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Friday, 25 July 2014
WINNERS, LOSERS & LIARS - OR: FACTS, FABLES & FIBS...
Once again, I unfortunately mind myself placed in the position of having to address a certain controversial matter that I imagine most of you won't have much interest in - might even be bored by, in fact. I've dealt with the subject before, but the individual concerned seems determined to pick at the scab by constantly adding, subtracting and altering the details of his provocative and misleading remarks in a malicious attempt to malign my name and impugn my good character. Such an attack cannot go unanswered, but if you prefer to skip such posts, I completely understand.
I guess his hits must be down. Why else would he be trying to stir things up again by posting such a blatant lie on his Blog? What am I talking about? You remember me telling you about a comics forum I'd joined a good while back and then resigned from on account of a handful of people who resented my membership doing their best to create controversy around me?
I grew weary of certain members being allowed to say anything they liked either to or about me without the moderators calling them to account, so I resigned from the forum. My resignation, as far as I'm aware, is still there for everyone to see. After I'd resigned, one particular moderator somewhat impotently banned me for - are you ready for this? - leaving the forum. Yup, that was my 'crime' - I'd left the forum. The site owner subsequently invited me to rejoin, but I declined because I couldn't be bothered having to deal with the handful of @rseholes who clearly regarded the site as their own personal playground and didn't want to share it with me. No big loss.
Got that? So what do you call someone who completely ignores the facts of the case (even 'though he's aware of them) and continues to claim that I was banned from this forum because of my 'behaviour'? I'll tell you - a big fat feckin' liar, that's what! This is a guy who has taken frequent pops at me in the comments section of his Blog (without explicitly naming me, but making it obvious to whom he was referring), prompting me to respond on my Blog in humorous, mocking fashion of his childish, obsessional behaviour. When these responses to his provocation had eventually served their purpose, in the fullness of time I removed some of them because they were no longer topical. Once, in a fit of onesided generosity, I removed a few of them to give the guy a break and wipe the slate clean.
But guess what? He's now claiming that I removed them in order to 'play down' my 'aggression', thereby suggesting that he has some kind of 'special insight' into my motives. Let me tell you about aggression: This is the guy who once issued a thinly-veiled 'come and have a go if you think you're hard enough' challenge to me on someone else's blog, and has been accused of being a bit of a bully on the very forum he claims I was banned from. He has been banned from at least two Blogs that I know of, the owner of one of them being informed that, a warning would be issued to this person by his Internet Service Provider for his behaviour. (Whether it was or not I have no way of knowing, but I hardly expect him to publicly admit to it. After all, he is a liar, remember.)
And now, as far as I can see, he's at it again in his best sly, sleekit, sh*t-stirring fashion. I've not long been alerted to the fact that he's currently claiming to be the victim of 'trolling'. (That usually means that someone has ventured to offer an opinion contrary to his own.) I've previously mentioned here that I find such designations childish and immature, and the first resort of the emotionally insecure who can't handle any kind of dissent to their own rigidly-held opinions. Well, guess what? In two seemingly casual, throwaway sentences - "If you don't like the phrase, stop doing it. It's cowardly and it's childish and it's not welcome here" - he appears to be pointing the finger in my direction - without actually naming anyone of course, and thus allowing him to deny having anyone in particular in mind.
He's done this before on quite a few occasions - it seems to be a pattern of his. He makes remarks that readily apply to a specific circumstance or person, but does so in such a way that allows him to deny it when challenged. Then he levels accusations of paranoia at whoever's calling him to account, hiding behind the fact that no names were mentioned, even 'though it's fairly obvious just who or what his comments or accusations were levelled at. He's fooling no one of course, apart from himself and a few sycophants, but it allows him to evade accountability for his outrageous statements.
What he perhaps doesn't realise is that I restored most of my previous posts about him quite some time back (in response to his continued attacks on me on various Blogs, forums and Twitter sites), long before he'd mentioned I'd deleted them. Any that I didn't restore was simply down to me not keeping them on account of them being no longer topical, not because I was trying to conceal them for any reason. In his typically obsessed way, he claims to have archived these posts, so, if he'd be kind enough to supply me with copies of any he can't find on my Blog, I'd be more than happy to re-post them.
To be completely honest with you, I find it utterly disgraceful that a 'full-time professional comics contributor' should indulge in such outrageously provocative and disingenuous behaviour, but he obviously has problems of some kind. In the meantime, kindly remember - I've given you nothing but cold, hard facts - whereas he continues to deal in lies, distortions and insinuations.
Hardly the behaviour of someone you can trust, I'd say.
UPDATE: In light of ridiculous claims on the man's blog, note that all I've done is report the fact that he's revised the lies about me on his site, and pointed out that he seems to be alluding to me in his post about abusive emails - yet this he constitutes as an attack on him. He seems to miss the point that if he didn't post lies about me and attribute motives to me of his own invention, there'd be no need for me to comment on it. For example, he's still claiming on his blog that I was banned from a forum because of my behaviour, which is a complete distortion of the facts. To deliberately distort the truth is to lie, in my book. Yet he denies it without ever addressing the evidence for it. The truth is out there!
Posted by Kid at Friday, July 25, 2014