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inspired by @Elisa

here's a list of tom's announcements. i'll update this post when there's more. i intended for this to be a list only of explict announcements, but i got carried away... some were too much fun.

2/5/2015: "The date is March 1st - I have a lot of music I was working hard on.... Things happen, so I guess we have a change of plans... Either way, I think you guys should hear it. #SongsWithoutAHome"

2/8/2015: "I've always been a hard worker- I don't care about success, PR, fame.... If you don't know now- I just care about creating stuff. I will take a chance to tell my side of the story soon. Just give me a chance to take you on a ride" (note: not really an announcement, but hilarious all the same)

3/14/2015: "It will all make sense in spring of 2017"

4/3/2015: "I am very excited and proud of my first of many comic book series to come" (note: only three comics were released)

4/4/2015: "Filming something great today... #Comingsoon #ToTheStars" (note: no evidence this was ever released)

4/20/2015: "You wouldn't even believe me if I told you. Right now everybody is focused on Poet Anderson, but if I could only tell you a little bit about the weekend I just had, and what will be coming out in a year. Follow me down the rabbit hole"

5/13/2015: "This year I am releasing the first of a series of Novels I am Producing and Presenting called Cathedrals of Glass" (note: the first book was released in 2/2017)

5/20/2015: "I cannot tell you where I got this, and I cannot tell you who I got it from. All I can tell you is, the first quarter of next year To The Stars will release the beginning of something that is the coolest, and one of the most important things I've ever done"

5/24/2015: "have I told you guys about that project I am working on? Oh, yeah- I can't. But maybe you guys aren't even interested in classified aerospace programs and odd aerial phenomena"

5/29/2015: "#DreamWalker#PoetAnderson - a few more new animations coming" (note: this was the only animated short ever released)

6/6/2015: "Been filming for the past two days.... Something cool is coming for next year" (note: no evidence this was ever released)

7/3/2015: "To The Stars has partnered with RatPac Entertainment to produce a Major Motion Picture Franchise. Bringing the unique Science-Fiction Vision of Tom DeLonge to life, RatPac looks to create an ambitious and modern multi-media experience for young adults. More exciting details to follow." 

7/21/2015: "I had quite a big day today, a breakthrough in something I've been studying for over 20 years... It will be on the film. You will learn more as we go on...."

8/28/2015: "#newfilmcoming"

9/16/2015: "3:30am.... And still filming. Lord, why do I work so hard.... Because I am still a kid inside that loves a challenge, and ignites when I am inspired by other cool artists. I really love trying new things- read up on Sagittarius, that's me I guess. #eternaloptimism #siiiick" (note: this isn't an announcement, but including this cause holy fuck)

10/17/2015: "Working on another very cool project, you will hear about it soon..."

10/20/2015: "80's inspired... And also a Strange Times announcement coming soon- available on ToTheStars.Media"

11/5/2015: "#PoetAnderson Live Action Short Film Coming... Written and Directed by Tom DeLonge" (note: this was never released)

11/10/2015: "Around Christmas I will be announcing a project that you have all been waiting for. A project that led me into something unbelievable, and something very serious. This is the project that everybody asked me to do... So guess what... I did it and it's ready." (note: nothing was announced around christmas)

11/19/2015: "200 miles from civilization, 30 miles off road into a location where we can film a secret base. Big things coming in January..." (note: nothing was announced in january)

11/20/2015: "In January I will release this project- It will have brand new music, a 600 page Novel, a trilogy NonFiction book Set, and a major film/Television production. I'm excited for you all..." (note: nothing was announced in january)

12/11/2015: "Something big is coming in January #importantfilmonsomethingaboutspace" (note: nothing was announced in january)

12/24/2015: "I am creating worlds. I am bringing massive ideas into existence, and I have some very important work to do... You will find out about that in January." (note: nothing was announced in january)

12/30/2015: "I had some adventures putting out some cool shit over the past 12 months... This year, way more coming-"

1/2/2016: "Announcement coming - #January2016#FromTheImaginationOfTomDelonge" (note: nothing was announced in january)

1/5/2016: "More news coming this year.... @tothestarsofficial"

1/10/2016: "#ComingSoon"

1/12/2016: "In the coming weeks I will announce a big project"

1/13/2016: "#sonypictures meetings today... Lots of projects to talk about with everybody. Exciting things ahead... But, one thing at a time for you all. Stay tuned-"

1/18/2016: "#ComingSoon"

1/26/2016: "Exciting stuff ahead. #announcementcomingsoon"

2/1/2016: "#ComingSoon#AdvanceManuscript #SekretMachines"

2/4/2016: "THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS HERE. SEKRET MACHINES BOOK 1: CHASING SHADOWS, the 704 page hardcover novel. [...] Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows and accompanying soundtrack by @angelsandairwaves will be out April 5th"

2/5/2016: "A teaser for the Documentary is coming in the next two weeks."

