Pep Talk

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felbot:
ok i am confused now, are you telling me that guy is the bad guy now? you were making him out as a really nice guy who didn't rape people when they were drunk and now hes bad?

Just because you don't bone a barely-conscious woman doesn't mean you're a nice guy. It just means you're not a rapist. I would never take advantage of a drunk girl (unless we're both drunk, in which case she's taking as much advantage of me as I am of her), but that doesn't make me a nice guy. During a debate I can be quite a prick, like that time I bullied a grown man into admitting he doesn't understand simple math.

But yes, in spite of the points I just made, I agree with you. This guy was established as a nice dude who only had the best of intentions towards Erin, and now they're ragging on him. I don't think that's right. Don't get the audience completely on his side and then out of nowhere tell us he's the enemy now. I hope that's not the author's long-term intent here.

It doesn't really bother me but if i remember correctly wasn't this comic once about games, not sanity?

Damn, little Erin packs a mean punch.

Clearing the Eye:

RvLeshrac:

Clearing the Eye:
Erin is totally a lesbian.

I demand a female love interest.

Well, there's Erin.

The ultimate form of wincest.

I approve.

Isnt it technically uhh.. Self gratification? Not Incest.

Nikolaz72:

Clearing the Eye:

RvLeshrac:

Well, there's Erin.

The ultimate form of wincest.

I approve.

Isnt it technically uhh.. Self gratification? Not Incest.

It's not self gratification, because while the same person, they exist somewhat separately.

Clearing the Eye:

Nikolaz72:

Clearing the Eye:
The ultimate form of wincest.

I approve.

Isnt it technically uhh.. Self gratification? Not Incest.

It's not self gratification, because while the same person, they exist somewhat separately.

I would say it was on the grounds that it is the same person.. But we could always meet halfway and agree that its both <_<...

tbh I begin to wonder why this even came up.

Good, go all Kratonic on is his ass, Erin! And good on you for realizing that turning to white knight figures to try and circumvent the problem doesn't help solve it. With the power of two Erin combined, and the tactical tutorage of a tag-team of titanic characters, nothing can stop you!

Also, love the bit at the end about young Erin's views on boys.

Incidentally, sure is a lot of "talk to your kid self" stuff on the internet this week.

Well, I think this is going pretty well. Aside from all the mortal danger obviously.
I can't believe nobody is asking what happend to Erin's mom.

Moonlight Butterfly:
I love this storyline and the word 'chode' xD I want to see what happens the 'meanwhiles' are getting frustrating lol.

I liked your disclaimer. It was nice of you to add that. It can very much contribute to depression when people tell you to get over it.

I have struggled with clinical depression for a long time and it turns out I have actually got something seriously physically wrong with me too (that can worsen mental symptoms) that I have had from when I was teen. So people who told me I was faker and lazy and to get over it feel a bit stupid now I'll bet...

The last time I saw my inner child I was in a dream chasing her around a high tech skyscraper in which various experiments were being conducted. Not entirely sure what that means...

Two things. 1. What is a "chode"? It sounds familiar...

2. Your dream is interesting. I guess you could say that it may reflect you trying (subconsciously or consciously) to remain in contact with your inner child (generally a time of happiness and innocence) in a world where technology is overtaking much of the world, including your own life....... Or maybe you ate something weird/had to much pizza/candy/something before bed. There really is no way to know (at least right now), with 100% certainty, what that could all mean. So take that interpretation for what it is. Just an interpretation.

Also, the people telling you to just get over your depression were ignorant. The terrible thing about mental illness treatment is that, while we have come a LONG way from just putting a hole in the head of the patient (Trepanning), most of the time when the illness is bad enough that medication/psychological treatment exercises arn't showing any progress, there is very little that can be done, and that is very disheartening for the doctor&especially the patient.

Sometimes we just don't have the means to effectively treat an illness, and nothing can be done by the doctors or patients. This is true in both physical and mental health. However, I like to think that we get more victories than defeats, and with technology advancing we may soon be able to do so much more than we are currently able to help people with illnesses. I mean can you imagine going back just 100 or 50 years, and saying that some people with certain illnesses could gain an improved quality of life if we removed half their brain? Anyone that would ever do that would probably get laughed out of all medical fields.

Clearing the Eye:
Erin is the Captcha?

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OH LAWD.

Now, we just need Zoe Castillo to show up, and the transformation will be complete.

(If you actually get this reference, you get all the cookies.)

Thank you Cory and Grey for the caveat at the end of the comic.

"just like mother"?

do i sense some backstory there?

Instead of punching them in the tits, you could educate them.... A thought....

