Yesterday at about 5:30 PM I got a phone call… and for those of you trolling my blog right now, we all know what it’s about.
Along with the phone calls (and there were a LOT) that came in last night, I got hit with a FLOOD of email with the same two links over and over again: the Manatee County Sheriff’s office and 4chan.
My knee jerk reaction was to post the information – but then I thought better of it and have sat here quietly watching.
Today the emails and calls continued with two other links to Tampa websites (with the same exact info and photo I saw yesterday,) another 4chan thread and activity on Cosplay.com. I’ve read a lot of crazy shit in the past twenty four hours.
Since I’m being mentioned so often on that place “where the Internet goes to die,” I thought I’d wasted five more minutes on it and set the record straight on certain things:
1. I don’t read or post on 4chan contrary to what anyone says or wants to believe. I think that /cgl is a waste of space – but /b has generated some pretty clever shit over the years… leaving 4chan a conundrum of the Interwebz. I’m done reading for the day… and hopefully for another eight months (which is the last time someone asked me to read a 4chan thread.)
2. I’ve pulled off some zany things in the past for lulz – but thinking that I have some how coordinated with other convention owners in the state to have a teenage girl stir these issues on the eve of the convention has got to be one of the greatest conspiracy theories I’ve heard in a while. So that people don’t misinterpret my sarcasm here: I have nothing to do with any of this.
3. Yes – I don’t like Roy Harms and I have always hoped to see MetroCon fail… but fail based on the event’s association with cosplay photographers that I can’t stand, the way Roy portrays the event, the weakness of its events and the way Roy runs it. This is NOT how I would want to see MetroCon “go down” if this does, in fact, have any impact on the event. (Many people have been bringing up the DragonCon situation as a comparison… and they are correct: DragonCon is still doing fine.)
4. This whole situation sucks all around in my opinion. There is a victim either way: Roy for being dragged through this if its not true or the girl for what she’s been through if it is true. OMGDRAMAZ is amusing… but this is fucking with someone’s life in either case.
NOTE: I’ve excluded links to what is being discussed to avoid fueling this more than it already has been. If you have no clue what I’m talking about and really want to know – email me and I’ll fill you in.
So there you go kids: OMGTOMCROOMSAIDITONHISBLOG.
Now I’ve got other things to do this weekend because (in case you didn’t know) I wasn’t planning on going to MetroCon in the first place.