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HamsterRage
07-29-2010, 08:38 PM
For those unfamiliar with Rick Olney, please see the countless amounts of documentation below about his cons, lies and thievery. He's an unstable dangerous and volatile man. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH HIM!

Classic thread:
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=156451

Previous thread at CBR:
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=304938

For those unfamiliar here's the Tony Isabella's Letter about him:


Dear Creative Professional,
If you are approached by an individual named Rick Olney or a representative of this man, if you are approached by Olney or anyone else representing entities known as The Mighty Mini-Con, TightLip Entertainment, ORCA, Adirondathon, or Adirondack Comics Fest, we strongly urge you to run in the other direction.
There is a very long, very well-documented history of non-payment, deceit, emotional manipulation, and fraud in connection with this man and his projects. Despite searching and publicly requesting evidence for over three months, nobody has been able to produce any evidence of any artist ever having been paid in full for their work for TightLip. Many attending professionals to his conventions were promised reimbursement of their expenses, but while some were provided with lodging, none are known to have received full compensation for travel and meal costs, and many have been the subject of vicious personal attacks as a result of having inquired about the promised reimbursement. In addition, Mr. Olney has a considerable history of erratic and unprofessional behavior on many message forums and mailing lists on the internet, several of which have banned him due to his frequently racist, sexist, and homophobic rants, as well as his willingness to hurl vicious insults in response to legitimate questions about his business practices.
As far as we can tell, nearly everyone who has ever had any professional contact with TightLip, the Mighty Mini-Con, or Rick Olney, has a “war story” to tell about being misled, cheated, and used.
You can find more details here:
Happy Birthday Rick Olney, Happy Birthday To You! – http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/06/27/hapy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-to-you/
EXCLUSIVE: Rick Olney Pays Back $100, $35,502.76 To Go… - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/10/06/exclusive-rick-olney-pays-back-100-35502-76-to-go/
The Tenth Annual Rumour Awards – BEST LACK OF PAYMENT - http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/10787-tenth-annual-rumour-awards-best-lack-payment.html
Rick Olney Trying To Organise Veteran’s Day Weekend Comic Con In New York - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/06/08/rick-olney-trying-to-organise-veterans-day-weekend-comic-con-in-new-york/
So Who Is Actually Going To Rick Olney’s Comic Con In November? - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/08/04/so-who-is-actually-going-to-rick-olneys-comic-con-in-november/
Now Matt Busch Turns Against Rick Olney Over Indiana Jones - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/12/now-matt-busch-turns-against-rick-olney-over-indiana-jones/
Rick Olney Cancels Adirondack Comic Con - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/18/rick-olney-cancels-adirondack-comic-con/
Sending Rick Olney A Cease And Desist Letter - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/20/sending-rick-olney-a-cease-and-desist-letter/
Rick Olney Sells Indiana Jones World Map Without Matt Busch Or Lucasfilm’s Permission - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/10/03/rick-olney-sells-indiana-jones-world-wap-without-matt-busch-or-lucasfilms-permission
Lucasfilm Tells Rick Olney To Cease And Desist Over Indiana Jones World Map - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/10/07/lucasfilm-tells-rick-olney-to-cease-and-desist-over-indiana-jones-world-map/
Rick Olney Demands Apology Before He’ll Hand Over Charity Maps And Donations - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/11/26/rick-olney-demands-apology-before-hell-hand-over-charity-maps-and-donations/

Please, do not attempt to do business with Olney. In fact, please pass along this warning to any comics professionals, aspiring comics professionals, retailers, exhibitors, media guests, and fans you know.
Do business with Olney at your own risk.
We would prefer to not do this in such a public manner, but, with Olney again advertising a convention and claiming that he is still planning to publish comic books, the greater good demands we speak out.
Thank you for your attention,
the Undersigned
Shelly Kennedy, Webmaster Unscrewed!
Danny Donovan, Various independent Comics, 911 Emergency Relief by Alternative Comics, Radio Free Comicks
Dave Rothe, Ant #’s 6-9 from Image Comics
Tom Stillwell, Writer/Creator of The Honor Brigade from Spinner Rack Comics
Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Superman
Paul D. Storrie, Revisionary, Gotham Girls, Robin Hood
Scott Reed, Web’s Best Comics
Tony Isabella, Black Lightning, Tony’s Tips
Chuck Dixon, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Bongo, Wildstorm
Joanne Ellen Mutch, Rummblestrips, Potlatch, LOTR sketch card artist,
Kevin Huxford, ShotgunReviews.com/Newsarama Contributor
Timothy J Tobolski, UNSCREWED! editor-in-chief
Jim Taylor, The Wraith
Mike Bullock, Lions Tigers & Bears, The Phantom
Blake M. Petit, Comixtreme.com
Scott Shaw!, CAPTAIN CARROT, THE SIMPSONS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Jeff Austin, AC Comics
James Ritchey III, Green Lama, Team Defiant!
Danielle Sylv Taylor, Hollow
Colin McMahon, New Dimension Comics-McMurray
Wil Radcliffe, Noggle Stones
Larime Taylor, Writer/Creator of HOLLOW, Archaia Studios Press
Mercedes R Lackey, Valdemar Series, DAW Books
Larry Dixon, DAW, Baen Books
Jim MacQuarrie, MonkeySpit.net
Alice Woodside, The Daredevil Anniversary Art Quilt Project
Sean McKeever, writer
Steven D. Forbes, Writer of Bullet Time, Co-Writer of Fallen Justice, EiC of Paper Dragonz
Koben Kelly, Newsarama.com, Best Shots, ShotgunReviews.com
Sarah Beach, editor, writer – Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1, Unscrewed! anthology
Lance Boucher, Inter-Fan Productions
Colleen Doran, A Distant Soil
Nat Gertler, About Comics
Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
Joe Zierman, artist – Big Bang Comics
Martin R. Oakley, formerly of Bloodstained Productions, writer/artist
Kneon Transitt, Gemstone Publishing
Gail Simone, Birds of Prey, Villains United, Gen13, Welcome to Tranquility, Atom
Frank Dirscherl, The Wraith
James A. Owen, Starchild, Mythworld, and Here, There Be Dragons
Richard Neal, Eisner winner Zeus Comics
Brian Pate, Comic Book Conventions.com
Cully Hamner, BLUE BEETLE, DC Comics
Erik Burnham, Shooting Star Comics
Scott McCullar, Shooting Star Comics, DC Comics, West End Games
Butch Guice, Marvel Artist
Brian J. Crowley, Graphic Designer DDP
Gerry Alanguilan, Superman: Birthright, Batman/Danger Girl, Silent Dragon (Wildstorm)
Michael Netzer, DC & Marvel artist

http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/letter/index.php


and here's the open letter from Michael Netzer about him
http://michaelnetzer.com/rEvolution/content/view/113/

An Open Letter to Rick Olney
Comics
Written by MN (Michael Netzer)

Wednesday, 06 December 2006

Hello Rick,

As a friend whom I've known for several years and a supporter of my efforts on behalf of the comics creators, I'd prefer not to rebuke you publicly as I'm about to, regarding the recent controversy with your lateness of payment to comics creators whom you contracted for work, and the subsequent open criticism of your actions by Rich Johnston and others. I do this, however, because of our friendship, in hopes that you'd take heed of the damage you bring upon yourself by your conduct.

I was sorry, as surely anyone who knew you was, at hearing about the passing away of your mother, may she rest in peace. I was also sorry, however, to hear your repeated complaints regarding your personal problems and the persistent touting of your misfortunes as an excuse for your failures. Since I've known you, you've been of the more outspoken big talkers in the comics community, wherein every convention and event you've attempted to organize appears to have been afflicted by one unfortunate circumstance after the other. The problem is that we come to hear and remember more about your personal difficulties than the failed endeavors you organize. You might have saved us all one needless sorrow by complaining less and doing a little more, but such is apparently beyond you.

Everyone suffers personal difficulties that can otherwise destroy endeavors they undertake. Most good people, however, choose to shed less crocodile tears and carry on with their lives. Your misfortunes are the title of your inevitable biography and it is a saddening one because you use them to conceal your ineptness and hypocritical ulterior motives, as you persist in falsely espousing a regard for truth and justice in your conduct. There is no truth and justice in how you're conducting yourself now, Rick. It's time to take a good look at your actions and consider the repercussions they bring.

The creators, Chuck Dixon, Val Staples and others, who've stepped forth asking for payment for their work, are not at fault here. They trusted you by producing work for you. You are the one who owes them and you're the one who's avoiding them, as they've stated openly. Your response, to pursue litigation procedures against them for violating non-disclosure agreements, reveals you for the deceitful man you are. All your hypocritical rantings regarding justice for the creators, over the years, are now washed down the drain, as you reveal yourself to be no better than others who've taken this course before you.

Tight Lip Entertainment/Rich Johnston and others have been more than fair with you, in the face of your belligerent threats to pursue legal actions against creators whom you owe money to. Have you no shame? No conscience? No inclination of the stain you bring upon your reputation? Is your wallowing in the publicity of this affair blinding you to the damage it inflicts upon you and others?

Is the outstretched tongue in your logo meant to reflect your disregard for the creators you hire, while you conceal it with the false and hypocritical mask of love-struck eyes?

You say that: " Since this has began we've nearly completed Tales of The Spooky ..2, hired and placed 4 new artists of note, in motion. And anchored our June 07 Mighty Minicon."

Well Rick, if you can do all this now, why can't you simply pay the creators whom you owe money to, before continuing on with business as usual? Are you using your misfortune, and now theirs, to evade paying them and then sueing them for taking you to task for it, Rick?

Are you doing the same thing to these comics creators as you did to the web hosting service which asked me to intervene on their behalf two years ago, due to your evading paying them for services they gave you? Is this your modus operandi; to use personal tragedies and misfortunes in order to abuse the goodwill of others, while promising to pay for them, and never doing so?

You understand I'm at liberty to disclose your withholding of payment to the web hosting service because I never signed a non-disclosure agreement about it with you. In all fairness though, I'm willing to sign one now, retro-actively, so that you can sue me also for violating it. Just send me a copy and I'll sign it, if this is the way you choose to conduct your affairs.

Or change your ways, Rick Olney. Stop avoiding those you owe money to and compensate them for their work. Stop making excuses by publicly complaining about your misfortunes and get on with your work. Do not begin new endeavors while you have previous unfulfilled obligations. Apologize to everyone whom you've defamed with your accusations.

Straighten your ways, Rick. All the lawyers in the world can't wipe away the stain that covers you now.

and the judgment against him:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/10/06/exclusive-rick-olney-pays-back-100-35502-76-to-go/


Plus here's some of the other links:
http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/content.php?page=olney_thread_index
http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/content.php?page=About_Unscrewed
http://rickolney.blogspot.com/
http://rickolney.tumblr.com/
http://rickolney.typepad.com/blog/
http://isitfactorisitfiction.blogspot.com/
http://torrentialspirit.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/RickOlney
https://twitter.com/#!/RecklessRicOlie
https://twitter.com/#!/OlneyTheLonely
http://rickolney.posterous.com/warning-rick-olney
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mohawk-ny/TA782171LDF103GDU#comments
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74827
http://theofficialguidetodeadbeats.blogspot.com/2011/06/publisher-rick-olney-deadbeat.html

http://renaissancegeek.blogspot.com/2007/01/eddie-torial-anecdote-when-eddie-met.html

http://www.bleedingcool.com/?s=rick+olney

http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/tag/person:+rick+olney

http://troublewithcomics.com/post/9675024064/my-experience-with-rick-olney

http://www.comicsbeat.com/2007/02/28/rick-olney-at-it-again/

http://comicsworthreading.com/2007/01/02/waid-and-simone-take-aim-at-olney/

The thread where Rick pretends ORCA is legit:
http://www.comicon.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=453164&page=1

Plus all of JR's documentation:
http://iblogalot.com/category/rick-olney/
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-matt-busch/
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-val-staples/
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-jim-tournas/
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/rick-olney-vs-scott-reed/
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/lying-in-the-gutters-with-rick-olney/
http://iblogalot.com/2011/12/01/a-warning-to-comics-professionals-about-rick-olney/

SallySensational
07-29-2010, 08:52 PM
Do we HAVE to? It always makes us feel so DIRTY.

Hurricane
07-29-2010, 09:01 PM
I don't know who Rick Olney is, but fuck him!

THE_DAREDIVA
07-29-2010, 09:13 PM
I know who he is. He tried to pull the fast one on me, trying to get me to come to the Mighty Shitty Con, promising to pay my air fare up until the last minute. Told him I had to have the ticket in my hand. He wanted me to fly on up and he'd reimburse me. You know where that would have left me these many years down the road, so I'm glad I didn't do it.

:daredevil

Hurricane
07-29-2010, 09:17 PM
I know who he is. He tried to pull the fast one on me, trying to get me to come to the Mighty Shitty Con, promising to pay my air fare up until the last minute. Told him I had to have the ticket in my hand. He wanted me to fly on up and he'd reimburse me. You know where that would have left me these many years down the road, so I'm glad I didn't do it.

:daredevil

Yikes. So I was right in my fucking him then. I mean... I didn't fuck him, but I said...

Oh hell... I think you know what I mean.

Oh look, NINJAS!

:ninjas:

Ray G.
07-30-2010, 05:39 AM
Who is this clown?

sk716
07-30-2010, 05:58 AM
Who is this clown?

I'll let Tony Isabella explain:

http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/letter/index.php

t.c.johnson
07-30-2010, 06:09 AM
Who is this clown?

A really short explanation: he has conned a lot of comicbook artists (most starting out, a few established) into doing work for his company, "Tight Lip Comics" or something, and almost nobody has ever been paid nor has any comics ever been published. What he owes to various people comes to about 6 figures at best estimate. When you complain about him he threatens legal action or physical violence (neither has ever happened.)

But read SK's link for more details.

(Editing to make more sense...the spell check on my Iphone can do some strange things sometimes)

bert
07-30-2010, 09:58 AM
I'll bet his blog will be open soon. . the idjut has to crow about how the mighty Tamryn was booted from CBR!

HamsterRage
07-30-2010, 10:04 AM
My favorite thing will be the inevitable Bendis and the Bendis board Vs. Olney battle... that will be epic.

http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/6/6c/Consequences2.gif

Kevin T Brown
07-30-2010, 10:06 AM
Curious: Has Olney ever been banned from here? If not, he could possibly join in on all the "fun". Maybe even get another "goos night pukie" comment out of him. :D

HamsterRage
07-30-2010, 11:31 AM
good point Kevin! That would be fucking hilarious!

HamsterRage
07-30-2010, 11:42 AM
Rick's here:
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/member.php?u=2369


DUN DUN DUN!!!!

bert
07-30-2010, 12:18 PM
Rick's here:
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/member.php?u=2369


DUN DUN DUN!!!!

considering the last post from him was 2005, and all FIVE threads he has started are locked?

I'd say his skanky ass is banned here too.

CutterMike
07-30-2010, 12:24 PM
And the hilarity ensues in 3... 2...





...And, hey, look! They've even already got an appropriate emoticon for rICK! :Poo:

HamsterRage
07-30-2010, 12:31 PM
considering the last post from him was 2005, and all FIVE threads he has started are locked?

I'd say his skanky ass is banned here too.

He's not banned... you can still leave a comment for him and he can probably still post here.

PhilipClark
07-30-2010, 04:30 PM
Where's the popcorn?

Cam63
07-30-2010, 05:10 PM
I don't know who Rick Olney is, but fuck him!

Please... Some of us have standards.

...like not mating outside our species.

Linkara
07-30-2010, 07:46 PM
ZOMG, if Olney isn't banned... he can post here! We can have his glorious meltdowns again! It's 2007 all over again! WHOOOOO!

Kevin T Brown
07-30-2010, 07:53 PM
ZOMG, if Olney isn't banned... he can post here! We can have his glorious meltdowns again! It's 2007 all over again! WHOOOOO!

Eh. He's too much of a chickshit to show his rotund face around here.





;-)

Howlett
07-30-2010, 07:58 PM
considering the last post from him was 2005, and all FIVE threads he has started are locked?

I'd say his skanky ass is banned here too.

Actually, his threads weren't locked for a specific reason. Almost every thread from the beginning of this board up to 2006/2007 has been locked to keep them from being randomly bumped for stupid reasons. There was a whole thing a couple of years ago and it was driving a lot of people batshit crazy, so one of the mods took it upon themself to lock the threads.

So this person is still around.

Linkara
07-30-2010, 07:59 PM
Eh. He's too much of a chickshit to show his rotund face around here.





;-)

Come on, Olney! We want to see a sockpuppet show! Whoooo, bring on the meltdown!

Slewo.O
07-30-2010, 08:01 PM
Who's Rick olney?

SallySensational
07-30-2010, 08:21 PM
Who's Rick olney?

www.unscrewedcomic.com

There's just too much to get into.

Linkara
07-30-2010, 08:33 PM
www.unscrewedcomic.com

There's just too much to get into.

