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Oct 19th 2021 at 2:38:04 PM

[up] ... depicting Woke Women as the enemy ...

You think there might be a reason for that?

(On the other hand, I think Tats likes to draw women.)

Prowling through the archives, I couldn't help noticing how much the characters in Original Sinfest (especially the transient characters, and with the exception of Slick, Squig, and Criminy) looked like ordinary people.

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Oct 19th 2021 at 3:20:23 PM

[up] Well, we've speculated previously as to why Monique is now living in the Devil's Mansion

Personally I just think he sees women who don't adhere to the holy text (as annotated by Tats) as traitors to their own gender

There's rather a lot of them too

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doomrider7 Some Guy from Somwhere Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Some Guy
Oct 19th 2021 at 8:07:34 PM

Looking back on it, some of the issues Tats has women were pretty right there. The Madonna-Whore trope comic always felt...weird to me since Slick's comments aren't necessarily wrong in that it IS perfectly fine/normal to be both, motherly and maternal as well as still sexually active/desirable. I mean there are tropes about that like Good People Have Good Sex and others.

Oct 19th 2021 at 8:15:35 PM

https://sinfest.xyz/view.php?date=2021-10-20

Okay, forget all those other dangling plot threads, Tats wants to turn this into an arc.

Also, confirmation that Criminy is living at home and not with Fuchsia.

Also also, Crim is growing!

hayate666 New England Devil Stork Conservationist Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
New England Devil Stork Conservationist
Oct 20th 2021 at 12:54:15 AM

Time to ruin the last good thing Sinfest had left!

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Oct 20th 2021 at 2:25:28 AM

Oh, Tats?

Fuck off

P.S.

Looks like it is time to desecrate the last spark of goodness in the corpse of Sinfest

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Oct 20th 2021 at 9:34:56 AM

Am I the only one who's amazed Tats can still draw Crimney after so long? I just go a few months without drawing a character and I have to relearn their lines.

Edited by AsherTye on Oct 20th 2021 at 9:35:04 AM

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Oct 20th 2021 at 10:16:03 AM

[up]Weird,

Here was me not noticing that Slick and Crim have both exactly the same face shape in this strip with just the facial furniture like glasses and hair different

P.S.

Lots of artists keep character boards for ensuring consistency of drawing and I'm certain Tats does keep building block images for his cookie cutter characters as well.

He practically confirmed it when he got Absinthe and Tange mixed up hairwise a good few months ago and took three different attempts to sort it out

It was hilarious evil grinevil grin

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Oct 20th 2021 at 3:16:52 PM

[up] Does anyone want to try making Sinfest LEGO® figures? Either 2-D or 3-D ...

Also: Squig in the last panel ... Imagine him with human features. If you went to college (or even some high schools), you know him as That Guy. Other examples of That Guy include Jughead Jones and Shaggy Rogers.

Squig as That Guy, a human, would work exactly as well as Squig, a pig, and even better than Squig, a unique talking pig whose existence nobody questions in-universe.

Edited by Hexapodia on Oct 20th 2021 at 5:49:02 AM

Oct 20th 2021 at 7:28:34 PM

https://sinfest.xyz/view.php?date=2021-10-21

Once again re-opening the question of if Satan or Blue are still looking for Fuschia.

Oct 20th 2021 at 7:56:49 PM

[up] Blue knows exactly where Fuchsia is. Satan doesn't seem to care.

I'm almost daring to hope that Tats will make this story arc sort of interesting. It would be nice to see how Criminy and Fuchsia's relationship holds up under a tiny bit of stress. Have they ever disagreed on anything?

But I'm pretty sure the story will turn either stupid or cringeworthy at some point.

... Wait. How did Slick jump from "I want my rights back! Rise up against the machine!" to "We're bringing manly back!"?

Edited by Hexapodia on Oct 20th 2021 at 8:44:18 AM

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Oct 20th 2021 at 11:50:58 PM

[up]Tatsuya Ishida. That's how.

Platypi hold the secret to happiness.
Mara999 International Man of Mystery from Grim Up North Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
International Man of Mystery
Oct 21st 2021 at 2:24:13 AM

This turn of events and particular gag could have worked if done earlier, back when the Sisterhood was at its most prominent and the resistance had been against them. Of course, back then Tats would have made the anti-Matriarchy resistance even more pathetic than it was initially, except with all of the genuine attempts at humour falling flat. Except maybe for the gag with Criminy asking Fuchsia for permission, which could have given me a chuckle. But there would proably not have been anything satisfactory about Slick & Co going against Xanthe, because she would never have been allowed to even slightly emote, even with surprise, so it would not have been funny.

