Negligence

posted June 13th, 2018, 10:17 am


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June 13th, 2018, 10:36 am

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You know what, I'm not saying anything today. Tell me your thoughts. :)


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October 15th, 2018, 4:38 am

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June 13th, 2018, 10:42 am

Guest

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Damn you go arth
Damn you go brother arthur

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June 13th, 2018, 10:46 am

Penny (Guest)

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This world needs more people like Brother Arthur. I really hope Quinton doesn't find a way to weasel out of this

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June 13th, 2018, 10:49 am

Darth_Sonic (Guest)

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Me two

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June 13th, 2018, 10:50 am

NikuComics

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This is getting good.

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June 13th, 2018, 10:55 am

Hydromaniac

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An angry Brohter Arthur is scary.
Also, Is... is it just me or does father Quenton look actually worried in the last panel?

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June 13th, 2018, 11:23 am

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@Hydromaniac:

You know, I couldn't quite tell from his facial expression when I first looked at it, but when you look closely, there are lines going down from his face.

I thought those might be wrinkles, but I don't think I ever saw those before, so I looked at Quenton's face at this page: http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2588631/punch/

In that page, You'll notice a distinct lack of line patterns like what you see just right of the middle "bang" and at the left side of his face in THIS page.

To see them now, I can only come to the conclusion that he's sweating. Arthur's got Quenton backed into a corner and he knows it.

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June 13th, 2018, 10:56 am

LostJen (Guest)

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Isn’t the standard policy of the Catholic Church when caught in something like this to quietly move the clergy somewhere else. Heaven forbid they discipline them. They are just left to continue preying on children somewhere else. After all, like I’m sure we’ve all been told God makes no mistakes. It follows that the church being ‘of god’ makes none either.

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June 13th, 2018, 11:58 am

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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@LostJen:
The Catholic Church usually follows Patrick Star's advice of moving something to other place.

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June 13th, 2018, 10:57 am

TamaraCP (Guest)

catholic school

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Subtler forms in play all the time. For example, at our local Catholic school, despite Pope's position of welcome, GSA (Gay/Straight Gender/Sexuality Alliance) was barred from forming and a book that had a character who was homosexual was kept off the summer reading list. for precisely that reason. (There was no activity, it was just a fact about the character.) Amazing how our very existence is a threat. On a positive note, we have library-based GSA s that are open to all and create safe spaces.

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June 13th, 2018, 11:09 am

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My thoughts are pretty much, I predict/hope Arthur takes Quenton's job by the end of this.

Arthur's done more for the Strongwell kids in about a day than Quenton has done in 2 years.

I wouldn't be surprised if that happened. At the same time, I wouldn't NOT be pleased if it did.

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June 13th, 2018, 11:17 am

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@Climaxstriker: Assuming that the school remains in existence after this. The higher-ups might decide that they're just going to shut it down rather than deal with this much bad publicity.

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June 14th, 2018, 4:28 am

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@Microrapter: Did you ever hear of a Catholic (or other big player’s) institution that is closed after a scandal? Maximum they’ll rename it.
And even if they remove Quenton, it’s quite improbable that Arthur will have any advantage or advancement out of this. Whistleblowers are mostly considered troublemakers and rather punished than rewarded.

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June 15th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Microrapter (Guest)

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@someone_else: Sometimes they'll close a school so that they can claim they're "doing something" about the problem while the guilty parties are shuffled off to other locations.

Usually that happens if the scandal is bad enough that they've lost enough enrollment that it's going to be difficult to keep it open anyway. Which is quite plausible here if the issue with Tedd really blows up.

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June 13th, 2018, 11:10 am

Paint

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What if Todd is Quintons son?!?

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June 13th, 2018, 11:56 am

Tara (Guest)

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@Paint: that was my thought, too. Either that, or Todd or his parents know something about Father Quinton.

The tension builds!

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June 13th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Unknown (Guest)

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@Paint:

Doubtful. They have different last names according to the Characters page - Todd Bittner and Quenton Morrison. Brother Quenton is also in his 60s according to that page and I kinda get the vibe he doesn't even kids. Trust me, there are plenty of people who work in the school system who don't... -___-

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June 13th, 2018, 1:18 pm

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maybe a close nephew?

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June 13th, 2018, 10:22 pm

KF2376 (Guest)

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@Unknown: Also, keep in mind that Father Quenton is a Cathoic Priest who has taken a mandatory Vow of Celibacy. Any child he had would be illegitimate, specifically according to church doctrine.

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June 13th, 2018, 11:34 am

Bandana_girl

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That moment when your school is facing similar issues of negligence that everyone knew about.

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June 13th, 2018, 11:42 am

Trassa

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Destroy him Arthur

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June 13th, 2018, 11:55 am

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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The main powers of the Catholic Church recognize evolution, good atheist people, and sometimes LGBT human rights. Maybe they will see Rudy and Maria as confused kids, but they will surely punish Quenton for being negligent. "Dammit Quenton, we just has to deal with a situation involving a pedophile priest and a bishop that was helping drug cartels!"

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June 13th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Jaz (Guest)

A different theory

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I have no idea if anyone has floated this theory before, as I tend not to be able to keep up with the comment threads, so apologies if I am repeating a previous post. that said, this is a rather dark theory that just came to me and might explain more than it deosnt so bear with me...

what if todd was, or less likely but possible, still is, a victim of abuse on the part of father quentin.

now, i know i am falling victim to a number of steryotype traps in suggesting this, but sometimes those exist for a reason, and cases of abuse by authority figures in the catholic church are far too common, and Jocelyn might choose one such as the basis for a large amount of the poison we see motivating these two antagonists.

