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[pa comic] Friday, July 11th, 2014 - Dobber

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edited July 2014 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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  • Hargaad of OmnarHargaad of Omnar Registered User regular
    Somewhere in this comic is a meta-commentary on how children get addicted to drugs.

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  • PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    Mike is getting closer to those children's books, but something tells me they might have trouble finding a publisher right now.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Not exactly Watterson, is it.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    Aahahaha, this one's great. This, the Lil' Pilot one, just the best <3

    Oh brilliant
  • QuicalQuical Registered User regular
    I love that Penny Arcade sometimes springs these nice surprises on us. Top stuff all around here, like an anti-calvin & Hobbes.

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  • AntonNULAntonNUL Registered User regular
    Maybe Gabe the Younger or Elliot is in their imaginary friend phase and Mike/Jerry wanted to do a comic about it? Either way, I want a podcast on this.

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    I need 100cc's of context, stat!

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    This strip was cute and sweet, then it had a last panel.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    This strip was cute and sweet, then it had a last panel.

    That's what makes it so awesome. Cute and sweet, but then they remind you "This is Penny-Arcade!"

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  • PaulToompasPaulToompas Registered User new member
    Djiem wrote: »
    This strip was cute and sweet, then it had a last panel.

    The part where the imaginary friend is trying to convince the kid that his parents are imaginary seemed a little dark to me too.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I'm a god damn honey badger Dobber

    Dobber don't give a fuck

  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    This strip was cute and sweet, then it had a last panel.

    The part where the imaginary friend is trying to convince the kid that his parents are imaginary seemed a little dark to me too.

    I thought he was using that to say that the "never seen him, therefore imaginary" line of logic is flawed.

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    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • civenciven Registered User new member
    In the first panel, I can't help but see Dobber as a strange, square headed monster with really long legs that wears its pants around its knees.

    I stared at the first panel for a while trying to figure out what was happening. Had to read through the comic then go back to see what was really going on.

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  • Young_ScottYoung_Scott Registered User new member
    Hah, I was pretty taken aback when I read the title of the strip. Here in Scotland, "Dobber" is "a slang word referring to the male genitalia", while in Australia, it apparently is "a derogatory term for somebody who reports people to the authorities for (usually minor or socially acceptable) wrongdoings".

    Still, cute comic.

  • wonkots42wonkots42 Registered User regular
    @young_scott, that's the only thing I could think of too. Now I'm imagining this big orange guy stoatin' aboot Glasgow on a Friday night and somebody shouting at him: "Ma parents ur so real, ya dobber!"

    That sentence was really hard to write: autocorrect just really refused to let some of those words go.

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    wonkots42 wrote: »
    @young_scott, that's the only thing I could think of too. Now I'm imagining this big orange guy stoatin' aboot Glasgow on a Friday night and somebody shouting at him: "Ma parents ur so real, ya dobber!"

    That sentence was really hard to write: autocorrect just really refused to let some of those words go.

    to be fair, i don't thinks that's something you've got to imagine, though its usually a different type of orangeman and its probably best we don't get into what's being shouted. :p

    yes, this thread is certainly going to interesting places folks. :)

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    what?

  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    wonkots42 wrote: »
    That sentence was really hard to write: autocorrect just really refused to let some of those words go.

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  • ShayMayShayMay Registered User regular
    "And here, interpreting for the neds, is Rab McGlinchey!"

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Happiest Goomba! Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    what?

    this is a perfectly natural reaction to what is happening. that confusion you're feeling is perfectly normal and will pass once the wild Scots have dispersed.

  • dardordardor Registered User regular
    This is to Tycho from my wallet/bank account.

    "Please stop recommending new games! Stop the bleeding!"

    Thank you.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Hah, I was pretty taken aback when I read the title of the strip. Here in Scotland, "Dobber" is "a slang word referring to the male genitalia"
    I think I'd be more surprised if the name wasn't intentional.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    The cynical part of me says this kind of pandering to a personal belief despite all evidence to the contrary is how we get anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers.

    Then I kicked the cynical part of me in the balls because it deserved it.

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote: »
    The cynical part of me says this kind of pandering to a personal belief despite all evidence to the contrary is how we get anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers.

    Then I kicked the cynical part of me in the balls because it deserved it.
    No, the cynical part of you is right.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Things start getting bad when you have reason to doubt the evidence of your senses.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • streeverstreever Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    The cynical part of me says this kind of pandering to a personal belief despite all evidence to the contrary is how we get anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers.

    Then I kicked the cynical part of me in the balls because it deserved it.
    No, the cynical part of you is right.

    Nah, anti-vaxxers are confirming their identity as counter-culture people; that's why you can't logically convince them to drop the nutty ideologies.

    Children with imaginary friends can, and will, drop their imaginary friends.

    Imaginary friends are a phase. Anti-vax/climate-change denialism is just a clear sign that someone should be fenced in and excluded from regular population.

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    Oh, so that's what Minions look like when they grow up.

