TTV folks confirmed for assholes.
What’d they do?
They sat in the Flickr voting poll and waited until 11:59EST (which is technically when the contest ended) and all voted for the MOC I had finally…
Sure. His comment was full of believable things! Like the no coordinated effort part he starts with but then talks about how they coordinated it over Skype. How no one said which to vote for but they all picked the same one together to break the tie which means someone knew which were tied, etc. Whatever.
Weird to see this blog standing up for folks like Eljay taking out personal vendettas through a building contest. It wasn’t an overreaction and I’m still grumpy about it. These are literally the folks who made up wholesale stories about BZP hiring hackers to take out rival forums and blamed that and the “year downtime” for killing bionicle the first time. They thrive on making up stories based on half truths and selling them as speculation for views. They are a LEGO tabloid run by a sexist homophobic asshole.
Whoa, who are you calling homophobic? Who the do you think you are to DARE pretend like you know us one bit. You have sat here, you have insulted us, slandered us, and you DARE throw these terms at us when you have IGNORED every attempt I have made to talk to you about your issues with us? You have the AUDACITY to make these claims about us- ignoring our MULTIPLE attempts to make a retraction video to publicly correct ourselves about BZPower and then you have the nerve… the nerve..
Yanno, I use to really look up to you DV. I thought you were a really cool person, and our chat last year during the comics contest controversy convinced me that you were a really intelligent and down to earth person, even an inspiration. But you know what? Not anymore.
I have tried to be patient with you. I TRIED to talk to you. You threw insults at my face and I tried to be calm and take the hits, but I’m almost at my wits end with you DV. I cannot believe BZPower is condoning your behavior, this is just ridiculous.
Slander is falsehoods- I have said nothing false. Eljay’s homophobic and sexist history is well-documented all over both BZPower and Tumblr, and last time I checked he was the head honcho of TTV. I’ve said multiple times when asked that I’m not generally opposed to specific members of TTV, though I make an exception for Eljay because I don’t condone neither his viewpoints, nor his philosophies. I don’t believe you are Eljay?
The people who threw the contest voting deserve a suspension, and had I and a group of friends done similar I would expect a punishment too. I’ve been around a long time and I’ve seen these sort of things happen numerous times. It’s never happened to me before. I’m more than a little upset about it. Losing a contest is fine, it has happened to me probably more times than most members have even entered contests lol. I don’t like losing in a super suspicious fucked-up way. Sorry if that makes you mad? I don’t know what else to say there.
The TTV podcast criticisms I don’t take back- I have watched a dozen or so of your guys’ videos. I can’t stand misinformation in the LEGO fandom, and there is so damn much of it and it gets incredibly frustrating. (Also, I believe I just told you much of my issues in specificity with several of your videos? You talk about slander yet that is all you guys have ever done when referencing BZPower or its place in the history of the fandom. Year-plus long downtime? It was five months. Hiring the K-B to nuke other forums? Not a chance in hell (and I was around back then too and know both members of the K-B and staff members form BZP/C). Purposefully trying to stifle conversation on future sets because we, the staff, have grown tired of running the site or being part of the fandom? Please.) Your autopsy videos are atrocious and full of lies and conspiracy theories. Yet you have the audacity to accuse me of slander? Eh, whatevs. I liked the turning of the phrase back but it is kind of silly to do so?
I guess it is cool if you think I’m venting some personal vendetta? But there is a reason that the majority of TTV’s subscribers and fans on youtube and reddit and even on bzpower are the ones who aren’t aware of the fandom’s history, aren’t aware of the saga’s long history or the events behind it both from a story and corporate angle, and are new to the whole fanbase in general. Start actually researching your “facts” and make speculation that, you know, actually makes some sense? And perhaps all the comments disparaging your podcast from older, established, in-the-know fans will end. You guys rush out to have the first video posting leaked content (which I take umbrage with on its own, profiting off of illegally obtained images, but whatever), and completely miss out on any intellectual discourse along the way.
BZPower gave up on podcasts a long time ago, there is absolutely a place for one in the BIONICLE community. I’m frustrated its run by the person it is run by, because I don’t trust him further than I can read his username. And I’m frustrated that so many of your videos very clearly exist to push baseless (versus educated) speculation and conspiracy theories in a fandom desperate for fact-based conversation.
(Also your videos are too damn long.)
Otherwise more power to you.
(As for “multiple attempts to reason with!” no one has sent me a message even once, don’t bullshit me. A single post in a blog after I detailed several problems [albeit in a sarcastic manner] specifically with “what problems do you have with it ,huh?!??” is not multiple tries. I’m trying not to insult any intelligence here- don’t insult mine.)