Mediation. I was trying to nip any aggression in the bud by explaining the the sarcasm came from a genuine passion regarding the source material and the topic that, which mixed with exasperation regarding a perceived dead horse, manifests itself as MAXIMUM SASS.
Clearly I didn't do a stellar job at it. Yayyyyy sinus headaches. (Hahahha kill me.)
Again, thank you Mal. It is something I will admit to being somewhat a flaw of mine that is my pencant for blunt speaking when my patience is tried. It seems that people who were not regulars at the same time as us can be a sensitive to social quirks of people they do not know. While I do not regress any of my opinions, I am more than willing to admit to having reverted to type in that way without due caution in this case, for which I am at fault. That being said the reaction of those that replied to me was similarlly uncalled for and I would like to see a similar amends from them, at which point we can all get on with our lives.