So, let me tell you a story from 2013. Unfortunately this has nothing to do with #ChangeTheChannel , but ties more on how people tended to neglect ERod or even judge him after he joined CA.
Back when I was starting as ERod’ titlecard artist, the Deviantart group wanted to assemble an artist project of CA producers in tarot cards. I got in to make the @ShadowTodd card here: fav.me/d4hfj01 and then asked why Erod wasn’t on the list
After I asked twice pointing out that other producers had 2 cards, one of them told me bluntly that others thought negatively of ERod, but nobody gave me a good reason why. This made me upset because I got to know him after being hired and nothing fits to I was told
This is my thread on the matter. It will be only time I speak directly about it. TW for everything you’ve been hearing about and suicide as well. #ChangetheChannel
My family has 2 informal ‘saints’. My grandfather, who died when my mom and siblings were kids, and my cousin Michael, who took his own life in 2004. They are talked about, rememberd; their presence is always with us.
Suicide was conceptual for me until Michael died. He was 10 years my senior and played the drums…when I was little, back in the 80’s, I thought he was a rock star. His death had a profound effect on everyone.
I haven’t spoken much on the #ChangetheChannel movement as I don’t feel I have much of a right to do so. I almost exclusively benefitted from having a good relationship with management (what other reason would explain why my untalented ass was in Kickassia?)
I want to stress though that my support and belief has and always will be 100% with those coming forward. The way some producers were treated is shitty and unfair.
Being born and raised Catholic means I can’t see a situation without assuming I’m to blame for it, and I do feel guilt for being a prominent voice to management for picking up certain producers. And thus I feel responsible for bringing people into a shitty experience.