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 I hate to bring Drama into anything I honestly do. But sometimes something need to be said and understood from here on out.

 As my Gallery shows,I'm a big Mad Max Fan. I am also american,where as Mad Max is a major part of Australian Culture. And this MUST be 
respected.  You get no Argument there. But where I catch the most flak from is the Fandom. I make 3D models of the cars from the first thee movies (the 4th FURY ROAD is due out this year) and I try to put these cars into video games as mods. I have gone to the ends of the earth to get references of the Vehicles so that I can make them the most accurate models ever. Because I know as a fan that I'd want nothing less then accurate models.

 The problem. Australian Cars ,and indeed european cars in general,have their drivers side on the right side of the car. where as we in america have it on the left side of the car. I know this. I've seen the movies so many times I could qoute you scene and dialogue by heart.
and yet if I dare to put a car ingame with the drivers side on the left,then I'm called a bigot. No really.

 that I am ignorant of these cars,that I am trying to "Americanize" these cars and thus steal away the legacy of mad max. and that I am doing it to directly insult the people of Australia. I cannot begin to tell you how much of a spit in my face this is. First off it assumes that I know nothing about the cars,movie or culture whatsoever. it assumes that I am trying to insult people on purpose cause I dislike Australia and want to piss on their cars and their culture and their films and art. When nothing could be further from the truth.

 In the games of Grand Theft Auto (those being III,VICE CITY AND SAN ANDREAS) the games models and animations are pre-set to that of a left side driving set up. and when we tried to put them on the right side. the person not only didn't sit right,but they reach through the door 
trying to touch a gear shift that isn't there. it looked silly and it looked wrong and broke emerssion.  We tried Desperately to get that detial right before giving up on it. We were then faced with the reality of either 1. releasing the mods anyways for the fans and making some happy. 2. not realeasing the mods at all and no one is happy.  We choose at the time to do number one and tried not to look back.

 because here's the other issue to this. If it wasn't for people like me,these mods wouldn't get made at all. almost no one cares about mad max right now and so it's down to me making the models. it's down to me making the models work in games where they aren't build for forgien cars. and when I hear nothing but shit from the fan base whom aren't making the cars themselves. it just makes me wonder why the fuck I should do this in the first place. me and my crew up months of our lives on one model. only to have people bitch at us that it's not right. that we are insulting Australia and that it's done on purpose. so many times I just want to scream back "you want these models so badly then you fucking make them!" because at the end the day they aren't and won't. and good god never bring up Australian gaming cause they will rip you a new one about how their industry failed.

 My point is it's not me who is ignorant of anything. it's not me who is trying to take anything away from you or your country. but My god, it's fans like you that make me never want to make another mad max model ever again. because I know you guys will hate me for doing the things you guys aren't doing yourselves.   I cannot recode a game to make it work how you want it to. either you enjoy the shit you get or you get nothing. because I am telling your right now. it's fans like you that turn companies off to the brand. Don't like my gaming work. don't play it. but don't bitch at me unless you are in a position to do it and do it better. cause right now I am doing all the work for you.
Before I start on this rant I want to make somethings very clear. I haven't read anything about the suspects. I don't care if they are Muslim,or jihadists or extreme Islamics.   I will always fight and urge others to fight extremism. the Laws under which women live and die under in many of these countries are a crime,not just against women but against humanity itself. so please don't think I don't care about the
extremism that many women and childern face in other countries.  But to just go for the Islamists the moment this story hit. to automatically assume it's one set of persons or the other before anyone knows who did anything. That's just uncalled for and I personally won't indulge in such actions. We as a people are better then this. Or at least we like to pretend we are. but I like to think we are deep down inside good people.

 Now that I've gotten this out of the way let me speak on my take with things. Jon Stewart said it best when he said "comedy shouldn't have to be an act of courage." I dare say I'd add Art to that mix as well. after all these were cartoons as much as they were comedy and satire.
But he's right. one shouldn't have to strap on a bullet poof vest or go into hiding for making a joke. or even for making a statement,factual or not.

 Now I am not saying Radical feminists would ever do this,nor will I imply it here on this post either. but can you not see why I fight for artistic freedom whenever Rad Fems try to tell me and other artists what we can and cannot draw,paint or express? I bring this up not to condem feminism in the third wave. that would be using this tragedy for an agenda and I want no part in that. but I bring it up because it does loosely relate to the topic of extremism vs freedom of expression. Freedom does not mean a freedom from things that make you mad or might make you sad or might cause you some harm,real or imaginary,period. I will fight for the right for radical feminists to tell me what to draw and what not to draw and I'd defend that even with my life.  Because the same is true of me. I don't have a right not to be yelled or threatened by people who don't agree with me.

