The first paragraph of this week’s letter seems, once again, to refer to an attempt to help market glamourpuss, back in 2008. The rest seems relatively self-explanatory. The last paragraph seems to have been one of the few times when Dave conceded to my love of baseball by using the metaphor.
8 August, 2008
I’ve mailed a copy to SCENE with a cover note saying it is being send in support of Dominick’s review. You might get him to email them mid-week next week when, presumably, the copy will have arrived.
I’m really wondering if the people of Cerebus Yahoo-dom are actually that sensitive of if it’s more theatrical histrionics because of the weird structure. As Rick wrote in his last column, it’s more than a little weird that the person who most often agrees with me and is the most closely aligned with my own views is universally considered a troll at a website ostensibly dedicated to my work. Since I’m the bad guy, I can’t be the victim so there’s this knee-jerk reflex to hurl themselves to the floor and writhe around at the slightest provocation: “See? I’m the victim here -- that’s why I’m on the floor writhing around.” You don’t have to be too distanced from the situation to find that more than a little funny.
Oh, I know YOU knew what I meant about the “friend” thing. I was more just reading into the record again. You can never repeat the obvious too many times for folks like this because they’re very adept at just leaving a little time and distance whereupon whatever was was never actually said. If they’re like this now, you can just imagine what their heirs will be like in 2050 or 2080. Their eyes would not only glaze over, but as soon as you said “misogynist” it would hit their inner brain “reboot” button and delete everything you said before and after. “Controversial” has the same effect. “Controversial Dave Sim” = Auto Reboot. I’m sorry, what were you saying again?
Starting issue 5 on Monday. Either the ball is headed for the gap and I can score a couple of runs and keep going or it’s an easy catch just short of the warning track and issue 4 constitutes running the bases because, well, that’s what a pro ball player is expected to do.