Date: 2019-03-15 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I first read this as the original short story and it didn't make a huge impact. The thing that jumps out at me when reading the comic is just how long it takes for these guys to realize they're in ... well...a Neil Gaiman story.

(Granted that's more common than it should be. American Gods and Anansi Boys are among my favorites and it took Shadow and Fat Charlie forever to notice the obvious)

Date: 2019-03-15 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
To be fair, it's not clear when Shadow realized what was going on, since it is stated he mostly doesn't care about anything after discovering his wife had an affair with his best friend.

Date: 2019-03-21 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejadrew
To be fair, I think that's actually the point. That the two boys are so laser focused on getting laid, and so invested in the idea that girls are so WEIIIRD and MYSTEEEEERIOUS and ALIEEEN that they are incapable of recognizing the fact that they are dealing with actual goddamn aliens.

That being the case... this story has never done much for me, specifically because of the dumbass PoV characters. I think Gaiman views them as sort of... ruefully relateable? Like, remember being a horny teenaged boy, readers? Man, we were dumb, haha. But as one of the inscrutable alien creatures known as girls, I just found them obnoxious.

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