History Headscratchers / Sinfest

6th Jun '17 10:29:18 PM Phys101
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---* It seems as if Squigley is always wasting time on the assembly line, and probably stalling it, decorating the drones. Why does he still have his job?
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19th Jan '17 5:09:45 AM AndroidEllie
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** In the mirror universe, Sleaze / Devil Slick seems to be an entity in its own right, and the strips of recent years would seem to imply that all human characters (even Monique) have a demonic side, which a successful "bomfing" causes to merge permanently with their normal aspect. Slick's inept "bzomfing" seems to have created a Jekyll / Hyde situation, with Sleaze able to take control at intervals based on how well (or how badly) Slick is managing to control his own baser instincts (Note that in the 2012-09-14 strip, Slick goes into "Sleaze mode" simply by looking at some particularly exploitative online porn. He seems, at the time, unaware of what is happening.
11th Jan '17 5:23:15 PM AsherTye
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** It probably didn't take him very long after their original meeting. Big D knows he has a kid and Lil'E is in Wickedpedia, so it probably didn't take much more than a quick search to get his identity. Whether or not he actually cared until the Lethe incident is up for interpretation though.
8th Jan '17 8:52:49 PM Phys101
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** The next date indicates that they are two of the sisterhood.
7th Jan '17 8:37:31 PM Phys101
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* Who are the characters [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2017-01-08 exploring this humongous wreckage]]?
30th Dec '16 11:41:45 AM AndroidEllie
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*** Aaactually, many real feminists have a tendency to rationalize extremists by saying they're misguided. Or just saying that they don't count as feminists, or aren't representative, or ''their'' feminism is about equality.

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*** Aaactually, Actually, many real feminists have a tendency to rationalize extremists by saying they're misguided. Or just saying that they don't count as feminists, or aren't representative, or ''their'' feminism is about equality.



* Why doesn't the devil order a hit on the sisterhood? If he is the epitome of evil and the sisterhood is bothering his business why hasn't he tried a hit man he has some vague connection with death so it shouldn't be too hard. I'm not asking to have the sisterhood killed off nor do I want that to happen, but I would like an explaination on why he hasn't tried this especially since he's a villain with good publicity and THE DEVIL a cover up wouldn't be too hard.

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* Why doesn't the devil order a hit on the sisterhood? If he is the epitome of evil and the sisterhood is bothering his business why hasn't he tried a hit man he has some vague connection with death so it shouldn't be too hard. I'm not asking to have the sisterhood killed off nor do I want that to happen, but I would like an explaination explanation on why he hasn't tried this especially since he's a villain with good publicity and THE DEVIL a cover up wouldn't be too hard.hard.
** He usually scrambles all forces to attack them when they do make a move on his operations, but is probably hampered from finding and destroying their bases by the fact that they seem to enjoy the protection of witchcraft. Though why he tolerates their agents opening anti-patriarchy lemonade stands in public areas is a mystery.


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*** It has been revealed that people in Sinfest can "self-bomf" when their outlook on life becomes sufficiently tainted, such as by despair, in the case of Fuchsia (2016-05-29). Presumably cruelty and lust can do the same, or allow a demonic spirit (such as Sleaze) to assert temporary dominance over a body. Indeed, frog-guy bears a distinct resemblance to the john in "Bomfstitution" (2013-11-24) who also had a dual aspect.
30th Dec '16 11:16:30 AM AndroidEllie
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* After constantly asserting that the devil basically controls the world, and that demons exist for the sole purpose of corrupting people, out of the blue we're excpected to believe that [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-25 demons are a poor, innocent, unjustly oppressed minority]], for no reason other than to make us feel sorry for Fuchsia?

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* After constantly asserting that the devil basically controls the world, and that demons exist for the sole purpose of corrupting people, out of the blue we're excpected expected to believe that [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-25 demons are a poor, innocent, unjustly oppressed minority]], for no reason other than to make us feel sorry for Fuchsia?



