I see a certain person has revised his 'small print' comment
about me on his blog. I've already dealt with this in a previous post
but as he's seen fit to tweak his devious drivel, let's take a look at it
and examine it piece by piece, okay? What follows are my original
comments, revised and edited in order to address his amended
claims. Here's the first part:
"All comments sent to this blog are very welcome.
However, one argumentative person posted increasingly
belligerent and abusive comments several years ago so I
eventually banned him from commenting here again. Re-
sentful of that, he then began posting various lies, dis-
tortions and exaggerations about me on his own
blog and elsewhere."
Although I'm not mentioned by name, it's me who's being
alluded to here so let's get down to it. First of all, I don't believe
I've ever posted "belligerent or abusive" comments on the man's
sites, ascribing to me various negative attributes and motivations
of his own invention, and generally making spiteful remarks
about me and maliciously impugning my character.
blog. Really? By what method of supernatural divination does
he arrive at that conclusion? None at all! Rather, he plucks it from
the ether of his imagination, just like all the other unflattering char-
acteristics of bitterness, envy, hate, frustration, pettiness, spite,
etc., that he claims I am heir to.
The truth of the matter is that it concerns me not a jot being
even one second fretting over it. Of course, that doesn't stop him
from cavalierly claiming that, essentially, my heart is "the seat
of wasting sorrow" at not being allowed access to his own
personal playground. He continues:
"I have never met this person. His aggressive behav-
iour is down to petty spite, - but he has the linguistic
skills to twist things around to portray his perceived enem-
ies as the aggressors and himself as the victim. He blatantly
projects his failings onto others, such as falsely claiming I
was banned from a forum that I have been regularly con-
tributing to for years! More recently he's even posted a
version of these notes on his own blog, accusing me
of his own character flaws."
Aggressive behaviour? A bit rich, considering that he's
been blocked from at least two blogs that I know of and, I'm
told, in one instance his ISP was advised about his behaviour to-
wards another Blogger who was informed that the offending party
would be contacted and warned. My detractor says he wasn't and
I can't prove otherwise, but that's what the other person was told
was going to happen. Whether it did or not, the important thing
to bear in mind is that he was indulging in conduct that was
regarded as being at least deserving of reproof.
As for his assertion that I've falsely claimed he was banned
from a forum (albeit temporarily), this was implied (in passing
and with no ill-will) in an email from the forum owner, who has
since clarified his phraseology which indicated such a ban. He'd used
the words "drove him from the forum" (he apparently stormed off in
a huff) while specifically referring to this individual in the context of
banning members, so I am happy to state that my perception, while
understandable, was inadvertently erroneous. (Unlike his claims,
which are intentionally so.) One thing's still certain 'though -
he's regarded by some forum members as a bit of a bully.
He accuses me of petty spite. With what arrogant ease he
to his bullying ways. In actual fact, my ire at his untruths and my
exposure of them springs from righteous indignation at his
offensive effrontery. What's next?
"He has been blocked from several blogs and at least
one forum for similar behaviour against other people. If
you come across his lies about me please treat it as the
childish deceitful grudge it truly is, or notify me pri-
vately so I can gather more evidence. Thank you."
I have never been banned from other blogs or forums for
"similar nasty and aggressive behaviour". See how the lies and
having a different opinion to theirs. (For example, when I disagreed with
the proposition that SUPERMAN should be turned gay or bisexual so
that certain minority groups could feel more accepted by society.)
There are a lot of insecure souls out there in Blogger-land, let
me tell you - although you probably know that already.
One of the occasions he refers to is when I supplied scans
had posted only 24 of the 28 pages, claiming they were the complete
issue. My detractor then pops up and describes my attempt to be help-
ful as "hassle". Both persons were known to each other, being members
of a comics forum where, as I said, my detractor has a reputation for being
a bully. When I responded that he should reserve his bullying behaviour
for there, the blog owner, in a show of solidarity with his forum chum,
banned me for it. The second individual has since revealed himself as
a bit of a nutter by bombarding me with abusive comments in res-
ponse to certain posts. (Long-term regular visitors will be
all too aware of them.)
The forum I mention is the very same one I eventually joined,
from it of my own volition in the face of open hostility from those who
resented my presence on it (due to my frank and forthright criticisms and
observations on my blog about various aspects of modern-day comics)
tation with the site owner, banned me for leaving (I kid you not) in
a rather pointless, knee-jerk reaction. However, the site owner didn't
have a problem with me, said he'd miss my contribution to the comics-
related discussions and invited me to rejoin. Hardly the picture that my
detractor seeks to paint, is it? These are the facts. Note that they are
not in accord with the distorted picture he seeks to paint in his mal-
icious misrepresentations of the truth. And he's still peddling his
version of events despite the actual facts of the case.
me. I can only suppose that he believes if he does it often enough,
more people will eventually believe what he says to be true. Yet,
despite all his duplicity, he calls me "deceitful". Strewth!
Anyway, I've given you the facts - what you do with them is
entirely up to you. However, if you compare the facts to his claims,
you will see the extent of his outrageous distortions and misrepresen-
tations and recognise them for what they truly are - utter pish-tosh!
Yet, despite this, he still insists on peddling his twaddle - and
gathering his 'evidence'. (Pathetic posturing at its finest.)
He's too late. The facts declare him guilty!
He's amended his 'small print' comment yet again (that's at
least five times in just over 24 hours I'm told), deleting some of his
more absurd accusations upon seeing this post. His usual behaviour -
pressing people's buttons then doing a runner. Further proof (not
that any was required) of his deviousness and deceit.