Thanks for helping a columnist out. July 31, 2014 2:42 AM   Subscribe

In my latest column, this comment helped me to write the introduction to a piece I was stuck on while I was on deadline, a few days after it had been made by elgilito. Thank you elgilito for your research, and your French, and thanks Metafilter for being part of my media diet. You are an odd and useful tool in my writing, and an unlooked-for blessing.
posted by Mistress to MetaFilter-Related at 2:42 AM (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, no sweat. Buy us* a cheeseburger sometime, we'll call it even.

posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:26 AM on July 31, 2014 [3 favorites]

Cool, and also, thanks! I totally missed your post when it went up. I'd read some of Alain Robbe-Grillet's books and seen two of his movies, but I knew nothing at all about Catherine Robbe-Grillet.

So, because you wanted to thank elgilito, I learned some stuff today.
posted by nangar at 8:13 AM on July 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

Mistress: can you link to your latest column?
posted by el io at 8:47 PM on July 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Here it is - on the difference between BDSM and abuse.
posted by Mistress at 8:46 AM on August 1, 2014

Mistress: I thought the article was good. You manage to say "for the love of god, don't use 50 shades of grey as a blueprint for *ANYTHING*" while pointing people towards better resources and not making fun of them for reading those books.

I think a lot of other attempts at writing that same article could come down harshly on folks for their literary tastes without pointing them towards better resources.
posted by el io at 12:31 PM on August 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar! Thanks for reading :)
posted by Mistress at 2:13 PM on August 1, 2014

Ah thanks for the thanks, that's sweet. I'm glad I helped.
posted by elgilito at 6:23 AM on August 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

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