Waxing Philosophical

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No, no please continue, this is going to be really good, i can tell

She set fire to a...Outoftens? Is that a parody name? Or do I just not get out enough?

Erin, what did you do this time? *waves finger*

The Last Melon:
She set fire to a...Outoftens? Is that a parody name? Or do I just not get out enough?

Given that the guys wrapped in blankets in the last frame are her colleagues, I'd guess that Outoftens is the name of the review site for which she works.

The Last Melon:
She set fire to a...Outoftens? Is that a parody name? Or do I just not get out enough?

Actually, Out of Tens is the original name of Critical Miss...
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74357&ix=-1

Beyond that, I'm confused... Is eren trying to set their past on fire?

Is this a new plotline? Color me interested.

Well colour me intrigued...

Good point, too. I wonder if there's a way to balance the two. I kind of actively try to hold on to a bit of childlikeness (usually in terms of imagination and the like), but I definitely wouldn't want to be childish :/

Some someone perchance listening to Chris Evans this morning?

Lenny Kravitz was played on his show today.

My first thought upon reading this comic was "what does 'out oftens' mean?"

I have no idea what this means but it looks interesting. Also does Erin always have the chain mark on her wrist or is it just a Bioshock reference/plot hint?

So, am I the only one to instantly get it and freak out?

Huh. OK.

WHY DID SHE BURN DOWN HER WORKPLACE?

Ohhh, this is gon' be good.

Seems like Erin was being a big kid again and playing with matches (childlike).
And everyone is now angry at her for something that she normally does (she sees their anger as childish).

Either that or Erin thinks all humans are closet pedofiles.

madwarper:

The Last Melon:
She set fire to a...Outoftens? Is that a parody name? Or do I just not get out enough?

Actually, Out of Tens is the original name of Critical Miss...
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74357&ix=-1

Beyond that, I'm confused... Is eren trying to set their past on fire?

The pyro probably told her to.

I mean, who doesn't want to be surrounded in a field of fire gaseous happiness?

Given the way Erin's coworkers are looking at her, methinks she may just have something to do with the fire.

As for the philosophy, I can see what she is saying, society admires the positive side of childhood (a bright innocent outlook, a sense of playfulness, finding joy in the smallest things) whilst grudgingly accepting the negatives (naivety, lack of knowledge, lack of responsibility). Clearly the former can be beneficial in an adult, whilst the latter not so. Personally I aspire to be the best of both worlds.

So...many reader of Critical Miss haven't gone through the archives?

She set fire to her office building. That's it. There isn't any deeper meaning behind the act, that's the joke!

"The innocent are cut down with the guilty; the brave die beside the craven."

Society values and venerates many great confusions that arise from the memetic propagation of ideas that can be roughly (and not entirely accurately) alluded to as "goodness".

Also, setting your workplace on fire is a really bad idea if you wish to peruse the many amenities a caucasian inhabitant of a first world country is generally provided with.
Like food.

I dont see anything wrong with what she says, except perhaps with the idea that the society admires the positive side of childhood, because ive almost never seen that happening, at least in my country Mexico, or almost all the sites ive visited in the internet or irl (i suppose the Escapist i now an exception), and that even includes IGN... AND WE KNOW THOSE DUDES CRAVE TO MAKE UNINTERESTING PUNS AND BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION!

I was confused as to what Eren burned down at first... but seeing the comments- I understand now it's her workplace.

The real question however is ... why?

Caramel Frappe:
I was confused as to what Eren burned down at first... but seeing the comments- I understand now it's her workplace.

The real question however is ... why?

I can see somebody else is excited for Season Two of Attack on Titan as well.

Aside: Please please PLEASE let this be a new plotline. I really want to know why Erin set fire to her place of employment.

Erin is looking especially cute in this particular comic for some reason.

I can't unsee her nose as a mouth in the first panel. And now you can't either.

image

No, I still see it as a nose.

And it probably won't be a new plotline.

This is either:

A) Erin set the office on fire and is seeking forgiveness

B) A commentary on stupid fanboys loosing their shit at GOTY awards not going to the games they had in mind.

Ugh, being a child was not fun. I had to beg for almost everything I got (including money) and going anywhere was a nightmare, being illegal for me to drive. If I watched certain shows or played certain games, one or two roomies (the old ones) would make my life a living hell. Worst part: I couldn't move out.

madwarper:

The Last Melon:
She set fire to a...Outoftens? Is that a parody name? Or do I just not get out enough?

Actually, Out of Tens is the original name of Critical Miss...
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74357&ix=-1

Beyond that, I'm confused... Is eren trying to set their past on fire?

Oooohhh, I thought it was "Out Oftens"... minus the apostrophe.

Didn't she burn some place down previously, in a comic which had a similarly unfunny punchline? I come back for the occasional funny one, but seems like they're really running low on ideas :/

This was well set up. Start with an acute observation, then go for a shocking third panel and let the reader connect the dots.

There's a fine line between "childishness" and "dangerously psychotic behavior".

...wait, no, there isn't. It's actually a very very thick line. It's pretty much impossible to miss this line.

Ok guys, theory time. Which Video Game character told her it was a good idea?

Damn you lack of appreciable spacing:
"Out of Tens" <> "Out Oftens"
"#ThatcherIsDead" <> "#ThatCherIsDead"

Did Erin just have an Office Space moment? Did her boss touch her stapler or bug her too much with memos?

Me55enger:
Some someone perchance listening to Chris Evans this morning?

Lenny Kravitz was played on his show today.

Which Chris Evans? I somehow doubt you mean the guy who played the Human Torch, then Captain America.

At first, I thought the two guys in the background were in jedi robes.

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