Let’s Make This a Matter of Public Record

Establishing a public record: *updated September 20, 2013*

lipstick mystic

6:19 PM (26 minutes ago)

to carissaconti@yahoo.com

Hi Carissa or whatever your real name is!

I revoke all permission for you to use any of my quotes, experiences,
ideas, or material in your Chasing Phantoms book.

Please remove all such references from the print and ebook versions at
your earliest convenience.

Cordially,

Jennifer Shepherd
(Unafraid to use her real name; unlike some! ) :)

http://www.lipstickmystic.com

To be crystal clear:

I permanently revoke all permission, whether implied or explicit, via email or other means, in which I gave you permission to use my name, Jennifer Shepherd, my nickname, Jennifer Shepherd, and any of my stories about my experiences with the military industrial lodge complex (MILAB phenomenon) in ebook or print book format.

This material, my emails to you and any subsequent emails I receive from you, will be posted at my blog:

http://www.lipstickmystic.com/lipstick-mystic-blog/

In their entirety starting now, at 7:50pm on July 13, 2013.

Thank you!

Jennifer Shepherd

http://www.lipstickmystic.com

6:57 pm

Corrected:

I permanently revoke all permission, whether implied or explicit, via
email or other means, in which I gave permission for you to use my name, Jennifer
Shepherd, or my nickname, Lipstick Mystic, and any of my stories about my experiences with the
military industrial lodge complex (MILAB phenomenon) in ebook or print format.

Forgive the typos! :)

Jennifer Shepherd

July 14th, 2013:

“Hi Carissa or whatever your real name is! […](Unafraid to use her real name; unlike some! ) :)

My real name is Carissa. I thought you were psychic? You of all people should know then…..right?

Funny too that in all those emails you used to send me, most of which I still have saved, you never once expressed any doubt about whether Carissa was my real first name. But that’s okay, you can now pretend on your blog that you, the talented intuitive that used to be internet buddies with me both on the Noble Realms forum and in personal emails have no clue whether Carissa is my actual name.

However, to be technical I don’t use my real last name, choosing to use an alias last name that comes from my great grandfather, as openly stated on the home page of my website, and for understandable reasons already explained there.

Besides, when I’ve met up in person over the years with various people who like my website they usually find out what my real last name is (and where I work, and/or live, if we invite them to our residence, etc.) So I guess I’m not really seeing the problem you’re trying to create with the name thing. But hey, whatever makes you feel better about yourself. Every little bit helps I guess.

“I revoke all permission for you to use any of my quotes, experiences,
ideas, or material in your Chasing Phantoms book.

Please remove all such references from the print and ebook versions at
your earliest convenience.”

Sure. Not a problem. But I’m a little bit puzzled at the histrionic approach to this whole thing. I have no qualms about removing the material from my book since you’ve asked, but sane people usually tend to send one email, presenting their request in a normal fashion, and then wait to see what happens. Then, if there’s no response within a reasonable period of time sure, maybe they start busting out the legalese and threatening to post the exchange on their website while implying that the other party’s first name is made up, even though again, they used to be internet buddies with the other person and are supposed to be so psychically talented to boot, and should therefore know what the deal is. But they don’t usually break out with the histrionic gangbusters routine right from the get-go, especially for something that’s openly been out there in a book……………..since 2006. So yes, it’s a little puzzling.

“This material, my emails to you and any subsequent emails I receive
from you, will be posted at my blog:

http://www.lipstickmystic.com/lipstick-mystic-blog/

In their entirety starting now, at 7:50pm on July 13, 2013.”

Promise?

But please, don’t flatter yourself. I’m not one to fire off three emails in a row full of self important pseudo-legalese. So there won’t be any “subsequent” emails. At this point in my life it’s not my idea of a good time conversing with drama queens who behave in a constant state of histrionic, sassy mania. And actually I’ve already blocked your email address, so, there you go.

Regards,
Carissa

Carissa Conti

Jul 14 (1 day ago)

to me from Carissaconti@yahoo.com:

“Hi Carissa or whatever your real name is! […](Unafraid to use her real name; unlike some! ) :)

My real name is Carissa. I thought you were psychic? You of all people should know then…..right?

Funny too that in all those emails you used to send me, most of which I still have saved, you never once expressed any doubt about whether Carissa was my real first name. But that’s okay, you can now pretend on your blog that you, the talented intuitive that used to be internet buddies with me both on the Noble Realms forum and in personal emails have no clue whether Carissa is my actual name.

