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leftwingnutcase
12-13-2011, 11:37 AM
Something to pass onto Matt Busch. From Rick's Facebook.

Rick Olney


Okay -- And for the official public record: I have STILL NOT gotten a C&D or any contact, official or other wise, from anyone at Lucasfilm regarding the Indiana Jones Maps and my requirement of Matt Busch to publicly apologize to me on his official Matt Busch website.

Just as soon as I hear from them, my attorney shall work out the details on where (other than Matt Busch) the maps shall be sent to with Lucasfilm.

Screenshot in case it disappears.
http://i.imgur.com/YYxYU.jpg

Rick. We all know you have received the C&D. You know it too. And since we're the only people who look at any of the redigested human waste you post, you aren't fooling anyone. Honestly Rick, if you were smart you would have come up with an ORIGINAL lie about the matter.

So I reiterate for the record: YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE C&D. IT IS AN ESTABLISHED FACT. YOU KNOW IT. WE KNOW IT.

Gail Simone
12-15-2011, 02:20 PM
LucasFilms, will you PLEASE arrest this guy?

Matt Doc Martin
12-15-2011, 03:18 PM
LucasFilms, will you PLEASE arrest this guy?

Please have someone issue a warrant for his arrest. Does anyone with legal knowledge know what happens if Olney ignores C+D? What is next step?

scs
12-15-2011, 08:01 PM
I am not a lawyer, but I'm going to play one for a minute.

Copyright and trademark violation are not criminal issues. They are civil issues. As such, nobody is going to come arrest Olney on them.

Further, Lucasfilm is not going to come hunt his add down and sue him into oblivion in the next 30 days. They've sent him a C&D letter. That's not a lawsuit. That's a "stop doing that" letter, barely a threat of suit.

Now that it's sent, they will wait to see what he does. He may appeal. He may ignore it. He may claim he never got it. He may claim he returned the maps, but they were lost in the mail. He may claim that he or the artist had permission, and that Lucasfilm is just confused. Or he may do something else entirely. Anybody with a lick of sense can drag this out for years. And as we've seen, Olney is a master of delay and drag.

Even if he stonewalls Lucasfilm, as long as the amount involved isn't large (and it isn't) and he doesn't do it again, Lucasfilm then has to judge whether it's worth going after him. They will ask themselves two questions: is our intellectual property at risk, and are we likely to recover enough of the cost of the suit to make it worthwhile?

Taking the latter first, IMHO the likelihood of recovering enough from Olney to recoup their costs is close to nil. What Lucasfilm is likely to do instead is make a cost/benefit decision. If they actively pursue Olney, will that deter others and prevent future suits or larger violations on the part of others? That one I don't have a clue about. Some companies (Disney) are utterly ruthless about such suits. Others are considerably more easy-going.

The first part is a bit more subtle. If you have an intellectual property of the type involved here, you must defend it when violated. If you fail to do so the first 30 or 40 times, then go after someone, the defendant can validly claim that the copyright/TM appeared abandoned, and can cite the failure to act in the other cases a proof of this. In the worst of cases, the judge can declare the copyright null and void (tho from what I understand, that's extremely rare). But if Lucasfilm can show they're made reasonable effort to preserve their property rights, even if they didn't actually sue everyone involved, they're not at risk. Given the relatively low amounts of money involved here, just sending the C&D letter could be sufficient.

Now, I repeat I am not a lawyer. I am interested in that area of the law, and am even acquainted with a few IP lawyers. But I'm not one, and you shouldn't take anything I say about what Lucasfilm can or should do and why as gospel.

On the other hand, I am absolutely sure about the distinction between civil and criminal issues in this case. So even if Olney pisses of Lucasfilm from here through the filming of Star Wars IX, the police still aren't going to come and arrest him. He'll have to commit much bigger violations for that to happen.

That said . . .

False claims of being a legal charity seem to me the closest to actual criminal activity. But again, there's got to be some scale about it. There are much bigger scams going on in that area every day, and prosecuting attorneys have many many fish to fry. If he was moving tens of thousands of dollars monthly, they'd be interested. But things on the scale we're talking here? I doubt he'd hit their radar. The authorities just aren't likely to come after anybody on this small a case.

If other folks want to sue Olney, the offended parties have to make the same cost-benefit decision that Lucasfilm has to make: is it worth the cost in my time and legal fees to sue this guy? From what I've seen here, the answer is a clear 'no.'

IMHO Olney depends on that. As long as you keep your scams small enough, it's not worth it for people to come after you. Thus you can get away with a lifetime of this penny-ante shit. (OK, it might not be penny-ante to the folks offended. But in terms of cost of suit or cost of prosecution, it's penny-ante. But I digress.)

IMHO the best thing you can do - the most effective thing you can do - is what's being done. Get the facts documented, get your ducks in a row, and go public. Then stay public. Repeatedly. When enough people know what he is, he has to abandon the field to find victims. My guess is that things like this thread and Tony Isabella's stuff are the best possible deterrent.

But recognize that nobody is going to come in on a white horse and give him the ass-kicking he so richly deserve. Not Lucasfilm, not the NY State Attorney General, not the Postal Inspector. He's just too small compared to the much larger-scale assholes out there.

Sorry to burst anybody's bubble, but that's how I see it.

Matt Doc Martin
12-15-2011, 08:08 PM
What of Matt Busch? He has (I presume) a signed agreement with Olney that has been violated and is in admitted (many times) possession of Busch's property. isn't that theft? Isn't THAT actionable?

scs
12-15-2011, 08:50 PM
What of Matt Busch? He has (I presume) a signed agreement with Olney that has been violated and is in admitted (many times) possession of Busch's property. isn't that theft? Isn't THAT actionable?Actionable? Yes, in a civil court. Not criminal.

For theft, someone has to take something from you. I assume Matt sent Olney the maps as part of executing a contract. Contracts are civil items. Violating them requires action in civil courts.

For it to be fraud, one has to prove that Olney never intended to pay. Not that "in your opinion" Olney never intended pay, but prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Olney never intended to pay. That's a pretty high bar. Prosecutors rarely attempt it.

Try reading the history of the SCO/Novell case over at Groklaw. Tens of millions of dollars, contract violations out the wazoo, assholes rampant every time you turn around. And it's a civil dispute. Not a criminal one.

You're welcome not to believe me on that point. I wouldn't be offended. :-) On the other hand, I'm right. I've seen contract disputes come and go for decades, and they've all been civil disputes. Not criminal.

Matt Doc Martin
12-16-2011, 03:37 AM
I don't think you are lying. It just saddens me that this cocksucker (so far) is getting off scot-free. Not sure I can live with that.

Tom Stillwell
12-16-2011, 04:03 AM
After working with IP lawyers for years that handled big entertainment companies, I have a hard time believing LucasArts will stop at just a C&D. They won't expend endless resources, no. But they will go farther than a C&D.

HamsterRage
12-16-2011, 05:14 AM
If he's used their IP to commit mail fraud and claim the money's going to a veteran's charity... I imagine they might go after him for that.

Gail Simone
12-16-2011, 12:19 PM
IP is serious stuff. Disney has ROUTINELY spent more than they could possibly recover to 'make an example' out of IP theft. Warners has as well.

I don't think anyone thinks he'll end up in jail. But what he's doing is absolutely despicable, so SOME measure of justice would be lovely.

Tom Stillwell
12-16-2011, 02:09 PM
At one time my firm worked for Southland Corporation. The own of 7-11 convenience stores. We handled enforcement of their 7-11 brand. If you owned a convenience store and had either 7 or 11 in your name, your got a C&D from us. We hired local private investigators to gather evidence. We sued those who didn't comply. Lots of money & time spent. To protect the brand.

Gail Simone
12-16-2011, 03:27 PM
Also, they sued the guy who invented the 'slurpee' haircut!

scs
12-16-2011, 06:50 PM
Yeah, different companies go after IP violators at wildly different levels. I never heard of Lucasfilm being one of the really agressive ones, but IANAL and my knowledge is purely anecdotal. Assuming Olney has done all he's been accused of, one can only hope that Lucasfilm goes after him chainsaw in hand.

My point was that expecting the local police to come and arrest Olney over small-scale contract disagreement is pretty unrealistic. With the exception of Lucasfilm, I just don't see anybody who has both a beef with Olney and the spare cash to go after him.

In the meantime, folks should keep on doing what they're doing: get the facts straight, get them out there, and keep them out there. Done with consistency, it works. Nobody will ever get their goods or money back, but he'll have an ever-shrinking pool of people to scam in the future.

Tony Isabella
12-16-2011, 09:19 PM
For what it's worth, I still get the occasional e-mail from someone thanking me for warning them about Olney. My writing and the fine work of Gail and others have saved folks from getting involved with the Vile One. That's something to be proud of.

After writing about another scam artist in my blog recently, I received an e-mail from a long-time comics pro who said that piece had saved him considerable grief. In that case, for an assortment of reasons, I couldn't name names or identify either the victims or the perpetrators. But I was able to write about the anatomy of the scam in enough detail that the pro had the information he needed to make his wise decision not to get involved with the perp.

Even if we never get the satisfaction of guys like Olney doing the perp-walk, we're still winning victories every week. In an imperfect world, that's not too shabby an outcome.

Gail Simone
12-17-2011, 07:37 AM
That's always been my thing, I don't care what happens to Rick that much. I don't want others to be cheated. For all the shit people say about this thread, without it, there would be a LOT more people scammed and cheated.

Tony Isabella
12-17-2011, 07:51 AM
Exactly right, Gail. In his ego-driven delusions, Olney thinks this is about him...and it's not. It's about warning people about him.

MacQuarrie
12-17-2011, 01:06 PM
As I've always said, Olney is a training exercise; he's a slow-moving and dull-witted specimen. The best way to think of him is as target practice; he has trained all of us to recognize bullshit when we hear it, so we are all far better equipped to deal with the big-money scammers when they try more elaborate and better-executed versions of his tricks.

CutterMike
12-17-2011, 05:34 PM
As I've always said, Olney is a training exercise; he's a slow-moving and dull-witted specimen. The best way to think of him is as target practice; he has trained all of us to recognize bullshit when we hear it, so we are all far better equipped to deal with the big-money scammers when they try more elaborate and better-executed versions of his tricks.

Do you realize, Mac, that this means that rICK has finally SUCCEEDED at something...?

he's a good example of a bad example.

FAME, AT LAST!!!

leftwingnutcase
12-17-2011, 05:46 PM
Do you realize, Mac, that this means that rICK has finally SUCCEEDED at something...?

he's a good example of a bad example.

FAME, AT LAST!!!

MWAHAHA!!!!! I, the evil and preposterous ZINESTUD emerge victorious!! Toilet, toilet, in the stall, who's the winner of it all???? ME!!!!!!

J.R. LeMar
12-18-2011, 06:13 AM
Just popping back in here to point out that I have changed my primary blog, consolidating my last 2 into one. Fookyoutwit was a funny parody name, but I decided I'd rather be identified by something more original, as well as easier to remember. So I'm using iblogalot.com (I couldn't believe that wasn't already taken, when I registered it), and I've spent the weekend moving most old blog posts to the new one (luckily I seem to have officially become an insomniac, so I've had plenty of time). I'll probably leave the other one's up until my registration on them wear out, I think next April, because I know several folks have linked to my Rick Olney blogs, which continue to be my most viewed posts for the past several months. But I wanted to share the new links here, so if any of you need to alert anyone to Olney's history in the future, please use these new links (I backdated them all to be on the same day, in order to make it easier to read all together, if necessary).

A WARNING TO COMICS PROFESSIONALS ABOUT RICK OLNEY (http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/a-warning-to-comics-professionals-about-rick-olney/)

LYING IN THE GUTTERS WITH RICK OLNEY (http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/lying-in-the-gutters-with-rick-olney/)

RICK OLNEY VS. SCOTT REED (http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-scott-reed/)

RICK OLNEY VS. JIM TOURNAS (http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-jim-tournas/)

RICK OLNEY VS. VAL STAPLES (http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-val-staples/)

And the newest one I just put together tonight (or this morning, whatever, I've lost track of time)

RICK OLNEY VS. MATT BUSCH (http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-matt-busch/)

I'll admit, the last one was the hardest, as I had to struggle to keep it to the most relevant posts, while not injecting my own views into it too much, such as pointing out how Matt's extreme stupidity in dealing with Olney has gotten him in this mess. But I figure that should obvious enough to anyone who reads all his comments. That was always my intent when putting all of these together. Just showing the relevant and verifiable facts, leaving my own opinions out of it, as much as possible. Like I wouldn't post a blog about the St. Judes charity auction because even though I may personally believe, based on his other behavior, that it is likely he did indeed commit fraud, that's never been proven, so it's still just an accusation. But in the case of Scott Reed, while I wasn't personally involved in that, I think the publicly known facts speak for themselves. Both men made accusations of misconduct against each other, but when it came time to prove their cases in court, Scott is the only one who showed up to prove his side. And Olney clearly lied when he said, multiple times, that he had a lawyer and would file a counter-suit. And most damning is when he publicly declared that he was finally going to pay off the debt, and only made one payment (which was still over 2 months later than he initially claimed), only to later publicly admit that he never had any real intention of paying it all, and that he never will. Likewise in the case with Matt Busch, anyone can read for themselves all the times Olney insisted that he had no sinister intentions and was simply living up to the original agreement he claims Busch made with him, that he would sell as many maps he could by Nov. 15 2011 (yes, he posted a typo of 2012, but in another link he clearly states that it's 2011, same times as the conventions was supposed to run), and that on Nov. 15th he would willingly send the remaining maps back to Busch, and publicly reveal where he donated whatever money he made to charity. I show where he said that several times. Now we see, again, in his own words, that's he's just arbitrarily decided not to honor that agreement, and will just keep the maps unless Busch posts a public apology. He thinks he's being smart but, by his own actions right now, he's showing the world that he can't keep his word. He can rant and rave about libel and slander all he wants, but in each of these posts I'm simply posting his own words for everyone to see and then make up their own minds. I think that's the most effective weapon to use against him.

MyNameIsNotLarry
12-18-2011, 11:00 AM
J.R, very well researched and written blog entry. Thanks for putting everything together in one easy to read spot.

THEDOC
12-18-2011, 02:30 PM
Interesting blog J.R., was nice to be able to catch up on things.

Matt Doc Martin
12-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Here is one sale Rick Olney did not make of stolen goods:


Wow, I just can't believe that someone would be such a slimeball. Someone else emailed me about him today. What a douche.

SarahBeach
12-19-2011, 12:10 PM
My point was that expecting the local police to come and arrest Olney over small-scale contract disagreement is pretty unrealistic. With the exception of Lucasfilm, I just don't see anybody who has both a beef with Olney and the spare cash to go after him.


I wish you would not down-play this quite so much, SCS. The "contract dispute" is in regard to the length of time Olney was allowed to have the maps in his grimy paws. He is now over a month past the due date that he was obliged to return those maps. His failure to return the maps, along with any funds raised through the sale of the maps can - and should be - construed as theft on his part.

And we are talking of theft in the range of over $13,000. That is not "small stuff". If it were a car, it would definitely be a police matter, with a value in that range. Just because it is "art maps", please do not speak of it as "small stuff". That only feeds Olney's sense that he can get away with it this time.

Gail Simone
12-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Well said, Sarah. Rick's excuse will be that Matt sent the maps willingly, although for a different usage entirely.

Artful Angie
12-21-2011, 01:25 AM
His latest entry on his whale comic APA site:

http://orcomx-apa.blogspot.com/


Update: December ORCOMX-APA


Christmas Greetings!

The next issue of ORCOMX-APA has a deadline of November 15, 2012, and shall mail out on the January 21st. It is our Holiday Afterglow issue, so keep a log on the fire and your slippers on, as a few of us share our adventures in comic book reading and collecting with you!

We'll also have the missing covers here updated by then too, hopefully. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Posted by Rick Olney at 10:35 AM 0 comments

So does that mean he'll be too busy over the next eleven months to bother anybody? Or does it take eleven months to scam enough people into submitting enough stuff to fill a magazine?

Either way, I won't be holding my breath waiting until January of 2013 for the next issue, since the last three promised issues never came out to begin with.

HamsterRage
12-22-2011, 05:07 AM
In most Christmas tales (Christmas Carol, the Grinch) the antagonist learn a lesson.

Sadly this will never be the case for Olney. At best Rick is going to be bitter old Mr. Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life". Where as Mr. Potter had "wealth" to comfort him, Rick continues to have nothing and does everything in his power to dig a deeper hole.

Gail Simone
12-22-2011, 08:10 AM
Well, I wish everyone a happy holiday. Thankfully, he wasn't able to cheat a bunch more freelancers and vendors this year, and that's a good thing!

Gail Simone
12-22-2011, 08:32 AM
I just realized after I said that that I should have said, "Except for Matt Busch and a bunch of disabled veterans, I mean."

OzBat!
12-22-2011, 10:17 PM
In most Christmas tales (Christmas Carol, the Grinch) the antagonist learn a lesson.

Sadly this will never be the case for Olney. At best Rick is going to be bitter old Mr. Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life". Where as Mr. Potter had "wealth" to comfort him, Rick continues to have nothing and does everything in his power to dig a deeper hole.

Stop Digging! China doesn't want you either!

coveredinbees
12-23-2011, 04:43 PM
the mole people will enslave him before he gets to China

Kal El
12-24-2011, 02:00 AM
Hey, if he does go to China then they may lock him up.

Michael W. Kellar
12-26-2011, 04:37 AM
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and that Santa was good to each and everyone of you ;0)
If I don't make it back on the thread, I would also like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2012 will be prosperous for each and everyone one of you ;0)

Artful Angie
12-26-2011, 12:44 PM
Happy New Year, Michael!

Smileybonex
12-27-2011, 12:50 PM
http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2011/12/notice-for-legal-purposes.html?zx=56452a0d694b023c

Posted for comedy value, from today's blog update.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES: Today is December 27, 2011. Contrary to what is being stated as fact upon the Internet:

I, Rick Olney, have gotten TO DATE NO CEASE & DESIST notice from Lucasfilm, which I assume to the best of my knowledge to be acting as agents for Matt Busch concerning a confidential business matter between us. I also publicly assert that TO DATE, I have NOT gotten a CEASE & DESIST OF ANY KIND from Matt Busch or (regarding the comic book entertainment medium ) from ANY artist or individual previously contracted to freelance/work-for-hire for me.

As such, Mr. Busch did then, after privately threatening me in private email, did with others (as yet unnamed) take to tactics to further compound the harassment and libeling of my good name which has been an ongoing attack against me during these previous last six years.

Respectfully,
Rick Olney

MyNameIsNotLarry
12-27-2011, 01:18 PM
The Sequential Soul blog is only 1 of 4 places Rick has posted that same message. The crazy train is starting up once again.

leftwingnutcase
12-27-2011, 03:23 PM
Rick, Rick, Rick...Do you honestly expect us to believe you now when you've never told the truth before?

SarahBeach
12-27-2011, 06:14 PM
http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2011/12/notice-for-legal-purposes.html?zx=56452a0d694b023c

Posted for comedy value, from today's blog update.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES: Today is December 27, 2011. Contrary to what is being stated as fact upon the Internet:

I, Rick Olney, have gotten TO DATE NO CEASE & DESIST notice from Lucasfilm, which I assume to the best of my knowledge to be acting as agents for Matt Busch concerning a confidential business matter between us. I also publicly assert that TO DATE, I have NOT gotten a CEASE & DESIST OF ANY KIND from Matt Busch or (regarding the comic book entertainment medium ) from ANY artist or individual previously contracted to freelance/work-for-hire for me.

As such, Mr. Busch did then, after privately threatening me in private email, did with others (as yet unnamed) take to tactics to further compound the harassment and libeling of my good name which has been an ongoing attack against me during these previous last six years.

Respectfully,
Rick Olney


When was the matter of the Indiana Jones Maps ever been a "confidential business matter"? Rick himself posted the gist of the matter - that he was initially to pay for the printing costs, didn't, was supposed to sell them for charity and turn the funds over, AND return all maps that remained unsold after November 12, 2011. Which he has not done. How has any of that been "confidential"?

And he's got a bug in his brain if he thinks LucasFilm would be acting as "agents for Matt Busch". When they act, they do so as "agents" for LucasFilm.

And that last line in the primary paragraph? Is he really trying to say that he's never gotten a cease & desist of any kind from anyone? Oh, excuse me, he's saying nobody he'd previoiusly contracted to freelance/work-for-hire. Ha. Hmmm. Okay, it's a reach, but that's a lie, and I have the documents for it: way back when in 2006 (I'm pretty sure it was that far back - I have the document, but it's now on an external hard drive, so it's a bit of a bother to get at it), I "contracted" with him to do some rewriting of the text on his gudawful Tightlip Entertainment website. I was going to rewrite one page of that for a vast sum of $35, but pre-payment was required. Of course, he never coughed up even that small sum, and I quickly realized what an uber-jerk he was and formally cancelled the contract myself (the documents are the original contract agreement, and my cancellation). So, I could claim to be a freelance contractee. And although they weren't connected to that matter, I have twice sent him cease & desist emails regarding his use of photos of myself on his blog, for which there are records in the Google infringement reportage records.

Like I said, a little bit of a reach, but come on... I'm the least of these and I can refute him. His legal talkese is still crapola and untrue. As for "libeling of my good name"? Amazing level of self delusion there - especially since he's in breach of contract with his original agreement with Matt Busch (in the very least).

Twerp.

Matt Doc Martin
12-27-2011, 06:29 PM
What a deluded douchenozzle.

Remember: Next lawsuit? Name Barbara Olney in it as well. Maybe she will pay for pRick's failures as a human being. She is only wage earner, after all.

C.B. Nerdlinger
12-27-2011, 09:32 PM
This is my response:

Rick, you unpatriotic, uncreative, closet homosexual--you go fuck off, now, y'hear? Just shut the fuck up. No one will EVER believe the shit you post, asshole.

I just had a reception at the fucking White House. What the HELL will Rick Olney ever amount to? Zilch.

This seems like a very childish response.

Artful Angie
12-28-2011, 04:37 AM
http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2011/12/notice-for-legal-purposes.html?zx=56452a0d694b023c

Posted for comedy value, from today's blog update.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES: Today is December 27, 2011. Contrary to what is being stated as fact upon the Internet:

I, Rick Olney, have gotten TO DATE NO CEASE & DESIST notice from Lucasfilm, which I assume to the best of my knowledge to be acting as agents for Matt Busch concerning a confidential business matter between us. I also publicly assert that TO DATE, I have NOT gotten a CEASE & DESIST OF ANY KIND from Matt Busch or (regarding the comic book entertainment medium ) from ANY artist or individual previously contracted to freelance/work-for-hire for me.

As such, Mr. Busch did then, after privately threatening me in private email, did with others (as yet unnamed) take to tactics to further compound the harassment and libeling of my good name which has been an ongoing attack against me during these previous last six years.

Respectfully,
Rick Olney

I love people who try to make themselves sound smarter than they actually are by using 100 words when only 3 will do. "These previous last six years". It's one or the other, Rick. Using both just makes you sound like an idiot. "After privately threatening me in private email". Did he privately threaten you in public email?

But my favorite was "to the best of my knowledge". You having any knowledge, Rick, is a gem that never gets old.

Gail Simone
12-28-2011, 08:11 AM
This seems like a very childish response.


A little bit, maybe, but Rick did cheat the guy, insult him, and throw homophobic bullshit his way.

leftwingnutcase
12-28-2011, 01:24 PM
This seems like a very childish response.

Yeah, I changed it. He just pisses me off with his obstinacy.

C.B. Nerdlinger
12-28-2011, 10:01 PM
A little bit, maybe, but Rick did cheat the guy, insult him, and throw homophobic bullshit his way.


Yeah, I changed it. He just pisses me off with his obstinacy.

Okay. You deserve support, act like someone I want to root for! Not that I would ever root against you given the competition. . .

MacQuarrie
12-28-2011, 10:04 PM
Why does Olney think he has to wait for a C&D before he can keep his word and return the posters as he repeatedly promised? His self-imposed dateline is long passed; why not just return them and trumpet that he's a man who keeps his word?

Oh yeah; because he's a fucking moron, that's why. Maybe he should hire Ocean Marketting (sic) to help him with his PR.

Artful Angie
12-29-2011, 04:42 AM
A search of his name done today to keep him honest gave me a site called Blog Catalog, which forwarded me to blogspot. There were two posts from September which look familiar, but that could just be from seeing the same style of dribble escape from Rick's mouth. Did we post these already? The bit about Roger Stern looks new.

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2011/09/located-my-compass.html?zx=c25c5405af20498f


Located my Compass!

No, not for finding you, my readers. Although a few of you could utilize your own time more wisely by simply spend less time worrying about me.

Certainly, I do know who reads these cobbled together paragraphs. Not meaning to sound mean but a few of you really should spend more of your own time attending to things like getting more exercise. Read up on heart disease and see how refreshing and healthy a walk in the woods can actually be for most people.

Creatively speaking, this is what Sequential Soul was originally intended for; a blog specifically created to help me accomplish and share -- not to be used to antagonize people already so caught up in the vast emptiness of their own lives that they have to gather on some smarmy message board to pick on me or anyone else, for that matter.

But on exercise? I get plenty.

Really, I do. I take a daily walk. At least two weekends out of each month, I am up north walking and working on family property. So don't worry about me.


Another thing that will change once I hit the "publish post" button is how incredibly irrelevant, finally, that some of you shall be in my life.

