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Ah, The Rumor Mill

July 16, 2011

You can't get away from it. Doesn't matter what group you belong to people are going to talk shit about you and if you reach any level of fame whatsoever the stories get bigger.

Sooo... Let's put it this way people, if I had done everything they said I've done and slept with everyone they say I've slept with I'd either be in jail, divorced, or both.

And here's the thing I don't think most people do it on purpose. A story gets told about something that really happened. Every time it gets told something gets added and pretty soon it's so huge that when someone finally relays to me what “I” did it's been so skewed that often as not I can't even figure out what the initial incident was.

As for all the people I have supposedly slept with, this is easy to clear up... I haven't had sex with ANYONE but Lynn in over sixteen years. I realize that's really boring, however it is true. I met an actress and we talked for maybe ten minutes in a hall in front of God and everyone else at Dragon*Con. I had never talked to her before and haven't talked to her since and I'm pretty sure she's straight—I don't know her, so I couldn't say for sure—next thing I know according to the rumor mill I'd had an affair with this woman.

And here's the thing about the sexual conquest rumors—and really any rumors now that I think about it—the more I deny them the more people think they're right. I'm married so I'm supposed to lie about having sex with other people. I'm a professional so of course I'm going to deny doing things that aren't very professional.

Most of these rumors don't actually hurt anything; in fact, they're probably good for business. Some have a hint of truth to them. Fact is I have a habit of doing things that may be considered by some to be less than professional. As for the sexual rumors... Well it's sort of nice that everyone thinks I'm such a stud. What they might not know is that I can't tell a lie to save my own ass—your ass in a heart beat, mine no—and if I had ever cheated on Lynn she would know and... No one EVER would have found the body. So all these rumors... Well I think they're funny, but they don't actually bother me.

The one I hate... The one that kills me is that I do drugs.

First, this is a career killer, second I HATE drugs.

I smoked maybe six joints in my teens. That's it; those were my wild drug days. I even have people approach me now looking to score. I let them know what I think of the shit and send them packing. I don't know where this rumor started but I imagine it started the way all the others did. People seeing something and instead of getting all the details they just fill in the dots themselves and then this one tells that one and that one tells this one and the next thing you know I have a drug habit.

I DO NOT NOW NOR HAVE I EVER HAD A DRUG HABIT. Hell I don't even like to take ibuprofen. After they reconstructed my arm they gave me a prescription for sixty pain pills. I bought twenty. I took four. When I cut part of my thumb off last year and had to have it sewed back on they gave me a prescription for twenty pain pills. I bought ten and took one. Does that sound like someone who has a drug problem? I don't like what drugs do to my head.

When you see me running around all wound up like a crazy person it's not because I'm on drugs, it's because I'm actually crazy. Now I could take drugs which would make me less crazy, but I don't like what they do to my head either. I prefer to just be crazy.

So... Give me a break. Don't tell people I'm a freaking drug addict. You can say I'm a dog who sleeps with every girl I come into contact with. I can handle that. Lynn ALWAYS knows right where I am and what I'm doing and let's face it I don't mind at all being portrayed as a player, it's probably good for business. Tell the big stories about what I did when I was at a convention when I'd had a few beers, those at least have some truth in them. But if you even hear someone say I'm on the, please dope set them straight.

Selina

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