11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by Spidrift » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:47 pm

I don't see that as a nightmare scenario. If Ruby takes an active general dislike to Andy, then him pursuing her would be a nuisance, although one thing that Ruby is probably capable of is stonewalling someone she just doesn't like. But a kiss? Even Ruby would recognise that one bad kiss could just be a matter of practice. And short of him sticking his tongue down her throat while groping her, and then burping, there's really a limit to how bad a kiss can be.

After all, a kiss is just a kiss, like a sigh is just a sigh. More fundamental things apply, as time goes by.

Yes, Andy seems to be a bit of an idiot - he really is too dim for a nerd like Ruby - but he's too mild to be a source of nightmares on his own account. Nightmare scenarios are things like "Ruby takes a liking to Andy, but doesn't know what to do about it and so keeps him at a distance, and then Amber, thinking that Ruby isn't interested in him, bangs Andy for stress relief".
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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by Krendall » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:10 am

Damn, Ruby in that last panel is =p~ . Between this and her enjoying taking revealing photos of herself I'm get more and more :x over her by the strip.

I'm guessing (and hoping) that most of her role in the comic is going to be her coming out of her shell, at least somewhat. However, :ympray: PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE :ympray: don't do the usual makeover thing where she ditches the glasses and gets a trendier hairstyle and clothes. I hate when movies, TV, etc. does that to a girl that already very attractive to make her belong to the "hot" crowd.

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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by 'J' » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:15 am

there was a study on the importance of the first kiss a few years back.
A Kiss Is Still A Kiss -- Or Is It? wrote:
Summery wrote: A new study suggests that men and women's views diverge widely on the significance of a kiss and the kiss can have profound consequences for romantic relationships, and can even be a major factor in ending one. In a recently published article, psychologists reveal that many college students have found themselves attracted to someone, only to discover after they kissed them for the first time that they were no longer interested. In a sample of 1,041 college students, researchers found only five who had never experienced romantic kissing and more than 200 who estimated having kissed more than 20 partners.
Research by the University at Albany shows that information conveyed by a kiss can have profound consequences for romantic relationships, and can even be a major factor in ending one.

In a recently published article, Susan M. Hughes, Marissa A. Harrison, and Gordon G. Gallup, Jr. reveal that many college students have found themselves attracted to someone, only to discover after they kissed them for the first time that they were no longer interested. "In other words," said Gallup, an evolutionary psychologist, "While many forces lead two people to connect romantically, the kiss, particularly the first kiss, can be a deal breaker."

The UAlbany study also found sex differences in the importance and type of kissing. Males tended to kiss as a means to an end -- to gain sexual favors or to reconcile. In contrast, females kiss to establish and monitor the status of their relationship, and to assess and periodically update the level of commitment on the part of a partner.


In a sample of 1,041 college students, researchers found only five who had never experienced romantic kissing and more than 200 who estimated having kissed more than 20 partners.

According to the study, kissing between sexual or romantic partners occurs in more than 90 percent of human cultures. Some non-human animals, such as common chimpanzees and bonobos, appear to engage in kissing-like behaviors as well. Although kissing is a widespread practice among humans, few scientists have attempted to assess the adaptive significance of kissing behavior.

"Kissing is part of an evolved courtship ritual," said Gallup. "When two people kiss there is a rich and complicated exchange of information involving chemical, tactile, and postural cues. This may activate evolved mechanisms that function to discourage reproduction among individuals who are genetically incompatible."

According to the researchers, not only do females place more emphasis on kissing, but most would never engage in sex without kissing. Females were more likely than males to insist on kissing before a sexual encounter, and more likely to emphasize the importance of kissing during and after sexual encounters as well. By comparison, males said they would be happy to have sex without kissing, and far more males than females expressed a willingness to have sex with someone who was not a "good" kisser.

Males, however, were more likely than females to initiate open mouth kissing and kissing with tongue contact. The researchers speculate that the exchange of saliva during kissing may have biological consequences in its own right. Male saliva contains measurable amounts of the sex hormone testosterone which can affect libido.

The authors conclude that the study provides evidence that romantic kissing evolved as an adaptive courtship strategy that functions as a mate-assessment technique, a means of initiating sexual arousal and receptivity, and a way of maintaining a bonded relationship.

Full results are published in the August 2007 issue of the online journal Evolutionary Psychology [Volume 5(3) 2007],

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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by rpr » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:20 am

FlashD81 wrote: However another thought entered my mind. What if, she doesn't mess up? What if she just nails the perfect kiss on Andy leaving him wondering where all that passion came from. Afterward Ruby has no idea how she did it and runs away. She would be like Gohan form DBZ except with hidden sexual power instead of fighting ability.
As I said, inside every Ruby there is a little Amber that wants to come out...

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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by Spidrift » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:06 am

And inside every Amber there's a little Ruby telling her that she's lost the plot.
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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by Chantaru » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:41 pm

JTheCreator wrote:Funny how Ruby is doing a duck face with those DSLs. Are we sure she has no interest? ;)

Also, just cause Andy is standing there smiling doesn't mean anything. Think of it as enjoying the view when two lesbians kiss, but no one has a hand down their pants :P
I read his expression as being eager to learn from the best. So he's happy he's getting a demo and very attentive.

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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by Spidrift » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:57 am

Talking of kisses - to go by today's SotR, the writing team are being cunningly attentive to the date that these comics are appearing. So my last-minute provisional prediction is that Andy may get his actual goodnight kiss after all, and Ruby may not make a total hash of it.
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Re: 11-02-14 A goodnight kiss

Post by BlairFan » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:41 pm

I hope Andy's kiss will clarify Ruby's mind. Indecision can cause awful feelings. :-?

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