04-01-18 Prince Charming

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04-01-18 Prince Charming

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Storm-forge mystique » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:13 am

And now Lynn turns into a car.

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by OllieOrOlly » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:30 am

Haha! I do enjoy Maura's cluelessness, especially since it knocked that smarmy, almost creepy smirk right off of Lynn's face.

While this isn't the *main* story, got to admire the effort to clearly display the distinct emotional climbs, dips and plateaus given even to the minor characters; quite effectively portrays Maura's overall upbeat mood as she is, to her, in safe, enjoyable company, in contrast to Lynn's rather far-reaching journey of confusion, lustful pride, and ultimate exasperation as she faces someone who is sincere yet oblivious.

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Treader » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:58 am

Storm-forge mystique wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:13 am
And now Lynn turns into a car.
About time - why should Dangerously Chloe get all the swordfights?

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Zorlond » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:36 am

Ah, that moment when the chessmaster has all their pieces in their proper positions, ready to initiate the final sequence to seal their opponents' fate... and realizes that their opponent is playing Battleship. :))

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Valkog » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:38 am

In before liars mention the friendzone myth.

Arnie here is the new antagonist I think.
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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Spidrift » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:09 pm

Ah, Maura. A certified dim character in a comic full of generally dim characters.

The problem for me is that certified-dim characters in Ma3 invariably wind up being incredibly rude to somebody out of pure stupidity. And I don't care what anyone thinks of the target of their unintended rudeness, that just makes me annoyed with them. Basic politeness shouldn't require a high IQ, and rudeness is just rude.

Plus, Maura's last line here requires stupidity beneath and below plausibility, purely for the sake of a punchline.
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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Opus the Poet » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:39 pm

Density nigh unto neutronium. Under what rock do they find these characters? :)) B-)
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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by magco2000 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:25 pm

Sonya, it's you?
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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Spidrift » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:12 pm

To give G&D credit, they manage to make their dim characters dim in different ways. Sonya seems like someone who’s just got out of the habit of using a perfectly adequate brain. She usually gets stuff right when she just tries, and she’s pulled off some effective evil plots. She just jumps to simple-minded conclusions too much of the time. DiDi, on the other hand, seems to live on a different planet — probably Planet DiDi. She has no real grasp on reality, and because Planet DiDi is run for DiDi’s benefit, she doesn’t bother thinking at all.

And Maura... frankly, just now, she seems to be just plain stupid. I’m not seeing any more complexity here than that.
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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by worldshaking00 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:55 pm

For True_Avery.
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Sorta saw that response coming. Maura is attracted to men, especially the masculine ones (or at least display masculine attributes). A more physical display of virility would probably help, Lynn, but a restaurant (you frequent regularly) probably isn't going to be the best location to show off. Now if there was a dance floor, like her thought bubble suggested...

Enjoy your scotch, Lynn. Successfully romancing Maura tonight and your tasty beverage are both probably on the rocks now.
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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by leann123 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:59 pm

I'm getting tired of these arcs focusing on characters that have I have no interest in whatsoever.

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by Cortez » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:06 pm

Well no offense, but the strips aren't exclusively for you.

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by JoybuzzerX » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:28 pm

Spidrift wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:12 pm
To give G&D credit, they manage to make their dim characters dim in different ways. Sonya seems like someone who’s just got out of the habit of using a perfectly adequate brain. She usually gets stuff right when she just tries, and she’s pulled off some effective evil plots. She just jumps to simple-minded conclusions too much of the time. DiDi, on the other hand, seems to live on a different planet — probably Planet DiDi. She has no real grasp on reality, and because Planet DiDi is run for DiDi’s benefit, she doesn’t bother thinking at all.

And Maura... frankly, just now, she seems to be just plain stupid. I’m not seeing any more complexity here than that.
Well, she could be in the area of "Why would this famous person be interested in me?"

Also, as she isn't gay, she may not be thinking to much with the idea of Lynn is hitting on her, especially since Lynn made mention of being interested in Didi, and that's the reason she's there anyways.

So any and/or all that could easily be playing against Lynn.

If you were helping someone hook up with someone else, would you think "They want to hook up with me."?

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Re: 04-01-18 Prince Charming

Post by BlairFan » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:29 pm

Lynn is smart, and Maura is dumb. So the more Lynn drinks (alcohol), the more even in intelligence they will become. :-?

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