Nonsense! He can be summed up very succinctly:

He's a sociopath who has, over the past 20-30 years, done everything in his power to con, lie, cheat, and manipulate people into giving them his money while maintaining the delusion that he's actually a great person. He has hosted unsuccessful convention(s) (not sure just how many), he attempted his own independent comic line that fell apart when he didn't pay anyone, and he continually lies, says bigoted, racist, homophobic remarks, and is generally the scum of the earth.

Howlett
07-30-2010, 08:35 PM
Nonsense! He can be summed up very succinctly:

He's a sociopath who has, over the past 20-30 years, done everything in his power to con, lie, cheat, and manipulate people into giving them his money while maintaining the delusion that he's actually a great person. He has hosted unsuccessful convention(s) (not sure just how many), he attempted his own independent comic line that fell apart when he didn't pay anyone, and he continually lies, says bigoted, racist, homophobic remarks, and is generally the scum of the earth.

That's definitely succinct.

SallySensational
07-30-2010, 08:36 PM
Nonsense! He can be summed up very succinctly:

He's a sociopath who has, over the past 20-30 years, done everything in his power to con, lie, cheat, and manipulate people into giving them his money while maintaining the delusion that he's actually a great person. He has hosted unsuccessful convention(s) (not sure just how many), he attempted his own independent comic line that fell apart when he didn't pay anyone, and he continually lies, says bigoted, racist, homophobic remarks, and is generally the scum of the earth.

I stand corrected.

Bravo.

http://static.open.salon.com/files/applause1234363884.gif

sk716
07-30-2010, 09:15 PM
Come on, Olney! We want to see a sockpuppet show! Whoooo, bring on the meltdown!

Why do you seek to punish me so?

Linkara
07-30-2010, 09:19 PM
Why do you seek to punish me so?

Isn't it more satisfying to ban him again, though? :D

Flamebird
07-31-2010, 02:26 AM
Nonsense! He can be summed up very succinctly:

He's a sociopath who has, over the past 20-30 years, done everything in his power to con, lie, cheat, and manipulate people into giving them his money while maintaining the delusion that he's actually a great person. He has hosted unsuccessful convention(s) (not sure just how many), he attempted his own independent comic line that fell apart when he didn't pay anyone, and he continually lies, says bigoted, racist, homophobic remarks, and is generally the scum of the earth.


That's definitely succinct.

It's succinct enough, I suppose; But it doesn't even begin to convey the level of BS and drama he's caused over the years.
You also left out that he's ICKY.

Guapo Mendez
08-01-2010, 03:20 PM
It's succinct enough, I suppose; But it doesn't even begin to convey the level of BS and drama he's caused over the years.
You also left out that he's ICKY.

Icky Ricky, always trying an angle, con, scam, cheat, flim flam, scheme, bunko, gaffle, grift, hustle, swindle and bamboozle.

KJ!
08-01-2010, 06:34 PM
He's probably fuming that he changed his blog to 'private' just a week ago or so.

I'm sure he's got a lot of bullshit to say about the board-move.

Oh, for those who don't know him, he believes he was cameo'd in Iron Man 2.

You know the 'Hey, the Oracle of ORACLE' bit?

Yeah, in Olney's mind, it was 'Hey, the Oracle of ORCA' (ORCA is/was his shitty tiny comic book group, that gave away comics whose numbers increase daily by the hundreds of thousands)

He also believes George Lucas named a Star Wars character after him.

He's THAT delusional.

SERIOUSLY.

MacQuarrie
08-01-2010, 11:40 PM
It's succinct enough, I suppose; But it doesn't even begin to convey the level of BS and drama he's caused over the years.
You also left out that he's ICKY.

pRick is to "icky" as Godzilla is to "plus size."

MacQuarrie
08-01-2010, 11:59 PM
A couple of quick examples of the "icky" factor:

ITEM: The Prick announces that donations of comics to ORCA are tax deductible; supposedly the comics would be packaged up and sent out to kids who are interested in receiving them. When pressed on the question of tax deductible status for ORCA, Prick admitted that in fact the organization was NOT a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. However, since his plan was to cherry-pick the "good" comics out of the donations and dump the rest at the local Salvation Army, their tax-exempt status would make the donations tax deductible. I swear I am not making this up.

ITEM: The prick solicits a model to dress as various of his never-published characters and pose for photos and personal appearances. While arranging the details with her, which consists mostly of attempting to find a way to avoid or indefinitely delay paying her, he floats the suggestion that she should move to his little podunk town in upstate New York, live in an apartment that he would arrange for her, and be his mistress. This, while he was on disability and being supported by his wife. His marriage is subject to change without notice, alternately going strong or on the rocks, depending on which is more convenient for him at the moment.

ITEM: While shilling for yet another never-published character, a former military guy turned Spider-Man ripoff, the Prick attached himself to the family of a young Marine who had recently been killed in action, via the comments section of his online obituary, claiming that the character (created months prior) was developed as a tribute and memorial to this young man.

ITEM: After announcing that proceeds from an art auction would be donated to St. Jude Childrens' Hospital, when the auction was canceled, the donated art was neither returned to the donors nor donated to the hospital; it simply vanished, most likely into the Prick's personal collection. This pattern was repeated a number of times, until finally an auction was held at one of the few conventions he actually managed to produce. The hospital never received any of the funds raised at the event, and has never given permission for him to use their name in this way.

ITEM: At the same convention, a costume contest was announced, with fabulous prizes. Some young people showed up with really impressive costumes, but the Prick was too "busy" (bragging about himself) to bother holding the contest. After being extremely dismissive toward the contestants, he grudgingly conceded that they should get prizes and suggested that "maybe we can find some coupons for them or something." As far as we know, they never received anything.

There are dozens of similar examples; these are just the ones I thought of off the top of my head. He is a thoroughly reprehensible approximation of a disgusting human being.

Patrick Gerard
08-02-2010, 12:19 AM
Wow. I don't think I could make up anything about the guy more loathsome or outlandish than the truth without going straight up sci-fi/fantasy and giving him a jetpack fueled on the bone marrow of infants or a ship with a galley of enslaved senior citizens.

dmh3000
08-02-2010, 01:03 AM
He's probably fuming that he changed his blog to 'private' just a week ago or so.

I'm sure he's got a lot of bullshit to say about the board-move.

Oh, for those who don't know him, he believes he was cameo'd in Iron Man 2.

You know the 'Hey, the Oracle of ORACLE' bit?

Yeah, in Olney's mind, it was 'Hey, the Oracle of ORCA' (ORCA is/was his shitty tiny comic book group, that gave away comics whose numbers increase daily by the hundreds of thousands)

He also believes George Lucas named a Star Wars character after him.

He's THAT delusional.

SERIOUSLY.

Does he believe that Rick with a silent P from The Young Ones was named after him?

HamsterRage
08-02-2010, 11:19 AM
here's a good reference too:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/06/27/hapy-birthday-rick-olney-happy-birthday-to-you/

That's the latest "I'm going to start paying people I swears!"

Superior Kiai
08-04-2010, 09:11 PM
Isshh... :-?

Sally was right. I do feel dirty.

And not in the good way...

Gail Simone
08-05-2010, 02:10 AM
Man, he picked on the wrong guy, this time.

He's harassing someone with a bunch of fake legal threats, and this guy is not known for putting up with that sort of bullshit.

This is going to be hugely rewarding!

Dragonbat
08-05-2010, 04:15 AM
*makes popcorn*

Gail Simone
08-05-2010, 04:37 AM
*makes popcorn*

Heh. Every time I see a poster from the old boards, I am happy.

And every time I see a poster from the Benbo, I am happy.

Is that pathetic? :)

Kevin T Brown
08-05-2010, 04:41 AM
Man, he picked on the wrong guy, this time.

He's harassing someone with a bunch of fake legal threats, and this guy is not known for putting up with that sort of bullshit.

This is going to be hugely rewarding!

:boogie:

Eager to hear more.


Heh. Every time I see a poster from the old boards, I am happy.

And every time I see a poster from the Benbo, I am happy.

Is that pathetic? :)

Only if by pathetic you mean awesome!! :)

Kevin T Brown
08-05-2010, 09:45 AM
Artful Angie pointed this out at "old yabs":

Olney's in-laws get into a little bit of trouble.....

LINK (http://www.uticaod.com/topstories/x1519716785/Victim-of-alleged-drugging-faces-car-theft-charge).

Gail Simone
08-05-2010, 11:10 AM
It's a classy, classy group all the way around, isn't it?

How come Angie's not over here with us?

Tom Stillwell
08-05-2010, 11:29 AM
Rick's family makes Levi Johnston look like Audrey Hepburn.

t.c.johnson
08-05-2010, 12:04 PM
Man, he picked on the wrong guy, this time.

He's harassing someone with a bunch of fake legal threats, and this guy is not known for putting up with that sort of bullshit.

This is going to be hugely rewarding!

Who is that?

Gail Simone
08-05-2010, 12:12 PM
I'm gonna let him reveal himself pretty soon. But Rick kept annoying him for no reason, and he went too far.

This guy is not known for taking shit from idiots.

It's kind of awesome!

Artful Angie
08-05-2010, 04:02 PM
Ta da!

Artful Angie
08-05-2010, 05:09 PM
I had to add a picture to my profile. And I couldn't think of a better one than pRicky's actual house! Or at least it's where he rents until his smell causes the city to condemn it.

So here's what I posted today at the old thread...

Hey there! On break and reading the local paper. Wanted to share this. Since Rick is always on the ball with insulting everyone's family, I thought I'd share this "local color" story about the family of his son-in-law Rich Pfluke. Rich is married to pRick's daughter, Starr. But since pRick likes to make fat jokes, let me just say I've seen Starr. And Planett is more like it. LOL

(See what I mean, pRick, about Karma??)


Anyway, enjoy!


Victim of alleged drugging faces car theft charge

By ROCCO LaDUCA
Observer-Dispatch
Posted Aug 04, 2010 @ 04:04 PM
Last update Aug 04, 2010 @ 04:24 PM

WHITESBORO — A Whitesboro man who accused his former girlfriend of putting a drug in his drink is also facing his own charges of stealing her vehicle and trading it in for scrap money, village police said.

Kevin Pfluke, 47, of Main Street, and his brother, Michael Pfluke, 46, of Trenton Road, Utica, were both charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, for allegedly stealing a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker belonging to Kevin Pfluke’s now-former girlfriend, Joanne Francis, police said.

The vehicle was then brought to a local scrap yard, where it was smashed in exchange for money, Francis said.

Around the time that Francis, 44, reported her vehicle stolen in mid-July, however, Kevin Pfluke filed his own complaint that Francis had made him ill by placing the antidepressant Remeron in his beverage at a party in early July.

Since then, both Pfluke brothers were charged with stealing Francis’ vehicle and Francis has been charged with second-degree assault, a felony, for allegedly making Kevin Pfluke ill.

The Pfluke brothers currently are free on $1,000 bail each, and Francis was released on her own recognizance. An order of protection has since been issued for Kevin Pfluke to stay away from Francis, she said.

Francis denies attempting to make Kevin Pfluke sick. Instead, she believes she is being accused of this crime in retaliation because Kevin Pfluke alleges that he got sick the same day Francis decided to end their relationship and move out of Pfluke’s Whitesboro home, Francis said.

Whitesboro police Officer Robert Maciol said it still remains unclear whether the alleged car theft and the drugging allegation are linked to each other.

“There is an ongoing investigation regarding the relationship between the two incidents,” Maciol said Wednesday. “Whether one happened because of the other, I don’t have an answer for you at this point.”

-----------------------------

Now, this caused some argument in the thread, which also caused me to be attacked for my comment about pRicky's little angel, Starr. Personally, after the things he has said about people's kids in his blogs, Starr got off light.

Anyway, the arguing made me decide to post this...

And of course, I can only think of how this interaction is fueling pRick's ego on its own.

"See? Now they're fighting amongst themselves because I closed my blog to them and Gail has put my thread on the backburner. Tee Hee Hee! How delighted I am to see them fall apart exactly as I predicted they would! I'm pRick Olney and I'm a genius!"

The best thing that can happen to this thread right now is to just come in occasionally and see what BS pRick is up to. As the person who lives in the Mohawk Valley, believe me when I say if Olney tries something around here, it will get posted on this thread.

Many of you have been personally or professionally screwed by him, and I take offense to how this man has represented himself and treated you all during your interactions with him. It makes comic fans in this area look bad, and it hinders future attempts to get real comic cons going in Utica and the Valley.

The feeling of "Be wary of anything from Utica because Olney might have something to do with it" is why I go out of my way to make sure he gets (figuratively, not actually) beat down when he tries to pull something, and stays down.

And I know you're reading this, pRick. Your ego couldn't make you stay away if you were strapped to and electric chair and going to this site was going to flip the switch. So I'm telling you right now. The best thing you could do for The Mohawk Valley, for the industry, and for yourself is to just give up on trying to be this big name in comics. You've done a lot of damage, and that kind of karma comes back and hits you big time when you're not ready.

You've already felt the walls closing in on your little world you've built up for yourself, pRick. That's why you LOST. You took the COWARD'S way out and locked out your blog. It shows what kind of Marine you were: The kind who talked the talk, but were NEVER able to walk the walk. And everyone here, including myself, is a sentry at the post you deserted. They can do what you were never able to do. You hid. You cried. You lied about having Stage 4 cancer to get free stuff and sympathy. You insulted people about their weight, their children, and even their sexual orientation while you're own cousin gets arrested for trying to have sex with an underage girl he travelled halfway across the country to "just talk to" after taking her across state lines. You tell people you are happily married and faithful, yet you try to hit on every attractive woman you meet at a Christmas party, including a married one.

YOU HAVE NO HONOR AT ALL, RICK OLNEY. AND YOU HAVE AN EMPTY SOUL.

The only Troll to every come to this site was YOU.


What do you think?

Gaelforce
08-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Heh. Every time I see a poster from the old boards, I am happy.

And every time I see a poster from the Benbo, I am happy.

Is that pathetic? :)

Is it pathetic that you're happy to see people you like coming here to share in the fun?

Hmmmm...

Do you have a different definition of pathetic than the rest of us? ;)

Slewo.O
08-05-2010, 06:22 PM
He looks like a wannabee biker.

MacQuarrie
08-05-2010, 07:07 PM
Artful Angie pointed this out at "old yabs":

Olney's in-laws get into a little bit of trouble.....

LINK (http://www.uticaod.com/topstories/x1519716785/Victim-of-alleged-drugging-faces-car-theft-charge).

If it's all the same to you, I would prefer to keep the focus on the pRick. I wouldn't want my relatives' shenanigans held against me, so I'm loathe to play that card, even with him. I'd rather judge him by his own actions, not by those of his daughter's brothers-in-law.

If/when the daughter and/or her husband pop up mouthing off to defend Pop, they're fair game, and I'll be first to jump in; until then, it kinda looks like the kind of dogpile party we're often accused of holding, and I'd rather not go there.

It's the kind of thing Olney would do, so I'd rather be better than that.

Please don't take this as some kind of demand/order/instruction/scolding. I'm just saying how I intend to operate; as always, you are all free to follow your own standard.

Flamebird
08-05-2010, 07:40 PM
Ta da!

It's about time! :cool:

What'd ya do, take a wrong turn at Albuquerque?

Artful Angie
08-06-2010, 03:06 AM
It's about time! :cool:

What'd ya do, take a wrong turn at Albuquerque?

My workplace filter won't let me access the site during the day. :-(

Artful Angie
08-06-2010, 03:13 AM
If it's all the same to you, I would prefer to keep the focus on the pRick. I wouldn't want my relatives' shenanigans held against me, so I'm loathe to play that card, even with him. I'd rather judge him by his own actions, not by those of his daughter's brothers-in-law.

If/when the daughter and/or her husband pop up mouthing off to defend Pop, they're fair game, and I'll be first to jump in; until then, it kinda looks like the kind of dogpile party we're often accused of holding, and I'd rather not go there.

It's the kind of thing Olney would do, so I'd rather be better than that.

Please don't take this as some kind of demand/order/instruction/scolding. I'm just saying how I intend to operate; as always, you are all free to follow your own standard.

I would normally agree with you on this. It's just that pRick has spent so much time being insulting to the children and family members of posters and people he's screwed over, I just wanted to make sure he understands how stupid he sounds when his own house is nowhere near in order, and we know it.

It's like when he spouted that garbage on his blog about someone pimping out his daughter to the comic companies, or how he insulted Gail's husband. Then when his cousin gets arrested taking an underage girl across state lines for sex (and yes, it IS confirmed that was his cousin) all of a sudden his blog talked about "people need to be forgiving in this world today".

I like to feel that I'm the cold water on the face of pRick's perfect little dream world, where nothing he and his brood do is wrong, and we're all evil trolls trying to keep a good man down.

Artful Angie
08-06-2010, 03:16 AM
And before I head off to work, I will give you this question to ponder/debate/ start a betting pool over....


Stan Lee is going to the Expo, a mere few hours drive from pRick. Do you think he will DARE show his face there????


Talk to you all later!

