I'm afraid I just didn't think of crediting Bons by name since I was providing the link to all the Bad Kelsey stories. If that was a faux pas, I sincerely apologize.
Well, obviously Eral opting out is a different matter entirely. And anyway, it wasn't anything worthy of French terminology, I just thought it was weird. Not least of which, as Bons points out, "Jason Compton" and to a lesser extent "Kelsey" is usually a thing you only want to mention in passing at the Attic.
I imagine the ideal way to introduce it is something like the stereotypical "nervous young man in a drugstore" condom purchase.
"Yes, thank you, I'll be treating you to a work inspired by Bons, Eral, David Gaider, JRR Tolkien, Douglas X. Cringely, Malcolm X, Xavier Cougat, Xandozan the Exhalted, jasoncompton
, Glen A. Larson, and Harper Lee."
But the story and the brickbats seem to have found their stride anyway. Chapter 9's comments, in particular, gave me a good laugh.