nilocomic wrote:I don't understand the point of the apology at the end of the podcast. You guys stated your opinions on the matter, why should you answer to anyone for it? (Everything you said last time was pretty justified in any case.)
And harsh language? There's always been harsh language in this podcast, as well as references to adult topics or humor, including this current episode. I heard ****, ****, the f-bomb, plus someone mentioning a sex toy and rape at various points. If you're going to apologize for harsh language in one segment, you need to be more consistent with your content through the rest of your podcast.
Fun Publications was upset about our use of "vulgar" language during our discussion about recent events. While I feel that fans affected by what happened earlier this year have the right to be angry, frustrated, and upset, I do not wish for Seibertron.com to be on bad terms with them especially with BotCon around the corner and a ton of BotCon content coming out of this site over the course of the next month.
Some of you will disagree with this approach and with my efforts to make amends with Fun Publications. I felt this apology was necessary in order to make sure that we're able to easily provide you with content of interest pertaining to both the Transformers Collectors' Club and Botcon. For the time being, Fun Publications is in charge of the Club and the official convention and Seibertron.com has to be able to coexist with them.
Being at extreme ends with them will only detract from opportunities for Seibertron.com to provide all of you with content of interest, which I feel is one of my greatest responsibilities with this site. None of us can change what happened, we can only figure out how to move forward. I'm doing my best to make sure that all opportunities are available for Seibertron.com so that I can accomplish that.
The tone of our podcast will not be changing. The Podcast staff, and the general staff on Seibertron.com, will always be able to speak their minds freely. This site is, first and foremost, an ENTERTAINMENT website for fans to enjoy.
Count me among those who don't agree with the 'terms' of the 'apology'. We Transfans are a whiny bunch, we're negative most times, and are typical angry nerds about minor details. However, we are astonishingly quick to forgive slights and look past initial initial misgivings and move forward with the franchise.
There is an extremely valid reason to be angry, and while the use of that language probably wasn't the best of ideas, it wasn't like they were making things easier for anyone involved.
For over 7 years now, Fun Pub has offered excuses and passed blame for any faults that have occurred to some other person or entity. I have defended them in their decisions and errors on numerous subjects.
Now, when they are arguably responsible for one of the greatest snafus to affect the fandom, they threaten to blacklist the guys that are holding their feet to the fire. Really? The nerve of this bunch of people is awe inspiring. It's like we trusted our money to a bank, then the bank left the safe combination on the counter. After they got robbed, then blaming the newspaper for reporting they left the combination on the counter, and telling the people that deposited that it wasn't their fault, a guy just opened the safe and took off with their money.
Ryan, you and Seibertron.com, and by extension the rest of the Twincast team, are more than just entertainers, you're also a voice that many of us do not have in the fandom. You have the power and responsibility to hold these guys accountable for their actions. The 'apology' forced out of you made me almost physically ill. Honestly, I am still shaking with anger that those pricks made you do this.
I renewed my membership at the beginning of the month for the last time. I was going to give FunPub the benefit of the doubt. I was willing to put this and all the other crap behind me, albeit with more caution as to how I paid for things, but no more. This was the last straw. I will not give FunPub one cent for anything, ever. I will not be a part of their Club, I will not go to BotCon as long as FunPub runs it. I may be the only one. But if I'm willing, more will be as well. Hopefully, Hasbro will take notice and we'll get someone new, even if it is Hasbrocon or whatever. I don't care anymore.
RIP Emperor Galvatron's Fun Pub membership
3/05 to 3/12
**** those guys
I would say I'm sorry about the rant and excuse my language, but that would imply that I was. Hope this doesn't get me banned or a warning issued though.