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  3. oh...... i realize the type of person im talking to never mind
  4. Conspiracy theories start because there's fishy stuff going on. Stuff that should be discussed. Not silenced.
  5. but conspiracy theories aren't discussions there just echo chambers.
  6. Have you seen what Marchi has been saying on twitter? Because I never once said their personal experiences were loony as you seem to think. Or is the only thing you've seen from her, her story? Bottom line is that there have been quite a few professionals out there who have been acting less than professional in their behavior and that's pretty undeniable. Yes, I don't particularly like when a discussion board censors discussion, no crime in that.
  7. So referring to Marchi and Rial pouring out their hearts and recalling their own personal experiences as "acting loony on twitter" isn't being mean-spirited, huh? Go figure. This, coming from a guy who didn't like what Rial and Marchi had to say and doesn't like it when ANN won't permit someone to spread ridiculous conspiracy theories on their threads.
  8. Clutch

    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    I have the Tenth Anniversary blue jean shirt, and the black hoodie with the gold printing on back. Also have the long sleeve black shirt, along with the official 1994 and 1995 shirts. Maybe kept one or two more con shirts, and gave the rest of my spare con shirts to Revan. I still want an Otakon Flippy Flyer Frisbee with the Post Card image of Hiroshi-kun and Hiroko-chan in festival dress.
  9. Something Clever

    Gender Bender Manga

    i like people not trying to trick me into visting shady scam sites
  10. nawankulusakara524968

    Gender Bender Manga

    I read gender bender manga and Source of the best gender bender manga collection online. I like to read the manga. AND Do you like Gender Bender Manga?
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  12. Something Clever

    The UN Wants to Ban Anime? Wut?

    Kinda a sad statement on anime and in general when a law geared towards making it harder to provide legal pedophile porn or fanservice is viewed as a bad thing. This is the go to response people have that makes so many things 100 times worse then they actually are. For fricks sake jack the ripper from fate stay,harpy from monster musume, and so on and so on make me wish they dropped the hammer on anime when it comes to how they represent the 18 years old with quotation marks characters. People forget anime is now mainstream has been for a while and certain things NEED to change whether people or like it or not. As most have said this aint gonna do shite to the actual anime which i wish it would honestly. Really makes us look bad but no people will always cry muh freedom or its a slippery slope because they dont want it to change. Having a superpowered kid running around shooting laser beams or lifting a truck is fine. Having them run around in panties and a low cut top is clearly not and i dont see the issue or cause for alarm when someone says hey maybe not do that?.
  13. windseeker

    The UN Wants to Ban Anime? Wut?

    I'm not going to lie, I've seen wallscrolls in some dealer's rooms that honestly looked like they could pass for child porn, and its gross honestly. But targeting disturbing hentai stuff =/= "banning anime."
  14. You're right I should have just said I disagree with the way some professionals have been presenting themselves in their posts.
  15. I mean, it isn't censorship, it's moderation. Repeating talking points taken directly from, frankly, inflammatory people like YellowFlash, as if its a legitimate stance is something I think any community manager, whether mod or admin or otherwise, has a right to moderate. Ergo, if you ask me, ANN did nothing wrong. I would also argue that stating someone is "acting loony" when they really haven't done anything wrong considering the context is a tad mean spirited. Just be careful of your wording when talking about victims, yeah? "Reacting poorly" or something might have been better phrasing.
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  17. There was nothing mean spirited about what i said, you just got all up in arms, decided to get upset and lash out at me. You clearly haven't been following the mean spirited things going on on twitter if that's what you think. ANN censoring comments is a fact, theres nothing whinged about it.
  18. Fadamor

    The UN Wants to Ban Anime? Wut?

