The First Thing We Do

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The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.

Dick the Butcher, Henry VI Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2

For all inquiries, notifications, or comments, I can be reached on Twitter by public tweet or private message, at @edevere17. If email is warranted, I will provide an address from there.

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  • • I have no desire or intent to infringe upon rights held by others for quoted or embedded work appearing here, such as excerpts, photos, videos, etc. The last thing I want to do is misuse anyone else’s creativity – it’s too ironic. If you see something that’s yours and you believe I’ve overstepped the bounds of fair use, please message me and we’ll resolve it promptly.
  • TWEETS: If you converse with me on Twitter, there’s a small chance that I might want to screencap the tweets and post them here. By tweeting to me you acknowledge that you’re okay with this. It is not something I do often, but my inner lawyer says to spell it out.

I post nothing that isn’t already public on Twitter, and I obscure avatars and usernames. Screencaps are not linked. For non-trivial quotes, I do my best to obtain prior permission. Here is an example of a conversation where permissions were obtained, and here is a trivial quote with the ID obscured. You can message me at any time to request that I not quote you, in which case I won’t.

  • • Finally, the only time I’ll break character:

Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford and to this writer’s satisfaction the creator of the body of work wrongly attributed to William Shakspere, died in 1604. He did not have a blog.

The portrayal of Edward de Vere on this website and at @edevere17 on Twitter, as well as all new writing posted under his name, are presented as humorous pasticheparody, or satire.