hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
Throughout the game, before, during, and after Wheatley’s betrayal, she refers to him as Chell’s “friend” un-ironically, genuinely believing them to be friends, despite everything that happens. Of particular note is the moment when she asks Chell “is it all right if I kill him” in a manner that comes across as if she doesn’t expect Chell to actually say “yes”. Even though he’s just tried to kill her, GLaDOS honestly thinks Chell still cares for him. When she asks Chell if she likes revenge it again comes across as if she doesn’t expect Chell to hate him as much as she should. Then there’s the moment during the co-op campaign when GLaDOS tells the bots that their friendship is second only Chell and Wheatley’s. She admits this only after giving up on trying to turn them against each other. Not only does GLaDOS give the bots SECOND PLACE after FAILING to turn them on each other, but her whole motivation to try and drive them apart seems to stem from a genuine fear, rather than simple sadism. When she notices them getting closer she says “I’m not sure I like that” and after she concedes defeat she remarks that the bots are too stupid to understand the concept of betrayal. All along she was afraid that their bond would trump their fear of her, just like Chell and Wheatley’s did.
GLaDOS is a bit like Azula from Avatar; she rules through fear because she knows that self-preservation is usually the highest priority for any sentient being. So when someone comes along and challenges her despite being well aware of the standing threat of death to all who would defy her, it scares her because suddenly she doesn’t have complete control over the situation. And until Wheatley, nothing like that ever happened. The bots all knew their place and valued themselves more than any smelly humans. Then Wheatley came along and found SOMETHING, maybe not love, but nonetheless something more important to him than avoiding her wrath and GLaDOS had no way to deal with it other than death traps that he and the mute lunatic kept escaping. And that scared the crap out of her. Getting killed by Chell once was one thing. But with a bot on her side she not only escaped several traps that would’ve been impossible without Wheatley’s help, but navigated through the facility to her lair in record time, disabling her defenses along the way, and put her in a completely helpless position, something she never wants to experience again.
That’s why she ejected Wheatley into space instead of torturing him, or handing him over to Chell to punish. She firmly believed that whatever bond Wheatley had with Chell, if it was stronger than his fear of her, than it was strong enough to overcome his betrayal, and she couldn’t risk letting them reconcile and become an unstoppable, murderous, facility-destroying duo she can’t defend against.
what I predict will go down at the Oscars tomorrow
Hey jet :0 I was your auxiliary fill for ssparapines!
1920’s suits! James Bond! Partners! (they’d be the worst agents)(I am 1000% sure)
practicing drawin pleakley, i didn’t realize how suggestive the one on the left is until i was done i was not even trying to do that i am so fucking done with myself
maybe i’ll turn it into a jumba/pleakley porn tomorrow
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barasandwich’s Cursed Gid
OH MY GOD?????????? WOW ITS AMAZING AAAaaH
Dipper had read online of a boy who could speak to ghosts. Now, this boy wasn’t famous or anything, but the kid had been mentioned a few times on various supernatural forums; enough times for Dips to get curious. As it turned out, he was only a few states and a bus ride north from him.
After many months of planning to “bump into him” at the boy’s school, he scrapped that idea because hey, he might as well have worn a shirt with the word “creepy” and then add a permanent marker “stalker” on his forehead.
So instead, Dipper googled around for the ghost boy’s personal information; and along with his address, he found the county halloween festival the Babcocks frequented every year. This resulted in him saving up his paper route money, convincing his sister to tag along in a matching jumpsuit, and practicing in the mirror for many, many for hours.
Just to meet him.
For… interviewing. And… research purposes. Of course.
Have a happy halloweenie kids