From: Beijing, China - Paris, France
Sorry Tullius, I didn't think you were actually poking fun at me. I just checked the sources and did a little research on the guy before I wrote from my first feeling, and thereafter when asked about it, I searched and found some figures about the "Lemay" thing that would support the hypothesis. Although it may sound strange to you, Lemay is among a few very French-Canadian family names that outlived and outgrew its possible French roots if it had any (being the name of a famous French-Canadian singer however helps to put the name on the map). Sorry for not putting the references online, was writing from my Ipad on the sofa while a cleaning detail was turning the apartment upside down, Safari and my fingers ain't exactly my most preferred way of posting anything on the internet. If you need them I can put them online.
Shall I be scolded by pointing out that the guy's probably French-Canadian (what he is in the end apparently from what I get from the Internet) while Bletchley_Geek, who I respect a lot as a person for his nice AAR btw, shall be legitimate in criticizing the book for its French chauvinism "because Benoit Lemay sounds French so he's French"?!
Don't worry, if you fear I may mistake you for an undercover Roman from your name, that won't happen if it is what you're suspecting
But beyond that, it just confirms a feeling I had in the past seeing other "newcomers" bullied: whatever your personal past or your postcount may be over the Matrix boards, even though I am a big lurker who's updating every morning the AAR page to follow avidly QBall, Tarhunnas, Betchley_Geek or IdahoNY's AARs, WitE community is definitely not the most welcoming party. The blue horizons of WitP are definitely more forgiving and tolerant. I guess it must come from all the rain, the mud and the HQ buildup stuff, sure it doesn't help with the mood. Feels like you need to defend Betchley_Geek from the bad outsider - well I assure you I am not out there for his blood, just emphasizing a point that I believe to be unfair. Feels kinda strange from you as Ive come to read quite a number of your posts and AAR, & you didn't sound like the kind of person who would jump at someone else's throat for a petty dispute. Too bad.
< Message edited by Fishbed -- 12/4/2011 3:57:53 AM >