For those of you who noticed that my primary protagonist, Victor Mark Silverstein, took it upon himself yesterday to invade my own personal blog page with his own snide comments about me and his own self-serving diatribe, I ask that you ignore him. Not only does he not have my permission to use this blog, but I find it reprehensible that a fictional character like himself would have the gall to do so. Paul Mark Tag
Archive for June, 2008
Okay, I’ve had it! I’ve been sitting around here—very patiently I might add—watching my favorite local author, Paul Mark Tag, make a fool of himself in this blog. This guy knows nothing about blogging. If you look at the topics below, you can see that he’s using this medium on his website as his own personal diary. As if anyone on God’s earth is interested in what’s happening in his life. Pathetic!
Let me introduce myself. I am Dr. Victor Mark Silverstein. I am the principal protagonist in Tag’s first novel, Category 5. I’m sure you are saying to yourself right now: What? A character from a book writing a blog. Is that even possible?
Well, let me tell you something. In my mind, I’m every bit as real as you think you are. So, just get down off that high horse of yours and accept the fact that I’m here. And I’m not going away.
Many of you remember my escapades with Linda Kipling, my colleague, in 2007 when I practically single-handedly saved the east coast of the
You may sense from my words that I’m not bashful about spouting my own virtues. Why should I be? I’m smart. All of you who’ve read Tag’s first thriller, Category 5, know that I have a high IQ—in the range of 165, I’m told. My colleagues at the Naval Research Laboratory here in Monterey, California, know I’m brilliant; my principal colleague, Dr. Linda Kipling, knows that few in the world hold a candle to me; and everyone within the scientific community knows that I’m the Navy’s preeminent scientist. Even the esteemed author, Paul Mark Tag, knows I’m the cats meow. (On a personal note, I must confide to you that Tag himself is a mental lightweight. On a good day, his IQ breaks 100. I’m telling you this so that you don’t take him any too seriously. I speak from experience.)
In any event, I’m using this initial blog to introduce myself. In the coming weeks and months, I’ll be telling you about my escapades and giving you mind-wielding commentary as I see fit. Until then, I am your loyal protagonist, Dr. Victor Mark Silverstein.