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Kim the Whore

Postby Blue_Cherry on Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:49 am

I wonder how many people will call her to ask law questions...
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Postby CodeGuy on Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:50 pm

I'm just looking at that ad and thinking that there is no way this woman could ever win a sexual harassment suit.

If someone was acting like this is real life, I'd say she had a serious problem and needed counseling, if not psychotherapy.
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Postby Blue_Cherry on Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:53 pm

lol

Indeed... but it's Striptease!!! Who doesn't need psychotherapy in this comic?
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Postby CodeGuy on Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:33 pm

Striptease is actually kind of odd. At least it is for me anyway. The characters have some adventures here and there, but it doesn't get very sci-fi or cartoony like a lot of comics. Odd stuff happens to them, but there are actually quite a lot of normal moments where characters are just hanging out and chatting or doing their work. Also, the drawing style isn't completely realistic, but it's moderately realistic.

Because of this stuff, I actually end up thinking of these characters in fairly real world terms. If I saw stuff like this in Sluggy Freelance, it wouldn't bother me and I'd just accept the joke. However, Striptease seems a little more grounded in reality than other comics. So when I see Kim do something sexually explicit and not understand that it isn't appropriate business behavior, it seems like she has a real problem.

The show Cheers actually went down that path. At the beginning of the show Sam was a bachelor who dated a lot. By the time the show ended, that had been exaggerated so much that the character was actually attending Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings, which they treated a little seriously in the show.

Right now Kim doesn't seem as much like a silly comic character who did something funny. She seems like she needs real help.
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Postby atristain on Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:21 am

Of course that she needs help. She's desperate since she's out of a job, and practically homeless. Besides, she almost lost all her friends.
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Postby CodeGuy on Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:24 pm

*Psychological* help.
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Postby badkittyface on Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:47 pm

it's no more outrageous than, say, Naked News.
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Postby CodeGuy on Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:00 pm

badkittyface wrote:it's no more outrageous than, say, Naked News.


Exactly!
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Postby badkittyface on Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:59 am

but dude... i don't understand why you think she needs a head shrinker. what she's doing may go against the grain of some people's morals, but it seems like Kim is pretty in charge of and comfortable with her slutty self. besides, i don't think she's actually going to prostitute herself or anything.
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Postby CodeGuy on Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:51 am

It's not that she's got moral issues.

It's that she's living in a fantasy world to a certain extent. She put a nearly naked ad in a newspaper and expected people to call for legal advice, despite the fact that there's nothing in the ad mentioning legal advice. She thinks the solution to ever problem is sexual, despite her friends repeatedly telling her to stop.

It's like an addiction to tylenol. Tylenol isn't chemically addictive, so the act of taking it isn't inherently bad. However, if someone can't get through the day without taking 30 of them, that person has a problem.
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Postby CodeGuy on Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:07 am

I just want to reiterate that I do know that this is a comic strip and characters in a comic strip don't always act like people in the real world. I'm mainly talking about how I would react to Kim if she existed in the real world.

My earlier point wasn't so much about her behavior. I was just surprised that I was expecting any kind of real world behavior out of the comic characters.
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Postby atristain on Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:38 pm

A lot of comic, TV Movie characters and RL people, resort to sexual manipulation to get what they want. (Do I need to remember you how many "private" videos fell "accidentally" in the "wrong" hands? And suddenly a career that was stuck, skyrocketted to the sky)

Kim is innocently playing the same game. The problem is that she's not playing it right. Perhaps she could have better luck serving coffe with Damion or as a groupie of Bohica Mouse.

I want to see where her actions will lead Kim into. You know that Naomi played the same game and she lost. I only hope Kim learns her lesson before it's too late. Perhaps she needs a dose of "L.A. Law" and "The Associates"
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Postby Blue_Cherry on Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:29 pm

atristain wrote:Perhaps she needs a dose of "L.A. Law" and "The Associates"


lol

Perhaps...
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Postby CodeGuy on Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:29 pm

atristain wrote:Do I need to remember you how many "private" videos fell "accidentally" in the "wrong" hands? And suddenly a career that was stuck, skyrocketted to the sky


I can think of two.

Paris Hilton: Not exactly the picture of mental health.

Pamela Anderson: Hepatitus C.

I think you're actually proving my point for me. :)
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Speculation

Postby HiFranc on Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:51 am

I suspect she may have been sexually abused in the past.
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Re: Speculation

Postby badkittyface on Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:27 pm

HiFranc wrote:I suspect she may have been sexually abused in the past.


it's possible, but it doesn't seem likely to me. Kim seems too self-confident.

a lot of women have her mentality at some level or another: you'll get what you want if you throw your tits around.
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Postby buckaroo_58 on Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:00 am

Kim could have dressed more professionaly and could have gotten actual buisiness
calls. She is attractive and I dont think that she needed to do a Victoria Secrets ad
to drum up business. Alli was right, what did she expect?
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Postby badkittyface on Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:01 am

Mia. :D
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Kim the Whore/Kim the Lawyer

Postby Papuasblya on Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:31 pm

What's the difference between a whore and lawyer?

A whore won't screw you when you're dead.
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Postby Yuko no Slayer-Dryad on Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:59 am

badkittyface wrote:Mia. :D


Er, um, what about Mia?
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Postby badkittyface on Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:46 pm

Yuko no Slayer-Dryad wrote:Er, um, what about Mia?


erm... sorry. to elucidate:

buckaroo_58 wrote:Alli was right, what did she expect?


Mia was in that strip, not Alli. just correcting. :)
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Re: Kim the Whore/Kim the Lawyer

Postby Blue_Cherry on Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:02 pm

Papuasblya wrote:What's the difference between a whore and lawyer?

A whore won't screw you when you're dead.


lol

Good one.
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Re: Kim the Whore/Kim the Lawyer

Postby daanton on Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:45 am

Papuasblya wrote:What's the difference between a whore and lawyer?

A whore won't screw you when you're dead.

Kudos, Papuasblya!

What with that ad Kim had published, you'd think she believed that as her credo...
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Postby atristain on Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:41 am

Could it be that that 'mouse biting case' involves a certain Goth guy we all like?

And with that, a friend of hers that belongs to a rock band that took its name after it? Yep. The same that's providing her with a food and shelter.

Kim is in DS now if she don't realises this... Fast.
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Postby Propellerhead on Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:05 am

I said it once and I will say it again:
I bet the bitten guy will be Bryan.
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