I'm Regina Small. I'm a writer and editor in NYC. I'm a senior editor and reviews coordinator for RT Book Reviews, a Brooklyn-based magazine dedicated to covering women's genre fiction. All opinions are mine.
Interests include: sci-fi/fantasy, literature, summertime daydrinking, trying to be a better person, fancy manicures, cooking, absurd humor, philosophy and the role of irony in the modern world.
Do you think the reason “Brooklyn Girls” has irritated so many people is that it points out how much image-constructing is involved in a certain subset of people who want to believe that they’re totally above anything as pedestrian and spiritually empty as constructing an “image” or adopting a pose. I mean…yes? Obviously?
I’m all for experienced writers and reviewers and bloggers being paid what they deserve. But when a dude freelancer tries to negotiate for a much higher-than-average rate by saying he thinks being a male critic reviewing romance is an amazing boon? Seriously, seriously go fuck yourself, dude. Your penis doesn’t lend credibility to anything.