#100: Honesty

Happy 100th comic, everybody! I am incredibly, incredibly surprised and thrilled that I made it this far. It seems like only yesterday I was scrambling to come up with comic ideas with which to start Fudge That Sugar; if you had told me that I’d make it to 100, I’m not sure I would have believed you. (If you then explained that most of the comics weren’t very good, I’d have found that a lot more credible.)

To my readers who have been there from the start and those I’ve picked up along the way, thank you for reading!

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56 Responses to #100: Honesty

  1. bradenbost says:

    My favorite one so far. Good work. I hope this exchange actually happened.

  2. beaglezmom says:

    Happy 100! This is a great one. I may have to memorize that speech word by word.

  3. Billy says:

    Man! Where was this comic 3 weeks ago when I needed it!? It perfectly encapsulates what I wanted to say. Fudge That Sugar for the win.

  4. Weston says:

    Although this is not my favorite comic, in fact I don’t even like it. However congrats on 100, I love the comic and hope you get to a 1000

  5. Kate says:

    Thank you for bringing the comic to us! Great, terrific, satisfying speech. I agree with beaglezmom.

  6. swankybanana says:

    i love you!

  7. Jeff Anderson says:

    And thank you for sharing.

  8. Erin says:

    Happy 100th Kat! xo

  9. TheShortOne says:

    Congratulations! And a happy 100 comics more! :)

  10. Natalie says:

    Excellent work. Also, happy 100th! And many more! :)

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  12. Nellie says:

    What a perfect #100. Soo true and sooo awesome. Thanks and congratulations.

  13. happy 100th!
    My, a 100 already? You’re getting old. Just being honest.

    now on to the next 100!

  14. Mrs.M says:

    hahaha amazing comic!! happy 100th! =)

  15. Sher Bear says:

    YAY!! Congrats! I have been here from the beginning and I love that all I have to type into my browser to get to your site is FU. haha Here’s to 100 more!

  16. heather says:

    Preach it, sister!

    (And grats on making it to 100! May there be many more such celebrations to come!)

  17. milieus says:

    I know this has been said a ton, but congrats!

  18. Dalton H says:

    Excellent~! Happy 100th of course, and I entirely agree. I was just thinking about this the other day–people seem to have a desire to “tell it like it is”, when all that really means is being a jackass for no good reason. I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this.

  19. Mandy says:

    This is wonderful, and SOO true.

    Thanks for this and congrats on #100!!

  20. septentriones says:

    This is honestly wonderful. I’m really glad I’ve been following the comic since the beginning. Please keep making more!

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  22. Leslie Edens says:

    Fricking.Awesomesauce.

    And since someone had the audacity to do this to me the other day at work, i fully appreciate this. The customer may always be right, but sometimes he needs to shut his fracking mouth.

    fin

  23. grimaud50 says:

    Congrats on the milestone. Your blog is one of the very few pages I actually have bookmarked on my laptop. Thanks for the laughs (three times a week).

  24. David says:

    Congrats on 100! You don’t look a day over 50. Just being a dillhole … er honest.

  25. Garret says:

    Just like house, I’ll bet you watch house

  26. VicQ says:

    Absolutely brilliant. Congrats on your 100th!

  27. Bryce says:

    Ouch… well that hits home some what (quite a bit), thanks I guess

  28. blackwatertown says:

    Woohoo – nailed it.

  29. Kaichu says:

    I still like fruit in my desserts. Just being honest :-)

  30. Rae says:

    this is beautiful

  31. Monica says:

    Hilariously Brilliant!! Can’t stop smiling! ;)

  32. Arthur says:

    I wish you’d done this years ago! My dear old mom was perpetually “just being honest” while she verbally slashed people to the bone, and I would have loved to print this comic for her when I still had the chance.

  33. Victor Riley says:

    Great job! This is brilliant! I have to remember this argument….

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  36. pacman says:

    So… after the long, blunt, and honest speech made by the person on the right (in glasses), their words were just as hurtful and cruel as the first person’s words… Got it! Good comic!

  37. My wife is brutally honest at times – which can sound similar to the first panel there. This is not because she’s an asshole, it’s an effect of her having Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism which, it seems, most people do not have a bloody clue about.

