Published March 12, 2021 121 Comments
depression comix says
March 12, 2021 at 7:30 am
Someone took this from my Patreon and posted this on Facebook without my permission. Please share this one instead.
Lee Yerkes says
March 12, 2021 at 7:33 am
depression comix what a diiiick
Isabelle Parker says
March 12, 2021 at 7:46 am
depression comix wow we really do live in a world of selfish people 😞
March 12, 2021 at 8:45 pm
I don’t think it was malicious, just not understanding the rules of Patreon.
Eon Yol says
March 13, 2021 at 6:45 am
Opus the Poet says
March 18, 2021 at 7:39 am
Someone fixed it.
Kyle Andrews says
March 13, 2021 at 9:22 am
depression comix I saw it posted on a group in Facebook 24 hours ago and shared it, as I found it to be an amazing and profound piece, but seeing this now makes me feel like an idiot, my apologies…🤦🏼
I am sending you a DM with a screenshot to show that in that short period of time, it has received nearly 500 likes & loves and nearly 3,000 shares, just off my simple page of 150 or so friends and family…
(with a couple dozen sicko haters that have been shut down immediately)
Obviously, if you want it taken down from the original group share and my own page, that will be done without a moment’s hesitation, or if you wish it left out there to reach out to a larger audience, I’d gladly oblige that request as well…
Love & respect…
Jessica Danger Holden says
March 13, 2021 at 9:39 am
depression comix I also copied and shared it from someone who had posted it to friends, to similar response.. I edited my post to include a link to the comic on your site, as well as links to your Patreon and Ko-Fi <3
March 13, 2021 at 9:41 am
depression comix sorry, it won’t let me send a screenshot, but I’ll do whatever you request…
March 13, 2021 at 9:45 am
depression comix I archived mine and shut it down…
March 13, 2021 at 11:49 am
Thanks for taking the time to look me up. The problem is that my own post will likely get around 1000 shares, while other people’s posts go into the several thousands. This is good for other people’s SEOs but not good for my own 🙁 my own wish is that my original posts with my work get that kind of traction, but seeing it trend on other people’s accounts while mine doesn’t move even nearly as much even though it’s my work is quite frustrating. Thanks for reaching out, but at this point, what are you gonna do.
March 13, 2021 at 12:30 pm
1. not understanding is still being a dick
2. I’m so fucking sorry that you’re relegated to scraping whatever value you can out of this algorithm driven hellscape in which artists are pit against “content creators” over a crumb of revenue in spite of an unprecedented demand for art. I’m sure it could get worse than this but I don’t even know what that looks like. Search engines and social media platforms are sucking the life out of everything.
March 13, 2021 at 12:43 pm
You work, hard, on something that means something to you and Facebook has the fucking audacity to demand a fee before they show it to everyone that’s interested. They’re so antisocial, so anti-human that they don’t even appoint a human to do it. Always just the algorithm. “Boost your post!” An algorithm determines whether you’re boost-worthy, and an algorithm selected audience is directed to your content. Algorithms interact by human proxy and existence is commodified, reduced to a like and a share, a scroll and a click, more ad revenue.
We are fucked.
Victoria Desjardins says
March 13, 2021 at 12:56 pm
depression comix reshared with attribution, and subbed to patreon. Thank you for creating important works. 💖
March 13, 2021 at 2:01 pm
depression comix I’ve seen to it any stray postings were taken down that I was aware of and have now posted links to both of your sites encouraging that others help support your works properly, a menial gesture on my part but with hopes to expand your audience, as your work is truly extraordinary…❤
Heather Bufkin says
March 14, 2021 at 2:28 am
I’ve seen a couple people that did that. I wanted to share but waited for you to post it yourself. ❤️
March 14, 2021 at 2:31 am
One of the people I saw was all “he might not like it but whatever, touchy artists lol.” 🙄 If I were you I’d ban him.
March 14, 2021 at 4:59 am
Heather Bufkin, if I knew who it was, I would. That’s just being an ass.
March 14, 2021 at 5:09 am
Unfortunately Facebook didn’t send me notifications for the replies to my “take this down” comment and my friend who had linked to it deleted her post when she found out what was up, so I can’t find the guy again. 🙁
Eolhin Forest says
March 14, 2021 at 7:04 am
depression comix So it is okay to share this version with the links to your patreon and such? Just making sure. It is a very apropos piece.
