victim impact statement 189

22nd May 2023, 9:34 PM in victim impact statement
victim impact statement 189
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22nd May 2023, 10:01 PM
oh god the ramifications of constantly invoking the past........
22nd May 2023, 10:03 PM
23rd May 2023, 12:19 PM
oh shit oh fuck not the rammies!!!!!!
24th May 2023, 5:31 AM
22nd May 2023, 11:06 PM
uh oh! Uh Oh! Oh No! OH NO
22nd May 2023, 11:16 PM
Claire sucks but damn girl has had it rough
23rd May 2023, 12:25 AM
I'm not sure if this kind of comment is considered spammy/annoying but I've been reading webcomics for an embarrassingly long time & this one is the one one that's ever consistently had me on the edge of my seat & checking for updates every. single. day.

I'm so genuinely fascinated by all of these characters & wherever their lives are going, thank you for making this comic <3
23rd May 2023, 4:56 AM
psst! use an rss reader! it will tell you when there are updates :]
23rd May 2023, 4:10 PM
Seconding the use of an RSS reader!
23rd May 2023, 1:19 AM
Oh god the danganronpa blood
23rd May 2023, 1:52 AM
you know they all read it on the something awful thread too
23rd May 2023, 10:56 AM
Am I misremembering, or was Claire the one with the slushy that was mostly vodka?
23rd May 2023, 12:49 PM
yep -- the implication (or i guess MORE than an implication but i'm forgetting the correct word) being that she's developed an unhealthy relationship with drinking as a result of everything her family's been through. she's also been shown drinking alcohol many times since then, the most recent being when audrey was trying to get her out of bed
23rd May 2023, 1:39 PM
she was
23rd May 2023, 1:32 PM
Brought it up on Twitter but the implication that Claire found Haylie’s *arms* first…. Fucking hell this comic is horrifying
26th May 2023, 10:41 PM
oh holy shit what a thought
27th May 2023, 10:14 PM
god damn no wonder she punched milo
23rd May 2023, 8:47 PM
Amazing and haunting update!
23rd May 2023, 10:32 PM
Well no wonder Claire punched Milo in the face.
23rd May 2023, 10:51 PM
Reeds's a real testament to how well this comic is written that a cartoon arm with candy-coloured blood can become stomach-turning gore in context.
24th May 2023, 8:35 AM
I like how this comic uses symbols, like the significance of the bloody arm here and the clothes characters are wearing during certain key events.
24th May 2023, 9:15 AM
Everyone's talking about the blood, but I'm impressed by how the colour of the arm obviously signifies postmortem paling in the context of the skin tones presented throughout the comic
24th May 2023, 11:44 AM
i was having the same thought!!! the desaturation of the green blasted me back in my seat when i first read the update
28th May 2023, 11:59 PM
A comparison, for anyone who hasn't been paying attention to the skin tones (... like me)
24th May 2023, 11:05 AM
damn. just.. god damn.
25th May 2023, 11:58 AM
It's kind of funny to see the people on here who think that 'it'll hurt your feelings' is a reason not to pursue justice etc. Feels very 'prey mentality'.
25th May 2023, 1:05 PM
she's literally triggering herself into a flashback on stage, she's defeating her own purpose. then again old conservatives are always moved by crying white women so that might help her actually, but still at what cost because this bill she's destroying her brain for isn't going to do anything for her personal trauma and her psyche. if this bill does pass she's not only not going to get personal justice but she's also left with the trauma she's been reminding herself of every day and we know she's not gonna go to therapy for it.
27th May 2023, 2:16 PM
So she shoudn't bother trying to help anyone else and rapists and murderers will keep running around free. Gotcha.
27th May 2023, 4:13 PM
implying harsher punishments for incarcerated people (or that the american carceral system in general) actually helps anyone, including the victims of violent crimes, is sooo funny you are hilarious
28th May 2023, 2:48 PM
so you're pro rape and murder. gotcha.
28th May 2023, 6:10 PM
you guys need to be more subtle about your trolling
28th May 2023, 10:55 PM
29th May 2023, 2:46 PM
yeah either that or you have a baby brain lol
29th May 2023, 9:16 PM
hey that's ableism >:(
30th May 2023, 12:02 AM
being a baby is a disability
27th May 2023, 6:24 PM
LSKDH none of us still even know what the bill is actually about. in page 166-167 Aaron says they think it's about "giving minors harsher sentences when they commit crimes" which from just that information alone sounds like it will give prosecutioners an excuse to give harsher sentences to minors who commit nonviolent crimes, which are probably a lot more common than minors who are rapists and murderers. Just because a law works the way it's supposed to sometimes doesn't mean it won't harm more people than it helps
25th May 2023, 10:15 PM
The use of the word "justice" here is sort of begging the question.
28th May 2023, 11:43 PM
Replying to amy: But is what Claire is pursuing really "justice"?

I think I've thunk about this on a couple of pages before, but if I have my details remembered correctly, Haylies Law has no effect on Griffin or Milo. It may prevent any other Griffin or Milo-like teens from getting off with lighter sentences, but the individuals who caused the shitstorm for Claire will still get to live their lives. Not only that, but Haylies Law may also affect teenagers convicted of crimes which pale in comparison to what Griffin did -- as well as minorities, should prosecutors look for an excuse to keep them in jail for longer.

Edit: Realized the question has been begged
29th May 2023, 12:54 AM
claire seems to be pursuing closure more than justice. she wants to feel like she's doing the right thing which this is to her, because in her mind it feels like she's taking initiative and doing SOMETHING rather than nothing. i can sympathize with that especially because she's only 21 and hasn't had the real world experience to know that the american justice system isn't a black and white system and that bad people don't get punished because existing laws and systems are abused in the perpetrators' favor and not because more laws dont exist to punish them properly.
25th May 2023, 9:40 PM
caught up!!! this comic is so good and raw and frick
31st May 2023, 12:55 AM
the line work/shapes in this panel look great

rest in peace, haylie