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Here's another example of a letter I wrote for my plans.
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James Porter

(removed for security reasons)

porterjamesh@gmail.com

 

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Naoya Tsurumi
Sega of Japan
Canal Side Building
1-39-9, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo, 140-8583
Japan  

Dear, Tsurumi-sama

I am typing this in regards to the changes made to the Sonic the Hedgehog licensed comic book currently being made by Archie comics. As you are aware, due to a still-fairly-recent legal battle involving one of Archie Comics' former writers, one Ken Penders, you renegotiated the agreement between you and Archie Comics for continued use of the license to Sonic The Hedgehog. This involved instilling a series of mandates against them dictating what can and cannot be done in the comic. This has resulted in a reboot that has seen the comic go in a radically different direction from what is was going in before, rewriting the comic's timeline, and removing several characters.

 

Let me first say that I can understand why this course of action was taken. You trusted Archie comics with the license to what was, at the time, a very lucrative intellectual property for you. As such, you expected Archie Comics to handle things in a professional manner. As a result, when it was revealed that Archie either lost, or didn't get one of their writers to sign, a Work For Hire contract, you were understandably angry that Archie would create a situation in which you could have been sued a one of their former writers, and he would have won. Also, you at Sega already had an established idea of what you wanted of Sonic the Hedgehog, and what you wanted it to be, and for years the comic went against that idea. So, when the legal mess happened, you decided then to bring the comic more in line with what you wanted of it. These are legitimate things for someone in your position to feel, and you should not be faulted for feeling that way.

 

However, I would like to believe you are also aware of the ramifications these actions have had. Ever since the reboot, several fans of the Archie Sonic Comic have been very upset at the changes. Namely, they do not like that the version of Sonic The Hedgehog, the world in which it exists, and the characters in it that they have grown attached to over the course of the comic's 22+-year run, have been unceremoniously removed from it, with their chances of returning being incredibly low. This anger has persisted for approximately a year now, which I would say is an indication of how much this incarnation of Sonic The Hedgehog has come to mean to them, and how upset they are that this incarnation has been changed to the point that it is essentially no longer their preferred incarnation of him.

 

As was previously stated, all this came about because Archie either never got Ken Penders to sign, or lost, his Work For Hire contract. However, would evidence that it existed, and that Ken Penders signed it, suffice? I would suggest that you put this into consideration. If security footage of Ken Penders signing a Work For Hire contract were to come up, it could be proof of who really owns the characters he created, and would cause ownership of said characters to thereby revert back to you.

 

Now let me say that I can understand that this may not sound like a very desirable action for you to take. Between finding yourselves in a position where you were at risk of being sued, and getting the comic more in line with the games, you are more than likely to just let the matter rest as it currently is. However, I would advise against taking this course of action. The anger from several fans about the reboot has persisted for over a year at this point, which I would say is an indication of how much the previous Archie Sonic continuity has come to mean to them. These people are passionate about that incarnation of Sonic, and wish to have it back, as unlikely as that is to happen.

 

Let me also say that I am aware that there are people who like the Archie Sonic continuity the way it is now. I would be willing to allow favoured characters and elements from the current continuity into the previous one if it would appease them. After all, if they have found something in the previous continuity that they like, it would help to bring it into the current one. However, I am sorry to say that this will not dissuade the fans of the previous continuity from wanting it back. They are firm in what they want of the comic, as much as it may nope happen.

 

Tsurumi-sama, I highly suggest you take what I have written into consideration. The anger over the reboot will not go away simply because you want it to. The fans of the previous continuity will not give it up simply because you want them to. People aren't that simple. While you are unlikely to listen to these fans, I would advise ignoring them, as that will only result in the anger persisting. And it is likely to as long as things remain the way that they are.

 

That is all I have to say on this subject. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I hope you give what I have said serious consideration.

