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Monday, June 19th, 2006
6:59 pm
Jack Thompson contacted me
Jack Thompson has contacted me.
I left my Name and Email in the comment section.

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jack thompson <arrogantattorney@yahoo.com>

Why don't you ask Dennis McCauley, at GP, publicly, why he filed a Bar complaint against me? Do that, please. thanks. Jack Thompson
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Here is my reply:

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Dear Mr. Thompson,

First I must thank you for your reply to my message. It's good to hear from you again. I will ask and post it in the comments section so you can see it. But first I have a few questions. I will keep them short and to the point.

1. Why would you have me or anyone on the board ask him? I thought you had Dennis' contact information.

2. When alerting the Seattle Police Foundation on Mr. Malone's ties with Take Two Interactive, Why did you not tell them about your ties with the game company through your stocks with them?

3. Why are you accepting money from a video game company that profits off of the glamorization of killing police offices? Especially when this is a company that you are trying to destroy?

4. and finally Why would you buy stocks in a company that you are trying to get rid of? Would you not lose a lot of money doing this?
Anyway, I thank you for taking the time to read this. I will be awaiting your reply.

Sincerely,

Warren A. Lewis III
June 19,2006

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- Warren Lewis

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
12:15 am
Check this out! http://www.jackisatroll.com
As I may (or may not) have mentioned I am a member of GamePolitics.com I have some images from the game Final Fantasy VI. I have Location sprites, Character sprites, and object sprites. I will use these "sprites and make comics out of them, like 8-Bit Theatre does. Every now and then will make comics using the sprites for GamePolitics. I call them Jack Thompson comics. I have a charter and location sprites set aside for Jack Thompson. Sometimes the character is called Jack Thompson. Other times he is called Jerk Thompson.

On GP, Jack is nearing is 50th username. I decided to make a fake movie ad. So by plugging my Gamecube into my computer I took a screenshot of a computer in the game Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (It's in the lab where you first meet Otacon for the first time, as well as where you fight the Ninja.) I also used the FF6 charecter sprite I use for Jack Thompson. I also decided to put down a fake website for the "ad." http://www.jackisatroll.com. And a date: May 2006. So I posted this image on GamePolitics. It is one I thought of posting everytime Jack got on.

Later Last night I found out that GamePolitics reader, jdecamp made http://www.jackisatroll.com a reality. on this site so far is the image I posted. Jdecamp said,
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"i couldn't let a great idea die. cecil, let me know if you have any issues with what i did here. i don't want to step on any toes, virtual or otherwise ;)."
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No toes stepped on here. I think its cool. Jdecamp also mentioned putting up a counter stating how many times Jack has been banned.

Anyway jdecamp, The site cool. My only question regarding it is: Anyway you can add "The List" to it?
(One of the other things I do at GamePolitics is make a list of usernames Jack has used. I update "The List" everytime he makes a new LJ account.)

Again the site is
http://www.jackisatroll.com

- Warren Lewis

Current Mood: bouncy
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
3:29 pm
Jack Thompson's reply.
Go see a shrink.


That's all he put.
Nah. I think he should go see a shrink.

- Warren Lewis

Current Mood: blah
12:45 am
Another Email to Jack Thompson.
dispite the the threat Jack sent me on April 4th I decided to reply.

Hi Jack.

So. I see you are still trolling. You have made seventeen new accounts since you replied to me.

41 accounts total.

42 total times banned..

This is really tiring. I am also sure this borders harassment. When someone is banned from a message board , it pretty much means that they are not wanted. Not only is your ban-evading grinding my nerves but your attitude in those forums have as well. I am tired of your name calling. I'm tired of your threats. It's funny that you make a lot of talk over a game called bully when you, are a bully. I have also notice you have gotten upset when gamers took a name you used for slander and turned it into a name of pride. A similar thing happened in history with the song Yankee Doodle Dandy.


Also if you don't want people emailing you (or calling you in some cases.) then you need to learn not to post your information everywhere you go. Even on those press releases you give out on GP. You could have censored out that information. Also remember when you go on talk shows to talk about your "crusade' think before you give out your email addresses over the airwaves. I actually would like to see you go on one of these talk shows and tell them about what you really think of gamers. Except that would end up hurting you in the long run. Would it not?

Yeah people on GP post Anonymous names. That's because it's a message board. People who post on message boards use Anonymous names. You have posted under an Anonymous user name. Unless you have 41 names and one of them is columbinesnear. Yes, you post your real name at the bottom but you use Anonymous user names. And on top of that You spent most of last year using an Anonymous account. You started getting LiveJournal accounts when you had no choice but to.

For the record. This isn't harassment. You don't have to read this email. you could delete it. Have put on the ignore list. Funny you say you have the First Amendment right to annoy people. And you have done so with 'harassing' emails to Doug Lowenstien of the ESA and Pat Vance of the ESRB. Everything is well and good as long as you are "using" your First Amendment rights. But you throw a fit when someone else you disapprove (Like a gamer) tries to exercise the same rights.

