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Tuesday - January 18, 2005
I think that rant has been up long enough, and i think it go back into the archives where it belongs. You can go back a comic if you want to read it :)
Thank you very much for all your supportive emails, i very much appreciate how understanding most people are about all of this. It can be discussed because things ARE cool and it's more history than anything. I am, unfortunately, saddened by what i hear has been a lot of flack that Scott Kurtz over at PVP received as a result -- most recently by Dom himself right here on the MT site. While i make no apologies for Dom (Dom is also an outspoken kinda guy who says what he feels, and i support that) i do feel that his angry retort was the kind of thing i don't really want to see on the Megatokyo ite. My apologies to Dom for having to edit his rant, and my apologies to Scott for having it said here.
The trouble with any kind of internet drama is that things always get blown out of proportion. Scott had every right to say what he said -- hey, that's the way Scott is, he gets himself into trouble with the regularity that i whine about things :) Even if it was meant as a joke, it hurt (jokes often can, you know), so in the same way he had every right to say it, i had every right to respond.
I didn't want to toss back vitriolic barbs because, honestly, i have no beef with Scott. My response had more to do with wanting to try to set facts straight in a honest manner, and maybe even maybe give people some more insight into Megatokyo itself in the process. In fact, it gave Rod and I a chance to talk on the phone, and wish him and Ruby congrats on the new baby (be sure to visit his site and give them your best wishes too). What made Scott's comments funny and a joke as he may have intended has to do with how how often these things are said about me. That can make it funny to some people, but it should be pretty clear why i was hurt by it. That's why i wanted to target the facts themselves, not sink into battle mode with another webcomic. I have enough trouble getting comics done without all this.
My response was more directed at clearing the air and any concerns about me and rod than causing any ruckus between PVP and MT. Scott's a good guy, don't be so hard on him. He runs an excellent webcomic :) There is nothing to see here, move along. In fact, i don't know why Dom is bringing up some stuff about some sparks that may have been tossed between Matt and I ages ago. Jesus, that's water under the bridge. It was such a non-issue that it hardly even surfaced anywhere and was more of a misunderstanding than anything. You'd think that anyone familiar with the webcomic 'community' would know that there is no shortage of drama. The drama that i'm involved with is a negligible percentage. Sheesh.
These things are like zombies -- they are dead but exist by feeding on the living. Can we stop them from eating my brain now? Thanks.
And next time i see scott, I'm gonna make him wear some kitty ears. :P