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Reminds me strongly of an anecdote that was on BBC news once.
To paraphrase it, the owners of a brothel in Scotland wouldn't hire women that were too pretty because they'd get all the customers/money and the less pretty girls wouldn't.
It also shows a lack of understanding of basic economics on Tats and New!Pimp's part- if N customers have B money then they will only be able to spend B money: - Even if you saturate the market with H number of hookers there is still only B amount of money coming into the system.
All you've done is oversupply the market, introduced too much competition for Johns and given each girl less of an opportunity to make a decent living
I think he's trying to "show" that one girl isn't working as hard as the others, but he's managed to get it wrong
P.S. The lack of character names really makes it hard to empathise with any of these cardboard cutouts
P.P.S. Nameless Hooker Girl has escaped the sex trade..to live in hiding in a hole in Hell and eat/shop out of the local bins! Even sanctuary has living costs
She is free, dangerously close to becoming a real person narratively, and therefore is of no value to Tats as he is too thick to get any more onscreen misery out of here
(This is what living the high life must like be for Tats and his currently vanishing patreon)
Therefore he does need a new punching bag/powerless woman to exploit for his misery porn. If she, uh, had a name she'd be relatable to, and Tats doesn't want anyone to be able to relate to her.
P.P.S. The "Tats has a powerless woman fetish" sounds pretty likely to me. Few things are more disempowering than being nameless
Edited by NeedsAirCon on Nov 5th 2019 at 9:47:02 AM
Few things are more disempowering than being nameless
Women who have control over their own lives don't need "white knight" saviors.
Edited by Hexapodia on Nov 5th 2019 at 3:05:39 AM
And you know, if Tats decided to stick with the first nameless runaway hooker and get her arc finished at least this comic would have some godammn character development even if it wasn't on a character that was actually worth it. But this was so bad that he had to steal a development arc from Squigley to give it to her, and even then he messed it up big time.
Honestly, Tats has managed to avoid ACCIDENTALLY doing a decent story arc so consistently, I'm half convinced he's worked on Fallout 76 and Lucas Films after the Disney buyout.
Today, in "Tats is getting his own fucking metaphors backwards": https://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2019-11-06
Who is she saying this to? And why is she a zombie if shes against the patriarchy
Yeah, the continuity is very questionable.
He's not so much making a case against porn or prostitution, as what a great many people feel about going to work every day. OK, I guess if that's his intent, but it would seem to make porn or prostitution just another lousy job some people do.
I'll hand it to him, he's nicely summed up my feelings toward being in high school (even after 50 years, some of it still pisses me off).
Edited by Bassweasel on Nov 5th 2019 at 10:45:42 AM
Who is she saying this to?
It's more mirror-reflection stuff, like Sick and Sleaze, or like that one comic of Amnesiac Li'l Evil seeing Old Li'l Evil in a mirror.
The zombie chick is the reflection in the store window, the "real" handmaid is standing on the sidewalk. But the mirror-world zombie chick is reflecting the real personality of the handmaid.
And why is she a zombie if shes against the patriarchy?
Because Sinfest Does Not Make Sense.
Tats, weve been over this. If you want to make serious stories like a big boy, you need to maintain consistancy over your metaphors and meanings. You've well established by this point that the zombies are very much pro patriarchy, and you've also established that this girl's zombie mode is about on par with Tangie in terms of intelligence and ability to form sentences. You've messed up your consistancy on two levels here.
For God's sake, this shouldn't be hard Tats. Your messages boil down to "PATRIARCH AND MEN BAD! WOMEN GOOD!". An idiot child could maintain consistancy here, why the everloving hell can't you!?
It could just be that all the zombies are supposed to be people's metaphorical true selves under the facade of normality. A bit like Slick/Sleaze, Monique/Demonique?
That would fit in with all the sisterhood nonsense about their patriarchy blockers being able to "see what people and society are really saying"
Of course, it wouldn't fit with actual events from two days ago in the webcomic. That is Tat's writing in a nutshell
Man, Sinfest is stupid. Pretty pictures, Bigotry and BAD WRITING sum it up
Tats tries to have metaphors as real things half the time and then reuses the same metaphors as actual metaphors two days later. Amd Vice Versa. He just doesn't seem to sit back and think about actions and reactions; or consequences to actions on anything more than a superficial level
The narrative consistency is not consistent, any new characters have no characterisation (or names), any new female characters are identi-kit, and the author tries to write "feminism" like a frat boy who just can't keep his mind off sex, male sexual domination and sexually submissive women
Feminism is far more than just being about your fetishes Tats.
