December 31, 2006

We get criticism...

Sometimes I'm asked if anyone has reacted negatively to my comics or website. Here's a verbatim message I received Feb. 22, 2002. I think it speaks for itself.I was at your website and I think that your comic book sucks.

I read the FAQ and you guys stated that the peace party characters could take on the Hulk or Superman. That's wrong. Any Marvel character could easily destroy your peace party. DC characters suck too, but they could also annihilate the peace party. I just wanted to let you guys know how corny peace party is. And on your "Fans" page, their were no real comic book authorities saying good things about your book. They were all old people who were probably parents striving for a wholesome, all-american family life. Your book sucks and so do you. Burn in hell.

14 comments:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
As an old but former comic collector himself, writerfella can state that comics fans are rather unforgiving when it comes to their favorite subject. writerfella has umpteen comics-aficionado friends and has engaged with them in repartee and ripostes many times on the subject. Sometimes he wins, sometimes he loses. They do happen to be the most opinionated people on this earth that writerfella knows, even moreso than other people who know nothing else but religion and/or politics. Really thinking about it, you got off light!
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Not a Sioux said...

According to that guy, what the Peace Party characters really need are exposure to gamma bombs, mutant genes, Stark Industries-designed robo suits, and membership cards in an authorized Avengers group.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Oooh, you watch EUREKA, just like writerfella! Mind if I steal that idea and try it on that series?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Anonymous said...

Spoken like a true pasty faced virgin who still lives in his parents basement.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Sorry about your case, but writerfella's dad died in 1991, and his mom died in 1992. Thus it is that he now owns TheBatesMotel outright, as it is now known nationwide. And since it is a ranch-style Oklahoma dwelling, it has no basement! Since writerfella is Kiowa-Wichita, the only pasty-face around here on a regular basis is the postman. Plus, writerfella has not been a virgin since 1957. So, you lose big-time! If you do not wish ideas to be borrowed or stolen, don't put them into the public domain online. Just a suggestion, of course...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Not a Sioux said...

This writer has not before heard of "Eureka", but must assume it is some sort of TV show. I'd better go google it.

Remember, the pasty postman never rings twice.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
In actual point of fact, it is the FedEx man who now rings twice. writerfella had won an expensive pool cue in Marlboro's Summer Sweepstakes but it never arrived as had been advised by Marlboro in an e-mail. writerfella reported this fact and, lo and behold, on Friday, a nicely slim and handsome FedEx man delivered the errant pool cue. writerfella signed the electronic document register, then asked the FedEx man if he would like to come in for a beer. He did and he stayed here four hours while we REALLY got to know one another in that time. If anyone here has anything to send to writerfella, PLEASE send it FedEx! Please?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Carole said...

Sounds like somebody I used to write for...

Anonymous said...

Uh, guys I was talking about the comic book geek who wrote Rob the hate letter!! Not writer fella. yeesh.

Not a Sioux said...

writerfella: I think what you just described with the fedex guy was left out of the DVD of "Castaway" that I own.

Anonymous said...

You know Rob, that hate letter was sooo funny. Here's an idea, once a month you should post all the unusual, absurd and laughable fan mail you recieve. Starting from the very beginning and up until present day.

Not a Sioux said...

We can pick apart his points on an individual basis: "the peace party characters could take on the Hulk or Superman. That's wrong"

I would count the Peace Party powers as being in the "magic" classification. Even the most rank "DC Sucks" brand of "Marvel fanboy" should realize that magic is one of Superman's vulnerabilities.

I'll leave the Hulk one to Rob.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Ah, but of course you are speaking of Superman's arch nemesis, Mr. Mxyzptlk (Miks-ye-pit'l-ik), who comes to Earth periodically from the 5th dimensional plane. BUT -- Mxyzptlk's powers do not derive from magic but rather derive from the super-advanced technology of his 5th dimensional race. As Arthur C. Clarke has said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So, while what the imp causes to happen may be magical, it is NOT magic.
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

Actually, what I wrote in my FAQ was, "At the height of their powers, our dynamic duo could defeat anyone this side of Superman or the Hulk." For those who have problems with English, like the original correspondent, that means Peace Party could defeat other heroes but not Superman or the Hulk.

Okay, I'll post the occasional fan mail if I find it interesting or appropriate.