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Howdy!

Post by Dave » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:46 pm

Hi! Thought I'd introduce myself, as a freshly minted registrant. Long time reader (since the beginning!) short time lurker (a few months, but I've only ever seen the new forums, never visited the older one). Felt weird lurking without saying anything, and since I've discussed a lot of Sinfest with my wife, figured I'd finally register in case I had any questions or whatever.

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Re: Howdy!

Post by Z6IIAB » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:30 pm

Dave wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Hi! Thought I'd introduce myself, as a freshly minted registrant. Long time reader (since the beginning!) short time lurker (a few months, but I've only ever seen the new forums, never visited the older one). Felt weird lurking without saying anything, and since I've discussed a lot of Sinfest with my wife, figured I'd finally register in case I had any questions or whatever.

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hello, dave \o
long time reader, ey? what do you think of Sinfest's journey since then?
Call me Celina. This forum still have a long way to go until it gets filled with its intended public. And I'll do my best to help us reach that goal. I'm a battleaxe, and when you hear my voice it'll be as loud as a thunder and as clear as a blue sky.

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Post by Dave » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:20 pm

Celina, I think it's really interesting! I could probably write a book on the subject, but suffice to say the introduction of the Sisterhood felt like a very interesting evolution for Tat's worldview (especially considering some of the earlier blatant sexism and such found in Sinfest at the beginning). I'll be honest, at the time I didn't appreciate it as much as I do now, because like you all have described of users of the old forum, I felt it to be some sort of artistic undermining of the 'funny' Sinfest I liked (what a cringe-worthy misunderstanding I had).

20 years ago when I was 20 years younger, I found beginning Sinfest to be funny, and skipped right over all the problematic stuff, didn't even notice them or understand why they'd be called such.

After having been married to a woman for 20+ years and doing my own reading/forum lurking/etc on the topics at hand, it's changed my worldview on the subject of feminism a lot, and continues to do so. I had never been opposed to feminism (I hold basic human compassion in an extremely high regard) but not being opposed isn't the same as understanding or accepting basic truths about the existence women face.

For a long time I considered myself a feminist or ally, but of course that was of the marketable and non-confrontational libfem common in the States that is mostly useful as a social media virtue signal among men, if anything.

To wrap it up, after a lot of thought and reading, I have to admit I really like the current Sinfest, and after lurking here for months, I like it more. I originally had the impulse to come in and ask a bunch of questions, like you all see a lot of people do. Luckily I came to my senses, instead spent a bunch of time listening to what had already been typed up (and what was currently being said), and I have to admit, this forum specifically has helped to consolidate and mold the current anti-pornography/anti-prostitution views I now hold. I don't agree with everything being said, but nobody ever does and it isn't required to understand.

My only real complaint about the current Sinfest, if anything, is that I find it very DENSE now with meaning and I personally have a hard time unpacking all the strips! A lot of people here seem to have a handle on a lot of the nuances I'm still trying to wriggle out from Tat's artwork and wording, but I think further familiarization with the strip will help in that regard. I stopped reading for a long time so I have SO MUCH back-strip to go through!

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Post by Z6IIAB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:33 am

that's nice!

and I agree that the story has grown and has developed in a way that you might find yourself a little lost if you are not updated in the full lenght of the webcomic. I read it almost everyday since 2007, so I don't really feel that as much, but I've seen other people a little lost when one or other character shows up and they have no idea who they are, if they're new or not. I do suggest taking some free time to catch up, it's worth it.
Call me Celina. This forum still have a long way to go until it gets filled with its intended public. And I'll do my best to help us reach that goal. I'm a battleaxe, and when you hear my voice it'll be as loud as a thunder and as clear as a blue sky.

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