Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
A kind friend has posted an alternative analysis on the matter. Though it is already settled and I expect no more to be said on it, reading it can bring no harm, here is the link: comments.deviantart.com/1/3881…

Her boyfriend's side of the story, since we must know both sides. Again this is here only for information purposes, the matter is long since settled and I hope no more will come of it. However knowledge is understanding so have a read ^^: comments.deviantart.com/1/3881…

Now that I have your attention:

:iconpyrofiend324: has called for me to stay my blade. He has stated his reasons for doing so and I shall heed them.

First, I must clarify. My right to speak is mine alone. Everyone has this right and may choose to exercise it. We are all human and we have feelings on certain matters, feelings which we are allowed. Not everyone may agree with us, but we cannot be denied them.

Hence, I still stand by decision to call out Colbalt-Rain for her behaviour toward commenters. I still believe it goes against the proper conduct that an artist should hold themselves to.

However, I am also disappointed because word has reached my ears that she is being threatened across Facebook. Now I do not know who these people are. I have literally no knowledge, all I have done is to post a journal and prepare a deviation tonight...one that was planned to be funny. I gathered no one to assist me, and specifically told people to stand down as I was going to make a show of this, in a way that would have been funny and humourous...I am known for that after all.

And so, I must say I am disappointed. If there are any amongst my friends that have acted without my knowledge, then I am saddened. I have always put my faith in those whom I consider my friends and even at this point, that faith remains unshaken. I choose to believe that those issuing threats are NOT my friends, but merely those denizens of the internet  taking this chance to cause a little more havoc than intended.

I have always lived by a single philosophy. Those who swing the blade must prepare to have it swung back at them. Although I still feel I am calling a curtain close a little early, I shall close the curtains as requested and then prepare for the blade to be turned on me.

It is then time for us to move toward my own execution. My own judgement for what I have done.

Dear Crewmembers, men and women of the Black Fedora Pirates,

I am, as of this moment, judging myself unfit for duty.

The truth is that Lady Riddle and Angel have been running the group for me. They are the officers of the crew and I was but a figurehead. I blame my own lack of time for this, but the facts of the situation are not altered.

I have broken one of the most key rules of the Black Fedora Pirates, "We are not to pick fights with anyone". Indeed it was a rule of my own creation and i will be judged by it.

I continue to stand by my decision to act based on my own morals. I felt that something needed to be done about an individual behaving in an unsavoury manner. I acted on this decision and I will not change or rescind that. I could have ignored, I could have pretended I didn't see it, but I ask myself what kind of person would I be if I were to simply ignore things like that.

Perhaps it might not seem serious, as it was just a poem at this time that caused the incident to occur, but I look at the larger picture and the long-term consequences of someone continuing to behave out of line. If we do not act when we see it, then we cannot in hindsight wonder why someone did not act at the time.

That said, I am deviating. I have broken the code and now I will stand trial. It will be up to my crew-members to decide what should be done about me. If i am decided unfit as a Captain, I will turn over Captaincy to whoever else is deemed fit. I personally nominate Lady Riddle, she has guided the ship and is the key pillar of the group. My OC of Chenbeard will remain with me, but can still be used in group stories. I believe a good story of exile might be one worth experimenting with.

In any case, my fate is in your hands. You may call for me to stand down, passing over the Captaincy of the Black Fedoras to someone else. You may ask any other deed of me that is within my power. The voices of Riddle and Angel shall be the main deciding factors and now I simply await the decision.

I have to note, I am keeping my hat though. Tis a Captain's hat and I still have my Co-captain so I shall be keeping the hat. That is all .3.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:


  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Dimmu Borgir - The Serpentine Offering
  • Reading: Flemeth's Real Grimoire
  • Watching: Stuff that you shouldn't know about
  • Playing: Dead Space 2 - Zealot Mode
  • Eating: The Souls of the Evil
  • Drinking: The Sins of the Fallen
Add a Comment:
 
:iconrunswithbooks:
RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I'm so confused about what happened, I guess because I am a bit late to the party. I'm probably a bad dA user, but I really just check out the deviations and move on. This drama thing kinda bums me out because regardless of what kind of people you or she is... I like the writing. 
Reply
:iconargentum-lupae-luna:
Argentum-Lupae-Luna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In my opinion, your actions were well-meant, though your methods could have been better. She was hurting people out of misguided anger, and you simply meant it as a humorous rebuttal to open her eyes to what she was really doing. That others decided to threaten her was not your fault, and you seem to have handled all of this very maturely. 

You were standing by your principles, even if they broke the rules, and that is proof of your character. That you admitted your wrongs is further proof that even if it was not the best method of handling the matter, you truly had good intentions. The escalation caused by her actions and the overly-hasty followers were not something you can be blamed for, since people have free will to act as they want. Unfortunately, they chose to act in a malicious and immature fashion.

