Painkillers make me sassy.
From time to time, I get people trying to accuse me of not being ethical. Like they can’t believe there is a scrupulous person in the world and they are just waiting for my true colors to show. People say I steal things. That I ripped off jokes. I’ve had someone accuse me of stealing a front page post from reddit. And when I went to look at the post in question, it was a picture of me.
I started as a stand up before I got sick. Joke stealing was a serious deal and I still take it very seriously. If something I make is similar to someone else’s work… it is a coincidence. Two people converging on the same idea. That happens all the time. But I give my word as a frog and a scholar, I do not steal ideas or jokes.
And if you are trying to catch me doing something unethical, I’m afraid you will probably be disappointed. At worst, you will catch me making a mistake. And if I make a mistake, I apologize as soon as it’s brought to my attention and do everything I can to rectify it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, accusing people of wrongdoing is a serious thing. If you are going to do it, be damn sure you have the evidence to back up your claims. Or you might end up looking silly.