Stand Still, Stay Silent

Stand Still, Stay Silent

I've been mostly "miss" on a lot of webcomics recently. Even ones I'd regularly read, like Sluggy Freelance and more recently, Schlock Mercenary have fallen by the wayside. Mostly because something about the stories just petered out - though in Howard Tayler's case his stand regarding diversity and handling sexual harassment allegations at conventions had a lot to do with it as well. So it was a pleasure to discover that a Nordic-focused webcomic a friend recommended to me was worthy of all the time and attention I could devote to it. Stand Still Stay Silent Somewhere in…

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False Middles

False Middles

Before I tackle part 2 of my thoughts on why this social justice signaling matters - likely after the weekend - I note our scribe is congratulating himself by declaring that "If Both Sides Are Mad, You’re Doing Something Right." Yeah. Cringey use of memes aside - read the post and he's trying to act as if he's staking out a position of "truth" and that neither other side has it. OK. If I open fire on another squad in my battalion, and they fire back, I obviously have a target, but is it a…

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Why the SJW Stuff Matters - An Intro, and ComicsGate

Why the SJW Stuff Matters - An Intro, and ComicsGate

A comment on my battletech review over at discord a while back asked why I made a fuss at all about the SJW stuff in it? If it made someone happier to see odd genders included, or a "diverse" command staff (that was hispanic, oriental, etc., no white men, or even whites), what does it hurt? Similarly, over the latest Comicsgate kerfluffle, a regular blogger over at Superversive wrote On Nike and Vox Day And Why You Shouldn’t Care About Either. To wit, why virtue signaling and staking territory in the culture war is a losing game…

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Bearmageddon

Bearmageddon

Due to a few “bear safety tips” I’d seen posted, I’d finally taken a look at a web comic by Axe Cop creator Ethan Nicolle. What had seriously impressed me, even outside of an interesting story opener that in some ways mimics the slacker opening of Shaun of the Dead, yet feels like it’s not going to go down the same rabbit holes or uplift nihilism, was a post early on beneath one of the early pages: I didn’t realize how small the area I lived in was until I really moved away.  People in the…

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Fuck. What now with Tagon?

Fuck. What now with Tagon?

I have no idea how Howard will pull this one out – or if he will. But damn. If you like Schlock Mercenary, you’ve probably seen the comic before you came here. Let’s just say that very bad things happen to very good people, in the cause of keeping loved ones and friends alive. Here’s the thing – yeah, he no longer spends the quality time with Larry – or anyone else remotely conservative – on Writing Excuses (and it had gone downhill about the time the Puppeteer showed up – before I even knew her opinions on various people I looked…

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