To be cliché... that which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. So thanks for that strength over the last seven years. You, the troublesome malingering stool jockey, gave me tenacity and even pushed that anger up out of me during times when I was angry at the world for what my parents had to endure so undeservedly late in their lives.

I lost many loved ones during these last years to unexpected and untimely death. Death was accompanied with the passing of my own innocuous spirit. I had anger. Young relatives that died quickly and mysteriously, certainly younger than comprehensible to the likes of me. The loss of my dear mother-in-law; the loss of several friendships due to my own inequity. And, this new claim to 'fame' brought forth by all the blame of my self- publishing efforts which failed. I've stated this before in print, but today it somehow feels so differently; so far away from where I am presently.

In short, I made mistakes. Everyone does in life. It is probably easy to stand back and be critical of others. We all do that too. As a child, it may have been easier to learn from mistakes. I know that I made them back then too. Just not as many as I have these last seven years. We all, as children, have different brain chemistry. We test our parents and authority in general. We look at our friends and are envious, and we wonder if we could be like them. We scare easy and do things more foolishly. As we grow older, growing wiser comes with its own speed of happenstance for each of us. And to be truthful -- Hell, it ain't much better as an adult, but we must all find a way to cope and keep on keeping on. So contrary to what I may have looked like to all of you that dwell, sleep, eat and thrive on comic book gossip and drama -- there are other hobbies, interests, skills, and even interactive friendship groups in my life.

Now, let me share a couple other final remarks upon early criticism of me as a person and writer are concerned:

The testimonial comments about me, Rick Olney, remaining on this blog are all true by the virtue that other people cited for those remarks actually did make them.

And, where certain deprecating 'professional' comic book writers have been outspoken about my own characters and what they think they know of those story foundations -- it is well known in comics that there is indeed a very fine line between plagiarism and using someone else's idea in a different way. Lots of writers use variants on other people's ideas, usually changing them enough that no one notices. Shakespeare himself used existing stories or histories as the basis for most of his plays. And one could argue that all superheroes are rip-offs of Superman. Some stories are so distinctive that they can spawn an entire genre unto itself, consisting only of stories of that sort. So again, one person's trash is another person's treasure when the right degree of imagination is involved. The key is to USE imagination.

One last time...

Found it hard to imagine though that Roger Stern had so much to say about me personally to a third person nobody. I sometimes think that fans over step their own common sense in pitting one person against another. I have no problem sharing that I have had one brief encounter with Roger Stern (at a Ithaca show) a few years back, and I (mildly) rebuked Roger to his face. Ron Frenz sat to his left and I can't recall who was to the right, but I knew each individual. Something to do with my Ric Olie Star Wars interaction, as I recall. Roger is a gracious man, and one of my most beloved writers. But I'm not the type of person to overhear anyone talking about me and not correct them when they're wrong. And Roger was wrong that day. Of course, he's allowed his opinion. But what took place regarding the Ric Olie Star Wars character being named and the characters origin shall remain privy to the one person it involved... me. That is, unless someone wants to trot George Lucas by here to rebuke me as I recall it all happening. Nameless, faceless referenced mentions on smarmy message boards will never replace the truth of the matter.

This next Ithaca show doesn't really look all that spectacular guests wise. So I shall no doubt skip it.


I'll use my compass for other, more worthwhile uses. Fall is setting in. Deer season is not far off, so I'll be hunting as much as possible. I have a few more chores to accomplish before November. There are guns to be cleaned, posted signs needing to be replaced, firewood needs splitting, and, yes, bills to be paid before the fall holiday season fully presents itself.

I'm still working on my own Universe of creativity. I write when the mood strikes me, and I'm privy to a day trip (or two) this fall to visit a couple of retails spots and flea markets I have heard about. Comics are still in my life, obviously. Nobody is going to change that. When its ready ... you'll see it, I'm sure.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time to let go of the old accomplishments and failings to welcome in the new challenges and blessings. See you on the trail!


What lies within Rick? Well, Gail has put the nix on the "C" word. But that one word pretty much sums up what's inside him.

And since Rick really hasn't posted much since he came back online, what he says is true. We don't matter anymore to him. He writes to his real fans. Well, fan.

Well, mirror.

Then there's this one about his Facebook:

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-count-life-just-stuff-to-try-souls.html


I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on

I've made a decision based on a suggestion from a learned friend to cast off Facebook in 2012, at least for a time while I work out these legal entanglements that may take several years. As such, I, Rick Olney, have begun to look at my friends list and sort the various individuals to assure that I'll stay in touch during 2012 and beyond. Some shall fall by the wayside, others however, shall remain true friends and hopefully I'll be around to have some (always) interesting and insightful conversations regarding life, comics and all that comes with family life and experiences.

While it is true that I can be a rather sharing individual conversationally, and alone that often gives some types of people a feeling that I am personally surprised by; I don't share anything here to enamor myself. I'm not a narcissistic person, as a few of my detractors believe. Oh, life has kicked me around a little; some because I deserved a small comeuppance, but remarks like the following do surprise me. And why? Because I am simply being me.

"You are a part of my life...What would I do if I didn't have a great fb friend like you Rick.... You are a good person!!!:~) Stay that way!!!


I feel the same way about you too RICK:) You're a blessing to all here that know you : )


Who in the world would want to hate one of the nicest guys on FB, we are all blessed to have a friend like you Rick! Didn't know your mom but she taught you right because you just seem to have a gift to make people smile. I am an old lady that needs your day to day uplifts!!!"

I'm not going to identify these women. They don't need to be besieged by emails from the hate group that stalks me.

I also have male friends on my Facebook page, obviously, and plenty are Marines or former military. Men tend to share their words differently towards each other. Some of it is done by the level of sharing and trust. I'm not going to leave anyone male or female that fits the friend template.

Oh, and wait! Biggest news yet! I'm going to have time next year spent contemplating my next project of self publishing. Finally. Some have poked fun at how I have stated that I was going to re-awaken ORCA or push into retailing, but guess what!? I actually have started those projects. They'll be unveiled when the time comes. I have also managed to gather the 'cream topping on rice pudding' talents in comics. I am looking forward to 2012.

I do not mention it very often, but I also write poetry. It hit me back at age 14yrs., with Frost and Browning, along with others. Browning has a quote that has always been within me since first reading it.


"Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top."

And my favorite,or nearly favorite poem by Robert Frost is:


Into My Own
By Robert Frost

One of my wishes is that those dark trees, So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze, Were not, as 'twere, the merest mask of gloom, But stretched away unto the edge of doom.

I should not be withheld but that some day Into their vastness I should steal away, Fearless of ever finding open land, Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand.

I do not see why I should e'er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear.

They would not find me changed from him they knew -- Only more sure of all I thought was true.


One day my own children shall be called upon to read a few of Frost's words. One day. And, while it is true that I may never be a wordsmith; I shall continue to share until called upon to share with Saint Peter, himself. Lastly, my blog title is a quote from Robert Browning, for those thinking I wouldn't credit greatness. God rest his soul.

He'll never be a wordsmith? Isn't that like saying Shakespeare will never be a computer programmer? It's just so blindingly obvious that it doesn't need to be said?

And he's already come out with saying that his next little newsletter won't come out until January of 2013. So he's spending the whole year "contemplating" this? Don't think too hard, Rick. You might fart and lose the thought.

Artful Angie
12-29-2011, 04:45 AM
Oh, and here's the Blog Catalog stats:

http://www.blogcatalog.com/blogs/sequential-soul


Blog Stats

Added on Sep 7th, 2009
Average Rating: 0
Posts Past 30 Days: 0
Total Posts: 211
Total People Reading: 1


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

"Total People Reading: ONE!"

Doesn't that really say it all about Rick?

leftwingnutcase
12-29-2011, 10:24 AM
Hmmmm...What, am I supposed to be insulted by something he said about Ithacon or my friend Roger? Am I? Come out and say what you mean, RICK!

JTPencils
12-29-2011, 02:51 PM
But on exercise? I get plenty.

Sure he does... running in fact! Running from creditors... from creators he owes... from "consistently inept" postal employees trying to deliver his mail.... I'm sure he get's TON'S of exercise like that nearly every day.

leftwingnutcase
12-29-2011, 06:44 PM
Besides, Rick told me back then that he didn't come to Ithacon because he didn't want to face Roger. Oh look, I've just caught him in another lie.

Artful Angie
12-29-2011, 08:53 PM
Rick is the only Comics professional who goes out of his way to NOT show up at comic conventions. Unless it's one he tries to create so he can take all the glory for himself. I've been to cons in Syracuse, Albany, and one last month at his old stalking grounds of Herkimer County Community College. You know, Rick, that college that BANNED YOU from it. And funny how he never shows up to any of them.

He'd get lots of exercise running away from all the people who know what a scam artist he is. He'd get good aerobic and isometrics from reaching for his wallet to pash for merchandise with cash. And he could flail his arms a bit for some cardio while he tries to protest the policy of "Sorry. No more bounced checks, please".

He'll be so out of breath and red faced, he'd think he worked an actual honest day's work, if he ever had actually worked one to know what they feel like.

MacQuarrie
12-29-2011, 09:16 PM
"But what took place regarding the Ric Olie Star Wars character being named and the characters origin shall remain privy to the one person it involved... me."

Olney speaks truth: The story of a Star Wars character being named after him is a story that involves only one person- Olney. Nobody at Lucasfilm had anything to do with it. Certainly George Lucas never had a clue about any such honor.

leftwingnutcase
12-31-2011, 11:05 AM
Yeah, the CBCI has never outright "banned" Rick, but "he is not welcome here." Also, the founder thinks he is "very sick, needs professional help."

Artful Angie
12-31-2011, 11:33 AM
Well, to be specific, I've been told the ban is focused towards him never organizing any events on campus. As an alleged alumni, he would be allowed to go on campus for other events unless the dean's office advised Security that he is not allowed there.

But Rick is such a chickenshit about the way he screwed over the college with his last convention there that he won't go near it. So one ban is just as good as the other. He didn't show up to the comic convention held there last month.


And if he ever called the Dean's office there to try and organize something on-campus their first response would be "no", followed by them asking him where the money is that he owes them for his last convention. He supposedly never paid them for the space that weekend of his last "con", which is why he tried to move it to the State Fairgrounds. But they always want their money up front, which is why that convention fell through.

leftwingnutcase
12-31-2011, 11:41 AM
Well, to be specific, I've been told the ban is focused towards him never organizing any events on campus. As an alleged alumni, he would be allowed to go on campus for other events unless the dean's office advised Security that he is not allowed there.

But Rick is such a chickenshit about the way he screwed over the college with his last convention there that he won't go near it. So one ban is just as good as the other. He didn't show up to the comic convention held there last month.


And if he ever called the Dean's office there to try and organize something on-campus their first response would be "no", followed by them asking him where the money is that he owes them for his last convention. He supposedly never paid them for the space that weekend of his last "con", which is why he tried to move it to the State Fairgrounds. But they always want their money up front, which is why that convention fell through.

No, I meant the CBCI's ban, not HCC.

leftwingnutcase
12-31-2011, 03:22 PM
Well, I'm spending New Year's with National Fireworks Champion Bill Turner, Tick/He-Man/She-Ra/Tailspin/Tiny Toons/Carebears/Flintstones/Ninja Turtles animator Warren Greenwood, and "possibly the greatest comics writer of the 1980s" Roger Stern. Rick, who are you hanging out with tonight!?

Artful Angie
12-31-2011, 03:46 PM
I so want to be at your house for the fireworks and Roger Stern. But I'm sharing New Year's Eve with the family and dear friends. And I hope everyone who contributes to this thread has a great night tonight!

I make the distinction of contributors only so that Rick isn't confused and thinks I'm talking to him. His 2011 should end as it begun: Him alone at midnight in his underwear furiously traversing the Internet looking vainly for people who might care enough about him to wish him Happy New Year, and only coming up with more automated greetings from site-bots.

Gail Simone
01-03-2012, 08:24 AM
"But what took place regarding the Ric Olie Star Wars character being named and the characters origin shall remain privy to the one person it involved... me."

Olney speaks truth: The story of a Star Wars character being named after him is a story that involves only one person- Olney. Nobody at Lucasfilm had anything to do with it. Certainly George Lucas never had a clue about any such honor.

Rick's story has changed so much on that Ric Olie thing I'm amazed he even bothers pretending anymore.

Gail Simone
01-03-2012, 08:28 AM
Roger Stern is a prince of a guy, I just love him. What a talent, and what a gentleman.

leftwingnutcase
01-03-2012, 11:09 AM
Roger Stern is a prince of a guy, I just love him. What a talent, and what a gentleman.

As my brother once pointed out, he's the last guy you'd expect to be a genius writer. Then he read Roger's stuff from the Death of Superman and he was like, "HOLY COW!!! This guy is so great, he's moving!"

leftwingnutcase
01-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Roger Stern is a prince of a guy, I just love him. What a talent, and what a gentleman.

In comic book club tonight, Bill and Roger walked in. I told Roger what you said, and Bill said, "He's too much of a gentleman to say anything about it," to which Roger replied, "Uh-hm."

I then told Roger that Rick was talking smack about him, "...again." Bill said, "Why should we be surprised that Rick Olney is being mean to someone...again?" I then continued, "...but no one believes him... ...again." Bill then continued, "...again, why should we be surprised if no one believes Rick Olney?"

This dialogue brings up an interesting point. At no point did I EVER say that Roger Stern has EVER uttered a WORD to me about Richard L. Olney II. And he still hasn't. But according to Rick Olney:


Found it hard to imagine though that Roger Stern had so much to say about me personally to a third person nobody.

That's because he HASN'T, dipshit. Everything has come from other people not nearly as polite as Roger.

Gail Simone
01-03-2012, 08:14 PM
Wait, told Roger what I said about what?

leftwingnutcase
01-03-2012, 08:26 PM
Wait, told Roger what I said about what?

I told him you said he was a gentleman...nothing more.

Gail Simone
01-04-2012, 04:59 AM
Ah, I thought you meant something long about Rick or some such. Never mind! :)

Artful Angie
01-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Well, it didn't take too long into 2012 for the first rant of the year. If we see a rant, does it mean 12 more weeks of winter?

http://somethingstingling.blogspot.com/?zx=1a3b90f3da922a32


SOMETHING'S TINGLING!!! is BACK SATURDAY, JANUARY 7th


We'll be talking about the Fantastic Four and the starting block days of Kirby & Lee, along with several other talents that gave the stories and characters life.

Hope you can join us.

Posted by Rick Olney at Wednesday, January 04, 2012

And over at Sequential FOUL:

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/?zx=f8034890bf58a69f


Wednesday, January 4, 2012We're Back!

Hiatus is over. Time to try and bring a little bit of regular life to this blog. as such, Stuck like glue for a good long while longer. No comics stuff here from here on out. You want that go hit up my Something's Tingling!!! blog.


And he must have gotten a Christmas card from Benny Leal, because there's a crappy-looking picture of a devil freezing his tuchus off...

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2012/01/cold-day-in-hell.html

And because he's been going nuts keeping his mouth shut for weeks, he added yet another entry:

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-morning-friends.html


Thursday, January 5, 2012Good Morning Friends!

Such a beautiful morning here in the Mohawk Valley, as I ready myself for my last all morning chemo treatment. This message is for all my Facebook friends and family, as I now take a well deserved break from the rigors of Facebook.

Did you wake up in a good mood today? I hope so. Have a loved one dealing with illness or maybe you're having a tougher time lately? Turn to God. Pray daily and cut the negative influences (and people) from your life. The sun is risen and the little bit of snow (and cold) here can't stop time from moving forward.

Posting my morning greeting is something I've done for awhile now. This is a seven day experiment placing it here on my blog. Feel free to comment and once I've returned later today, I'll post your remarks and respond to anything you want to share. God bless you.

Posted by Rick Olney at 4:35 AM

You'll notice the bit where he only allows posts that he has approved. Which means no one will be allowed to leave a comment.

Then, for no readily apparent reason, he posted a YouTube link:

http://sequentialsoul.blogspot.com/2012/01/painting-joan-of-arc-with-donato.html


Thursday, January 5, 2012 Painting Joan of Arc with Donato Giancola

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEl63VgLWm4&feature=player_embedded

leftwingnutcase
01-05-2012, 12:44 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaand... the cancer's back, along with the godliness, just in the time when Rick feels most threatened. Not saying the cancer's fake, just noting coincidence. I AM saying the godliness is FAKE, because by the standards of any faith, Rick is going to hell.

Artful Angie
01-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Yeah, I noticed he's gone from being a "cancer survivor" to "I'm having my chemo today". He's told us flat out before that his chemo treatments were over and he "licked that cancer for good!". That was easily over a year ago. A friend of mine has been in remission for the same amount of time and needs no chemo treatments.

So, yet again Rick is trying to garner sympathy for his cancer without proof of his words. Because in true Olney fashion, if you can't take what he says on faith and challenge him then aren't you the un-American little troll wh wants things like facts and the truth! Chew on that tonight, Rick, before you post your Day Two tomorrow.

Matt Doc Martin
01-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Leave the cancer out of this...unless you are discussing the cancer of his ethics.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-05-2012, 02:48 PM
Yeah I agree about leaving cancer out of it. It's something that Gail has requested repeatedly in the past. It gives Rick ammunition and it takes you down to his level. Especially with new people who aren't familiar with things he's said in the past and can only go by your words.

Also if I can suggest not posting every single word he writes. He's got a post up now about Obama. It doesn't need to be posted here. The video about Joan of Arc doesn't need to be shared here. It makes going through pages hard. Believe me I have wanted to find something in this thread that took a lot longer because I had to scroll through stuff that wasn't needed to be shared in the first place. A lot of very good contributors to this thread no longer post here. I can't speak for them but from what they've said, the lack of focus on pertinent information seems to be one their reasons.

Gail Simone
01-05-2012, 03:46 PM
As long as he's not out trying to not pay more creators...!

J.R. LeMar
01-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Also if I can suggest not posting every single word he writes.

I, and several other people, have made this suggestion many many many times before, it always gets ignored. I suspect that will continue. For whatever reason, some people really enjoy reading, reposting, and discussing, every. single. word. that Rick Olney posts. No matter how irrelevant it may be.


It makes going through pages hard. Believe me I have wanted to find something in this thread that took a lot longer because I had to scroll through stuff that wasn't needed to be shared in the first place.

Exactly. That's why I felt the need to put my various blogs (http://iblogalot.com/category/rick-olney/) together, so folks could have something to show to people if they want to make them away of Rick Olney, because just telling them to "google Rick Olney" may not be enough, because if it directs them to this thread or the old YABS threads, it's too darn long for anyone to look through. And when putting them together, I did have to go through literally hundreds of posts in these thread where absolutely nothing relevant was being discussed, in order to find the information I was looking for to post. I actually wanted to do a few more blogs, relating the history of Rick Olney vs. Doc Absurd and Danny Donovan, but I just got tired of looking, so I gave up.


I can't speak for them but from what they've said, the lack of focus on pertinent information seems to be one their reasons.

+1

If' it's not writing about publishing plans, conventions, insulting the people he owes, etc. THEN IGNORE HIM. This thread is stickied, it's not going anywhere, so there's no need to "bump it"

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-05-2012, 04:26 PM
J.R, you are one of the people who I didn't want to speak for in my assumptions why they no longer post. Glad you took the time to create your various blog entries. I consider my researching ability to be quite good however I doubt I'd do as good a job as putting all the information together you have.

Gail Simone
01-05-2012, 05:35 PM
I thought when people no longer posted, they no longer posted. I might not understand the definition of the phrase. :)

Artful Angie
01-05-2012, 06:18 PM
I for one think it's easier to post what he says here for a number of reasons. 1) It cuts down on the number of people going to his site to read his drivel, thus greatly reducing the number of people Rick thinks are his actual fans. "See, Barbara! 5,000 visited my site! They can't all be trolls!". For the record, Ricky, they're not trolls. And they're not fans.

2) Rick has his little tracker on there, and it makes it easy to prevent him from using any other spyware to get IP addresses of the people who go their to see what crap he's spouted this week. I know Rick is too stupid to learn to use one, but that doesn't mean someone else could help him.

3) The most obvious: It provides a non-Rick-Deletable record of what he's said when he's said it. Screen shots work too, but screenshots and cut and pastes here only serve to confirm what he wrote when the time comes.


As for Rick and his cancer: I agree with Gail that someone having cancer should be completely off-limits. I think we're all in favor of that as many of us know someone who might be suffering from a serious illness (I do). But when Rick's whole schtick is "I'm always right, you're always wrong! Go fuck yourselves! I'm bulletproof! Oh, wait! I'm in serious trouble?? But I'm a God-loving cancer sufferer so you'll go easy on me!", there's got to be a point where you just call "Bullshit" on his trying to garner sympathy for it.

And all I said was a review of Rick's own words from his previous posts. Last year he's calling himself a cancer survivor, and now he's saying he's been going through chemo this whole time. I'm not saying he doesn't have cancer. But I am saying that he's told two completely different things (stories, the truth, whatever you want to call them) within the past year. On that, the best I can do is paraphrase Gail: He can't remember which stories he tells and he's too stupid to go back and check what the last thing he said about it was.

Having said that, which is my OWN personal opinion and no one else's here, that will be the last said by me about the subject of his "cancer"; Even though Rick himself will make it foremost on his blogs in the coming weeks to show what a great guy he is, and how it's changed his spiritual outlook on life.... Until the next picture of a toilet or his next insult at Gail gets posted.

Now, his cancer of ethics is completely on the board, but that's like saying there are crators on the moon. One look, and the whole world knows about it, so it doesn't need to make everyday conversation.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-05-2012, 06:55 PM
I have no desire to belabor the point so I'll just say this and move on because to post more off topic information is me going against my own desires to keep this thread about only issues like fraud and scams.

You say you post to cut down on the number of people who visit his blogs. Yet your last post had 5 links to his blogs which clearly will give him more hits than if you did not post anything at all. I saw those same blogs before you ever posted them. I saw nothing that would help a court case. I rolled my eyes at his stupidity and need for attention and moved on.

Your second point. He's going to use feedjit to get our IP addresses really? How and to do what? If he could do that, he'd have yours already.

Your third point is valid if he's talking about a scam. If he's talking a convention. Heck, a case could be made it's valid if he posts about buying expensive comics to show he has money that could be paying his debts. That information to have here so when he deletes it like he always does is great and no one, myself, J.R or anyone else says otherwise.

Why do we need a record of him posting a YouTube video about Joan of Arc that you had to link to? That's the kind of post I'm saying just makes this thread entirely too long and difficult to go through when looking for real information that could help someone. In the coming weeks I can foresee a bunch of blog entries about god or politics because he's writing for his Facebook friends who eat that stuff up. Why on earth will any of that need to be shared here?

The cancer stuff and the religious stuff. He does this, he's done it for years now. He's been called on it for years now and rightly so. Calling him on it, even reporting on it every time he writes the word cancer or god is repetitive and tiresome.

For someone not wishing to belabor things I've gone on and on. In the end, you'll post what you want and either Gail and the mods will be fine with it which is then fine because they are in charge and have the ultimate say. Or you'll cross a line, they'll tell you to stop.

J.R. LeMar
01-05-2012, 07:25 PM
J.R, you are one of the people who I didn't want to speak for in my assumptions why they no longer post. Glad you took the time to create your various blog entries. I consider my researching ability to be quite good however I doubt I'd do as good a job as putting all the information together you have.

The final straw for me was the reporting on Olney's household activities on Halloween, which just seemed over the line and creepy to me. A couple of weeks ago I was tempted to add one more post, about Olney and Tony Isabella since, as you know, Olney had been swearing for the past few months that he would be taking some kind of legal action against Tony (& Gail Simone and, presumably, several unnamed others) in 2012. Since 2012 has started, I thought it would be funny to have a documented record of all the time Olney threatened Tony will eminent legal action that, of course, never came through, so newcomers could see just how impotent Olney's legal threats are. I have the records of when Olney was swearing that Tony would be served @ a particular comic-convention, but I wanted to find the earlier incident when Olney kept trying to post Cease & Desist letters on Tony's website, demanding a removal of all mentions about him, and an apology by a certain. And then the date came passed an, of course, Olney did nothing. I had an idea of what month & year it took place, and tried to go through the old YABS blog to find it, but after about a half-hour of looking, I got frustrated and gave up.

I still check back here once and awhile to see if there's any actual news, such as when he posted that notice about not getting a C&D from Lucasfilm, which I updated and added to my Matt Busch post, which was a good example of relevant news. But the other stuff it pointless and, as you can see from Angie's latest attempt @ justification, he has no intention of stopping, just like I said it would continue. So be it.


I thought when people no longer posted, they no longer posted. I might not understand the definition of the phrase. :)

Goodbye.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-05-2012, 08:05 PM
I thought it would be funny to have a documented record of all the time Olney threatened Tony will eminent legal action that, of course, never came through, so newcomers could see just how impotent Olney's legal threats are. I have the records of when Olney was swearing that Tony would be served @ a particular comic-convention, but I wanted to find the earlier incident when Olney kept trying to post Cease & Desist letters on Tony's website, demanding a removal of all mentions about him, and an apology by a certain. And then the date came passed an, of course, Olney did nothing. I had an idea of what month & year it took place, and tried to go through the old YABS blog to find it, but after about a half-hour of looking, I got frustrated and gave up.

J.R, you may not see this and I'm not quite sure if this is what you were looking for, or even if it is, you still want it but I found this.



Dear Mr. Isabella,

It has come to my attention that you have made several false and libelous
accusations and threats against me and my business, posted in popular
Internet discussion forums. My peers, who include a community of creative
professionals and publishers, as well as comic book fans, frequent these
forums.

