As to the pickers of nit:
Make millions in your own field, then you too can take a short-cut, if that's what it is. Because Brock is correct. If you don't move, and sure as heck fire don't make eye contact, the creature may feel neglected and go away. I don't call my ex supervisor a psycho just for the fun of it, you know.
Richmahn's comment wasn't received negatively due to blind sycophantic fans protecting their god, it was received negatively because it was accurately perceived as a complaint: "The artwork is all recycled yet he still makes big money and life's not fair and why don't I have a girlfriend when my mom says I'm good looking?"
I find the fact that no one but the PHB moves from the one panel to the other to be realistic. In my dealings with past PHBs I found that if I stood very still -- like dealing with the T.Rex in Jurassic Park -- they forgot that I was present and wandered off in search of other prey.