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Gorgrat10 Oct 2021 6:14 p.m. PST

I was blocked from posting on tmp for eleven days recently. I thought this odd, as, though I admit I got a little more fiery than was absolutely necessary (seems I'm human) the reaction seemed a bit… excessive?

But I'm in agreement that I overstepped, so, hey, accept the pillory and move on.

Anyway, I had also gotten off FB sometime back, and I confess that I had probably come to spend an inordinate amount of time here.

So, having a little extra spare time on my hands, I decided I would do some research. What I discovered was absolutely terrifying and stomach turning.

It really upset me, I admit, andhad me questioning my priorities.

To put it briefly, I heard a tale of younger third world persons essentially being… hmm. Not quite sure what term to use. Let's say "pressured"? into life of homosexual prostitution under the guise of charitable support and employment.

Again, pretty hideous stuff.

This left me in something of a moral quandary, which was, of course, no quandary at all. Simply an issue of giving up something I found mildly enjoyable that would involve me promoting, atleast tacitly, something utterly vile and morally reprehensible.

Again, that is a choice that is no choice.

So, my leisure time will have to he otherwise directed in the future.

Sorry to he so opaque, but I'm sure most of the readers of this post (for whatever brief duration it remains on the site) are probably pretty well aware of what I'm referring to.


martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 6:23 p.m. PST

Anonymous person posts nonsense?
I am more concerned with Tom Hanks drinking the blood of babies. Outrageous.
I saw it on the internet.


Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 6:28 p.m. PST

Well tbh, I have absolutely no clue what you are talking about. So let me see if I get this straight:

1: I was DH'ed for something.

2: I spent a lot of time also on social media/FB.

3: While in the DH I did some "research". Can't tell you what mind you, it's all very hush-hush. Can't tell you "why" I was looking this up…as well… it's all very hush-hush.

4: I found something on the internet that really repulsed me. (Join the club. It's the internet.)

5: The subject matter was a tale of someone (I can't tell who, or what, or when, or even if was an actual account or an anecdote, as it's all very hush-hush ya know… And I can't/won't say if I did any further checking to validate the factuality of this tale that I read), but that said person was "put" into a position that well…you know…

6: So I was left at a crossroads of figuring out what to do…to continue enjoying something that I (in your own words), "mildly enjoyed", or give it up as well…in my research it seems to indicate based on what I found out that whatever it is I have to give up, seems to support what allegations I have researched. (None of which can be or directly be described here as all of my research is very hush-hush mind you…)

7: So now I speak of my departure….

8: My apologies for being very vague, but I'm going to give the readers of this post the chance to figure out what I am talking about without actually talking about it, because you know…ESP and telepathy, and all of that.

9: And now I take my leave of you.

So did I get the comprehension of this right, or did I miss something?

Night Owl III10 Oct 2021 7:45 p.m. PST

Just finished getting my Fireforge Teutonic Knights assembled and primed right before the cold front moves through tonight.

What a weird post, internet is a strange place.

Ah, off to do something constructive, need to clean and re-org the work bench this week.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 7:54 p.m. PST

The late great Allen Curtis was much better at shaking the dust from his sandals as he left TMP. He did it often. grin

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 8:20 p.m. PST

I think you got it, Murph! Seems like what he said to me.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Oct 2021 9:43 p.m. PST

To put it briefly, I heard a tale of younger third world persons essentially being… hmm. Not quite sure what term to use. Let's say "pressured"? into life of homosexual prostitution under the guise of charitable support and employment.

What complete nonsense.

Of course, you could have just asked the staff if it's true.

TMP link

TMP link

TMP link

Younger? Well, they're younger than me, but they keep telling me how old they're getting. grin

nsolomon9910 Oct 2021 11:20 p.m. PST

+1 Murphy

emckinney10 Oct 2021 11:25 p.m. PST

Yeah, it was clear a while back that some people disapproved of the Editor for more general reason, with no accusations of criminality. So now, people are throwing stories around where there's a personal vendetta.

Is it possible that this is true? Yes. However, I'd have to see actual proof somewhere, and FB clearly isn't all sunshine and roses.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 11:43 p.m. PST

We need to find out who has been turned into a newt (and got better)?


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Oct 2021 1:50 a.m. PST

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20

Britus11 Oct 2021 4:02 a.m. PST

Murphy you put it beautifully. This guy is a Frother's Unite troll.

Squash at home11 Oct 2021 4:38 a.m. PST

Well I must say honestly that I interpreted the OP very differently.

I thought the OP was hinting that while on his break from TMP he got interested in homosexual pornography before his "research" showed that those depicted in pornography are exploited during its production.

Seriously, go back and read the OP again. Makes more sense than a conspiracy theory about TMP.

skipper John11 Oct 2021 5:39 a.m. PST

Have they nothing better to do?

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 7:11 a.m. PST

I wondered why I skipped this thread. Now I wonder why I read it. BTW, my first AWI figs are almost complete.

ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 8:09 a.m. PST

Thanks Squash, I had no idea what was going on. How you interpreted it makes sense.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 10:13 a.m. PST

Well, I'm appauled at it. Apparently someone has knowledge of people being forced into prostitution and hasn't taken their evidence to the proper authorities. Not reporting it is endorsing such behaviour.

dapeters11 Oct 2021 10:27 a.m. PST

I don't think he was a frother as his poost here don't line up with their attitudes. I am guessing he was mad at being DH and went serching for stuff and stumbled on th frothers stuff.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 10:35 a.m. PST

Interesting that the very thread (one of them, anyway) that got him the DH had him saying, challenging, that he was going to "get it", but he had to say it. So after throwing down the gauntlet, he's crying that it was picked up and he was punished.
That type shows up quite often, but don't last long.

I'll check the F Lads later to see if they picked up on it.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 12:43 p.m. PST

He did not seem happy here. Maybe we were too quiet for him.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 3:26 p.m. PST

Attended college (USM) and ROTC (Bowdoin) with Allen Curtis. Still miss him. A really smart guy with an edge on his (short) shoulder (smile). In ranks, he was about 5'6" and I am 6'5".

VonBlucher11 Oct 2021 5:59 p.m. PST

Don't let the door hit on your way out!!

Zephyr111 Oct 2021 9:01 p.m. PST

"(…) "research" (…)"

Odds are that many of those sites are actually police sting operations. Didn't anybody ever watch 'To Catch A Predator' …? ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2021 10:23 p.m. PST

Be careful with the Trolls …


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2021 1:05 p.m. PST

Bravo Tango!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2021 4:03 p.m. PST



Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Oct 2021 9:48 a.m. PST

Who sells the above troll and fearful lady ?
Great piece !!

Russ Dunaway

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Oct 2021 6:12 p.m. PST

Does ANYONE know who makes the troll miniature shown above by Tango?
Thank you
Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Oct 2021 9:41 a.m. PST

Westfalia Miniatures' Fey Giant: link

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Oct 2021 1:30 p.m. PST

Thank you sir.

Russ Dunaway

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