Vivienne reassures Alays. Who seems… reluctantly on board with this. And Jassart is passing notes in class. Naughty man. See what Vivienne does next when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics! Please support us on Patreon! We’d love to have your support!
Like the gun? It’s been hanging around in the background for a while.
When I wrote this page months ago, I wasn’t thinking about Harvey Weinstein. With recent events, I can’t unsee it here. Patronage has come in many forms through history. Weinstein’s version is particularly odious, but it can manifest through soft power as well. Viv gives Alays a class promotion, now Alays is pretty much obligated to do Viv favors. Whether it’s a “good ol’ boy” network, calling on fraternity/sorority contacts, or even using relationships made by parents, we see patronage at work in our society today. Ever wonder why children of famous actors become famous actors? Or children of professional coaches become professional coaches? Even George Washington joined the Freemasons because that was what you did to make contacts and get ahead in his day. It’s an element of classism that ensures that the rich and powerful stay that way. While Weinstein’s actions are beyond the pale and should land him in prison, I’m not sure how you can remove patronage in its entirety without destroying all interpersonal relationships.