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Infernal Demons, p17

July 5, 2023 by Tim


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wkz
wkz
10 months ago

… … imagine the street cred Analog & D-pad will get if they manage to win against the Troll.

“We dealt with a criminal who’ve gotten one-up over Captain Prime.”

Gnarph
Gnarph
10 months ago
Reply to  wkz

The problem with an internet troll is you cant win. You think you’ve won, then they take that, flip it on its head and make you the bad guy and them the victim. ‘*You* did this to me. *I* am the victim’ (never mind it was my actions that caused this) For example: You banned me off the site, I cant post about my favourite fandom (Never mind all I was posting was stuff making everyone upset) Now I am going to show a suspicious ammount of skill in DDoS attacks (almost like this was my plan all along and… Read more »

Hprang
Hprang
10 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

The narcissist’s prayer also applies to trolls:

That didn’t happen.

And if it did, it wasn’t that bad.

And if it was, that’s not a big deal.

And if it is, that’s not my fault.

And if it was, I didn’t mean it.

And if I did, you deserved it.

James Kite
James Kite
10 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

You can’t win you say…

…sooooo…

…what if the troll blocked you?

I counted that as a win, and it wasn’t like I was trying ? or maybe I’m really trying, not sure.

But I counted the result as a win.

?

Last edited 10 months ago by James Kite
Pulse
Pulse
10 months ago
Reply to  James Kite

a troll wont block you

Eric the White
Eric the White
10 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

This is why the Worm series by Wildbow has a “Kill List” Villians (or Heroes) that out secret identities, or use lots of deadly force, etc end up in the Birdcage or get outright shot by a laser from space.

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
10 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

I’ve found one way to win against an internet troll. First off you have to call them out and let them know you know they’re trying to troll you. Next you tell them that the reason they’re trolling and trying to ‘get’ people is because their lives are empty and meaningless and deep down they’re unhappy. Finally, make it clear that any responses to them have taken a minimum amount of time, effort, and thought which is all a sad pathetic troll like them deserves. Trolls really hate it.

Last edited 10 months ago by Mr_Meng
Dom, The Pun-isher
Dom, The Pun-isher
10 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

The only way to win is to not participate.

Egasilon
Egasilon
5 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

You think you’ve won, then they take that, flip it on its head and make you the bad guy and them the victim. ‘*You* did this to me. *I* am the victim’ (never mind it was my actions that caused this)

5 months later, and guess what happened…

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
10 months ago
Reply to  wkz

No no, leave this one to Commander Blood n’ Guts

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
10 months ago

Must confess that when read “drove them” thought they would be more than one, but then I told me “it is neutral, you moron”.
I’m having difficulties with the inclusive language but I’m working in it.

Rauri
Rauri
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Could also be that she didn’t know so just used “they” as a catch all. Works since she didn’t seem sure of the hero’s name.

Tim L
Tim L
10 months ago
Reply to  Rauri

Which is what it’s always been for, it’s not like using “they” when you don’t know the gender is a new thing.

Last edited 10 months ago by Tim L
Gonfrask
Gonfrask
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim L

Ok, where were all these rules when I was learning english? I didn’t know that!
And thank you for the clarification.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

It isn’t a “new rule”, it’s been there all along – apparently first showing up all the way back in 1375, like the royal “We”

He/She and the singular “They/Them” are interchangeable. It’s a convenience, no vengeful penguins are going to swoop down and smack you with a ruler for it.

atlachan
Member
atlachan
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

One of the examples I’ve often seen used;
There’s a wallet on ground -> “somebody lost their wallet”
As an example how people use singular they without even realizing/noticing.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I’m pretty sure there are a LOT of rules you didnt learn back then. I learn about my own langage pretty often and I’m 40.

Merida
Merida
10 months ago
Reply to  Rauri

I am a fan of ’em for such cases, especially when spoken. It is natural for all generations because it is a slurring of her/him and is improved communication because it sounds as expected (think lipsom ipsom for visual) and thus dies not have a “what what” processing stutter, but also does not convey incorrect information.

JozMk.II
JozMk.II
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Don’t call yourself a moron, I agree it’s confusing at times. Heck, when Ethan referred to Zeke as “they” when speaking of the robot’s actions in the past tense(EG ‘They did this’), I automatically substituted in “he” because my brain could wrap around it easier. “They” made it sound to me as if Ethan was speaking of some kind of collective of multiple minds in Zeke’s head.

