Erin Stout, Seductress

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Boyninja616:

Jokes aside, I do find some Scouser accents remarkably similar to Welsh accents (Even Cardiff and South Wales ones), Caernarfon in particular. I also now have an image of an Italian man coming home and going "Y'alright maaaaa".

That's nothing. My flatmate is also a teacher and she's Irish. Listening to the kids repeat everything in an Irish accent cracks me up. Purrrrrple Horrrrrse

Boyninja616:
To answer your question, it depends on the context. If it is an invitation, then that sort of inane language is reluctantly welcomed, as I seem unable to grasp subtlety or just deal with it in an awkward fashion. If she just wants to talk about it as if it were some sort of household pet, then I suspect most men would actually leave the conversation altogether. I would probably stand there and nod my head occasionally but, alas, no female has seen fit to talk about their lady parts to me, in any context.

Can you hear that? It's pretty quiet.... you sure you can't hear it? It sounds like... yes, I think it is... It's the world's smallest violin playing just for you! If you ever have the misfortune to walk in on female friends talking about 'their lady parts' you might think differently!

I just think the 'v' word has a cold, almost medical feel to it. I can't imagine ever using it in a 'romantic' (read: slutty) way.

If I had to guess I would assume that he turned her down because 3 or 4 strips ago she called a meaningful tidbit from his childhood "fucking lame". She is real smooth. ;)

Azuaron:
"Hello. I'm crazy. Not like, 'Your Mom is car-AZY,' but, 'We the jury find the defendant.'

Wanna bang?"

Win

OT: Guess he didn't know just how drunk she actually was. Can't really see another reason he'd make the first move, then turn her down.

mike1921:

Imp Emissary:

rolfwesselius:

Well according to many laws you cant consent while drunk and any sex without consent is rape.
So yeah......

Yeah, and according to a few laws pizza can be legally called a vegetable. That doesn't make it true.

There is a big difference between getting a drunk person to have sex with you by asking/agreeing to sex, and making them have sex while they are unconscious.

Not saying if you go out getting people drunk with the intention to get them to have sex with you won't/shouldn't get you in trouble, but at that point unless you were very drunk too it would be a bit dumb to blame the other person.

You don't have to obey something blindly. Not even laws. As long as you use common sense, you should be able to tell right from wrong.

But that's not a legal defense you could use to keep off the sex offender registry or keep out of jail. It's not like he has a reason to trust her either

Never said it would get you out of it. Look if a person while drunk can agree to sex, be awake & aware enough to actually participate in aforementioned sex, and if they later can say that they were raped even though the other person didn't force/drug them then yeah. We should probably change that law to be a bit more specific. However, I doubt that this is really the case. If it is.......well people could just set a personal rule for themselves to not have sex with drunk people.

CRAP!! Pardon me for a bit I just saw a spelling error of mine.

Hollyday:

Boyninja616:

Jokes aside, I do find some Scouser accents remarkably similar to Welsh accents (Even Cardiff and South Wales ones), Caernarfon in particular. I also now have an image of an Italian man coming home and going "Y'alright maaaaa".

That's nothing. My flatmate is also a teacher and she's Irish. Listening to the kids repeat everything in an Irish accent cracks me up. Purrrrrple Horrrrrse

Boyninja616:
To answer your question, it depends on the context. If it is an invitation, then that sort of inane language is reluctantly welcomed, as I seem unable to grasp subtlety or just deal with it in an awkward fashion. If she just wants to talk about it as if it were some sort of household pet, then I suspect most men would actually leave the conversation altogether. I would probably stand there and nod my head occasionally but, alas, no female has seen fit to talk about their lady parts to me, in any context.

Can you hear that? It's pretty quiet.... you sure you can't hear it? It sounds like... yes, I think it is... It's the world's smallest violin playing just for you! If you ever have the misfortune to walk in on female friends talking about 'their lady parts' you might think differently!

I just think the 'v' word has a cold, almost medical feel to it. I can't imagine ever using it in a 'romantic' (read: slutty) way.

