People often ask me if there is bad blood between myself and my old stomping grounds, TheTailsection.com. I usually reply with a shrug. Certainly, I would never hold a grudge against the site. After all, I poured my heart and soul into it and wrote hundreds of posts before there were ever ‘partners’ involved in the site. TheTailsection may not be where I call home now, but it sure is a big part of my legacy… wait… or is it?
It would appear that, for whatever reason, the current management of TheTailsection has a problem with giving credit where credit is due. After fielding a few curious E-Mails from readers that claimed my interviews had been reassigned to ‘other’ writers, I decided to check it out. With few exceptions, it seems the hundreds of recaps, interviews, theories, and bits and pieces of LOST musings that I wrote have been reassigned to new authors who, well, didn’t write them. I can only guess why this was done. Maybe since this site – docarzt.com – is eponymous, the feelling is that having articles by ‘DocArzt’ somehow promote this site. Surely if you google ‘DocArzt’ you wind up here.
Sure, some articles still have my Nom De Plume on them, but they are almost universally – from what I’ve seen so far – the least consequential pieces. My interview with Javi Grillo Marxuach, now belongs to ‘DavidHume,’ and my interview with Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz was now, apparently, conducted by my good friend – who is NOT involved in this – TabulaRasa, who is also credited for my reminiscences from the set of LOST. Yes, as ironic as it may seem, even my interview with Daniel Roebuck, Doc Arzt himself, has been attributed to another author. Server error? Glitch? Or Bad Blood? You be the judge.