Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Getting Out Alive - By Carroll Bryant

We’ve all become our very own slaves
Always getting jealous of ourselves
Get online just to misbehave
The hate dominates our living hell

Don’t you think that love would be worth our time?
This is something you should carry in the back of your mind

We aint getting out of this alive
Nobody getting off this ride
Beginning or the middle and all the way until the end
You’re stuck in your seat until then

Jump back and slap somebody’s face
Always have to put somebody down
Invading a stranger and their space
I bet your parents have to be so proud

Don’t you think that friendship could ease your mind?
Why do you have to bully all the time?

We aint getting out of this alive
Nobody getting off this ride
Beginning or the middle and all the way until the end
You’re stuck in your seat until then

Because we ain’t getting out of this alive
Nobody getting off this ride
You can think that you can run so go ahead and try
We ain’t getting out of this alive

Reach out your hand with all your heart
To be a friend really isn’t so hard
Just look your fellow man eye to eye
Smile while you can before you die
You know you’re gonna die one day
And to be a better person will be too late

It will be too late

We’re all becoming so much like mud
Always getting trapped by our thoughts
Kindness is the first step towards love
A trap that I would gladly be caught

Don’t you think that love would be worth our time?
This is something you should carry in the back of your mind

In the back of your mind
All of the time
In the back of your mind

We aint getting out of this alive
Nobody getting off this ride
Beginning or the middle and all the way until the end
You’re stuck in your seat until then

Because we ain’t getting out of this alive
Nobody getting off this ride
You can think that you can run so go ahead and try
We ain’t getting out of this alive

No, we aint getting out of this alive
No, aint nobody getting off this ride
Not until the day comes, and when it finally arrives
We aint getting out of this alive

Monday, August 10, 2015

Carroll Bryant on The Chance To Have It All Show (KCLA FM)

Life is great! And being on THE CHANCE TO HAVE IT ALL SHOW - ARTIST SPECIAL is the cherry on top. Pat "Redbone" Vegas, Acela Bella, and the KCLA FM radio station in the awesome Los Angeles, California, and PodOmatic. What could be better?

You'll hear over thirty minutes of some really amazing music from amazing artists like the great P.J. Vegas, Red Spirit Fusion, Beck Black, the legendary Pat "Redbone" Vegas, the amazing original REDBONE band with their monster hit, "Come and Get Your Love", and of course, yours truly. (My song appears directly after the shows opening theme at the 4:50 mark)

Just click the link below and enjoy. I think you're gonna like it. The music really is wonderful.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Internet Scams: Hiram Lewis: Fake Section 8 Housing

This was brought to my attention so I thought to share it with everyone. It is about a man who is scamming section 8 housing applicants. Yes, this man is preying on the very poor. Please click the link below to learn more - and if you can, pass it around and spread the word. I think it's despicable when people take advantage of children, the elderly, the sick, and the poor. Here is a piece of shit who may be doing this to all four types I mentioned.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Bully Question Answered

Hello! I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Carroll, I thought you were going to post all "Glass" subject matter over at your other blog?" Well, yeah, basically, but, I still want to try and keep bully related material here when it has something to do specifically with the bullies. The issue with Amanda Nelson wasn't really a direct "bully" occurrence. Anyhow, this is a very important post I think to clear the air about the bully issue.

So I'm trolling some Amazon forums and I stumble upon an interesting post or comment. It's actually a question asked by one of the bullies who is known (for now) as "deleted". This is great! This gives me a chance to explain what makes up a bully. I hope the bullies are paying attention and I hope the rest of you are too because the Carz is going to explain exactly what makes a bully, a bully.

First, the question by "deleted".

We can see here that "deleted" is trying to figure out why he / she / they are bullies. "Deleted" seems to think that a bad review or a one star on a book is bullying. Well, it isn't, provided it's an honest review / rating. You have to read the book to rate and review it honestly. 

Anyhow, here is what makes a bully, a bully. (Pay close attention "deleted".)