Merida
Merida
10 months ago
Reply to  JozMk.II

Em? Ee?
For Zeke, though, that one very particular case I think it was cannon that Zeke is plural. Some humans are too and will use “we” and identify specifically as plural.

playing it safe
playing it safe
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

In English, we’ve used they/them/their as singular long before the idea of inclusive pronouns. Get over yourself.

“Oh no, they got locked out of their car”

SBlack
SBlack
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

That isn’t anything new. The singular they has been used for centuries.It’s completely normal grammar.

Merida
Merida
10 months ago
Reply to  SBlack

Somewhat. Native speakers lwarn intuition and not rules, so while they(singular) is technically correct it causes many people’s brains to stutter. Effective communication is not about rules and technically correct but about being understood immediately and without explanation. The fact that people do stutter (processing) over “they” singular in some examples demonstrates how it is *less* effective communication because that processing stutter means the information after is missed while the person catches up. This to me demonstrates that while some examples of singular “they” have been normalized, many instances are not. While brute force forcing it and public shaming while… Read more »

Wyvern
Wyvern
10 months ago

I know she lightly busted his chops at the end there, but is she a little less… shall we say dismissive of our Heroes than she was before?

Wut
Wut
10 months ago
Reply to  Wyvern

Ah, bonding over a mutual dislike of supervillains

Atros
Atros
10 months ago
Reply to  Wut

Plus, a vigilante who will reach out to the cops when things grow beyond them is decidedly more tolerable than a vigilante who insists on failing and making things worse when they’re out of their league. Also forwarded along the info about the technophobe-ninja-robots-guy and bowed out once their real identities were at risk, so this is twice they’ve demonstrated a willingness to do what they can but acknowledge when they can’t.

Lord Foxxy Foxington
Lord Foxxy Foxington
10 months ago

I say kill the Troll and be done with it.

Anon200
Anon200
10 months ago

We just had an arc that said” murder is bad”, even if it’s a total asshole who enjoys tormenting people into suicide and burning down random peoples homes.

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
10 months ago
Reply to  Anon200

There’s nearly 8 billion people in the world. Not all of them deserve mercy or compassion especially when they like blowing up people ‘for lulz’.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Mr_Meng

God I’m glad I dont live in a country where laws are like that. I’m pretty happy to live in a country where death penalty has been abolished more than 41y ago (yeah, even for terrorists and stuff). America and japan are almost the last 1st world countries still using death penalty, you know.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

lots of ppl are bloodthirsty here lmao

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Or pragmatic and willing to accept harsh realities.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Mr_Meng

yeah I guess the usa is the only pragmatic democracy, and china and iran are both very pragmatic, while EU is lost. So, why are there more murders in the usa than in EU? Big question… or not

jack adams
jack adams
10 months ago
Reply to  Anon200

and where has that absolute logic gotten the batman? let’s take a quote directly from the caped crusader himself to answer that:

“Do you have any idea how many people i’ve murdered by letting you live?”

Matt Braddock
Matt Braddock
10 months ago
Reply to  jack adams

The ever endless argument between the Batman way and The Punisher way.
Batman: “If you kill a killer, the number of killers will be the same.”
Frank Castle: “So I don’t stop at one.”

jack adams
jack adams
10 months ago
Reply to  Matt Braddock

First of all, if batman is concerned about the law being upheld, he needs to hang up the cape and turn himself in. second, if a crazy guy kills a bunch of people, send him to the nuthouse. if he escapes and kills a bunch more people, capture him and send him back to the nuthouse. if he escapes AGAIN and kills a bunch more people… its time to put his ass down, because its become crystal clear the nuthouse can’t keep him contained, and at that point the lives of innocent people are more important than the life of… Read more »

Last edited 10 months ago by jack adams
leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  jack adams

I wonder how it works in countries with no death penalty, compared to the usa. Oh wait, in all of western europe death penalty has been abolished and murder rate is 5 times LOWER than in the usa! crazy, right?

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

That’s not because of a lack of the death penalty. They have many more laws that make murder a feat in itself.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

So, death penalty isnt the solution to lower murder rate. QED.