Neither of you is entirely blameless, but we are human, and we make mistakes, especially when our actions are brought about by passionate emotions of any kind. She doesn't seem to have truly learned anything from this matter, which disappoints me, but perhaps she will eventually learn from her mistakes. Only with time and experience can we learn to look back and reflect, and to judge our actions truthfully and without reserve.

Even if you are removed from Captaincy, I respect your decision and will continue to be your friend, supporting you quietly from the wings.
Reply
:icontearnimale:
tearnImale Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Enough of that.
You will not go, Captain',
Nor will you lose your hat-
You are our leader, the one who we trust,
The one who will never leave us
The who will be with us to dust-
I will see to it that you will not have to go,
As will all your crew,
To your leave, we say 'No'.
Reply
:iconikestrel:
iKestrel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Nuuuu!!!! Cappy don't go! :cries:
Reply
:iconfeanor-the-dragon:
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not entirely certain what is going on here, but I still have a few things to say.
Firstly: " If we do not act when we see it, then we cannot in hindsight wonder why someone did not act at the time."
Wise words.  Very wise words indeed.
Secondly... Admitting that I am mostly ignorant of what is going on here, as I didn't follow the links (deeming it none of my business at this point to get involved in the issue itself), From what you've ssaid here, I deem you to be an honorable man, Chen.  I have learned in my seventeen years (admittedly a short time) of life that when I judge a mans character, I should do so, not solely on the mistakes or lack of mistakes he's made, but by how he owns up and admits to his mistakes.  You have shown great character by owning up to your mistake, and I believe that the way you have done it is in the greatest sincerity of heart and spirit.
If it were up to me, I'd place it under 'lessons learned' as an act that no one is proud of, and say to keep Chenbeard as the Captain.
Like I said, I don't know what's going on, but that's my heart based on what I've read here.
Reply
:iconmintymintamin:
MintyMintamin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A captain is not a captain without his hat,
and it deems unfit for a new captain to take Original Black Fedora Pirate Captain's cap from his own head.
Nay, it should be another hat. Better fitted for the new role of Captain. (who knows, your head might be bigger.)

But in any case, as much as I want to see how the crew will react to a new captain, I believe you are as good as a captain as you can be. You may have broken a rule you yourself set in stone, but we humans are made of water, and bendable material. We shouldn't bind ourselves to inanimate objects (even though I am bound to my computer and tablet as most of my social life). 

We are the gentle waves that caress the bow of the ship, steering it towards what we call home. We are the rough winds, colliding into her great masts, propelling it ever closer to uncharted lands.

But, as that wise man has said, even though you shouldn't be punished for acting what you deemed right, you are a honourable sentient being for accepting what actions be made of your cause. You may be human, or not, but I do know you have a treasure most people don't cherish. . . the gift of thought.

You have done so many good things to your crew, watchers, trolls, innocents, and all. I hope and pray (even though I only prayed twice before under no god), that when your crew do judge you for your actions, they shall take upon an action that is the lesser of many evils.

It has always been my pleasure to accompany you, even as one may say a third party, in your journey. I hope one day, I will be able to raise the banner of Chenbeard, The Captain of The Black Fedora Pirates.
Reply
:iconrecoloringlife:
RecoloringLife Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You did a vewy bwad ting....vewy vewy bad...vewy, vewy bad!

*throws glitter in your hair*
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Lol and so I am to be made pretty? xD

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconrecoloringlife:
RecoloringLife Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You were already pwetty to begin with cappy.... :X
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Such a pity no doubt x'3

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconfield-of-green:
field-of-green Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Enough said! 
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconfield-of-green:
field-of-green Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013

Watching this story unfold has left me fallen and broken.  Do we not al realize that sticks and stones DO break our bones and WORDS do hurt us!!!

 

Captain I don't agree with what you did and it did not make you a better person - it actually provoked a revolution and you sir are to blame.  Cobalt-rain was only sharing her story, albeit to much drama around the whole thing - and by reading through all the comments you actually stated that "...this was personal."

 

Personal, how?  The poem was not direct at you or sent directly to you, yet you took it upon yourself to publicly humiliate her and throw her to the wolves.  You are more to blame than she and should step down from your post.  I don't condone what she did but apologies abound and this matter should now be closed.

Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Firstly, I must clarify a few things. My initial works were directed at the ideology that 'one should never be a writer'. Post that, a deviant brought it to my attention that she had behaved extremely badly, literally biting the heads off some of those that commented on her works. She gave more than she got, and that is evidenced in both her boyfriend's story and that of my friend who researched into the matter. 

For that reason, I felt I should give her a lesson in how a writer should behave and my piece posted last night was designed for that very purpose. There was no intention beyond that. However, as both accounts again confirm, some other individuals took the opportunity to ruin my entire plan and they sent out death-threats and the like. Overall, they ruined what I had planned to be a humourous lesson.

