Q. Are you really called “Elberry”?

A. Yes.

Q. Where do you find these weird pictures of naked women?

A. On the internet. Where i can identify the photographer, i acknowledge him or her. If no source is given, i found the picture on a site like this, without attribution. If you own the copyright for one of these images, please let me know and i’ll remove it – or, if you prefer, acknowledge you and link to your website.

Q. You occasionally go on about pagan gods and magic and reincarnation and things like that. Is it all just a literary device?

A. No.

Q. You post pictures of women in the altogether. I thought this was a literary blog. You sicken me. I am an intelligent, successful woman.

A. i am not attempting to write a literary or respectable or pagan or New Age blog; i am writing to give myself pleasure. If the result occasionally and unpredictably seems literary, please do not mistake this for my purpose. It is just what it is. The pictures are part of that.

Q. You anger me so much I want to kill you. Normally I would leave abusive comments but I can`t because you`ve disabled comments. What should I do?

A. Go away, forget this blog exists, and you will soon feel better. If your rage persists try banging your head against a brick wall, moaning and moaning till you find peace.

Q. Why are comments disabled?

A. Well, comments such as these, for example. No one pays me to blog; i don`t force anyone to read my work; i don`t seek publicity or attention; so i don`t see why i should have to endure the venom and verbiage of fools.

Q. I hate you. You are a faggot. Everything you write is worthless but I keep reading and if you enabled comments I would spew my venom out every day. You are gay and a fascist. You are a white supremacist Nazi! Fucking faggot! I wish I could kill you. I wish I could smash you in the face till you die. I fucking hate you so much. You offend everything I care about. You are a fucking faggot, you’re so pitiful you make me laugh. You should just fucking die.

A. Well, you left about 1000 comments to this effect before i disabled comments, and there isn’t really any cogent answer.

Q. Are you a Christian or something like that?

A. No. Broadly speaking i am a polytheist. This is based on personal experience rather than creed or New Age nonsense.

Q. What exactly do you do for a living?

A. i teach English to Germans.

Q. Have you written anything else except this miserable blog?

A. Yes. i wrote a blog called The Lumber Room at a series of minimum wage office jobs, between 2005 and 2009. i’ve also written a novel, a few good short stories, and several essays on literature. One short story was published in 2004, in a small journal, but everything else is unpublished.

Q. Why don’t you get them published?

A. Because it is (almost) impossible to get anything published if you`re not famous (as a footballer, for example), or in the right circles, which i’m not. i also don’t want to be read by more than about a dozen people, i just want money. That is not enough of a motive to waste my time and energy pestering indifferent publishers.

Q. Do you hate coloured people?

A. No.

Q. Are you a White Supremacist?

A. No.

Q. Are you a Nazi?

A. No.

Q. Are you a faggot?

A. No.

Q. Do you worship Hitler?

A. No.

Q. Are you a Buddhist or Hindu?

A. No.

Q. Are you a neo-Pagan?

A. Not really.

Q. I want to help you.

A. Send me money via Patreon.