    Yeah the only group I see getting hit hard by these DRAFT guidelines (if they ever get ratified) is the doujinshi industry. The only anime actually affected will be hentai anime with underage children being depicted. Any changes amongst broadcast products due to ratification will be made at the manga publisher / anime producer levels. IMHO Japanese Anime is not going to suffer greatly even if this draft guideline gets ratified.
  19. Guys, a mod literally just said to not get into fights, I know it's a rather, well, hard situation, but let's try to get along discussing this. Like I said in my big ol' post up there, I think Monica and Jamie were ... if not justified in how they acted, then at least easily forgivable. Again, they shared a very personal story each only to then be attacked for it, after no doubt thinking for years they'd never be able to get closure and seeing an opportunity to now by coming out with their stories. I'm also guessing this. It doesn't seem as if any of the victims wish to pursue criminal charges (hell, Monica just literally wants him to change to be better) so he can't exactly go to jail given how these sorts of laws work unless in the middle of the case it's somehow proven he did something with/to a minor. But if he does go after almost any of them, they have pretty ironclad defense, in my opinion, given the sheer volume of accusations.
  20. So im betting this plays out 4 ways vics lawsuit goes nowhere and he eventually comes back but will never be as powerful as he once was in terms of pull. He somehow gets actually proven guilty but not enough to actually arrest him. He somehow gets actually proven guilty and gets arrested or jailed or other. Then his bonkers fans pull off the first mass shooting at a anime con because its all a conspiracy and his accusers are either targeted or killed . Proven innocent just because he technically did nothing wrong but still guilty in public court.
  21. Uh, dude, it wasn't me who made those mean-spirited comments about Rial and Marchi and then whinged about ANN. Sorry, but you get what you give in life.
  22. You can calm the sarcasm. There's no need for it. If you disagree with me simply say so.
  23. The lawyer in question literally set up a gofundme to support Vic- he's not impartial even if he's not personally supporting Vic. He was also vocal during ComicsGate, a movement every bit as misogynist and racist as GamerGate. Notably, in spite of the lawyer initially saying he doesn't even know Vic, a recent statement Vic made indicates they are friends. And I don't know about you guys, but if you're in the midst of defending your morality... your morality really doesn't look good if you're calling a guy with such views- a guy who used enough tanner to have black people call him out on it - a friend, rather than a fan or a supporter. Even though it sounds like they literally just met. In other words, I don't view this lawyer as a trustworthy person. And comparing Vic's case to other similar cases- such as Digital Homicide's cases against Jim Sterling and about 100+ critics of them on their Steam Page respectively, both of which were thrown out, Jim's in particular "with extreme prejudice"- I cannot see any action he could take that would not end up poorly for him. Like, let's go over this a sec. I'm still not even sure what angle he could TRY to tackle it from that wouldn't end badly for him. Monica or Jamie? Again, lots of people to back either up- several dozen colleagues INCLUDING HIS EX-FIANCE vs. him, his lawyer and his mom. Like. HMMM. Wonder who a judge would side with. Funimation? Never employed beyond contract work, same with RT, and given Texan law, they did nothing wrong in simply stating they won't work with him any longer. Suing a disparate group of accusers, perhaps including one of his coworkers or former employers? Such cases, from what I know, never end up well for anyone outside of actual big corporations, and I guarantee every last accusation that isn't totally anonymous (i.e., the i09 article ones would probably count, not so much the ones from tumblr/4chan/pll) would be used against him in court as character testimony. Texas also has pretty hardcore anti-SLAPP laws, so the latter would REALLY not go well. Suing cons who cancelled? I mean, if he wants to make himself look like a jackass, I guess, but I don't know what that'd achieve? There is no legal action out of this situation. He can at best defend himself from an accuser suing him. If he truly wants to return to voice acting and the con circuit, he needs to go to the life counselor he talked about and show active attempts to change. ---- Also: Samantha did not fake the swatting- or at least, did not fake a crime having happened to her. What happened was someone called her, said they were getting her swatted, she went to her house, saw the door broken in, called the cops. I'm not sure why she lied in the first place, especially since there's a police report and everything, but perhaps it's a combination of her being unwell as Adam said and someone legitimately targeting her, wanting to make it as big as she felt in her head. Still awful, but simply going to a currently vacant house, vandalizing the door, and jetting isn't as bad as