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We are the sum of our experiences.
The work that Jitters does is both terrible and wonderful, deeply disturbing and painfully insightful.  It opens us up and teaches us about ourselves.  In reading, we put ourselves in the shoes of the bystander, of the victim, and of the victimiser.  We see from those angles and we ask ourselves: “What would I do?” “What action would I take and how does that define me as a person?”
When I read his Zerum blog, I was physically ill over the course of a week (the time it took to read it), and the depression didn’t lift until a month after that, but I came out of it a more complete and more enlightened person.  I have better reason to show compassion and lend a willing ear to all that I meet, because they may just be suffering in their own skin, unhappy with who they are; they may just be desperately sticking around to avoid returning to the hell that is their own home; they may just be lost and friendless, in need of someone who can simply be there.
Many of you feel strongly against the content of his work, and that is admirable.  To feel disgust and loathing in the face of such things is natural, healthy, and, above all, human.  But it must be understood that the content is designed to teach, not to wallow in itself gratuitously.  Many of you are upset that he has used your beloved fandom to frame his stories; but understand that this is simply a mechanism that characterizes the best of writers: allowing your setting to empower your message.  We expect the terrible and horrific of people.  It’s a sad truth, but human atrocity has become almost mundane, the norm.  My Little Pony is a pure and innocent thing, which is what made it such a powerful thing to many of us and continues to be a source of good natured fun and a center of peace in a world such as ours.  The pureness and the innocence of such a setting gives vibrancy and life to the horrors that Jitters does his best to express and bring light to, and gives the story the impact that it really should have in any other setting.
It’s understandable that you don’t want your perfect and happy escape to be sullied by the world we’ve become so jaded to, but denying the opportunity to learn, denying the use of the medium’s unique ability to strike at our hearts and make us truly feel, is a terrible disservice.
-EtchPony

We are the sum of our experiences.

The work that Jitters does is both terrible and wonderful, deeply disturbing and painfully insightful.  It opens us up and teaches us about ourselves.  In reading, we put ourselves in the shoes of the bystander, of the victim, and of the victimiser.  We see from those angles and we ask ourselves: “What would I do?” “What action would I take and how does that define me as a person?”

When I read his Zerum blog, I was physically ill over the course of a week (the time it took to read it), and the depression didn’t lift until a month after that, but I came out of it a more complete and more enlightened person.  I have better reason to show compassion and lend a willing ear to all that I meet, because they may just be suffering in their own skin, unhappy with who they are; they may just be desperately sticking around to avoid returning to the hell that is their own home; they may just be lost and friendless, in need of someone who can simply be there.

Many of you feel strongly against the content of his work, and that is admirable.  To feel disgust and loathing in the face of such things is natural, healthy, and, above all, human.  But it must be understood that the content is designed to teach, not to wallow in itself gratuitously.  Many of you are upset that he has used your beloved fandom to frame his stories; but understand that this is simply a mechanism that characterizes the best of writers: allowing your setting to empower your message.  We expect the terrible and horrific of people.  It’s a sad truth, but human atrocity has become almost mundane, the norm.  My Little Pony is a pure and innocent thing, which is what made it such a powerful thing to many of us and continues to be a source of good natured fun and a center of peace in a world such as ours.  The pureness and the innocence of such a setting gives vibrancy and life to the horrors that Jitters does his best to express and bring light to, and gives the story the impact that it really should have in any other setting.

It’s understandable that you don’t want your perfect and happy escape to be sullied by the world we’ve become so jaded to, but denying the opportunity to learn, denying the use of the medium’s unique ability to strike at our hearts and make us truly feel, is a terrible disservice.

-EtchPony

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