Here I will collect and show you the very best of the Teahouse Author’s responses.
Let’s go in chronological order shall we?
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To start off, many moons ago, somebody complained about them not updating on time and they didn’t handle it well.
It seemed a little childish considering they had perhaps five people who whined about lack of updates and HUNDREDS who clamored to their defense. To be fair, after the explosion they apologized for their outburst. Hey that’s alright everybody has crappy days every now and again. However this is a bit of an indicator of a more deep-seated maturity issue. Let’s see what happens next!
Sometimes I go skipping through the fields of Teahouse comments. This is not a leisure activity I would recommend, because it isn’t as pleasant as it sounds! It’s no field of posies, it’s more like skipping through a field of broken glass with all the shards of ignorance and pandering lying around. During one of these painful ventures, I came across someone with a legitimate concern about how the story was going. The author, well aware the commenter had an issue, responded like ummmm how they do when somebody disagrees with them. The author’s attempt to sway the dissenter was so disgusting, I couldn’t help but chime in. Here’s the results.
While the authors couldn’t focus on anything other then making puns on my name, one individual at least made a rational argument. (One filled with fallacies but at least responded to me on the content of my statement.) My response goes in kind.
Sorrows upon sorrows, I retired to sleep at this point and when I woke up, I was banned from comments and in this engagement’s place was this.
OH NO!!! Is this where it ends? Not exactly folks. For in my inbox I got updates to who responded to my comments before the whole she-bang was baww-leated. Let’s start with the individual who had the decency to actually give me more then childish one liners. Even though I cannot comment back, let me take the time now to make a rebuttal to this.
1.) Yes E and CC have a history of responding to their detractors with witty one liners ignoring the topic. Why don’t they respond with substance? They simply have no way of defending themselves against accusations that they know jack shit, and treat sex work like a giant candy jar filled with happy little cocks.
2.) What kind of rebuttal is this? Just because Linneus didn’t buy it personally doesn’t mean it didn’t belong to him. Liard didn’t give the jewels to Xante, he didn’t give them to the teahouse, he didn’t leave them lying around and Linneus just nabbed them. HE GAVE THEM SPECIFICALLY TO LINNEUS MAKING THEM LINNEUS’ POSSESSIONS! Either in the brothel everything belongs to Xanthe and he can deny his employees food, take away their clothing, and force them to sleep on a pile of gravel in the basement if he so chooses, OR Xante simply stole the items. Which one of these is true? Let’s ask the author’s officially certified ask axis formspring!
LOOKS LIKE THE FIRST ONE!
3.) Honnie what did I just tell you? Saying something could be worse is a fallacy. A fallacy is a false argument. Sure there’s a lot of bl/yaoi that is much more fucked up. Are we talking about yaoi and bl? No we’re talking SPECIFICALLY about teahouse. There’s always something worse out there this is one of the weakest counter-points you could make. This is like saying “Oh I have an abusive boyfriend BUT there are worse men out there so I best just stick with him.”
4.) I get this, “don’t like it don’t read it” whine nearly every fucking time I criticize ANYTHING. It’s another argument that is weaker then watered down piss. Would you tell somebody who writes movie/show/comic reviews to simply, “NOT WATCH IT OR READ IT!”? No you wouldn’t. Since this is on the internet and therefore public I am well within my rights to dislike and criticize something you like. As fun as it is to ridicule teahouse it’s certainly not the only comic I ridicule and certainly not the only one I read or make critiques about.
Lastly here are a couple I got from the author herself.
It’s not that you made a joke honnie, it’s the fact you made such a tasteless one to people who had a legitimate concern about how your comic deals with sex work. You don’t have to respond with me with seriousness I sure didn’t! I was just hoping you were going to know, stay on topic which you didn’t.
May I say that the above incident was the ONLY time I ever trolled Teahouse on their actual site. Some of Teahouse fans that come after me claim I got banned from the site for trolling them on that site, which would be understandable. However I didn’t get banned from the comic site until many months afterwards.
What’s next? ORI!!!
Ori was an individual who started a discussion in the comments about sex work, abusive relationships, and Stockholm syndrome. A very good one if you ask me! The authors didn’t agree.
I’m going to dump the rest of the screenshots I took in case anybody wants to read more of Ori’s rants, which were very good imo.
Now here’s where it gets fun.
Yep after several beautifully constructed arguments the author comes back with a truly charming one liner. I had to chime in at this point (though I don’t believe it was really troll-like.)
And there’s where we see the author’s true colors. Why are you guys picking on me, my comic is a comedy. :(((((((((((( Hahaha bullshit.
Also on that same comic page she made this statement.
Yep intimidation, making forceful decisions about their lives without their consent, taking their personal possessions, and verbal abuse isn’t real abuse guys.
Last but not least here’s a screen cap of their, “We’re not racists” post.
Honestly this whole ker-fuffle was fucking pointless too considering less then 10 pages later we have a client with skin darker then a lens flare in a blizzard. I should have perhaps screencapped comments from the fans. The ignorance was so fucking potent.
“I wonder why there are no black people in yaois?”
“JAPAN ISN’T XENOPHOBIC CAUSE THEY LIKE BEING XENOPHOBIC!”
“No guys it’s okay they don’t have black people in their comic because black people didn’t exist back then”
If anybody wants to go back to the page, and dig through to screencaps for the ripest ignorance go for it. I’m too lazy.
Thus concludes my collection of despicable teahouse author tom-foolery. I hope you guys enjoyed it.