Showing posts with label morality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label morality. Show all posts

Monday, May 29, 2023

It’s Iimi! One Step Forward, One Step Back…

It started with a discussion of atheist fallacies of contradictory premises. Then it shifted to whether morality was arbitrary. Will Iimi make progress showing Rick the problems in his position? Or will it be… One Step Forward, One Step Back.


Pre-Comic Notes:

This topic was originally covered in Episode 1. But it was initially a single-page comic where Iimi was terse to the point of being rude.

Monday, March 20, 2023

It’s Iimi! Soph. Iimi and her Hounded Companions

When Iimi and her friends are again targeted, Della rallies to help her… or will that “help” actually bring about more harm? Who can say? It’s just one more incident in the battles of Soph. Iimi and her Hounded Companions!


Preliminary Notes:

The cover’s title (and font) are send-ups of the 1960s-era Marvel Comic Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos

Post-Comic Notes:

The font used (Dave Gibbons Journal) when Della speaks as Ma-Vi, was designed to look like the journal of the vicious Rorschach from the graphic novel The Watchmen. Who is Ma-Vi? While it’s not yet time to tell the story of Della’s past, you might be able to guess it was dark and troubled.

Della’s ringtone (page 12) is Holy Diver, by Dio.

Monday, September 26, 2022

It’s Iimi! Truth, Justice, and the Moral Way…

Iimi and Krysta are taken aback when Rick asks to interview Iimi for an elective journalism class. Reluctantly agreeing, she soon realizes that this isn’t simply about explaining her views. It’s a battle to defend… Truth, Justice, and the Moral Way!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

It’s Iimi! On “Pride” and Prejudice: a (Semi) Socratic Dialogue Through Manga

[Edit on 10/15/2021] Over a year after I made this comic, I learned that Iimi's views on how lesbian attraction works—she assumed that since they had an interest in girls, they would have the same sexual aggressiveness as males do—was inaccurate. I decided not to rewrite the comic, but the reader should know that Iimi now realizes that a lesbian attraction to other females is more like her own attraction to males. That revised view can be found HERE.

[Original Post]
Those of you who don’t follow my blog’s Facebook page, might be unaware that on occasion I’ll use manga publishing software# to do apologetics comics. The following started out as a blog piece, before I decided to transform it into a manga dialogue. Of course, the Catholic cannot call evil acts “good,” and unfortunately, people aren’t as likely to respond to Iimi* in the way Paula does. But if we remain respectful of others, we might get into dialogue with others.

(In retrospect, I should have been more clear that Iimi was talking about teachers prone to abuse with such an attraction opening the doors to same-sex abuse, not students. Eve Tushnet’s Gay and Catholic points out that—among teenage lesbians anyway—the locker room was a place they felt awkward, and not a very erotic place for them. I suppose I could give Iimi a “I used to think that way, but I learned it’s not necessarily that way” if I could find a way to make it fit).


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(*) Iimi (Irene Inez Mary Iscra—the mascot of the blog. Her initials were chosen as the initials of “If I Might Interject.”)