I demand that you immediately cease posting and/or publishing online or
elsewhere any statements or remarks associated with my name or business,
along with ANY mention in maligning the membership of Organized Readers of
Comics Association, as I will consider them slanderous, libelous, and
intended to harm or otherwise damage my reputation in the creative
community. ORCA will respond to you via their legal representation, long
with Siera Wilson's retail inclusion via her attornies. Where my name and
TightLip Entertainment is concerned -- I will consider any additional
public threats or accusations made by you against me and/or my business a
deliberate attempt to cause undue emotional stress, harm or otherwise damage
my reputation in the creative community.

Additionally, I demand a public retraction and apology for the accusations
you have already posted/published.

If I have not received an affirmative response from you by June 11, 2007
indicating that you have fully complied with this cease and desist letter, I
shall take further legal action against you.
--
Sincerely,

Rick Olney
Organized Readers of Comics Association
www.orcafresh.org/orcaboard (http://www.orcafresh.org/orcaboard)
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showpost.php?p=4922562&postcount=31320

Artful Angie
01-05-2012, 11:20 PM
I completely forgot about that letter to Tony. I can never stop chuckling at the line "I will consider them slanderous, libelous, and intended to harm or otherwise damage my reputation in the creative community". It's pure gold.

I'm going to just close out the previous conversation by saying I have no feeling like I have to justify quoting Rick's blog here. As for including the links to his quotes, I do that as a matter of course. No one HAS to click on them, but I always thought that was just what you did when you quote another source. Just like the previous post where NotLarry included the link to where you could find the letter from Rick.

As for the feedjit, I didn't say he would use that to track people down. I said it might occur to Rick one of these days to try and use a spyware program sooner or later to try to find out where various people are. One of the advantages I have in not revealing too much about myself is that Rick can't rail against me like he has Gail and others here. He's already tried, and failed, to guess two or three times exactly who I am. And I will admit my personal opinion is if not knowing is pissing Rick off, then I call that a bonus. It shows him in his face exactly how impotent everyone here considers him when he makes threats to "grind people's bones into bread" and various other physical and legal rants. Just like the letter he wrote Tony. Tony called his bluff, because that's all Rick can do. Bluff and Huff and Puff his hot air onto the Internet.

As for the Halloween stuff, J.R. subscribes to the theory that I'm "stalking" Rick. And to be fair, my personal experiences with The Vile One has left me with a sore spot when it comes to him. But don't let my New York attitude confuse anyone. It's how we do things in The Mohawk Valley. We don't forgive, and we have long memories. I make no excuses or apologies for coming down hard on Rick. He's never apologized for the things he's done. He just hope it's gets forgotten or forgiven so he can slink his way into a new way to scam people and hope no one's paying attention. "A sequential soul is made up of memories". People have long ones in the cold hard Central New York winters, Rick. I don't let up. But I don't stalk, either. I'm not driving by his house everyday, or looking up his blog every hour. But years of being stationed at Griffis AFB taught me to stand vigilant. So I check him out when I can here, and if an occasion comes up like Halloween did, I won't say no to it.

Plus, I live on the other side of the valley from him, and gas is freaking expensive here! It's getting up to about $3.75 or so here today. It's less if you use your Price Chopper card when you have the points. What have the prices been going to in your areas?

Gail Simone
01-06-2012, 02:17 AM
The final straw for me was the reporting on Olney's household activities on Halloween, which just seemed over the line and creepy to me. A couple of weeks ago I was tempted to add one more post, about Olney and Tony Isabella since, as you know, Olney had been swearing for the past few months that he would be taking some kind of legal action against Tony (& Gail Simone and, presumably, several unnamed others) in 2012. Since 2012 has started, I thought it would be funny to have a documented record of all the time Olney threatened Tony will eminent legal action that, of course, never came through, so newcomers could see just how impotent Olney's legal threats are. I have the records of when Olney was swearing that Tony would be served @ a particular comic-convention, but I wanted to find the earlier incident when Olney kept trying to post Cease & Desist letters on Tony's website, demanding a removal of all mentions about him, and an apology by a certain. And then the date came passed an, of course, Olney did nothing. I had an idea of what month & year it took place, and tried to go through the old YABS blog to find it, but after about a half-hour of looking, I got frustrated and gave up.

I still check back here once and awhile to see if there's any actual news, such as when he posted that notice about not getting a C&D from Lucasfilm, which I updated and added to my Matt Busch post, which was a good example of relevant news. But the other stuff it pointless and, as you can see from Angie's latest attempt @ justification, he has no intention of stopping, just like I said it would continue. So be it.



Goodbye.


Oh, for Pete's sake, I was kidding.

I've done it myself a million times.

Gail Simone
01-06-2012, 02:34 AM
Look, we've expressed this a million times. I don't want the moderators to have to sort through what posts every day are trivial and what are just above trivial. And I'm certainly not going to do it.
If it's up on his board, it's public, it's fair to post. I don't care about most of the trivial stuff and I don't think most of us do, either. But more than once, some goofy thing he's said has been contradicted
and can't be found later when he goes on yet another deletion rampage. It's not a big deal.

The concentrated information is always available elsewhere, as it should be, and thank heavens.
But I maintain that the the posters have kept the thread going for years, it's served a purpose many times in preventing people from being cheated, and if we'd kept it ONLY
to startlingly relevant posts, it would have died out within two weeks like every OTHER thread of that type.

It's not a big deal. So people have to search a little. No one's obligating them to do so. Everyone ever has had an idea how to run this thing, but the problem is, why SHOULD
we 'run' it at all? I'm for people posting what they want as long as it doesn't fly over the line of decency and into creepiness. It's bullshit to call posting a link or posting a quote
'stalking,' it's silly.

Tony Isabella
01-06-2012, 11:18 AM
We're 6 days into 2012 and I haven't been sued. What a surprise!

Wait, what's the opposite of "surprise"?

Because that's what I meant.

Matt Doc Martin
01-06-2012, 11:48 AM
We're 6 days into 2012 and I haven't been sued. What a surprise!

Wait, what's the opposite of "surprise"?

Because that's what I meant.


It's with his promised "surprise" for me and his friendship with Stan Lee: In pRick's fevered imagination.

MacQuarrie
01-06-2012, 11:51 AM
I generally skim past the trivia, but I will chime in on these two points:

1. Posting links to Olney's blogs does drive traffic there. I myself usually click on them to see what else he may have said. So if the goal in posting every bit of his blather is to reduce his traffic, it is accomplishing the opposite.

2. The IP thing is no big deal. It's fairly easy to find out if somebody wants to, and most people have ISPs that use dynamic addressing, so their IP changes fairly often anyway, and even if it doesn't, it generally resolves to the location of the ISP, not the user's location. There's not a lot he could do with that info anyway.

Long and short of it, the stated reasons for posting all of Olney's bloviations are rubbish. You're causing the thing you claim to be trying to prevent, which there's really no need for in the first place.

Deegan
01-06-2012, 04:47 PM
I agree with MacQuarrie and LeMar. It's not "stalkerish" most of the time, but it's feels pointless and most of all mean-spirited when someone posts about how Olney feels about Obama. Why sink to that level? Olney likes feeling important and martyred, and all these posts do is reinforce that.

Artful Angie
01-06-2012, 07:34 PM
I will recap though in this entry just so we have it on the thread:

1) He's dropped his Pork-N-Beans-N-Gunpowder RantySpace, and moved his political opinions to the far far left, and to Sequential Soul where he'll rant about that, God, Gail and the thread, and any non-comics related stuff.

2) He's using his I Got A Tingly Feeling site for any and all comics-related stuff, even though he's NEVER been a comics professional in his life. So he's going to thrill us with more of his "What Comics Meant To Me Before I Screwed Up My Involvement In Them" autobiography/work of complete and utter fiction.

3) His APA site is going to be where you can go in 2012 to find out he's not printing another of his bi-monthly magazines until 2013.

4) His Adirondathon site is exactly where all of his future scam attempts need to be: dead and buried.

Did I miss anything?

HamsterRage
01-07-2012, 05:11 AM
Did I miss anything?

Yeah... You've failed to acknowledge the need to knock off your bad behavior.

We only care about what's relevant to him ripping people off.

Stop the obsession, stop with visiting his house and doing all this bizarre crap.

If you were involved in any way with the sticker nonsense you need to knock it off.

Matt Doc Martin
01-07-2012, 05:47 AM
If you were involved in any way with the sticker nonsense you need to knock it off.

Was the "sticker nonsense" proven to have any basis in fact?

But I agree with your general gist.

Artful Angie
01-07-2012, 07:06 AM
Yeah... You've failed to acknowledge the need to knock off your bad behavior.

We only care about what's relevant to him ripping people off.

Stop the obsession, stop with visiting his house and doing all this bizarre crap.

If you were involved in any way with the sticker nonsense you need to knock it off.

I'm sorry you feel that way, HamsterRage. But again, AND FOR THE LAST TIME

I AM NOT STALKING HIM.

I AM NOT DRIVING BY HIS HOUSE EVERY DAY. HERE YOU ARE IN JANUARY STILL TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED MONTHS AGO. MY OPINION: GET OVER IT ALREADY! DID I GO BY HIS HOUSE ON THANKSGIVING? CHRISTMAS? NEW'S YEAR'S?

TAKING AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBSERVE HIS BEHAVIOR WHEN PRESENTED DOESN'T MAKE ME A STALKER.

I AM ENTITLED TO MY OPINION JUST AS MUCH AS YOU ARE, AND YOURS IS THAT I EXHIBITED BAD BAHAVIOR. THAT'S YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THE EVENTS. I WILL NOT FAULT YOU FOR THAT.

So. Having said that, let's get back ON TRACK with the initial question. Was there anything IN THE RECAP OF RICK's NEW TACTICS THAT WAS MISSED??

No? Thank you, then.

Matt Doc Martin
01-07-2012, 07:34 AM
Are we all good now? Please?

Smileybonex
01-07-2012, 07:42 AM
Am on my iPad so can't post a quote easily (not that it's really worth it, since its the same as before), but has anyone noticed that Rick has re-published his "Legal Statement" about the C&D letter from Lucasfilm, dating the new statement for the 6th January? This is on his "Something's Tingling" blog.

Artful Angie
01-07-2012, 07:45 AM
My apologies, to Gail and the rest of the board. But it's time to move on past something that happened months ago, wasn't planned, and is making me sound worse than I am. I spend 5 minutes if that much looking at the thread, and I'm tired of people making it sound like Ihave his house and his life under constant surveillance. Rick Olney doesn't interest me that much to base my whole life around him.

I have a family, close friends, wonderful hobbies and interests, and they are top of the list. At the start or end of the day, I log on here to laugh at his latest attempts to sound professional and serious, and to read the comments of the people who stand as a watchdog over his scams. After that, when I walk away from this computer he doesn't enter my mind in the slightest usually.

If I was stalking Rick, we ALL know that he wouldn't be above calling the police to have it investigated, and I'd be contacted by the Herkimer County Sheriff's Office.

So yes, I'm finally annoyed that someone still hasn't put away the whole stalkking thing. I have other threads I post here too. Am I stalking Rob Schneider, Doctor Who, and any kids who got a Star Wars toy in 1978, also?

I have a life. And if you think my life revolves around Rick Olney, I suggest you get one too. If that sounds harsh, it is and I apologize for my anger.


If anyone cares to get back on track, then I'll end this by commenting that a review of Rick's blog today show he dropped the whole entry about the Fantastic Four and re-posted his "I have not recieved a C&D" letter. He also added a line that appears to address Sarah Beach's comment about her sending him one.

Since it appears to be "bad behavior" to post the link here, go take a look if you want. Or don't.

I think I'll be taking a few days off this thread. We've got family coming in from Ohio, and just dealt with a distant cousin's death. He lived out in the western tier and recently found out his pancreatic cancer had returned. Rather than face more pain and chemo, he took his own life with a handgun. This is not a lie, or a fiction or made up just to garner sympathy. It's the truth, and the reason why my nerves are a little frayed this week. He was only 1 year older than me, and I have a lot of fond memories of taking trips out there in the summer, and us running around Old Fort Niagara together pretending we were fighting off those Indians and Redcoats. He left behind a wife and three kids, one of whom has their middle name after me.

I don't like putting my personal information out here, and I've stated that before. But I felt I needed to this time. I apologize for that.

I'll talk to you all soon.

bert
01-07-2012, 08:25 AM
My condolences on your loss, Angie.

(I lost someone very close to me two days after Christmas -- which only a couple of folks here know about, but that will explain why I've been only participating in "fun" threads the past 10 days or so -- so I'll add your Cousin to my thoughts as well).

OMAR
01-07-2012, 10:28 AM
Okay. Wow, I really didn't read that last post closely enough, and tuned out entirely when it seemed to be turning to another blog summary. I am very sorry for what your family is going through. I missed all that the first time or I would have held back the "witty" comment.

leftwingnutcase
01-07-2012, 10:48 AM
I liked the part where he bought some used toys because he figured out they had once been owned by Olney.

Omar, let it die. I'm not saying Angie isn't sometimes immature and vindictive, but I am saying let it die.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-07-2012, 04:04 PM
Was the "sticker nonsense" proven to have any basis in fact?

But I agree with your general gist.
Here are a few condensed posts related to the bumper stickers. The quick summary is yes bumper stickers were made by someone and were put up all over Rick's neighbourhood.

Screenshots taken by KJ! of Rick's initial blog talking about the bumper stickers.
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m80/KJ_81/olneysticker1.jpg
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m80/KJ_81/olneysticker2.jpg

The first post here about it was from Artful Angie, who confirmed they saw the bumper stickers at Fasttrac (In looking it up, realized it's Fast Track) in Herkimer but did not pick one up. If I'm reading Google right, there are two Fast Track's in Herkimer. One is about 3 miles from Rick's house and another less than a mile.

Sounds like what might have happened is this: Someone in the valley had a local shop print up a bunch of these bumper stickers to try and generate sympathy for himself when he heard Gail say how a major news outlet asked her for all the emails between her and this person.


Or someone did get these stickers made up, and maybe left them at the FastTrac down on Main Street by the counter for people to do with as they want. And some darn kids, like the ones that hang out by the corner of Main & Washington with their skateboards, decided to grab them and do whatever with them. And if these kids went ahead and posted them in Herkimer and Ilion then sounds like more hoodlumness going on.


I knew I should have grabbed one or two from the Fasttrac in Herkimer by the Burger King when I stopped for gas Saturday. While I was out for lunch at Ponderosa I stopped for gas and saw them on the register counter being given away. Darn! Now I have to go back today and hope there are still some left. The girl there said someone came in days ago and left them.
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?194906-Rick-Olney-Still-does-not-pay-freelancers-or-anyone-else&p=7857392&viewfull=1#post7857392

The next few pages people wondered if these bumper stickers existed. I'm assuming because they didn't notice the above post where they were confirmed as real.

Then MacQuarrie called the Mohawk police to get the facts.

Well, I called the Mohawk police. The guy who answered the phone had no idea what I was talking about, but he answers phones for police departments across all of Herkimer County. A few minutes later, an officer from Mohawk called me back and confirmed that yes, stickers as described were in fact found all over his neighborhood.

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?194906-Rick-Olney-Still-does-not-pay-freelancers-or-anyone-else&p=7859361&viewfull=1#post7859361

I think that's all the information we know but if you click either link the discussion goes on for a few pages.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-07-2012, 04:25 PM
Rick has written a lot today. In terms of relevant information to Rick's past, present or future attempts to rip someone off:



Last November we saw the valiant attempt by a group of people to hold a comics and pop culture event in Old Forge, New York. This year, that same group of individuals will move their efforts to Lake Placid, New York. I'm talking about the Adirondathon people and their Adirondack ComicFest.

The date hasn't been set yet, but that will all be made public once they have their details set. I won't be involved in this, and Hell, let's face it... it was because of me that the November effort failed and was cancelled. Not that I did anything wrong, because I didn't. I merely invited the guests and didn't anticipate that the usual suspects hating me would work so hard to contact the confirmed and contracted guests to spin their lies and cause a number of those individuals to cancel their appearances. I'm told that they won't have that problem this year.

If this new event has nothing to do with Rick, I hope for much success for the people behind it. Obviously though despite Rick's claim he is not involved, if/when it gets announced looking into it to make sure he is not so no guests get ripped off is important.


Being home recuperating has afforded me lots of time to sit and work on story plots and do more writing on several of my book projects. I'm happy to report that both Freedom 3 and the book formerly known as Monster Squad are being worked on by creative teams. I won't be releasing the actual names of those individuals yet, obviously, but both books should be to the printer by early Fall and available in time for Christmas this year.


While it is true that Osama bin Laden is no longer around to be thwarted by imaginary heroes. Eagle, Globe, and Anchor managed to find a suitable replacement. No decision has been made regarding whether cover art will be original this time around or not. Once the website is finished, we'll be rolling out our merchandise line.

No news on whether I'll attempt again to square up with those individuals still left unpaid from the earlier attempts at publishing these books through TightLip Entertainment. The few seem satisfied with being insulting and living within their broken contracts. More news when its fit to print.
I figured this would be good to have a copy of for those people who worked on these books in the past who are still owed money. Also as he claims creative teams are in place already, that should be noted as well.

Both the above quotes can be found here. http://somethingstingling.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-year-potpourri.html

I do have everything screen capped from that page though. I save in PDF form and it captures the whole page.

SarahBeach
01-07-2012, 07:12 PM
Well, I went and actually checked both blogs, since I was supposedly mentioned regarding C&D matters -- but either someone misread Rick or he's edited it again since then and dropped the reference to me. Hokey-dokey. Whatever. ;)

Regarding the convention matters, he says a valiant group of people will attempt it again, next time elsewhere, and that he won't be involved. He's fallen back to the stance that he was not running the show, even though nobody else ever surfaced in any of the activites connected to the failed convention. He says the convention failed but not because of anything he did or didn't do. But.... well, I'd say that his failure to pay the deposit for the location might have something to do with it. His failure to make sure transportation was paid for well in advance of the convention, yeah, that was kind of his fault, since apparently he was the only person the invited guests ever interacted with. Oh, and the whole mess with the maps, that was his fault -- he didn't secure permissions from the charity to use their name in fund raising, that was in his bailiwick to arrange.

Anyway, he is now saying that the "other people" involved in that effort are going to be trying anew. BUT he does not name those people, in order to give them a publicity boost. In spite of saying that he will not be involved. So... either there are other people, but they do not want him involved again, and he's cheating them of "recognition" by refusing to mention them, or the "other people" do not in fact exist, and he indeed is the one behind the next venture, though he wants to use other people as his fronts - in which case he doesn't want their names known so he can prevent our tracking his actions.

Regarding his renewed plans to try and get his comics off the ground, I had to laugh at his statement that "no decision has been made regarding whether cover art will be original this time around or not." WHAT? What comic book, especially something new that is being launched, does not use "original art"? Or is he saying that he hasn't decided whether the new covers will be tribute compositions or not? (Which is a different matter than "cover art will be original".)

He's really dim. And his stupid ambitious comments about doing his comics remind me that I have a co-created project I need to discuss with the artist. Our lives have gotten in the way of the project, but it might be the time to revive it (I'm shortly going to be adding a graphics blog to my website, and I'm planning to launch it with my story "Tsalosha" - art by Gordon Purcell - which I've been coloring myself.)

He's making squeaky noises like he might "do" something this year, but I'm not considering it to be much. Still... since he has made reference to creative teams on his titles, we should keep our eyes and ears open: it means there are likely un-paid art teams out there somewhere.

Stressfactor
01-08-2012, 04:18 AM
Regarding his renewed plans to try and get his comics off the ground, I had to laugh at his statement that "no decision has been made regarding whether cover art will be original this time around or not." WHAT? What comic book, especially something new that is being launched, does not use "original art"? Or is he saying that he hasn't decided whether the new covers will be tribute compositions or not? (Which is a different matter than "cover art will be original".)



Delurking for just a minute here....

I *think* (and I could be wrong) that by "original art" he might mean the original covers.... which he never paid for but still claims to own.... which he first showed off when he was originally trying to generate buzz for the comics.

Matt Doc Martin
01-08-2012, 08:14 AM
Delurking for just a minute here....

I *think* (and I could be wrong) that by "original art" he might mean the original covers.... which he never paid for but still claims to own.... which he first showed off when he was originally trying to generate buzz for the comics.

I think you are right.

SarahBeach
01-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Well, it seems the paramecium is trying to twit me again. Doesn't he ever learn that I don't really care what he has to say about me? Or to me?

Well.... he does respond to my comment about not making deposits on facilities by saying I've obviously never organized such events. That is worth contesting: I have in fact chaired TWO literary conferences, and know all about deadlines for initial deposits on facilities. The most recent of those was in 2009, when I chaired Mythcon 40, and we had the charming and talented James A. Owen as our Author Guest of Honor. It was a successful conference, thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees. Oh, and I've also chaired a fellowship retreat, with about 70 people attending, where I had to arrange location matters. So, yeah, I actually do know about facilities rentals, deposit deadlines and such. Cripes. He's the one that comes off sounding like the novice on such matters.

Anyway, the thing is, he's using that cropped picture of me again, from an event where I moderated a panel with guests Harry Turtledove and Barbara Hambly (early in 2011). That photo belongs to GLAWS (the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society) and the photographer, our president, Tony Todaro. Rick has been reported to Google ONCE already for copyright infringement for using this photo. He needs to delete it from his collection.

He THINKS it is "legal" for him to use it, because I am not the copyright owner of the picture, merely its subject. Unfortunately, he does not seem to understand that I actually am friends with most people who take pictures of me, and can inform THEM that their copyrights are being infringed, and THEY can (and will) protect their rights.

Additionally, the image he is using INCLUDES the logo for GLAWS, and THAT is an even bigger deal to Tony -- he does NOT stand by when that shows up anywhere unauthorized by GLAWS. I have to contact a lawyer who knows about this stuff about something else, so I'll be letting him know there's this jerk out there who keeps reposting this picture without permission. It will amuse him to deal with this. Although I suppose that Rick will sit there expecting communication from "someone formal" and crow about not getting it. But why should we bother even informing him any more (I know I'm doing that by posting here, but oh well)? We'll just rack up to with Google as yet another abuse report about this stupid blogger-thief.

Why does Rick never learn? If I were all that bothered by pictures of myself being on the net, I'd never let my friends TAKE pictures of me. What I do care about is protecting the copyrights of my friends, and making sure this nit-wit doesn't abuse their work.

(Okay, and what I find doubly funny, is that there are pictures of me on my own website. Why doesn't he steal THOSE? Could it be that they're actually better looking pictures of me, and he wants the least flattering? Oh, no, that can't possibly be the reason! /sarcasm)

SarahBeach
01-09-2012, 11:05 AM
Okay, I went back to check something on his blog and read his opening paragraph again --


After checking a few things out these last 4 months, I have decided to share images of the usual suspects here when they address my posts here. I am told that it is legal. I'm not looking to stir the pot or cause any trouble. I just want to illustrate via images WHO these people are, seeing that they have never considered anyone except themselves. People who are not comic book readers ask me periodically WHO are these people. So, part of my attempting to educate the public shall be showing why low life-no life 'sorts' would bother to waste so much time on me.[emphasis mine - SB]

The irony in this, is that he is by implication calling me a "low life-no life sort" - by using a picture of me moderating as a peer a panel on how writers research, with two noted SF/fantasy authors -- award winning authors, for an organization that has monthly speaker events. Of which I am an officer. The largest (non-screenwriters) organization in Southern California. And that's just one of my activities. Thursday, I'll be at the CAPS meeting. "No life"? Wonder what he's been doing lately.

HamsterRage
01-09-2012, 11:54 AM
I'm sorry you feel that way, HamsterRage. But again, AND FOR THE LAST TIME

I AM NOT STALKING HIM.

I AM NOT DRIVING BY HIS HOUSE EVERY DAY. HERE YOU ARE IN JANUARY STILL TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED MONTHS AGO. MY OPINION: GET OVER IT ALREADY! DID I GO BY HIS HOUSE ON THANKSGIVING? CHRISTMAS? NEW'S YEAR'S?

TAKING AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBSERVE HIS BEHAVIOR WHEN PRESENTED DOESN'T MAKE ME A STALKER.

I AM ENTITLED TO MY OPINION JUST AS MUCH AS YOU ARE, AND YOURS IS THAT I EXHIBITED BAD BAHAVIOR. THAT'S YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THE EVENTS. I WILL NOT FAULT YOU FOR THAT.

So. Having said that, let's get back ON TRACK with the initial question. Was there anything IN THE RECAP OF RICK's NEW TACTICS THAT WAS MISSED??

No? Thank you, then.
I'm very sorry for your loss.

That said, this is your profile: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/member.php?10875-Artful-Angie
With Olney's house in the picture.
You've been doing this crap repeatedly and like I've said before... I'm more than happy that you want to help out... that bit is great. But you take this stuff too far too often.

It needs to end. You need to step back from it all.

bert
01-09-2012, 12:41 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss.

Sorry. . but this is really ALL you should have put in your response.

the rest of it?. . hashing shit up that Pricky is just loving. . . . . . just let it go, let Angie take the break he's said he's gonna take. . and be done with it.

you're beating a dead horse here -- after it's been noted by yourself, and others already.

HamsterRage
01-09-2012, 01:05 PM
will do, bert. I just want to make sure the message is clear.

MacQuarrie
01-09-2012, 06:48 PM
He THINKS it is "legal" for him to use it, because I am not the copyright owner of the picture, merely its subject.
You do have some say in the matter: California Civil Code section 3344 is the publicity rights law, which gives you some control over who is allowed to use your image and for what reason.

