Their answer is fine enough, I suppose (he keeps shooting, and shooting, and shooting, like a trigger happy Energizer Bunny), but forgets one, important thing: Greedo lives!
What's amazing is that the io9 article has some 38,101 views and no less than 74 comments in three days, while my poor, year-old labor of love has but five comments from 110 views. Here's a random sample taken from both pages, to show you how much praise I'm not getting:
Taken from Careful With That Blog, Eugene:
Han shot first because he is a bad ass.
Greedo is a loser.
Luke saved him from his bad ass ways, much like Jesus, and turned him around to a good citizen.
Pre-Luke, Han is shotting up over grown bugs like Greedo for trafficing inter galactic goods.
Post luke han is saving the galaxy and making it with Luke's sister.
Taken from io9.com:
I'm slightly stunned and mystified. Truly hit up George with this for another spin off Christmas special.
-Go Team Venture
Dark Horse needs to give you an Infinities series, or at least a one-shot. Seriously.
That was the most inspired imaginative kick ass funny or die imagined alternate universe story I have ever or will ever read.
You are one brilliantly inventive writer and frakking hilarious my friend. We all owed you immense thanks. I am splitting a gut!
My only solace is that, as it stands, I am nestled between Wookiepedia's entry on Greedo and io9, resting comfortably at the #2 spot for the search term "Greedo lives," which nobody has ever searched for. Believe me. I would know. I feel cheated. Slighted. A bit two-shade at this awful turn of events. Greedo Lives was supposed to be my moment in the sun; Greedo's moment in the sun!
But no. It has been stolen from me, from us, just like Indiana Jones stole the Ark of the Covenant from the Nazis. Further rubbing it in my face is the io9 article's heading: "Steal This Pitch." Duely noted, Charlie Jane Anders. You know how you can make up for your sin against me?
Bogart me a case of Tru Blood.