Catriona Selvester has a problem, and we’d like to help her fix it.
Cat seems to have developed a leeeeetle tiny obsession with EC—not only has she posted videos and blog posts about her, she even has a Pinterest page where she stores EC’s press clippings from 20-odd years ago, when EC was a mystery author. She’s collected pictures of EC’s (long-deceased) parents, photos taken on holiday, personal data from Encyclopedia.com…she really seems enthralled.
The problem, though, is that poor Cat is shy. So shy, in fact, that she has blocked EC on all her accounts except YouTube (and we expect that will follow as soon as she reads this, for read it she will).
Her other problem is that she seems not to have adapted well to the rigours of post-primary school life.
So rather than come out and just admit that she cannot stop obsessing about EC, she gets her
friends allies expedient acquaintances to write and publish nasty things about her—because everybody in Year 3 knows that this is the correct procedure for informing someone that you like them.
Yesterday, EC decided to offer Cat a helping hand: she published the following on Twitter and Facebook, in hopes that it might encourage Cat to get over her shyness and face up to her feelings:
She even made up a nice invitation card for the occasion:
And she posted it on one of Cat’s YouTube videos, where she would be sure to see it:
Some readers of this blog have even offered their assistance: Flo Destroyer kindly said that he would host the discussion on a live-stream:
But 24 hours later, and nary a word from Cat.
So EC would like to issue the invitation once more: she will be happy to have a discussion with Cat, in which she invites Cat to ask all the questions she wants, and she will do her very best to answer.
Does Cat want to know about her education, her degrees, her books, her careers, how she got involved in the Hampstead SRA hoax, what size shoes she wears, why her hair is purple? This is her big chance to get it all out in the open, like grown-ups.
To arrange the live-stream, Cat can contact EC via the Contact Us link on this blog, or via YouTube, whichever she prefers.
Come on, Cat. You know you want to.