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Ask me something   I made Something Terrible, created Butterfly, co-founded Project: Rooftop, co-host The Last Cast podcast, ramble on Twitter, and I have a
website.

twitter.com/deantrippe:

    I spoke about Something Terrible with Kevin Smith on Fatman on Batman. It was an extreme honor.

    (Note: Kev and I spoke pretty candidly, so apologies for language and opinions.)

    http://smodcast.com/episodes/dean-trippe-something-beautiful-from-something-terrible/

    — 2 days ago with 84 notes
    #something terrible  #podcast  #kevin smith  #batman  #fatman on batman  #smodcast  #dean trippe 
    "She isn’t just a detective, she’s a tiny, blonde Batman."
-Laura Hudson explains Veronica Mars. Read her Wired review of the new movie.
(Above: V. Mars in the TARDIS, with all the other superheroes, from You’ll Be Safe Here.)

    "She isn’t just a detective, she’s a tiny, blonde Batman."

    -Laura Hudson explains Veronica Mars. Read her Wired review of the new movie.

    (Above: V. Mars in the TARDIS, with all the other superheroes, from You’ll Be Safe Here.)

    — 1 month ago with 194 notes
    #veronica mars  #laura hudson  #dean trippe  #you'll be safe here 
    tempest-ina-teapot asked: In regards to the article you shared-how do you personally feel about trigger warnings? I've recently been of the opinion that if I can make someone's life easier, than I would do so.


    Answer:

    They’re a courtesy, not a requirement. I also think a lot of folks act like talking about a subject is a trigger. Real triggers can be ANYTHING. An enclosed space. A familiar smell. A loud noise. For me, it’s those damn perpetual motion machines my rapist collected. You know what isn’t a trigger for a lot of victims? ACKNOWLEDGING THAT SEXUAL ABUSE HAPPENS. It’s not triggering, it’s validating.

    No one talks about the horrifying statistics. 1 in 3 girls, 1 in 5 boys, hundreds of thousands of adult victims walking around in the United States in fear of themselves and of others fearing them, too, if they found out. I’ve received thousands of messages from other victims, and not one found my story triggering.

    Happy to be courteous about #tw tags when it’s on my mind. But the trigger warning police trying to hide the story I wasn’t given a choice in experiencing every day of my life? Remember which finger I’ve got on the trigger.

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    Please feel free to be as courteous with trigger warning tags as you like. Just don’t expect others to do the same. PTSD sufferers need clinical care, therapy, and support from loved ones, not hashtags. 

    The world is as horrible as it is magnificent, and only getting better because we shine light into the dark. Put on a pretty cape and face the hard realities if you want anything to change.

    #truthwarning

    (P.S. Thanks for the question. No animosity towards you in this response, TiaT. I’m genuinely always happy to put my thoughts into words when asked.)

    — 1 month ago with 106 notes
    #dean trippe  #trigger warnings  #ramble 
    "

    It’s not guilt or revenge or whatever else creators like to impose on Bruce. He needed something that night that didn’t exist, so he became that thing. A superhero. He wrapped himself in the darkness he feared, and set out to wage war on all those who would threaten the innocent. It’s religious for me. Bill Finger’s Batman origin story is seriously the best story I’ve ever heard.

    I love his friends and family, I love how his rogues reflect broken mirrors back at him, showing him the easier paths his trauma could’ve taken him down. But lately I’ve been thinking about why it was Batman over other heroes, and there’s a new thing I realized about him. Batman’s a character who could appear in a story and save a kid from being abused in any form. It’s hard to tell that story with Superman or Spider-Man. You could do it, but it’s almost like the crime in my own secret origin is too dark for them. I know those guys are big enough heroes to save us, and keep saving others, but Batman, being grounded in more of a real-world criminal setting—as much as I love seeing him in space or time traveling—Batman was born of a horrible crime, and fights crime in a city riddled with dark crimes. Those crime scenes can’t tarnish his boots the way they would Superman’s.

    He knows how broken things are. He’s not hopeless, he’s making a difference, he’s saving the world on a regular basis, but he’s capable of true empathy with every victim, and even though he feels all the pain, he never, ever stops.

    Batman is something else, man. He’s not an anti-hero. He’s an eight-year-old’s idea of what the world needed. And it really, really did.

    "
    — 1 month ago with 318 notes
    #Dean Trippe  #interview  #batman 
    hamsterrage asked: What are your thoughts on Dylan Farrow letter to NYT?


    Answer:

    Okay. Here are my thoughts. Just my thoughts.

    (NOTE: To any Woody Allen fans who would rather get into a debate over the merits of evidence at this late date, you’re in a worse position than you think, but I’m not going to be devoting any time to proving that to you.)

    I tend to believe victims’ first-hand accounts.

    I understand some folks’ desire to rationalize, discredit, or dismiss the accusations in this case, as fans of Mr. Allen’s work, or due to some societal statute of limitations for giving-a-damn, but personally, having always been skeeved out by a fifty-something-year-old dude who could “fall in love” with a teenager he’d taken nude photographs of*, who he’d first met when she was ten, I’ve never really bothered to get into his movies**, because best case, he’s a creepy-ass weirdo.