Dragonbat
08-06-2010, 03:43 AM
And before I head off to work, I will give you this question to ponder/debate/ start a betting pool over....


Stan Lee is going to the Expo, a mere few hours drive from pRick. Do you think he will DARE show his face there????


Talk to you all later!

Well, you now need a passport to cross the border, even by car. Would the small claims judgments have any bearing on whether his application would be approved? (Canadian unfamiliar with procedure asking a serious question.)

I'll be there on Friday and Sunday. I'll let you know if I see/smell anything...

JeffWatkins
08-06-2010, 01:05 PM
Hey all.
ComicBookJeff here.
Made the transfer over.
(Congrats on the new digs Gail!)
I'm also attending Fan Expo in Toronto this year, so if Rick tries anything he'll be exposed for the bully fraud he is.

blackreign
08-06-2010, 01:08 PM
Tantrums?? Meltdown??
I have beer and pizza for anyone who wants to watch the fun with me :)

KJ!
08-06-2010, 10:14 PM
Well, apparently his daughter Starr did wade into the Topix debate.

If it was her....yikes.

It was like a Lolcat on acid was typing......badly.

'Lul it onlee comix'

KJ!
08-06-2010, 10:18 PM
And yikes.

This isn't Olney related, but sounds like a pretty bad deal!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/08/06/the-price-of-your-copyright-two-copies/

' August 5, 2010

This communication shall serve as a contract between *my name here* (collectively “Artist”) as independent contractor, and *** Productions for Artist to exclusively provide pin-up (collectively the “Work”) for “Fame: Justin Bieber” to be used as a pin-up and possible trading card published by *** Productions.

Artist will receive 2 complimentary books for the usage of the “Justin Bieber” pin-up.
*my name here* is a non-exclusive employee of Bluewater Productions for “FAME: Justin Bieber” and this is a work for hire agreement. The artist claims no right to copyright or characters. Under a copyright ownership of ***. Artist makes no claims to copyright or title now or in the future. Artist owns the artwork and *** is just licensing it from them.

If you agree with the above please sign and return a copy of this communication. '

Slewo.O
08-06-2010, 10:19 PM
Well, apparently his daughter Starr did wade into the Topix debate.

If it was her....yikes.

It was like a Lolcat on acid was typing......badly.

'Lul it onlee comix'

Who's Starr and whats a topix? Links?

MacQuarrie
08-06-2010, 11:34 PM
And yikes.

This isn't Olney related, but sounds like a pretty bad deal!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/08/06/the-price-of-your-copyright-two-copies/

' August 5, 2010

This communication shall serve as a contract between *my name here* (collectively “Artist”) as independent contractor, and *** Productions for Artist to exclusively provide pin-up (collectively the “Work”) for “Fame: Justin Bieber” to be used as a pin-up and possible trading card published by *** Productions.

Artist will receive 2 complimentary books for the usage of the “Justin Bieber” pin-up.
*my name here* is a non-exclusive employee of Bluewater Productions for “FAME: Justin Bieber” and this is a work for hire agreement. The artist claims no right to copyright or characters. Under a copyright ownership of ***. Artist makes no claims to copyright or title now or in the future. Artist owns the artwork and *** is just licensing it from them.

If you agree with the above please sign and return a copy of this communication. '

That would be a perfectly legitimate (though utterly crappy) contract, if it weren't being offered for work that's already been done. Legally, you can't retroactively make a project "Work for Hire." It wasn't done "for hire", it was done as a personal project, and the publisher can't legally claim those rights.

Gail Simone
08-07-2010, 06:32 AM
Hey all.
ComicBookJeff here.
Made the transfer over.
(Congrats on the new digs Gail!)
I'm also attending Fan Expo in Toronto this year, so if Rick tries anything he'll be exposed for the bully fraud he is.

JEFF!

Thank you for making it over!

Guys, Jeff runs both a comics store and an excellent convention right in Olney's back yard. He's the anti-Olney!

Gail Simone
08-07-2010, 06:51 AM
I would normally agree with you on this. It's just that pRick has spent so much time being insulting to the children and family members of posters and people he's screwed over, I just wanted to make sure he understands how stupid he sounds when his own house is nowhere near in order, and we know it.

It's like when he spouted that garbage on his blog about someone pimping out his daughter to the comic companies, or how he insulted Gail's husband. Then when his cousin gets arrested taking an underage girl across state lines for sex (and yes, it IS confirmed that was his cousin) all of a sudden his blog talked about "people need to be forgiving in this world today".

I like to feel that I'm the cold water on the face of pRick's perfect little dream world, where nothing he and his brood do is wrong, and we're all evil trolls trying to keep a good man down.


I feel bad for Rick's family. Having that tub of crap deadbeat as your relative can't be any fun and even Dennis said some things about the how the family had put up with some ridiculous shit just because of Rick's behavior and reputation.

But I feel less bad for Barbara. She was a bit obnoxious at the con I attended, and her name was on all the Tightlip bullshit right along with Rick's.

I know some stuff about the kids from people in the area, but still feel they are not relevant, unless they choose to insert themselves in this, which they haven't really done.

Gail Simone
08-07-2010, 07:27 AM
Well, apparently his daughter Starr did wade into the Topix debate.

If it was her....yikes.

It was like a Lolcat on acid was typing......badly.

'Lul it onlee comix'

Yeah...I only mentioned that because she is the only human being on Earth with English skills worse than her father's.

Gail Simone
08-07-2010, 07:36 AM
Who's Starr and whats a topix? Links?

Starr is Rick Olney's daughter, who apparently has aspirations to be a singer and had a very thug, fake gangsta myspace page, which was unbearable to read, full of crazy boastful bragging about her own wonderfulness in fake white ghetto style "YOU ALL BETTER KNOW I DONT PLAY THAT I AM A REAL ARTIST" shit endlessly but a thousand times worse and more embarrassing.

She may be a wonderful person but her hatred of the English language (and grammar, and spelling, and punctuation) was just extremely painful.

Angie says she still lives with Rick.

You know, good for her for having aspirations and she may be talented (although the sample music clips on her page were ear-shreddingly horrible) and god knows it can't be fun to be related to Rick.

No one has any ill will against her or his other kids. They didn't commit Rick's sins. So I only discuss the stuff that she herself made public, period.

And her myspace page was open to everyone.

Topix is, I think, a message board thing, and the discussion in question is a particular thread where some neighbor of Rick's posted about his deadbeat reputation in upstate New York, and several people came in to agree. Someone came to Rick's defense, kinda, and Angie asserts that that person was Starr, but I'm not sure what evidence led to that conclusion, unless it's just the hideous use of English.

Hmmm. Angie, what made you say that was Starr? Did I miss something?

Artful Angie
08-07-2010, 09:10 AM
Topix is, I think, a message board thing, and the discussion in question is a particular thread where some neighbor of Rick's posted about his deadbeat reputation in upstate New York, and several people came in to agree. Someone came to Rick's defense, kinda, and Angie asserts that that person was Starr, but I'm not sure what evidence led to that conclusion, unless it's just the hideous use of English.

Hmmm. Angie, what made you say that was Starr? Did I miss something?

Actually, it was someone who knows Angie and posted on TOPIX from New Bern, NC who said flat out that they knew it was Angie. Those who know pRick knows he has family in New Bern that he has on again/off again issues with.

No sooner did that person post that statement when all of a sudden the TOPIX thread was shut down for multiple reports of abuse. Which is why I said pRick's mouse button finger must have been exhausted the next day.

If you go to www.topix.com and look in the forums for Mohawk, NY you'll see a restarted thread, but not as detailed as the one before.

KJ!
08-07-2010, 09:16 AM
This is worthless, but the posting style on that Topix post was identical to that used on Starr's Myspace page.

Take that with a grain of salt though, as obviously a few lines of text isn't a great deal to use as a base.

Matt Doc Martin
08-07-2010, 01:31 PM
CBR rick is also didn't understand that yanking a woman's shirt down against her will is sexual assault.

Um, what?!?

And I would like to say hello to those I know from YABS and hope you will give me a fair chance here.

If not, PM me and I will be happy to leave.

I am glad to see pRick's sins are not forgotten, and hope that people continue to be warned about his thieving ways.

MacQuarrie
08-07-2010, 01:56 PM
Um, what?!?

And I would like to say hello to those I know from YABS and hope you will give me a fair chance here.

If not, PM me and I will be happy to leave.

I am glad to see pRick's sins are not forgotten, and hope that people continue to be warned about his thieving ways.

Tabula Rasa on my part. Blank slate. The past is past and wiped out, and we start fresh.

Lester C.
08-07-2010, 02:59 PM
Um, what?!?

And I would like to say hello to those I know from YABS and hope you will give me a fair chance here.

If not, PM me and I will be happy to leave.

I am glad to see pRick's sins are not forgotten, and hope that people continue to be warned about his thieving ways.

Welcome back Matt. Even if some members aren't comfortable with you posting, you can't get banned here for something that happened elsewhere. If anything you have more right to be here than most of us as you have been here for over five years.

Cam63
08-07-2010, 06:25 PM
Cheers to that.

...and welcome back, Matt.

bert
08-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Um, what?!?



It's a very, very diluted take on a thread that was on CBR that's best left unmentioned.

Hey Matt!

I was shocked to see a friend request from you! Glad to see you here, and I hope you get a new chance from everyone as well.

I hope you understand that there are very likely some who are not going to be able to forgive (it really was a shitty thing that happened, and it really WAS you at the center of that particular hurricane). . but I'm genuinely glad to see you, and I hope for the most part, folks are willing to give you a fair shake at a new board :)

Flamebird
08-07-2010, 09:07 PM
So where the HELLS is Charles? Staying over there to finish up his "thread magic" before diving in here?

Outsider
08-07-2010, 09:31 PM
Um, what?!?

And I would like to say hello to those I know from YABS and hope you will give me a fair chance here.

If not, PM me and I will be happy to leave.

I am glad to see pRick's sins are not forgotten, and hope that people continue to be warned about his thieving ways.


Hey, Matt's here! That's cool, because I like him, and he's someone who actually knows who I am.

(It's a little daunting at times posting to a board full of regulars who all know each other.)

bert
08-07-2010, 09:39 PM
Hey, Matt's here! That's cool, because I like him, and he's someone who actually knows who I am.

(It's a little daunting at times posting to a board full of regulars who all know each other.)

you're only a stranger until you say hello.

MacQuarrie
08-07-2010, 09:41 PM
Strangers are just friends you haven't met yet.

t.c.johnson
08-07-2010, 09:54 PM
And yet my friends keep getting stranger and stranger.

Dragonbat
08-07-2010, 10:00 PM
Hey all.
ComicBookJeff here.
Made the transfer over.
(Congrats on the new digs Gail!)
I'm also attending Fan Expo in Toronto this year, so if Rick tries anything he'll be exposed for the bully fraud he is.

Kewl! Look for a lady in conservative dress and a head-covering. It'll be me! :)

Matt Doc Martin
08-07-2010, 10:22 PM
Hey, Matt's here! That's cool, because I like him, and he's someone who actually knows who I am.

(It's a little daunting at times posting to a board full of regulars who all know each other.)

There are good people on here.

And oday otnay admitway owingknay emay.

sk716
08-08-2010, 04:42 PM
Shifted out the discussion of the other Olney thread. It just complicated this one and I thought it would be better to keep this thread free of that particular drama.

This one has plenty all by itself.

Jim Ritchey
08-08-2010, 05:29 PM
Having one of my only four posts here deleted just put me into a heightened state of anxiety, so I certainly get your meaning.

[edit] Never mind. Sorry, just moved...somewhere.

KJ!
08-08-2010, 05:54 PM
That would be a perfectly legitimate (though utterly crappy) contract, if it weren't being offered for work that's already been done. Legally, you can't retroactively make a project "Work for Hire." It wasn't done "for hire", it was done as a personal project, and the publisher can't legally claim those rights.

Also, Mac, am I right in thinking this could also (hypothetically) backfire for the publisher too?

In that if there was ever any legal hassle over this, the publisher wouldn't have a leg to stand on, because of the retro-active work for hire part?

MacQuarrie
08-08-2010, 10:10 PM
Also, Mac, am I right in thinking this could also (hypothetically) backfire for the publisher too?

In that if there was ever any legal hassle over this, the publisher wouldn't have a leg to stand on, because of the retro-active work for hire part?

Absolutely. It's a completely bogus and unenforceable contract.

However, as we all know, your rights are entirely dependent upon your ability to claim them. A young, naive artist with few resources could end up without the means to reclaim his/her work.

Gail Simone
08-08-2010, 11:56 PM
In related news:

Olney sucks. :)

Gail Simone
08-09-2010, 12:02 AM
I appreciate everyone keepin' it off the CBR stuff. Those mods have enough to deal with and I really do think it'll all settle down soon.

Thanks, guys.

Kevin T Brown
08-09-2010, 04:36 AM
I appreciate everyone keepin' it off the CBR stuff. Those mods have enough to deal with and I really do think it'll all settle down soon.

Thanks, guys.

Eventually it'll settle down.... but I'm not appreciatin' the "disappearance" of posts.

Gail Simone
08-09-2010, 05:00 AM
What disappearance?

Kevin T Brown
08-09-2010, 05:20 AM
What disappearance?

ETA: Never mind.... but YABS of old is definitely gone the way of the dinosaur. :(

danlomb
08-09-2010, 06:13 AM
If you jumble up the letters in his name, you get:

ROCKY LINE.

Which obviously means that when he was 12, he spent all of his pocket money on a commission by a famous, legendary artist, who produced a 'rocky line' sketch that was not up to his satisfaction. When asked for a refund, or a 'straighter line' approach to his Doctor Strange-in-a-bathrobe-and-web-shooters-riding-atop-Devil Dinosaur piece, he was flatly denied and rudely-received for discriminating the art.

He then took the name of his insult as an anagram, and dedicated his future to the menace, torment, and downfall of all comicbook professionals he could come across.

He used to be on the straight-and-narrow. But now, he takes the path
of the ROCKY LINE.

Gail Simone
08-09-2010, 06:38 AM
See, finally a post that makes a great point!

danlomb
08-09-2010, 06:44 AM
See, finally a post that makes a great point!

If you 'Da Vinci Code'-ify something enough, you'll get your conspiracy ;)

Artful Angie
08-09-2010, 04:31 PM
Actually, the term "Rocky Line" in his mind means he influenced Stan Lee into creating The Thing AND The Fantastic Four!

The Thing is rocky. And his name is an anagram that has rocky in it. And you have to use lines to make a 4. AND Rick was once four years old! See? It all makes sense...if you're Rick.


I have to pass along my respect to you for your post today in the CBR thread, Gail. It's not even worth mentioning the chaos that it's become, and any metaphor I could use to compare it to would just add to the negative vibe we're all trying to avoid by being here. It's just harshing my buzz, ya dig? lol

But you really handled it well today. I applaud the effort. :-)

Gail Simone
08-09-2010, 05:07 PM
Yeah, the truth is, seeing people attacking each other like that does not make me happy. If they have to close the thread there, there's still this one.

I hope it all calms down.

Artful Angie
08-10-2010, 01:58 AM
Yeah, the truth is, seeing people attacking each other like that does not make me happy. If they have to close the thread there, there's still this one.

I hope it all calms down.

I hope so, too. But I'm afraid that's unlikely given the nature of some of the posts. And the posters. But that's nothing no one doesn't already know, so.. :-(


So here's an idea for you, Gail. You're well known in certain literary circles, lol understatement of the day, and if we started a petition on the forums would you be able to bring it to the proper attention it deserves?? Here it goes:

A certain pRicklish one made such a big deal out of a screenwriter throwing an "ORCA" reference into "Iron Man 2". So I thought we could start a petition to have Joss Whedon make a villain named Orca in the "Avengers" movie. Said villain would then proceed to get his ass handed to him with Hawkeye saying something totally in character like "Who uses a lame name like Orca, anyway?".

Heh Heh. Anyone on board with this?

Linkara
08-10-2010, 03:21 AM
I hope so, too. But I'm afraid that's unlikely given the nature of some of the posts. And the posters. But that's nothing no one doesn't already know, so.. :-(


So here's an idea for you, Gail. You're well known in certain literary circles, lol understatement of the day, and if we started a petition on the forums would you be able to bring it to the proper attention it deserves?? Here it goes:

A certain pRicklish one made such a big deal out of a screenwriter throwing an "ORCA" reference into "Iron Man 2". So I thought we could start a petition to have Joss Whedon make a villain named Orca in the "Avengers" movie. Said villain would then proceed to get his ass handed to him with Hawkeye saying something totally in character like "Who uses a lame name like Orca, anyway?".

Heh Heh. Anyone on board with this?
Kind of, but I fear Olney would still interpret it as a positive reference to his "organization."

Plus there's already a DC character named Orca... though I think she's dead. XD

Dragonbat
08-10-2010, 04:33 AM
Kind of, but I fear Olney would still interpret it as a positive reference to his "organization."

