Previously when I wiped out this blog, it was for several reasons. A few of them being disappointed in myself for not being able to keep up with it diligently (which I've found doesn't matter to those who keep up with it), we've had a few instances of avoidance among people in the industry (in which I won't get into detail) and deleting the blog, to me, would have broken what seemed to be a burden and would in my mind help terminate "their" existence. Alot of times if you try to move on, you make an effort to wipe the slate clean sort of speak. That's a little bit of what I attempted to do, wipe the slate clean and start over with a new sketch. No, "they" didn't make me take it down. They couldn't have if they had tried. There are no untruths to this story whatsoever. It had just gotten to the point where there are countless reminders of them everywhere. They now classify themselves as a repro center and are lining up their barn in Texas with client's stallions. Haven't heard anything else on the incident going on at the Oregon location but I'm sure someone can google it if they want to learn what's up. To add insult to injury was when we learned they were doing a benefit to raise money for breast cancer research. Okay, for one, that's a sore subject for Mark. He lost his first wife to breast cancer and for them to use that as the subject to save grace among the masses and make them look empathetic, well, it's enough to make our stomachs turn. Still makes me want to puke whenever I see them using the pink ribbon in all their new ads. Then again, they must save grace with the public and rub elbows with the prevalent people in the industry in order to survive at all. And what better way to do that than to contribute publicly to good causes. It's almost like standing at the Salvation Army bucket with a dollar and waving it around and announcing "HEY look at me! I'm about to contribute to a good cause. Give me a pat on the back, I'm a good person." No, you're not a good person when the good is not in your heart and your public deeds are only financially motivated.
We can only have faith that they will get theirs in the end.
But then again, this is really not what I want this new blog to be about. I can still try to forget they exist, though the reminders will always be there.