At least with Light Sword you'd be with a publisher where the money isn't coming out of pocket. If you think that a corporate name of It's Me, Ink! doesn't scream self published....
Speaking of, I can't find said corporate name registered with the Secretary of State.
Let me be clear: I don't have anything against self publishing. There are times when it's the best choice (e.g. family histories, county fair cookbooks). I do, however, think it's laughable when people claim to be a part of a "real" publisher and aren't.
What I'm getting from Mari's posts is a consistent "I'm making fun of this because I don't respect it" -- at every level from sentence structure to genre to the process of publishing.
Catch is, most of us here respect those things.