11-07-17 You will not outshine me

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11-07-17 You will not outshine me

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by JTheCreator » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:51 pm

Well, nothing wrong with being blunt and direct. At least now we know her intentions for our nerdy protagonist ;)
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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:11 pm

Uh, that intention... pretty obviously wasn't, until frame 4.5 there. She was just compulsively topping Peggy, until she talked herself into this. Gary isn't even her type, remember.

And Gary's sheer freaking rudeness remains astonishing. I mean, he's flirting with another woman in front of his date. The fact that he doesn't quite understand this just shows that his sheer stupidity has a quality of rudeness all its own. The fact that it's about to get him laid just shows that anyone who still thinks that Gary is "unlucky" is an idiot.
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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by Cortez » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:47 pm

Yeah, Gary is lucky Maura is so competitive.

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by magicrectangle » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Of course this turns into sex for Gary, why wouldn't it? Yet another member of the swirly club, I don't know why I expected anything else.

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:54 pm

It's not really worth complaining about; Gary's insane luck (and pathetic inability to handle the consequences) is just one of the core jokes of the comic now. It's just "harem comedy" dialled up to eleven, I guess.

I am still quite a bit more interested in Zii, though.
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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by edisnooM » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:00 am

Ugh, for pity's sake Gary.

After Gary's awful display during this outing I don't really feel like he deserves any sort of "win" here, but I am hoping Maura doesn't regret her competitiveness, hopefully the Swirly™ will be up to spec. I'm actually kind of surprised that Maura didn't ask Gary back to her place, both to get him away from Peggy but also to "brag" in front of Tess.

Also is emphatically stating that you're going to get naked and jump in the shower a normal thing? Surely the state of dress is usually implicit? Or was that just there so that Maura could yell about getting naked?

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by Chantaru » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:04 am

Why should Gary try to flirt back? He is clearly not interested in her. The only reason he didn't cancel on her is because he didn't have her phone number. Heck, if he was interested, he would have remembered her name. Also, having the opportunity to have sex with someone you are not interested in can seem like luck to some, but it's not to everyone. Gary is probably past that by now.

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by samtheman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:22 am

So is it now time for Sex Contest: Part Two?

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by rogermart » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:38 am

Remember, Gary has been under Matt's wing, so Maura being competitive could lead to her having a real crush on Gary... I know we don't know much about his improved skills because since the beggining of tutoring we've only seen Peggy pegging him and giving him BJs, Sonya having sex with him only to make Yuki angry and violent (which led to 10 minutes of hardcore confusion) and Didi once again not being able to reach orgasm with another guy... But Maura has no story with Gary and no agenda (only to win against Peggy, and Peggy is not in the competition, she is gonna take her well deserved rest while Gary gets lucky again)...
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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by edisnooM » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:17 am

Chantaru wrote:Why should Gary try to flirt back? He is clearly not interested in her. The only reason he didn't cancel on her is because he didn't have her phone number. Heck, if he was interested, he would have remembered her name. Also, having the opportunity to have sex with someone you are not interested in can seem like luck to some, but it's not to everyone. Gary is probably past that by now.
I don't think it's that he necessarily needs to flirt back with Maura (though arguably she's not really flirting here), it's more that he appears to be (unintentionally I think / hope) flirting / complimenting with Peggy while on a date with Maura, which is a pretty jerky move. And I don't know that he's completely uninterested in Maura, I don't think we've really seen the two of them alone or talking / getting to know each other enough to really get any sort of gauge.

Also most cell phone's do keep a log of recent calls so he would presumably still have Maura's number if he had wanted to call it off. And I personally took his forgetting of Maura's name more as a result of his utter social incompetence and panic.

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by Fereshte » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:06 am

I agree with those who are saying Gary is being quite rude here. In every panel, save for the last, he's turned towards Peggy. His body language screams interest in her and complete disinterest is Maura. His torso is open and tilted towards Peggy in the first panel, effectively giving Maura his back. He's always turned towards Peggy, save for when Maura announces she's going to have sexy with him. To make matters worse, Peggy is trying to be kind and complimenting to Maura and Gary instead uses it as a reason to focus on her and her body. Peggy seems to understand how awkward Maura must feel and is trying to make her feel more comfortable. Maura being Maura ran in the wrong direction with that. But still. If this were me on a date with Gary, I'd be pretty fucking pissed at him by the end of the night. Or hurt. He clearly has no interest in Maura and while he doesn't HAVE to, he should've broken off the date rather than be a dick (intentional or not).

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by JoybuzzerX » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:28 am

Gary is being a very terrible date here. I'm not going to say he shouldn't get laid because of it though. It's not like Maura was going out with him because she was really interested in him.

However, maybe it's time Gary learns some common sense and tact. :)

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by brasca » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 am

If Maura knew how Peggy got those rock hard abs she'd owe Tess $50.

Yes, Gary should be more tactful and smooth, but considering his passivity has lead to him getting laid on a regular basis I don't see why he'd want to change what works so well for him.

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Re: 11-07-17 You will not outshine me

Post by Varanus » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:14 am

Fereshte wrote:To make matters worse, Peggy is trying to be kind and complimenting to Maura and Gary instead uses it as a reason to focus on her and her body. Peggy seems to understand how awkward Maura must feel and is trying to make her feel more comfortable.
Is she? Given how favorably she reacted to Teddy's compliment Peggy seems as oblivious to Maura being upset as Gary is (and for her part Maura doesn't seem to be feeling awkward so much as believing Peggy is trying to compete with her and feeling competitive in return). If Peggy really thought this was a big issue then she wouldn't have agreed to sit with them and happily talk with Gary during the movie, would she have?

Regardless, I feel like people are overreacting here, this scene isn't any more extreme than dozens of other instances where Gary and other characters have demonstrated rather oblivious social skills.

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