Earlier today Latino Review, the news site which prides itself on bringing a “Latin Perspective” to fandom, responded to an aggressive bit of interweb machismo when an unidentified “security consultant working for Marvel” harassed long time staffer Da7e for his coverage of the Guardians of the Galaxy flick (a few months before Marvel’s official unveil at SDCC)
Apparently Marvel has a problem with nerd sites that promote their products. Who knew?
Now, here at UTF, we’ve been contacted by our fair share of studios for our coverage of leaked goodies, so we know a bit about their standard procedure, and let me tell you, hiring an independent security consultant is not one of them… especially one who struggles with the basic vocabulary associated with IP law.
Here’s an excerpt from this mysterious aggressor:
My goal is to ascertain how you got the Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy information and make this go away. All information you provide will remain confidential, even your identity. Your source will never know. Let’s work together and make this happen before it is too late. To date, everyone I have worked with has not suffered any consequences. I do not want to see this situation get blown out of proportion. However if we do not work together, I will have no choice but to take this investigation to the next level and I will not stop until this investigation is completed.
I’d be shaking in my boots too if I received this threatening e-mail.
If Latino Review was a little more in touch with their senses (or basic logic), they could figure out that this is nothing but a rabid fanboy, or rival site, sniffing around for Da7e’s source… but apparently they’re all a bunch of frighten school girls. Enough so, that they’ve responded to the baseless e-mail in a full article.
Great way to promote this nameless antagonist, guys!
We even asked our resident Chosen One (Ciaran James, for all you uninitiated) about this bizarre turn of events:
“Latino Review should probably nut up or shut up… and probably shut up, in this instance. Nothin’ here but rabid fanboyisms” Ne’er have truer words been spoken.
Though, he quickly followed that succinct statement with “Now go get me some Chipotle, Bitch!”
He’s a grizzly sort, but ya’ gotta love him!
It’ll probably take a few days for the dust to settle on this event, but in the mean time, we’re gonna take some answers from the class… So what do you guys think? Is this just a bit of anonymous e-mail tirades that’s been blown out of proportion? Is Latino Review right? Or am I?