Interview: Jacek Pudlo & Conrad Cook – discuss themselves, each other, and Emily Short; Conrad Cook accuses Jacek Pudlo of being realy Adam Thornton, and not a character out of an IF after all; feminism and political correctness are discussed; and mention is even made of interactive fiction!
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Is that like him being a Jew? Having a wife and daughter who he doesn’t let use the internet? Having round-the-clock sex that prevents him from writing IF? Staying with a billionaire friend who he insults as much as he wants, who responds to this by giving him the keys to the Jag before flying to Thailand to see the Iraqi Prime Minister?
I could have gotten it wrong. I didn’t, but I could have. So:
Perhaps I was overly flippant. I don’t really think Conrad is Jacek, and I agree that there is a serious issue here about anonymous abuse spoiling public spaces, and the potential abuses of trust that can flow from multiple online identities.
FWIW, I believe in the Jacek-is-a-European theory. At least, the times when he chooses to answer email are consistent with a European timezone. I also see no reason to believe he’s not a Jew. And Conrad, to further inflame your psychosis: I am circumcised. Do you take that as further “proof” of your demented accusations? Are you going to demand that I send you a photograph of my penis? How will you know it’s my penis? Perhaps penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/9/08 ?
Also, don’t any of you sons-of-bitches start thinking that just because I got myself a login on intfiction.org to defend myself against this base calumny, I’m going to stick around here. rec.arts.int-fiction 4 life. If you can’t handle Usenet you don’t deserve text adventures.
I don’t read my mail for three hours because I have a job, Conrad. And then when I come home, I have a wife, and other interests than email and the newsgroups.
I quake in my boots about your retaliation. Perhaps the Hobo Army will paint “Mean Old Dickhead Lives Here” in their secret hobo-symbols on my house. I have already posted notice of your blackmail attempt to rec.arts.int-fiction and its sister newsgroup; best of luck managing the “social damage.” You have tried to blackmail me; I think it is preposterous of you to be vowing vengeance.
Pudlo’s not particularly buddy-buddy with me anywhere but in your diseased mind, I’m afraid. I think he’s an asshole, but he’s a creative and very talented asshole, who writes excellent interactive fiction, and is a first-class playtester. I don’t want to be him.
Of course I do not ratify Emily being driven off raif.
Did she post here that she had been “driven off” raif? Since I don’t read this fucking site, I didn’t see that; I figured, like all the rest of the old guard, she finally gave up on Usenet, which makes me very sad.
Once again: I invite you to lovingly slurp my hairy nutsack. Gently caress my bulging testes with your chancre-riddled tongue.
Your writing is too much like “Jacek”'s. Everything about your writing is. He likes your work too much. You comment on the same kinds of topics – you’re both literary critics who aspire to be pornographers.
Do you honestly think anyone believes “Jacek” wrote one game eight years ago and still cares enough about IF to troll? That he’s an outsider to the community except for trolling? That he lives in Sweden and hangs out with a lonely billionaire who can’t relate to women and thrives off his honest insults so much he gives him the keys to the jag?
No, Emily Short hasn’t said a damn thing about Jacek Pudlo that I’ve ever read. But I’m also able to look up her last post to r.a.if, and frankly I’m ashamed that I let that go then. And I would be if that was you that was driven off r.a.if or S. John Ross, or anyone.
–Now riddle me this: There have been no personal attacks here. You were absolutely free to post here and say, “Conrad’s a lunatic, his accusations don’t stand up, and I won’t be blackmailed.”
But you’re all worked up. Why is that? And why is what I’ve written about you worse than what “Jacek” writes about others?
He’s worked up because you tried to blackmail him!
It’s worse because Adam isn’t Jacek!
I like you, Conrad, and I’m afraid that by not locking this thread immediately I only gave you more rope to hang yourself with. But you either need to knock it off or take it back to raif, because for better or worse this is not Usenet.