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Gopher

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« Reply #160 on: 10-27-2011 18:51 »

Well,  he has a point that we can be dicks sometimes (assuming he ever tweeted this at all - if he did, he has since removed the post from his twitter feed. I just checked).  However, he was being mean to the writers of Walking Dead with his original tweets on the subject, even if he wasn't mentioning them by name.
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« Reply #161 on: 10-27-2011 18:52 »

That comment was especially negative toward that specific episode.  I am not at all surprised that other people took it negatively in kind.  Furthermore, as I suggested earlier, it would have probably been more easily digested if Danny had posted his own opinion instead, or at least first.  It's basically like if I posted a comment somewhere that said, "and so-and-so thinks you suck!  What about that!?"  It's just waiting for someone to go, "Oh yeah!  Well so-and-so doesn't know ****!!!"
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« Reply #162 on: 10-27-2011 18:52 »

After reviewing page 3 of this thread, I have concluded he was referring to Bend-err.

Yup. Bend-err.

Also perhaps Josh.

If anything I think he was referring to me. I made a comment saying essentially that I was going to stop watching Futurama because he was a main writer now. It was a joking exaggeration, and certainly not one I would have ever posted if I thought there was a chance of Eric Rogers himself reading it. I can definitely see how he interpreted it as cruel and hurtful, and hopefully I'll have a chance to apologize to him.
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« Reply #163 on: 10-27-2011 18:52 »

(assuming he ever tweeted this at all - if he did, he has since removed the post from his twitter feed. I just checked).  

Do you follow him? He's protected his tweets again, so non-Twitter members or people who don't follow him shouldn't be able to see.
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« Reply #164 on: 10-27-2011 18:54 »

Daaw, you're such a sweetheart, josh. I also felt guilty for a moment. I imagine bend-err will not, or at least won't admit it, which is why I choose to blame him. smile
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« Reply #165 on: 10-27-2011 18:56 »

Why should I though? I stand to what I said and not pussy put just because the person I said it about then whined. If I was thuswise inclined I wouldn't have said it in the first place.
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« Reply #166 on: 10-27-2011 18:57 »

I don't know, Gopher... You answered some pretty gnarly questions I had about Georgia back there!  Now, I've got vacation plans for the spring!
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« Reply #167 on: 10-27-2011 18:59 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:01 »

bend-err: it's the difference between being thoughtlessly mean for the sake of a joke, and just being plain-old mean. I wouldn't expect a German to understand. smile

:edit: And I realised I was looking at the wrong twitter feed entirely. Silly world, with so many people sharing names. It's the 21st century, shouldn't we have replaced names with barcodes? My psychotic religion teacher in 6th grade promised this would've happened by now.
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« Reply #168 on: 10-27-2011 19:00 »

no one has to like me or my eps or comics, but they should respect Cohen/Keeler enough to know they... (cont'd)

...hire me as a writer if I didn't kick ass as a script writer & joke pitcher in that writers room (cont'd)

there are many others they could've hired, but they chose me. Not 4 pity, but because I'm great at my job (cont'd)

...I don't care what they think of me. But respect that the show's masterminds know what they're doing.

These were aimed at me and Buddy, not just tweeted to everyone. wink
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« Reply #169 on: 10-27-2011 19:02 »

Gopher: Well, had Eric said the same stuff he posted on twitter in a discussion with me I'd have told him face to face that he is an idiot.
Yes, I would have elaborated my points more on how and why he is one and where he is wrong. But I did that too here later on.

Danny: awesome, personal tweets, you are like so awesome to get them. Maybe some day you can teach us all how to be so great and then also publicly show them with no input about them on your own.
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« Reply #170 on: 10-27-2011 19:03 »

Geez. I expect comedy writers to be all acerbic and thick-skinned. Guess not all of them are.
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« Reply #171 on: 10-27-2011 19:03 »

These were aimed at me and Buddy, not just tweeted to everyone. wink

Danny: awesome, personal tweets, you are like so awesome to get them. Maybe some day you can teach us all how to be so great and then also publicly show them with no input about them on your own.

I wasn't trying to be smug, I was just saying, I took off the @DannyJC13's and @BuddyThirteen's so it doesn't look as messy...
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« Reply #172 on: 10-27-2011 19:03 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:07 »

no one has to like me or my eps or comics, but they should respect Cohen/Keeler enough to know they... (cont'd)

...hire me as a writer if I didn't kick ass as a script writer & joke pitcher in that writers room (cont'd)

there are many others they could've hired, but they chose me. Not 4 pity, but because I'm great at my job (cont'd)

...I don't care what they think of me. But respect that the show's masterminds know what they're doing.

