Foolish Child #77: Black Lives Matter Isn’t a Trend

A cartoon of Dickens, the artist, arguing about Black Lives Matter with various white strangers who refuse to "get it." After getting very frustrated and demoralized, Dicken's friend suggests she needs a break from her phone and social media. Dickens jokes, "How am I supposed to work on my 500,00 word escapism queer lady-love fan fiction in-between doom scrolling?"

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. Love it! And I need more info on that 500.000 word fanfic. I can use the escapism.

    (And saying more white people are killed by cops is such an insane argument. Like, do these people actually think that that’s a good thing? “Oh no, it’s not just you that’s being killed, we are too.”)

    • I started it out on my phone but not because of my age. It’s because I’ve raised two toddlers in the time it’s taken me to write the behemoth and it’s just more convenient. 😂 I mostly use my laptop or iPad now.

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