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Swapped, p3

November 16, 2018 by Tim


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DoctorDiagnose
DoctorDiagnose
2 years ago

I Diagnose you with the gay.

heh
heh
2 years ago

Emily has another package for you, Ethan ?

Chris
Chris
2 years ago
Reply to  heh

Nice transphobia there, pal…

Croi
Croi
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Don’t label a joke as phobia or you’re part of the problem.

James Kite
2 years ago
Reply to  Croi

A joke can be a demonstration of phobia, the excuse that something is a joke doesn’t excuse what or how something is said.

mmzahin
mmzahin
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Incidentally Tim, was this strip inspired by any real life experience?

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
2 years ago
Reply to  Croi

This is how social interaction works. “Hey, this joke can be insensitive to this group. Did you know?”

“Oh, I didn’t think about it from that perspective. I just wanted to make a dick joke.”

“Yeah, just don’t be a prick about it.”

“… well played.”

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

How in the world is that even transphobia?

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
2 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

Okay, in the strip, we have a character presenting as male. The joke is suggesting she has a dick… and being a joke, the implication is that this is a surprise and a negative. On a spectrum of ways to be unfriendly to trans folks, this is hella mild… but not zero. So it’s not *just* a dick joke callback to her delivery job. And it’s not like anybody’s crying for a ban over this. Just like, “Hey, this joke is less funny if people making ones a lot like it also think you should stop existing and are willing… Read more »

Matt
Matt
2 years ago
Reply to  DannyboyO1

“Doing 55 in a 54”

Jess
Jess
2 years ago

All I can think about is that comic Tim did years ago when he first introduced Lilah and she sniped another player who cursed her out and she typed back to him if he would speak like that to a girl and she got to snipe him again because he was too busy alternating between cursing her out and asking for pics.

Life was so much easier before mics.

PapaVanTwee
PapaVanTwee
2 years ago
Reply to  Jess

I remember the one where he finally got to meet her in person, and said she couldn’t really exist, a girl who games. She held out her arm and said to touch her, she’s real. So he copped a feel. Next frame he was in a hospital saying he “fell down”.

Now that I think about it, that wouldn’t be funny in this environment. But back then it was hilarious.

Bwauder
Bwauder
2 years ago

Ethan really needs the beer hat :),
I found it in the bus near Gilmans lumber mill, but just imagine leather can holders and you’ll pretty much have it.

Erugan
Erugan
2 years ago

Way back when me and my brother both played WOW, which was during WotLK, he had this habit of selling his pants when he was short on gold just to buy another non-combat pet. Then there’s those iron man runs people do where they only use grey(junk) gear, no talents, and see how high a level they can get without dying (functionaly same as fighting naked just enemy auto attacks hurt a little less). Of course, you can also just use a toy nowadays in wow to look like you are fighting with no armor for 10 mins every hour.… Read more »

Scry
Scry
2 years ago

This is painfully accurate as a female gamer. I wish it weren’t so, but props to Tim on this one.

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
2 years ago
Reply to  Scry

Indeed! My wife games with us and even with people in the channel know that she’s my wife there’s still some of that.

Pillsburyhoeboi
2 years ago
Reply to  Scry

As a male gamer, I wish to apologize for the behavior of my less civilized counterparts. It shouldn’t be this way, and I do as much as I can to fight it when possible.

Croi
Croi
2 years ago

Do you apologize to other guys for the immature insults those same less civilized counterparts sling at the guys, too? I mean…let’s be equal here. It’s a gamer problem, really, not specifically a female gamer problem.

DemonCooler
DemonCooler
2 years ago
Reply to  Croi

Amen, bro, amen.

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Scry

I wish I could say that I haven’t seen this sort of thing in all the games I have run or played over the decades since I last played in an all male game, but I have (despite having few, if any, pre-evolved friends). The first girls to join our group back in highschool were chased away by my best friend (at the time) who was the least stupid person I had ever met. (And is still in the top two or three!) The fact that I didn’t put a stop to it at the time is still a sore… Read more »

Gadget Girl
Gadget Girl
2 years ago

My husband and I have side by side gaming setups. I usually play a guy and he usually plays a girl. He says he’d rather look at a girls backside than a guys. Me? I guess a male character usually fits in with the story in my head better.

