19-06-18 Make it fair

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19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Giz » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:05 am


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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Passing Through » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 am

Their sins found them out very quickly this time. Impressively so I'd say.

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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by OllieOrOlly » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:19 am

Must be emphasised how exceptional the emotion in the art is - get a palpable sense of the characters' each feeling.

Now, I guess cue the "how long have you been there?" question... And waka waka, I guess. Peggy and DiDi might've been there the entire time, and their prior experiences occurred much earlier to this current meeting? Unlikely, but also unlikely is the not-so-pristine apartment door being both unlocked and silent.
Old hat having newcomers crash an awkward situation at its most embarrassing, but it works fine enough, as well as being a more palatable and less frequently used option in the strip than the arrivals to walk in upon an X-rated scene.

Peggy appears nonplused (a little sense of surprise at hearing Gary saying such things to Zii, but not shock), which makes sense as she and Gary have an established casual relationship, although one might wager her time around life-threatening spy crap earlier that day has still kept her senses numbed. Rather sly to keep DiDi's face hidden, so her reaction is still up in the air; likely possibilities seem like either her desperation for an orgasm will make her insist upon a threesome (or fourway to be *polite* to Peggy), or she will flee in a melodramatic yet DiDi-like fashion.

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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by lordoffiling » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:36 am

My guess is that they've been there long enough to hear the last three words and nothing else.

Also: Zii's expression in Panel One? Good lord, Giz, how did you do that!? There's so much going on there.
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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by TheFoolishOne » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:13 am

I'm guessing they also just heard the last 3 words, which is funny enough as itself, since they are so extremely speedy at arriving back at the apt which must be the next house down next to the hotel :D. Also, is it going to be ménage' a quatre now? ). O.O (of which I would approve) ^:)^

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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by AnUnconcernedCitizen » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:27 am

Due to the nature of the phrase "blow me", Peggy and Didi might believe that Gary and Zii are actually fighting. If so, then we'll probably get to see a) relief that they were misunderstood, b) guilt (more on Zii's part) that they were definitely about to have sex, and c) regret that they were interrupted as their partners take them to separate bedrooms for some "stress relief".

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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:17 pm

Yep, Giz is presumably having a lot of fun broadening Zii’s range of depicted facial expressions.
lordoffiling wrote:
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My guess is that they've been there long enough to hear the last three words and nothing else.
That’s my guess too. Of course, Peggy is sane and rational enough to ask for some context — what this was all about — before she passes any judgements, and honest enough not to get hypocritical about Gary not being faithful to her. But DiDi is another matter; she’s fully capable of any amount of solipsistic nastiness these days.

Though I dunno. The way this scene has been set up — with nobody actually in flagrante and all — almost suggests that we may be about to get a semi-rational conversation between these four. Just to change things up a bit and facilitate the comic moving to its ending if so, I suppose.

Also, I’m struck by the way that Gary is actually being a bit more verbally explicit and blunt than has usually been the norm in this comic. It’s never been shy about sex, obviously, but people in the strips don’t often talk about “screwing” and “blow jobs” in so many words on screen. I’m sure that they use such words and cruder plenty off screen, sure, but writing things that way keeps the tone light and naughty rather than crass or crude. I guess that one could say that Gary is still a bit too nerdy to have mastered the art of erotic euphemism, or that he’s now too mature and honest to duck the plain truth when necessary.
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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by sukebe senpai » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 pm

If DiDi and Peggy arrived at the scene only to hear and see Gary shout "BLOW ME, Zii", then they could possibly construe it as a fight.
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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Storm-forge mystique » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:56 pm

Well, I think we may have actually hit what Didi might call "le dénouement."

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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Error of Logic » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:01 pm

This reminds me very strongly of the time Suzi messed up her relationship with Erik -- and this time, she can't blame Sonya for setting things up.

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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Antinerd » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:39 pm

Memo to G & Z: Make a sex tape already and leak it to the Internet.

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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Spidrift » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:42 pm

Storm-forge mystique wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Well, I think we may have actually hit what Didi might call "le dénouement."
Three syllables?
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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Don Alexander » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:25 pm

The music for this strip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfe8tCcHnKY

(first 30 seconds or so is sufficient)
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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by ven » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:02 pm

Man, this comic has gotten so predictable it's not even fun any more.
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Re: 19-06-18 Make it fair

Post by Don Alexander » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:20 pm

Spidrift wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Though I dunno. The way this scene has been set up — with nobody actually in flagrante and all — almost suggests that we may be about to get a semi-rational conversation between these four. Just to change things up a bit and facilitate the comic moving to its ending if so, I suppose.
Less talkie more wafflie. :|

(And with wafflie, I mean... Erotic euphemisms and all that. :P )
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