So ever since the rape-gif debacle a few months ago I have been relegated to the anonymity that is the "gray" on the FP. For the most part this hasn't bothered me, but there have been occasions where I have felt that I had something witty or insightful to offer, but it has gone unseen because of the "grayness".
Then I had an idea.
I decided to throw caution to the wind and send some of the Jalopnik staff an email pleading for my release from the gray. In said email I outlined my credentials (long and positive history on Oppo, being followed by a few of the sub-blogs, having a post shared to the FP...etc.).
I sent the email half-expecting it to get lost in the sea of emails that the staff gets, but lo and behold I received a reply from Travis within a few minutes!
Was it cheating? Maybe, but you know what they say: "If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying."