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  1. Tachibana

    Most looking forward to thing at Otakon 2019?

    Can't really say since we only know of one guest so far and the schedule won't be known until after all the guests are announced. So we'll see.
  2. I mean, I hope you're right, he needs to show he's changed and it's clear he refuses to even acknowledge he did anything wrong. But I have doubts.
  3. Vic WILL work again. There's no question in my mind. People like him have been accused of worse and bounced back into their original careers. Now, the difference here is colleagues are accusing him. So maybe he'll never work in the voiceover industry proper again. So what? He's done uncredited work on various game dubs before, he can probably continue doing that. And if not that, he used to be a youth minister. Now, as bad an idea as it might be for him to be one, given what's been put forward, I have suspicions several employers who'd hire him for the role wouldn't care so long as he stood by either "I didn't do that" or "I've changed". He could probably just go back to that. And people who, for whatever reason are still fans? I don't think he'll be closing down his mailbox or his fanclub anytime soon. So all this is, and what people behind the #KickVic tag hoped to accomplish, is to remove him from a position where he had access to teenaged girls and women to harass them, both on VO jobs and in the con circuit. Which, I think, seems to be where we are now. It's just, again, a shame that his colleagues who called him out are now being harassed and threatened by either his fans or just alt-right bullies in general, but, hopefully cons can give those guests extra security until things cool down and they can stay safe at Funi and at home.
  4. It's worth noting here they actually mention investigating things themselves. So I think it's safe to say, at least wrt Texas VA accusations, it's 100% confirmed, though I always believed them. Of course now people are demanding proof from Funi... but like... That's not yours to have. It's very rare a company will actively share the nitty gritty of HR problems with the public, I can think of no reason why they'd do so here just to appease people who'd probably scoff and give excuses for why Funimation's investigation's result was wrong. Either accept that they did their due diligence to investigate the actions a VA they've kept on this long in spite of, again, rumors circling for years, or just accept you're never going to believe Vic did anything wrong short of him admitting it.
  5. 1) People claiming it's just a MeToo witch hunt haven't been paying attention for the years of less viable claims but in retrospect probably truthful ones going 'round. This is ---- that's been going on for a while, it's only been taken seriously just now due to actually being organized and putting names to accusations. 2) The photoshopping thing is a false flag. Literally the person who "said" it is a neutral party being impersonated. And even so it's a single individual, and should not discount the other accounts that are unrelated. 3) The whole thing with Todd is "telling on yourself" of the most bewildering type. His "accuser" didn't even bother to name him and wouldn't have lest others first came forward with their own accounts. Then he tries to cover his ass in spite of this, and someone else who was present confirms, no, the victim really was being fed a LOT of alcohol to an unsavory point. It's... a lot. How that should've been handled was privately if, as he claims, he didn't realize he was doing something wrong but... "Whoops"? Honestly it's a headache to keep up with, but given the fact those in the industry are either victims themselves or stand with the victims at this point (or are not saying anything), and then those who are backing the Vic diehards are a bunch of... how to put it diplomatically... Always Onlineā„¢ types apparently trying to start "Animegate" and outright harass individuals like Monica Rial in person (with one death threat so far) and threaten Funi with arson should be telling. If you're not invested either way it is probably best to just disengage. I'm only invested as I am, again, due to the experience I and my sibling have had. Like... is a big conspiracy involving people who appear unrelated to each other that has roots in the industry itself against Vic more likely, or just simply that Vic's just not the guy people thought he was? Just think about that. Any video with SJW in the title should be taken with massive, massive grains of salt if considered at all, tbqh, my dude. >_>;
