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firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
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Sep 8th 2019 at 12:42:49 AM

Where did that little Cerebrus come from?

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Gibson35 King Kitty from Hunting in the jungle for s'mores Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
King Kitty
Sep 8th 2019 at 1:18:23 AM

If I recall correctly, Lily had that dog only because the devil had a dog and he had to be the devil's fanboy. There was no reason for the dog save for that.

You'll find a lot of stuff Tatsuya did was "just because" when he started introducing more and more characters.

I just came to talk about how horrible Sinfest is.
Sep 8th 2019 at 2:30:52 AM

IIRC, in-story Li'l Evil simply found the dog. At first it had three heads, but several times early on Tats drew it with only one head. AFAIK, he hasn't named it.

Here: https://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-02-29

... and here: https://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-05

Interesting to see that L'il Evil wasn't particularly infantilized back then, even though he'd lost his memory by that time.

Edited by Hexapodia on Sep 8th 2019 at 2:52:09 AM

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Hiyaaah!
Sep 8th 2019 at 3:01:30 AM

SYMBOLISM!

It would have helped if Tats had first established that Little Evil is being held against his will, but Tats always puts out half-baked ideas because he has pages to fill.

Plan your storylines so this doesn't happen! Don't be like Tats, kids!

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Sep 8th 2019 at 3:23:24 AM

honestly if this comic was honest in the decline of its quality, Percy and Pooch would be also in those cages.

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Sep 8th 2019 at 5:03:14 AM

Basically, except for the hellpup running away and being captured, nothing has happened for more than two weeks — not since Satan patted Li'l Evil on the head. It's all been various characters viewing and commenting on the situation, and we already know the situation.

I really do believe that Tats is stalling for time until he gets approval from Someone Else to advance the plot in the direction that he would like.

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Sep 8th 2019 at 5:10:29 AM

He summoned it from Hell itself! https://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-08-18

It would have helped if Tats had first established that Little Evil is being held against his will, but Tats always puts out half-baked ideas because he has pages to fill.

Plan your storylines so this doesn't happen! Don't be like Tats, kids!

This cage theme is silly - Lily has only been in the mansion all of five minutes, if that

Seems like Tats is trying to overmetaphor his plot again. That always turns out well....

The scary thing is, it does look like Tats has been planning this storyline in advance. But this bit about Lily appearing to feel caged has just jumped into the plot like the addition of a female tricyclist cranked out on pumpkin spice

Dark Gods aid us, he's going to shoehorn the Sisterhood into this plotline somehow isn't he?

Get ready for yet more (and more) characters adding into and bloating the story to a complete and total failure

Maybe that's his plan? Showcase all the characters one by one so his new spinster and alt-right patreons can have a quickstart point?

Edited by NeedsAirCon on Sep 8th 2019 at 12:11:24 PM

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AsherTye Mr. Monday from Somewhere Left of Right. Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mr. Monday
Sep 8th 2019 at 5:40:07 AM

Oh good, so this whole "trapped" thing he's doing is forced. I was afraid it was just me. Of course now would be the time to try to emulate Avatar and play up that the Devil only wants Lily close by so he wouldn't be an embarassment.

On a side note, how many three headed puppies (with collars and thus, presumably tags) are there running around this particular city where the shadow ruler of the world habitually walks his gigantic three headed dog? You'd think Mr. Dogcatcher would stop and consider whether or not this little catch might be part of a new litter Satan got or belong to someone who probably paid a pretty high price for Cerberus's stud services. Either way pupper would probably be worth a significant reward in his mind.

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Sep 8th 2019 at 5:52:37 AM

Cerberus is a girl https://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-12-24

Edited by NeedsAirCon on Sep 8th 2019 at 1:00:39 PM

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AsherTye Mr. Monday from Somewhere Left of Right. Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mr. Monday
Sep 8th 2019 at 7:21:31 AM

Okay, so again, maybe the puppy belongs to Satan, thinks the dogcatcher. Returning him might be a good way to snag that sweet promotion to *senior* dogcatcher.

Y'know, is it possible this is some sort of coded message here from Tats himself? It's been speculated that this particular arc seems planned, but now seems to be moving off the rails. If Lily is supposed to be a stand in for Tats's more vulnerable, insecure self, maybe he's giving a warning about how the story is about to spin in a direction he didn't originally intend it to go, but circumstances have left him powerless to prevent such (or rather feeling as though he's powerless to prevent it).

Edited by AsherTye on Sep 8th 2019 at 7:22:27 AM

Sep 8th 2019 at 11:03:55 AM

Dark Gods aid us, he's going to shoehorn the Sisterhood into this plotline somehow isn't he?

Get ready for yet more (and more) characters adding into and bloating the story to a complete and total failure

I fear you are correct. He did that with the Illuminati Ball arc, and even though that took months it had advanced the plot only about fourteen inches by the time it was done.

