and kissing starts. My question is, why couldn't they have just done that to begin with? Not that I'm sure how much of an improvement this new tactic is, but it is an improvement. Maybe you will disagree or maybe you will agree. I'll let you decide. 

Needless to say, this is somewhat encouraging. But this is just the surface, and on the surface, everything looks fine. Even when you get into the group and look around, they (the role-players) have appeared to clean it up. Even in a few of the private role-play groups she has joined thus far looks pretty good.

Now, my "family member" did come across a conversation during one role play where the participants were interacting not only in "role play" fashion, but actually holding a sub-conversation in parenthesis. (Which is standard practice) In this particular role play, the two participants were mentioning the new changes and how to get around them by joining the private "invite only" role play groups in order to engage in sexual role playing without the restrictions. This is what I figured would occur. Whenever you have rules, you have those who will "work" around them. I found this somewhat comical and yet, at the same time, mildly concerning. (Though my family member hasn't stumbled upon this yet, she says she will keep looking.) Take a peek.

I like where they say, "We're all 18" and "Lie your little ass off". 

Now, what can we take from this? Is there still minors joining sexual role play groups and participating? If so, are they still involved in sexual role-playing with adults? I suppose we'll find out in time, once my family member gets into more groups. I hope she doesn't find anything. I really do.

Meanwhile, let's go to the next step, shall we? And by that I mean, are there private groups that advertise sexual role-playing in them and if so, are they allowing known minors to join where adults are also participants? After all, isn't this the goal, to eliminate that? To protect the children? Well, let's find out.

In this next screenshot, we will see where a group clearly showcases its intentions to "operate" within the new rules. They even make a little "@Goodreads" notation to indicate further that they will comply and "try" and clean it up and monitor it. Good for them. However, they also clearly state in the "rules" that sexual role-playing is not allowed, only kissing. Good for them! However, as I mentioned before, that is the surface. Look for yourself. 

 Now, keep in mind that at this point, all of this information can be seen publicly. Even if you are not a Goodreads member. Even the members list is viewable publicly. You don't need to even be a Goodreads member to view it, much less, a group member. All you need is the link. 

Now, because they "claim" that there is no sexual role-playing going on, they are still a private group. You still need to request membership. (Oddly enough) And, because they say there is no sexual role-playing going on inside, it is okay for both adults and minors to be members. Well, I was able to view this member list and saw for myself that yes indeed, there are both adults and minors in this group. Not only are the members list publicly viewable, so are the profiles of these members. Here are a couple of them. A female adult and a 16 year old boy. Check it out. (I have whited out the minor's face and name despite the fact that anyone can view his face and name publicly) Clearly, Heather, the female adult, looks well over the age 18, agreed?

Now, since we have established that this group advertises itself as a "non sexual role-playing" group, it is okay "on the surface" if there are both adults and minors in this group, right? Well, if only that were the case. You see, despite their advertising of being non sexual and adamantly declaring in their rules section that they are going to comply with the new Goodreads rules, when my family member tried to join in March, this is what popped up. Take a look.

That's right, it says: "This group may contain adult content"

I think we all know what "adult content" means, right? So, if this group contains adult content, then why is there a 16 year old boy in this group? And if he is in this group, are there others under the age of 18 in this group? Are there any underage females in this group? Are there any adult males in this group? We already know there is at least one adult female so, I suppose one could speculate the last two questions. Or do we have to speculate?

Here, let's take a deeper look, shall we? 

Also listed as a member of this group is a girl by the name of "Sky - Thing 6". I also think she may be a minor, but I am not entirely sure, and we will touch base with that question again shortly. Here is a peek at the members list. See for yourself. "Sky - Thing 6" is the last one on the bottom to the right.

Here is "Sky - Thing 6's" profile. 

 So, we have established that she is a girl per her profile, correct? Now, back to the question regarding her age. As I stated, I am not sure how old she is, however, maybe we could ask Jude Henderson. You see, as the next screenshot will show, "Sky - Thing 6" is a mod in her Goodreads group. Take a look if you don't believe me.

So, perhaps we could ask Jude Henderson how old exactly "Sky - Thing 6" is. And why she has a mod (if she is 18 or over) that participates in sexual role-plays with minors in the group or (if she is under 18) why she has a minor mod who participates in sexually role-play groups with adults? 

My family member was successful in joining this group and is scouring it religiously to see if there is any hanky-panky going on. So far, nothing, except a suggestion in one of the topics that sexual role-plays could be taken to "messages". other than that, so far, they seem to be keeping it clean or at the very least, trying to anyway. So again, that is good news.

Now let's depart from any possible speculation and go head first into reality. Remember when Patrick Brown announced "changes" to policy and a commitment to "cleaning" this illegal activity up? I have to admit that so far, it appears to be the case. Remember also when earlier I said "It all looks good on the surface?" Well, now we go beneath the surface just a little and see if there is any group not being monitored. Here is a group called "Anything And Everything" role-play. Check out their banner.

Now check out this role play topic in that group.

It reads: "Master and Slave". (Oh, goody!)

Now, this group is "public". Anyone can join. It is not private. (Yet) And even after my story broke, and all the promises and assurances by Patrick Brown that "HE" is on the job, I go in and not only find adults and minors as members of this group, but I also find this: (See the screenshots)

WARNING: Graphic language and sexual content!

Did someone fall between the cracks?

Here is another one that did. It's called "Forbidden Romance RP". Not exactly hiding their intentions, are they? Anyhow, this is also a public role-play group with adult and underage members. Here is their group banner. 

