you know how a lot of things are spoiled for you b/c its the internet and tumblr has a lot of gifs, images, and all that. like its nigh impossible to go into a fandom without having things spoiled for them. however
i still have no fucking earthly clue what jojo’s bizzare adventure is even remotely about. the power of eyeliner? maybe
I would think that you, who spend so much time pointing out the flaws and problematic areas in other people’s work, would be able to take one silly comic directed at your work and other likes it.
Normally I wouldn’t respond to this kind of thing publicly, but I’ll make an exception since you called me a shit.
john allison once received a similar lampooning from rene engstrom. his response was to take it in stride, recognize the problem she was teasing him about, and work towards improving
in a near-identical situation, diaz (who frequently engages in parodic criticism himself) calls mary cagle a “shit”
This is the comic in question, which makes it doubly hilarious. If you want to assert your feminist bona fides, you should probably start by not harassing women when they say things you don’t like.
vile-czar here’s an explanation, for context dresden codak is a sci fi comic that’s super fucking pinup-y and male gazy but has the pretension of being feminist
I remember when Diaz drew and posted this comic way back. You will note that Kim’s Butt is prominently featured in a panel. People pointed out and joked about him so lovingly framing a butt. He then started spewing out this defense on how it was ‘symbolic’, the it was ‘symbolically representing Kim mooning the antagonists and their ideas’ or something like that. Symbolically Mooning was seriously a cornerstone of his defense, I shit you not. The thing is, if he just said “Yeah I just wanted to draw a butt”, pretty sure most people would have been okay with that. However, he went to such a ridiculous defense that it was just…. It makes the problem worse by trying so hard to hide it and pretending it’s something far more noble than it actually is.
Anyway that is my Aaron Diaz recollection.