MacQuarrie
01-10-2012, 12:31 AM
Apparently it runs in the family. (http://tropicsofmeta.blogspot.com/2012/01/richard-olney-worst-person-in-world.html)

SarahBeach
01-10-2012, 08:40 AM
Apparently it runs in the family. (http://tropicsofmeta.blogspot.com/2012/01/richard-olney-worst-person-in-world.html)

I'm not sure, Mac -- is that Richard Olney part of the same family tree? I've looked at some geneology, and it seemed to me that Rick's line isn't particularly notable.

Anyway, thanks for the pointer to the Civil Code. I was just about to pass the infringement matter over to the copyright owner of the picture, though I hate dragging him into this matter. If I can go at it on my own rights, I'd prefer that (and mention the infringement as a side matter). I've requested that the pea-brain take the picture down yet again, and he's refused, so I've had enough. He does this all the time, he knows he is infringing. He just relies on the fact that only a minority of people actively protect their copyrights or (in my case, the public use of their image).

He behaves like a truculent 12 year old, certain that the adults are not going to really do anything to him for his mis-behavior. Well, he's mistaken. He's not that 12 year old, nor is there any reason to treat him gently on this sort of behavior.

Yeah, I know. He's doing it to press my buttons. He seems to think I'm not playing for keeps.

Gail Simone
01-10-2012, 12:03 PM
Apparently it runs in the family. (http://tropicsofmeta.blogspot.com/2012/01/richard-olney-worst-person-in-world.html)

That is weird as hell. :)

Matt Doc Martin
01-10-2012, 12:17 PM
Apparently it runs in the family. (http://tropicsofmeta.blogspot.com/2012/01/richard-olney-worst-person-in-world.html)

pRick's family simply does not pay bills. Ask pRick about dear old dad.

Artful Angie
01-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Hello everyone. I am back. We drove out Sunday as a family and stayed there until yesterday's service. Cousin Ronnie was a lifelong member of the Elks just like his dad was, and most of his friends from there came to pay their respects. There was hope that the Honor Guard would perform their memorial ceremony at the service, but there was some concern over the nature of Cousin Ronnie's passing. In the end, they decided it might not be appropriate and the Honor Guard did not attend.

We came back last night after the service, and I avoided reading Rick's drivel because I didn't really want to worry about getting angry with his crap while trying to take care of family matters. But this will be a long post as I will take some time to respond to his latest lies and falsehoods.


Before I do that, I want to take a moment to say thank you for everyone here who kept my family in thoughts and for their well wishes for them.

And I want to take a moment to address HamsterRage and apologize for my outburst last week. You have to understand, it is NOT my intention to "stalk" pRick. But you are correct in that I am vindictive towards him. It's the only language someone like Rick speaks that affects him. He continually posts pictures of Sarah to try to make her upset and laugh at the pain he causes. So I post a picture of his house two years ago and left it there to annoy him in the same way. It was my way of reminding him that his scams are not some little thing he can do on the Internet and then walk out his door and think he can just rule the roost locally. That people around here know who he really is, and what he's done. Then after posting that picture two years ago, I walked out my door and forgot all about it.

So respectfully, if you feel I am immature or vindictive, I can accept that. But please stop using the word "stalker" because it sends a completely different message. Two or three events in the past seven years do not a stalker make. But whatever decision you make, it is your decision and I respect that.


AND NOW, ON TO RICK.....

I see he's been very busy trying to slander others (or is it just libel), and rehabilitate his own worthless reputation. Let me start at the bottom and work my way up.


ITEM: -- APA Dippitty Doo!

APA stands for Amateur Press Association. That, simply stated, is a group of individuals working to produce their own fanzines relative to any sort of subject matter which they wish to share within their group. The ORCOMX-APA is producing and publishing again on a monthly basis. The deadline on submissions for the January 2012 issue is the 15th of this month. Mailing of that issue will take place on the 21st and 23rd. Things have changed in ORCOMX, as it no longer sponsors incarcerated individuals with memberships. We also do not accept pseudonym driven personalities. We accept both genders, so females are welcome.

Is there a rift between Rick and his dear friend, Benny Leal? Maybe he finally realized Rick wasn't going to make him any more famous than he already was and stopped sending him his art. Or that Rick realized there's not as big a cashflow in crappy prison art as he hoped for when he started scamming Leal.

But the scary part is without Leal Rick's contributors and readership is cut by 50%. Whatever will he do?

And I won't even comment on the easy joke Rick gave us with the word "amateur". Like Chrisopher Titus says, some jokes just write themselves so well you don't have to do a thing.


ITEM: -- File This Under Creativity Too!
Being home recuperating has afforded me lots of time to sit and work on story plots and do more writing on several of my book projects. I'm happy to report that both Freedom 3 and the book formerly known as Monster Squad are being worked on by creative teams. I won't be releasing the actual names of those individuals yet, obviously, but both books should be to the printer by early Fall and available in time for Christmas this year.
While it is true that Osama bin Laden is no longer around to be thwarted by imaginary heroes. Eagle, Globe, and Anchor managed to find a suitable replacement. No decision has been made regarding whether cover art will be original this time around or not. Once the website is finished, we'll be rolling out our merchandise line.
No news on whether I'll attempt again to square up with those individuals still left unpaid from the earlier attempts at publishing these books through TightLip Entertainment. The few seem satisfied with being insulting and living within their broken contracts. More news when its fit to print.

Gosh, which ie to start with? Maybe the easiest is whether or not he'll pay his past victims. I choose not. You haven't paid the various collection agencies that are handling your past unpaid utility bills, let alone those which have an actual legal judgement against you. What make you think we believe you're going to voluntarily send payments to people you have lied to before? The short answer is: we don't believe you. It's just your subtle way of trying to twist the knife on those people, Rick. WE ALL KNOW IT. These people don't even get angry anymore at the way you dangle it in front of them and think they're so foolish and desparate they'll believe you. It's just you trying to give yourself a chuckle over their pain, but it's just sad and pathetic. Like you.


ITEM -- File This Under Creativity
Last November we saw the valiant attempt by a group of people to hold a comics and pop culture event in Old Forge, New York. This year, that same group of individuals will move their efforts to Lake Placid, New York. I'm talking about the Adirondathon people and their Adirondack ComicFest. The date hasn't been set yet, but that will all be made public once they have their details set. I won't be involved in this, and Hell, let's face it... it was because of me that the November effort failed and was cancelled. Not that I did anything wrong, because I didn't. I merely invited the guests and didn't anticipate that the usual suspects hating me would work so hard to contact the confirmed and contracted guests to spin their lies and cause a number of those individuals to cancel their appearances. I'm told that they won't have that problem this year.

Hey, that's awesome, I'm running right out and buying my tickets today! Why wouldn't I? Rick SWEARS he's not a part of it this year. He would NEVER lie, so let me get my credit card out and... Heeeeeyyy! Wait a minute! I see what you're doing, Rick. Like the commercial used to say: pretty sneaky, sis! Gosh that scamp Rick!

I can say that IF this con does go through, I certainly look forward to going if it means it shows Rick exactly what he said: When he's involved in an attempt to scam guests and attendees people rally around to make it doesn't happen. But if it's an honest, legit-o-mite group of people who want to have a great con for the love of comics, the fans, and the guests; then we all get behind that and enjoy it. And it shows Rick Olney what it's like to be on the outside of the industry looking in.


ITEM -- Health Update

When you have cancer, and it is as evident as my colon cancer was when first discovered you can fall into utter despair. I didn't. I kept my frame of mind positive and was fortunate to be guided to a group of friends on Facebook that encouraged me.
I can't help but laugh when I read someone talking about cancer who has never had it. People often prove their ignorant, but anyone thinking that cancer is on any kind of time table, as when an oncologist tell you how much chemo you'll need, doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground. Don't look around, you know who you are. There are no set rules in battling cancer. Needs change by whether the determining factors change. For me, it has been an ongoing war where I've (thanks be to God) won the battles consistently. Oh, I've had the side effects, but they were not as bad as I had been told.

A hearty hand salute for the usual suspects!
And guess what? Even if I had lost the war or died from any of the side effects -- I'd be fine either way. God has my back. Can the brainy, over educated couch potato Atheist in Oriskany with the fondness for The Question, say that? I doubt it. As I recall, he watched his own mother make her choices and die her way from cancer. It was just a matter of fact for him. So sad...
I don't have an expiration date. Oh, I expect to die some day, but not any time soon. I may even outlive Tony Isabella's career. Wait! What am I saying!? Tony who?!! Pop goes the weasel! Oh, wait! Maybe I should come up with a review system where I use my image (perhaps this one shown here) to ingratiate myself, as I basically 'beg' for the attention of the reader. No, that would never do... I'd come off looking the narcissist, like the pot calling the kettle black.

Now, I know this is going to upset Gail, because it's talking about Cancer. And I apologize for that in advance. But all we are doing is stating the facts of Rick's cancer claim by using Rick's own words.

FACT: Rick has made repeated claims that he has Stage IV Cancer.
FACT: Rick has finally, after all these years, stated exactly where his cancer is located. This is the first time he has identified it ever (to my recollection) as being Colon Cancer.

Now, let me share this fact: This is directly from the Wikipedia entry on Colon Cancer, which sends you to Colorectal Cancer:


Colorectal cancer, commonly known as bowel cancer, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon, rectum, or appendix. Symptom typically include rectal bleeding and anemia which are sometimes associated with weight loss and changes in bowel habits.

Cancers that are confined within the wall of the colon are often curable with surgery while cancer that has spread widely around the body is usually not curable and management then focuses on extending the person's life via chemotherapy and improving quality of life. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, but it is more common in developed countries. Around 60% of cases were diagnosed in the developed world. It is estimated that, in 2008, 1.24 million new cases of colorectal cancer were clinically diagnosed, and that it killed 610,000 people.

Management

The treatment of colorectal cancer depends on how advanced it is. When colorectal cancer is caught at early surgery can be curative. However, when it is detected at later stages (metastases are present), this is less likely and treatment is often directed more at extending life and keeping people comfortable.

Surgery:

For people with localized cancer the preferred treatment is complete surgical removal with the attempt of achieving a cure. This can either be done by an open laporotomy or sometimes laparoscopically. If there are only a few metastases in the liver or lungs they may also be removed. Sometimes chemotherapy is used before surgery to shrink the cancer before attempting to remove it. The two most common sites of recurrence if it occurs is in the liver and lungs.

Chemotherapy:

Chemotherapy may be used in addition to surgery in certain cases. If cancer has entered the lymph nodes adding the chemotherapy agent fluorouracil or capecitabine increases life expectancy 10 to 15%. If the lymph nodes do not contain cancer the benefits of chemotherapy are controversial. If the cancer is widely metastatic, treatment is then palliative. Typically in this case a couple of different chemotherapy medications are used.

Radiation:

While a combination of radiation and chemotherapy may be useful for rectal cancer, its use in colon cancer is not routine due to the sensitivity of the bowels to radiation.

Palliative care

In people with incurable colorectal cancer, palliative care can be considered for improving quality of life. Surgical options may include non-curative surgical removal of some of the cancer tissue, bypassing part of the intestines, or stent placement. These procedures can be considered to improve symptoms and reduce complications such as bleeding from the tumor, abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction. Non-operative methods of symptomatic treatment include radiation therapy to decrease tumor size as well as pain medications.

Prognosis

In Europe the 5 year survival for colonrectal cancer is less than 60%. In the developed world about a third of people who get the disease die from it.

Survival is directly related to detection and the type of cancer involved, but overall is poor for symptomatic cancers, as they are typically quite advanced. Survival rates for early stage detection is about 5 times that of late stage cancers. For example, patients with a tumor that has not breached the muscularis mucosa (TNM stage Tis, N0, M0) have an average 5-year survival of 100%, while those with an invasive cancer, i.e. T1 (within the submucosal layer) or T2 (within the muscular layer) cancer have an average 5-year survival of approximately 90%. Those with a more invasive tumor, yet without node involvement (T3-4, N0, M0) have an average 5-year survival of approximately 70%. Patients with positive regional lymph nodes (any T, N1-3, M0) have an average 5-year survival of approximately 40%, while those with distant metastases (any T, any N, M1) have an average 5-year survival of approximately 5%.

According to the American Cancer Society statistics in 2006, over 20% of patients present with metastatic (stage IV) colorectal cancer at the time of diagnosis, and up to 25% of this group will have isolated liver metastasis that is potentially resectable. Lesions which undergo curative resection have demonstrated 5-year survival outcomes now exceeding 50%.

Epidemiology

Age-standardized death from colorectal cancer per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004. Globally greater than 1 million people get colorectal cancer yearly resulting in about 0.5 million deaths. As of 2008 it is the second most common cause of cancer in women and the third most common in men with it being the fourth most common cause of cancer death after lung, stomach, and liver cancer. It is more common in developed than developing countries.


Cancer staging

The stage of a cancer is a description (usually numbers I to IV with IV having more progression) of the extent the cancer has spread. The stage often takes into account the size of a tumor, how deeply it has penetrated, whether it has invaded adjacent organs, how many lymph nodes it has metastasized to (if any), and whether it has spread to distant organs. Staging of cancer is the most important predictor of survival, and cancer treatment is primarily determined by staging. Thus, staging does not change with progression of the disease as it is used to assess prognosis. Patients' cancer, however, may be restaged after treatment but the staging established at diagnosis is rarely changed.

Overall stage grouping

Overall Stage Grouping is also referred to as Roman Numeral Staging. This system uses numerals I, II, III, and IV (plus the 0) to describe the progression of cancer.

Stage 0: carcinoma in situ.
Stage I: cancers are localized to one part of the body.
Stage II: cancers are locally advanced.
Stage III: cancers are also locally advanced. Whether a cancer is designated as Stage II or Stage III can depend on the specific type of cancer; for example, in Hodgkin's Disease, Stage II indicates affected lymph nodes on only one side of the diaphragm, whereas Stage III indicates affected lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm. The specific criteria for Stages II and III therefore differ according to diagnosis.
Stage IV: cancers have often metastasized, or spread to other organs or throughout the body.

Those are the FACTS. That is the info that Rick STATES AS FACT that he is getting better from.

Oh, and the picture he mentions is one of him giving the camera the finger. It's one of those pencil-sketch pictures you get at the mall in those photo booths, proving what we all know about Rick: He doesn't even have enough friends to hold a camera for him to take his picture.

Now I've come to Rick's response to this whole past week, and tome personally. WARNING: THE FOLLOWING RESPONSE TO RICK WILL CONTAIN MY PERSOANL OPINION AND MAY OFFEND SOME PEOPLE AND EVEN GET ME KICKED OFF THIS THREAD. ANYONE WHO DOESN'T WANT TO READ IT SHOULD SKIP DOWN TO THE END.


Touching sentiments, to be sure. While 'Artful' Angie is commiserating and in sorry need of reassurance that he is still accepted and beloved, he fails to realize that I've known his exact identity for nearly a year now. In fact, because he's been under one of my legendary confidentiality contracts I've mulled the matter of actually dragging his balding arse into court several time since then.

Wrong again, Rick. You've been wrong for so long, you'd think you'd be used to it by now. For one thing, I've never been anyone you've hired for any work, therefore never been under one of your inane contracts. Mull all you want, the real reason we're not in court is because A) YOU'RE WRONG, AGAIN; B) There's nothing you could drag my arse, balding or otherwise, into court for; and C) Did I mention your very complete and total WRONGNESS AGAIN, yet?

So let me see if I understand this: You rant about Sarah and throw her picture up there. You rant about Tony and post his picture up there. You rant against me, and no picture? And, even though you say you've known who I am for over a year, you posted in the last 12 months:

A threat that if you ever find out who I am you'll walk up and punch me in the nose.
A threat that when you find out who I am you'll "grind my boners into your bread".
Not one, not two, but three different guesses as to who I am. One of those being the claim that, since I am SO MUCH SMARTER THAN YOU, I could only be two people who both have it out for you.

But no picture of the me you claimed you know for a fact I am for 12 months? No shouting my name from the rooftops of the Internet to put me in my place? Why do you suppose that if you know for a fact who I am, and given your constant switch from diarhea of the keyboard and threats to call the police on your troll stalkers, you haven't said who I was this time around? Or had the police knocking on my door?

And if you knew who I was and that I was supposedly responsible for your sticker incident, which happened in the time since you state you KNOW FOR A FACT who I am, why didn't you immediately have the Herkimer Police interview me as a suspect?

See the above answer for your answer, Rick: WRONG AGAIN!




Again, see "WRONG AGAIN" but nice try, again. But you are right about two things:
1) I am truly offended by your actions, then and now.
2) No one in ORCA would really act this way. They turned their backs on you, and just forgot about how small and unimportant you turned out to be.


You'll notice that I don't offer my condolences, because frankly, I don't believe you. I believe this dead cousin thing in Ohio is simply a ruse for attention.

You get one warning, Rick. You don't get to say his name. Ronnie is the man you wished you could be, and have spent your life being angry at the world for not simply handing you on a platter that which he worked hard his entire life for. He raised a family, none of whom have ever been in trouble with the police unlike your kids. He served his country with high honors and distinction, unlike you who slid by doing as little as possible and ended his time in service being AWOL, with a final stroke of luck in that they realised it would have cost more to court-martial you than just release you. He worked hard as a contractor, a job field notorious for people suspecting them of scamming them and padding their bills. Unlike you, who just has spent the last 20 years being a flat-out scam artist! You aren't fit to even give salute to Ronnie, because you are a lying, scumbag who fakes cancer claims and dying children to perpetrate your scams and live off of the hard work of people like Cousin Ronnie.

And yes, I said it. It's my opinion and I don't care if I get kicked off the board forever for it. YOU DON'T HAVE CANCER! The only time you ever talk about your "brave valiant struggle to overcome your crippling cancer" is when you're in trouble and want people to go easy on you (like the C & D letter) or when your starting up one of your new scams and trying to hook some new fish on FaceBook. That's why you moved all your rants to one site, and your other one is all God and Faith. And that's the one you give to all the poor unsuspecting new "extra-special guest stars for Adirondathon" to see what a nice stand-up guy you really are. And it doesn't matter what you say on the tingling blog because NOBODY THERE BELIEVES A SINGLE FUCKING WORD YOU SAY! THEY ALREADY KNOW YOU! You've already screwed them over at comic cons, so what do you care what they say?

And you're absolutely right, Rick. I've made up this whole thing about my cousin because I want attention. That's why I cashed in on that attention by.... disappearing for almost a week. That makes absolute Rick Olney sense, seeing as how Rick Olney is a euphamism for "Ignorant Dumbfuck". And for "WRONG AGAIN".

Fucktard.


You miss the old days and all the involvement that being my friend afforded you. But you betrayed me and as such, well, you should've learned from listening to me those many times that I do not suffer fools lightly. The parade days are over! No more free comics for you! With Olga gone, maybe you can move on in your life with this *new* floozie you're shacking with.

Who the hell is Olga? There was no Olga is ORCA. Sorry, but to paraphrase the great prophet Shatner: Like the poor shot you are, you keep missing the target.


And, as far as the Herkimer police -- You were in the car that got stopped by the police across from my home last fall. I was made aware of that incident and actually watched from my front room window. As you know, this is a quiet area normally. So a car full of your friends out for a joy ride doesn't go unnoticed. Word to the wise: Stop your stalking for real and go talk to someone that can counsel you beyond this fixation with me. Spend more time with Robert and recall the good old days when you were a snot-nosed kid, instead of the snot-nosed adult you've become. In short, go get a real life.

Hell's bells, Rick. How many freaking guesses is that just in this post?? Seven?? Eight?? I know you're fishing for information to try and narrow down your search. So let me help.

I was never in any car that was pulled over in front of your house last fall. And why, if you thought that was "Artful Angie" in that car, is this traffic stop just NOW being commented on by you and it wasn't last fall? I would think you'd have mentioned it back then, especially if the police went out of their way to make you aware of it and who was in the car. STRIKE ONE!!!

Who is this Robert I should be spending time with? Am I gay? Not that there's anything wrong with that unless you're a complete homophobe named Rick Olney. But you just mentioned a *floozie* I'm supposed to be shacking up with now that "Olga" is gone? So who is what is who? STRIKE TWO!!!!

Was already an adult when ORCA was around. Sorry. Nice try again but....

STRRRIKKE THREEEEE!!!!

YOU'RE OUT!!!!!!

Rick, as you've seen, no one makes my argument for me than you do. Every time you open your mouth, you show everyone how much of a liar and a cheat you are. And if you really want to drag my arse anywhere, then my response is let's dicuss this in person anytime you want. You pick the time and I'll pick the place.

I'd suggest right at Adirondathon, but it's physically impossible to have a meeting at a place that will never exist except in your own mind. I know! We can do it at Ravenswood. Oh, wait... We can't. You're not welcome there for being a cheat. How about Albany Comic Con? That's right. You're too scared to go there because real comics professional go there. The Ithaca Comic Club meeting with Roger Stern? Oh, yeah, same reason. Cloud City Comics or ComixZone in Syracuse? HCCC? That's right. Banned, Banneder, and Bannedest!

Gosh, it looks like the only place that'll have you is right where you spend all your time right now anyway.

Alone in your house trying to think of ways to be smarter than Gail, Tony, Mac, me, and almost everyone here on this thread.

OKAY FOLKS. I'M DONE. YOU CAN START READING SAFELY AGAIN

If this is my last post and I find myself banned, I want to wish everyone well, and I'll try to pass you any news as I hear it. It's been a fun ride showing Rick for the insignificant little troll he is. Be well and happy in your lives. It's the best revenge against Rick, and it cost you nothing extra that you weren't going to do anyway.

Matt Doc Martin
01-11-2012, 02:53 AM
If empty threats were cash, Rick Olney would have made us all rich with the way he spreads them around.

Tom Stillwell
01-11-2012, 04:00 AM
I know who Olga is. Rick totally has no idea who Angie is if he's trotting out Olga.

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 06:22 AM
Okay.

Artie, I am inclined to a BIT of lenience because Rick called you out directly with a bunch of his usual horseshit at a time when you clearly have
more important things on your mind.

But I don't want to hear this cancer stuff again. I do not. I don't believe Rick's faking it, and if that means I end up a chump at some point,
I absolutely could not care less. I would rather be wrong than have it be true. I don't wish cancer on anyone, certainly not over this stuff.

Yes, he wouldn't know the truth if he ran over it with the Van of Justice. Yes, he exaggerates everything. And yes, some of the stuff
he's said is contradictory.

None of that matters. If it's true, it is shameful to taunt someone about it. I just will not have it on this board, period.

Outsider
01-11-2012, 07:23 AM
Yes, he wouldn't know the truth if he ran over it with the Van of Justice.

I really, really want to see the JLA use a Van of Justice now.

Screenshots:

http://i.imgur.com/UqedVs.jpg (http://imgur.com/UqedV)

(The following screenshot talks about his health, but it also talks about paying past artists, which is why I am including it.)

http://i.imgur.com/asjzls.jpg (http://imgur.com/asjzl)

The Artful Angie post:

http://i.imgur.com/KOpd8s.jpg (http://imgur.com/KOpd8)

The Sarah Beach post:

http://i.imgur.com/BchQ4s.jpg (http://imgur.com/BchQ4)

MacQuarrie
01-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Here's the thing: the question of whether he has/had cancer and to what degree is utterly irrelevant to our concerns. We all need to just ignore it every time he mentions it. Don't address it, don't challenge it, don't question it. Just let it pass and focus on the stuff that concerns us, his constant attempts to rip people off.

Cancer is not a license to steal. It does not mitigate any of his behavior. But by challenging him on it, we give him ammunition; we validate his claims that we just hate him and are persecuting him. After all, only a douche would accuse somebody of faking cancer.

Please just skip past that part of his posts. Eye on the ball. Focus on the part that concerns us: where is the money these people are owed and who is he trying to cheat next?

Don Krick
01-11-2012, 11:18 AM
I know who Olga is. Rick totally has no idea who Angie is if he's trotting out Olga.

Olga was my girlfriend who passed away from lung cancer 2 and 1/2 years ago. I used to be known as Donkey Richard on the old Megafibber thread on a different board. Rick knew Olga and myself personally. For Olney to bring up her name is reprehensible. Tom is right, if Olney thinks I am Angie he is really off-base. I had divorced myself from all of this Olney stuff because I didn't need the extra pain and nonsense. Do NOT mention Olga's name again asshat! If you do, we will have an upclose and personal confrontation. And nobody, NOBODY, will be able to protect you. You know me Rick. Ask yourself if I would make an idle threat. I think you know the answer.

Dragonbat
01-11-2012, 11:33 AM
:cry: Belated condolences for your loss.

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 11:35 AM
Jesus...

I'm sorry to hear that, Don. That is typically Rick, one of the most disgusting and sick people I've ever met.

Like all his friends, eventually you wind up on his enemies list. It's so sad and predictable at the same time.

Speaking of which, holy cow, I think he's popped a few blood vessels in his brain today, his grammar for the
last couple posts is even more incomprehensible than usual.


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"Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Yeah, Angie! Listen to Gail!
Gail Simone aka her real name, Tammy James.

Okay.

Artie, I am inclined to a BIT of lenience because Rick called you out directly with a bunch of his usual horseshit at a time when you clearly have
more important things on your mind.

But I don't want to hear this cancer stuff again. I do not. I don't believe Rick's faking it, and if that means I end up a chump at some point,
I absolutely could not care less. I would rather be wrong than have it be true. I don't wish cancer on anyone, certainly not over this stuff.

