Jon Del Arroz Permabanned from Twitter

Jon Del Arroz told Facebook readers today that Twitter has permanently suspended him for violating the platform’s rules.

JDA published a screencap of Twitter’s suspension notice which indicates the ban is permanent unless he successfully appeals it.

[Thanks to James Davis Nicoll for the story.]

90 thoughts on “Jon Del Arroz Permabanned from Twitter

  1. OGH wrote: “JDA so desperately craves attention that he’s already posted a 2-hour video online about being banned by Twitter with the comments here on screen for over half an hour.”

    Given that people are willing to pay I-don’t-know-how-much for fake vaccination cards in lieu of receiving a life-saving medicine free of charge, I am not surprised. We seem to be living in a Time of performative self-sabotage.

    I suppose he must be documenting his work for posterity.

  2. @Miles: you hang around here and on adjacent blogs enough to be able to have a decent idea of what kind of a jackass JDA is. You’re really only saying things like that in a lame attempt to rile people up here, including Paul who has had to deal with JDA’s hissy fits and temper tantrums first-hand.

  3. This is great news; it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.

    Okay, there probably are some people on Twitter who are more deserving, but there’s no question this was well-earned.

    Hopefully all of the authors and fans he repeatedly harassed, badgered, and bullied over the past 4+ years can have a little peace on Twitter now.

  4. For the record, I think I’ve seen (in discussions of Marjorie Taylor Greene, someone else on thin ice on Twitter currently) that you get 5 strikes, including previous “delete your post and you can come back” warnings and suspensions. So this is more of a last straw than a sudden zap from out of the blue.

    (Yes I’m still around!)

  5. David Gerrold wrote about this on his Facebook page today, not mentioning any names, and everyone knew who he was talking about. Now, that’s infame!

  6. Read the Gerrold post.

    I have not watched the video, I didn’t realize a threatened book burning was involved.

  7. I Am Not Starfire is a young adult graphic novel that isn’t a part of DC continuity. DC has been publishing a lot of these non-traditional and unexpected takes on familiar characters as graphic novels. They seem to be doing really well, based on how many are coming out.

    The objections to this particular book from grown-ass men who collect mainstream comics are so stupid it burns. You’re not the non-comics-reading teen-age girl DC was hoping to reach with this book. It’s not in continuity and isn’t even being sold in most comic book stores. Stop raining on somebody else’s parade. You’re not being ignored. There are 54 Batman comics hitting the stands in November that are laser-focused on the aging, perpetually adolescent man-boy who began reading comics when his parents divorced in 1979 and is unnaturally resistant to change.

  8. So what exactly is his objection to that work? I know he doesn’t like females but what’s there about these females that really got his hatred of them going?

  9. It’s a challenge to make the objections of the Comicsgate crowd coherent, but they don’t like that the book’s protagonist is goth, lesbian, and body-positive. They also don’t like that the graphic novel’s writer Mariko Tamaki, a Canadian woman of Japanese and Jewish descent, is becoming the first female lead writer of Detective Comics in its history.

    The novel creates a 17-year-old daughter of Starfire who wants to move to France and skip college to get out of the shadow of her scantily clad universe-saving bombshell mom.

    Tamaki has won Ignatz, Joe Shuster, and Doug Wright awards and is starting to get more attention for her DC work, so it looks like the primary objection is envy.

  10. I didn’t know JDA had a Youtube before reading this story…and blocked.

    @liscarey
    He didn’t actually burn the book, he just tore it up on camera apparently.

  11. @liscarey
    He didn’t actually burn the book, he just tore it up on camera apparently.

    That’s a detail, I think. He’s destroyed the book, and got a thrill out of doing so, no doubt, without making himself a neighborhood hazard. Probably couldn’t get a fire permit. He’s in California, right? He probably didn’t even try to get a permit, because he didn’t want to experience the reaction to the request.

  12. An author filming themselves burning a book is more symbolically offensive than an author tearing up a book. Maybe he recognized that the burning video might go viral and he doesn’t want to be known as the new Mildred Montag.

  13. The leading voice banned from Twitter tried and failed to burn the graphic novel. He dumped it into a steel bucket (which he previously purchased at the hardware store specifically for this purpose), doused it with Tequila and tried to set it alight with a lighter. This did not work, because graphic novels are printed on heavily coated paper which does not burn easily (which is also what likely saved Dreamhaven Books in Minneapolis), so all he has to show for his trouble is a soaked graphic novel and an empty bottle of Tequila.

    And yes, I watched that part of the video, so you don’t have to.

  14. Red Panda Fraction says He’s lack of competence at such a simple task is not surprising.

    He’s half-assed at everything he does, so why he wouldn’t he be at this? Seriously he’s the antithesis of a Heinlein hero in all aspects.

