A few things going on here… first, looking at this picture I know immediately whut yearbook this is (even tho’ obviously I know because I have it open). Whut I mean iz it’s obviously grade 9 because there were still rockers/metallers then.
Second, I wanted to draw a metaller (my preferred term for the social species), and so I started on this dude, who I later discovered was really… April D. I honestly thought she wuz a dude, again, not that you can tell.
Third, he/she had a black “X” running across her picture… just like several other metaller chicks. A lotta of other metaller chicks and dudes, in fact. And an assorted number of other peeps.
The question, of course, is Why? Why did I draw “X” on the yearbook pictures of metallers and assorted people I didn’t even know? Whut a hateful angry dude I wuz back then! It shames me now to think of it…
But don’t get it twisted – there’s lots of peeps “X”ed out that were genuinely wack. But not all of ‘em, that’s for sure – especially the rockers! Whut did they do wrong, after all, except feather their hair, wear tight jeans and enjoy the music of Slayer, Metallica, and the occasional guilty pleasure of Def Leopard? Hmmmmm?
You should also know that I drew black bars over all the eyes of peeps I liked: my friends, chicks I wuz into… I wuz gonna add an “etc.”, but then I realized there wuzn’t actually anyone else other than my friends and chicks I liked that got the “witness protection” treatment.
So anyway, as penance for my evil ways, I’ma draw everyone I “X”ed out in this yearbook. Eventually… but no “identity protected” joints, I’m afraid – I don’t wanna further embarrass the people who know me.