Plus there's already a DC character named Orca... though I think she's dead. XD

One of the lamest villains of the last decade, IMO

Kevin T Brown
08-10-2010, 04:39 AM
One of the lamest villains of the last decade, IMO

Then, obviously, named after Olney.

:D

Gcom
08-10-2010, 08:34 AM
I made the jump, just so the watchdogging against Mr. Olney continues.

Restatement: I and my businesses will neither support nor carry any product connected to Mr. Olney until all outstanding debts to creators are paid. Claims will be verified with Unscrewed.

There's too many shenanigans already going on in the world. We didn't need this either.


With Tolerance For Backing The Play...

GCom

Gcom
08-10-2010, 08:39 AM
That said, Mr. Olney, I would like to see you come here and state your side of this.



With Tolerance For A Full Theater...

GCom

MacQuarrie
08-10-2010, 08:54 AM
On a tangental note, returning to the issue of The Defendant's claim to having survived Stage 4 cancer last year....

On Wednesday evening of last week, a man I've known for 35 years was checked into the hospital because he was vomiting blood. He underwent tests and they found his stomach was full of blood. They did emergency surgery and they found a large, cancerous tumor. They had to remove his stomach, his spleen and his pancreas. He's still on a breathing tube, is barely conscious. The "tail" of his pancreas (what's left after they removed most of it) still has a tumor. He's been given at least 11 units of blood so far. He will probably be discharged to hospice. He's about 56 years old.

He has Stage 4 cancer.

So don't fucking tell me this is what you survived, you lying piece of shit.

KJ!
08-10-2010, 09:34 PM
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend, Mac. My thoughts are definitely with him at this time :/

KJ!
08-10-2010, 09:51 PM
Also (I think this belongs here. If people think this should be in another thread, I'll move it).

The Olney Toys is giving people problems again.

WARNING: IF YOU WISH TO PRE-ORDER PRODUCTS FROM SHOCKER TOYS, DO NOT DO IT FROM THEIR OWN ONLINE STORE.

They charge IMMEDIATELY via Paypal, meaning if the product doesn't get to you within 45 days, and you then want a refund, you are at their mercy. And Shocker Toys products are NEVER out when they say, so you WILL find yourself in trouble.

Order from a reputable online source, such as bigbadtoystore.com, who only charge when the product comes in.

==========================

This time, the problem centres around........two things.

First of all, the delay of Indie Spotlight Series 2: It's past a year overdue at this stage. Again, Shocker has trotted out another excuse for this that they have used in the past: delayed due to the factory closing down. (Source here: http://www.articulateddiscussion.com/post/red-sonja-post.aspx)


SDCC exclusive figures. People could pre-order them online at Shocker's site, choosing to pick them up at the show, or pay extra to have them mailed out to them.

People who turned up at SDCC to collect their figures were in for a surprise: no toys were there.

That's right, the toys hadn't arrived.

Those people were then told they had to pay extra there and then, and the toys would be shipped to them 'when they arrived.'

No notice was emailed to people about this, or put on their site. The only thing about it was in a member's section on their forum, not viewable to the general public.

It was said by Shocker that.........*drumroll* the figures were being held by customs. (Making this at LEAST the second time this has happened to them, along with the ship sinking, being turned away by lead paint, Shocker's out of original excuses at this stage). And to expect them to be in Customs for 'up to 3 weeks'.

Then this was shared. This is a post from that section, from a frustrated customer, along with Geoff Beckett's reply (Forum Admin):

'ForumAdmin wrote:

ferdera1 wrote:You explained? I had seen no explanation online or sent to me about this until now from you as a company. I did not manage to make it to the con this year, and already ordered the non-attendee exclusives. And as someone who was not at the con, the only explanation I found was posted by someone who was at the con who posted it on your hated Fwoosh. I have seen no explanation from you here on your own site till now, so do not understand the "As we explained" that information should be on the same place I placed my order shouldn't it?

Now I do understand you are a smaller company, and you run into more starting hiccups because of this, but being smaller getting information out should be easier. I am more upset about not knowing what is going on DIRECTLY FROM YOU than I am about not having the figures.

You guys have this forum, so why keep so quiet?

--
If you cannot wait for a good product to be released then please email info@shockertoys.com and ask for a refund we will be glad to do that for you. And everyone please note that once you have been refunded you will not be allowed to place pre-orders through our store after that. We do not control the goverment nor can we control what happens. The goods are being held and we wouldn't be suprised if someone caused this by contacting various people. We have seen examples of certain people on (Fwoosh, TNI, AFT, AFI, RTM, Critical Mess and CBR) contacing license holders, Mass stores and others to ensure we have a hard time getting our products out.

We will be starting a new production run to cover the held goods in case they do not get released from the overseas customs authorites. We will be announcing it shortly on our main page.'

----------------------------------------

Now, if the figures are being held in customs, why on earth would you 'start a new production run'? That makes no sense, no company would do that.

And notice the reason for the 'customs' thing: Yes, people from internet forums are behind it!

One of the forums mentioned is CBR, obviously meaning those of us who tangled with him on YABS the first time. Yes, apparently we were involved in this mass conspiracy. How high does our influence go?

In short: BE WARY OF SHOCKER TOYS. DEAL ONLY WITH REPUTABLE ONLINE STORES, NOT SHOCKER'S ONLINE STORE DIRECTLY.

EDIT: Oh yeah, the first series of toys came out in March of last year. Purchasing the entire set meant you could mail away for an exclusive 'Mr Gone' figure from 'The Maxx'. Well, it's now almost 18 months later, and the toy still hasn't been sent out to people, and only two early prototypes have been shown so far (one of which was just a head). So yeah, be wary.

HamsterRage
08-10-2010, 09:54 PM
On a tangental note, returning to the issue of The Defendant's claim to having survived Stage 4 cancer last year....

On Wednesday evening of last week, a man I've known for 35 years was checked into the hospital because he was vomiting blood. He underwent tests and they found his stomach was full of blood. They did emergency surgery and they found a large, cancerous tumor. They had to remove his stomach, his spleen and his pancreas. He's still on a breathing tube, is barely conscious. The "tail" of his pancreas (what's left after they removed most of it) still has a tumor. He's been given at least 11 units of blood so far. He will probably be discharged to hospice. He's about 56 years old.

He has Stage 4 cancer.

So don't fucking tell me this is what you survived, you lying piece of shit.

oh Jesus... I'm sorry to read this Mac.

My best to your friend.

Artful Angie
08-11-2010, 01:30 AM
On a tangental note, returning to the issue of The Defendant's claim to having survived Stage 4 cancer last year....

On Wednesday evening of last week, a man I've known for 35 years was checked into the hospital because he was vomiting blood. He underwent tests and they found his stomach was full of blood. They did emergency surgery and they found a large, cancerous tumor. They had to remove his stomach, his spleen and his pancreas. He's still on a breathing tube, is barely conscious. The "tail" of his pancreas (what's left after they removed most of it) still has a tumor. He's been given at least 11 units of blood so far. He will probably be discharged to hospice. He's about 56 years old.

He has Stage 4 cancer.

So don't fucking tell me this is what you survived, you lying piece of shit.

I'm so sorry for your friend, Mac. Please know I'll keep hime in my prayers.


It's news like that, and how much emotional damage you've left in your wake, pRick, that make people want to see you disappear from the industry forever. And yes, we know you read this. Just like we know you're probably saying to yourself

"Awww, Mac's friend is sick. Talk about just desserts".

And it's that attitude, where you think you did nothing wrong, that will make us never forget and never let you have a moment's peace as long as you're trying to scam,screw over, and disrespect another innocent person.

Karma is a bitch, pRick. And when it hits you, expect to receive the same level of sympathy you gave.

None at all.

Gail Simone
08-11-2010, 01:39 AM
From the stuff I've read here about Shocker Toys, I thought their actual toys would look like piles of poo in a bucket. But when I saw their booth at Toronto, the toys themselves looked kind of neat. I don't collect action figures and I saw several I wouldnt mind owning. I am not an expert though, I don't know anything about durability or any of that.

But the way they treat customers is appalling. Amazing that they are still in business talking to paying customers like that.

Gail Simone
08-11-2010, 01:41 AM
I don't want ANYONE, including Rick, to get cancer. Being a deadbeat with personality disorders doesn't mean you deserve cancer.

I'm very sorry about your friend, Mac.

Artful Angie
08-11-2010, 01:47 AM
Kind of, but I fear Olney would still interpret it as a positive reference to his "organization."

Plus there's already a DC character named Orca... though I think she's dead. XD

Yes, there is. She's the one that pRick INSISTS his club was the "inspiration" for. That they created her to "honor" him and all his hard work.

How's this for an even better idea... Instead of Hawkeye being the one to call Orca a lame character, we get Whedon to have it said by Stan Lee in his cameo.

Stan Lee calling ORCA lame.... Heh heh. A nightmare come true for pRick.

Gail Simone
08-11-2010, 01:50 AM
I think this interview is still hilarious.

The bullshit he is slinging, even way back when, makes me laugh. He thought he was Stan Lee, but he's more like Miss Piggy on a bender.

ttp://www.mightycrusaders.net/interviews/olney.htm

Guapo Mendez
08-11-2010, 06:52 AM
On a tangental note, returning to the issue of The Defendant's claim to having survived Stage 4 cancer last year....

On Wednesday evening of last week, a man I've known for 35 years was checked into the hospital because he was vomiting blood. He underwent tests and they found his stomach was full of blood. They did emergency surgery and they found a large, cancerous tumor. They had to remove his stomach, his spleen and his pancreas. He's still on a breathing tube, is barely conscious. The "tail" of his pancreas (what's left after they removed most of it) still has a tumor. He's been given at least 11 units of blood so far. He will probably be discharged to hospice. He's about 56 years old.

He has Stage 4 cancer.

So don't fucking tell me this is what you survived, you lying piece of shit.

Oy, my sympathies to your friend.

Which is why I somewhat doubt the confirmation we've had about his diagnosis. How reliable is the source? Could he/she have been bamboozled?

MacQuarrie
08-11-2010, 07:30 AM
Oy, my sympathies to your friend.

Which is why I somewhat doubt the confirmation we've had about his diagnosis. How reliable is the source? Could he/she have been bamboozled?
The information and source are very credible. I can't give more information than that in public. The Prick absolutely was diagnosed with some cancer-related condition; we do not know the extent or severity of it, but his relatively easy recovery would indicate that it was nowhere near stage 4.

Guapo Mendez
08-11-2010, 07:54 AM
The information and source are very credible. I can't give more information than that in public. The Prick absolutely was diagnosed with some cancer-related condition; we do not know the extent or severity of it, but his relatively easy recovery would indicate that it was nowhere near stage 4.

Cool. Thanks for the info. Could be that he's a very light stage I.

SarahBeach
08-11-2010, 09:51 AM
I think this interview is still hilarious.

The bullshit he is slinging, even way back when, makes me laugh. He thought he was Stan Lee, but he's more like Miss Piggy on a bender.

ttp://www.mightycrusaders.net/interviews/olney.htm

You're right, Gail! It is still funny. So sure he's making sense, too!

Gail Simone
08-11-2010, 09:59 AM
Yes, there is. She's the one that pRick INSISTS his club was the "inspiration" for. That they created her to "honor" him and all his hard work.

How's this for an even better idea... Instead of Hawkeye being the one to call Orca a lame character, we get Whedon to have it said by Stan Lee in his cameo.

Stan Lee calling ORCA lame.... Heh heh. A nightmare come true for pRick.

Well, this is likely another easy myth to dispel...who created the DC Orca?

We'll ask just like we did with Lucasfilms.

Tom Stillwell
08-11-2010, 10:11 AM
The character first appeared in Batman #579 written by Larry Hama. I would assume he created the Orca.

MacQuarrie
08-11-2010, 10:18 AM
My one concern with this thread, and I've voiced it before, is that it's very easy to use it as a substitute for action. Venting vitriol and mocking a scumbag are fun, but they can dissipate the energy necessary to maintain an organization like UNSCREWED. I'm as guilty of this as anyone.

I just ran across a quote on a friend's Facebook status:

"If you have time to whine & complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it." --- Anthony J. D'Angelo

I need to remember this and put it into action. There is much to do to get UNSCREWED back on track and functioning as it ought to. If you'd like to help, we can use you.

By all means, let's keep the thread going, keep the spotlight on the Defendant, but let's not make it the only thing we do about him and the many others like him.

Gail Simone
08-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Well, posting here doesn't PRECLUDE action.

My concern is the title. Since it's stickied, that means it's the first thing new people see. That seems kind of harsh.

Also, it's not really fair to anyone who, for WHATEVER REASON, might have something to say in Rick's defense.

What do you guys think...fix or no fix?

I'd like something more generic.

Kevin T Brown
08-11-2010, 10:38 AM
Well, posting here doesn't PRECLUDE action.

My concern is the title. Since it's stickied, that means it's the first thing new people see. That seems kind of harsh.

Also, it's not really fair to anyone who, for WHATEVER REASON, might have something to say in Rick's defense.

What do you guys think...fix or no fix?

I'd like something more generic.

Well, Olney IS scum... and a liar and a cheat. However, perhaps "softening" it a tad might be in order? Maybe changing it to "Rick Olney, still untrustworthy."

CutterMike
08-11-2010, 10:52 AM
"Rick Olney: Thread or Menace...?" (And, yes; the spelling is intentional.)

MyNameIsNotLarry
08-11-2010, 11:11 AM
Good afternoon,

I no longer post on any message boards. I find it becomes too time consuming and as I'm on the computer all day for work, it often puts me behind and leaves me rushed and working late.

Reading though is easy. A few minutes here and there and back to work. Posting means I'll sit at a board for hours and while fun, I have yet to find a message board that will pay me $21 an hour to wax poetic about my love of comic books.

Onto my reason for breaking my rule and signing up here. As part of my morning routine I take 10 minutes to seek out, using Google and certain keywords I have found in the past work well, any new Rick Olney information. While minor, I have some that I do not believe I have seen posted before.

Back in July I found this post by Rick Olney: http://orcafresh.blogspot.com/2010/07/pres-romanillos-has-died.html

I waited for someone else to post it but when no one did, I just assumed and I'm sure rightly so that it's not needed to keep a record of Rick Olney copy and pasting a note that someone died.

Last week however I found this entry that is more in keeping with information I have seen recorded in the past: http://orcafresh.blogspot.com/2010/08/manga-reviews-and-some-anime-too.html

When signing up I read the rules and from what it states, this being my first post because I have included links, this post will not show up right away. But hopefully once it does, I hope that it was of some use to someone.

Back to just reading for me.

MacQuarrie
08-11-2010, 11:38 AM
Well, posting here doesn't PRECLUDE action.

My concern is the title. Since it's stickied, that means it's the first thing new people see. That seems kind of harsh.

Also, it's not really fair to anyone who, for WHATEVER REASON, might have something to say in Rick's defense.

What do you guys think...fix or no fix?

I'd like something more generic.

Perhaps more factual?

Rick Olney: Freelancers beware!

Tegan
08-11-2010, 12:24 PM
Perhaps more factual?

Rick Olney: Freelancers beware!

As much as I adore CutterMike's suggestion, this one seems more useful to potential victims of Olney-scams.

HamsterRage
08-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Well as the titled of the thread I thought it was factually accurate:

Misogynist? Check.
Homophobe? Check.
Racist? Check.
Liar? Check.
Con artist? Check.
Thief? Check.

Yeah ummm... That's my definition of scum of the Earth.

Here's a better title Rick Olney: Failure or Mega-Giganta Failure?

sk716
08-11-2010, 02:27 PM
There, I changed it to something not particularly offensive and still accurate.

HamsterRage
08-11-2010, 03:42 PM
I like it!

Artful Angie
08-11-2010, 05:19 PM
"Rick Olney: Not The Real Thing, But A Life Draining Simulation"?

No, the new title is much better.


Mac, if you need anything for UNSCREWED, please let me know.

Gail, of course we know the truth about Orca and pRick. It's the exact opposite of whatever pRick says it is.

But imagine how he'll complain and boycott "Avengers" if Stan Lee is the one to call Orca lame. lol

How about an Anti-Olney month in comics? Like Marvel did with the old Assistant Editor's Month, or the Wolverine on the covers or Apes Covers month? For one month, every DC title has a large bloated balding guy in glasses named Orky get his butt kicked by a different superhero?

Mwstattel
08-11-2010, 06:27 PM
I'm too lazy to read through the past stuff but regardless . . . Fuck that guy . . . I guess. . .

Gail Simone
08-11-2010, 06:51 PM
Good afternoon,

I no longer post on any message boards. I find it becomes too time consuming and as I'm on the computer all day for work, it often puts me behind and leaves me rushed and working late.

Reading though is easy. A few minutes here and there and back to work. Posting means I'll sit at a board for hours and while fun, I have yet to find a message board that will pay me $21 an hour to wax poetic about my love of comic books.

Onto my reason for breaking my rule and signing up here. As part of my morning routine I take 10 minutes to seek out, using Google and certain keywords I have found in the past work well, any new Rick Olney information. While minor, I have some that I do not believe I have seen posted before.

