ramyb wrote:Thus far, you've kept things (reasonably) under control with your nasty comments that you can't stop yourself from making, but you've really gone way too far this time. I sent you a PM in an attempt to explain things rationally, which, of course, you ignored, just as you've ignored every response I've made to you on every thread you've tainted. Making a list of completely arbitrarily chosen and faulty situations that are in no way analogous to this situation is just extremely offensive. I've said it before, but you are so much like Karl Rove, it's unbelievable. Do you actually think these things through before you type them, or are you just going for a strategy of making negative associations to try to slander me? Trying to compare me to a rapist or a thief in a situation in this kind of situation is crossing a very clear line, and you know it. What does this have to do with cheating on a spouse? A dog biting a baby, really? And your example of lip synching is EXACTLY what you just completely dismissed in mjc's comment. I've tried to respond to you with logic time and again, but with the direction your arguments are going, there's really no point. It is clear now that your sole purpose is to slander me without actually caring what kind of tactics you use or what truth there is in your statements.
It's analogous in this way: If someone is known for being ____, you should expect ______ from them. If you believe I'm a total jerk-off, which I'm sure you do, you expect everything I have to say to be jerk-off-y, and were I to say something unjerkoff, you would consider it a fluke, or tainted by some bias, or otherwise not based in the reality of who I am. Similarly, I find it incredibly hard to believe you and your girlfriend are not cheats, considering an incredible amount of evidence that points to the opposite of your claims. My point is simple: the average person would NOT allow themselves to be fooled in those situations, even when it is perhaps in their best interest to do so. It is baffling to me, then, how someone could react one way in so many situations, yet in this situation it's nothing. If situation X presented itself, we would point the blame at the innocent with FAR less evidence against them than seems to be presented for you. That is how it relates.
If your boyfriend's ex-girlfriend called after a nasty breakup to tell you how she hates him and how awful he was, would you take her word for it?
If you were hiring at a local store, and upon calling references, would you assume he was a thief because his previous coworkers didn't like him?
If a student in your class told you that a student that they disliked was cheating, would you assume it was true and scream about it to the whole class and try to run the student out of the school?
1) No, because if I had a boyfriend, he probably wouldn't have been dating a girl. However, ignoring the fact that I'm straight and male, if I noticed trends that went along with what psycho-Zippy, the laziest elf was complaining about, I would certainly think twice
2) How do you judge "dislike." If I am an employer and I notice that MULTIPLE employers have had issues with a potential employee, I am certainly going to think twice, and if I do end up hiring him, I'm going to keep a damn good eye on him to make sure I don't see what they saw. After all, it is more likely that he literally was a jerk in all his past jobs than that he was simply misunderstood and disliked greatly for it by his bosses. You understand that I'd be calling bosses and people he cited himself, not just random employees, right? And even so, with that sort of watchful eye on the employee, I wouldn't assume he was a thief unless the people I talked to implied he stole. To extrapolate "thief" from "doesnt like" would be a huge jump of logic on my part and a huge lie on their part. The thief accusation would need to come into play. If it came into play in enough independent instances, it would indeed become a serious concern of mine and would likely effect the hiring process.
3) There are a number of factors: how often has the kid been caught cheating? Are his test scores reflecting the quality of his class performance? Do I feel like the accuser is trustworthy, or at least more-so than the accused? Whatever the case, I love how you're painting yourself as the poor misunderstood kid. Very heart-rending, very twee.
If there is reasonable suspicion, it would be my job in all three of those scenarios to keep a damn eye peeled.
Get over yourself, you know nothing in this situation and have chosen to revel in your ignorance and vomit up horrendously irrelevant and poorly constructed analogies instead of listening to one of the many people imploring you to question the logic of your claims. And by the way, I was never banned from conventions, nor from deviantart, for any wrongdoing, so stop tooting that horn all over my thread and GTFO.
I never tooted my own horn all over your thread or claimed you were banned from conventions or deviant art. I love your work.
See what I did there? I said things people could easily find evidence to prove otherwise.
Look, whether you are guilty or innocent, what answer are you gonna give? "oh, right, I was totally guilty of that, guess you shouldn't give me another thousand dollars?" So here we go. You're not Jesus, Ramy. The Jews haven't been brainwashed into thinking you're a pariah. We're both shouting conspiracy. Except my conspiracy relies on at least one account being truthful, and yours relies on ALL of them being out to get you. Surely you can understand why I might not take your word for it.
Though I wasn't lying there, I know you were never banned from DA. That was Seki.