Leftover Soup!
First ComicPrevious ComicRandom Comic Leftover Soup!
Comic Leftover Soup!
patreon about the strip about the artist archive forum cast art by me art by others commissions merch


Other Comics:
DMFA
Aberrant Gremlins
Max Overacts
Basic Instructions
The Crooked Gremlins


Comic Chameleon!
Got an iPhone?
Try the Comic Chameleon app!

First Comic Previous Comic Random Comic
Tailsteak

I've never really been comfortable with the prevailing patriarchal narrative of a man "earning" some display of female affection in exchange for heroism - or, as the case may be, for basic human decency. It doesn't really matter if it's fifty blowjobs or a kiss on the cheek: in my mind, it devalues and de-legitimizes it as an expression of intimacy, which, in turn, devalues and de-legitimizes (or, at least, throws into question) all future kisses and/or blowjobs. It says "I'm not doing this because I actually like you or are attracted to you, but just because you did something for me and now I'm obligated".

I don't pretend that this is some principled feminist stance on my part, though. It's purely an emotional gut reaction to the concept. Oddly enough, in cases where a woman wins (or buys) my affections, I find it thrilling and empowering and legitimately seductive. Perhaps I'm wired to be a man-damsel. A mansel, if you will.

0629-------------------------------------

(Tuesday afternoon, INT: MH's apartment, bathroom)

MH (looking at some pills): Two blues and one white.

JH (holding a glass of water for her): You're sure? I'll be very upset with you if you're lying to me.

MH: Two blues and one white.

--------------

(INT: MH's living room, MH and JH are on the couch together)

MH: You know, you don't have to do this. I was pretending. I was lying. I do that. I'm a liar.

JH: I know. Doing it anyway.

MH: Don't worry about me.

JH: I'm not.

--------------

[they sit in silence for a while]

--------------

MH: Y'know, it's really too bad you're monogamous and shit, 'cause you know you just earned yourself, like, fifty blowjobs.

JH: Aaaaand we're back.




By accessing this site and its content, you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.