CARVILLE IS A PIECE OF SH*T
oh he did not just
I WILL SLAY
Okay. So, I’m a little rattled. I was not prepared for Carville to be quite this cold/evil. Anyone who calls Owen a stupid little girl is officially on my villain list. Oh dear god. I feel bad for Sam… who we are going to see again here soon right? Last we saw her, her hands were glowing, and she was telling Noah to chill. Speaking of Sam. These last few pages make me wonder what Carville really had in mind when he told her she might not want to go into work.
My blood is boiling so bad
Wow so Owen usually deserves what he has coming to him but Carville can go fuck off into oblivion like the screwfuck he is at this point
I’M GOING TO SET CARVILLE ON FIRE, FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HELP ” I “
I’ll bring the gasoline!
I’ll bring the lighter! this motherf*cker is going down!
Amen to that! We gonna have a bonfire! Followed by s’mores!
count me in.
I have many matches
I’ll bring the torches!!!
He is so screwed. Guess what, Carville? You just pushed Owen’s Berserk Button. And the result will be VERY entertaining. For us, I mean. for you… not so much.
Someone get the popcorn. This is gonna be good.
…anyone else’s heart hammering in seething fucking RAGE…?!
Owen is a trans boy, Carville misgendered him D:<
I’ve never read that before. Where did you see that?
This is the first time its been confirmed in anon, but flip has talked about it on her tumblr at least once.
whoa really? Owen’s a canon trans boy? That’s awesome. Certainly adds depth to his character.
Oh you fucking ASSHOLE.
shiiiiiiiit im stupid
Carville just killed two people but the thing that really set the audience off was the misgendering
fiction messes up our uh… prioritization I guess. Still fucked up but uh…
This is gonna be a NOVEL, i’m sorry–but I think I can help shed a little light on this! Because I can see where you’re coming from, but I think the explanation may take a little unpacking! Bear with me, here! c: The reasons for the explosive response to Carville’s misgendering Owen as compared to, in this case, the violent deaths of Shiloh/Bec are as follows:
1! (I’m cis so I don’t want to speak on behalf of the trans community; I’m just going by my own observation, here :o) Misgendering is, unfortunately, pretty common in the lives of trans/nb/non-cis individuals! 🙁 Murder, as it so happens, is not. I can’t speak for the whole fandom but I’m ASSUMING that none of us, thus far, have been murdered. (again, tentative statement.) In contrast, a fair hunk of the fandom is trans/nb and have experienced misgendering throughout much of their lives! The fact that this transgression is so commonplace, compounded by the sexual/inappropriate/degrading nature of misgendering as an action, makes it much more shocking and intense than murder–especially in a webcomic where murder is often coded as wickedly fun and high-octane (it’s a zombie comic, after all!) It’s the same underlying principle applied to why you’d see a 10,000lb anvil pancake a Loony Toons character ’til they’re soot and marrow, but not see Daffy Duck forcing himself on Tasmanian Devil. 😐
2! I don’t want to speak for Jess/Eli, but from my vantage point Owen’s a character who’s written into the comic in such a way that the audience is meant to, WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT, *care* about him. He’s a very troubled little boy–and yeah, he’s a horrible, gruesome little human being–but he resonates with almost *everyone.* We all love him, we’ve all been along for this ride with him from Chapter… 3?? Whereas Bec and Shiloh are just a pair of misfits who pop up here and again!
3! This should go without saying but you should never ever under any circumstances misgender anyone, no matter how shitty a person they are. I’m sure you know that, but it warrants repeating regardless. Pronouns are not a privilege, they are a right: whether they’re the second coming of Christ or Hitler reincarnate, you use the pronouns they ask you to. No room for negotiation.
I hope I’ve helped illuminate this issue, a little! C: happy reading!!
