dmra wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:20 pm
From Sandra taking up with Senna, to being discovered by Domenico and her big break being a completely unprofessional freak out at a games launch it's been clear that this comic isn't concerned with realism. And part of that unreality is that we don't see much background activity. We're told Domenico is a famous photgrapher but we've barely seen him in action and I can't remember ever being shown a single image that he's taken. And we've seen almost as much of Tatiana the dominatrix obsessed with her boss as we have Tatiana the efficient office manager. Add in jewel thieves and not one but two revenge plots and it's pretty clear that SoTR makes little or no claim to be a documentary.
Yes, but let's review that again. Okay, perhaps we haven't (I can't recall now and don't feel like going back to see whether the comic ever let us look at any of his photo efforts) seen Domenico's images ourselves, but we have
seen Domenico attempting to do photography,
an effort that was really only hindered by a difficult model. Perhaps we see Tatiana the Dominatrix as much as we see Tatiana the Office Manager, but we at least have seen
signs that Tatiana apparently does
that latter job. Perhaps the jewel thief subplot was wacky, but the comic didn't have to tell
us that Aina was a skilled jewel thief while simultaneously showing
us that she's anything but. Instead, we saw Aina's skills firsthand.
With Zoé, not only don't we see evidence that she's a competent manager, but we actually see evidence to the exact contrary. Doing nothing but blowing your top and raging at people all of the time is the opposite
of being a competent leader. So the comic wants us to believe that she knows what she's doing, but then it actively shows
us that she does not
To be clear: the comic has never shown us that Domenico sucks at photography, that Tatiana has no idea how to manage an office, or that Aina is a clumsy, incapable thief. Zoé stands alone
as the one character shown
to be actively terrible
at her job. Hell, even Sandra can function well as a model as long as she's kept away from booze, and she's
an irresponsible child in a woman's body.