Saturday, March 5, 2022

Word

I receive about 15 to 20 hate comments sent to this blog every day from the Valentino "Mainstream", "Legit", Studies Community (as they like to be called now I guess). I read a few words, recognize their hate and then delete. It is not so hard to ignore such dribble, such idiotic trollage and I move on. I post this particular one because it inspired a post. Here it is folks, "Winner of the Stupidest Valentino Studies Community Comment of the Week". 

I think this person's soul is truly laid bare there. What a sad sack.  Why would they waste a moment of their life trolling a blog they hate? Is their life so worthless they have to waste it with such stupidity?

In previous posts I have shown how Tracy Ryan Terhune inspires this stupid behavior in his minions, that signature, yet influential mockery and cruelty. 

When I asked Renato if I should comment on this, he said yes... “We must be present and with pride.”

He is the linguist who blesses Valentino with his hard work and vision. He takes on projects that would be an unthinkable amount of work for a normal person. And he grinds it out day after day with passion. He never hurries and researches words and phrases to meticulously ensure true meanings.

We talk about words and their meanings a lot. Yesterday he explained to me why the word calisthenics was such a beautiful word. Its Greek origin means, “beautiful strength”. Renato speaks and is fascinated by many languages and is a Latin scholar. He is known as a Latin consultant and is extremely serious about his Latin work.

Besides his native tongue of Italian, he speaks English, French and Spanish fluently. He can get by in German and seems to know enough for some conversation in Russian, Arabic and Farsi. What he brings linguistically to the Valentino legacy is remarkable; the work of Jeanne De Recqueville, Baltasar Cue and he translated Affairs Valentino into Italian. He is currently working on two more translations. I find it fabulous that he is making all these publications available to far broader audiences. 

Of course English is not his first language. So when he completes a manuscript in English he passes it to me as he calls it, “to take my English and turn it into English”. With Cue's book, Renato worked with a scholar in Argentina and a professor in Chile who he consulted regarding Baltasar Cue's phrases. We acknowledge them both in the book. The result was a beautiful and accurate translation of which we are all extremely proud. 

Renato has also contributed the Robert Florey translations and almost countless articles from the French and Italian archives which were untouched by Valentino research until he came along. 

I could go on. But I wanted to point out that the above comment for me represented a precise distillation of the demeaning, mocking and ungrateful propaganda being spread by Tracy Terhune and Donna Hill. It is a shockingly bad state of Affairs Valentino when this kind of stupid bullying behavior is accepted by anyone. And shunning is bullying.

I will keep deleting the hate comments,  this evidence of the Valentino Studies Community's extremely stupid behavior. Because it is stupid and a waste of my time to even read a word of it. 

How very much Renato Floris has given to Rudolph Valentino's legacy. And anyone in the Valentino world not recognizing and appreciating his work and beautifully executed, heavy-weight contributions, anyone mocking him... is very sick, very stupid and very propagandized. 

Thank you Renato. Keep up the great work. 

And Kudos to the winner of this week's Stupid Award. 


17 comments:

  1. Their comments are not worth yours or anyone else's time. Desperate ,insecure , childish individuals have nothing better to do but show how unhappy they are. No matter how much Terhune defends that nothing fazes him, his hate will destroy him one day.

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  2. Trolling this blog is a life force for the wretched O’Martin. Apparently unseating Constable and partnering with Gribbin on Mad About the Boy are insufficient for her needs (although, really can’t blame her on that one).

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  3. Your words above about shunning as being a form of bullying are spot on. Both Gribbin and Hill (amongst others) on those Facebook pages shun the persons and fine work of Ms. Zumaya and Mr. Floris. That is bullying indeed and they need to be called on it.

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    1. From an article on shunning on the psychologytoday.com website, “In short, shunning is a common practice that many people have suffered or perpetuated, yet it is surprising how little attention has been paid to this ubiquitous form of aggression.” There is a lot about it online.

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  4. Seeing this about the flooding of Ms. Zumaya's inbox with this nonsense leads me to believe that the Valentino Studies Community is usually involved with two things. One is trolling. The other is posting digitally altered photos of Valentino on Facebook with the hopes that elderly women will share their arousal with inane gifs and schoolgirl pledges of undying love.

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    1. Haha! Precisely right! It is noticeable that the male forum members almost never participate in the “Good Night Rudy” role call or the collective swooning over digitally altered photos or gifs, despite feeling exactly the same way about Valentino that the Golden Girls do. All that sublimation must be exhausting. And it explains much of the hostility that the Terhunes and the Constables hurl at their female colleagues on the forums, particularly those who attempt to communicate using full sentences.

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  5. First, much gratitude goes to Renato Floris, who has done more in the genuine world of Valentino research than all of the others in the loony bin VSC have ever offered. As to the comment in question, undoubtedly it comes from the toxic keyboard of either the Bonnie or Clyde of the forums. Since these two traipse through MAtB and WNF undercover, let's just refer to them as Black Matriarch and the Porn Fiction Gnome.

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    1. Thank a lot for the appreciation!

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    2. Yes, hard work and dedication on Renato's part.

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    3. And Evelyn she has worked hard on Affairs Valentino.

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  6. Gratias tibi - Grazie - Merci - Muchas gracias - Большое спасибо and, of course: Thank You

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    1. You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome.

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  7. I’ve known about Rudolph Valentino all my life, but never really noticed this talented young man until late 2021. What a charismatic, handsome, and fascinating man he was. I spent a considerable amount of time during these dreary days of winter researching his life and found that there were many factual inconsistencies, with outrageous sensationalism in so many blogs. It was like each site wanted to one-up the other.
    And then I found your blog with careful research, facts given, and backed up with documents. What a treat! In this world of slanted and bias news coverage and blogs that you cannot trust, thank you for your tireless research and unselfish sharing of all things Rudolph Valentino.
    Since I’m a new RV fan, I look forward to reading your books and enjoying his movies. So far my favorite movie is “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” the Kevin Brownlow restoration with Carl Davis’s lovely musical score. The love theme is hauntingly beautiful.
    As for the bully’s that plague you, may I give you what we in the southern US would call a snide remark, or a “snark.” You must say it out loud in a southern accent dripping with sarcasm,”For all of you who gossip about me: Thank you for making me the center of your world,”

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    1. What a beautiful testimonial. And I had the great honor to see that Brownlow restoration of The Four Horsemen, as Mr. Brownlow's guest at the opening in Turin. He and Michael Morris and I had pizza before the showing and it was such a memorable evening. Even though I was so jet lagged, I suffered trying to stay awake. I too love the movie. Thanks for the "snark" and so true. They sure do not miss a move I make on this blog.

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