Ha! I own the World's smallest Violin! I care not for your impudent attempts to mislead me.

Saying "The V Word" is similar to saying the 'p' word. It's cold and certainly clinical but preferable (In my view) to referring to it by using the 'c' word, in much the same way I wouldn't want a woman to refer to her bits as that other 'c' word. Just sounds overly dirty and far too horny. I am a scholar and a gentleman, and I will only tolerate proper employment of launguage, by jove.

Out of curiosity, how would you, as a woman, refer to it in 'romantic/slutty' conversation?

Boyninja616:

Out of curiosity, how would you, as a woman, refer to it in 'romantic/slutty' conversation?

If the imbetweeners has taught me anything, it's that there's only one word for that certain area, and it starts with 'c' and ends in 'lunge'.

Honestly though, I don't find the 'c' word (the actual one)offensive if used to talk about anatomy as opposed to an insult. If James McAvoy can say it then clearly it's ok.

Hollyday:

Boyninja616:

Out of curiosity, how would you, as a woman, refer to it in 'romantic/slutty' conversation?

If the imbetweeners has taught me anything, it's that there's only one word for that certain area, and it starts with 'c' and ends in 'lunge'.

Honestly though, I don't find the 'c' word (the actual one)offensive if used to talk about anatomy as opposed to an insult. If James McAvoy can say it then clearly it's ok.

I am so turned on right now.

/Deadpan

Then there's the 'porn' way of saying it; referring to the slang term of a popular household pet.

Although, let's face it. If a guy is in a situation where the topic is drifting to this, I think his mind will be on other things.

Not that I would know

Get on Erin going all Kawaii /)^3^(\

'Oh my god, guys, this is so serious, Erin isn't a celibate, insecure princess in need of rescuing, this is so bad.'

It's fiction. About a person. A person the author is trying to make genuine and believable. She has flaws and she has drunken one night stands, just like any of you.

The Last Melon:
I have to agree with all the people that want this storyline to end. It's starting to get a little bit painful, now, and not just because it isn't funny; I don't really find anything compelling about this situation that makes me want to read more. If I wanted relationship angst I'd go read Questionable Content.

I'm also a little bit disappointed by Erin's conduct in a potentially romantic situation. The "nervous, socially awkward gamer" is so overplayed with either gender that it's incredibly uninteresting. I would've enjoyed seeing a more confident approach to the situation.

How is 'I am interested in sex with you' not a confident approach? You'd be pretty hard pressed to call that coy.

Are you kidding, that line would totally work on me :P Im not good and subtle hints.

Ryank1908:

The Last Melon:
I'm also a little bit disappointed by Erin's conduct in a potentially romantic situation. The "nervous, socially awkward gamer" is so overplayed with either gender that it's incredibly uninteresting. I would've enjoyed seeing a more confident approach to the situation.

How is 'I am interested in sex with you' not a confident approach? You'd be pretty hard pressed to call that coy.

I was going to post roughly what you just did, but now you've saved me a few minutes! Thank you.

Biodeamon:
awwww, i had mood music set up and everything...

Ten hours?! ... That's a lot of sax.
You see what I did there.

Boyninja616:

Ha! I own the World's smallest Violin! I care not for your impudent attempts to mislead me.

Oh yeah? Well... I AM the world's smallest violin! Twist ending!

How the f*** did he say no? Is she had asked me I'd quote Daniel Bryan "Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes"

Scrustle:
I haven't really liked Erin's character in these past few strips. I mean how long has she known this guy? A few minutes? I can't see it being any longer than a few hours, and she wants to do this guy. Classy. I would have the same reaction to her as this random guy did if I was in the same situation. Although I wouldn't have done a lot of the other things he did, so I wouldn't be in that situation in the first place any way.

But I really like the attempt to build a longer deeper narrative with Erin's character and problems instead of just using them as a punch line. I'm interested to see where this goes.

Granted, she's apparently balls-off-the-walls drunk. Maybe. I'm kind of indifferent towards it.

poiumty:
Goddamnit, I was promised gags and I got this shitty storyline. What an awful webcomic, promising things and not sticking to them.

