PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:32 pm

Fluffy wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:30 pm
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:23 pm
and she knows that they’re not in contention for Felix, given that Ramona has a partner
You sure about that? Seems the thought bubble in the last panel in this strip indicates that Zadie thinks Ramona is into Felix; simply based on how she's flattered by Felix's compliments.
She reckons that Ramona has noticed Felix’s appeal. Which is a tiny bit catty of her, but possibly, well, true. Felix probably wouldn’t get away with that overdone flattery if Ramona wasn’t enjoying being flattered by a cute guy. Which is not to accuse Ramona of planning to be unfaithful to Jung; faithfully paired-up people can still notice cuteness.
She's coming off as Sonya light.
Except that Sonya, not being light, was at least fun about this sort of thing. I mean, when she offered to model for someone, she actually got naked in the process...

Gods, I hope this scene ends soon. It’s beginning to remind me of Yuki and the lightsaber.
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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by Lokitsu » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:57 pm

Ramona having a partner certainly doesn't mean much to Felix at least. His actions in this strip seem more deliberate than someone who flirts for the sake of flirting. Whether he's buttering up the potential boss or hitting on a lady who he knows is in a relationship, his actions seem a little sleazy.

Zadie's instant obsession reminds me (unpleasantly) of Zii and DiDi in the early days of MA3. Please don't tell me this is going to result in a triangle between her, Aaron and Felix.

As far as Ramona, I think she's still unsure of herself enough to let someone like Felix butter her up without calling him on his BS. I'd guess in a few years she'll be confident enough to enjoy his flirting without being quite as charmed by it.

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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by Valkog » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Spidrift wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Gods, I hope this scene ends soon.
That's basically my thoughts on all three of the scenes we've had so far. I'll give it a couple more, though, just to be safe. You never know, it really might get interesting eventually. Maybe once Zadie goes away for a few strips and we can focus on someone else.
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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by jish55 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:06 am

Lokitsu wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Ramona having a partner certainly doesn't mean much to Felix at least. His actions in this strip seem more deliberate than someone who flirts for the sake of flirting. Whether he's buttering up the potential boss or hitting on a lady who he knows is in a relationship, his actions seem a little sleazy.
Yeah, that was my issue since he started flirting with Ramona, and I can understand it being his nature at first, but he's been pushing it more and more every page, and I'm becoming more wary of him now. What I'm more concerned about is the possibility of Ramona going the typical MA3 route, which I really hope she doesn't.

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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by vampire hunter D » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:14 am

Zadie wrote:NOTICE ME SENPAI!!
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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by samtheman » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:42 am

Zadie is really starting to get on my nerves. At least Ramona is showing some self-control. And I'm still predicting Felix already has a girlfriend and he's only flirting to get the job or he's just a natural flirt.

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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by EmptyHat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:35 am

samtheman wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:42 am
Zadie is really starting to get on my nerves. At least Ramona is showing some self-control. And I'm still predicting Felix already has a girlfriend and he's only flirting to get the job or he's just a natural flirt.
Felix is probably in love with Gary.

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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by SailorDh » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:14 pm

Waiting on Jung to catch him at it and beat his ass for it...

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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by Valkog » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:53 pm

SailorDh wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Waiting on Jung to catch him at it and beat his ass for it...
Yeah, I'm sure Jung is insecure enough in the relationship to resort to violence. That's a character trait you can immediately recognise from even a cursory glance at his appearances so far.
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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by SailorDh » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:21 am

He was nice enough to give the guy an interview cause of Gary. He might see it as a stab in the back.

If Aaron finds out before Jung does, Jung will find out really quick.

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Re: PTC 11-06-19 With those curves

Post by OllieOrOlly » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:14 am

Spidrift wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:23 pm
OllieOrOlly wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:42 am
Zadie is... not good. Manipulative, dishonest, jealous, and now seems spiteful.
She doesn’t strike me as spiteful; she seems more desperate. But not desperate in a good way. She’s not attacking Ramona, and she knows that they’re not in contention for Felix, given that Ramona has a partner; she’s just making a bigger and bigger idiot of herself in an attempt to get his attention. And like I said, that degree of desperation really isn’t a good look.
God forbid letting positive attention stay on Ramona for the moment - who, from dialogue, clearly has self-esteem issues - but instead, me, me, me.
Ramona doesn’t look to me like she has really serious self-esteem issues. She just comes across as a quiet, sometimes shy person; plenty of those around. We saw in her SDB appearances that she needed a little moral support from Angel, but when push came to shove, she could slap both Angel and Dillon down as hard as they deserved. I’d put her well within the “well-adjusted” range of personality types.

In fact, she comes out of this strip rather well. I get the impression that she’s guessed what’s going on with Zadie, and is cheerfully taking the piss out of the other woman as she fully deserves.

Felix, on the other hand, is beginning to get on my nerves. It doesn’t matter whether he’s flirting with Ramona to be sure of getting the job, or just out if habit; he’s laying it on far too thickly. It’s all a bit Theophilus P. Wildebeest.
I'm not sure how nude modelling would pan out, since this comic feels like it is sticking to a safe for work approach; perhaps some awkward framing or maybe it happening off-panel would be the solution?
Giz has shown that she’s perfectly capable of using competent scenery censorship, should it be needed.
Yeah, desperate in a bad way is a better way to put it. "Spiteful" was just the only word I managed to scrape out of my brain.

To clarify, I didn't think that Ramona had *serious* self-esteem issues. That said, I think you're probably right by saying it is simply her being bashful.

And I do know that Giz can masterfully sculpt a sexy scene, regardless of how censorship frames it. I was merely making an onservation about how such a display wouldn't exactly gel with the really tame world of the new comic.

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