As part of my Williamsburg convention experience for the February muster, Gar and I put on a test game called THE BATTLE OF THE STEAM PLUME, which features an Uncharted Seas game taking place near a live volcano that was shooting dollops of lava into the ocean from time to time. If you read this blog regular-like, you’ll know that I indulge in a little bloviation and narration of conventions I attend, under the heading of AARs (After Action Reports). I wrote one up for the Uncharted Seas game and was very fortunate to get several great photos from Dewey LaRochelle that I included in as a slideshow and as a video (of still images) which I posted to my Youtube account.
Yesterday, I get this response from “battlemind77”:
Sorry man – badly painted models, an ugly table and no narration or story. I have to give this a thumbs down.
I was a bit floored by this discourtesy. I don’t live or die by Youtube ratings and it doesn’t bother me at all that this chimp dislikes something I do. But the comment.. to accentuate being nasty about it, seemed over the top. People put their heart and soul into games. I know I certainly do. And some of us are awful painters. I don’t think the scenery was that bad, and we were playing for fun. I certainly think the players had a good time, and isn’t that what it’s all about?
I tried to come up with a witty rejoinder worthy of a latter-day Twain, Bierce or Mencken, and I think I hit upon exactly the right tone:
jeez, what an asshole.
I know, that may be too esoteric for my readership, and for that, I apologize. I try to keep a polite tone in these posts. (grinning)
- YouTube Dislike/Like Buttons are here to stay after all (oddpattern.tumblr.com)