23-11-17 I like to be flexible

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23-11-17 I like to be flexible

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Post by Passing Through » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:30 am

So it was Sonya the Egyptians named their river after, I did wonder.

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Post by LegendaryKroc » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am

Edit: Sonya, Queen of De-nial. Lol.

If I were in a mood to criticise, I'd complain about that old chestnut falling again and still not cracking from overuse, and maybe for this strip having the feel of needless filler.

But no, I've seen today's Dangerously Chloe! strip. This one is just fine. Cheers Giz!

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Post by OllieOrOlly » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am

The prevalence of darkness is a little on the nose, however, it is certainly effective at emphasising the fact that dark dealings are underway.
Though, seeing how Zii is the "heroic" counterpart, I can't quite figure out which side to support; Angel has been established as a Prima Donna who got mad at Zii for screwing a guy she/he fancied, except Angel (to my knowledge) hadn't actually revealed they had feelings for the person, so their rage at Zii was perhaps a deflection of remorse from themselves.
So, Angel is a melodramatic and apparently violent person who holds unreasonable grudges, while Zii is a narcissist with basically sociopathic disregard for anyone or thing when she can satisfy her lust and ego; is this what TVtropes would consider "Evil vs. Evil?" :))

I know it is running gag with Sonya denying she is a lesbian, yet it seems a bit too passed its *relevance*, since she not only had accepted she was in love with Zii, but also had multiple sexual encounters with Yuki; I understand Sonya denied being a lesbian because of a negative stereotype she believed, however, it seems ridiculous (even for her) to still be so defensive about being considered a lesbian - regardless of the likelihood she is actually bi.

Anyways, I'm intrigued about where the story will head from here. :)

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Post by Badman! » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:49 am

This is going to be horribly right...

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Post by OllieOrOlly » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:50 am

LegendaryKroc wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am

But no, I've seen today's Dangerously Chloe! strip. This one is just fine. Cheers Giz!
Haha! Well, that is a super low bar, and I think it is safe to say this side of the Pixie-verse easily overcomes it, even on its worst day (which isn't today, old joke notwithstanding).

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Post by worldshaking00 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:51 am

Makes one wonder if Yuki & Izzy have their ears pressed up against the wall shared between both rehearsal studios. Although Yuki is also the type to just kick in a door. If it was ambiguous to Yuki before, it should be plain as day now that Sonya is not in their band any more.
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Re: 23-11-17 I like to be flexible

Post by Spidrift » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:21 am

LegendaryKroc wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am
If I were in a mood to criticise, I'd complain about that old chestnut falling again and still not cracking from overuse, and maybe for this strip having the feel of needless filler.
And I'd have to agree, really.
OllieOrOlly wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am
Though, seeing how Zii is the "heroic" counterpart, I can't quite figure out which side to support...
Oh, FFS. This isn't a bloody sports match. You aren't required to "support" anybody. Just break out the popcorn and sit back.
OllieOrOlly wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am
Angel has been established as a Prima Donna who got mad at Zii for screwing a guy she/he fancied, except Angel (to my knowledge) hadn't actually revealed they had feelings for the person, so their rage at Zii was perhaps a deflection of remorse from themselves.
So, Angel is a melodramatic and apparently violent person who holds unreasonable grudges, while Zii is a narcissist with basically sociopathic disregard for anyone or thing when she can satisfy her lust and ego; is this what TVtropes would consider "Evil vs. Evil?"
How about "Idiot vs. Idiot"? Or, more likely, "Human Being vs. Human Being"?
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am
I know it is running gag with Sonya denying she is a lesbian, yet it seems a bit too passed its *relevance*, since she not only had accepted she was in love with Zii, but also had multiple sexual encounters with Yuki; I understand Sonya denied being a lesbian because of a negative stereotype she believed, however, it seems ridiculous (even for her) to still be so defensive about being considered a lesbian - regardless of the likelihood she is actually bi.
It's a very tired joke; I can't believe that anyone with a mental age greater than six is still laughing at it. Though ironically enough, a lot of the point of today's strip is Sonya having her horizons expanded a tiny bit more, which has always been her big plot arc.

Incidentally, I'm getting a sense off the first couple of panels that all the other members of the Pretty Boyz may have quit on Angel, not just the bass player. If that's correct, it definitely increases the chances that Angel will be happy to try to recruit Yuki.
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Post by Milnoc » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:50 pm

Oh, no! Not again! :))

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Post by rogermart » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:38 pm

It's a running gag, just like Sheldon knocking on Penny's door, or Ross yelling "We were on a break!", or Barney saying "It's gonna be legen-wait for it-dary"...
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Post by samtheman » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:55 pm

But it's a running gag that stopped being funny.

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Post by Error of Logic » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 pm

Please stop, Sonya. =_=

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Re: 23-11-17 I like to be flexible

Post by JoybuzzerX » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:13 pm

OllieOrOlly wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am
The prevalence of darkness is a little on the nose, however, it is certainly effective at emphasising the fact that dark dealings are underway.
Though, seeing how Zii is the "heroic" counterpart, I can't quite figure out which side to support; Angel has been established as a Prima Donna who got mad at Zii for screwing a guy she/he fancied, except Angel (to my knowledge) hadn't actually revealed they had feelings for the person, so their rage at Zii was perhaps a deflection of remorse from themselves.
So, Angel is a melodramatic and apparently violent person who holds unreasonable grudges, while Zii is a narcissist with basically sociopathic disregard for anyone or thing when she can satisfy her lust and ego; is this what TVtropes would consider "Evil vs. Evil?" :))

I know it is running gag with Sonya denying she is a lesbian, yet it seems a bit too passed its *relevance*, since she not only had accepted she was in love with Zii, but also had multiple sexual encounters with Yuki; I understand Sonya denied being a lesbian because of a negative stereotype she believed, however, it seems ridiculous (even for her) to still be so defensive about being considered a lesbian - regardless of the likelihood she is actually bi.

Anyways, I'm intrigued about where the story will head from here. :)
I thought it was a matter of Angel not telling the guy, but Zii, the best friend and band mate, knew.

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Re: 23-11-17 I like to be flexible

Post by rogermart » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:30 pm

samtheman wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:55 pm
But it's a running gag that stopped being funny.
Then it's an Overly Long Gag
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Re: 23-11-17 I like to be flexible

Post by Spidrift » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:56 pm

No. That is a single gag that just gets deliberately s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out, and is explicitly “Not to be confused with Overused Running Gag”. However, the latter only applies if the writers acknowledge that the gag is being overused...

No. Sorry. This is just a weak and illogical running gag.
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