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Devin being creepy/assholish/provocative was part of his critic style and online persona, but not parts of his daily, real personality (at least that I can recall from the threads back in the day)


Fabfunk wasnt.


So, the lesson is, to partially quote RDJ: "Never go full Devin!"

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Devin being creepy/assholish/provocative was part of his critic style and online persona, but not parts of his daily, real personality



Glad to hear it, because I would have been hard pressed not to deck the guy if he'd ever talked to me like that to my face.

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Glad to hear it, because I would have been hard pressed not to deck the guy if he'd ever talked to me like that to my face.



Well, there are stories of Devin being an asshole in public (like at a Fantastic Four screening), his handling of his schism with Nick and the site was downright child like and hostile, and he was clearly personally motivated when flaming up the boards and antagonizing the chewers he hated.


So yeah, the guy is ashollish, but he isnt a sociopath/24-7 asshole as far as I can know or tell.


If you are familiar with a webcomic called Gunshow and one of its running series, there's a character there named Mort that is pretty much the exact image of what I picture Devin to be like: overbearing, demeaning and far too prone to put himself on a pedestal of the geek hierarchy, but not a total asshole who makes it his way to annoy and vex people all the time.


His biggest bad trait was his flame bait posts and articles, which were absolutely made to antagonize chewers and create traffic/keep him popular: his videogames as art, comic book opinions and hatred of non movie based threads is the stuff of legend.


So he's not a God among Assholes, but probably a Demi God or minor deity from a dead pantheon whose followers long went exctinct or are the vestiges of a once proud and powerful culture.

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YT SIGHTING!!!! I SEE YOU REPPING YT!!

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If YT is back, then something good has come of this entire situation.

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A[quote name="raptors661" url="/community/t/151415/awol-chewers/450#post_3860609"]Fabfunk is an uncle? For a man who points out cliches for a living, he just became a pretty big one- the creepy pedo uncle cliche.
[/quote] The Man From FABFUNKLE
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I was totally surprised by some sweet messages in my inbox and now this!  You guys are like the singing Whos in Whoville - I don't know if my tiny heart can stand it.  Thanks, evs.  Without getting all sloppy, you lot are goods.




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Is yt gone?  Haven't seen her in a while.



I'm not gone permanently, just buried in work and making an amusing effort to focus.   Spare me a thought as marathon all the movies I can't watch during this period.  Smile



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Maybe Bibi made her cry as well?



I loves me some yt and she'll know this is a joke even if the rest of you don't.



Crying!?  There's no crying in the Comedia Dell'Arte!  ;P



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Whenever a chewer goes AWOL, I just assume they went and joined ISIS.


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yt was a woman?  Nobody tells me ANYTHING around here.



I'm joining ISIS!  That's the Archer spy agency, right?



No, the Abba tribute band out of San Dimas, and that slot has been filled, my friend.



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I always assume the worst.





Too soon.  Smile



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I'll assume the best: she won the lottery and is off living a life of pure hedonism somewhere in the Bahamas.



If by lottery you mean giant heaps of paper and by the Bahamas you mean a desk that looks like Terry Gilliam's most Brazil-esque nightmare, you'd be right. Smile



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I may or may not have had something to do with it. Or she just filtered out for a bit as people do. Not sure. We had some tense moments and I can be an intense guy, but I think I tried to keep as cool-headed as I could in those few clashes.


Not at all, JJ.  Smile



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Sadness. I really really hope she is okay and that it's just a temporary hiatus type thing.



yt > every single one of us



No way, Disciple, < all the way, or at least ≤ the square root of CHUD squared.


 

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YT=Yours Truly, the badass skateboarder chick from Snow Crash.



I hope I didn't spoil any secret identities there.



Thanks, Obama....



And what the hell?  I disappear for a while and this legend shows up?



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I miss Rex Hudler.

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YT SIGHTING!!!! I SEE YOU REPPING YT!!



Geez, I feel like Bigfoot. Big Grin



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If YT is back, then something good has come of this entire situation.



Any connection to the substance formerly known as Fabfunk is purely coincidental, I swear!

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Damn...sorry that the lottery/Bahamas thing didn't pan out, YT!

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 You guys are like the singing Whos in Whoville - I don't know if my tiny heart can stand it.  Thanks, evs.  Without getting all sloppy, you lot are goods.



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Had to come to see how this forum was taking the Fabfunk news.



I'm not here because I'm on Facebook and Twitter and Letterboxd and another forum and do a podcast and that is all the time-suck I can fit into my life.

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Damn...sorry that the lottery/Bahamas thing didn't pan out, YT!



That's ok.  Somewhere an angel's about to get his wings. Big Grin



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We'll always have the CHUD gift exchange 2012! xx

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Glad to hear it, because I would have been hard pressed not to deck the guy if he'd ever talked to me like that to my face.


I wasn't going to mention this, but to compare and contrast the tone we strive for now, I saw a post where he called Diva a "useless cunt".
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Had to come to see how this forum was taking the Fabfunk news.



I'm not here because I'm on Facebook and Twitter and Letterboxd and another forum and do a podcast and that is all the time-suck I can fit into my life.



