I don’t know about the rest of you, but besides for the past couple days when it seems like everyone is on vacation, I’m really enjoying the New Bad Samaritan, now with 70% less MG. Sure, I may just be liking things this way because it’s easier for me and I’m so lazy, but it’s more than that.
What it seems like, really, is that Bad Samaritan has finally become the community that I’ve always claimed it to be. Even before, when I’ve had other people writing, it was always the MG show. Which, really, I kind of enjoyed because I can be a bit of an egomaniac sometimes. But, what I always wanted is for this to be a true group weblog.
I don’t know how many people have told me that they’d stop by to read only the things I was writing, skipping anything that didn’t have my cute little picture in the upper left hand corner. Sure, they may have just been saying that because I was standing right there in front of them, but I like to take people at their word. I’m na´ve that way, especially when it puts me in a good light. I guess that would make me a na´ve narcissist.
Still, as much as I glowed with pride, I was upset that the non-MG content, most of it exceptionally well written, wasn’t getting the same kind of attention. But in the past couple months I’ve seen the staff come in to their own. It’s even gotten to the point where most of their posts do better than mine, comment wise.
Now, the old me would have taken that personally, and I’d have pulled out every passive aggressive trick in my arsenal to make people love them less, or, better still, love me more. Maybe I’d have faked an illness to gain sympathy (I do a great Gonorrhea). Maybe I’d reveal the strange secret sexual proclivities of one of the authors. But it’s for damn sure I’d have done something.
The new me, though, the new me looks at what’s going on and says “Hell yeah! You guys rock like the Lileth Fair on roofies!” This is what I’ve always wanted, and now that the writer’s are actually writing, it leaves me more time to work on my true calling – International Diplomacy. That whole peace in the Middle East thing? I’ve been working on it the last couple days, and I think I’ve got it nearly hammered out.
What's your plan MG. It has to be better than "Don't mess with Texas".
by EZY at February 11, 2003 10:05 AM
sigh... mg, no matter whether you are the man in front of or behind the curtain, you are always gonna be my hero.
by Linz at February 11, 2003 11:36 AM
Whew, now I can finally say that I've always thought that Linz was cuter, but you are definitely the bigger na´ve narcissist...and the whore. Nice comments, by the way, enjoyed them much.
by Řberchick at February 11, 2003 12:15 PM
I don't know whether to be insulted or flattered... did you just call me a cute, na´ve narcissist?
you wanna go!?! (make out?)
by Linz at February 11, 2003 12:58 PM
I thought MG got booted off blogwhore.
by Lucy at February 11, 2003 1:05 PM
Somebody once proposed an all-time great BS line section. This one has 2: "I do a great Gonorhea" and "rock like the Lileth Fair on roofies." Unbelievable.
by Anna at February 11, 2003 6:20 PM
Linz, you're cuter, but MG's the bigger na´ve narcissist. I'll ring you the next time I'm in Atlanta. ;)
And yeah, Lucy, Blogwhore booted us both, but MG is still leaving some hilarious trails in their comment boxes.
Personally, Anna, I think he does a better Herpes, but who'm I to argue with a na´ve narcissist???
by Řberchick at February 11, 2003 6:27 PM
Yes I did get booted from Blogwhore Lucy, thanks for bringing up a painful memory. I went into the thing knowing there was no chance I could possibly win, considering my grand strategy was to be as big an ass as possible. It worked. I'm less upset that I got booted out then that I didn't get booted sooner. Ah well.
by mg at February 11, 2003 9:57 PM