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Mar 14 16 2:34 PM

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Why? Why did I do this to myself? Well, I was curious. Tats has done political cartoons before, ranging from harmless silliness to paranoid conspiracy theories, and I wanted to see if he’d done anything with the wackiness of the current election cycle. I mean, it would fit perfectly with his current crazy radfemme philosophy. Trump would fit in very neatly as a straw misogynist in league with the devil. Heck, Tats could make the devil run for president and Trump could literally BE the devil. Tats was never exactly subtle, even back when he was good.

So what has Tats done with the current election? As far as I can tell, nothing, and I’ve searched as much of the archives for the past couple months as I can bear. He hasn’t even acknowledged it. He’s spewing the same crap he has for, how long has it been? A few years now? It’s all just: Sisterhood, muh patriarchy, fembot revolt, demonization of male sexuality, gushing idolization of lesbians that gets downright creepy, sisterhood, patriarchy… He’s caught in an endless loop.

It’s hard to say much about it, since we’ve seen most of this stuff a thousand times from Tats already, but here’s some highlights:

We will destroy sexy videogames, because Japan is wrong and fictional characters ARE real. You think that makes us anti-sex puritans? WE WILL KILL YOU. VIOLENCE AND THREATS OF VIOLENCE SOLVE EVERYTHING. OUR SIDE IS CLEARLY THE MORAL AND CORRECT ONE. SEIG HEIL!

Fembots be too empowered for your shitlord, patriarchal basic logic and laws of physics.

But other robots deactivate when they cross into the Reality Zone, because they lack the holy vagina.

And last, but definitely my favorite. Tats (probably unintentionally) depicts himself as a demon, posessing his characters and forcing them to do things against their will. image

Well that was fun. Let's never do that again. The art is well done, but that's like saying Triumph of the Will has good cinematography.

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Mar 15 16 9:16 PM

Great. Thank you. I am thrilled to see that Sinfest continues to be the same boring crap ad nauseum. Though it does make me wonder when he'll admit he is out of ideas.

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Mar 25 16 3:40 PM

It's pretty simple. Tatsuya Ishida had a well-liked webcomic for a good long while. Then he went radfem and turned every fucking comic into "empowerment" or hamfisting "the Patriarchy" down everyone's throat. For years. @fallinq is just pointing out Tat's still doing the same horribly uninspired bullshit, which I am guessing is because he can't accept his comic's been dead for years and he needs to move on to something new.

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Mar 25 16 4:18 PM

I always thought Sinfest was a good comic, but then again I haven't read the entire archive, just the early ones I think. So it was a bit surprising to see it listed on BWW.

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Mar 25 16 6:18 PM

Yes, you'll notice that I mentioned "even when he was good," in my post. You could read his early strips and think that Sinfest is good (at least as long as he doesn't purge the non-crap comics from his archive because they aren't PC and radfem enough), but read a couple months of the new strips and you'll see what we're talking about. Currently the political message is awful, full of extreme double standards, and downright supremacist in tone, the story's internal logic is so inconsistent it's borderline incoherent, and even if you completely unplug your brain and just enjoy the pretty pictures, at some point you're bound to notice that Sinfest is just the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. If you think that's too many "over's," it's not, it's far too few because he's been churning out this crap since bloody 2011. Ugh. Sure, he updates often, but when every update is the equivalent of dropping a turd, dropping a lot MORE turds than the average bad webcomic artist is nothing to be proud of. I thought that the US election of 2016 might at least have inspired him to do something NEW, but it didn't.

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Mar 25 16 8:20 PM

SmashLampjaw wrote:
Also worth noting is that he seems to draw a staggering number of female forms in various stages of undress to "expose objectification"

I wouldn't be surprised if Tats is having wank sessions to his own art while being consumed with self hatred. I mean, just reading the comic, how it's STILL overflowing with fan service (more than before, actually), how it treats male sexuality, and knowing that it was written by a man is enough to make you worry about his frame of mind. The only heterosexual relationship that isn't portrayed as awful and abusive is Criminy's, and he's a timid, shy, childlike nerd who doesn't seem to know anything about sex at all, and the relationship is completely g-rated. Also, gay men don't seem to exist anymore, since the radfem reboot. Before they were often portrayed as flamboyent stereotypes, but at least they EXISTED, and the stereotypes never seemed hateful. Now they don't exist, because Tats apparently can't imagine men being sexual in any way that doesn't involve abusing women.

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Mar 26 16 2:30 PM

I read the new John Cleese autobiography, and he talked about Graham Chapman and how surprised he was that Graham was homosexual because he didn't act the "feminine" stereotype.  In fact, Graham Chapman hated femboys.

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Mar 26 16 9:35 PM

Long Tom wrote:
I read the new John Cleese autobiography, and he talked about Graham Chapman and how surprised he was that Graham was homosexual because he didn't act the "feminine" stereotype.  In fact, Graham Chapman hated femboys.

