Hey everyone, how's everyone's summer been? Other than finding out one of my favorite artists / entertainers for the past 10 years has a 15+ history of being an abusive, manipulative, pedophilic monster
, it hasn't been too eventful as I've kept very busy. Studying my ass off for a retake of a math test that will place me out of SCAD's math class and keeping to my drawing, as well as babysitting my little cousins and making occasional trips to Sea Isle City, NJ, my childhood favorite beach town. Also, Otakon is next week! August 9-11th, to be exact.
My friend Austen and I are heading down once again, and I will resurrect (ha) my Sir Daniel Fortesque cosplay that Friday, and on Saturday I will be Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier. So if any of you happen to be down there, say hi. I'll just be wandering the convention, and I'm looking more than forward to the One Piece: Film Z dub premiere screening, and getting to meet Dante Basco and the Kill la Kill dub cast.
Also, major news that I announced on my Tumblr
pages, I am releasing my senior film to the public on my Vimeo
account tomorrow at midnight! I originally planned on working on it over the summer, but not only have I not had the time or resources, I feel it's time to move on and above the film. I'm grateful to all of the help and feedback I received in making it, but I will not grow as an artist if I keep trying to fix something that people I've shown it to already consider to be done. I'm also not entirely interested in submitting it to film festivals at the moment, as I have larger plans with where I intend to go with this story, or at least the world it takes place in, let's just say.
Now I'm putting my more-serious-than-I've-ever-been cap on. Regarding that link I posted above, the long and short of it is this: Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien, an artist/entertainer I followed for YEARS has been ousted as an abusive, manipulative, scumbag by 20+ women and ex-friends he emotionally abused and manipulated, a few of them being minors at the time. He was best known for his contributions to the Sonic and MLP communities, his website FireBall20XL, and his podcast Wha-CHOW!.
That link I dropped at the very top is a master post of collected, documented evidence of his crimes, along with the testimonies of his victims and ex-friends, confirming it all to be true. This is no smear campaign or witch hunt, it's all one hundred percent true. If you are interested in reading up on what happened, I must warn you though, if you are bothered by reading about abuse, suicide, pedophilia or sexual coercion, I would proceed with caution, if at all.
Otherwise, I would especially recommend you go through this (it's a lot, but very important) and spread it around if you have ties to people in social justice and/or who raise awareness of abusers. Though Psyguy gave a sorry-not-sorry "apology"
and fled the internet, he still has enablers and another associate of his has crimes he not only hasn't answered for, but is doing everything in his power to pretend none of this happened. The further this gets spread out, the better. Though I promised myself I would never go back to Tumblr, I created a new "reblog" account
to continue to spread awareness and all the goings on of the cause, with occasional fun reblogs.
Anyway, look forward to that and I hope you're all still enjoying your summer!