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I see Erin's getting her booze on. And my, what a cute dress she's wearing. Gotta wonder how Kratos takes to being pushed aside. Knowing the character, it seems reasonable that he's going to politely scoot over.

OfficialJab:
I think Critical Miss is on the border of leaving my feed. Trying a story was the first warning sign, but with relationships everything is gone. Also it's not about games. Who asked for this?

I'm not much of a writer, but even I know that it's a lot more fun to develop your characters than it is to make them the butt of jokes until the cows come home. I, for one, like the idea of Erin developing as a person, instead of just being a cynical game critic. We have enough of those on the Escapist.
However, I do agree that the non-canonical gaming comics are great. I hope that we get a nice balance between the two in the future.

I refer to my DS as a Gameboy. Because, to me, it sounds less pedantic and that's basically what a DS is. A glorified Gameboy.

not much happening this time, though I'm sure this is going some where good, knowing this comic, usually dose :D

Caramel Frappe:

thepyrethatburns:

Caramel Frappe:
Hopefully the guy doesn't take advantage of Erin. I've had enough of people doing that (her friend sleeping with her roommate for one thing.. then being thrown out. Yeah I haven't forgotten you know!)

Wouldn't Erin need to know where he lives so she can break into his house and throw a blunt object at his girlfriend's head first?

Hang on now, I will notify you that though her actions of throwing the Xbox was uncalled for, her friends are certainly what led her to do so. The guy watches as Erin and her roommate fight, then when he decides to finally stop it- the roommate insults Erin for her condition despite that the guy's the very reason she had that 'mental issue' in the first place.

Your post is incomplete.
-Erin breaks into Clutch's house with the intent of stealing or destroying his 360.
-As she is running around screaming, she comes on Mol and Clutch having their date night.
-She belittles Mol's choice in boyfriends in front of Clutch.
-They start pushing and Clutch does, at first, sit back.
-When it looks like it's getting serious, Clutch steps in.
-Mol, who is understandably frustrated (and Erin has given her plenty of reasons even before this. One example was taking Lil' Mol out shooting when Mol didn't want her shooting. There is not a single parent in the world who appreciates a "friend" undermining them in front of their kids.), does insult her.
Erin tries to cave in her skull with a 360.

Make no mistake. Erin has been taking advantage of her friends for quite some time and, this time, she crossed the line. If Clutch and Mol let her down at any point, it was when Mol didn't turn the car around and take Erin back to the hospital the moment she threw an invisible Peppy out the window. Mol chose to believe her friend when Erin said she couldn't take the hospital anymore and that she can handle it. Since then, we've seen that she hasn't been handling it but that makes Mol guilty of nothing but a bad judgement call.

Caramel Frappe:

Instead of them trying to help or understand her, they treat her like crap and even when she apologizes the guy just throws her out. No friend, no one should do that. Is it that hard to talk to someone or sit down with them? Is it that hard to not judge people and treat others like a human being?

Every so often, I forget how young a lot of Escapists are. A similar thing happened to me in college. I, my roommate, and two friends were hanging out in my dorm room. One, who had a history of provoking two, was doing it again. Two finally snapped and tried to put one's face through a computer monitor. We stopped them and threw them both out separately so two wouldn't jump one in the hall. One did try to apologize but we let him know that he had been deliberately trying to start something for months. (Not a word of this made it to an RA or other position of authority due to friendship.)

You say "No friend, no one should do that." I say, when felony-level assault takes place, she should be grateful that Clutch is a good enough friend to just throw her out instead of calling the cops. (Oddly enough, One did that to his roommate over a different altercation. Got his roommate kicked out of the dorms a month or two before finals.)

Caramel Frappe:

She deserves better I say, and if she was in my house stealing my Xbox and I caught her- I would of questioned her but then wanted to sit down and play a game alongside her cause you know.. she is my friend and I know her condition so it's best to bond that way.

I also forget the tendency of people to portray themselves as saints. I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and presume that you, at least, think you mean that. However, when you are actually in that situation, I would put money on you not saying "You broke into my house and tried to fracture my girlfriend's skull. Let's try to play a game on my probably broken 360 now."

