Anonyme a dit: So it seems stalker might get off lightly. How would you feel about that, silly little idiot.
How I feel has nothing to do with it. I immediately sent this message to the NZ police and directly to the FBI and directly to the victims’ assistance counsel who has been keeping me up to date on everything, informing them that you, my stalker, have now broken the terms of your arrest.
The terms, as a refresher, were:
- No using the Internet
- No using post
- No contacting Melissa Anelli or any of her family and friends
- No contacting anyone in North America.
No one but my stalker would have had any information about the severity or lack thereof of her sentence. And after 6.5 years I can spot a sentence she has written from a mile away without reading glasses. I am publishing this so that it is well known that she has broken the terms of her bail. Because the last time I wasn’t silent about one of her messages, it led to her arrest. I don’t want this break of her bail conditions - while awaiting sentencing no less! - to go unnoted.
The Melissa of a year ago would not have published this. But I am so done. I have done everything everyone has asked. I have written the letters to the judges going over the whole thing in excruciating and personally painful detail. I have saved evidence with the organization of a librarian. I have answered every question and waited through every deferment and delay, and I am done just doing what is usually done in these instances. This is endless, and it is harmful, and it must stop, and “getting off lightly” would be a complete travesty. As is the fact that no one is monitoring her well enough to see how she is breaking the terms of her bail, and that no one is convinced she should be incarcerated in some fashion.
You know what I’m not done with, and can’t just decide to be done with? Being a victim. That is up to the people who work for the legal system of New Zealand. My being a victim. Up to them. How I deal with being a victim? Up to me. Whether I am continually victimized? Them.
And maybe making this public will make me less sympathetic to some judge down there and that will lessen her sentence for some completely non-sensical reason, I don’t know. But I am so beyond done with it being everyone else's call.
This is life with a serious stalker. Everyone who is worried about harassment on the Internet needs to see and know and understand this. This goes beyond getting hordes of hateful or threatening YouTube comments: this is about when someone gets in. We are talking about 6.5 years of constant threats and abuse that go offline and into the physical realm, stalking and harassment that touch everyone I know, that has not yet been deterred by TWO ARRESTS and the threat of jail. If you aren’t sure what this post is about, read this for a reminder.
Excuse me. I must now go and undo all of the small victories from the past few months, starting with the allowing of asks.
It was nice there, for a while, feeling normal.
I share this, because this story has been such a horror. 6.5 years. Hundreds—is it thousands? it must be well into the thousands now—of graphic rape and death threats coming from one clearly identified (self-identified, even) person. An FBI investigation. Two arrests. And still, even during sentencing, the stalker tries to taunt Melissa.
This is the reality of online stalking.
Here’s my wish: that this case is a precedent for justice and action taken. If the New Zealand courts fail now, then they really fail. Please share this—because it’s real. I’ve seen this, what’s it’s done to Melissa. I’ve gotten notes from the stalker myself. Press, victim services, whatever you can reach, please reach. Please reblog. This one has to end. They all have to end.
Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)
This is fantastic and I would so be that Muggleborn who did popculture references ALWAYS.
Done and done.
(Not pictured: “Butt window”, but trust me, it’s there.)
You have no idea how much this cheered me up just now.
I for one, think this is a major improvement. Look how empowered he is! And it’s relevant to the character as someone who is powered by the sun, he’d want to maximize the amount of sunlight he receives, right? It’s not like it makes sense for him to cover himself from chin to toe.
In fact, I think some strappy sandals might be an improvement.
strappy high heeled sandals would increase his height making him closer to the sun. and if wonderwoman can fight in heels it can’t be that hard, right?
Felt a dire need to contribute to the hilarity.
Now I can tell right away he’s a strong male character. Whew! No more confusion.
(Source : thechrishaley)
(863): You drunkenly walked in on us banging and said yeeeeaaaaaahhhh and tried to high five me
Very disappointed and upset that I wasn’t able to get tickets for Open at the Close. I had the screen pulled up all morning and was constantly refreshing starting at about 1:50. The website started moving very slowly, and it took a few minutes for me to get to the page where the ticket was. Then when I went to check out it glitched and told me I couldn’t buy a lit pass (which I had already purchased) because they were sold out. So I tried again and it told me that I still couldn’t do a lit pass (which like I said, I already had)- but this time it said that the park event was old out too. After about five minutes of nerdy crying, a friend told me there was a wait list I could get on. I really hope that they can add more tickets because I am so sad. I know Leaky is doing everything they can and I am appreciative of that. Even though I’m upset I didn’t get it, I am NOT MAD AT THE LEAKY STAFF. Do not be upset with them. They are doing and have been doing everything they can to make sure we have a good time and are attempting to get more tickets. So thanks, Melissa and staff. I appreciate what you’re doing and really hope that you can get more tickets.
What a nice and reasoned explanation of disappointment; I really hope you can get in too. I hope EVERYONE who wants to get in gets in! And I absolutely understand that if you didn’t get your ticket you are disappointed. I toooootally get that. But thank you for still being nice to the staff who are ALL major harry potter nerds like you, and are trying their hardest to do as much as they can for everyone. When people are mean to them, I see stripes.
This is why I love fandom.
Whenever your faith in people is lost, remember these pictures.
This needs more notes. 37k is not enough
this is a post that deserves to be broken. One day I would like nothing more than too see this has too many notes.
People are still good. For some reason the negativity is all we pay attention to, but there are still good things happening in the world. We just need to be reminded of that once in a while.
- “This is the Cute Police. We just received a complaint from your neighbors and they would like you to tone it down”
- “Pterodactyl Noises: An Epic Saga, by The LBD Fandom”
- “YOUR FACES. HOW? PLEASE EXPLAIN”
- “So many possible boning jokes, so little time”
- “I see you, Darcy. The sex in the voice was very strong with this one”
- “P&P REFRENCES, YAY!” - Me during and after the video
- “IF YOU THINK YOU CAN WALK BACK INTO MY LIFE AND I’M STILL GONNA LOVE YOU YOU’RE…. right, because I’m weak and I can’t quit you” *sobs*
- I have used this for another post, but it became relevant again
- “HE DID THE THING WITH THE FACE AND SHE DID THE THING WITH THE FACE AND AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH”
- *clings to OTP* “I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOUUUUUU” *cries a lot*