[2018-08-06] Laws and Sausages

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[2018-08-06] Laws and Sausages

Postby The Cat and Ape » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:42 pm

Not getting a link to the new comic from the SMBC page. Just me, or "technical difficulties"..?
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Re: [2018-08-06] Laws and Sausages

Postby The Cat and Ape » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:30 pm

As this discrepancy now appears to be corrected, I hereby rescind my earlier expression of consternation.

Awesome new comic, dudes. One thought: a linked index to the first page of each "lesson".

Thank you for this!
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Re: [2018-08-06] Laws and Sausages

Postby Astrogirl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:16 pm

It seems a bit lowlevel. Come on, *everybody* knows about the separation of powers, don’t they? But in principle a good idea.
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Re: [2018-08-06] Laws and Sausages

Postby ronzie9 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:12 am

Pagination in the form of "Page x of y" would be nice. Makes it easier to slog through if you can see you're near the end.
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Re: [2018-08-06] Laws and Sausages

Postby Do I need a username? » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:40 pm

I almost gave up on the comic early on, and I'm glad I didn't, it gets significantly better early on. There's one big flaw in the comic, and unfortunately, that is the character "Zach". As a regular reader (and huge fan) of SMBC I know that you have substantially better knowledge of the law and government than the average layperson (if not the knowledge of your brother who has a PhD in the field). Having the Zach character pop in with his supposed complete lack of knowledge seems disingenuous, worse, it insults the intellect of the reader because Zach is the character that is most supposed to represent the reader. For example, when Zach says he thought impeachment is a kind of fruit I feel insulted either because A. I'm knowledgeable enough to know about impeachment, and I find the insinuation that I don't to be insulting or B. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know about impeachment, but I find the idea I thought it was a fruit insulting. Basically the Zach character comes off like poochie the dog.

I think the Zach character would be better used to ask why things aren't a different way. Things that could work in theory, but ignore how our political systems historically developed. Or, fixes that sound good at first but could lead to unintended consequences. For the current Zach role, use students! Create a few regular students, and have them ask genuine questions that don't accidently belittle the reader. If desired, there can even be different personalities (a know it all, someone not typically interested, liberal, conservative etc.)
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