    I’ve read Dylan’s account (which sounds incredibly legit to me as someone who has experienced similar events and feelings) and two or three counter-arguments (which are filled with anecdotal nonsense and clear attempts to discredit the victim***), and I basically think anyone who doesn’t at least give the grown victim in this case the benefit of the doubt, should imagine telling everyone they’ve ever known that they were sexually abused as a minor. Really think about it for a sec. Consider how that might affect all your interactions with everyone you’ve ever known, forever.

    Now expand your audience to everyone. People you haven’t even met. People you’ll never meet. People who will become important to you.

    I know what that’s like, guys, and it’s big. It means opening your life up to being contacted by everyone with similar experiences (1 in 3 girls, 1 in five boys, millions of adults in the U.S.). It means eyes turning to see if you laugh at the HAHA SO FUNNY pedophilia joke in the show you’re watching.**** It means your once secret or speculative childhood trauma is now a part of every close friendship, every romantic relationship, and potentially every public appearance you make from now on.

    Now imagine your attacker is wildly famous and beloved by his peers. So you’re going to be dragged through the editorial ink by people who weren’t there, don’t know what you do, and not only didn’t, couldn’t, or wouldn’t protect you, but DON’T EVEN BELIEVE YOU.

    Bullet Point: If you don’t believe victims of sexual violence, you might as well be an accomplice.

    I can’t know if Dylan Farrow was molested by Woody Allen, but she knows if she was, and she wrote this about it.

    So I believe her.

    *And it doesn’t matter that Soon-Yi wasn’t HIS adopted daughter, but his girlfriend’s. Seriously, if that distinction means anything to you, you’re gross.

    **I think I’ve seen Matchpoint? Seriously, just the stink of attracted-to-children on this dude has always kept me away from his films.

    ***As a kid she referred to sunset as “magic hour”? So you think she had trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy? Or do you maybe think it’s because that’s what filmmakers call it, and she grew up around some?

    ****SOMETIMES I DO. Other times, I see dudes dressed as Pedobear at comic cons and nearly knock their fucking heads off.

    — 2 months ago with 123 notes
    #dean trippe  #dylan farrow  #woody allen  #child sexual abuse  #tw  #rant  #ramble  #something terrible 
    Hello new followers. :)
deantrippe:

// STATION I.D. //
Thanks for following me. My name is Dean Trippe. You may know me from my superhero parody webcomic, Butterfly, the superhero costume redesign art blog, Project: Rooftop, The Last Cast pop culture recommendations podcast (from the future), or my recent digital comic, about my life growing up with Batman and childhood trauma, Something Terrible, available for download here.
You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and DeviantArt, and prints of my artwork are available online at Society6.com.
I’m also the guy who made You’ll Be Safe Here and Barack Obama Looking at Awesome Things.
Anyway, thanks for following. As you may have noticed, I post a lot of awesome things, including the awesomest things, my son, Batman, and my son AS Batman, maxing out the rad-o-meter.*
Feel free to ask questions and offer feedback anytime, discerning Tumblr user. See you on the rooftops.
*RadMAX was previously thought to be merely theoretical.

    Hello new followers. :)

    deantrippe:

    // STATION I.D. //

    Thanks for following me. My name is Dean Trippe. You may know me from my superhero parody webcomic, Butterfly, the superhero costume redesign art blog, Project: Rooftop, The Last Cast pop culture recommendations podcast (from the future), or my recent digital comic, about my life growing up with Batman and childhood trauma, Something Terrible, available for download here.

    You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and DeviantArt, and prints of my artwork are available online at Society6.com.

    I’m also the guy who made You’ll Be Safe Here and Barack Obama Looking at Awesome Things.

    Anyway, thanks for following. As you may have noticed, I post a lot of awesome things, including the awesomest things, my son, Batman, and my son AS Batman, maxing out the rad-o-meter.*

    Feel free to ask questions and offer feedback anytime, discerning Tumblr user. See you on the rooftops.

    *RadMAX was previously thought to be merely theoretical.

    — 2 months ago with 166 notes
    #dean trippe  #station i.d.  #comics  #something terrible  #butterfly  #project: rooftop 
    For @Midnight’s #badbroadway Twitter game.

    For @Midnight’s #badbroadway Twitter game.

    — 2 months ago with 302 notes
    #dean trippe  #wicked  #wicket  #@midnight  #badbroadway 
    My takeaway from tonight’s Nye/Ham debate.
Also, Bill was FANTASTIC at enthusiastically advocating for science and discovery, especially in a venue packed with folks set to dismiss him. So many people would’ve come off as dickish in that situation.* Nye was charming, and he dropped facts that will take root in some who heard him.
*I’m looking at you, me.

    My takeaway from tonight’s Nye/Ham debate.

