Comments sections are generally something to be avoided, but when my Cracked articles were published they were the most feedback I'd ever gotten on anything I'd written, so I checked them out anyway. For the most part they were what you'd expect from a comments section, but I did find a few gems. First, from The 6 Craziest Ways Creators Hid Themselves in Video Games:
I could have sworn there were more of these, but I only found this one by the time I showed enough comments that the script started slowing down my computer. But I'm vaguely amused by the people complaining that everyone knows about John Romero's head in Doom II thing so why is he on the list, while at the same time other people are complaining that everyone knows about Richard Garriott in Ultima so why isn't he on the list. Also, I've only played Ultima once or twice and couldn't make heads or tails of it, but from my understanding Lord British isn't even an Easter egg, but Richard Garriott's author-insertion fantasy persona.
From the same article:
Leterren's comment made me feel fuzzy, but he's not what I'm here to talk about. No, I'm looking at the third comment, specifically the second sentence. The best I can gather is FeRDNYC is actually Eliza Gauger. First of all, unless he's thinking of that little sprite I use in the Update bar or the bottom right corner of the Comics Corner image, he thinks my cartoons look like sprites I stole from video games and dressed up with the MS Paint airbrush tool. And regarding my actual artwork, it ain't great but you'd have to be blind to not see that there's a pretty big difference between this:
... and this:
I'm also not sure how throwing sprites together in MS Paint is an indicator of anyone's art skills.
Next up, one that gave me the giggles from The 7 Most Horrifying Moments from Children's Video Games:
I don't know why the cat is infected with AIDS and I personally would have added "and have the lemming go flying into the faceplate of a Blaster Master character's helmet" but his description of my site still gave me a good laugh. So yes, gold star for JugularNotch.
And don't feel bad, joethespartan, everybody thinks I'm a dude at first.
Moving on to another face-palmer from 7 Video Game Easter Eggs Designed to Screw With Your Head:
I'm not going to bother calling this guy out on his name as the responses kindly did that for me. A note on the Cracked writing process: what I write goes through an editor before it appears on the site. If the editor likes what I wrote, they leave it alone. If they like what I wrote but not where I put it, they move it. If they generally like it but feel it could use a little tweaking, they tweak it. If they think it needs to be rewritten, they rewrite it. So Pig_Fart here is either saying I'm imitating my own style (what?), or that the Cracked editor is trying to imitate the "Cracked style of snarky humour" (what??). And when people compare me to Christina H, I take that as a compliment.
And finally, a response to one I made in Robert Brockway's 12 Interchangeable Celebrities You Probably Get Confused:
I'd think the fact that my post exists shows somebody gets the two confused. It's not that if the two were standing next to each other I couldn't tell them apart. It's that I keep thinking xXx and Chronicles of Riddick were Dwayne Johnson movies, and whenever anybody asks me about what The Rock's real name is I have to stop myself before I answer with "Vin Diesel?" So I guess if the two just swapped names I wouldn't have this problem.
They're both tough guys who tend to alternate between badass action films and kiddy garbage, but the thing is, even I think this is weird. And the point of my post was that I was hoping Brockway would come and assure I'm not fucking nuts.