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The Good Webcomic Thread About Good Webcomics

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    WHY is the word "manchild" derogatory

    What, in exact terms, is offensive about it

    Please, please tell me. You keep implying all these negative connotations, without actually saying what they are, and I have no goddamn idea what you're talking about

    What?

    Being called a manchild suggests that you have the emotional maturity and capability of a child.

    I assume you have met children before, and are aware that they are in fact known for their emotional immaturity and lack of capability.

    It totally is an insult.

  • edited February 2011
    WHY is the word "manchild" derogatory

    What, in exact terms, is offensive about it

    It just sounds so icky

    Like manbearpig

    I just picture something half man, half child with the corresponding bodyparts whenever I read it (e.g. toddler head, hairy chest)

    It's gross

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Also also: Your list of other good kid's shows.

    I'd say there's a difference between watching them every now and again, when drunk/bored/channel-surfing/high, and starting up fevered, multi-paged discussions of them. One's fine. A little weird, perhaps, but at least you've still got a grip on reality. The other shows an indulgence of and immersion in a fantasy world that is just creepy when you're an adult with real-world responsibilities.

    The MLP obsession that's been abounding lately definitely falls into the latter category.

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    WHY is the word "manchild" derogatory

    What, in exact terms, is offensive about it

    Please, please tell me. You keep implying all these negative connotations, without actually saying what they are, and I have no goddamn idea what you're talking about

    it's insinuating that they act like children, that they are below you

    same with neckbeard

    or geek

    or heck, even up until a few years ago, a "gamer"

    etc

    it creates a stereotypical image of a dude sans social skills, who sits alone in his parent's house, cheeto dust and fat rolls and blah blah blah blah, the whole gilded egg

    it can also mean a man who frequently acts like a child, although the only time this is ever used is to reference peewee herman, whose life has no adult qualities and was, again, a character created FOR children

    it's a way to tell people that you're better than they are, because they're a manchild, and you're an adult

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Solar wrote: »
    WHY is the word "manchild" derogatory

    What, in exact terms, is offensive about it

    Please, please tell me. You keep implying all these negative connotations, without actually saying what they are, and I have no goddamn idea what you're talking about

    What?

    Being called a manchild suggests that you have the emotional maturity and capability of a child. That is an insult.

    Why, though? Kids are great. "Child-like innocence" is used as a positive phrase. "Child-like wonderment." The naivete of children is often wistfully recalled and longed for.

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    this is how the world ends

    this is how the world ends

    not with webclormix, but with ponies.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited February 2011
    You two are such Pooros and Ranes

    And yeah I know those are derogatory slurs, but I don't give a fuck

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    to think there's so much negativity about a show with such a positive message!

  • edited February 2011
    I'd say there's a difference between watching them every now and again, when drunk/bored/channel-surfing/high, and starting up fevered, multi-paged discussions of them. One's fine. A little weird, perhaps, but at least you've still got a grip on reality. The other shows an indulgence of and immersion in a fantasy world that is just creepy when you're an adult with real-world responsibilities.
    No shows' fans do this more than those of a little show called The Wire, though

    A coworker of mine thinks of himself as urban sociologist ever since he got the full series boxset

    It's super obnoxious

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Wait.

    Have we been arguing about My Little Pony for, like, 7 pages?

    Seriously?

    To the people defending the fanbase: do you honestly think anything you say will change the minds of those who are so vehemently against it?

    To the people attacking the fanbase: do you honestly think the fans will take anything you say seriously if your opening argument is, "You're all creepy manchildren for liking this show"?

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Stilts wrote: »
    To the people attacking the fanbase: do you honestly think the fans will take anything you say seriously if you're opening argument is, "You're all creepy manchildren for liking this show"?

    Yes.

    Or they would, anyway, if they weren't such creepy manchildren.

  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    my little pooro: posting is magic

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Solar wrote: »
    WHY is the word "manchild" derogatory

    What, in exact terms, is offensive about it

    Please, please tell me. You keep implying all these negative connotations, without actually saying what they are, and I have no goddamn idea what you're talking about

    What?

    Being called a manchild suggests that you have the emotional maturity and capability of a child. That is an insult.

    Why, though? Kids are great. "Child-like innocence" is used as a positive phrase. "Child-like wonderment." The naivete of children is often wistfully recalled and longed for.

    Kids are great. But they can't look after themselves and need an adult around to do so. Calling someone a manchild might suggest a sense of child-like innocence and wonder. It also suggests that said person is incapable of acting maturely and can't take care of him/herself.

    But this isn't the point. The point is, you seem to think these people are somehow sad, immature losers because they like this show, just because hey, you don't, and it is also watched by kids.

    But whatever.

  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    D:

    It doesn't look like we are using the power of friendship in here!

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • edited February 2011
    Solar wrote: »
    Kids are great. But they can't look after themselves and need an adult around to do so.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Also also: Your list of other good kid's shows.

    I'd say there's a difference between watching them every now and again, when drunk/bored/channel-surfing/high, and starting up fevered, multi-paged discussions of them. One's fine. A little weird, perhaps, but at least you've still got a grip on reality. The other shows an indulgence of and immersion in a fantasy world that is just creepy when you're an adult with real-world responsibilities.