    Also, Bill was FANTASTIC at enthusiastically advocating for science and discovery, especially in a venue packed with folks set to dismiss him. So many people would’ve come off as dickish in that situation.* Nye was charming, and he dropped facts that will take root in some who heard him.

    *I’m looking at you, me.

    — 2 months ago with 583 notes
    #livedebate  #evolution  #science  #creationism  #bill nye  #ken ham  #debate  #dean trippe  #quotes  #puzzle  #discovery  #advocate 
    Something Terrible, part 21 is now live at:http://tencentticker.com/somethingterrible/
(I really like this part.)

    Something Terrible, part 21 is now live at:
    http://tencentticker.com/somethingterrible/

    (I really like this part.)

    — 2 months ago with 73 notes
    #dean trippe  #something terrible  #comics 

    It’s up to you if you don’t want to believe in evolution (or gravity, or history, I guess), but this video is jam-packed nonsense. Amoebas have MORE genetic base pairs than humans, not fewer. WAY MORE (like, billions more).

    Adaptation to the environment and mutation in certain circumstances ARE observable phenomena, even over a relatively small number of generations, in some cases. This video was made to make people who already agree with the dude who made it feel like they don’t have to actually learn about this stuff in order to feel justified in their disbelief of basic science. And they don’t HAVE to. But this isn’t a real argument against anything. It’s a promo ad to sell you DVDs.

    (Btw, we have twenty-three pairs of chromosomes. Apes have twenty-four. What was that point you were making about loss of genetic material? Did you choose to leave out the bits that directly refute your case for more DVD sales?) 

    Our genetic material is made of basic chemicals that HAVE to bond to each other, like magnets. Around four billion years ago on Earth, some of those chemicals managed to create a self-replicating molecule, which has kept going for billions of years. It is us. If it was the high-pressure impact of a meteor hitting the right place at the right time on a planet in the perfect place to support what came from that event, awesome. If an all-powerful being threw that meteor rather than building a dude out of dirt, does it really bother you all that much? It wasn’t your call. You’re here. Like Superman, you find yourself on a world surrounded by people who you can choose to help or harm. Make your call, Shiny-Tights.

    The Bible can teach us valuable lessons, if we actually pay attention to the things Jesus tried to tell people while he was here. (You know, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” “With great power comes great responsibility,” etc.) Science helps us understand what else is going on in this magnificent universe all around us. This is just my two cents, but your relationship with your faith in a creator shouldn’t be so fragile as to be irrevocably damaged by the idea that maybe some of the stories you read as a kid were proverbs and metaphors, written in a time when no one alive even knew germs existed.

    Or maybe, whether there is a Creator or not, you already made your call a minute ago about what to do while you’re here. Maybe a pretty rad God would think you were pretty rad too, for DOING GOOD on this water-covered rock roaring through time and space, regardless of potential reward or punishment.

    Tuning in tomorrow to watch Bill Nye explain some of this to someone who profits from people disbelieving in facts:

    http://debatelive.org

    No rational person should miss it.

    — 2 months ago with 63 notes
    #evolution  #bill nye  #creationism  #science  #rant  #dean trippe  #bee in my bonnet i tell ya 
    You’ve still got time to watch Groundhog Day AND order a copy of Something Terrible, but just barely. Disregard if trapped in time-loop.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/298122902/something-terrible-by-dean-trippe

    You’ve still got time to watch Groundhog Day AND order a copy of Something Terrible, but just barely. Disregard if trapped in time-loop.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/298122902/something-terrible-by-dean-trippe

    — 2 months ago with 17 notes
    #something terrible  #dean trippe  #comics  #kickstarter  #screenshot  #update  #holy socks 

    It’s the last day to order the expanded hardcover edition Something Terrible via Kickstarter. Happy Groundhog Day! The campaign ends at 2:28 pm Eastern.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/298122902/something-terrible-by-dean-trippe/

    — 2 months ago with 61 notes
    #dean trippe  #comics  #something terrible  #last day 

    FREE SQUARE VINYL COVER ART DECALS for everyone at the $25 dollar reward level and above! 

    Yay! We’re getting stickers!

    Thank you so much, new chums! You’ve made this project such a joy, which seems crazy, given the subject matter. But hearing your stories and how mine has helped you and your loved ones is making has made my heart shine brighter than the bat-signal. I can’t tell you how happy I feel to have made something special, something useful, for those whose pain I know so well.

    The timing of everything with this has also been so special. Celebrating Grant Morrison’s birthday yesterday seemed so very appropriate, and with one day left to pledge, this campaign is at over 650% of the original goal, and I’m heading today to the screening of Legends of the Knight, Brett Culp’s documentary on the power of Batman to inspire hope, empathy, and determination in the lives of people from all around the country! Anyone in the Athens, Georgia area, feel free to come join us!

    One short day left, super friends! Keep the signal on. <3

    Dean

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/298122902/something-terrible-by-dean-trippe/

    — 2 months ago with 87 notes
    #dean trippe  #something terrible  #kickstarter  #comics  #fund this  #please reblog  #last day  #ending soon