That Damn Basset Hound Again

I just got my first actual real life death threat in a comment on my oh-so-stupid-I-wish-I-hadn't-written-it Fred Basset post. It was a dumb post I wrote back when I was desperate for stuff to write about, and I regret writing it so poorly. While I stand by the basic sentiment - so I won't delete it - it reads like it was written by a Youtube commenter and makes me cringe knowing that it's cluttering up my site.

The worst part about it is the post accounts for about 3% of my search traffic and 3% of the comments I get. That doesn't sound like much, but most of the other stuff I write doesn't get nearly the same amount of interaction. And I still get comments on it now, about a 50/50 split of agreement and disagreement - it was highly controversial obviously.

And today I got another comment ending with the following death threat:

DO NOT mess with bassets again, or i will have to kill you. ruby

Of course, this chills me to my core, but I believe so strongly how bad Fred Basset is, that I will not be frightened into submission.

Sorry Ruby, I won't be publishing your comments, nor that of the other person who left a comment. I just don't care enough. I have other things I've written that are more important to me. Things about my life and family, or my ongoing sci-fi serial about Rex Havoc that's at least as funny as Fred Basset.

What I'm trying to say is, I want to put Fred Basset to bed please. If you love him, that's great. Have a great time! Why my opinion matters to you I cannot fathom. Just enjoy yourself.

And don't threaten me.

What I Write

When I started writing in my blog (infrequently as it is), I never expected anyone to read it outside my friends and family. And I'm talking across the span of my life - I expected family and friends to visit my site occasionally and get maybe a few visits a year. Primarily, NunnOne is so that I have a place on the web that embodies 'me' when someone Googles my name.

Of course, I kinda wished deep down that other people would find my little home and derive some small pleasure from reading about me and my thoughts, but I never seriously thought that it would happen. It still doesn't really happen, but I do get a small number of visitors here that find me (mostly through Google) via a couple of topics that people seems to care about. One of them is Hercules Returns for which I still get many visitors (but few comments or repeat readers), and the other is my commentary on Fred Basset. These two topics are my most heavily found/read/commented-on posts but for different reasons.


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