Pacione’s bout of hypergraphia continues. This morning I found two new Blogspot entries and one on MySpace from him. The following is from his most recent Blogspot of August 17, 2007.
“One thing I am setting out to do with this book is proving one thing — I am real. And being exactly who you are in person as you are online is the most disturbing. Yeah I can see Brian Knight trying to snag this post and pick it apart with The Rusty Nail or his other piece of shit blog that he has out there to stalk to shit out of me.”
First, my name is not Brian. Second, I never thought you weren’t a real person, Mr. Pacione. You are unreal, but that’s a different story. Mr. Knight, please accept my apologies for Mr. Pacione’s addled thought process.
“Dagstines, Lake Fossil Press is staying live and I am publishing Tabloid Purposes IV — won’t be the last anthology that I am running and there will be more.”
I thought Dagstine had been keeping a rather low profile of late. Pacione’s most likely just ticked off that Dagstine pulled a story from either TPIV or the Ethereal Gazette (I forget which he was supposed to be in). Word on the street is that TPIV lost two authors; I heard that in addition to Boye, Enck pulled out under pressure from his publisher. A new entry on Pacione’s forum would seem to corroborate that. I heard a rumor that some woman pulled out as well, but I cannot find evidence to support that assertion.
“The threats are becoming more intense with writing this non-fiction book and I will be including one of the hatemails in the book and they won’t see a dime from the hatemail they get published.”
Either he’s sending himself hate mail, or someone’s playing a trick on him. My working theory is that Pacione is simply trying to stir up interest in his tell-all memoir, in the hope that legitimately published authors will be curious enough to see what he’s said about them to buy a copy.
I’m afraid it won’t work that way. Nobody wants to read that Ms. Hawkes and Ms. SanGiovanni have (gasp!) long hair, or that Poppy Z. Brite’s stories contain “the sexuality.” Even if the book were to contain some earth-shattering news, it wouldn’t become a bestseller. It’s a grapevine thing; the publishing grapevine works about as quickly as that of Wall Street.
And from his MySpace entry, we have this:
“Some asshole is impersonating me on the board and using the persona NickolausPacLone, “
I saw that post on Pacione’s forum last night. Sure, I knew it was fake, but I thought it was funny anyway. No, Mr. Pacione, it wasn’t from me. I have my suspicions who it might be, but have nothing concrete, so I shall say nothing further on the subject.