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Now you sound like you’re in favor of it! Lol

jack adams
jack adams
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

i’m against the death penalty not because i believe killing a murderer is wrong(its not, and may anyone who thinks it is fall into one’s path and lets see if they still think its wrong), but because the system we have in place has a chance of executing innocent people. i believe killing innocent people is wrong. murderers can go die on a cross.

jack
jack
10 months ago
Reply to  jack adams

downvoted for facts

Esc
Esc
10 months ago
Reply to  jack adams

Maybe the problem is the prison can’t hold them.

Fictional prisons are made to be broken out of.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  jack adams

This is bullshit tho. In real life, the joker wouldnt escape every 2 comics.

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

No, these days the criminals just get let go with a veritable slap on the wrist from court. Even if they stab a child 16 time, R their body, then harm more people.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

why are you lying like that? Do you went to court even once?

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Read actual American news, not just the biased BS your country filters. That was a case that *actually* happened recently.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

‘”hey, look, this happened once, it must mean it happens everyday” says the idiot. God I’m glad I dont live in such a retarded country, where ppl still think judicial murder is a good idea. Enjoy your guns, murders and for profit prison.
Nb: my country doesnt filter news, I live in a real democracy (where the guy with the most votes wins, and where 9 pos cant prevent woman from having abortion)

eric
eric
10 months ago

Yeah she didn’t complain at all about him “dropping” the troll.

She probably would have considered it a win if the dude was killed and she didn’t have to fill out the paperwork for doing it.

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
10 months ago

Drove a hero to suicide. Killed innocents.

Yep, society may cringe at the necessary removal, but it will undoubtedly be improved by it.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  ThatMageGuy

society may not “cringe”, a civilized society will PREVENT that.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago

Every civilized country abolished death penalty long ago. Dont be like that dude. Dont kill people as punishment.

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

Some people refuse to reform, and we shut down all the asylums decades ago. And now thanks to soft on crime (and growing increasingly softER) policies,even murderers and R—let’s get out on light sentencing because ‘prisons are too harsh’. What exactly do you propose… Give them a bouquet, a hug, and ask them nicely not to be bad anymore? :/

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

Death penalty just doesnt work. Look in every other 1st world country, how it works. Without even mentionning how racist it is in the usa, just sayin.

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

‘It doesn’t work’… Well I’m pretty sure the deceased isn’t going to rise up and harm more people. xD
And yeah, it doesn’t act to deter people, when it’s rarely ever enforeced, and nearly abolished in most states.

And there’s nothing ‘racist’ about it. Unless *you* think a particular group of people is more violent, and willing to comit crimes and murder, than other groups. Then that’s *you* being racist.

Last edited 10 months ago by Logan
Merida
Merida
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

There are a LOT of cases of death row people exonerated with dna evidence, and under review the case against them was a disaster and miscarriage of justice. To declare no one has the right to take a live, also means we cannot have executioners. If prisons were re-evaluated for function, they could hold people who would otherwise be executed and keep them from harming the general public. Currently they serve more as training grounds.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

Oh, logan, just tell me you’re a racist conservative without telling. I wonder how ppl can deny the systemic racism in the usa, including in the police and justice system.
Also, no, it does not work, just look at the murder rate in the usa compared to the rest of the world. Jk I know you wont because you wouldnt love the result.
I hope you enjoy being in the same group than iran, china and north korea, while all europe abolished it long ago.

Mr_Meng
Mr_Meng
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

People like leduk never have any answers to that particular question. They think everything can be solved with hugs and singing kumbaya in a circle and have no solution whatsoever for people who would happily open fire on that circle for fun or because they believed the people in the circle were some form of the ‘other’ that they despise.

