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jo_mako
Sep. 24th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
I forgot all who said she was a crazy arse bitch to avoid like the plague...I knew you were one of them. Hell I was standing there with you when she went batshite that one time! I am so glad to have found a linky to make your day with. =D
fablespinner
Sep. 24th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
When she initially started YP before it was even called YP she came to me independently this was gosh 2002, 2003. LONG LONG time ago. She sent me a note on DA about drawing her stories for $10 a page. WTF? Chump money for Manga and this was when I HAND screentoned Manga before I had MangaStudio... So the coist of paper and tones alone cost more than what she wanted to pay me per page. I declined and then told spubba on bishart ML... That's when Spubba told me about the drugs. She already knew about the initial investigation made quite a long time ago. It took them several years to actually make charges against her.

When she found out Spubba was informing everyone about that investigation she went APE SHIT.

Looks like Spubba in the end was RIGHT... Keep clear of Bad News.
jo_mako
Sep. 24th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
I remember the 2005 blow up like it was yesterday! It was so pretty to watch.
spubba
Sep. 24th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Heh heh. Yeah, I remember that. She got really upset at me for telling the truth and for saying she was bad news. What goes around comes around. I don't know if she was selling drugs online any time recently but the "War on Drugs" is still very much ON and I'm sure they have spent years making that case against her... the Fed doesn't fuck around. These are serious charges and this could very well mean the end of YP, as well as all those pink tables lined up in the dealer's room at Y-Con.
jo_mako
Sep. 24th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
I know the Fed doesn't screw around...I am dying to see how this pans out and how badly she gets fucked over for being deceitful herself.
spubba
Sep. 24th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't remember her going batshit! Either I have a memory like a sieve (most likely) or I missed it (very, very likely!) I only remember her being quite unpleasant at y-con and her awful, pink tables covered in flower petals and giveaway doodads with very few actual manga for sale. And the books that she DID have didn't look very good.

Tammy makes a point though, however badly she went about it, she WAS trying to give boys love (created by other than Japanese mangaka) some credibility in the U.S. It's too bad that due to the likes of her and the Iris fiasco, the genre fails to get a real foothold. Lately she's just been distributing the Japanese books... It appears yaoi remains a distinctly Asian phenomenon. That's sad!
fablespinner
Sep. 24th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
You weren't there when she went Batty. You had gone to a panel. I think she felt safe to voice her distaste. And Had she tried do market Manga others with more talent produce, and there are PLENTY of talent Western Comic artists, she'd have done better I think. But no, she has to stick her own stories and own artwork in every single book she produced. Which is why I never bought any of it.

I'd have bought Kozen's stuff if the whole book had contained her work. But you get half a book of good stuff and the other half Yamila's rape, Non-con, tripe with horrific art.

It was her own ego that kept sales down.
pirateseneschal
Sep. 24th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Unfortunately....

http://manga.about.com/b/2009/09/23/yaoi-manga-publisher-faces-federal-charges-for-online-mail-fraud.htm#gB3

Can't look forward to seeing her arrested on COPS or anything. Bah humbug.
fablespinner
Sep. 24th, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)
I saw that article too. I trust an accredited source newspaper slightly more than a manga blogger whose source is Yamila's twitter and YP blog. Either way these are serious charges and when they say seizing assets made from those sales, that would include initial funding for YP start up costs.... That would big a major hit and would effectively kill YP in ancillary assets.
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