Back in July I found this post by Rick Olney: http://orcafresh.blogspot.com/2010/07/pres-romanillos-has-died.html

I waited for someone else to post it but when no one did, I just assumed and I'm sure rightly so that it's not needed to keep a record of Rick Olney copy and pasting a note that someone died.

Last week however I found this entry that is more in keeping with information I have seen recorded in the past: http://orcafresh.blogspot.com/2010/08/manga-reviews-and-some-anime-too.html

When signing up I read the rules and from what it states, this being my first post because I have included links, this post will not show up right away. But hopefully once it does, I hope that it was of some use to someone.

Back to just reading for me.



Wow, this doesn't sound suspicious at all!

sk716
08-11-2010, 07:01 PM
Wow, this doesn't sound suspicious at all!

The IP is out of the Toronto area.

Gail Simone
08-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Something still fishy.

Why would anyone care about these two meaningless posts? One's just a reblog and Rick's usual bullshit that there's still an ORCA.

The other seems like bullshit, too. None of the manga reviewed are recent, so Rick seems to be implying that he and Dennis are still friends, for god knows what reason.

Who cares?

sk716
08-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Something still fishy.

Why would anyone care about these two meaningless posts? One's just a reblog and Rick's usual bullshit that there's still an ORCA.

The other seems like bullshit, too. None of the manga reviewed are recent, so Rick seems to be implying that he and Dennis are still friends, for god knows what reason.

Who cares?

Oh, I agree. It doesn't make a bit of sense. Something to keep an eye out for.

Flamebird
08-11-2010, 07:49 PM
Something still fishy.

Why would anyone care about these two meaningless posts? One's just a reblog and Rick's usual bullshit that there's still an ORCA.

The other seems like bullshit, too. None of the manga reviewed are recent, so Rick seems to be implying that he and Dennis are still friends, for god knows what reason.

Who cares?

It is pretty funny that it has no followers, whatsoever.
Lord ten year-olds writing about Pokemon get followers; but the oh so famous rick can't get anyone?

Linkara
08-11-2010, 09:18 PM
It is pretty funny that it has no followers, whatsoever.
Lord ten year-olds writing about Pokemon get followers; but the oh so famous rick can't get anyone?

He... ummm... hides his followers! Yeah, that's it! He hides them so we can't harrass them.

<.<

>.>

Dreg
08-11-2010, 10:00 PM
Is there another way to get the unaltered unscrewed.com Olney posts? Unscrewed doesn't seem to have a site any more.

Flamebird
08-12-2010, 01:16 AM
Is there another way to get the unaltered unscrewed.com Olney posts? Unscrewed doesn't seem to have a site any more.

Sure they do:
http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/content.php?page=Letter_to_Comics_Professionals

Artful Angie
08-12-2010, 01:51 AM
He... ummm... hides his followers! Yeah, that's it! He hides them so we can't harrass them.

<.<

>.>

His followers are NINJA! Yeah! That's it! That's the ticket! Invisible Ninja! Their IP address leaves no footprint as they walk across the rice paper.

I've Got the Monkeys
08-12-2010, 06:34 AM
Kind of, but I fear Olney would still interpret it as a positive reference to his "organization."

Plus there's already a DC character named Orca... though I think she's dead. XD

There's always the possibility they could CG the inflatable Atlantean into the movie.

You know, ORKA, the killer whalehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/Sub-mariner23.jpg

Dragonbat
08-12-2010, 06:44 AM
Good thing the monster's not green... for a second there, I misread it as Okra!

Outsider
08-12-2010, 07:19 AM
On a tangental note, returning to the issue of The Defendant's claim to having survived Stage 4 cancer last year....

On Wednesday evening of last week, a man I've known for 35 years was checked into the hospital because he was vomiting blood. He underwent tests and they found his stomach was full of blood. They did emergency surgery and they found a large, cancerous tumor. They had to remove his stomach, his spleen and his pancreas. He's still on a breathing tube, is barely conscious. The "tail" of his pancreas (what's left after they removed most of it) still has a tumor. He's been given at least 11 units of blood so far. He will probably be discharged to hospice. He's about 56 years old.

He has Stage 4 cancer.

So don't fucking tell me this is what you survived, you lying piece of shit.


I'm sorry to hear about your friend, and I hope the best for him. My mother just died from a brain tumor a few days ago. So for much the same reasons as you, I hate Rick Olney.

colleendoran
08-12-2010, 08:02 AM
The IP is out of the Toronto area.

It is so easy to get a proxy IP it isn't even funny.

Mine sometimes says I live in Chicago. I don't.

t.c.johnson
08-12-2010, 08:49 AM
Maybe we shouldn't jump on newcomers unless we are more sure?

Dragonbat
08-12-2010, 09:08 AM
I saw a post about this on SF_Drama on lj. On the plus side, the guy's getting a schooling from artists and others in the field, so maybe he's not going to be the next Olney, but sheesh!

http://kaitol.com/how-to-hire-an-artist/

He's been doing some backpedaling but keeping the original article up so far.

Highlights include:


Do not look for either professional artists, or an artist that has done a lot of game design work in the past. The problem with artists who do this as their full time job is that they’re usually expensive. Compared to what you can find through art sites, these guys tend to cost an arm and a leg. Artists who have done a lot of game design work are also bad for a similar reason, they know how much flash games can earn so they expect a decent percentage of the profit. (emphasis mine)

On payment:


Make it clear to whomever you hire that they will not be payed[sic] until ALL the work is completed, unless it is completed by a predefined date, and unless it matches or exceeds expectations.

Oh and the kicker?


Keep them in the dark:
...If an artist knows how much their artwork will increase the value of the game they will then feel they deserve that amount of money.

Tom Stillwell
08-12-2010, 09:21 AM
The above software developer is a 16 year old boy according to the latest Beat.

Tom Stillwell
08-12-2010, 09:23 AM
Maybe we shouldn't jump on newcomers unless we are more sure?

I don't see anyone getting jumped on. I see people questioning a suspect post from an unknown poster.

colleendoran
08-12-2010, 09:26 AM
The above software developer is a 16 year old boy according to the latest Beat.


In another post he claimed to be 23.

Whatever.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 11:11 AM
The shocker toys dude complained to the mods. What a weird guy, pissed off that people repeat things he himself says in public.

HamsterRage
08-12-2010, 11:16 AM
I bought a SCUD figure... it's pretty cool, but it's delicate.

it's the only toy of theirs I've seen that didn't look dated from 1998.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 11:25 AM
Really? I thought most looked okay.

Tom Stillwell
08-12-2010, 11:53 AM
In another post he claimed to be 23.

Whatever.

Yeah, not excusing his statements. But I can see how lack of real life experience would shape such ignorant statements if he is in fact sixteen.

SarahBeach
08-12-2010, 11:56 AM
Yeah, not excusing his statements. But I can see how lack of real life experience would shape such ignorant statements if he is in fact sixteen.

I know James Owen is a genius, but he began his professional career at sixteen and I'm pretty sure he wasn't this ... out of tune with the realities of the business.

A little bit of research and inquiry would have revealed a world of information to the young entrepreneur.

Tom Stillwell
08-12-2010, 12:02 PM
The shocker toys dude complained to the mods. What a weird guy, pissed off that people repeat things he himself says in public.

The Shocker guy constantly trolls the net for anything related to him. Seriously.

True story:

Once upon a time I had a contract with Shocker that thankfully ended a while ago. At the time I signed I was pretty jazzed. I went to a private board where I posted along with a handful of friends to tell them the news. Five or six people in the entire world knew of this board. You couldn't find it with an internet search. You had to know the address.

So I posted my news and a friend then posted to tell me about all the seedy reputation of Shocker. Sure enough, along comes Geoff Beckett to defend his reputation. I was mortified.

Tom Stillwell
08-12-2010, 12:04 PM
I know James Owen is a genius, but he began his professional career at sixteen and I'm pretty sure he wasn't this ... out of tune with the realities of the business.

A little bit of research and inquiry would have revealed a world of information to the young entrepreneur.

Kid's still a douche, no doubt about it.

Gaelforce
08-12-2010, 12:13 PM
You will all be happy to know that you were absolutely right about Rick being unable to keep quiet.

Yes, his original blog is locked, but now he's started a new one:

The Lies and Truth About Rick Olney (http://liesandtruthaboutrickolney.blogspot.com/?zx=79df7566ffe0c8ca)

He started it on 8/6/10. Didn't take him long.

He has sections on James MacQuarrie, Unscrewed, Gail Simone, Hamster Rage & Brian J. Crowley, Artful Angie and more.

Someone should probably do a screen cap for the record - there's multiple pages of his usual garbage.

MacQuarrie
08-12-2010, 12:18 PM
Here's the best response I've seen to "How to Hire an Artist."

http://www.thejonjones.com/2010/08/09/how-not-to-hire-an-artist/

Gaelforce
08-12-2010, 12:19 PM
Oh, and he's got this open letter (http://liesandtruthaboutrickolney.blogspot.com/p/letter-to-comic-book-readers-industry.html) up there as well:

Dear Comics Reader,
Are you sick and tired of having your common sense insulted? Do you ever wonder why the hobby of comics has grown in some areas (like films), yet fails miserably in other areas. Ever have an altercation online on a message board? Well, my name is Rick Olney and I have been horribly slandered and libeled by a number of people, who better present themselves as trolls and stalkers; misguided talents who react without researching what they claim to abhor while supporting the very ugliness that takes away from the hobby and the comic book entertainment industry.

Their claims against me include:


1. A very long, very well-documented history of non-payment, deceit, emotional manipulation, and fraud in connection with me and my projects. Despite searching and publicly requesting evidence for over five years, nobody from the group known as Unscrewed has been able to produce any evidence of any individual ever having been cheated for their work for TightLip Entertainment, my small entertaining venture.

2. It has been stated by certain individuals that, "Many attending professionals to his conventions were promised reimbursement of their expenses, but while some were provided with lodging, none are known to have received full compensation for travel and meal costs, and many have been the subject of vicious personal attacks as a result of having inquired about the promised reimbursement." This is a blatant and bold faced lie. I actually have substantiation in the format of verbal and written proof from other guests and vendors that have set-up at the numerous Mighty Minicon events including and prior to 2003.



3. My protractors alleged further, "In addition, Mr. Olney has a considerable history of erratic and unprofessional behavior on many message forums and mailing lists on the internet, several of which have banned him due to his frequently racist, sexist, and homophobic rants, as well as his willingness to hurl vicious insults in response to legitimate questions about his business practices. This is another misrepresentation of the truth. In truth, only Comicon.com banned me upon request and threats of legal action by me. Any other website taking action against me came as a result of the often slanderous and libelous assertions of individuals listed below. This obscure list of numerous individuals 'recruited' to bring about the smear and fear associated to my name.

Those individuals listed below represent numerous individuals 'recruited' to smear me and induce fear in the minds of the average comic book reader. I challenge ANY person on that list to show proof of what they believe by affixing their names & relationship to comics to this letter created by Tony Isabella of Comics Buyer's Guide and Tony's Tips.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shelly Kennedy, Webmaster Unscrewed!
Danny Donovan, Various independent Comics, 911 Emergency Relief by Alternative Comics, Radio Free Comicks
Dave Rothe, Ant #'s 6-9 from Image Comics
Tom Stillwell, Writer/Creator of The Honor Brigade from Spinner Rack Comics
Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Superman
Paul D. Storrie, Revisionary, Gotham Girls, Robin Hood
Scott Reed, Web's Best Comics
Tony Isabella, Black Lightning, Tony's Tips
Chuck Dixon, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Bongo, Wildstorm
Joanne Ellen Mutch, Rummblestrips, Potlatch, LOTR sketch card artist,
Kevin Huxford, ShotgunReviews.com/Newsarama Contributor
Timothy J Tobolski, UNSCREWED! editor-in-chief
Jim Taylor, The Wraith
Mike Bullock, Lions Tigers & Bears, The Phantom
Blake M. Petit, Comixtreme.com
Scott Shaw!, CAPTAIN CARROT, THE SIMPSONS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Jeff Austin, AC Comics
James Ritchey III, Green Lama, Team Defiant!
Danielle Sylvie Taylor, Hollow
Colin McMahon, New Dimension Comics-McMurray
Wil Radcliffe, Noggle Stones
Larime Taylor, Writer/Creator of HOLLOW, Archaia Studios Press
Mercedes R Lackey, Valdemar Series, DAW Books
Larry Dixon, DAW, Baen Books
Jim MacQuarrie, MonkeySpit.net
Alice Woodside, The Daredevil Anniversary Art Quilt Project
Sean McKeever, writer
Steven D. Forbes, Writer of Bullet Time, Co-Writer of Fallen Justice, EiC of Paper Dragonz
Koben Kelly, Newsarama.com, Best Shots, ShotgunReviews.com
Sarah Beach, editor, writer - Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1, Unscrewed! anthology
Lance Boucher, Inter-Fan Productions
Colleen Doran, A Distant Soil
Nat Gertler, About Comics
Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
Joe Zierman, artist - Big Bang Comics
Martin R. Oakley, formerly of Bloodstained Productions, writer/artist
Kneon Transitt, Gemstone Publishing
Gail Simone, Birds of Prey, Villains United, Gen13, Welcome to Tranquility, Atom
Frank Dirscherl, The Wraith
James A. Owen, Starchild, Mythworld, and Here, There Be Dragons
Richard Neal, Eisner winner Zeus Comics
Brian Pate, Comic Book Conventions.com
Cully Hamner, BLUE BEETLE, DC Comics
Erik Burnham, Shooting Star Comics
Scott McCullar, Shooting Star Comics, DC Comics, West End Games
Butch Guice, Marvel Artist
Brian J. Crowley, Graphic Designer DDP
Gerry Alanguilan, Superman: Birthright, Batman/Danger Girl, Silent Dragon (Wildstorm)



Note: If you believe that bullies come in all shapes and sizes, using troll tactics, libel, slander and abhorrent behavior as a template to harass Rick Olney, then join a growing group of public in expressing how illegal and wrong these individuals and companies are (see the following web site links) for their support of such heinous activities. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Rick Olney

Dragonbat
08-12-2010, 12:26 PM
His... protractors? I wonder what ANGLE he's looking for?

*ducks*

MacQuarrie
08-12-2010, 12:29 PM
You will all be happy to know that you were absolutely right about Rick being unable to keep quiet.

Yes, his original blog is locked, but now he's started a new one:

The Lies and Truth About Rick Olney (http://liesandtruthaboutrickolney.blogspot.com/?zx=79df7566ffe0c8ca)

He started it on 8/6/10. Didn't take him long.

He has sections on James MacQuarrie, Unscrewed, Gail Simone, Hamster Rage & Brian J. Crowley, Artful Angie and more.

Someone should probably do a screen cap for the record - there's multiple pages of his usual garbage.

Some of his best writing there; I actually laughed out loud at some of it.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 01:17 PM
His... protractors? I wonder what ANGLE he's looking for?

*ducks*

Oh, man, you're just asking for it, lady!

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 01:26 PM
Wow, his English skills have gotten even worse. I didn't think that was possible!

Hilarious stuff, which I had time to read it all.

Fake Pat
08-12-2010, 01:28 PM
You will all be happy to know that you were absolutely right about Rick being unable to keep quiet.

Yes, his original blog is locked, but now he's started a new one:

The Lies and Truth About Rick Olney (http://liesandtruthaboutrickolney.blogspot.com/?zx=79df7566ffe0c8ca)

He started it on 8/6/10. Didn't take him long.

He has sections on James MacQuarrie, Unscrewed, Gail Simone, Hamster Rage & Brian J. Crowley, Artful Angie and more.

Someone should probably do a screen cap for the record - there's multiple pages of his usual garbage.

Pathetic.

Does the guy not realize he still has an active account here?

CutterMike
08-12-2010, 01:30 PM
Y'know... before reading that post, I honestly couldn't imagine that rICK could possibly find any part of his foot where he hadn't already shot himself.

...Maybe he's taken the other foot out of his mouth and started shooting himself in THAT one!

(There's a "shooting his mouth off" line in there, too, somewhere, but I'm too lazy to work it up properly...)

In any case; TBH, I would be ecstatic to be as "obscure" as the people in the list he posted!

Linkara
08-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Oh, for fuck's sake you thieving sack of ass - WE KNOW GAIL SIMONE IS A PEN NAME!

PEN. NAME.

Ever hear of Samuel Clemens, you fungus upon humanity's toe? No? Maybe that's because he had a PEN NAME that might be a little more familiar - Mark Twain! Never heard of him, either? Well, what can one expect from someone whose brain is so tiny that even the most powerful microscopes still can't tell if that's what it is!

Now stop pretending like YOU'RE the victim you lying, manipulative, DENYER OF FOOD TO STARVING CHILDREN and PAY WHAT'S DUE! You have no friends, no allies, no one who will come charging to your rescue! You are everything that is WRONG with the world and if you had even a tiny modicum of humanity left in that charred black husk that was once a heart, you would stop this nonsense and just try to pay people!

