So I had decided not to post about this, but the irony was too delicious.
According to Deb Aoki’s interview with DMP’s Michelle Mauk at About.com, Rachel Livingston, PR flack for Digital Manga Productions has left the company amidst an overall company belt-tightening and downsizing.
Does that name sound familiar to any of you? Because it did for me. You see, I got a nasty, threatening letter from Ms. Livingston back in May of 2006. Dripping with fanboy entitlement, it demanded I stop spoiling DMP’s good name by telling their customers what was actually in their books. My response was no mere go fuck yourself, although that was tempting, but instead I, in the parlance of 2006, served her. She “got served.” It was pretty fantastic, actually. (If you click those links and they don’t work, try: http://tinyurl.com/464wnkÂ and scroll down to the May 15th & 16th entries.) The internet even gave the company a little bit of a black eye for it, which was lovely and appreciated.
Maybe now I’ll get around to reviewing a DMP book some time… up ’til now every time I’d considered it my conscience reminded me of that company’s incredibly unprofessional behaviour, behaviour that they never apologized for incidentally, and I found another book from another company to talk about… It’s not like there’s any shortage of good books to review.
So, now Ms. Livingston is gone, and DMP is adveritisng on my site on the same day.
Coincidence I’m sure, but it brought a smile to my face.