March 14, 2021 at 11:20 am
Absolutely. Whenever at all possible, please share the creator’s version, it helps the creator a lot. Thanks!
March 14, 2021 at 1:11 pm
Is there a way I can post this to my
Snap chat and include a link ?
March 14, 2021 at 2:33 pm
Lauretta Nagel says
March 15, 2021 at 9:05 am
depression comix Thank you for saying something, will share from here.
Rosemary L'Esprit says
March 30, 2021 at 8:02 am
depression comix But the word should be “flout” which means openly disregard, not “flaunt” which means openly exhibit.
March 31, 2021 at 12:31 am
I gotta change my handle. It wasn’t me!
April 5, 2021 at 8:14 am
Can a I translate this to spanish and add a link your page?
April 5, 2021 at 6:07 pm
Sorry, I don’t allow translations of my work. Thanks for the offer though!
Sally Jesse says
April 8, 2021 at 4:37 am
Another one: https://www.facebook.com/ricky.smith.90038882/posts/5454545127920662
April 9, 2021 at 5:33 am
Thank you! I have gotten Facebook to take it down.
April 19, 2022 at 8:27 pm
I just got to this comic after doing quite a bit of hunting after running across this in my facebook memories: https://www.facebook.com/mark.a.owens.50/posts/10225367301474394
I thought I’d link it in case you wanted to get it removed.
Nat Godley says
March 12, 2021 at 7:52 am
It’s not letting me share this post to my comic book group so i shared the pic and then cut and pasted your text, plus tagged your page. I’m not the person you referred to but i think i may have found you via a repost of their post. Glad i did, all the same.
Mari Brown says
March 13, 2021 at 7:28 am
I also found via that repost, but I’m glad someone commented to give credit so I could follow the artist instead 💙
March 13, 2021 at 7:31 am
Nat, Mari, thank you for looking my work up!
Nicole Davidson says
March 13, 2021 at 7:53 am
Mari Brown Same! Just saw it and was about to share but went digging in the comments first to see if I could find the artist. So glad it popped up. <3
Madylin Martin says
March 12, 2021 at 8:28 am
Terrence Nwankwo says
March 12, 2021 at 11:00 am
Relatable comic. I felt this way between 2012 and 2016 when the rise of obesity and heart disease related deaths happened in the black community. I mean even now with covid more than 70% admitted to hospitals where overweight. Crazy world we live in
March 12, 2021 at 8:46 pm
Terrence Nwankwo we definitely need to care more.
March 14, 2021 at 5:42 am
I don’t understand your comment. Are you saying that overweight people don’t care about health outcomes?
March 21, 2021 at 3:56 pm
Yeah, I’m confused by this, too. It’s incredibly shaming in a place where there shouldn’t be. Especially given the fact that most obesity is tied to living in poverty and food deserts.
And the fact that depression comix is agreeing with it… leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.
clay jonathan says
March 21, 2021 at 8:29 pm
This is not a place where i can really say much, but “we definitely need to care more” is the most vanilla response I could come up with without actually taking a position.
March 31, 2021 at 12:45 am
It didn’t sound like fat-shaming so much as empathy for the fact that obesity carries with it significant life changing health risks and a much reduced life-expectancy. Add to that the correlation between poverty and obesity/health, malnutrition as well as obesity and depression and well… yeah I agree, we (society) need to care more. Unfortunately we’ve seen what that character actually does in real life.
Clay, your response was solid, loving and I don’t think you need to worry that it was fat/body shaming. I offer empathy for those who can’t see its supportive value.
Alison Ryland says
March 12, 2021 at 11:12 am
I think you mean flout instead of flaunt?
March 13, 2021 at 5:55 am
So actually if you look up “flaunt” it lists something like “express disregard for; ignore” as a definition! I thought the same as you, but apparently enough people have used that word that way that effectively its meaning has changed. 🙂
March 13, 2021 at 7:05 am
Alex Glotzer says
March 13, 2021 at 10:10 am
depression comix so flout? Lmao
March 13, 2021 at 10:37 am
I said what I said
March 13, 2021 at 11:05 am
They’re definitely flaunting their flouting
Catherine Crockett says
March 14, 2021 at 1:08 am
I guess enough people made the same mistake that it got added
March 14, 2021 at 1:45 am
Yay language change!
