13-07-17 I over-competed

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by Dorgengoa » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:49 pm

Alternate ending: Rather than jump Gary and kiss him, Maura starts singing I Wanna Play by the Dayjob Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qhHaz_qvhM&ab.
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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by edisnooM » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:10 am

Wow, heck of recovery there Gary.

I still think he was pretty terrible on the date, but I found this to be an oddly grown up sweet conversation for both parties. Maura letting the her exterior of competitiveness fall away, and Gary with his oddly insightful sympathetic side.

I'm also glad that now it looks like Maura actually genuinely wants to do the deed, and not out of some begrudging competitive need.

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by JoybuzzerX » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:00 am

Spidrift wrote:Yeah, I guess we've had lesser examples of Gary's Magic Sympathy. It's just that I can't suspend my disbelief for that effect. If being a vaguely nice, sympathetic guy (between long stints of being an annoying dork) reliably got attractive women out of their knickers, the world would be full of happy (if exhausted) geeks. It just doesn't work that way; being sympathetic is at best a starting point, not a deal-closer.

(Kiley was, as I said, a special case. Gary had spent an hour or two being nice at her; it wasn't an instant effect.)
Well, you have to remember, she still has another bet. Yes, she over competed with Peggy, but she still has the bet of "Does Gary take it up the ass?" Which of course, they meant, like the boys, but she can't find out without doing something.

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by brasca » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:08 am

Either Gary is going to acquire a new skill or Maura is going to have to borrow some of Peggy's toys.

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by edisnooM » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:33 am

The bet could also end up being a fake out, there have been a number of seeming hinted build ups to sharp right turns in the past.

Or after experiencing the full effect of The Swirly™, Maura may end up going back to Tess floating on cloud nine and with absolute certainty that Gary is into girls. And although it seems pretty unlikely, with how things seem to work in this verse it wouldn't overly surprise me if Tess then became interested in Gary as a result.

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by Swiftwinged Doom » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:22 am

Spidrift wrote:Oh, Gary may have learned some technical stuff from Matt. But meh, how much difference does that make? He already had the swirly. Knowing that he wasn't just a one-trick pony anymore might be good for his self-confidence, but lack of self-confidence never actually slowed him down much in the run of the comic; it just made him annoying.

(And do remember; Clark Kent is what Superman thinks is a typical Earth human being.)
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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by Spidrift » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:30 am

edisnooM wrote:The bet could also end up being a fake out, there have been a number of seeming hinted build ups to sharp right turns in the past.
That's true. Sometimes, the writers set up a joke or dramatic bit so neatly that they apparently can't find a punchline to match the set-up. All the stuff about the Tempests discussing whether Gary takes it up the butt may end up as a standalone gag, not something to come back to later. I mustn't assume that things that seem to need resolution will ever actually be resolved.

But hey, perhaps this gag will be resolved the same time that the K-bomb detonates.

Incidentally, one hypothesis regarding Maura: If, as Tess said, Gary is blatantly not her type, maybe her "type" is a thoughtless macho moron who's physically incapable of saying anything nice? If that's the first vaguely thoughtful thing that a date has ever said to her, it might just explain why it had quite such an extreme effect on her hormones.
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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by KittyHat » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:36 am

JoybuzzerX wrote:
Spidrift wrote:Yeah, I guess we've had lesser examples of Gary's Magic Sympathy. It's just that I can't suspend my disbelief for that effect. If being a vaguely nice, sympathetic guy (between long stints of being an annoying dork) reliably got attractive women out of their knickers, the world would be full of happy (if exhausted) geeks. It just doesn't work that way; being sympathetic is at best a starting point, not a deal-closer.

(Kiley was, as I said, a special case. Gary had spent an hour or two being nice at her; it wasn't an instant effect.)
Well, you have to remember, she still has another bet. Yes, she over competed with Peggy, but she still has the bet of "Does Gary take it up the ass?" Which of course, they meant, like the boys, but she can't find out without doing something.
Of course, Gary is the "terrible" one in all of this. Somehow.

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by TJgalon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:49 am

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by Azrael » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:51 pm

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by edisnooM » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:07 am

Spidrift wrote: Incidentally, one hypothesis regarding Maura: If, as Tess said, Gary is blatantly not her type, maybe her "type" is a thoughtless macho moron who's physically incapable of saying anything nice? If that's the first vaguely thoughtful thing that a date has ever said to her, it might just explain why it had quite such an extreme effect on her hormones.
That's an interesting idea, if nothing else the characters of Ma3 can be counted upon to have "issues" of some form or another. And conveniently Maura does know of a therapist if she feels she needs to sort things out. It might actually be interesting to see how Kiley does with a patient who isn't interested in sleeping with her (memories a bit hazy, did Kiley help Yuki other than with Matt?).

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by dewelar » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:12 am

edisnooM wrote:(memories a bit hazy, did Kiley help Yuki other than with Matt?)
Considering that was actually how Kiley was introduced...well, as with all things Kiley, it depends on your definition of "help", I guess ;) .

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by edisnooM » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:21 am

True, her techniques are unique.

I remember that she was interested in Yuki's condition, but I it's been a while and I couldn't remember if she actually got around to treating her.

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by samtheman » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:28 am

Now it seems they are rehashing the Kiley jumping Gary plot. Please bring back Senna or at least give Ruby and Dillon guest appearances at some point.

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Re: 13-07-17 I over-competed

Post by JoybuzzerX » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:26 am

I dunno. The last panel is a cute image.

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