Latawnya, the Naughty Horse

Man. I’m at a loss for words. If you feel brave, take a look at the storybook here.

This gem of literature is just too priceless for mere words. Nevertheless, I shall humbly submit a few observations, after the jump (do read the storybook before going on).

  • Did you notice the repetitions, or how there were repetitions, or even how a lot was being repeated?
  • Did you notice that the author’s name is Sylvia, and she has seven daughters and a son – and that the main character in the book is female, has six sisters, a brother, and a mother named Sylvia? Man it sucks to be Latawnya Scott Gibson right now.
  • You can die of an overdose of weed? How do you OD on weed anyway?1
  • How was that piece ever printed? As a publisher and editor, I’m astonished, nay, flabberghasted at this utter waste of paper!
  • Damn, I can’t even ridicule this properly, it’s left me speechless.

But what really get’s me is the suggested method of education: Think about whether something is good or bad without doing what other people tell you to. Instead, use your own brain and listen to mommy and daddy.

Does it require a full frontal lobotomy2 to appreciate this shit? Do I want to know?

There’s one good side to this, though: I feel vindicated for having decided that wtf might be a tag I’ll use more than once.

  1. Or perhaps, do you know of any other commonly available drugs that you smoke in a spliff? []
  2. Sorry, Tony. []
  • unwesen

    Actually, I’ve found someone who said all I could have said before, and better:

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

    From “The Call of Cthulhu“, H.P. Lovecraft

    • sylvia scott gibson

      Hello Un/WE/Sen:
      I am going to pray for you because you need prayer. Thank you for your comment. I am happy it is
      your openion only.
      Are you one of the copyright infringers on my book? The name of my book is Latawnya, the Naughty Horse. Mr. UN/ We/Sen, I have a message for you. You
      can call me names and you can talk about me too. I do
      not use drugs and neither should you. May God always bless you.
      Praise the Lord,
      Sylvia Scott Gibson

      • unwesen

        Do you see me copying any part of your book? No. So I’m not a copyright infringer.

        Do you see me mention that I use drugs? No. So why do you mention that in the first place?

        Do you see me calling you names or talking about you? No. Again, why mention it?

        The only thing this blog post is about is the quality of your book. Don’t make this criticism more personal than it’s meant to be, I’m sure you had good intentions writing it.

  • dat nörmsche

    Unglaublich. Dergleichen läßt einen sowohl an der Menschheit wie auch am Guten verzweifeln. Nach den letzten vier Seiten dieses… was zur Hölle es auch immer sein mag… tut mir was im Kopf weh. Wenn dergleichen ttatsächlich gedruckt und bemerkt wird, sollte ich mein Handwerk niederlegen.

  • nothing

    Ich habe die “subtile” Botschaft des Buches nicht verstanden… :-P

    Mich würden umso mehr die Verkaufszahlen des Meisterwerkes interessieren!

  • unwesen

    Tja, darueber weiss ich nix. Werde auch meine Zeit nicht dafuer verschwenden, danach zu suchen ^^

  • sylvia scott gibson

    Hi Everyone:
    Thank you for your comments about my book Latawnya, The Naughty Horse Learns To Say No Drugs. I would like
    to inform you that my book has been infringed upon and
    being used illegally all over the internet without
    my permission.

    Look out for Latawnya 2, it is coming soon from the author Sylvia Scott Gibson.

    With Love,
    Sylvia Scott Gibson

    Edit: Removed the link from this, it wasn’t a real/working URL. I suppose this is a form of spam — but too priceless to delete.