It becomes even sadder when you realize how true this comic really is. So many are happy to be our friends but when our problems become too real for them, they say ‘I didn’t sign up for this’ and back off. You don’t sign up to be a friend, you are either there for someone completely or not at all.
I think there needs to be a better warning. Your definition of incredibly sad and mine are wholly different. Victimization of a child is beyond the range of feeling that sad conveys. Anger, rage, disgust, appalling, atrocious are more apt in my opinion.
No i think what happened is the father was sexually molesting her, and the rabbit left because he couldn’t handle the problem. He had to sit there and watch. I don’t know, that’s just my interpretation, it seemed like the shadow of the father connotated a more sinister scheme.
wow are you really that heartless?
the reason she doesn’t smile is because she is being abused you moron.
I’ve spent my childhood in an abusive situation. People like you make me sick.
How would you feel if you spent every day of your life being sexually violated? You wouldn’t be a happy go lucky person would you? Think twice before you go insulting people because you don’t understand. No child ever deserves to be abused.
It’s sad, incredibly sad because you know what? It happens in REAL life every day, to a child who isn’t drawn in black and white. This comic is good because it brings awareness to the issue of child abuse. All those who are whining and bitching that this ruined their day are like the RABBIT that jumped out the window. YOU don’t want to see the ugliness of the world in which you live so you want to pretend it doesn’t exist in your imaginary worlds of fun and laughs and SO this comic snaps you back to the harsh reality that exists in the world: Real Monsters instead of imaginary ones. You feel like this comic’s existence ruined YOUR day? Think of how much…day after day is ruined for the children it’s actually happening too.
Here is how I interpreted it. The child has been acting strange and distant, something the mother has picked up and and in an attempt to get her to become more happy she constantly buys her daughter more stuffed animals because she can’t give the comfort her daughter needs. The mother knows full well what is going to happen when the father gets home, continues drinking to forget, and sends her child to bed. The child begins to feel normal and imaginative again, innocence is shown by the rabbit coming to life wanting to play. Then the father comes in and removes all innocence again, forcing the child to throw away any connection to her childish side, hence the rabbit jumping out the window and becoming a still toy again. Essentially the death of innocence. Sad comic indeed, damn you StumbleUpon!