I mean GAH! How can anyone this evil and STUPID still be alive?! HOOOOOW?!

Teal_Lantern
08-12-2010, 01:39 PM
Yikes, I couldn't even get through that whole blog post.

Flamebird
08-12-2010, 01:41 PM
His... protractors? I wonder what ANGLE he's looking for?

*ducks*

Well, he is a bit bent, after all.

HamsterRage
08-12-2010, 02:20 PM
I wonder if he'll try and post over here... too bad he's too much of a coward to face off against the Bendis Board...

He says he doesn't fear them... I think I might start a BenBo thread about Rick Olney.

Gcom
08-12-2010, 03:04 PM
Mr. Olney, thank you for addressing me. I'll respond here.

http://liesandtruthaboutrickolney.blogspot.com/2010/08/gcom-with-tolerance-for-full-theater.html


Many retail types would know better; not this GCom character. He indicates that he's a comic book store owner. Which he may well be, but also with a percentage of irrelevance.

I made the jump, just so the watchdogging against Mr. Olney continues.

Restatement: I and my businesses will neither support nor carry any product connected to Mr. Olney until all outstanding debts to creators are paid. Claims will be verified with Unscrewed.

There's too many shenanigans already going on in the world. We didn't need this either.


With Tolerance For Backing The Play...


That said, Mr. Olney, I would like to see you come here and state your side of this.



With Tolerance For A Full Theater...

GCom

You can find these posts here.

Oh, so diligent this group is, right? They're patrolling the internet as if each wore a cape and had some strange unknown power. Got news for you kids. You have no powers. Not intimidation, leadership, or coercion.

GCom states that he'd like me to go there and state my side of this. He certainly most assuredly realizes that the effort is scuttled; Gail Simone (not her real name) has been gutted like a fish. The Unscrewed group is an old dog that has no teeth. Again, nothing will come of this new Jinxworld forum except shame and embarrassment for Brian Bendis and his most faithful friends and followers. Gail Simone and the Unscrewed group offer nothing but insults and a frank look at how vile they have become since failing to understand that what I told them has brought them full circle. It does not matter HOW OFTEN they change forums or add Rick Olney this-or-that message board threads; they're still scummier than I am alleged to be
by the likes of them.


Restatement: I and my businesses will neither support nor carry any product connected to Mr. Olney until all outstanding debts to creators are paid. Claims will be verified with Unscrewed.


So you're aware, I do not NEED your endorsement or support regarding anything I am working on projects related. So don't hold your breath on WHO gets paid. Again, you don't know the legalities of what took place. You're a simple tool in a ploy that was intended to discredit me unfairly from the start. Good luck on that all though...

Mr. Olney, according to several people here you do have an active account with which to voice yourself. I'm not aware if Gail even has the ability on this new board to censor you in any way, but I would think it likely.

Gail? Does Mr. Olney have an active account, or have the ability to create a new account?

As far as you needing my endorsement... I'm not offering that. I'm stating that until I hear that all your alleged creator debts are settled, my businesses will not carry any product that has a connection to you.

I rather doubt that I'm being used as a tool. Nobody asked me to take the stance I have. I do it because I love the industry, and I have more than a few friends in it. I think everyone should be treated fairly. You being an adult male, with claims of business acumen should have realized what your responsibilities were to these people.

Please, what say you on this matter?


With Tolerance For A Dialog...

GCom

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 03:16 PM
I have no idea, I didn't ask. Some people said Rick had an account here but hadn't used it in a while. I don't think I have banning power.

But again, I never asked.

And man, it's sad to hear how he's defeated me, considering my new book is going through additional printings like they were going out of style, and the presidents of the company have all sent me letters of congratulations this past week.

:)

Flamebird
08-12-2010, 03:26 PM
I have no idea, I didn't ask. Some people said Rick had an account here but hadn't used it in a while. I don't think I have banning power.

But again, I never asked.

And man, it's sad to hear how he's defeated me, considering my new book is going through additional printings like they were going out of style, and the presidents of the company have all sent me letters of congratulations this past week.

:)

Crumbcatcher!!! :angry:

SarahBeach
08-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Posted by Mr. MuchMistaken on his new blog --
The REAL story has to do with Orca, who I believe was created by Walter McDaniel. At least, that is the person that I was emailing back before McDaniel's regular Batman title showcased this "ORCA" character. Did I have anything to do with it. I doubt it. Certainly not directly. I imagine that McDaniel had to come up with a new villain and hey, I was in touch with him a few times back then, while he was a regular guest at the Pittsburgh Comicon. My goal was to see if he wanted to guest at my Mighty MiniCon. He told me that he had scheduling conflicts a couple times. Perhaps using 'Orca' was a way of saying he was sorry. I guess we'll never know unless Gail Simone (not her real name) tracks him down and threatens to sit on him. For sure --If he doesn't come clean and tell her, and believe me, he'll come clean to her or need to seriously shower after that encounter. For, as the commercial touts, Stinky! Stinky! Stinky!

Of course, you know me... I 'latched' onto several dozen copies of Batman #579 and began handing them out to anyone on the Organized Readers of Comics Associated roster and at our monthly local library meetings and plugged the bejeesus out of the book, McDaniel, and the character. And that, as they say, is the truth.


Walter McDaniel?

Is he nuts? The Batman story that featured Orca was written (I believe) by Larry Hama. The artist on the story was SCOTT McDaniel.

And now he's claiming friendship with the McDaniel in this case? I don't think so, given that Scott is a friend of Chuck Dixons. :D

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Remember all those great Walter McDaniel Orca stories?

I always find it hilarious how Rick considers himself an expert and never knows what he's talking about.

:)

Tegan
08-12-2010, 04:16 PM
And man, it's sad to hear how he's defeated me, considering my new book is going through additional printings like they were going out of style, and the presidents of the company have all sent me letters of congratulations this past week.

Wow. If that's the effect of an Olney vendetta (snerk) I think I want to be on his list of haters!

HamsterRage
08-12-2010, 04:20 PM
My favorite thing is the total and utter contempt he has for anyone who's actually created something

Slewo.O
08-12-2010, 04:26 PM
Walter McDaniel?

Is he nuts? The Batman story that featured Orca was written (I believe) by Larry Hama. The artist on the story was SCOTT McDaniel.

And now he's claiming friendship with the McDaniel in this case? I don't think so, given that Scott is a friend of Chuck Dixons. :D

:rofl:

Linkara
08-12-2010, 04:39 PM
My problem with that whole thing is that I brought up Orca as a flippin' joke and he feels the need to bring up incorrect information that no one was asking about and to continue lying through his teeth about his stupid little newsletter club.


I have no idea, I didn't ask. Some people said Rick had an account here but hadn't used it in a while. I don't think I have banning power.

But again, I never asked.

And man, it's sad to hear how he's defeated me, considering my new book is going through additional printings like they were going out of style, and the presidents of the company have all sent me letters of congratulations this past week.

YOU'RE A LYING LYERPANTS, TAMRYN! EVERYBODY KNOWS YOU ONLY WORK ON SCOOBY-DOO!

Matt Doc Martin
08-12-2010, 04:58 PM
My favorite thing is the total and utter contempt he has for anyone who's actually created something

That reminds me...issue #5 of Dead Future is out...I have 2 stories in that one, to go with a story in #4 and one more for the TPB.

pRick's hate is like sunshine...we all grow.

SarahBeach
08-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Someone does need to go through the "older" posts on the NotWit's new blog, though (I'm finding reading the white on black a bit hard on the eyes). In the midst of much of his stupidity (and his reposting of Gail's Twitter posts - though God only knows why he is doing THAT), he's making some "serious" statements.

He says that he used some insurance money for those family gift expenditures at Christmas and that he spent some of the insurance money on consulting a law firm. I know he frequently claims to have lawyers at his beck and call... but this time might not be crying "wolf". Of course, I also do not think anyone around here has done anything actionable, and we do have the documentation for all his misdeeds.

BUT, he is making claims about having contracts, impuning the work of various people, like claiming that Chuck Dixon never intended to deliver the work on the Tales of the Spooky stories (right, like Chuck gets work for his Argentinian artist friends on the expectation that they will not be paid? Not likely.). He sounds like he actually IS gearing up for something.

However, he's making the claim now that he is not and has not been on disability. Even though I'm pretty sure he's told ME that, back when he was trying to weasel his way into the good graces of the Dixonverse community.

He's also stating that Gail was forced out of the CBR forum community, implying that Jonah banished her. (I know otherwise, of course.)


A further claim by Mr. TalksBig--
THE TRUTH: The auction and event in mention above was the 2003 Mighty Minicon. Contrary to what MacQuarrie states above the auction was not canceled that day. The 2003 MMC was the only convention that ever had ORCA working with and benefiting the St.Jude Childrens' hospital. There was no pattern. All donated items for the 2003 event held in Herkimer, New York at the Herkimer Community College were auctioned off. Again, contrary what MacQuarrie states, I have proof of permission to the contrary. In fact, the individual's connected with St. Jude Childrens' Hospital have recently contacted me to see if I would work on their behalf again. [emphasis mine: SLB]

The "permissions" for the 2003 use of the St. Jude charity have NOT been documented, nor has the hospital (which maintains careful records) been able to confirm any such permission -- and certainly NOT the receipt of any funds from the 2003 MMC. The idea that a representative of theirs would actually contact Rick about working with them "again" is ludicrous.

But whew. Made it down to his starting post -- where you have to laugh at him. I mean, he makes like he's going to be open-minded and receptive, BUT....


Posted by He's-A-Big-Boy-Now--
Starting the Process
I welcome all readers and accept comments. Unfortunately, I will not be able to allow comments that are not approved (by me) before hand. I will either allow or disallow a posted remark.

The first two points that I contend to those individuals that have participated in the crime of slander, libel and stalking is that the law shall catch up with you. Because certainly:

1. You can't know the truth of any matter unless you know both sides of an issue.
2. Anyone not capable of having an open enough mind to weigh the facts is someone who has been duped!

More to follow.

So, he'll "let" anyone comment -- except that he has to approve all comments, and he doesn't intend to approve all comments....

Right.

Pretty much more of same. Although he is flat-out calling MacQuarrie a liar, whenever Mac references things that are documented at Unscrewed! Comics (and Olney STILL has the URL for the cause incorrect!).

You know... there's something wonderfully funny and ironic that even though he has this great hate on for Unscrewed! and accuses it of all kinds of slander/libel, after three years he STILL can't get the URL to the site RIGHT!

Matt Doc Martin
08-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Regarding ST Judes: Everyone I talked with had NO records of any donations and stated outright that they would not have allowed him to run auction in their name.

KJ!
08-12-2010, 05:34 PM
The shocker toys dude complained to the mods. What a weird guy, pissed off that people repeat things he himself says in public.

Ughh.

Did he report me to the FCC again, for 'restriction of trade'?

*shakes head.

And note I did NOT say do not buy from them at all, I said pre-order from a reputable retailer, and gave one example (there are of course others out there, BBTS is merely the biggest and well-known, and I can personally recommend them, as they are who I buy most of my collectibles from), and a reason as to why it's not a good idea to pre-order from Shocker.

The reasons I listed are simple fact, and can be backed up with a simple 1 minute Google search.

So go screw yourself, Beckett, you scamming piece of crap.

Instead of looking for your own name on the internet, why not focus on the TOYS people have paid you for, and haven't received yet, and STOP with the ridiculously stupid excuses!

Dreg
08-12-2010, 07:18 PM
Is Rick Olney secretly Turner D. Century? Because he chooses to live in a world where $100 is an obscene amount of money.

Artful Angie
08-12-2010, 07:38 PM
SHOCKER TOYS PRESENTS: THE RICK OLNEY INACTION FIGURE!

It brings the pRick olney experience right into your hands... but you'll have to wash the slime off your hands when you're done. And then there's that orcafresh smell!

And the voice chip plays olney's greatest hits: "Trolls!", "I won't pay you!", "You'll be hearing from my lawyers!", "I would gladly pay you never for a hamburger at my mighty minicon today!"

Caution: Do not shine direct light on the bald spot on the pRick Olney inaction figure's head. Blindness may result.

Do not place the Prick Olney Inaction Figure near other action figures. There is a chance it's voice chip may start saying "I inspired that character! I inspired that character!"
------------------------------

I wonder what it was exactly this I was supposed to have said that pRick says is wrong? The fact that his cousin is a pedophile or his son-in-law's brothers are crazy?? They stole a car, had it crushed for cash at a local scrap metal yard, and then claimed the woman they stole the car from (one of the brothers' ex who moved out on his immature ass because he was just like pRick) "put something in my drink and drugged him" which is why he can't remember doing anything to her car.

Maybe that's what has happened to pRick!! Somebody slipped something in his mighty spooky con, and he doesn't remember screwing over anybody!

So, pRick, if you claim that the Orca character was "perhaps his way of apologizing for missing the con" after spending so much time emailing scott/paul/john/yoko/whatever name you want to give the guy that was obviously WRONG, then why not put us in our place and produce the emails from before Orca was created??

Here's the thing, pRick, if you open a blog called "The Lies and Truth About Rick Olney", then you have to present BOTH SIDES. You can't just say "That's a lie because I know the truth. I have the truth here... um, but I can't show it to you. Just take my word for it". The only way to show people the truth is to ACTUALLY SHOW THE TRUTH! Otherwise, then it's just "The things people say are lies but I won't show you they're lies" blog.

Get it? No? Okay, we know you may need someone to explain it to you, so go down to the ice cream place near the house and ask the average five year old to talk down to you and give you a hand.

And why wasn't I placed on your little "hit list"??? Is it because you still haven't figured out who and where I am?? Don't worry. I smell right where you are, even if you don't know where I am. I'm karma, baby. I'm everywhere. LOL

DocAbsurd
08-12-2010, 07:42 PM
Larry Hama did create Orca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orca_(comics)).

Scott McDaniel did draw issues 579 and 580 (http://www.dcuguide.com/Bm/Bm_579.php).

Orca appeared in July 2000, many years between MMCs.

Orca last appeared in the One Year Later Batman books in 2006. Dead.

In which case art does imitate life.

MacQuarrie
08-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Today's lesson in "How to recognize bullshit when you hear it":

When the answer is convoluted and carefully phrased, there's usually something being hidden. When the answer addresses a question that was not asked, while pretending to address other questions something is being hidden. When somethign is being hidden, bullshit abounds.

Let's take this sample, to which I will append footnotes:

THE TRUTH: The auction and event in mention above was the 2003 Mighty Minicon. Contrary to what MacQuarrie states above the auction was not canceled that day.* The 2003 MMC was the only convention that ever had ORCA working with and benefiting the St.Jude Childrens' hospital. There was no pattern. All donated items for the 2003 event held in Herkimer, New York at the Herkimer Community College were auctioned off.** Again, contrary what MacQuarrie states, I have proof of permission to the contrary.*** In fact, the individual's connected with St. Jude Childrens' Hospital have recently contacted me to see if I would work on their behalf again. (emphasis added)

Here's what I actually said:


ITEM: After announcing that proceeds from an art auction would be donated to St. Jude Childrens' Hospital, when the auction was canceled, the donated art was neither returned to the donors nor donated to the hospital; it simply vanished, most likely into the Prick's personal collection. This pattern was repeated a number of times, until finally an auction was held at one of the few conventions he actually managed to produce. The hospital never received any of the funds raised at the event, and has never given permission for him to use their name in this way.

* I never said the 2003 auction was canceled. Several Mini-Cons were announced and subsequently canceled. Several "Spooky" cons were announced and canceled. Most, if not all, of them featured an auction, for which donations were solicited, which were supposed to benefit various charities including St. Jude. Only one auction was ever held, the 2003 one.

** Yes, the auction was held, and yes, all the items presented at the auction were auctioned off. But there is no record of the proceeds actually being given to St. Jude's, and if you read carefully, the Defendant never claims they were. He states that the auction took place, but never says where the money went. He also never says what happened to the items donated to all the other announced auctions that never occurred, or what happened to the items accepted in trade for exhibitor space at cons that were canceled. A few comics shops lost a lot of books.

*** People at the hospital say otherwise, and the Defendant has never shown any proof of anything.

In the other post Sarah quoted, the Defendant says "You can't know the truth of any matter unless you know both sides of an issue."

This is the hallmark of a liar. In matters of fact, there are never two sides to an issue. There is only one side, and it's called the truth. If your version differs from the truth, it's not "the other side of the issue", it's a big fat lie.

NatGertler
08-12-2010, 08:13 PM
ote: If you believe that bullies come in all shapes and sizes, using troll tactics, libel, slander and abhorrent behavior as a template to harass Rick Olney, then join a growing group of public in expressing how illegal and wrong these individuals and companies are (see the following web site links) for their support of such heinous activities. A growing group - growing exponentially, in fact. First it was one, then it was one squared, then one cubed, and eventually it will be one to the million billionth power!

Linkara
08-12-2010, 08:40 PM
A growing group - growing exponentially, in fact. First it was one, then it was one squared, then one cubed, and eventually it will be one to the million billionth power!

