On the other side of the happiness and light spectrum, we have pic related. It's not like this is news, but I don't remember Tom discussing his depression this openly or devastatingly.
I wish something interesting would happen instead of this boring ass romance and slow pacing.
I'd even take drama Paz getting raped by a orc like that webcomic Dominic Deegan or Kat's dad kidnapping her and getting into a car chase with Annie like in dumbing of age.
Ugh. Perhaps this is just pride talking, but real men should hide their emotions and commit suicide out of the blue, after downing a fifth of whiskey.
Well in all seriousness it's a bit gay to use your twitter to angst.
wow. the politically correct crowd must have rekt him. it was international mens day too and that is meant to shine a light on male mental health and suicide but the politically correct crowd raged at it.
Yeah I heard York University banned International's Men day, and then sent out a smug email talking about how feminism can help men's mental health too after a man committed suicide on campus the very same day.
not what i was referring to. i meant that he brought up suicide and then world toilet day,so i assume he wasn't game to bring up international mens day even though it was on his mind.
i could be wrong, that is just what immediately came to mind when i read his tweets because of
oh please, DoA has plenty of amazing characters. I bet you just hate it because it has characters like Becky who have actual depth and aren't just brainless waifu bait for you to fap to like in your hentais. I bet you hate the comic because you're scared of strong women.
Yeah, maybe. I think he just brought up World Toilet Day as a way to diffuse the tone of his tweets with some humor.
Maybe he didn't know it was International Men's Day. (I only learned about World Toilet Day because of these tweets.)
So.. Robot has again had one of his arms replaced by something alien. Will this one also drive him to try and kill Annie? Paz? Or will he just put on some muscle and flex at beaches?
Nah, if he brought up World Toilet Day he knew it was International Men's Day.
Tom probably legitimately hates himself for being born a man, like, not in a tranny way, not in a Willis way, but in an existential crisis way.
Because this is what happens when the creator of a comic tweets his severe depression. We're not the ones prying into his life, he's prying into ours
Look, Tom tweeting about how he thinks his greatest contribution to this world will be his suicide is the same as George RR Martin tweeting about going to a deep fried bacon buffet.
We, as readers, are going to care about that shit, because we as readers are invested in what he makes and it would be a damn shame if we never get to see Annie and Kat accidentally the universe because Tom is swaying to and fro inside one of his flat's closet.
In other words, by tweeting about his severe suicidal depression, Tom made it our problem. Like any good detectives we're going to try and figure out what triggered him.
Personally I think it's not suicide. It's never suicide. Courtney Love did it.
Nothing probably triggered, depression sucks, and isn't something you can trace to just one thing. Honestly, when Tom starts tweeting about how amazing life is and how great he's doing, then we can start worrying.
that makes sense.
i always assumed it stood for birthmark but apparently i'm wrong.
Depression isn't this mythical thing Anon. And it's a documented fact that when someone talks about wanting to An Hero they are very likely to do it.
Dismissing it out of hand isn't very nice.
Not really. Sudden changes in personality are the biggest worrying factor. Talking about suicide is pretty common for sufferers of depression and usually isn't a cry for help (unless they normally don't bring it up or are specifically saying that they are contemplating suicide).
bringing it up certainly means that it was on his mind, so either he was reflecting on it due to international mens day and felt that it was important to share or he is considering it again.
I used to talk to Tom on IRC fairly regularly, back when Gunnerkrigg was still just another webcomic (around the arc where Annie rescues Robot from being paperclips).
His issues are very real and obviously serious. The guy hates himself and cannot take a compliment.
For someone who's supposed to be the love interest of a main character paz has like no characterization whatsoever.
As far as tom's suicide, tell him to stop being a pussy and drink more. It's how I solve all my problems.
When the bunny was turned into a human male people expected it to have a gender identity issue, despite Tom having mentioned that the animals don't care much for gender anyways.
when that last part was brought up people started overanalyzing stuff and thinking Tom meant there's no such thing as gender identity, although it's mostly trolling.
now people bring it up every now and then because they know it'll cause shitposting extraordinaire.
>talking more about gender delusion than the comic
Animals and fairies never cared much about human's society, even after being turned human. As much as I hate to say this, why would they care about another social construct like gender?
