Erik Jones / “I M 0 8” / 16”x20” / 2013
Pencil, Acrylic, Water-Soluble wax Patel, Water-Soluble Oil, on Rives bfk paper (mounted)
I’m convinced Runaround Sue is the first “Nice Guy” anthem to be recorded. Get over it, dude.
I find it quite interesting that the only people I see complaining about those wanting justice for Trayvon Martin are privileged white males.
Disclaimer: This is poorly written. Mostly because I’m ranting.
Today solidified my decision to no longer be a part of the “cosplay community.” I’ve witnessed far too much drama, harassment, bullying, those who feel bullied and harassed then turning into the bullies, cryptic catty tweets, adult women treating each other without respect, the list goes on.
I’m almost 32 years old, I don’t need this in my life, and it’s making it really difficult for me to want to continue being a part of this community. I’ve had fun doing it, but the fun has been sucked right out of it. I will continue liking what I like, comics, cartoons, sci-fi, fantasy, video games. However, I will like these things in my own way and don’t want to be put on some sort of pedestal because I’m “above-average,” which has been going on far too often as of late. Women should be celebrated for many things, including beauty, but I feel like there is something really out of balance lately when it comes to the way we’ve been treating women who are conventionally attractive vs those who don’t fit that definition.
My “geek” flag will not be waved high, but is now at half-staff.
Before the Tumblr League of Social Justice does what they do best, misinterpret my post, I’m in no way putting anyone or any group down, I’m just taking myself out.