Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dear Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

I have not published your comment on one of my review posts. I will not publish it (well, I did once by accident as my poor eye-hand coordination led me to click publish instead of reject, but I quickly deleted it forever) no matter how many times you try posting it. I didn't mention the art. You want to read reviews where the art is always mentioned, this isn't the place for it. I'm more likely to mention the art when I don't like it, and when I do like art, it's most because I like how the faces are drawn and not for some aspect of the artistic storytelling, since I am untrained in that and can't really tell when it's good or not. My main interest is that I can tell the characters apart and they look the way I want them to.

Also, I allow anonymous comments so people would be able to post a comment even if they don't have Blogger accounts. I do prefer, however, that they at least give a name or nickname somewhere.

Comments, here and on my other blogs that have comment moderation on, are published at my discretion. On the ones without moderation, they're left or deleted at my discretion. My blogs, my choice.

Thank you for your understanding,
Shelly's Comic Book Shelf Management


  1. Didn't you have a post on your preference for reviewing story over art earlier in the year? Or is my memory going?

  2. No, your memory isn't going, Lurker. I suspect someone is just having some fun with me, 3 or 4 times now, and I'm getting a bit tired of it. Hence this post.

  3. If you can't put your name or identity to a comment, then you shouldn't make one.

  4. Hi Batmanisgrim (and Shelly!),
    If you can't put your name or identity to a comment, then you shouldn't make one.

    Amen. Huzzah indeed. It's something I think about life, too.

    And Shelly, I rarely review art, either. Not that I don't like art. I do. But I know more about story. It's what I do. :)

  5. Thanks, Amy. I don't even care if someone leaves a nickname or a real name or whatever. Just a way to identify them is fine.

    I used to draw and even took a class or two, but I don't know it well enough to comment beyond whether or not I like it. And when I read comics, I get more caught up in the words and characters. Sometimes, I almost forget I'm not watching TV. heh