A note on the little fandom multi cult leaders… they’re WAY older than you think they are.
The stereotypes of these people–the soulbonders, the fictionkin, tumblr multiples, and the cults therein–is that they’re young. Late teens, early twenties at best. Maybe the followers, but let me tell you, the leaders? Are NOT. They TARGET that age group, but are way older.
Andy Blake, is of course, in his early thirties. And he’s on the YOUNG side. Suhina and their partner system (they go by Kiryo collectively) are older. Kinjou? Almost FIFTY now, and he’s leswamp’s ex-partner, so she’s likely around the same age. Neo? Was 30 back when he was pulling his shit, so now he’s almost forty.
Which makes their behavior all the creepier. Kinjou Ten, at the age of fuckin’ 39, was trying to depict himself as an angsty bishounen. Andy Blake? Still tries to act the eager gifted novice, at 31. Suhina REALLY likes to target younger folks–his victims that I knew were at best in their early twenties. (Considering their reputation for sexual violence and their self-professed liking of May/December romances… yeah. Ick.)
And then you have their art. These people often try to pass themselves off as professionals, but their skills are nothing compared to their egos. You’ve got Kinjou Ten’s crappy bumper stickers and paganware, Andy Blake’s purple prose and tracing jobs, Suhina and partner’s godawful gay porn… it’s one thing if they were hobbyists, but no, these are people trying to pass themselves off as much more skilled than they are with the intent of impressing younger people. Blake LOVES trying to act like the eager novice… but his work is way less impressive when you realize he’s been drawing for fifteen years.I’m wondering if part of the reason trans guys are so prevalent is because they can pass for younger than they are, and therefore inflate their abilities. But yeah, young folks, just because someone in the community is older and seemingly wiser doesn’t mean they are more trustworthy. Be careful!