A++++ explanation, mau5. Thank you for taking the time to put all of that into words. As a member of the trans community, I say you were pretty accurate
you’re cis arent you
Okay if Owen is in fact trans his reaction to the bullies makes SO much more sense.Owen is thirteen so he if he didn’t somehow “turn” before the outbreak odds are he went to a Public Middle School! I know a guy who in that same situation was THROWN DOWN SOME GODDAMN STAIRS! I wish I was joking. 🙁
Does Cult Boy have a death wish? Because regardless why you have hit a nerve. A nerve on a brutal, creative serial killer who murders anyone who pisses him off! It is only a matter of time.
Oh the poor fanfic writers. I mean MB canon is full of whiplash inducing plot twists, but oh god the POwen shipping. With this entire chapter everthing they’ve anyone has written is Very AU now. Yikes.
oh shit oh shit oooohhh shiiittt carville is gonna die he’s soooo gonna die rest in pieces you piece of shit
As a trans man, this fucking gets me.
God, I want that fucking asshole to burn. Owen, babe, get out soon and fuck him up for all of us.
Still hate Owen, BUT Carville is ranked much higher on the hate list for this so, RIP HIS GUTS OUT AND PAINT THE TOWN RED WITH HIM OWEN!!!
carlville, i will BURN YOU DOWN O:< !!!!
no one misgenders owen and gets away with it
On a side note, if Owen is a trans boy, it explains why he’s so short, even for a 13 year old. Although it’s definitely possible, I doubt he went through gender reassignment surgery or hormone therapy. He probably binds–and his being undead certainly has aided in the disguise of his “birth gender”.
yeah i was thinking that too, but my thought was he intentionally cut up or mutilated anything he was trying to hide, since (i think) Sutton alluded to it being intentional
idk why owens face and hands would be patchy, but i can imagine his chest is the same way?
Certain face shapes are considered more “feminine”, like how a prominent chin is “manly” so Owen might’ve been trying to mask that aspect of his face, especially since, being young, his face would have a much more “girly”, “soft” look to it. No clue about the fingers, though. Maybe he had some accident with one hand and wanted it to be symmetrical?
Hey guys, just gonna clear this one up – Owen’s patches are all intentional, self-inflicted and aesthetic. :>
psa “birth gender” is not a thing
I so badly want to see an aware go feral. Maybe this’ll be enough of a trigger?
Now im curious about his relationship with pj. I assumed that Owen was gay and had a crush on pj. But now that it has been offical confirmed this redefines the dynamics of their relationship. Im guessing that Owen was tormented (something that is horribly common in today’s society) for being trans and it really screwed him up. Which would explain why he killed Pj’s bullies and freaked out on pj for not doing anything. Very very interesting.
I’m just gonna plop my thoughts on this here, lol
So, between the look on Owen’s face and the hover text when you scroll over page saying, ‘psa don’t be a carville don’t do this’, I’m going to have to assume “Stupid little girl” relates to his past with Chainey. In which case, I feel as though it’s either going to be flash back time or ‘Owen Smash’ Ubber Berzerk time.
nah its because owen is trans and carville purposely misgendered him
team im worried about owen wright where u at
Wut u got against trans people, son?! Use proper gender pronouns, mothafucka!
I want armless zombie to die just for that irritating wide-eyed worship she’s got going on…
But she’s already dead…
the armless one doesn’t look like a zombie, she seems more like a cult member. she’s really pale, not rotting flesh green.
I really like this idea
Possibly, but that scar on her chest looks awwwwwfully like a autopsy scar.
You son of a bitch.
Man, this story is unfolding so many things! I can’t wait for more!
seeing this page again just really gets me :'(
i know that feel owen. and your murderous rage is completely justified D:<
He’s a canon trans boy and this shithole- motherFUCKER. That’s some heavy shit. I adore that so many people in the comments are pissed of, though. People know that misgendering isn’t ok.
Nonbinary here, ready to straight up murder Carville.
EY HE WANTS TO BE A BOY HOW DaRE YOU BITCHVILLE
I swear bitchville is transphobic oh my god
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