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they were not dumb. i bet 2 million out of that 2.5 million is tom's (imaginary) money.

since a share with $5 face value is only $0.0002 after it's bought, the net worth of $2,000,000 investment is only 80 usd.

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The only way Tom should be allowed back in the band is if he climbs that same street light to impress Mark this time.   *broken ankles are optional.

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9 minutes ago, ...Dan... said:

How funny would it be if this thing was actually legit?

Like I know it's not but it would be pretty hilarious if he actually did something HUGE and was right all along.

Appreciate that it's not going to happen though.  

People have been saying this since Modlife - and Modlife actually, in my opinion, was "revolutionary" somewhat. At least, coming from Tom. 

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Someone asked when the first Strange Times animation trailer will be out, and the writer replied "gonna be awhile". This is all just more smoke up our rears, will probably be 2-3 years before this stuff sees the light of day IF they even complete it. And LOL at his "new music coming" post. He really said the Strange Times EP that he doesn't care about and hasn't worked on will be a hallmark for him....

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8 minutes ago, boxelder said:

i'll be straight, the fact that the poet animation ever got released and was impressive, animation-wise, was a big surprise to me. and that was because tom had little to do with it besides funneling those dudes money lol

it was visually stunning - but literally everything else about it was awful. 

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31 minutes ago, boxelder said:

i'll be straight, the fact that the poet animation ever got released and was impressive, animation-wise, was a big surprise to me. and that was because tom had little to do with it besides funneling those dudes money lol

Wow, I totally forgot this. Another great milestone for Mr. DeLonge in his abandoned/falied projects way.

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I'll be honest.  It's fun to pick on Tom's ridiculous projects and ideas but at the end of the day, I can't hate on it deep down.  It's a dude following his artistic endeavors, even if you find them weird or odd, it's something almost everyone should aspire to do.  Yes he fucked our band, but if his hearts not in it what can you do?  That's hard on everyone, himself included, I can relate to getting sick of things even when they're good on the outside to everyone else.  

Following your weird art projects is 1000X better than a lot of things someone could be doing.

Dare I say...barfing out watered down pop punk music, posting cringey instagram posts, having someone write your music for you, and pretending to be edgy teenagers into their 40s.  At least we all know Tom writes his own shit that's forsure..just wish he wasn't so psychotic, damn painkillers.

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2 hours ago, Kay said:

it was visually stunning - but literally everything else about it was awful. 

oh for sure, but as an animation fan/artist, it’s visuals can’t be beat. i was very very surprised by it haha. 

1 hour ago, Ghost said:

Wow, I totally forgot this. Another great milestone for Mr. DeLonge in his abandoned/falied projects way.

yeah. as i was doing the blink online twitter thing i came across that instagram thread and looking at his announcements/predictions (“strange times movie, christmas 2015”) and watching them never see the light of day is awfully pathetic. 

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52 minutes ago, Nshesaid said:

I'll be honest.  It's fun to pick on Tom's ridiculous projects and ideas but at the end of the day, I can't hate on it deep down.  It's a dude following his artistic endeavors, even if you find them weird or odd, it's something almost everyone should aspire to do.  Yes he fucked our band, but if his hearts not in it what can you do?  That's hard on everyone, himself included, I can relate to getting sick of things even when they're good on the outside to everyone else.  

Following your weird art projects is 1000X better than a lot of things someone could be doing.

Dare I say...barfing out watered down pop punk music, posting cringey instagram posts, having someone write your music for you, and pretending to be edgy teenagers into their 40s.  At least we all know Tom writes his own shit that's forsure..just wish he wasn't so psychotic, damn painkillers.

The problem with that line of thinking is that Tom was only given the opportunity to do whatever artistic endeavour he fancies because of fans funding via blink and AVA.

It isn't necessarily brave to 'follow your dreams' when your worth 50mil and never have to worry about supporting yourself or your family.

Anyone else in his position would follow their dreams too. 

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6 minutes ago, Kay said:

The problem with that line of thinking is that Tom was only given the opportunity to do whatever artistic endeavour he fancies because of fans funding via blink and AVA.

It isn't necessarily brave to 'follow your dreams' when your worth 50mil and never have to worry about supporting yourself or your family.

Anyone else in his position would follow their dreams too. 

