This is a page for review responses that I wasn't sure where to put or what to say about. Here you will find things we are not 100% sure were our fault, things that got deleted and we aren't sure what was written in them and otherwise strange or confusing responses.
In irregular section because - The review was vandalized by someone who appears to be the author, but we can't be 100% sure.
Soon after the review of "Assigned Male" was posted, a new user account was created literally called "Transphobiaisnotokay". The user edited the review from a critical one to a glowingly positive one in a manner that was reminiscent of the time Chris Chan tried to "correct" his Encyclopedia Dramatica article.
Needless to say, the edits were quickly reverted and the user banned. You can view their edits compared to the original here. Since Ms. Labelle already has a history of trying to remove criticism of her comic from the internet, and since the "corrected" review contained details about Labelle's life that the original author didn't find while researching the comic, we strongly suspect she herself may have been the culprit.
The funniest part is that a quote of another transgender woman who said she didn't like the comic or how it represents their community was unceremoniously removed.
In the tradition of all self-important, incompetent writers who think it's impossible they've created an inferior product, Sophie had this to say:
Now, we know that this comic is not necessarily about us, but seeing as how at this point we are almost completely sure she was the one who "edited" her review, and considering how, of all the people who've begun mocking her since we initially published it we are the ones who's description in this comic most fits the bill, we can safely assume that this strip is at least partially about us.
So, that's right: it's not that the characters are lazy, colored lumps or that the dialog is both unbelievable and terrible or that the comic starts with a child being called by the wrong pronoun being depicted as worse than dying of a fever. No. That's not why anyone could dislike the comic. It's because we're not the target audience. Though as a gentle reminder, I should point out the target audience are children and that Sophie is an admitted recruiter.
This mature author is also suspected of defacing the review when it was open to edits. Speaking of which, considering how much more insane Labelle seems to have become since our initial encounter, recently attempting to get two sixteen year old arrested after they made fun of her when she was invited to speak at a high school (and then extorted the school for money), we are now almost completely sure she was the one who tried to vandalize her article.
Now, with all of that aside, I must confess something. It is impressive to see Sophie's finally upgraded to using three skin colors for shading to show depth instead of one color to show nothing. I mean that's taken years but it's finally happened. Though... I can't help but notice Stephie now looks like a midget in her 30's. Unless that's supposed to be a subtle implication that hormone therapy has risks, I think it's safe to say the art hasn't improved so much as moved sideways in its suckage.
In irregular section because - Asked nicely to delete the review
Jonas deleted the comic and emailed us saying:
Since he wasn't an ass about it and "Dume" isn't offensively bad we deleted the review.
In irregular section because - Continued the comic thanks to a prank
We had a strange little story with the creator of this comic. At the bottom of the review there was a request to try and send an E-mail to the creator pretending to be a fan to ask him to write a chapter where the hero fights Arabs.
After two years of being inactive the comic posted a new chapter that occurs in Turkey...
Is this our doing? No way to know except to make sure by repeating the result.
You know what culture has circumcisions that he has yet to insult? Australian aboriginies. Here is his email again. If you want to see if this was actually our fault, Email Matthew and mention that to him... Good luck!
In irregular section because - Wrote the review about himself
We had a whole soap opera with Herovast. Let us just read what he had to say.
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So that's pretty much it. They wrote reviews about each other as a prank/ploy for attention, we figured it out, the review was either deleted or lost when the site was hacked. But, since the review was good and the comic is bad, it was restored form a copy they posted on their forum.
The only clarification we need to make is that Harkovast was not banned because he reverted the edits of a more "important" member. He was banned because he reverted them without explaining why, and then, when the changes were made again, he reverted them a second time without saying a word. Since everyone already knew who he was they assumed this was some stupid prank and just banned him rather than bother trying to figure it out.
Bottom line- Thank you Harkovast for saving us the trouble for writing a review about your little abomination, and thanks again for helping us restore the lost review.
On August 28, 2017, a mentally and emotionally retarded Harkovast fan using the name Pendrake blanked the review. He then left a pathetic, predictable set of remarks in place of the review:
This was particularly funny, as Pendrake went on to blank over 250 reviews/articles/user pages, which he later claimed on the Harkovast forums to have read before blanking. This absolutely staggering waste of time was done during the hours people with jobs work in them. He also referred to the message shown above as "constructive criticism" while simultaneously claiming he didn't remove the review.
Unfortunately, it seems the Harkovast forums aren't salty about the review. Pendrake failed to receive more than a brief smattering of the external validation his special snowflake kind need to survive. In fact, one member even called him out on being an asshole. At that point, Pendrake once again changed his story and claimed every review which he TOTALLY READ (please pay no attention to the timestamps on the contribs log, or how obvious is it he hit comics by category before hitting them alphabetically) contained "contained bigotry, racism, sexism, and homophobia". Such as the The Wall of Text which he vandalized into a whiny remark about substance because of its
emphasis on the importance of webcomics as a visual medium strong stances on Islam and disabled transwomen suffragettes of transcolor. Seems legit.
In irregular section because - Partially deleted the comic without responding
Two days after the review was posted the comic was removed from SmackJeeves. The comic is still up on two other sites, but this is a good start.
We can't be sure it was deleted thanks to us, but the timing seems suspect.