I want my money back. I'm boycotting Critical Miss. And why do I have to be always online to read this, huh? IT'S NOT EVEN MULTIPLAYER

Sure it is! You can read it together on the same computer! Besides, it's important for them to prevent people from pirating this comic, each time someone does costs them a total of 0$, and that's money that could be used in the real-money auction house that this comic provides.

Although I am also disappointed in the direction they're going recently, I hope they dump this guy ASAP so they can get back to the good stuff! :)

Not... THAT good stuff...

blackrave:
Funny enough I had similar situation.
Cute drunk girl, blunt attempt of having sex with anyone.
I may hate people, but in this moment I stepped in and lead her to my place.
After some massage (I convinced her that it is part of foreplay) she passed out, and I spent that night on the floor.
Next morning during breakfast I explained her what happened, she said "thanks" and left (and I never met her or heard from her again)

And this whole situation sucks.
I feel bad because I wanted to have sex with her
But if I've had sex with her I would feel bad about exploiting her
Ignoring this situation altogether also wasn't an option, because I would feel like jerk for not helping her
A lose-lose-lose situation :(

SIR I salute ye and tip my hat to REAL man!
Don' be sad as someone already said you should do as you believe and I bet all of us here hope you'll get repaid for your standing. ;)

Renegade-pizza:
Why thank you dashing sir, but I must disagree with your argument and splendifically state that I have enjoyed the last few worded images of this fine lady and her fictitious companions. Also, if you do not cease your trolling as the common folk would put it, I will be forced to engage in intercourse with your grandmother. Indeed!

I MUST say I find it most relieving that I get to share my predicament of liking said chain of events. If I may I would certainly love to applaud your witty... Awww who am I kiddin here? I got a headache from all this fancy talk I tells ya that so my hat is off to ya for the masterful implementation. :D

OT(Am I using this correctly?): Personally I don' get why ppl don' like this arc. SURE they have a different taste and as such they don' like it if stories make 180 on themselves in setting or mood as much as I do, but to outright call out on it not being ONLY about one set of themes...

Ryank1908:
It's fiction. About a person. A person the author is trying to make genuine and believable. She has flaws and she has drunken one night stands, just like any of you.

AHH yeah Rya here just made a great point so I shouldn't repeat it myself. :)

Azuaron:
"Hello. I'm crazy. Not like, 'Your Mom is car-AZY,' but, 'We the jury find the defendant.'

Wanna bang?"

But, as everyone who's ever visited Reddit knows, you don't stick your dick in crazy.

1) Love the Titus reference.
2) A lesson best not learned from life. Take it from me.

Still not clear enough, Erin. You want my what to go where now?

Captcha: love me

I'm sorry captcha but I'm taken...and you're starting to creep me out.

Xan Krieger:
How the f*** did he say no?

Obviously he read the article that told him "Don't stick it in the crazy".

This is a definite low in the current storyline. Interestingly enough, this seems to be the comic thread with the most posts of the lot.

I don't mind relationship stuff, just this feels ...lacking. Basically a bad joke with a cliffhanger.

I started to enjoy this series a lot more now there is an actual story instead of just random ideas. Keep it up.

Sixcess:
I love Erin's expression in the 4th panel. Did she learn her seduction technique from Leisure Suit Larry?

(Better him than Kratos, I guess.)

true, but

Talk about pandering to the fans. ^^

Don't worry, he'll wait until soberness has been restored.

Imp Emissary:

Yeah. It can really suck to know right from wrong, and know that you "have" to do the right thing. Honestly, if you can just give up your soul and do what ever it takes to get what you want, you'll go farther than one might think. However, you still have to live with yourself after.

It is better to just do what you believe is right most of the time, and hope to be repaid for past deeds. Not saying that your day will undoubtedly come, but best you look back on life and be regretful of bad things you didn't get to rather than the good you didn't do.

Hope you get repaid!
Unless you couldn't care less about such things.

