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This is a first; I've never deleted a post before.  It wasn't that good a post to begin with, as it turns out, but more to the point I ended up stepping hip-deep in trouble without realizing it.

I tend to satirize things, humor being my defense mechanism.  I made reference to the past, turning something that happened at my local store into a story about the Master Manipulator (every store needs one).  I thought it was funny, but unfortunately I failed to think it through.

What happened wasn't funny.  Louis - the actual dude, not the internet running-joke on this site - was treated pretty bad.  Frankly, I may not be aware of the extent, since my little bullshit joke touched off much more than I expected.

I don't believe the internet is an appropriate place to air dirty laundry.  I try to be a stand-up guy, both online and in life; I would never deliberately shit on someone I like and respect the way I did today, much less behind the anonymity of the internet.

Louis is not really a master manipulator - I've never believed so.  He's a dedicated hobbyist and a genuinely decent guy.  I'm sorry a blog touched so heavily on real life: for that, I sincerely apologize.

Which I'll also do face-to-face, when I've had the opportunity.  As it is now, I'm at home painting Eldar and was enjoying a day off, but this is going to bother me until I can make it right.



Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

No need to make it right. I feel like I know you pretty well, and I knew there was no malice in what you posted.

It was more an internal reaction I had as I was posting my comments that I probably should have kept to my self.

As a side..Brofetti: dandruff that comes from an affro.

I love the word verification.

Brent said...

Can we have an awkward man-hug?

I won't even jump when you squeeze my booty.

Mmm - I'm not sure I believe in internalizing anymore; my internship at the State Hospital makes me think it's not that healthy.

Case in point, had you not reacted I wouldn't have realized the post bothered you, even if it wasn't that much.

Re: the word verification... this may sound ignorant, but I didn't realize those were real words!

If I see 'Pubfetti: the stuff you leave in a urinal' I'm turning it off.

Herr Fernseher said...

What? Brent is shying away from inappropriate humor? What planet did I wake up on this morning?

folincer: Charging Blood Angels with my Eldar on both flanks simultaneously.

The_King_Elessar said...

On a happier note - Brent, I posted a reply akin to the Chumby one.

Brent said...

Ah good! I've been struggling with that damn list for days.

About the only conclusion I've come to is that Chaplains are a bit pricey.

See? Talk about crappy - I'm not even sure if that means take them or build an army around them!

Ah well - Brent

The_King_Elessar said...

It means exactly that - build an army around them, because otherwise you're using them inefficiently, and opportunity costing yourself to oblivion. :)

But that's part of Part 2 of 'The (F)Law of Averages'...

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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