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Journal Entry: Tom goes on some rants (Wed Feb 16, 2005, 10:22 PM)
Okay, it's been a while since I've actually posted anything real meaningful in my Journal. Heck, it's been a while since I've even been online. Now, I'm not one to normally go on rants, but I feel I have some things to say, so if you feel like reading on, be my guest. ^^
First things first:
"Dear Tom, I thought you'd like to know that I find your artwork to be, without a doubt, absolutely offensive towards women in just about every way possible. Almost every sickening image you draw is of women in erotic, derogatory poses, and often lacking any clothing at all. I'm sure even you yourself must realize how offensive your artwork is. You treat women as though all we were put on this earth for is to be sex objects for men such as yourself." [writer's name withheld]
This is really quite shocking to me. I had no idea that women might take offense to some of the things that I tend to draw. And for that I am truely sorry. I wont lie, as a straight male, I find the female figure to be sexually attractive. However, I have the utmost respect towards women. I have always believed in equality between sexes (In my comic, Twokinds, I attempt to discurage people from being racist. Doesn't help if I'm a sexist ^^; ) But in all seriously, if any of my artwork has offended any woman (or perhaps men) out there, then I am really very sorry. Nothing here, or on Twokinds, is meant to be intentionally offensive.
Okay, on to the next thing. Due to the language used in the email, I'm not going to reproduce it here, but basically if stated that the reader was appalled by my blantent use of "bestiality" (sex with animals) in Twokinds. I will say it right now, Twokinds absolutely DOES NOT condone besiality in any way. Twokinds is not related to the subject, and it should not be classified as thus. The subject of Twokinds is to show the love between two different, sentient races of people, and should be treated just the same way as stories that involves love between.. oh… elves and humans. (if you consider Lord of the Rings to contain bestiality, then fine.) I will not go any further into the subject.
Well that's about if for my rants this week, so I'll be off. Oh, and those of you who are worries about the condition of Twokinds at present, please do not be. Twokinds will return to its regular scedule soon, after things in my life settle down a bit more. There is absolutely no possibility that Twokinds will end prematurely, sans my own death (and lets hope that doesn't happen ^^; ). Thank you all who have stuck with me! Just hang in there a little longer!
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I'm speechless. Thoughts?