Right of Conquest

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Right of Conquest

"Good artists borrow, great artists steal." - Grey Carter

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Makes sense
Gearbox games do like their tits and aliens colonial marines was significantly less than it appeared to be
Oh and it appears I am first

now you just shot yourself in the foot.

tits are awesome, colonial marines is not.

Her's was better. (They both lift your expectations, then separate you from your money)
I would've been the bane of your group Grey: I usually improve other people's lines in my head, then promptly forget what I said the next day.

And hey, "the xenomorph" would be a great name for a push-up bra.

Really is a cut throat world that we've carved for ourselves isn't it?

Yeah, I don't understand how a word "tit" can be used as a slur.
Tits are awesome, go team Boobs! I think the biggest misanthrope in the world, after wishing for our planet to boil in the never-ending volcano of his liquid hate so that it would be cleaned of the cesspool we call civilization, would then admit that "Boobs are nice, though."

Unless the author meant that Gearbox is full of chickadees (small birds also known as titmice, or tits) and ...

... now you are stuck with an image multiple little sparrow-like birds plucking keyboards, trying to produce an Alien-themed first person shooter.
You are welcome.

Sean Deli:
Yeah, I don't understand how a word "tit" can be used as a slur.
Tits are awesome, go team Boobs! I think the biggest misanthrope in the world, after wishing for our planet to boil in the never-ending volcano of his liquid hate so that it would be cleaned of the cesspool we call civilization, would then admit that "Boobs are nice, though."

The same should apply to female genitals then?

Of course, it could be saying that Gearbox likes filling their stuff with tits...they made Duke Nukem Forever, after all.

The New Critical Miss header art looks good!

erttheking:
Really is a cut throat world that we've carved for ourselves isn't it?

It is, see how much butthurt she is in the last panel.

Both are expensive to get your hands on and are disappointing when you open them up.

EDIT: All writers are thieves. But some just murder.

That look of utter defeat in the 3rd Panel.

BEAUTIFUL!!

erttheking:
Really is a cut throat world that we've carved for ourselves isn't it?

I don't suppose you'd mind explaining that.

They're both full of tits

God damn it. This is the second time in two days I've spat coke all over my keyboard. Putting a punchline like that in the first panel is unfair. You owe me a new keyboard, Grey!

They both lied to you over the course of many years and several dates.

His name is Ashley? Dude, that is awesome. If I ever have a boy, his name is Ashley. And if anyone has a problem with that then they can deal with me.

thaluikhain:

Sean Deli:
Yeah, I don't understand how a word "tit" can be used as a slur.
Tits are awesome, go team Boobs! I think the biggest misanthrope in the world, after wishing for our planet to boil in the never-ending volcano of his liquid hate so that it would be cleaned of the cesspool we call civilization, would then admit that "Boobs are nice, though."

The same should apply to female genitals then?

Of course, it could be saying that Gearbox likes filling their stuff with tits...they made Duke Nukem Forever, after all.

No, of course not. Unlike tits and asses, cocks and vulvas do not have an associated mechanism of instinctive attraction built by thousand-year-long evolution going for them.
You might be very fond of vulvas on an intellectual level - by appreciating the fine mechanics of this body part or the impact on human cultural development from the neolithic age all the way till the modern time.

But attraction to tits and asses is rigged in all of us from birth till death on the biological level*
So, to sum up my answer to your question - no, boobs are more special than vulvas.

This answer was brought to you by "And now you wish you didn't know that" foundation. Tune in next TMI-Tuesday, to learn more things you wish you didn't know.

*as with everything in human biology, outliers exist in every population. If you feel no instinctive appreciation of boobs and asses - you are ok, you are just different from the median. Different does not mean better or worse, it just means different.

RatherDull:
His name is Ashley? Dude, that is awesome. If I ever have a boy, his name is Ashley. And if anyone has a problem with that then they can deal with me.

I thought Ashley is a pretty common boys name? Or at least nothing unusual.

Either way, I like the sound of that rule. I might have to tell that to my friends.

Sean Deli:

thaluikhain:

Sean Deli:
Yeah, I don't understand how a word "tit" can be used as a slur.
Tits are awesome, go team Boobs! I think the biggest misanthrope in the world, after wishing for our planet to boil in the never-ending volcano of his liquid hate so that it would be cleaned of the cesspool we call civilization, would then admit that "Boobs are nice, though."

The same should apply to female genitals then?

Of course, it could be saying that Gearbox likes filling their stuff with tits...they made Duke Nukem Forever, after all.

No, of course not. Unlike tits and asses, cocks and vulvas do not have an associated mechanism of instinctive attraction built by thousand-year-long evolution going for them.
You might be very fond of vulvas on an intellectual level - by appreciating the fine mechanics of this body part or the impact on human cultural development from the neolithic age all the way till the modern time.

