NtKGar

NtKGar

Real Name: G. Molloy
Gender: Male
Web Site: http://www.nekothekitty.net

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Comment on #1174 Ascent of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 21 May 2015 07:19 am
A bit late, but it's a 16-panel strip (19 including the vote incentive) and I was doing a diploma. Onward!
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On the last page a reader asked about Neko's parents. I don't know a lot about his Dad, but here's his Mum.
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That's Garfield, my family's old cat. My very earliest memory is of her nursing her kittens in an old wooden tea chest that had been turned on its side and lined with blankets for the purpose. Mum had told us not to touch the kittens, so when one of them wandered away I followed it at a bit of a distance. It went out of the living room and all the way through the kitchen and out the back door, which was open. I remember following it down the gravel path which led around the house, and that's where the memory ends because life is narratively unsatisfying sometimes. I was only two or three at the time, and Garfield lived until I was twenty.

Neko gets a lot of his personality from her.
Comment on #1173 Social Climber of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 16 May 2015 03:20 am
Privilege is preserved by denying it to others. The word means "private law"-being unfair is kind of the point.
Comment on #1173 Social Climber of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 15 May 2015 04:52 am
That's her back-right leg.
Comment on #1173 Social Climber of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 14 May 2015 05:57 am
Well, not this particular No group, but I see your point. People have independent social conscience and consciousness and disagreement is part of the human condition. It's entirely possible for two people's methods of reasoning to be entirely incompatible, and even if that weren't the case it's absolutely impossible to argue with peoples' guts.

That said, I remember being a Nintendo fan in school at the time of the first great Console War. At the time (let's say around age 8-13) I held a genuine contempt for anyone who even WANTED a Sega. In retrospect, having such strong feelings about it that it degenerated into shouting matches and a couple of actual fist fights is utterly ridiculous. Also, Nintendo won.

A couple of console generations later and it barely matters. Sega don't make consoles any more and Nintendo trails behind Sony and Microsoft in the home console market. Also since I discovered you can play most PC games from the last six or seven years with an Xbox 360 controller I've lost all interest in the PS4 and Xbox One.

So I'm part of the PC Master Race now, which Dad-jokes us nicely back to views on homosexuality. Everyone's just playing games. Just because you enjoy the mouse-and-keyboard combo for its fine aim control and quick access to menu commands via hotkeys doesn't really justify a visceral disgust of anyone who would prefer the more relaxed seating position and ease-of-use offered by a gamepad. You don't get to dictate peoples' tastes.

Homophobia is just nerd rage with delusions of morality.

Anyway, the Marriage Equality referendum is more like Xbox Gold. Say Microsoft decides it wants to eliminate its tiered membership system - No more Xbox Gold and Silver, everyone gets access to all the sales and special offers and multiplayer stuff, and nobody has to pay a subscription fee. Gold members keep all their Microsoft Points and badges and whatnot, but everyone gets upgraded to Gold. It's a proven business model (Works for Steam and iTunes and the like), but it requires a change in the User Agreement.

So Microsoft puts it to the vote - Vote Yes to upgrade everyone to Gold membership, vote No to keep things the way they are. Now just because the Silver members have plenty to gain and the Gold members have nothing to lose doesn't mean the Yes vote is going to carry. In fact if I were a betting man, and this scenario wasn't entirely hypothetical, I'd probably put my money on No, because Xbox gamers have quite an ugly reputation.

And even though I don't even own an Xbox any more, I'd still be quite upset to win that bet.

Is Ireland kinder and more sensible than the Xbox Live community? I certainly hope so. I think so. I'm pretty sure of it, in fact. I'm voting Yes on the 22nd to say so.
Comment on #1173 Social Climber of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 12 May 2015 02:32 am
@Vlad: Yes, I live in Ireland. Americans tend to say"Ireland" meaning the whole island, but in this case,"Ireland" refers to the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland is, politically, a different country and is named "Northern Ireland" (or Norn'Arn if you want to do a thick Northern Irish accent and/or pretend like it's a fantasy kingdom).
Comment on #1173 Social Climber of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 11 May 2015 11:14 am
They fly over the lake in strip #1150.

