So...I don't know it you've heard or not, but Patreon has begun a new round of purges. No, I wasn't one of them...I'm nowhere near that noteworthy. :) But the thing is...I am fundamentally against what they're doing.
Here's why: Creative people tend to be fundamentally transgressive. We push and cross boundaries in order to explore and present ideas...and sometimes mock them. That's really the job description, but it's not always a profitable one. So when something like Patreon comes along with the potential to make that part easier, it's really no wonder so many will jump at the opportunity. Myself included.
For myself, Patreon really hasn
Well, since I apparently can't avoid politics...
Interesting thing happened. Found a deviation recently whose creator has decided to keep a running tally of deaths in mass shootings in the US. Now, they're also anti-gun, which I wouldn't mind so much if they and others like them didn't think they could dictate morality to everyone else. What's curious about this is that they made mention of how they could make their case, but only get the "standard" pro-gun arguments in response. Fair enough, but they didn't seem to realize that opened the possibility of the entire pattern of argument-counterargument being on the wrong track.
So I responded
Not really meant as a full on Journal, but something I can refer people to. Needed a title that was easy to pick out of the list if I had to do that. :D
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