When I started Circle Versus Square I knew there would be people who wouldn't like it. One of those people has become very vocal.
Mr. Z has taken offense to my webcomic and has threatened me with legal action for various reasons. I do not intend to respond to his threats directly, but I am nonetheless under the impression that he will keep sending them anyways.
In order to reveal him for the fool he is I have decided to publish his emails (without permission) for your consumption. They are archived below for your convenience.Enjoy,
Causes of Action - In which Mr. Z takes umbrage, threatens legal action, and insists I have made a mockery of the mathematics community. Infringement of my Intellectual Property Rights - In which Mr. Z declares the word "umbrage" to be his intellectual property and discuses the relevant etymology. Continued Misuse of English - In which Mr. Z disregards his typical non-observance of trivial points and reflects on my "most egregiously offensive comic to date." Improper and Illegal Publishing of my Letters - In which Mr. Z expresses his discontent and declares himself to be a man of "some means." Offensive Valentine's Comics - In which Mr. Z takes umbrage on behalf of all women and describes the finer qualities of his wife, Mrs. Z. Points of Authority - In which Mr. Z discusses his views on satire and free speech with respect to my portrayal of Pentagon as a figure of misguided authority. Affronts to the Lord - In which Mr. Z pontificates with righteous indignation on behalf of the Lord Almighty. Umbrage at Comic-Con - In which Mr. Z is denied Summary Judgement, visits the San Diego Comic-Con, and finds kinship in a "mass of tortured antisocialites." Marginal Notice of an Unfortunate Occasion - In which Mr. Z takes note of my 100th comic, and makes bold allusions to the Oxfordian theory of Shakespearean authorship. Geometric Shapes Masquerade as Comic in Supposed Contest - In which Mr. Z attacks the legitimacy of awards I have won, and implores my competition that they reject theirs in protest. Settlement Agreement - In which Mr. Z gives me a way out... should I choose to accept it. Notification of Breach - In which Mr. Z notifies me of his intent to resume legal action, takes credit for marginally improving my comic, and compares himself to a mythical bird.