Ah, Rizzo and me.
It goes a little something like this…
(Sing along if you know the words.)
I wrote a couple of articles for Neutral Ground online once… But it didn’t lead to anything other than a flattering email from Paul Emerson Leicht, and a not-so-flattering email from Dave Kaplan. And then one day, on the StarCityGames mailing list, someone asked,”Who is actually on this list?”, and Rizzo replied,
Consider me on the list, but with kicker: no job and almost 80K in
Have a nice day.
-johnny blisterguy jr
Which surprised me a little, enough to make me lapse into a Scottish accent anyway. So I replied with this,
>Have a nice day.
>-johnny blisterguy jr
(you know, that servant guy on faulty towers or wha-effa)
you thought i wasnae loookin dintcha?
(sorry aboot the random accents)
respect for the props tho, homie.
(i guess that means i’m on the list also)
Which, I think, was my first post to that said mailing list. But then, pandemonium.
>(i guess that means i’m on the list also)
I thought Blisterguy up and vanished and stuff, but it seems like the bastard is on this list. Ain’t that a friggin’ nut shot?
Dear Blistered One,
Please write like three good articles in a row then never write again – we like when people do that.
People that like when writers get us all wet then disappear
-johnny blistered whore
Well, perhaps not pandemonium – but a bigger shock than before. I mentioned it to some of my friends, and they’re all,
“Yeah, Rizzo loves your stuff.”
And I’m like,
And they’re like,
“Check the CCGPrime backpages.”
So I do. And what do you know, in an article entitled”Note to self,” I find the following line…
(Note to self: legally change name to”Blisterguy” to get Blisterguy to write again. And then tease his natty dreads into 80’s Mallchick Hair. Or maybe a mullet.)
He even used my signature parenthesis.
(Note to others, while I did once have long hair, it is now far too short to tease into anything…)
So if J to the capital F Rizzo likes my stuff, I’d better get back onto that there writing horse and giddy-up it some.
So I did.
And then a bit less, and then a bit more, and then a bit less again.
But I’m ever so soldiering on, even if I’m exceedingly slack about it.
(Sorry, oh Ferretty one..)
So that’s the story about how Rizzo, and a few other very important people got me writing again.
We’ll miss that big bald guy, may he rest in peace and his ashes be scattered to the four winds.
Lots of love and stuff
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