I know there’s been much ado about the owner of Abercrombie and Fitch criticizing ugly people while many here consider him to be ugly. I could go on about whether this is or isn’t hypocritical on either front and about the subjective meaning of beauty and all that but I want to address something I feel is more important and that’s the comparison of the man in question to an orc.
Most of the memes resulting from this controversy have shown Gothmog alongside their C.E.O., and I want to talk about why that’s wrong.
Gothmog served in Sauron’s army during the War of the Ring, as the lieutenant of Minas Morgul, second-in-command to the Witch-king of Angmar, lord of the nine Nazgûl. He took command of the forces of Morgul during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields after the Witch-king was slain by Éowyn. That makes him a veteran and I don’t care what side he fought for, the point is he fought for what he believed in and did so with exceptional nobility. It was he who called for Grond to break down the gates of Minas Tirith, it was he who was nearly crushed when the white city launched chunks of massive stone on his location, moving only at the final moment to survive. All with a tumor on his head the size of a grapefruit. And tumblr has made him the standard of ugliness.
I don’t give a damn about Abercrombie guy, but to reduce one of if not the greatest of orcs to an ugly joke just to mock the guy in unfair and ignorant.
For about 11 years after 2002, I was living on & off auto-pilot, existing in a sort of grey void broken only by the company of good friends & the occasional ruthless spiral into the cold depths of despair.
This year I started really getting better. I can draw at home again & actually concentrate on the art. That’s like a huge thing, I don’t know how to explain it. I started actually feeling things again, & that was great. I was convinced that everything was finally going to be okay.
Then this week I was triggered so hard that all the progress I had made seemed nearly lost. But no. Fuck that. I may not have gotten out of the hole yet, but I have climbed too goddamn high to be thrown back to the bottom.
So to anyone who cares- I’m still working on stuff. Sometimes there are delays in posting because being around my own house these days isn’t good for me, & I don’t really have anywhere else to go to work digitally. But like hell am I going to just stop like that time a year ago. I will get better again, even if my only motivation is to do it out of pure spite.
It is 2:12am on the 10th of May. I’m gonna watch a Ghibli film & make some fucking art.
Feel itchy sensation on arm within 10 hours of having seen an undesirable insect/ arachnid in your room.
Realize it was just a stray hair that fell on your arm.
sober gamzee for zombie walk
WHERE DO YOU LIVE
JFC THAT IS TERRIFYING
BEST soberGamz. BEST. Great work. Yes.
In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation, or ANAR for short, created an ad that displays a different message for adults and children at the same time.
THIS IS AMAZING OMG
Oh my god, never listen to/ watch/ unwillingly overhear a documentary about human sexual biology. There are chemicals & effects you should never know the names of if you ever want to feel comfortable in public spaces again.
So… All cats like boxes?