It’s been a few months of me being busy, so I wanted to pop in and say thank you to everyone who replied to this post of mine. I have been doing much better since then, and even if I didn’t talk to you via comments at that time, I appreciated all of your input.
As far as the guy is concerned, he hasn’t spoken to me since December (not that it’s a loss or anything...). We are in a fan group together, so I can’t 150% escape him; however, he has pissed off a great many of the higher-ups in that organization to the point that most people don’t have a very high opinion of him. (Long story....) Meanwhile, I’m an up-and-comer in the group, to where many of those same higher-ups are watching my progress with great interest. I always figure living well (and in this case doing well!) is the best revenge; prior to everything going down I told him I was interested in joining this group, and was asking questions that showed I wanted to join the chapter he was in charge of. He decided he couldn’t be bothered and never followed up on it, which eventually led me to join another chapter headed by a different friend of mine. And I couldn’t be happier.
With a little help from other friends, I can deal with that guy. I’ll just keep doing what I do best, and he’ll keep on being the same sad person he always was.