The "Beet Labor" 9
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T_Deines 11th Sep 2016, 4:02 PM edit delete
T_Deines
Uploading a day early since I think I might be afk tomorrow..? I dunno. *__*

Edit:
Since it won't be explained in your face for awhile...

My dad hires people because its business. He doesn't really care who it is. But he would rarely have feelings for those people. Even his kids.

Edit Edit:
To put it plainly, my dad was racist.

The "Beet Labor" 9

11th Sep 2016, 4:02 PM in Walkman
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Magnificent Dandelion 11th Sep 2016, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Magnificent Dandelion
Well then.
RJDG14 11th Sep 2016, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
RJDG14
Probably the first aggressive page so far... It's a pity that racism like this still occurs in parts of the United States. I wonder if he'd have got so nasty if she'd been white.

It's all starting to come together now. It feels as if he has found cheap labour, based on (I believe) the lack of discrimination law in some states at the time.
T_Deines 11th Sep 2016, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
T_Deines
I'd say its less so, especially where I'm from. The diversity really increased when the oil boom hit in 2007. Even more so now. Its a whole different community.

No, he wouldn't have. My dad was less than pleasant. Like, he hates everyone, just some more than others.

Anything to distract from business.
TheD-Wrek 11th Sep 2016, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
My dad was kinda the same. I'd hear stuff like this all the time back the day.

I gotta say... In the midst of all this. I am super impressed by Zach's huevos status. Brave kid. Foolish, but brave. I salute ya, Zach. Stay strong, brotha! o7
T_Deines 12th Sep 2016, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
Yeah :/ That's so lame

xD "huevos"
o7
alston123 11th Sep 2016, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
alston123
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang.This got so rough so quick. 0_o

Man, real life problems. :(

I really like how you're working this into the story. Racism is something everyone has to deal with.
T_Deines 12th Sep 2016, 4:08 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
Thank you. At the time, the whole summer was a bit over my head. I was just so stoked to not work alone. My dad would often jab at them (not to their faces) and I'd not understand why. My siblings did.

When I got a bit older I became really aware of what happened. It annoys me that I couldn't have done anything really. What I am still glad about is that I worked with them. There's a lot of that summer left out. I stayed at their house, I watched cartoons with them, had ice pops... I like to think that I made them feel welcome. I considered them all friends.
MST3KFan 11th Sep 2016, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Zach's got some balls...though they're probably going to be taken away after this. Yikes.

Like a house cat facing off against an angry lion.
T_Deines 12th Sep 2016, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
xD That expression.

Its true though, challenging a parent is eggshell territory.
CiciEnixa 11th Sep 2016, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
:< Zack nuuuuuu...
Kevtrev 12th Sep 2016, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
Kevtrev
I can't even ... why how wat HOW does anyone hate someone that much based on nothing but their skin color?! Just hoooooooooooow?!

Sigh, I dunno. Guess I should be glad I can't relate to that sort of mindset.
T_Deines 12th Sep 2016, 4:19 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
I don't know, honestly.

It was tough enough to write. I don't get the why, but I know the person that feels this way.

I put it in here because it made a huge impact on me. It made me realize a lot of things over time. And thankfully, led me down in the opposite direction where I can't fathom the mindset.
azureXtwilight 12th Sep 2016, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
azureXtwilight
Dad is racist.

Goddamnit racist dad.

Burn dad burn.

For once I am on Zach's side.
T_Deines 15th Sep 2016, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
*saves this comment*
Jackarais 12th Sep 2016, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
Jackarais
Zach's gonna get his ass kicked isn't he :(
T_Deines 15th Sep 2016, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
Well...
Yes.
Respheal 12th Sep 2016, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Respheal
Aaaaand now I'm sad :C Saw this coming, still sad. Also terrified. Holy crap that second-to-last panel is scary.

Zach's gonna need a second grave for his huevos.
T_Deines 15th Sep 2016, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
a lil mini tombstone.
Outlaw 14th Sep 2016, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Wow... This page cuts... um... deep.
I really, really, really wasn't expecting that turn AT ALL.
However, you handled it splendidly. Zach is one tough kid for his age and I'm damn proud of him.
T_Deines 15th Sep 2016, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
Thank you!
*salutes*
rufiangel 15th Sep 2016, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Oh my gosh, how can a page make me love Zach so much and yet fear so terribly for his life :'DDD well of course I know he'll live, but... oh man... is this why he gets those tats? D:

Seriously though, I love how you did this page, with us following Jayden from his room and creeping over to the staircase. I can really feel like I'm with him, and I connect with that last panel so much. ;_;* You are a master T.Deines <333
T_Deines 15th Sep 2016, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
About tats:
No, that's another problem all together. xD

And thank you! <3
Its really really tough sometimes to pick a pov with multi charas. I want to show all but too many locations *u*
Fish 19th Sep 2016, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
Saidion 21st Sep 2016, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Saidion
Oh i get it! the title is "Beet Labor" because hes going to get beat.
Jackarais 23rd Sep 2016, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Jackarais
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Nyomi 8th Nov 2016, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Nyomi
I was scREAMING at this page!!! Oh my god I think Zach just became my favorite character.
T_Deines 9th Nov 2016, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
T_Deines
I was screaming when I uploaded it

I'M GLAD BECAUSE <3
BlueDragon 30th Apr 2017, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
Oh dang! Shit just got real o_O