March 15, 2021 at 10:15 pm
Maybe it’s Robin’s mistake. 🙂
March 12, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Robin is correct completely, people with depression wish to simply die and let the pain go away, but after this pandemic began and we followed the rules, many people’s lunacy was revealed; showing you the true color of the world, and how disgusting for real humans are.
those selfish rule breaking, terrorists, who attack everyone who opposes them, and fight off the ones who hold the law, and now everything is about political wars.. in all honesty what is happening makes you truly wonder.. were we cursed the moment we were born on this hell?!
the idiot speaks and they are listened to, the sane speaks and they are ignored!
justice is degenerate, and lunacy is justice! nobody cares about death anymore, in fact it’s just another daily happening.
people are dying left and right without knowing why they are even being killed!
everyone is a liar, all the news are fake, and control is all through fear , and deception …. truly this hell is not worth neither living on, nor existing!
Deacon Rayne says
March 13, 2021 at 11:14 pm
If I owned this world as well as Hell; I’d rent out reality and live in Hell. For one simple reason:
There are no innocent victims in Hell.
On Earth that appears to be all we have.
March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Suicidal people are “selfish” and have to “stay alive for other people”? Perhaps if those other people were a bit nicer to their fellow human beings, there’d be a lot fewer folks who want to end it all to get away from the abuse. Just a thought.
Chris Lee Moore says
March 12, 2021 at 7:03 pm
I would only add this – and keep in mind this is coming from someone who has spent a year in complete isolation and misery knowing full well nothing will ever get better.
The people supposedly represented in this comic as “doing the right thing” are only doing it for their own selfish reasons. Those who are wearing masks and “social distancing” are every single bit as selfish as those that are not. They only want to protect themselves and no one else. They say they are doing it to save other lives. They are liars. They don’t care about other people’s lives. Not one single bit.
I know this because hundreds of millions of Americans are facing death from other means besides the virus. Poverty. Starvation. What are you all doing to supposedly save THOSE lives? Nothing. Food banks are empty. No one is donating a single dollar or scrap of food to help others. They want those people to die. I know. I have been told so by liberal people I thought were friends and allies. They outright told me “We need millions to starve in order to bring about socialism.” That was when I lost all respect and hope for people.
And what if, by some 900 trillion to one miracle this pandemic ends, what then? You all talk about celebrating and all the movies you’ll get to go to. But the vast majority of Americans will still be in insurmountable poverty. No hope of ever getting jobs again. Never again being able to guarantee they will have food on their tables. Again – who will help them? Who will make the sacrifices to save their lives? Again, the answer will be no one. Got to save that money for the movie theaters, after all.
This past year has shown me humanity is nothing by selfishness and greed – on BOTH sides. People would yell at others to think about others but they themselves would never help others if it isn’t convenient to them. If I died of covid, you’d all politicize my death, but if I starved or committed suicide… you wouldn’t care at all.
I will never again have any faith in any human being no matter what the future holds.
March 12, 2021 at 8:44 pm
Chris Lee Moore suggesting people are doing the right thing for selfish reasons is bullshit. I have been wearing a mask every day for more than a year to protect others, because its my civic duty. Do not project your inability for altruism on others.
March 12, 2021 at 8:49 pm
I will again ask how much you have done to help the millions trapped in poverty as a result of this – now and if/when this ever ends. Funny how you do not care about “civic duty” to help those who are suffering from things OTHER than covid. Do not try to project your claims of altruism when it only applies to things that are not a burden or inconvenience to you.
March 31, 2021 at 1:02 am
There are plenty of people in this world who donate, volunteer, work in public service, and just go out of their way to be nice on a daily basis. EVERYONE has a limit of how much they can do (whether altruistic or selfish), and justifiably have boundaries to protect themselves and engage in self care. Ripping on those who are at least trying to help is beyond selfish, but seems bent to encouraging the destruction of society.
As an aside, toying with the idea of genetic altruism, for those that would argue that altruism doesn’t have a genetic imperative, all life on earth is related on some level. (right-handed chiral DNA and all that). While we are typically more altruistic to our closer genetic relatives, altruism as a ‘selfish’ way of encouraging the propagation of life still seems valid. So while some may argue that “pure altruism” does not or can not exist, for all practical purposes it is indistinguishable from what is practised in our lives, which makes the point rather moot. Still can’t stop being nice from feeling good. And since it’s about the only way I can see us making this world a better place, I’m gonna keep doing it (during those times I find the will). If it makes me feel good, that will be an unfortunate side effect. Oh well.