Yes, he wouldn't know the truth if he ran over it with the Van of Justice. Yes, he exaggerates everything. And yes, some of the stuff
he's said is contradictory.

None of that matters. If it's true, it is shameful to taunt someone about it. I just will not have it on this board, period.


Angie, its a photographic process. That makes it a photo, not a drawing. You idjit! That's the trouble with being over educated, you think you know everything and the obvious passes you by. So Gail told you to stop using my cancer as a sharp stick. Better listen to her or you'll get banned and have to go and create another phony profile on Bendis' sad excuse for a community.

And Gail, what a comedic group of assholes you have there! Hanging on my every word to make it part of their oh so important lives. The drama! Gail, you should be writing a soap opera! That is where your real talent lays. Otherwise, your greatest accomplishment is that you managed to find someone to replace your last kicking post, claiming lies left to fester and gather pus for you each to feed on, as truth.

I read what Artful Angie had to say. Angie, your avatar gave you away a long time ago. It is all trollish banter made up primarily from your imagination. You have no cousin Ronnie! You barely have any family at all! You're a bastard, literally, as well as how you've managed to fill your empty low life, no life thus far.

Tom Stillwell, his wife and daughter
Tom Stillwell brings Olga back up. You sick troll types still fall for it all the time. I mentioned Olga to pull the chain. After all, he's got a new main squeeze these days! So glad that I listened to Rhonde B., back those years ago.

And Angie, you were NEVER an adult during the ORCA meeting days. You were a come along.You were there for the free comics. You're a Nazi opportunist.

And Tom Stillwell, another prime candidate for a heart attack, running his suck. And what is up with those eyes!? Don't bother on the photo, Tom. It stays.

Matthew Martin
And finally, there was Matt Doc Martin making his remark about my Dad. Martin, anytime you're around my part of New York State stop by. I'd love to talk to you in person for a few minutes. Maybe we could manage to get you out of that goofy muthafucah look that you cling to. They actually let you dress like that in the line of work you're in? Amazing...

And speaking of gay...

Where's that queer little duck? "

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 11:38 AM
Some of this isn't even English, is it? It's some sort of illiterate faux-Hulk language.

Nice homophobic slur, there, Rick, by the way. I'm sure your alleged partners will be delighted to hear that along with being a serial deadbeat, your racism, misogyny and homophobia are still going strong.

Unlike your English skills, of course.

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 11:43 AM
All that said, don't sink to his level. I don't want to hear about his family (unless it relates to the topic directly, like Barbara having been part of Tightlip's "glory" days), and I do not want his cancer or lack thereof mentioned, please.

He's a funny little failure. Spitting up is the only weapon he has left, but that's only because awareness has kept REAL comics people from getting involved with him. That's where the focus should be.

Tom Stillwell
01-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Awww Rick. You said mean things about me. How ever will I deal with the hurt? Maybe I'll just keep living my awesome life and being extremely happy and you can keep living your meaningless life where trying to hurt people is the only thing that makes you feel less pathetic than you really are. You know, like normal.

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 12:14 PM
I know, Tom! And poor Brian Bendis is weeping all over the place that an idiot who screwed up every community he was ever part of thinks bad things about the busiest comics message boards in the industry! POOR BENDIS!

Tom Stillwell
01-11-2012, 12:39 PM
O woes is us!!!

Artful Angie
01-11-2012, 12:44 PM
Funny how I call Rick out on some things, which we won't talk about again per kind request of Gail (and my sincere thanks for your lenience, Gail), and the next post Rick sticks out there ahas all the earmarks of his anger finally bubbling up to the top. Can anyone else here feel Rick's frustration bleed right through the Internet during his little rant? Can anybody who knows him well picture how purple his face got while he read this thread this morning and couldn't keep his chubby chicken-grease-covered fingers from falling behind what his half-cooked brain wanted to say?

And after all I wrote yesterday, his biggest complaint to me is about how I got the drawing process wrong from the vending machine he took the picture at? Where's my picture? You know, the one you just finished saying you were going to include for those people who "taunt" you, like Sarah, Gail, and Tom?

First I'm Radio-station employee Angie Biggs, then I'm someone else, then I'm not one but two kids who used to be in ORCA, which we won't even discuss how Rick isn't as smart as two kids both half his age. Then I'm supposed to be some guy who got pulled over in front of his house. Then in the same post he accuses me of being Don. BUT at the same time he also then accuses me of being some other kid in ORCA.

I'm really glad Rick doesn't work for the police department, because half of the city would be in jail under false arrests, and the other half would be bankrupting the city winning false arrest civil lawsuits against the police and Rick. Rick, keep your day-job as a welfare recipient and all-around bum. It's the only thing you're smart enough to succeed at.

And what crack did Matt Doc Martin make about his dad? Did I mthing, or did Rick as usual? But Doc! You got an invitation from Rick to come visit him any time you want! That means, legally, if you were to ever go there you aren't guilty of trespassing. You have a documented invite. You should come up sometime and hang out. But don't plan to do it during Adirondathon, because I'll be busy that weekend.

Oh, and let us know when that Adirondathon weekend is as soon as possible, Rick. It's hard to book flights to Brigadoon or Narnia unless you do it really, really, far in advance.

And then he tries to insult Gail by calling her a writer? Rick, you really have a hard time with that whole insulting people thing, don't you? It's not about what makes you laugh, it's about what you say that's supposed to be insulting to the other person.

You see, Rick... And I'll try to speak slowly so my over-educated brain can make sure you keep up.... A writer is someone who is paid by people for their ability to use their creative talent to write stories that entertain people. That includes things like soap operas and comic books.

Now I can see where you would get easily confused about this, Rick. You see you've been calling yourself a writer for years. But for starters, you're not. You're someone who asks other people to write things and put it in your magazine. And then there's the whole notion of being creative. Clearly that's something you save for scams, since your superheroes are ripoffs of other people's work. Then of course, we know you only know how to entertain people with the same level of people who are entertained by a monkey flinging crap at the gibbon house window.

And the final confusion is you're used to the concept of no one paying you for your "writing", Rick. That's why you have to put out your magazine by yourself, for yourself. So you're used to tis being a sad sorry thing. Only for you, my little gibbon. Only for you.

Now I'll pat you on the head and tell you to run along now. And stop eating dirt just because the other children on the playground bet you that you won't.

I know Tom is too much of a professional to go for Rick's little jab at his family.

And my condolences to you, Don. I hope things are well with you. It's been a while. Drop me a message sometime so we can catch up out of Rick's earshot.

Artful Angie
01-11-2012, 12:47 PM
And I won't go near mentioning his family, Gail. Although I may take pictures at the wedding to post here of lil Wickee. Wouldn't that just bust his balls? He spends all this energy trying to find out who I am, and I have the nerve to accept an invitation to his kid's wedding, eat his food, and then post pictures of him from it.

HamsterRage
01-11-2012, 01:03 PM
And I won't go near mentioning his family, Gail. Although I may take pictures at the wedding to post here of lil Wickee. Wouldn't that just bust his balls? He spends all this energy trying to find out who I am, and I have the nerve to accept an invitation to his kid's wedding, eat his food, and then post pictures of him from it.

This is again where you're going too far. Why don't you get that this isn't appropriate to joke about?

leftwingnutcase
01-11-2012, 01:10 PM
And speaking of gay...

Where's that queer little duck?"

Ooooohh, memememe!!! I'm that "queer little duck," right??

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 01:15 PM
How dare you be proud and out, Left?

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-11-2012, 01:16 PM
This is again where you're going too far. Why don't you get that this isn't appropriate to joke about?
I would agree with this.

I'm sure the defence is that you are just saying it to rile Rick up but you wouldn't really do it. However it is a bad joke that makes people here look bad. It's just another time his family is brought up when it has nothing to do with what Rick has done. Why does Gail have to say over and over and I bet if I looked I could find more than half a dozen to a dozen times that Rick's family = off limits and then it gets brought up once again?

leftwingnutcase
01-11-2012, 01:26 PM
How dare you be proud and out, Left?

Because it's who I am and I'm PROUD OF MYSELF!!!

leftwingnutcase
01-11-2012, 01:27 PM
Doublepost, sorry.

Don Krick
01-11-2012, 02:44 PM
Tom Stillwell brings Olga back up. You sick troll types still fall for it all the time. I mentioned Olga to pull the chain. After all, he's got a new main squeeze these days! So glad that I listened to Rhonde B., back those years ago.


I told you not to mention Olga's name again asshat. And I told you what would happen. It is on you. And if you listened to Rhonde B. ( another old girlfriend from many years ago) why is it you have her name spelled wrong, you moron. It's not that difficult. Ronde ( correct spelling) was Barb's friend and thought you were the biggest non-stop talking blowhard in the known Universe. Oh, and I just spoke with her not too long ago and she still thinks that about you. She likes Barb though. I have kept personal stuff out of all my interactions with you and about you on these various message boards.`Never once have I mentioned how you came into the bar and cried in your beer like a baby when Barb threw your ass out. Oh, did I just say that? And for the record, I live alone but am now happily engaged to a beautiful woman. You know, the kind that wouldn't give you the time of day if you paid them ?

Flamebird
01-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Ooooohh, memememe!!! I'm that "queer little duck," right??

Yer a duck?!?!

Freak.
>.>
<.<

Hey have you met Kyuube? ;-)

SarahBeach
01-11-2012, 08:24 PM
If Rick can't put a name to someone he's ranting about, we shouldn't worry about his throwing all kinds of aspersions around. I'm sorry for Don that Rick's dredged up emotional stuff from Don's life. It's one of Rick's slimier qualities.

But when he goes onto a long post about "You did X, Y and Z, and I know all about you," and still can't put a name to the person he's addressing, we all know he's just fishing and should be ignored. He's a terrible fisherman.

I still find it amusing that he's calling Gail "Tammy" - because he still can't remember her name correctly! :D

I get a lot of amusement looking around and knowing that so many of the people from the anti-Olney group have turned out to be mighty awesome! Kind, talented folks of all sorts, and many of them turning out good work. Hey, even good comics work. Meanwhile, whatsisface is still burbling about finally getting his lame ideas out in comic book form -- without much proof of anything.

And that picture of me? My only concern is that he's infringing on a friend's copyright. I don't think it's a great picture of me, but it was a great day! Come on, talking about research on a panel with Barbara Hambly and Harry Turtledove? What's not to enjoy about that?

Artful Angie
01-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Rage, give it a rest, would you? I am merely building on the fact that Rick has no clue who "artful Angie" is that he could even be someone invited by Rick himself to the wedding. And if that were the case, I would have no qualms about accepting the invitation, eating the food paid (or scammed) by Rick, and if the opportunity came up to post a picture of a social event I was invited to, I would. Of course it would be to piss Rick off. And if Rick can't guess who I am, and ends up inviting me to attend, hell yes I would attend. It's not going too far. It's the very epitome of showing Rick what a true dumbass he is, and that he has no clue who Artful Angie is.

Now would I crash the party? No. I have more important things to do in life than do something boldly illegal or at the very least in bad taste. If I didn't receive an invite I just wouldn't go or wouldn't care. But we're not talking "stalking". We're talking Rick sent an invitation to someone on the guestlist without realizing just how close "Artful Angie" is, and I RSVP'ed. And I'd eat his food, and drink his piss warm beer, and my spouse and I wouldspin around the dance floor once or twice, and laugh our asses off inside knowing just how clueless Rick shows himself to be. Especially after making such an online fool of himself with all the missed shots at who I am.

Vindictive? Hell yes. And satisfying as hell. So sorry if that feels like going too far for you. But not to me. Not based on the situation I just laid out. Other than that, who cares what his family does, because they're not involved in the situation.

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 09:15 PM
Tom Stillwell brings Olga back up. You sick troll types still fall for it all the time. I mentioned Olga to pull the chain. After all, he's got a new main squeeze these days! So glad that I listened to Rhonde B., back those years ago.


I told you not to mention Olga's name again asshat. And I told you what would happen. It is on you. And if you listened to Rhonde B. ( another old girlfriend from many years ago) why is it you have her name spelled wrong, you moron. It's not that difficult. Ronde ( correct spelling) was Barb's friend and thought you were the biggest non-stop talking blowhard in the known Universe. Oh, and I just spoke with her not too long ago and she still thinks that about you. She likes Barb though. I have kept personal stuff out of all my interactions with you and about you on these various message boards.`Never once have I mentioned how you came into the bar and cried in your beer like a baby when Barb threw your ass out. Oh, did I just say that? And for the record, I live alone but am now happily engaged to a beautiful woman. You know, the kind that wouldn't give you the time of day if you paid them ?

Don, I say again, I don't really know you, or this person, but I am terribly sorry for your loss.

Gail Simone
01-11-2012, 09:15 PM
Because it's who I am and I'm PROUD OF MYSELF!!!

I am proud of you, too!


But I'm sorry if you are a duck, apparently!

Artful Angie
01-12-2012, 07:49 AM
Leftwingnutcase, is there a reason Rick went from labeling you as "troll" like he has all of us and switched to "waterfowl"?

I like that word. Waterfowl. Ever since Bloome County.

You should never have to feel bad about being a duck. It's when you are a goose, and have to run around that circle to before they sit in your spot that used to bother me. My sneakers never got good traction coming out of the gate. LOL

leftwingnutcase
01-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Leftwingnutcase, is there a reason Rick went from labeling you as "troll" like he has all of us and switched to "waterfowl"?

I like that word. Waterfowl. Ever since Bloome County.

You should never have to feel bad about being a duck. It's when you are a goose, and have to run around that circle to before they sit in your spot that used to bother me. My sneakers never got good traction coming out of the gate. LOL

I don't know why he called me a duck. Just like the rest of you, I just don't get him. He's way too stupid for my wavelength.

Outsider
01-12-2012, 08:35 AM
I don't know why he called me a duck. Just like the rest of you, I just don't get him. He's way too stupid for my wavelength.

Growing up, I always heard the term "queer duck" used to mean "odd person," as in, "She sure is a queer duck, feeding garlic to her goats."

I've never actually heard it used as a homophobic slur.

(Incidentally, she really was feeding garlic to her goats, to prevent worms. It didn't work, and sadly, her goats died.)

Gail Simone
01-12-2012, 08:52 AM
I think Rick just hates ducks since they all went on message boards and said what a deadbeat he was in duck fanboy circles.

HamsterRage
01-12-2012, 09:09 AM
Rage, give it a rest, would you? I am merely building on the fact that Rick has no clue who "artful Angie" is that he could even be someone invited by Rick himself to the wedding. And if that were the case, I would have no qualms about accepting the invitation, eating the food paid (or scammed) by Rick, and if the opportunity came up to post a picture of a social event I was invited to, I would. Of course it would be to piss Rick off. And if Rick can't guess who I am, and ends up inviting me to attend, hell yes I would attend. It's not going too far. It's the very epitome of showing Rick what a true dumbass he is, and that he has no clue who Artful Angie is.

Now would I crash the party? No. I have more important things to do in life than do something boldly illegal or at the very least in bad taste. If I didn't receive an invite I just wouldn't go or wouldn't care. But we're not talking "stalking". We're talking Rick sent an invitation to someone on the guestlist without realizing just how close "Artful Angie" is, and I RSVP'ed. And I'd eat his food, and drink his piss warm beer, and my spouse and I wouldspin around the dance floor once or twice, and laugh our asses off inside knowing just how clueless Rick shows himself to be. Especially after making such an online fool of himself with all the missed shots at who I am.

Vindictive? Hell yes. And satisfying as hell. So sorry if that feels like going too far for you. But not to me. Not based on the situation I just laid out. Other than that, who cares what his family does, because they're not involved in the situation.

Threatening to inject yourself into Olney's personal life is taking it too far and you need to stop.

No one cares about you dude. No ones cares about your desire to make Rick your personal arch enemy to make yourself seem awesome.
Your behavior reflects badly on all of us.

Th focus should be on the people Rick has fucked over.

Kevin T Brown
01-12-2012, 09:45 AM
Threatening to inject yourself into Olney's personal life is taking it too far and you need to stop.

No one cares about you dude. No ones cares about your desire to make Rick your personal arch enemy to make yourself seem awesome.
Your behavior reflects badly on all of us.

Th focus should be on the people Rick has fucked over.

I haven't posted in here for awhile, but Brian is 100% correct about where the focus needs to be.

Gail Simone
01-12-2012, 10:08 AM
Stay on target. Last warning.

leftwingnutcase
01-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Growing up, I always heard the term "queer duck" used to mean "odd person," as in, "She sure is a queer duck, feeding garlic to her goats."

The operative term is "USED TO MEAN". Rick needs to graduate his slang to the 1880's, at least.

Gail Simone
01-12-2012, 10:43 AM
I think I'm going to start calling all my friends ducks. It seems a pleasant thing to say.

Dragonbat
01-12-2012, 11:01 AM
I think I'm going to start calling all my friends ducks. It seems a pleasant thing to say.

Doctor Seuss (http://bestuff.com/stuff/did-i-ever-tell-you-how-lucky-you-are) certainly seems like he would agree...

AlexNess
01-12-2012, 12:12 PM
http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=10651

Tony Isabella
01-12-2012, 12:27 PM
I think I'm going to start calling all my friends ducks. It seems a pleasant thing to say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXPcBI4CJc8

Tony

AIPman1
01-12-2012, 01:10 PM
There is a Denney's at a truck stop near us. In the lobby there is a t-shirt stand with hillbilly-type slogans and such. first time we went there when it opened, the first shirt my daughter saw was one that had a duck with duct tape holding his bill closed, and the words were...which she proudly said as loud as she could...

SHUT THE DUCK UP!

we say that every time we go there now. And on any other occasion we see the friends we were with.

Ah....duck humor!!!!!

AIPman1
01-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Another quick opinion just while here and watching:

A: everyone shut up about cancer 100% from now on no matter what unless Olney posts a "I have cancer give me $$" scam.
B: Hamster - I didnt see the need to bring things back up again just then...Angie had moved on - stop jabbing at him too, I think very much personal problems like you two have, should be handled privately. You two should never talk, and ignore each other. and if there is a need to confront, it should be done away from here, where we dont have personal attacks like people saying "you dont matter to anyone" - cause that's just being mean. Life's too short to be mean.
C: Angie - I am giving you the benefit of the doubt that this time, you will STAY shut up about the things you have been told not to say or do here, and that your future participation in the thread, will give the perspective you have in useful ways for the mission this thread serves.

Me, I'm recovering from nasal surgery...been a rough couple years health-wise for me...but for the first time in a long time, I actually feel OK and am starting to work on some things again. Hello everyone. I have been reading and keeping up on things here. I applaud everyone for staying alert to Olney's continued scum-baggery. Every day that passes with Olney still in possession of the Indy maps is a crime to fandom at large and every Indiana Jones fan in the world. There is NO EXCUSE for those maps to not have been returned, and I continue to pray that at some point here, the other shoe is gonna drop about what he has done and been doing, in this case...and it has the resolution Matt deserves.

HamsterRage
01-12-2012, 02:05 PM
I brought it up because Angie decided to threaten to attend a family event.

You brought Rusty Mulligan into this thread as a legal expert for no real reason so don't pretend for a second that you have any power to chastise me here.

Gail, Shelly and Corrina do.

I have no personal problem with Angie. I like Angie, but he's crossed the line too often.

Angie has been repeatedly crossing a line he's been asked repeatedly not to cross. Others have mentioned it in the thread. Talking about going to Rick's house, leaving stickers for people to vandalize Olney's house, now with this wedding claim. It's going waaaaay too far.

Matt Doc Martin
01-12-2012, 02:23 PM
http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt282/j-a28/ducks/angry-duck.jpg

bert
01-12-2012, 02:50 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UUKENIvDUbQ/TJdxnSX0ZMI/AAAAAAAAAX0/Fct032nfXcQ/s1600/evil+ducks.jpg

MacQuarrie
01-12-2012, 03:42 PM
I think the duck reference is because Olney is an idiot and managed to confuse Leftwingnutcase with Kyuubi.

Then again, looking for a reason that makes sense is a sucker's game. He may have called Lefty a duck because monkeys that ride dogs wear cowboy hats.

AIPman1
01-12-2012, 03:54 PM
I brought it up because Angie decided to threaten to attend a family event.

You brought Rusty Mulligan into this thread as a legal expert for no real reason so don't pretend for a second that you have any power to chastise me here.

Gail, Shelly and Corrina do.

I have no personal problem with Angie. I like Angie, but he's crossed the line too often.

Angie has been repeatedly crossing a line he's been asked repeatedly not to cross. Others have mentioned it in the thread. Talking about going to Rick's house, leaving stickers for people to vandalize Olney's house, now with this wedding claim. It's going waaaaay too far.

Not looking for power, or abusive bullshit from your corner. I'll be happy to ignore you as well and be glad I dont have friends that treat people like you do.

HamsterRage
01-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Not looking for power, or abusive bullshit from your corner. I'll be happy to ignore you as well and be glad I dont have friends that treat people like you do.


Treating friends well is easy, treating enemies fairly is hard. Myself and several others would rather not be put into the position to defend Rick Olney.

Matt Doc Martin
01-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Guys..I like and respect you all. Now try it with each other.

bert
01-12-2012, 04:57 PM
if you go read his blog, bring some toilet paper. . in his most recent post, he refers to "ass" or "out your ass" or "up your ass" no less than a dozen times.

surely the sign of a great writer!


(and no, I don't know why I went and looked, usually, I don't bother with his blog, but I suppose I was bored tonight).

AIPman1
01-12-2012, 05:07 PM
Hmmm, and my point was going to be that Hampster didnt have to be such an ass......That's it, I'm back to just reading stuff here...lol

Quack Quack

HamsterRage
01-12-2012, 05:22 PM
Hmmm, and my point was going to be that Hampster didnt have to be such an ass......That's it, I'm back to just reading stuff here...lol

Quack Quack

If I'm an ass for saying what everyone else has been saying in this thread to Angie and not letting him continue to make mention of stalking, harassing Rick, insulting Rick's family or illness repeatedly and then insinuating he might have played a role in putting the named Unscrewed (of which I'm a part of) on a sticker and then posting it on Rick's property... then so be it.

I didn't call him any names Ian, and I also have not insulted you... but whatever man, you really helped when you brought in your legal expert.

Keith P.
01-12-2012, 05:22 PM
I miss Queer Duck. :(


It was pretty funny.

http://queerduck.bplaced.net/images/queerduck.jpg

Artful Angie
01-12-2012, 05:28 PM
I brought it up because Angie decided to threaten to attend a family event.

You brought Rusty Mulligan into this thread as a legal expert for no real reason so don't pretend for a second that you have any power to chastise me here.

Gail, Shelly and Corrina do.

I have no personal problem with Angie. I like Angie, but he's crossed the line too often.

Angie has been repeatedly crossing a line he's been asked repeatedly not to cross. Others have mentioned it in the thread. Talking about going to Rick's house, leaving stickers for people to vandalize Olney's house, now with this wedding claim. It's going waaaaay too far.


Hamster, I respect you and your opinion on this and other threads, but I am here to tell you that you are wrong in this statement.

I did not "threaten" to attend a family event. What I stated is that Rick has repeatedly guessed incorrectly who "Artful Angie" is. That I could be anyone that knows him, even someone so close to him that he could inadvertantly invite me to a family event. That's not threatening. In fact, if that were to happen, NOT going could actually bring him closer to figuring out who I am.

I felt I was pretty clear in that I am not threatening to crash, stalk, lurk, or any other term you wish to use to describe my being at an Olney event. That IF INVITED you certainly can't fault me going. But IF NOT INVITED I would certainly have no reason, plan, or desire to attend. The focus was on what Rick's posts were about the other day: That he has no clue how close or far the person (or people, in his mind) named "Artful Angie" is in his inner circle. That person could even be someone so close he would invite them to a family event without having a clue.

The fact that you seemed to purposely overlook what I feel I stated pretty clearly makes it seem like you were going out of your way to stir things up again. And if that's the case, I can only say I'm sorry you feel that way. But to say what you did would be considered crossing the line just as much as you claim I do.

If you would like to discuss this animosity you feel towards me, I would be happy to talk off-line. Please send me an IM if you want to.

Otherwise, I'm in agreement that you do like Matt, Gail, and everyone in the thread had been focusing on, which is waterfowl, and DUCK OFF.

That was meant as a joke to de-escalate the tension and try to make you smile. I sincerely hope it worked.

HamsterRage
01-12-2012, 05:41 PM
Hamster, I respect you and your opinion on this and other threads, but I am here to tell you that you are wrong in this statement.

I did not "threaten" to attend a family event. What I stated is that Rick has repeatedly guessed incorrectly who "Artful Angie" is. That I could be anyone that knows him, even someone so close to him that he could inadvertantly invite me to a family event. That's not threatening. In fact, if that were to happen, NOT going could actually bring him closer to figuring out who I am.

I felt I was pretty clear in that I am not threatening to crash, stalk, lurk, or any other term you wish to use to describe my being at an Olney event. That IF INVITED you certainly can't fault me going. But IF NOT INVITED I would certainly have no reason, plan, or desire to attend. The focus was on what Rick's posts were about the other day: That he has no clue how close or far the person (or people, in his mind) named "Artful Angie" is in his inner circle. That person could even be someone so close he would invite them to a family event without having a clue.

The fact that you seemed to purposely overlook what I feel I stated pretty clearly makes it seem like you were going out of your way to stir things up again. And if that's the case, I can only say I'm sorry you feel that way. But to say what you did would be considered crossing the line just as much as you claim I do.

If you would like to discuss this animosity you feel towards me, I would be happy to talk off-line. Please send me an IM if you want to.