Caramel Frappe:

Besides, you do not sleep with your friend's roommate. You just don't unless you talk it over with Erin cause otherwise it's going to be a hard situation for everyone.

What?

I must have missed the societal shift where someone has to ask a girl's roommate if they can date.

Unless the roommate is dating one of the two parties, it is none of the roommate's business if two of her friends want to date. Erin is not Mol's parent and, in no way, does Clutch have to clear anything with Erin before courting Mol.

At this point, you're really stretching to find a way to divert blame away from Erin. In many ways, this is actually quite belittling to both women and people with mental problems. "Oh, she can't take responsibility for her actions. She's just a girl." "We should treat her delicately as if she were a toddler. Her mental issues make her incapable of handling criticism of her actions." White knighting isn't always the best answer. Trying to portray Erin as a poor little waif who "is being taken advantage of" is intellectually dishonest.

ShadeDragon:

thepyrethatburns:
I always wonder why people do that. Why would you go to a bar if you just want to bury your nose in a electronic gizmo/book and have everyone leave you alone? The drinks are more expensive The music is worse. You're guaranteed that, at least, one person is going to try to talk to you even if you're not a woman.

Why not just drink at home?

In this case she just had a very embarrassing incident involving her roommate, being where she might see Mol again would probably be the last thing she wants.

Of course it might end up worse when she stumbles home drunk, but I can't say she thought that far.

I wasn't referring to Erin in particular. Just people in general who do that.

KingofallCosmos:
There is a difference. Just hope you'll never need it. ;)

My drinking days are long over, my friend. ^_^

Maybe. I still don't get it. When I did drink, if I was doing it at the bar, it was to get my social on. If I didn't feel like being social or just wanted to drink with a few people, I would drink at home. It just seems like a bizarre idea to go to a bar but still want everyone to leave you alone.

Did anyone else go aww reading the last panel?

thepyrethatburns:

KingofallCosmos:
There is a difference. Just hope you'll never need it. ;)

My drinking days are long over, my friend. ^_^

Maybe. I still don't get it. When I did drink, if I was doing it at the bar, it was to get my social on. If I didn't feel like being social or just wanted to drink with a few people, I would drink at home. It just seems like a bizarre idea to go to a bar but still want everyone to leave you alone.

Speaking for myself of course, it's especially when social frictions bother you. You go out to drink and not think about the people involved, just have non-conversations with people who are doing the same thing as you. And to get out of the house anyway ;)

OfficialJab:
I think Critical Miss is on the border of leaving my feed. Trying a story was the first warning sign, but with relationships everything is gone. Also it's not about games. Who asked for this?

Hey, don't look at me!

...I am terrible.

I just a had horrible thought. What if the guy here isn't real? Think about it.

Ho boy, Erin better beware of the beer goggles effect.

So... new quirky characters it is! Nice!

Damn been spending too much time on facebook... now I want to 'like' people's posts.

I loved the face on Kratos xD. Too bad you're not going The Shining route. I would have loved to see Erin go crazy.-er.

My new character alert is blaring. KLAXXON! KLAXXON!

Caramel Frappe:
Hopefully the guy doesn't take advantage of Erin. I've had enough of people doing that (her friend sleeping with her roommate for one thing.. then being thrown out. Yeah I haven't forgotten you know!)

She broke into his house, fought her roommate (while pantsless), and then threw a 360 at the wall narrowly missing her friend. That's grounds for calling the cops for most people, throwing her out was the nicest thing he could have done at that point. Plus its hardly taking advantage of her if her friend hooks up with her roommate, its not like they were romantically involved at all.

Imp Emissary:

You said it AbstractStream! I don't care how many fancy letters or numbers you put in front of it, or behind it. SP, DS, DS3D, ABC123, or whatever the next jumble of meaningless junk is! If it's made by Nintendo, can be held in your hands while using it, and it plays games. It. Is. A Game Boy.

