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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 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,

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.
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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.
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kiyyik Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
*hug* Sometimes it's hard to be the grownup, hon. But I'm proud of you.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Well, I hang out on Skype under 'unixjlb' most of the time.
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RoseDust101 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lets hope this gets out there so that way everyone knows the fight is over. This stuff happens, and sometimes it takes over, but one thing is for sure, you learn from your mistakes. I think you should try to contact YAC and explain what happened, I think it would be a good idea to try to get in good terms with him after what happened.
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I made peace with YAC like a week ago.
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RoseDust101 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. ^^; Eheheheh... Sorry about that... Didn't know. ^^;
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ChelseaPony Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I think you should start a podcast where you talk about issues within the Brony fandom.

Barring that just some other project that will get your mind off this and put your energies into something more constructive.
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I'm going to do more charity work and graphics arts work.
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omgwtflols Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Does this mean you'll start unblocking the innocent people you attacked on twitter, such as myself? Because that'd really truly show that you're trying to behave yourself.
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I'm unblocking everyone except troll accounts and Tinker hate pages.
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omgwtflols Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooo. So you've figured out that I'm neither, right?
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Err, rather, on Skype. My Twitter is prpltnkr, of course.
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I don't even remember what you said. But you're welcome to speak with me privately on Twitter (unixjlb).
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VendedorDePastel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This was very noble of you.

Peace.
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SolistoSketch Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya dun goofed.
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Bluekity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
hopefully this is the end of this, drama is never good for anyone
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MysteryFanBoy718 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really hate to hear and see you get put down so hopefully this’ll all be settled in time. Hopefully I can hear from you again some time eventually. Take care and have a rest, you deserve some relaxing after that.
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B127 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I think by no means were CG's accusations against you right or ok in any way - also, criminal acts did happen. I just think the web is the wrong place for it, so I'm really glad you do this. Good luck on finding a conclusion!
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FlutterYuu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a good post. I support you Tinker. I know that it'll be hard to Love and Tolerate the shit out of them but it is for the best. There is a thing such as karma and they will get whats getting to them. You did out up a hell of a fight. But from what I hear CG was a good con, despite its Organizers bad attitudes. My only hope is that what ever they did to you will surely blow over. As a fan of your work in Bronycon, I'm here if you need to talk. Right now all you need to do is find those die hard friends like Twilight Sparkle. I guess you're not the spotlight or a respectable brony due to the fighting. But you are very honorable to me and very respectable. You may not be Famous like you used to be before all this happened, but you're still one of the best bronies. Just try and have a more happier experience in the fandom. Not everypony is CG. Take care.
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asluc96 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Come to think of it, it was kinda pointless. Yeah, we all know the horrible things things they did to you, but we gotta be honest, as you said they actually did a good job entertaining the others, as well as being able to offer the appearence of VAs, panels, and so on, just like any other pony convention (I can pretty much say that, even if I only watched most of the livestream). Don't get me wrong, I've heard about other bronies that had some issues with CG beacuse of the lack of organization in some areas for example, or something like that. So there may be some people that were pissed off with 'em (regardless to the reasons) but the point is...to Love & Tolerate [the shit outta 'em]
Anyway, I'm glad to see that you are finally in peace

Take care, and hope that you or any other brony/pegasister won't have to deal with this kind of things again
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I am somewhat disappointed that justice for you and against the culprits may never prevail.
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GeoNine Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully this will help everyone calm down and get things back to normal, or as normal as they can get around here.
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GeneralCloudhammer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Well, I still support you. I think taking a few steps back is good, though. Speaking from experience, while it's important to hold to your beliefs, there's a point where continuing the fight doesn't help anyone, and that's when you ought to stop. Sorry, brain's a little scattered right now, so my point may be a little muddy :|
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good entry. I only hope that CG gets a much better staff. That's it.
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mithrilcomb Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Have you thought of just lurking for a while? You're a bit too passionate for your own good sometimes.
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a very surprising coming from you.

In spite of what I said earlier, I'm gonna have to say I kinda approve of this. How many scoundrels actually get caught for their crimes anyway?
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I knew it was a hopeless fight going in.
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess then we hope time heals whatever damage they caused or something

I don't even know what to say here I wasn't expecting you would... well... calm down?
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
The only significant damage they did was to me, and my reaction compounded it many times over.
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, hopefully the fact that you're done fueling their fire is going to aggravate them at least a little
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FlamingLight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
That's all well and good...but CG at least deserve s a staff much better than those who'd stoop at such levels. If you're happy in general though, that makes me glad.
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
My happiness is irrelevant to the equation, as always.
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FlamingLight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
No, your happiness isn't irrelevant. :huggle:
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