Oh how time flies!
Many of you go back with me to the AOL chatroom days back in 2002 when I would share many of my early sketches with you via that particular platform. It’s hard to believe that was 15 years ago but it’s also a testimony to my longevity and passion in a wonderful space that’s also a shark infested place if you go out too far deep unprotected in those uncharted forbidden and oftentimes filthy waters.
That being said, I wanted to clarify my mission statement from this point onward while also adding that I never really had a bulleted mission statement because I arrived online simply being myself and calling things out as I saw them. Sure, the perception of my built in mission to seek and expose truth as well as telling it like it is in a bold, raw and uncut manner is correct because that is who I am and have always been that guy, but my creations shared online to my inner circle have always been about sharing my journey and all of the wonderful people that I’ve been blessed to cross paths with.
For a time my focus shifted from the hand drawn sketches that I was once known for exclusively to the peeling back the mysterious coverings of my once monk-like existence to exposing my sometimes crazed personality to what we now know as Social Media.
I never thought that this cyber-tsunami would sweep me up in the way that it did allowing me to express the things that formerly lay dormant hidden away in the deepest recesses of my mind. But it surely did and because of it many who never suspected that this quiet artist who appeared to be that tongue-tied guy who never spoke had such a passionate animated personality that never seemed tire.
It was very therapeutic for me in a sense and what I didn’t grasp was that the perception of who I was began to shift by those who didn’t quite know me from every angle. My main goal in opening up myself was to balance out the initial impression that I give many from being some introverted card carrying anti-white establishment radical to showing everyone that I was a normal man who had dreams, aspirations, likes, dislikes, family, feelings and apprehensions just like anyone else.
I wanted everyone to know at that time that you didn’t have to be afraid of me because of my intensity. Many were and it put them off from reaching out because they thought I was a “one way Charlie” who couldn’t accept others for where they were in their walk in life. Not true! I love the diversity in this world and have learned so much from my dealings with my new found friends all over the planet. I want to thank you all for what you’ve contributed to my perspectives and how you’ve broadened it in such a grand manner.
That being said, I am at a entirely new junction point not only in my online offerings, but my entire life altogether. Retirement looms and the countdown has begun. Most of my now severed friendships who are no longer with me couldn’t have imagined in a million years that I, Lance Scurvin, would be living the very clean, drama free, tranquil and stable life that I’m living with so much to look forward to from the indulgence in my many hobbies present and future.
I am happy where I stand and thank God Himself for protecting me every step of the way.
My various internet platforms will now reflect my diverse walk through life as I’ve discovered a newfound love for travel, exotic healthy foods from different cultures, meeting people from all walks of life who possess a vast amount of philosophies beyond the scope of America and so much more!
I will always speak up for the downtrodden and voiceless forevermore but I am also including the things that this narrow minded American way of seeing the world simply won’t allow!
…….it’s a big planet out here and I intend to explore and indulge everything in it as a citizen of the world!
Peace, Righteous Love & Revolution Always,
Your Rejuvenated Brother,