Me reading comics on Tumblr!
Probably cry to you, Carl, and Mike. I love watching this stuff, but the crap they were giving to that dude was uncalled for. It’s like you said, on the Internet context just doesn’t matter. Once the mob smells blood it’s a witch hunt till they have their corpse. Source: kaileighblue
Man I feel bad for the guy that does Gunnerkrigg Court. Watching this drama unfold over a misunderstood movie quote is painful. It’s like I want to tell the story since I follow him on twitter but I’m not really in the fandom and don’t want to clog up my tumblr with that.
It’s just part of the…
How to Interact with Lazy People — A Helpful Guide
this is cute but i can’t get around the most obvious implication invoked by the parodying of the popular tumblr “how to interact with X people with Y problems” informational comic style
that implication being that those kinds of comics, which usually try to explain certain mental health problems and give some loose guidance about how to best interact with people suffering with those problems, are simply endorsing “laziness”. there’s a broadside here against the perceived “social justice warrior” image of tumblr (“how can i interact with them without oppressing them?”) that for me is just too close to saying “I wish all these people with ~problems~ would just stop being so lazy and pull themselves together, and tumblr comics are all enabling their behaviour and shit. depression aint real lol”)
obviously if i’m misreading the language and intention of the comic (not that authorial intention means jack shit really; words say what they say no matter what you want them to say) then fine. But given the direct concordance with the language and visual idiom of “how to help people with X problem” tumblr comics I’m struggling to find an alternative reading that makes any kind of sense
I thought exactly that as well, and basically only my perhaps-misguided assumption that the author-artist isn’t that much of a dillhole made me dismiss it as just hamfisted and unfunny, so really, the assumption that this is not a load of finger pointing blamey bullshit is running on the fumes of hope.
it’s basically that. i was with it for a bit but then its intent became clear when it brought in ‘microaggressions’
like how can you comedy mans be under any impression that parodies of the ‘typical sjw’ is any kind of rich wellspring of incisive comedy? it’s the most obvious thing ever. they try loud aggression. they try demure conciliation. (sidenote - this exactly demonstrates the counterpoint for people who insist others should moderate their tone, you still get shit on) it’s peppered with jargon as, obviously, it’s useful to have a word, and even heaven forbid a neologism, instead of a repeated explanation of a shared experience. either way, they become visible, and that’s all some people require before lobbing the cheap shots
agouti-rex confirmed as much with his response to rfnr. I knew agouti was a bit of a salty bloke but I didn’t think he was this much of an asshole. Worst of all now we’ll probably be treated to him fellating himself for getting some “social justice warriors” “up in arms” (when really it’s less being offended and more like, “fucking really?”) because only no-fun silly-heads could ever have a problem with anything!
I do have to commend him on his meta-laziness re: low hanging fruit that’s already been picked over by every other edgy funny person. His self congratulatory nature is probably the most offensive thing.
You midjudge me, people. I WAS being an asshole because I just gotta be me, but I was mostly trying to make an amusing self-deprecating comic about my own laziness and rib terrible Tumblr comics, because I’ve never seen a Tumblr comic that offered anything more substancial than REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. I was worried that people would interpret it as dismissing the existance of mental health problems period or thinking it was kind of reactionary BOOTSTRAPS comment rather than mocking insubstancial Tumblr fluff, but I went ahead with the problem of laziness because I AM LAZY and that is a problem I have. This is all drawn from life, people!
I wish there was a way to respond to people without reblogging the whole thing back to my Tumblr again. There probably is a way, but I’m too lazy to find it.
I… I have to reblog this for the comments. It’s so beautifully Tumblr I can hardly stand it. I’m practically vibrating with delight. When people ask me why I love Mike I can just point to this now.Source: agoutirex