In one of their chat topics, they ask the mods how old their characters can be. Check it out.

It seems they have no problem with characters being as young as 15. Good to know. For the most part, it all seems to be mild erotica at best. Most of the role-plays were just beginning when these screenshots were taken. But they are headed in the "wrong" direction. Some of the role-play topics revolve around kidnapping and rape. These next couple of shots demonstrates where this particular role-play is headed.

The role-play between these two is "To be continued ..." 

Then there is this role-play in the same group that also just began at the time of this posting. The first shot has our players asking what to play, kidnap/rape or incest? They decided on kidnap. Check it out.

Here is the character description for the female.

Here is the male character description.

Their characters are a 17 year old girl and a 25 year old man. The role-play is about kidnap and rape. Now, I am going to pause here for a moment as I reflect to something the bullies said about me and my books. (Since they are so adamant in their stance against rape, as you will see in this next shot.)

And "YAL Book Briefs" adds her two cents on the subject of rape in Belle's "fake" review of my book "Year Of The Cat", where "Zoe's" comment can also be seen.

Yes, the famous bully "Zoe" admits she misread my quote, but still doesn't care for rape in any sense be it literally or figuratively. Wouldn't it be interesting to know her thoughts about this kind of role-play? I think we already do. For the most part, the rest of her bully friends agree with her, like "YAL Book Briefs", who also seems repulsed by the word, much less the act. Wonder how they will defend this? Time will tell. Meanwhile, back to the role-play where in its early stages, we are treated to this: (After the kidnap has occurred)

 Can't wait to read where it goes from here, right? 

I have to this point seen a lot of positive changes and I realize there is a lot of role-play groups on Goodreads, but Patrick, if you're reading this, you missed a couple. You might want to jump on it. (And again, these are only the public groups. Can't wait to see what she uncovers in the private ones.)

Even after all of Goodreads changes and new rules, warnings and the like, these two groups thus far appears to have snubbed their noses at it all. They better get with the program or I will expect Patrick and or a staff member to go in there and "clean it up"! 

I'll keep an eye on it for you and let you know if anything was done. 

I think what is somewhat disturbing is this: There does seem to be a new practice going on and it is when some of these role-players want to have a sexual encounter with their charries (characters) in the role play, instead of playing it out in the group, they take it to private messaging. Here is an example. It's a group called "Forever Role Play". Here is their banner. (Check out the rules box) 

Did you see where in the rules box the mod says: "3. EXPLICIT SCENES ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED ON GOODREADS." Then proceeds in parenthesis: "(See me for more information)"

Here is my concern: The two mods of this group are adults. Here are their profiles.

 Why am I concerned about this? Because, there are also minors in this group. It's a public group. And I am wondering if the mods are recommending that role-players take their sexual content to GR private messaging. Like these two participants decided to do. 

Kitty is an adult, as her profile will show. It is not private and she is a fruit basket manager. I underlined it for you to see. 

The other participant might well be a minor. As I mentioned in my original report, adults have the option of making their profile public or private, however, minors have no choice, they have to have a private profile and it can only be seen if you are friends with them. 

This makes me wonder, is Kitty sexually role playing in private messages with a minor? And if so, what is Goodreads doing (or going to do) about it? The staff at GR has the ability to go into that private profile and find out if Jesse is a minor or not. They also have the ability to go into both of their private messages and read them to see if indeed they are role-playing sexually in private. If Kitty is indeed sexually role-playing in private messages with a minor, then Kitty is breaking the law. 

While we may never know the truth, the point is, when you mix adults with minors on a website where this kind of activity is going on, where will it lead? Let's face it, this is too scary to imagine. So sure, while there is still some sexual role playing going on, as proved in this report, there has been an effort to clean it up. However, the dangers have not gone away. The majority of sexual role playing has now been taken to private messaging. Your kids are still at risk of being taken advantage of by adults where sexual role playing is concerned.

Maybe Goodreads could announce that they will be randomly checking private messages of role players to see if adults are sexually role playing with minors in private. Maybe if these adults thought that they could still be caught, they wouldn't do it. Maybe Goodreads could actually have someone from their staff to check private messages of role players, especially when you have a situation such as this where the role players announce in the group to take their sexual role playing to private messages. If I had the ability as a staff member, and I saw this, I would check to see if Jesse is a minor on his/her profile and if he/she is, I would then go into his/her messages (and Kitty's) to see if they have role played sexually. And if so, I would report Kitty to the authorities. 

Perhaps now that Amazon bought Goodreads, these things will be addressed more thoroughly, especially when in the group name, they clearly showcase their intentions. This stuff isn't hard to find if you know where to look. And to think, I didn't uncover this, my family member did, and she is a novice where Goodreads is concerned so if she can find it, why can't Goodreads find it?. Maybe Goodreads will go a little harder in trying to uncover this crap. Then again, maybe donkeys will fly from out of my butt.

Okay, be nice Carroll, they are - for all intent purposes - trying to work on it. Give them a little more time.

Hey, screenshots don't lie people.

I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is the Looking Glass.

Things we learned today:

* Sexual explicit role-playing is still going on - on Goodreads, but not like it used to be so far

* Adults and minors are still participating in these sexually explicit role-plays

* Patrick Brown and staff still have their work cut out for them

* Some groups have fallen into the gaps or got overlooked

* Carroll is confused as to why this is still taking place on goodreads  after all of the rule changes

* Carroll has a staff now?

* Over-all, thus far, things appear to be shaping up, but children are still at risk

* The sexual content of role plays are now being taken to "private messaging"