simonshack wrote:Dearest Fbenario,fbenario wrote:Nice to meet you. You might consider making DVDs of Simon's video, septemberclues.info , and distributing them wherever you think someone is open-minded. Prepare to be laughed at and ignored.AnOrdinaryAmerican wrote:The only action I have taken is to make DVDs and hand them out to family and friends.
I am well aware that for me to say what I'm about to say may sound exceedingly biased - being the author of SC.
However, let me try to convey my most honest feeling about your above quote : "Prepare to be laughed at and ignored."
Now, I will do this with a numbered list of thoughts - but please don't get me wrong - I'm not in any way annoyed by your statement - all I wish to do is to succintly relate my personal experience and feedback I've had from all these years of dedicated efforts which started with my unleashing September Clues on the worldwide web in 2007.
1: The overwhelming majority of comments/reactions received so far (and I'd say, conservatively, 85%) have been either one of a/b/c:
a) Great surprise and curiosity - people submitting questions about details that honestly concerned them but couldn't quite wrap their heads around.
b) Appreciation and support - people flipping their thumbs up and sending encouragement and wishing-wells in my pursuit.
c) Enthusiastic praise and gratitude - people thankful for having put behind them lots of nagging questions they'd had for years.
I'll skip the few ones who've proposed me for the Nobel Peace Prize - since I really don't wish to be compared to Obama in any way.
The remaining 15% of people commenting my work have been either one of d/e/f:
d) Inarticulate, apparently illiterate or/and raving lunatic people with either grave health issues or extremely poor education (or both)
e) Obvious, professional shills - the sort of which we have become familiar with throughout the years
f) Aspiring, honest debunkers attempting their very best to disprove September Clues - with a rather low or nil rate of success.
Outside the virtual world of internet I have, as you may know, presented SC in public on many occasions now. Not once has anyone laughed at me in any way that made me feel embarassed. The rare few who have used laughter to dismiss SC in public have ultimately made fools of themselves. As for those who 'ignore' it - well, I wouldn't know - but I guess it is quite fair to ignore them myself!
All this to say that no one needs to be prepared for being laughed at or ignored. All you need to be prepared for - is to be yourself, and to be proud of it.
count me a "c". i have to say that it was sc that answered my questions. it all seems so obvious now.
i've found that most people are afraid of this stuff. they won't even look at it. i've tried to turn so many people on to sc and only a few get it.