“Even among the occulture there’s a certain focus on image. People have this idea that once you become an author or some other notorious character that you automatically forfeit your right to make mistakes. There are those who take advantage of the vulnerability of being public by trying to tear down anyone whose success intimidates them. They work on the tabloid mentality that any public figures, even in a subculture, MUST be perfect, and any flaws are automatic signs of ill repute.”

Get me off this damned pedestal! by lupa in the Key 23 archive.