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4/1/07 - To Hell and Back
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:38 am    Post subject: 4/1/07 - To Hell and Back Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here we have a summary of the Sinfest plot.

Awesome.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

come to think of it... how many souls does Slick HAVE? Confused I mean, that looked like a deal to me, right there.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PinkSpider43 wrote:
And here we have a summary of the Sinfest plot.

Awesome.

I was thinking the same thing. The Sinfest plot isn't so much linear as static, or cyclical. The characters are doomed to repeat the same cycles of behaviour, to drive each other crazy, but also to attain occasional states of grace. There's definitely something deeply Christian about that.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tago Mago wrote:
I was thinking the same thing. The Sinfest plot isn't so much linear as static, or cyclical. The characters are doomed to repeat the same cycles of behaviour, to drive each other crazy, but also to attain occasional states of grace. There's definitely something deeply Christian about that.


that actually sounds a lot more eastern.
here in america, we get peanut butter eating televangelists.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:05 am    Post subject: You Know Reply with quote

Tat Just summed up the last year of my life perfectly.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YenTheFirst wrote:
Tago Mago wrote:
I was thinking the same thing. The Sinfest plot isn't so much linear as static, or cyclical. The characters are doomed to repeat the same cycles of behaviour, to drive each other crazy, but also to attain occasional states of grace. There's definitely something deeply Christian about that.


that actually sounds a lot more eastern.
here in america, we get peanut butter eating televangelists.


It's Christian in the sense that all of the characters (except God, and maybe Pooch and Percy) are fallen, being conflicted against themselves, against the outside world, against a specific Other, or in the Devil's case, against everything. That may play into other religions as well, but if I'm not mistaken, Eastern religions often emphasize a kind of transcendence which never seems to happen in Sinfest (I shouldn't have used the expression "states of grace" in my last post; try instead "states of relative harmony").
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the cyclical nature of time (which Sinfest also follows) is a prominent feature of Hinduism.

Aha! Pointless counterpoint.

EDIT: By contrast Judaeo-Christian tradition follows the idea of progress, near continual movement towards a desired (or even undesired) outcome.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, lets get back to topic, which is the comic itself and not the theological discussion behind it.

Aren't the girls in Slick's wish in panel five the same ones that the Devil introduced himself with when he was renting muses?

Edit: Panel ten is Squig's excited pose.

Edit#2: Keign, he never sold his soul the first time, he canceled the deal before it was final.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tago Mago wrote:

[...]all of the characters (except God, and maybe Pooch and Percy) are fallen, being conflicted against themselves, against the outside world, against a specific Other, or in the Devil's case, against everything.


Life, dude. That's life. It has nothing to do with religions.


Kidcorona wrote:
Ok, lets get back to topic, which is the comic itself and not the theological discussion behind it.


... and who the fuck are you to tell people what to talk about anyway?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love slick's description of Devil Monique.

as for the theology, I suppose the characters have progressed, in that slick is 'more mature' with his feelings toward 'nique
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like that, in slick's fantasy as he talks to the devil, he's really tall.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YenTheFirst wrote:
here in america, we get peanut butter eating televangelists.


Really? I ate an American televangelist once, and I never got any peanut butter.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i like that, in slick's fantasy as he talks to the devil, he's really tall.


Perhaps tellingly, there are two girls wrapped around him and one standing adoringly to one side - and neither of the two wrapped around him are 'Nique. He wants her to watch and regret? Surely otherwise he would ask the Devil just to give him 'Nique.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought the one at the side was monique-
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