    The MLP obsession that's been abounding lately definitely falls into the latter category.

    you know that the MLP wouldn't have gone as far as it has without all the backlash it's gotten

    it'd have been just another show, probably very similar to foster's

    sure there are always people who take it to another level, but you cannot honestly sit there and believe that everything that's happened with mlp has gone on without regard to all the people shouting "But it's for GIRLS"

    Pooro, again, it's just something that people like and that you don't like, if you've given it a chance, then that's fine

    nobody said you have to like it as much as they do

    the sigs and avatars and the discussions are appealing, it's another thing to talk about LIKE EVERYTHING THAT GETS TALKED ABOUT

    the whole chan board dedicated to it? That's because they couldn't have it anywhere else without people going "but it's for GIRLS"

    the pages and pages of thread we have here
    well
    1) ADURRRRR SE++ has big threads on EVERYTHING
    2) TONS of that is arguing related to "but it's for GIRLS"

    a lot of the sigs and avatars are because they do look great, the art style is fantastic and clean and aesthetically pleasing
    plus
    a lot of the people wearing them have either gone with a motif, or a character theme, or are simply wearing them because people started going "but it's for GIRLS!"


    check out the gloss threads
    did you even know what that was? look it up
    we've had like 15 threads over 2 years, and MORE and that's shared among like 10 regulars and the occasional single post from a score of others
    but most people go 'what's a gloss?"

    why?
    because there's nobody screaming "But it's for GIRLS!"

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I think an adult person who does not watch my little pony is better than an adult who does, all other things equal

    yes

  • CoinageCoinage The man from the other side Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    crwth wrote: »
    to think there's so much negativity about a show with such a positive message!
    Crwth, are we going to have to post moon over june to get this thread back on track?

    I don't believe this comic has been posted, perhaps it won't have to come to that.
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  • MVikingMViking Registered User
    edited February 2011
    So you're saying there's a backlash to the backlash about ponies?

    Man, there's going to be some backlash about that?

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited February 2011
    In that case I think people with asian girl themes and punctuation in their name are one step up from fungus

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i switch to incognito when i look at oglaf maybe a quarter of the time

    I'm not quite sure why

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    L|ama wrote: »
    I think an adult person who does not watch my little pony is better than an adult who does, all other things equal

    yes

    Pretty much where I'm at, yeah.

    While idly musing, I've been wondering how many My Little Pony fans have ever had a 70-hour work week.

    And sure, I know, there are plenty of other frivolous things that I could apply that exact same line of musing to. Hell, I could apply it to "people who post on internet forums." But that's where my musing is currently going.

  • B_RB_R Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You all are creepy manteenchildren for linking webcomics anyway.

    So lets stop hating.

  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MViking wrote: »
    So you're saying there's a backlash to the backlash about ponies?

    Man, there's going to be some backlash about that?

    "I wouldn't talk about eating poop so much if people didn't think poop-eating was so gross."
    Spoiler:

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Edcrab wrote: »
    In that case I think people with asian girl themes and punctuation in their name are one step up from fungus

    those people are so awful

    not quite as bad as people who don't know that vertical bars aren't punctuation though

  • BoomShakeBoomShake Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    There's also the camp who doesn't care whether it's technically a children's show or a show for girls and instead are arguing that this is a poor show when you remove the assumption that the viewer is a child.

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    L|ama wrote: »
    I think an adult person who does not watch my little pony is better than an adult who does, all other things equal

    yes

    Pretty much where I'm at, yeah.

    While idly musing, I've been wondering how many My Little Pony fans have ever had a 70-hour work week.

    And sure, I know, there are plenty of other frivolous things that I could apply that exact same line of musing to. Hell, I could apply it to "people who post on internet forums." But that's where my musing is currently going.

    Pooro I am super disappointed in you and your judgmental attitude

    you, of all people, should not be judging others

    when I kidnap nads and make him my gaybride, you will not be invited :(

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    God

    I hate Moon over June so much

    Just

    Just look at it

    It's horrible

  • CoinageCoinage The man from the other side Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Well crwth, I would have censored that a little more generously, but you have to post the one before that too. It doesn't even have nudity!
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    Solar wrote: »
    God

    I hate Moon over June so much

    Just

    Just look at it

    It's horrible
    We all do. It's the one thing that unites us.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    argh now people are posting moon over june in protest

    what have we doooonnnne

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    pffft

    generous censoring

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    We have gone too far Rane

    and now we will suffer for it

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Raneados wrote: »
    L|ama wrote: »
    I think an adult person who does not watch my little pony is better than an adult who does, all other things equal

    yes

    Pretty much where I'm at, yeah.

    While idly musing, I've been wondering how many My Little Pony fans have ever had a 70-hour work week.

    And sure, I know, there are plenty of other frivolous things that I could apply that exact same line of musing to. Hell, I could apply it to "people who post on internet forums." But that's where my musing is currently going.

    Pooro I am super disappointed in you and your judgmental attitude

    you, of all people, should not be judging others

    when I kidnap nads and make him my gaybride, you will not be invited :(

    Why "of all people"

    What even

    What

  • MVikingMViking Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Oh gods,

    Moon over June.

    LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Raneados wrote: »
    L|ama wrote: »
    I think an adult person who does not watch my little pony is better than an adult who does, all other things equal

    yes

    Pretty much where I'm at, yeah.

    While idly musing, I've been wondering how many My Little Pony fans have ever had a 70-hour work week.

    And sure, I know, there are plenty of other frivolous things that I could apply that exact same line of musing to. Hell, I could apply it to "people who post on internet forums." But that's where my musing is currently going.

    Pooro I am super disappointed in you and your judgmental attitude

    you, of all people, should not be judging others

    when I kidnap nads and make him my gaybride, you will not be invited :(

    Why "of all people"

    What even

    What

    aren't you one of the gays?

    or am I thinking of Cog

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited February 2011
    L|ama wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    In that case I think people with asian girl themes and punctuation in their name are one step up from fungus

    those people are so awful

    not quite as bad as people who don't know that vertical bars aren't punctuation though

    Punctuation marks are any symbols that indicate the structure of written language, and that even applies to symbols used mainly for code or mathematics

    You're terrible

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    rane just thinks everyone is gay

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    crwth why didnt you censor that better goddamnit

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