Excuses

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greyden:
I like that the Before has an earlier hair design for Erin.

I particularly liked that the only difference she went through (as well as the police officer) was a change in hair. xD

Allthingsspectacular:
I love the subtlety. In the before panel, Erin's hair is reminiscent of older comics.

Oh yeah, I just noticed that now. Nice shout-out to older strips.
Was today's strip a rebuttal to the previous one having Erin's boss call her fat? That we shouldn't sympathize with Erin because deep down, she's just an awful person? Nice to see she's patched things up with Molly, though.

canadamus_prime:
I don't mean to complain, but could we get back to strips about Erin ripping on video games? All this angsty drama is getting under my skin a bit.

Agreed, and just name dropping TF2 as an excuse for arson ain't enough.

So... she was recreating Meet the Pyro?

And... is there something wrong with that?

Legion:

MetalMagpie:
Er... This strip feels really negative about people with mental illness. I'm sure most people in Erin's position don't try to use their illness/disability as a excuse for every unacceptable thing they do.

I hear comedians sometimes make fun of other people.

I know, I was surprised too.

Seriously though, I sincerely doubt they deliberately were trying to offend people with psychological issues, nor were they making a sweeping statement about their behaviour. I am not sure why people are getting so tetchy about everything nowadays, even bad humour has always been recognised for what it is, but now it's like everybody wants to be offended on purpose.

I guess I just don't find this funny. "Look at this whiny person with mental health issues" just isn't... funny to me. It's a bit tragic.

I've heard plenty of jokes about mental illness that I do find funny. Comedians can make jokes about what they like as far as I'm concerned. But the essential feature of comedy is that it is funny.

None of the stuff about Erin throwing an Xbox at Mol's head or randomly picking a fight in a bar has seemed like it's intended to be funny. It seems like an attempt at serious drama. And it's falling a bit flat for me.

I'm not offended. I just generally read comics to get cheered up, not get depressed. Guess I should just read a different one!

Of course Erin has to be cute while being a psycho, especially by leaning like that.

My inner pyro just started grinning from ear to ear...

Oh no... they're starting to look like babies again!!!!

Technically she did take responsibility in the 'before' shot while she's trying to avoid it in 'after'.

Copper Zen:
Which guy did she punch this time? I've been re-reading the entire series and GRACIOUS but Erin's been a basket case since day one.

*fan whine* Bring back Penny and her Fillion obsession!!!!

I'd forgotten Penny, literally forgotten about her--we haven't seen her since she broke the 4th Wall during the ME3 riots.

Penny is running for governor in Georgia on a tea party ticket. Being insane and having weird obsessions is no bar to success in politics, in fact it helps.

I am going to name my pyro vision goggles "Erin Vision"

MetalMagpie:

Legion:

MetalMagpie:
Er... This strip feels really negative about people with mental illness. I'm sure most people in Erin's position don't try to use their illness/disability as a excuse for every unacceptable thing they do.

I hear comedians sometimes make fun of other people.

I know, I was surprised too.

Seriously though, I sincerely doubt they deliberately were trying to offend people with psychological issues, nor were they making a sweeping statement about their behaviour. I am not sure why people are getting so tetchy about everything nowadays, even bad humour has always been recognised for what it is, but now it's like everybody wants to be offended on purpose.

I guess I just don't find this funny. "Look at this whiny person with mental health issues" just isn't... funny to me. It's a bit tragic.

I've heard plenty of jokes about mental illness that I do find funny. Comedians can make jokes about what they like as far as I'm concerned. But the essential feature of comedy is that it is funny.

None of the stuff about Erin throwing an Xbox at Mol's head or randomly picking a fight in a bar has seemed like it's intended to be funny. It seems like an attempt at serious drama. And it's falling a bit flat for me.

I'm not offended. I just generally read comics to get cheered up, not get depressed. Guess I should just read a different one!

That is fair enough, and I can't really argue with it. To be honest I don't particularly find a lot of it funny, but I think it is mainly because it seems to rarely about games any more. There's nothing wrong with that in essence, but it's not why I started reading it.

Legion:

MetalMagpie:

Legion:

I hear comedians sometimes make fun of other people.

I know, I was surprised too.

Seriously though, I sincerely doubt they deliberately were trying to offend people with psychological issues, nor were they making a sweeping statement about their behaviour. I am not sure why people are getting so tetchy about everything nowadays, even bad humour has always been recognised for what it is, but now it's like everybody wants to be offended on purpose.

I guess I just don't find this funny. "Look at this whiny person with mental health issues" just isn't... funny to me. It's a bit tragic.

I've heard plenty of jokes about mental illness that I do find funny. Comedians can make jokes about what they like as far as I'm concerned. But the essential feature of comedy is that it is funny.

None of the stuff about Erin throwing an Xbox at Mol's head or randomly picking a fight in a bar has seemed like it's intended to be funny. It seems like an attempt at serious drama. And it's falling a bit flat for me.

I'm not offended. I just generally read comics to get cheered up, not get depressed. Guess I should just read a different one!

That is fair enough, and I can't really argue with it. To be honest I don't particularly find a lot of it funny, but I think it is mainly because it seems to rarely about games any more. There's nothing wrong with that in essence, but it's not why I started reading it.

I think this is all the result of Grey Carter (Or whoever writes) doesn't have an outlet for his "Srs face drama" writing and tries to shove it into a webcomic not at all suited for psychological drama.

So, wait, did she punch that Phillip-guy from the cartoon before this one? Or what's this about? That guy looks like a grizzly, I doubt he even felt it.

Seems legit...

So I guess Erin and Molly got past the whole awkward "Xbox-throwing-wrestling-match-shouting-contest-pantless-late-night-infiltration" affair?

Norix596:
So I guess Erin and Molly got past the whole awkward "Xbox-throwing-wrestling-match-shouting-contest-pantless-late-night-infiltration" affair?

Upthread, there was the suggestion that this is Erin's sister. That people can't tell is something else.

I guess I appreciate that this strip is at least trying to differentiate the "omg, srs for srs" storyline from the "wacky, zany isn't she a hoot?" storyline. I mean, loads of webcomics have sociopath-for-laughs protagonists, it's just that (by footnote and main text) we're also supposed to feel sorry for her, or empathize with her plight or somesuch. Honestly, while I do feel for actual people with mental conditions, I don't think the heavy lifting's been done to make Erin tap into that at all. If that's a deliberate choice, fine, but pick one. Don't waffle,

Uh uh, impossible, obviously the gaming-condition made her act destructive, it's scientifically proven, by people with degrees or something!
This strip is stupid.
I'm early for opposite day ;(
This joke is genious.
I could go on forever...

where did the guy's moustache dissapear in the third pannel ?

...Is that cat a Nichijou reference? Because it looks kind of like Sakamoto.

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