Well, it finally happened

Had someone come out on Facebook and rant at me over the “tranny” comics in Nip and Tuck. They (of course) told me about what a big fan they USED to be, that they were (of course) never reading my comic again, and that I. Am. EVIL! (yeah, periods and all, just like that.)

Really, I was starting to wonder. Those strips have been up for about a month, Come on, Snowflake Mafia, hop to it already! You’re slacking off!

Now to start off with, for those who missed the bulletin, this site and these comics have never been a soft, gentle, sensitive sniff-my-butt-and-tell-me-it’s-like-roses social commentary. I may be a fan, but this ain’t My Little Pony. To the contrary, I have always more closely followed the robust humorous traditions of the comedic greats such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Tom and Jerry— Comedic Sociopathy. I mean, come on, in one of the earliest strips Nip illustrates a flaw in an ethical argument by smacking another person in the face with a two-by-four. It’s not like I’ve been hiding this from anyone. You darned well knew what you were in for when you started reading– We don’t DO subtlety here at Chateau Ralph. We serve up your sacred cow steaks lightly grilled and violently pummeled with a tenderizing hammer.

Of course, Social Justice Snowflake out there has so many sacred cows they might as well be a Texas rancher. Which brings me back to my first point: where have you been, Snowflake Mafia? I gave you so much love and attention, and what do you respond with? Nothing! Why aren’t you more attentive to my needs? I thought we had something special! Liberals… so fickle. Ah well.

But evil? Well, I’m as wicked a sinner as any man who lived, and needed Jesus just as sure as any of them. But to my poor humble understanding of good and evil, among the acts that would fall under “Evil” would be to take a seriously disturbed person and encouraging them to destroy themselves trying to live out their delusion. Indulging insanity is evil. Holding a gun to everyone else’s head and forcing us to indulge insanity, even to the point of self-endangerment (and forcing us to let mentally disturbed, self-mutilated men in dresses follow our sisters, wives and daughters into the ladies’ room qualifies) is also Evil.

Special Snowflake, YOU are evil. You are a sick sociopath who, were you given custody of a boy who thought he was a bird, would take him up on the roof of a twenty story building because he wanted to try and fly– and then when he jumped, would push us off after him so we could help him flap his arms on the way down. Bawk, bawk, bawk, splat.

NO, actually– you’d go further than that. After the kid got scraped off the pavement with a putty knife, you’d go on a birdy-kin social justice crusade. You’d demand flying lessons at school for all the birdy-kin, and free giant birdy-kin birdbaths, and specially built statues for the birdy-kin to poop on. You’d hold seminars at public elementary schools and teach all the children there that they can be birdies too, if they just wish really hard. You’d make a fortune selling them beak implants and chicken-feather suits, and conducting arm-flapping classes. Then you’d blame everyone else— their parents, their teachers, their pastors, everyone who tried to tell them “No, you’re not a bird!”— when inevitably and unsurprisingly, instead of flying south for the winter, they ended up as a wet red stain on the sidewalk. And deep in your rapidly advancing terminal case of cranial-rectal impaction, you’d feel good about yourself for making it happen. I’d say “I hope you can live with yourself,” but really, the tragedy is that everyone else has to live with you too.

But yeah, Special Snowflake Mafia Member Number 9238— I’m evil. Because of a cartoon.

Ah well, back to work. I have comics to draw and stories to write, and you and your other little Snowflake Mafia friends have simply hundreds of dissenting opinions out there to suppress, derangements to support, and tantrums to throw.

And thank you again, dear little Snowflake– your sweet, nourishing hatred gets me through these cold winter nights.

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Well, it finally happened — 10 Comments

  1. Well… tbh… I’m not mad at you… You obviously don’t know. But there are people who are born with both sets of genitals. I actually know a couple. They’re raised a certain gender, so they usually use the restroom associated with that gender. But they have the balls to use the men’s room, and the boobs to use the women’s. What would you say to them?

    • And we’re not talking about those people, are we? Such people are rare, rare enough that bringing them up in such a discussion qualifies as a contrived scenario. You do not base your morals, ethics, principles, or cultural norms on the conditions at the far end of the bell curve, any more than you base traffic speed limits on the occasional frantic car speeding to the hospital.

      • Isn’t this all a rather moot point in any case? Its his business and his bathroom. Now, I can, my good sir, understand people upset since he was commiting assault (yes yes, slapstick and all that, and I love them ol toons like the dickerns) but honestly, it is the grease dogs business and his final say on who can and cannot use his facilities, wouldn’t you agree?

  2. I’m the first to admit that I’m not always very good at understanding phrases, and ‘grilling sacred cows’ is giving me a lot more trouble then usual. I tried guessing from the context (I came up with a guess, but it seemed an unlikely a position for someone as religious as R.H. to be making, very contrary to his past comments) and I tried searching the internet (it wasn’t any help), so I’m at at a loss. Can someone explain this one to me?

    • I think the quotes there may have been a mistake, though I think I remember him using the phrase in those exact words in the past, he didn’t here in this one. But still it seems like the same phrase to me (just with some fancier imagery), and I still don’t know what it means.

      • Its a general term applied to subject matter that is considered something that one regards as beyond reproach or even discussion, a absolute that others are not to question under any circumstance, and if done, is a matter to be defended at any cost

  3. This bathroom access issue has been hijacked by SJWs who have tried to recast the issue to portray a group they dislike (Christians) in the worst possible light. In the process, they’ve lost sight of the *real* reason these bathroom access laws exist. The laws are not there to prevent TG people from going into the bathroom they feel they belong in. It’s to prevent *heterosexual* perverts (mostly male) from going into opposite gender bathrooms to peek (at women). That is, after all, the whole point of having separate gender bathrooms. We didn’t separate them because we thought people needed a place to reinforce their feeling of “belonging” to one gender or the other. We separated them to make it harder for perverts to peek on the opposite gender.

    If you analyze the issue from the standpoint of minimizing harm, you arrive at the conclusion that *physical* gender, not mental or biological, should be the determining factor on who goes into which bathroom. If you use physical gender, TG people are slightly inconvenienced by having to go into the “wrong” bathroom, but most heterosexuals won’t really be interested in peeking in on a TG (who is physically the same gender as themselves) so there is little to no harm due to perverts. OTOH if you base it on mental gender, then a few TG people are not inconvenienced, but the much larger population of physical females has to suffer from perverted males freely entering their bathroom by pretending they’re TG.

    Along those lines, I don’t see any problem with a TG individual who has undergone The Operation going into the bathroom of their new gender (i.e. physical matters more than biological). I doubt any pervert is dedicated enough to go to those lengths just for an opportunity to peek.

  4. There are a few things in your comics that I may or may not agree with, but at the end of the day, it’s your comic and as a reader, I don’t have to read it.

    This complaint by the ‘Permanently Aggrieved’ is nothing more than someone looking for something to be offended about instead of ensuring that their own lives are in order.

    • Personally, my problem with the “choose not to read” argument is, I really like Tales Of The Questor. It’s the comic that got me interested in Ralph’s work, and every time there’s an update for it I come flying back. But all of these over-political comics not only provoke a cringe of epic magnitude but also keep Ralph from creating more of TotQ, something I do very much want to read.

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