Everyone loves a troll.

Vintage 1964 DAM Troll Doll

It’s been a while since I’ve been trolled, and a long, long time since I’ve had a classic example like this. It was just too good/tragic not to share with you…

Shortly after posting about the Swale Life Poetry Contest (which I am judging, folks!), I received the following amusing message from a male commenter who shall remain nameless:

You are charging an entry fee????
Isn’t that illegal … ????
I won’t enter a contest that I have to pay for…
I am already poor enough…
I am a freaking artist…
I have no money…

I had a bit of a giggle at this message but did nothing about it and thought no more of it. I assumed that hey, if he was so offended by my “illegal” contest, he just wouldn’t enter and everyone would be fine. But no. When I did not respond, I was bombarded by further messages. Check this one out:

I will never pay to enter a contest involving my art.
I think it is in poor taste for you to promote this event.
You have been a friend of mine for a long time. [NB: I do not know this person at all.]
But I sense that this will soon change.
No artist should EVER have to pay a fee to enter a contest.
I was you [sic] friend but soon may not be.

Oh Mr Troll. In what lovely rose-tinted world do you live? I want to visit.

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One Response to “Everyone loves a troll.”

  1. Mairi Says:

    As you know I’ve had my fair share of these too. You really do have to wonder how well attached they are to reality, or if they just enjoying being offensive? Cest la vie.