That is all in my defense. However, if I am asked if I would do this again, the answer is yes. I would do it differently, I would change the wording to have made it more of a festival (execution was badly used) but the course of action would be the same. There are reasons why we must not react in anger and it falls to us with experience to teach those lessons. A lot of people might feel that it is heavy handed or harsh, but if these lessons are not taught, then the artist is the one who will suffer in the long term.

Should the lesson have been taught politely? Perhaps, but based on the reaction to more or less polite comments, I felt that it would not work and therefore, it was a much better idea to run an event for it. After all, if something is said in the normal course of the day, we forget it easily, but if it is something that surprises you, then you are more likely to remember it. Again, what occurred was unintended and unintentional, that I cannot be faulted for, but if you must judge based on your initial words then she who screamed back at others must be judged by the same token. One cannot be weighed above the other when it comes to this.

However, the matter has been settled and this is all I have to say on my part. To the every end, I will stand firm in my belief that what I had intended to do was right because I can still see that it would have meant something toward the artist's career.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconsycrensia:
Sycrensia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013

Captain Chenbeard!


I am one who have been watching you from a distance until recently. The right to judge is not mine. Yet I will step forth and speak now, for as they call me a faerie, 'twould be below me not to acknowledge how the beholding of your spirit has touched me... Oh, I hope I'm not bothering, but I just can't resist? >w<


Once I saw a captain like the sea,

Skill with the word had set him free,

Captivating however ruthless and deep,

Fearless though the waves be steep.


He would brave the storm alone,

For the mermaid who sang a discordant tone,

With drawn pen his ship ran aground,

Yet has not many a friend been found?


Keep your hat on, and be captain still, I pray!

All that makes a hero have you shown today;

In kindness, your heart has proven true,

Courtesy, courage, and muse be with you!


Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for your thoughts, I shall wait patiently for the decision, but your feelings made me smile ^^

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:icontheamericanrealist:
TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
"My right to speak is mine alone."
...
I found myself a new tagline, Chen.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad to hear it x'3

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:icontheamericanrealist:
TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
Very wise words indeed. Ever use them in a poem? You should if you haven't already.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Will depend on the material that I come up with for the next few releases. It may fit, it may not x'3

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:icontheamericanrealist:
TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
Ah come on. A poet of your caliber? I'm sure you can fit it somewhere.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Well it's due to my creation style old friend, when I create something I base it on a core meaning. So inserting a line is actually most difficult for me. Spinning something out of a single idea is easier, but utilizing a specific line...dead hard

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:icontheamericanrealist:
TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
Ah. I normally find it easier to take a specific line that I came up with, and craft the rest of the piece around it. But to each his own, and this is what makes each poet unique. A difference in style, messages, and the actual crafting of a piece.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Reply is late, but yes, some people do work in that way ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconbunocerous:
bunocerous Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel sad to say that, watching this, it was like kids on a playground. Someone threw sand, and by the end of the day so many over ereactions and exxagerations caused it to become something awful. While it is good to be remorseful, and shows humility and maturity to recognize a wrong, you went WAY OVEROARD. And also after being warned by an outside observer. I don't think you have smoothed over the damage you have caused yet.

There is more wisdom and maturity in preventing a wrong than in apologizing for it. 
It is your duty to apologize to cobalt rain, even if she spits in your eye after you apologize. It is your duty to apologize, and not hers to forgive.

If you show me you have apologized to her, I think you might possibly keep your hat. Still not sure. If you don't, you don't deserve it.

And I think you misinterpreted her poem
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
I actually did apologise to her, it's in the comments of this journal. Both she and her boyfriend accepted. However, I still stand by what I did. Yes, it could have been done better, but no I would not change the course of my decision. If you read her boyfriend's comment, we talked things over and the threats and all that, I had nothing to do with it. Honestly, I was just going to do some humour.

She hasn't spit in my eye and we have talked things out in a reasonable manner, hence why I considered the matter settled and we've both gone our separate ways.

I see no reason not to teach a lesson when one can be taught and if it is to the benefit of the individual, then it is a good thing. The lesson itself was not intended to be harsh, but the unintended consequences were so. (the lesson itself however is explained in my most recent deviation where I explain why we have to react with politeness to all situations).

All other information is in the comments of the journal, both my explained line of reasoning and what others feel on the matter. However, I must disagree that this was indeed a 'wrong'. It was an intended right that others chose to spoil for their own amusement. That was their decision and therefore I still think my beliefs on the matter are correct.

