SO I HEARD IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY @therealjacksepticeye WELL THEN HAPPY FRIGGIN BIRTHDAY TO YOU MY FRIEND! I just wanted to try you out in a Disney-ish style?? Is it Disney?? I dunno..ANYWAY…HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY AND DO FUN STUFF. WE LOVE YOU AND STAY SAFE!
~from your lovely neighborhood art college student..Liz. May the memes be with you, always :)….(and yes i did listen to that song for hours on end)
This is more to organize my thoughts about Seungbae because this last chapter was a refreshing break from Sangwoo’s antics, and I’m honestly surprised by the vehement and angry backlash Seungbae has been receiving?
He’s not meant to be a perfect cop operating within the parameters of the law because that would be way less entertaining, and the point would be moot because if there was a competent police force to begin with then it’s likely Sangwoo would have been caught. Remember that even though Seungbae was demoted, he’s this supposed hotshot detective from Seoul that this smaller police force doesn’t like. His rogue actions fit almost perfectly into the Cowboy Cop trope. Because Killing Stalking is almost purely about conflict, there’s more than one antagonist. Sangwoo against Bum, Bum against himself, Seungbae against Sangwoo, Seungbae against bureaucracy, etc.
Outwardly, Seungbae seems crazy to his peers but to us, the omniscient readers who see everything, he fucking figured out the whole thing. That’s something we shouldn’t forget about, his perception and intuition is clearly sharp. He got a good sense of Sangwoo’s fake ass personality in the beginning, while everyone else is still on his dick (literally and figuratively). It’s not just dumb luck, dumb luck would be stumbling upon physical evidence to solve a case.
Seungbae is spot on and we all know it, his main issue is gathering the evidence for it, but this webtoon might go on for a couple more seasons and we just began the second one so we have plenty of time to see how Seungbae’s case develops.
Also people taking the scenes between his coworker and the club boy way too seriously, it’s not that deep.