I feel like we've had this debate a few times on here.  At the end of the day, he's still doing it though.  I disagree that everyone would 'follow their passions' if they were paid, a lot of people don't.  Just look at Mark & Matt...are they following their artistic passions?  No, they are kind of selling out and riding the wave, half assing shows, while going on a bunch of trips, buying expensive things, with their money.  Tom, while definitely a bit psycho, is investing it in his projects whether crazy or not..while also putting his reputation in the shitter, chasing aliens and stuff.

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Just now, Nshesaid said:

I feel like we've had this debate a few times on here.  At the end of the day, he's still doing it though.  I disagree that everyone would 'follow their passions' if they were paid, a lot of people don't.  Just look at Mark & Matt...are they following their artistic passions?  No, they are kind of selling out and riding the wave while going on a bunch of trips, buying expensive things, with their money.  Tom, while definitely a bit psycho, is investing it in his projects whether crazy or not..while also putting his reputation in the shitter, chasing aliens and stuff.

Yeah but he's fucking nuts now, I don't think he has the slightest clue how ridiculous he's coming across. If he did he wouldn't be doing this shit at all. 

Mark owns a business, loves being in blink, has produced loads of great bands, goes on holiday all the time, had a TV show and has a family he clearly adores. I think he's followed all of his dreams and now just wants to play with blink until he retires.

Travis has done whatever thing he's wanted to do from the beginning and Matt is only recently in a rich comfortable position.

It's not comparable - any other creative person with Tom's money would do it too - and honestly probably do a better job of it. 

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4 minutes ago, Kay said:

Yeah but he's fucking nuts now, I don't think he has the slightest clue how ridiculous he's coming across. If he did he wouldn't be doing this shit at all. 

Mark owns a business, loves being in blink, has produced loads of great bands, goes on holiday all the time, had a TV show and has a family he clearly adores. I think he's followed all of his dreams and now just wants to play with blink until he retires.

Travis has done whatever thing he's wanted to do from the beginning and Matt is only recently in a rich comfortable position.

It's not comparable - any other creative person with Tom's money would do it too - and honestly probably do a better job of it. 

My more distinct point was that he's following his artistic passions.  The others are definitely doing what they want, but Mark & Matt at least have put their deep artistic sides to the side, and I can't knock a guy following his deeper artistic side regardless of how crazy or strange they come off.  

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57 minutes ago, Kay said:

Yeah but he's fucking nuts now, I don't think he has the slightest clue how ridiculous he's coming across. If he did he wouldn't be doing this shit at all. 

Haha true, I still think it would've been awesome if he had some sense of self-deprecation and goofiness about the whole thing, but he just doesn't have any self-awareness at all anymore. He would probably get WAYYYY more viewers and "believers" out of this whole mission if he still had his old personality and did like a comedic Netflix doc series where he road tripped around talking to people about their experiences and studying paranormal shit from an everyman's perspective. But he's so unrelatable and unentertaining now that most people couldn't care less about his projects because he takes it so seriously that he's just blatantly in over his head haha.

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28 minutes ago, Cheerios4u98 said:

I wish Tom would go into meltdown mode again just to have something blink-related to entertain me.

I was thinking about this earlier today. When did he stop claiming he was a member of Blink 182? I remember he was in denial for quite some time following the news.

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23 minutes ago, Kvothe said:

I was thinking about this earlier today. When did he stop claiming he was a member of Blink 182? I remember he was in denial for quite some time following the news.

Only a couple months ago Tom was saying he could come back whenever he wants and that they 'have someone filling in for him' while he's chasing other priorities.

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Yeah, Tom chasing his dreams or doing whatever he's passionate about is perfectly fine 100%. Even if blink-182 helps to fund it, it's perfectly fine. What wasn't fine though was him leading Mark & Travis along, giving them empty promises, not committing to the band. He should've just been honest from the get go. Sure, it'd mean blink taking a break for a while, whilst he works on his other commitments, but as long as he can commit to blink when the time comes to it, then I would never have any problem with him having a bunch of other commitments.

There's just no point in being in a band if you can't commit. And that was Tom's downfall, not his other commitments. Look at Jared Leto. The dude is probably just as busy, probably has his own little businesses. He's also pretty much a full time actor nowadays. Yet he still commits himself to 30 Seconds to Mars. Just, they have to release albums once every 5 years or something, which I have no problem with.

Mark, Tom & Travis could probably write a brilliant album after 5 years anyway, as long as they're all 100% committed to it whilst working on it.

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