You know it's funny. 41 LiveJournal accounts. I know of some people who have more than one LiveJournal. they have between two and five, but not 41. You say you have have all these people turn to you for help. And you say you all of these cases. Even that one in Alabama, despite the fact you were kicked off of it. If you have all that work to do you would not have all that time to make all those accounts. Another funny thing You said you don't need a blog. A blog is for people who have nothing to do with their lives. If that's true why do you waste your time posting on someone else's? 41 LiveJourmal accounts. And you say we obsess over you.

Just to let you know, I'm posting this email at several other places online and emailing it to others. Just "in case" you pull something. You might not. But with you one cannot be 'too careful.' The copies should prove without a doubt that I was not 'threatening' or 'harassing.'

Oh and I now, like you end all my post with my real name. but a Anonymous user name is still a Anonymous user name. remember that when you are starting your 42nd Livejournal account. But because I'm a gamer that wont mean anything to you right?

- Warren Lewis
A.K.A. Cecil475


I'll post the reply when I recieve it.

- Warren Lewis

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
7:00 am
I emailed Jack Thompson
You heard right.
Late last night I emailed Jack Thompson. The insane Miami Lawyer that likes to be rude to a select portion of people becuase they play videogames. He also trolls on the site GamePolitics.com. A site I am a member of.
Also a site he has been banned from at least 24 times. There has to be some cyberstalking laws broken in there somewhere. upset by his namecalling I decided to email this sorry excuse of a human being.
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Mr. Thompson.

I am emailing you tonight becuase I am tired of your name calling and your insults.
I don't like being compaired to the Hitler Youth, the Taliban, and the likes of
a drug addict and a terrorist just becuase I play videogames.

You post on a site you are not welcome at. A place you were banned from twenty
four times. One of which was from LiveJournal. And you call us obsessed. You are
not hated becuase you hate videogames. you are hated becuase of your additude. There
are a lot of people in goverment who want to restrict videogames, and they are not
as hated as you. Why? Becuase they don't have your attitude. They dont troll on
message boards, call people a lot of nasty names and then claim that they have a
first amendment right to do so.

Leland Yee for an example Does not troll on fourms, is polite and respectful to
people who do not see his views. Therefore Leeland Yee is not hated. The only time
you are anywhere near as respectful is when you are in the media spotlight. You
arn't going to go on the news and talk shows and call gamers the things you call
them on GamePolitics and elsewhere. Rockstar Games and Take Two, and Sony do not
run my life. Not like they run your life. If anyone is obsessed here it is you.

Something to remember.
Your attiude is the reason your book is failing
Your attitude is the reason you were kicked off the Alabama Trial.
Your attitude is the reason that the "I hate Jack Thompson" shirts exist.

- Warren
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In this email I make several good points. His Harassing. His namecalling, The fact He isnt hated becuase he is an "anti gamer" He is hated becuase of his attitude. My Leland Yee example proves that point.
So not too long before now I check my email and find this gem:
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My attitude is why I am going to Heaven and you, apparently, are going to
Hell. Please go to Hell more quietly. Thank you. Jack Thompson

PS: Write me again, "Warren," and I'll do something about it.

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His trashy attitude is sending him to heaven?! Apparntly he needs to lay off the crack pipe. He likes to babble on GamePolitics that he is on this court case that in reality he was kicked off of last year. 'Go to hell more quietly' is one of his more favorite catch phrases. others include 'Play a suicide game and get good at it. If I write you again you'll do something about it? OH! MY! GOD! JACK OFF THOMPSON IS COMMIN AFTER ME WITH A FIST FULL OF PRESS RELEASSES AND LETTERS TO DOUG LOWENSTEIN!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! Er..no I mean RUN FOR YOUR SANITY!!!
Come on "Jack" I'm shaking in my shoes here. You are nothing more than a bunch of empty threats What are you gonna do sue me for 'harassment' something you are a pro at? I mean I didnt even threaten you. I made copies of my e-mails, In case morons like you wanna pull something. You make lawyer jokes funny. 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea is a good start but Jack Thompson at the bottom of the sea is a better start. What a fruit cake. Hey Jack! Ohio called. They want their village idiot back! You don't scare me!I can be scared of quite a few things. You are not one of them!

But hey keep believing you are going to heaven. I'm sure that Lucifer will find it amusing.

Ok for the rest of you that had to go through all that, the rant is over. Sorry for the inconvience.

- Cecil

Current Mood: giddy
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
5:04 pm
Responce from flowers fro Jack from Jack
John B. Thompson, Attorney at Law

(Contact info censored)



February 7, 2006



Paul Eibeler, CEO

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

622 Broadway

New York, New York



David F. Girard-diCarlo, Chairman

Jim Smith, Partner

Blank Rome, LLP

Philadelphia, PA Via Fax and e-mail



Re: Flowers Forwarded to Take-Two and Its Law Firm/Lobbyist Blank Rome



Dear Mr. Eibeler, Mr. Girard-diCarlo, and Mr. Smith:



Today I received a floral arrangement from an Internet video game-enthusiast web site to mock my concerns about the mounting body count caused by violent murder simulation video games, such as Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt, for which deaths Take-Two and Blank Rome share responsibility.



