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24 . by: Furrama September 9, 2017, 12:38 am

I don't disagree, but I do think him punishing her isn't the right thing to emphasize.
23 . by: September 8, 2017, 10:23 pm

yeah but all of this stems from the fact that he's punishing her for his injury, and her later unfaithfulness wrt the sex work.

he made himself her manager, and then moved them into the brothel to get control over her. smoothie threatens that control, and he doesn't just blame smoothie. how dare xx/fig cheat on him again? (because she's clearly meant to be emotionally faithful to him, even though he never speaks to her.)

and there's that side order of the fact that we've been told that mustelids don't do well if they're denied sexual release. refusing that to her is most definitely a punishment, even though it is also an attempt to force her to hurt smoothie.

tl:dr; greenie wants total control, smoothie is threatening that control, greenie punishes xx/fig for stepping out of line by denying her something she needs in order to provoke her into attacking smoothie.
22 . by: September 7, 2017, 7:49 pm

Nice analysis, Furrama. :)
21 . by: Furrama September 7, 2017, 4:03 pm

It's not a punishment per say. He sees himself as helping to create her as she is now and the last page (E)XY was in really drove that home for me. The "our masterpiece" line.

He wants (S)XY gone, he's an aberration to his world view and it gets under his skin. And he wants to do it in the most "creative" way possible. One that makes it her fault and not his. One that proves to the other XY that his concept of sex is greater. One that furthers his/her masterpiece. (Because in a warped way he thinks he's helping her reach her full potential. He's doing her a favor, see?)

What shows more strength? Pulling strings and using the power of sex to make things happen or just telling a guy not to come back? Telling her anything about what's up doesn't serve this agenda. Telling her might even cause her to try extra hard to fight against her urges. So why tell her?
20 . by: September 7, 2017, 10:17 am

i mean, it's not really a break, just another of greenie's punishments for stepping out of line. leaving her hanging like that is intentional.
19 . by: Dani September 6, 2017, 11:55 pm

Wonder if she will paint something with all this free time?
18 . by: Witticaster September 6, 2017, 10:22 pm

hdjgkfdhg well I laughed immaturely.

Really interesting how she seems to 'come to her senses' in panel 5, only to lapse right back into the moment.

Also her "ZZZ" face is wonderful.
17 . by: September 5, 2017, 10:28 pm

I really love when Fig smiles.
16 . by: September 5, 2017, 8:23 pm

Morning Glory would be proud of her food artistry!
15 . by: September 5, 2017, 5:33 pm

No one even told her that she's getting a break. Just, wow. Talk about shitty bosses.
14 . by: September 5, 2017, 5:32 pm

Don't think Fig would want the guy who raped her tbh.
13 . by: September 5, 2017, 4:02 pm

hehehhehee.. but also aww :(
12 . by: Furrama September 5, 2017, 3:49 pm

Looky at who I found a picture of livign out in the Real Life:

11 . by: September 5, 2017, 3:35 pm

Battery's not a prostitute, he was Scarface's bodyguard/brothel security. I wonder what he's up to now, actually.
10 . by: September 5, 2017, 2:53 pm

What about paying for, uh, what's his name. Battery?
9 . by: September 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

This kitchen ain't got no cucumbers?
8 . by: Kai September 5, 2017, 12:32 pm

It's ok Fig, I still do the same sometimes.
7 . by: Downhill September 5, 2017, 10:14 am

Couldn't Fig just hire one of the male prostitutes? Plum did earlier.
6 . by: KaliVasquez September 5, 2017, 9:50 am


...i kinda feel sorry for her
5 . by: Tenka September 5, 2017, 5:13 am

I wonder if she's unable to ask her superiors questions about work. Maybe it hasn't been enough time yet for her to admit she cares.
4 . by: September 4, 2017, 11:10 pm

No one in the cafeteria with her :( I wonder if the other girls are taking her clients now. Also, I wonder if Smoothie has been back yet since the last visit.
3 . by: Furrama September 4, 2017, 10:33 pm

Meat and two veg.
2 . by: September 4, 2017, 10:33 pm

Okay, the placement of that beetle + berries...

It's okay, XX! we all grinned like teens tonight.
1 . by: September 4, 2017, 10:10 pm