Yeesh. Not two weeks down the road from my post on the marital crash-and-burns of two geek icons, we get what could possibly be the biggest wreck of them all. Joss Whedon’s ex-wife has held forth on the infidelities that led to their divorce, and the picture it paints is… not kind. If you’re a fan of his work, this may be yet another case where you’ll have to be able to separate the art from the artist. Whedon’s longest-running fansite doesn’t seem prepared to do that, though, and is shutting down after 16 years of operation.

Assuming the allegations have at least some truth to them, that line from The Dark Knight once again comes to mind: “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” It also puts me in mind of a blog I wrote a few years back along regarding geekly inspirations of my youth that I felt had fallen from grace personally, professionally, or both. You may read it here: The Fallen Lords of the ’80s.