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2013-05-28: Male Allies
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AngelLilly



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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: 2013-05-28: Male Allies Reply with quote



I really want to know what's up with Kcils.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:35 am    Post subject: Re: 2013-05-28: Male Allies Reply with quote

AngelLilly wrote:
I really want to know what's up with Kcils.


You aren't the only one...
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Leohan



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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this strip a lot. I want to see this develop. Hopefully Tat will have mercy on us and not make us wait a lot...

Although all of the other things happening are cool as well...




I dunno what I want.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone should introduce her to the cartoonist Theo worships. (i.e. the not-Tat-but-really-Tat)
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor Xanthe, (is that spelled right?) She must be so confused, and judging by her reaction she didn't see his reflection flipping her off. More than anything I'd love to see Slick show some character development, he's had enough happen around him, I think just about anyone would see it as a wake-up call.

Then again, I've seen some supremely THICK people, hell I've been one of the supremely thick people that stare these problems in the face and still think of ways to turn them around into reasons why they shouldn't have to change. Maybe that's Slick's Destiny in the comic, to be the representative of willful ignorance.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing she did see something, 'cause she's got some heavy eyebrow action going on there in the last panel.

Then again, guys like Slick are more transparent than they think they are, even without devil shadows doing the double-bird.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its safe to say Xanthe clearly saw Kcils...

http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4314

..at least it seems anyone can see him and there are no restrains for this.


Having said that....if most people have seen him how come nobody has told Slick about his devil shadow! (i know he is much more than just a shadow, im just going for the metaphor). Its been over a year since Slick got bomfed, he should know by now, at least to give him the chance of looking for a solution.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xanthe is going to have to save Slick from Sleaze if she wants a male Alli


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be Tuesday. Damn thing happens every week.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the last panel. Xanthe seems confused because she saw Kcils or she's wondering why Slick, who left her to battle a douche horde is suddenly back to this "we're allies" business.

Or he just has her thinking about male allies in general.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

starkruzr wrote:
Someone should introduce her to the cartoonist Theo worships. (i.e. the not-Tat-but-really-Tat)


There are a lot of male characters she should be given the chance to interact with. It's like Tat just honestly doesn't want her to interact with any male character that wouldn't leave her frustrated. Slick, Squig, and Seymour are the only characters she's allowed to really interact with. She's interacted with Gay Guy, like, once, and she seems mildly ok with him but she's never really been given the chance to do so nearly as much as she's been able to interact with The Sexist Trio.

Meanwhile characters like Criminy, Ezekiel, Storytime Zombie, Li'l Evil, Theo, and Tat's self insert are all characters that she'd likely be pretty OK with but never really gets the chance to interact with. She's never really been given the chance to SPEAK to any of them. I feel like it'd be better for her, as a character, to at least be given the chance to speak to any of them at least once, but it's up to Tat to decide whether or not such an idea is meant to be.

Onimaru wrote:
Poor Xanthe, (is that spelled right?) She must be so confused, and judging by her reaction she didn't see his reflection flipping her off.


Even if she did see his reflection flipping her off, she would still be confused. And maybe a little more frustrated than anything else. I mean, from her POV - this boy keeps sucking up to her, acting friendly towards her, and in general telling her that he's her friend, and she had faith in the idea of him changing and becoming a better person, but then he turns around and acts like he doesn't care about her and in general proves to her that everything she thought about him is wrong, that he isn't to be trusted, and in general that he's a huge dick that reacts violently towards her friends, and then he goes back to being a huge suck-up that wants her approval.

Which must be really frustrating and confusing for her.

Mr. Chicken wrote:
I think its safe to say Xanthe clearly saw Kcils...


This strip isn't exactly proof that Xanthe saw that it was devil-Slick during the public enemy fiasco. There are several things you've got to keep in mind.

Such as the fact that the only time people have ever really noticed the presence of his devil-self is when they catch glimpse of him in the form of Slick's reflection. Even though Monique has interacted with Slick's devilized form, she has not once made note of the horns and tail present. Neither has one of Xanthe's compatriots. So it's not exactly something anyone really notices. If they do, it's not made clear in any way, shape, or form. But Slick's reflection being his devilized counterpart is a supernatural phenomenon that no one else in Sinfest experiences - no one else has demonic reflections except those who ARE demons - so by all means someone should take note of it and mention it... But at the same time; among the people who noticed it are Squig, who knows Slick sold his soul to the devil and might assume it's just a result of that, an anonymous woman who isn't relevant to the story, and Xanthe... and it's not exactly clear if she sees anything suspicious about his reflection acting independently from him, or not.

Leohan wrote:
I dunno what I want.


Well, I know what I want; and I want Xanthe to investigate the supernatural phenomenon of his reflection and find out the correlation between that and his constant flip-flopping, and that whole hug showdown thing. And possibly solving all the mysteries associated with Sleaze. I mean, I don't really think it will happen, but it'd be pretty cool if it did.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking that Kclis is really just a metaphor - made manifest for the audience, and not the other characters - representing that part of Slick's persona that still slings to the old ways. His porn habit, the catcalls, the degradation and objectification, and so forth. They are the same person, but one indulges in the sins that the other now outwardly recognizes as bad.

Like in this comic, Xanthe might not be physically seeing the shadow, but after seeing Slick in the crowd that day (presented to us as Kcils), she can see the hypocrisy in his lip service to feminism. I imagine that does feel a bit like being flipped off.

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Mr. Chicken wrote:
I think its safe to say Xanthe clearly saw Kcils...

http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4314

And this one could be the woman seeing something in his face, the I-really-wanna-fuck-you intention hidden behind a friendly hello. Setting off the creep alarm, something like that.

It still doesn't feel quite right though. Kcils seems too. . . independent of Slick, with his set of physics and mechanics to how he works. Also, it seems a bit too subtle for Tat's style, so I might be probably maybe overthinking it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe people can't see Kcils but they do get a creepy vibe from Slick.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Magenta wrote:
Leohan wrote:
I dunno what I want.


Well, I know what I want; and I want Xanthe to investigate the supernatural phenomenon of his reflection and find out the correlation between that and his constant flip-flopping, and that whole hug showdown thing. And possibly solving all the mysteries associated with Sleaze. I mean, I don't really think it will happen, but it'd be pretty cool if it did.


I want that too, sounds like an interesting story arc.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I secretly hope this leads to a Ghostbusters parody at some point.
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