taggDashner was insistent. He never gave up asking and chasing after you if he wanted you for something. He always knew how to make it seem like he or the event was dependent on you going - and that your role was crucial in everything working out. Obviously the idea of being needed for these huge TF2 events is enticing and thats how you get roped into paying to go work at an event for free for a dude that's actually just a horny shitbag.
He has an impeccable skill in terms of manipulation. He preyed on insecurity, more than once leveraging for both rewinds something along the lines of no one likes you or wants you at events, but I fight for you because you have talent, so you owe me, so you're coming. He made it feel like you owed him, and all your opportunities would dry up if you didnt give in and if you turned your back on him. I had a pretty good idea he was the core of uberchains post, and I shouldn't have let him manipulate me back regarding that post either. If I didn't, I might have said something to Console, and maybe it would have helped.
I'm beyond gutted. Console, you're such a good dude. Fuck.