The Scene emailed to let me know my piece was live, so I followed the link (I still get a buzz out of seeing my own byline), only to be confronted by the following anonymous comment:
What an asinine review.
Before I got too upset, the first thing I had to do was find out what ‘asinine’ meant. (Hopefully it didn’t mean ‘someone who doesn’t know the meaning of a lot of words’; otherwise I’d have just proven my critic’s point).
Anyway, I looked it up in my Macquarie Dictionary and found out it means ‘stupid and obstinate’. Some who know me might think those words describe me perfectly, but I was struggling to work out how you could possibly write an obstinate movie review.
So I looked it up on-line and got this: devoid of good sense or judgment; “foolish remarks”; “a foolish decision”.
That makes a lot more sense.
(I was pleased that a few later commentors have flown the flag on my behalf). Check out my review and let me know what you think.
PS – I was going to respond to my critic, but only got as far as:
‘Dear Anonymous (if that is your real name)…’