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QUACKCAST 503 - Changing attitudes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 3, 2020
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An old man tries to explain modern culture to an even older man…

Attitudes change! Things don't stay the same, culture moves on and when we try to hang onto old ideas we can look like idiots, and even worse than that we can hold up cultural progress and hurt people.
That's what we're trying to talk about…

To put it simply, back in the day conformity to one central idea was king, one way of being: Pretty much white focussed, straight, binary, masculine, nationalistic, obedient. If you fit into that you were doing well. We would self police and bully each other to conform. Even young Gen Xers like Banes and I were still under the influence of those old ideals when we were growing up!

Now things are more diverse. Multiple voices have a say. Conformity to one single way of being is no longer acceptable, even though many seem to miss that simplicity, we have to aknowledge that for many it was toxic….
So things change, but we have to realise that some were formed by older ideas and can't be bullied or humilliated out of them. The only way to bring people along with you is to get them to understand and empathise.

This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Adulting Amy. It's a light, almost techno start, that collapses in a heavy, thunderous thumping jazz number, full of energy and fury. It blasts along like a drum-kit falling down the stairs with an upright piano in tow. All the while the unifying refrain keeps all the disparate elements together.

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Featured comic:
Drunk Duck Awards 2020 - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2020/oct/27/featured-comic-drunk-duck-awards-2020/

Featured music:
Adulting Amy - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Adulting_Amy/, by lcstein, rated T.

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/


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Ozoneocean at 12:15AM, Nov. 5, 2020

Well said Andreas! I think a main issue with sexual violence in fiction is that it's usually only involving women and more importantly: female characters often have it as a main motivating factor or tragedy in their past or whatever... Female characters shouldn't always be defined by their relationship to sexual violence- sure that's not unrealistic, many women suffer that, but it doesn't define who they are like it often does in fiction.

Andreas_Helixfinger at 9:35PM, Nov. 4, 2020

Really neat score for Adulting Amy by Gunwallace thereπŸ‘ It's a comic I've become fond of reading lately. And good job bringing up and discussing a very important and very pressing subject in these changing times as well^^ Me personally I feel very mixed when it comes to this sort of thing. Part of me wants to say "It's fiction. Surely the potrayal of serious real life phenomenons, such as sexual violence, for the sake of drama, or shock value or humor or what have you, can't be as bad as having these things happen in real life, can it?" At the same time I do recognice that fiction, art and storytelling as a phenomenon do have the power to affect and influence people in a very real way. It wouldn't be the important phenomenon it is if it couldn't. It's a very, complex subject. Which is why it is so important that we as a society keep talking openely and have it be discussed, so that we can expand awareness and not end up taking these things for granted, in any regard whatsoever.

Ozoneocean at 11:59PM, Nov. 3, 2020

Lol! Thankyou!

kawaiidaigakusei at 8:32PM, Nov. 3, 2020

Nice fridge art, Oz!


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