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NEW REQUIEM MASK  (April 14, 2014) by Iron-GibbetStudios NEW REQUIEM MASK  (April 14, 2014) by Iron-GibbetStudios
This week's (April 14, 2014) issue is up!
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DaMushroom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That date could've gone better
MusicOverMatter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... I wasn't perfectly keen on Chelsey before, but now I have no respect for her at all. Besides being impulsive and ditzy on a criminal level, I feel like she doesn't have the responsibility to own up to the circumstances around her. Plus, she's acting like she has Stockholm Syndrome or something. I know that breaking out of a long-term relationship isn't easy or ideal, but blinding yourself to reality almost makes me feel like she deserves the circumstance. It's one thing if you own up to that fact that the problems exist, and are no excuse for abusive behavior such as cheating (Yes, I consider it abusive. It's an emotional and almost physical abuse that shouldn't be tolerated or excused.), however, she doesn't seem to be taking that emotional stance. It's as if she's so dependent on the relationship itself, that she's willing to endure this so she can keep it.

I WANT her to come out on top, I'm not saying I want her to be unhappy. But her character and decisions simply rub me the wrong way, and I guess that's just my own personal feeling. I've BEEN enjoying this comic, but now I'm just venting my frustration over the things that are annoying me.

Except she was perfectly fine talking about it.  Until Erik started to shame her and tell her what to do like this was his relationship and not hers.  Yes, I agree that cheating is a horrible thing to do and I am confused as to why she is staying.  But again, this is her relationship, not Erik.  Erik can offer advice and support as a friend.  But if he wants to help, he can't metaphorically shake his finger at her and tell her what to do like a parent.  Also, it's not like she's just completely forgotten and forgiven it, she's made it clear that she feels conflicted about the whole thing, hence her trip to Paris to try and sort out her feelings. 

I'm not trying to say that you shouldn't be frustrated.  Because it is a frustrating circumstance and some of the decisions made have also made me say "No, why?!"  I just mean to say I don't think Chelsea is ignoring the problem so much as irritated at being told at what to do by someone who a) Is not a part of the relationship and b) has accidentally taken over her fiancé's body, which is also probably messing with her head on a subconscious level, and c) known about the cheating and didn't say anything until now.

MusicOverMatter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... you have a fair point. I think my problem is just that it's a personality conflict. What I would expect/demand isn't what's happening, so it's frustrating for me. Plus, the way I was raised (Southern Values. My folks would whoop his butt in the time it takes to string up a... lack of a lady-like word.) makes me very passionate about this sort of thing. In my mind, I can't understand why she doesn't see that he doesn't deserve her if he's willing to compromise her honor like that. But I do understand that it's something she needs to work out on her own, and that if she were chastised it simply wouldn't make a difference to her thinking. Forcing her would only make her push back against the pressure.

Thank you for your thoughtful explanation, and thank you for not simply chewing me out. I know my opinions aren't always very popular, so when someone takes the time to come to me in a non-attacking manner with their views and opinions, I really respect it. I still think she needs a back-bone, but I see what you are saying. :) Hopefully Nadir will show up next and fix everything before things start getting punjab-ugly! :P
YourHumbleHost Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh my gender....
dariosznik Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I think that she overreacted a bit. Because...he just wants the best for her and she believes that he tries to what exactly? Control her? 
Well, telling someone that, "You can't stay with him" is a controlling thing to say, even if they meant well.
auraboreale Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This weeks issue made me laugh...erik is hilarious, even in alex's body xD
SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
wow ... erik looks pissed. 
Brushogen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
.... I REALLY hope there's a good explanation for this cluster-fuck because even though I think Erik's a self-centered ass, I'm starting to like him more than Alex (and I absolutely LOVED Alex to begin with) 
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