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Goku 'n Kuririn by myrllok Goku 'n Kuririn :iconmyrllok:myrllok 393 38 (Animated) Teen Titans! 6/7 by bbrunomoraes (Animated) Teen Titans! 6/7 :iconbbrunomoraes:bbrunomoraes 143 10 Terra sketches part II by Hatsuraikun Terra sketches part II :iconhatsuraikun:Hatsuraikun 150 11 Trump : The Game by paintpixelprint Trump : The Game :iconpaintpixelprint:paintpixelprint 1,051 479 P O K E M O N by yiipyaps P O K E M O N :iconyiipyaps:yiipyaps 26 1 There are no strings on me... by RealFailz There are no strings on me... :iconrealfailz:RealFailz 44 19 Stand Alone Complex by theCHAMBA Stand Alone Complex :iconthechamba:theCHAMBA 1,151 97 SM Starters by N-Kin SM Starters :iconn-kin:N-Kin 677 64 Chicago Wheels and Bangs by Jowybean Chicago Wheels and Bangs :iconjowybean:Jowybean 147 8 Heart Pirates' submarine (motion graphic) by MajorasMasks Heart Pirates' submarine (motion graphic) :iconmajorasmasks:MajorasMasks 44 12 You are You by WendyDoodles You are You :iconwendydoodles:WendyDoodles 82 31 Outlaw Star by WendyDoodles Outlaw Star :iconwendydoodles:WendyDoodles 171 56 . : S T O R M : . by TurtleSea . : S T O R M : . :iconturtlesea:TurtleSea 140 81 Emma Pin Up by TurtleSea Emma Pin Up :iconturtlesea:TurtleSea 65 19 Spike (Cowboy Bebop) - polygon portrait by Blind-Pixel777 Spike (Cowboy Bebop) - polygon portrait :iconblind-pixel777:Blind-Pixel777 2 0

Activity


  • Listening to: Yasunori Mitsuda - Time's Scar
  • Reading: Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
  • Watching: Snuff films (probably)
  • Playing: Pokémon Y (Why? Because we like you.)
  • Eating: Carvel ice cream cake
  • Drinking: Pimm's Cup No. 1

Okay, so, wow.


Back in 2008 I submitted sample reviews for a certain professional anime website (a big one), and the editor praised my work, but told me they already hired somebody for a position recently and they'd keep an eye out for me. A couple of years later in 2010 I received some token assignments for the site, and assumed I was on my way for a more permanent position (albeit, still a part-time review position, but I wanted to get my toe wet in professional writing), as I was assured just that by the editor. Time passed, and I largely dropped the matter, knowing that the editor knew who I was, interacting with him on occasion on Twitter, very cordially. We weren't friends, but he was aware of who I was and the quality of my writing, as well as my passion for anime.


So it's 2014 now. And for the past few months (so late 2013 as well) this certain website posted job openings for reviewers. I asked the head hancho of the site, the CEO of the company, if they were still looking for reviewers, and he referred me back to the editorial head, the person I previously referred to. I forwarded the very long e-mail chain of interactions about the subject of my possible position back to the editor. This time, last week at around this time, I finally received a definitive answer.


It was essentially, "Sorry, but we can never hire you, because you insulted a voice actor some years ago in a blog post you did. They might take it personally if I hire you. I assumed you already knew why we couldn't bring you on."


Well, look, I was fairly unrestrained in my criticism of a certain voice actor, though I never insulted him on a personal level or threatened him. In fact, he made a veiled threat towards me. I never singled him out in particular for criticism. I've been an unrelenting destroyer of the "classic" English dub he was a part of for years, and he was only one of many on the chopping block. I was very reasoned about what I didn't like about his performance, as well as the others in it. I detailed the reasons I disliked this VA's work. And I also stated that I've actually found his more recent work to be pretty good, because he's improved over time.


But fine, let's say I was undeniably, over-the-top rude towards this particular voice actor. Okay, then what? You wait FOUR FUCKING YEARS to tell me? Four years where I was often interacting with the staff of the website, participating in discussions, and such. Surely there was time during four years to tell me that I had fucked things up and couldn't be a reviewer on the team. You waited four years to tell me? How was I supposed to know? Nobody on the staff said a thing in all that time.


What a crock of total, unadulterated bullshit. I had the utmost respect for this editor and for this particular anime website. No, beyond that, an admiration. And maybe they didn't owe me anything for that. I get that. But you know, I wasn't just some defect from off the streets, that they didn't know anything about. They could have treated me with respect, even if they disagreed with me, instead of leaving me hanging.


Well, this unmitigated anal fistery shall not be forgotten.


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Michael Fitz-Gibbon
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a dreamer, a slacker, a geek, and sprite comic artist extraordinaire! Also, I write.

Current Residence: Bradenton, FL
MP3 player of choice: My small Samsung mp3 player
Shell of choice: Uh... cowry?
Wallpaper of choice: Uh... vinyl?
Skin of choice: Skin ain't no thing, baby... 'long as you have it.
Favourite cartoon character: Lupin III
Personal Quote: "Sweet Lucifer Hawk!"
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:iconninjakingofhearts:
ninjakingofhearts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hi!
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! :cake:
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! :glomp:
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penguintruth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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frogsuit Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Thanks for visiting Nancy's page. : )
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch... are you who I think you are? :D


LOL, the internet is small. XDDD
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:iconpenguintruth:
penguintruth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The net is vast and infinite.

But my reach is, as well.

Check out my Elric brother sprites!
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will! :D
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BrockLee150 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
would you mind if i were to use your mach 5 to make a sprite sheet?
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