Saturday 25 April 2009

When it Raines...

Ho-lee moo-cats, kids. I had quite the eventful week. The work is done, on Earth as it is in Dallas. And by that I mean I finally wrote my thesis. 4/20 came and went. Admit it, show of hands, who went out for Hitler’s birthday? (Seriously, look it up). Anyway, my brain is still a-tingling after all that study, so I’ve got a great new comic lined up for you that takes a nice light-hearted approach to the provoking of the thoughts. But first, more talking. Sorry. The other day my faith in the human race was restored. In these times of economic woe, hardship and general stupidity of mankind, a kind lady let me off paying for something when I realised I forgot my money. I could’ve sworn I’d had cash in my wallet, and I offered to run to the ATM and back so I could pay, but she had none of it. I literally couldn’t believe people do that anymore. I wish her all the best (not that she’s reading).

Raine Dog is a new webcomic by Dana Claire Simpson (of “Ozy and Millie” and “I Drew This” fame), though this comic is quite a bit different. The comic is structured in a ‘graphic novel’ fashion (which she says herself was the original plan for the story), though the artwork makes it look and feel more like a webcomic (which is awesomes). Having only started in January, with weekly updates until recently, this comic has a veteran feel (Veteran? Vet? Get it? Cos the main character is a dog? I’m so funny). And rightly so! Dana’s been doing comics since before I even owned a computer. That’s a fact!

What the heck are we dealing with chief? I’ll tell thee. Raine is the main character. She’s a dog in the big city, living a comfortable lifestyle that she seems well adjusted to. We’re treated (another pun!) to the views and ideas she has on this life, how society and the world in general acts in her presence. In the meantime, we also get Raine’s self narrated retrospective flashbacks of her childhood, or puppyhood, or whatever you’d call it. Amazingly, my spell checker is recognising “puppyhood” as a word. That’s so cool. She talks about some of the trials and tribulation of growing up, as well as the trials and tribulations of her city life. So what? Huh? That’s an old idea, it’s been done, right? Well, son, let me tell you this, it is not an “old” idea, it is a classic. And son? This is what one would term a “fresh perspective”, but not only that, it’s very well executed. Personally, I find myself enthralled with the story, it leaves me at the end feeling satisfied but wanting more. Kinda like sex, or eating a pack of M&Ms. It’s not without humour either, which is used to break up any heavy stuff that is dangerously close to hampering the point of the story.

The artwork is cartoony, but sophisticated. It’s smooth, can be somewhat minimalist, and compliments the tone of the plot nicely. What more can I say? Though the overall format is of a graphic novel, the artwork, as I said, is not. It makes for an interesting combination, and is used to great effect getting the story across.

Should I make another pun or are we good? We’re good.

So give Raine Dog a bone and give it a read, it’s a great comic! I’m giving it 4 outta 5 paw-things, chief.
It updates twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, and makes for a good read if you like clever outlooks on life (see the taster down below, chief!)


In the meantime, have a good week.
Peace and chicken grease

Coyote Trax

4 comments:

Lifon said...

Epic review for an epic comic, Trax. Sorry my usual comment's so late this time, but y'know how it is, been busy.

Coyote Trax said...

Lifon, you are nothing short of a good man. :D

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週期表

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骨骼
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血液
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糞便

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活體解剖

活體解剖
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從詞源上來說,活體解剖是指為為生理學或病理學科學研究而對活著的動物進行的解剖。 最近,在人們,尤其是動物權利激進分子的觀念中,活體解剖這一條目被廣泛地應用到任何形式的有動物受到傷害的實驗中,無論這些實驗是否有明確的書面表明是活體解剖。

動物權利提倡者致力於通過有關活體解剖的批判性討論而支援其立場。對此,動物實驗的支持者們回應道,動物實驗過程中通常不需要使用侵入性的手段(暗指活體解剖)。動物權利激進分子一直以來反對和抨擊諸如杭廷頓生命科學研究中心(Huntingdon Life Sciences)一類的機構,因為這類機構從事於——依照批評人士主張的——動物活體解剖研究。激進分子們為此採取的反擊策略多種多樣,從純粹的和平抗議直到實施恐怖主義迫害。

近期(約于19世紀以來)關於活體解剖的論爭主要圍繞一些道德問題,諸如,動物活體解剖所產生的進步意義究竟是否在價值考量上勝於它所造成的痛苦;以及關於動物活體解剖可以帶來的益處的描述是否被刻意誇大。對於那些嚴格提倡動物權利觀點勝於考慮如何盡量減少實驗中動物所承受痛苦的人士而言,他們很可能這樣認為:無需注重動物活體解剖可能為社會帶來的好處,因為動物活體解剖就其對動物權利的侵犯,本身即成為不道德的行為。

活體解剖被長期實踐於人體。被譽為「解剖學之父」的希羅費羅,即在亞歷山大的世界上第一所醫學院的創建者,曾被特士良指控解剖了至少600名活人囚犯。在近代史上,戰時納粹的約瑟夫·孟克,以及日本軍國主義(731部隊、九州帝國大學醫院的石山福二),均于第二次世界大戰期間,各自在其集中營囚犯身上執行了活體解剖。這些實驗的科學價值是可疑的,且無論出於何種目的,人類活體解剖在道德規範方面同樣不能成立。在一些案例中,人類活體解剖的目的僅僅是對戰俘造成痛苦,而非有目的的研究。作為對此類暴行的響應,世界醫學會採用了《紐倫堡法典》作為行業內部關於此類事件的道德規範。

[編輯] 參見

* 動物實驗
* 大屠殺
* 實驗法
* 關於活體解剖與實驗的論爭
* 動物權利
* 動物援助
* 動物解放陣線
* 致力於以倫理對待動物者
* 731部隊

[編輯] 參考書目

* Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003)
* Vivisections at Kyushu University Hospital in 1945

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2009年3月3日 下午 10:42

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Anonymous said...

Oh my god.

You're serious. You're actually serious.

Did you actually read this comic? Did you not see how the author manages to take what would appear to be an actual message (In this case, intolerance represented through talking animals) and runs it straight into the ground with an absolutely stunning combination of ham-fisted writing, logical errors and the general giant fucking problems of "Pets are People" argument.

And you consider this good?

The only conclusion I can come to is that you've never actually read a real book before. A lifetime of reading whatever any talentless hack with a modem can crap out has destroyed your ability to discern garbage from actual quality material. I don't think it's an exaggeration to liken that to losing your ability to tell good from evil.

But it's not bad enough that you've managed to effectively crush your own moral compass. You had to then write about it on a blog. The poor innocents who come here will take your advice and they will suffer for it. They could have been happy never knowing this site existed.

They could have been HAPPIER.

In closing, Kindly GTFO my internet.