Pub Quest VIII: To Speak That Which Mustn’t Be Spoken

A character in this strip utters language that, under the modern climate, could get you killed in the best of circumstances and drawn out in the street for public shaming in the worst of circumstances. You're just going to have to take my word that it was a different time when the strip was written. I considered excising it completely as I have with other content in the Dead Library, but most of the content I've excised was offensive to me, and this was something that - at the time - I thought was clever. On some twisted level, I still do. For those who aren't "in the know" on my fucked up line of thinking here, the character delivering the offending line is a Pokemon named "Cofagrigus," whose name tripped Game Freak's online swear filter in the games it debuted in, preventing anyone from trading it online without first changing its name. The thinking in my head went, then, that Cofagrigus would be the ultimate internet edgelord, dropping slurs of this caliber at the drop of a hat.

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