Hey folks it’s the author posting as Stuck Funky here. Some of you may remember the blog ‘Stuck Funky.’ I started it when Lisa was diagnosed with cancer for a second time and carried it on for about three years. Life demands eventually caught up and I lost the fire (and the time) to post on a regular basis. It didn’t help that I also received a few threatening letters from lawyers. Since then, I’ve been checking in only once in a while. I’m continually impressed with how much the SoSF community has grown. Why, back in my day, I would post and wait to see what OB Dan and a small handful of others had to say (well, mostly OB Dan), but I digress…
When Tfhackett posted on twitter about the guest-author contest and the anniversary, I emailed WP and asked if I could have access as long as I deleted any material I don’t own rights to. I wanted to add the archive to this existing blog and make it a cool 9 years of FW snark. They actually un-suspended the blog with all of the images intact! After it was restored, I realized that I deleted the blog from my user account so I technically can’t access the blog to edit anything – so it’s out there and I can’t do anything about it right now. The other lesson here? even if you think you deleted your embarrassing livejournal from ten years ago, the published files could be sitting on a server somewhere.
My point is, if you have any time to kill this week check out Stuck Funky and you may find that nothing (or everything) has changed. My recommendation would be to start at the beginning to get my realtime analysis of what became L’s story. I have no idea how long it will be up, but I’m going to wait another week or so before contacting WP about either getting access or deleting the site altogether before lawyers resurface.
Thanks again for letting me post last week and happy snarking!