A new Change Log comic about censorship and balance.
I try to be an optimist in most things. When it comes to people being civil to each other online, though, I’m pretty sure that’s a lost cause. It’s just too easy for people, especially when they can be anonymous, to just say whatever comes to their mind that they think will score some kind of points to get validation. However, I still believe that free speech is important. People are allowed to be mean. People are allowed to be jerks. It’s our job, as the non-jerks, to know what we’re getting into and take steps to protect ourselves. I don’t go on certain websites. I mute a lot of people on social media. I almost never even use Facebook other than to promote my comics. I also think it’s important to remember that the vast majority of people are good people who don’t feel the need to be a jerk online. I live by the rule, and teach my kids, that if it’s not something I would say to someone to their face, do not say it to them online. The problem is, it’s the jerks who are the loudest. They pee in the proverbial pool and make it worse for everyone else. But censorship is worse. Once you start censoring people for their opinions or for saying a mean thing, the line becomes arbitrary. Who gets to decide what is “mean” and which opinions are wrong? What happens when your opinions or comments fall into that category?
The Atlantean Update…
Still making story tweaks and working on page layouts. I’m hoping to wrap that up in the next couple weeks and move on to the sketching/roughs stage. In the meantime, I’m doing some thumbnail sketches to work through a few scenes so I’ll share those (as long as they’re n to spoilery) as I go. Here are a couple:
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