 After all,isn't it sad that North Korea threatened 9/11 style attacks on any theater that ran the movie "The Interview" and theaters and even sony caved into it. and I do honestly undestand why they did it. after all would you want that blood on your hands if it was a real threat? Ultimatley however the movie was put out. and what few theaters that did show were not bombed in any way. nore was netflix blown up or video on demand nore were torrent sites and or youtube blown up. but we've caved and caved and caved and said that Art and comedy aren't sacrid. they cannot joke about certian things and must be heavily vetted. I find this Appauling.

 Three maybe Four Years ago I took part in Draw Muhamid day. I don't know if any links to the drawings I did still exist. but I did so in protest of being told that as an artist I cannot depict something. that I'll bring doom to the world or to millions of people if I dared to draw muhamid.  This wasn't about being Anti-muslim. It was about standing up for my freedoms,about drawing a line in the sand and saying you will go to this line but then you will go no further. even though I posted a youtube video for the world to see me draw this. to give myself a chance to be put on a hit list. Nothing happened over all.

 I have no participated in Future Draw Muhamid days. I made my stand. I said what I needed to say and I moved on. But to see what happened in Paris. Saddens me and brings so much back to me that I wish to forget. These cartoonists were some of the finest of us. they were not afraid and lived their lives until the day it was sadly cut short but what we now know is 3 gunmen. The gunmen are cowards who
are more then happy to shed their humanity for belief. I get mad. I get sad. and sometimes I get downright to the edge of my sanity. but at no time would I pick up a gun and say shoot a radical feminist for my beliefs.   At the end of the day Muslim,silamic,french,feminist,humanist artist...we are all humans at the end of the day,humans with dignity and respect. the moment we make a bomb or pick up a gun for anything outside of self defense is the moment we shed our humanity. my condolences to the families who are greeving as we speak. I cannot express how my heart honestly and truly goes out to you. but I hope you know I will hold your loved ones in the highest regaurds till the day I too die.

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Journal Entry: Wed Nov 26, 2014, 7:12 PM


No. This is not going to be some post pulling apart the song nor the critiques of said song by a guy who honestly will be forgotten in 5 years, if he isn't already.

 Instead this will be a post about what I've come to realize about myself through the lens of today. I posted the evidence of what was shown to the Jury in the Ferguson Case. Now I won't get into my personal views on the whole situation and I would ask you not to post yours. Simply put I don't care anymore and it's irrelevant. 

Which is actually the point of this post. I have lost friends I've known for years over just posting evidence of what we know and what we can prove in the Ferguson trial and that,Amongst other things,Broke me.

but that's okay. I realize I spend too much time on the net. that,not unlike Sameul l. Jackson's chatracter in the movie "Changing Lanes",I've become addicted to the drama. So much so that it becomes all I talk about. all I think about All I focus on till I become as reactionary as the people I speak about. till there is no escaping it. and it becomes my life.

The line between what's real and unreal is blurred.  It's depressing me,it's hurting me inside. and I realize I have to stop it cause it's a cycle now.  and it's making me medically speaking,depressed.

 I am unjoining a lot of the groups who I followed only cause I need to stop looking at their posts. and I am going to limit my time online cause this isn't healthy and it's effecting me in bad ways.  I hate how the world is changing for all the wrong reasons now but it's not my place to change it anymore. so I will not talk about socail issues any longer not on here nore in public. I may still discuss some on my youtube channel but I am litteraly done with this stuff. it's too much.

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Harassment IS harassment.

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 9:26 AM


Some Feminist and other activists do have a point and it's one worth addressing. Rape and Death Threats ARE harassment full stop.
one cannot wiggle around that talking point nor should we. And it would be Hypocritical for me to say that it's okay when our side of the coin does it.   This is not okay nor should it ever be considered okay.  I have never ever in my life tried to downplay such things as being acceptable BUT....this must be reciprical or it's useless point to stand on.

Whether you agree with Gamergate or not is irrelevent to this point. Harassment is never okay or cool or anything resembling a civil response to social issues. It is the last resort of cowards or those caught in the moment who are feeling rather then thinking. Some people have little to no impulse control.

That said Gamergaters are having knives sent to their homes,non gamergaters who just happen to on the fence ARE getting rape threats by people who claim to be moral individuals. simply for liking video games and not taking them so damned seriously people have been labeled "racist","sexist" haters of every women everywhere or the reason why women are afraid to walk out in the street at night. when not being called pedophiles (with no evidence), rapists (with no evidence) or rape supporters. And what blows my mind most is that the above are coming from three main sources. Big names in Hollywood,Game developers and by extention journalists,and worst of all Feminists.

The very people who should know what it feels like to be on the other end of those kinds of accusations,the very people who know the social power of those above words...are using them as a knife to place upon the throats of people who even dare to simply ask questions. By no means does this excuse the people on my side doing it right back to them but don't claim to be morally superior and then go on to bully people for not agreeing with you.