Whether I lose the hat is up to the crew though and I'll be patiently waiting for that ^^

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconbunocerous:
bunocerous Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I will have to disagree with you on that, but my main concern was that the hatchet was buried between you and cobalt, and i'm glad to know that it has been. that was the honorable thing to do.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
It's okay, we can agree to disagree on that point x'3 Another deviant said the same thing. Our points of view may never match and there may be times of conflict due to that, but if we cannot look past it and at least recognise each other's reasoning, then I fear what little hope for the human race may be extinguished. Hence, I don't intend for everyone to agree, but I will share my reasoning and never hide it for that is what would at least tell people that I am doing what I feel is right and I cannot run from consequences afterward.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconbunocerous:
bunocerous Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well that's called debae, which iis civil and blameless arguing i think. Oh, if you haven't taken it down, you should see my edit to your poem.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
I have seen it, I just have no time to find it again T3T So sorry xD Blah, working on part-time jobs + finding jobs + commissions is BLAH xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconbunocerous:
bunocerous Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well then good luck. I am going to be in a new job in sept, plus college. I am in the same boat as you.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Writer
I graduate in sept. and I'm still a hobo x'D

It's okay, you're intelligent, I'm sure you'll find a job somewhere. The hunt shall EVENTUALLY produce game...I hope LOL

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconfantasylover103:
fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well.....

First of all you feel sorry about it. That's good, you realize what you've done is wrong. But the factor comes in that what you did was wrong, extremely wrong. 

If I were Lady Riddle I would ask you this

"What did you learn from this?" Then decide punishment.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
As I stated in my journal, I stand firm in my decision to do what I did. I agree that the way in which it was carried it out was bad. In future, I will alter the way I plan such lessons. However, if asked if I would do the same thing given a similar situation, then my answer stands as yes.

When someone goes far beyond the boundary of what can be considered normal behaviour on deviant art, then someone has to at least call it all. There are deviants that she offended by looking at their art and then saying nasty things to it in response to a mere comment suggesting that they disagreed with her piece. For that reason I acted for those who might not have the weight or the voice to express their concerns. We as artists must learn to be above the anger that can grip us at times like this. Yes, people will say nasty things, but if you retaliate, you're just setting yourself up for worse things in future. (this is explained in the author's comment of my most recent deviation). Hence, on this basis, I would not sit idly by and do nothing, when indeed I could have changed something. If I suffer for that, so be it.

That is my clarification on this matter, for good or ill.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconjellyjammfan:
jellyjammfan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what's happened exactly? my insternet acces has been messed up so i've deleted journals and deviations without checking them.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Well someone was behaving badly in the community and I decided to take action to stop their bad behaviour. It was going to be a humour piece I intended to post tonight, unfortunately things went awry when trolls took the chance to send her death-threats and such. So my event was stopped early. Post that event, I am waiting for judgement for having broken a rule ^^

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconclockworkkitty:
ClockworkKitty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
You are a good captain. I feel like a suck up, but, it's the truth. Don't blame yourself, friend. And although this is already lost in the bowels of the comments and other readers and deviants who are much more worth than me, I respect you and the mere fact that you think you should stand down from the position from your own choice clarifies that.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, twill never be lost in the bowels and I thank you for the thought. Speaking of which...message me...I ronery on facebook T3T

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconclockworkkitty:
ClockworkKitty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
Of course. :3
Reply
:icon20tourniquet02:
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Captain, I still believe you owe this bitch an execution. Do not back off. We will back you up if needed.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Calm yourself and do not use such words lightly. The matter is settled, and there shall be NO backing up. Nothing more is to be said, all opinions are closed.

The only one on judgement here is me. I thank you my friend for your passion, but now you must stay calm and hold your blade in check.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:icon20tourniquet02:
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I simply say it because it is people like her who do all the damage and remain unharmed.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Do not worry my friend, everyone should be given a chance to change. If they do not, then the next time the punishment will be harsher and we will all know ^^

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:icon20tourniquet02:
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Whatever, but I;m afraid the second one applies to that creature's case.
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
We shall see friend, rest for now and enjoy what I will be posting very soon ^^

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:icon20tourniquet02:
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Ok! I'll be looking forward to it!:hug:
Reply
:iconmaxxtoron:
MaxxToron Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you Chen. You have done a good thing. 
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
You are welcome.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
:iconmaxxtoron:
MaxxToron Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If it's any consolation, I don't think you should be removed from whatever group you speak of. 
Reply
:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Writer
That will be for them to decide, the rules are iron-clad. I founded it and made those rules and I will not be dishonourable by saying I can evade them simply because I am the leader. I do thank you for your thoughts however.

-Captain Chenbeard :iconwordofchen:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconwordofchen: More from WordOfChen


Featured in Collections

Poems and Stories and Journals by albinorudolph

Writing Stuff by SchizoInsanity




Details

Submitted on
July 25, 2013
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
3,083
Favourites
16 (who?)
Comments
368
×