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25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

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Post by Storm-forge mystique » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:48 am

...RUN, Angel.

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Badman! » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:53 am

Part of me want to see Yuki to go with Angel and to have karma strike at Zii.

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by OllieOrOlly » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:57 am

Wa, wa, waaa... Angel had better learn how to speak more literally if they are to not go insane from Sonya's impulsive, baffling remarks.

Anyway, since Yuki has learned of this dramatic development from Sonya, rather than Zii, plus her existing antagonism with (or at least against) DiDi, perhaps she will also defect to Angel's band? Yet, seeing how Angel immediately disregards their band mates if they can find someone better, maybe Yuki would have hesitation? Though, she probably won't pick up this nuance so simply.
Regardless, Yuki seems too loyal of a person to defect at this time, even with learning of Zii's self-absorbed apathy towards her own band; if she does decide to join Angel's band, it would befitting with her "Japanese and Canadian double politeness" to consult with Zii first.
Thus, Zii's accidentally awesome band will be nothing but her and an untalented - or just incredibly inexperienced - fangirl of Izz; the latter might also abandon her idol if she realises and doesn't forgive how Zii values her own self-gratification above everyone and everything else, thereby finally some sort of karmic retribution will strike Zii - probably not too significantly in her hedonistic personal life, but certainly be a setback for her supposedly precious music career.

Addendum: kudos for the characterisation of Yuki. For me at least, she went from one of the more irritating characters, to more promising, to annoyingly easy to manipulate, then finally to a rather interesting and likeable character (in spite of some still inexplicable decisions).

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Spidrift » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:07 am

I don't think that the comic will be subtle enough to have Yuki talk to Zii about this; she's impetuous, she's probably feeling betrayed, and she quite likes Angel (and kinda likes Sonya despite herself). And Zii's absence from two rehearsals in a row does make it look like she's abandoning the band. I suspect that Yuki will have been talked into defecting within a strip or two.

And whadya know -- Sonya is currently taking the slightly higher road of announcing that she's put the Zii thing behind her, rather than swearing revenge and spending all her time scheming. It may not last, and she may still be crying herself to sleep for all we know, but you never know, she may slowly be getting the hang of adulthood.

Now, let's see how Izzy reacts. I'm half-wondering if she'll have dyed her hair black and declared herself gender flexible by the end of the day.
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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by OllieOrOlly » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:13 am

Spidrift wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:07 am
I don't think that the comic will be subtle enough to have Yuki talk to Zii about this; she's impetuous, she's probably feeling betrayed, and she quite likes Angel (and kinda likes Sonya despite herself). I suspect that she'll have been talked into defecting within a strip or two.

And whadya know -- Sonya is currently taking the slightly higher road of announcing that she's put the Zii thing behind her, rather than swearing revenge and spending all her time scheming. It may not last, and she may still be crying herself to sleep for all we know, but you never know, she may slowly be getting the hang of adulthood.
Yuki point - yeah, that's a possibility, too.

Sonya point - I also considered that, although thought it was unlikely to be the *whole* truth. As we know, one of Sonya's most dominant (or frequent) traits is denial; she might be saying she wants to move beyond Zii and doesn't care about her anymore, however, with her long history of denial, it is plausible she isn't simply "moving on," but is also still scheming about something regarding Zii yet again.

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Spidrift » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:21 am

Well, at minimum, she at least recognises that claiming to be taking the high road makes her look cooler. And if the Angel thing takes off, well, maybe she'll realise that living well really is the best revenge.

Incidentally, one of the several hanging cliffhangers, when Sticky Dilly Buns went on hold, was that Zii had discovered that Angel was seeing Richie behind Jerzy's back. Well, the context for that set of relationships has changed a bit now. I wonder how it'll be handled if and when SDB comes back next year, as promised?
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Post by Osaru Sensei » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:01 pm

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Chantaru » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:02 pm

Going with Angel IS her revenge.

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by lordoffiling » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:21 pm

We have been building something with Izz since she showed up. Dropping little hints about her copying Zii’s life, hinting at her being a much better guitar player than she lets on, etc.

I think we’re about to get the payoff.
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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Spidrift » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:10 pm

Given that Zii has mentioned playing bass herself, it did look possible that the Troublemakers could reconfigure if they could hang onto Yuki and keep Izzy focussed in her savant mode. Of course, if they lose Yuki, they’re down a drummer anyway.

Hmm. Add a drum machine and go all emo guitar duo?
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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Bat-dork » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:13 pm

I kinda saw this coming, except for one thing. This looks more like a rare moment of honest conversation than one of Sonya's convoluted plans. I still feel the timing is too much coincidence, as Sonya has to know this is a Troublemaker's practice timeslot, but damn. This feels a lot more like plain Karma.

I am normally on Zii's side, but ditching practice and not telling your other band members is inconsiderate at best, douchebaggy at most, so if Yuki decides to leave the band, it will be a well-deserved kick in the shins for Zii.

I still think that Sonya deserved being ditched because of her constant obsessive attempts to break Zii away from anyone she was with, and that it was her fault too for trying to disguise love feelings under the pretense of casual sex. Yet, if she does mean what she is saying here, then she has made the first wise decision I can remember in a long time, so Kudos for you girl! I dislike you less now, and dislike Zii more in direct proportion!

Note: I actually like all characters in this webcomic, they have all brought a smile to my face over the years and I am sad their story will end on this volume. They are all good characters with flaws one may like or dislike, but if they were real, I'd hug them all.

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Waker » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:57 pm

Assuming Yuki does defect, I imagine it will be left to Ozzy to deliver the news to Zii. It's possible in the next few strips for her to interrupt Zii and Didi in medea res to ruin the mood.

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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by Azrael » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:59 pm

By Bat-O-Gram? He bites the head off as a metaphor for Zii's band aspirations?
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Re: 25-11-17 Jigsaw pieces

Post by uzivatel » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:31 pm

I see the word defect, but would it really be the case? I mean, Sonya quit and Zii seems to be ignoring the band, which leaves Yuki as the only active member.

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