Hey everybody, it's NatGertler! *Thunderous applause*

bert
08-12-2010, 09:01 PM
You will all be happy to know that you were absolutely right about Rick being unable to keep quiet.

Yes, his original blog is locked, but now he's started a new one:

The Lies and Truth About Rick Olney (http://liesandtruthaboutrickolney.blogspot.com/?zx=79df7566ffe0c8ca)

He started it on 8/6/10. Didn't take him long.

He has sections on James MacQuarrie, Unscrewed, Gail Simone, Hamster Rage & Brian J. Crowley, Artful Angie and more.

Someone should probably do a screen cap for the record - there's multiple pages of his usual garbage.

thanks for posting this.

this is my favorite part:


It appears that Gail Simone (not her real name) was removed from the message board forums at Comic Book Resources.

It also appears that Gail Simone had her message board seized by the owner of Comic Book Resources. From what I can gather, Gail Simone actually (finally) became a liability there. So in removing her, and breaking up the 'gang' of bullies, louts, and trolls following and feeding off her every word ... new moderators have stepped in and have had an ongoing flame war between themselves and Brian Bendis and his merry band of fans.



He's been over here and read the posts.

and he's read the posts at CBR

yet he gets THIS out of it???

sheesh.

MacQuarrie
08-12-2010, 09:20 PM
It also appears that Gail Simone had her message board seized by the owner of Comic Book Resources. From what I can gather, Gail Simone actually (finally) became a liability there. So in removing her, and breaking up the 'gang' of bullies, louts, and trolls following and feeding off her every word ... new moderators have stepped in and have had an ongoing flame war between themselves and Brian Bendis and his merry band of fans.
What a maroon. He got it 100% wrong on all counts.

KJ!
08-12-2010, 09:33 PM
WTF?

I don't even UNDERSTAND Olney's post about my Shocker warning.

And yes, I stuffed up, it should have said 'the Olney OF Toys'. But I won't be lectured on grammar by someone twice my age with less than a quarter of my literacy.

The rest is just nonsense. Ouch, it REALLY hits me hard that you berate me for...........not providing a link to bigbadtoystore. Oh wait, their site address is there, it's just not wrapped as a clickable link.

I understand that then working out how to copy it from the post to the address bar is extremely difficult for Olney, but I am quietly confident that EVERYBODY else in the fucking world is able to do that.

The rest is just nonsense.

What? I 'misidentified Shocker Toys'?

How?

And it's NOT about Shocker Toys 'doing business to suit me', it's about protecting people from getting screwed out of THEIR hard-earned cash (I know you have no understanding of just what hard-earned cash is like, you lazy waste of space), and suggested that IF they want to order the products, do so in a safer manner.

I wouldn't buy anything from the company anyway, so the way they do business would never 'suit me'.

And the point of the post was NOT to promote BigBadToystore. But let's be honest, that was obvious to everyone except this dipshit.

As for me being 'wrapped up in you', fuck off, I use maybe 5 minutes a week in a thread on you, if that.

Unless you mean wrapped up in your larded-out man-boobs, and NOBODY wants that (as proven by many females, you lecherous disgusting old man).

KJ!
08-12-2010, 09:38 PM
Now I'm getting 'Blog Not Found'.

Was it deleted on him already?

It was still working as of about a half hour ago.

Luckily, I had part of his response to me copied, unfortunately not the whole thing.

'I guess Big Bad Toystore will accept any kind of endorsement, even one wrapped around a post about KJ's personal opinion about how Shocker Toys should do business to suit him. Of course, he really didn't give two 'hoots' about Big Bad Toystore. He didn't even bother to link to the vendor he's promoting. And did you notice that he was so wrapped up in me that his misidentified Shocker Toys. LOL

OzBat!
08-12-2010, 09:55 PM
BWAHHHH-HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

Rick Olney, still desperately deleting any evidence of his own lies and ineptitude!

I called it, back on the old YABS. He goes through 12-18 month cycles, and here we are right back at his reappearances, new blogs, deleting his own posts. He'll either restart it, or try to create another one elsewhere, he can't go too long without lashing out at the schlubs and bashers. Meltdown sure to follow!

Linkara
08-12-2010, 10:09 PM
BWAHHHH-HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

Rick Olney, still desperately deleting any evidence of his own lies and ineptitude!

I called it, back on the old YABS. He goes through 12-18 month cycles, and here we are right back at his reappearances, new blogs, deleting his own posts. He'll either restart it, or try to create another one elsewhere, he can't go too long without lashing out at the schlubs and bashers. Meltdown sure to follow!

I really do want him to post in here again so any newcomers can see firsthand is utter insanity.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 10:28 PM
We got some screencaps.

Including the incredibly awesome statement about his business plan, regarding paying people he owes, "No one can make me be more responsible."

Nice.

If anyone else has screencaps, please send, mine aren't complete.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 10:31 PM
Oh, and the NotLarry guy, whom Rick seems to think is some hero defending him, is a real poster, he just had a different name at CBR.

He actually hunted down some good info on Rick, including that first thing with the model.


It's weird, but...

...I'm kinda bored by Rick right now. His antics have just gotten too repetitive.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 10:49 PM
Anyone else feeling Olney ennui?

He was more fun when he was still trying to pretend he was going to make comics or throw conventions.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 11:03 PM
I'm such good friends with Walter McDaniel he named James Bond's pistol after me.

Gail Simone
08-12-2010, 11:04 PM
And yes, I know it's missing an 'h.'

STILL FUNNY!

Linkara
08-13-2010, 12:01 AM
Anyone else feeling Olney ennui?

He was more fun when he was still trying to pretend he was going to make comics or throw conventions.

Well, he keeps trying to pretend that ORCA exists in one form or another. Does that acount?

Guapo Mendez
08-13-2010, 05:18 AM
I'm such good friends with Walter McDaniel he named James Bond's pistol after me.

Your name is Walther?

Dreg
08-13-2010, 05:55 AM
Anyone else feeling Olney ennui?

He was more fun when he was still trying to pretend he was going to make comics or throw conventions.

Get Geoff Johns to Rebirf him. He's good at making old and boring things fun again.

Gaelforce
08-13-2010, 07:12 AM
I seriously don't get it. Why make a blog private, go public with a new blog and then shut that new blog down as soon as we find it? If he only wants his friends to read it, he has his private blog - what the heck was the point?

Guapo Mendez
08-13-2010, 07:25 AM
I seriously don't get it. Why make a blog private, go public with a new blog and then shut that new blog down as soon as we find it? If he only wants his friends to read it, he has his private blog - what the heck was the point?

I'll say. We didn't give a shit about his locked blog. We didn't visit him for what? 2 weeks? 3?

Who caved in? Wicky.
Who cannot live without our attention? Wicky.
Who has proved, beyond reasonable doubt, to be a desperate attention whore?
Wicky.

HamsterRage
08-13-2010, 08:11 AM
Typical cowardice of Rick Olney

KJ!
08-13-2010, 09:12 AM
Is there a chance that he wasn't given a choice in the matter?

Tony Isabella
08-13-2010, 09:17 AM
I've mentioned this before, but...

Rick Olney was and is barred from my own message board at World Famous Comics. My proof...I personally pulled the plug on him not once but twice, after making the mistake of giving him a second chance. He's still blocked.
Moreover, my deputies have instructions to delete him if he ever manages to get around being blocked...after copying me on whatever he posts.

So, besides Comicon.com and Gail's old YABS forum, this makes three boards from which he's been booted. I would be surprised if they are the only three.

Like many of you here, I'm bored with this vile individual. I only post rarely in this thread because of that. But, should I ever learn of him trying to resume cheating freelancers and others, I'll be ready to post warnings him on my own board and elsewhere.

And, as always, everyone has my permission to repost my original warning wherever they like.

Tony

Gail Simone
08-13-2010, 09:24 AM
That's very crumb-catchery of you, Tony!

SarahBeach
08-13-2010, 09:34 AM
I've mentioned this before, but...

Rick Olney was and is barred from my own message board at World Famous Comics. My proof...I personally pulled the plug on him not once but twice, after making the mistake of giving him a second chance. He's still blocked.
Moreover, my deputies have instructions to delete him if he ever manages to get around being blocked...after copying me on whatever he posts.

So, besides Comicon.com and Gail's old YABS forum, this makes three boards from which he's been booted. I would be surprised if they are the only three.

Like many of you here, I'm bored with this vile individual. I only post rarely in this thread because of that. But, should I ever learn of him trying to resume cheating freelancers and others, I'll be ready to post warnings him on my own board and elsewhere.

And, as always, everyone has my permission to repost my original warning wherever they like.

Tony

Oh, he was banned on Dixonverse (previous board format) as well - one of our few bannings. Since we moved to a new board format, I don't think he's tried to register to post, but we'd probably cut him off at the pass if he did - it's just not worth it to let him in.

Well, I notice with the "new" blog, instead of just deleting the posts and keeping the blog itself up and running, he deleted the whole blog. I went to the trouble of checking out all the posts because I decided I wasn't going to put up with anything stinky from him about myself. In the past he's implied an improper relationship between myself and Chuck Dixon (we are only pals), and various other things, and even though I think he's the least reliable source in existence, I wasn't about to let his crap stand. Period.

He was definitely skirting the edge of actionable statements regarding others, though.

He's a stupid man (that noun used only in its most basic sense, please understand).

Stressfactor
08-13-2010, 09:43 AM
I seriously don't get it. Why make a blog private, go public with a new blog and then shut that new blog down as soon as we find it? If he only wants his friends to read it, he has his private blog - what the heck was the point?

Mental illness does not have to follow the bounds of logic.

And I'm not joking. I think the man has a serious brain chemical imbalance.

colleendoran
08-13-2010, 09:44 AM
If someone would kindly get me his current IP, I would appreciate it.

Someone from Utica was browsing my site. A person using a new gmail account and the name Bub, claimed to be a 17-year-old guy who loved my work. I don't really have a lot of readers who call themselves Bub. Not that there's anything wrong with Bub, but really.

The language of the note just didn't seem right. I don't have open registration on my board, because we've had some problems with MYSQL hacks via registration.

When I later opened registration, "Bub" tried to register as a girl named Maria.

Not saying it was him, just want to nip something in the...bub.

And Bub/Maria got their account canceled right away.


c

Tony Isabella
08-13-2010, 11:47 AM
The Vile One has made several threats over the years about confronting me at a comics convention or having his imaginary friends confront me. Needless to say, the ball-less baboon never showed his face at any show I've attended since he started making these threats.

Anyway...

I've just this afternoon accepted an invitation to be a guest at Detroit Fanfare 2010 on October 30 and 31 in Dearborn, Michigan.

Details will follow on my own message board, but you can visit the event's website at:

http://www.detroitfanfare.com

I'd love to see YABS and Jinxworld friends there.

Tony Isabella

Matt Doc Martin
08-13-2010, 02:44 PM
The Vile One has made several threats over the years about confronting me at a comics convention or having his imaginary friends confront me. Needless to say, the ball-less baboon never showed his face at any show I've attended since he started making these threats.

Anyway...

I've just this afternoon accepted an invitation to be a guest at Detroit Fanfare 2020 on October 30 and 31 in Dearborn, Michigan.

Details will follow on my own message board, but you can visit the event's website at:

http://www.detroitfanfare.com

I'd love to see YABS and Jinxworld friends there.

Tony Isabella

He has threatened you? He promised me a "surprise". I can't wait to see what that surprise is. I sure hope it is not a puppy in a box, cause it has been in there a LONG time.

Gail Simone
08-13-2010, 07:58 PM
If someone would kindly get me his current IP, I would appreciate it.

Someone from Utica was browsing my site. A person using a new gmail account and the name Bub, claimed to be a 17-year-old guy who loved my work. I don't really have a lot of readers who call themselves Bub. Not that there's anything wrong with Bub, but really.

The language of the note just didn't seem right. I don't have open registration on my board, because we've had some problems with MYSQL hacks via registration.

When I later opened registration, "Bub" tried to register as a girl named Maria.

Not saying it was him, just want to nip something in the...bub.

And Bub/Maria got their account canceled right away.


c



I don't have his ip handy...anyone got it?

bert
08-13-2010, 08:01 PM
I don't have his ip handy...anyone got it?

what do you mean, "Gail" (NOT her real NAME!)????


you life completely revolves around pRick's.

I know!



He told the truth about the Haters on his blog (at least for 48 minutes!).



:p

Gail Simone
08-13-2010, 10:25 PM
wha....?

Linkara
08-13-2010, 10:51 PM
wha....?

Oh, like you don't know what he's saying, Gail - IF THAT'S EVEN YOUR REAL NAME?! (not her real name)

Artful Angie
08-14-2010, 03:52 AM
If someone would kindly get me his current IP, I would appreciate it.

Someone from Utica was browsing my site. A person using a new gmail account and the name Bub, claimed to be a 17-year-old guy who loved my work. I don't really have a lot of readers who call themselves Bub. Not that there's anything wrong with Bub, but really.

The language of the note just didn't seem right. I don't have open registration on my board, because we've had some problems with MYSQL hacks via registration.

When I later opened registration, "Bub" tried to register as a girl named Maria.

Not saying it was him, just want to nip something in the...bub.

And Bub/Maria got their account canceled right away.


c

The Utica contact might have been me, Colleen. Sorry. But I didn't register or use a gmail account to contact you. So that's still up in the air. But I did click on the link for your site.

And not to feel like I'm blowing my own horn or anything, but does anyone else here notice that he tried to not slam me too hard (calling my writings "semi-intelligent but not very accurate"), or that the minute someone local to him gets involved in responding to his tirades, he clams up, packs up, and holds up in his home? It's probably the first time using the word "crib" to describe a house was the most accurate.

Does the pressure get too much for you, pRick? Knowing that someone within reach of you and the Herkimer County justice system is watching your every move here? And that you can't get away with your BS in town anymore?? Feeling the sweat a little?? And the worst part is i truly could be anyone. The lady across the street from your house at the engine repair and rental shop. The kid at the ice cream store down the street from your place. (Yeah, I said that one before and your new blog went poof, so I thought I'd mention it again.) The guy who takes your money at the Stewart's Shop. The old lady yelling at the dog next door to shut up. Anybody.

It's not without a sense of irony, pRick, that my profile picture is your house, and my avatar pic is The Question. The faceless one, who could be watching you right now. And as long as you keep up this BS, I will be watching for any signs that you are trying to start up your little scams in the area and I will post here so we can shut them down. And you can complain all you want about we are ruining your hard work and voiding the sweat on your brow from trying to make something of yourself. But no one is listening anymore.

One of the things you've had going for you is that you haven't scammed enough from somebody to where they'll spend the money to make the trip here to file the papers. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, anybody needs a proxy for them in Little Falls and I'm there.

So once again, pRick, I'm saying it, and this time I'm not asking I'm TELLING. The best thing you can do for the comics industry, the comic fans in the Mohawk Valley who want to have a convention here, and most importantly YOURSELF, is to shut up, give up comics entirely, and just fade away quietly like the baby you are. Because all you're doing is proving our point about our claims of your "erratic behavior" when you delete your blogs after opening them up and spewing forth your crap.

And pRick, as god is my freaking witness, if I hear the word "troll" come out of your mouth on a blog somewhere ONE MORE TIME to describe good people like Gail (who cares if it's her freaking real name or not), Tony, or anybody else here, I will redefine the word for you in ways you cannot begin to fathom.

Oh, look. NOW there's the sweat on your brow...

:-)

Matt Doc Martin
08-14-2010, 06:01 AM
I admire this, save for the fact that the Defendant will use it to portray himself as "stalked" and "threatened".

pRick does need reminders that there is a real world outside of his keyboard posturing.

Watching for attempts to scam people =good.

Letting laws handle things = good.

Laughing at pRick's mangling of grammar = good.

NO ONE here has any designs on harming pRick. He is the one that threatens violence and killing. We have his own words that do that. (Ain't screen grabs a bitch. pRick?)

But pRick can enjoy like under the microscope, where his slimy actions are made known to anyone he might attempt to harm.

JeffWatkins
08-14-2010, 11:39 AM
Aw dammit.
Rick posted a diatribe and I missed it.
Any screencaps or anything?

sk716
08-14-2010, 01:23 PM
If someone would kindly get me his current IP, I would appreciate it.

Someone from Utica was browsing my site. A person using a new gmail account and the name Bub, claimed to be a 17-year-old guy who loved my work. I don't really have a lot of readers who call themselves Bub. Not that there's anything wrong with Bub, but really.

The language of the note just didn't seem right. I don't have open registration on my board, because we've had some problems with MYSQL hacks via registration.

When I later opened registration, "Bub" tried to register as a girl named Maria.

Not saying it was him, just want to nip something in the...bub.

And Bub/Maria got their account canceled right away.


c
The only one I have is pretty old at this point. It was last used here in 2005.

If you want it, I'll PM it to you.

Artful Angie
08-14-2010, 05:33 PM
I admire this, save for the fact that the Defendant will use it to portray himself as "stalked" and "threatened".

pRick does need reminders that there is a real world outside of his keyboard posturing.