This harassment of me follows Take-Two’s and Blank Rome’s lead in characterizing me in the media and in an Alabama courthouse as, variously, a bisexual pedophile, “mentally ill,” “paranoid,” and so forth. Take-Two and Blank Rome have thus knowingly incited, through your coordinated antics, the sending of sexual aid products to my wife and me at our home, as well as death threats, for which one teen was recently arrested and jailed in Houston, all in violation of federal and state laws.



Now your collaborators send me flowers. How pretty they are, in contrast with what Take-Two and Blank Rome do for a living. Let me tell you what is going to happen to these flowers.



They are today being forwarded to the three of you, in the memory of all of the people who now lie in the ground because of your reckless design, marketing, and sale of mature-rated murder simulators to children, facilitated by lawyers who know no shame.

District Attorneys and State Attorneys General, including the SEC and the FTC, are now onto what Take-Two and Blank Rome have done to mentally molest minors for money, and I find their collaboration with me to be an abiding bouquet I treasure.



There are people dead in Medina, Ohio; Red Lake, Minnesota; Troy, New York; Cold Spring, Minnesota; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Oakland, California (the trial started yesterday); Lake Worth, Florida; Fairfax, Virginia; Leicester, England; Fayette, Alabama; and now Gassville, Arkansas, to name just a few, all dead because you money-grubbing sociopaths put profits ahead of children, private mendacity ahead of public virtue, lies ahead of truth.



Do whatever you like with the flowers. Discard them along with the decency you discarded long ago. I really don’t care. Grind them up and smoke them if you like.



These flowers were sent to harass me. You encouraged their sending. They are forwarded to you in the memory of the innocents that each of you three men helped kill. They are also forwarded in the memory of all those victims yet to come whose killers you have knowingly helped rehearse for murder.



Tell your wives and your children of what happened this day, because one day, He will remind you what you have done, and you will in fact be ashamed. Then your shame will be too little too late.



Sincerely, Jack Thompson



Copies: The Florida, Alabama, and Pennsylvania Bars

Media

Many Others

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Cecil - He's a piece of work.


- Cecil

Current Mood: pissed off
Monday, February 6th, 2006
10:23 pm
This Just in....
The full and final draft of the Flowers for Jack has been posted on Pixelante Nation Becuase The founders of Flowers For Jack(George Ettinger, and Alyson Burch) asked for this letter to be posted, That is what I'm going to do here. You can see the orginal letter
here ->(http://www.pixelantenation.com)

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Here, folks, is the letter that was sent last week. It will arrive tomorrow, presumably before noon. After noon the flowers will begin arriving, I am not sure how quickly. There's the secrets.

The complete letter is here. Spread the word.


FLOWERS FOR JACK PROJECT
[addresses witheld]

Alyson L. Burch
&
George T. Ettinger III


TO: John B Thompson
[address witheld]



Mr. Thompson;

Hello, sir. This letter is, to some extent, a letter of apology on behalf of the 'gaming community' for the generally juvenile behavior exhibited to your home and your person as of late. Whether or not we, as a subculture, agree with your opinions, we came together to find that practically none of us condone the immature and unlawful actions taken by so many individuals.

Every foolish person who writes threats or makes idiotic calls is, obviously, only proving your point. The problem, as a few of us started to realize, was that idiot individuals were pulling these grossly offensive, spotlight-grabbing stunts and yet the bulk of the community was failing to do anything worthwhile. In essence, that is what has brought this unusual event together.

Our underlying issue with these people is that they have likely destroyed any chance we have of opening, much less maintaining, any respectful dialogue with you.

We knew we could write a letter, a letter not unlike this one, stating some of our better-worded thoughts without the insults, threats, and exaggerations that others have used. We wanted to find that respectful, civil line of conversation that no forum sorts ever allow. You are frequently a public speaker, we’ve seen the civil and even the lighthearted side of you, and now we appeal to that, in an admittedly unique way.



THE FLOWERS

That definitely brings us to the flowers. Well… we needed this message to stand out, right? But we didn’t want it to be some juvenile prank like all the rest; we wanted something that would catch your eye but hopefully not offend it. Obviously, we chose this. We wanted something persistent, something obvious, but not something hateful. Needless to say, that means a lot of flowers.

Personally, I really hope you accepted them. The donation drive to purchase them afforded us far more than we had originally intended; we asked people to support a cause of civility and maturity, and support it they did. If you don’t want to keep them, we’d be flattered if you donated them elsewhere. A common suggestion was local hospitals, so I thought I should mention it.

Sir, we’re lighthearted people. From the eighteen-year-old high school student who’s picking out his college prospects to the 30-something father of two who plays Madden with his son, we’re all bound by a certain fun-loving nature. If we made this letter too stern, too serious, or too ‘mature’ we’d be facetious. We hope this will reflect some level of dignity, or, at the very least, good humor.

