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August 24: Cult of Masculinity 2
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tricksterson



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF tats! WHAT. THE. FUCK?
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Danoneeno



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im so confused, I can't wait to see what's next
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Pixi-san



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is simple.


Slicks shadow has now gained total invulnerability ("power") to any feelings of guilt , doubt or confusion ("weakness") of his participation in the patriarchy, by sacrificing his ability to feel (weakness) to the masculine ideal of not taking shit from no feminists who are out to ruin 'his' 'fun'.

Still, this does not seem to be a conscious decision, probably subconscious, as the real Slick is....er, unconscious.

This is the splitting of the psyche, the opposite of Carl Jungs "individuation".

Slicks going to have to work real hard to accept and live with the reality of his past skewed perceptions of reality (and forgive himself for it) before he ever becomes "whole" again.

Er, okay..maybe not so simple...


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Pixi-san



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my god.

Slick is ....

Vainglorious
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danoneeno wrote:
Im so confused, I can't wait to see what's next


I'm so confused that if I was paying to be able to read Sinfest, I might stop.
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's so deep man it's a very abstracted gaze into the heart of patriarchy
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or tat does molly now w/e
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He kept trying to protect his heart and unfreeze it so that he could feel love and fix himself up. So if his heart is the key to fixing his problems, then it makes sense for the person who wants to free Slick from the life he's striving for to destroy it.

Why PX should care at all what happens to the person who purchased her is beyond me.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm SUPER confused. How the heck did Slick faint/pass out?
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Echo



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Head injury after he leapt backwards from the image of Pxsomethingsomething on his laptop screen?

Anyway. Needs more exposition. All... well, no; this is Sinfest. *Some* will be explained.

Meanwhile: Boo! Back to Abby and 'Nique being adorable together!
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Geareye



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pixi-san wrote:
Oh my god.

Slick is ....

Vainglorious


Nah, Vainglorious is Sleaze.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though it's difficult to tell under that hood, it almost seems that the Executioner was surprised by the glitter points that escaped from Slick's heart.
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Sojobo



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hitsch wrote:
Wait, was that a metaphor for Slick getting his 'fix'? As in, giving in to porn again, costing him all his 'decency-points'?

That's how I read it, too.

EverythingsJake wrote:
Panel 9 -- Sleaze has... gone through the computer screen?

I think this has always meant "is watching porn".

EverythingsJake wrote:
As PX watches -- where is she watching from?

Not actually PX, but some part of Slick that manifested as PX's voice. I'd almost say it's Slick's Feminist Superego (as Sleaze is his Patriarchial Id), if I wasn't brutalizing the terms by doing so.

EverythingsJake wrote:
Her face when she sees Slick's heart smashed -- perhaps her sympathies will be with him instead of waving firearms in his face.

Slick's very new and feeble feminist sensibility is mortified to see the patriarchal side take control of the self and abandon all progress at building empathy.

EverythingsJake wrote:
The last image of PX in the screen, the blue is taking over her predominantly pink screen. In the last panel, it's Sleaze (or at least his glasses) looking out of the screen.

The Sleaze portion of Slick's identity has won this round. However, Slick developing any kind of feminist portion to his identity has to be seen as a positive sign. Next round Sleaze might only just narrowly win. Progress is being made, albeit slowly.

Yinello wrote:
I'm SUPER confused. How the heck did Slick faint/pass out?

Slick being unconscious is always part of Sleaze taking over the self. I don't think he is actually injured.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MerchManDan wrote:
I don't even know anymore; I'm just along for the ride.


Ronald wrote:
Danoneeno wrote:
Im so confused, I can't wait to see what's next

I'm so confused that if I was paying to be able to read Sinfest, I might stop.


Yeah, this is getting too Deep & Meaningless for me to keep up.
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PebbleInTheSky



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slick's feelings are too much for him to deal with, so Slick subconsciously cut them off. He gave his darker side permission to make the feelings stop, gave himself permission to stop empathizing. Male privilege and expectations for men makes it so easy for guys to do this (I see it in action all the time), hence the title "cult of masculinity 2". That's my take, anyway.

Where everyone is getting the idea that PXI is literally there has me confused. She almost certainly isn't. Slick just can't have words like repair or fix pop into his head without being reminded of what she said. A trigger, if you will.

Just my perspective as a person who has gone through trauma. Though considering he got traumatized at the hands of someone he used to own, I don't sympathize overmuch with Slick.
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