Saturday, April 4, 2015

Farewell to asoiaf.westeros

By Sati. Saturday, April 4, 2015
This will probably be completely weird to those who don't post there, on GoT fanboard, but there is plenty of folks who do I've been posting with for the last 2 years. I've been banned from posting there and I just want to say I'll miss talking to you guys, sharing my insane Stoneheart hopes, downright perverted Stannis musings, my gifs and my recaps.

But every owner of the site has the right to ban people, I guess. So I won't be coming back. I was banned for linkng my own tumblr post and then I spoke my mind to the admin, which as usual, when it comes to people with imaginary power you shouldn't do. But I'm in justice system. This is what I do for a living. I'm disgusted by those taking the power of speech without warming and just silencing you with 'you cannot reply'. So I did what I did. And I can finally see the merit behind those 'this is a toxic place' statements. Let it be a proof of that that all the posts expressing the puzzlement and dare I say sadness I was gone were deleted.

But I don't want to post on a place where a person with imaginary power can write you things like "your attitude isn't helpful, you should sit back for two weeks". So I won't use new accounts to come back. A place led by such people, is not worth it.

The idea that a person, contributing to a community for two years can be banned in seconds because a singe person doesn't like what she says is disgusting. I heard claims of this place being toxic a lot of times, but when you, you whoever the hell you think you are write to a person 'you can sit back for two weeks' you are displaying yourself for who you are. And you are not fit to run ANYTHING. And I feel so bad for this writer, who gave people so much joy with his series, that he has trusted you. You are not worth of that trust.

I'll be posting on imdb board of GoT. I'll be uploading my gifs on tumblr and recaps here. And I'll be trashing the censorship and the abuse of power, the people, GRRM unfortunately associates with, display, on my twitter. I'll always find the time to respond to you, my friends, those of you who were so kind, supportive and who where shocked I was gone. I cherish you a lot.

I'll miss you all and if you ever wanna talk, drop by here, on tumblr, or on twitter. Love you guys!

34 comments:

  1. The Onion SleightApril 4, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    I can't express how sad this makes me :crying: Me, and many, many others at the forum, too.
    Although I can understand your decision, I mean I just yet posted 4 posts full of "sati, I miss you so much!" or "I miss your gifs and the Stannis fangirling and drooling together", aso. (and all with many sad emoticons)... and they deleted them.

    The forum won't be same without you, and MUCH less funnier and I lost a great part of my enthusiasm for it tonight, and for talking about the coming season there, which is a pity, because it was always so much fun, especially tonight with all the madness (well... before another kind of madness started...)

    Anyway, I'm so tired atm (02:29 am), I'll probably try to get a tumblr account in the next few days (though I don't have my laptop till Monday, only my mobile phone atm), so I can write to you there, and always see your beautiful gifs.

    I & many other on westeros.org love you, have a good night and best regards (still full of mourning),
    The Onion Sleight / Becca

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    1. Nooooooooooo. What a sad day and I agree with everything The Onion Sleight said! I'll be checking in here and on you're Twitter/Tumblr to keep in touch.

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    2. Thank you so much, both of you! I really wish I could still post daily but I don't think it's possible. I posted there for 2 years and they just unceremoniously thrown me away. But there is always plenty of talk about Thrones here during the season, so I hope you all drop by. Lots of love and have so much fun with the new season guys!

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  2. I do not understand what the big deal with posting a link is, but it's their loss. You brought a lot of Stannis/Lady Stoneheart and so much more love to that place.

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    1. Well there's gonna be all that love here now :D Keep that place decent!

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  3. We'll miss you sati! I've just followed you on Twitter (@carson356 a.k.a. King in the North) and will definitely check out your tumblr! Though we haven't spoken much, I've always loved reading your posts and your hope for LSH has always been a bright spot among the ridiculous criticisms that get posted by others over there. Our few encounters were always pleasant and I'm gutted that there won't be anymore! And, as a straight young man, I am not afraid to admit that I will dearly miss those Stannis gifs. :P

    It's much too quiet over there without you. Please keep in touch! We all love you!