Belated:

felbot:
ok i am confused now, are you telling me that guy is the bad guy now? you were making him out as a really nice guy who didn't rape people when they were drunk and now hes bad?

Just because you don't bone a barely-conscious woman doesn't mean you're a nice guy. It just means you're not a rapist. I would never take advantage of a drunk girl (unless we're both drunk, in which case she's taking as much advantage of me as I am of her), but that doesn't make me a nice guy. During a debate I can be quite a prick, like that time I bullied a grown man into admitting he doesn't understand simple math.

But yes, in spite of the points I just made, I agree with you. This guy was established as a nice dude who only had the best of intentions towards Erin, and now they're ragging on him. I don't think that's right. Don't get the audience completely on his side and then out of nowhere tell us he's the enemy now. I hope that's not the author's long-term intent here.

I don't think little Erin's gripe is that Tris is a bad guy. I can think of two reasons why she's shitting on him: Either she doesn't like that he's trying to scare Erin into someone she knows she's not (tolerable) and would rather her keep being untolerable than a liar OR she doesn't like that he's trying to help her and fix a problem for her that Erin can solve herself by being Erin.

Either way, I too don't really buy that he's a chode either. Or if he is, Erin was being the bigger one.

Little Erin is Sonic the Hedgehog?
..
....

>_<

seems legit

There was a lull in the middle but this arc is picking back up! Looking forward to some sort of resolution soon.

"Just like mom"? I don't recall it ever being implied that Erin's family had a history of mental illness. I had thought this was all the result of the accident. Interesting. Also, Kid Erin is so full of win.

Belated:

felbot:
ok i am confused now, are you telling me that guy is the bad guy now? you were making him out as a really nice guy who didn't rape people when they were drunk and now hes bad?

Just because you don't bone a barely-conscious woman doesn't mean you're a nice guy. It just means you're not a rapist. I would never take advantage of a drunk girl (unless we're both drunk, in which case she's taking as much advantage of me as I am of her), but that doesn't make me a nice guy. During a debate I can be quite a prick, like that time I bullied a grown man into admitting he doesn't understand simple math.

But yes, in spite of the points I just made, I agree with you. This guy was established as a nice dude who only had the best of intentions towards Erin, and now they're ragging on him. I don't think that's right. Don't get the audience completely on his side and then out of nowhere tell us he's the enemy now. I hope that's not the author's long-term intent here.

Well, in Kid Erin's defense, he did shove Erin out a window. That is pretty bad. I don't care how good your intentions are, when you place a person's life in danger to make a point, you're going a bit too far.

That being said, I think this is supposed to be misdirected anger. Kid Erin just told Erin that this guy is her enemy. You've never known a person to get angry at someone else, claiming they were harming them or in the wrong, when it wasn't true?

Haha! "Chode." That's one word that needs to be used more often.

Nobody in this comic knows how to deal with crazy people. Guy and Inner Erin both have good intentions that will pave their way to hell.

By the way, if you want the right to be physically violent to random people, random people have the right to hang you upside down of a window.

Imp Emissary:

What is a "chode"? It sounds familiar...

A chode is a penis that's wider than it is longer. At least that's the definition I've been given.

Clearing the Eye:

Nikolaz72:

Clearing the Eye:
The ultimate form of wincest.

I approve.

Isnt it technically uhh.. Self gratification? Not Incest.

It's not self gratification, because while the same person, they exist somewhat separately.

Either way I want to see it happen

TopazFusion:

lacktheknack:
Now, we just need Zoe Castillo to show up, and the transformation will be complete.

(If you actually get this reference, you get all the cookies.)

I'm a little rusty on my Longest Journey lore, but you're suggesting that Erin can take control of electronic devices the same way Faith was able to in Dreamfall.
Did I get the reference?

[applause and ALL the cookies go to you]

MDSnowman:

felbot:
ok i am confused now, are you telling me that guy is the bad guy now? you were making him out as a really nice guy who didn't rape people when they were drunk and now hes bad?

Well he IS a virtual stranger who has taken it upon himself to stage a freakin' intervention (and one that can possibly end with him dropping her a couple of stories onto concrete if his arms get tired). That takes the mindset of thinking you know what's right for a stranger, and being so sure of it you'd put their life in peril.

Taken from that perspective that guy is kinda a self righteous dick.

on the other hand, he IS doing it to help her, albeit through misguided methods and/or motivations, his intention is benevolent.

CAPTCHA: lunch tuesday

DVS BSTrD:

Captcha:tastes like chicken
YOU BETTER NOT EAT MY FREAKING POST!

will somebody feed the bloody thing?