 

Sincerely


 

James Porter

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Thought I'd share with you a couple of letters from this month.  Here's one.
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James Porter

(removed for security reasons)

porterjamesh@gmail.com


Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Paul Kaminski
Archie Comics
325 Fayette Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543-2318

Dear, Mr. Kaminski

 

I am writing this in regards to the changes made to your comic book adaptation of Sonic The Hedgehog. As you are quite aware, due to a still-fairly-recent, very ugly legal mess involving you, Sega, and one of your former writers, one Mr. Ken Penders, you had your contract with Sega renegotiated, and a series of mandates instilled against you for the continued use of the Sonic The Hedgehog license. This has resulted in a reboot of the comic that has seen the comic books timeline completely redone, several characters removed from it, and the overall direction of the comic being changed.

 

Let me first say that it is completely understandable why you took this course of action. After a massive legal mess like the one you were in with Sega and Ken Penders, you decided it would be better to abide by Sega's wishes and not do anything that might risk any further legal repercussions from Sega or Ken Penders, or worse. This is a legitimate worry, and you should not be faulted for feeling this way.

 

However, I would also like to believe that you are aware of what these actions mean to several fans of the Sonic The Hedgehog comic. As I would like to believe you are aware, several fans of the Archie Sonic Comic are very upset that several characters that they have grown attached to have been removed from the comic, and that their chances of returning are very low as it currently stands. As I would like to believe you are aware, this anger has been ongoing since the reboot was put in place. The reboot was a very controversial move, and despite the fact that you have neither the means nor the desire to do so, these fans want the characters they have grown attached to back.

 

I am aware that the source of this was that you were unable to locate a Work For Hire contract signed by Ken Penders in the initial lawsuits. However, perhaps at this point, it's not the Work For Hire contract that you should be looking for. I suggest you have someone go through your security footage from around the time Ken Penders was hired to work for the comic. In the event you find any footage of him signing a Work For Hire contract, that footage will be proof that a Work For Hire Contract existed, and that Ken Penders signed it.

 

Now, let me say that can understand that what I have proposed to you does not sound like a very desirable prospect for you. The lawsuit, mandates, legal problems, and reboot are still recent enough that you would likely be reluctant to do any of what I have suggested to you. I should not fault you for feeling this way, as you are simply trying to protect yourself from any further legal woes. However, I would advise letting the matter rest as it currently stands. The fact that the anger has persisted as long as it has should be evidence that the fans who are angry about the reboot are passionate about the previous continuity. They will not simply let go of all that anger just because you ask them to. People are not that simple. If you won't do it to try to do something about the old continuity, then I suggest you do it to confirm to yourselves whether or not you have anything that confirms who really owns the characters Ken Penders created.

 

Let me also state that I am aware that there are fans who like the continuity the way it is. I do not wish any ill will towards these fans, and would be willing to ingratiate any preferred characters and/or elements from the current continuity into the previous one. However, I'm afraid this will not dissuade fans of the previous continuity from being angry about it being gone.

 

Mr. Kaminski, I hope you give serious thought to what I have suggested regarding the security footage. The anger will not go away simply because you want it to. It will likely persist. For how long, I cannot say. But do not expect it to go away as long as the current continuity is the way that it is.

 

That is what I have to say on this matter. Thank you for taking the time to read this over. I hope you give what I have told you some serious consideration.

 

Sincerely

 


James Porter

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As in my plan for Archie and Sega, today is the day to send them the monthly letters.  I've sent mine.  Have you?
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As the title says, this month's batch of letters to Archie and Sega go out tomorrow.  I trust you all have them prepared.  As of this journal entry, I'm almost done myself.  Just have to write the final closing sentences, and tweak it a little, and I'll be good to go.
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Well, today is Remembrance Day.  The day where we remember and give thanks to the people who fought and died so we could all be here today.

I don't have much to show to commemorate this, but perhaps this can be enough.