These were aimed at me and Buddy, not just tweeted to everyone. wink

Yup, totally about my comment. frown

This is why I hate Twitter. I'd tweet him an apology but it would take about 8 tweets to do so.

Geez. I expect comedy writers to be all acerbic and thick-skinned. Guess not all of them are.

Indeed. I feel bad because I know that I didn't exactly mean what I said, but I also feel he should just take it with a grain of salt instead of feeling the need to defend himself on Twitter. If you know you're a good writer and that you deserved the job, don't defend yourself. Haters are everywhere...I'm sure once he has a few more episodes on his belts I won't be the last person to say something negative about him. Being bashed is something every writer of anything anywhere gets on the internet. Brush it off and move on.
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« Reply #173 on: 10-27-2011 19:04 »

Gopher: Comedy is serious business, they can't joke around there, that would be madness, MADNESS!

Danny: my 2nd part still stands, again a post with no input by you what so ever.
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« Reply #174 on: 10-27-2011 19:06 »

Danny: my 2nd part still stands, again a post with no input by you what so ever.

So, even if I input something you'd call it spam or go on a big rant.
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« Reply #175 on: 10-27-2011 19:08 »

Nope, I wouldn't. And how would you know? You never do it.
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« Reply #176 on: 10-27-2011 19:08 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:10 »

It's true. You won't know until you try, Danny.

Just because you think people stomp on your posts that have legitimate input doesn't give you an excuse to NOT HAVE POSTS WITH LEGITIMATE INPUT. "Nobody likes when I actually have something to say, so I'll just say a bunch of pointless shit and then complain when people don't like that either." That's idiot logic.
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« Reply #177 on: 10-27-2011 19:09 »

Well next time I will. It will be responded to with 99% negative comments and those nicer PEELers (not naming anyone) will say something positive.

Just going off experience.
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« Reply #178 on: 10-27-2011 19:10 »

Constructive criticism and people disagreeing with you view is not negative comments, Danny.
Just so you know.
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« Reply #179 on: 10-27-2011 19:15 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:17 »

constructive criticism, heh.

You can turn any insult into "constructive criticism" just by adding "Stop it!" to the end.

Well, at least we're back to bashing each other instead of random minor celebrities who've done nothing to us except write for one of our favorite shows and speak ill of another.
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« Reply #180 on: 10-27-2011 19:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:18 »

I'm pretty sure he doesn't feel the need to defend himself on Twitter, Josh.  I'm almost certain that this is a private conversation he's having with two people (himself [as Buddy13] and DannyJC13).  That doesn't mean he's thin skinned, it just means he doesn't feel like reading a message board with posts on it from people who call him an idiot for working on the writing staff of Futurama and that he's the reason somebody quit watching Futurama.

If you input stuff Danny, we can respond to you.  Also, if you input stuff that's worthwhile, and somebody calls it spam, other people will be there to defend you.  As I wrote in my other post though, and as Bend-err pointed out, when you posted Eric's tweet feed thingy in this thread, you didn't share any opinion of your own on the episode or on the content that you were sharing; so basically, what it looked like to everyone else is that you were communicating that you thought the episode was shit because Eric Rogers (a writer for Futurama [possibly Buddy13]) said so.  I'm not saying that you're a worthless individual, or that Eric Rogers' opinion isn't worthwhile; I am, however, saying that the way you communicated whatever idea you were trying to get across was always going to be reacted to in the manner that it was.
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« Reply #181 on: 10-27-2011 19:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:20 »

Geez. I expect comedy writers to be all acerbic and thick-skinned. Guess not all of them are.
But this is the first time that he's really gotten his name out in the public. You could probably say whatever you want about Matt Groening, and Matt would say "So? What's your point?" because he's been in the public eye forever, and probably read tons of bad reviews of the Simpsons, Futurama, and countless other projects. Eric Rogers hasn't been under such scrutiny yet and hasn't developed his thick skin.

