LNH/META: Villains!

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 31 17:53:12 PDT 2011

On Oct 31, 5:17 pm, Arthur Spitzer <arspit... at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 10/31/11 3:47 PM, Martin Phipps wrote:
> > On Oct 31, 12:25 pm, Arthur Spitzer<arspit... at earthlink.net>  wrote:
> >> On 10/31/11 5:47 AM, Dave Van Domelen wrote:
> >> Dave, Martin is lying.  I have never said anything about
> >> reserving Acton Lord.  I dare Martin to point to any post
> >> in the Authors Group where I said I was reserving Acton Lord.
> > I wasn't lying.  You said you wanted to use Acton Lord.
> Wanting to use Acton Lord and reserving Acton Lord are two different things.
> Wanting to use expresses a desire.  The other expresses that only you
> can write Acton Lord and that you have total control over him.
> One pisses Dave off.  The other doesn't.  I e-mailed Dave and he
> understands the difference.
> And I believe you understand the difference too.  You posted this to
> start a flame way and to piss people off.
> >> I did have a possible idea for Acton Lord as the villain, but
> >> was waiting for others input about whether they liked it or
> >> had some better ideas for a villain.  If we had agreed about
> >> Acton Lord I would have certainly asked your permission first
> >> if you were okay with it.  I would never ever reserve Acton Lord without
> >> your permission.
> > That doesn't make sense.  Why ask us if we wanted to use Acton Lord as
> > a villain if there was a possibility that Dave could say no?
> Well, Dave had just joined up with the group so I assumed he might be
> reading it.  I mean if he hadn't I would have probably e-mailed him
> first.  I might have e-mailed him this weekend, but I was already
> thinking of quitting this because of your behavior.
> Maybe you should have asked me about whether I had gotten Dave's

It occurred to me that you planning to use Acton Lord and not letting
anybody know would be a problem but I didn't know that Dave would have
an objection.  I think if you were planning to use Acton Lord then it
would have been your responsibility to consider Dave's wishes, not

> >> Anyway, it doesn't matter now since I'm quitting this project
> >> thanks to this post by Martin.  And I probably won't involve
> >> myself with any other projects that Martin is involved with.
> > That's just weird.
> No, I think not wanting to work with assholes makes a lot of sense.  

I'm inclined to agree.  That's why if you change your mind and want me
to work on this with me then you will have to apologize.  I see no
other way.


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