I get a lot of spam through the old “Contact” tab at the top of the page, mostly from people who don’t seem to understand that it’s just a form for sending me email and not some magical portal to my credit card numbers.* Occasionally, though, I get EXCITING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES!!!!! Why, just today, someone working for an outfit called Seoboutiques.com contacted me offering to write blog posts for Got Medieval free of charge! Exciting, original daily content–and all I have to do is join some affiliate program and provide reciprocal links, or so they say, links to places like DungeonKnight.com, an exciting web retailer that they tell me occupies the same “niche” as my humble blog.
I’ve always been curious as to what niche other people think my little collection of vaguely medieval snarkiness and crankery belongs in, so I followed their link to a page advertising, among other things, the following:
So, to be clear, they’ve decided to go with a picture of a man who’s manifestly not wearing a vest to advertise “Men’s Renaissance Vests,” a guy wearing a kilt for “Men’s Renaissance Pants,” and a guy wearing Roman centurion style armor for “Medieval Accessories.” Obviously, these guys are some sort of Dadaist marketing geniuses who operate on a level I can scarcely comprehend. I sure hope that’s my niche. I’ve always wanted to operate on a Dadaist level I can scarcely comprehend.****
*If you’ve recently** sent me an email through said contact form and I’ve not replied, it’s probably because of my imperfect system for dealing with the spam.***
**Recent = in the last six months
***That system? Funneling everything to a folder in my gmail account that I can never remember to read.
****Or, to be properly Dadaist about it, I’ve always wanted that eggroll spleen #2341 post Wesley grom grom grom grin gran grom and don’t you foghat it!!!!shift-1!!