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Welcome to Neko the Kitty.

It's a cat comic! Neko lives with Alice the Human and Ellen the Other Human, and is a narcissistic nihilistic little jerkbag who's also a purry little sweetheart. There are more cats and people and it's been going since 2002 and the plot actually gets pretty involved, but at its heart it's a cat comic. There was an ill-advised stint with a co-writer a while back which means the whole thing takes place in a world of magic and monsters now, but we killed off a main character and had a little mini-apocalypse so it's back under control now. Everyone loves Neko the Kitty check it out

Pick Up Lines

So I stumbled on this video of a guy walking up to random women on the street and using a terrible pick up line he got off the internet. He does it 100 times.

Some of the lines are cute and nerdy, a lot of them are outright filthy, the best ones manage to be both. It's a funny clip, and there are a couple of hilarious reactions from the women (the one that ends the video had me laughing for a good while).

It's problematic. Quite a few of the 100 worst pick-up lines the internet had to offer were pretty much overt sexual harassment. A compliment wrapped up in smutty wordplay is one thing, "c'mon, this dick ain't gonna suck itself" is...not that thing.

Someone in the comments (one Miss_Kitten_99) points out that the reaction from a lot of women, even to some of the more offensive lines, it just to adopt a blank expression and walk on. It's pretty crazy that women are normalised to random guys coming up and basically demanding sex. That's fucked up.

But I laughed.

Quite a lot of the women laughed too. The guy crosses the line a bunch of times over the course of the video, but where is the line drawn?

I think the idea behind the video is to find out. The dude manages not to be creepy most of the time, but is REALLY creepy in a few clips.

There's a sampling of 100 women and he changes up the approach. I got really annoyed with him for not leaving the girl with the book alone. Some of the women laughed, though. Usually at the lines I laughed at. There's an extent to which walking up to strangers and saying something weird and funny clearly IS welcome. The 'Transformers' line gets a great reaction,

As a man I'm not subjected to a whole lot of creepiness day-to-day. Normally I have to exert some effort if I want to interact with another human being. By and large, strangers leave me be. The occasional compliment from a stranger is usually about my clothes or something I'm doing rather than my boobs, and is a rare and welcome occurence.

There was a point in all this, somewhere.

I guess I'm not sure whether unwanted attention is worse than being generally ignored. Things one gender will never fully understand about the other, I expect.

posted by TheCatMolloy @ June 21st, 2013, 12:50 pm   2 comments

Samesies

George Takei linked this on Facebook, so a lot of you have already seen "Samesies". It's a great little comedy sketch about cavemen. The central concept is brilliant, but it's the performance that really sells it. Check it out if you haven't already :)

posted by TheCatMolloy @ May 30th, 2013, 4:05 am   0 comments

#1088 "Brothers"

So this thread came up on Reddit over the weekend. Installing Reddit Enhancement Suite makes it easier to see all the pictures without having to click around too much, but the basic gist of the thread is 'holy crap, there are a lot of black cat/ginger cat teams out there in reality'.

Whitespace Neko's comment takes this into consideration.

posted by NtKGar @ February 25th, 2013, 3:18 pm   2 comments

#1088 "Brothers"

So this thread came up on Reddit over the weekend. Installing Reddit Enhancement Suite makes it easier to see all the pictures without having to click around too much, but the basic gist of the thread is 'holy crap, there are a lot of black cat/ginger cat teams out there in reality'.

Whitespace Neko's comment takes this into consideration.

posted by NtKGar @ February 25th, 2013, 3:18 pm   0 comments

Risky Catan

So I was on Reddit today and someone mentioned they played a boardgame called Risky Catan. It's like Settlers of Catan played on a risk board using the military system of Risk combined with the economic system of Catan.

If that sounds fucking amazing to you, here are the rules for it.

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=18f-0mx8-iQQXl-r4wR4xEbzbrXuiv5Znsk8UxvZbNKU

posted by NtKGar @ February 4th, 2011, 3:34 pm   1 comments

Webcomics.com Awards

I just won a Webcomics.com award!

So that's nice :)

posted by NtKGar @ January 19th, 2011, 12:14 pm   1 comments

Ralf the Destroyer

Happy one-year anniversary to the webcomic Ralf the Destroyer by Scott Lincoln. Check it out, it's a kind of like a less manic but more soulful Invader Zim, and is well worth a read.

posted by NtKGar @ November 16th, 2010, 3:41 pm   1 comments

Infinity Right Now

You may remember the song introducing Act 2, from the musician that does the < href="http://www.hello-the-future.net/">Hello, the Future musical blog. Well she's got an album out now!

posted by NtKGar @ October 31st, 2010, 12:04 pm   0 comments

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