Otherwise, I'm in agreement that you do like Matt, Gail, and everyone in the thread had been focusing on, which is waterfowl, and DUCK OFF.

That was meant as a joke to de-escalate the tension and try to make you smile. I sincerely hope it worked.

As I've said before I like your enthusiasm for legally going after Rick... and there's alot to go after there.
I know who you are... and trust me Rick will never guess your identity... so you don't need to drive the paranoia train.

Let's just stick to that and leave any kind of stuff about him personally out of it okay?

AIPman1
01-12-2012, 05:50 PM
If I'm an ass for saying what everyone else has been saying in this thread to Angie and not letting him continue to make mention of stalking, harassing Rick, insulting Rick's family or illness repeatedly and then insinuating he might have played a role in putting the named Unscrewed (of which I'm a part of) on a sticker and then posting it on Rick's property... then so be it.

I didn't call him any names Ian, and I also have not insulted you... but whatever man, you really helped when you brought in your legal expert.
see, right there is what I mean by being an ASS, but, you dont think you are so whatever, go condescend to someone else that cares, ok? Anything I have said or done here has been in the quest for one thing: truth. I dont frankly care WHAT angie says or does, I care that you are being an asshole saying what he says doesnt matter to anyone. whether it does or doesnt, saying it makes you an asshole. and talking to me like you talk to me makes you an asshole. So, that's the truth as I see it.

leftwingnutcase
01-12-2012, 05:50 PM
Another quick opinion just while here and watching:

A: everyone shut up about cancer 100% from now on no matter what unless Olney posts a "I have cancer give me $$" scam.

A while back I PMed Rick Parker, who was to do the art for Adirondathon before he got skeeved out. Parker said that Olney told him he was terminally ill, and the Adirondack Comic Fest was to be his last hurrah, so "give me $$" worth of art.

Also, has anyone heard from or of Matt Busch?

Don Krick
01-12-2012, 05:55 PM
From Somethings Stinking blog:

And my condolences to you, Don. I hope things are well with you. It's been a while. Drop me a message sometime so we can catch up out of Rick's earshot.

And, of this remark that you directed at Don Krick. Things ARE well with him. Olga's dead, he got the house and enough time has passed that he has moved on to the next female that he can convince he's a brilliant individual. Truth is, she wasn't much to look at and I highly doubt that his recent 'imported' piece of live-in tail is any prettier. What made Olga special was how she cared and doted over Don. I know. I was there long enough to see it. He played poor Olga like a fiddle. But again, I'll respond to Krick directly here shortly.


You are a despicable piece of excrement, Olney. Olga and I had a great relationship and we doted on each other. Her death was the single most difficult time in my life and it took me a long time to even think of dating again. Olga was a loving, lovely person. She also laughed about your Ric Olie story as soon as you left the house that day. Speaking of which, you have been here a few times to my house. You know where it is. If you want to deal with me why not come here and deal with me in person, not on one of your silly blogs. Considering what a whiny nothing you are, out of fairness I will even let you throw the first punch. You do not frighten me, you saggy piece o' crap.
And if I did it correctly here is a photo of my "recent 'imported' piece of live-in tail" who you say isn't pretty. We do not live together asshat. But we will after we are married.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/380441_2624628852152_1148161280_32233031_134374209 3_n.jpg

HamsterRage
01-12-2012, 06:00 PM
see, right there is what I mean by being an ASS, but, you dont think you are so whatever, go condescend to someone else that cares, ok? Anything I have said or done here has been in the quest for one thing: truth. I dont frankly care WHAT angie says or does, I care that you are being an asshole saying what he says doesnt matter to anyone. whether it does or doesnt, saying it makes you an asshole. and talking to me like you talk to me makes you an asshole. So, that's the truth as I see it.

Yeah, you and Rusty Mulligan did a great job uncovering that truth! Think whatever you want Ian. Again I haven't insulted you. I haven't hurled names at you or Angie. I've merely called out Angie for behavior that Gail, JR, MynameisnotLarry, Mac, Tom and several others have asked him to stop doing.

He and I seem to be on the same page now, so here's hoping he stays there.

Artful Angie
01-12-2012, 06:02 PM
I'll do my best, Rage. And if I ever really go too far in your opinion, could I ask for help from you by sending me an IM, so we can clear it up offline? I really would appreciate it, and it would mean a lot. Thank you.


I see Rick's new post where he tries to call me out or get me upset enough to either give him clues who I am, or get me mad enough to say something that's going to get me booted off the thread. It's really kind of sad how bad he's cracking up over me. I've kept you guessing for years, Rick. Do you really think I'm going to break down and lose it because you call me names, throw a picture of your bunghole up there as me, and try to make YET ANOTHER guess wo I am? Sorry, the judges have ruled, and Doreen is not the correct answer. Show him what he's won, folks.

Really, what he's won is the anger of Don. Rick, he is a sleeping dragon you do NOT want to anger. But you're going to if he reads what you wrote about him and Olga. I strongly urge you to edit your comments about him, or he may do what you think Matt or myself are capable of doing, which I want to stress we would not do as it is illegal. And if and when he does knock you on your ass, or arse as you're so fond of saying, you'll only have yourself to blame. He warned you.

And what is he talking about with someone dumpster diving at the Whitesboro Library? Dennis doesn't even talk to Rick anymore. Is this along with his ass-references, as in he's trying to blow smoke up people's...??

As for me, Tom, and everyone else to tried to taunt in your latest rant, it's just like the playground metaphor I used on you before. You got told by all the other kids on the playground exactly what you are, so you had to go stand on the other side of the locked fence and shout really, really bad insults at them to try and make them mad. And just made them laugh at you even harder.

Sorry, Rick. You are a no-go at this station.

AIPman1
01-12-2012, 06:11 PM
Whatta guy, that Brian Crowley.

I frankly forget what the talking to Rusty was about, dont know why you even bring it up. If I thought someone had pertinent info to something being talked about, sorry if I tried to find out more about it and tell people. In my defense, I was on some heavy medicines those days and having health problems. My head is a lot clearer these days, and I can see pretty clearly the difference between a "veiled insult" and trying to be cute. I'll stand by my opinion of you if you dont mind. Enjoy your party.

leftwingnutcase
01-12-2012, 06:18 PM
A while back I PMed Rick Parker, who was to do the art for Adirondathon before he got skeeved out. Parker said that Olney told him he was terminally ill, and the Adirondack Comic Fest was to be his last hurrah, so "give me $$" worth of art.

Also, has anyone heard from or of Matt Busch?

Does anyone have some thoughts on this?

Artful Angie
01-12-2012, 06:48 PM
Does anyone have some thoughts on this?


Is Rick Parker the "queer little duck" that Olney was complaining about in his post today?


Well, I no longer have anything to do with the Adirondathon folks, Angie. So you're out of luck there. I offered them an option and based upon all the negative harm you and the others did against what the three of us were attempting to do ... the decision was made by them to accept my resignation from events host and coordinator for that first Adirondack ComicFest. You recall, the one that the queer little duck had a moment of distinction getting involved with me on.


Who is he talking about there? Rick Parker, or someone else that was involved in Adirondathon and then realized it was one of Rick's scams and backed away quickly?

And just a few other points to make:


My comic book collection has been legally safeguarded and no longer mine long before it was dragged into your imaginary scenarios to somehow use my personal owning and assets as a threat to me or my family.

So what Rick is saying, for anybody who has judgements against him, is that he's CONFESSING to purposely hiding away assets of his that could be seized. Or am I reading that incorrectly?


I was always (and STILL AM) several steps ahead of you and your gang. Say what you want, but I have had comics that are in better shape and smell better than you obviously do! And, if I were to ask... and I most likely never will... I could have any number of those books or specific issues back to sell off and afford anything I want to accomplish. I'm just quirky enough (I guess the word is eccentric) that I don't care enough to take that action. So, as long as the gang hatred exists and persists I'll sit here until Hell freezes over, and so will you and those that you (and the others) leave in resolution limbo.

I'm sure a judge would love to know how he has no assets, but then says he does, and can get them back anytime he feels like it to use the money for other pursuits.


Oh, and regarding your screen name ARTFUL ANGIE? This all began when you came into that gang posting as "Angie Biggs" ... and well, I knew the real "Angie" at MetLife, Al. So you were talking idiot shit then. You changed your screen name to "Artful Angie" because you KNEW that you had made yourself stupidly culpable. The real "Angie" is a sweetheart compared to you, dickwad.

For starters, I never used the name Angie Biggs in here. In fact, if memory serves me, it was YOU Rick who made the assumption I was Angie Biggs. And I'm going from memory here, but I believe your post said something along the lines of "Gosh, I hope this Artful Angie isn't the Angie Biggs that I know. If it is, she has enough of her own problems going on in her sad life to worry about me." How exactly does that translate to "sweetheart" status?

And he's posted a new one tonight directed solely at Don. He's in full meltdown mode and January isn't even half over. Welcome to 2012.

leftwingnutcase
01-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Is Rick Parker the "queer little duck" that Olney was complaining about in his post today?

You derailed the conversation, Angie.

Rick Parker is a graphic artist who was to do the art for Adirondathon before he was warned about Olney. Parker said that Olney tried to persuade him to do the art because he (Olney) was terminally ill, and the Adirondack Comic Fest was going to be his last convention.

Don Krick
01-12-2012, 07:51 PM
And he's posted a new one tonight directed solely at Don. He's in full meltdown mode and January isn't even half over. Welcome to 2012.

Yeah, I saw it. It's just his pathetic attempt to hurt my feelings. Since I don't care what he thinks, it doesn't matter. The whole world knows that he is a pathetic liar, so nothing he says causes me the least bit of grief. Although I do think it's funny that I offered him the first punch and he still thinks he needs his son and son-in-law for support. And what stickers is he talking about? He is correct about my having COPD, but that only makes him look more pathetic, since I was willing to meet him alone and he needs a posse. That strikes a nice phrase.... A pussy with a posse!

KJ!
01-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Growing up, I always heard the term "queer duck" used to mean "odd person," as in, "She sure is a queer duck, feeding garlic to her goats."

I've never actually heard it used as a homophobic slur.

(Incidentally, she really was feeding garlic to her goats, to prevent worms. It didn't work, and sadly, her goats died.)

I've heard this phrase used quite a few times, always by the older generations.

And yeah, it's always been about someone with odd behaviour, so there's been no homophobic meaning to it at all, merely the original definition of 'not quite normal'.

I don't know if this is true, but I was once told it was from an old (old old) Disney cartoon.

That sounds plausible enough to me.

Gail Simone
01-12-2012, 10:09 PM
Well, that post to Don might even be a new low for Rick. Holy god, what a fucked up person.

Don, your new girlfriend is lovely. I'm very sorry you ever crossed paths with Rick.


I find it a bit hilarious that he thinks anyone other than us reads his nonsense (and wow, he must have written his new rant in full-on psycho mode, it's got spelling and grammatical errors like a not-too-bright eight year old wrote it. Some of it is completely baffling).

Despite begging like a whipped hound for followers, he still couldn't get fifty followers on Twitter. I have something like 20,000. Plus my followers limit on Facebook has been at maximum for years, and I have something like 10,000 followers on Tumblr. But, sure, if he wants to believe his eight hits a day, all from people who hate his guts, is the same thing, well, I guess it just shows that his math skills are no better than his English skills.


And how funny is it that he thinks he can insult me by calling me a comic book writer? I LOVE being a comic book writer, and anyone who has read Rick's bullshit knows he's lived his adult life in envy of people who have this career. He's dreamed of it so long he's convinced he IS a writer, and not just a deadbeat fanboy. Good luck with that big Tightlip relaunch, Rick! I'm sure it'll be the same huge success as your Adirondathon, Mohawk Comic Club, Spooky tourist attraction, all the cancelled Mighty Mini-cons, and, oh, yes, the last two times you flopped with the shitty fanboy ripoff characters you tried to publish (before you went into your crying room and became comics' most loathed deadbeat, of course).

Rick, I get asked to write novels all the time. I have a list of agents who have pestered me for ages. You know why I haven't? I like writing comics, and I don't have time. I have worked on scripts for games, tv, and film. I have more such work, none of which I had to ask for, they all came to me.

Also, deadbeat, maybe you want to talk about sales AFTER my new book has gone through multiple sellouts and reprints? When it's not one of DC's top-selling titles?

Oh, wait. Too late.


Still, good luck with your crappy fan xeroxed hunk of trash...I'm sure your five remaining readers absolutely love it!

Gail Simone
01-12-2012, 10:12 PM
Guys, I'm on my iPad...can someone do screen caps? I have someone I want to send these to.

Gail Simone
01-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Also, guys, the past is the past, let's just make sure those couple rules get followed, no more warnings.

Artful Angie
01-13-2012, 12:20 AM
You derailed the conversation, Angie.

Rick Parker is a graphic artist who was to do the art for Adirondathon before he was warned about Olney. Parker said that Olney tried to persuade him to do the art because he (Olney) was terminally ill, and the Adirondack Comic Fest was going to be his last convention.

My apologies, Left. I remember Rick Parker. But my question was about who he was talking about in his post,


You recall, the one that the queer little duck had a moment of distinction getting involved with me on.

Was he talking about Rick Parker, or was he implying that some other "queer little duck" here in the thread was involved with him in Adirondathon and was basking in the glory that is Rick Olney... TO NO ONE ELSE BUT Rick Olney?



I don't think I've seen him stay up all night posting inane rant after inane rant like this in a long time. Even when his supposed "Adirondathon Numero Uno" was collapsing around his ears like a house of cards did he melt down this badly.

Oh, and in case you want to pass this information along, Wickee! You know, to those supposed "comic con organizers" of Adirondathon Deuce. I would have sent this information myself, but could find no email address for Harvey The Rabbit or Mister Griffen.

Rick claims that the new location for HIS comic con will be Lake Placid, NY. A quick review at the Comic Shop Locator website shows NO COMIC BOOK SHOPS IN LAKE PLACID. The closest locations would be Potsdam NY, Plattsburgh NY, or you'd have to head over the border to Burlington, Vermont.

So once again, Rick is relying on one key point for the success of HIS comic convention: Putting it out in the middle of nowhere, where there are very few chances anybody has heard of him and his previous scams.

Artful Angie
01-13-2012, 01:34 AM
And how funny is it that he thinks he can insult me by calling me a comic book writer? I LOVE being a comic book writer, and anyone who has read Rick's bullshit knows he's lived his adult life in envy of people who have this career. He's dreamed of it so long he's convinced he IS a writer, and not just a deadbeat fanboy. Good luck with that big Tightlip relaunch, Rick! I'm sure it'll be the same huge success as your Adirondathon, Mohawk Comic Club, Spooky tourist attraction, all the cancelled Mighty Mini-cons, and, oh, yes, the last two times you flopped with the shitty fanboy ripoff characters you tried to publish (before you went into your crying room and became comics' most loathed deadbeat, of course).

Rick, I get asked to write novels all the time. I have a list of agents who have pestered me for ages. You know why I haven't? I like writing comics, and I don't have time. I have worked on scripts for games, tv, and film. I have more such work, none of which I had to ask for, they all came to me.

Also, deadbeat, maybe you want to talk about sales AFTER my new book has gone through multiple sellouts and reprints? When it's not one of DC's top-selling titles?

Oh, wait. Too late.


Still, good luck with your crappy fan xeroxed hunk of trash...I'm sure your five remaining readers absolutely love it!

Gosh, Gail. I'm really sorry to hear from Rick that you're not a REAL writer because you only write comic books...


Bite me, Gail. You're not all that. You write comic books. It is a very menial accomplishment no matter how famous you become in this arm of the various entertainment industries available to you. Fact is, you don't HAVE the right style or talent to break the real big time. No great American novel for you. And -- Just as many people read my words online as they do yours. Hahahaa!!

It's such a shame that according to Rick, comic book writers don't have the creativity to write anything else other than comic books.

But... Wait a minute... Isn't that what YOU said YOU were, Rick??


I am a writer, Angie. I may not be YOUR kind of writer, and certainly you and the others (including Gail Simone) are bound to think of me as such, but understand that I don't give a fiddler's fuck about whether you or anyone care for my writing.

Sooooo... Comic book writers aren't real writers.... But you've spent the better part of 20 years trying to be a comic book writer.

And as Gail pointed out, your math sucks. MORE people read Gail's writing every day online than read your blog in a year.

Got a house, Rick? Nope, you rent. Gail owns hers I'll bet. Guess where that money came from? WRITING COMIC BOOKS!

Got a car? Nope, you get rides everywhere from your kids and the bus. Gail probably owns one. Guess where the money came from? WRITING COMIC BOOKS!

Got an Ipad? Laptop? Smartphone? Doctor Who on DVD or Blu-Ray? I'm willing to bet Gail and family can entertain the hell ouf of themselves on their TRIPS TO COMIC BOOK CONVENTIONS WHERE SHE'S THE GUEST!

(psst! Rick! Guess which question I'm going to ask next? And guess what the answer is?)

WRITING COMIC BOOKS!!!

Now for the big question, Rick. What have you spent the past 20 trying to make a name for yourself doing? What have you failed miserably to be successful doing? What have you NEVER made an thin dime doing, and used as a way to scam hundreds of people over the years by telling people you do this?

That's right. WRITING COMIC BOOKS.

But the one question I really have to ask is to Tom Stillwell: Where did you get that great Captain America shirt in the latest pic of you Rick posted?

AIPman1
01-13-2012, 02:49 AM
So once again, Rick is relying on one key point for the success of HIS comic convention: Putting it out in the middle of nowhere, where there are very few chances anybody has heard of him and his previous scams.

or, even comic books!

he always did say he wanted to bring people into reading comics, but...c'mon, really?

HamsterRage
01-13-2012, 03:54 AM
Olney probably thinks that going on these insane personal tirades will keep the focus off the fact that he's stolen maps and now has Lucasfilm after him.

My bet is that the C&D arrived and now he's panicked.

Enjoy prison Rick.

OMAR
01-13-2012, 04:30 AM
Got an Ipad? Laptop? Smartphone? Doctor Who on DVD or Blu-Ray?


Wow.

Outsider
01-13-2012, 05:23 AM
Screencaps:

http://i.imgur.com/bA7Mus.jpg (http://imgur.com/bA7Mu) http://i.imgur.com/jzuO9s.jpg (http://imgur.com/jzuO9) http://i.imgur.com/RUgRis.jpg (http://imgur.com/RUgRi) http://i.imgur.com/d7PpUs.jpg (http://imgur.com/d7PpU) http://i.imgur.com/ZNkGRs.jpg (http://imgur.com/ZNkGR) http://i.imgur.com/LxrMks.jpg (http://imgur.com/LxrMk) http://i.imgur.com/knCAys.jpg (http://imgur.com/knCAy) http://i.imgur.com/VK6XJs.jpg (http://imgur.com/VK6XJ) http://i.imgur.com/KEHhYs.jpg (http://imgur.com/KEHhY) http://i.imgur.com/UDdcGs.jpg (http://imgur.com/UDdcG) http://i.imgur.com/itKnNs.jpg (http://imgur.com/itKnN) http://i.imgur.com/ZcZOWs.jpg (http://imgur.com/ZcZOW)

Now, off to shower. A welcomed coincidence.

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 05:55 AM
Screencaps:

[/URL] (http://imgur.com/bA7Mu) (http://imgur.com/RUgRi) (http://imgur.com/ZNkGR) (http://imgur.com/knCAy) (http://imgur.com/KEHhY) [URL="http://imgur.com/ZcZOW"] (http://imgur.com/itKnN)

Now, off to shower. A welcomed coincidence.

Thank you, Outsider!

Tom Stillwell
01-13-2012, 06:12 AM
But the one question I really have to ask is to Tom Stillwell: Where did you get that great Captain America shirt in the latest pic of you Rick posted?

To be honest, I'm not sure. It was a gift from my wonderful wife who attended that convention with me in which I sold loads of comics, networked with other people in the industry, visited with old friends and had a chance to connect with readers.

You know, because my life is awesome. It's filled with an amazing family, great friends and I'm making a living doing something I love. I'm a writer. A real writer. People pay to read what I write. I actually create comic books instead of talking about making them. I get to collaborate and socialize with other creators. I get to work with kids on a regular to promote reading and creative writing.

These are all the things Rick wishes he could do. Any chance at having a fruitful, happy life has been hobbled by his ignorant, ego-centric, childish behavior. The fault lies solely with Rick but like a insolent child, he blames everyone else for his failings. Therefore he can never make the changes needed to become something other than a complete failure. Unable to make his comic dreams reality, Rick clings to envy of those who have succeeded where he has failed. Jealousy is the only thing that gives his life any meaning. Being a total dick is all he has.

This is why Rick can say a million hurtful things about people like Gail, why Rick can post pictures of me or others to make fun of our looks, why Rick can try to desecrate our departed loved ones and we can be comforted. Because at the end of the day Rick is still Rick and we can thank God we don't have to be him or live his miserable life.

leftwingnutcase
01-13-2012, 07:21 AM
These are all the things Rick wishes he could do. Any chance at having a fruitful, happy life has been hobbled by his ignorant, ego-centric, childish behavior. The fault lies solely with Rick but like a insolent child, he blames everyone else for his failings. Therefore he can never make the changes needed to become something other than a complete failure. Unable to make his comic dreams reality, Rick clings to envy of those who have succeeded where he has failed. Jealousy is the only thing that gives his life any meaning. Being a total dick is all he has.

What's more, he's fat. And stinks, too.

Artful Angie
01-13-2012, 08:03 AM
To be honest, I'm not sure. It was a gift from my wonderful wife who attended that convention with me in which I sold loads of comics, networked with other people in the industry, visited with old friends and had a chance to connect with readers.

Are you sure, Tom? Because according to Rick, that's not how it works. People don't just give you stuff, you have to scam it from them; then mock them derisively for their false belief in you that you threw in their faces when you got all you could from them.

It's sounds to me like you get great stuff and have a great life, though. Hey, Rick! How does he do it??

WRITING COMIC BOOKS!!!!

leftwingnutcase
01-13-2012, 08:06 AM
My apologies, Left. I remember Rick Parker. But my question was about who he was talking about in his post,



Was he talking about Rick Parker, or was he implying that some other "queer little duck" here in the thread was involved with him in Adirondathon and was basking in the glory that is Rick Olney... TO NO ONE ELSE BUT Rick Olney?

I don't think he was talking about Rick Parker, Angie.

I reiterate for everyone, as early as last May, Rick Olney was making false claims of being on his death bed to get people to work for him; PLEASE DISCUSS!!!!

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-13-2012, 08:29 AM
Screencaps:

http://i.imgur.com/LxrMks.jpg (http://imgur.com/LxrMk)

Now, off to shower. A welcomed coincidence.
Thanks Outsider for getting the screencaps that Gail asked for and with so many entries, I fully understand you getting the one above. However as I know you get a lot of screencaps, please know for future reference unless specifically asked for by someone else because they are involved, you don't need to get entries about me regardless of what Rick writes

Despite Rick claiming twice he'd be suing me for breaking his NDA 5 years ago, there is nothing he could ever say about me that would be related to him scamming money from anyone and therefore doesn't need to be shared here. Especially in this case of him making a fool of himself by pointing out I made a mistake spelling it defenCe when it should be defenSe. Maybe he'll look a little closer next time and notice my location is Canada. I spell it colour not color, neighbour not neighbor and yes, defence and not defense.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-13-2012, 08:33 AM
I reiterate for everyone, as early as last May, Rick Olney was making false claims of being on his death bed to get people to work for him; PLEASE DISCUSS!!!!
I'm sorry that got glossed over. Another reason why this thread should stay on the topic of Rick's scams. A few pages back I read a, "stay on target, last warning" post which hopefully means that actually happens from now on.

I'd suggest Rick Parker coming here to say exactly what claims Rick made about being on his deathbed. If he has that in an email it would be most interesting to have posted. If Rick Parker doesn't want to come here, perhaps he could give you the information and then you post his exact words here like KJ! has done in the past for Matt Busch.

Outsider
01-13-2012, 08:37 AM
Thanks Outsider for getting the screencaps that Gail asked for and with so many entries, I fully understand you getting the one above. However as I know you get a lot of screencaps, please know for future reference unless specifically asked for by someone else because they are involved, you don't need to get entries about me regardless of what Rick writes

My apologies. I'll keep that in mind for the future. Please excuse me if I do this again; there are times when I can't even bring myself to read the posts I'm screencapping.

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-13-2012, 08:40 AM
Outsider, I absolutely understand and no apology is needed. You did a good thing. Gail asked you to screencap and it makes sense you got everything instead of picking and choosing. As you can see I even quoted the cap in my reply so it's not like I am bothered. I just felt it would save you time in the future knowing I don't care what he says about me because I prefer reading only stuff that relates to his scams be posted here and not his meltdown insults.

Matt Doc Martin
01-13-2012, 08:41 AM
So I broke down and took a look at pRick's ranting. The cycle is renewing!

What gets me is his repeated challenges to fight people. What is he? 12?

And basically, he sets it up as a lose/lose proposition: If he beats you up, you lost to Rick Olney. You beat HIM up, you beat up a 57 year old guy with a life-threatening condition. Then there is the crowd he will bring with him. It feels like a high school challenge. Sad.

He then mocks the death of people and others medical conditions. Same shit, different day.

Let us go back to ignoring him until he attempts to run another of his patented scams.Which he will. Just not today.

Meanwhile, those that are preparing to sue him, keep going. Remember to include Barbara, and save the screen shots where he talks about his comics collection and his efforts to hide/protect it. I cannot imagine a judge will be impressed.

