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:
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.