The Princess

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This idea for Irma came from my honey. =) Sometimes I go to her for Irma Accessory ideas.


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Bonnie
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my poor dollies.. muahahahahaa!

Submitted January 10, 2014 at 5:16AM



Rachel Ann
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I'm actually starting to worry about Irma...

Submitted January 10, 2014 at 6:31AM



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Okay, I need to make one thing extraordinarily clear first off: Fight Girl is a character I first used in Eve's Apple, and is a comic-within-the-comic in The Princess. She is NOT in any way supposed to represent Hit Girl from Kick Ass. I can not repeat this enough. I saw Kick Ass on Netflix's streaming service, and it disgusted me. I find it utterly revolting, and it sums up everything I see as being wrong in the superhero genre today. Again, because I can't say it enough, FIGHT GIRL IS NOT HIT GIRL!!!!!!!


As for her mom being surprised in that strip.... I completely see how that interpetation can be drawn from it as I created it. To me, she's merely emphasizing how unacceptable fighting is to her. As a teacher, when confronted with a student's repeated misbehavior, I am careful (or was... not teaching now) to be sure that every time my reaction emphasizes how unacceptable I find it, whether it's the first or twentieth time I've seen it.

Kinda the state of Irma's fighting and her parents is that she's punished and tries, often successfully, to wile her way out. It can certainly be assumed the parents are frustrated by this. I haven't really explored Irma and her parents and the issue of discipline because I haven't seen it as the most interesting story I could tell. Perhaps I should tell it?

And her parents aren't divorced. There's a story I intend to tell about how her family came to be. Perhaps the time for that is now?

Thanks for all the comments, folks! I love them!


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Submitted January 10, 2014 at 6:10PM




Being Useful
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I'm just sitting here wondering, how can you have "Age-inappropriate" interests in hurting people? Is there a special age where it becomes acceptable? Most of the kids in the comic aren't at an age where they appreciate what they're actually doing to eachother..

As for Irving, I'd note that he's not as worrisome as people are saying here.

He is a kid doing what superheroes do. They punish criminals who are not being punished otherwise. It's not a violent fanatacism, it's kids being fed up with adults not doing their jobs--we've never seen ANY consequences for Chuck OR Penny, except the avenging antics of Irving. The school doesn't care, the mom doesn't care, the dad is just gone.

So that's gotta be frustrating as hell. I wouldn't say it's "OH! THAT CHILD IS SO VIOLENT!", it's the kid taking out frustrations on a world that doesn't listen to her.

The voodoo doll thing is something lots of people do. They have stress balls you can squeeze to take out your frustration("Pretend it's your boss!").

As to the fights in general, it's Irving beating up bullies.

If that concept seems wrong somehow, what would be the proposed alternative? Tell an adult? Pfft. We've established that doesn't work. Remember, Sarah "needs the scorn of peers and staff". Even if Sarah's mom bullied Principle Victoria into doing the right thing, P.V. is a bigot with an axe to grind.

As to the doll, and the idea that Irma likely thinks it really hurts P.V.? Well, P.V. is just another bully, but much too big for Irma to beat up.

It's about seeking justice in an unjust world, not fulfilling psychotic bloodlust. That's why it's usually done in a super hero costume.

Submitted January 11, 2014 at 6:34AM



Peaches
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Well, as long as I'm not Principal Vicky, I don't have a problem with this.  Smile Personally, I find Irma to be awesome. She's strong willed, a little bit crazy, and isn't about to buckle to society's dictate. She's a mover and a shaker.

Submitted January 11, 2014 at 2:55PM



Tyler
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I don't think Irma is anymore worrisome than any other cartoon kid. I think it's just more apparent that she is a fighter and violent because our protagonist is so sweet and merciful. I'd compare her to Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes, or even Lilo from Lilo and Stitch, who practiced voodoo on bullies as well. To me, the serious issues in this comic primarily pertain to gender, friendship, and acceptance. Irma's violent tendencies are more comic relief.

Submitted January 12, 2014 at 3:33PM



Tyler
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I should add that Irma has not seriously hurt anyone in the comic. Penny has. You want worrisome? Try Penny.

Submitted January 12, 2014 at 3:34PM



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