Comment on the size of a man’s penis and it’s a low blow and a stab at his masculinity. Comment on the size of a woman’s anything and it’s a social norm.
*sees dog* that is the most beautiful dog i’ve ever seen
*sees another dog* that is the most beautiful dog i’ve ever seen
*sees third dog* that is the most beautiful dog i’ve ever s
im prettier than 90% of these boring looking white girls with 3k notes but whatever. white mediocrity wins again
Female fish ‘gil-jjock-i’ tried to attaching eggs on the wall.
you can see little eggs inside her ventral fins.
i can’t believe quizilla is shutting down… now how am i supposed to find out what anime elemental girl i am or who my yu-gi-oh boyfriend is
[casually puts earlier date on assignment before turning it in to make it look like i’m not a procrastinating piece of shit]
I’ve received a lot of flack on the latest comic, especially on social media. Instead of trying to explain in various places I thought I would explain myself here in one place.
The first thing is that #202 is not a strip I would have done without 200 strips behind me. I…
You didn’t read anything I said, did you?
First, none of the illnesses you mentioned as examples actually have affecting personal relationships as an effect, as depression does (see http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_depressive_disorder ) so they are very poor things to compare with.
Second, if I have drawn something that many people have a shared experience of, including me if you read the article. If you are suggesting that our stories aren’t worth telling and will piss you off, then, not only should you not read our stories and instead focus on the whitewashed portrayals that give you your necessary sense of false comfort, but ask yourself why a comic that is based on someone’s true experience pisses you off so much. I think you’ll learn something about yourself if you pursue this latter option.
Third, just because you have an illness doesn’t give you carte blanche. If I had an illness that would make me punch people in the face occasionally, you bet people would want me to know about it and do something about it. Depression isn’t that severe but it has been known to destroy marriages, emotionally hurt other people and family, and even drive others to depression themselves. Depression is an illness that makes you hurt others emotionally. Understanding and acknowledging this is critical to your recovery, and knowing that is what put me on that road because I didn’t want to be that guy on the other side of the phone anymore.
Sure, you may feel that you have depression, you are going to hurt people, that’s the illness and you can’t do anything about it. But that’s small comfort for the people in our lives we hurt and damage. And acknowledging the pain we create goes a long way in making it better.