If you're using this story to suggest Tats is secretly gay, I doubt it. Before he went nuts, his attraction to women always seemed very natural and genuine and his treatment of homosexuality was actually rather dudebro stereotypical, although again not in a hateful way. "Lesbians are hawt, gay men are prancing and effeminate and I don't get it but whatever, it's all good."

If you're using this story to suggest that Tats secretly has a fetish for watching women get beaten and/or humiliated... wouldn't surprise me at all. Heck, at this point I'd put money on it.

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Apr 2 16 5:22 AM

Here's a fun fact:

In my review I wondered what made Ishida become a radfem all of a sudden. Long after I wrote it someone told me what might be the cause and get this... He started dating a radical feminist who convinced him to change the comic and hate himself. She soon dumped him, but the brainwashing already stuck.
I haven't been able to confirm this, but it sounds plausible.

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Jul 19 16 4:59 AM

SmashLampjaw wrote:
Also worth noting is that he seems to draw a staggering number of female forms in various stages of undress to "expose objectification"

Well I suppose you can't complain about sexualized women without showing sexualized women...


Still one thing that stands out to me about today's Sinfest:  Tats supposedly hates sexualized women, and yet a bunch of the "liberated heroic" women characters (the fembots, Liberty and Fuschia) wear short skirts or short shorts.  It feels contradictory to me.

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Jul 20 16 1:49 AM

kyrtuck wrote:

SmashLampjaw wrote:
Also worth noting is that he seems to draw a staggering number of female forms in various stages of undress to "expose objectification"

Well I suppose you can't complain about sexualized women without showing sexualized women...


Still one thing that stands out to me about today's Sinfest:  Tats supposedly hates sexualized women, and yet a bunch of the "liberated heroic" women characters (the fembots, Liberty and Fuschia) wear short skirts or short shorts.  It feels contradictory to me.

Tats has always had this weird 'anti-lust' thing, even before the feminism shit. There was one strip where 'Nique got a big cheque for being evil and when she tried to return it, Blue proved she was evil by citing a bunch of times she'd acted sexual for fun. And it was pretty light, dressing up in a devil costume and playing around, humping a mic stand during one of her poems, shit like that. And there were times Slick and Squig went to hell just for watching porn. The message seemed to be 'If you get an erection, you go to hell."

Which is weird because he loved drawing sexy women. He'd pour loving detail and energy into Sunday strips with them.

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Sep 1 16 6:26 AM

drisko wrote:

kyrtuck wrote:

SmashLampjaw wrote:
Also worth noting is that he seems to draw a staggering number of female forms in various stages of undress to "expose objectification"

Well I suppose you can't complain about sexualized women without showing sexualized women...


Still one thing that stands out to me about today's Sinfest:  Tats supposedly hates sexualized women, and yet a bunch of the "liberated heroic" women characters (the fembots, Liberty and Fuschia) wear short skirts or short shorts.  It feels contradictory to me.

Tats has always had this weird 'anti-lust' thing, even before the feminism shit. There was one strip where 'Nique got a big cheque for being evil and when she tried to return it, Blue proved she was evil by citing a bunch of times she'd acted sexual for fun. And it was pretty light, dressing up in a devil costume and playing around, humping a mic stand during one of her poems, shit like that. And there were times Slick and Squig went to hell just for watching porn. The message seemed to be 'If you get an erection, you go to hell."

Which is weird because he loved drawing sexy women. He'd pour loving detail and energy into Sunday strips with them.

I would guess that its quite simply his way of trying to communicate his white knight status: "See ladies, in my comic men get punished for treating women like sexual objects - look, they go to hell for watching porn. This means I'm a nice guy and you should love me. Why aren't you loving me?"

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Sep 24 16 9:40 PM

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CNN BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Tats is adopting the SWERF label as a badge of honor, and the Sinfest forums are flipping their shit. People besides me are starting to talk about Ishida's transphobia and opposition to modern feminism.

Also the last panel has his opinions being nonsensically expressed by the patriarchy because he can't even keep his metaphors straight for a single fucking page. 

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Sep 25 16 11:24 AM

I like how I haven't really read Sinfest in years and yet it still appears to be the same recycled crap that drove me away from the comic.

I don't understand how some of these words are stuff of the patriarchy.

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Sep 25 16 7:39 PM

There's nothing modern about feminists in favor of whoring it up (literally and figuratively). That's been a part of feminism for, what, 5 or 6 decades? The feminist opposition to it has also been a part of feminism for even longer and there have typically been more of them. The problem being that feminism is a headless, broadly-defined movement that includes a lot of contradictions because the people in it don't give a damn about agreeing with each other.

Ishida has been a part of the "prostitution is the most you can objectify women short of literally enslaving them" camp since he started his comic's Patriarchy death spiral. It should come as no surprise that he still views sex for money as a negative.
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CNN BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Tats is adopting the SWERF label as a badge of honor, and the Sinfest forums are flipping their shit.
How did you infer that SWERF was being used as a badge of honor when every other word in the context of that panel is an insult? He's pretty clearly using all of those word to depict his bullshit child-feminist hero as driving through hateful invective unphased. It's pretentious and arrogant as hell, but it doesn't strike me as some kind of ironic adoption of the term.

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