While I do not agree personally with how this whole situation was handled.
"while i know i completely started this whole mess...."
I would still like to apologize to you, and the site for making the comments to begin with. Regardless of my feelings on how some things are run here, which are again only my opinions.
"since it's really easy for me to blame the community for my actions, im going to do that."
What I said was uncalled for and for that I do apologize. Sometimes when your angry, you can't see through the tinted windows and I needed to take a step back to realize what I'd really said.
"what i said was uncalled for, see above, where i blame you all for what i did. also, here's a joke that fell flat."
I will stand by the fact however, that I never intended any hatemail to be sent to you or gareee and I would hope that so far that promise has been kept. I would have much rather gotten a PM from you, than it being pasted for the public to see. However, I did the same to Gareee.. so it would be me calling the kettle black.
"what i really meant to say by "I'd love to have everyone who voted for us, send him and the site running the contest hatemail." wasnt "i'd love to have everyone who voted for us, send him and the site running the contest hatemail, but dont do that, even though i recommended that you do it. because it's a good idea."
I wish the whole thing could have been handled differently on many different levels, but whats done is done and all I can do at this point is apologize and hope that no bridges have been burned in this incident.
"i really screwed the pooch. it sure does suck getting caught"
I do not frequent this site as much as others do, because I do feel at times it can be a bit antagonistic. But, that comes with the territory of hosting the largest Ghostbusters site there is.
"i dont come around here very much, because i dont have anything useful to add. unless it's apologizing for the fault of everyone else but crap i end up doing"
I do find tons of useful stuff here, and I would hate to not be able to use this site as a resource for prop building and meeting new people in the ghostbusters community.
"remember when i called this place antagonistic? i like using your resources to benefit myself. you assholes"
I hope that this apology can serve as a note that I've realized I made a mistake and am trying to take the action to correct it, and learn from it so that it doesn't happen again.
"i really hope you all caught that it's all your fault i threw a fit while using my kid as an excuse to win a contest for a toy, that would have quickly ended up on my belt."
Those in the GA GB who have met me personally should know that I try to be a pretty upstanding sort of guy, and they've even all got to meet my son so they are aware of how much I try to do in terms of GB stuff for him. However, being a dad doesn't excuse me from my actions, and I want to make sure that everyone here on GBfans knows that I'm very sorry for the comments that I made, and I would hope that you guys would not hold any hard feelings towards me, as I do not hold any myself.
"those in gagb's know i have a son that i bring along so they let me hang out with them. being a dad, i did a great job of showing my kid how to lose a contest. it's as easy as blaming it on protecting him, and then blaming everyone else for my self destruction even though everything directly comes right back to something stupid i said. bottom line, i hope my son learns that when you lose or win; blame everyone while you're losing, and when you win take all the credit, even if you have people sending hatemail for you."
I would hope that I can put this behind me, and move forward to do more of what I should be doing.. which is enjoying the GB franchise with likeminded individuals..
"this is where im going to say: "we all love ghostbusters, we should tolerate and accept everyone." but disregard the fact that ive acted like an asshole, and i dont like antagonistic people, even though they share the same appreciation for a franchise that i do. so, they dont count, even though i do."
I thank you for your time. I hope this has cleared up some things.
"ha ha, you jerks'll buy it."