2/6/2016: "Strange Times#comingsummer2016"

2/7/2016: "2 Novels out #PoetAnderson and #SekretMachines ... And 2 more will drop this year, along with Film and Television announcements. [...] Can anybody here add up what I have been able to release over the last 12 months?"

2/10/2016: "Sekret Machines Documentary coming soon. Sekret Machines 'Chasing Shadows' Novel available for pre-order at ToTheStars.Media"

2/14/2016: "More Sekret Machines Announcements coming."

2/16/2016: "SEKRET MACHINES NOVEL - available for Pre-Order on ToTheStars.Media --- more announcements coming."

2/22/2016: "3 down, more coming this year .... Sekret Machines Chasing Shadows Novel available at ToTheStars.Media"

3/10/2016: "Big news coming on the strange times front-"

3/23/2016: "A lot of great stuff is coming"

4/21/2016: "Something scary is coming.... #👻"

5/16/2016: "There will be a surprise for the 10th anniversary of We Don't Need To Whisper #angelsandairwaves"

5/23/2016: "We Don't Need to Whisper came out 10 years ago today. I'm working on something cool that I've never done before for the anniversary. Stay tuned. @angelsandairwaves"

6/21/2016: "As many questions that there are, this will all make sense very soon. #SekretMachines"

6/22/2016: "Sekret Machines Documentary Coming ...."

7/5/2016: "I have been given a gift, the ability to tell you all our biggest secret. It will come in books, feature films and documentaries"

7/9/2016: "The Sekret Machines Project is just starting. There will be Feature Films, TV Series, Novels, NonFiction Books... Many things coming"

7/23/2016: "We are getting very close to showing you all a piece of the documentary. Been working on this for a long time"

8/29/2016: "Updates will come"

9/22/2016: "#SekretMachines#AWorkInProgress #BigThingsComing"

12/7/2016: "Sekret Machines will be having some announcements after the holidays..."

12/19/2016: "Big Announcements Coming...."

1/9/2017: "A long day of typing... #OnceYouKnowWhyYouWillUnderstand"

1/21/2017: "I have an announcement coming..."

2/3/2017: "ANNOUNCING: STRANGE TIMES THE FEATURE FILM -- NEW ANGELS AND AIRWAVES MUSIC"

2/14/2017: "Big announcements coming within the next 60 Days.... #ToTheStars"

4/2/2017: "Pay attention to the announcement that is still coming, but sit tight- it will take a few more weeks."

4/24/2017: "Big things coming soon. We are running a few weeks behind schedule, but I believe it will be worth it."

5/21/2017: "Hi- my big announcement is still coming. Gonna be a few weeks still, got pushed back."

5/28/2017: ".... big things coming."

6/10/2017: "Scary things out there... - Stay tuned :)"

6/16/2017: "This company has some really amazing things coming up..."

7/6/2017: "Important meeting today about the upcoming "thing".... :)"

7/8/2017: "Got a meeting with a Senior Engineer that works at......never-mind; Prepare for a new world view kids..."

7/9/2017: "I just passed a large obstacle this week to allow me to let you all in on my sekret. A few weeks out still..."

7/13/2017: "FOLLOW TOM DELONGE FOR NEWS COMING SOON @tothestarsofficial#HQ"

7/21/2017: "I have something important coming up, and I will need your attention for a minute when it arrives. I am sure it will not be what you are expecting... And, it's (almost) here. Also, sorry about the delay, it was extremely difficult to do and it will make sense to you later."

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What's actually been announced: just two books, Sekret Machine and Chasing Shadows + the Strange Times movie. And that's it.

At some point he was teasing everyone with a documentary but it looks like the thing has died out.

#ComingSoon #IfYouOnlyKnew

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6 minutes ago, Elisa said:

What's actually been announced: just two books, Sekret Machine and Chasing Shadows + the Strange Times movie. And that's it.

At some point he was teasing everyone with a documentary but it looks like the thing has died out.

#ComingSoon #IfYouOnlyKnew

is that actually happening now?

also I thought Chasing Shadows was the first Sekret Machines book, isn't that just one novel?

