Although it doesn't always happen, Slott does spend far too much time on twitter RTing and responding to crazies, or even fans who are frustrated with his Superior work. Even though the vast majority of us on there are praising his work thus far, most of what he responds and RTs are negative posters, whom he continues to laugh at or even try to humiliate. Now I don't know if death threats does this to a person, but he shouldn't be surprised at why some fans feel disrespected. Same goes for Wacker. They will do what they will, and have every right to, but they really shouldn't be confused about how fans feels alienated or disrespected. Since Lars C brought him up, i'll use Snyder as an example. Plenty of crazies and haters on Twitter bashing his batman work, and more recently his Jokers new look. Not once have I seen him get into an argument with someone over twitter or go a RT spam of frustrated fans and say theyre funny. I'm sure some hate bothers him, but he at least takes the high road and just focuses on his great work.
With regard to people's behavior, I have always found it helpful to keep this in mind:
“The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning.”
Be all you can be.
And Ben Smith, though we disagree on this subject (and presumably others) I sincerely thank you for your service. It's awesome. Hope you're safe.
Honestly, I think it says more about the person lodging the complaint than it does the person being complained about.Yes, I keep saying it, and I keep getting the same question. I haven't met either Dan Slott or Stephen Wacker in person, but the way they behave interacting with fans just show (IMHO of course) arrogance and a lack of respect. The fact that we have a topic with many pages regarding that fact, and I'm not the sole person stating this should speak volumes.
For example: You admit to having a rather limited amount of interaction with them and yet you have built a firm conclusion based on that limited interaction. What does that say about your conclusion to you? To me it says you lack the proper information to make the claim you are making.
Well, we never know the whole picture about anyone, do we? I have however seen quite a lot of their behavior, so it's not like it's blind assumptions. Besides, why would I do that? What do you really think I want to accomplish by complaining? I know Wacker thinks I just make up things for the sake of complaining, but that says more about that arrogance, IMHO.
Not to suck up to Wacker (which seems like a euphemism for some horrible act of human degradation), but I think it's hilarious that Marvel has a guy who will wade into the muck and--whether he's riffing on a clever parody of a troll (like his demented question for Bendis in the Q&A) or mimicking an overly obsessed fan--respond to virtually everything thrown at him, no matter how nonsensical. How many comix guys respond to virtually anything and everything?
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