[edit]: Again, I'm totally NOT Eric Rogers. Click my name, look at my profile, I joined PEEL in 2006. Better yet, check this out: http://theinfosphere.org/User:Buddy13
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« Reply #182 on: 10-27-2011 19:19 »

buddy13: I wasn't intending the remark as negative, for the record. Unlike much of the internet, I don't think being a thick-skinned cynic is automatically virtuous, or being thin-skinned is a shortcoming.
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« Reply #183 on: 10-27-2011 19:19 »

Well, he (Eric Rogers, who is possibly you Buddy13 [don't worry I won't tell anyone your secret]) can come over to my house and we'll have a drinking contest!
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« Reply #184 on: 10-27-2011 19:22 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:25 »

Well, he (Eric Rogers, who is possibly you Buddy13 [don't worry I won't tell anyone your secret]) can come over to my house and we'll have a drinking contest!
I like your conspiracy theory, but I'm just not that dedicated. I'd have write for Futurama from the beginning, then create the Infosphere as a reference for myself, then create two separate Twitter accounts and talk to myself now and then....

Not saying it couldn't happen, just seems unlikely ;-)

[edit]: Plus, why would my two identities have the same last name? I'm slightly more creative than that. ;-)
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« Reply #185 on: 10-27-2011 19:24 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2011 19:26 »

That's exactly what you would say if winna was right, thus proving it. laff

:edit: So, does the last page or so count as spam or not? It started tangent to the topic but quickly obtained escape velocity and left the topic behind completely.
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« Reply #186 on: 10-27-2011 20:08 »

Xanfor, can you please delete all posts involving Eric Rogers and anything non-Walking Dead related from this post onwards.
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« Reply #187 on: 10-28-2011 00:45 »

What good will that do? The damage is done.
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« Reply #188 on: 10-28-2011 00:47 »

Yes I know, but it'll make this thread clean again.
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« Reply #189 on: 10-28-2011 01:21 »

Ugh. Whelp, I'm a dick.

Serious apologies all around, guys. I'm the one that linked this to Eric Rogers. I know that sounds bad, but I seriously wasn't trying to stir the pot! I got into a small Twitter  conversation with him--he had joked about people seeing his tweets, thinking he's an a-hole and then unfollowing him. So I joked back about how mad people got over his Walking Dead tweets. He asks for a link and then without even thinking about the repercussions I sent it to him.

Didn't think about his feelings possibly getting hurt. Didn't think about people here feeling bad about what they said. (I know nobody here was trying to be mean. The things we say to ourselves as internet fans/viewers might not always be what we would like to say to the writers/producers in real life.) Just wasn't thinking. I feel like a Grade A jerk and I am very very sorry.
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« Reply #190 on: 10-28-2011 01:59 »


That sucks, FJ; I really feel for you.

Yeah we're like family who slam each other but it's mostly in fun or just being brutally honest and we don't usually intend to hurt anyone's feelings.  Hell, I saw Freako give complements to two(!) different artists this year  eek

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« Reply #191 on: 10-28-2011 02:06 »

No hard feelings whatsoever Fishy. An honest mistake.

I actually was able to apologize via twitter and he seemed to accept, so I feel better about it now.
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« Reply #192 on: 10-28-2011 02:08 »

No worries, Fishy. After all, you are only human! tongue
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« Reply #193 on: 10-28-2011 03:13 »

No worries, Fishy. After all, you are only human! tongue
Wait, you did it all backwards!
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« Reply #194 on: 10-28-2011 07:16 »

Does Dave Mason have a twitter? smile
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« Reply #195 on: 10-28-2011 07:21 »

Does Dave Mason have a twitter? smile
If you're talking about the musician, he's here: https://twitter.com/#!/davemasonband

As if this thread wasn't derailed enough.
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« Reply #196 on: 10-28-2011 08:09 »

Am I the only one finding this hilarious?

No disrespect to Eric Rogers, but come on.  These are Futurama dicks talking about The Walking Dead.  What, you trust Star Wars fans to have a decent opinion on Star Trek too?
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« Reply #197 on: 10-28-2011 08:19 »

Am I the only one finding this hilarious?

No disrespect to Eric Rogers, but come on.  These are Futurama dicks talking about The Walking Dead.  What, you trust Star Wars fans to have a decent opinion on Star Trek too?
True, but he was drawn into a conversation he didn't willingly take part in, and then was attacked for it.
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« Reply #198 on: 10-28-2011 08:25 »

At least he got to get a word in edgewise... if you know what I mean Buddy13. wink wink
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« Reply #199 on: 10-28-2011 08:27 »

At least he got to get a word in edgewise... if you know what I mean Buddy13. wink wink
Stop that! tongue
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