He's released Poet Anderson (3 comics, an animated short, and one novel) Sekret Machines (Chasing Shadows and another one is coming I think soon? is that Cathedrals of Glass?), and EP for both of those, and a childrens colouring book for Strange Times, not to mention the awful Odds and Ends EP record thing.

It's still impressive for a few years of work but he massively undercut their efforts by constantly hyping up a billion things that never happened. and its less impressive when you realise he didnt actually write either of the books himself and used 'co-authors' who probably did the vast majority of the work itself, he definitely didnt have much input into the animation or illustration works either. You rarely see him post about the impressive work the people he's hired have done, it's all "him" the "imagination of Tom Delonge" is apparently responsible for everything.

I thought I was done hating on Tom but reading that list just reminded me of how irritating he's been these last few years lol

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"nothing was announced in January."

i admire him commenting on how many pages the book has. 600 PAGES! 704 PAGES! Thats so many! it must be really important if it has SO many pages.

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Yeah, it looks like he's really into quantity over quality. Well, at least he's on the same page as blink-182 is now in that sense...

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1 hour ago, Shaun said:

"nothing was announced in January."

i admire him commenting on how many pages the book has. 600 PAGES! 704 PAGES! Thats so many! it must be really important if it has SO many pages.

He reminds me of Donald trump when he does that shit.

 

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Remember how Tom claimed that he was working out big plans in relation to blink with Marvel, and was hinting at such things would never happen without him as he was essentially just kicked out of the band?  And then like a year later, if that, there's a pic of Mark, Matt and Travis at Marvel Studios?  That cracked me up, like Tom really seemed to believe the band wouldn't be capable of doing such things without him.  Yet it really seems like he was the one holding the band back from doing anything, because as you can see here, he can never stay focused on one thing and see that one thing through.  He's probably got insane ADD or ADHD.

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but what has he announced so far that has to do with all the big meetings he had in DC or around Area 51 with those important people?

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13 minutes ago, theedge00 said:

Lmao @boxelder! You wrote some code to scrape all those?

ha, nooo. just went on his instagram, scrolled far down, and started going through it lol. surprisingly, only took about an hour!

26 minutes ago, JarJarBlinks said:

The crazy thing about that list is that it only goes back to 2015.  

indeed. the sad thing is, this is going on for years. i only compiled this beginning around the second blink breakup but if you recall, he was announcing movies and multi-media projects dating back to WDNTW/i-empire, much of which never panned out or got somewhat absorbed into LOVE. here's a relic from those days where he backtracks on his plans/promises:

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Before We Don't Need to Whisper, I came out and said that it was going to change the face of rock and roll," DeLonge said. "What I meant was over a 30-year period. It's been one year — wait 29 more and you'll see how different your life is.

 

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thanks for the response :) ive been wanting to do this for some time.

as i scrolled through his instagram, looking at it all in sequence was kinda sad. you get this image of a pathetic multi-millionaire stringing his remaining fans along, attempting to suck them dry with t-shirt exclusives and promises for big project (most of which fall by the wayside). when times get rough, he sells all his gear, or moves his studio space, or whores out his back catalog on vinyl, then cassette! he posts so frequently at times, it's obvious he's just dying for attention. it's also disturbing how often he takes credit for other people's work, be it the hard-toiling animators or crackpot sci-fi authors. i think he might genuinely have lost his mind along the way somewhat... he struggles with hardcore delusions of grandeur. it's clear from examining podesta's leaked emails that he's basically a rich little rockstar begging for an interview with a politician who couldn't care less.

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10 minutes ago, boxelder said:

thanks for the response :) ive been wanting to do this for some time.

as i scrolled through his instagram, looking at it all in sequence was kinda sad. you get this image of a pathetic multi-millionaire stringing his remaining fans along, attempting to suck them dry with t-shirt exclusives and promises for big project (most of which fall by the wayside). when times get rough, he sells all his gear, or moves his studio space, or whores out his back catalog on vinyl, then cassette! he posts so frequently at times, it's obvious he's just dying for attention. it's also disturbing how often he takes credit for other people's work, be it the hard-toiling animators or crackpot sci-fi authors. i think he might genuinely have lost his mind along the way somewhat... he struggles with hardcore delusions of grandeur. it's clear from examining podesta's leaked emails that he's basically a rich little rockstar begging for an interview with a politician who couldn't care less.

This sums up my feelings towards the guy, and why I am so happy for current Blink.  

I feel personally used for my money by Tom, as stupid and petty as that sounds, and have little to no sympathy for him, and I honestly never want him close to the band again. 

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