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October 9, 2012


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A victory for Canterlot Gardens and for peace

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 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,

Purple Tinker

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MyNameIsN Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
The general idea behind this entry is something I remember suggesting a while back, and I commend you for taking the high road and doing the right thing. It takes a certain amount of strength to do this in the face of the crap that was dealt to you, and it is something I have a lot of respect for.
Crim-Ferret Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I've read about what's going on and chose not to comment. I think you finally realized that being recognized as being right and being happy sometimes can't both happen. Sometimes 'being right' just isn't worth it.

They wanted a large brony con and they sure got it, in spades. Given what I read on their site regarding inadequate venue size, severe understaffing, and lack of communication capability, I doubt they enjoyed it very much. Fortunately the guests mostly seemed to have a good time. People will forgive a lot from a first year con. Now they have to fix what was broken and do it again for a much less forgiving crowd. They started a ball rolling, now it's a really big ball and rolling downhill at them.
kiyyik Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
*hug* Sometimes it's hard to be the grownup, hon. But I'm proud of you.
Leonfreak17 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read this in Christopher Walken's voice...
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ldude893 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I'm now reminded that fans of MLP are still human. They're far from saints, they're often flawed, and many times they act against the very nature of what they're supporting. But more often than not, they atone for what they've done, and they're ultimately good people. The Mane 6 weren't perfect and I don't expect the show's fans to be the same either.

If the actions of the staff at CG were genuine, I'm very sorry for what you've had to suffer through, and I hope you find peace now. Hopefully CG will have better staff next year.
I look forward to your next positive contributions to the fandom, and I wish you well.
purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
They were quite genuine. I don't make things up, and I always provided plenty of evidence. But my struggle against them wasn't helping anyone.
Dragunlord13 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I glad you came to a rational decision, eventually. Thank for being reasonable, I'm sure everyone appreciates it. I understand that rage can carry us, and its happened to every one. What really matters is getting off the rage train, something that you finally managed. Congratulations.
GeneralCloudhammer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
As much as I was rooting for you to carry this through to the end, I also understand your decision in stopping this. I know I've not been following you long or really talked to you at all, but if you ever want another set of ears to listen, mine are there for ya :)
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