Let's say I'm a Goodreads author and some girl just left me a harsh review for my book. Let's say my book was about robots but the girl never mentions this in her review. For whatever reason, the girl thinks the robots are real people. So in the review, the girl says something like, "real people do not act this way." 

Okay, now the author (me) comes in and reads this review. My thought is, "she thinks the robots are real people, this is why she didn't like the story." So I, the author, leaves a comment explaining to to the girl that they are not real people, they are robots. 

The girl throws a hissy fit. How dare the author (Me) comment on MY (HER) REVIEW?! Authors need to learn their place. And how dare he (Me) (the author) correct the reader? 

Perhaps the girl and I get into a little debate or maybe, even a scuff. Then it goes quiet for about a day. Then out of nowhere, fifty insulting comments appear on the review. Other reviews appear as well, all of them attacking the "authors behavior". A flurry of carpet bombs occur. One stars across the board. And not just there on Goodreads, but these people go to Amazon and any other place the book can be found and they rip it to shreds there too. Then they go to all of their social sites and start leaving links all over the internet. 

Fake ratings. Fake reviews. personal insults. The whole works. This is bullying. Let me say that one more time, THIS IS BULLYING!!!!!!!

Bullying is nothing more than purposely going after someone (mainly an author) for no other reason than people trying to be "behavior police". Even if the author deserves it because the author and the girl got into some kind of disagreement over something, it still remains a situation that should be between that girl and that author, and no other person has the right to get into "their" dispute. The girl has no right to contact her friends and her friends have no right to "go after" said author. 

You see, this is where it gets confusing for the bullies. They don't understand that it's bullying when you write that fake review and talk about YOUR OPINION regarding the author in a book review. It's bullying when you and ten or more of your friends go into the authors space and start harassing them and insulting them. 

Maybe it's frowned upon for authors to respond to reviews and such, but you do not make anything better, or teach anyone a lesson, by bullying them. You just show your ass is all. 

It's just like that article by Brenna Clarke Gray on Book Riot, who is she to advise anyone on anything? Especially trying to advise authors? My advice to authors is do and say what you feel inspired to do and say, but people like Brenna Clarke Gray and Amanda Nelson (both of Book Riot) advise authors to keep their mouth shut or else be visited by their friends where a carpet bomb frenzy and "character assassination" shall begin on your author ass. Yes, they warn you that if you say anything to the reviewer, you will be subjected to a bully attack. 

And even if Dylan Saccoccio was rude and mouthing off to a reviewer, it still did not warrant others to go in and start carpet bombing his book(s) and assassinate his character, or go after him in any way, shape, or form. The issue was between him and the reviewer, and perhaps the Goodreads staff. It was of no business to anybody else yet others took it upon themselves to make it their business and attack Dylan further. That is bullying. Let me say that again. 

THAT IS BULLYING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Moonlight Reader doesn't get it.


No, you are wrong, Moonlight Reader. You are way off. Bullying is when you and your friends play "behavior police" with others. (Mainly authors.) It's when you stick your nose into other people's business and conflicts when you really shouldn't. It's when you review a book you never read. It's when you rate a book you never read. It's when you carpet bomb books you never read. It's when you use the "book review" space to call an author a rapist or something. It's when one of your friends comes to you asking you to help gang up on an author who dared responded to a review and YOU and others go to that author and start throwing around the insults. That's when it's bullying. 

Karlyn is way off base too. 

It is not the Anne Rice effect. She has nothing to do with it. You people were bullying long before she came onto the scene. She is just like you, a bully in her own right. Only she (and Paro) goes into your spaces and bullies you. I am against that, but what you GR bullies do is go from author to author judging their behavior, getting involved with spats that you needn't be involved with. That - and everything I mentioned earlier, is what makes you a bully. Plain and simple. 

(And let's clear the air right now, there are two types of bullies now. 1) The GR bullies and 2) The STGRB bullies.) 

