This is the kind of blog post where you get to pull out all the tags you love using: a guy who lives in the core of Hipster (“Artiste”) Williamsburg who characterizes himself sometimes as a wizard, or other times, as an astronaut from “Planet Xenon,” has been reportedly creeping out Asian women in the Greater Williamsburg Area lately, and now, it’s “a thing.”
Brian Ries of Free Williamsburg reports on a reader tip reporting on a “well-known douche named [redacted] wandering Wburg stalking Asian gals,” after which she goes on to describe her experience with said “well-known douche” at — where else? — infamous Williamsburg drinking haunt Union Pool. The story goes like this:
The girls have pieced together an identity. He describes himself sometimes as an astronaut, others, a wizard. He lives here in Brooklyn in an iconic artist’s loft, but of course, he’s from “Planet Xenon,” in space. His mackery involves walking up to Asian girls in McCarren Park, or at bars, and saying, no matter how many times he’s met them, “Hey, I’ve never met you before.”
And then, as these things go, it gets blogged. Of course, who responds to things on the Internet about crazy people? Other crazy people. Which is what happened when Astronaut-Wizard (or: “Asswizard”) WKD responded to Free Williamsburg’s post. He is mad! And he makes some very compelling arguments!
I was just trying to be a nice guy! I’m always polite to the people I meet and if someone says they are in a conversation or not interested I simply walk away. The article is totally misleading and skewed. Now you have people calling me a stalker, creeper, molester, and all of this other stuff. I am really upset that you portrayed me in such a light. It’s complete hipster, bullshit, journalism!
Except, well, takes one to know one. More importantly, however, are choice lines in the rest of WKD’s letter to Free Williamsburg:
Free Williamsburg has turned off the comments on their post, but we will not turn them off on ours! Open season, people. Do you think WKD is just a misunderstood victim of “complete hipster, bullshit, journalism”? Or is he a funky creeper who — like a significant segment of Williamsburg’s population — just needs to learn some social graces?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 16, 2010