It might explain Todd's preoccupation with his masculinity as well as some of his pent up rage; it would explain his protectiveness of todd, perhaps out of lingering sentiment, or even more likely, protecting the secret to save his own status and reputation; finally it would explain his defensiveness in this panel, which is what got me thinking about it.

We have seen Quentin be openly homophobic, authoritarian and brutal in his responses, yet suddenly here he has no explanation, and seems to focus instead on brother arthurs inquiry "what are you hoping to learn from this" stinks of "are you on to my secret and trying to get me to confess", why wouldnt he answer that comment about their open sexuality being the motivation with a homophobic dismissal of their complaints or rights...

No i think this goes deeper, he knows it and fears it, and soon we might too...

(also it just feels right for the kind of multidimensional villain jocelyn would give us, to be honest a lot is gut instinct, not redeemed, but understood and complicated. but i would love to hear what people think of this theory)

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June 14th, 2018, 4:30 am

someone_else

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@Jaz: Thought so too, see my late comment on the previous page.

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June 14th, 2018, 4:55 am

jaz (Guest)

not surprised!

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@someone_else: I knew I couldnt have been the only one, there are probably dozens of us out here XD

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June 13th, 2018, 12:45 pm

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DAMN STRAIGHT YOU TELL HIM ARTHUR

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June 13th, 2018, 12:46 pm

Guest

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is that sweat on quenton's face i see?

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June 13th, 2018, 1:12 pm

NixieSeal (Guest)

Dang!

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Brother Arthurt really knows how to do his homework. I hope he can make a difference in this situation.

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June 13th, 2018, 1:18 pm

AbbyTheCat65

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OOF OOF OOF I LIKE BROTHER ARTHUR

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June 13th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Snow Lilly

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Father Quenton is much like toast right now, obviously burnt, but still pliable.

10/10 would read again.

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June 13th, 2018, 3:11 pm

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@Snow Lilly:

What Arthur could do to really roast Quinton is if he said:
"Earlier you told me sloth is a sin, considering you did nothing to help Rudy or punish Todd, perhaps it's time you practice what you preach."

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June 13th, 2018, 1:48 pm

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Is it allowed to say "damn" among catholics? Or is brother Arthur just that angry?

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June 13th, 2018, 2:26 pm

LittleLynn84

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@Kimiko_0:

Allowed? Maybe not.

Does it happen? You betcha!

I remember several instances back when I was in a Catholic school, and teachers (some of whom would be Brothers) would swear at unruly classrooms. No f-bombs or anything. But stuff like this isn't unheard of.

I recall a non-Brother kicking a chair towards a student too at some point too. It's amazing what can get swept under the rug in some private schools.

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June 13th, 2018, 3:26 pm

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I feel like Quinton's thought process in the last panel can be summed up with one word: "Shiet."

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June 13th, 2018, 3:53 pm

yay (Guest)

yay

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yay

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June 13th, 2018, 4:23 pm

Kei-chan (Guest)

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I believe Brother Arthur shot to the top of my favorite list with this page.

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June 13th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Don Edwards (Guest)

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I don't see fear or anger in Father Quenton. I see "how dare you challenge my authority!"

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June 13th, 2018, 8:39 pm

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Arthur! Arthur! Arthur!

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June 13th, 2018, 11:57 pm

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Just daaaaaaamn BOI! That was the best snack down I've seen in your comic yet. This plot was well worth the wait and is really paying off! Nice job Jocelyn!

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June 14th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Willowstream646 (Guest)

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Best snack down! I love it!

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June 14th, 2018, 5:00 am

Lana-Leilani

Awesome Comic. Couldn't Stop Reading

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Congratulations on a wonderful, informative, funny and touching comic, Jocelyn. I learned, laughed and cried. Thought I was pretty informed. Wife rooming with a lesbian and "coming out" to her as a cross-dresser before marriage 43 years ago.Guess you're never too old to learn something new. I'm 5 1/2 years younger and if I outlive her what I learned increases the size of my potential dating pool a lot. Thank you very much. I hope this comic is available to anyone who needs comfort, Their friends and relatives who need education and all those who would deny their humanity. Hugz 'n kisses to all. xoxox <3

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June 14th, 2018, 5:03 am

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FUCKITUP YEEEEESSS BROTHER ARTHUR

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June 14th, 2018, 9:04 am

Lauren (Guest)

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@LittleLynn84: When I got to the end of this page, I pumped my fist into the air and shouted "YES!"

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June 14th, 2018, 9:30 am

The Aussie Bloke (Guest)

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Somebody forgot he's not the top of the food chain

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June 14th, 2018, 10:34 am

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I was under the impression that the pope left the policy open to the local paritioners and such to decide.

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June 14th, 2018, 10:35 am

GessHugh

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@TranshumanAr btw ^

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June 14th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Willowstream646 (Guest)

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WOOOOHOOO BROTHER ARTHUR!!!

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June 14th, 2018, 7:09 pm

Willowstream646 (Guest)

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Aww no the face! How do you change that? As a guest?

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June 14th, 2018, 9:15 pm

Agua (Guest)

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I just realised for the first time in a while that the reason why Father Quenton's face was different was that he has a nose. Are there other characters whose nose's we see in front view?

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June 14th, 2018, 9:16 pm

Agua (Guest)

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This was random. Otherwise, I'm glad Brother Arthur is taking the students' defense!!! Yay for Brother Arthur!!!

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