Squiggy's Self Absorbed Regret

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Newfish
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Squiggy's Self Absorbed Regret

Post by Newfish » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:32 pm

Awh, Squiggy. He needs to keep on doing something productive. Getting rid of his porn was a good start, and helpful to him, but he needs to keep going. Help people, and help people, and if he can't forgive himself, then at least get past it.

I feel for him, though.

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Post by Z6IIAB » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:39 am

Yeah, definetly need to get his bum outta the couch and do something about his life.
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Post by Oldone » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:21 pm

Gonna be honest, and this is just my opinion so feel free to ignore or discard it, but it feels like you guys are sympathizing with the wrong character.

Squigley does not deserve your compassion or sympathy. His victims do. Like Slick, dude has spent his entire existence exploiting, demeaning, objectifying, and abusing women.

Now him finally being called out and confronted for his ways is a good thing, and may lead to development that may allow him to become a somewhat kinda decent person, but finding out that you're a complete asshole...doesn't make you less of an asshole.

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Post by Ruby » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:14 am

Squigley does not deserve your compassion or sympathy. His victims do.
The problem with that is Tats story telling.
I agree, the victims deserve more sympathy. But this thread focuses on what the comic is focusing on. Despite continuously making the point, that 90% of the men in this world are not worth paying attention to, the comic insists on mostly paying attention to them and how their actions betray their hidden Zombie-nature. There are a dozen or so female characters with varying degrees of fleshed out backstories waiting for some further exploration, but mostly we don't get to what they do and experience.

To me it feels like the comic currently makes faceless men the primary actor and shows us how they fuck up everything all the time. Instead I'd prefer it if it showed us the lifes of the female characters we are supposed to care about and occasionally show us how the Zombies are an obstacle to that.

That squigly gets some attention to me seems more like an extension of this fixation on the badness of male characters.

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Post by Z6IIAB » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:50 am

Oldone wrote:Gonna be honest, and this is just my opinion so feel free to ignore or discard it, but it feels like you guys are sympathizing with the wrong character.

Squigley does not deserve your compassion or sympathy. His victims do. Like Slick, dude has spent his entire existence exploiting, demeaning, objectifying, and abusing women.

Now him finally being called out and confronted for his ways is a good thing, and may lead to development that may allow him to become a somewhat kinda decent person, but finding out that you're a complete asshole...doesn't make you less of an asshole.
I fully agree with you oO and I don't think the problem is the writing either, adressing Ruby's comment up there, Idk where people are getting the idea that we should feel sorry for the pig. He's turning into a.... normal guy? That's good, but I wouldn't focues on that if I'm reading thw webcomic and I don't advise anyone else do, but hey, we are free to think whatever we want.
Call me Celina. I've been a fan since 2007, and tried to enjoy the old forum since then too. Now that we have a forum for radfems/people who actually enjoy the comic! Hell yes! I'll call up all my buddies here!! Armageddon is coming.

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