One of my favorite blog posts of all time was written by a fairly well known Eve pilot named Skira Ranos. I was informed a couple days ago that this incredible post had been removed from his blog and was no longer accessible. In a fit of despair, I browsed to my favorite search engine and verified that while the result for "skira ranos python cartel" did still appear, it didn't resolve and the actual page had been deleted. Fortunately I also noticed the "Cached" link in the Google result entry and clicked that as well. Bingo! It still existed in the memory of Google, proving that the Internet never, ever forgets what you share with it. To ensure that this absolute classic post never dies, I am going to post it in its entirety right here. For your viewing pleasure:
Many of you may know about the Python Cartel's current PR war against me and my alliance. Several people have asked why I haven't posted about this yet, and when I'm going to etc.
So here it goes: the first and last post on this blog about the Python Cartel.
The Python Cartel likes to grief. They like to grief in game, and they like to grief out of game. Their tools of choice are station camps, scams, and carriers in game, slander, insults and MS paint out of game.
To all this, I have one thing to say: I'm not interested in your penis-measuring contest Python.
Lo! have far bigger e-peens than myself! I hail your combat prowess, mighty fleet commanders and massive ships! You are badasses, certifiably. I myself am a giant asshole, with an ego that generates its own gravity well. I pity myself, I am pathetic. I admit it. I fail at life, and I fail at EVE. You sure have taught me and my corp a lesson, you glorious rascals you!
Now while you're all patting yourselves on the back (or perhaps constructing new blog posts to call me a doody-head, or whatever you plan on saying today), I'll be out pirating and having fun.