29-08-17 A lot to talk about

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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by SilentChaos87 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:22 pm

Can somebody remind me how many strips we have left in this chapter? Hell I'm having trouble remembering how this one even opened.
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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by Spidrift » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:23 pm

About eleven.
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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by edisnooM » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:11 am

Yeah that facade didn't really last long at all, not that that fact should be surprising of course.

I'm not really sure where this goes from here myself, and honestly the last few strips have kind of thrown me for a loop. Zii going from being "in lust", in her own words, with Didi and trying to rebound into her pants to at least appear to have genuine feelings (her short lived anger sort of fizzled too). Didi's seemingly large obstacle of developing an actual emotional connection apparently just nudged lightly aside (her conclusions from her conversation with Roxie still kind of perplexes me too).

It sort of feels like we've had a bit of a timeskip over some character development or something.

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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by rogermart » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 am

SilentChaos87 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:22 pm
Can somebody remind me how many strips we have left in this chapter? Hell I'm having trouble remembering how this one even opened.
10. This is strip 1340.
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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by Error of Logic » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:37 am

It doesn't help that "talking" is a euphemism already used when Ms. Nielsen seduced Vyndicatordecepticon's mother. She probably told that story to her friends and acquaintances.
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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by KittyHat » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:19 am

Spidrift wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Do you really think that DiDi has any real understanding of other people's feelings, rather than just sentimentally projecting her own ideas onto them?
I sure don't, at least, because ...
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DiDi has lost several points of IQ since then
This. She really does seem to have gotten noticeably dumber, doesn't she?

Anyway, that deception sure ended quickly. Now I guess we get to watch the fallout.

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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by Spidrift » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:34 am

The characters have suffered a bit from flanderisation, even as the artwork has become more polished and delicious. DiDi has got dumber while Gary has become ever more hopelessly geeky. Zii has survived relatively well, though, presumably because she started with slightly more complexity, which gave her the chance to avoid becoming a self-parody.
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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by capicoli » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:54 pm

edisnooM wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:11 am
Yeah that facade didn't really last long at all, not that that fact should be surprising of course.

I'm not really sure where this goes from here myself, and honestly the last few strips have kind of thrown me for a loop. Zii going from being "in lust", in her own words, with Didi and trying to rebound into her pants to at least appear to have genuine feelings (her short lived anger sort of fizzled too). Didi's seemingly large obstacle of developing an actual emotional connection apparently just nudged lightly aside (her conclusions from her conversation with Roxie still kind of perplexes me too).

It sort of feels like we've had a bit of a timeskip over some character development or something.
It happened way too fast. I can buy Didi slipping into love with zii, she fell in love with kiley after a couple of hours. Zii's change is what throws it out of whack. She went from lust to love in no time at all and it seems they are playing it straight unlike with Kiley where it is a misunderstanding. After jung's comment on her being more focused on Gary during her complaining I expected this to go somewhere else.

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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by Spidrift » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:29 pm

Or Zii is feeling the lack of a bit of old-fashioned romance, and has more of a sentimental side than she likes to admit. So when DiDi went into her romantic spiel, Zii fell for it, in a genuine but shallow way. Which might mean that it won't stick; easy come, easy go.
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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by OllieOrOlly » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:43 am

Spidrift wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:55 am
"Surprisingly"? Come on, it involved DiDi doing something involving thought. A sensible gambler would have had this down as a good each-way bet.
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Re: 29-08-17 A lot to talk about

Post by Don Alexander » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:30 am

I can only a bunch of other posters, panel three expressions are hilarious. Giz is such a great artist!

Also hilarious how DiDi dumps pancakes on Gary's head in the second of those old linked strips. :D He doesn't even notice.
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