Tuesday, 8 December 2015
UK 'TROLLS': ALIVE AND KICKING (THE BUTTS OF BUTT-'EADS) - PART ONE...
Well, I said I 'd deal with it and I'm a man of my word. No
issue with his comments about comics helping kids with reading
skills, because I had a wider vocabulary than my peers due to my
consumption of them. However, when I look at 'comics' in my local
supermarket, what I mostly see are periodicals that are only called
'comics' out of convenience, rather than because they actually are.
Is a comic a comic just because it's categorized as one in a shop,
or does it have to meet a more specific standard? We'll get
into this more detail later, as he develops his theme.
Think about that for a moment. The 'main goal' of those who
'attack' the 'industry' is to 'bring it to its knees and put everyone
in it out of work for their own selfish reasons'. Have you ever read
a more ludicrous statement? And by what supernatural means does
he divine the inner motivations of other people's minds? Perhaps it's
simply nothing more than some comic readers who love them as a
medium complaining about the downward spiral they appear to
be in, and speaking out because they want things to improve?
Nah, couldn't be that, could it? They must be evil.
'Trying to put adults off buying comics' and trying to 'take
this brilliant way of developing reading skills away from children'
is another hysterical (and I don't mean funny) assertion based on
nothing more than an insane fantasy of his own invention. Did even
Dr. Fredrick Wertham at his most extreme ever declare a more
ridiculous notion (as his critics would claim) based, not on fact,
but on nothing more than a determined desire to diminish
the views of those with whom he disagrees.
This is clearly a man on a mission, who doesn't seem to care
by what means he accomplishes it. No exaggeration is too huge
for him, no distortion or invention too great. Watch and see.
Well, I can certainly see a gaping hole, 'though not in the so-
called 'theory' he ascribes to others, but in his gross misrepresen-
tation of it. I have, on the odd occasion, concluded that one or two
comic contributors, in putting a positive spin on the state of either a
specific comic or the condition of the 'industry' in general, have done
so with an eye on how such loyalty to 'the cause' might benefit their
long-term career prospects, than from a desire to present an
accurate assessment of how things actually are.
Think about it. Do you really believe some individuals are
completely unaware of how being perceived as 'biting the hand
that feeds them' might not exactly impress those who employ them?
Freelancers are at the mercy of commissioning editors, and so must
often tread a delicate path. Such is reality, my friend. However, con-
trary to what is claimed, neither I (nor anyone that I know of) has ever
claimed that absolutely every comics contributor who may have a
more positive attitude on the current state of play than I (and
others) do, holds that view because of a vested-interest.
So, again, a vast difference between the facts and the
assertion. And this is a theme that runs through the person's
entire blog post. And as for 'trolls' having 'the vested interest',
in what way exactly? Do they get financial remuneration for de-
stroying the comics 'industry', or are they in line for an O.B.E. as
a reward for all their hard work? The guy talks more pish than
Mr. Pishy of Pish Street, Pishtown, in the County of
Pishshire. Gimme strength someone.
Anyway, I'm off for a cuppa and a biccie - see you all
in part two if you're interested in truth, justice and fair play.
We'll likely have a Babe of the Day or two in between
parts 'though, 'cos there's a helluva lot to cover.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, December 08, 2015