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4th Aug 2016, 11:00 AM in MS cpt 3: Same Old Song

MS 3:8 - So I Blew Him Up

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MS 3:8 - So I Blew Him Up
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Smilocide 4th Aug 2016, 11:00 AM edit delete
Smilocide
For those of you just joining us, Me-Me is referring to this incident, in which he blew up Totlub Olomps. I mean, the guy was obviously a big rotten pile, but I'm inclined to think Me-Me may have been a bit heavy-handed in meting out justice. Thoughts?

I totally had to indulge in a Lichtenstein moment in the last panel.

Also, isn't that theater lovely? Those lovely pastels are just so inviting. The perfect place to have a loud, awkward scene!

Comments:

MadJak91 4th Aug 2016, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
MadJak91
I am slightly confused here when I look at the page and your comment.
Are you sure you uploaded the right page? :D
I will say what I want after that.

You tend to name the pages and use alt text with quotes from it but these do not match!
Plus no colors, haha!
Rd Ashes 4th Aug 2016, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Rd Ashes
HA! That was indeed the wrong page.
There was a mix up in the numbering and it looks like Smilo grabbed the next page instead of this one.
:-O
WIPE WHAT YOU SAW FROM YOUR MIND!
;-)

I changed it, because apparently I have the power.
Smilocide 4th Aug 2016, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
Smilocide
haha THANK YOU. If there was any doubt before, that fact that I'm an airhead should be firmyl established by now. Thanks a ton RD! You believe they entrust me with the broadening of young minds?
Rd Ashes 4th Aug 2016, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Rd Ashes
Hahaha!
I hope those young minds get to benefit from some of your artistic and creative wisdom! Lucky students if you ask me.

At first I thought you put up the uncoloured page as a message for me to get my butt moving!
Smilocide 4th Aug 2016, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
Smilocide
I do emphasize the importance of a strong foundation in animation history. Felix, The Flintstones, Rocky and Bullwinkle: these kids have no idea! I had a little girl the other day, abouy 8, who'd never heard of Bugs Freaking Bunny! Whatta world!

And thanks again for that catch. It's a good day if I don't realize I've forgotten shoes by the time I get to work.
MadJak91 5th Aug 2016, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
MadJak91
Classics should be preserved.
On the other hand, kids these days are simply not exposed to what we consider the most famous characters. The characters are out there but their time is over and the push is not as strong. Natural stuff but it turns us into grumps :D
What is worse is that I am not even old... :/

On the other hand, I do not know a lot of the current characters. Like people are watching all that Adventure Time and Steven Universe stuff and I have no idea :D
Rd Ashes 4th Aug 2016, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Rd Ashes
MeMe might have been a little heavy-handed in dealing with Totlub, but I thought the scene was funny.

Does that make me a bad person??!
Probably.
:-O
Smilocide 4th Aug 2016, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
Smilocide
It means I somehow did it right! Mecha is all about making all things depressing into cute, colorful blobs.
MadJak91 5th Aug 2016, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
MadJak91
Actually... That is what I wanted to say :D

I will edit this comment if needed because of sensitive stuff. I wanted to say something like this before but was not sure.

I cannot tell whether Totlub was making stupid advances or actually wanted to rape her. If yes then that is something I feel no mercy about and whoever does it is 100% objective scum. But the page is vague or maybe you just did not want to go there which I totally get.
If he did not want to rape her then Me-Me went too far, if he did want to do that then death is still too much but I can stomach it. Probably just needed a severe, severe punishment though.

When I look at it like this then yeah, killing him is more than dark humor and it feels disturbing Me-Me is casually talking and MT is like: "Say what?"
However, the way the comic is presented, drawn and put together works exactly like you want it to work (mad props) and that is why I find it funny and Rd as well :D
Smilocide 5th Aug 2016, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
Smilocide
You know what I love?

That you don't know! I deliberately left Totlub's actions ambiguous; this was useful because A) Now we don't really know whether or not we can condemn Me-Me's actions, and B), if this were a different comic, I could have really vilified Totlub, but even though I wanted to broach a sensitive topic, I wanted to do it in a guise that wouldn't result an an R rating, you know? So I deliberately settled on an ambiguous scene, resulting in the dark humor seen here. It was a fine line to tread, but it seems like maybe I put it over, so I'm glad you were able to appreciate all that went into that scene. It didn't get a lot of space in the comic, but it did help shape Mop-Top and Me-Me, both as individuals, and in their relationship. Thanks for your awesome feedback!