Pt. 1 Ch. 2 - Page 3
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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Jan 2015, 11:04 AM

I almost feel like I should say "trigger warning" here.

I know some of you think Chase is a douchebag, and yeah, he is abrasive, but his 'if she weren't a girl' comment is actually pretty accurate for the time. There were no female police in 1925, in fact, it took World War 2 for us to even consider a female police force, and even then they were just 'neighborhood patrol', not officially police.

Read up on the history of women in the police force in america, it's really shameful, but interesting!

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ProfEtheric
7th Jan 2015, 11:28 AM

You gotta roll with the accuracy, man. I wouldn't worry about the trigger warning, because it looks like Clara is perfectly capable. You can't change the past, but you can certainly show how wrong it was.

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Jan 2015, 12:02 PM

Oh yeah, I know. I was sorta joking, sorta not - and I want to illustrate, absolutely, how silly ideals were back in this era. Not that we've gotten a lot better today but at least we're making progress.

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Miaubol
8th Jan 2015, 5:29 AM

Yes, works well for me. We *see* that she'd make a good cop. And, characters are just characters, they think what *they* think, not what the author thinks. ;)

Cool action scenes :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
8th Jan 2015, 5:37 PM

Good, trying to be 100 % rational and realistic with their depictions as characters, I'm happy it's paying off!

And thank you :) I fear more tricky action shots coming in the future.

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Sleeper
7th Jan 2015, 2:22 PM

Ordinarily I tend not to care about filthy humans in these kinds of stories. I'm very curious what these ones are up to. Well played.

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MistakeNPotatoes
7th Jan 2015, 3:50 PM

Those little rascals, they. Thank you!

Though I think it's time we find out a little more about Jack...

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ProfEtheric
8th Jan 2015, 11:10 AM

I just realized that I can't read this in anything but a deadpan, private investigator voice, possibly with a saxophone providing the soundtrack...

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MistakeNPotatoes
8th Jan 2015, 5:37 PM

Chase has a bit more personality to his voice than that, he's too young to be 'grizzled', but he might be that way at the end of his part in the story...

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Taily
8th Jan 2015, 11:48 PM

I always read him in the tone of Bob Bailey's Johnny Dollar! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmy9aalYbZQ

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MistakeNPotatoes
9th Jan 2015, 2:51 AM

That's pretty good, not too far off. He'd have just a hint more bostonian, but otherwise very close.

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Taily
8th Jan 2015, 11:50 PM

trigger warning for the giant trigger in panel 3 oh my lord chase be careful with that thing

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zaika
14th Jan 2015, 11:47 AM

Oh, the past. LOL Clara is a badass, though. It's obvious. ;)

And that reminds me...if you're interested, Lola Baldwin was my city's (Portland, OR) very first policewoman to sworn in back in 1908. Granted it was to deal with women's issues because why would any man want to deal with that yucky stuff, but still...It's nice to know that *some* women got to be sworn in as police officers/detective back in the day, much like *some* women were so graciously allowed to go to uni to be a doctor or lawyer.

I don't think I can roll my eyes hard enough. LOL

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jan 2015, 3:19 PM

Oh, for sure - yeah, they were hiring women to work at the station and help women with 'women issues' before they started recuiting them as neighbood patrols, and THEN finally cops - but only if they weren't married.

We really suck as a country, but at least we're somehow, slowly getting better.

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zaika
14th Jan 2015, 5:47 PM

I like to think that all of this anti-lady sentiment we hear so much about on the internet is actually the death rattle of oppressive patriarchal ideals. *sigh* One can hope, right?

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MistakeNPotatoes
14th Jan 2015, 6:57 PM

It's going to take a long time for it to disappear, but I feel like this current generation is an important one in that regard. We'll see.. there's a lot of buzz for equality on all fronts, right now!

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