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Monday, February 21, 2005 

Please, ignore context (on multiple fronts)

Somehow I don't think I'll be losing any sleep due to the fact that these people have decided all of Stylus is awful for this review. I personally have very little opinion on Amos' work, and I can see a space for reasoned criticisms of Dom's line (although I have no interest in making it myself); that forum is not exactly full of it, though.

IIIIeeeeeEEEEEEEEE! Someone has said something flippant and cruel about the musician we have decided is a quasi-religious figure in our lives! Swarm!

All I'm saying is: There's a reason Tori Amos fans have a reputation as batshit insane. I feel bad for those who are not (including some friends of mine).

I don't think that fact of whether he was serious or not is the issue here. The issue is that it was an unwarranted and unnecessarily cruel and repugnant remark which he should not be allowed to get away with. Fucking period.DOWN WITH FREE SPEECH!

See, that would have been funnier if you'd taken the italics off and just pretended that was all you.

But yeah, point taken.

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