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Greetings from Dogpatch 49: Goodbye, Mike

Greetings from Dogpatch 49: Goodbye, Mike published on 23 Comments on Greetings from Dogpatch 49: Goodbye, Mike

APE was great! Thanks to everyone who came and saw me! If you missed me last weekend, you can catch me next weekend at GEEK GIRL CON in Seattle! I’ll be at table 606! COME ON DOWN. It’s my last con of the year!

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It’s not entirely certain what games everyone is playing here, whether Mik actually wants to stay away from Dis, or whether Gabe is just tired of his crap. However, I can’t help thinking that Gabe could have interrogated him a little more – given him a holy waterboarding, perhaps, or used the “White Angel” method for combating truth decay… possibly with a cut away back to the admin office.

Obi: They’ve been gone a long time… reckon they’re okay??

Old Ivory: The angel and the bugbear, sure. And it’s only been, what-

Mik (in distance): AAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH! HOW THE **** AM I S’POSED TO ANSWER IF YOU WON’T TELL ME WHAT “IT” IS?!!!

Ricky: Jeeeze! What was that-

Mik (in distance): ALL RIGHT! ALL RIGHT! IT’S SAFE! Totally safe! No, wait… AAAAAGH! FINE, YOU GOT ME, IT’S DANGEROUS – REALLY ******* DANGEROUS, NOW -EEEEEEYYYAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Old Ivory: *sigh* Time to put a stop to this before it turns into a damn marathon, boys – we practice noise discipline round here… (changes to natural form, flies off)

Really enjoying the comic, Kory.
I only discovered it after seeing Scardykat’s bugbear costume on FA.

Spent much of the weekend reading to catch up on the story instead of working on armor or knives.
(I was a bad badger….I make my living these days working in steel.)

I’m rather picky about comics these days, so its always a good thing when I find a new one that I want to follow. :)

-Badger-

This whole page is wonderful. I love the expressions on everyone. Eustace is just beaming in that first pane. I also like how Mike kinda disappeared in flame starting in the Shunk panel. Gabe is pissed. We don’t know how long he was in He!! subjectively, it could have taken a long while to fight his way out again even if it appeared almost instantaneously to the rest of the characters.

Gabe has had a long couple of hours in dogpatch. as you see in panel 7 he has no patience left he just wants to get his s*** done and call it a day. Mike has no info so then “goodbye mike”

Quick note — Gabriel isn’t a “he”. They clearly don’t subscribe to binary gender, and while they don’t seem to care in-comic, in the real world it’s extraordinarily rude to refer to a nonbinary person with gendered pronouns (or to call them an “it”, don’t do that either).

Either way, don’t assign them a gender they don’t have.

Yes, but Gabe explicitly doesn’t care. He’s not a nonbinary human, she’s a sexless, genderless entity who just happens to look like a human for cosmological reasons. Xe might mind “it”, but the two defaults in English are “he” and “it”, and some people refuse to use “they” in the subgular. I’m more irritated by people calling them “Gabrielle” instead of “Gabriel”, since s/he actually HAS a specific name by which xie introduces hirself.

The singular “they” is actually older than the use of “he” as the default singular pronoun. It was uptight 18th century grammarians that decided that “he” should be the default singular pronoun.

“It” is obviously unacceptable due to it’s use to dehumanise and other any and every minority group you can think of. Quite literally, name a minority group and “it” will have been used to dehumanize them.

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