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Rasheed, Muhammad. "The Bullying Troll Antics of My Devoted 'Allies'." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 21 Oct 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
It is true.
Mark wrote: "And you might also be both over-analyzing and over-reacting.”
I am not.
Mark wrote: "LOL.”
Mark wrote: "You posted content to be seen, read, and commented on.”
I sure did.
Mark wrote: "That’s the page purpose and format.”
Mark wrote: "I didn’t critique ADOS movement goals or any of that...”
Sure, you did. Questioning the authenticity of the verbiage was your passive-aggressive way of doing so.
Mark wrote: "but if I had, that’s an inherent part of creating and sharing political art with humans.”
Mark wrote: "My experience is not an immigrants so address that with someone who is.”
You admitted you hold immigrant ties. Passive-aggressive and even more froggy online responses to the movement most often come from people with immigrant ties.
Mark wrote: "Culturally, I am ADOS.”
lol Culturally, you are a caricature of what you believe is ADOS based on your original comment.
Mark wrote: "And right now you are responding to my comment thread, remember?”
Right now you are commenting underneath my cartoon.
Mark wrote: "All because the dialogue didn’t ring true.”
Didn’t ring true to what? A “black character” script written by a room of white Jewish writers that you’ve apparently studied to gain Black American authenticity? Did you attend the same training course Obama did?
Mark wrote: "Self-editing your own work is great for ego...not so much for effective messaging though.”
You’re saying that because I didn’t make the dialogue “ring true” to ears of an immigrant-tied, passive-aggressive dude who resents the idea of ADOS political empowerment, that the message wasn’t effective. smh
Mark wrote: "You went on a rant. I would have come directly to the point had you not turned it into a conversation.”
Your style is “passive-aggressive,” so coming to the point appears to be beyond your powers.
Or maybe the individual artist just wrote it that way because he felt like writing it that way drawn from the pool of his own personal literary and cultural influences and interests. *shrug*
Mark wrote: "Or maybe there’s not, but you spent formative years in Liverpool and some of the colloquialisms stuck even after you got back stateside...this is real shit. Maybe the art was commissioned for a Londoner? I could respect all of that. It was a valid question.”
Okay. Is this the “I would have come directly to the point” part that you should have led with in the beginning? lol It seems like it. Next time just make a habit of getting to the point. That’ll be great.
No, it wasn’t commissioned by a Londoner. I wrote it. No, I never spent time in Liverpool.
Mark wrote: "I write, Black man.”
So, everyone who writes does so exactly the same way from the exact same pool of influences and the exact same templates then? Because I’m pretty sure that’s not the case.
Mark wrote: "I’m on a page about art and writing. Get off my response if you don’t like participation.”
Here’s the thing: You don’t get to determine how I respond to comments under my cartoons. If your comment came across a certain way, and I respond back to it in kind, then that’s that. That’s the reality of the participation. We can choose to walk it done until a point of civil understanding is reached and we both discover that you should have just led with your ‘Liverpool’ question to begin with, or not. lol
Mark wrote: "It’s not personal. We don’t know each other.”
Does it have to be? I ‘Blocked’ my own brother for being a jackass…
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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