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Well Anyway....

Post by Russly » Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:18 pm

More dead chat life. Guess my real comment on the corona one was too haphazard haha! The author remains elusive on the overall vax stance. The fans and haters alike still watch.

What else is new?

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Re: Well Anyway....

Post by Russly » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:16 pm

In fact the anti vax theme in the comic is getting more and more out of hand by the day. I feel like I'll be the only fan left if everyone else who's stayed so far now also jumps ship....

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Re: Well Anyway....

Post by RikkiTikkiTavi » Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:47 am

I think a case can be made that being skeptical of the way the vaccine is being 'marketed' is not the same as being 'anti-vax'.

And to me that seems to be Tat's message. We are being asked to follow the science when the scientific evidence is scant (due to lack of time to truly study this virus) and more importantly any debate or opposing opinions are branded as anti-vax. The marketing of the information is very biased and infused with a 'do it this way or we all die' kind of vibe.

The whole 'vaccine mandate' is definitely an intrusion into our freedom of choice. I read this as the main theme in the comic. He is treating the vaccine machine as another form of the government overstepping its bounds and influencing people into lock step behavior.

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Post by Russly » Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:41 pm

Holy fuck he really brought in the plague doctor, that sucks for me because that has shown up elsewhere in my life lately... even before corona....

My girl just told me that some hospitals refuse even organ transplants to the unvaccinated sometimes, so yes, there's clearly a point at which this becomes about marketing and overstepping bounds. Nothing in the twenty first century is immune from commerce (commercialization) it seems.

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Post by Russly » Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:19 pm

Based on how the arc is going, I also would not rule out the possibility that Tat finally decided to take the comic less seriously.

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Re: Well Anyway....

Post by Z6IIAB » Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:59 pm

Russly wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:16 pm
In fact the anti vax theme in the comic is getting more and more out of hand by the day. I feel like I'll be the only fan left if everyone else who's stayed so far now also jumps ship....

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pretty sure being silent doesn't mean you're nolonger a fan. in any case, tat's the author, he choose what he wants to write about. whether we agree or not, it's up to us, but it won't make a difference for the comic's future. I've stated my stance already, pretty cleary. I don't think I have any further commentary, just watching it unfold...
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Re: Well Anyway....

Post by Russly » Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:48 pm

Yeh wasn't so much the being silent as the part where everybody in the forum was like "get your shot Tat" which is his exact point hahahahaha. Or maybe not, I don't even know! But the CDC logo's used and pills are advertised in recent strips (though masks are conspicuously absent in many places, even their church)? Feels critical of such culture at large.

And yes, it feels like there are new twists every other day. Nique's laughing shadow just makes me think that while the males of the comic must find redemption, it seems now the females of the comic must grapple with their own inner or outer conflicts too. Everybody's potentially on equal ground.

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Re: Well Anyway....

Post by Russly » Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:59 pm

Wait I was wrong about the masks too, I only just saw Sunday's strip now!

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Re: Well Anyway....

Post by Z6IIAB » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:12 am

Russly wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:48 pm
Yeh wasn't so much the being silent as the part where everybody in the forum was like "get your shot Tat"
my point stands either way.
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