Look, I have no doubt that there are companies out there that require artists to work digitally. Magic just happens not to be one of them. And I don’t think that will change anytime soon. So if you’re looking to work for Magic, feel free to rock whatever medium it takes for you to do your best work.
like i don’t give a fuck who you think you are, if you see criticisms of the sexual assault overtones in the card art for triumph of ferocity and your first instinct is to dismiss, belittle, or attack the person expressing these opinions
YOU ARE A MASSIVE SHITLORD
no two ways about it
if you have never been a target of a given abuse ( RAPE or other forms or intimate violence, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, etc. ) you have absolutely NO PLACE in determining how people who ARE affected ought to express their perceptions regarding these experiences
like SHUT THE FUCK RIGHT UP, you assholes !!
for me, personally : statistically, over half of my sexual experiences have been either coercive or outright rape
and i’m not talking about once or twice or a few times
i am talking about daily sexual abuse for years, routinely being physically overpowered, being threatened, being unable to leave
now, i was able to get away from that person ( most people in similar situations aren’t !! in fact, they tend to be dead ) and life is better now, but i still live with post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, and i am - WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED !? - sensitive to depictions of sexual violence and relationship abuse
so when i see people from a community that i have grown to trust attacking the people who are discussing the problematic aspects of a card that depicts a situation of sexually-charged violence, it makes me :
a) lose faith in all of you
b) wonder which of the guys in the shop where i work and play are rapists or rape apologists
c) feel unsafe at work and online
just … for fuck’s sake, if somebody says, “wow, this is intense, for some people it might bring up bad memories of some of the most traumatic experiences of their life” … instead of throwing a pissbaby fit ( on ANON, no less, like a little CHICKENSHIT ), why don’t you try and listen and learn
jesus fuck a lark