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Er, one of the text bubbles in panel 3 is missing words.
This is what happens when you don’t come up with a cover story first.
Not really necessary. Up to this point Modest has mostly interacted with adult Portlanders. Google: “keep Portland weird.”
man modest is not weird your weird for not having awesome hair.
Ooooh boy, here come the bullying 🙁
Oh no. Oh no no no no no no no no no. Modest, you need to learn one thing really fast. Weird is good. Weird is awesome. Weird is what makes life interesting. Don’t be normal.
Oh, the things children say before they learn how to be politically correct.
Fuck being politically correct. I’m not about to spend additional tome worrying whether or not I’m going to offend someone. If you get offended by what I say then get over yourself and grow some skin.
Wow….you’re a bully, aren’t you?
I was bullied all through grade school, middle school AND high school. You know what I was told by some teachers during the latter two? “Just ignore them and get a thicker skin.” Heck, on one of my last few days of middle school I was beaten up so badly I developed a fear of being touched. It didn’t matter how thick my metophorical skin was, those teachers weren’t taught how to properly handle bullying and those kids had serious issues that they had to treat me that way.
It isn’t okay to say things that make people feel like they are less of a person.
Actually, wrong, I was bullied most of my childhood as well. While I agree that you shouldn’t say things that make people feel less of a person I really do not like being “politcally correct.” To say I have to watch every tiny thing I saw to make sure I’m not offending anyone means I have to dedicate more of my thought proccess towards interacting then I already have to. I already have a hard enough time trying to mimic the appropiate emotional body actions.
I know what you mean, there were 2 attempts to set me on fire. Started with words but the minute you either stand up for yourself or ignore them it can get way more violent. For people to just brush it off, and worse for adults to tell a kid to grow thicker skin, it is just horrible.
Why the F€£¥ did someone try to set you on FIRE?!
If you think something is true, then anyone who tells you not to say it is a bully.
People got a right to be not insulted. And it ranks higher then your right to say what you want.
If you cannot talk like a civilised member of soceity, you will get legal shoots through the bow until you wise up. Or stop doing it. Doesn’t really mater how you stop, just that you stop.
No… they don’t. We have civil liberties, not civility liberties. Freedom of speech is protected by the constitution of every free country on earth, and freedom of not getting your feelings hurt isn’t a law anywhere.
While I do agree that the right to freedom of speech is important, it’s also pointless without the responsibility to consider the other person’s point of view, or at least have a good reason to reject it outright (such as: we’ve refuted this a thousand times, this is completely without evidence, the word you’re using doesn’t mean that in the context of the point you’re trying to refute, etc). Otherwise, we all just shout at each other and learn nothing. And the thing is, hurtful words can snuff out discussion and utterly destroy any possibility of civilized debate–which does everyone a disservice.
Also, for people who supposedly hold thick skin as a necessary factor in free speech, you sure care a lot about what these other people are saying about it.
You’re weird big nose!
Modest got beaned in the face by kids who then became her friends shes used to this sorta thing.
see? what did i just say? kids are mean
How can you tell?
I really love the concept of this comic, as well as the characters. It’s adorable, and you’re really great at world building.
The execution in some places can be a bit wonky, though. The death of Marah honestly felt like a bit of a waste of a neat character, especially after it seemed as if something interesting seemed to be foreshadowed when the oathbreaker poked her forehead. The way she died also seemed rather anti-climactic. Though considering the strip a few pages ago showing her with the Drudge Angel, I’m guessing she’s not really gone forever?
This is an ongoing story, so there’s more to come. What happened with Marah and how it effects Modest and Jake is an ongoing part of the story.
Ekans, save her! I know you’re there… somewhere