The End of the Weatherwax Report

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Well, I have been doxed. Someone messaged me saying “Hi, Real Name, nice to meet you”. My husband’s career is in high tech security working in govt SCIF rooms. I have hired one of his coworkers to help me track down any credible threats and report them to the FBI. Even though I feel safe enough with these sorts of resources at my disposal, it feels like the wisest decision is for me to leave.

I will re-iterate I made a big mistake, regardless of my intentions. I’m sorry that this is what it all came down to in the end.

I feel like there’s a lot I want to say, but can’t find the words to express the swirling, mixing emotions I have about all of this.

I know I fucked up, badly. Being called “slitted trash” “gussy” “feminazi cunt” “die in a fire” etc…. has been a lot to handle. I deserve criticism for what I did. I never expected anyone to accept my apology. The apology was made because it was the right thing to do, not because I thought I could redeem myself. The response has been overwhelmingly negative on reddit and my inbox was flooded…. most of them were not threats. Most of them were just insults… and that’s fine. I deserve that much.

What I can’t deal with is someone telling me they’re “gonna find you” and messaging me with my real name. It’s just a hop skip and a jump away from finding my job and calling my boss. Which, by the way, is illegal. Talking trash about me all over the internet is perfectly legal. Trying to impact me financially opens up viable lawsuits. I do intend to take the threats seriously as they come.

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5 comments

  1. I’m sad to read this Esme but I totally understand. Be safe. I hope one day you’ll feel OK to come back. But do what’s best for you. And know most of us don’t feel like all those folks in the cesspool of reddit. We still love all the great things you’ve done for this community and will miss you.

  2. Even if you’ve already completely removed yourself from here: I’ve never been a big part of the r/Fantasy community nor have I had any real contact with you. However, I do not think you need to be judged for your actions. You’ve fucked up, yes. You had the best intentions, you realised you were wrong, and you apologised. It doesn’t magically fixes the whole thing, but at least we’ve all learned something from this, no? Besides, if the author himself has said “hey it’s fine i understand” then who the fuck else has anything to say about the matter? You’re one of the most recognisable people in our community, one I’ve learned to trust and who made me smile with another one of TERRY IS THE GREATEST posts. I genuinely do believe you’re a good person. I hope nothing serious comes out of this shit show. Hang in there.

  3. I just wanted to say I am sad to see you go, you have helped me find some great reads. I hope all goes well for you.

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