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0449: You Asked For It in Unchaptered 11th Oct, 2018
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Mel Cormac
I’m never sure if I’ve established these things well enough, but Anna is Welsh (actually half-Welsh, but still). Seth’s being a jerk in panel 2. Making fun of the Welsh is something we English people do for some reason. We suck.
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MST3KFan
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MST3KFan
The girl who insults him constantly when he's around her?

LOL

Guess Seth likes them abusive.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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That's as plausible an interpretation as any, especially considering how much he talks to and hangs out with Anna.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
The two maaaaay be related
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Anna mentioned a while ago that Seth attracts mean people... might be the other way a around.
ProfEtheric
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ProfEtheric
I can see why he was reluctant to tell her...

Also, that man-baby line... heheheheh
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
"Do I tell her and piss her off, or not tell her and piss her off?"
anonymous coward (Guest)
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The worst part about it is that Seth seems to both be telling the truth and trolling Anna at the same time with that answer. What I don't know is why neither he nor Jon are willing and able to pursue more appropriate romantic partners.

Also, recognizing the belligerent, xenophobic, ignorance problem that contemporary English culture suffers from is only the first step.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
When the truth is also the most annoying thing your friend could hear. Maybe going after unattainable/incompatible/not very nice people is a family trait? Later on we'll see some flashbacks of their dad's previous relationships which may or may not strengthen this theory.

Yeah, at some point we seemed to decide Welsh people are an acceptable target. I think it's similar to when Americans make fun of Canadians? Either way, it's rubbish.
Thracecius (Guest)
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Well, to be fair, everyone makes fun of Americans, including Canadians, so I think it's asking a bit much for anyone to hold us to a higher standard. We're all human and we all have prejudices and other foibles, so the best option is to just try to be the best person we can individually and, given the right opportunity, nudge others in the right direction if they're being a jerk. If there's anything I've observed when it comes to stereotyping, mass public shaming is almost never successful and almost always causes more grief than necessary. Some changes just have to be done the hard way, one person at a time.

On the topic of the Welsh and the English though, there's definitely some longstanding history (on both sides) of abuse, verbally or otherwise, and it seems as though only during the modern era that anyone, in any country, has seen reason to attempt permanently burying the hatchet. I'm not going to hold my breath though, because rivalries are as old as human history. It's a good goal to pursue, but realistically, it's rather like saying you plan to end all war or solve world hunger; some problems are endemic to the human condition.

Anywho...it looks like Seth and Anna are going to be in for another heart-to-heart talk in the somewhat near future. ;)
anonymous coward (Guest)
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We already know that Seth has heard all about Anna's thoughts on the matter. Also, he's heard that Gemma has moved on from him already, and it's not like Gemma has been especially encouraging to him either. I'm not sure there's much left to say on Anna's part that isn't cursing and baffled questions about his judgment and sanity, unless she tries playing matchmaker on someone else maybe.
http://wasteoftime.thecomicseries.com/comics/152
http://wasteoftime.thecomicseries.com/comics/173
http://wasteoftime.thecomicseries.com/comics/426

Accepted bigotry is a hard problem, and I'm afraid I don't have any answers that are simple, easy, and effective. I may be able to identify a key part of the problem though: I'm sure most of us know of print and broadcast media that spreads bigotry against immigrants, poor people, refugees, particular nations, and various disadvantaged groups. For some reason this is profitable, and it is not prevented by anti-incitement laws, or other expectations of truth and fairness. I'm sure there's a certain amount of, "Monkey see, monkey do," that comes from that since all people have their moments, and subjects, in which they demonstrate embarrassingly simian daftness.