March 12, 2021 at 9:27 pm
Oh fuck off with your whataboutisms and strawman arguments.
March 14, 2021 at 5:45 am
You don’t know anyone who gives good to the hungry? No one who donates to food pantries? You don’t know anyone who works to build social service accessibility? People are doing the work. People all over the country and the world are doing good things to help others all the time.
March 15, 2021 at 11:14 pm
I wear a mask and socially distance primarily to protect others. The fact that it also protects me doesn’t make it selfish, any more than wearing a seat belt or a bicycle helmet is selfish. But even if it were, so what? I would much rather have people doing the right thing for selfish reasons than doing the wrong thing.
Your claims that no one gives to charity or cares about anyone else is bogus, and I expect due to psychological projection. A common symptom of depression is the feeling that no one cares about you. It’s a short step from that to “no one cares about anyone else”, which leads to a self-reinforcing cycle of only seeing and expecting the worst in everyone.
March 17, 2021 at 1:35 am
@Chris Lee Moore … This is not true of … Quite a few people. *I* have already had Covid, so I do not fear getting it (even though I am intelligent enough to know that viruses mutate and will be able to get any mutation). I still wear face coverings because it *is* the right thing. They don’t protect *me* from getting it and yet I am still doing it (as are a lot of other people). Please explain how *I* (and they) am selfish? And while it is true that millions to billions of people are living in poverty, *my* experience this past year is that people are either 1) not giving at all because THEY are struggling with poverty themselves or 2) giving what they can because “every little bit helps”… It is true that there ARE a massive amount of people that don’t and won’t give to help others and those are *usually* the same people who WON’T wear a mask or keep “forgetting” (because it isn’t like we have been doing this for the past year)…
My point is, *you* are blanketing the entire scope of humanity and, more specifically, Americans as selfish a**hats who don’t care about anyone other than *their* circle of people (if that)… But you are WRONG. There ARE people who are giving and helping others with what they can. Just because *you* can’t see it doesn’t make it false. *I* see it every day. I see it in the vast number of people donating money and goods in my store to HELP those who don’t have. And while the AMOUNT of money and supplies each person brings in may have lessen, the amount of PEOPLE donatating has risen.
March 13, 2021 at 12:23 am
This resonated with me. It also furthers my thought that while depression can have physiological origins, for many it can be living in an environment that a person knows at a visceral level is wrong. About 15 years ago, I was diagnosed as bi-polar however my symptoms never really subsided with meds. Finally, after meeting with one of the top psychologists in the region (the dean of the college of psychology at the University I was attending at the time) properly diagnosed me as being gifted (IQ 180) and I was not bi-polar, I could just read people that well and that fast that I could determine they core with very little information and when it is bad, I will become sad as it further confirmed my conclusion that most are not good. It was later confirmed when I was going through Federal interview and interrogation training that including criminal profiling. My intuition was right on the money during microgesture and neurolingustic sections. There are good people out there, just have to find those rare gems. Frankly, I think we are moving towards a cognitive speciation event and hopefully the people pushing for a brighter future will win out. In the tech arena there are a few that are working towards that end. I am currently working on my Doctorate now, just started a blog and working on a book hoping to reach people by calling out the problems. Sorry for any typos, doing this on my phone.
Emiliano Merendino says
March 13, 2021 at 5:21 am
I agree. Do you mind if I put this on my facebook story?
March 13, 2021 at 5:53 am
I think it might be my post you saw? I nabbed it from someone else on Facebook, because they’d shared it to their friends only so I couldn’t click “share”. If that’s the case – and even if it’s not, because my post has blown up – I’m very sorry for that, and (actually before coming to the comments) just now linked this page at the top of the post! I hope that’s okay, and please let me know if it’s not.
Emily Hansen says
March 13, 2021 at 7:38 am
I’m sorry you feel this way but it isn’t the reality of the situation. It is just how you’ve been told to feel by the media. People are not being selfish for breathing fresh air. Covid death rate is less than half a percent of the people who catch covid (0.04%) and, according to a CDC study that just came out, mask wearing and restrictions only improved covid outcome by 1.8%. That’s hardly anything. Meanwhile people are commiting suicide because of these lockdowns. We are losing a lot more people from suicides and drugs than covid. The people not wearing masks realize all this.
