Thursday, June 26, 2014
To The Goons of Something Awful
As you can see, I was mentioned in their TV Tropes mock thread, and since I now know the Goons are reading this, I've got a few things to say.
I don't hate Goons simply for being Goons. I DO hate the hypocrisy of the Goons who call other websites depraved, fetid hovels of depravity while ignoring their own.
For example: Aatrek, moderator of TVIV for almost five years, convicted child molestor.
For all the bitching done about pedophiles on TV Tropes, you are the first community to actually have a no shit pedophile in your community, and to my knowledge, while there have been a bunch of creepy assholes in the troping community (like Chagen, ColonelMcBadass, etc), you guys have yet to find someone in major position of power and influence on TV Tropes who had or has (to my knowledge) a history of raping children.
Do I also need to bring up Eggplant Wizard, the ringleader of the porn writing for profit ring on Amazon? Apparently, as long as she wasn't exposed for what she was doing, her spreading smut and perversion was A-OK, but everyone else on the tubes, tropers especially, were evil incarnate for doing the same.
tl;dr - I despise the hypocrisy of the Goons on SA.
However, I consider myself a fair man, and unlike Fast Eddie, I'm willing to be civil to any goon who is willing to do the same, and while I don't agree with many of the things the Goons have said about tropers, you guys have highlighted some truly disturbing shit in the troping community that was nine types of fucked up, so my hats off to you all for that.
Also, if you just want to call me a porn and pedo pandering enabler and refuse my invitation to discuss our differences in opinion in a civil manner, that's your choice.
As for the JesuOtaku situation, I stand by what I posted, with the exception of what I issued a retraction over, as those words were posted without knowing all the facts and JesuOtaku has my apologies.
I do hope the paywall doesn't go up anytime soon, though, as I do find a lot of threads on SA legitimately interesting, and if any goon want to stop by our IRC channel, wiki, or even here to say hello, you have my word I will be polite and hear out what you have to say.
Who knows, maybe we can understand each other better?
Anyway, just wanted to let you all know that no, I am not a former moderator at TV Tropes. I was a one time member of TV Tropes, but I became disenchanted with how they changed things and thus took over the Tropes Mirror Wiki on Wikia and later helped found All The Tropes on Orain (and the Wikia version will soon be replaced with an import of data from the Orain version).