** Even in the 2009 strips, "bomfed" women were analogous to prostitutes - hence both demonised and victimised by society (The first "bomfing" occurs in the 2007-07-08 strip, where D-Man enthralls three unsuspecting women merely to assert dominance over the main characters). Later strips have developed this theme, and while it is certainly true the devil girls are one of many instruments used to spread corruption, it seems few of them had much choice in the matter (and many are effectively slaves). Fuchsia was certainly a reluctant convert.



* I guess this has been talked about before, in this page, but my question is more specific and different. Why is Seymour evil because of his actions on bad behaviour? Sure, he is a jerk, and he has proven it more than once ,and he is also sexist, conformist and an extremist, but how is he supposed to know that Fuchsia is trying to reform? I mean, all he saw was a succubus he has verified as evil before trying to seduce a friend of him (acquitance?) and, in turn, driving him in hell. Sure there were hints about their love and her reformation. Oh, I guess he should have guessed it... we are talking about the guy who does not see Jesus when he is in front of him.

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** Much developed since the flashback strips of their days as club waitresses: (especially 2013-08-11). Vulnerable and exploited, Fuchsia looked up to Blue as a friend and protector, followed her lead in going to the mansion and becoming fully enthralled (in spite of her evident distaste for the job, seen at 2016-05-29), and remained inseparable partly out of love, but also out of Stockholm Syndrome. Criminy immediately pressed the right buttons with her on their first meeting, by reminding her that she was not always a demon and she still had the power to choose good (2009-01-11). As the early Sisterhood strips emphasised, Fuchsia left the mansion as much for herself (if not more) than for Criminy.
* I guess this has been talked about before, in this page, but my question is more specific and different. Why is Seymour evil because of his actions on bad behaviour? Sure, he is a jerk, and he has proven it more than once ,and he is also sexist, conformist and an extremist, but how is he supposed to know that Fuchsia is trying to reform? I mean, all he saw was a succubus he has verified as evil before trying to seduce a friend of him (acquitance?) (acquaintance?) and, in turn, driving him in hell. Sure there were hints about their love and her reformation. Oh, I guess he should have guessed it... we are talking about the guy who does not see Jesus when he is in front of him.


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** Within the mythology of the comics, the outlook for men who profit by D-Man's machinations is bleak indeed: a short lifetime of dubious pleasure laced with cruelty and exploitation, followed by irrevocable damnation in which the "lucky" few will get "bomfed" and end up doing menial work, and the rest will be buried in lava and stabbed by vengeful succubi for all eternity. The fact that some of those succubi may even have been the very prostitutes and strip club employees that said men will have abused on their way to Hell adds a probably intentional irony (Blue certainly seems to love her job, and not without reason). The whole thing is ultimately a self-sustaining, self-defeating vicious circle for both women and men, which only D-Man is genuinely profiting from.
14th Aug '16 6:56:52 AM Phys101
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** Criminey himself once said to Fuschia [[FridgeBrilliance "You weren't always a Devil girl"]] seems like that applies to more than just Fuschia.
* So, Fuschia and Blue, all the appearances of a steady relationship there. Suddenly, Criminy. Fuschia turns 'good' for Criminy, leaving Blue behind. Am I the only one bothered by the implications, here?

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** Criminey himself once said to Fuschia Fuchsia [[FridgeBrilliance "You weren't always a Devil girl"]] seems like that applies to more than just Fuschia.
Fuchsia.
* So, Fuschia Fuchsia and Blue, all the appearances of a steady relationship there. Suddenly, Criminy. Fuschia Fuchsia turns 'good' for Criminy, leaving Blue behind. Am I the only one bothered by the implications, here?



* I guess this has been talked about before, in this page, but my question is more specific and different. Why is Seymour evil because of his actions on bad behaviour? Sure, he is a jerk, and he has proven it more than once ,and he is also sexist, conformist and an extremist, but how is he supposed to know that Fuschia is trying to reform? I mean, all he saw was a succubus he has verified as evil before trying to seduce a friend of him (acquitance?) and, in turn, driving him in hell. Sure there were hints about their love and her reformation. Oh, I guess he should have guessed it... we are talking about the guy who does not see Jesus when he is in front of him.
** He should have seen it coming via the changes in Fuschia's attitude and approach. When she was evil, her approach and conduct was aggressive and proactive. During her change, her attitude became more defensive/reactive, not actively seeking trouble. Of course the big issue here is his HeelFaceDoorSlam, which is actually a very evil thing to do to someone actively seeking redemption.

