Chapter 7 Page 77

March 27th, 2014, 6:51 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
March 27th, 2014, 6:51 pm
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The second time Atty's been punched in the face in this comic. You don't disrespect a man's puns with your disdain.

The sad thing is, I think if Atty had laughed, they may have genuinely become friends.

See y'all soon.
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DaemonSera (Guest)
March 27th, 2014, 6:55 pm
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I am thoroughly enjoying this comic.
gimletcat
March 27th, 2014, 6:56 pm
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It's not really a good pun unless people are telling you it's terrible.
Lonely Heartless
March 27th, 2014, 7:01 pm
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Page 78 ? not 77 ?
The_mad_one
March 27th, 2014, 7:14 pm
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Moments like these are what lifts Moképon above the average, politically correct, comedy. In most other stories it would either have Thad saying "You make me want to punch you" or punches would be scattered all over and would have no meaning to begin with.

This is just perfect. It lifts his character above a comical relief bad guy to a genuine one, while he's still not a stereotype.

I feel like I'm rambling and yet not describing this accurately, but here you go, compliment~.
Pavell (Guest)
March 27th, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Well that was unexpected
The_Hankerchief
March 27th, 2014, 7:21 pm
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I really wish you could actually do that to other trainers in the game: "YOU used FACE PUNCH on BUGCATCHER BILL! It's super effective!"
Poppy (Guest)
March 27th, 2014, 7:46 pm
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@The_mad_one: "Politically correct"? Really? Just go away.
troblsomtwins829
March 27th, 2014, 7:52 pm
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Dragonthing, NOOO!!! D:>

oh dear, Thad, please don't kill Atty, we like him so much :(
Robinson3938
March 27th, 2014, 8:13 pm
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@Poppy: I think he was saying that's it's nice that Mokepon doesn't go for political correctness.
The_mad_one
March 27th, 2014, 8:16 pm
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@Poppy: Sorry I guess that was not politically correct of me to say.

(PS: what Robinson3938 said. I've added commas now, maybe that makes my intended phrase clearer.)
Visitor
March 27th, 2014, 8:52 pm
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Dragonthing! Noooooo!
Flannigan (Guest)
March 27th, 2014, 9:32 pm
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That left hook. So good for punching children.
Takai
March 27th, 2014, 9:39 pm
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Slap him with Magikarp! Make splash do damage for once!
qazox
March 27th, 2014, 9:47 pm
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@ae0n: Dude or dudette, you nailed it.

Atty now wishes he stood on Thad's right, tougher to be punched from that side...
gothaman1
March 27th, 2014, 9:48 pm
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he's got a great left hook... reminds me of someone from firefly.
... he still looks girly though.
Hero of Comedy
March 27th, 2014, 10:33 pm
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This comic is new and improved, complete with Falcon Punches
Sol
March 28th, 2014, 12:10 am
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I burst out laughing at that last panel. I am a horrible person.
Tsumeken (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 3:36 am
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Hyper Fang Oh noes here comes the flinch lock!!
Rozalyn Paige (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 4:57 am
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Atty: Really. A pun. Are you serious?
Thad: Well, fuck you. *Punch*
Seriously, though, that last panel made me laugh so hard.
guesting (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 5:29 am
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I'm the only one that fell like the raticate is raping lill dragonthing?
Go Atty! (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 9:14 am
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Common Atty!
You can take him!
Give him the left! the left!
He has a handicap, you can take him!
....probably.
zetina
March 28th, 2014, 10:11 am
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this is why trainers stand across from each other during battle <:')
Beacon80 (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 11:02 am
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Now that's a punchline!
::ducks::
Tijopi11
March 28th, 2014, 12:48 pm
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At first I was like "Jesus Thad, what the hell?" and then I was like "...well, that's actually a pretty good strategy. If you take out the weak trainer then you basically take out the strong pokemon, since it'll just be sitting around dumbfounded waiting for directions. Plus, it's something we all wanted to do in the game to at least to one of the omnipresent trainers preventing forward progress toward the next gym.
Koal
March 28th, 2014, 12:59 pm
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Why that little... I hope his earring ends up being pulled and ripped his ear.
Unclever title
March 28th, 2014, 1:12 pm
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This is what you get for not standing on the opposite side of the pokemon battle Atty.

LEARN YOUR POKE-FIGHTING ETIQUETTE, MR BRENT!!
Dirty Eyes (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 1:17 pm
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Gotta say ... ... I see rough sex.
Poppy (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 2:52 pm
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@Robinson3938: "Politically correct" is a term used to belittle the idea that people should treat others with respect. People who want to maintain a status quo in which it is acceptable to demean certain groups always reframe discourse so that scorn is placed upon social change which makes their views unacceptable, rather than accepting that their behaviour and attitudes are at fault. Put simply, assholes do not wish to accept that they are assholes.
sowerofash (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 3:50 pm
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@gimletcat: Hahah, exactly! :D
castillao (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 4:44 pm
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dat punch jesus i did not expect that xD, almost fell from my chair laughting jajajajaja
castillao (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 4:44 pm
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dat punch jesus i did not expect that xD, almost fell from my chair laughting jajajajaja
Shadow death (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 4:48 pm
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Charizard Basically in the tv series harmeleon evolved into charizard because it and ash were pissed off at aerodactyle imagine this charmeleon evolving because it is pissed off at a rat
Iarei (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 8:11 pm
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@Poppy Any yet by loading the word in your own mind you've managed to make yourself into an asshole, quite ironically, by jumping someone's shit just for using the term. . . in reference to light slapstick violence in a frigging web cartoon. Are you trying to be a walking 4kids? Put some faith in people's ability to recognize good and bad behavior on their own rather than running around trying to keep the world in a bottle. Eh, superman?
Drakester (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 10:02 pm
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@Poppy: It's also a culturally prominent phrase with diverse meanings. Your objection is only slightly less nonsensical than if you had complained about something brightly colored being referred to as "gay" or basically any reference to "the infinite blackness of space."

