Comic 654 - Plain Ignorance

9th Sep 2022, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
654 - Plain Ignorance
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
rufiangel 9th Sep 2022, 6:00 PM edit delete
Heya folks, happy Friday! :)

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Archangel Daniel 9th Sep 2022, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel
Huh. Guess I was wrong. *insert alt text of this page here*
A. Moose 9th Sep 2022, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
Fairly unusal twist given the kangaroo-style on display previously. (Guess I wasn't entirely wrong on the socialism.) Maybe she's trying to pull the same sort of vibe as the judge in Jeeves and Wooster S01E01 Jeeves Takes Charge, first scene, the court.

Still bonkers to set it up this way. Let's see what her ulterior motives are.
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
@Daniel: It does all seem to be going some kind of way, eh? ;P

@A. Moose: XD Could be a bunch of kangaroos still?
Zane 9th Sep 2022, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
While she does seem to be right and kinda on Nemi’s side, this condescending tone and belittling of her intelligence would make me absolutely furious.
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Hehehe, I am terrible but happy the page is raising hackles XD
megados 9th Sep 2022, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
This does look a little better. . . . if somewhat insulting.

Happy Mid-autumn Festival to you! :D
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Juuust a little bit XD And thank you! I hope you had a good weekend too, even if it wasn't a holiday over there :)
sigpig 9th Sep 2022, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
So...Nemi's going to be convicted for Stupidity?
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
That happens sometimes doesn't it? XD;
mjkj 9th Sep 2022, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
Well, let us see where that will bring our Nemi...

@alt text: I want to hope so, but somehow I doubt it will...

@R/N: happy festival 🥳
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, mjkj! :) I hope you had a good weekend too, even if it wasn't a holiday over there :3
melaredblu 9th Sep 2022, 11:46 PM edit delete reply
While I'm hopeful this detour will somehow turn things in her favor, this whole speech of hers is making me SOOOO ANGRY.

Which is a testament to how much you've made us come to care about your characters.
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
<3 ;v;* Thank you mel, that is a huge compliment! Also please don't mind me cackling evilly in the background over here, it's so bad of me to be so happy about this XD
Guest 10th Sep 2022, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
It seems likely she is trying to pre-emptively spike the “I didn’t mean to commit treason” defense by establishing that it is still treason, whether Nemi meant it or not.

She also seems — with this latest twist — to be speaking to an audience. Not the court, and not Nemi — for whom she seems to have very little personal regard. Which begs the question: Who? I wonder if this trial is some kind of political campaigning ploy. “If you don’t want the poor and disadvantaged of Deca to continue to commit irretrievably stupid actions to sabotage our war efforts, you really need to increase financial aid and social services in that region,” or something like that. I suspect she doesn’t care enough about Nemi one way or the other, overmuch, which means she won’t really care if Nemi is shown leniency, … as long as she gets what she really wants.

Just a theory.
Gilrandir 10th Sep 2022, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
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Evervigilant 10th Sep 2022, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
I could be if you don't want the poor, ignorant, disadvantaged of Deca to be a "dangerous combination" then something need to be done about Deca. It could be something good but usually it's bad, like really bad but called "good". For their own good is usually the term used. Could be Deca needs more oversight, law, order, for their own good and the safety of others. I can see this being a case where Nemi is the pawn used to make things much worse for Deca. Doubt there will be much leniency, after all examples must be made so other ignorant people in Deca won't make the same mistakes. Now I could and probably am 100% wrong. I hope so for Nemi and her family's sakes.
megados 10th Sep 2022, 3:26 AM edit delete reply
Well, yes, this could be a preface to addressing some of the causes of crime (or treason in this case). Two types of reduction measures are mentioned: get tough and crack down on crime, or the institution of programs designed to combat poverty. Possibly both. I don't think Shera seems to be a compassionate soul, so it seems a stretch to imagine she intends to use this as a means to allow an opening through which she can let Nemi off the hook, but isn't it just that kind of unexpected twist that makes it interesting?
Gilrandir 10th Sep 2022, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
I don't think Shera wants leniency for Nemi ... just that she won't fight too hard if someone else proposes it -- as long as Shera gets what she wants. I think the trial is providing her with a platform ... and that may be one reason why Nemi is being prevented from saying much in her own defense. "I have a carefully orchestrated script designed to present all my points of argument in the most favorable light, and your attempts to inject mitigating circumstances and reasonable doubt are screwing it up. Just be quiet and let me get through this, and I don't really care what happens to you afterwards. Arrangements have already been made."

Who knew that Kijini and Star Trek Cardassians had so much in common? ^_^
megados 12th Sep 2022, 3:33 AM edit delete reply
"Who knew that Kijini and Star Trek Cardassians had so much in common? ^_^ "

Both in their court systems, and in circumstances surrounding those living in poverty. :)
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
@Gil: You don't know how many times I've done that commenting on other comics on ComicFury XD; It just happens sometimes! And I appreciate your theory very much :D
DLKmusic 10th Sep 2022, 2:27 AM edit delete reply
She started this whole thing off by intimidating Nemi while she was in her cell, so I'm not sure she's interested in offering any kind of leniency here.
I don't think Shera's the type who hunts for sport, as it were, and this is an awful lot of effort she's put in if all she wanted was to teach a stupid teenager a lesson.
DLKmusic 10th Sep 2022, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
I wonder what game Shera is playing at here. I'm pretty sure it ain't tiddlywinks.

And for what it's worth I will take Ignorant compassion over informed malice any day of the week.

Although I still have questions about Stiles, it never sat right with me that a weapon-smith was in a war zone but had nothing to do with the war... For the record, this is going down as an unanswered question.
Evervigilant 12th Sep 2022, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
I had a crazy idea that maybe Stiles was there to prevent his handywork, his weapons from being used in the war. Maybe he actually doesn't support the war and hates the idea of his creations being used to kill in such a senseless manner as war. He was trying to take them back and got injured. Being used by a people in adventuring and such is different than the scale of slaughter seen in war. I think he assaulted Nemi to try and protect her. He knew she was going to get in trouble for helping him and by hitting her I think he tried to make it look like she wasn't or had helped him under duress. That's just my optimistic side thinking out loud though.
DLKmusic 12th Sep 2022, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
I would feel a lot better about him if that were true, not gonna lie.
Still getting the feeling that there are more facts to come out that are pretty ugly though...
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
@Evervigilant: I just wanted to say I'm enjoying your comments (and everyone's comments!) very much <3 thank you X3
rufiangel 16th Sep 2022, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
@DLK: Very good questions indeed, DLK :D