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* I guess this has been talked about before, in this page, but my question is more specific and different. Why is Seymour evil because of his actions on bad behaviour? Sure, he is a jerk, and he has proven it more than once ,and he is also sexist, conformist and an extremist, but how is he supposed to know that Fuschia Fuchsia is trying to reform? I mean, all he saw was a succubus he has verified as evil before trying to seduce a friend of him (acquitance?) and, in turn, driving him in hell. Sure there were hints about their love and her reformation. Oh, I guess he should have guessed it... we are talking about the guy who does not see Jesus when he is in front of him.
** He should have seen it coming via the changes in Fuschia's Fuchsia's attitude and approach. When she was evil, her approach and conduct was aggressive and proactive. During her change, her attitude became more defensive/reactive, not actively seeking trouble. Of course the big issue here is his HeelFaceDoorSlam, which is actually a very evil thing to do to someone actively seeking redemption.



** Criminy got turned into a frog a few strips before the one you probably just read by one of Fuschia's incantations. Word of advice: when you see a new plot thread, backtrack to see if it's mentioned anywhere else.

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** Criminy got turned into a frog a few strips before the one you probably just read by one of Fuschia's Fuchsia's incantations. Word of advice: when you see a new plot thread, backtrack to see if it's mentioned anywhere else.
26th May '16 9:58:01 PM yamiblade
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*** Not to mention Monique has been shown to See and Knows Devil Slick is a separate Entity from Slick....and does Jack Shit to help or even inform him of the fact that he's Demon Possessed....
9th May '16 12:52:36 AM Metalix
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** So, you somehow missed all the moments the two had that didn't have Slick trying to get into Monique's pants? The times where they just sat beside each other and basically shot the breeze? The times where one was in a depressed slump and the other tried to cheer them up? How Slick had spent a fair amount of time before the Sisterhood showed up trying to become the sort of person Monique would want to be with? How you came to the conclusion that "As far as she knows, he never liked her for anything but her looks, and I can't recall him ever openly admitting he cared about her for anything else" is beyond me unless you started reading the comic around 2011 and never went further back. Also, Monique wasn't expressing displeasure with being oppressed by men, (And the idea of a character who used her sex appeal to LITERALLY make heads explode being oppressed by men is already pretty laughable) by the time Slick even brought up the conversation Monique was blatantly INSULTING her audience. Not to mention Slick's advice was to try and be more subtle with the whole thing. Finally, one fight from well intended, albeit badly timed, advice and Monique basically cut off all contact with Slick on her end, but somehow Slick is the crappy friend?

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** So, you somehow missed all the moments the two had that didn't have Slick trying to get into Monique's pants? The times where they just sat beside each other and basically shot the breeze? The times where one was in a depressed slump and the other tried to cheer them up? How Slick had spent a fair amount of time before the Sisterhood showed up trying to become the sort of person Monique would want to be with? How you came to the conclusion that "As far as she knows, he never liked her for anything but her looks, and I can't recall him ever openly admitting he cared about her for anything else" is beyond me unless you started reading the comic around 2011 and never went further back. Also, Monique wasn't expressing displeasure with being oppressed by men, (And the idea of a character who used her sex appeal to LITERALLY make heads explode being oppressed by men is already pretty laughable) by the time Slick even brought up the conversation Monique was blatantly INSULTING her audience.audience (and by extension the Critics who were against the changes made to Sinfest). Not to mention Slick's advice was to try and be more subtle with the whole thing. Finally, one fight from well intended, albeit badly timed, advice and Monique basically cut off all contact with Slick on her end, but somehow Slick is the crappy friend?
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