March 13, 2021 at 7:40 am
Studies have confirmed the effectiveness of community mitigation measures in reducing the prevalence of COVID-19 (5–8). Mask mandates are associated with reductions in COVID-19 case and hospitalization growth rates (6,7), whereas reopening on-premises dining at restaurants, a known risk factor associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection (2), is associated with increased COVID-19 cases and deaths, particularly in the absence of mask mandates (8).
March 13, 2021 at 7:42 am
So uh, what study buddy? Because that’s not what the CDC has been saying at all, nor what several studies show.
March 13, 2021 at 7:44 am
Mari Brown yes that is the correct study. But if you read that and study Table 2 it shows that the reduction is only 1.1%. The headline is misleading.
March 13, 2021 at 7:46 am
Mari Brown I took a screenshot of the CDC study you just posted and I circled exactly where it said 1.1% reduction. However, it won’t let me post pictures here. If you want I can message you it.
March 13, 2021 at 7:47 am
Mari Brown 1.1% is the highest reduction. No more than that.
March 13, 2021 at 8:02 am
“We are losing a lot more people from suicides and drugs than covid.” absolutely no evidence for this whatsoever
March 13, 2021 at 8:15 am
A more recent study has shown that states with statewide mask mandates had a 5.6% reduction is hospitalization rates. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7006e2.htm
Anomaly Carris Peterkin says
March 13, 2021 at 8:50 am
Emily HansenYou lecture us about media lies but you suck up the narratives that make you feel better. You are a fool and a coward and I wish you were better but you’re not.
Alice Margaret says
March 13, 2021 at 9:04 am
All the pro-plague people like to say “breathe fresh air” at some point in their arguments for spreading plague. It reminds me of the bouquets of flowers rich people carried during the Bubonic Plague. Spoiler alert: plague spreaders now understand as much medical information as the people did in the middle ages.
Joyce Salomon says
March 13, 2021 at 9:37 am
Emily Hansen There is no such thing as alternative facts. Please stop posting lies.
Ben Barishman says
March 14, 2021 at 12:17 am
Emily Hansen do you understand what those numbers mean or are you just blindly reading numbers and hoping readers will think 1.1 is a small number?
A 1.1% increase in COVID cases in America alone is 3.52 MILLION more people getting covid. But that’s not even the scary statistic in that table you clearly don’t comprehend. If you’ll let your eyes drift two columns to the right you’ll find that the DEATH rates under open dining policies increase 3%. That means that indoor dining spreads covid, and also kills people faster in those conditions. If we only counted that extra 3.5 mil who got covid, that’s an extra 105,000 human beings dead on top of the people who’d die from it no matter where they got it, on top of the people who will die from preventable causes because the hospitals are choked with 3.52 million idiots like you who thought sitting down at a greasy diner to grab a burger was more important than keeping your neighbors alive.
The fact that you are so unforgivably wrong and asinine when looking at data that completely contradicts you after a YEAR of this is appalling. People have died, families have been devastated, and all you can do is apply a gradeschool understanding of the number 1.1? How dare you. You should be ashamed of yourself.
March 14, 2021 at 2:04 am
The people who claim that COVID-19 has a high survival rate are not considering the cost of such survival: severe brain, heart and lung damage. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963
It’s a case of “that which does not kill me makes me wish it had”.
Natasha Mickleburgh says
March 13, 2021 at 9:10 am
It frustrates me while I’m at work and I see the number of people coming into the store in their familial or friendship hordes, those not wearing a mask who are not medically exempt, and those who think personal space and Covid is a silly myth. Like, people have died from this pandemic and there are some ignoramouses who aren’t taking it seriously at all. I feel like I’m being shamed for being too empathetic and caring towards other people.
I can especially relate to what the woman said about being suicidal. I nearly took my own life but I decided to not go through with it. I still have the odd thought about how death would be a kindness as opposed to living but I’ve made too many attachments to some good people to do such a thing.
Michael Ensly says
March 13, 2021 at 2:41 pm
As someone who also attempted suicide during COVID19, for reasons completely unrelated to COVID19, this comic hits close to home.
March 14, 2021 at 5:40 am
I feel drawn to your comment for some reason. I can say that every incident of suicidal ideation or attempt has had jack all to do with what I was experiencing in reality and some asinine concept of selfishness and everything to do with the fact that my depressed brain tells me death will stop my hurting. It’s a lie.
