Thursday, August 27, 2009

Confessions of a Manipulative Attention Whore

Fine. I admit it. My critics were right. Over the past year and a half, I have worked consistently to manipulate people's thoughts, emotions and actions through the persona of the Avatar Botgirl Questi.

The decision to withhold all personally identifying human characteristics, especially gender, was specifically intended to create an aura of mystery to seduce readers into opening their minds to my influence. I strategically used provocative words and images as bait, luring unsuspecting people into swallowing my radical attack on conventional human beliefs. And yes, the attention whoring related to my creator's recent personal "reveal" was a manipulation intended to reach as wide an audience as possible and undermine its petrified conceptions of Botgirl and all identities of sentient beings, both human and virtual.

Mea culpa,

Botgirl Questi

P.S. For my creator's less ranty post on the same topic see the fourworlds tumblog.

P.P.S. I decided not to publish my entire Judge Your Neighbor worksheet. Instead, I will share posts like this, looking into the truth behind some of my less-than-enlightened thoughts.


Dale Innis said...

Ha, about time you confessed!

/ pokes you again with the Soft Cushions.

Jacek said...

Whoa, what a coincidence!

I and everyone else who has ever written, spoken, created art, or otherwise communicated with another person have also been shaping and manipulating other people's thoughts, emotions, and actions!

Who knew we had so much in common?

Botgirl Questi said...

Dale: And I'm not even Catholic!

Jacek: Thanks for reading between the lines. There have been occasions when what I thought were clearly tongue-in-cheek posts were interpreted at face value.

Edna said...

Oh please! What's the big deal with the sex identity?
I've been reading the blog and watching the comic. I enjoyed.
And Botgirl, your creator seems to be a nice guy, maybe just a little frivolous. (I'm a woman :P )

sororNishi said...


(enlightened comment)