Don Krick
01-13-2012, 08:55 AM
And basically, he sets it up as a lose/lose proposition: If he beats you up, you lost to Rick Olney. You beat HIM up, you beat up a 57 year old guy with a life-threatening condition. Then there is the crowd he will bring with him. It feels like a high school challenge. Sad.

It is sad. And for the record, I only came to this thread because I was told that he had sullied Olga's name, and I was not going to let that go unchallenged. He is despicable, and he blathers on and on about things that he knows nothing about. I've known the guy for over 20 years, and in all that time the only close friend he had was Dennis, and now Dennis wants nothing more to do with him. Also, for the record, there is no way in Hell that he could beat me up. There would be no "rolling around on the ground". There would only be me standing over his unconscious body. And his posse would not back him up.
Gail, thank you for the nice compliment about my girl. I will pass it along. And her name is NOT Catherine as Olney implied. What is this guy's problem with names? If one is going to engage in name calling, one should at least make an attempt to use the correct name.

leftwingnutcase
01-13-2012, 08:56 AM
I'm sorry that got glossed over. Another reason why this thread should stay on the topic of Rick's scams. A few pages back I read a, "stay on target, last warning" post which hopefully means that actually happens from now on.

I'd suggest Rick Parker coming here to say exactly what claims Rick made about being on his deathbed. If he has that in an email it would be most interesting to have posted. If Rick Parker doesn't want to come here, perhaps he could give you the information and then you post his exact words here like KJ! has done in the past for Matt Busch.

To quote Rick Parker, who does not feel entirely comfortable being on this board:


He [Rick Olney] came across as a loyal fan with a fatal life-threatening disease. I didn't want to disappoint him and so I agreed to do the logo partly because I felt somewhat guilty that I didn't want to attend his event upstate and partly becasue I could work on it from home. After I read what he had said about people he allegedly screwed over, I lost all trust in him and stopped dealing with him. Life is too short anyway.

AIPman1
01-13-2012, 09:00 AM
I don't think he was talking about Rick Parker, Angie.

I reiterate for everyone, as early as last May, Rick Olney was making false claims of being on his death bed to get people to work for him; PLEASE DISCUSS!!!!

Well, is there NEW info on that claim? Otherwise, we're just re-hashing arent we?

AIPman1
01-13-2012, 09:04 AM
Thanks Outsider for getting the screencaps that Gail asked for and with so many entries, I fully understand you getting the one above. However as I know you get a lot of screencaps, please know for future reference unless specifically asked for by someone else because they are involved, you don't need to get entries about me regardless of what Rick writes

Despite Rick claiming twice he'd be suing me for breaking his NDA 5 years ago, there is nothing he could ever say about me that would be related to him scamming money from anyone and therefore doesn't need to be shared here. Especially in this case of him making a fool of himself by pointing out I made a mistake spelling it defenCe when it should be defenSe. Maybe he'll look a little closer next time and notice my location is Canada. I spell it colour not color, neighbour not neighbor and yes, defence and not defense.

That makes you one of them Canadian Geese, not a Duck.....still waterfowl though......

CutterMike
01-13-2012, 09:10 AM
(...)
And basically, he sets it up as a lose/lose proposition: If he beats you up, you lost to Rick Olney. You beat HIM up, you beat up a 57 year old guy with a life-threatening condition. Then there is the crowd he will bring with him. It feels like a high school challenge. Sad.
(...)

Ever since he ranted on his blag about the one blog post I made back in '07 that "slandered" him (Funny, that, since it NEVER MENTIONED HIS NAME...!), I've apparently never gotten back onto his radar, so I'm not a candidate for his call-out.

OTOH, as a fellow 57-year-old fat man -- nearsighted (almost legally blind) andwith COPD and one knee rebuilt after its abrupt meeting with a moving car, I could at least match him disability for disability. And I would bet on my nephew (former bar bouncer) and/or my son-in-law (former bouncer and bounty hunter) up against any seconds he wanted in his corner to keep the match clean.

Hey... Maybe we could rent a hall and sell tickets; all proceeds to go to charity -- maybe Unscrewed, or one of the charities that rICK stiffed in the past... It could be the comedy match-up of the century!

(We'd just need to make sure that rICK wasn't selling the tickets or doing the bookkeeping!)

Now, we just need a snappy name like the "Thrilla in Manila" to describe two decrepit old fat men boxing somewhere in upstate New York. Locals -- put on your thinking caps!

leftwingnutcase
01-13-2012, 09:20 AM
Ever since he ranted on his blag about the one blog post I made back in '07 that "slandered" him (Funny, that, since it NEVER MENTIONED HIS NAME...!), I've apparently never gotten back onto his radar, so I'm not a candidate for his call-out.

OTOH, as a fellow 57-year-old fat man -- nearsighted (almost legally blind) andwith COPD and one knee rebuilt after its abrupt meeting with a moving car, I could at least match him disability for disability. And I would bet on my nephew (former bar bouncer) and/or my son-in-law (former bouncer and bounty hunter) up against any seconds he wanted in his corner to keep the match clean.

Hey... Maybe we could rent a hall and sell tickets; all proceeds to go to charity -- maybe Unscrewed, or one of the charities that rICK stiffed in the past... It could be the comedy match-up of the century!

(We'd just need to make sure that rICK wasn't selling the tickets or doing the bookkeeping!)

Now, we just need a snappy name like the "Thrilla in Manila" to describe two decrepit old fat men boxing somewhere in upstate New York. Locals -- put on your thinking caps!

CutterMike,

I, the Evil and Preposterous Zinestud, accept your challenge!

Regards,

The Evil and Preposterous Zinestud

leftwingnutcase
01-13-2012, 09:26 AM
Ever since he ranted on his blag about the one blog post I made back in '07 that "slandered" him (Funny, that, since it NEVER MENTIONED HIS NAME...!), I've apparently never gotten back onto his radar, so I'm not a candidate for his call-out.

OTOH, as a fellow 57-year-old fat man -- nearsighted (almost legally blind) andwith COPD and one knee rebuilt after its abrupt meeting with a moving car, I could at least match him disability for disability. And I would bet on my nephew (former bar bouncer) and/or my son-in-law (former bouncer and bounty hunter) up against any seconds he wanted in his corner to keep the match clean.

Hey... Maybe we could rent a hall and sell tickets; all proceeds to go to charity -- maybe Unscrewed, or one of the charities that rICK stiffed in the past... It could be the comedy match-up of the century!

(We'd just need to make sure that rICK wasn't selling the tickets or doing the bookkeeping!)

Now, we just need a snappy name like the "Thrilla in Manila" to describe two decrepit old fat men boxing somewhere in upstate New York. Locals -- put on your thinking caps!

And for a name I recommend, "Ye Olde Mowhawke Vallie Bounce'n'Flounce."

CutterMike
01-13-2012, 09:26 AM
CutterMike,

I, the Evil and Preposterous Zinestud, accept your challenge!

Regards,

The Evil and Preposterous Zinestud

You can't fool me -- You're not zinestud; you're a DUCK!


(Zinestud...! *snicker* That still gets me! I always figured that anyone who tried to use "-stud" in a nym was more likely to be a "-stub", instead!)

leftwingnutcase
01-13-2012, 09:34 AM
You can't fool me -- You're not zinestud; you're a DUCK!


(Zinestud...! *snicker* That still gets me! I always figured that anyone who tried to use "-stud" in a nym was more likely to be a "-stub", instead!)

I pronounce it Zyne-Stud. Btw, do you have a copy of that fake silver age cover with "Zinestud -- The Creature that Time Forgot"?

Don Krick
01-13-2012, 09:55 AM
Ever since he ranted on his blag about the one blog post I made back in '07 that "slandered" him (Funny, that, since it NEVER MENTIONED HIS NAME...!), I've apparently never gotten back onto his radar, so I'm not a candidate for his call-out.

OTOH, as a fellow 57-year-old fat man -- nearsighted (almost legally blind) andwith COPD and one knee rebuilt after its abrupt meeting with a moving car, I could at least match him disability for disability. And I would bet on my nephew (former bar bouncer) and/or my son-in-law (former bouncer and bounty hunter) up against any seconds he wanted in his corner to keep the match clean.

Hey... Maybe we could rent a hall and sell tickets; all proceeds to go to charity -- maybe Unscrewed, or one of the charities that rICK stiffed in the past... It could be the comedy match-up of the century!

(We'd just need to make sure that rICK wasn't selling the tickets or doing the bookkeeping!)

Now, we just need a snappy name like the "Thrilla in Manila" to describe two decrepit old fat men boxing somewhere in upstate New York. Locals -- put on your thinking caps!

Sorry CutterMike, he called me out first and there won't be anything left for you. I am a former bartender AND bouncer. I, too, have COPD and, if you believe blowhard's ranting, a plethora of life-threatening conditions. Sorry, Olney, you are going to have to look up "plethora". Since the event will not last very long, may I suggest a name? Something like "The Mighty MiniBeating"?

HamsterRage
01-13-2012, 10:04 AM
Rick always attacks people's physical appearances because that's where he can maintain the delusion of being a perfect physical specimen, because his actual character he knows deep down is utter trash. So he can't actual compare that to people.

It's really sad his outside is as horrid as his inside and luckilly Lucasfilm C&D and the inevitable prosecution for theft and fraud will have him in prison with everyone who matches him.

leftwingnutcase
01-13-2012, 10:24 AM
Hey Rick,


methinks, thou art a general offence, and every man should beat thee

Lafeu, lines 1155-1156, Act II, Scene 3, All's Well That Ends Well, by William Shakespeare

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 11:00 AM
Thanks Outsider for getting the screencaps that Gail asked for and with so many entries, I fully understand you getting the one above. However as I know you get a lot of screencaps, please know for future reference unless specifically asked for by someone else because they are involved, you don't need to get entries about me regardless of what Rick writes

Despite Rick claiming twice he'd be suing me for breaking his NDA 5 years ago, there is nothing he could ever say about me that would be related to him scamming money from anyone and therefore doesn't need to be shared here. Especially in this case of him making a fool of himself by pointing out I made a mistake spelling it defenCe when it should be defenSe. Maybe he'll look a little closer next time and notice my location is Canada. I spell it colour not color, neighbour not neighbor and yes, defence and not defense.


As any idiot with even rudimentary English skills already realizes.

So of course, that lets Rick out. :)

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 11:02 AM
To quote Rick Parker, who does not feel entirely comfortable being on this board:

Rick Parker is a wonderful talent.

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Way back in the Comicon days, Rick had some horseshit about beating up a poster there, it might have been the dumbest post I've ever seen an ostensibly adult person write.

Artful Angie
01-13-2012, 11:09 AM
The Mighty Fatty Con Artist Stomp?

And from what I hear, Rick's not so much a "stud" as a "nub".

And to quoteth the Olney... "hahahahahahahahahahaha".

Don Krick
01-13-2012, 11:19 AM
Olney probably thinks that going on these insane personal tirades will keep the focus off the fact that he's stolen maps and now has Lucasfilm after him.

My bet is that the C&D arrived and now he's panicked.

Enjoy prison Rick.

HamsterRage, with all due respect, Olney is not going to prison. Tom Stillwell could probably speak on this matter better than I, but as far as I know ignoring a C&D is a civil offense and would leave him open to lawsuit. Olney is not afraid of lawsuits. When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose. That is why all the small claims lawsuits and threats in the Universe will not shut him up, or stop him from scamming more people. Those lawsuits will only cost the aggrieved parties more money and aggravation. To the best of my knowledge, Olney is on Social Security Disability and that is not attachable by law. And ever if he owns the property on Bear Creek Road near White Lake, he has no intention of selling it, so any lien against it will accomplish nothing. He already knows all of this.

I sympathize with the people in comics who he has cheated. He should pay, but I doubt that he ever will. Any new judgments will have to stand in line until the current one is paid, and that is not going to happen. On the other hand, there are people he has injured and insulted personally, like me, Artful Angie, Doc Absurd and others. We know him. And we know that the only satisfaction we will ever receive for our grievances is to ridicule him and put him in meltdown. You saw what my little comment about crying in his beer did. Epic Meltdown. It was very satisfying, and I know it to be the only satisfaction that I will get over his endless insults.

Rick Olney absolutely HATES to be ridiculed or belittled. When he is served papers, he probably just puts the papers on the pile and laughs, because he knows he has nothing to lose. I choose to obtain my justice by ruining his day. It is all I have.

Artful Angie
01-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Way back in the Comicon days, Rick had some horseshit about beating up a poster there, it might have been the dumbest post I've ever seen an ostensibly adult person write.

Yes, because it's always something to be proud of: That you're not smart enough to use your mind to settle flame wars. You have to resort to being the same 12 year old he's always been, and use physical force, threats, name-calling, and the always reliable picture of a middle finger or cartoon butthole.

It's the only way Rick thinks he can win in his mind. Thank goodness that's such a tiny place, so we don't have to deal with it on a more regular basis.


Leftwingnutcase, given the whole mood the past week in the thread, I'd almost say it's not worth it to directly comment on what Rick said to Rick Parker to guilt him into staying on a project he clearly knew Olney was going to try and screw him on. Unless R.P. is willing to show the exact email with what Olney wrote, I'd say it falls too close to what we've decided are the boundaries of good taste.

HOWEVER... And this is a question directed to you, Gail. Would it be considered out of bounds, if more people came to the thread with proof that this a the new standard for Rick's M.O? For example, if he had sent emails to Michael Kellar, Clayton, or any of the other invited guests to his "con" saying "please consider doing this con for me as it may be my last *cough cough*", would that be considered within the boundaries of discussion?

And if anyone knows any of the guests, I suggest asking them to check those emails. If he DID word it even close to that, AND used the scam that "we're going to give all the money to a charity so please donate anything you can", then congratulations, Rick! You've commited Charity Fraud!


As a point of interest, that may even be why LucasFilms is working so behind the scenes about it. If that's the gist of what he wrote to Matt, they may be in contact with The NYS Attorney General's office looking at what needs to be done to Rick.

Artful Angie
01-13-2012, 11:33 AM
HamsterRage, with all due respect, Olney is not going to prison. Tom Stillwell could probably speak on this matter better than I, but as far as I know ignoring a C&D is a civil offense and would leave him open to lawsuit. Olney is not afraid of lawsuits. When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose. That is why all the small claims lawsuits and threats in the Universe will not shut him up, or stop him from scamming more people. Those lawsuits will only cost the aggrieved parties more money and aggravation. To the best of my knowledge, Olney is on Social Security Disability and that is not attachable by law. And ever if he owns the property on Bear Creek Road near White Lake, he has no intention of selling it, so any lien against it will accomplish nothing. He already knows all of this.

I sympathize with the people in comics who he has cheated. He should pay, but I doubt that he ever will. Any new judgments will have to stand in line until the current one is paid, and that is not going to happen. On the other hand, there are people he has injured and insulted personally, like me, Artful Angie, Doc Absurd and others. We know him. And we know that the only satisfaction we will ever receive for our grievances is to ridicule him and put him in meltdown. You saw what my little comment about crying in his beer did. Epic Meltdown. It was very satisfying, and I know it to be the only satisfaction that I will get over his endless insults.

Rick Olney absolutely HATES to be ridiculed or belittled. When he is served papers, he probably just puts the papers on the pile and laughs, because he knows he has nothing to lose. I choose to obtain my justice by ruining his day. It is all I have.

Thank you, Don. My opinion has always been play a little if his own game on him to watch him explode. It's so funny to watch him act like the little child his daddy raised: spoiled, selfish, angry, and ALONE.

And expect a long rambling meltdown post tonight about how we're in cahoots, you know who I am, we're both full of shit, a picture of a toilet, yadda, yabba, anna gada da vida, blah blah blah...

Just to update you, Don. He "sold" the property up north to Barbara for about $1,000.00 or so awhile back. And he keeps maintaining he "retired" and didn't go on Disability or Welfare. It gives him more time to write...... To prisoners asking them to write stories and draw pictures for him and he'll make them a star!

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 11:35 AM
If Rick is actually telling people that he's dying and that's why he needs them to work for him or attend his fake-ass, never-happen imaginary conventions, yeah, that is stuff that needs to be exposed.

That's up to the people involved. I don't want it to be a topic unless brought up by people with DIRECT KNOWLEDGE AND EVIDENCE, please.

Rick's the worst person I've ever met in comics. No one else even comes close. Regardless, someone's illness is never going to be a fun little chat topic on this board. Never.

CutterMike
01-13-2012, 11:39 AM
I pronounce it Zyne-Stud. Btw, do you have a copy of that fake silver age cover with "Zinestud -- The Creature that Time Forgot"?

I *should* still have it. PM me an email addy and if it's still around, I'll send a copy off to you.

Don Krick
01-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Thanks Angie. I did not know that he had "sold" the property to Barb. It makes perfect sense though. And Rick hasn't worked at Met in several years. He was not eligible for retirement at that point. My understanding was that he was placed on SSD by his doctor, and I recall him discussing this with me. But I make no claim to perfection, so I could be remembering wrong.

And to make a further point on that C&D, there is only 1 way he could be jailed in that matter. If Lucasfilm obtained a court order mandating that he turn over the maps, he could be jailed for contempt if he refused. It is unlikely that he would take it that far.

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 12:13 PM
Let's move off the fight stuff, please. We have seen time and again that Rick doesn't even have the guts to show up where people he owes money to MIGHT attend. And he's been threatening fights with people online for at least twelve years.

We know he's a coward. No point belaboring it.

Matt Doc Martin
01-13-2012, 12:31 PM
Thanks Angie. I did not know that he had "sold" the property to Barb. It makes perfect sense though. And Rick hasn't worked at Met in several years. He was not eligible for retirement at that point. My understanding was that he was placed on SSD by his doctor, and I recall him discussing this with me. But I make no claim to perfection, so I could be remembering wrong.

And to make a further point on that C&D, there is only 1 way he could be jailed in that matter. If Lucasfilm obtained a court order mandating that he turn over the maps, he could be jailed for contempt if he refused. It is unlikely that he would take it that far.


Again, sue Rick Olney and make sure to name Barbara as well. She was part of Tightlip and therefore is as responsible as Rick is. Plus, if SHE is working, or owns any of the property, it can be used to pay back people.

Artful Angie
01-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Thanks Angie. I did not know that he had "sold" the property to Barb. It makes perfect sense though. And Rick hasn't worked at Met in several years. He was not eligible for retirement at that point. My understanding was that he was placed on SSD by his doctor, and I recall him discussing this with me. But I make no claim to perfection, so I could be remembering wrong.


You're welcome, Don. Somebody here mentioned it one time, and I confirmed it on a property transfer listing on the O-D website.

It's a shame. If they sold the property they could pay off some of the judgements against him. But then there's those NiMo, Harron Cable, and Bell Atlantic bills they never paid sitting out there at the collections agencies. The ones from Whitesboro and Mohawk. Last I heard, all the utilities are in the kid's names, because both Barb and Rick have overdue accounts at all the companies.

HamsterRage
01-13-2012, 03:53 PM
HamsterRage, with all due respect, Olney is not going to prison. Tom Stillwell could probably speak on this matter better than I, but as far as I know ignoring a C&D is a civil offense and would leave him open to lawsuit. Olney is not afraid of lawsuits. When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose. That is why all the small claims lawsuits and threats in the Universe will not shut him up, or stop him from scamming more people. Those lawsuits will only cost the aggrieved parties more money and aggravation. To the best of my knowledge, Olney is on Social Security Disability and that is not attachable by law. And ever if he owns the property on Bear Creek Road near White Lake, he has no intention of selling it, so any lien against it will accomplish nothing. He already knows all of this.

I sympathize with the people in comics who he has cheated. He should pay, but I doubt that he ever will. Any new judgments will have to stand in line until the current one is paid, and that is not going to happen. On the other hand, there are people he has injured and insulted personally, like me, Artful Angie, Doc Absurd and others. We know him. And we know that the only satisfaction we will ever receive for our grievances is to ridicule him and put him in meltdown. You saw what my little comment about crying in his beer did. Epic Meltdown. It was very satisfying, and I know it to be the only satisfaction that I will get over his endless insults.

Rick Olney absolutely HATES to be ridiculed or belittled. When he is served papers, he probably just puts the papers on the pile and laughs, because he knows he has nothing to lose. I choose to obtain my justice by ruining his day. It is all I have.

Well let's see:

He's stolen goods from Lucasfilm to the tune of roughly 15k. That's theft.

10 of which he's claim to have sold. That's mail fraud.

He's also claiming those proceeds will go to charity. That's fraud again.

Covered that here: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?194906-Rick-Olney-Still-does-not-pay-freelancers-or-anyone-else&p=8121936&viewfull=1#post8121936

Don Krick
01-13-2012, 05:56 PM
Sure, Fraud and Mail Fraud are criminal offenses. In a perfect world, they might even be applied here. But any kind of criminal fraud requires a substantial burden of proof. Proving that someone set out to commit fraud is extremely difficult. Ad I don't think it's ever going to happen in this case. I think that if you are waiting for fraud charges to be filed you are in for a very long wait. If Lucasfilm enforces the C&D, they can get the remainder of the maps back, and an accounting of what happened with the sold maps. How many maps did he allegedly sell? I think I heard the number 10 somewhere. Weren't they $49.95 or something like that? Will a prosecutor take up Court time over a $500 alleged fraud? The alleged fraud from the Mighty MiniCon has probably already passed the Statute of Limitations. If I recall correctly it occurred in 2003? I'm not excusing anything he has done. But these things hardly give you the standing to talk down to me, or to lecture me.

HamsterRage
01-13-2012, 06:32 PM
Where did I talk down to you or lecture you?

I didn't I don't know you from Adam, but I disagree with your assertion. I'm not a lawyer and neither are you. I'll defer to Tom in that regard.

Lucasfilm will likely want to protect their IP aggressively from being used for fraud.

Don Krick
01-13-2012, 07:28 PM
Where did I talk down to you or lecture you?

I didn't I don't know you from Adam, but I disagree with your assertion. I'm not a lawyer and neither are you. I'll defer to Tom in that regard.

Lucasfilm will likely want to protect their IP aggressively from being used for fraud.

Okay, it is hard to tell tone and intent sometimes in text posts. perhaps I was reading something that wasn't intended. If so, I apologize.I think it would be a matter of degree with Lucasfilm or anyone else. It is at most a $500 dollar deal. Maybe I am wrong, but I can't imagine anyone wanting to spend thousands of dollars on lawyer bills over $500. I think if they get their maps back they will be happy. Rick Olney simply doesn't have enough power to concern them. Ric Olie, perhaps. But not Rick Olney.

Matt Doc Martin
01-13-2012, 07:29 PM
Can't we all agree to sit back and enjoy another classic Rick Olney meltdown?

Don Krick
01-13-2012, 07:39 PM
LOL, fine with me.

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 07:57 PM
This one's a classic...he's in the Pee Wee Herman "I meant to do that!" stage. Plus, oh noes! His fake partners in his flop fanboy never-happen convention wanted documentation of his hurt feewings! Oh, my god, the terror! :)


He lost his mind, now he wants to pretend it was on purpose, and NOT a disgusting show of his racism, homophobia, and poor English skills.

You're not a writer, Rick. You know why?

Because I know writers, and they'd shoot themselves if they were you.

Flamebird
01-13-2012, 08:45 PM
Can't we all agree to sit back and enjoy another classic Rick Olney meltdown?

I'll bring the marshmallows if you bring the Happy Meals! :twisted:

Gail Simone
01-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Can we screen cap this again, the new thing, please?

Outsider
01-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Can we screen cap this again, the new thing, please?

I have screen caps, but I'm having difficulties uploading them. I may have to wait until morning at six when I'm home to do it.

ETA: ok, got it to upload to a different site.

The embedded image is huge, so here just a link until I have a better solution.

http://i40.tinypic.com/e5inuf.png

Finally got imgur.com to cooperate with a cropped image; also a zoomed image as well for clarity.

http://i.imgur.com/SlHHos.jpg (http://imgur.com/SlHHo) http://i.imgur.com/QxJdZs.jpg (http://imgur.com/QxJdZ)

SarahBeach
01-13-2012, 10:37 PM
I hadn't checked in here for... well, a couple of days, because, well, there was this birthday thing, then I was doing some writing (some of it paying writing too, though non-fiction and nothing glamorous), and yesterday evening I was at CAPS sketching with professional cartoonists and comics artists, then today, scanning material, and then working on some art pieces. Olney was the last thing on my mind. Well, actually he wasn't on my mind at all.

So I come back here.... and wow, nine pages to catch up on, with the revelation that Whatsis had been spewing greatly, in ful-on meltdown mode.

So I had to go look out of curiousity.

You know what? His comments directed at me are silly. Yeah, I'm overweight. And am, in fact, losing weight, but it will take time (better to do it slowly than shock the system with sudden weight-loss). What I find hilarious is that I don't think I've made a fat joke about him. Not in a long time, if ever. I don't really care about his state.

But what is funnier is that he linked to a blog about getting rejection letters. I don't think he really understands what that particular blog is about (I'd actually read that post when it first went up -- it's very popular in writer circles). It's about writers persisting in sending material out. In sending out so much material that you actually do have a full-on collection of rejection letters. Which, by the way, I actually do have. I'm proud to say I've had manuscripts rejected by Ballantine, Macmillain, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and a few other places. But I've had stuff published in spite of that collection of rejection letters. I've had scholarship published in a literary journal (as well as two different papers includes in collections of essays). Oh, yeah, and then there's that book! What is it he's gotten into print? I can't remember. Oh, yeah, there's a reason for that -- he hasn't done it!

