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Oct 23 15 9:38 AM

breeze wrote:
DoA's comment section is 99.9% praise.



Because they all know Willis will ban the shit out of them if they post anything else

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Oct 23 15 11:05 AM

It's true, I've seen it happen. And if the comments section spirals out of control he'll just shut the whole thing down. Or even pre-emptively shut it down!

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Oct 23 15 1:42 PM

There are definitely some Tumblrites on there too; one guy was going through the comment section getting incredibly offended by ANYONE using the words "crazy" or "insane" when talking about gunmen, such as "we just had a crazy gunman on campus". He kept going into this tirade about how not only mentally ill people commit violence and they were being ableist, etc.

I have mental illness and I wanted to tell him "Dude, chill out. You generally have to be at least a little bit insane to decide shooting innocent people is a solution to your problems."

But I'd probably get my ass banned for daring to disagree with a Tumblrite.

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Oct 23 15 3:57 PM

Whoever reviews this, make sure to talk about the racist parents arc. Basically Willis did a parents day so he could show off how awful all the parents are because of his issues and ended it with Sal screaming at Walky that their parents like him better because he acts whiter. Rather than go into this, Willis just screamed at everyone that they should believe Sal outright (Can't find the tumblr posts about this), had one conversation that amounted to "racism exists" and then ended it with neither sibling having to actually outright say the parents are racist. What's worse is that Willis did bring up Sal's backstory but chose to tell it entirely from Amber's perspective. Not the mixed race girl that did the robbery, not the jewish boy who was actually held hostage and could have gotten his throat cut, the white girl who hid in the back and did nothing. 

Also, originally Sarah was meant to be the second main character but she got pushed aside for Dorothy.

Basically, Willis wants to be an SJW but is too gutless to pull the pin. But he'll ban you if you ever point out how racist he is. 

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Oct 23 15 4:41 PM

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Basically, Willis wants to be an SJW but is too gutless to pull the pin. 

Isn't that how it always is? Push comes to shove, since their morals are based on feelings and platitudes rather than virtues, they always take the path of least resistance. Even when fighting enemies, it's always against 'safe' targets.

Anyways, that's what I had been referring to earlier, I just didn't remember the exact strips. Might be useful to see how much overlap all the parents have. I don't think Willis has any idea what a healthy, stable relationship with one's family looks like. Maybe he's too jaded to believe it even exists (which would suck for him considering he's a parent now).

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Oct 28 15 9:30 PM

We could talk about how Willis has a meltdown when someone says something shitty about Joyce. How it was actually his experiences while growing up in campus.
Oh and how I love it when kids underage were visting his site, and he would have porn that had NSFW right on the fucking side advertisement. Like kids are not gonna click there and view the two characters making out. Willis in general is a big huge hypocrite for his shitty life, but his stance on GamerGate really puts the head on the stick there. He proceeds to judge the mob/group or whatever you call GG these days on factless claims but there he has porn lying around for people who go on his site that are close to 13-17.

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Oct 29 15 8:15 PM

This latest storyline is breaking physics in more way than I can possibly describe. And apparently the person in the other car is his wife, which... I just can't.

Re: the Sal/Walky racism, I actually was really hoping Willis would go into more detail about that, as I found it interesting and something I didn't think of (as a white chick from a white family). But then he just kind of never mentioned it again. Thanks, Willis. Throw a bone for the SJWs and don't bother giving it any meat.

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Oct 29 15 8:45 PM

And apparently the person in the other car is his wife, which... I just can't.

I can believe it. Both Willis and his wife cameo'd all the time in Shortpacked.

As for Sal/Walky, I suspect that he never will go in detail, simply because there is no detail. 
there he has porn lying around for people who go on his site that are close to 13-17.

Yeah, it does seem pretty off that he has a link in the sidebar that goes directly to slipshine (To be fair though, it would be hard to advertise is official DoA porno off DoA itself). Although the comics are paywalled, the homepage itself is easily NSFW after a single "You must be 18" sign that everybody clicks regardless. But do you have any actual info on the demographics of his audience? I can imagine Shortpacked might attract younger audiences since it included cartoons and comics stuff, but I don't really see minors reading Dumbing of Age as well. I wouldn't know what Willis would be thinking regarding that anyways. If I were to take a wild guess, it'd probably be somewhere between "no skin off my nose, they'll be looking for porn anyway" and "Kids should see porn. Especially MY porn! It's super inclusive and non-problematic now give me money!"

