Saturday, August 23, 2008

Symmetry discerned

This blog won’t be getting bogged down in Webdiary reactivism, I can assure you — look what happened to Harry! — but I found the irony in the following to be both somehow amusing and salutary.

A couple of months back, Webdiary’s Richard Tonkin introduced a piece by another contributor thus:

Its brilliant powerful prose explains how she believes our perceptions are being clouded. I thought her words an incredible piece that deserves to spread across the net as such...

In a comment on the thread, an individual known to have trolled AppliedH replied to Richard:

Submitted by Geoff Pahoff on June 13, 2008 - 10:49am.

You’re easily impressed Richard. But I think we already knew that.

In a metacomment to this, Richard replied, “You underestimate me, Geoff..”

Indeed. Fast forward to yesterday’s remark by Richard about a comment by his sneering critic:

Submitted by Richard Tonkin on August 22, 2008 - 6:25pm.

I’ve been empathising with you more of late, but that last post was a window into where you come from. I haven’t appreciated a piece of writing so much for way too long.

A couple of months, to be exact. Somehow I doubt any opinion will have modified.

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Blogger Caz said...

Ah, I love the smell of satire in the morning.

Or at lunch time.

Or in the evening.

24/8/08 6:26 PM  
Blogger Jacob A. Stam said...

Mmmm, maybe an element of pathos too?

Don't know the guy personally, but I quite like the online Richard. He's a peacemaker, blessed be they. Consequently he's in for a rough ride at times along the way.

24/8/08 9:50 PM  

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