This is the nicest compliment I’ve seen in weeks. Someone linked to one of my posts on Hellgate: London, and the second person in the comments has this to say:
I rarely draw attention to this, lest I upset whatever alchemy has created this rare oasis of wit and civility. The comments on this site stand in stark contrast to the childishness and idiocy that flourishes elsewhere on the net. I know it, and I know I’m fortunate in this regard.
It would be arrogant to the extreme for me to try and take credit for the quality of the comments on the site. (Aside from, you know, the ones I wrote. In which case I must accept both credit and blame.) As much as I’d like to believe that my writing has drawn in an unnaturally rich supply of clever people, I know the truth is that I’m in debt to all the nice people who take their time to be thoughtful, articulate, and witty in the comments.
For this you have my heartfelt thanks.