April 1st, 2007


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Discussion (10)¬

  1. Serene says:

    Ooh, caught my own sexism. Assumed Digger was a male. Is this the first time you used the female pronoun?

  2. DeltaEpsi-Lama says:

    Actually it was mentioned first on the 4th comic

    The first thing a young wombat learns is that if she’s lost… there’s a direction she can always count on to go somewhere… straight up.

    and it’s been mentioned a number of times since.

  3. Kisame says:

    I figured it on the pervert joke

  4. Tenshi says:

    i don’t get it… why is digger a girl?

  5. Wisknort says:

    Weird thing: I got it back on page 3 or 4 where Delta referenced, but the pervert thing didn’t make much sense to me anyway.

  6. Brian says:

    @ Taneshi Why is Digger a girl? Um, because she has two X chromosomes?

  7. Valerian says:

    Took me a bit on the pervert thing – but you can see lines indicating a certain fullness in the chestal area in that panel and the others around it – so I took that to be what people were saying was proof of femality (I’m just making up words all over the place lol). Actually I thought it was a bit ambiguous right up to this point – her thoughts on the learnings of a young wombat in the fourth comic could be generically female especially being raised in a strongly matriarchal society (interestingly so is the hyena society – coincidence?). The lines themselves in the pervert panel could have merely been indications of the plumpness of earth rabbits that the hyena hunting party was salivating over. But here the statue actually refers to Digger as “her” which is the first actual verbal indication I’ve seen.

  8. Nicole B says:

    You know, I’ve read through this comic three times now, and I own the first book, and I only just now realized why Digger was accused of being a pervert (thanks to these comments, mostly!) I guess my mind just isn’t that corrupted.

  9. Lee says:

    Why *shouldn’t* Digger be a girl?

    Cue long discussion about “default settings” and fictional tropes. tl;dr version: if you think there has to be a *reason* for a character like this one to be female, the problem isn’t the character, it’s your unexpressed assumptions.

  10. JET73L says:

    On an entirely different subject from the rest of the comments, I always wonder how people can get their qus so thick. (Is that even a qu, or does the shaving down to a small circle make it a different hairstyle?)