Author Topic: Taking Back Our Hobby  (Read 1216 times)

Offline Rob

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Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2017, 12:50 PM »
You are blessed.

I wouldn't have known about anything today if not for Twitter. In a nutshell, Paul Harrison posted a lengthy post asking people not to post derogatory comments - like the ones he routinely does. It's laudable, except he is the primary instigator in the toxic atmosphere at that site. It's his brand. So people came with receipts and he's getting called out for his hypocrisy.

Yeah, I don't use Twitter either.  I think that was a good decision.  I'm weaning myself off of Facebook too - trying to work up the guts to just delete my account.

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Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2017, 12:57 PM »
I think back to him obnoxiously taking credit for the Vintage Collection returning in 2018.  As if all of his whinging and complaining were solely responsible for swaying Hasbro's decision making process to bring the line back.  It's that over the top bull**** that makes him unbearable purely in the realm of collecting. 

But when you add in all of the politics and his own personal issues that get trudged up in the followup to his articles?  Calling the comments section at JTA a dumpster fire would be an insult to dumpster fires everywhere.
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Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2017, 03:21 PM »
Any of you have a link to this?  I'm not on twitter and I rarely go anywhere but JD when it comes to the hobby.
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Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2017, 04:44 PM »
JTA's post on commentary -

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2017-09-14-jta-public-service-announcement-cut-the-crap/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

My open field tackle of same -

https://twitter.com/DarbyHarn/status/908439859005739009

The Jyn comment what triggered this thread last year. Others have also thrown this back at him, at his own site.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 04:49 PM by Darby »

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Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2017, 05:37 PM »
What I lol'd at on the Jyn comment was some asshat saying "well that was posted without context!"

And yes it was taken out of the context it was posted...  but the context didn't improve it.

He said it because he was pissed off that Disney had another female lead and was railing about that, and then just decided to toss out a little intolerance of Muslims because the friggin character had a scarf on.  You cannot be a bigger example of "triggered" over something so petty and stupid.

Right, left, center...  it was just stupid to say.

His rebuttal?  "I won't apologize over my comment because it's against a religion that oppresses women and blah blah blah".  Nice spin attempt.  ::)

It's drama.  It's ignorance.  But there is a good bit more going on too.

There is the efforts by them personally shine a spotlight on leaking news in the lead up to Force FridayII, for social media leaks but also to throw under the bus peers in the collecting site world.  that was some pretty petty stuff in and of itself.  But then with every story they'd post how they'd rumored it or whatever first...  so openly admitting you leaked things too but wanting a crackdown on others?  Just petty middle school stuff.  It was embarrassing that Hasbro was even contacted over it directly, bu they were.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 06:08 PM by Jesse James »
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