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Jabberjay



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to find SCUM Manifesto tier shit on the internet you don't have to drag the muck-rake too deep. That's what google is for: finding crazy people on the internet for your mocking pleasure. Also local business searches. Also porn, but only the weird stuff. I don't need any of that vanilla shit that any of you would consider even remotely sexual or attactive on my browser, ick.

Tumblr would probably be an easymode target to find an example, but do I really have to? Crazy of every flavour can be found if you search the internet's dark nooks and crannies long enough, that isn't really news. The only pre-tumblr example I can think of off of the top of my head is Biting Beaver, and to be fair she was only maybe about 50% insane.

Also I think the copy of the Manifesto was given to Criminy, but I may be mistaken. Either way it's practically the feminist equivalent of Protocalls of the Elders of Zion. Good to read for a laugh if that's your sense of humor but highly disturbing if you take the contents seriously.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronald wrote:
But if I posted it as a separate thread, what guarantee would I have that anyone else would bother to look? Besides, threads around here have gotten way more off-topic than this. Wink


True, and I had a feeling you might say that xD Carry on, then.

Ronald wrote:
However, minimal credit where minimal credit is due, Xanthe has indeed distributed at least one copy of The SCUM Manifesto. And to Abby, one of the less sophisticated members of the cast, who's relatlvely likely to believe pretty much anything she reads without much in the way of critical thinking.

http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-06


Holy crap, I don't even remember that happening. Did Tats ever pick back up on that plot thread (Abby's awakening to the existence of the Patrix) directly? Because I'm thinking he didn't, and I'm wishing he had. Yeah, there's the stuff with her and 'Nique, but that's not as direct... it's like Criminy's brief glimpses of the Patrix which haven't really been revisited. I wish we could get more of all of that. It'd just be interesting to see what they all do with the knowledge.
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Miss Magenta



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jabberjay wrote:
Also I think the copy of the Manifesto was given to Criminy, but I may be mistaken.


Xanthe only gave Crim copies of Sappho, Beauvoir and Bell Hooks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that reference search was lightning fast... are... are you are real fembot?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

N0000000

THAT IS CLASSIFIED INF0RMATI0N
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Jabberjay



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok.

I am totally not a genetically engineered talking bird who is forced to literally peck out eveything I type.... that would be CRAZY. Yup. Cross my gizzard, hope to die.

Why isn't a plucky team of rebels trying to destroy the factory that I was created in? I feel left out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jabberjay wrote:
Ok.

I am totally not a genetically engineered talking bird who is forced to literally peck out eveything I type.... that would be CRAZY. Yup. Cross my gizzard, hope to die.

Why isn't a plucky team of rebels trying to destroy the factory that I was created in? I feel left out.


Obvious alt is obvious.
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Jabberjay



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait... ARE YOU SAYING I HAVE A CLONE?

OMG, the plot is thickening faster than when I try to cook a cheese sauce.
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Ronald



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adyon wrote:
It's weird. I didn't see any reason to be surprised the Sisterhood came in and did that. We've seen them hack the place, we've seen the forshadowing of them going to do something with that chip in the past:

[SUNDAY STRIP]

Yes, it's convenient timing, but...that's every single story I've seen. Convenient bad timing in comedy movies is why people ALWAYS show up at the wrong time, convenient timing saves the day all the time. I don't know why people are surprised here. =P


The first panel in the cited strip reminds me: Like Sinfest's original main cast (plus Li'l E, who came later), the Sisterhood members all seem to have their own homes despite having no visible means of support. So they've got that much common ground with the old guard, anyway.
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Ronald



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting back to, sort of, I don't know, on topic, kind of, here's a feminist quote that's stayed with me:

"Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them." -- Margaret Atwood

Discuss, or not, whatever.

Anyone who suggests that women kill men anywhere nearly as often as men kill women won't be taken seriously. Nor should they be.
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Jabberjay



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, but men kill men way more than men kill women, but only because there's been a profit-making business behind it since... about forver. Damn you, military industrial complex!

As much as I can love Atwood, and she really is a national treasure (I'm Canadian), not everything that comes out of her mouth or fingertips should be taken at face value. I tend to question any broad, generalizing statement like that when it is about something that is a manner of personal opinion. Also, aren't we all afraid of murder or humiliation irrespectable of the sex of our assailant?

From what I know of Atwood if I actually confronted her with the generalizations inherent in that statement she would probably say it was meant to stimulate conversation and thought, not be precisely accurate. She's that type of person and it's what makes her both a great author and an often unbearably smug person to be around.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jabberjay wrote:
I am totally not a genetically engineered talking bird who is forced to literally peck out eveything I type.... that would be CRAZY. Yup. Cross my gizzard, hope to die.


I am totally not a cat!

Oh who am I kidding, you people all know who I am.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clothahump wrote:
Is it just me? Or does anyone else think that Tat has gone overboard with the feminist line and is simply beating it to death?

You clearly haven't been paying attention to this forum for the past year or so.
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Mr Zero



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to have helped cause an argument. Consider this an apology, even though I'm not wrong. I've found that explaining why I said things helps the angry people understand... long enough for me to get to the door. Smile I'm not in for an argument, I'm a lurker.
There was no reason for Chloe to be there, anywhere near there, doing the things she did to save the people she did. Could she have been there anyway? I guess. But having her be there, and useful by solving the sudden obstacle, is just too last-second-fix. "Because the sisterhood girls succeeds at everything they ever do, always, and are not subject to anything that stops them or even inconvenience them, ever. So their just happening to be there must therefore be the perfect solution." Plus they should get away with everything since it's all a daily strip by just one man, yes cut some slack. Unfortunately I'm right in it being a deus ex machina: overly lazy problem solving. Hackergirl was completely unrelated to what was going on, and whatever she was doing shouldn't have been able to fix it. She has no 'arc', she's a random throw-in here. Her team may have some passing connection with Pix, but she's still far too convent. It's like if Slick suddenly eats a sandwich at home on the couch and it gets Blue and Fyusha back together. No connection, and not in the just-because-funny method that Tat uses sometimes.
Yes, Tat wrote himself into a corner and instead of having the trapped characters do something to get out, someone from outside (who appears for just that scene) basically snaps her fingers, then runs off. There could be any number of solutions but instead the Woman's Rights protesters solves it?
(hum Forklift while reading the Space Needs Stuff comics.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, there is more connection here than the random Slick eating a sandwich. She's been shown in the past hacking this place, and without any real lead up to it.

This would be more like if Slick was known for doing poetry (which he is), and he just happened to go to a club where Fuschia and Blue both were. And then he happened to say the right words to get them back together again. Or something.

I don't feel like trying to figure out how sandwiches can work into this.
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