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23-01-18 Very considerate

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by CEOIII » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:35 am

Awwww. True friends.

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 am

Oh, so the last wasn’t a scene end, because we have to be told again that these two are heterosexual life partners. Oh well. If it drags on into the next strip, though, I shall be quite cross.

And honestly, this strip was unnecessary. If we’d cut away, and just seen these two back together the next day, and somebody in-universe had asked what happened and Tess or Maura had said “We’re friends! Of course we made up!”, I’d have believed it. But this strip actually makes the making up less plausible, by showing it as a weird and implausible radical double mood swing. All for the sake of some minimal fanservice (presumably the bras get edited out in the print volume) and a weak joke.

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by samtheman » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:38 pm

I'm hoping for a new SDB strip on Thursday and a plot switch for Ma3 on Saturday but I'm not going to hold my breath for either one.

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by lordoffiling » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:08 pm

I like these two. Really, I seriously do.

BUT!

I mean... am I wrong in feeling like we’re wasting precious strips here? I feel like an asshole saying it, so I’m probably wrong, but, this is the last chapter of MA3 *ever*, and there is a lot to wrap up. Why are we spending so much time on a pair of minor characters?
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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by Quinlan1973 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:20 pm

That's a good way to end this particular story arc. Otherwise things were heading for a Sonya/Yuki match-up and we've already done that.

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by worldshaking00 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:11 pm

For the most part I agree with @Spidrift and a few others here. The remaining comic strips might have been better used with other plot resolution, rather than B & C-list characters getting some already established character development reinforced. Lynn is still horny. We still don't know much about Damien and his exact reasoning for running an all-female wrestling school (and his potential relationship with Roxie). Tess and Maura are still comic relief BFFs. We did however get a little more into Lynn's head through her come-on's to Maura: that Lynn is one of the more charismatic characters in the comic but her plans & advances are not able to survive versus thick-skulled dunces; that Lynn and Damien aren't strangers; and that Maura is not into women sexually and that Tess would have been her go-to advisor to figure out Maura's 'one exception' female she'd sleep with.

Although I did get a chuckle over how twerked their faces and bodies got by panel 3. I don't know if they were subconsciously channelling their wrestling overacting or what, but I was getting some serious Macho Man or Hulk Hogan vibe off of how fuckered up they were displaying their rage (sorry: them, Andre the Giant, and few ubiquitous other former wrestlers are about my limit of wrestler knowledge... in case there are other over-the-top ragers in the wrestle-sphere.)

Their commentary also puts to bed why their dresses did not get shredded in the fight in the restaurant. It is a little nice to see their characters make up, fan service included. I also approve of their non-sexual relationship. Yay for friendship.

It does make me wonder if Lynn's plans will survive contact with Didi.
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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by BlairFan » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:12 pm

Yes, the word 'bitch" is so passé. Of course she should have called her "byotch."
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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:26 pm

samtheman wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:38 pm
I'm hoping for a new SDB strip on Thursday and a plot switch for Ma3 on Saturday but I'm not going to hold my breath for either one.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:08 pm
I mean... am I wrong in feeling like we’re wasting precious strips here? I feel like an asshole saying it, so I’m probably wrong, but, this is the last chapter of MA3 *ever*, and there is a lot to wrap up. Why are we spending so much time on a pair of minor characters?
If that makes you an asshole, there are a lot of us assholes here.

But, on reflection, I suspect that our category error is assuming that very much will be wrapped up at the end of this volume. I think that, aside from the problems of advertising income, G&D are just plain bored with writing the main cast here. So they’re messing about with new secondary characters, and in a hundred strips’ time, everything will be left about as well wrapped up and finalised as Eerie Cuties and Magick Chicks ever were.
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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by Antinerd » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:28 pm

Has it occurred to anyone yet that with the rabidness of the fan base there will be a lot of fanfic around to "tie things up?"

We aren't talking Masterpiece Theater here.

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:50 pm

And one way you can tell it’s not Masterpiece Theater is the untidiness and lack of satisfying resolutions...

Hell, I’ll very possibly write some of that fanfic myself. But fanfic isn’t as good as decent writing by the actual creators. Ever.
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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by Khazuki » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:07 pm

I guess I'm just about the only one who actually liked this strip? Okie dokie.

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by themacnut » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:39 am

No, I was amused by it as well. But I'm also ready to move on to another set of characters now.
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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by OllieOrOlly » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:17 am

I found it an enjoyable, if a bit too long, detour centred around some amusing tertiary characters.*
The exaggerated expressions in panel 3 were worth being shown the closure to the friends' latest spat.
Thus, a side story that acceptably reinforces elements that may affect the main plot; it could've been trimmed back a bit, but it was still a fairly enjoyable comedy of errors with some nice fanservice for flourish. :)


*Possible trigger warning: Negative remarks. Opinion unrelated to current update - Hell, I much prefer the goofiness of Maura and Tess over that wretched Matt, as well as the increasingly unlikeable main characters; I don't find Gary as horrible as Zii or DiDi, but it can be frustrating around him when his newfound spine isn't quite sturdy enough for him to cease stupidity sooner, rather than passively go along for a while because polite.

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Re: 23-01-18 Very considerate

Post by Vitocap » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:44 am

We are at strip 1396.

Giz said she would restart SDB at around 1400. Getting closer...
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