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I see what you did there.
A Zypher would see the cipher.
*Flashback* I rarely see these……
Sorry, a bit late. But yours is better, I salute you.
At the very least, a bunch of humans have dicks.
The humans who don’t have to settle for their superior brains.
The half with superior brains and no dicks figure out ways to screw with the minds and lives of the other half.
Thus continuing the cycle of dickishness.
That is why I pun; To challenge our societal phallus-cies.
“The half with superior brains and no dicks”
O_o You serious ? No one in his right mind would fall in that booby-trap.
Really. In this day and age, daring to claim one sex is superior to the other … that takes some balls.
After that, I bet the Savasi got the humans’ point(s).
At least they could fight in the shade.
Alt text! …Nope, too subtle. =/
To be fair, you did kick their messenger off the mountain… I mean literally off the cliff.
I inferred that the battle happened long before the cliff-kicking.
that was later. the dwarves even referenced this massacre when they did it.
I wasn’t talking about the earlier page. I just thought it would be funny if one Savasi thought of negating like King Leonidas who had a bad habit of literally killing the messenger.
The Savasi seem to have a similar way of thinking as the Spartans so; human insulting Dwarf-> Dwarf shouts out something like ‘get off our mountain’ and throws him off-> Dwarfs meet the same fate as the Spartans.
…and the dwarves had a sudden epiphany that SHIELDS ARE AWESOME.
Sadly, none lived to pass on the knowledge to the rest.
“Luckily the humans stepped on an explosive trap that our hunter set up. The few remaining hunters were enough to finish us off however…”
“We are so presumptuous that we think we can separate our personal interest from that of humanity, and slander mankind without compromising ourselves.” ~ Marquis de Vauvenargues
Just sayin’ what?
Sounds like politics throughout the ages to modern day.
Except Hollywood movie stars. They’re, like, totally better than that.
I’m not sure that applies, since none of these three are human? Unless I misunderstood the quote…
Great … anti-human trope, coming right up …
I think I prefer that to the “humans are the bastion of morality that none of the other races can attain.” feels you get in the vast majority of SFF…
Honestly, I think this comic does a great job of presenting all individuals and collectives as various shades of gray.
Good thing theres not fifty sides around then.
Indeed. Even here, humans are sort of on the “good side” despite everything. Or, at least not nearly as badly represented as you’d expect.
To be honest, I am equally bored by the “All humans are bastards” and the “Humans are always good” tropes. I mean, no offense to anyone in the comic drawing and writing thing, but I’d feel like I’m hitting myself if I drew something in the “Humans = bastards” way.
But yeah, people tend to, somehow, draw humans in an overly positive way, sometimes.
Honestly, it’s pretty darn accurate. I mean, look at what the Europeans did in the Americas, Oceania, and Africa, and what the various Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Persian/Iranian dynasties have done throughout Asia. It’s human nature to oppress those that are somehow “weaker” or “less civilized” or even just “different” than us. Every single thing the humans in this comic have done, from both sides, are just reflections of things that humans have done to other humans on Earth.
While I agree, we’re getting a pretty good portrayal, I’d argue that oppression isn’t human nature and that’s more of a broad cultural mindset that can be tracked to the beginnings of the agricultural revolution. Now, being wary of, fighting, etc of people different than “us” could be said to be human nature as that sort of behavior is what establishes tribal boundaries and such. Extending that to oppression is going a bit far IMO>
It’s not human nature to oppress people, but our societal constructs are built by those who get to the top, who are both 1) Often inclined to stay at the top through hook or crook and 2) Likely those who’ve had to push others out of the way to get there.
You don’t tend to get to be in charge by being nice to people…
You don’t stay in charge, when you’re not nice. At least, when you’re not nice, you tend, to, sooner or later, get evicted quite … violently, to say the least.
That’s alright GD, at least you get to fight on the side of humans against your own people. Surely that affords you some comfort, right?
Dwarves are always cranky when sober. Send ‘em a shipment of booze.
malarky. I’ve yet to see a sober dwarf.
Being the most dickish species in nature must be a valid survival strategy, since so very many organisms attempt to employ it.
I’d like to know the nature of that “minor insult”. Different cultures consider different things insulting. For instance, if slitting the throats of human POWs is their idea of a “minor” insult, then the humans would naturally react with extreme prejudice.
Gravy is pretty stoic. He probably counts his previous murder as a “slight inconvenience”
I disagree. His career as a mystic forces him to encounter restless spirits. And his comedy routine in chapter 7 shows him as pretty empathetic to suffering (IMO). I don’t think Gravy would be at all flippant about suffering or dying.
My money is on, “We hope you aren’t wasting our time and planning to betray us” as the minor insult.
I know ind’vidual Redditors are cool n’ all, but, collectively, they’re kind of’a bunch’a dicks, right? It’s not just me?
don’t insult your enemy then, jerk.
right now they’re allies and STILL insulting each other
To be fair, it’s not just humans. http://www.animalsbeingdicks.com
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