"Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part, not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront (…) To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way." — Gwendoline Christie
Check out gailsimone schooling fools on accepting criticism. And honestly, if you’re featured on eschergirls so often that you’re threatened by them, it might be time to maybe look at why that is and what that means rather than throw a hissy fit about it and run and tell mommy to make people be nice to you.
I am going to say it absolutely as clearly as I can, I am with Ami and @escher_girls to the end on this one.
I have been in Randy’s spot, I have overreacted to criticism, especially in the early days of my career. It can be hard to see your work mocked or criticized.
But overreacting is a failure of the CREATOR in question, not the critic. And bullying and threatening readers with fake legal nonsense is just wrong and grotesque.
Randy Queen, you are wrong. The best course of action for you is an IMMEDIATE and sincere apology. Leave these people ALONE.
Once your work is out there, it is subject to criticism like the work of every other creator since time began. You are in no way special or immune.
This is already not going well for you and it’s only going to escalate. Drop your ridiculous threats right now and apologize. It’s the only way to salvage anything out of this.
More reasons why I have a girlcrush on Gail Simone.