I keep this site running because I get a bit of craic out of it.
It's a hobby and it's no more worthless or worthwhile than any other hobby. It doesn't involve leaving the house, so I'm not bound by weather and it doesn't cost too much to do.
For the last while though the level of fun increased quite considerably when my now favourite Troll – Trickie Dickie as I like to call him – made his first appearance on the site. Now TD is an obnoxious little cunt and at first he annoyed me and I just deleted his comments. But then he started impersonating my regular readers and posting irritating nonsense using their names and there he crossed the line.
He really pissed me off.
And the fun started.
Now if he were a normal troll I could ban him by using his address, in the same way I can ignore a phone call if I don't like the number that's displayed. But TD uses what's called anonymous proxies which is equivalent to my nuisance phone caller having a virtually limitless number of disposable mobile phones.
And that's where the fun came into it.
I stuck up some defenses. Every time he breached those defenses I had to find some way of blocking the breach. It became a challenge and I like challenges as it keeps the old brain ticking over. I actually began to worry when he wasn't getting through as it posed no new challenges. The number of times he has attempted to get in [and failed] now stands at over three hundred. He's a persistent little shit. But so am I.
There has been a development in the TD saga though. What he didn't realise was that a fellow Scribbler and victim of his, lived just down the road from him. Reaching through a hole in the space-time continuum, the real world met the virtual world and the good met the downright ugly.
She knocked on his door.
The fun never stops in the world of scribbling.