TopazFusion:

lacktheknack:
[applause and ALL the cookies go to you]

Yay!

I must confess, I never played The Longest Journey, but Dreamfall remains one of my favorite games.
I'm still bitter that there was no closure at the end, and there doesn't appear to be a sequel anywhere on the horizon.

Tornquist statet, that he want/will work on a sequel, when The Secret World is released. (which it is now!) and play the prequel! Dreamfall without TLJ is like chess without the white party.
http://www.ragnartornquist.com/journal/2012/1/1/twentytwelve.html

1.Jan 2012:
And what's ahead? That's too early to say, but rest assured that I haven't, and will not, leave The Longest Journey and Dreamfall fans in the dark forever. Chapters is going to happen, and hopefully this year you'll know when and how.

EDIT: Nevermind, can't be bothered.

Denamic:

canadamus_prime:
No fair! I want to talk to my inner child!

It's overrated.
Mine just fries ants, which I wish he'd stop doing, and look at porn.

Mine just keeps telling me to kill people.

Biodeamon:
"just like mother"?

do i sense some backstory there?

If this comic goes through cerebus syndrome I swear to god I will tp the artists house.

Hemlet:

Imp Emissary:

What is a "chode"? It sounds familiar...

A chode is a penis that's wider than it is longer. At least that's the definition I've been given.

One shudders to imagine the circumstances under which this word was invented.

My inner child tells me to burn things.

Also he is WAAAAAAAAY to prominent for a 16 year old to have

I'm note sure what this has to do with her mum's illness. Erin is suffering from brain damage from a traffic accident. It'll either go away on it's own as her brain heals, or it won't.

So, you're defying the Holywood cliché of mental illness being something that can be overcome by willpower by way of using the Holywood cliché of mental being something that can be overcome by willpower. Makes sense.

Only a complete shitrag would tell a blind person to "suck it up and learn to see," yet telling someone with clinical depression to "get over it" isn't considered grounds for a punch in the tits, which is infuriating.

You are my favorite person in the world for this.

I said it once and I'll say it again: Little Erin is Toph.

Moonlight Butterfly:

I have struggled with clinical depression for a long time and it turns out I have actually got something seriously physically wrong with me too (that can worsen mental symptoms) that I have had from when I was teen. So people who told me I was faker and lazy and to get over it feel a bit stupid now I'll bet...

As a fellow sufferer, I can tell you that they definitely do NOT feel stupid. They feel that the doctors who told you that are stupid, because people hate to admit they're wrong. They will accuse every other person of being wrong before they will admit that they themselves are wrong. It doesn't matter how many doctors agree, they will keep thinking that you are a lazy faker because that's what's true in their head.

And the more this happens, the more you'll hate humanity for not recognizing that there is something wrong with you beyond your control, and the more you hate humanity, the more depressed you'll get, until you hit rock-bottom and just ignore everyone who talks to you. It's actually a bit like being emotionally bullied--eventually you build up a resistance and your burning hate cools into a little hate-neutron-star that becomes bitter until you realize that nobody is worth the effort of being a good person.

Or maybe that's just me.

One thing I have learned (from My Little Pony, as a matter of fact) is that if you force yourself to be happy, it won't get RID of depression, but it can help it be less crippling. So, the advice they give you doesn't WORK, but it does HELP. Somewhat. It'll still suck, though.

And here I've gone and written three paragraphs without an on-topic section. Better write one before I get flagged.

OT: Thanks for the disclaimer, but I was pretty sure that the advice here was related to Mr. Evil Feminist, not her mental illness. If you make her HALLUCINATIONS go away with her childhood self telling her to man up, I'll be put out, but if she just socks this guy in the jaw... that's not overcoming mental illness through willpower, that's putting a douchebag in his place. And yeah, at this point, I'm pretty sure he's doing this to manipulate her, whether HE knows it or not.

uncanny474:
And yeah, at this point, I'm pretty sure he's doing this to manipulate her, whether HE knows it or not.

Interesting, but for what purpose?

TopazFusion:
So we've had Meanwhile 1 and Meanwhile 2.
The next one will be Meanwhile: Brotherhood, followed by Meanwhile: Revelations, right?

Genius.
The DLC for each will be half-decent, with M:R being not so good...

When your "humourful gaming webcomic" needs to apparently make a Post Scriptum to explain how you handled the issue of mental illness, it means you're doing something wrong. That is, the "humourful", the "gaming" parts, at least.

Eh, but I'm one of the few complainers who keeps writing to lament the loss of a good comic here. All the other ones just stopped reading it.

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