Welcome to the first installment of “Ask Rossmom”, where people write in and my mother (yes, my actual mother) answers your queries about life, the universe, and everything! If you like it after reading this one, and want your own questions answered by my mom, write them to systemcomic@gmail.com, subject line “Ask Rossmom”. The first one comes from Jess:

Dear Rossmom,

I’ve heard you have an affinity for dogs. Could you please share your thoughts on Jimmy the murderdog? Does he represent a fear of dogs or a mistrust of animals? Why do you think there are muderdogs but no mudercats, muderrabbits, etc?

—Jess

Dogs are descendents of of grey wolves and wolves have a reputation as being carnivorous (think of Little Red Robin Hood); so, it seems like a natural progression.  I don’t think he represents a mistrust of animals.

A fear of dogs, well, no I don’t think that either; however, I can see how that could be an interpretation.  After all, dogs tend to go crazy at the sight of a mailman.  And, if you have a good watchdog, you’ll hear barking at the scent of a nearby stranger.  Even friendly dogs can jump on you to show their happiness at seeing you and I suppose that could scare someone, especially if you aren’t a dog person.  Hey, to carry it to an extreme, some people could be scared of dogs because of walking out of a room or house coated with fur–you never know. (I considered merely being frustrating.  However, I would never have considered giving up my dog because of its shedding.  Now, when it peed on any male who walked into the house, well, that I considered embarrassing, but still wouldn’t have considered parting with my dog.)

I think (although only Rosscott knows for sure) Jimmy represents an animal whose body can best fit pictures of guns and the name sounds a lot better than Jimmy the Murdercat or Jimmy the Murderrabbit.  Aside from that, cats would generally rather ignore you than attack you and a rabbit is thought of as a furry little adorable creature.

However, as I feel it is my responsibility, apparently there exists “leporiphobia”–a fear of rabbits.  It is rare, but it exists.  Not that this relates to that fear but rabbits “were considered rodents until 1912, when taxonomists put them into a separate family due to their unique teeth and diet.”members of the animal kingdom.

And, those are my thoughts about Jimmy.

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The System 584: Jimmy the Murderdog

He’s back! Kinda.

Did you buy this shirt yet? No, you didn’t. I know this because only two people have ordered it, and one is my mom. I did get asked about a few things, so here’s some quick notes. First off, it’ll be printed on Gildan Soft Style tees. Here’s the measurements I can find on those. Basically, soft like American Apparel without the tight fit (and premium price). Also, I don’t carry women’s sizes in stock, there hasn’t been enough call for them, but I’m happy to order them with a preorder. So if you’re a female person or need a gift for one, now is the time! Come on, look at that cat. Put him on your chest.

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The System 583: Oh Deer

Now available, a new shirt! It’s in preorder, so it’s cheaper now to get it than it will ever be ($15 plus shipping). The only catch is you have to wait until they’re printed, BUT it’s the only time I’ll carry women’s shirt sizes for just about forever. Check it out here or click the image blow:

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The System 557: The Whole Story

More of a post later today.

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Jimmy was recently spotted by Systemic James “Jimmy Hat” Hatton in this video by Devo Spice. Luckily, it’s early in the video so you don’t have to watch the whole thing (unless you really want to):

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The System 492: Death

It’s been reported there was a dog that helped the top secret raid thingy. Why he wasn’t covered in guns and knives is beyond me.

If you’re wondering who Jimmy the Murderdog is (like it isn’t obvious enough), check him out here. He’s been featured a lot in the past (check it here). I’m always asked to bring him back. Here he is. Watch out, he’ll get you.

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The System 436: Making Beds and Destruction

I woke up and made my bed, then I thought about doing this instead.

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Because I love you Systemics, and because a certain unnamed Systemic was kind enough to ask for it, I’ve put together a Jimmy the Murderdog wallpaper and posted it on the Downloads page of the site. Did you ever even go to the Downloads page before? There’s stuff there, and it’s all free. Just sayin’. Or if you’re lazy, you can just click that image above to see it in all it’s glory.

See the Jimmy The Murderdog Wallpaper »

If you really like it, post a comment about it! It’s nice to see feedback.

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The System 404: Web Logic

How long until this works?

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The System 352: Popular Internet Comics

Also learned from experience: self-referential comics never work.

Remember, the CUPCAKE SANDWICH contest is running this week. 2 entries so far, so your chances to win are pretty high! All you have to do is enter.

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