Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SNIFFING THE DAISIES (JONQUILS): COLBY TAKES SOME TIME OFF (BY KARL MARXXX)

It's hard out here for a porn star. Not only do they have to deal with the general hazzards of the adult sex industry, there's societal ostracization and surprisingly, varying degrees of disapproval from the gay community. And then, in trying to help people out with publicizing lesser-known art projects, one gets attacked by "creative commons nazis" who prefer sending vitriolic anonymous emails in between jerk off sessions with their illegally downloaded porn (oh wait, did I forget to mention plummeting salaries due to free illegal porn downloading as another hazzard of the porn industry? Sucks I know, but something all content developers will have to deal with eventually). Where are the manners? Where's the humanity? Can't we all take some time to smell the flowers? Well thank goddess it's spring and that's exactly what Colby will be doing for the next couple of days while he reconsiders whether or not he wants to be running a blog if people are going to be hating on him for trying to help out. In the meantime I, Karl Marxxx, will be posting on Big Shoe Diaries to make sure you have something to read. I can't promise it will be as good though, so send your love and support messages to Colby at bigshoediaries@gmail.com so he's reminded of how much he means to you while he takes a much deserved break from the blogosphere.

12 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised he's taking a break. People were acting like straight-up assholes. Rest up and come back when you get inspired... and excercise the hell out of that delete comment option. That kind of BS is not necessary.

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  2. Whuck? Worst news I've heard all day, & it wasn't even a particularly good day. I've always suspected Colby was a true artist at heart, & this confirms it; we're such sensitive creatures. Take Nathan's advice is my advice, & come back stronger than ever. Please?

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  3. Don't go Colby! I wanna see more of you!

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  4. I've been a recent follower in the past few months, I love your artistic sensibilities and your sensitive soul, you have a smart, charming sense of humor that comes through your words, please continue writing for us. You are loved xoxo

    Secret admirer in Toronto

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  5. Take a well deserved break, Colby. Don't let the haters mess with your head- your blog is worth a lot more than their cheap threats. I for one love hearing your thoughts, enjoying your humor, and just plain seeing that there's an amazing human being behind the image that people see of you. You're humanizing an industry that many people (especially where i come from) trash upon because it's not something that they like. I applaud you for opening people's eyes to the fact that you're more than a porn star. You're an artist and a son and a friend and it's just.. I dunno... inspiring.

    You're who you are without apologies and that's something that not a lot of people can say they are. And I'm sure it scares them. Change is frightening in general and you're changing the face of the porn industry and honestly, how I see homosexuality as a whole. While I may not want to go out and do what you do- I certainly feel more confidant holding a guys hand in a movie theater or being kissed at the end of a date in front of my neighbors. It's not necessarily about being proud of being gay, but being unashamed of showing a part of myself that I hold so close to my heart. I'm intensely shy and reading you as such an open artist with both your career and other creative means just proves that bravery overshadows fear any day of the week.

    Please keep writing. And Karl, keep on doing your part supporting him. It's a job that people often look over but that doesn't make it any less important. We're all leaders in one way or another, whether we know it or not. You have an army behind you that will follow you wherever you go.

    lots of love and respect, Bradlee

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  6. just don't, your an inspiration & wanted x

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  7. Sweetness, time to stop and smell the flowers. Just slow things down a bit.
    Pay attention to those little things, like tiny green shoots coming up thru the cold earth. Think about what matters to you most, and what matters to you least. And go from there. You are a wonderful person. Your blog is unique in that you make an effort to involve your readers, and you like them. It's palpable and returned to you I'm sure. I love your perspective on things, the way you write, the photos, and the fact that you bring to my attention things I would never have known about otherwise. I appreciate that very much. I really don't understand the animosity directed your way. You gave the mag credit, I went to their site and spent time checking it out, and thought I would look for it at my local indie bookstore. But not if you stop. That would be painful. I don't know what the laws regarding content and such are, but I do know the excitement and pleasure you can get by sharing something you think is cool. And totally homo. What I think these people behind the magazine fail to realize is that you were championing them. Enjoy the spring blooms!!

    Gregg

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  8. Speaking for myself I love your blog and I think you prob should take a break if you are stressed but i would miss your witty comments if you did leave permanently.
    My advice to you is to think it over and don't make a rash decision . Hope you decide to stay ,but if you do leave , i wish you luck in whatever endeavors you engage in .

    hugs to you and yours from here in missouri ,

    curt

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  9. Ummm, what did I miss? What happened?

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  10. yeah, I'm shocked that anyone would be a colby-hater.

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  11. A break sounds like a good idea. And so does substitute blogging from Mr. Marxxx.

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  12. Article on protection for workers in the porn industry: http://blog.adam4adam.com/2011/04/health-working-for-porn/#more-917

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