So… flowers. In a vase, so you don’t get stuck at the door holding them while somebody tries to find some water to put them in. We figured that would be a little more considerate. Honestly, we hope you see it for the absurdity that it is, and as a satire of the behavior we are apologizing for. They’re flowers, sir. Hundreds and hundreds of gamers, from around the world, no less, joined together to send you flowers and support a cause of civility. Ahem, civility and a sense of humor, of course. Like I said, we can’t be so civil that we forget our honest nature.



AN APOLOGY

To begin, we are sorry, Mr. Thompson, for the unintelligent acts of the decidedly extremist persons of whom we speak. While as a group we can condemn it, our silence as individuals gave the false impression that we condoned it. We do not. Much of our ranks fall within the over-twenty crowd that has better sense than to make juvenile phone calls or psychotic threats.

Those people, hereafter referred to as ‘idiots,’ simply do not represent us as a whole. They are not our spokesmen. No, sir, they are idiots. We ask not that their idiocies be forgiven, but that they are not held over the rest of us just yet. We wish to make a statement for ourselves, the majority, without the idiots to get in our way.

To summarize this, the entire theme of this message, and what brought the hundreds and hundreds of people from all around the world together to write to you and send you a silly gift… is that even though we disagree with you, we do not approve of the juvenile antics, name-calling, insults, threats, and unfair treatment that is consistently directed at your person, your place of residence, and your lines of communication.



STATED AGENDAS

Honestly, and without surprise, we really don’t like you, Mr. Thompson. It’s easy to tell we don’t like your opinions. We don’t like your conduct in our forums. We don’t like the way you describe people that many of us respect. We really, really have a problem with what you keep saying about us.

Many of us honestly believe that some of your more infamous exclamations have been made out of frustration or in jest. Still, we also know plenty well that those outbursts usually do express your real opinion about us. Rather than quarrel with this, we’ve chosen to stick with what matters to the rest of the country;

What is your main agenda, stated clearly?

We’ve heard your public statements that “violent and sexually explicit games do not belong in the hands of minors.”

Well, they certainly don’t. That statement is true to everyone. Any excessively violent or sexually explicit material should be kept away from children. Even if we disagree on how to achieve this, the motive itself seems agreeable.

"I think self-regulation is the first step. Parents ought to take control over their children's lives... If it requires regulation after that, fine, but I don't think government should replace that... And sometimes we rush in to fill the void when it's more appropriate for moms and dads to be, ultimately, the best regulators." – Jeb Bush

Regardless of party affiliation, I think that states our viewpoint pretty well. While your stance is consistently reliant on legislation, individual responsibility has always been central to us; adults responsible for themselves, parents responsible for children. Many of us grew up with parents that took an active role in what we were playing and seeing. We are undoubtedly better for it.

Now, we are altogether unclear on your position. You have made claims to seek the safety of children, but at the same time have gone to lengths to demand censorship, to insist items be taken from stores and destroyed, never be released, and have gone so far as to make the statement “kiss the video game industry goodbye.” This is contrary to your other statements. This behavior implies a call for censorship, bans, and a general hatred of the very medium of interactive digital entertainment. Obviously these can be exaggerations, as almost none were ever made directly to the press. Most, however, were made to us, so we must ask, where is your final position on the nature of this industry and its future?



PIXELANTES

It’s no surprise to anyone at this point that we have embraced ‘pixelante’ as a particularly humorous and delightful title. We are well aware this is not what you intended, but it’s worth taking a closer look at.

According to most sources, you coined this term in October 2005. A hybrid of “pixel” and “vigilante,” you have given a number of definitions for it since;

-“sociopaths with mouses”

-“pimple-faced geeks who use death threats to drive people of faith and with values from the public square.”

-“…a pejorative term that puts anyone in that category in a category with the KKK and skinheads.”

Now, your admitted decision that the word was on par with “cracker,” “skinhead,” and “child molester” is mystifying. Coining what, in that context, is meant to be an ethnic slur and then demanding it be recognized as such is… awkward. By linguistic interpretation, you are the single person in the nation who uses that word as a cultural/ageist slur and its meaning as such is debatable. To understand why we find the word fascinating, we need to take a slightly closer look.

The word is a hybrid of an already funny notion, ‘pixel vigilante.’ To our culture, reference to ‘pixels,’ though a literal term in digital displays, immediately conjures to mind memories of Atari-style consoles from the 1980s. Each of these games was full of blocky 4-bit avatars attempting abstract actions towards similarly blocky goals. The instant mental image of a character like Pitfall Harry, a caricature consisting of what must be a dozen colored squares, being a menacing figure to the political arena is… well, it’s really funny.

Eliminating the ‘vigil’ aspect of ‘vigilante’ has left it with the ‘ante’ suffix that begs for an accented e. Having removed the most notably Americanized use the that suffix, you have turned it back to its basic roots of Spanish phraseology. ‘Vigilante’ is certainly your intent, but the average mind will turn to ‘picante’ or ‘caliente’ first. That’s pretty funny.