  6. That's indeed the case, as is the case in all industries, really. You have to recognize that dealing with sexual assault and harassment isn't something we as a society are all that good at. Companies would rather silence dissent or tell people to hash it out quietly, in order to keep things running smoothly. Or, again, due to the failure of us as a society to address sexual assault and harassment, not saying anything out of fear. I could get into it further but that'd take the discussion into a political realm and I'd rather keep the discussion centered around Vic. Basically, people staying quiet on such things isn't due to pure negligence - it's a fear of losing a livelihood of their own, or being thought of as a liar or rumormonger. I feel that's a positive of #MeToo: It's a signal that people can openly talk about bad experiences where they were assaulted, harassed, or made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe without being apologized to, and that many will believe and support them. As they always should have, tbh. And, like I said, like it's obviously horrible people have been hurt by Vic, it's a shame people who have had nothing but good experiences with people like Vic have to deal with this. This idea that someone they admired on some level and treated them kindly might be someone more sinister. To that I say you should take the good you got out of your experiences- whether in person or via experiencing Vic's roles- and cherish that, while also understanding he's severely fucked up personally and needs to be held accountable to improve himself and stop harming others, and that his victims ought be supported. If that makes sense.
  7. Couple of things wrong with this: 1) A number of fellow voice actors and industry insiders have come out- first in support of victims, and then revealing they themselves have been victimized or witnessed creepy behavior from Vic. This isn't only congoers or fans coming forward, it's people who really know the guy. 2) RoosterTeeth has broken ties with him and Funi has replaced Vic in an upcoming dub with another actor. It's clear that at least these two companies think that the information presented is enough to choose to stop doing business with Vic. Perhaps they even have information we don't have (nor are we privileged to). 3) Filing charges for sexual assault or even non-sexual harassment long after the fact is hard, if not impossible. Consider that Texas's statue of limitations for sexual assault is five years, and sexual harassment is 300 days- if it's been that long since the event, it cannot be filed. Many other locales have similar statutes, and a lot of these stories seem to be at least that old if not older. This doesn't even get into the fact that research shows that many, many legitimate sexual assault and harassment cases are thrown out before they're even filed due to police choosing not to believe the victim or, in the case of harassment, that it "wasn't that bad", so if he did anything creepy recently, it's not unfathomable it'd never reach investigation let alone trial. Just because of the biases inherent in our system of law regarding sexual harassment and assault. So a lot of victims simply don't bother reporting, and even if they did, chances are nothing would come of it in spite of it really happening. For this reason, public knowledge is as important in protecting people as the court of law. And the fact is, there are hundreds of people coming forward with firsthand stories of sex-pestery, or unprofessional or rude behavior... a good many putting public-figure-names to their accusations. Like, you can personally choose to think EVERYONE is lying (somehow), but the fact is, most people are going to see that Vic's got a lot of apologizing (actual apologizing, not shedding crocodile tears and giving a non-apology that puts the onus on his victims and subtly encouraging his fans to go after them) and growing to do, and that people aren't going to instantly forgive him until he's proved he can change- not that victims need to EVER forgive who's wronged them. Yeah, a lot of fans have been heartbroken seeing Vic get outed (and Todd more or less self-out) like this, thinking that they "knew them", so the fact that people who actually spend entire weekends with them or work with him are discovering this must be even harder on them. I'm sorry you had to find out like this. And of course I feel even more sorry for the victims. For what it's worth I agree that, while a list of people at cons to avoid is a good idea, the fact there isn't a lot of vetting going on and the individual hosting it is completely anonymous (not even a real username to speak of) makes all but the most backed-up named names worth taking with a huge grain of salt.
  8. My sibling and I had an awfully awkward encounter with Vic that while not nearly as bad as some of the accusations kind of definitely made me believe this stuff ever since I started hearing it. And given the stuff I've heard before this, and with especially scary stories like Jessie Pridemore's, I'm glad to see the anime community largely supporting those who have come forward, including a number of other voice actors either directly voicing support or showing support by liking those posts or the posts of people who have been harmed by Vic in some way. Like there's some pushback, particularly from the Gamergate-adjacent crowd or diehard Vic fans who could never believe such things, but largely it's not as bad as I think it could've been. Like.... there's something like 100+ accusations or accounts, the vast majority coming from people unrelated to each other, the chances of them all or even mostly all being false is pretty low. So even if you've only had good experiences with him, keep that in mind.
  9. Tachibana