  15. Wow…the man can’t even set a fire correctly?

    That’s on-brand.

    He’s in California, right? He probably didn’t even try to get a permit, because he didn’t want to experience the reaction to the request.

    Recreational burning depends on County. In Alameda County, you don’t need a permit for recreational burning as long as the fire and all combustible materials are 25 feet away from a structure and you have a fire extinguisher you use to douse the fire completely. Source

    But, that’s Alameda. I don’t know what county JDA lives in or what kind of fine he could face for illegal burning if applicable.

  16. Cora Buhlert says I’m surprised that he did post the video, though.

    You do realise that some people are far too dumb to realise that their actions are highly embarrassing and really, really stupid as well? The average feline is, I think, more self-aware than JDA is of avoiding embarrassing him or herself.

  17. The leading voice banned from Twitter tried and failed to burn the graphic novel. He dumped it into a steel bucket (which he previously purchased at the hardware store specifically for this purpose), doused it with Tequila and tried to set it alight with a lighter. This did not work, because graphic novels are printed on heavily coated paper which does not burn easily (which is also what likely saved Dreamhaven Books in Minneapolis), so all he has to show for his trouble is a soaked graphic novel and an empty bottle of Tequila.

    Cora, that’s more cringe-worthy than Aja Romano trying to burn a t-shirt to protest LiveJournal policies. Which is saying something.

  18. @Cora
    Maybe he should have gone with a bottle of rubbing alcohol. The stuff they sell everywhere in the US is 70% ABV, or about 140 proof, if it were drinkable. It’s also much cheaper than tequila.

  19. P J Evans says Maybe he should have gone with a bottle of rubbing alcohol. The stuff they sell everywhere in the US is 70% ABV, or about 140 proof, if it were drinkable. It’s also much cheaper than tequila.

    But he’s the World’s leading Hispanic SF Author so obviously tequila is the ethnically appropriate ooze, isn’t it? (Add appropriate sarcasm in here.)

  20. Check out the preview for I AM NOT STARFIRE, it is undeniably gorgeous. I’ll be reading it for real.

  21. @ Cat Eldridge:

    A cat that tried to burn a book, and failed, would, instead of posting the video on YouTube, walk a few feet away, then demonstratively start washing itself. And during that entire sequence ooze virtual “I meant to do that!” vibes.

  22. Ingvar says to me A cat that tried to burn a book, and failed, would, instead of posting the video on YouTube, walk a few feet away, then demonstratively start washing itself. And during that entire sequence ooze virtual “I meant to do that!” vibes.

    Indeed it would. But as I said, I’ve never seen a cat that wasn’t smarter than JDA.

  23. Can’t say I’m majorly into the art style, but I’m tempted to buy the graphic novel just for the story.

  24. I think we’re missing the point. A caveman could make fire but a modern-day Grand Master of Science Fiction cannot? This is obviously performance art showing how we have lost touch with Nature.

  25. Ah JDA, the author voted most likely to have a song sung by Thurl Ravenscroft about what a terrible person he is. Except I don’t expect JDA’s heart to grow three sizes at any point.

  26. Schnookums Von Fancypants says Ah JDA, the author voted most likely to have a song sung by Thurl Ravenscroft about what a terrible person he is. Except I don’t expect JDA’s heart to grow three sizes at any point.

    First, you name belong on a fancy feline. Congrats!

    And no, his heart won’t grow three sizes as it keeps shrinking instead. Soon it’ll completely gone.

  27. In related news, JDA is BIG MAD that DragonCon is mandating that all attendees be vaccinated (or weasel out with a negative COVID test) though he is completely clueless about WorldCon (surprise much?). He thinks DC3 has no vax policy whereas in reality the opposite is true.

  28. Colin H says In related news, JDA is BIG MAD that DragonCon is mandating that all attendees be vaccinated (or weasel out with a negative COVID test) though he is completely clueless about WorldCon (surprise much?). He thinks DC3 has no vax policy whereas in reality the opposite is true.

    DragonCon is a Southern undertaking so I’m not surprised at their decision to it this way.

    JDA being JDA once again proves that cats are far more intelligent than he’ll ever be. If he’s not vaccinated, and I’m guessing that maybe he’s not, it’s no Big Deal to get that COVID-19 test. If he wants to attend and refuses to do so, well he can stay home.

  29. Cat Eldridge says

    If he wants to attend and refuses to do so, well he can stay home.

    Certainly if he wants he can stay home and read in front of the fire–oh, wait, no he can’t.

  30. Brian K. Lowe declares that Certainly if he wants he can stay home and read in front of the fire–oh, wait, no he can’t.

    Oh that was a delightfully low blow. Kudos to you, sir, for that.

    Now watching the pilot of Crime Story

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