NtKGar

NtKGar

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

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Comment on #1183 Manifestations of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 30 Jul 2015 03:07 am
@PeyaLuna: That must be the Spanish Guy that had Jimmy Kimmel confused. Daaamn, he must have lied the hell out of his resumé.
Comment on #1183 Manifestations of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 29 Jul 2015 12:08 pm
Elmer Season
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I’ve been hearing a lot about Cecil the Lion recently. A lion living in a park in Zimbabwe who was lured out of the reservation and blinded with a spotlight so an American dentist could fuck up shooting him with a crossbow. Cecil survived for 40 hours after this, at which point said Elmer Fudd motherfucker shot the wounded and exhausted animal with a high-powered rifle like a pussy. Here’s Jimmy Kimmel on the topic with an appeal to donate to www.wildcru.org/, which is an organisation which researches and protects lions.

Now I’m not actually against hunting. There’s plenty of parts of the world where people get their meat by tracking it through the wilderness and killing it. It happens right here in Ireland. I get my meat from a shop like most people, but I know what meat is and am happy with my position in the food chain. Hunting for an animal you’re going to eat is at least as ethically sound as farming it and I’d be a hypocrite to protest it.

Trophy hunting is, however, a totally different animal. I think we've commented on fox hunting before as being a totally unsporting sport with no justification beyond simple bloodlust, and I’ll lump lion hunting in with that category. I can understand the reasoning behind it, kinda - you’re pitting yourself against an apex predator who can easily kill a human. Man vs. Beast in a deadly game of strength and guile and all that jazz. There’s a lot of machismo in that, I get it. It’s pointless, but I get it.

And I think luring a park animal into a trap and blinding the fucking thing defeats the purpose entirely. Walter James Palmer didn’t kill a lion, he killed a fish in a barrel, and was incompetent enough to let it suffer for nearly two days first.

If you’re hunting prey and your objective is to kill something you’re going to eat, then guns and traps and killzones are the way to go. The hunt has a pragmatic purpose and you want to get the job done. Grand. You use the tools that are available, it’s all licensed and regulated and ideally doesn’t damage animal populations beyond their ability to recover in time for the next season. Broadly speaking, it’s a civilised activity.

Hunting predators just to show what big balls you’ve got isn’t civilised. It’s practically the definition of barbarism, and if you’re going to indulge in that sort of thing then do it properly and use a goddamn spear. Anyone could kill a trapped, blinded lion with a projectile weapon if they wanted to. Give me a covered pit and a bucket of hand grenades and I could hunt Big Game too. There’s no bravery or honour in it, you’re just murdering something in cold blood because you’ve got the money. You’re not proving anything, it’s just blood for blood’s sake.

If you’re going to pit yourself against nature’s greatest predators for the sake of some messed-up notion of machismo, then if the odds of you getting killed for your bloodlust and hubris aren’t at least 50/50 then what’s the fucking point?
Comment on #1182 The Miracle Lounge of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 22 Jul 2015 05:17 am
According to Wikipedia "The most common description of the chupacabra is that of a reptile-like creature, said to have leathery or scaly greenish-gray skin and sharp spines or quills running down its back. It is said to be approximately 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1.2 m) high, and stands and hops in a fashion similar to that of a kangaroo." To which I say 'sexy' and 'pretty' aren't necessarily the same thing, and the media's got a fairly fucked up concept of beauty anyway.

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We try to be socially progressive, we're just not terribly good at it.

I read quite a good book last week, The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. It's about a pair of teenage brothers who are being hunted by wizards in modern-day Britain. The wizards get their powers by sacrificing people to demons, so they're bad news, though not necessarily unsympathetic the whole time. The World is very well-realised, the way Magic works makes sense, and the plot takes lots of lovely twists and turns. However what really elevated the book from fun pulp adventure to Probably Literature for me was the point-of-view character, Nick.

The narrator's a third-person voice which can wander around the world a bit, but usually never strays too far outside of Nick's head. Nick is the younger brother, he's sixteen years old and he reads like a traumatised teenager with learning disabilities. He's not stupid by any means, but he has trouble with language and emotion and is quite often a complete and utter bastard. He's not always likeable, but the story goes into his childhood quite a lot and he's a wonderfully realised product of his upbringing.

The Demon's Lexicon is Brennan's first published novel and the first part of a trilogy. I haven't read the other two books yet, but they're both out and are hitting the same 4-5 star reviews as the first book on Amazon. The author's also got a bunch of short stories and fan fiction up on her website if you like her style but don't want to stump up for the books.
Comment on #1181 Hero Sandwich of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 08 Jul 2015 08:44 am
Yep, me too.
Comment on #1181 Hero Sandwich of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 08 Jul 2015 07:19 am
We don't normally use the vote incentive to dictate canon for off-screen events in the main comic, but there are some things you don't want to leave to the internet's imagination too much.

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Of course cat culture and human culture being different is a big part of the comic, and they're not exactly creatures of taboo, so I guess set your own level of depravity and please don't tell me about it. It's not canon. Whatever about the death of the artist, there are things I don't want to draw or write about.

We always cut to an exterior shot of the Starship Enterprise to imply a normal sex scene, so I'm just going to put this here
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and trust everyone to figure out the Fat Joke and draw their own conclusions about the docking configuration.
Comment on #1180 Refusal Of The Call of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 08 Jul 2015 06:42 am
@Wilky: Strip #658, Alice has a degree in Literature and History, boom!

@Sarah: Whoops, typed in the code wrong. 'Tis fixed now, thanks :)
Comment on #1180 Refusal Of The Call of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 04 Jul 2015 12:16 am
It is, but only if you're jiggly
Comment on #1180 Refusal Of The Call of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 03 Jul 2015 08:29 am
FerrumAeternum wanted the last panel on a t-shirt, but I'm with Connors on clothing with the word 'Fuck' in bold-face type are a bit tacky.

Which is why we're artfully hiding it for the t-shirt version
Comment on #1180 Refusal Of The Call of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 02 Jul 2015 08:41 am
It's a fucking amazing word for swearing with. Yes, fuck is a verb, but in most cases it's just used to deliver an emphatic tone. Yell it real loud and you'll feel slightly better about being angry, whisper it when you're concerned with what's going on. Put a question mark after it and, OK, it's probably a verb again in that case but fuck it, you know what I mean.
Comment on #1180 Refusal Of The Call of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 30 Jun 2015 04:42 pm
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Couple of callbacks for cognoscenti in this one. The dessicated human remains are from the 'Ten Years Gone' story, and the Red Key first appeared here near the end of the Things Get Weird Omnibus. For those of you who started the archive on Book 4, don't worry, previous stories form a background for future stories, but if we're bringing something back from an old strip it'll always be reintroduced enough for everyone to know what it is within the comic.

Some of our readers might not have heard of the monomyth (also known as The Hero's Journey). The idea is that almost all stories have the same basic story - a hero goes on an adventure, leaves the world they know, faces trials, learns some shit about themself, then goes home. Quite a lot has been written about it and that link leads to TVTropes, so that rabbit hole's as deep as you want it to be.

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