I don’t know why, but this image of Bronson Pinchot is the most hilarious thing to me. Even though I made an image of a guy with bulges for hands and another bulge where his nose should be for a Loser City satire piece.
…Or Why the “Spotify Model” would be bad for comics.
Disclaimer: This is written from my somewhat limited understanding of business models and intellectual properties and should be taken as an opinion-piece… also it’s a bit hypocritical because I have been known to use Spotify (with…
I appreciate the passion in Andrew MacLean’s argument, but there are some significant flaws in this post, which are especially visible to anyone who has worked in the music industry or has followed the ongoing war against all things digital in that industry. So I wrote a response.
I also found it interesting that while my dashboard is normally full of tumblr activism related to the treatment of fictional characters and their creators, the most popular post about Eric Garner that I’ve personally encountered has had less than a twentieth the notes of a quote about romance or a link round up of fandoms resources. The trending topics all also ignore the death of Eric Garner and police brutality.
Activism doesn’t end with pleas for better representation in fiction. I know it’s easier to confront fiction because it’s controllable and you can influence change in fictional properties if you are loud and large enough in number. But it’s important to not lose sight of the real human lives being lost to discrimination every single day.