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So there's a referendum coming up in a few weeks here in Ireland over whether or not people of the same sex should be allowed to marry. This doesn't necessarily affect anyone outside of Ireland (and most of our readers are international), but it's important.

The arguments against Same Sex Marriage have always seemed absurd to me. If two adults want to enter into a contract willingly, then the law has no business caring who those two adults are. Marriage is a fairly closed legal arrangement, there's absolutely nothing at stake for anyone except the two people getting married. There's no reason for anyone else to care.

I care, though. My brother's been with his partner for nearly fifteen years now, and they throw awesome parties. My aunts have been together for longer than I've been alive, and, well..."aunts". I don't need the law to tell me these people are my family, and it's not right that the law as it stands denies this point of fact. I have a reason to care, and I'm voting Yes. Anyone who's voting No either has no reason to care, or has a reason to care and is an awful, awful person. Everyone's got at least one gay relative. Statistically, given Ireland's size and population, everyone's got quite a few gay relatives, but I'm talking proper family here. People you grew up with and love without thinking about it. If the Yes vote doesn't go through, they're robbed of their inheritance in the event of their partner's death. A No vote isn't just an insult, it's an injury.

Naturally, the No campaign is almost exclusively 'Think Of The Children' based, which is both a cliché AND a paper tiger. Gay couples can already legally adopt over here, surrogacy is an entirely separate issue, and even if either was pertinent to the Same Sex Marriage debate they still don't affect anyone aside from the individuals entering into the contract. Hypothetical future families remain safe, existing families will continue to exist because reality's like that, and the concepts of 'mother' and 'father' will endure. The kids are all right. A bunch of them will get some new people to call aunt or uncle. The really lucky ones might get someone they can call Mum or Dad (who would probably still be there otherwise, but on a first-name basis), or even extra grandparents! And then life goes on because, as has already been stated, reality's like that.

Also, if there was a right way of raising children then why aren't there more Perfect people around? And why are they all such insufferable pricks?

There was quite a good bit last week where the No lobby had to take down a bunch of posters because the family in the photo they used came out as pro-equality and didn't want to be associated with the No campaign.

Odds are good I'm preaching to the choir here. The comic's got gay characters in a stable relationship and all the best jokes are about philosophy, so you'd expect the readers to be fairly liberal. Still, preaching to the choir's OK when you're doing it to raise the chorus. Just because the Yes vote is extremely obviously the "good" one of two options doesn't mean it's automatically going to win. Spiteful idiots who hate without reason have never been a weak force in history, somehow.

So for our Irish readers, polling day is May 22nd. Turn out and Vote Yes. You've all got someone it means a lot to.
Comment on #1172 Cat Scan of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 07 May 2015 07:53 am
Haiku
First, five syllables,
Seven in the second line,
then another five.

There are other meters if you study the form, but 5-7-5 is the most well-known one. There's also supposed to be a juxtaposition of images, but that's hard to do without making the character gnomic to the point of incomprehensibility.
Comment on #1168 In the approximate locale of Good and Evil of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 07 May 2015 07:35 am
That's Maisy! Aya's a different character
Comment on #1172 Cat Scan of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 06 May 2015 09:31 am
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Looks like we're back in the top 100 on Top Web Comics. Nice to be climbing again.
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Actually the Neko the Kitty Facebook page is almost at 500 members and all, and I've got a prize to give away, so that means it's competition time! Like or share Neko the Kitty on Facebook for your chance to win a copy of Torchlight 2 on Steam! Draw will take place once I've noticed there are over 500 followers, and will be chosen from whoever likes or shares the page.
Comment on #1156 Maisy in Haikus of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 06 May 2015 05:03 am
Magic Beefy's right, it's one of my policies to never actually *show* characters having sex.

Unless you're participating, sex tends to happen off-camera in real life. It's happening, you know it's happening, it happens quite a lot, but you're rarely witness to it. I'm not opposed to my characters having sex in whatever combination they like (and it's implied a LOT), but the idea of drawing it out makes me uncomfortable. Socially uncomfortable. It'd be like walking in on your friends.

There are erotic furry comics, some of them right here on SmackJeeves, but NtK isn't one of them.

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