Gaboris:

SIR I salute ye and tip my hat to REAL man!
Don' be sad as someone already said you should do as you believe and I bet all of us here hope you'll get repaid for your standing. ;)

Thanks for your kind words, but that doesn't change the fact that my personal life is non-existent, and with such behavior it will remain non-existent for a really long time :(
And no matter how often I tell my self to seize the opportunity, I keep acting like that

Anyway I'm interested in finding out where this story line will lead

captcha: cream and sugar
(oh captcha, you are so wrong)

Hexenwolf:

poiumty:
Goddamnit, I was promised gags and I got this shitty storyline. What an awful webcomic, promising things and not sticking to them.

I want my money back. I'm boycotting Critical Miss. And why do I have to be always online to read this, huh? IT'S NOT EVEN MULTIPLAYER

I love you. I just wanted you to know that. Feel the love.

I'm feeling, like, so much love right now.

She would have had me at "I'm interested. In sex. With you." However, she started overselling it with the whole penis party thing, and lost me completely when she said "vagina". (Protip: Sounding like a gynecologist is kind of a turnoff.)

Well Erin blew it again...god her video game characters are complete cockblock. Grab an Otome Game or something like that would you Erin?

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I dont understand what you are trying to say Erin, can you explain it a bit more?

Erin Stout: "hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my vagina, so bang me maybe?"

See if she would have worded it like that. I think this little story would have had a happier ending. :P

Fasckira:

Scrustle:
I haven't really liked Erin's character in these past few strips. I mean how long has she known this guy? A few minutes? I can't see it being any longer than a few hours, and she wants to do this guy.

She is drunk, remember. Shes been under a bucket load of stress lately, she has constant visions of video game characters and has got drunk (a process which will have made her feel more depressed). Suddenly, this good looking guy comes along, battles through her initial cold attitude to still show interest in her... I'd say her reaction is pretty much spot on for her character.

And still not the worst decision she's made recently...

I have a feeling Kratos is gonna offer some more advice...

Ryank1908:
A person the author is trying to make genuine and believable.

And failing pretty badly at it.

She has flaws and she has drunken one night stands, just like any of you.

I don't think the problem is with Erin having a drunken one-night stand. I think the problem is that this is all starting to seem a bit creepy author-insert fantasy. It's trying to portray a sexual encounter the way they're depicted in dating sims, where women are initially violently opposed to you but if you are patient and passively listen to them yammer on about their problems you unlock the sex achievement.

Personally, I thought the past gimmick of this comic (ordinary woman sees video game characters everywhere) was funny enough as it is. Suddenly trying to be serious and grab attention with "Oh, she want's to have sex! Isn't she naughty and edgy?!" seems like it should be on a list of things webcomic authors should avoid.

How is 'I am interested in sex with you' not a confident approach? You'd be pretty hard pressed to call that coy.

When it follows pages and pages of outright hostility toward the guy simply for showing up and then goes through such an abrupt about-face it suggests pretty unpleasant things about Erin's sanity for a start. "And not in a tee-hee I see video characters isn't that wacky!" kind of way.

I can't wait until The Name Game gets back to regular, full-color updates. Now that comic knows how to have romantic tension while keeping a consistent tone and above all, remaining entertaining.

poiumty:
I want my money back. I'm boycotting Critical Miss. And why do I have to be always online to read this, huh? IT'S NOT EVEN MULTIPLAYER

Right-click
Save Image as
...
Offline mode!

You can even mod it if you want. You need to be online to download patches though, and the patching software is a bit clunky

Oh Erin... maybe the guy will agree out of pity if this goes on any further.

Scrustle:
I haven't really liked Erin's character in these past few strips. I mean how long has she known this guy? A few minutes? I can't see it being any longer than a few hours, and she wants to do this guy. Classy.

>implying that it's wrong for women to engage in random sex.

Are you some kind of prude? The standards and rules our society applies to human relations are completely arbitrary. In truth, there's nothing wrong with random sex. If anything, I respect Erin's character more now because she has the guts to just ask for something when she wants it, even if it's something the mainstream sexist society might frown upon.

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