People think I’m nuts for assuming the TF writers are rapists and abusers and then they go and laud themselves in public for teaching five year olds about rape and abuse
so they’re also pedophiles basically
fuck cis men
officialsmokescreen said: …what.
I’m so horrified by these tweets and by the readers/commenters cheering for megatron and/or approving of the sexual abuse metaphor, my god. because, from the way it’s written, the comic seems meant to make you cheer for megatron while he beats SS to (near) death, showing off and glorifying his newfound power and shiny new frame, etc. And if it’s purposely a sexual metaphor …. are we supposed to be rooting for the abuser? Because absolutely nothing in the comic hints to the fact that what is going on is wrong. Sure, it’s from megatron’s pov, but there’s plenty of roundabout ways for writers to still communicate that beating people is not ok, whether you get off on violence or not, jfc. (Don’t even bring bdsm in this, it’s obviously unrelated)
I don’t know what to think. I can only hope that during said explanation (to children!) he firmly explained that None of That Is Remotely Ok. But I doubt it.
Idk, I’m hoping against hope that I read those tweets wrong. What the fuck are they thinking showing spotlight megatron to 5 year olds anyway?I know it’s not purposeful rape apologism but it sure as hell is a bad idea. Even if “megatron looks so cool and manly” while doing it. :/
I want to absolutely assure anyone out there who is saying this about Nick Roche (or any other artist that works for IDW) is a rapist or an abuser, (or pedophile or whatever you think they are) you are mistaken. GRAVELY mistaken.
The point is the chatter on twitter was a joke… it wasn’t intended to be serious. (There was no exposing 5 year olds to sexual connotation etc.) And yes, looking back at such a thing it was probably a tad inappropriate in hindsight, but it in no way should be taken that any reasonable person would ever condone such a thing. OR be employed by a reputable company like IDW.
I have had MANY opportunities to talk and hang out with MANY of these amazing talented people. I’ve had conversations about their personal lives, their families as many of them are parents, them as artistic individuals and they are not the “dark and evil” individuals you are accusing them of being. Just to clear the air.
I have been podcasting for 4 years, in that time I have observed FANS take everything wrong. Whether it is my saying something without meaning it to be taken in such a way or not. I have seen more filth come from the internet from fans and geeks in general than I have ever seen words spoken or hinted at from artists or creators. So if you are willing to shoot rumors and assumptions at professionals, please turn that on fans as well. Because the internet is just chalk full of people who take things to dark and evil places and insinuate all kinds of filth.
It’s not right. Absolutely not right, but saying it is the creators starting this is absolutely wrong! Because rumor can be just as damaging. And how would it be right to start rumors that could discredit an artist all because fans started it first? And I can absolutely assure you, fans started it first. If you don’t believe me google “slash fiction” or go looking around tumblr for the plethora of sexual robot art created by “FANS.” It is a problem in society, still doesn’t make it right.
These artist and creators are not deliberately writing their books/comics/art to be sexual. They ARE NOT trying to fill them with double meaning meant to be taken this way. ANYTHING can be taken that way. I have to admit that I have been party to hanging out with friends and being incredibly immature and having conversations meant to take any normal benign object or story and turn it sexual. Yes, its inappropriate and immature, but I’d like one person out there on the internet to raise your hand and say you have NEVER done such a immature and vile thing? Never, not once in your life? (And if you haven’t kudos to you, you must be an incredibly pure and kind hearted person and I apologize that the world you live in is so fallen and evil. Please stay good in this evil world. We need more of you. You will change the world one day, it is your destiny and your super power.)
This also isn’t a stab at individuals who have been victim to such vile actions. I don’t know any fans or creators or human beings who would ever in real life be okay with anything so terrible happening to someone. If you are reading this and you have been victimized in such a way, I truly am sorry things like that happen to anyone. No one deserves it. Ever. But please don’t take the internet seriously at the flippant way it happens to talk about those actions. If it bothers you, by all means “ask for it to stop because its not funny” but don’t just assume everyone that talks about it in whatever way they do, that they are okay with it, condone it, participate and encourage it. Because they don’t.
Human beings can be insensitive. Especially on the internet. But that doesn’t mean they can’t learn to be more respectful. And it doesn’t mean you can’t ask politely that they not make light of such things either. Yes, everyone should know better. But everyone has moments of inappropriateness. Everyone has been immature before. And not everyone is proper or politically correct. Especially not 100% of the time. We are human.
If you can’t ask for things like this to stop when it bothers you, and instead assume everyone is an abuser, then you just turn into an angry person and how does that change the world and make it a better place? Anyone who has asked me nicely I have been respectful of and I’ve done so. You’d be surprised at what a well placed comment will do to change around an inappropriate comment.
I finish to read all about the Roche´s thing and… Always for someone’s fault all the TF fandom in tumblr have to pay the price. Really sad
Well, at least I know the name of my incurable disease.
Hi I’m Koch!
Thank you for your sweet encourage and all suggestions!!!
Here are three new linearts for my Ceramic cup pads. (No. 3 can’t make the time :p)
There will be 4 different design:
1- Phase Sixers. Overlord, Blackshadow, Sixshot, and Tarn.
2- Lost Lights: Rodimus, Magnus(big blue one), Drift, Ratchet(the Prime of Medic)
3- Maximuss with Rung (and small Ark)
4- OVERLORD WITH TREPAN!!! (yeah this is my Favorite!!! But I won’t make many.)
tiny tiny screenshot of the art trade for dataglitch. (there are two versions of this, this is the fancy art nouveau one…) I will probably start to color it tonight after work, maybe even stream it.
The back piece is now completely ready to be attached to the torso. I’ve got to measure out how much to cut away to meet the curve just right but other than that I’ll attach it tomorrow and see how it all fits. Hopefully this piece will allow enough room to move around and get the torso on without having to have some kind of straps/zipper/velcro, but we’ll just have to see how that goes. I’ll update as progress continues. After this I won’t be able to make the shoulders just yet like I planned, because Otakon’s registration just robbed me of the money I planned on using on wonderflex this week since I didn’t want to pay the extra $10 for being late to register, so I’ll possibly start working on the legs soon, or maybe the helmet. I’m playing it by ear but here’s how things are for now.
Blue Eyes Are The Best Eyes
Shamu Up Close, 7 March 2014
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Kayla! You dashing girl! Look at you ! :)
but consider this
- queer robots
you make a compelling argument and i’d like to hear more