Mixed Media

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Most of the preparation for this comic can be found in the following posts:

As to the concept of how media affects us, I do believe that media have a profound effect on how we behave. However, it's not a simple 1-to-1, monkey-see, monkey do effect. Your genes, history, and environment are all strong contenders. That said, repeated exposure to certain types of media (and this is key) without counter-balancing stimulus can lead you down a murkey path to anti-social behavior. Or conversely, to (what is considered by some) "socially desired behavior," such as buying shit you don't need.