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2012-06-10: Birthday Party
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Darqcyde



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a little confused by all the debating, namely cause I thought the whole strip was a very good example of a visual narrative.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid ninjas, throwing sand in my eyes. ;.;
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TragicallyUnhip



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: He's the little boy that Santa Claus forgot ... Reply with quote

And goodness knows he didn't want a lot ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least he has the mom he does.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DB Cooper wrote:
After age 5, kids pass out birthday party invitations to classmates.
Is he only 4 here?

There was apparently no RSVP, and the Mom foolishly let her son think all the invitations would be met with an agreement to attend.
Is she unaware of social norms?


... Is it social norm for 5 year olds to RSVP for a birthday party? Do they even know what either 'social norm' or 'RSVP' means?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DB Cooper wrote:
the Mom foolishly let her son think all the invitations would be met with an agreement to attend.
Is she unaware of social norms?


Well, after all, she's a Greek goddess OSLT married/shacked up with The frickin' Devil. She might be excused for not exactly having her fingers right there on the pulse of Mortal Social Norms. Smile Maybe it's sort of like she's a character from I Dream of Jeannie or My Favorite Martian or some other such show but has no mortal foil to clue her in on how the "real world" works. Or maybe not.

Seriously, neither of Li'l-er E's parents seem like they were all that qualified to teach him how to interact in general human society (even to the extent that the Sinfestiverse has that).

Hm, now I'm wondering that, if Mom E really is a goddess, what sorts of cousins Li'l E might have. In keeping with that line of thought, it might be useful to remember that, per some schools of thought, The Devil started out his existence as an Angel, although so far there's AFAIK been no sign that this is the case in the Sinfestiverse.

Since, as noted, Li'l E: Portrait of the Sociopath as a Young Boy isn't one of my favorite features, I'm quite willing for all of this to be left a mystery to us for a long, long time. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronald wrote:


Hm, now I'm wondering that, if Mom E really is a goddess, what sorts of cousins Li'l E might have. In keeping with that line of thought, it might be useful to remember that, per some schools of thought, The Devil started out his existence as an Angel, although so far there's AFAIK been no sign that this is the case in the Sinfestiverse.

Since, as noted, Li'l E: Portrait of the Sociopath as a Young Boy isn't one of my favorite features, I'm quite willing for all of this to be left a mystery to us for a long, long time. Wink


I've been wondering who she is. From the Greek idea, she may be Persephone.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help wonder if Lil E gave his cards out to random strange kids or to his classmates. If it's the former, no wonder they didn't come. If it's the latter, his classmates are jerks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
I can't help wonder if Lil E gave his cards out to random strange kids or to his classmates. If it's the former, no wonder they didn't come. If it's the latter, his classmates are jerks.


It's not clear that, at this point in his life, he was old enough to even be in kindergarten.

Incidentally, it seems likely that Li'l E was born on 6 / 6 (at 6:00), so this is if nothing else a rather timely strip. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Magenta wrote:
Seymour being 12/13.


Thats odd I always saw Seymour as an old guy, maybe it's because of the lack of hair and the old-fashioned values (although those are pretty much part of his character regardless of age) but he just strikes me as one of those guys who are past their prime and jealous of the fun everyone else is having with their youth and want to spoil it for others with their preaching. A 'Git offa ma lawn' type. This view emphasised by his owning of a shotgun and hiding in forts pointing it at people. He seems like one of those war veterans from the 'Nam Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Succubus1982 wrote:
Miss Magenta wrote:
Seymour being 12/13.


Thats odd I always saw Seymour as an old guy, maybe it's because of the lack of hair and the old-fashioned values (although those are pretty much part of his character regardless of age) but he just strikes me as one of those guys who are past their prime and jealous of the fun everyone else is having with their youth and want to spoil it for others with their preaching. A 'Git offa ma lawn' type. This view emphasised by his owning of a shotgun and hiding in forts pointing it at people. He seems like one of those war veterans from the 'Nam Laughing


For whatever reason I tend to "hear" him as having a sort of a Frank Welker as Gogo Dodo voice, which doesn't really suggest wisdom/age.

And your signature just reminds me how much I'm looking forward to Mint showing up again.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Magenta wrote:

- Slick and Criminy (and Squig) went to college together, based on the Sinfest strips that Tat made back when he was in college.


where did you find these? linky, please!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
Miss Magenta wrote:

- Slick and Criminy (and Squig) went to college together, based on the Sinfest strips that Tat made back when he was in college.


where did you find these? linky, please!


I don't know if I could link you to them since it's in the bonus section of volume one of the published Sinfest books. 0_0

I mean, theoretically I could probably link them to you under the circumstances I found somewhere they're posted, or I scan them in and post them somewhere myself but. Somehow I get the feeling that's a bit more effort than I would like.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, actually, what that means is that i should actually spring for the books.

thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This happened to me when I was in 4th grade. Only there was no pinata. But there was a roller rink.

Mom said it was because my birthday was too close to a major holiday.

But that was the day I realized the world hated me. Or at least my classmate and their parents did. Same thing.

*stares out the window*


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