Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Jul 2012, 10:36am

I checked on that Byrne thread again and, make of it what you will, but after the one guy asked for mutual respect from all participants (following Byrne accusing him of being disingenuous), Byrne has disengaged entirely. Which is unusual in its own way, from what I've seen. Most of the posters there are sycophants who either parrot the party line or immediately apologize when he disagrees with them. But having someone stand up, remain polite, make clear points, and ask for similar respect is rare. And it seems to have sent Johnny scurrying.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Silent Majority » 30 Jul 2012, 1:59pm

Interesting read, as it happens. I don't like the dynamic on that board at all, from the very little I've read.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Jul 2012, 2:09pm

Silent Majority wrote:Interesting read, as it happens. I don't like the dynamic on that board at all, from the very little I've read.
I check in once a week or so to see what's pissing off Byrne. He's pretty faithful about answering questions and provides some decent insight about the comics biz, but he's a miserable dick to anyone who disagrees with him, so it ends up being dominated by embarrassing ass kissing.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Flex » 30 Jul 2012, 2:11pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:I check in once a week or so to see what's pissing off Byrne. He's pretty faithful about answering questions and provides some decent insight about the comics biz, but he's a miserable dick to anyone who disagrees with him, so it ends up being dominated by embarrassing ass kissing.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Wolter » 30 Jul 2012, 2:13pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I check in once a week or so to see what's pissing off Byrne. He's pretty faithful about answering questions and provides some decent insight about the comics biz, but he's a miserable dick to anyone who disagrees with him, so it ends up being dominated by embarrassing ass kissing.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Silent Majority » 30 Jul 2012, 2:14pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I check in once a week or so to see what's pissing off Byrne. He's pretty faithful about answering questions and provides some decent insight about the comics biz, but he's a miserable dick to anyone who disagrees with him, so it ends up being dominated by embarrassing ass kissing.
Easy access to creators you like always seems great until you actually get easy access to creators you like. Oh, the internet.
It's a good argument for keeping a wall between yourself and your public. I definitely hold celebrities I can follow on Twitter in less esteem than those who I don't read complaining about their laundry.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Jul 2012, 2:16pm

Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I check in once a week or so to see what's pissing off Byrne. He's pretty faithful about answering questions and provides some decent insight about the comics biz, but he's a miserable dick to anyone who disagrees with him, so it ends up being dominated by embarrassing ass kissing.
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Cf. White, Gregory "Vince"
The flaw in your example is that nobody ever actually liked Vince.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Wolter » 30 Jul 2012, 2:18pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I check in once a week or so to see what's pissing off Byrne. He's pretty faithful about answering questions and provides some decent insight about the comics biz, but he's a miserable dick to anyone who disagrees with him, so it ends up being dominated by embarrassing ass kissing.
Easy access to creators you like always seems great until you actually get easy access to creators you like. Oh, the internet.
Cf. White, Gregory "Vince"
The flaw in your example is that nobody ever actually liked Vince.
Well, I felt bad for the way he was treated once.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Flex » 30 Jul 2012, 2:20pm

Wolter wrote:Well, I felt bad for the way he was treated once.
Feeling pity for someone is about the closest I can get to liking anyone in this day and age. :shifty:
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Jul 2012, 2:21pm

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:Well, I felt bad for the way he was treated once.
Feeling pity for someone is about the closest I can get to liking anyone in this day and age. :shifty:
Wait—I may have a lot of friends after all.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Alyssa » 30 Jul 2012, 3:42pm

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:Image
Source:
That's a Married To the Sea cartoon. They have/had it as a t-shirt and I would have bought one, but they only have it in canary yellow. :yuck:
You'll wear a CTC shirt but not yellow?
I wear my canary yellow 'Shakespeare got to get paid, son' shirt with pride :approve:

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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Jul 2012, 3:44pm

Alyssa wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:Image
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That's a Married To the Sea cartoon. They have/had it as a t-shirt and I would have bought one, but they only have it in canary yellow. :yuck:
You'll wear a CTC shirt but not yellow?
I wear my canary yellow 'Shakespeare got to get paid, son' shirt with pride :approve:
You can pull off wearing a purely yellow shirt? Inconceivable!
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Alyssa » 30 Jul 2012, 3:46pm

Also, my recent trip to the Globe to see Henry V was one of those unexpectedly amazing travel experiences...it tied in very nicely with the FANTASTIC Hollow Crown series that I'm so sad to see at an end :cry:

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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Silent Majority » 29 Mar 2013, 8:28am

You. Listen to Laura Marling putting Shakespeare to music.
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Re: Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Post by Wolter » 01 Apr 2013, 6:54am

Silent Majority wrote:You. Listen to Laura Marling putting Shakespeare to music.
[youtube][/youtube]
Very well done.
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