It was a busy week in Comicsgate. In a fall out from the Drawn and Quartered, Comicsgaters hosted a “Drawn and Backholed” on YellowFlash’s dying YouTube channel. The winner was “Boner King” the dildo wielder.
Further the discussion, Mike S Miller posted a poll to his Twitter asking former CG members if they still considered themselves to be part of Comicsgate. After receiving over 2000 votes, 44% indicated that they no longer considered themselves to be part of the hashtag movement.
Members of the Comicsgate community objected to the poll, and fashioned one of their own. Bleeding Fool ran such a pool and having received over 1050 votes, 32% of respondents indicated that they were not part of the movement. Comic gate member El Froggo decided that Mike’s poll was lame and ran his own, which received 455 votes with 48% indicated that CG was dead or dying.
AdamFriend continued to curry favor with CG as much as possible in anticipation of getting that sweet CG money for his upcoming comic project, Dick Smashers for which he appears to be the principle artist.
Over the weekend, Ethan Van Sciver was challenging all comers on Twitter. Many Ethan fans continued to label me a stalker and characterizing my activities as simply the bitter actions of someone who was scorned by Ethan echoing a sentiment that ThatUmbrellaGuy once voiced. As the Twitter storm raged, I voiced details that Ethan had actually specifically invited me onto his stream, including saying he wanted to have a special stream just to discuss “Guinevere and the Divinity Factory” after which he ghosted me.
After the Twitteratti digested these details, Ethan came forward to say that while he had done that, he had not meant me any harm. I was instead to understand that my comic project simply wasn’t that important to him, but that he would have gotten to it eventually. After which, Ethan seemed to adopt less antagonistic tone in his Tweets, encouraging more discourse and urging people to stick to the business of making comics.
Jon Del Arroz, an on-again-off-again, frenemy of comicsgate decided to take the opportunity to call a peace with Caesar by, according to Ethan, claiming that Ethan’s most vocal opponents were “gamma males.”
The tone of online discourse after that weekend changed quite a bit. First, the Comicsgate community began passing the hat to pay for the War Campaign member PanBoy’s legal bill, as the cyberstalking charges against him would be proceeding to trial. The dildo memes seemed friendlier, as recent War Campaign member Comics Invictus shared a Thanksgiving themed meme featuring former War Campaign member Praetorian inserting former Comicsgate members Edwin Boyette and Doug Tenapel into his rectum. To help complete the artistry of the piece, former CG artist Sachi was featured as watching with her head pasted onto a turkey- no doubt a reference to when Caesar had called her a “turkeyneck.”
Ethan Van Sciver seemed to be back to business himself, showcasing the cover for War Campaign comic book, “Vestige” which was due to be shipped to backers last month but has not. Ethan encouraged people to back the book as it was still InDemand. Over the course of the livestream, Ethan reiterated that SJWs were killing the comic book industry, citing the decision of Orbital Comics in London to no longer deal with Diamond as the latest example. He then went onto declare that Comicsgate would inherit it term industry from Marvel and DC at some point in the future. After the livesteam, Vestige picked up an additional $1200.
According to Praetorian, the former War Campaign member who featured in the Thanksgiving dildo meme, the money from Vestige is split up among the leaders of War Campaign. Meaning that some of that $1200 will, most likely, go towards paying the legal fees of Pan for Cyberstalking.
Speaking of legal fees, the legal team representing the defendants of Vic Mignogna’s defamation lawsuit, presented a motion to be awarded the legal fees as well as sanctions which amounted to more than a quarter of a million dollars. Unless Mr. Mignogna can prevail on his appeal, the entire war chest that comicsgaters ThatUmbrellaGuy and attorney Nick Ricketta raised, which was specifically cited in defendants’ motion, may become the legal property of the defendants.
With the new era of Comicsgate minding its own business beginning to take shape, prominent Comicsgaters TUG and JustSomeGuy began calling to #bringbackgatekeeping in order to rid Comicsgate of SJW influences. It was unclear exactly whom needed to be exiled from their community, but, nevertheless, these calls for the addition of gatekeeping to the community of Comicsgate represents a major step as many of these same figures previously denied that Comicsgate ever a community, had a leader, and, held gatekeeping to be antithetical to the comics revolution.
In a followup on last weeks story, Mitch Breitweiser’s campaign for Futurists, has been shown some love recently. It is now tracking to bring in just under $40,000. I received official word from Indiegogo which corrected a prior message I had received from them regarding running multiple campaigns. Apparently, anyone may run multiple campaigns on Indiegogo, but they will not receive that money unless they have fulfilled all other campaigns.
This raises the question of why Mr. Brietweiser would even be conducting a second campaign as Red Rooster remains very much unfulfilled. In fact, he has expressed the fulfillment of that campaign to be part and parcel of the activities of the Allegiance Arts operations which include the books he is currently raising money for. Unless, of course, their is a secret deal as I previously alleged between Indiegogo and Comicsgaters which allowed them to get their money without having met previous requirements. Such a deal would be difficult for an outsider to monitor as such a funds transfer is far more difficult to track in comparison to a second campaign, which is public information.
HOLY SHIT - there is more gay ops in CG than a CIA base in San Francisco.