July 6th, 2015
To everyone I flamed or harrassed over PMs:
I am sorry.
I know how unlikely it is that anyone, much less those I am referring to, will ever read this, seeing as 1) I have only published one thing, which no one read, was absolutely horrible, and I deleted it after a short while, and 2) all the incidents occurred from 2011 - early 2012, and many of the writers involved either blocked me, disabled PMs, or left the site a time ago.
I have apologized to those that I could, but there are more who I cannot apologize to for the aforementioned reasons. This extremely belated public letter is all I can manage.
From the late summer of 2011 to Febuary 2012, I attacked a good deal of authors in various sections throughout the site. I wrote reviews that gave no real contructive criticism; they were only intended to hurt the author. I sent insult-filled private messages to people. Why I would do this varied, although absolutely none of them could be construed as justifiable. Sometimes I would do it because I didn't like the plot. Sometimes I would do this because I didn't like the characterization. The times I am most ashamed of are the times I attacked people for homophobic reasons. Since 2012, my views have changed dramatically. I have met several LGBT individuals, and they are among the nicest people I know. I support the recent Supreme Court ruling wholeheartedly, and I am disgusted with my conduct here in past years.
I would also like to extend my apology to those I have annoyed with my constant cloying and frequent cries of "when will you update"? I know I got on many an author's nerves with such antics, and am sorry for them.
Many of the people I harrassed have not been active for years. Part of me wishes that they have all forgotten me, but another part realizes that at least a few remember how awful I was to them. This has been clawing at the back of my conscience for years, and I hope that some of you that I essentially bullied eventually read this. I don't expect any of you to forgive me, and I don't ask it. I would just like you to know that I am truly sorry for how I treated them.
Again, I'm so sorry.