You don't understand. I wasn't trying to get anyone to agree to anything. I let people make
up their own minds, just like I do mine. My rant is because of me not allowing myself to be me.
I came here with a less than stellar initial appearance. So I had to back off and be apologetic.(deserving).
Since then I have been so concerned with not offending or pissing anyone off that I started cowering at a
moments notice. Everytime I post something, if someone doesn't like it or it caused arguments among others,
I start backtracking or apologizing. The last thing was pictures that I posted. It caused others to argue and that is
so not what I wanted. So what do I do? I delete the pictures. After I thought about it I realized that that was me
cowering again. This is all because of my intro here. Well that's behind me. I will not make antagonizing posts.
I will not purposely offend people but I'm not backing down anymore either. An off the back on to the feet sort of thing.
I'll post pictures of Priest. I'll talk about Ripper. I'll say what I want relative to Priest. If people don't agree so be it.
I basically just want to get out from under this I'm so nice thing and be myself. Who knows, you may like the
real me better. Peace! [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS from Tuesday, March 09, 2010 9:02:38 PM)
HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS wrote:
Bud, you most definitely should speak your mind (being respectful to others of course) but do not expect everyone to agree with you. The world doesn't work that way. I am very grateful to Ripper for stepping up and trying to fill Rob's incredible shoes. Without him, I believe that Priest would not be here today. He kept the band going during the dark years when everyone believed that Rob would never be back. I am not a fan of the Ripper era songs however. Ripper did not have a way with melody that Rob has. Also, the lyrics were seriously lacking on both albums. I think Cathedral Spires is the best song, but even that song is kind of weird for me - it changes gears abruptly and I just think they could have done it better. Without Rob's influence and writing it just wasn't Priest for me. But I am extremely grateful to Ripper and I went to the Jugulator show to support them.
As for some of the things going on with the Board, you have to realize that not everyone is here for the same reasons that you are. There are some people that have created accounts and acted like they were new when in fact they were members before and made enemies. They create these accounts and their only intention is to piss people off with what they post. If you watch these people, they always attack certain people and leave everyone else alone. Hmmmmm. They prey on the new people who have no idea that this kind of crap goes on and try to make friends with them and get them on their side. I've watched it happen over and over again and I've only been here a 10 months! Not everyone is who they pretend to be. I've been fortunate enough to meet 2 of the members of this board and they are indeed everything they present themselves to be and so much more! That is why I am here - to talk to TRUE Priest fans and hopefully meet in the future as we bang our heads and scream our bloody heads off singing along to THE BEST METAL BAND IN THE WORLD!
You know what. F*ck this, I'm being a p*ssy. I speak my mind in the real world, I may as well do it here.
For over a month because of my initial post(and the turmoil it caused) all I have been doing is trying to keep
everything peaceful and try not to piss anyone off. I analyze everything I post trying not to cause conflict.
When it does then I start apologizing and backtracking, and in Brian Evans case backstabbing. No more!
F*ck it, and, anyone who doesn't like me. I love Ripper. I think he is an incredible vocalist. I'm glad Priest got
him because he gave them new life. I love heavy metal and the fact that they were heavier with him was a
good thing to me. Also there are things that he can do vocally that Rob can't anymore. Listen to Diamonds
and Rust on Live in London and then listen to Rob's last version of it. Ripper does a much better job. I'm here
because I love Judas Priest, I'm not here because I want people to love me. I only have two true regrets since
coming here. I wish I wouldn't have left the F/god post in the Priest cafe and I wish I wouldn't have stabbed
Brian in the back. That's so not me. I would rather punch someone in the face than to stab them in the back.
You guys really should lighten up on him. Sometimes when you're attacked from all angles you have no choice
but to come out swinging. I won't purposely antagonize here but I'm not going to be a p*ssy either. F*ck it.
Long live Judas Priest and their fans. Edited at: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:10:15 PM