38 thoughts on “Chapter 5: Lit, page 106.”

  1. I think Patti is one of those pre-fans – somebody who falls in love with what a creator’s *going* to be, not what they’ve already done.

    In other words, serially disappointed.

    1. Heh. I know exactly what you mean because I am that guy as well. So often I find myself thinking “This guy had so many great ideas, now if only he could learn to write/act/etc. just a little better. I know, I’ll buy more of his stuff to support growth!”

      Aaaaaaaand, then I’m disappointed :(

      I can’t help but wonder if the title of the book is a letter or a number.

  2. There’s something about a white guy with freckles who fancies himself a serious literary critic and couples his expertise with a thick ghetto accent. It’s fascinating and unsettling at the same time.

    1. It is possible to have an informed opinion without “fancying yourself a serious literary critic”.

  3. Sitting around being bitchy about writing styles is my favorite activity ever, no exaggeration. I want to hang out with them so badly!
    The bottom three panels look great. And oh Patti, I understand your love of annotated text

  4. I’m thinking Hypatia’s in love with Ben cuz she sees he’s damaged goods, and wants a fixer-up boyfriend for whatever messed up reason is going through her head.

    1. Well, Thoth was the Egyptian God of wisdom and the written word so probably a slang term for the literary world.

  5. Yeah, what the fuck IS wrong with this guy? We keep getting hints that ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties are going bump in Ben’s head.

    I wanna seeeeeeeeeeeee!

    My god, I’m just like Hypatia, aren’t I?

    1. No, I don’t think it is titled I.
      It’s possible that the obscured second word is just BJK but since Val said he had to come up with it on the spot, so maybe he didn’t print them on the book.
      Could be wrong, but I assumed that we were going to find out it was titled I, bum or something.

  6. I can’t help but feel like Hypatia’s description of Ben’s work is eerily similar to OH SWEET MERCIFUL JESSUS TITS, IS THAT NIKKI’S ASS ON SCREEN IN PANEL TWO?!?!

    Why god, why?

    1. I think that’s Nick’s show live from the Whores vs. Rec showdown – and would also explain the comments of “what on earth is he wearing” from earlier on. Looks like a garland of some sort. o_O

    2. That may not be Nicky’s ass. He is reporting form the middle of a whore riot after all, and one of the brothels is called “Pornucopia – Something for Everyone”.

  7. Heh… Patti’s only a *little* obsessed. Getting the feeling Val has seen this in her many times before. XD

  8. Val actually has a good review spiel, as opposed to being merely jealous he provides reasons, and without a text to look at ourselves, perhaps we’ll have to trust him.

    1. So I’ve actually read the comments on the last few pages now and it seems many people think this

      forgive me for I do not usually read comments

      1. I think the soup Spike is brewing will taste much better if Mesmer just knows about them and keeps it to himself until some critical, shit-hits-the-fan moment.

        BJK has apparently been going in there for a while. Besides, Mesmer would have no trouble whipping up a snazzy-sounding nom de plume.

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