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Oct. 8: His Dark Secret

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: Oct. 8: His Dark Secret Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all know, Squigg, we all know...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the Hell Hole has any drag shows. I'm sure he could get a job doing one, with his newfound reputation.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And we already know that at least one person in the sinfest universe finds Squig rather fetching in drag.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squig is amazing in drag, period.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. Cuddly, lovable Squig is now the last one standing, really, in terms of being a porn fan, and thinking that stuff like asking Sapphire to dance for his pleasure is OK.

I'm looking forward to seeing where that goes. Particularly in light of how he feels about his singing-in-the-shower on YouTube. Despite this incident, I don't think he's going to change his mind quite that quickly.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love how Sapphire looks in panel 3.

It's also kind of interesting to me how Squig is being played as a childishly harmless lech, with enough vulnerabilities on his own sleeve to come across as more hapless than threatening. I think Tat tried to do that with Slick in the early days of the strip, so it's interesting to see the contrast between the way the two--early Slick and current Squig--now that Tat's own awareness of the dynamics at play is more nuanced.

It also occurs to me, Squig just recognized and interacted with her outside of work. Out of the male cast, only Seymore has done that before, and that was in the throes of his love conversion.

I'm suddenly hoping a LOT for an actual friendship to develop between Squig and Sapphire.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, panel 3 is great. I think Sapphire might be my favorite C-lister, and I hope we see more of her. (Does anyone else read her lines in a deadpan monotone?)

I'm glad I wasn't the only who could see Squig and Sapphire becoming friends.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rune wrote:
I'm suddenly hoping a LOT for an actual friendship to develop between Squig and Sapphire.
CalmBlueSea wrote:
I'm glad I wasn't the only who could see Squig and Sapphire becoming friends.
Maybe I'm just a bitter, empty shell of a person but I seriously don't know where you guys are getting this from. Just...I don't even...how?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Sapphire would get some character interaction I'd rather have it with Legion, the bouncer of the hellhole. He's more like a prop for the moment and I'd like to know how the other devilcorp employees (besides the devilgirls) are.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MerchManDan wrote:
Rune wrote:
I'm suddenly hoping a LOT for an actual friendship to develop between Squig and Sapphire.
CalmBlueSea wrote:
I'm glad I wasn't the only who could see Squig and Sapphire becoming friends.
Maybe I'm just a bitter, empty shell of a person but I seriously don't know where you guys are getting this from. Just...I don't even...how?


Sure, I'll give it a shot.

Squig comes across, to me, as a deeply insecure character. He is a pig - possibly not just in the literal sense, but also as a depiction of the unattractive, lazy with little drive to improve himself, habitually-pot-smoking manchild. No one in the Sinfest world could/would reasonably have a romantic interest in him (he's a PIG). And apparently he still has a libido, he just feels that no one wants to indulge it (because he's a PIG). So, he watches porn and strippers as a release.

Meanwhile, Sapphire is a victim of the sex industry, the very industry Squig supports and has even defended. She knows firsthand the reason why it is terrible (at least in that most common, exploitative part of the industry), and could be the inside opinion necessary to trigger whatever sense of empathy Squig has (now that Squig's been exploited by the porn industry himself with that/those spydrone voyeur vids).

EDIT: After Squig has grown a bit, he'd probably be a valuable friend to Sapphire. To my memory, he's been nothing but a loyal friend to Slick, perhaps Crim, too. Though he has fucked up a lot (for instance, screwing up the one possibility Slick had had of a real date with Monique), a lot of it was due to his patriarchal mindset interfering with otherwise good intentions.

And since working as a dancer has probably depressed the hell out of Sapphire on more than a few occasions, she might be able to help Squig with the self-worth issues I see in him.


Of course, I could just be reading WAAYY too deeply into webcomic characters, so even I take all that with a grain of salt.


Also, Squig is kind of a higher-energy punch-line character compared to Sapphire's quieter, more distant, occasionally snarky personality. So there's some chemistry on a more superficial level, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a very interesting idea, CalmBlueSea
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