getting someone SWATted. As far as overreactions go- I mean, what would you do if you or your friend shared a personal story that caused a lot of emotional turmoil... only for people to IMMEDIATELY attack you and call your character into question, thus making you think for a second maybe you should have stayed quiet and gone unheard and suffered in silence all along? Only then to, well, realize that, no you shouldn't be quiet, and online trolls SHOULDN'T silence you. So you get angry and speak perhaps a bit harshly, or show anxiety. The only one I really hold anything against is Sean and that's because he's had a known beef against Vic for a while and isn't the most... elegant speaker. He should have just stayed quiet outside of voicing support or whatever, not actively gone after trolls. Additionally, in case you weren't aware, the Quartering is also an alt-right individual, and given Otakon's response to the Unite the Right rally last year, I should hope anyone with his political, hateful views - such as YellowFlash among others- would not be welcome on this board by the users here, and with that in mind, I personally dismiss their videos out of hand. ---- And again, as someone who saw Vic being creepy (albeit, not to the level of harassment or assault, just a concerningly tight hug), as someone who has heard rumors both in person and on various boards for YEARS- there's no way in HELL this is all just some conspiracy. Unless like there's a bunch of random congoers who never ever met each other also in cahoots with a bunch of colleagues of his who had to quietly put up with him for fear of their job... which. I don't know, Occam's Razor you know- Which makes more sense? A literal actor putting on a nice face for his fans as well as to his unknowing colleagues, while using his position to bully and harass other fans and colleagues? Or a total saint who has never ever ever done ANYTHING wrong ever, and somehow had years and years of "malicious rumors" pile up against him followed by a conspiracy that started with a hashtag filled with people unrelated to each other, until his colleagues started speaking up, who apparently all want him out? And something about stolen jobs that don't really exist? Eh? Like, yeah, there are people invested in this now that do have connections to one another. It's not that humongous an industry worker-wise, stateside anyway. There's gonna be people who know one another when dealing with a controversy involving such a big star in the industry. Maybe you could say that the industry needs more blood in it then, from seeing this- more journalists, more talent, more administrators and so on- but suggesting it's a huge conspiracy reeks to me of either desperation, or a grift. I'm not suggesting anyone itt is either, I mean specifically his vocal supporters.
  24. Hi All, Moderator here. I know this is a difficult discussion and one that does need its space to be worked through. With that I'm going to ask that everyone please take a moment before you post something and think about how you'd feel if the text was a reply to something you posted. Likewise when you read a post, please give the poster some benefit of the doubt on their tone as much as you'd like to have the same consideration for your posts. A lot of non-verbal context gets lost with just text, which makes it more difficult to accurately express ideas and opinions. We all do not have to agree, but we do want to have a space where we can talk about what we disagree on.
  25. Gee, how white of you. What you call "acting loony" is what I call reporting actual personal experience and speaking straight from the heart. Oh, so you'd rather ANN allow the posting of ridiculous conspiracy theories, huh?
  26. ANN is censoring threads because people are engaging in conspiratorial nonsense.
  27. At this point I am pretty sure Vic probably did somethings, but I doubt he did everything he's being accused of. A lot of stuff from the Funi staff seems fishy and very suspect, especially that fake swatting crap that really derailed any credibility they had. Monica, Jamie, Sean acting loony on twitter, Samantha faking a swatting, people writing the io9 article being friends with Samantha on facebook, ANN censoring comment sections heavily, so on and so forth. To me, it certainly could be plausible that this is an agenda. It could also be completely valid. At the very minimum a lot of people involved have been acting very unprofessionally with their social media accounts.
  28. The Minnesota lawyer is actually a practicing lawyer, according to an online database from the Minnesota judiciary. He just doesn't have a website. I'm not a mod, but I think we need to get this thread back on track. io9 report: https://io9.gizmodo.com/one-of-anime-s-biggest-voices-accused-of-sexual-harassm-1832390505 Samantha Inoue-Harte had something happen at her home: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-20/police-report-dub-voice-actress-door-damaged-classified-criminal-mischief/.143617 Monica Rial elaborates: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-20/bulma-voice-actress-monica-rial-shares-alleged-inappropriate-encounters-with-vic-mignogna/.143664
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