Never Forget.  And God Bless those who gave their lives for us.
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Here's another example of a letter I wrote for my plans.
-----------------------------------------------------

James Porter

(removed for security reasons)

porterjamesh@gmail.com

 

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Naoya Tsurumi
Sega of Japan
Canal Side Building
1-39-9, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo, 140-8583
Japan  

Dear, Tsurumi-sama

I am typing this in regards to the changes made to the Sonic the Hedgehog licensed comic book currently being made by Archie comics. As you are aware, due to a still-fairly-recent legal battle involving one of Archie Comics' former writers, one Ken Penders, you renegotiated the agreement between you and Archie Comics for continued use of the license to Sonic The Hedgehog. This involved instilling a series of mandates against them dictating what can and cannot be done in the comic. This has resulted in a reboot that has seen the comic go in a radically different direction from what is was going in before, rewriting the comic's timeline, and removing several characters.

 

Let me first say that I can understand why this course of action was taken. You trusted Archie comics with the license to what was, at the time, a very lucrative intellectual property for you. As such, you expected Archie Comics to handle things in a professional manner. As a result, when it was revealed that Archie either lost, or didn't get one of their writers to sign, a Work For Hire contract, you were understandably angry that Archie would create a situation in which you could have been sued a one of their former writers, and he would have won. Also, you at Sega already had an established idea of what you wanted of Sonic the Hedgehog, and what you wanted it to be, and for years the comic went against that idea. So, when the legal mess happened, you decided then to bring the comic more in line with what you wanted of it. These are legitimate things for someone in your position to feel, and you should not be faulted for feeling that way.

 

However, I would like to believe you are also aware of the ramifications these actions have had. Ever since the reboot, several fans of the Archie Sonic Comic have been very upset at the changes. Namely, they do not like that the version of Sonic The Hedgehog, the world in which it exists, and the characters in it that they have grown attached to over the course of the comic's 22+-year run, have been unceremoniously removed from it, with their chances of returning being incredibly low. This anger has persisted for approximately a year now, which I would say is an indication of how much this incarnation of Sonic The Hedgehog has come to mean to them, and how upset they are that this incarnation has been changed to the point that it is essentially no longer their preferred incarnation of him.

 

As was previously stated, all this came about because Archie either never got Ken Penders to sign, or lost, his Work For Hire contract. However, would evidence that it existed, and that Ken Penders signed it, suffice? I would suggest that you put this into consideration. If security footage of Ken Penders signing a Work For Hire contract were to come up, it could be proof of who really owns the characters he created, and would cause ownership of said characters to thereby revert back to you.

 

Now let me say that I can understand that this may not sound like a very desirable action for you to take. Between finding yourselves in a position where you were at risk of being sued, and getting the comic more in line with the games, you are more than likely to just let the matter rest as it currently is. However, I would advise against taking this course of action. The anger from several fans about the reboot has persisted for over a year at this point, which I would say is an indication of how much the previous Archie Sonic continuity has come to mean to them. These people are passionate about that incarnation of Sonic, and wish to have it back, as unlikely as that is to happen.

 

Let me also say that I am aware that there are people who like the Archie Sonic continuity the way it is now. I would be willing to allow favoured characters and elements from the current continuity into the previous one if it would appease them. After all, if they have found something in the previous continuity that they like, it would help to bring it into the current one. However, I am sorry to say that this will not dissuade the fans of the previous continuity from wanting it back. They are firm in what they want of the comic, as much as it may nope happen.

 

Tsurumi-sama, I highly suggest you take what I have written into consideration. The anger over the reboot will not go away simply because you want it to. The fans of the previous continuity will not give it up simply because you want them to. People aren't that simple. While you are unlikely to listen to these fans, I would advise ignoring them, as that will only result in the anger persisting. And it is likely to as long as things remain the way that they are.

 

That is all I have to say on this subject. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I hope you give what I have said serious consideration.

 

Sincerely


 

James Porter

  • Mood: Neutral
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