Piracy Part 2: How to turn a negative into a positive

Interaction with pirates, all's well that ends well.
Piracy Part 2: How to turn a negative into a positive
In: News, piracy

Well, today has taken an odd turn, that’s for sure. As you would expect, I got more emails from our offended individual. I’ll be posting our exchange shortly, but I’d like to recap what happened as a result of these e-mails: we have a new fan!

I told you it took an odd turn.

After the last post, I got another angry e-mail from graphicvandalism738 (whom we know now as Johnny Alpha), but this one sounded different than the rest. Both on advice from people I trust, as well as playing a hunch as to the real nature  of the problem at hand, I decided to offer an olive branch and a way for Johnny Alpha to carry out his reviews of Torchbearer in a way that is beneficial to all of us.

And it is because of this we discovered that Johnny Alpha was not really a pirate: but a slightly overzealous fan, which we are A-OK with. 🙂

Without further ado, here is our last e-mail exchanges:

To: Johnny Alpha
Hi Johnny, 

Look, if you want to make previews for the comics, that's fine: I would encourage that. You seem like a bright kid and technically competent in making your videos. 

Perhaps we got off on the wrong foot and we are willing to start anew with you. 

If you:

- Promise not to upload videos that show the ENTIRE comic book (at most 5 pages, man. Seriously, we really are under thin profit margins here)
- Have links in your video on where people can get the issue.
- Take down the "Call to Boycott" (which, truth be told, I have mixed feelings about taking down, A part of me secretly wants it still up)

I promise:

- To provide you with free comics for a year (that's 6 issues: not much, but at least you'll save money on DriveThruComics)
- Bring you into the loop of Odd Truth and have you as an honorary member with regards to promotion. To be blunt, you seem to know your shit. 
- Answer questions from time to time re: comics.

Shall we start anew? This is my olive branch to you. 

What do you say?


Nicolas J. Dedual, Owner of Odd Truth Inc. 

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Johnny Alpha <> wrote:
First Off I did not Use the entirety of your comic in my video! I will admit I used quite a bit but I edited it together out of continuity to make a trailer for it! You Know Like a movie Trailer! You Are trying to make it sound like I put it up panel for panel which is untrue! And Now I'm A Pirate for scanning my own personal copy of your rag to try and make a fun video to try and help! I'm Glad you decided to put My emails up on your front page it's good to see how honest you are about treating your fans like crap!
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