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    Default Rick Olney--Fibber or Mega-Giganta-Fibber? Part 2

    Due to server constraints the old thread had to be archived. But look a shiny new thread!

    If anyone would like to take a moment to write up a recap of events, I'm sure it would be much appreciated.

    The old thread can be viewed here:
    http://forums.comicbookresources.com...d.php?t=156451

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    Another recap?

    Hear that?

    I think it's the sound of Charles SCREAMING.



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    Indeed.

    So if the new limit is 5000, does that mean this would actually be part 11 if the thread was completely broken down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake Petit View Post
    Indeed.

    So if the new limit is 5000, does that mean this would actually be part 11 if the thread was completely broken down?
    Sho 'nuff.

    If someone has an idea of where a recap has already been posted in thread it can be quoted into the new thread by cutting and pasting. I just don't currently have the hours it would take to go through the thread and find one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk716 View Post
    Sho 'nuff.

    If someone has an idea of where a recap has already been posted in thread it can be quoted into the new thread by cutting and pasting. I just don't currently have the hours it would take to go through the thread and find one.
    So, wait, did we find a place to keep this stuff safe? A lot is just silly, but SOME may be important evidence.
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    Default Ahhhhh fresh minty feel of a NEW THREAD !

    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. LeMar View Post
    No Twitter updates since Oct. 22, or new blogs since Oct. 24th. And this is after multiple blog posts bragging about new "payment agreements" that he had made with people that he admitted owing money to, many of whom that he went out of his way to contact himself and promise payment, some of which were to start Nov. 1st.

    The fact that he hasn't @ least deleted those posts, proves that whatever is going on, he definitely doesn't have access to a computer. Though recall that he once was offline for about 7 months during the course of the original thread, and then returned right back to his usual antics of threatening to file lawsuits against multiple people, and bragging about huge comic-book projects that he had in development, while blaming everyone else for his failure to make good on his debts. I wouldn't be surprised if this happened again, and shows up eventually, acting the same.
    I have a bet he will resuface in Feb/March around that time. Its spring and all ...winter heating and costs will be gone. So I suspect he'll be back...lying about paying people and pissed at Rich Johnston.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    His last blog was 17th November 2009. His Facebook image on his other blogs showed a Father Christmas, so he was online in December.

    Facebook image still is Father Christmas, so it's quite likely he's been off since then (or at least from Facebook). Rich Johnston giving him the Non-Payment of the Year award might have shattered him.
    Well after all his tough talk on Bleeding Cool and how he was gonna give the ones he paid off ...and information 1st to Rich , then within weeks claimed he changed his mind and would let him know...I knew he was fucking around as usual. Everyone could smell the BS rising more as he backtracked and ran from Rich and BC.

    I know that he'll be back soon. Acting like he never promised to pay anyone as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Simone View Post
    So, wait, did we find a place to keep this stuff safe?
    Unscrewed! website, I was told. Once everything's been saved, anyway! (That means saving tons of silly stuff too, but it'd be quicker to do it that way rather than just saving the relevant posts.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ_81 View Post
    Another recap?

    Hear that?

    I think it's the sound of Charles SCREAMING.


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    You have such a way with words Charles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk716 View Post
    If anyone would like to take a moment to write up a recap of events
    Once upon a time, there was a man in Mohawk, New York named Rick Olney.

    He started a small-scale comics club called the West Utica Comics Club and then the later Organised Readers of Comics Associated (ORCA), both in the 90s. ORCA was a non-profit charity that gave away hundreds of thousands of free comics to people! Later, he moved into self-publishing and convention running. He had two conventions: a comics con named Mighty Mini-Con and a horror con called The Spooky. His comic ventures, culminating in the company Tightlip Entertainment, was on the rise! He even created Comics in the Classroom, a project CrossGen themselves borrrowed!

    Unfortunately, dear readers, a lot of the above... is a lie.

    You see, ORCA was not a non-profit. On the old Comicon boards, it turned out he'd been fibbing about that - a charge he violently denied. The numbers of free comics were hideously inflated, far beyond what the organisation could really have done - and the numbers leapt up every year he retold the tale!

    The Spooky and Mighty Mini-Con, dear readers, were often cancelled... and at the last minute, with no way for the poor retailers and the invited con guests to change their plans or get money back. In fact, The Spooky was never held! The Mighty Mini-Con was held at least twice, but attendance was extremely low... and the travel costs, meals and so forth that Olney promised the guests he'd provide? Why, they did not appear!

    Comics in the Classroom, you ask? Why, that was not his idea at all! It long predated him and CrossGen was unaware he existed... but that didn't stop him falsely claiming a copyright on it, and having a real Comics in the Classroom website slap "his" copyright notice on it!

    With Tightlip, he conned many a small press creator into believing he had big plans and big money... and so they worked, creating strips for him, while over and over he dodged paying them. Some of these poor creators were desperate - bills to pay, sick families, hungry children... but found only excuses from him. Occassionally, he even had a go at them for making such demands!

    How did he get away with this for so long, you wonder? Well, many of the people he'd scammed just wrote him off. Others were scared, dear reader... scared of his mighty lawyers! For he lied about having lawyers, and that they would unleash a great lawsuit upon anyone who went public or took their work away! Others, still desperate, were strung along with promises of payment...

    But then Olney tried this on comic creator Chuck Dixon. And Chuck Dixon did not like it. And Chuck Dixon made it clear and public that he had not been paid, and did not buckle to Olney's threat.

    And that caused Olney's whole mountain of lies to come crashing down!

    For more, read the original thread... if you dare!
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    (I could do a more comprehensive and serious recap, but I think attempting it would break my mind.)
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    "Then we die gloriously!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    (I could do a more comprehensive and serious recap, but I think attempting it would break my mind.)
    I think what you did last time was a feat on its own. If anyone deserved to be called the MVP of the previous thread, it was you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    (I could do a more comprehensive and serious recap, but I think attempting it would break my mind.)
    I think this recap is most excellent! Bravo, sir. It sticks to the basics and has the benefit of being TRUE.

    The only thing I would add is that the monumental thread is pretty much dealing with Olney's monumental attempts to cover up his sleezebag nature.

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    I don't want Charles to die!
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    Four word summary: Olney is a douche.
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