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Oct 30 15 12:22 AM

The more I think about it, the more I wonder if Willis actually has no interest in being an SJW aside from being able to be smug and superior. He cancelled Shortpacked when all the white people left and aside from one panel or two of kissing, Ethan was never shown giving onscreen affection to his boyfriends (Could be wrong) but he had no problem drawing the lesbians making out. And as I mentioned above, for all his ravings about the hardships black people go to, he sure does love pushing them to the side for his white cast members. Also, all the strips when he got political in Shortpacked did point out issues but always presented the other side as fat, dumb meany heads while the good 'fat' characters are only curvy women who are always right but he never linked to the issue he was talking about and at times banned people for bringing it up. Like this strip was about people who pointed out an Amazigirl he drew had cameltoe despite him supposedly being a feminist and then he banned people who tried to explain it to the folks who had no idea what it was about. 

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Oct 30 15 9:35 AM

In theory, shouldn't the fair use law protect them? I'm aware how it is in practice though, it's easier for the host to take it down first and then only the people who try to fight it for long enough get it put back (maybe).

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Oct 30 15 10:30 AM

essentially yes, it should. But Tumblr and Fackbook and so on usually just take it down and ignore any attempts to get it reinstated. Unless you're a small time artist that had your stuff ripped off. In that case, fuck you, they don't care. I think they take stuff down with out checking, hoping that the poster either won't care enough to get it back or will be scared by the flying acronyms and give up.

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Oct 31 15 9:49 AM

OK so it looks like the reason for the DMCA was that TWR posted a time-locked patreon strip a day before it was due to go public. I recall at the time that the strip which was taken down wasn't on the DoA site at the time, so it seems to be true. In which case that's probably a more legitimate reason for a DMCA.

Still, I would be very watchful in the future. If Willis is being this litigious, then the DoA review should take care to avoid making the same mistakes. In this case, TWR got in trouble because he got the strips from 4chan, without checking to see if they were patreon-exclusive or not. I would also avoid embedding entire strips in the review just to be safe.

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Oct 31 15 11:25 AM

plarblman wrote:
 In this case, TWR got in trouble because he got the strips from 4chan, without checking to see if they were patreon-exclusive or not. I would also avoid embedding entire strips in the review just to be safe.

I'd love to be able to play innocent victim, but I was fully aware those were backer strips when I posted them, which is part of why I'm not getting too salty about getting burned. 

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Nov 2 15 11:00 PM

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How the fuck did any of this logically happen. Also sal and Joyce are dead.

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Nov 3 15 12:04 AM

At least some of Willis' own audience are calling this a "jumping the shark" moment. I don't expect such comments to be around for long, because that's probably triggering to someone.

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Nov 3 15 12:46 AM

It'll trigger Willis that's for sure.

I did the math. That bike would be hit in less than a second if the truck was going 1MPH. One MPH. My car does more than that with the throttle closed.

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Nov 3 15 1:05 AM

I think he misses the crazy shit from Shortpacked. So why doesn't he just make a brand new comic where he can do crazy shit? I know he has kids coming, but with DoA's buffer as big as it is he could do a side project until it runs out.

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Nov 4 15 12:40 PM

OK, I've been checking in on this plotline periodically, so let's recap: Becky's insane fundamentalist dad shows up to her school with a gun and chases her and her girlfriend around until Becky agrees to go with him. Amazi-Girl, who's superpower I remind you is "being immune to criticism," chases after them on a skateboard and climbs onto their car while they are still in traffic and the dad is still armed. After some fighting, Amazi-girl falls off but is caught by Sal, while Becky's car flips over. And how does this dramatic, life-endangering, potentially traumatizing sequence of events end?

With Becky popping out of the car shouting "Again!"

I've said before how Willis's writing tends to suck all of the impact out of serious plot points, but something about this just makes my skin crawl. I'll have to think about it some more, but I'm starting to figure out just why this kind of stuff infuriates me.

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