It's frustrating. You have Chris acting like a slut, then getting mad when the Dude calls her a tease. EXCUSE ME, but call it like it is!!! She is acting like a tease/slut, showing her goods,flirting, and throwing herself at him every chance she gets. He can do better then a loose Lucy like her. Yes I can see she has more behind her character, however either she needs to address her issues and be a better person by adopting a few morals and values or quit playing mind games with him. He doesn't deserve it.
Yes, she does need to address her issues. And I'm not saying anything more then that.
The appeal of this strip is the heart. Don't care for the "Steve Dallas" wannabe. I agree the slut joke is tastless and the mcribbed is predictible. You have shown you are much more capable than this.
Yep, I am far more capable then just dick and fart jokes....but you're going to have to trust my writing skills. There's a reason and a purpose we're SEEING these reactions.
Read through the archives.
See what Chris herself has said about herself.
Understand both sides of the issue...
...and then see what happens.
A good friend...well...my best friend gave me a quote that I love.
When I think about how I personally tend to define Art in my life it has always been this:
Created material that provokes an emotional resonance within the observer.
And man, do I seem to have created an emotional resonance with those people who are observing these characters.
I have gotten more hate mail, more jabs, and more bloody noses for taking the course of action that I've taken in this strip in the past few weeks.
And all I can say is...BRING IT ON!
I'm NOT going to say anything more then that. Because quite honestly I'll be showing my hand.
But as I've said before, this series is about GROWTH in characters...
...ALL the characters.
SOME will be able to grow, some wont. Some will change considerably, and some will be left to grow old alone and die.
It's a lot like life if you think about it. Oh sure, there are those few lives that are truely spectacular, absolutly breathtaking. Where you die in bed surrounded by loved ones after living a good life, and you can look yourself in the mirror the final day and say "I did it, I did good."
But the bulk of them...the bulk of them end tragically, cut too short, or ending in madness.
And the question is...just who in this strip is going to be able to look themselves in the mirror at the end, and say "I did good?"
The end is coming in about 2 years. Keep that in mind.