    It doesn’t mean she has no sense of right or wrong (that’s sociopathy and/or psychopathy), or that she refuses to adapt to society (she’s probably adapted far more than you, who are reading this, has). It simply means that some times words run, unfiltered, from her brain to her mouth, and being as observant as she is, these words are highly likely to reflect the truth, unpleasant or otherwise.

    So this entire diatribe, to me, comes across as more than a little ableist — despite making a good point. Those of us who do not have brains wired differently, like she does, don’t really have an excuse for being impolite. But don’t go making assumptions about the person you’re speaking to. Most people would not know, even from a lengthy conversation, that my wife was anything but neurologically typical — if perhaps a bit shy.

    • palemare says:

      Saying, “You know sweetheart you should probably lose a little weight,” to a random stranger is not stating a truth, it’s critiquing a woman’s body as a way of demeaning her and making her feel small. I think the intent of the character in the comic was pretty clear.

    • Adapting Autist says:

      I’m an Autistic woman as well and my parents worked very hard to ensure that I understood how to behave in social circles and they held me responsible when I said something inappropriate or hurtful. It took me a while to understand and express my honesty and empathy in socially appropriate ways, but I learned. While my mouth sometimes gets ahead of my brain, I am quick to apologize when something I’ve said is hurtful rather than helpful. It bothers me a great deal when my fellow Auties and Aspies use their position on the spectrum as an excuse to be hurtful. “It’s just how I am–deal with it,” is a cop-out. None of us on the spectrum are stupid–not by a long shot. We can learn, understand, adapt, and apologize when we miss a social cue or say something out of line. That’s part of what therapy is for.

      • This this this. I’m autistic as well, and know quite a few other autistic people including my 8-year-old son, and autism and “some times words run, unfiltered, from [the] brain to [the] mouth” have nothing to do with each other. Indeed, it seems to me that I observe this behavior more often from neurotypicals, if anything – my son and I, on the other hand, tend to *over*-analyze and belabor what we say. What’s more, I would be furious if someone talked about me or my son like this and tried to shield us, with good intentions or not, from the social feedback we need to learn to get the most out of society.

        All that aside, in context, Gert’s comment comes off like a derail / concern-troll anyway. Who’s not thinking about what they’re saying, exactly?

  38. Bellaluna says:

    That’s so true. I have a grandmother that have mean an cruel things to others, and my mother keeps saying that “it’s just the way she is.” But sometimes I just want to say something similar to this, so she knows how I feel.

  39. Wendy says:

    So years later, here I come. This just delighted me, although Gert’s point is well taken. Recently in my 10th grade classroom, one student said something like “That’s a really ugly shirt; no offense.”
    I said, “It’s not magic, you know.” The grtoup of kids involved looked at my blankly, as I’d hoped. I explained, “‘No offense’ is not a magic phrase that allows you to say mean things to people without them getting offended.” They got it pretty quickly, as evidenced by the joke that ran the rest of the period-
    “Hey, Joe. Your mama hates you, No offense!”
    “Yeah? Well you’re the biggest idiot I’ve ever met. No offense!”
    We all were amused, but I think they did get the point.

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  41. OVH says:

    Reblogged this on Multimedium Rare and commented:
    All I have to add is “AMEN!”…

  42. THANK YOU, I was wondering jsut how to word this to someone in my life who DESPERATELY needs to hear this. I will be sure to credit you when I am walking over their prostrate ego when I do!

  43. katondon says:

    Showing deep, heartfelt concern for the offender and offering the phone number of a “great therapist” (you know, so they can overcome the great tragedy of someone being fat in front of them) is also a fun response.

  44. Tsedrait says:

    Reblogged this on Still Not a Writer and commented:
    Ha! “No offense, but you’re a jerkwad.”

  45. projectrevo says:

    So weight issues aren’t something people genuinely care about?

  46. seraph4377 says:

    Reblogged this on Dreams of the Shining Horizon and commented:
    This is what I think every time someone boasts that people can’t take their honesty, or claims that they’re not cruel, just honest. Honesty is not the only virtue, and even if it was, taking pleasure in the pain your “honesty” causes to others suggests that it’s not a virtue for you at all.
    Pity this strip is three years old, and the blog stopped posting not long thereafter. I would have followed.

  47. mamamystic says:

    Reblogged this on asliceofmysticpi.

  48. The Real Cie says:

    Reblogged this on Sly Fawkes and commented:
    Love it to death!

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