But Tats seems to be phasing out the Sisterhood; I don't expect them to play a major role in this arc. The problem with them is that Tats has set them up as (1) always on the side of Good, and (2) always competent because grrrlz can do anything. So why don't they win The Struggle and get it over with?

(Just watch — now that I've said they won't be important, Tats will throw the Sisterhood into the mix and make them key players.)

Edited by Hexapodia on Sep 8th 2019 at 11:05:11 AM

Gibson35 King Kitty from Hunting in the jungle for s'mores Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
King Kitty
Sep 8th 2019 at 12:03:07 PM

Oh no. It's not one jail break story. It's TWO. (Facepalms)

Edited by Gibson35 on Sep 8th 2019 at 12:04:26 PM

I just came to talk about how horrible Sinfest is.
Sep 8th 2019 at 7:39:11 PM

New strip: https://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2019-09-09

Still stalling for time!

"Please, Mistress! Let me do one plot arc the way I had planned it out half a decade ago! Just one!"

Edited by Hexapodia on Sep 8th 2019 at 7:43:54 AM

AsherTye Mr. Monday from Somewhere Left of Right. Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mr. Monday
Sep 8th 2019 at 8:07:09 PM

Well you two are royally boned. Would you like to head down to Hell yourselves or shall we send the hired goons around for pick-up?

NeedsAirCon from Access Denied....Human Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Sep 8th 2019 at 8:14:48 PM

This one was funny even if it was filler

Next up, Vain Glorious goes Nuclear!

Edited by NeedsAirCon on Sep 8th 2019 at 3:16:50 PM

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hayate666 Hiyaaah! Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Hiyaaah!
Sep 8th 2019 at 10:32:23 PM

Today in Sinfest: more people reacting to the same thing!

Tats doesn't seem to know how he wants to continue the story. He was dragging his feet even before Little Evil got to the mansion with a trans zombie distraction.

Writing by the seat of your pants just doesn't work if you want to tell a serious story.

firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Sep 8th 2019 at 11:36:03 PM

Or burned any good will from your former fans.

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Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Sep 9th 2019 at 2:52:58 AM

This one was pretty funny.

AsherTye Mr. Monday from Somewhere Left of Right. Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mr. Monday
Sep 9th 2019 at 5:12:07 AM

I think it's the randomness here that makes it funny. When was the last time these two actually interacted with Lily? He just got that hoodie I believe.

Suddenly I'm wondering if they'll appear again strung up by their ankles as a gift.

Devil: Well, son, how shall we make an example of these two cretins for disrespecting us? The rack, the iron maiden, the Four Winds?

Lily: (O_O) Um... I'm not really into torture...

Devil: A summary execution, then? Quick and to the point. A way to go, not really my style... but I can respect that. To the Wall!

Edited by AsherTye on Sep 9th 2019 at 5:23:04 AM

Gibson35 King Kitty from Hunting in the jungle for s'mores Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
King Kitty
Sep 9th 2019 at 5:45:53 AM

I checked out pissworld for the first time in a while. It is DEAD. Funny thing is I think Tatsuya meant to do the Gab social thing as a means of bringing more people to his forum. Instead, I think he lost all his people to Spinster. The irony...

I just came to talk about how horrible Sinfest is.
Sep 9th 2019 at 7:06:33 AM

Well, inactive forum is forum safe from deletion.

edit: Saying that becouse if forum would be active, there would be post in disagreement with Tat, and then forum would be deleted, like old ones.

Edited by feaaaa on Sep 9th 2019 at 7:00:07 PM

Sep 9th 2019 at 11:09:56 AM

I hate to seem as though I'm defending Tats, but I don't see this strip and the Obnoxious Newsguy strip as filler. They changed the Sinfest universe in one respect: it's now common knowledge that Li'l Evil is Satan's son and acknowledged heir.

One consequence is that now it will be much more difficult for Vainglorious to attempt to claim the throne. Another consequence is that ordinary cast members probably will change the way they interact with Li'l E: some might keep their distance because they fear him, others might expect him to have regained his old personality even though he's still a woobie.

In that respect, I thought the "Oh, shit!" reaction of the two mooks was a nice touch. Show, don't tell.

Edited by Hexapodia on Sep 9th 2019 at 11:13:01 AM

Gibson35 King Kitty from Hunting in the jungle for s'mores Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
King Kitty
Sep 9th 2019 at 2:47:50 PM

That's a good point. In fact, this firmly established the devil as an important political figure.

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hayate666 Hiyaaah! Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Hiyaaah!
Sep 9th 2019 at 3:20:31 PM

[up] The Devil was already firmly established as the man in power.

Tats has a pattern in these things. The audience learned nothing new over the last few weeks. The story is stalling like it always does.

Tats will probably lose interest soon (if he hasn't already!) and rush it to the finish line or just drop it for weeks / months / years.

Edited by hayate666 on Sep 9th 2019 at 12:21:46 PM

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bivalve
Sep 9th 2019 at 3:31:24 PM

I'll say it, the one guy dropping his cigarette on the other's ear was funny.

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