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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
2016.09.13 Ken "Whit" Whitman's Confusing Kenspeak
While we may or may not have had a bias against the man when we started, over a year of reading, researching, and reporting tend to leave a mark that is evident in our posts.
Today's post is, unfortunately, locked behind a dated "paywall" that required you to have contributed to the Knights of the Dinner Table: Live Action Series (KoDT:LAS) a couple of years ago. While we are posting the information here, you'll pretty much have to take our work for it.....although I'm sure we have some regular readers here who have access to said paywall and can confirm our information.
"I belive I stated that we ran out of money, I also believe I stated that without the ability to generate more money it would take longer. I have backers from this very group, that will track me down at ANY JOB I have and tell them about this kickstarter. They have cost me several jobs, which means, I don't have the ability to produce the product. Its Kind of like cutting your nose in spite of your face.
So YES, i had to go covert for a bit, to keep these TROLLS from allowing me to survive.
I did plan to send out DVDs, but then thought how unfair it would be if some people got them and some did not. So, I have been devising a plan to distribute them fairly. However, the very very last one will go to Natasha, because she has gone out of the way to help me most. You my dear will get you on August first 2017!"
Wow.....where to start? First off this one post update comment really sums up Ken "Whit" Whitman's totality of interaction within the realm of the RPG industry. The update attempts to draw sympathy, fails to accept personal responsibility, blames others, attacks a supporter/backer, and is rife with errors....enough to be confusing unless you've become familiar with Kenspeak.
Notice how "we" ran out of money, but he ("I") need more money to work on an already well-funded project. Don't forget the money from book sales, double-sold book sales, and KenzerCo product that Ken "Whit" Whitman did not forward to KenzerCo. Nobody has seen the elusive soft-cover KoDT: 20 Years of Cover book and don't forget the $100 hardcover netted the man $83.08 each (gross).
Ken "Whit" Whitman not getting work isn't his fault.....people have been interfering with his ability to "work". More than likely, and this is our supposition, Ken "Whit" Whitman has failed to land specific jobs and has chosen to blame others instead of reflecting inward on what he could have done better to land that job. Also, if this inability to work is a survival issue, which smacks of self-pity, how can ANYONE expect work on already paid for Kickstarters? Maybe we just have different definitions of "survival".
In the last paragraph Ken "Whit" Whitman not-so-clearly expresses that he does not intend to fulfill his Kickstarter obligations if he is having to decide who gets their paid-for product and who does not. No worries there though because he has clearly chosen Natasha to be one who gets the DVD, but just the last one to be mailed, maybe, a year from now.....and that is because she's been the most helpful?
Yes, dear reader, this is a great example of Kenspeak. He's trying to say that Natasha, who at worst (for Ken "Whit" Whitman) has been posting on the closed updates section of KoDT:LAS and the public comments page, has somehow caused him so much grief that he'll make sure she'll get the last DVD he produces. This really isn't saying much because our main man has yet to produce a single DVD......she'll get hers the 12th of Never like everyone else....