But attraction to tits and asses is rigged in all of us from birth till death on the biological level*
So, to sum up my answer to your question - no, boobs are more special than vulvas.

This answer was brought to you by "And now you wish you didn't know that" foundation. Tune in next TMI-Tuesday, to learn more things you wish you didn't know.

*as with everything in human biology, outliers exist in every population. If you feel no instinctive appreciation of boobs and asses - you are ok, you are just different from the median. Different does not mean better or worse, it just means different.

Tit is pejorative slang for an idiot. Pussy is pejorative slang for a coward. Cunt is pejorative slang for an unpleasant person. Saying 'Yeah, I don't understand how a word "tit" can be used as a slur.' can easily be applied to those other two words if people feel like it. Also attraction to secondary sexual characteristics is no more universally ingrained on the biological level than attraction to primary sexual characteristics nor would that be a validating reason for them to be any more deserving of reverence if it was.

"They both make things look great on the outside, but the actual content is disappointing."

DVS BSTrD:
And hey, "the xenomorph" would be a great name for a push-up bra.

I really don't see how...

TrilbyWill:
"They both make things look great on the outside, but the actual content is disappointing."

DVS BSTrD:
And hey, "the xenomorph" would be a great name for a push-up bra.

I really don't see how...

Okay, how about the "see-no-morph"?

DVS BSTrD:
Okay, how about the "see-no-morph"?

That makes more sense.

I saw that documentary by Seinfeld a number of years back and I recall it blowing my mind. How do popular comedians just end up together? They can't be playing the same location at the same time. Sure they share occupational sympathy, but the comic notes that joke stealing might be the foremost concern in their minds.

I cannot imagine Jerry Seinfeld with a shank. Nor Bill Hicks. Chris Rock, maybe. George Carlin; I'm surprised it's not documented.

Orekoya:

Also attraction to secondary sexual characteristics is no more universally ingrained on the biological level than attraction to primary sexual characteristics

(as a disclaimer for the next paragraph: if anyone feels that he/she does not quite understand the terminology - like mammary gland or spontaneous desire - feel free to google it)

Except it is. Because in order for to survive for a species where
a) the male is predominantly subject to spontaneous desire based on visual stimuli
b) the main visual stimuli for our direct evolutionary ancestors used to be buttocks
c) ... except our species is bipedal and thus does not always have good view of the female buttocks during the mating season.

... Evolution had to artificially enlarge the mammary glands and surround them with fat tissue (in females only!) to mimic buttocks, in order for the mechanism of spontaneous desire to work in males. The attraction mechanism is also activated in homosexual and bisexual females as a spill over effect, which is why a lot of them report attraction to their own tits(!)

We are wired to love breasts and asses instinctively. It's a simple fact, it has been tested, verified and the science has moved forward. Vulvas - not as much, as there was no reason for evolution to create this mechanism. But just as I said - we can still love vulvas intellectually.

Orekoya:

nor would that be a validating reason for them to be any more deserving of reverence if it was.

Slurs are cultural artifacts and as cultural artifacts they represent morals of the age, either current or prior.
And morals, more often then not, represent accepted knowledge (or lack of it) about certain aspects of our life. Not knowing that genetically human beings of any race are virtually the same (deviations in DNA between two races are negligible compared to deviations from person to person within a single race) led to racial bigotry, not knowing that piss is the safest fluid to come out of a human body (as it is absolutely sterile - could lead to poisoning if you are dehydrated though) lead it to be claimed as a vile fluid, while more infections can be contracted through saliva or blood.

Ignorance, however, does not stop biological mechanisms from working.

So for me it is peculiar, that people of old made slurs out of "tits", "cunt" and "ass". It is peculiar, because while those people were equally ignorant about all three body parts (allowing for hte slur mechanism of claiming something as vile to work), they were naturally attracted to two of them - and I would assume the natural attraction to influence the cultural aspect. It's hard to use something you are geared to like as a slur - "You, sir, are a piece of Ice Cream! Ice Cream I say, with chocolate sprinkles on top!"

However, a full anthropological and linguistic study of that would be beyond comments to a comic strip.

I see Eerin's eyes look exaggerately small on panel 2, while they're enormous on panel 1 and 3. Not pleasant.

It's for emotional emphasis dude.

