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I had written a very nice and verbose con report last night. As a sign that it was TOO long, though, Mother Nature stepped in and killed all local power with a thunderstorm an took my typed LJ entry with it. So here is now a much shorter expedited version:
= Njoryo kicked ass at keeping things together for Wasabi Anime at JACON. We left a very good impression with them (from the feedback we got at the Sunday night dinner.) This was also the second time Njoryo babysat an overnight viewing room for Wasabi Anime. Next time he HAS to be a daywalker somehow
= ilovejapan got to be the Wasabi Anime daywalker. Along with convering out table for a time, she worked as a JACON volunteer. I heard nothing but glowing reviews for her performance… which is amazing since she was the only volunteer under 18
= Cobheran delved into the world of the travelling salesmen and got to talk to dealers in the Dealers Room. We even got some signed paperwork back! This was also his first shot at running an overnight viewing room… and he did a spectacular job.
= WasabiGirl worked, pimped Wasabi Anime, AND played dress up all in one weekend. Impressive!
= Snackpants is now forbidden to bring any more green alcohol. Ever.
= “Open bar” does not mean I have to order as many drinks as possible. Twelve free drinks somehow found me staggering in front of the screen in the Wasabi Anime viewing room babbling about SOMETHING. Thanks Snackpants & Njoryo for turning on the next movie to shut me up.
? = What the hell is the “Cosplay Conspiracy?”
= I finally got to meet the More Than Toast crew. Akimbo & Grungetta rocked, and had the infinate patience to listen to my drunken three hour epic about the birth of Wasabi Anime of Florida.
= I was amazed that it took me all weekend to stumble upon Berserkershinji. He’s usually much louder and noticable, and must be calming down in his old age.
= Contrary to popular belief, Calistrisa is still alive… now if only we can get her to advise from time to time. You see, advisors get invited to be “Guests” at conventions, not Press.
= Some of the greatest entertainment can also be the cheapest… like Checkm8 and I convince a band of stalking fanboys/girls to hide in the abandoned Sushi room from Jingaro… and seeing how long they’d just sit there. (You had to be there.)
= Getting to hang with the crew from Anime Sushi in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Synthestatic and Damon, YOU GUYS ROCK!
= Cowkitty & Company, I wish I could have seen you guys more! We just get REALLY swamped at the big cons. We should be at MetroCon & Yamsumicon, though!
= Family Feud Team WASABI PRIME was cheated out of their chance to exact cold hard vengeance on the Tampa Shatner team… just wait until 2004.
Methinks that covers the bulk of it. I’d going to hit “update journal” now. There are some dark clouds rolling in and I hear thunder…
So what can I really say aside from the fact that I’m hurt and disappointed.
FACT: Calistrisa is now upset because I have publicly stated that I like
David Violence and works of his that I have seen. (as has Shannon, but I
will leave her to her own responses… she’s a big girl.)
RESPONSE: How can I respond to this except by stating that I thought
Calistrisa was a different person than this. David Violence is nothing more
than a facet of entertainment for me. Do I know him? I’ve met him. Would
I have him over to my house for dinner. Don’t know him THAT well yet. I
have seen two of his documentaries. I laughed at both of them. I told him
(and he can probably confirm this if he so wishes) that my only issues with
WHAT I SAW were the barrage of gay jokes. It’s HIS WORK, THOUGH, and all I
can give is my opinion.
Now… it seems that Calistrisa has decided to lower me on her “friends
status level” due to my laughing at David’s shit. For the record, I still
like Micheal Moore even AFTER the Oscars, too. I can only wonder what
effect that will have.
FACT: I have only seen two David Violence videos.
RESPONSE: I saw the AWA one and the Anime Express one. Both funny. The
AWA dragged a bit, though, near the end. The sudden barrage against him in
the LiveJournal came from statements made in previous ones that I have never
seen. They were supposedly about Shannon & MK. Shannon’s were (reportedly)
sexually explicit and MK’s were regarding personal information about her.
I’m not in standard practice of commenting on shit that I haven’t seen, but
I took Calistrisa at her word and used one of the quotes in a previous
journal entry. I have since asked to see copies of these statements from
both Calistrisa and David.
If…. and I say IF (because I haven’t seen them) David made comments
regarding PERSONAL info about MK, then he was out of line. I can only
comment on what I see… not what people tell me. I leave the “judging
based on rumors” job to the Florida Cosplay yahoogroups folk.
FACT: MK responded in a very angry way to the posts about David, and also
seems to have kicked me down a notch in the “friends” department…
following in suite with Calistrisa.