Now the idea of a resistance seems sad and wrong for a multitude of real-life reasons, such as Tats taking the side of the anti-vaxx MAGA-crowd, against everybody trying to keep people alive and healthy. Even if Slick's resistance is going to be ineffective on purpose, it's not going to be funny at all. It would kinda be like the concept of Hogan's Heroes, except with a perspective-shift of them being German POW's in an American camp.

Oct 21st 2021 at 3:59:12 AM

[up] One of the many problems with Tats using Sinfest as a vehicle for propaganda is that to be effective, his parables must have some correspondence with reality. But in the case of his anti-vaccine stance, or his anti-surrogacy stance, or ... well, almost all of his political allegories, actually ... the rightness of his Sacred Cause is reinforced by having his heroes win. But what happens when his Sacred Cause loses in the real world? Or when the real world adopts a Sacred Cause and it doesn't work?

You'd think Tats would have learned his lesson with BarackStar, when he drew Barack Obama as Superman and declared that Obama would Do Everything Right. By 2010, BarackStar had pretty much faded away ...

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Oct 21st 2021 at 4:30:50 AM

Tats learning his lesson...

TATS learning his lesson......

Gave me a far bigger laugh than any comic he's vomited out this year!

Edited by NeedsAirCon on Oct 21st 2021 at 11:32:29 AM

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Oct 21st 2021 at 10:49:57 AM

[up] Hey, the BarackStar idolatry was more than a decade ago, before Tats' conversion to the One True Religion of Radical Feminism. As a hypothetical statement, it's not unreasonable to think that a sane person could learn from experience.

Oh ... Now I understand your objection ...

Edited by Hexapodia on Oct 21st 2021 at 1:59:32 AM

hayate666 New England Devil Stork Conservationist Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
New England Devil Stork Conservationist
Oct 21st 2021 at 4:47:27 PM

I think he's just trying to reel back in some Patreon dollars. He's been bleeding money pretty hard since the antivax stuff started.

Oct 21st 2021 at 7:52:14 PM

https://sinfest.xyz/view.php?date=2021-10-22

Frankly, I thought she was more interesting as a succubus than as a Campfire Girl.

Disappointing to see that Crim is still only half her size, even though she appears to be thirteen years old.

Edited by Hexapodia on Oct 21st 2021 at 7:52:33 AM

Oct 21st 2021 at 8:39:57 PM

But wait. Who then will pose in togas for Fusch so she can paint this in Roman scenes?

Oct 21st 2021 at 9:23:26 PM

Honestly, this is kind of adorable. It's the first functional, healthy thing I've seen in this comic in literally years. They appear to really love one another, and treat each other as equals.

I'm shocked!

Edited by Bassweasel on Oct 21st 2021 at 9:24:00 AM

Oct 21st 2021 at 9:48:16 PM

[up] Huh? To me this looks more like the relationship between a nine-year-old boy and his babysitter.

And why the hell is Fuchsia in Criminy's house? When we last saw her, she was trying to get into the Reality Zone. Did any of that arc have any significance?

One good thing about the Resistance vs. Matriarchy arcs of Original Sinfest was that both sides were ridiculous. In the current arc, I don't even know who or what the Resistance is fighting. Is it the fascist New World Order? Is it emasculatory feminism? Is it Wokeness? Is it ... Satan?

(And what the frak is going on with Monique while this is happening?)

Edited by Hexapodia on Oct 21st 2021 at 9:49:04 AM

Eggmaster Nope from Somewhere Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Nope
Oct 22nd 2021 at 12:19:31 AM

Well, it seems like I called the “Slick recruits the OG Resistance” thing.

And… this is actually going better than expected. For now. For once, there’s an attempt at actual humor instead of the usual propaganda or dead horse beating.

Is… is Tats actually caring about his old characters? Time will tell.

[up] At least it’s framed as a light hearted joke on manliness, and all things considered, it fits Crim’s character. It’s much better than the creepy/abusive relationship between ‘Nique and Abby.

Edited by Eggmaster on Oct 22nd 2021 at 9:33:43 PM

hayate666 New England Devil Stork Conservationist Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
New England Devil Stork Conservationist
Oct 22nd 2021 at 1:10:45 AM

First time in years Tats doesn't use zombies with the word "manly".

He must really miss those Patreon bucks!

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Oct 22nd 2021 at 1:22:52 AM

So Fuschia finally moved in

Not a bad strip. Wonder when the madness will come back?

P.S. Still remembering the foundation of this arc was Slick bitching about vaccines. Not a good starting point

Edited by NeedsAirCon on Oct 22nd 2021 at 8:28:31 AM

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Oct 22nd 2021 at 9:32:23 AM

[up] I suspect that Fuchsia happens to be in Crim's house only because Tats wanted to set up the joke for the past two strips. I'm pretty sure she still has her cave, and it's where she keeps all her art. She's just visiting.


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