The classic rule of ‘comedy K’s’ also seems to apply here. The syllable ‘pix’ alone is a funny sound, but the full-fledged “pixelante” is an inherently funny word. The excess of syllables, unevenly distributed consonants, and the time it takes to speak and read it all keep it from being brief and inflammatory as you intended. Instead, it just sounds funny.

These are all subjective aspects of linguistics, however, and the simplest point is overlooked.

“Pixelante on, oh confused ones. Your tragic dithering because you have nothing else today helps condemn your entire generation.” – Jack Thompson, November 2005

You defined “pixelantes” as the representatives of this generation. You personally declared us to be a gestalt entity, a complete community under the moniker of Pixelante. You stretched it even further beyond ‘pimple-faced geeks,’ and so much past ‘sociopaths with mouses(sic).’ You declared us to be an entire condemned generation of hopeless Pixelantes. You just gave us a word. “Gamers” is too exclusive towards those who don’t do much gaming, so you personally gave us Pixelante to serve as title to all children of the digital age.

You said that Pixelantes are monsters and child molesters and whitebread crackers and deviants and homicidal maniacs and atheists and failures and so forth. You also said that every single one of us is a Pixelante. So, I guess we’re all going to be Pixelantes to you no matter what. May as well enjoy it.



THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA AND THE FAMILY

This issue is a less popularized one, but still a matter we are unclear on. It is widely known that the NIMF distanced themselves from you last year, and that you went on to argue they were a corrupt organization in the pockets of retailers. It’s not necessary to take sides on what happened there, and we’ll leave it alone. However, we would like to know your current opinion and/or relationship with this organization.

Even after those incidents, the NIMF upheld its same judgmental standards towards the ESRB. Its ratings and comments were incredibly harsh and met with great criticism, obviously, but the more rational among us begged to question; isn’t their stance towards the ESRB (and the industry in general) along most of the same lines as yours?

We know you are not on good terms with Dr. Walsh, but what we are interested to know is your opinion of the actions they have taken since. The NIMF’s position remains rooted in about the same spot, demanding massive industry and ratings reform and possible legislation.

Are you not in favor of this? Do you support the actions of the organization despite your opinion of Dr. Walsh, or do you feel he has turned the entire group astray?

There are many of us out there who disagree with the NIMF as much as we do with you. We’re simply less vocal about it. To us that puts you on the same side, but time has proved that’s usually not the case. How do you feel about their current state?



MINOR QUESTIONS

There are obscure rumors circulating that you seek to be a Presidential candidate in 2008 or later. Most of us find these unfounded (and more than a little bizarre,) but we felt it best to ask you. Do you have any immediate or near-future plans for entering into the political arena, state or federal? Again, the subject has passed by a few of us but no concrete evidence has been found.

Why did you not debate Attorney Tom Buscaglia? It is believed that you offered to at least once. Is it possible you will in the future?

What can we, as a community, do to maintain some kind of non-threatening open forum with you? Are there any people, mediums, or sources we may go through that will receive your earnest attention? If there is, I can assure you it will receive ours.



IN CLOSING

In all honesty, sir, what began as a small project to accomplish this escalated into much, much more. It would almost be safe to say we accomplished our goals before even having sent this to you.

We are the ‘condemned generation’ of ‘pixelantes’ of whom you have spoken. We communicate and entertain through digital means. We are not just children, we are the entire bracket of men and women that live in and understand the digital age. We all play video games. We also do much more.

You insult us, berate us, call us names, cover us with blanket statements, and I don’t know why we put up with it.

It’s people like us that manage the servers your website operates from. People like us that keep email functioning, that keep nasty viruses out of computers like yours. People like us are doing things as miniscule as serving you food, and people like us are at every go-between step of getting your correspondence from one place to another.

Pixelantes are all around you, sir. We range from fourteen to forty, and then some. We can be full-time students. We can have full-time jobs. We can raise families or we can raise buildings. We manage food, money, entertainment, communication, and nothing short of knowledge for everyone around us, including you.

We are everywhere, all the time, and you refuse to acknowledge it.

This little project was originally intended to band together a few dozen people, hopefully across the country, to buy one nice vase of flowers to send to you alongside this nice letter. We hoped it could come together in a week or so.

We have had at least two hundred unique donors and another two hundred signatures of support from around the world, from almost every state, from Canada, all across the United Kingdom, from Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, China, and Japan.

We have received names and letters and support from network administrators, store owners, financial consultants, journalists, college students, school teachers, law students, mothers, fathers, athletes, software engineers, architects, nurses, pastors, men and women from each branch of the armed forces, and all sorts of deliverymen. A pixelante may very well have handed you this letter.

These are people integral to every function of society. These are people that make it even possible for you to spread your messages of hatred. These men and women, the obvious underpinnings of society all around the world, have heard you constantly comparing them to klan members, child molesters, and murderers. They’ve all heard it. Quite frankly, they don’t appreciate it.

It should be easy to relish in this attention. You, sir, have worldwide acclaim. Your name has reached other countries, other continents, and (off the record) seems downright hated in Australia.

You’re famous, around the world.

Now look at the truth that has assembled behind that.