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    I believe alabaster got her confused with Amanda Winn-Lee, who would, incidentally, ALSO be a cool guest! EDIT: I'd also like to put forward Kira Buckland. She was at AUSA this past weekend and had a really cool assortment of fandom-based panels for Pokemon and JJBA in addition to her Q&A panel, so I think she'd be a good asset to filling out the schedule. She's said before that Otakon is her dream con, and she has several big roles now in the form of 2B from Nier Automata and Talim in Soulcalibur VI. So, just a thought there!
  10. Tachibana

    The Otakon 2019 Guest Request Thread

    Natsuko Kuwatani, please. PLEASE. Also Carrie Keranen. Only been four years, I know, but I can still ask! Also also, Sarah Blandy! I know she's not toooo too big. I just. Love Kagero a lot, haha.
  11. Tachibana

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Got mine today in spite of my snafu earlier! And what a lovely design!
  12. Tachibana

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Ah yeah got the zip code right. Phew. Thanks for telling me.
  13. Tachibana

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    Onnnn topic (I hope!) upon checking my badge orders, it appears I made a horrible error in address! In the Badge Mailing Information, I accidentally input "Alexandria, Vi" instead of Alexandria, VA! I've already sent an e-mail to registration asking about it in the hopes of changing it officially, so I do expect an answer from them in the next few days, but for anyone in the know it would still help to know if I should expect to be able to receive my badge or if it'll have to be picked up at con.
  14. Tachibana

    I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail!

    I imagine if for whatever reason your badge is not received you can pick it up at con. After all we're going to have to sign for them, so if it's returned to sender, Otakorp will know the badge wasn't gotten.
  15. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    Well, Romi-san is incredibly popular. Just a cursory twitter search reveals a LOT of people excited about the announcement and that's just on Twitter. It might be possible to have a normal autograph session as was done with Tomokazu Seki, but I'm almost positive he doesn't have the same "star power". Such things come with voicing Edward Elric I guess haha. Saw someone jokingly suggest no signing of FMA products or paraphernalia, which would cut down the line a lot but really wouldn't be fair to all the FMA fans, so I disagree with the idea, hehe.
  16. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    The only way a lottery system would work is if it was opt in. I'm sure there are people coming to Otakon who've no interest in meeting her, so if they got picked it'd be beyond unfair. And I'm not sure how you'd handle a lottery system properly if it is opt-in. Probably best to do what they did with TMR and Kanno-san. Line up outside at one of the exits, etc. EDIT: Holy double post batman what the heck happened? I sure didn't MEAN to do that.
  17. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    The only way a lottery system would work is if it was opt in. I'm sure there are people coming to Otakon who've no interest in meeting her, so if they got picked it'd be beyond unfair.
  18. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    KENSHIN-SAMA! KENSHIN-SAMAAAA!!! ... ahem. >_>; That's out of my system. Thank you all so so much for managing to get her to come! This is like such.... an amazingly huge deal for me. I adore so many of her roles, but especially Anyway, given her huuuuge popularity in regards to being Ed, will the autographs situation be like it was for TMR and Yoko Kanno? Or should we just like... hope that we'll be able to meet her and throw ourselves into the void outside the autographs line? Also, how would any Q&A panels with her go? Any audience questions or a way to submit questions to be considered? I'm sorry I know you guys are still hammering out the details... but quite literally I'm willing to devote my entire con experience to meeting her. ;_;
  19. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    >first US con >all the seiyuu save one that I really really want to meet have never been to a US con Oh my goodness be still my beating heart don't get your hopes up....
  20. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    Probably shouldn't set my expectations TOO high but for alabaster to talk about a guest with "mwahahaha"... I can't help it. It all sounds super hype though. Glad I can make my return this year.
  21. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    Welp, there you go then! If I'm able to make it in on Thursday I'll still bring along something for him to sign and check out the concert. Meant to at Katsucon but my schedule got super full! Never been to an Otakon Matsuri so not sure if it has the same deal goin' on as the DC Matsuri which I seem to remember had the pop culture guests do signings right after they performed.
  22. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    You never know. He might only be available on Thursday. It'd sure be nice though- while I prefer Romi Park's performance, he nonetheless does a wonderful job as Kenshin in Sengoku BASARA. Ahhh Lord Kenshin.... ~ <3
  23. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    Hm, is Toshiyuki-san the seiyuu in question? o: If so, that announcement sure came a lot quicker than expected! Anywho, I realize it's probably far too late to make requests for this year, but just a suggestion upon recent research-- what about Susan Dalian? She voiced Haku in Naruto, and she does a damn good job of it! Her hometown IS Baltimore, so it'd be pretty neat if y'all could get her!
  24. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    Oooh, seems like a nice juicy lineup. Popular current show huh? That could be any number of shows, hehe.
  25. Tachibana

    Guest Request: 2015

    I don't see it as snubbing either! I just though, ya know, they might. But if they understand you guys have limited funds, I guess that's not a concern. Guess the guest huh? Yes please!
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