Sean
Sean
10 months ago
Reply to  Mr_Meng

Of course, we have to degrade people when they disagree with us, and provide evidence that their feelings are correct, instead of directly answering a question. While we can easily look at other countries and see the death penalty isn’t necessary, we can also ask ourselves… Are people who have killed others still worthy of compassion? For any Christian, that answer should be obvious (I point that out, because for some reason, a large number of the people I know who support the death penalty are, in fact, Christian). For anyone else, ask yourself, have I ever done something that… Read more »

7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago
Reply to  Sean

I mostly agree, but the worst crime is preventing someone from going to heaven. Mathew 18:6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

Merida
Merida
10 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

Teaching a child to swear is not comparable to rape, torture, permanent disfigurement with lifelong pain and loss of function, or making someone watch people they care for die.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

dude, please, cut the crap and grow up. I’m glad I wont go to heaven if it means being with religious fanatics

Merida
Merida
10 months ago
Reply to  Sean

there are many harms far worse than murder. Humans are very creative.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Mr_Meng

my country abolished death penalty more than 40years ago, and yet, we have less murders than the usa.
So, I allready answered this, you just refuse to see it 🙂
(nb: your pathetic attempt of sarcasm wasnt really a good idea, it makes you look like an idiot, you know)

Zaldrak
Zaldrak
10 months ago

Would not having a face make you easier to track, rather than harder?

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
10 months ago
Reply to  Zaldrak

Unclear. It does mean he never has to show his face anywhere…

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
10 months ago

At least they got that Elijah guy to… sort of mend his ways. A little bit.

Bloof
Bloof
10 months ago

She’s taken this better than I thought. Also, up until this point I thought he started his career with Ethan.
The abuse must be easier to bear knowing that Others know he’s being actively misrepresented by someone notorious.

foducool
foducool
10 months ago

well at least he won’t be able to drive Ethan to suicide

Exu
Exu
10 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Sure he can, hell, even a broken tooth did drive Ethan to suicide…

Maxwell
Maxwell
10 months ago

He doesn’t have a face, doesn’t have fingertips, is hard to trace…
Am I guessing right that he also has greenish skin?
If so we are in for a villain evolution.

Last edited 10 months ago by Maxwell
Lily
Lily
10 months ago

I would think not having a face would make someone easier to track.

7eggert
7eggert
10 months ago
Reply to  Lily

He’s the Chameleon now. Or Phantomas.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
10 months ago

Unintended (maybe) ammo for troll confrontation.
Ethan: ‘FACE ME! Oh wait… ARE you looking at me? It’s so hard to tell when talking to a mound of flesh can you maybe wave or something?I would hate to drop the ball Again …Dammit you’re probably sterile now too, so that can’t happen either.’

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
10 months ago

Okay now she has to make a joke like. “Next time you drop him off a roof don’t have ass it.”

MRD
MRD
10 months ago

Is anyone else hearing CCH Pounder when they read Captain Prime’s dialogue? Just me? Okay.

Rolando
Rolando
10 months ago

I just enjoy Ethan not being discouraged in the slightest by her criticism in the last panel. He does his trademark “oblivious yet mature” thing, where he’s just too pure and humble (or simply too distracted) to get all defensive or offended.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago

The amount of ppl literally calling for murder in the comment (judicial or not) is crazy af. Classist, racist and useless idea that never worked anywhere.

Esc
Esc
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

It makes them feel good. Big strong men the lot of them, talking about killing a fictional comic book bad guy in a comments section.

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  Esc

Leduk has taken this point beyond the comic strip and into real world governance. The ‘calls for literal murder’ they’re whinging about are over real cases and laws.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

ok maga

Eric the White
Eric the White
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

It’s worked lots of times. Its failed lots of times too. For me its not a utilitarian argument. It’s just morally wrong.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Eric the White

it doesnt work at all AND it also is morally wrong but look at some answers (like logan): some ppl here have no morality. Well, at least, a fucked up, violent, illiterate one.

Logan
Logan
10 months ago
Reply to  leduk

‘Bleeding hearts’ don’t work on criminals that refuse to change. You’ll only wind up victim to those same criminals in the end. Literally, or figuratively.

leduk
leduk
10 months ago
Reply to  Logan

good thing I live in a country where I’m not afraid of being killed by some crazy random dude, while also not having death penalty. Enjoy your shit show, I guess?

Jack0r
Jack0r
10 months ago

Is Captain Prime part of the subscription squad?

The others in the squad are, I guess, Segnor Spotify, Mighty 365, Play Pass Protector, Creative Cloud Crusader and their side kick, “The only fan”.

yetik
yetik
10 months ago

The problem with an internet troll is you cant win. You think you’ve won, then they take that, flip it on its head and make you the bad guy and them the victim. ‘*You* did this to me. *I* am the victim’ (never mind it was my actions that caused this)