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22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by brasca » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:20 am

So what's causing the knee shakes? I think it's Ruby's suppressed desires for yaoi than it is Gary.

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Post by Spidrift » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:37 am

Ruby's increasingly uncontrollable yaoi fantasies are pretty obviously the problem here. The mental picture that just hit her features both Gary and Dillon, after all. It must help that Gary isn't bad looking, but Ruby hasn't fallen for him as a person just yet.

And she really does need to work on her self-awareness, because it's pretty much the only thing standing between her and being quite awesome. Note that yes, she did recognise Gary from a glimpse of a small picture in which his face wasn't even the most salient feature.

I also liked the way that her face came visible from behind the disguise in the second frame. Mildly symbolic - it's still the naive young Ruby behind the mask, liable to emerge at any moment.

(Also, Dillon continues to be a hopeless drama queen -- fortunately for Ruby, as it means he isn't paying attention.)
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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by themacnut » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:43 am

Ruby and Zii could get along quite well - if Ruby actually admitted to enjoying and entertaining yaoi fantasies. She also probably thinks Gary is gay or at least bi, and has screwed Dillon - wonder if that misunderstanding will ever be cleared up?
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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by brasca » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:12 am

Spidrift wrote:Ruby's increasingly uncontrollable yaoi fantasies are pretty obviously the problem here. The mental picture that just hit her features both Gary and Dillon, after all. It must help that Gary isn't bad looking, but Ruby hasn't fallen for him as a person just yet.
Good because there is only so much disbelief I am willing to suspend and Gary being suddenly attractive to a girl who's only seen him in pictures is a bit much for me.
themacnut wrote:Ruby and Zii could get along quite well - if Ruby actually admitted to enjoying and entertaining yaoi fantasies. She also probably thinks Gary is gay or at least bi, and has screwed Dillon - wonder if that misunderstanding will ever be cleared up?
Maybe, but she could also blame Zii for setting her on a path that eventually lead to porn. It's also possible she could've treated her shabbily as big kids often do to little kids.

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by Spidrift » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:44 am

themacnut wrote:Ruby and Zii could get along quite well - if Ruby actually admitted to enjoying and entertaining yaoi fantasies.
I think that "enjoying yaoi fantasies" is a direct implication of having two X chromosomes in this comics universe.

Beyond that, and leaving aside the (interesting) question of whether Zii and Ruby will recognise each other, and if so how much they'll each remember about the other - I don't see that they have much in common. Zii is likely to regard Ruby as uptight, even if she relaxes a little from her current state, and may pick up the idea that she's making Amber's life harder by imposing on her. Ruby is likely to regard Zii as a frivolous, shambolic mess who shares Amber's vice of enabling Dillon - which isn't even good for Dillon.

("Those two are his friends, and are supposed to know all about relationships - so how is it that I have to give him the blindingly obvious advice that he needs?")
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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by SPAZwazza » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:07 am

...you're so evil for using that thumbnail as the link from the other sites and then having it be a daydream. xD
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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by Razmos » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:54 am

Agreed Spazwazza. I was like "Damn, that escalated quickly"

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by Bambikles » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:32 am

=)) =)) =))
Best strip in SDB since a while.

On second reading, Can't help but think Ruby looks like she simply wanne pee...And then different, female bodily fluids come to mind... Oh my... :D
Note that yes, she did recognise Gary from a glimpse of a small picture in which his face wasn't even the most salient feature
Errrr...You're giving a bit too much credit to Ruby, I think. Naked Gary was behind a full portrait of him. But I'll give her credit for having an excellent memory of faces (assuming she didn't went back to Dillon's room since).

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by Cortez » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:27 pm

brasca wrote:
Spidrift wrote:Ruby's increasingly uncontrollable yaoi fantasies are pretty obviously the problem here. The mental picture that just hit her features both Gary and Dillon, after all. It must help that Gary isn't bad looking, but Ruby hasn't fallen for him as a person just yet.
Good because there is only so much disbelief I am willing to suspend and Gary being suddenly attractive to a girl who's only seen him in pictures is a bit much for me.

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He's single though, so it wouldn't be a big deal. Heck, they are kinda similar in fact.

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by astaroth09 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:51 pm

That settles it! Ruby MUST meet Zii I think she'll be a very good influence on her and teach Ruby some important lessons!

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by zaprzapb » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:01 pm

=))

Give into The Dark Side Ruby! :ymdevil:

I'm still hoping that Ruby joins the Gary train at some point just so I can see Amber's reaction.

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by 'J' » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:27 pm

ruby needs to get more calcium in her diet

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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by Spidrift » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:43 pm

Bambikles wrote:Errrr...You're giving a bit too much credit to Ruby, I think. Naked Gary was behind a full portrait of him.
Right you are. For some reason, I remembered it as being behind that picture of Amber.
Cortez wrote:He's single though, so it wouldn't be a big deal.
Actually, I think that the objection would be to Ruby (of all people) suddenly falling for someone at first sight, with no justification at all. But anyway, it'd certainly be a big deal, given that there are at least three other women currently trying to vector in on Gary in the same building - and one of them is Ruby's own sister.
Cortez wrote:Heck, they are kinda similar in fact.
Actually, Ruby and Gary are pretty much a textbook illustration of the difference between "nerd" and "geek". But even more importantly, the killer problem would be that Ruby is a dynamic personality; she is, as she's said herself, self-actualizing. Gary, on the other hand, is passive to the point of a flat EEG. Ruby would regard Gary as pathetic and feeble; Gary would find Ruby exhausting.

The only way I could see that pairing happening would be a few months down the line, when Ruby might have decided that, yes, she does need a boyfriend, so she's going to find someone harmlessly nice for herself (and to hell with Dillon and Amber's feelings), while Gary might be worn out by all the female attention he's getting, and decide he'd prefer someone more reserved and restrained. But then, Ruby would instinctively start trying to kick Gary into being more dynamic, Gary would get all passive-aggressively resentful, his fellow geeks would say that she was changing him, and the boards would turn crimson with nerd rage.
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Re: 22-04-14 Some kissing lessons

Post by Schmorgluck » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:53 pm

brasca wrote:Maybe, but she could also blame Zii for setting her on a path that eventually lead to porn.
Unless I've missed something, Ruby never was involved in porn.

More seriously, you should quit this habit of skipping words in your sentences, brasca. In your previous post, it was "more", and in this one it was "sister". It makes you hard to read at times.
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