If you think you have the right to judge others then you best damn well know that others have the right to judge you in return. If you can't take it because you're too thin skinned then maybe you shouldn't be in the bullying business. Just saying. 

Anyhow, "deleted", there is your answer. Bullying is not when you say in a book review, "I don't like this book" ... Bullying is when you say in a book review, "I don't like this author. He or she sucks. Their behavior is less than desirable." - That is bullying.

Are you getting this? Do you understand? Probably not, but at least I tried.

I know you bullies continue to attempt to deflect YOUR behavior from the equation, but rest assured, I will not. I will continue to remind everyone what being a bully really is. Even if you're too stupid to get it, there are plenty of others who get it just fine. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Amanda Nelson (Book Riot) Hypocrisy and Censorship


I will be posting "Looking Glass" subject matter on my other blog starting .....NOW! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Goodreads Could Learn From ESPN: How To deal With Bullying

Internet bullying is just not relegated to Goodreads and the like. Bullying runs rampant in every corner of the world wide web. From video gamers, to Youtube, and yes, even in fantasy football.

I posted about a bully in my ESPN fantasy league here on The Glass last year, but this year, it has boiled over. I draft ten teams a year on ESPN for fantasy football. On Monday, June 1st, I began drafting my teams. The first two drafts went without incident, but then came the next three drafts later that day and the first two drafts on Tuesday, June 2nd. Five straight drafts that saw seven people, none of whom I have ever interacted with before, come after me like they were lions and I was meat. From name calling, to more harsher insults and at the end of one draft, a threat to do me bodily harm.

I actually told the guy if he wanted to send me an email request for my address, I would gladly give it to him in so he could achieve his butt-kicking goals at my expense. He has yet to take me up on that offer, however, I did think to teach him a lesson about "keyboard" tough guy behavior, and I reported him to ESPN.

I did this early Tuesday afternoon, and within 24 hours, this man was banned for a year. Next time he shows his ass like that, he will be banned for life from ever playing ESPN leagues again. This man also was bullying another guy too, but I don't know if that guy reported him or not.

But I was very surprised by how quickly ESPN addressed the issue and took swift action. I also noticed how they were not treating me like the problem, as Goodreads treated me when I got attacked on their website. ESPN did not make me a victim twice, and this is where Goodreads could learn a thing or two on how to deal with bullies. It is Goodreads nature to punish the victims more than the aggressors. But it is nice to know that there are places out there on the internet who know how to distinguish bullies from victims.

But I won't hold my breath waiting for Goodreads to figure it out. 

Thank you ESPN for acting quickly, and properly. Hopefully, others will follow your example and together, we can crack down on these internet thugs. One bully at a time. 


Friday, May 15, 2015

Goodreads, Bullies and Pedophiles

A lot of people talking about how much better Goodreads is becoming with all of these bully bans going on. Hey, good for Goodreads. Good for authors. Good for legitimate reviewers. There's still plenty of bullies that remain on Goodreads, and Goodreads still allows certain types of bullying to continue on authors that they (Goodreads) don't care for. Not everything is so hunky-dory.

However, recently, someone asked me if I would ever get back on Goodreads again. My answer was a resounding "NO"! I will never return to Goodreads for as long as certain other people are a part of that horrible website. Members and staff alike. Besides, I am not complaining about my book sales so, who needs them? Not I.

But there is still one other aspect about Goodreads that keeps me from ever considering to be a member of that site again. And that is the "sexual" role playing groups where adults and the underage interact with each other in an extreme sexual manner.

I know, I know, after I broke the news about it back in the day Goodreads Or Good Pedophilia Patrick Brown and company went right to work to "delete" these groups. However, they really weren't all deleted. All that happened was these groups went off the grid. Stealth. They are still there, you just can't see them.

Anyhow, I would never go back to Goodreads until someone from the DOJ (Department of Justice) announces that Goodreads is no longer allowing adults to interact with children in a sexual manner on their website. Call me old fashioned but, I don't want to be associated with a website that permits child pornography to take place on said website. But that's just me.