Shit, most of us never go beyond the regular man and woman dealy,
I can't get enough of these two.
what is this shameful display of shit taste
Haven't been here in months... I'm still under the impression that Kat's robot followers are gonna "kill" and turn her into part machine. It'll make for angst when she hides herself away from everyone she loves.
Dude I enjoy Dumbing of Age but this whole Becky storyline was way too melodramatic and pretentious
not to mention how hamhanded the becky + dina relationship felt
"nah i don't really think about relationships"
"oh you aren't interested in men? then maybe you should try making out with a girl!"
"wow making out with you was an eye opening experience I AM NOW WILLING TO DIE FOR YOU"
I think discussion is best had here, even if there's a place to post lewd content. There's more to these characters than the lewd fantasies, and even those can be better discussed here sometimes.
I bet you're intelligent, nihilstic and with a wicked sense of humor, ain't ya.
She's hotheaded but still less impulsive than Annie.
She hates Annie's dad and hates that she's always been making excuses for his absence in her life, probably upgraded to volcanic loathing since he came back.
Seems to have hangups about her own femininity, what with her awkward shots at makeup during the Ally phase, and the headband after Paz started to turn her gay.
Her flat earth atheist outlook is so strong that her perception of the realm of the dead actually warps into a silly cheap haunted house instead of the reality.
>Her flat earth atheist outlook is so strong that her perception of the realm of the dead actually warps into a silly cheap haunted house instead of the reality.
But what she saw was just as real.
ok, I've heard enough.
I'll deliver the story in the /aco/ thread today or tomorrow.
While I'm at it, and given current comic events, I should probably polish up and complete my Pazkat robo dick story.
>qt bunny boy one day abruptly drags you to an oft-ignored bathroom in a secluded corner of the Court, pulling you in a stall and locking the door
>he brushes up against you and pushes his nose close, smelling your neck, taking deep breaths of your male scent
>you can feel his pants bulging, which he tries to awkwardly push down, but only getting more excited in the process
>his hands wander all over you, not knowing where it is appropriate to touch or not- not that you mind, his hands are small, delicate and soft
>finally, you grab his chin, look deep into his eyes, and without a word lean in to give him a human kiss
>he fumbles hard at first, especially with his teeth, but soon enough you are sloppily making out and he clings on to your neck with both hands, his breaths getting heavier and his heart beating like a drum
>finally, he breaks off you and turns around, fumbling with his pants- you help him get them down to his ankles and in turn are presented with a perky, brown bubble butt and a cock and balls that are barely beginning to see a little hair
>he leans against the wall, and instinctually pushes his ass aganst your crotch, already imitating a humping motion as his eyes look back at you, begging to breed
>>I can't commit suicide; I have a banjo lesson to attend!
>after downing a fifth of whiskey.
Remember that video Tom released of him downing a entire bottle of Jack while playing a Hatsune Miku rhythm game and talking about wanting to blow his brains out a few years ago?
>Tom is chopping some chives or some shit
>just not having a good day that day
>slows, stops, looks at knife
>"ah, fuck it. I don't even like the banjo"
>stands knife on counter and slams his face into it
>Gunnerkrigg court is never finished
I say I'm going to commit suicide at age 65 all the time. I mean it, too, fuck Alzheimers.
In other words I think he is a sad person but he doesn't really mean it. He is just making a prediction for 30 years in the future.
hey lets, be fair, its not like they are fucking Jezebel. Yea, they are an openly feminist website, and I know that concept alone triggers some people around here, but from what I've seen, they generally try to be fairly reasonable about it, certain contributors not withstanding,
>being this retarded and taking bait seriously
>seeing his pile of shit and convincing yourself that adding onto it will increase the keks
>baiting the fuck out of me
I guess you win? Congratulations.
My mental image wasn't so much about growth, but about Kat being welcomed to /co/ and being overwhelmed by all the fans, then being given a biiiig group hug... then the relentless groping starts.
the japanese are mostly suicidal middle aged men, that's part of why the birth rate is so terrible. men slave themselves to their jobs, get let go anyway, and kill themselves, and never had the chance to start a family.
meanwhile the only guys that aren't stressed from overwork or dead are pathetic NEETS no woman wants to touch
Of course. We'll do that as we help her slip out of those stuff overalls.