Maybe I was blessed to live a little isolated from society. Maybe most western countries have lived in a bubble, free from most of the tragedies the rest of the world has had to endure or maybe I’m just now old enough to recognize them and that these social trends have gone on since forever but I had never, in my short life, seen such a mass and open acceptance of racism, sexism and violence than I have in 2014.
We’ve reverted to having common sense statements have their pros and cons debated on television AS IF THERE’S ANYTHING TO DEBATE.
Everyone is a person, regardless of GENDER, RACE, SEXUAL PREFERENCE or RELIGION with innate rights.
Women have the right to live their lives without fear of rape or social harrassment, second class citizenship and should have just as much right to be heard as anyone else.
and even more broadly:
We’re on the brink of a 6th mass extinction, including our own species if we do not mitigate Climate Change.
If there’s ANYTHING in those previous 3 statements that aren’t absolute to you, then you are part of the problem holding society back. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.Freedom of speech is not being infringed upon when racists, misogynists or global warming deniers are ignored by the popular media. Your opinions are no longer of use in the present if we want to actually exist as a society 10 years from now. Any and all persecution you might be going through is the phenomena of a world trying to move forward and leave all your backward ass ideas in the past where they belong.
I wrote about 5 more paragraphs on the matter and deleted them because they were overkill but seriously, It actually enrages me that these are subjects that one STILL has to speak out on. Go watch Star Trek, they tell it best. Stop being shitty to one another, We all have the right to happiness, so long as it doesn’t infringe on others’ rights to a decent living. It’s hard enough living in a world that’s falling apart, do we really have to go at each other’s throats every fucking day of the year?
Seeing an image wrongly attributed to an artist is literally one of my biggest peeves (along with every other artist but me getting any attention) and I’m in constant fight with the asshole within to let these things slide (in both cases) because literally nobody cares. The world is gonna end in a couple of years anyway, so I might as well not give anybody additional shit to deal with, right?
The sad thing is that this means I’m such a misanthrope that I simply don’t interact with anyone 98% of the time, because it would generally be one sarcastic comment or other. Maybe that can be considered an improvement.
I liked last week’s afternoon sketching so much that I’m bringing it back this week. Throw some suggestions in the answer box! (I’ll pick 2 arbitrarily based on if I’ve read anything with the character or not)
I used to make jokes. sometimes written, sometimes with Photoshop but at all times with a terrible sense of humor.
I used to have a side tumblr that was more or less personal/comedy stuff where I’d reblog whatever I found funny or shared whatever bad joke I’d come up with. I accumulated a bunch of followers that mostly had no idea that I was an artist or anything. I was just someone who made awful jokes on the internet and Iiked that.
I might start posting random nonsense here because I just have too many followers and I need to shake ‘em off somehow.