And so while it is good that bullies are "seemingly" being banned from Goodreads, there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made on that front, and the child exploitation front as well.

I'm Carroll Bryant and this is ..... wait! I don't do that anymore, do I? 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rick Carufel Sues STGRB / Anne Rice

Author, and painter, Rick Carufel, files a complaint against STGRB, and mentions Author, Anne Rice, in the complaint - according to a recent press release.

Also mentioned in the article, yours truly. 

For several months now, it has been common knowledge in the 'war on bullies' circles that Rick Carufel has been pursuing justice against STGRB for their libelous posts on their website pertaining to Rick Carufel, calling him a "cocaine monkey" and other vile and slanderous things. It would seem that complaint is inching closer by the minute to being resolved in a courtroom.

For more information regarding this press release and Mr. Carufel's complaint, just CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Anne Rice Whine Campaign

Moments ago, before this writing, I signed into my Facebook account when once I did, an Anne Rice Facebook feed appeared before my eyes. I don't know why it did, I never subscribed to anything Anne Rice, but none the less, it did. She posted a link to a video of her talking about STGRB I suppose. I didn't watch it. I just read the description, but in the description, she praises STGRB.

I took it upon myself to comment since it was allowing me to  comment. And this is what occurred.

I admit, I tore into her just a bit. I laid down some heavy truth for her, not that it was going to make a difference, I know better than that, but the truth needed to be said.

Anyhow, I did get one response. It was from some sadly misled girl named Carrie F. Shepherd. Check it out.

She says that I am the root of bullying. 


I'm the root of bullying.


I was a victim of the bulllying that Anne Rice claims to be fighting for.


I'm the root of bullying. 

Me. A victim of bullying.

Anyhow, I decided to respond but it didn't quite go very well. 


Yes, I got banned from responding. And I wasn't cussing or anything. I got banned from further responses because Anne Rice is a bully who doesn't want a healthy debate of the facts because she knows she will lose the debate. She knows that I, Carroll Bryant, would humiliate her and STGRB in any debate regarding bullying. The truth is what I said to her post, that Anne Rice doesn't know what bullying is. I do. I was a victim of it on Goodreads. It was my attack that put STGRB on the map. Before they covered my attack, they were just mostly known by the bullies themselves. But when I got attacked, it went viral. When STGRB covered the attack, they went viral with me. This is the truth and everyone knows it. This is when people really started paying attention to STGRB. They were only a few weeks old when they covered my attack. But then they turned around and made a backdoor deal with Goodreads and Patrick Brown (allegedly) and then they turned on me shortly there-after. 

That's a sum up of the facts as they stand. And everybody who was there in the beginning knows this. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. 

Anyhow, here is my response to the utterly misled Carrie F. Shepherd.

It would seem that Anne Rice doesn't want the truth to get out, but here's the thing, it is getting out. I'm just basing that on the amount page views I am still receiving here on The Glass. Meanwhile, Anne Rice continues her "Whine Campaign" in true bully fashion. (I say she is a bully because of her behavior. She invades personal spaces and that is not cool.) And I have been fighting the bullies a whole lot longer than she has. And nobody has been attacked by the bullies like I was. And Goodreads has practically rewritten their entire ToS because of the attack on me and because of my article GOODREADS OR GOOD PEDOPHILIA

All Anne Rice wants is to change the rules of rating and reviewing. She wants to change the system so she can game the system. 

On the bright side, I doubt I'll get her news feed on my Facebook page again. lol 

Hey, Anne Rice, keep your shit off my junk.  *George Carlin*

Okay, that sounded quite gutter. O_o 

Shit off my junk? C'mon Carroll, you can do better than that.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Numbers Never Lie

The day isn't even over for another five hours or so before a new day for Blogger begins and already I am sitting on 687 page views for the day. This is not as uncommon as one might think. People still come here to read about the bullies even after all this time and despite the fact that I hardly post anymore.