Two nineteen-year-old college students in Flint, Michigan, who have never been on television, have never written a book, and don’t have much in the way of leadership training took a moment to say, “pixelantes, unite.”

In two and a half days, the world had rushed in. We hoped for dozens in a week. We had hundreds in days. We hoped for a pretty bouquet, and now you’ve got this.

We are all people who can’t stand you, who may not even respect you, but banded together because we wanted to approach you with civility. In calling us monsters, hating us, belittling us to the rest of your generation, you’ve worked towards uniting our own. We are the pixelantes, we are the geek activists, we are the mass that can spawn in a matter of days simply for a cause of decency.

We, the two fools who began this, started an accidental movement in two days. We found support in letters, on servers, in people everywhere. Those pixels, the digital lifestyle, our gaming nature… the very internet itself was our means.

We, however, are good enough people to use it as a tool for a message, and not as a weapon. We used it as a means to send you a long letter and a lot of pretty flowers, because we’re nice, silly people like that.

Imagine what will happen if real leaders take charge among us.



Sincerely,

George T. Ettinger, III and Alyson L. Burch, Founders Flowers For Jack

PS: Because we accidentally overshot our maximum donation goal by over fifty percent, we decided to donate the excess to charity in your name. Thanks for making this possible, Mr. Thompson! Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play Charity appreciates it.


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Erik Houk, Lakewood, CA
Mike Monahan, Palmdale, CA
Andrew Brennan, San Lorenzo, CA
Dylan Scott, Healdsburg, CA
Tom Fisher, Rancho Dominguez, CA
Mark Tyler, Rancho Dominguez, CA
April Sturk, Rancho Dominguez, CA
Dylan Little, Lomita, CA
Nello Noma, Los Angeles, CA
Josh Jankowski, Carlsbad, CA
Russel Dezonia, Carlsbad, CA
Philip Dimitroff, Carlsbad, CA
Zack Siddall, Carlsbad, CA
Mario Garza, Fresno, CA
Joseph Viner, Valencia, CA
Michael Pleier, Mission Viejo, CA
Landon Tom, Pomona, CA
Nik Bacey, Costa Mesa, CA
Will Mosher, Santa Cruz, CA
Ryan Katkov, Frazier Park, CA


COLORADO
Tyler J Rayburn, Wellington, CO
John Schow, Arvada, CO
Byron Doyle, Colorado Springs, CO


CONNECTICUT
Samantha O'Neill, Branford, CT


FLORIDA
Bethany Sullivan, St. Petersburg, FL
Marcus Coia, Winter Park, FL
John Carter, Orlando, FL
S. Hempel, Tallahassee, FL
Alexander Donoho, Jacksonville, FL
Andrew Jeremy Nix, Tallahassee, FL


GEORGIA
Lillian Steenblik, Atlanta, GA
Daniel Harden, Atlanta, GA
Roger Smith, Atlanta, GA
Michael Gladden, Athens, GA
TJ Reynolds, Atlanta, GA
Michael Jenkins, GA
Christopher D. Flury, Atlanta, GA


IDAHO
Patrick B. Hoffer, Post Falls, ID
Taylor Transtrum, Meridian, ID


ILLINOIS
Matt Maenpaa, Chicago, IL
Heidi Nader, Normal, IL
Adam Chesi, Lombard, IL
Edward C. Wayne, Joliet, IL
Casey Columbus, Chicago, IL
Andrew Clark, Wood River, IL
Jason D. Blevins, N. Machester, IL
David Behrens, Chicago, IL


INDIANA
Joshua Brock, Indianapolis, IN
Adam Kunsemiller, South Bend, IN
Tristan Smith, Indianapolis, IN


IOWA
Garrett Koehn, Marshalltown, IA


KANSAS
Michael Fitzmorris, Overland Park, KS
Ryan LaBarge, Concordia, KS


KENTUCKY
Alex Priest, KY


LOUISIANA
Scott Olson, New Orleans, LA
Garrett Johnson, Lafayette, LA


MAINE
Joshua Johnston, Calais, ME


MARYLAND
Tyler Waldman, Towson, MD
Steven Safak, Millersville, MD
Jenn Hewitt, College Park, MD
Justin Bentley, Gaithersburg, MD


MASSACHUSETTS
Matthew Parsons, Boston, MA
Gabriel Durazo, Cambridge, MA
Adam Giangregorio, Winthrop, MA
Isaac Zarsky, Newton, MA


MICHIGAN
Aaron Burch, Davison, MI
Jay Topham, Ann Arbor, MI
Anthony Post, Flint, MI
John Chuckran, Macomb, MI
Daniel Peteuil, Clarkston, MI
Phillip Klimmek, Southfield, MI
Valerie Finlayson, East Lansing, MI
Ryan Camp, Westland, MI
Gregory Kozmor, Detroit, MI
Justin Lecea, Grand Blanc, MI
Eric Thompson, Warren, MI
Anthony Howell II, Lapeer, MI
Dirk Hekhuis, Jenison, MI
Amanda Charbonneau, Midland, MI
Tyler J. Schlis, Grand Blanc, MI