The worst sin of all is he tries to fig leaf all this stuff with his "moral outrage" when it's blatantly obvious he's been obsessed with male domination (pimps) and female submission (whores) for decades now.
Tats really is the patron saint of the ass pull.
It's not strange that the audience doesn't understand the narrative. Tats doesn't seem to understand it himself!
I'm gonna pretend someone is trying to be sarcastic with that note.
At this point, we can't tell the difference between sarcasm and sincere thought.
Tats takes up a "controversial" issue: Let service workers keep their tips!
My God! The man's a COMMUNIST, I tell you!
Idle thought: If Tats is creating some or all of these strips to please a hypothetical Significant Other, then I'll bet she isn't particularly busty.
Back in the first decade of Sinfest, the women and succubi — even Blue and Fuchsia (heck, especially Blue and Fuchsia) — were curvaceous and sexy. But in Radfem Sinfest, all of the women are A-cups at best. Even though Tats seems to enjoy drawing scantily clad women, seeing Sapphire in skimpy underwear isn't a particularly thrilling sight. (And Fuchsia looks like and dresses like a thirteen-year-old at summer camp.)
So, my hypothesis: Either Tats is drawing women to resemble The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, or he's drawing women in a way that won't trigger anger and/or jealousy and/or sads in The Woman He Has To Get Along With.
Edited by Hexapodia on Nov 7th 2019 at 12:33:08 PM
Sapphire dances in the only stripclub in the world where all the men go to and still manages to earn less than the house's service costs.
Perhaps dancing while imagining your audience to die has an effect on the quality of your performance and your earnings?
I always got the idea that Tats's ideal woman was Monique. Sinfest was always about how her ass was "hot enough to burn men and send them to hell", while to me she didn't look like anything special.
I can't remember him ever drawing something buxom with curves. All his attractive women have the same body type.
I think young looking women with a small cup size and a flat ass are what Tats considers perfect.
I thought the succubi looked pretty good here: https://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-08-17
True, but even then Monique was rated as hotter than them. I think at least?
Man, Sinfest has gotten to the stage where the raving politizied hysteria & strawmanning is of a class far above how the usual themes are dealt with
Edited by NeedsAirCon on Nov 7th 2019 at 3:34:34 PM
In actuality, Everything IS fine right now. At least if you decide to look at the broad spectrum rather than just micro-issues that you feel aren't good.
Heres a few just to get started.
1. Gen 4 reactors are in the news and are getting backing by people like Bill Gates, Gen 4 Nuclear use the waste from Gen 3 reactors to power them, meaning our hazardous materials are in use long before they have to be removed, and they are basically meltdown proof, needing EVERY SINGLE THING to go wrong at once for a meltdown to occur.
2. Fusion has gone from the realm of "we need more science" to "We need better engineering" and to go with that, 10 groups have stated they have figured out ways to create a fusion generator, and are in the process of working on it. We may soon actually have fusion reactors.
3. Global Warming has gained access to Carbon Scrubbers, 3 of which are already working and working at an "affordable level" with the upcoming years, we may see businesses going into blighted areas of cities, which will then provide both heats to greenhouses, and C02 stored to pipe it into the greenhouses as well, and any excess heat used to warm roads and sidewalks so that freezing during the winter will be a non issue.
But if your biggest issue is with sexism, or that you feel someone running the country is ruining it, then you don't see the brighter future we have in store.
Exactly right. We are at a point in history where we are legitamately looking at Mars and saying, "You know what? We can terraform that shit."
Reading Sinfest is like listening to a mellenial whine and complain about the "mess he inherited"...and I'm technically a mellenial and Tatsuya isn't!
He's secretly a rich kid that is collecting trust fund money. I'm calling it right now.
Not that there's anything wrong with being rich...but when you benefit from the society you have lived in and then bitch about it...
What a baby.
Edited by Gibson35 on Nov 7th 2019 at 7:58:37 AM
Pretty wack for Sam to go back to the spotlight, oh wait its almost election time
I got my vote ready for Ugandan Knuckles. Already have a good tagline and everything.
"He knows da whey."
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