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Pickup Artistry, Victorian Style

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I ran across this remarkable painting, titled “The Irritating Gentleman,” on Sheltered and Safe From Sorrow, a blog devoted to Victorian mourning rituals and other creepiness from that period. The gentleman in question seems to be a Victorian era Pickup Artist in action. He’s even peacocking, Mystery style, with that bow tie and stupid hat and even a non-ironic handlebar moustache. Probably the only thing keeping him from wearing aviator goggles is the fact that airplanes haven’t yet been invented.

What makes it all the worse is that the PUA’s target is clearly in mourning. As the blogger behind rawr I’m a tumblr notes:

She’s wearing all black in 1874. Black gloves, hat, cloak, and dress. In public. The whole nine yards. That’s not a fashion choice or a gothic thing. Back then when people wore all black like that, they were in mourning for someone who died. No one did mourning like the Victorians, that shit was an art form to them.

Someone in her family has died—she could even be a young widow. No one’s accompanying her either. With the carpet bag? She’s traveling alone while still in deep mourning. Look at the closeup. She’s got tears in her eyes. She is upset, devastated in a way that one is only when someone has died. And the guy’s still bothering her, like her problems are flippant bullshit and she needs to just smile or pay attention to him because ladies are supposed to be pleasing for men no matter what shit they’re going through. That’s not a look of “what an ass.” That’s a look of devastation that even in her pain, she’s expected to give people like him focus. She’s not mad. She’s hurt. And to add insult to injury? Everyone would be able to tell. It was a clear sign and still is in ways that someone is mourning, to dress in black crepe like that. He would know why she’s wearing all black, and he’s still demanding her attention.

What an insufferable dick.

Yep.

 

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CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

Now the feminists are taking away his right to legally fuck 12 year olds too! This is worse than that scene in Evangelion where (insert anecdote here, Mr C and I found that show so boring that we only got through a few episodes).

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Definitely banhammer time.

LBT
LBT
9 years ago

You know, seeing as Abnoy responded to me being raped with “Oh yes, those gay men are far too out of control” (newsflash, genius, my rapist was a STRAIGHT man) I am all for the bannage. I’m not angry, but that’s only because I still think Abnoy’s a Poe.

That said, I do hope he fucks a saguaro.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Even under the current laws, if he’s paying for sex with a child may still be illegal. From the link Howard posted: “It is illegal if it is proven that the sex was for money or gain as a result of coercion by an adult when the child is under 18.”

Regardless, it’s utterly immoral and Abnoy’s pretty much admitted to being a pedophile or wannabe pedophile. Even if he’s trolling for lulz or is a sockpuppet and has never got his grubby little self near any child, he’s overripe for banning.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Mid-rant earlier my mother asked if dude was serious (she knows our trolls by type, not name) — I said that if he’s a lulz troll, he missed the lulz part. He’s missed the lulz by miles.

So yeah, I don’t give a shit what his deal is, he’s made contemptible look almost nice. Because fuck, best case here is that he’s intentionally trying to piss us off by pretending he’s potentially a pedophile and mocking us for calling this shit pedophilic. Whatever the truth here, he’s just dandy with joking about fucking raping children for money. And that shit about blaming gays for LBT’s rape when LBT’s the gay man and his rapist was straight…etc.

In summary, I don’t give a single fuck what the truth here is, he’s proven his morality is seriously impaired, and I still feel like I’m being too kind, but I don’t have the words for him (iste rei perhaps?)

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

“Scum of the earth” perhaps?

But you said it better than I did.

pillow in hell
pillow in hell
9 years ago

Yeah, I vote him banned too

Had a bad feeling it would end up with the pedo shit as soon as he started on what gets him off.

And its really shitty when you start taking aim at rape victims.

Are we sure this asshole isn’t a sock? Because he sure smells familiar.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Abnoy is fucking gross. I hope it’s Ban O’Clock soon.

Happy now, Abnoy? You’re a shitstain.

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

Um, yeah, so it appears that his mention of the Phillipines and ‘nothing illegal in my country, heh heh’ are pretty damned specific.

Jeeeeeeesus.

I don’t know if I’ve been back long enough to put in my two cents, but I will anyway: I would really, really like to see Abnoy banned.

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

Also the stuff he said to LBT, what the fucking fuck.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

You know he’s very happily reading these comments with one hand down his pants too.

pillow in hell
pillow in hell
9 years ago

Yeah that was the image we all needed.

Captain Jack makes an awesome brain bleach!

clairedammit
clairedammit
9 years ago

Ewwww, Cassandra. If he is, I hope he cut up hot peppers earlier today and forgot to wash his hands. And that the only thing he has handy to try to wipe of the capsaicin is a handful of legos.

clairedammit
clairedammit
9 years ago

^off, I swear I can spell.

cloudiah
9 years ago

So, it’s David’s blog and he calls the shots on the banning, but I’m just saying that I would not miss that little shitstain named Abnoy if he were to be banned.

cloudiah
9 years ago

Oh clairedammit, that is a good curse. I hope I never make you angry at me.

pillow in hell
pillow in hell
9 years ago

The curses on this site, I tell ya! Satans secretaries must be having a field day trying to note them all down!

drst
drst
9 years ago

Ban Abnoyance. When the dude starts bragging about his pedophilia and talking about “the gays” he’s gone from “amusing hairball for us to bat around” to “pile of cat vomit that needs to be disposed of.”

If anyone needs some distraction, I’ve been reading and laughing at this on and off all day:

http://textsfromsuperheroes.tumblr.com

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