I'm ripping it rn but I don't rly need to check it to know that it's not going to be an issue. Toonami did those edits in-house; it was never going to affect Funi footage bc it doesn't go back to Funi. And these eps are already on their streaming service.
One weird thing, though: it doesn't look like the full special version of 109-110 was dubbed. The full version is JP-only on Funi's streaming service but I assumed it would be on the BD. So I guess those extra bits that were only available on broadcast will be JP-only forever?
When lawtwitter goes down nostalgia lane for "told you so" opportunities, they go back to June 6. We go back to April 19, the day the lawsuit was filed. We can go back before then, but April 19 is when the online conversation got into the legal weeds.
Nick was quick to disseminate his talking points about the prima facie case they needed to present at the TCPA stage. He told them that Vic would only have to state under oath that he didn't do the things in the allegedly defamatory statements, and then the burden would shift.
They couldn't wrap their heads around the idea that, if you can't prove that someone's statements are defamatory, then you maybe shouldn't sue them for defamation. (Especially not in a state with one of the strongest anti-SLAPP laws in the country.)
I was a few hours late to this (knew I would probably miss the ruling) so I'm trying to catch up on my KickVic list and there has been so much activity that scrolling back to the beginning is making my browser lag. It took me a whole minute to RT Jamie's gloat tweet.
lmaooo, Ryō Horikawa (Voice of Vegeta) if I am not mistaken - Toei canceled his Kamehacon appearance at the last minute and GUESS WHY (they gave some excuse about work visa or something but we know that's bullshit and we can only guess)
To be fair, Horikawa comes to the US more than any other Japanese DB seiyuu by far. Only a few of them speak English well enough to make it relatively headache-free, and he is one of them. I hear Nakao has better English than Horikawa, though.
I went into this with a lot of excitement because I knew it was going to destroy whatever sliver of a case Vic had left. It absolutely did, but it left me feeling emotionally drained. This is a truly terrible document. It's even worse if you know how many stories got left out.
These emails between Vic and @MicheleSpecht hurt so much to read. We all knew how much she must have suffered, but to see it laid out like this—and for him to try to deny her the right to tell her story in the end—is just the nail in his coffin. What a reprehensible human being.
I RT'd @ThievingCat earlier because I'm in the same boat and have no fucking idea who these people are but don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. I mean, it sucks that this dude is an asshole and it sucks that people were hurt but I am nevertheless reasonably entertained.
For those who just woke up and have no idea what is going on, I watched it unfold in real time (despite having no idea who these people are!) so I will help you out. With threads, below the OP's own threaded tweets, beware of dick pics.
KamehaCon brought @sailorspazz to interpret for Horikawa. When he canceled, she was assured that her expenses were still covered, so she did the right thing and volunteered to do something else to earn her keep. They assigned her to @karaedwards for the weekend, which worked out.
Part of her accommodation was transportation to and from the airport. She was worried whether she would have a ride for her 7am flight; she wanted to leave by 5:30am. I volunteered to take her, but she found her contact and they assured her she'd have a ride by 5:45.
So at 5:50am I got a frantic text from Spazz—her ride never showed. She figured she was screwed when she saw Brian Drummond catching an Uber, so she called me too. I scrammed to get her, but it was too late. She missed her flight, and they couldn't get her another at Love Field.
I truly regret to announce that my Kamehacon panel is canceled. I have no illusions about how many fans were looking forward to my little nerd panel, but as I am not under contract, I am obligated to make a stand against the re-invitation of a known con creep at such a late date.
Aside from whatever fans might have been looking forward to my panel, I only feel obligated to apologize to one person: @EmperorBigD. Speaking only for myself, he really does not deserve to be put in this position. He went to bat for me, and now I feel like I am betraying him.
My panel was supposed to be on Sunday morning, so maybe Mignogna—who presumably has to be shoehorned into the schedule somehow—can do one of his infamous church services in my room at that hour. Two weeks later, I will be at @JordanConInc which has a sensible harassment policy.