With a tip of the hat the great John Scalzi (whose hate-mail sporkings I shall never equal), I offer you the following, left on a recent post but clearly in response to this rant about Borderlands 2 (and without having read my other post on the same game):
[ip address redacted]
First of all i think you are an inconsiderate asshole, you don’t know what people do or try all in the effort to learn. A thousand bucks says you have run over people that thought they were doing real fine…up until they realized you were ignoring them, way to go Cow! If there,s a next life for us i hope you get it really bad! not everyone gets to be PERFECT like you in our present situation. And i no ive made gramma errors and don’t give a shit………As far as your commentary on BL2, i thought it was right on the money, but then noticed the Gestapo-ish rules and regs at the bottom and It pretty well ruined a good artical
This is a fairly representative sample of the overwhelming response I’ve gotten to that post (and the reason I posted those just-like-people-who-rounded-folks-up-and-murdered-them rules. It’s also part of why I automatically close comments on posts older than two weeks — not that this deterred this charming fellow!). How dare I tell people what I expect from commenters on my blog! For shame.
For whatever reason, it piqued my interest enough to do two things: find and update my commenting policy and start linking it at the bottom of every post, and post a public response.
Hi, David! How is Williams Lake, BC this time of year? Also, you know blogs record your IP address, right?
First of all i think you are an inconsiderate asshole, you don’t know what people do or try all in the effort to learn.
I’m a little confused to hear you feel all creators should be free from criticism — doesn’t that mean you’re an inconsiderate asshole for writing this post about me? You don’t know what I’ve done or tried “all in the effort to learn” either! Ohhh but your post makes you a creator — you’ll be crushed to see my criticism of your post here, I’m sure! Hopefully you’ll buck up under the strain and come through okay.
A thousand bucks says you have run over people that thought they were doing real fine…up until they realized you were ignoring them,
Wow! I’m flattered you think my attention is so valuable. Hopefully me paying attention to you so publicly will help dull the sting of my displeasure. Further, I’m not sure how writing two very long blog posts and playing a game through a good (counting in my head) half-dozen times, plus buying all the DLC counts as “ignoring”…
way to go Cow!
Oh, come on. I’m sure the life of a truck driver in British Columbia (oh yes, the risks of using your real email when leaving nasty comments are real, folks!) gives you enough time to think of far more creative misogynistic comments than “Cow”. I’m very disappointed in you, David.
If there,s a next life for us i hope you get it really bad! not everyone gets to be PERFECT like you in our present situation.
Why, thank you! You’re so kind. I’m far from perfect, but it’s sweet of you to think I am… if a bit inconsistent given the rest of your post.
And i no ive made gramma errors and don’t give a shit………
Oh, you’re far beyond “gramma” errors, my friend. My grandmother never made errors like this, at least not until she started showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s. We’ve got bad grammar, misspellings, mispunctuation, and all sorts of shenanigans in your post. I’m very disappointed in you, David.
As far as your commentary on BL2, i thought it was right on the money,
Why, thank you! How kind.
but then noticed the Gestapo-ish rules and regs at the bottom and It pretty well ruined a good artical
Wait, so my rules pointing out that that, basically, people leaving hastily and angrily written screeds in my comment section (my comment section, mind you, where I have zero obligation to publish anything at all, let alone things that insult me) would not be published are why you found my most recent post and left this pile of drivel in its comment section?
Son, if your skin is really this thin, you better stay off the internet. You can get your own blog for free in any one of a kajillion locations, you don’t need my personal blog’s comment section as a soapbox.
In short: your comment is bad and you should feel bad. Not only is it rude and insulting, it’s not even creatively rude and insulting. Tsk.
Grade: D- (I’d go lower, but it’s actually more comprehensible and less threatening than some others I’ve received over the years.)