Want a little creator-wank today?
What do you do when you are a famous cartoonist and people post threads about you on the internet?
Sockpuppet, of course
So, over on Metafilter a thread is started about an article by Scott Adams. Plannedchaos shows up to white knight for Scott. This is easy for him to do, because he is Scott.
Some choice quotes:
Plannedchaos: When did self-promotion become a bad thing? It made Adams a multi-millionaire, enriched hundreds of people indirectly through his varous enterprises, fed his family, and generated lots of tax revenue.
I don't think self-promotion breaks any laws of man or nature. It's not forbidden in the Ten Commandments unless he becomes a religious idol. I think he stopped short of that.
Some authors need no promotion to sell their work. For others, self-promotion is an integral part of the product. It's called marketing.
Remember that Adams calls himself an entrepreneur, not an artist. So your point is that he's not dong a good job at the thing he's not trying to do?
Plannedchaos: Hey, man, I'm right behind you on this, don't apologize. If the Scott Adams brand is all about self-promotion, then I'm all about promoting the Scott Adams brand! I want to see Mr. Adams blow up big Big BIG! We're in this together, man!
posted by octobersurprise at 8:00 AM on April 15 [+] [!]
I assume you don't hate all self-promoters, such as homeless people applying for jobs. Is it Adams' enormous success at self-promotion that makes you jealous and angry?
How many people think I'm actually Scott Adams writing about myself in third person?
posted to MetaFilter by plannedchaos at 9:21 AM on April 15, 2011
I am Scott Adams.
posted to MetaFilter by plannedchaos at 11:09 AM on April 15, 2011
I'm sorry I peed in your cesspool.
For what it's worth, the smart people were on to me after the first post. That made it funnier.
posted to MetaFilter by plannedchaos at 11:49 AM on April 15, 2011
Posted to unfunny_fandom because the last wank Scott was in is mentioned allllll over the place.
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