Watching for attempts to scam people =good.

Letting laws handle things = good.

Laughing at pRick's mangling of grammar = good.

NO ONE here has any designs on harming pRick. He is the one that threatens violence and killing. We have his own words that do that. (Ain't screen grabs a bitch. pRick?)

But pRick can enjoy like under the microscope, where his slimy actions are made known to anyone he might attempt to harm.

Given the level of stability issues and public statements that can be quoted, let him try to go to court and say he was "stalked" or "threatened". The minute he steps in a courtroom, all his tirades here become open for scrutiny. Every single thing he's ever said, include his threats to family members of people here, insults he slung without a care in the world, and repeated lies will be called out in front of a judge.

Then, to top off the fun, he'll be sued in civil court, just enough to allow me to subpoena him for a deposition. When that happens, he'll be required BY LAW to answer any and ALL questions put to him regardless of the subject matter.

And of course, pRicky, I know you're reading this so this is posted for your benefit. Make VERY sure you want to ride this train. Comprende?

sk716
08-14-2010, 06:03 PM
I admire this, save for the fact that the Defendant will use it to portray himself as "stalked" and "threatened".

pRick does need reminders that there is a real world outside of his keyboard posturing.

Watching for attempts to scam people =good.

Letting laws handle things = good.

Laughing at pRick's mangling of grammar = good.

NO ONE here has any designs on harming pRick. He is the one that threatens violence and killing. We have his own words that do that. (Ain't screen grabs a bitch. pRick?)

But pRick can enjoy like under the microscope, where his slimy actions are made known to anyone he might attempt to harm.

This is the kind of thing I'm unlikely to say again this year so pay attention.

Matt Doc Martin is right.

Mock Olney all you want, but stalking and terroristic threatening are illegal in most states. Back away from that kind of posting or I go to using that delete button again.

Gail Simone
08-14-2010, 07:27 PM
Angie, I have to echo SK and Matt.

Public comments and verified statements are fine, but that post is way over the line of what is allowed. I realize you're not threatening Rick but "I'm watching your house" is not acceptable at all, under any circumstances.

We have to be firm about this, with no wiggle room at all.

I'm sure you understand.

Thank you.

Matt Doc Martin
08-14-2010, 08:24 PM
This is the kind of thing I'm unlikely to say again this year so pay attention.

Matt Doc Martin is right.



Hey now..is it THAT unlikely?:mistrust:

Matt Doc Martin
08-14-2010, 08:33 PM
Given the level of stability issues and public statements that can be quoted, let him try to go to court and say he was "stalked" or "threatened". The minute he steps in a courtroom, all his tirades here become open for scrutiny. Every single thing he's ever said, include his threats to family members of people here, insults he slung without a care in the world, and repeated lies will be called out in front of a judge.

Then, to top off the fun, he'll be sued in civil court, just enough to allow me to subpoena him for a deposition. When that happens, he'll be required BY LAW to answer any and ALL questions put to him regardless of the subject matter.

And of course, pRicky, I know you're reading this so this is posted for your benefit. Make VERY sure you want to ride this train. Comprende?

Silly person...pRick NEVER shows up for court cases! I know, as I showed up for one!

Gail Simone
08-15-2010, 03:47 AM
While I'm at it, I would like to ask people to stay off the subject of Rick's alleged cancer.

It's just not a fit subject for this thread. I don't wish ANY illness on ANYONE. Maybe he's not telling the whole truth or even any truth at all. But it doesn't matter. It's just not appropriate to discuss unless there are documented facts and even then, I think it's pretty unnecessary.

So, please, let's lay that topic aside.

Artful Angie
08-15-2010, 07:52 AM
Angie, I have to echo SK and Matt.

Public comments and verified statements are fine, but that post is way over the line of what is allowed. I realize you're not threatening Rick but "I'm watching your house" is not acceptable at all, under any circumstances.

We have to be firm about this, with no wiggle room at all.

I'm sure you understand.

Thank you.

Quite right, Gail. And to be public about this for safety concerns and legal matters (because you know pRick) let me state that I am NOT watching his house or stalking him. So, don't be getting your real(?) lawyers's panties in a bunch, pRickadoo. It's not so much a "I'm watching your house" as a "I know where we need to send the Herkimer County Sheriff's Department deputy to with your summons when we need to" if the situation ever comes forward.

No one needs to watch you or stalk you, pRicky Prickardo, because you already ruined what little reputation you had you in the Utica area. But every time you poke your head up at an event like MVCC is getting ready to have, or HCCC may try to do, then know that someone MAY be in the audience, and your words MAY be under scrutiny if you try to go to the college and spout forth your :

"Oh, are you an artist? Well, send me your stuff and I'll see it gets printed. And have a free copy of this Batman comic starring a character I INSPIRED! (By an artist whose name I can't seem to remember correctly) Oh, and I have personally given away thousands of comics (not including the ones given away due to seizure of property). Oh, and have you seen Star Wars Episode I or Iron Man??? Well......."

As an alumni of Mohawk Valley Community College, and someone with close ties to people at Herkimer County Community College, I can tell you that the schools take a dim view to someone who comes onto their campus during an event with the intent of taking adavantage of young impressionable people for their own gain.

Would it be "stalking you" if your words there were recorded as you tried to "hold court" there with your many stories of all the people whose lives you changed with introducing them to comics and yadda, yadda, yadda...??? No that would be perfectly legal. But be prepared for the Democratic response..

As far as real life goes, no one needs to "stalk" you, pRickadocious (a word I've never used before, and probably never will again). Because the one thing everybody here in the Utica area tells me about you is this: you're spectacularly un-spectacular. The reason why you try so hard to be a somebody somewhere... is because you're a nobody right where you live.

So, I hope my earlier posts didn't worry you that much, folks. And thank you all for the assist. I'd had a bit of a bad day and decided to let my fingers do the venting at a extremely worthy target. But got carried way as we have from time to time. This was just my turn. lol

MacQuarrie
08-15-2010, 09:17 AM
While I'm at it, I would like to ask people to stay off the subject of Rick's alleged cancer.

It's just not a fit subject for this thread. I don't wish ANY illness on ANYONE. Maybe he's not telling the whole truth or even any truth at all. But it doesn't matter. It's just not appropriate to discuss unless there are documented facts and even then, I think it's pretty unnecessary.

So, please, let's lay that topic aside.
We can still talk about the fact that he IS a cancer on the comic industry, right?

Gail Simone
08-15-2010, 09:41 AM
Actually, I'd feel more comfortable avoiding the topic at all, even kidding around.

Even the least dangerous forms of cancer are scary. There's a thousand things about Rick that are hilarious. This isn't one of them.

I appreciate it. I know no one's mocking him for this, but even just bringing it up all the time seems to be way out of perspective to me.

Glenn Barbis Jr.
08-15-2010, 12:58 PM
So, besides Comicon.com and Gail's old YABS forum, this makes three boards from which he's been booted. I would be surprised if they are the only three.



If memory serves, he was also booted more than once from The Comics Journal boards, a S.P.A. board I forget the name of, and the now defunct FIGMA boards. And at FIGMA, he threatened lawsuits because of the banning, was given a second chance, and subsequently started the same antics that got him voted out permanently.

Also, each time he has been booted from a board, he was flushed out from using a myriad of other names and sock-puppets. And at Comicon, he has the "honor" of actually having his name edited out (R*** O****) of posts to this day!

MacQuarrie
08-16-2010, 09:34 AM
There were also a couple of mailing lists and Yahoo groups that gave him the boot, yes?

HamsterRage
08-16-2010, 12:08 PM
I'm surprised the coward hasn't popped in to start posting over here... I wonder how long before one of his shitty blogs resurfaces?

Gail was right... Dude couldn't last 1 month without the attention.

KJ!
08-16-2010, 05:34 PM
More Shocker Toys FUN!


====================
'I am having a bit of a problem with Shocker Toys.
I ordered a Shadowhawk to go with my Image related Legendary Comic Book Heroes from Marvel Toys
They sent me the wrong figure and I contacted their Customer Service department.
I told them by email they should pay to have me return it to them and after the USPS told me I would be paying to return it because I opened the box!
I let Shocker know.
The Rep said the Post Office should have accepted the box and Returned To Sender.
He told me to keep the figure they sent and they would be sending me my proper order.

Around July 20 I emailed my secondcomplaint to Shocker Toys that I still hadn't gotten my Shadowhawk figure I ordered in late May.
I was told that Shocker was busy gearing up for Comic Con, that I should have been aware of that, and that was probably why I hadn't gotten my order yet.
I remain baffled by that statement!

I am feeling like the Customer Service Rep is telling me that his department is shut down while Shocker Toys is busying themselves for another round of promotion and sales at Comic Con.

I understand the need to promote a product, but for me to be waiting this long for a direct online order is aggravating.
They already promoted the line to me and I placed an order and paid for the product.
Comic Con has been over for a few weeks now.
[<<<WARNING SARCASIM BELOW>>>]
But I can just wait for Shocker to get more orders so they can afford to ship out a bunch of toys.
Hell, maybe some guys who ordered last week will get their orders before me and THEY will sing the praises of Shocker Toys and Shocker Toys will go on to become bigger than Mattel and Hasbro!
And they might even get the figures they ordered!
Wouldn't that be wonderful?'

http://kylerobinsoncustoms.com/toysoup/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=284&p=17153#p17153

HamsterRage
08-16-2010, 09:03 PM
At this rate we might need a separate thread for Shocker.

Matt Doc Martin
08-17-2010, 03:43 AM
At this rate we might need a separate thread for Shocker.

That sounds like a good plan. Don't want it all to get lost in this thread.

Gail Simone
08-17-2010, 08:16 AM
Hmm. Not sure if we need that. There's not enough Shocker news to keep a thread going where it would do much good, and this thread has always been about more than just one doof in New York...

Mylazycat
08-17-2010, 09:19 AM
Welcome back Matt. Even if some members aren't comfortable with you posting, you can't get banned here for something that happened elsewhere. If anything you have more right to be here than most of us as you have been here for over five years.

Yes, you can, actually.

Kevin T Brown
08-17-2010, 09:57 AM
Yes, you can, actually.

I might be new to these here parts, but nothing in the FAQs says that....

Unless it falls under the "reasons determined by any of the moderators" option.

Gail Simone
08-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Yes, you can, actually.

I killed a monkey and ate it.

Am I banned?

Mylazycat
08-17-2010, 02:58 PM
I killed a monkey and ate it.

Am I banned?

You? Never!*












*Was it a low calorie or high fat monkey? Answer carefully...

Matt Doc Martin
08-17-2010, 03:21 PM
I might be new to these here parts, but nothing in the FAQs says that....

Unless it falls under the "reasons determined by any of the moderators" option.

Message boards are a privilege, not a right. That being said, I would prefer if I EARNED a banning, which I do not plan on doing.:no:

As it is, I am just barely beginning to feel comfortable here.

Artful Angie
08-17-2010, 04:35 PM
Message boards are a privilege, not a right. That being said, I would prefer if I EARNED a banning, which I do not plan on doing.:no:

As it is, I am just barely beginning to feel comfortable here.

Make sure you use your Gilette Mach 3 on your banning. A banning shaved is a banning earned?

KJ!
08-17-2010, 06:12 PM
I killed a monkey and ate it.

Am I banned?

Yes, because you didn't share.

*munches on his fresh lemur

CutterMike
08-18-2010, 04:21 AM
Make sure you use your Gilette Mach 3 on your banning. A banning shaved is a banning earned?OY! :rofl:

(...Where puns are concerned, beauty is in the "Oy!" of the beholder///)

Chris Hansbrough
08-18-2010, 08:36 AM
More Shocker Toys FUN!


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'I am having a bit of a problem with Shocker Toys.
I ordered a Shadowhawk to go with my Image related Legendary Comic Book Heroes from Marvel Toys
They sent me the wrong figure and I contacted their Customer Service department.
I told them by email they should pay to have me return it to them and after the USPS told me I would be paying to return it because I opened the box!
I let Shocker know.
The Rep said the Post Office should have accepted the box and Returned To Sender.
He told me to keep the figure they sent and they would be sending me my proper order.

Around July 20 I emailed my secondcomplaint to Shocker Toys that I still hadn't gotten my Shadowhawk figure I ordered in late May.
I was told that Shocker was busy gearing up for Comic Con, that I should have been aware of that, and that was probably why I hadn't gotten my order yet.
I remain baffled by that statement!

I am feeling like the Customer Service Rep is telling me that his department is shut down while Shocker Toys is busying themselves for another round of promotion and sales at Comic Con.

I understand the need to promote a product, but for me to be waiting this long for a direct online order is aggravating.
They already promoted the line to me and I placed an order and paid for the product.
Comic Con has been over for a few weeks now.
[<<<WARNING SARCASIM BELOW>>>]
But I can just wait for Shocker to get more orders so they can afford to ship out a bunch of toys.
Hell, maybe some guys who ordered last week will get their orders before me and THEY will sing the praises of Shocker Toys and Shocker Toys will go on to become bigger than Mattel and Hasbro!
And they might even get the figures they ordered!
Wouldn't that be wonderful?'

http://kylerobinsoncustoms.com/toysoup/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=284&p=17153#p17153

I am shocked! Shocked I tell you! Geoff would never allow his company to do those sorts of things. This is just all slanderous internet rumor! SLANDER! AND LIES! I mean really we all know the real reason is those damned pirates.

NatGertler
08-18-2010, 08:55 AM
I killed a monkey and ate it.Was it a rhesus monkey? Because I love those. Chocolate on the outside, peanut butter on the inside...

Gail Simone
08-18-2010, 09:09 AM
I find it hilarious that Geoff of Shocker Toys is claiming that reposting public posts, INCLUDING HIS OWN, is somehow 'restricting trade.'

Dude, TAKE CARE OF YOUR GODDAMNED CUSTOMERS.

YOU are restricting your trade.

Tom Stillwell
08-18-2010, 09:23 AM
I notice that Shocker Toys will be at the Chicago Comic-Con. I also notice that specifically Geoff Beckett is listed as being at booth 320.

So, if you're at the show and Shocker Toys owes you a figure, please stop by for a face-to-face chat with Geoff sans message board.

Gail Simone
08-18-2010, 09:32 AM
A CIVIL face-to-face.

Give them a chance to make it right.

Tom Stillwell
08-18-2010, 10:01 AM
A CIVIL face-to-face.

Give them a chance to make it right.

Oh yeah, I wasn't advocating anything else.

KJ!
08-18-2010, 06:08 PM
Interesting.

A step in the right direction, but pretty much proof here of dishonest business practice, with them seemingly having taken money for SDCC exclusives they had no intention of making FOR the actual event.

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Got an email from Shocker today regarding the pre-purchase I made at SDCC:

"Dear Valued Customer,

I wanted to write to you today to address the delays we have had in getting our exclusive products into your hands (summer exclusives, mucus tick). Due to issues with customs our products have been delayed, but know full well that we have started up a new production and these products will be getting to you in the coming weeks.

As you know, as a smaller company we tend to hit more bumps in the road than the bigger toy manufacturers. We want to give you the best product possible and we are doing everything within our power to get it to you as fast as possible. I express my deepest apologies for these delays, but we promise it will be well worth the wait.

With the products being delayed a few weeks, we want to make sure that with all of our current orders the addresses are still the same as they were when the original order had been placed. Please respond to this e-mail with any information that may need to be corrected and I personally will make sure it is changed in our systems.

I cannot thank you enough for being such a great customer to our company, and to show this, Shocker Toys would like to offer you 10% off of your next order as well.

Sincerely,

Brian Greenzang

P.S. Attached you will find pictures of our exclusives along with the packaging they will be accompanied by!"

Seems like they did in fact take money in order to pay for a production run, that they never were delayed by customs. I'll be emailing them for a refund. If the figures ever actually do get made I'll suck it up and eBay them.

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http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=64913&start=390

The commentary is by the quoted poster, but it certainly seems accurate to me.

They took the money under a false pretense.

What sort of customs is it that takes items and never passes them on?

Seriously.

Add that to the second-third time it's happened to Geoff Beckett, along with the other preposterous happen-stances, and you end up with a fine return to usual form for the dishonest Geoff Beckett.

Beware folks.

This is why I recommend only dealing with another store for these, that takes payment upon arrival, that way there is minimal risk to you, the consumer.

Again, this means it's well past the 45 day limit for Paypal resolution, meaning you are at Shocker's 'mercy' for a refund.

KJ!
08-18-2010, 06:10 PM
I find it hilarious that Geoff of Shocker Toys is claiming that reposting public posts, INCLUDING HIS OWN, is somehow 'restricting trade.'

Dude, TAKE CARE OF YOUR GODDAMNED CUSTOMERS.

YOU are restricting your trade.

THIS.

A million times THIS.

If you don't want people discussing your shitty business practices........then DON'T be a shitty business to deal with!!

That is how you shut people up.

(Though unfortunately, the Beckett tantrum has worked on many occasions to silence forums, including the majority of toy-related ones.)