Over the years, we have received more fan mail and messages of support than I can possibly remember. We love you folks too, and always remember that the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.
It is the nature of the Universe that you can’t have light without dark, good without bad, and love without hate. It is not possible to please all the people all the time – particularly when you are actively engaged in promoting the one activity that most religious freaks find more offensive than murder, incest and the rest. They shot Ghandi and Lennon, and nailed Jesus to the cross. What chance do we have? 🙂
Since we first stuck our heads over the parapet, we have had all kinds of haters. In nearly 20 years, we have the myriad butthurt people we have banned from the site. File sharers we have schooled, sites shut down. Stalkers disciplined. Wannabes falling flat on their faces. Antifans envious of the Ladies we surround ourselves with. Business partners wanting the world on a plate, and that is just the folks within the scene. There are also all the outsiders too. So none of this is a surprise.
Historically, haters just want attention. So I have usually not responded or reacted to the various rumors. The adage about sticks and stones is true, and ignoring these types generally makes them go away. It may not be possible to control what other people say about you, but you have 100% control over how you react to it. As such, you get used to it and it is much like water off a ducks back.
The problem with this is, you folks only ever get to hear one side of the story. We have always strictly adhered to an ethical policy in everything we do. And although there is no such thing as bad publicity, I would prefer that you had both sides, so that you are not relying solely on idle gossip when formulating opinions about us.
I have spoken to my “mediation Guru” about how best to achieve this. I would prefer to not give haters any publicity on our network, so I have opted for this solution. Open letters addressed to those who have a problem with us. Those in question will know who I am referring to. Those who have listened to gossip probably will too. If you are not aware of any of the gossip, then none of this will mean anything to you. But there’s nothing folks enjoy more than a good dust up, so you may find it entertaining nonetheless. If anyone has a problem with what I have to say, you know where the comments section is. Step up to the plate and have it out with me person to person, in public, where people can make up their own minds.
Otherwise, please carry on with the gossip. Oscar Wilde said “The only thing worse than people talking about you, is people not talking about you”. I love the creativity that goes into some of your waffle, and I very much look forward to the next fantastical tale serving to bolster our personal history. Thanks for reading 🙂