by Ono One (deleted)
Well, he said year-and-a-half late, so that'd mean he's from 2013. I personally think he's just pretending to be a time traveler for profit because if he were right, it would mean the books are going to arrive before the end of his year, which is not what John Campbell said would happen, and we all know Ghost Trains always arrive on time. Q.E.D.
Of course, he could have said that with the explicit intention that we believe that he's pretending to be a time traveler for profit which would mean he's pretending to be pretending to be a time traveler for profit. But once you go that route, it's turtles all the way down, and no pretending to be pretending to be a time traveler person would do that because it would risk causing a recursive paradox that would fold into itself and cry in a corner all night.
Trust me, I've been pretending to be a time traveler detective for profit for a while.
So which year are you from, Johnathan?
I guess I should say it feels a year late. Or maybe I'm lying about being a time traveler for profit and I'm sorry.
In an earlier update he said "My new book will be available before the end of the year and I hope you like it. Your rewards will come to you around the same time as the book."
Which means only about 70 or fewer more meandering, yet entertaining in a somewhat macabre way, updates to read before this year-and-a-half late Kickstarter finally achieves fruition.
Are you still working on this project?
Update: John has been dead this whole time
I wonder if the person who backed at the thousand dollar level enjoys feeling negatively.
John, I like your comics. I find your humor entertaining. I am not particularly concerned with the updates or the pretending to be pretending. I am, however, concerned with whether or not my friend received a disparaging email from you. He tells me he hasn't. While he may be lying, or simply mistaken, it'd be nice to bcc backers who chose the option. Okay. That is all.
this was kind of awesome.
@Louise A. Bergeron: I believe this is an experiment of his, either to supplement his book, or for his own amusement. I can't blame him, as I would do the same, although if the book never arrives then that's not what I'd do, and I'll torment john on a virtual basis.
Well, that's me decided that I definitely love john campbell on a spiritual level, and that he's some kind of prophet. However, I'm not sure about things necessarily changing - it's my mantra that things can change, but they rarely truly do.
Whoever thought Kickstarter could get so metaphysical?
I've recieved my copies in spiritual form already. Suckers.
...you know, none of the rewards explicitly mention physical or individual copies. Hmm.
How to make sense of these words. Contradictions.
Update: I've been Pretending to be Depressed.
Update: I've been Pretending to be Pretending to be Depressed...
Update: No one can Pretend...
So, having done what I needed to do today, I read Updates, again, and read the following:
"I've done a lot of soul-searching and now believe it is my calling to be the first "artist" to admit to an audience "I've been pretending to be depressed."
I've spoken with a handful of others who are interested to see where this experiment goes. As far as any of us can remember, no one's tried coming clean about this."
So, are you saying all this, let's just label it philosophical satire, is an experiment? If so, where is the validity of a Kickstarter project creator using his project page as a forum for debates and experiments?
Based on controversial updates having absolutely nothing to do with fulfilling the terms of the contract (offer and acceptance) we entered into. You and the project's backers knew the terms. You remember: on the date the project ends, funds will be taken out of backers' accounts and you get you funding. In return, you will write a book and we will have it by the stated date.
I don't know you. I've never read you. I'm not mad at you, I'm not mad at me. I'm not being mean, I am a fair person and like seeing fairness in others. I think you should nix spending your days Pretending to Pretend to the point of exhaustion and get on with tending with your commitments.
Unless it is your intention to present your book in the unconventional form of Updates.
Funyuns give me gas, and sometimes I cry.
@Walker Waits by all accounts he's having a whale of a time. Did you buy the new book? I reckon that's going to be full of alienating existential absurdism too (going by previous record)…
Please, please, go off the internet. I will greatly miss your wonderful work but this is not a healthy place for you. These public messages do nothing but reinforce the loop. Take some time, do something else, work with someone on a project at their direction; you may not know what else will work but it's pretty clear this isn't working for you.
I want to give you even more money.
Who shot who in the what now? Or, more formally, who shot whom in the what now?
Can't wait to get your book.
John is a big fat phony. I saw him in Wicker Park the other day exiting his BMW i class, he was wearing aviator shades; snake skin cowboy boots and had two very expensive looking prostitutes under his arms (one of them was even white). Word around town is that he doesn't even illustrate his own work, I've been told that he pays an Indonesian a nickle per panel to draw stick figures then just uses them to recycle old Dilbert material. I think it's safe to say that we've all been had, John's taken our money and squandered it on hookers and cocaine...well played sir. My only regret is I wasn't able to take part in the choking. I WANT MY GODDAMNED MONEY BACK YOU CHARLETON!!! If you wake up to find your bedroom engulfed in flames let there be no question where the Molitov cocktail came from. Watch your back asshole, you've been warned.
"I feel like I'm confused and that everyone being so upset about all this makes me a bit upset and I also feel like I love everyone." - pretty much explains my feelings, too - i love your work and i'm sorry there's all this weird backlash right now and if you'd like to hug, i'm down and i'm still so excited about getting mail from you sometime.
ahahahahaha john i love yr shit
Who is upset? It is the weekend, and for today, everything is rad.
john campbell you're way too handsome to be depressed
I think less a Turing test and more a Markov chain.
Which is an amusing pivot, I mean, from a Kaufman gambit. Next up: intelligent spambot? Who can tell?
Is this a turing test?
I feel like I'm confused and that everyone being so upset about all this makes me a bit upset and I also feel like I love everyone.
No bad I find this unacceptable bad lame no