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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by Arkadi » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:45 pm

Gil Hamilton wrote:I'm... not sure why people think that Sonya and DiDi are going to hook up here? They don't know each other and are currently about to start getting into a fight. They aren't going to jump each others bones.
...except that maybe they are! ;) This comic's characters know when to leave logic and common sense aside and play by the Rule of Funny.
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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by Spidrift » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:15 pm

Gil Hamilton wrote:I'm... not sure why people think that Sonya and DiDi are going to hook up here?
Porn movie logic. Two naked women in the same room; obviously, they're going to have sex.

No, this isn't actually a porn movie. But not everyone seems to have noticed that.
Copper wrote:Do you... always grab people's breasts after you sneak into their apartment, Sonya?
That's not a Sonya problem, it's a DiDi problem. Amber did something similar, in public, when they first met. DiDi is a supernatural entity with mind-warping powers.
Arkadi wrote:This comic's characters know when to leave logic and common sense aside and play by the Rule of Funny.
But "everyone has sex with everyone else" isn't especially funny, and isn't generally how this comic operates.

Not that I'm assuming anything. The cast does seem a bit prone to weird stupid arbitrary actions lately. But I think that a half-naked catfight (which is easier to make funny) is still more likely here.

Now, doodling idly with possibilities rather than making predictions - the most logically likely cast member to walk in on that (or for that matter on hot girl-on-girl action) would be Gary. So let's assume that he does, and that he gets some idea as to the reason for the fight (or an offer to join in that action). At that point, even if he doesn't get any nookie, he should surely have to realise that no less than four gorgeous women are lined up to offer him sexual services, as of this one night.

Okay, Gary is a sweet-natured, dumbly noble guy. But there must be limits to the self-restraint that flesh and blood can permit. Could he really limit himself to a sexless relationship with a deranged phallophobe at that point? How do you keep them down on the farm, now that they've seen Paree?
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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by Shardphoenix » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:40 pm

By the power of author`s arbitrariness. ;)

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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by Spidrift » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:46 pm

Sure. And we've seen a fair bit of that lately. But I was just doodling possible actual consequences for a plausible near-future plot event.

It also ties up with something else - it makes Chanelle's appearance in Gary's most recent scene more than just a throwaway punchline. But very likely I'm trying much too hard here.
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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by Odd Man Out » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:14 pm

Spidrift wrote:That's not a Sonya problem, it's a DiDi problem. Amber did something similar, in public, when they first met. DiDi is a supernatural entity with mind-warping powers.
Don't forget that Zii also checked quite thoroughly herself. Oddly, it only seems to be women with this habit. Kinda curious about how she got out of the strip club's backstage without more groping.

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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by thebitterfig » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:33 pm

Copper wrote:Do you... always grab people's breasts after you sneak into their apartment, Sonya?
Why else would you break into an apartment?
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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by perlchild » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:12 am

Kiggy wrote:Um, shouldn't Didi have said "Mains Froides" instead?
Spindrift wrote:Nah. DiDi only speaks as much comedy Franglais as a US audience will tolerate (i.e. not much).
She has one word of french in every panel but that last one, which is the most she's used that I can remember too...

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Re: I like where it is going...

Post by Fluffy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:25 am

Shardphoenix wrote:Gary walks into his room to find Sonya and Didi actively making out.
Sonya: Oh, Gary, want to join?
Gary: WTF?
Didi: Oh, Gary, I`m so happy you broke up with Yuki! She wasn`t good for you at all!
Gary: *EPIC BOOBS DETECTED! SYSTEM FAILURE! SPEECH SYBSYSTEM SHUTDOWN!*
Yuki: WHAT? YOU DUMPED ME???
Funnier still would be if he comes into the apartment and hears Didi getting off. But ater having been blue balled for the last - what? Three days? - instead of being intrigued, he instead shakes his head and leaves, muttering something akin to 'This is the LAST thing I need to hear tonight' - thus, denying himself a good show and a possible invite.
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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by brnleague99 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:23 am

Shardphoenix wrote:
Spidrift wrote:Okay, Gary is a sweet-natured, dumbly noble guy. But there must be limits to the self-restraint that flesh and blood can permit. Could he really limit himself to a sexless relationship with a deranged phallophobe at that point? How do you keep them down on the farm, now that they've seen Paree?
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Re: I like where it is going...

Post by dmh3000 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:24 am

Fluffy wrote: Funnier still would be if he comes into the apartment and hears Didi getting off. But ater having been blue balled for the last - what? Three days? - instead of being intrigued, he instead shakes his head and leaves, muttering something akin to 'This is the LAST thing I need to hear tonight' - thus, denying himself a good show and a possible invite.
And then he goes to hang out with Matt, only to walk in on Matt and Kiley in the trademark position we saw in strip one.

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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by Gil Hamilton » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:26 am

Artemisia wrote:Because it would be more titillating and fun if they started fighting and ended up effing :p
Even though Didi is straight? ;)

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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by brnleague99 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:34 am

Yuki's (or, Garrhieu) made her cum in her sleep several times. :p

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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by ExLibris » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:40 am

Gil Hamilton wrote:
Artemisia wrote:Because it would be more titillating and fun if they started fighting and ended up effing :p
Even though Didi is straight? ;)
DiDi may (or may not) be "not bisexuelle" as she claims, but I think this strip just adds to the evidence that she's incapable of relating to a man other than sexually. Here, she welcomes the news that Gary has broken up with Yuki because it gives her an opportunity to put his talents to use. It seemingly doesn't occur to her to wonder what Gary's feelings might be. Likewise, until Zii of all people pointed it out, she didn't realise that Matt thought they were in a relationship and might be upset if she got some Gary loving. Her response was to try to break up with him. By text. And then we have her inability to remember the names of any of the men she dates, her lack of reaction when she discovers that Zii is seeing Erik, and so on. The only relationship she has where she's emotionally involved is with Sandra, so it's no wonder she mistook that for a sexual attraction.

I think this has always been an aspect of her character (and it's probably explicable by the fact that she's never had to work to gain the attention of a man), but it's been foregrounded more and more recently, rendering DiDi less and less likeable in my opinion.

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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by Gil Hamilton » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:50 am

brnleague99 wrote:Yuki's (or, Garrhieu) made her cum in her sleep several times. :p
By several times, you mean "once, maybe", right? :)

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Re: 24-11-12 He needs comforting

Post by GCRust » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:47 am

Spidrift wrote:Could he really limit himself to a sexless relationship with a deranged phallophobe at that point?
Depends on what Gary wanted out of the relationship. Which, I'd point out, is something not even HE knew the answer to when asked.

Personally, I'm rooting for a Sonya/DiDi Hook Up, mostly because it gets both of them out of the way for a bit. DiDi finally gets her conscious orgasm, and Sonya can go take a long walk off a short pier for all I care. Woman's so deep in the closet she's found Narnia.

Incidentally, that would be one way of finishing her story arc off. Get her with a Man and have her realize men just don't "do" it for her any more. Extra points if it's with Gary, because that would mean we'd be left with a heck of a recipe for drama. A Gary that has cheated, and gained nothing substantial in the experience.
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