Jeremiah Smith says
March 13, 2021 at 4:51 pm
This is some of the most relatable content I have ever seen.
Felis Dee says
March 13, 2021 at 10:24 pm
This…. All of this!
March 13, 2021 at 11:39 pm
As tempting as it was to celebrate my 40th birthday in lockdown with a bleach martini I held onto something that got me through.
Fuck. These. Selfish. Pricks.
I’m not dying over anything ex-dictator Mayor McCheeto Head and his jack booted hate monger cultists inspired. Their selfishness, cruelty and fear managed to turn an emergency into a catastrophe.
So *fuck* them. I’m using the same coping mechanism I used to survive my childhood:spite.
Because whilst we’re all stuck in Darwin’s waiting room, there is something called “Survival of the fittest”: which suggests that fit in this case means adaptable.
Those of us who are smart enough to actually believe the science and take precautions: even if it’s for “purely selfish” reasons (aka: survival), we are adapting. We *will* survive.
You know what happens to those life forms who cannot (or, in a form of insanity exclusive to humanity, won’t) adapt?
And they are welcome to it.
Long live the biological imperative. That reptile brain that drives us to survive at all costs: without consideration of politics, beliefs and, shockingly, personal gain.
Because one of the most important parts of that imperative is the ability to work in a tribe or a pack. Evolution did not design us to be solitary creatures. Humanity was designed to cooperate on a very small scale. One’s family, one’s tribe. We were hardwired to take into consideration the needs of those closest to us in order to both protect and receive protection from them.
The fact of the matter is that if our ancestors had attempted to live by the same self serving mentality that anti maskers strive to embody, they’d have all been Sabretooth tiger chow by week’s end.
Humanity would not exist if humans like the crowd featured in the comic had been running the show.
Right now, it’s been us playing the long game. Because when this finally ends – and it will end – it will be a new world. Where those who adapted survived and those who refused to:
Karen with her Strawman arguments,
nihilists who refuse to believe it will ever get better so why bother,
and the hopelessly self absorbed who by their actions have made it abundantly clear that they would rather half over a half a million people die rather than make even the slightest concession to the facts
Did *not* survive.
And I’m really okay with that.
Because if evolution has taught us anything it’s this:
Stupid should hurt.
Welcome to the new world.
March 31, 2021 at 1:35 am
The unfortunate part of that, is that due to necesary contacts, there are many many people in the pro-active camp being killed due to transmission in the anti-masker camp. Because they aren’t camps, but rather intermingled masses of people. As well, not all anti-maskers are dying, just some. (not to imply that is unfortunate, it’s just an associated point).
March 14, 2021 at 12:13 am
Flaunt -> Flaut
Brett A. Kelly says
March 14, 2021 at 1:56 am
Shaun Black says
March 14, 2021 at 3:58 am
“My name is Depression Comix, wearer of masks:
Look on my works, ye heartless, and see that I care!”
Robert Allan says
March 14, 2021 at 4:40 am
What cheers me up is when those openly mocking any sort of protection against Covid end up dying of it.
March 31, 2021 at 1:38 am
That’s a pretty solid case of schadenfreude you’ve got there. Enjoy.
Illiam Elro says
March 14, 2021 at 5:24 am
As a suicidal immune compromised person who works retail
I feel this real deep
Esmerelda Bohème says
March 15, 2021 at 4:37 am
Went from retail to healthcare. Wondering if it ever gets better.
Marianne Baker says
March 14, 2021 at 8:17 am
*flout the rules though! I get that pedantry is annoying but there’s a big meaning difference with this one. If you’re flaunting rules, you are gleefully, loudly following them, or at least telling other people about them. Flouting = breaking/disobeying
March 14, 2021 at 11:18 am
huh weird, never heard that before! Thanks. ‘Flout the rules’ is the more common phrase, but appreciate his (might be an Am-Eng thing!)
R.L. King says
March 14, 2021 at 3:16 pm
I was going to comment on this too. I think this is a case of the language evolving to fit the way people actually use it.
March 19, 2021 at 1:10 am
Eh I’m not a prescriptivist, I didn’t realise this one was that common. But words are inventions of people to convey meaning. If they’re used a certain way long enough, that is what it means.
All of English has evolved from what it was previously. It’s not “wrong”, it just is.