Darth Credence
Darth Credence
2 years ago
Reply to  Gadget Girl

I’ve been told it’s weird, but I generally try to recreate my wife whenever I’m making a character. Part of it is that for some reason, the voice acting for female characters is often better. The rest is that it makes both of us feel like we’re gaming together.

Kyle
Kyle
2 years ago

I always play as a female character, it’s a tradition now, but it started back in Halo Reach. When you would sprint your character made grunting sounds and they were different based on gender. My friends and I would all play as females so that in no radar game modes we could more easily tell if someone sprinting behind you was on our team or the other team. I’ve had many comments and messages from other players assuming I am a girl but they always end quickly if I speak.

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
2 years ago
Reply to  Kyle

Using character grunts as IFF is crazy clever.

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Kyle

Kewl!

Croi
Croi
2 years ago

My buddy hates gender bending in videogames unless we were doing some kind of skit. It’s pretty funny how wigged out he gets about it. I don’t care, unless you’re pretending to actually be a girl without an established roleplay element. I have, on purpose, put my wife on the microphone while ~I~ play, though. It was pretty effective in the Battlefield series when people would hear her making the call outs I told her to and suddenly people started moving as a team and giving positive feedback when everyone was ignoring me previously. There were times whens he’d get… Read more »

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
2 years ago
Reply to  Croi

I think everybody loves a badass female. Well, everybody worth a damn. 😀

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  DannyboyO1

Agreed.

seannewboy
seannewboy
2 years ago

OMG i love the idea of this strip.

OMG
OMG
2 years ago

¿A game where the players can take all the clothing off of their characters? I do not want to thing about the potential repercussions of this concept. Seriously.

Madkine
Madkine
2 years ago
Reply to  OMG

There are many many games out there already with this.

Reeeeee
Reeeeee
2 years ago
Reply to  OMG

That’s already a feature in pretty much every MMO since at least World of Warcraft and probably even before that…

Patrick DiSandro
Patrick DiSandro
2 years ago

Y’know, I’m really not doubting that it happens. I do in fact KNOW it happens at least through second-hand info of people I don’t think would randomly lie about it. But in this instance, I think her reasoning is a tad off. I play primarily as female characters. I’ve never been hit on by someone who actually assumed I was a girl. Plenty of males play as female characters for a variety of reasons (though most notably for simple aesthetics.) And many female players play as male characters. No one will know who or what you actually are in a… Read more »

michaelandersen88
michaelandersen88
2 years ago

I fully agree with you. It may have been a big deal once to be a female playing an online game, but it doesn’t seem to be anything special anymore.

Sita
Sita
2 years ago

I’ve done this in an MMO. AND played as a female. But if I want to “play” as I “think” a male would play, I am accused of behaving like a 14-year old girl.
Once you let them know you ARE a female, you can’t get away with anything.

Sita
Sita
2 years ago
Reply to  Sita

(I mean just as she is fighting in her tighty-whities.)

Reeeeee
Reeeeee
2 years ago

Nope.

If you play as a girl character none of that is gonna happen because there’s tons of guys who play as female characters in any MMO.

Unless you use a mic, in which case playing as a dude wouldn’t mask the fact so the point is also invalid.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
2 years ago

Here’s a story from GTA Online.
Guy 1: “Get out of the car Bitch”
Girl Avatar: *Silently gets out of the car, blasts him with a shot gun, gets back in his car and drives away.*
Guy 1: “Why’d she kill me!?”
Guy 2: “Because you called her a bitch stupid, have some respect.”

Lowfdog
Lowfdog
2 years ago

Personally, I always try to make my characters look like me. Granted, a me that works out more and has had some minor plastic surgery, but still me… 🙂

Vicente
Vicente
2 years ago

This conversation is unreal, you cannot spend more than 1 minute without suffering a bug or dropping from the server. I read it on the Internet.