Replacement

posted October 9th, 2013, 2:01 am


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June 15th, 2013, 12:56 am

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Ok, if your RSI doesn't become one of those two when playin an arcade shooter, I feel sad for you. When I pick up those plastic guns, I become a pew pew maiden of war!

So bottom left, if you don't know what those gold dubloons they have in their hands are, they are 'loonies'. Canadian one dollar coins. And they are totally bro-ing out getting ready to kill zombays.
..girls can bro out without being a bro. Don't judge!

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October 9th, 2013, 3:38 am

Tayla_88 (Guest)

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Hi, I read your comic. I'm a MtF transsexual (just hit 6 months of HRT ^_^), and enjoy exploding the heads of zombies perhaps a bit more than is entirely healthy. -_-; ...Also, reading your comic kinda um... helps me feel a little less alone, and stuff... So um... Gonna go hide in the internet again now, but um... I'll still be here, though. ...also, for the record, you totally rock.

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October 9th, 2013, 8:05 am

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I haven't played arcade shooters in a long time, I was always more of a fighting game kind of girl (well, that and DDR, I was *definitely* an arcade rat, though). I've certainly done my share of reimagining myself when playing games, though. :3

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October 9th, 2013, 10:34 am

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In panel 3, Toni/Annie comments on the purpose of her wearing a particular necklace. For several years now, I have been wearing a prominently displayed necklace for about the same reasons. Currently, I am wearing an anime pegasus ( pegasus = a little pony that has wings, and can fly ), with a white body and wings, and pink mane and tail, even though the pegasus does not fit into mainstream American culture.
Also, to thumb my nose at society in general, I most of the time wear my hair in twin ponytails or two pigtails, with two bows or two ribbons in the tails, just like what you would see on a seven or eight year old little girl. It's rare, but I have seen twin ponytails on other adult females, too. But that is just me, never fitting into " normal " culture.

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October 9th, 2013, 2:22 pm

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@Tayla_88: The entire reason why I draw this is so that people will feel less alone. I want everyone to know that even though it can be hard, very hard, things can get so much better.

I'm very happy that you are with us on this journey. No need to hide - nobody should ever need to hide.

@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: I sometimes do the twin ponytails too. I find it absolutely adorable.
My necklace is from my mother (my stepmother, but, my biological mother doesn't deserve the title). It is a jade bear, reminding me of my place in this world - to be a mother bear to my cubs.

@Fey Prevesk: I'm too much of a mule to DDR. Big angry feet that crush tiny pads. I was actually kicked off the machine.. several times.. in multiple arcades.. because of the sound of my thunderous hooves. Which is funny, because RMitch weighed more than me and was like a ninja.
Every time RMitch and I would do the arcade thing, we would play the Jurassic Park game, and I would imagine myself as Ellie. She may be a botanist, but when in my hands she is a crack shot!

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October 9th, 2013, 3:06 pm

Nich (Guest)

Shes called her mate!

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Looks like a house of the dead machine. But your are 100% right about the RSI playing games like that.

I always felt like I was playing the tired private investigator that needs to kill those zombies...cause no one else will.

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October 9th, 2013, 4:15 pm

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@Nich : I don't think House of the Dead had a shotgun (though I haven't seen HotD since 3). The only one I remember having a shotty was the CarnEvil game, and that was awesome. It is so hard to not feel badass when you lock and load with a big plastic shotgun in your hands.

For those who can't read it, it says "House of Death 4, the Quadeathening". Because I couldn't use House of the Dead, that would be a copyright problem! And Quadeathening is because.. 4.. quad.. I'm way too clever.

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October 9th, 2013, 5:30 pm

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@Tayla_88: No need to hide, its safe here. There's also no cap to the level of enjoyment you can get from 'sploding zombie heads, either. ;)

@GreenKrog: We'll have to make an effort to find an arcade next time!

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October 9th, 2013, 8:37 pm

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I'm Old Skool when it comes to video games. The only two video games that I cared for are from the 1980's. One was called Tempest, and the other was a girl's game called Root Beer Tapper. I loved Root Beer Tapper, because instead of killing the cartoon people, like in so many other games, you were to serve the cartoon peeps a frosty mug of root beer. You were the barmaid or barkeep, and you accumulated points by how may customers that you could serve, despite the many distractions that would happen around the bar and bar stools. Helping people instead of killing them, the real earmark and pleasure of a girl's video game !

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October 9th, 2013, 9:58 pm

GreenKrog

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: I disagree. It isn't a girls game any more than others are 'boys games'. A game is a game. Almost everyone I know loves Harvest Moon, which is nothing more than a farming simulator. It is as non-violent as they come. As is SimCity, or poker sims, or even the non-violent approach to Civilization.

The fun I have in killing digital things no more makes me a man than does a man playing the same game. In fact, I often use Counter-Strike as a goto to prove that women kick ass at shooters. I routinely win the office poker tournament each month. My ex is part of a women-only professional gaming guild. I personally won the company LAN party two years ago, it wasn't even close.
Not to mention that a trans*chick went to finals in Starcraft, several times, in a sport heavily dominated by men.

There is no such thing as a boy game or a girl game. There are only games. Like all things in life, perspective, action, that instills meaning. What is there to gain by claiming binary on something as silly as a game of enjoyment? Play what you want.

(I just realized the best example I have is that in this very webcomic, all of the girls play video games. Because the majority of gamers are women, statistically. Actually, I don't think Princess plays video games. Or Julie. Ok, not the best example, but still an example!)

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