Apologies to my readers for this non dolly post but I take bullying seriously -all kinds- and I wanted to take a moment to address what is going on here at Tenshinomon.com in a very outward manner and calling it what it is.
So recently there’s been a bit of dislike over my questioning of an adjective used to describe vocaloid Luka’s voice as ‘husky’. I laughed because I thought it sounded like a department at JC Penny- this is actually something I stand by and can laugh about.
Unfortunately, this has offended an individual who goes by the handle Torino. I have never had an interaction with this individual prior to these events. Sadly they have chosen to send various hateful comments posing as separate users in an attempt to intimidate, bully, degrade and offend the admin of this website by pretending to be a larger group of people upset with the content of the site than what they really are- the vocal minority.
Let’s cut straight to the chase: tenshinomon.com has zero tolerance for online bullying- whether it is our staff or someone else. If you have a problem with content please contact us directly. If you choose to hide in the shadows and try to intimidate us, it doesn’t work nearly as well as if you just talked to us directly to express your feelings.
We’ve worked with Torino and accepted their apology for their actions. We’ve retracted the information they requested from the original post (though it is information they have publicly posted themselves) as a result of them being willing to come forward, own their actions and apologize.
Please understand that if anyone insists on continuing, participating, perpetuating more drama on this topic: these attempts will be ignored.
So let’s end this rather long post with the lovely and talented titan of comedy Meghan Mullally:
The more you know, people~
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I have left the original post addressing the specific behavior in question:
Torino’s original comments have not been published on the post where they left them as per our ‘Zero Tolerance on Bullying’ Stance. No one at Tenshi no Mon indulges that behavior.
I had already responded to the original post telling me that they disagreed with my opinion on the website but this didn’t stop them from making additional posts posing as other people. Here’s the first post as “another user with the fake e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org”:
“So….like Luka’s voice then? Seriously, it kinda rubs me the wrong way that you’d call something a typo without fact-checking first.”
The way this is worded in the email from Volks USA says that Luka is HUSKY not her voice. The grammatical structure is where the typo lies, not the word itself. It is a typo in English. I already explained this to you when you were using your ‘original’ handle. I simply disagree with the structure of the sentence because it means Luka is husky- not her voice.
Then you left this special comment pretending to be yet another user with the fake email “email@example.com” on the ‘Volks USA Closing” article:
“Shitty click bait. Please don’t do this, it reflects terribly on this website, although it’s full of inaccuracies anyway.”
Clickbait would imply I make money off of the traffic to this website. I don’t. I write this website for the fans of Volks and I always try to provide the most up to date information I can. It’s said clearly that this is a ‘Tip’ post and one based on what’s being said by a reliable source. When writing pieces on controversial topics writers don’t always reveal the details about their sources because it would be damaging to that source.
You are free to draw your own conclusions with the caveats I am put in the article in place- I encourage people to think for themselves.
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So let’s take a look at you, Torino, now that you’ve evaluated my efforts:
I love that you challenge me to be better. I now ask you to do the same with yourself and your actions. I’d like to believe you know better than to invent different handles in an attempt to bully people online. Cyberbullying is ugly and doesn’t suit someone who makes such beautiful contributions to the doll community and the art world. Just write me directly my contact information is here. I am happy to talk to you about edits over e-mail. It’d be way more productive than all this silly ‘cloak and dagger’ malicious comment posting.
I think under other circumstances we might be friends: I like historical trivia, tsundere crybaby characters in anime AND paranormal shenanigans! I really do like Luka even though we disagree about the adjective used for her appearance. I also congratulate you on your many sales on your etsy store, your 6 year old lovely Deviant Art account and a beautiful Pixiv site that is filled with amazing art. ❤ I think that’s so cool you have a dedicated fandom that builds you up instead of tearing your work down.
What I have trouble understanding is why someone so talented and successful online would feel the need to come to our page and pretend to be different people in an attempt to demoralize me and tear us down?
You can actually be anonymous at BJD confessions and pretend to be lots of different people there and complain- but don’t come onto my site and spam me with hate while pretending to be different people. Come on. I can see information on who posts and where they are posting from. There’s lots to learn online about someone.
I hope you have a beautiful day and I would love to hear from you via e-mail in the future if you have constructive criticism. I’m disheartened by your behavior but I do forgive you for it. I am sincere in wishing you well no matter what you do in the future. I know we all have our weaknesses but we have the ability to correct them too.
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