nicewizard:

I don’t usually do this, but, I read some stuff in the comments section for this video, and became so incredibly angry. I don’t know if I want to share, or vent, or what, but I’m going to do it here.

This is Nikki Simmons. Feel free to watch the video and listen to her sing. The track is Quantum Flux by Northlane, a band who are, at time of writing this, looking for a new band. This is Nikki’s audition video. Like or hate the music, the singing, whatever, that isn’t relevant to my ire. You are more than welcome to not like the genre, the vocal style, anything, as long as that dislike is based on the merits of the music.

What super isn’t okay? The absolutely grotesque, misogynistic comments that I saw floating up beneath the video. I don’t know if it’s right or wrong to include them here, but I’m going to. I feel like they have to be seen.

Jules G, sticking to the classics. (He later accused anyone who called him out on it of ‘White Knighting.’ Also? Thirty one likes. How. Why.)

SnIpEz Au, keeping it short and sweet.

Myra is my personal favourite. “I think all female vocalists are whiny and annoying, but you’re not bad!” Mmmm, do I love me some back-handed approval. I’m not sure if this falls strictly into misogyny, but I think the claim is certainly rooted in it.

Tasty, innit? There are comments like this on plenty of Nikki’s videos. There are comments like this on any video that has a woman singing a heavy metal song. That have a woman singing. That have a woman.

I often thought of the metal community as being one of outcasts, one that lived together and fought together. We don’t fit anywhere else, so we fit together. I always hoped that we accepted one another, that we didn’t give one another shit.

And there is some shit right there, sitting proud on the video of a fantastic vocalist, rolling around in stereotypes and calling her names for daring to be a woman.

There needs to be more women in metal. There needs to be more women seen and heard as people and not as fucking… things, everywhere. There needs to be more people willing to stamp on those that spit out these gross, vile messages.

I’m furious and upset by people that I have always thought as my people, my community, doing this. I don’t know how I can proudly say I’m a metal head when people like SnIpEz Au, Jules G and Myra probably call themselves the same thing.

I don’t think this post will fix anything, but I hope it will at least reach someone.

Fuck.

I don’t usually do this, but, I read some stuff in the comments section for this video, and became so incredibly angry. I don’t know if I want to share, or vent, or what, but I’m going to do it here.

This is Nikki Simmons. Feel free to watch the video and listen to her sing. The track is Quantum Flux by Northlane, a band who are, at time of writing this, looking for a new band. This is Nikki’s audition video. Like or hate the music, the singing, whatever, that isn’t relevant to my ire. You are more than welcome to not like the genre, the vocal style, anything, as long as that dislike is based on the merits of the music.

What super isn’t okay? The absolutely grotesque, misogynistic comments that I saw floating up beneath the video. I don’t know if it’s right or wrong to include them here, but I’m going to. I feel like they have to be seen.

Jules G, sticking to the classics. (He later accused anyone who called him out on it of ‘White Knighting.’ Also? Thirty one likes. How. Why.)

SnIpEz Au, keeping it short and sweet.

Myra is my personal favourite. “I think all female vocalists are whiny and annoying, but you’re not bad!” Mmmm, do I love me some back-handed approval. I’m not sure if this falls strictly into misogyny, but I think the claim is certainly rooted in it.

Tasty, innit? There are comments like this on plenty of Nikki’s videos. There are comments like this on any video that has a woman singing a heavy metal song. That have a woman singing. That have a woman.

I often thought of the metal community as being one of outcasts, one that lived together and fought together. We don’t fit anywhere else, so we fit together. I always hoped that we accepted one another, that we didn’t give one another shit.

And there is some shit right there, sitting proud on the video of a fantastic vocalist, rolling around in stereotypes and calling her names for daring to be a woman.

There needs to be more women in metal. There needs to be more women seen and heard as people and not as fucking… things, everywhere. There needs to be more people willing to stamp on those that spit out these gross, vile messages.

I’m furious and upset by people that I have always thought as my people, my community, doing this. I don’t know how I can proudly say I’m a metal head when people like SnIpEz Au, Jules G and Myra probably call themselves the same thing.

I don’t think this post will fix anything, but I hope it will at least reach someone.

Fuck.

susemoji:

I HATE THIS

I must make a metal remix of this. I MUST.

(Source: vine.co, via syuboo)

– Stay in Motion (14 plays)

So, this is what I spent my day doing. I feel so limited by my voice, I’m going to have to cave and get a vocal coach. Gotta make everything solid.

bfleuter:

GOBLIN WEEEEEEEEEKKKK!
Black Fang, Bladder Biter, Wrong Finger, and Rat Stabber.
This piece is based off of an original song made for Goblin Week by Nice Wizard! Nice Wizard also named all these goblins.

Do you remember when this dude drew great art because of a dumb song I made?I remember. It’s still great.

bfleuter:

GOBLIN WEEEEEEEEEKKKK!

Black Fang, Bladder Biter, Wrong Finger, and Rat Stabber.

This piece is based off of an original song made for Goblin Week by Nice Wizard! Nice Wizard also named all these goblins.

Do you remember when this dude drew great art because of a dumb song I made?

I remember. It’s still great.

Aaah, I miss cosplaying. And I look so much cuter in paint. ;-;

Aaah, I miss cosplaying. And I look so much cuter in paint. ;-;

Shadowplay, by Theo Young

Whoooa!

A new friend of mien recently released his EP, and lemme tell you, it is absolutely awesome! If you’re a fan of guitar driven instrumental stuff, then you should absolutely check it out!

Wearing myself thin working on a project for someone. Taking a day off to write stuff that makes me happy, instead! I think I’ve been listening to a lot of Opeth’s latest two albums. Not a bad thing.

databunny:

Long story short - my granddad has rapidly gone down hill since his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and caring for him has become a full-time responsibility.

Any chance I had of getting a job is now shot to pieces, most places won’t give me a chance when I need to be readily on call for an emergency, and I really REALLY need commission work to support myself while this is going on.

Please, please, please if you don’t want to commission me yourself signal boost this. I would be very grateful.

Contact me :: rkkimberley@rocketmail.com