Blind rejection of a phrase or word offers power to the phrase or word being rejected. Consideration of the language used is a far better policy than rushing in to yell at people who use it in casual conversation in strange context while talking about a Pokemon spoof comic.

In other news....

Dangit, Thad, now he's never gonna join you, although I guess you can't see why that's a problem yet, as he's not exactly the most obvious protagonist.
Poppy (Guest)
March 28th, 2014, 10:21 pm
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@Iarei: The fact that someone decided it was appropriate to bandy about the phrase with regards to a webcomic based on a children's cartoon is precisely why I took issue with this. I come here to read about Pokémon, not hear people bang on about how much they hate political correctness, Zionist conspiracies or nanny states.

You're attributing attitudes and actions to me which are simply unreflective of what I have said or done. I couldn't care less about 4kids, or "keeping the world in a bottle". I just don't want people banging on about this crap in a comic's comment thread, and I was just telling the person who thought it was appropriate to do so where to go.

Note that my criticism was not in response to their original comment, but their response which characterised that their previous comment was not "PC", thereby attempting to cast themselves as a victim of the phantom PC brigade.

EDIT: Also, it is hardly a case of "loading the word in [my] own mind"; the term "politically correct" is widely noted as being derogatory in its usage, whereas the explicit meaning of political correctness, via OED, is, "The avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against[.]"
ChaosSorceror_Davidicus
March 28th, 2014, 11:19 pm
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*pun engine revved up* Now now, Thad, no need to be so hot-headed. If only you were more cold-blooded. This must be one heated battle to get you so fired up. I think you need to cool off before you get burned. That image of you punching Atticus was just seared into my mind.

With that, I'm hungry.
.... I got a fire in my belly.
Cunning (Guest)
March 29th, 2014, 4:56 am
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Guys, I understand the PC thing is a burning issue, but don't start a flame war.

But it's too bad Atty didn't choose to fight fire with fire. They may have gotten on like a house on fire then!
The_mad_one
March 29th, 2014, 6:40 am
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@Poppy: Hahaha wow you are reading so many more words than I wrote.

I'm not using the term to belittle respect for others, I'm using it to describe media that simply can't do certain things because people would massively send in complaints (also see: banned Pokémon episodes), therefore leading to unrealistic bad guys, among other things. That's basically all my comment was about.

But I can tell you're going to read this comment in your own way again so you can hate it. Here's an idea, if you don't want to read people's opinions on a webcomic, maybe you should stop scrolling after you reach H0ly's author comment.
Iarei (Guest)
March 29th, 2014, 3:01 pm
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@Poppy:
Hahaha, holy crap.
Yes you are loading the phrase. You literally cherry picked a quote from Wikipedia that focuses on a loaded use of the phrase while ignoring the definition of the phrase or it's use in this instance.

Even if the use is considered archaic, that's like if someone said a painting "has very gay and vibrant colors", and you launched into a rant about how they're a bigot.

Since the 4kids analogy flew over your head, let me sum up -

4kids is infamous for censoring things on a completely arbitrary basis, like replacing guns with telephones and rice balls with sandwiches. Yes, they censored balls of rice. To keep kids from the terrors of cultural exposure, I suppose.

I'm sorry you missed the Red Sun reference, I can't help you with that.

But if you don't think you're coming off as an ignoramus here, I encourage you to take a screenshot of this entire conversation and post it somewhere so you can get external validation.
Anon (Guest)
March 30th, 2014, 8:53 am
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This is how Pokemon should have been, all the right things man...
A Demonic Presence
March 30th, 2014, 11:19 am
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look at thad's face in the second to last panel, he's so proud of his terrible pun
The_Hankerchief
March 30th, 2014, 7:07 pm
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@Beacon80: My reaction: See second-to-last panel
FirecrackerBee
March 31st, 2014, 12:38 am
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Thad PAAAAAAWCH!

NOW GIVE HIM THE FISH!! Magikarp is good for one thing: Slapping people with!

Atty's not going to be able to see or talk! Who knew going on an pokemon adventure could cost you a body function, limb or even life!
Tara (Guest)
March 31st, 2014, 1:05 am
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@Larei You make me wish there was a 'thumb up' button of some kind, seriously lol. Great post.
Dolphin (Guest)
March 31st, 2014, 2:52 pm
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A punch to the face is slightly better than a boot to the head I think. What a totally out of the box funny reaction to someone missing a joke.

Also, I didn't realize "politically correct" wasn't politically correct anymore. x] Who knew?
Aslandus
March 31st, 2014, 4:36 pm
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Well, now may be a good time to get in the habit of calling commands Atty, it's only going to get harder...
Stranger (Guest)
April 1st, 2014, 7:27 am
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That is going to leave a serious hickey.
ShadowyPokemon
June 23rd, 2016, 8:52 pm
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Ooh, I hope they're not of the same egg group, or else Atty might have a bunch of Rattatta soon...