This sort of caught me by surprise, but I always pegged Chozo Ninpo as a good guy. Even if he is a little in your face. That fact plus the incredible comradery experienced at Nerdapalooza 2008 (which I will write about soon, I swear!), I should have seen this coming. I know not everyone knows all the facts surrounding this whole feud with Dan Lemoroux of the documentary Nerdcore for Life. Many more of you may not even have known of any sort of bad blood at all, but for those in the know, this is a bit of an important post. Read on good sirs and ma'ams.
I bet you were expecting this to be some kind of huge hate thread, or like, posting of the recent letters and messages, but I'm really about to surprise and disappoint, yet shock and amaze you all at the same time.
I don't care about the past shit, none of it. I just got back from the biggest nerd music gathering that I've ever even dreamed about, and it got me thinking.
I felt that NAPse was my dream for INFO come true, much like NC4L being popular probably is for you, and since most of the other beefs in nerdcore were squashed at the show, I felt that maybe it's time that we both man up and squash ours, too.
I've talked to a lot of people that have taken both sides of our arguments, and frankly, I've realized that your opinion of me, and my opinion of you, are just our opinions, and that it's stupid to sit here and make it any more than just that.
I'm not saying that I'm going back on anything I've said, and I'm not saying you have to either. I just think that we'll have to chalk all the past shit up to being an agreement to disagree, and that we both acted shitty to each other.
I'm willing to apologize for being so immature about it. When I could have simply said "I don't believe that is factually correct", I was instead pissed off about what seemed like continuous attacks on my show, and called you a liar. I apologize for the personal attacks because I really need to grow out of that shit if I want to become the friendly neighborhood promoter guy.
Contrary to popular belief of how I feel, I honestly think that it's not worth continuing this "feud" because all it's doing is making both of us look like stubborn dicks, and presenting a crappy image to anyone that might be checking all this out for their first time, or anyone else for that matter.
I know you don't want people to see your movie and stumble upon me calling you a piece of shit and saying your movie sucks. I'll definitely say that I don't agree with everything in it, but I do think that you took something no one really cared about, and made it into something people want to know about, which is GREAT.
And as a promoter, I don't enjoy people coming here and seeing you say that I'm a piece of shit and so on and so forth.
As two of what I like to call "important promotional tools" for nerdcore, I think that continuing on the old path hurts our own reputations, and hurts the reputation of nerdcore as well, and my ego can't handle someone not listening to metamystiks or any of the other talented people here just because the forums are on fire over some shit I might be able to put a stop to especially if I started it.
Whether I like it or not, you've done something important for the scene, and whether you like it or not, I promote the fuck out of this shit too, including helping to sponsor NAPse and doing the BAWLS energy drink promotional pictures.
I mean it, I promise to smile and not start shit with you, if you agree to smile and not start shit with me.
Like Doctor Popular said to me yesterday, the two of us should be able to co-exist in the same space because ultimately we're spreading the same message, and the petty squabbling is just getting in the way of our goals.
I think it's time for a change.
- Chozo Ninpo
So there you have it, If this were some sort of public speech I would be the first one clapping.