Get with the times!
Also there’s a lot of classist, racist roots to policing language prescriptively. So, no to that.
March 19, 2021 at 11:04 am
Lol dude must have blocked me. I didn’t even insult him. Guess he saw the word racist and had a meltdown
Rose Courtney says
March 14, 2021 at 8:44 am
Aww I want to share but the use of the wrong word is driving me nuts. It should be flout* flaunt would mean they are following the rules lol
Nick Piercy says
March 14, 2021 at 8:59 am
No it’s fine, I’m eating so covid can’t get me.
Nguyễn Thị Thái Hòa says
March 14, 2021 at 12:59 pm
the funny thing after my failed attempt last year was that I regretted every moment alive lol. The world scares me even more now
March 14, 2021 at 11:12 pm
The usage is totally correct
Flaunt – intransitive verb
2 : to treat contemptuously
I flaunted the rules— Louis Untermeyer
March 15, 2021 at 11:31 pm
Only because dictionaries are descriptive, not prescriptive. It’s why they have definitions of “literally” that mean “figuratively”, and “I could care less” now means the same as “I could not care less”. If enough people mangle the language badly enough it becomes the new language, even when it makes no sense.
March 15, 2021 at 1:18 am
“The chief means of liberating women is replacing of compulsiveness and compulsion by the pleasure principle. Cooking, clothes, beauty, and housekeeping are all compulsive activities in which the anxiety quotient has long since replaced the pleasure or achievement quotient. It is possible to use even cooking, clothes, cosmetics and housekeeping for fun. The essence of pleasure is spontaneity. In these cases spontaneity means rejecting the norm, the standard that one must live up to, and establishing a self-regulating principle.” – Germaine Greer, ‘The Female Eunuch’
March 15, 2021 at 11:35 pm
Or, you know, permitting women to get an education and a career so they aren’t financially dependent on men and therefore relegated to the role of a house servant. Just imagine if someone had written that the chief means of liberating slaves were to encourage them to see picking cotton as a fun activity.
March 15, 2021 at 4:33 am
Wow…this hit me hard. LOL at the grouchy lady behind her. 🤣
Marc Michael says
March 15, 2021 at 9:59 am
Thanks for giving those of us who unintentionally passed it around without attribution the chance to make it right. I literally saw it on a share, thought, “That’s brilliant,” and hit “share” myself without stopping to consider, “Where did this come from?” I mean, I saw the “Depression Comix” up top of course, but it never occurred to me that it had been shared without your permission. I’m a bit of a starving artist myself, but I’m going to drop a few bucks in your figurative tip jar and having re-shared THIS post, I’m encouraging my friends to do the same.
I sincerely hope this turns around for you and earns you some well-deserved income for your excellent work.
March 15, 2021 at 10:23 am
Thank you very much for sharing and supporting my work. The reason I’m aggressively protecting this particular strip is because it was a work in progress that got leaked by a patron before I had a chance to post it on my own, putting me in the position where I’m competing with my own work. People will share from the place they see first, and if it’s not a post where I am linked then the work becomes lost to me. Thank you for looking me up!
March 15, 2021 at 10:24 pm
Hey man, i followed the link on your picture and I’m really sorry for what happened to you. Fortunately this version is what’s showing up first on DuckDuckGo when you search for it.
Would you allow me to make a Spanish translation of your picture? No credits taken, and your links of course would appear on it. Or tell me how we can make it happen on your terms.
March 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm
In general, I do not like translated versions of my strips. I prefer that my work appear only on websites I run and accounts that I control as I don’t want them used in contexts I don’t approve of.
Benjamin FrostFuchs Huber says
March 16, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Alfredo Garcia Neto says
March 17, 2021 at 6:04 am
Holy fucking shit, mate, this art is amazing.
March 18, 2021 at 2:52 pm
Alfredo Garcia Neto thank you!
March 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm
hats off to you!
A number of people are complaining about the “flaunt” vs. “flout” and all I can say is if this is what’s important to you, so be it
April 7, 2021 at 11:11 am
Dr. Fauci on Texas Covid cases dropping despite ignoring his advice on masks/social distancing: “It can be confusing, because … often you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect … I’m not really quite sure. It could be they’re doing things outdoors” https://t.co/yuFEPoE2BV
April 7, 2021 at 6:18 pm
What the hell does this have to do with anything on this page?
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