Because I just couldn’t have it around anymore, that’s why.


8 responses to “Why?

  1. Sorry, lads — post in haste, repent at leisure, and all that. It may make a return appearance at some point.

    My apologies for losing your comment, Matthew — that was more of a “delete in haste” thing.

  2. One of these days I’m going to ask Plok why he spends his effort on these trifling targets. Just last week he set his sights on Stupidity Itself; I’ve got the Harvey Kurtzmann Vault of Horror cover where he’s posing before the beast’s mounted head, in jodphurs and pith helmet with his elephant gun. “The Man Who Bagged Stupidity!” It resembles a pink moose on mescaline and seems to know something he doesn’t.

    Then a few days later he went after the cardinality of all narrative possibilities. And finally just yesterday, he piled up a sample of every retcon, metacon, subversion and reframing of the Marvel Universe that ever threatened it would Change Everything Forever, and set fire to it.

    Now you don’t lightly criticize someone who takes his slogan from the Child Taliesin, master of all forms. It’s just that I’d like to sit him down with a wholesome cup of cocoa and the first couple of volumes of Elfquest until the pink moose stops laughing and his faith in narrative integrity comes back a bit.

    And I still greatly admire his stuff.

  3. Oooh, ElfQuest, that’s good stuff!

    It’s the only comic book my mom ever read (and I didn’t make her read it, either! She just picked it up on her own!)

  4. Huh? Wha? I was about to write and post a rave review of that, and then you pull this.

    Sir, I direct your attention here and ask that you read the section on “Compliments” with specific attention to the anecdote involving Mr. John Cleese. Sometimes you just need to grit your teeth and let people say what they will.

    In any event, your attempt at editing your own history is doomed to failure. I snarfed up a complete copy of the text before you deleted the post, so I’ll be able to reread it at will without your permission and without paying for it — just like downloading comics from Z-Cult, if you see what I mean.

  5. Sigh…

    Well, I am not coming off very well in these exchanges, am I?

    It’s a good point: if you all were gracious enough to invest your time in reading it, it’s a bit disrespectful of me to come along and try to undo it after that fact.

    Correction in progress.

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