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    streever wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    The cynical part of me says this kind of pandering to a personal belief despite all evidence to the contrary is how we get anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers.

    Then I kicked the cynical part of me in the balls because it deserved it.
    No, the cynical part of you is right.

    Nah, anti-vaxxers are confirming their identity as counter-culture people; that's why you can't logically convince them to drop the nutty ideologies.

    Children with imaginary friends can, and will, drop their imaginary friends.

    Imaginary friends are a phase. Anti-vax/climate-change denialism is just a clear sign that someone should be fenced in and excluded from regular population.
    This "Dobber" appears to be less of an imaginary friend and more of a massive hallucination.

  • CrobdergCrobderg Registered User new member
    Been watching too much Moone Boy?

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Crobderg wrote: »
    Been watching too much Moone Boy?
    I don't actually watch that show.
    Perhaps it was just me, but I definitely never thought my imaginary friends were real.

  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    It's a comic. Move on with your life.

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
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    my bad thought this was the pa comic discussion subforum
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    but seriously why this seems like an appropriate place for this discussion

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    You don't think casting a kid in a cartoon with an imaginary friend in the same light as a bunch of real-life hateful and opportunistic mob-mentality reactionaries is a bit... i dunno, out of proportion?


    You must be a hit with parents who tell their kids about Santa Claus.

  • Spoon1Spoon1 Registered User regular
    Enlong wrote: »
    The part where the imaginary friend is trying to convince the kid that his parents are imaginary seemed a little dark to me too.

    I thought he was using that to say that the "never seen him, therefore imaginary" line of logic is flawed.

    Definitely and obviously this ^^ in a "just joshing" kind of way. Just look at the expression on Dobber's face :)

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    You don't think casting a kid in a cartoon with an imaginary friend in the same light as a bunch of real-life hateful and opportunistic mob-mentality reactionaries is a bit... i dunno, out of proportion?


    You must be a hit with parents who tell their kids about Santa Claus.
    Again:
    cB557 wrote: »
    Perhaps it was just me, but I definitely never thought my imaginary friends were real.
    I'm operating under the assumption that this isn't just some imaginary friend, and instead is a massive hallucination.
    Also, I'm not saying that this kid is like a climate change denier, I'm saying that having "It's okay to delude yourself if it makes you happy" as a moral does subtly encourage that sort of behavior.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    Whew. Again something I thought was going to be a PA Feels™ comic (which never do anything for me) took a last second swerve to comedy. Well played.

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  • streeverstreever Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    You don't think casting a kid in a cartoon with an imaginary friend in the same light as a bunch of real-life hateful and opportunistic mob-mentality reactionaries is a bit... i dunno, out of proportion?


    You must be a hit with parents who tell their kids about Santa Claus.
    Again:
    cB557 wrote: »
    Perhaps it was just me, but I definitely never thought my imaginary friends were real.
    I'm operating under the assumption that this isn't just some imaginary friend, and instead is a massive hallucination.
    Also, I'm not saying that this kid is like a climate change denier, I'm saying that having "It's okay to delude yourself if it makes you happy" as a moral does subtly encourage that sort of behavior.

    It's not a moral. No one is reading this to learn how to live their lives. It's a cute gag about kid's and their imaginary friends.

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    streever wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    You don't think casting a kid in a cartoon with an imaginary friend in the same light as a bunch of real-life hateful and opportunistic mob-mentality reactionaries is a bit... i dunno, out of proportion?


    You must be a hit with parents who tell their kids about Santa Claus.
    Again:
    cB557 wrote: »
    Perhaps it was just me, but I definitely never thought my imaginary friends were real.
    I'm operating under the assumption that this isn't just some imaginary friend, and instead is a massive hallucination.
    Also, I'm not saying that this kid is like a climate change denier, I'm saying that having "It's okay to delude yourself if it makes you happy" as a moral does subtly encourage that sort of behavior.

    It's not a moral. No one is reading this to learn how to live their lives. It's a cute gag about kid's and their imaginary friends.
    I'd... I'd say it's a moral. It's not from a work that people look to for its morals, but it's a moral nonetheless. And again with the imaginary friend thing. I'm operating under the assumption that this is a delusion as opposed to a normal imaginary friend.
    Alright, if this debate is going to work, we're either going to have to debate the imaginary friend/hallucination point, and if we decide it is a halluctination or whatever, get back to this discussion, or we can assume it is a hallucination to do this a little faster. Either way is fine with with me, it depends on whether or not you think the imaginary friend point.

  • streeverstreever Registered User regular
    It's not a moral.

    Morals are concerned with ethical behavior & good vs wrong. Children believing in imaginary friends is not a moralistic issue.

    This is a non-issue which you are nit-picking for no real reason. This does not translate into climate change denialism; this is a child believing in an imaginary friend which will clearly end with pubescence. It does not apply to science, the scientific method, rational thought, or logical processes. It's just a kid being a kid.

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    So... is that going with option 1 or option 2? Kinda looks like option one but never hurts to be sure.

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