He attempted to mock my celebration of the accomplishments of various people around here. But the fact remains, there are accomplishments.

Anyway, back to more pertinent matters -- he harps back to the TOTS matters with the following --


I had a personal financial matter involving my parents those years ago that required me to go back, initially through the creative director, to attempt to push the pay-out schedules back two weeks. And, a well known writer, who had put his own creative team together interacting with the creative director, poo-pooed my request to push the pay-out schedule back. It was all structured by the story teams. You can't pay a writer and ask the artist, colorist and/or letterer to wait. And, rightfully so, you can't pay ONE member of a story team and expect to get what you paid for. So having anyone say, "I'm working with that bastard, Rick Olney!" simply means that NOBODY gets paid until everyone is in agreement and on the same page. So what can I say... people are STILL left waiting with their literal hands on their asses to be paid. IF people want to be paid -- they need to contact their story creating partners and get them on the same page. I tried that several times in private emails and just as soon as those efforts by me were leaked to the usual suspects ... I was then ganged up on and libeled more to ruin my chances at paying people.


What the hell kind of business model or practice is this? It doesn't even make sense. On the one hand, he seems to indicate that he (as owner of TightLip Entertainment) had in fact contracted to pay everyone on all the creative teams, even though they were "put together" by the writer or his creative director. That would mean that the only person payment was dependant upon was Rick himself. But on the other hand, he seems to be saying that until he can pay .... one person, he can't pay any of them. Oh, and that it's the one person's fault that NOBODY got or is getting paid, though it's unclear what the basis is for anyone not getting paid.

If the payment of the art teams was the writer's responsibility, then why were the art teams contracted to TightLip at all? All he'd have to do would be pay the writer, and then the writer would pay his artists himself. (I believe that is indeed what happened in the end with the artists Chuck Dixon worked with, because Chuck didn't like having his artists do the work and not get paid.) But that's not what the contract was -- and that's according to virtually every single person involved in the business, including Rick himself.

He's just trying to find a seemingly reasonable way to say that nobody's getting paid ever because he doesn't now (and never did, apparently) want to comply with the terms of the contracts he offered people.

Chuck didn't "poo-poo" the idea of "putting back" the pay schedule. I expect he simply pointed out the contracted pay schedule. When he went public, it was four months after the contracted pay schedule. If a mere two weeks was the only problem, why didn't Rick go ahead and pay the people after those two weeks?

Because he was never going to pay, of course.

Yeah, this is all ancient history. But he keeps saying these stupid things like he really believes this was reasonable business practices. They're not.

Artful Angie
01-14-2012, 03:38 AM
Well, at least you can tell the Olneys had Chinese takeout last night. I guess it's a good thing he didn't try the Klan based new BBQ place down the road from him, so all we got stuck with was a fortune cookie quote.

Let's start with his deep meaningful philosophy on the tough choices he had to make when people he supposedly cared for passed away.


As that was being worked out, the deaths in my family began to occur and happen. Sure, everyone dies.

Wow. Do everyone a favor, Rick, and stay out of the grief counseling business.


Of course, I was also fighting the negative smear brought on by the boastful usual subjects, now termed by New York State and I believe Federal standards as a "gang" due to the nature of their existences, tactics and 'ganging up' on me.

If jackets are made, I want mine in Navy Blue with our logo on the back and the name "SNAKE" on the front.


But to be sure, the misery and pain that they have individually caused my family is far more heinous than anything they could ever say about me.

That's right. The only individual who's hurt them even more than us is.... well, Rick himself.


A company still waiting in the wings, but that set me in a position of obtaining guests for an event called the Adirondack Comicfest. And after contracting those guests, they, the Gang under Simone's direction then did go to work to discredit people they didn't know.

No, Rick. The only person we discredited was YOU. And YOU did all the work for us! And it's not discrediting you if people go to your guests and say "That guy Rick Olney who contacted you about the con. You should do some research online about him." When that happens, you can try and delete your homophobic, racist rants and toilet pictures all you want Rick. They get to read YOUR OWN WORDS, and they make the choice themselves to cancel. There's this big square thing in the bathroom over the sink. If you run in there right now and look at it, you'll see the guy that's to blame for your con crashing and burning. Oh, and punch him in the face really hard and see what happens. I hear he's supposed to be tough enough to take it.


And let's just point this out to you Rick. If you're "secret partners" were any more legit-o-mite than you were, then all they had to do was step in and fulfill the promises you made to the guests to show that this was a scam being run by you. You know, actually pay up front for the hotel and the plane tickets and the limos from Syracuse to Old Forge. Simple little stuff like PROVING IT WASN'T ANOTHER RICK OLNEY SCAM goes a long way to getting guests to not cancel.

But again, it's hard for your secret partners to do when they're Harvey The Rabbit and Mr. Snuffleupagus. (Well, to be fair, Snuff turned out to be real.)


And where this gang is concerned -- In the past and early on, I warned them. I told them that treating me as they were doing would work against them and it has. As I told them, "I'm the kind of person that can crawl up inside your ass and eat you from the inside out..."

And I have.

Oh, God. Is he back on his excrement and anus fetish again? Ewww... Rick, do yourself a favor before your next round of invited con guests. If anybody in your house still pays the slightest attention to you, have them proofread your metaphors and ANALogies before you post them.


I just proved that I can pull their chains any time I want and, while they excuse it off as me ranting and going into mad mode ... it isn't THAT at all. No, it is a calculated tactic of sorts on my part.

Sooo... It's a tactic on your part to come across online as a homophobic, racist, immature, belligerent, deadbeat scam artist?? Well, aces to you! You've succeeded! Double thumbs up!


But I do draw the line at the property damage and local harassment. I know the law and have had the police here a few times to document the occasions.

Wait, a few times? First it was just the bumper stickers that he's passed blame around to me, Don, and Doc. But now there's "a few times" that something's happened at his home. Gail has said it time and again, Rick. Write down your lies so you can go back and repeat them rather than just contradicting yourself time and again.


These people are more cancer ridden than I am.

I'm sorry Gail, but I have to say it: Truer words were never spoken. Just not the way Rick meant them.


The main antagonist in this all is Gail Simone, a female comic book writer. Gail is quick to say that I am a crappy writer.

No she doesn't, Rick. She says you're not a real write at all! That's different than being a crappy writer.


Not me. I have tried to meet it head on and reason using common sense.

How's that been working for you, reputation-wise? Maybe try actually using common sense, and see if that works, instead.


Keep messing with me, Gail. If you're foolish enough. Keep spinning your lies and edging your gang onward. I'll just instigate them and wrap them all up inside themselves. For sure the UNSCREWED bunch that grew from your gang has had no real accomplishments. WHY? Because they're no life, low life losers. What they have accomplished as individuals still requires them to pat each other on the back and its always connected to their cheap shots at me. Big deal! I am going to publish my books this year. If I'm such a crappy writer, we'll see what the readers have to say. For sure I know I'll have your gang reading my stuff.

Absolutely! Which one of your bathrooms will we be able to find it? Because it won't be sold at Ravenswood, Cloud City, Comix Zone, Sanctuary Comics, or EarthWorld. So that's Watertown to Ithaca, and Syracuse to Albany. For those out of staters, that's a pretty big chunk of New York State. But there's always his "soon to be developed" website.

And he'll be taking advance payments, too. Just send him the money and he promises as soon as he makes the comics, you'll get yours. heh heh.


Here's something else that got my attention:


They follow my business attempts and use spam and emails pleas to people to turn them away from me and their numbers far outnumber my singular one.

Now, my math must be off. Because we don't have 200 people in this thread. That's YOUR number, Rick! You said it just days ago, remember??


Yes, again, the invitation is open for you BOTH to come visit. I have entertained people before one-on-one in fixing miscommunications. I have also been known to apologize where things that I have said or did unknowingly and grievously were involved. I know over 200 people that will back that up in a legal affidavit. What do YOU have to your credit to back up all you've said personally about me.

So where are these 200 hundred people? If this "little gang" of less than 30 people or so is responsible for all you bad press and reputation being smeared, why haven't you put these 200 people to work repairing the damage? Why isn't there a Pro-Rick Olney thread anywhere on the Internet? Hell, why haven't these 200 people just come onto this thread? You'd figure they swarm over us and drive us to silence just by shear numbers alone! We're just a bunch of "lowlifes" who spend a few minutes each day to "smearing and harrassing" you. Imagine how much damage could be undone by these 200 people armed with facts and the truth could undo? Think of how many guests you could snow, Um, I mean, "convince" to come to your scams, um "concs" and disregard what those "mean spirited trolls" have to say?

Maybe they could find a positive spin for you on how you meltdown and spew the more horrible little rants and then days later try to compose yourself and give a long rambling speech where you try to play the victim and your speech sounds like it was written by an incompetent fucktard with the mentality of a 12 year old. Mainly because it was, Rick.

Artful Angie

Member Of ORCA

OLNEY REALLY CONS ALWAYS

leftwingnutcase
01-14-2012, 04:18 AM
Redacted.

leftwingnutcase
01-14-2012, 06:28 AM
Quoting Richard L. Olney II:


Of course, I was also fighting the negative smear brought on by the boastful usual subjects, now termed by New York State and I believe Federal standards as a "gang" due to the nature of their existences, tactics and 'ganging up' on me.

Now, according to the US Code, there is no such thing as a “gang”, plain and simple. There are “riding gangs” which is essentially the official name for pirates, and “criminal street gangs”. For Rick’s education, I am posting the latter here.


Sec. 521. Criminal street gangs
-STATUTE-
(a) Definitions. - "criminal street gang" means an ongoing group, club, organization, or association of 5 or more persons –
(A) that has as 1 of its primary purposes the commission of 1 or more of the criminal offenses described in subsection (c);
(B) the members of which engage, or have engaged within the past 5 years, in a continuing series of offenses described in subsection (c); and
(C) the activities of which affect interstate or foreign commerce.

The offenses listed under “subsection (c)”:


(c) Offenses. - The offenses described in this section are –
(1) a Federal felony involving a controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)) for which the maximum penalty is not less than 5 years;
(2) a Federal felony crime of violence that has as an element the use or attempted use of physical force against the person of another; and
(3) a conspiracy to commit an offense described in paragraph (1) or (2).

Rick, under federal standards, we are not a "gang".

MyNameIsNotLarry
01-14-2012, 06:30 AM
Leftwingnutcase, I would normally quote someone I was replying to but in this case won't. I do want to say, was the above needed? I am eating as I read this thread. Perhaps others are as well. So in a thread which Gail has warned us to stay on target, I don't really feel like reading a description of someone eating shit while I'm having a meal.

I get the want to fight fire with fire. I've totally wanted to do the same and if I looked back over the years am sure would find cases where I did. Yet all that did was give me a moment of pleasure and a lifetime of knowing I stooped down to Rick's level of interaction.

So can I ask again and please know I'm saying this in general and not just to you. Can we remember we are better than him? That his actions and words should never dictate how we compose ourselves?

leftwingnutcase
01-14-2012, 07:03 AM
Well, I've searched the New York State Code for mention of gangs and there is none. I did find this, however:



GBS - General Business
Article 29-H - DEBT COLLECTION PROCEDURES
§ 600. Definitions. As used in this article, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires: 1. "Consumer claim" means any obligation of a natural person for the payment of money or its equivalent which is or is alleged to be in default and which arises out of a transaction wherein credit has been offered or extended to a natural person, and the money, property or service which was the subject of the transaction was primarily for personal, family or household purposes. The term includes an obligation of a natural person who is a co-maker, endorser, guarantor or surety as well as the natural person to whom such credit was originally extended.
2. "Debtor" means any natural person who owes or who is asserted to owe a consumer claim.
3. "Principal creditor" means any person, firm, corporation or organization to whom a consumer claim is owed, due or asserted to be due or owed, or any assignee for value of said person, firm, corporation or organization.
§ 602. Violations and penalties. 1. Except as otherwise provided by law, any person who shall violate the terms of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and each such violation shall be deemed a separate offense.

Artful Angie
01-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Also, Leftwing, look up The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. I found out about it while looking at how he can owe so many utility bills and still have the same companies. It's how Rick has managed to slide by so many of the collection agencies that have his outstanding bills from NationalGrid, Niagara Mohawk, Adelphia, Harron Cable, Time Warner, Bell Atlantic, and Verizon. In New York State and a few others most collection agencies won't take you to court if the debt is under a certain amount, usually around $1,000.00. Instead, they'll just try to collect on it through phone calls.

The other side of the utility company scam is that if you have your utilities turned off you can still get it turned on by just putting it under someone else's name, even if it's the same last name as the person who just had it shut off for non-payment. And the most common of those is adults having the utilities turned on under the names of their underage children. That's why Rick and Barbara have the utilities under the kids' names. Plus, it keeps him off the grid of the collection agencies looking for him and Barb.

SarahBeach
01-14-2012, 11:14 AM
I'm copying part of the latest of Rick's posts (the very ending), because it is of legal note and ... well, gee... he went to the point of putting it in bold text.


Posted by Rick Olney on his "Something's Tingling" Blogger blog:

UPDATE ON MATT BUSCH & THE INDIANA JONES
COMMEMORATIVE MAP

To date, January 14, 2012 -- I, Rick Olney, have received NO CEASE & DESIST notice(s) from anyone associated with either Matt Busch or Lucasfilm, who I prefer to deal with. NONE. NOTHING. NO MAIL, NO CALLS, NOT A POSTCARD IN SIGHT. AND, NO EMAILS.

NOTHING

In the event that I ever DO hear from a credible source to resolve the matter TO MY SATISFACTION, I shall act accordingly, and follow the legal outline (engaging an attorney, if necessary) to satisfy the parties involved. But, I WILL NOT work with, or have ANYTHING to do further with Matt Busch.

By the way, the maps are still available for sale. Interested persons/parties can always contact me at my email: rick.olney@gmail.com Serious inquiries only.

He says he hasn't received any C&D contact -- well, except for the ones that Matt sent him way back when by email.

He says he will have nothing further to do with Matt Busch -- for all the world as if he never had a contract with Matt.

Take note, Rick: we have copies of your own declarations of the specifics of your agreement with Matt (and even if not drawn up in formal contract presentation, they are legally binding, since both parties agreed to them). You are in breach of your on contract and are now TWO MONTHS past the date you agreed to return all unsold maps, and the money collected for charities.

And folks, also note -- he's no longer bothering to claim that the proceeds of the sale of these maps will go to charity.

He is in possession of art works that do not belong to him, licensed works which he is NOT authorized to be selling.

Something someone said in a totally different context occured to me about his claims that he has not received any C&D contacts. If the postman has left notices for him to pick up something at the post office, and he never does so, on his end of things he "never received them".

I know Matt has said that LucasFilm legal asked him not to comment further while they handled matters, so I won't post asking Matt if there is any new news.

I admit that as an empathic artist, I feel frustrated at seeing such a lovely project (which could be out raising funds for wounded veterans) held captive by such a creature as Rick Olney. I've never seen such a person with such an ability to make a pile of crap out of gold.

AIPman1
01-14-2012, 12:18 PM
I feel kinda good that my blathering got him to actually make a new statement about the MAP situation.

Here is my question to you Rick Olney, since I know you are gonna see this....

WHY do you not simply package up and send the maps back to Lucasfilm corporate office, with the $$ from sold copies or proof you have donated those profits to a legal chairity, and AVOID any further action from anyone on that matter? Why not make ALL INDIANA JONES FANS EVERYWHERE, happy that you have done the right thing and come off looking like a reasonable human being just once.

By ANYONE's view, your involvement with the maps SHOULD be over, you SHOULD NOT be trying to sell any more copies, according to EVERY scenario set forth about those maps by ANYONE.

Just send them to Lucasfilm's legal people, they will take care of them from there, and you won't have that hanging over your head. There is NO EXCUSE for not doing that. Every minute you hold on to those maps further, the FANS of Indiana Jones hate you more and more. I you have yourself in the middle of the BIGGEST STAIN on Lucasfilm merchandising, ever. Isn't that enough? No one's gonna forget it, but you can EASE some of the HATE, by returning the maps. Just do it. It's the right thing to do. You dont want to deal with Matt, fine. Dont deal with him. Send them Lucasfilm. WHY WAIT??????

HamsterRage
01-14-2012, 12:25 PM
I feel kinda good that my blathering got him to actually make a new statement about the MAP situation.

Here is my question to you Rick Olney, since I know you are gonna see this....

WHY do you not simply package up and send the maps back to Lucasfilm corporate office, with the $$ from sold copies or proof you have donated those profits to a legal chairity, and AVOID any further action from anyone on that matter? Why not make ALL INDIANA JONES FANS EVERYWHERE, happy that you have done the right thing and come off looking like a reasonable human being just once.

By ANYONE's view, your involvement with the maps SHOULD be over, you SHOULD NOT be trying to sell any more copies, according to EVERY scenario set forth about those maps by ANYONE.

Just send them to Lucasfilm's legal people, they will take care of them from there, and you won't have that hanging over your head. There is NO EXCUSE for not doing that. Every minute you hold on to those maps further, the FANS of Indiana Jones hate you more and more. I you have yourself in the middle of the BIGGEST STAIN on Lucasfilm merchandising, ever. Isn't that enough? No one's gonna forget it, but you can EASE some of the HATE, by returning the maps. Just do it. It's the right thing to do. You dont want to deal with Matt, fine. Dont deal with him. Send them Lucasfilm. WHY WAIT??????

Same here. It's totally worth it for him to continue to hang himself.

It's also hilarious that he's posting pictures of me from over 7 years ago.

Matt Doc Martin
01-14-2012, 12:51 PM
Same here. It's totally worth it for him to continue to hang himself.

It's also hilarious that he's posting pictures of me from over 7 years ago.


The one he has of me is at least 10 years old.

Artful Angie
01-14-2012, 05:08 PM
He's back in juvenile bragging and showing off how smart he thinks he is mode tonight. And back into insinuating on Gail.


The full mark of a bully, Gail. You really must have been the fat little ignored girl in grade school and high school huh? I have always wondered -- Is this picture REALLY you? Because that girl is much too pretty to be you. Either that, or looks are deceiving. Were you 'popular' in High school? Maybe like needed attention so bad that you banged the school football team for attention and maybe did a teacher or two? Just wondering, because you -- at your present fame and notoriety -- comparing yourself to a 57 year old man battling cancer is sort of pathetic. Like you have something to prove. I can't hardly BELIEVE that this angst from you all stems from not being able to bilk ORCA out of that $100 dollars you claim you were owed. So what is it? You're like, really insecure, huh?

When he can't win an argument with brains, he relies on his ass, where he talks out of the rest of the time.

SarahBeach
01-14-2012, 06:02 PM
He's back in juvenile bragging and showing off how smart he thinks he is mode tonight. And back into insinuating on Gail.

From the blithering idiot--
The full mark of a bully, Gail. You really must have been the fat little ignored girl in grade school and high school huh? I have always wondered -- Is this picture REALLY you? Because that girl is much too pretty to be you. Either that, or looks are deceiving. Were you 'popular' in High school? Maybe like needed attention so bad that you banged the school football team for attention and maybe did a teacher or two? Just wondering, because you -- at your present fame and notoriety -- comparing yourself to a 57 year old man battling cancer is sort of pathetic. Like you have something to prove. I can't hardly BELIEVE that this angst from you all stems from not being able to bilk ORCA out of that $100 dollars you claim you were owed. So what is it? You're like, really insecure, huh?

When he can't win an argument with brains, he relies on his ass, where he talks out of the rest of the time.

Yeah. He tried to get me all worked up by sniping about my weight, that because I have some "image problem" about it that's why I go on about his posting pictures of me. He's an idiot. Yeah, I'm overweight. So what? It is not, nor ever was the reason I've gone after him for posting them. Always the issue has been copyright infringement on his part. His latest contention is that the logo information in that picture "isn't recognizable" and therefore he can use it. Even if true, that still doesn't change the fact that he's infringing on copyright. My concerns about the organizations logo was only one of the issues with his use of the photo. But as I said, he's an idiot.

He does seem more aggitated at present than he has been in a while. He must be feeling neglected because he's trying so hard to stir things up.

Don Krick
01-14-2012, 07:02 PM
Oh wow, I'm in the spotlight again on Something's Stinking! Cool, at least he's not bothering someone else when he's aiming at me. Rick, the woman in the picture is not named Catherine. I have no idea where you got that from. I'm not worried about the things you say. You are nothing, so whatever you say is nothing. So if you think that anything you say about me bothers me, think again Butterbean. I miss Olga. She was a wonderful woman and we had a great relationship. Certainly she enriched my life more than I could ever hope to enrich anyone else's. And Rick, just because someone is laughing in your presence doesn't mean they are laughing "with you".

Gail Simone
01-14-2012, 08:01 PM
Yawn.

Can't believe he's still trying the same old stuff when it's never bothered me the least little bit.

Hey, Rick!

You're still a repulsive, deluded, racist, homophobic deadbeat!

Good luck with your next illiterate pyscho rant. :)

Artful Angie
01-14-2012, 10:19 PM
Yawn.

Can't believe he's still trying the same old stuff when it's never bothered me the least little bit.

Hey, Rick!

You're still a repulsive, deluded, racist, homophobic deadbeat!

Good luck with your next illiterate pyscho rant. :)

Yeah, but with his barely coherent stuff he's been throwing up (both meanings intended) on his blegh, it's nice once in a while to see him pull a classic out of the vault.

Hey, Rick, give us another of your Golden Oldies! Call us all trolls and put a picture of a toilet in your next one! Or better yet! Hey Rick, have you ever had a Star Wars character named after you? And how about that Twitter message Stan Lee wrote JUST FOR YOU because you're such BFFs! And how he personally helped you hand out 234,726,947,379,843,259,892,396,385,315 comics when you two marched in the parades together!

Yeah, that stuff never gets old.

Gail Simone
01-14-2012, 11:09 PM
Is it just me, or is today's meltdown his most boring ever?

I couldn't even finish his first post.

If he ever had even an emaciated and sickly little imagination, that poor thing died of starvation years ago.

And Rick, you will never be a comic book writer. You have zero talent, no knowledge of how the industry works,
the shittiest reputation imaginable, your word means nothing, you lack even basic English,
character and storytelling skills, and you haven't had an original thought in your life.
Not to mention the fact that you're a massive crybaby who gives up at the drop of a hat at everything
you attempt.
Even the vanity press doesn't want you.

Good luck with your shitty rip-off Mary Sue fanfics, though! I'll give you one thing, they
are (unintentionally) hilarious. :)

And finally, you know as much about the industry as you know about personal hygiene, dumbass.
Batgirl sold out of a huge overprint within a day, and had to go back for multiple printings.
I'd explain overprinting to you, but since you first need to learn how to use a comma, buy
deodorant, and keep your word like an adult, I'm afraid such small concerns have to wait
in line.

Have a nice evening, tough guy ((who never, ever has the guts to back up all his yappy little threats, of course).

Gail Simone
01-14-2012, 11:12 PM
Yeah, but with his barely coherent stuff he's been throwing up (both meanings intended) on his blegh, it's nice once in a while to see him pull a classic out of the vault.

Hey, Rick, give us another of your Golden Oldies! Call us all trolls and put a picture of a toilet in your next one! Or better yet! Hey Rick, have you ever had a Star Wars character named after you? And how about that Twitter message Stan Lee wrote JUST FOR YOU because you're such BFFs! And how he personally helped you hand out 234,726,947,379,843,259,892,396,385,315 comics when you two marched in the parades together!

Yeah, that stuff never gets old.

I swear, he's just playing his golden oldies, now. I got bored halfway through the first post.

I guess I just miss the golden days of goos night, pukee.


;)

Gail Simone
01-14-2012, 11:16 PM
Oh wow, I'm in the spotlight again on Something's Stinking! Cool, at least he's not bothering someone else when he's aiming at me. Rick, the woman in the picture is not named Catherine. I have no idea where you got that from. I'm not worried about the things you say. You are nothing, so whatever you say is nothing. So if you think that anything you say about me bothers me, think again Butterbean. I miss Olga. She was a wonderful woman and we had a great relationship. Certainly she enriched my life more than I could ever hope to enrich anyone else's. And Rick, just because someone is laughing in your presence doesn't mean they are laughing "with you".

Weird how he's lost so MANY friends...we just kept hearing that all the time. Dennis wants nothing to do with him...Christ, how many friends hate his guts, now?

What kind of person doesn't see how sad that is?

Again, if he wasn't such a hideous racist, homophobic deadbeat liar, it would be easy to pity him.

Gail Simone
01-14-2012, 11:18 PM
Yeah. He tried to get me all worked up by sniping about my weight, that because I have some "image problem" about it that's why I go on about his posting pictures of me. He's an idiot. Yeah, I'm overweight. So what? It is not, nor ever was the reason I've gone after him for posting them. Always the issue has been copyright infringement on his part. His latest contention is that the logo information in that picture "isn't recognizable" and therefore he can use it. Even if true, that still doesn't change the fact that he's infringing on copyright. My concerns about the organizations logo was only one of the issues with his use of the photo. But as I said, he's an idiot.

He does seem more aggitated at present than he has been in a while. He must be feeling neglected because he's trying so hard to stir things up.

That's his story, but the truth is, it's just that stage of the meltdown cycle. He had the rants, then the bullshit trying to pretend he's not completely out of control, next is the deletions of posts.

Gail Simone
01-14-2012, 11:20 PM
Same here. It's totally worth it for him to continue to hang himself.

It's also hilarious that he's posting pictures of me from over 7 years ago.

I just reread the book I got from you at Chicago Con. It's terrific.