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Lettre ouverte [23 May 2005|07:00pm]
Dear fellow members of refinement,

I bring to your attention that this community (of which I have the honor to be a moderator) has recently suffered the slings and arrows of an outrageous website, dandyism.net. After a pitiful review of lord_whimsy's book a few weeks ago (completely off topic and containing personal attacks), they've repeated their "offense" by being personal again ("Lord & Tailor" short article) and not bringing anything to the table again.

I don't know exactly what they want to say about our fellow aubreyweirdsley in the following article ("A Picture of Doran in Gray"), but it doesn't seem fair to repost an old article (obviously) without warning the concerned person. That article had already been posted in refinement some time ago, anyway.

Those people lack manners, and in that they're not dandies; clothes are not everything - they can't hide a lack of culture and civility... not to mention perspicacity (they totally missed the permanent humor in Lord Whimsy's essays).

Lastly, dear readers, you'll be glad to hear that they call us all "20-year-old recovering goths." They'd do anything for a bon mot. A dandy, not.
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