Yeah! You said it too, brother! image

Imp Emissary:

The all-new Chevy Sonic isn't new anymore, dammit!

xD I wasn't expecting that. The way you threw it in there is just downright hilarious. I got a good laugh :D

TechTim:
he could almost pass for link: green shirt, green hat, blond hair, total d-bag but it cant be him tho everyone knows he's a mute

Well ESCUUUUSSE ME PRINCESS!

"It's called 'Attack of the Invasive Asshole Who Can't Take a Hint.' I think you'd really like it."

oh, snap!

Huh...this from the woman who once lamented that she couldn't find a boyfriend. Interesting :)

OfficialJab:
I think Critical Miss is on the border of leaving my feed. Trying a story was the first warning sign, but with relationships everything is gone. Also it's not about games. Who asked for this?

BOYCOTT!

seriously though I like it

Sitting on Kratos' lap eh? Well, the Greek's were known to be a bit adventurous I suppose.

Solo-Wing:

TechTim:
he could almost pass for link: green shirt, green hat, blond hair, total d-bag but it cant be him tho everyone knows he's a mute

Well ESCUUUUSSE ME PRINCESS!

YOU SHUT UP, LINKS NEVER TALKED
*fingers in ears*
LALALALALALALALALA

Robert Ewing:
Sitting on Kratos' lap eh? Well, the Greek's were known to be a bit adventurous I suppose.

He should be careful, when Spartans* play gay chicken, they play for keeps.

Why are we supposed to like Erin again? She's kind of a constant sociopathic bitch at literally all times. I mean, go to a friends house and try to steal their console because they're not hanging around with you, huck it at their head and antagonize them till they throw you out, then viciously rebut someone who actually does want to spend time with you? Craaaaazy.

Everyone's saying she's blushing over that guy, and while I would like that better for the D'AWWWWWWWWWWWW factor, the first time I read it it just seemed like she was trying to get him to fuck off.

Piecewise:
Why are we supposed to like Erin again? She's kind of a constant sociopathic bitch at literally all times. I mean, go to a friends house and try to steal their console because they're not hanging around with you, huck it at their head and antagonize them till they throw you out, then viciously rebut someone who actually does want to spend time with you? Craaaaazy.

I always found she was a character I could really relate to.

Is that bad?

Anyone else jealous?
Screw that Link motherfucker... actually bad phrasing.

A Raging Emo:

Piecewise:
Why are we supposed to like Erin again? She's kind of a constant sociopathic bitch at literally all times. I mean, go to a friends house and try to steal their console because they're not hanging around with you, huck it at their head and antagonize them till they throw you out, then viciously rebut someone who actually does want to spend time with you? Craaaaazy.

I always found she was a character I could really relate to.

Is that bad?

I don't know if it's bad, but I can say you're not the only one.

At first I thought she was being too hard on him... then he called an NDS a gameboy.

Piecewise:
Why are we supposed to like Erin again? She's kind of a constant sociopathic bitch at literally all times. I mean, go to a friends house and try to steal their console because they're not hanging around with you, huck it at their head and antagonize them till they throw you out, then viciously rebut someone who actually does want to spend time with you? Craaaaazy.

This man has it right. What an unlikable character. The comic is really on its stride when it's about video game commentary and such, but the more we delve into it's flagship character, the less I like her.

Wow...you people are terrifying!

It's a comic strip (and not a very funny one either)
You guys are acting like this is somehow real life.

"Erin's looking very cute today"

"Aw, come on, Erin... don't be like that... Hey, listen!"

"Hopefully the guy doesn't take advantage of Erin. I've had enough of people doing that (her friend sleeping with her roommate for one thing.. then being thrown out. Yeah I haven't forgotten you know!) Still, Erin looks very cute and made me smile. She's an awesome person and I will continue to watch these comics in hopes to see how she develops overtime in character."

Complimenting a cartoon character is a very very strange thing to do.
Do you read your DC comics and say "mmm...Batman, you are looking a bit fat in this panel. Oh, don't worry, you lost the weight in the next one. Now you look sexy."?

You are all strangely detached from reality. Perhaps you are the kind of people who get upset over soap operas. I don't know.

Clearly I should leave before I am infected by this insanity.
Enjoy!

Third time this week I've been checking for an update. When does Critical Miss update anyway?

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