MINNESOTA
Kerry Breyette, Marshall, MN


MISSISSIPPI
Anthony Mason, Purvis, MS


MISSOURI
James Wright, Pacific, MO
Les A, Saint Louis, MO
Michael English, Florissant, MO


MONTANA
Brian Piver, Darby, MT


NEVADA
Matthew Twardowski, Las Vegas, NV


NEW JERSEY
David Lynch, Dunellen, NJ
Jonathan Camp, Cherry Hill, NJ
Shariq Ansari, Hightstown, NJ
Yuri Vishnevsky, NJ
Keegan Hayes, Hackettstown, NJ


NEW MEXICO
Mike Moya, Albuquerque, NM


NEW YORK
Shepard Saltzman, New York, NY
Robert McEvoy, Port Jefferson Station, NY
Ian Lenz, Ithaca, NY
Kenny Murphy, Rome, NY
Ben Mayer, Plainview, NY
Minna Lunney, Albany, NY
David Gonzalez, New York, NY
Travis Hardiman, Rochester, NY
Kenneth Howes, Oyster Bay, NY
David Johnson, Bronx, NY
Ryan Dangler, Westmoreland, NY
Ava Wilson, Angola, NY
Christina J. Briggs, Brooklyn, NY
Michael Mazzone, Brooklyn, NY


NORTH CAROLINA
Noah Smith, Shelby, NC
Chris Morrison, Greensboro, NC
Tracy Beck, Morrisville, NC


OKLAHOMA
Matthew McKay, Norman, OK
Rebecca Anne Blackmore, Tulsa, OK


OHIO
Rachel Bender, Dayton, OH
David Miranda-Klein, Cincinati, OH
Alex Goewey, Cincinnati, OH
Elijah Moreland, Lebanon, OH
Robb Williams, Youngstown, OH
Maegan Foster, Youngstown, OH
Greg Mercer, Toledo, OH
Amy K. Watson, Columbus, OH


OREGON
Sean O'Hollaren, Portland, OR


PENNSYLVANIA
Christopher Martarano, Scranton, PA
Joseph Matt, Yardley, PA
Joshua D. McGill, Lock Haven, PA
Wendy Reigle, Lock Haven, PA


SOUTH CAROLINA
Evan Hildreth, SC
Charles David Tupper, Charleston, SC


TENNESSEE
Micah Jones, Chattanooga, TN
Zachary Weston Lewis, Shelbyville, TN
Tim Horner, Knoxville, TN


TEXAS
Dillon Votaw, DFW, TX
Eric Henson, TX
Jonathan Hull, San Antonio, TX
Adam Fields, Mt. Pleasant, TX
Andy Husak, TX
Alan Macon, Fort Worth, TX
Josue Reyna, Donna, TX
Patrick Faulkner, Deer Park, TX
Chris Garrett, Victoria, TX
Tejeev Patel, Dallas, TX
Nick Pate, Georgetown, TX
Austin Long, Georgetown, TX
Matt Covey, Georgetown, TX
Jeremy Romine, Georgetown, TX
Brady Myers, Georgetown, TX
Mark Pergil, Georgetown, TX
Zach Trevino, Georgetown, TX
Curtis Peterson, Georgetown, TX
Cody Pope, Georgetown, TX
Jason Hammock, Georgetown, TX
Kenneth Judge, Georgetown, TX
Stephen Sullivan, Georgetown, TX
Kyle Wasson, Georgetown, TX
Chase Labenski, Georgetown, TX
Justin Kasulka, Austin, TX
Randi Bottomley, Grapevine, TX
Michael Mahoney, Houston, TX
Jack Glantzberg, Austin, TX
Chris Bistany, San Antonio, TX


UTAH
Sean McTigue, Salt Lake City, UT


VIRGINIA
Justin Gaines, Chester, VA
Todd Belcher, Richmond, VA
Adam Brinson, Colonial Heights, VA


WASHINGTON
Stephen King III, Redmond, WA
Nick Burrows, Seattle, WA
Taylor Risley, Kelso, WA
Mike Thompson, Walla Walla, WA
Steven Chen, WA
Tom Martin, Tacoma, WA


WEST VIRGINIA
William Long, Gary, WV


WISCONSIN
Brian Rojas, Madison, WI
Ethan Zlomke, Madison, WI
Patrick Shawn Church, Oshkosh, WI
Brian Hughes, Elm Grove, WI
Jeff Witthuhn, Appleton, WI


WYOMING
Avery Lee, Green River, WY


CURRENTLY SERVING IN US MILITARY
Adin Burroughs, Capt USAFR & Jen Burroughs



CANADA
Meghan Nowosad, Toronto, Canada
Rob Leveille, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dave Lundrigan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Maximillion Guy Johnson, Parksville, BC, Canada
Nathanael Ritz, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
David Van Den Bossche, Brandon, MB, Canada
Nathan Da Silva, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Cal Hilde, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Tito Martin-Nemtin, Victoria, BC, Canada
Cam Blatchford, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Allison Yan, Toronto, Canada
Timothy Ng, Toronto, Canada
Liam MacInnes, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Paul Cousins, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Jonathan Roe, Ontario, Canada
Martin N. Sutton, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Mia-Stephanie McPhail, Montreal, Canada
Keith Fitzpatrick, Labrador City, Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada
Michel Hau, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Steven Crawford, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lucas Woelfel, BC, Canada
Amber Johnson, Regina, SK, Canada