Sean Deli:

Orekoya:

Also attraction to secondary sexual characteristics is no more universally ingrained on the biological level than attraction to primary sexual characteristics

(as a disclaimer for the next paragraph: if anyone feels that he/she does not quite understand the terminology - like mammary gland or spontaneous desire - feel free to google it)

Except it is. Because in order for to survive for a species where
a) the male is predominantly subject to spontaneous desire based on visual stimuli
b) the main visual stimuli for our direct evolutionary ancestors used to be buttocks
c) ... except our species is bipedal and thus does not always have good view of the female buttocks during the mating season.

... Evolution had to artificially enlarge the mammary glands and surround them with fat tissue (in females only!) to mimic buttocks, in order for the mechanism of spontaneous desire to work in males. The attraction mechanism is also activated in homosexual and bisexual females as a spill over effect, which is why a lot of them report attraction to their own tits(!)

We are wired to love breasts and asses instinctively. It's a simple fact, it has been tested, verified and the science has moved forward. Vulvas - not as much, as there was no reason for evolution to create this mechanism. But just as I said - we can still love vulvas intellectually.

Orekoya:

nor would that be a validating reason for them to be any more deserving of reverence if it was.

Slurs are cultural artifacts and as cultural artifacts they represent morals of the age, either current or prior.
And morals, more often then not, represent accepted knowledge (or lack of it) about certain aspects of our life. Not knowing that genetically human beings of any race are virtually the same (deviations in DNA between two races are negligible compared to deviations from person to person within a single race) led to racial bigotry, not knowing that piss is the safest fluid to come out of a human body (as it is absolutely sterile - could lead to poisoning if you are dehydrated though) lead it to be claimed as a vile fluid, while more infections can be contracted through saliva or blood.

Ignorance, however, does not stop biological mechanisms from working.

So for me it is peculiar, that people of old made slurs out of "tits", "cunt" and "ass". It is peculiar, because while those people were equally ignorant about all three body parts (allowing for hte slur mechanism of claiming something as vile to work), they were naturally attracted to two of them - and I would assume the natural attraction to influence the cultural aspect. It's hard to use something you are geared to like as a slur - "You, sir, are a piece of Ice Cream! Ice Cream I say, with chocolate sprinkles on top!"

However, a full anthropological and linguistic study of that would be beyond comments to a comic strip.

I know how the mammaries function and the nature of linguistics although I wonder how much research went into the whole 'we love vulvas intellectually but breasts biologically' part of that laborious wall of text you've made considering it has also been studied just as much as breast attraction and found to have similar amounts of sexual stimuli for straight males. Sexual attraction is not the basis of how reverent something is either so they are all open to be used as slurs especially considering when using slurs most do not factor the word's original meaning. Hardly anyone thinks of a female dog when they call someone a bitch. The purpose the second half of this post is unclear, because I essentially said that the word tit is no more deserving of reverence than cunt or pussy or ass yet you follow it up with a long winding post that says that they all shouldn't be used as slang which is to say that they are deserving of equal amounts of reverence. So I can't tell if that was written to affirm or contradict what I said much less what you've written previously.

Sean Deli:

No offense, but I'm definitely going to shorten this in my head to "boobies".

BOOOOOOOBIEEEES.

...carry on.

"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different." ---T.S. Elliot

It's good to see Erin interacting with others on an equal level. I miss seeing her boss cut her down to size upon occasion. Both of these humanize Erin.

RatherDull:
His name is Ashley? Dude, that is awesome. If I ever have a boy, his name is Ashley. And if anyone has a problem with that then they can deal with me.

Hello, I'm a guy, my name is Ashley.

It's not an uncommon name for either gender in the UK :D

dubious_wolf:
It's for emotional emphasis dude.

DHU I know that much. I was saying it didn't work well as it was excessive.

rhodo:

dubious_wolf:
It's for emotional emphasis dude.

DHU I know that much. I was saying it didn't work well as it was excessive.

Gotcha. Sometimes it's hard to tell criticism on this site.

Staying on-topic about today's hilarious strip: So the "joke-theft-by-better-punchline" thing, is that like the Quickening from Highlander?

Kargathia:

Sean Deli:

No offense, but I'm definitely going to shorten this in my head to "boobies".

BOOOOOOOBIEEEES.

...carry on.

Well said. When I like something a lot, I call it "the tits", because tits are awesome and fun! They are like a ray of sunshine breaking through stormclouds to brighten up your day, and I cannot fathom how anyone would call something they like "the shit".

Can't say much other than that's frickin' awesome. Great strip!

Sean Deli:
Yeah, I don't understand how a word "tit" can be used as a slur.
Tits are awesome, go team Boobs! I think the biggest misanthrope in the world, after wishing for our planet to boil in the never-ending volcano of his liquid hate so that it would be cleaned of the cesspool we call civilization, would then admit that "Boobs are nice, though."

I'm sure he would agree with you.

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She looks like she's about to burst into tears.

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