I didn’t think I’d need an update on this story. Obviously this story is so self gratifying that I was going to choose the better part of valor and forgo further commentary. So much for that valor. I actually do believe the chocolate run network has every right to run their shows as they see fit.
I had consciously chosen to take my time deciding whether I should go back to the network considering their singular dislike of my original thought.
Except. It seems, due to recent events the chocolates had decided to ban me again. This time they took away my decoder until the 25th of February 2008 and I have to tell you, this time I managed to get a three month eviction for saying absolutely nothing at all. Not a single peep has been heard from me on the VNN for about one month now. So why exactly have I been banned this time? Apparently I’m so horribly invasive that I am ban-able for the ‘potential’ I have to disrupt their network.
Look, I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe it unreasonable to expect that a vampire should actually ‘do’ something before they’re banned. Again.
You can devil advocate all you want to in the chocolate’s favour and at this point I’d welcome a little debate on the whole affair. So let us have an open discussion. I welcome all views. I guarantee you won’t be banned for not agreeing with me. I guarantee you won’t be gagged for having your own opinion.
So let us break this down into a more investigative piece so it’s not completely about me bitching. Nah, lets not. There’s no sense in pretending this is anything other than what it is which is an editorial about me bitching.
They don’t like me, my opinion and they’ve shown me by banning me from the network for what will amount to a quarter of a year. Well, that should certainly teach me to have an individual opinion that’s for sure. I wonder what’s next. Drawn and quartering? That ought to be fun.
The most recent update on the matter is that the chocolates, after some discussion with a couple of Damari advocates partially lifted the ban and have allowed me access see the broadcast and then promptly slapped me with a Gag Order. Little steps I suppose but in the wider scope of the whole ordeal what started as a slap on the wrist for being opinionated has become a pretty intense discriminatory campaign.
Have I gone to see what’s happening at the VNN since the ban was lifted and the gag order put in place? Well, yes and I have to say. ‘Thanks’ to all who are wearing Free Damari T Shirts and standing up peacefully for the rights of the opinionated, namely me. I hope they listen. But by the looks of things, it’s just made them mule stubborn and given me a longer sentence and a nice little ball gag so I don’t accidentally slip and say something unpopular.
I guess you guys are the invasive potential to disrupt equation that is the reason for my decoder being taken away this time and I can only say. It’s worth every second. Andre still has that petition so please accost him and sign it when you see him. Otherwise, try to keep it peaceful, don’t forget to sit to the front of the bus and always, always remember.
‘Let Freedom Ring’
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laughs Okay, so the ball gag works. Bugger !
Damari ~Silence Raaawrs
..you should try again. Even the best of best forum owners sometimes misstep, and I’m sure the Chocolates are no exception smiles
shakes head at the Editoral and meanders off
ophelia Lokason NiF’s Eternally Yggdrasil
Ohh come on ! You knew I’d say something. That was too delicious not to.
I like the choccies. I think they’re great. Well, maybe not Cadbury since that one seems to have a hard on the size of the leaning tower of Pisa.
I see you’re absolutely right and when I have a moment I’ll nip on over and put the Petitioners, Picketers, Button wearing, T Shirt sharing, chocolate eating and I don’t know what Uni wants to do with the bowl of hot chocolate supporters out of their misery and partake of my “I have a Dream” speech.
Ta Pheeps. Before you know it we’ll be doing coffee and shopping and stuff. _____
Damari ~Silence Raaawrs