DREAMCATCHER was on again the other night.  All I could think about when I flipped to it was the Science Fiction draft and that funny conversation that we had regarding it.

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What tone?

 

Also, was she being a useless cunt?


A tone where we don't allow someone to call another poster a "useless cunt" even if we really, really want to.
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What tone?



Also, was she being a useless cunt?



I dont remember the incident, but Im betting it was tied to something not related to movies IE Devin's articles and opinions.

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But, Devin might've had a reason to call her a useless cunt.

 

I've had reasons to call people a useless cunt before.

 

That being said, Diva and Devin knew each other outside of her. Who are you to retroactively patrol their conversations?


A poster who's been here for 12 years and can do as he pleases?
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So, you're the new useless cunt?


Not totally useless...
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So, you're the new useless cunt?


No, unless he makes a personal attack, violates a fellow board member's privacy, behaves like a creep/psycho or makes fun of someones dead dog or a missing girl.

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So, you're the new useless cunt?



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What tone?



Also, was she being a useless cunt?




A tone where we don't allow someone to call another poster a "useless cunt" even if we really, really want to.



I'm just glad Anderson dove on that particular grenade.

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More like "pulled the pin and then greedily swallowed the grenade."

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Guys, yt is here.  Let's relish that and not use that sort of language.  For as much as I joke about bringing the boob thread back, and it's a joke, I like that we've cleaned up this joint a bit.



Seriously.  It's a joke.  Don't look at me like that.  I'm an upstanding citizen!!  Nick spoke with me over the phone!!

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I realize Devin left some chapped asses behind here, but we really don't need to be comparing him to Toro, actual sex offender.  Even if he did call someone he had a personal relationship with a cunt at a time when the boards were much more confrontational in general.



Besides, I've met Diva and she's no wilting violet.  I can promise you she's over being called a name ten years ago.

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AI wasn't comparing the two and I actually didn't mind Faraci and agreed with him a lot. I was just highlighting the difference between the site then and now. Frankly, I should have left out names as I intended, but since I wasn't "attacking" anyone per se, I made the judgment that it wouldn't matter. I dredged up old shit and got a different result.
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A[quote name="Schwartz" url="/community/t/151415/awol-chewers/480#post_3860945"]I realize Devin left some chapped asses behind here, but we really don't need to be comparing him to Toro, actual sex offender.  Even if he did call someone he had a personal relationship with a cunt at a time when the boards were much more confrontational in general.

Besides, I've met Diva and she's no wilting violet.  I can promise you she's over being called a name ten years ago.
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I doubt very much that she minded being called the dreaded c-word on a forum that created a thread all about her butt.

Speaking of weird threads, whatever happened to Cleo?
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I doubt very much that she minded being called the dreaded c-word on a forum that created a thread all about her butt.

Speaking of weird threads, whatever happened to Cleo?


Was she the one that was planning or actually became a professional escort?


No idea, always wondered about her, LisaNY and Werewolf Girl.

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I wasn't comparing the two and I actually didn't mind Faraci and agreed with him a lot. I was just highlighting the difference between the site then and now. Frankly, I should have left out names as I intended, but since I wasn't "attacking" anyone per se, I made the judgment that it wouldn't matter. I dredged up old shit and got a different result.


It was actually ryoken's that I was thinking transitioned from one to the other in a somewhat graceless fashion.



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I doubt very much that she minded being called the dreaded c-word on a forum that created a thread all about her butt.


She...actually created that thread herself.  But the forums took it to the stars.

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Was she the one that was planning or actually became a professional escort?




Yep, that's her.  Pretty sure she went through with it, too.

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This has mutated into a weird, pseudo I Love You Guys: Part Deux reunion thread, all thanks to a skeevy kid-toucher being brought to justice.



Fuck it,


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AJohnny, if you've been around as long as you say then you have to know Anderson was simply being Anderson. I'd argue for a rethink on what appears to be a banning. Just my two cents.
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Personal opinion: Anderson should not have been banned.  He has a lot of history with this place and has seen pretty much everything...good and bad...that has happened here, so I'd cut him a lot of slack for having a very low bullshit tolerance.



He also contributed a lot in terms of content and back-end work to this place.

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AMaybe instead of banning Anderson, Johnny should have put him in a time out and said "See you next Tuesday!"
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SHAUN! My Dark Knight bro is back.



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Personal opinion: Anderson should not have been banned.  He has a lot of history with this place and has seen pretty much everything...good and bad...that has happened here, so I'd cut him a lot of slack for having a very low bullshit tolerance.



He also contributed a lot in terms of content and back-end work to this place.



I respectfully disagree. The mods put up with enough shit as it is. Going directly at them and calling them one of the worst vulgarities in English seems pretty egregious, given the context.



Maybe a temporary ban, cooling off period, given Anderson's length of time as a Chewer?

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AIt's not so much his length of time as a Chewer that I would argue for. It's a combination of known "personality" and what Judas said.

IIRC Anderson was very instrumental in a lot of the back end work around here when the board took on its current incarnation.

But it's mostly because of Anderson's "personality". I don't think the guy ever minced words.
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