I know this news might break many people's hearts - to know I still bring in the readers, but people know who writes the truth and who don't. People trust honesty. And for anyone who thought I would dry up and blow off into the sunset with a small gust of wind can now be assured that this just simply isn't happening. I am still here. The views are still coming in. The truth is still getting out there.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

When Anne Rice Attacks

In the short history of my standing up to bullies, not once have I ever entered into "their" space and ruffle up feathers unless it was a case of the bullies talking about me. If they started spreading their lies and their crap about me, I would show up to defend, prove they were wrong, or demand they show proof which never ever came. But still, I never just showed up in their space and start poking and prodding just to get a rise out of them. It never made sense to do that because why stir up a hornets nest, right? And besides, I always took that as a bully type move. I say, if they aint talking about you anymore, leave well enough alone.

Enter Anne Rice. 

It's no secret that she supports the bully site "STGRB". The site that used to help bully victims but now only helps those who have something to offer them. They now, themselves, attack, stalk, and bully anyone and everyone who dares question anything they say or do. STGRB has - for a little over a year now - become what they once despised. (Bullies) 

To me, a bully is someone who initiates trouble where trouble isn't happening. To me, a bully is someone who goes where they are not welcomed nor belong and starts trouble where trouble isn't happening. However, washed up has-been author, Anne Rice, has now become an official STGRB staff member, or at least acting like one anyway. She went into a forum on Amazon where she isn't the least bit welcomed nor liked and she went there UNPROVOKED! Just to stir up trouble with those she calls "bullies". Yes, you read correctly, Anne Rice bullied the bullies. Check it out. 

Just like her friends at STGRB, she has now gone on the offensive to do what she claims she is trying to stop on Amazon, bullying. 

Anyone who knows me knows that I am against this type of behavior. I don't condone just popping in where you know you're not welcomed and just start trouble for no good reason. It's okay to go there to defend yourself if you like, or use your social media accounts to defend yourself but I do not approve of going into other people's spaces just to start trouble. That does not set a good example. And at her elderly age, Anne Rice should know better. 

These next screenshots shows how unwelcome she is. 

And then Anne Rice pops back in again to continue her harassment. 

Rick Carufel then speaks out. 

You see, this is not an Anne Rice group, crowd or place to be. She is not welcomed there yet she just pops in to let everyone whom she does not like and does not like her that STGRB has posted new lies ... I mean articles on their hate site. Clearly, this is proof that Anne Rice, acting on behalf of STGRB, is stalking, harassing and stirring up trouble where she needn't be nor belongs with people of whom none of them care for her or her presence. My question is this, can't Anne Rice just say what she has to say on her own social media outlets? Does she have to go to boards and forums where her enemies are and simply post for the sake of stirring up trouble? If I were to give washed up author Anne Rice any advice it would be, stay on your own side of the fence and stop bullying the bullies. There is no point in it. You don't know what you're talking about to begin with, you don't do any kind of research as you claim and you know not much of what you speak about. You are against 1 and 2 star reviews, period, and nothing else. You don't care about victims of bullying nor does STGRB and Melissa, I mean, Athena. I guess what I'm trying to say Annie, is stop being a bully and a stalker. Go write another book or something. Get back on your meds. Anything! But just shut the fuck up about bullies and bullying because you don't know shit about it. 

And that's just the cold plain truth of it all.

But since we are on the subject of Anne Rice and STGRB, does anybody know of, or is anyone aware of any credentials that "Athena Parker" may have that qualifies her to "give advice" about how to deal with bullies? I mean, seriously, her hate site is plastered with all kinds of crap that tries to explain how others should deal with bullies but I'm just trying to figure out if she has any kind of doctorate or PHD or anything that would give her any credibility in the area of bullying. It was just a thought, that's all. And I notice she still advertises real anti-bully sites but to date, none of them will endorse STGRB as an anti-bully site. I actually find that quite amusing.