Dustykatt rages at Bronycon.
Mulp: If you can’t see the video, Dustykatt was going to take pictures with some guys. As a joke, they dropped pasta out of their pockets. Dustykatt proceeds to get angry, pick up the pasta and slam it into one of the guy’s chest and intimidates him.
Now I don’t know the whole story. I don’t know if these people have some history. (They probably don’t otherwise he wouldn’t have taken this picture) This was an overreaction. They did not touch you. They did not throw it at you. They dropped it on the ground. Yeah, the joke could have been annoying, but seriously? Calm your mustache down.
Of course since he his famous, people are defending his actions. No defenders, it was not the right thing to do on Dusty’s part. He put his hands on a person who was doing harmless fun.
I wouldn’t normally discuss this kind of thing because I sincerely can’t stand all the shit bronies do.
That being said, this does involve a personal friend of mine.
I’ve known Dustykatt for some time. When did we first really get to know each other?
When I was about to open a can of whup ass on Final Draft’s ugly face (seriously, he looks like a fucking troll — and Draft, if you’re reading this, eat it!), and Dustykatt came to me and calmed me down.
And he didn’t just calm me down. He took me aside, and discussed the problem with me. He spoke to me calmly and rationally even when I was about to break a jackass’s nose.
And he kept me from hurting said jackass.
Still looking at you, Draft.
Anyways, the point I’m trying to make is, when I was in a situation very similar to Dustykatt’s, he was rational. He knew how to handle someone, including me, because he had experience with these things.
I know this looks like he’s picking a fight, but he’s said that he felt intimidated. And looking at those guys surrounding him, I agree with him. The spaghetti is just stupid — its the fact that these guys, in Dusty’s eyes, and in my opinion of this video, they were indeed ready to cause trouble.
How much trouble, we can’t say. But Dusty is a strong guy. And if a strong man feels threatened, what is he going to do? He’s going to intimidate. That way he does not have to break his heel on someone’s jaw.
Was it wrong to touch them? Maybe.
Was he right to do it in the case of feeling any sort of danger? Absolutely.
So go ahead and say what you will about this. But Dusty has tweeted a lot about how he indeed did feel intimidated, and so I stand behind him that he’s telling the truth.
Because this dude got up in MY face when I was about to break Draft’s nose. And he did it without fear. He did it without hesitation. He did it because he knew, if he had to restrain me, that he wouldn’t want to hurt me.
This man knows his shit. And as a character witness, I stand by him wholeheartedly.
I don’t like Dusky (or at least his ‘online persona’) overly much, gonna put that out there. I think his entire “persona” of being the Manliest Brony is so unnecessary, and actually making the fandom actively SHITTIER by encouraging the ‘hyper-masculine’ subset of Bronies. MLP is not about being hyper-masculine - it’s a feminine show. Accept that, or move the fuck on, dudebros.
I’ve heard he’s done some good for people (giving relationship advice), and that’s good! Maybe he’s not a waste of oxygen! And if he felt intimidated, yes, then he has a right to react and protect himself. But I can’t help but wonder - how is people dropping spaghetti and “woo”ing particularly intimidating? Like you say, he’s a big guy, he can definitely defend himself - but the way he slams the baggie/can? into that guy’s chest, the guy who he clearly outweighs and is taller than, makes me feel intimidated. It looks like the actions of a guy who’s trying to pick a fight with a prankster.
No, the prank wasn’t funny, it was in shitty taste. But Dusty’s reaction isn’t something I can wholly defend, either? If he felt intimidated, then yes, he should protect himself - but was it ‘protecting himself’ to slam his hand into a smaller, younger, thinner man’s chest?
I dunno, I’m not trying to victim blame, and I’m usually ALL for using blunt force trauma against shithead Bronies. So I could definitely be wrong here. And if he’s a nice guy, well, I wouldn’t mind being proved wrong about someone.
BUT DON’T WORRY GURL I HATE FINAL DRAFT TOO! 8D
As I said, I can’t say whether or not he did the right thing. I wasn’t there.
But I know him as a smart, levelheaded man, whom actively acknowledges that his online persona is a joke. And that isn’t from reading his tweets — that’s my personal experience in hanging with him.
What you’re saying though, about it being a little weird for him to be intimidated by someone smaller than him.
Size really does not matter in a fight. ESPECIALLY when you’re outnumbered.
These to me don’t seem like the words of a man who lost his shit. These are definitely words of intimidation.
And lets look at this for a second.
Dusty’s reputation is EVERYTHING to him, because its how he continues to maintain his lifestyle. For a guy who portrays himself to be extremely manly, think about how he must feel to have to publicly admit that he’s fearful? Men are KNOWN for their pride — so to put his pride out of the way to say that he actually felt afraid. That rings true.
And as I’ve said, I know him fairly well, and I know he’d never lie about something like this.
So I’ll go back to what I said:
Was he right to touch that guy? I really don’t know.
But is he right to defend himself? Abso-fucking-lutely.
Just as anybody is.