AUSTRALIA
Jason Bourne, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Craig Bourne, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Dan Renfree, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Jason Maddocks, Chelsea, Victoria, Australia
Luke Shillabeer, Parkdale, Victoria, Australia
Edward Ward, Perth, Western Australia
Mitchell Edwards, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Brendan O'Connell, Albury, NSW, Australia
Adam Savage, Tasmania, Australia
Guy Hawdon, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Rob Raisch, Sydney, Australia
Massimo Magee, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nathan Slater, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
David van der Heide, Ayr, Queensland, Australia
Alistair Wallis, Adelaide, Australia


UNITED KINGDOM
Stuart Pooley, London, United Kingdom
Matthew Fowler, Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Tristan Fernie, Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Neale Cranna, Scotland, United Kingdom
Richard Evans, Gloucester, England
Christopher Allen Higham, Liverpool, England
Robin Marlow, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Oliver Barker, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Simon Whitten, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
Mark Crosby, Manchester, United Kingdom
Robert Cowie, Portmsouth, Hampshire, England
Edward Higgins, South England
Jon Betts, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Iain Bruce, London, United Kingdom
Jim Collins, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Paul Cosgrove, Belfast, N. Ireland
Katie Collins, Barkway and Egham, England, United Kingdom
Liam Slater, London, England


NORWAY
Kim Johansen, Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Eivind Eggen, Porsgrunn, Norway
Geir Smestad, Bergen, Norway


NETHERLANDS
Bart Sikkes, Enschede, Netherlands
Jorick van Doorn, the Netherlands
Lars Cornelis, Almere, the Netherlands


NEW ZEALAND
Thomas JR Graham, Auckland, New Zealand


MEXICO
Angel Garcia, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico


PERU
Rodolfo A. Cabada Jr., Trujillo, Peru


SINGAPORE
Tiffany Leong, Singapore
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- Cecil

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
8:15 pm
FIRE!!!
A fire broke out in my apartment building last night. There was two apartments between me and the one on fire. I had gotten back from school Not too long after the fire started. My neighbors told me and my roomate about the fire, (who picked me up from school.) and that the fire department was on it's way. (They showed up a few minutes later after being told this.) It took a while but they finally were able to put out the fire. the only apartments damaged by the fire was the one burning and the apartment next to it, which was empty.

Somehow when the fire fighters were putting out the fire my (internet) cable got disconnected. I'm not really complaining. I'd rather go a day without the internet than have my home burn down.

- Cecil

Current Mood: blah
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
6:26 am
A e-mail sent to 60 minutes regarding Jack Thompson
Dear sir/Ma'am

I have heard that from time to time Miami attorney Jack Thompson Appears on your
show to talk about the issue of violence in videogames. I am typing to you today
to show you a side to Mr Thompson that a lot of people might not know.

Mr. Thompson, when normally speaking to the public whither it's on television, in
a news article, or on the radio, or even on a podcast. he speaks with a civil tongue.
He show the general public that all he wants to do is keep violent media (games,
movies, and music) out of the hands of minors, which is an admiral goal. However
when members of the video gaming community contact Mr. Thompson, he responds with
foul and harsh language, and resorts to name calling.

Mr. Jack Thompson also hangs around GamePolitics.com, (www.gamepolitics.com) A message
board/News site that keeps people up to date on how videogames effect politics today.
On this board (which I am a member of) He says a number of terrible things. He
has even coined his own slur word for people of the Videogame community. The word
is 'pixelante. ' A large number of people have taken this new word and have worn
it with pride. others (like me) have not. Mr. Thompson on this board sends out a
lot of hate towards people who do not agree with his views. He has received a lot
of hate back. Also The Florida Bar has been sent to investigate Mr. Thompson because
of the many complaints they have received. Mr Thompson's website has been changed
to reflect this.
(http://www.theflabar.org/)

I would like to share with you the files of some of the posts Mr. Thompson leaves
at GamePolitics.com and some addresses to the websites that have more information
on him.
on these sites and files I'm giving you, You will see that Mr. Thompson has lied
to a lot of people. Including the media, and law enforcement personnel. I believe
these files and websites can say more than I can.

The files are included in a attachment to this e-mail. They are in .zip format.

and the addresses are

http://www.gamepolitics.com (the news stories with the most posts)
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson (shows the quotes and open letters he
has given.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson (gives a brief history on Jack Thompson
with a lot of information and displays links to back up the information it gives)
http://www.theflabar.org/ (Jack Thompson's new site)

I hope this information is helpful to you And I thank you for your time in reading
this.

Thank you again,

Warren Lewis

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I'll post a reply when (if) one comes

Current Mood: tired
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