RESPONSE: It’s been mentioned that David supposedly said some inappropriate
comments regarding MK’s personal life in a previous docs that I have NOT
seen. If true, then she has every right to be pissed and (as I stated in my
last post) HAS EVERY RIGHT TO VOICE HER OPINION ABOUT IT. I don’t judge…
I just give the facts.
Now, regarding the NON-personal comments made… (which, again, I still
haven’t seen.) If I decide to wear a t-shirt with the word NIGGER in large
red letters to a BCR College Party, people will stare. A lot. Conventions
ARE a haven for Fanboys (aging 12-55 at last check.) If you wear
semi-revealing costumes from cartoons, THEY WILL STARE. And comment. If
you put yourself in that position, it is going to happen. Period. Now if
someone ever oversteps the bounds of “staring and commenting” and gets into
stalking/physical issues, then there is a problem. I know that we have seen
some creepy folks on previous occasions, and I recall at least once asking
you and Shannon if you would “like me to talk to them” (i.e. get them to
FACT: David Violence has since confirmed all the rumored statements, and has
RESPONSE: There is also a second, behind the scenes, apology that David has
recently made that I was privy to. He IS talented. His art is a hard one
to hone without fucking up occasionally. Maybe I’m jaded because I’m at the
end of my twenties, but I also see that David is young. (Many of you post
about him regularly stating that he is a “kid.”) For the sake of argument,
I’ll use that. David’s a kid. We were all kids once. WE ALL DID STUPID
SHIT WHEN WE WE’RE KIDS. Should we be judged on this? Hell no. We should
be judged on *how we handle these occurances.* He’s apologized for
mistakes. It takes a big person to do the that. I respect that.
I’ve also seen posts now that state that “David lies, that’s why people like
him.” Well, that’s not what I like about him… and I am yet to see him do
this. Has he lied in the past? I have no clue. Trust that if I see it
come up in the future, though, it won’t be pretty
He’s still on the learning curve. He’s going to break a few dozen eggs on
the way, and maybe even kill a chicken to get there… but in the end I
think he’ll make a great fucking omlet.
FACT: Calistrisa has stated that she wants to use her radio show as a forum
to discuss this drama.
RESPONSE: Her choice, but I think she’s overreacting and would only suffer a
negative backlash for something like that. Certain opinions should be
reserved for certain arenas of discussion. Will I think less of her is she
does is? Of course not… I still like Michael Moore, too.
CLOSING: Long fucking post, aye? I’ve spoken my mind and made my points.
Calistrisa and MK… I’m sorry you both think so little of me to convey such
negative things. I love you both, and would never do anything to purposely
hurt either of you. I feel fairly certain that Shannon feels the same way.
Please don’t “Gecko” us from your friends list.
I’m now going to go out and rent the South Park: Bigger Longer, & Uncut;
Dogma; and The Last Temptation of Christ to see how many other people get
mad at me for watching shit.
And then I’ll download Bowling for Columbine.
Okay… I’ve heard the case going both ways. This site is a haven of opinions, right? Well, boys and girls, here’s mine.
David Violence is an asshole.
He once said that he’d love to “shove his cock” in my girlfriend’s mouth because she smiles too much. Well… he can’t. Shannon can’t stand the taste of shit, and we all know David’s had his cock in Brian Smith’s ass for a while.
Should I be offended? Should I get mad that he talks smack about everyone, everything, and anything he can get footage of?
Of course not. It’s satire. Mr. Violence is the exact same thing he is making fun of in all of his docu/mockumentarys: AN ATTENTION WHORE.
Do I think he has talent? Yes. Does he piss people off? Yes. Have you asked yourself this though:
Is he doing it to get a rise out of you… and are you giving him what he wants. That sad reality is yes. You all are.
Shannon’s “David Violence Rocks!” helps sport his ego (any maybe gives him hope that she might in fact swallow his cock… but she won’t. See the above paragraph.)
Mere’s pointed comment to his sexual advances on camera and slanted view of women he takes helps draw him attention to himself. Which he loves. At his core… he’s a fucking closet cosplayer without the costume.
MK’s comments are doing the same. It makes him feel special that hot chicks (no offense meant… I include my girlfriend in the “hot chicks” statement. It’s good. Not derogatory.) are paying attention to his actions.
In the end, David Violence is an asshole… but a talented one nonetheless. So if you ever see him try to film you again or post something for attention, merely give this canned answer:
(paraphrased from Kevin Smith @ Megacon 2002)
“FUCK DAVID VIOLENCE. FUCK HIM HARD UP HIS STUPID ASS.”
And then ignore him. There are 1000′s of other folks to make fun off. He’ll find more.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled LiveJournal hijinks.
P.S. David… watched the AE6 doc. Laughed my ass off. For the record, Wasabi did NOT have any fucking strawberries for the free breakfast. We did, though, have the cheap bagels.