    Lord Carson/James

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    1. Thank you so much! There will always be recaps for the show, gifs and tweets about it from me as long as it is going :)

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  4. brown ben romneyApril 4, 2015 at 5:27 AM

    they banned you for posting links to your tumblr? god thats dumb. i mainly lurk over there but i always enjoyed your posts sati. the fact you get banned and trolls like enmity (or whatever his new name is) don't is ridiculous.

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    1. It's a place run by people who do what they want.

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  5. I mainly lurk on the forum but I will miss your posts very much, Sati. -xanman86

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  6. I always enjoyed reading your posts and everything you contributed to the forum. It really won't be the same without you there.

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    1. Thank you! I'll die laughing if Stoneheart does show up this season! :P

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  7. sati you the best

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  8. Aww fuck you'll be missed, :(.

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  9. It's sad how they banned you over something so small :/ At least your Stannis/LSH love will continue on here, Twitter and Tumblr!

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    1. They are really ridiculous people.

      Oh, absolutely :D But I stopped hoping LS will be on the show :(

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  10. Getting banned for posting a link to your Tumblr account? That's fucking ridiculous. For those of us not on those forums, their loss is our gain, I guess, since you'll be bringing those posts over here.
    :-)

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    1. And multiplied Stannis feels since it's one less outlet for them:D

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  11. I'm confused as hell right now.. I mean, oh the horror of linking one's work.. they must be on drugs or something. Then again, I haven't been on that forum and guess I'll never go now but not because I don't want to, but because I'm silently protesting against it.

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    1. The way it went down was - first person got the screener and told the second person about what is in the episodes, the second person wrote this on forum, I, the third person, wrote about some things I heard happen on my own tumblr and told someone looking for info it's there. No warning, ban right away.

      Talking from legal standpoint Internet is a freaking wild west right now. You can set up a board and just be a complete dictator there.

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  12. The Onion SleightApril 5, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Hi, sati!
    It's so boring and silent on the forum without you :-(
    And I see (resp.: don't see) deleted posts everywhere I go these days, on westeros.org, reddit, WotW, aso...
    I don't know how much I can say here, and I really hope I don't make you (and others) problems; it's just that I know this poster "mau" knows seemingly every detail, and I've seen you and LukaNieto talking about rumours regarding a really beautiful Stannis/Shireen scene, I haven't heard of this so far, but I long for knowing more about this scene!
    But I absolutely don't know WHO to ask and furthermore WHERE, without getting people into trouble, and how to communicate about that in the best way... Is it possible for you to say anything here? Or would it be better by e-mail or so?

    Thanks for everything and as always best regards!
    Your Onion Sleight / Becca

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    1. Hey! :*

      I saw that the threads move slowly, to be fair even if I was able to post I wouldn't even know what to say when the admins are shaking in fear because of HBO. I think I was also banned on WotW, I tried leaving a comment there and didn't go through. I'm not really bothered, I never used to comment much there anyways. As for asoiaf I saw the resident troll was not banned. So I was but he is still there, you guys are the best but honestly? Fuck this place. I know there is some talk of alternate forum, problem is they seem to be taking a long time to activate accounts...in any case I'm regularly posting on imdb board for GoT and to be honest i know it has bad reputation but in my 10 years of posting on imdb I never got as much crap as i did on asoiaf this week.

      You can find everything here - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/board/thread/242257066 :)

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    2. The Onion SleightApril 5, 2015 at 7:52 PM

      OMG, thank you so much! I'm so super-SUPER-excited now to read the info in your link, I don't even know what to write anymore now, I'm going to read it yet (and then probably pass out...), HUGE THANKS! :-*

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    3. My pleasure :) Hope you like the info!

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  13. The Onion SleightApril 5, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Nevermind, I've now seen your e-mail address in your newest post, I'll write you by this way! :)

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    1. Awesome, looking forward to your thoughts on the info!

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    2. The Onion SleightApril 5, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      Sended you just yet an e-mail =D (SOOO... MANY.... FEELINGS!!!)

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  14. Sati - I would be glued to your's and Konradsmith's posts. I will continue to follow your next moves in other forums. Thanks for the good conversations.

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