Comic for Thursday, Dec 10, 2009


Posted December 10, 2009 at 1:00 am

No she wasn't! ...Oh, he meant the myth. Never mind. I think Susan volunteered for this myth just for the opportunity to stare Tedd down.

The cheesy blueprint in the background of panel one is something I'd like to include in every TF Buster myth, but there's only so much room per strip. It didn't work with the staging in the last two, but there was room here, so here it is. Amanda is drawn instead of Susan because I think it would have hurt the rest of the strip both to show Susan in panel one and to show her being transformed (even if just in a blueprint).

I won't lie: I enjoy this type of transformation when it occurs in fiction. I won't apologize for that any more than I'll apologize for liking spaghetti or having brown hair.

I would like to note, however, that I appreciate the difference between fantasy and reality. I don't care about looks when it comes to real people, I find the idea of surgically altering one's body disturbing, and I believe that anyone who would ask their mate to do so deserves to be dumped and repeatedly kicked in the crotch. I would like it if plastic surgery was only used to reconstruct after one has been seriously injured.

EDIT: As has been pointed out to me, there are other scenarios I should have listed here as good reasons for plastic surgery. These include birth defects, sex changes, and essentially any reason one can think of that isn't purely cosmetic.

So long as I'm on the subject, I suspect if transformation technology existed, there would be a period of time when many people would try to look idealized based on their society's expectations. I then suspect people would get bored, realize the loss of individuality, and develop greater appreciation for more natural appearances. This is partially based on the fact that a lot of Hollywood actresses look the same to me to the point where the supposedly "hottest actresses" feel like a dime a dozen.