So Scans Daily got shitcanned.
I missed the whole thing 'cause I signed off my lj friends page less than an hour before it happened. (I later read that it happened about 1 am on Saturday morning, my time.) and I never went on LJ on Saturday 'cause well..it's Eurovision National Final season and a Saturday night in said season is chock full of national final and semi final webcasts and ESC fansite threads full of hilarity and gossip and omg what is she wearing etc (I was following the Swedish and Latvian webcasts and later the Portuguese one and monitoring the fan reaction on three different ESC fansites!.... so that didn't leave a whole lot of time for LJ.!)
So I didn't find out about SD until Sunday night. And I'm afraid to say, I didn't even notice its absence from my friends page until I saw it mentioned on the Newsarama feed. (I have a lot of other comics blogs friended and I wasn't paying that much attention) And then me and A. were spending most of Monday and Tuesday morning on his new boat so I couldn't catch up much. (and we had to go to bed early on Sunday night so we could do all this and since I'd just found out about S_D it was frustrating to say the least!)
I was a bit confused at first because I hadn't read the entire thread that caused all the wank that seemingly lead to this. I did read the first part of the thread at the time before all the wank erupted when thin skinned butthurt boy Peter David showed up. See, I generally just read SD threads once and rarely returned to them. I wish I had gone back to this one! (I finally got to read screencaps of it after a few days of following links, now it all becomes clear!)
I remember thinking at the time that Kali's post (the now infamous fuck you peter david post) was rather over the top. It made me shake my head a bit because it was all too reminiscent of a slight argument I had had on SD when some Cassandra Cain fangirls poured venomous abuse on a fanartist because he or she had drawn lots of Bat-characters and left Cassandra out. And they were scathing because the artist had disrespected "Cass". (when they refer to a fictional character by a cutesy pet name as if they were a real person who they had a real relationship with you know they are fanatics who take it way too seriously. I noted that Kali constantly referred to Theresa Cassidy as 'Terry.' QED.)
And I got quite cross at this entitled fanbrat shit and pointed out that the fanartist was under no obligation to draw their pet character if they didn't want to and I said that I was fairly indifferent to the character myself to rather say "hello it's not a crime if someone doesn't like the same character you do and it doesn't make them scum". And I rather fear that this got me labelled as another Evil Enemy In The Great Anti Cass Conspiracy because I saw what I feared was a snarky reference to 'Cass haters' a couple of weeks later and I was like oh shit is that a dig at me. (and I think they totally missed the point I was making -that it wasn't an attack on the Cassandra Caine character it was an attack on their Fanbrat Entitlement all too reminiscent of the lack of perspective of comic fans in general that I see time and time again on comics forums.
And Kali's post I saw in very much the same light. She took the percieved insult to "Terry" rather too personally and seriously. I felt at the time that she very much lacked a sense of perspective here. Mind the reaction of PAD and his wife was even more crass. And, due to my happy funtime personality disorder that I'm cursed with I'm pretty thin skinned myself. (which is why I don't post much in public anymore)
I find it rather pitiful that PAD and his wife are now crying victim when they trolled SD and got it closed down. Hypocrites. (Yeah she said on her blog that they didn't but that's just semantics, he did it indirectly but he still set it in motion and I think he knew just what he was doing). And she made a public post on the subject and then her sister chased people off with this is her personal journal fuck off la la la. )(then why did she make a public post on it? Jeez.) Maybe she should have thought about that when she did her butthurt whining on SD (oh noes they said something MEAN about my husband! FFS)
Then again I think Kali and the other hyperbole slingers have been a bit naive. The journal entries were public. Of course the creators being attacked could potentially read them! Why so surprised? If SD had friends locked most of its entries it would still be here. The successor community on Insane Journal is still posting open entries- they haven't learned the obvious lesson! Friends lock is your friend! Ack.
For what it's worth I don't think Kali is a bad person. She made a mistake and it seems she realises that now. I get that we as comic fans get passionate about our favourite characters. I do too. But sometimes I think we should get some perspective and dial it down a few notches. It's comics, not life and death. That goes for PAD and his wife too.
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