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consistently does this with Shortpacked! feminism and other issues Willis is passionate about.
has a tendancy to focus excessively on feminism.
Sinfest Pastel Defender Heliotrope was rather unsubtle to readers with ideas of the oppression of women and sexual identities and evils of religion.To make sure ALL the bases were covered, JDR reveals in the ending that the entire thing was started because some robots wanted to ask permission to do we're-not-sure-what but no one was around to ask. Just to make sure that she's striking out against anti-piracy legislation in the most Anvilicious.
by the same author.
Unicorn Jelly This storyline. Yes, Mr. Williams, we Nodwick all know Microsoft is doing all that. Stop rubbing it in and switch to ReactOS already!
has a particularly painful anvil dropped in an oddly familiar explanation of how religion works on the Uryuom homeworld.
El Goonish Shive decide to drop the anvil of Irregular Webcomic! Be Careful What You Wish For in this strip. Intentionally, with the link to this page.
Tim Buckley's self insert into this Ctrl+Alt+Del strip, where he rants at Jack Thompson. Also contains the irony that Tim is threatening Jack Thompson for saying that gamers are violent and that his video game obsessed main character performs acts of extreme violence on a regular basis.
drops numerous anvils of "intolerance is bad!" We know this because everyone who acts intolerantly is usually portrayed as irredeemably evil, not to mention the fact that something horrible will probably happen to them before the end of the arc.
Dominic Deegan The Comics I Don't Understand site has a special tag for anvilicious comics.
Made fun of in this comic. Nip, a B-movie writer/star, talks about why he does not do romance in his movies. He explains how bad Hollywood romance plots are. He mentions Nip and Tuck and My Fair Lady and how a girl with nothing wrong with her is run through a "Magic Makeover Machine" which is supposed to end up with the hero seeing her true inner beauty. The illustration that accompanies the talk shows a simple caricature of a woman getting smashed by a hydraulic press with the word "AESOP" written on it.
The Taming of the Shrew While Chris is usually pretty good about it, has Misfile a few strips that make it more than clear that Ash's character is supposed to be read as a trans boy, and that everything he goes through is supposed to drive home An Aesop about accepting trans people, except for the ones that are supposed to drive home An Aesop about accepting gay people.
Lampshaded/parodied here in . With an actual anvil no less.
Tally HO! The Final Thoughts in often make a point of dropping several anvils. Most completely irrelevant to the story's content.
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja The B-Movie Comic drops the anvil.
Sandra and Woo used to be pretty blunt with its anti-animal cruelty and pro-environmentalist messages. It also had one chapter that was fairly anvillicious about the very, very obscure and specific message of anti-people-who-think-diabetics-injecting-insulin-are-doing-drugs.
is incredibly guilty of this. In almost every strip.
Subnormality , Bittersweet Candy Bowl BEING GAY IS A-OKAY!
Possibly, David's finding Tess attractive in no uncertain terms.