Here is a quote from a forum thread that I did not start, but was taking an active role in. The thread was started by someone expressing anger about the Dark Reign checklist. This post had to do with piracy and how big media industries have to deal with changes in technology and how people consume entertainment. It was very interesting and thought provoking until this section in the middle:
“Indie guys. F*&# you. I hope you all die, because there’s no excuse for you guys not to be further along than you are. You don’t have years of licensing and continuity to bring you down. No giant overarching editors to keep you from pursuing new interests. $4 for a black and white book? Seriously? What are you smoking? Who the hell is going for that? Why aren’t you online? Why can’t you pay some pimply teenager $100 to make you a stupid iphone/android/winmo/palm app for your comic that gets it out to more people while the iron is hot and getting hotter? You guys have the freedom to do whatever you want. It’s not like you’re making money anyway. And don’t get happy about marvel and dc going down, cause with them goes your whole industry and all that’ll be left will be stupid Acme Novelty Library books (good books) that no one wants to read.
Think your beloved True Story Swear To God and perhapanauts go anywhere without spider-man? Really? Who’s going to buy them? Where are they going to buy them? I’d like to know? I really would. Think your local LCS exists without Superman to bring people in? Have fun in your fantasy world. Hope the kool-aid tastes great there. Not going to happen. How many people listen to lil wayne? how many have even heard of wale? or better example for y’all is like Nickleback and cloud cult. seriously. Comics are so small and insular we feel that indies are much bigger than they really are. But they’re a moderately decent chunk of a disgusting small margine.”
Since I was taking part in the conversation, my podcast defending the price increase was mentioned, I talked about my high regard from True Story Swear To God and The Perhapanauts in that episode, as well as mentioning that I don’t read Spider-Man or Superman anymore, is it safe to assume that if I take this personally I’m not overreacting?
Whether you agree with my opinions or not, you have to agree I have never said “DC/Marvel fans, F*&# you!”