Thread: Sealioning
View Single Post
Old 10-21-2019, 01:08 AM
Kimstu is offline
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 23,046
Originally Posted by Riemann View Post
When you have to explain what your cartoon was supposed to mean, it's a poor cartoon.
I'm not defending the artistic/literary quality of the cartoon. I'm just pointing out that the cartoon's author has made it unambiguously clear that he intended the other characters' disparagement of the sealion as a metaphor for criticizing a certain type of asshole behavior. Not for any kind of gratuitous abuse or unjustified prejudice against anybody's "immutable characteristics".

So yes, using the common term "sealioning" to mean a particular form of asshole behavior is the correct interpretation of the cartoon, as opposed to SlackerInc's willfully ignorant version of it.

Last edited by Kimstu; 10-21-2019 at 01:09 AM.