Comic 67 - Crimson Snow

Sun, Jan 02, 2011
Crimson Snow
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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JackitK Sun, Jan 02, 2011 edit delete reply
This is too good!
Effigy_Power Sun, Jan 02, 2011 edit delete reply
Still, it does raise the question... what is the motivation to go and work 9 hour shifts at KFC when you technically could sit around at home and do nothing, if that doesn't go against your "ambition".
People who chose to work, especially minimum wage, do not get the right amount of motivation apart from the actual wages earned. No benefits, no overtime, no insurance...
Emrys may be a societal parasite, but one can't utterly believe that it's only his fault... it's the system that made him what he is.
<bows, takes Pulitzer, leaves through emergency exit when it's realized the prize was for someone else>
So long, suckers!
Trevor Mon, Jan 03, 2011 edit delete reply
Your first comic of the new year has almost made me feel about getting fired for no good reason... keep in mind the company that you worked for also pays toward your unemployment so dont think of it as leaching off of everyone else working... think of it as sticking it to Gamestop or whatever company got rid of you
SundaySmash Mon, Jan 03, 2011 edit delete reply
We here at Smash do our best to keep politics and the horrible seriousness of our world at arms' reach within these pages. Other webcomics are much better at handling real-world issues anyway. We're content to keep our most personal ideals to ourselves, except where it involves horrors against humanity like Nickelback.
I don't think the message here was that unemployment is a terrible thing (heaven knows I used it myself for a bit this year), but that Kevin is insanely jealous that Emrys can make money doing nothing while Kevin toils away in his office hell. We're all for taking it when you need it, but those with Emrys' attitude may have to endure a scarf-stranglin' or a shovel-thwak from us.
Kevin Tue, Jan 04, 2011 edit delete reply
I agree with Marc. There's nothing wrong with using unemployment benefits appropriately, but in some cases dishonest people abuse the system, and that frustrates me. Are we using the comic to lash out at people who do that? Of course not. Aside from some dialogue tweaking and the change of scenery to shoveling snow outdoors, Marc and I didn't write this. Emrys did. The joke was funny, so we used it.
Magravan Tue, Jan 04, 2011 edit delete reply
With the look on his face, and the fact that Kevin is saying "We should both be getting screwed", I'm kind of glad we can't see this from a different angle :D

@Kevin - World of Warcraft has definitely encouraged me AWAY from MMOs lately. Between the people who cannot understand English, but are in an English guild, and the jerkiness of one side vs the other, I'm just not having fun anymore. You basically either have to join a hardcore raiding guild or you get stuck with a bunch of idiots who don't know what they are doing, and couldn't follow basic instructions if their lives (or your game enjoyment) depended on it.

I hate to say it, but there's not a thing that they could do to Azeroth to convince me that it's worth enduring again... I think that there is definitely something to the ability, even if it wont be used, to punch someone in the face to ensure positive social interactions. When some spindly little 12 year old can hide behind a screen, they have a tendency to be FAR worse than they are in real life.

I'm pretty sure this is inversely related to the potential for someone to punch them in the face.