And don't come to the table with "you all need to police yourselves" when you yourself are not willing to do it with your own peers. I've been told the world would be a better place without me,that gamers need to be rounded up and killed holocaust style and again not by trolls by "well meaning" feminists.  if you don't want to have to say "well not all feminists are like that" then don't turn around and say all gamers hate women. and for the record I do know some reasonable feminists. I have no major issue with feminists who will at least give an honest consideration of facts. we may not always come to the same conclusion but at least we can have a talk that is on point. so yes I know personally that not all feminists are like that. nor would I ever claim they were.

but if you are for true equality you cannot claim special exemptions for your group. everyone must have the same rights and chances as everyone else or you are not speaking of equality you speaking of superiority. and if it is not right for a man to claim superiority over women (and it's not) then it's not okay to do the reverse. I am sorry that you don't like how equality works but either you work for the good of all or you are working for the good of the one. in which case I ask how are you any better then those you put down?

I don't support rape or death threats. at the same time I am not in charge of my fellow gamers,fellow men, or fellow anything. people will troll and we cannot stop that without stopping the free exchange of ideas. I may not like someone saying the word "nigger" to a person of color. but I'd rather they had the right to say,and face the consequences. then for that the be the start of word policing. just as you cannot control the more extreme feminists among you,who don't care about science because...shirts,I cannot control the people who will call you a cunt just to get a rise out of you. nor should I.

 I will and have fought this were I can. I do my part by not actually posting rape,death or any other threats towards women or anyone. that is all you can ever ask of me. I will stand against rape or death threats,i always have. but you too must do the same or you don't want equality you want exceptionalism.

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 I hate to bring Drama into anything I honestly do. But sometimes something need to be said and understood from here on out.

 As my Gallery shows,I'm a big Mad Max Fan. I am also american,where as Mad Max is a major part of Australian Culture. And this MUST be 
respected.  You get no Argument there. But where I catch the most flak from is the Fandom. I make 3D models of the cars from the first thee movies (the 4th FURY ROAD is due out this year) and I try to put these cars into video games as mods. I have gone to the ends of the earth to get references of the Vehicles so that I can make them the most accurate models ever. Because I know as a fan that I'd want nothing less then accurate models.

 The problem. Australian Cars ,and indeed european cars in general,have their drivers side on the right side of the car. where as we in america have it on the left side of the car. I know this. I've seen the movies so many times I could qoute you scene and dialogue by heart.
and yet if I dare to put a car ingame with the drivers side on the left,then I'm called a bigot. No really.

 that I am ignorant of these cars,that I am trying to "Americanize" these cars and thus steal away the legacy of mad max. and that I am doing it to directly insult the people of Australia. I cannot begin to tell you how much of a spit in my face this is. First off it assumes that I know nothing about the cars,movie or culture whatsoever. it assumes that I am trying to insult people on purpose cause I dislike Australia and want to piss on their cars and their culture and their films and art. When nothing could be further from the truth.

 In the games of Grand Theft Auto (those being III,VICE CITY AND SAN ANDREAS) the games models and animations are pre-set to that of a left side driving set up. and when we tried to put them on the right side. the person not only didn't sit right,but they reach through the door 
trying to touch a gear shift that isn't there. it looked silly and it looked wrong and broke emerssion.  We tried Desperately to get that detial right before giving up on it. We were then faced with the reality of either 1. releasing the mods anyways for the fans and making some happy. 2. not realeasing the mods at all and no one is happy.  We choose at the time to do number one and tried not to look back.

 because here's the other issue to this. If it wasn't for people like me,these mods wouldn't get made at all. almost no one cares about mad max right now and so it's down to me making the models. it's down to me making the models work in games where they aren't build for forgien cars. and when I hear nothing but shit from the fan base whom aren't making the cars themselves. it just makes me wonder why the fuck I should do this in the first place. me and my crew up months of our lives on one model. only to have people bitch at us that it's not right. that we are insulting Australia and that it's done on purpose. so many times I just want to scream back "you want these models so badly then you fucking make them!" because at the end the day they aren't and won't. and good god never bring up Australian gaming cause they will rip you a new one about how their industry failed.

 My point is it's not me who is ignorant of anything. it's not me who is trying to take anything away from you or your country. but My god, it's fans like you that make me never want to make another mad max model ever again. because I know you guys will hate me for doing the things you guys aren't doing yourselves.   I cannot recode a game to make it work how you want it to. either you enjoy the shit you get or you get nothing. because I am telling your right now. it's fans like you that turn companies off to the brand. Don't like my gaming work. don't play it. but don't bitch at me unless you are in a position to do it and do it better. cause right now I am doing all the work for you.

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