Yeah, sometimes the best thing you can do when confronted with heated fandom arguments, is retreating into your private bubble…or, better yet, your private major globe of invulnerability, or similar magical protective field.
It’s the typical dynamic of this sort of free-for-all fandom fights…they can quickly turn into a one-against-all situation, if somebody just happens to say something that’s offensive to everyone else. Which is easier done than said.
Against that background, it’s a bit fortunate that it was Gregory who managed to unify the fronts against him, since he had that easy option of ensconcing himself in a 360 degree defense. Had it, for example, been the Professarian instead, who’s only defensive option is a berzerk offense…the Warhammer of Zillyhoo would have tasted much blood tonight. And Mopey would have been nearly as bad…while her magical weapon is defensive in nature, she’s still got that massive mallet tucked away in her hammerspace.
Snuka’s defense would have been similar to Gregory’s, just caustic and chemical instead of shiny and meditative. While Biff, obviously, would have had an even more convenient out available than Gregory, but it would have lacked the visual appeal of Gregory’s shiny globe, which is why I didn’t choose that route – it’s a visual medium, after all.
So, for the moment the fight remains equal parts heated and calm, furious and meditative. More on Thurs…uh, Monday.