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2012-06-17: Empathy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy takes his porn too seriously.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, he should be happy that it was his heart. I think a lot of other guys would lost something more precious to them Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TBH, I really don't understand this strip. Anyone care to explain it? :/
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell if I'm being preached at or not.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm cutting back on S&M sites for a while.... feeling a bit vulnerable Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stainedwings wrote:
TBH, I really don't understand this strip. Anyone care to explain it? :/


I can't explain how Tat imagined it, but here's what I see:

Surfing for porn can be nice (because sex is nice) but sometimes you click on those links that land you in the more terrible parts of porn - the non-consensual, the gore, basically anything that people generally see as horrifying. The kind of kinks that make you wonder why people would enjoy it (not S&M by the way - that's pretty consensual). You feel that people who do enjoy these kind of things lack empathy and thus can't relate to the one who is suffering.

Of course, I could be wrong. But as I've been on one porn site which really made my stomach twist and turn in horror, I can't help but relate to this situation.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks more like he's lost his empathy?

He's surfing the sites he's probably been to before, getting his kicks, then something comes and hurts his heart, and the empathy inside is either freed or lost? I think it's lost.

This combined with the evil Slick still searching for porn, and his hurt look nursing his heart, makes me think that Slick has been hurt by a realisation rather than getting into the wrong websites.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flavius Maximus wrote:
I'm cutting back on S&M sites for a while.... feeling a bit vulnerable Crying or Very sad


But the sub space feels so good!


Also, woo, therapy!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Estranged wrote:
Many men are in a state of perpetual guilt for being what they are, and at the same time feel frustration and rejection, just like Slick. This in fact makes their desires even more twisted. But is the guilt itself reasonable? Porn actors are like stuntmen. If you see a stuntman burning that does not mean that he's actually burning.

Anyway, let's accept for the sake of arguement that in order to keep his "empathy", Slick has to go against his sexual desires.
The equivalent of that would be to ask of Monique to have sex with him despite the fact that she's not attracted to him. And if she can't force herself to do that, it's because she lacks empathy and does not understand his suffering? No, of course. It's ridiculous to ask a woman to force her sexual desires in the name of "empathy". It's equally ridiculous to ask a man literally starving for sexual attention that women take for granted, to do the same.


I can't figure out what your doublespeak is trying to say.
obviously you've never actually READ this strip before, or you would know that Slick has asked Monique several times.
Also where is this force garbage coming from? people have sex for a variety of reasons, desire isn't always there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't we all just get along?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maynar wrote:
Can't we all just get along?


Playing peacemaker, eh? Imma sic my dominatrix on you.

Come on everypony, smile smile smile, fill my heart up with sunshine, sunshine
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the safe word, Kinky Pie?

Yorick wrote:
Also where is this force garbage coming from? people have sex for a variety of reasons, desire isn't always there.
I think - not 100% sure - that's Estranged's point: Sex without desire is forced sex. And that's bad.

Anyhow, what I got from this strip is that porn - regardless of source or genre - saps people's empathy, making them callous towards those within the porn itself & gradually turning them (the viewers) into monsters. So yeah, there is a strong chance we're being preached at.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
Maynar wrote:
Can't we all just get along?


Playing peacemaker, eh? Imma sic my dominatrix on you.

Come on everypony, smile smile smile, fill my heart up with sunshine, sunshine


Whip me, beat me, make me write bad checks! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The safe word's "cupcakes."
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is this a moral message? (watching porn makes you dehumanized.) A transcripted experience? (Beautiful girls break your heart if you let them get ahold of it for one unguarded moment.) Or something personal that happens to Slick? (I met a girl, she broke my heart, now it's empty, that careless tart.) Tat likes deep scenes, but I'm not sure where that one was going.
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