A bit of thread resurrection.http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=366346
Warspite1: "What does this have to do with the price of fish?"
What does that even mean? And how would that be a Filipino-specific thing?
Interesting thread necromancy too. I guess I missed it when it first came out, or it might have happened back awhile, when I was taking a one-year voluntary hiatus from TMP.
Anyway, I didn't know for sure that Bill ran "a blog for transgender Filipinos" until now. Or that he even used an alias ("Monty Schwab"). I thought it was all just gossip.
So, just curious, is the work not open to other Filipinos then, such as straights?
It would appear that Danny Bhoy either:
a) wants to be locked out
b) is a thicko
Could we start a poll on this?
Kinda funny how Danny Boy (who’s so proud of his hispanic heritage and simultaneously wants to massacre migrants at the border) is screaming about furriners taking American jerbs, but also has no problem with phillipina editors getting paid in chickens to moderate TMP.
Frankly, my point is and always has been that Bill should pay the girls a living wage and shouldn’t have been pandering them to his membership.
At first, the whole sexual dynamic really didn’t bother me. I figured adults are adults and if they want to flirt, that is fine.
But then it turns out that Bill had these same women posting on a transpinnay lonely hearts site, using their same names and photos. Said site’s specific purpose was to pay the women ten bucks a pop to write romance stories about their lives in the hopes of attracting them foreign husbands.
Now, call me paranoid, but I am pretty sure Bill told them that one of the perks of working at TMP for chickens would be that they would be in daily contact with a bunch of mostly old and socially inept lonely foreign men. And he certainly played up the sexual aspect of things when they all came on board, cracking double entendres and going along with the Bill’s Angels thing... All this without telling a soul that these women were trans while simultaneously running their same names, photos and profiles on his trans datings site.
So Bill’s probably telling the ladies “Hey, I can’t pay you much, but here’s a big ol’ fishing pool of fat, lonely foreign guys from rich countries for you to play in”. Meanwhile, he’s getting the guys stoked up about all the pretty ladies he now has working for him.
And the guys are a notoriously conservative bunch with a fair sprinkling of out and out racists, nativists, and fascists among them.
What could possibly go wrong?
Plus, it becomes very obvious, very quickly, that few if any of the women can write competent English, so the whole “editor” story is a piece of shit. To top it all off, one of Bill’s early recruits denounces him as an exploiter, which he certainly is.
It is quite obvious that what Bill did was try to combine his two hobbies: gaming and transpinnays. He did this in a dishonest fashion that exploited the women financially and could easily have put some of them at risk. All it would have taken was one bad story — editor Julia’s trip to the U.S. to a wargaming convention which ended up with her in the hospital with stitches after a bad encounter with a glass table comes to mind — and this whole thing could very easily be labled “human trafficking”.
So fuck Bill and his lying, manipulating bullshit.