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[livejournal.com profile] harveyjames  is a comic genius, and most probably an evil genius.

I just read this comic he made for Vice Magazine, and it felt like being punched in the gut. Repeatedly. And I mean that as a compliment. I wish I could explain, but I was never a good critic, just trust me on this one, Okay ? Read it. It's genius. No really, read it. You'll thank me later, or maybe hate me, but it's worth it.

WARNING : as you could expect from a comic published at "Vice Magazine", it's not exactly SFW.

Date: 2009-04-13 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ndgmtlcd.livejournal.com
I'm glad it ended happily for that poor little girl.

Date: 2009-04-13 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jabberworks.livejournal.com
Wow, that's amazing! I got to read a little of it when it was in script form and, I have to admit, I couldn't really picture it. But he pulled it off really well. Hurrah! :-D

Date: 2009-04-13 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
He totally took me by surprise on this one. At first I expected another of his silly/dirty "oh Daphny" comics, then things start to get ugly, emotionally speaking, and with all the details provided I start to assume it's all real-life experience, and then it gets REALLY ugly and I'm really feeling bad for the character, although I'm wondering about some things (bit a chunk of flesh out of his neck, really ?)... and then this silly ending completely takes me by surprise and I don't even know what to feel any more ! It really got me totally confused, and a little frustrated about not being able to tell what was real and what wasn't. I love and hate this comic at the same time for this reason.

I mean, I KNOW Stalin riding a dragon isn't real, but as for the rest... Oh crap, it's no use even thinking about it.

Date: 2009-04-13 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jabberworks.livejournal.com
Yeah, I know what you mean. But I read the last bit as her going mad and/or hallucinating after all the bad stuff she's been through, and it made sense to me that way. But perhaps I'm being a bit simplistic.

It IS a real roller-coaster!

Date: 2009-04-13 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
A roller-coaster, right. Exactly the word I was looking for.

Hallucinating, maybe... But then maybe she was hallucinating all along ? Or it was all a dream ?

Date: 2009-04-13 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jabberworks.livejournal.com
Hmm, I took the first part as real, but probably because James said something to that effect; I think a friend of his wrote it out on LJ. But whether her account was fact or fiction, I don"t know. (I hope, for her sake, she made it up.)

Date: 2009-04-13 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daphaknee.livejournal.com
the jail part and the harry potter part are two entries on my livejournal yeah

Date: 2009-04-13 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jabberworks.livejournal.com
I am typing this with one hand as I listen to endless Tchaikovsky on the US tax form question hotline. I think I am going to start seeing Stalin on a dragon soon...

Date: 2009-04-13 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
Tchaikovsky ? Here we usually get Vivaldi's "four seasons" as waiting music on phone servers.

Date: 2009-04-13 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jabberworks.livejournal.com
Better 'n a digital version of Greensleeves, I must say. I think I am going to give up now. :-p

Date: 2009-04-13 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daphaknee.livejournal.com
oh man i just typed up a really long comment

anyway hi im daphny here are the posts

the harry potter bit is just something i wrote becuase fan fiction on livejournal is terrible
http://daphaknee.livejournal.com/654366.html

jail sucked so i wrote about it
http://daphaknee.livejournal.com/570388.html

but im still not done and probably will never be
http://daphaknee.livejournal.com/tag/jail

i didnt bite a huge chunk out of the cops shoulder, just made him bleed some but i was really upset when i wrote that so i wanted him to hurt mor ein the story
sorry for lying i guess

Date: 2009-04-14 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
"sorry for lying i guess"

You don't have to be ! It's not like anyone is telling the truth on the internet, anyway. You don't owe us anything.

Also, I think your icon is going to make me barf if I keep looking at this screen any longer. Or give me a seizure or something.

Date: 2009-04-14 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daphaknee.livejournal.com
yeah its kinda weird though becuase it was the first tim ei ever said what happened nadi wanted it to be as true as possible but i was just so mad and projected what i WANTED to happen instead of what actually happened

Date: 2009-04-14 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
I think you already said a lot of truth, given the circumstances. A lot more than most people would in this situation.

And again, it's a blog (or a journal or whatever), and you are free to say whatever you want. People won't judge you (or they will, but fuck them)

Date: 2009-04-14 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daphaknee.livejournal.com
yeah i guess one little fib to make myself feel better doesnt matter too much

it was just on a forum i post on someone was going on nad on about how i lied about the whole thing for attention and then pointed out the ONE THING that actually wasnt true as the evidence and ive kind of felt shitty aobut it all day

Date: 2009-04-14 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
Yeah, people will do that anyway, you know. But if you really feel shitty about it, you could also edit your entry. It's the difference between a blog and a book.

Date: 2009-04-14 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daphaknee.livejournal.com
meh more people will read the comic and the shitty feeling will pass

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