The brouhaha has died down a bit now - in part because folks are seeing the upswing I promised, and in part because folks are distracted by the upcoming crossover. With the rage-storm behind us, I want to give a collective thanks to the folks who voiced their support, those who helped correct false notions, and those who brought their concerns forward in a calm and thoughtful manner. I know not everyone was 100% satisfied with the answers I gave, but part of that is professional discretion (and restriction), and part of it is time. I've said it before and I'll say it again: "Yooooou'll see."
One thing I'd like to bring up, though, is the... fervent degree some folks are marshaling to my side. I don't want to sound ungrateful, because a random comment from a pleased fan brightens my day. But I'm also seeing a lot of of dismissive or overly confrontational words of support in my favor, and that doesn't really help me or anybody else.
I'm flattered some of you guys think I qualify as a "genius," and even more so that I can be an inspiration. And while I don't want to invalidate your praise, keep in mind that I'm not everyone's cup of tea, nor am I infallible. I've made my mistakes and I have my shortcomings as much as anyone else. And just because someone doesn't like the current direction of the books, that doesn't mean they're not a "true fan." It just means they have a different preference. They've got just as much right to enjoy the books (or not) and the franchise on a whole as the rest of us.
So while I certainly appreciate folks readily coming to my defense, can I ask y'all to be classy about it? Don't just dismiss someone's argument with a hand-wave. If they have a point, discuss it. Debate it. Have a counterpoint other than "don't be hatin' on Flynn." And if that person just won't budge (like how I'm anti-Amy/Sally/Archie/Sega - I've heard it all) then be the bigger person and walk away. Spend more time enjoying my works than defending them. It's more fun for y'all, I promise.
Speaking of those works, they currently are:
Sonic the Hedgehog
New Crusaders (www.redcirclecomics.com)
And because it's been a while, some general notes:
- I'm crazy-busy, now more than ever, and I can't keep up with Notes and comments on DA. If you really need to get in touch with me, please do so through the forum on my website (www.bumbleking.com)
- I cannot and WILL NOT look at fan-ideas. It protects y'all from me accidentally reusing an idea down the road, and it protects me from accusations of stealing ideas from others. Sorry!
- If you leave an incredibly obscene or offensive comment, I will hide it. I won't delete it, your comment will remain, but no one else with be forced to endure it.
- Uploading scans of the comics on DA, YouTube or wherever is illegal. Please report them to the proper admins.