The Schattenmann Fanclub's Founder/President Prototyoe Ruler has been away for several years, and I'm kind of shy, so the club hasn't been doing much. However, I think it is important to recognize a dedicated fan who has, for the past 2 years, made his devotion to me known more conspicuously than any other fawning fan on the planet.
I speak, of course, of none other than Crymson. Through his years of unwavering dedication to steering every conversation towards Schattenmann rather than the topic at hand, Crymson has earned the title SchattenFan of the Year.
As a reward, he gets this special blog wherein I, Schattenmann, the object of his devotion, acknowledge him; a pair of my dirty underwear which has been chemically treated to retain my scent for at least 2 years under regular sniffing conditions; and I have asked the courts to suspend the restraining order for a period of 3 days.
"Doitzel was (like you) an inveterate attention whore, obsessed with obtaining and maintaining significance. And outside of a very small group, nobody liked Zhadum, not even his peers in NPO. "
"Of course, we all know regardless that everything you do follows your compulsive need for attention."
"Oh, it's Schattenman's "Attention at any cost!" routine again. Yawn. You're a fairly intelligent guy, Schatt, and implying that I flushed TOP down the toilet by participating in a highly risky preempt against an entire bloc and then following that two lines later with the implication that I'm a stat collector was not at all well thought-out. I can thus only assume that it was motivated by your constant and desperate need to always get a contrary word in."
I fixed it for you.
Please, PLEASE respond to my bait!
"Schattenman's struggle for attention and recognition continues."
"Congratulations, Schattenman, on three years of taking yourself too seriously and seeking attention at every turn."
"Hey, look, it's Schattenmann taking the contrary viewpoint in order to garner attention. How very new. Wait, is it 2008?"
"Nay, you like the sound of your own voice more, and attention the most, and this more or less defines your existence in Cybernations."
"So, we've got Doitzel and Schattenman, two people who prioritize the attainment of attention above all else, bleating about this affair... and some of you are actually allowing them to get you riled up?"
"Waving your arms for attention apparently takes higher priority for you than does checking facts before opening your mouth. We were unhappy with that action of the NPO's; we did not participate."
"Translation: 'I like those of you who engage me in my very transparent attempts to attract attention to myself. I dislike those of you who call me out for my very transparent attempts to attract attention to myself.'"
"It appears you really like the sound of your own e-voice. That's about the best reason I can muster up to explain the sizable puddle of drivel you've just expelled. It also seems you've quite a fixation on me. Like I said, have fun!"
"Good old Schattenman... anything to be noticed. Whether it takes flip-flopping, screaming about subjective morality or making up charges that hardly carry any sense at all, we can count to make every effort to attract attention to yourself."
"You sure do keep strong vendettas against those of us willing to call you out for the attention addict you are."
"You go ahead and think whatever makes you feel more important. Feeling important was, after all, the purpose of Vox for you and Doitzel."