However, to be technical I don’t use my real last name, choosing to use an alias last name that comes from my great grandfather, as openly stated on the home page of my website, and for understandable reasons already explained there.

Besides, when I’ve met up in person over the years with various people who like my website they usually find out what my real last name is (and where I work, and/or live, if we invite them to our residence, etc.) So I guess I’m not really seeing the problem you’re trying to create with the name thing. But hey, whatever makes you feel better about yourself. Every little bit helps I guess.

“I revoke all permission for you to use any of my quotes, experiences,
ideas, or material in your Chasing Phantoms book.

Please remove all such references from the print and ebook versions at
your earliest convenience.”

Sure. Not a problem. But I’m a little bit puzzled at the histrionic approach to this whole thing. I have no qualms about removing the material from my book since you’ve asked, but sane people usually tend to send one email, presenting their request in a normal fashion, and then wait to see what happens. Then, if there’s no response within a reasonable period of time sure, maybe they start busting out the legalese and threatening to post the exchange on their website while implying that the other party’s first name is made up, even though again, they used to be internet buddies with the other person and are supposed to be so psychically talented to boot, and should therefore know what the deal is. But they don’t usually break out with the histrionic gangbusters routine right from the get-go, especially for something that’s openly been out there in a book……………..since 2006. So yes, it’s a little puzzling.

“This material, my emails to you and any subsequent emails I receive
from you, will be posted at my blog:

http://www.lipstickmystic.com/lipstick-mystic-blog/

In their entirety starting now, at 7:50pm on July 13, 2013.”

Promise?

But please, don’t flatter yourself. I’m not one to fire off three emails in a row full of self important pseudo-legalese. So there won’t be any “subsequent” emails. At this point in my life it’s not my idea of a good time conversing with drama queens who behave in a constant state of histrionic, sassy mania. And actually I’ve already blocked your email address, so, there you go.

Regards,
Carissa

lipstick mystic

7:17 PM (1 minute ago)

to Carissa
HI Carissa Conti (except you admit in the email included below that
Conti is not your real last name; so again,
I guess I’m writing to a….phantom? BOO! :)

So, this means that:

You didn’t use your real name.

And ….um….what else? Translate for me. You might think you’re
being clear, but you’re not.

I am happy to give you loads of lead time to remove my material from
your published works.

Let’s say…by October 1st, 2013? So even if you’re super busy, I hope
with a, what, 100 page
manuscript, you can complete the required revisions?

And you admit that you never used your real last name in our years of
email dialogue — which I think is great.

Not that it really matters. But false identities or pen names can not
enter into any legally
binding contract, either verbal, written, or sent via email. So, yeah,
you’re admitting that everything
between us was always false, which is GREAT! I LOVE THE TRUTH BEING EXPOSED FOR
ALL TO SEE. You must have an incredible amount of fear that, what,
your temp services won’t
hire you anymore if you use your real name online? I understand that.
It’s tough being truthful
on the web about your true experiences and identity.

Hey,whatever. To use Lyra’s fave phrase, *shrugs*. It’s all water
under the bridge.

You have until October 1st, 2013, to remove all references to my name,
Jennifer Shepherd, my
registered trademark, Lipstick Mystic, and any and all experiences or
personal notes I shared with
you from any and all of your published works, whether in PDF file
format, mobi format, other ebpub formats
(including the version of your ebook that you posted at Scribd.com and
other pdf file sharing sites).

And then we should be good. Great, in fact! :)

Thanks very much for your attention to this.

Best,
Jennifer Shepherd, aka Lipstick Mystic….again, unafraid to use her
real, full name, even the last name!

http://www.lipstickmystic.com

Update September 20, 2013:

Email sent to Carissa “Conti”:

Hi Carissa,

Just a quick follow up note to ask you how those revisions were coming.

I think you said you deleted or disallowed emails from my other email address,
so I thought I’d contact you through this one.

For the record, it’s Jennifer Shepherd (again, not afraid to use her real name!)
asking you about the requested deletions from your Chasing Phantoms material.

I will post this email, along with any email you send me, to my blog.

Don’t bother commenting at my blog; I disallow comments there; instead,
please email me directly here.

Thanks!

Jennifer Shepherd aka Lipstick Mystic (Who also knows your real name now, very helpful
to know who I’m dealing with !)

http://www.lipstickmystic.com

 

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