Comic 195 - Best Served Blue, Page 38

13th Feb 2013, 12:00 AM in Best Served Blue
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Author Notes:

Martin F. 13th Feb 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Not a whole lot to say on this one offhand, but we do get a bit of Spencer's reasoning here. Does rather make you wonder just how much prejudice there might be against blue-bloods and others with powers - surely the idea that they're not natural is a viewpoint not limited to just him.

Yeah, sure that's something that'll probably be a bit more examined at some point down the line. Outside of that though... Pretty happy with this one, but not a whole lot it gives me to say about it. Hope everyone enjoys though!
Adam C. 13th Feb 2013, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
The reason for this page? I just wanted to point out to folks, "Yeah, I know the Blues kids don't act the way normal children would in this situation but here's my excuse. Don't try and point it out yourself, it won't make you clever."

Yeahhhh, this is kinda something I wanted to think about. On day one, when I sat down and worked on the idea so I could explain it to Martin, I pretty much said, "None of that prejudice, hated-and-feared stuff," which I mostly did to keep from ripping off X-Men.

I think there might be some anti-Blue sentiment, but it's nowhere near the hate and fear you see against Mutants. More just a thought of "Try not to blow up as we talk to you." That coupled with the fact that blue bloods don't always act like kids and are intellectually way beyond their peers probably doesn't help.

Spencer's hate, as we'll see in the next page, is a taaad more personal than that, but I think that might be the general sentiment. Not really seeing them as evil, but a small chunk of people thinking of them as dangerous oddities that need to be protected from themselves. The school was probably founded because of parents who don't want their kids sitting next to dangerous blue-blood as well as the kids not being easy to place in normal schools.

Again, the comic isn't about the persecution of a thinly-veiled representation of blacks/gays/nerds/anybody else so that's not quite the focus, but wouldn't mind exploring it sometime.

.... Wow. That turned into a rant. Uh... yeah... Hey, quick dialect lesson, "Nappies" is the British word for "Diapers." Yeah.

Comments:

karma chameleon 13th Feb 2013, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
I call that having bigger 'cojones' than you, Spencer. (sorry if that burn was too much for you.)
Adam C. 14th Feb 2013, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Nah, I don't think cojones is a swear word. ^^
karma chameleon 14th Feb 2013, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
It is. It means testes.
Adam C. 15th Feb 2013, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Yeah, but it's not typically held up as an example of a swear word, mainly because it's just so uncommon.
Wolfintina 13th Feb 2013, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
So next page we'll find out what Spencer's problem with blue-bloods is and saying a 7 year old is barely out of nappies seems kind of insulting and I don't think he's talking about bedwetting. By the way how old is Alice?
Adam C. 14th Feb 2013, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Well, that's just his way of saying that Andy is young. ^^ It WAS insulting, but I doubt Spencer cares.

I think Alice is maybe 18 Months? Ish?