AJ Quick wrote: Can you please show me where they made a death threat to Derek? It seems like a lot of the accusations aren't actually grounded in any kind of reality.
AJ, the space coast guys started the violence posts (even though it was a joke taken the wrong way)
"Hey, if you Buffalo guys are coming to DragonCon, we'd be down for having an actual fight. 6'5"-and-up Testosterone-enhanced power lifters in their 20s vs some overweight men in their 40s that look like they can barely stand up. The crowds would love it. We could go at it during the parade."
Look, there's a wide range of people that participate in this stuff.
Some guys in their 30's and 40's just aren't going to get the untasteful dumb 4chan humor some of the younger guys have.
They aren't going to understand the origin and background of the marine copypasta.
There's also people who take Ghostbusters really really seriously, I'm not one of those types of fans but I respect them and I don't think it's right to make fun of and troll those type of fans.
I've never personally met any of the Buffalo guys but everything I've heard about them has been about how genuine and awesome people the dudes are. We've got 10+ guys and gals in our local group and everybody has different varying degrees of seriousness to the fandom.
Personally, I'm here to build proton packs and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of gum.
I'll try to keep the peace here on our field, and let's all just put this childish crap behind us.
Like it's been said before, it makes us ALL look bad.