Journal Entry: Tue Oct 9, 2012, 7:32 AM
I have spent the past half a year vigourously fighting against Canterlot Gardens with all my heart and all my being. It started with a wave of rumours and leaked documents, and I responded to this, my anger only getting worse with time. Most recently, a new wave of rumours and slander (the lie about me getting arrested at CG, when I wasn't even there) culminated in me actually starting a petition against CG.
The CG staffers have done terrible things to me but they have ONLY done such terrible things to me. The thing is, I'm just one person. Their convention sounds like it was amazing, and 2000 people had themselves a great time there. I'm unwilling to continue fighting a group that makes so many people happy, regardless of how many nasty things they may do to me. In fact, I never should have fought them in the first place. To that end, I have already deleted the text of my petition against them, and I've requested change.org to remove the petition entirely.
I have lost dozens of friends, made a reputation for myself among many as an angry ranting lunatic, and in general caused chaos throughout the community in my zeal for revenge against the CG con orgs. My fight against an entire convention, based on its organisers' personal misdeeds towards me, has been a tremendous error.
I have already predicted that Canterlot Gardens will be the world's largest brony convention by October 2014. I do not anticipate being wrong about this prediction. I have every bit of faith that Canterlot Gardens will continue to delight and entertain thousands of bronies, growing larger and stronger every year. And, personal offences and nasty rumours notwithstanding, I'm not heartless enough to tell people not to attend their conventions any more. Go, have fun, watch Andrew WK, get an autograph from Tara Strong. Thousands of people having a great time matters a tremendous amount more than anything I've been through.
I am tremendously sorry for all the harm I have done to the fandom, to individual fans, to "public figures" within the fandom, and to my friends, in my efforts against CG. If there is anything I can do to help make amends for my misguided and desperate fight, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In the spirit of friendship,