I say: BAN THE FUCKER!!! This is the most hypocritical thing I have ever seen! This guy is just like that ONE kid in every elementary school that harasses another kid relentlessly, and then runs to the teacher when he finally snaps. Do we want him to get away with this? Of course not. He doesn't really want fair treatment. What he REALLY wants is the freedom to do whatever he wants to piss off Newgrounds users without any kind of fear of the consequences. I estimate that this asshole has been pulling this shit for AT LEAST 6 months. That is way too long. It's time for Tom to step in and put an end to this. Actually, I question Tom's competence for not doing this months ago.
Looking at this letter and how it's worded, I think he has an ulterior motive for writing it. I think he's setting up to sue many Newgrounds users for harassment, but more likely, to sue Newgrounds for negligence. I still think he should be banned with all due haste, but he needs to be told WHY he is being banned. Otherwise, he's likely to take this to court, and with the sorry state the civil courts are in, he'll win. This guy needs to be treated with extreme caution, because it looks like he's about to take advantage of Newgrounds. Please, people, let's not let this happen.
"This aggravation has led to a disliking of our visits to Newgrounds.com when having to face the humility of being called a "faggot," among other disheartening words, reading users' posts describing various acts of violence which they would like to act upon us, and having our quality movies deleted for no good reason day after day."
This proves my point right here. Not only does this portray him as the innocent victim, but he can also help prove his case with it. What sucks, is that I don't believe the fact that all this was provoked even matters. All he has to do is show the court all the anti-Strawberry_Clock movies, and case-closed -- Tom Fulp is in poverty, and Newgrounds is shut down. Immediate action needs to be taken to make sure this doesn't happen. All anti-Strawberry_Clock movies need to be deleted, as well as anti-Clock reviews, profiles, and anything else anti-Clock. This will render his case worthless, and he is once again able to be banned.
Now, on to the lies contained in this letter....
"If that is not shocking enough, users tend to vote "X" or "0" without even watching our movies or giving them a score that they really deserve."
Um, hello? Without giving them the score they really deserve? These movies were made with the SOLE purpose of pissing off Newgrounds users. How could ANYBODY expect anything better than 0s and Xs?
"These users have not been provoked by us in any way,..."
I don't think I have to say anything about this one. He's clearly lying through his ass.
"...and having our quality movies deleted for no good reason day after day."
Excuse me, am I reading this right? QUALITY!?!?!? These movies were like, 3K!!! HOW THE HELL DO YOU MAKE A GOOD 3K MOVIE!?!?! They were nothing but lousy drawings and crude animations.
"...they simply do not like us because they think the movies we make are "stupid" and
have "no effort" put into them, despite the fact that these people create movies of poor quality themselves or do not create movies at all."
No, we don't like you because you make bad movies with the sole purpose of pissing us off. Yes, it's true that many of us make bad movies or even none at all, but we also don't go out of our way to piss people off.
"This is due mainly to the fact that the so-called "Clock Crew" has been dealt a gross injustice by fellow users of the web site."
Um, right. YOU make shitty movies just to piss us off, and WE'RE doing YOU an injustice!? FUCK YOU!!!
I think I've proven my point here. I hope something get's done about this asshole this time. I'm tired of his bullshit.