06-08-14 Can we snuggle

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by SilentChaos87 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:59 pm

brasca wrote:
TJgalon wrote:I really do like her without the glasses
She's cute either way, but she bears too much of a resemblance to her sister without the glasses.
I disagree. She's...dammit, how to put this...her face isn't as mature as Amber's...I guess is the best way to put it.
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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Spidrift » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:32 pm

TCampbell wrote:[Minor correction: what Amber said was "Dillon wants to be alone, but I hate listening to him cry in the next room." That was a direct result of this exchange, not something Amber pulled out of her ass just as an excuse to avoid him and/or sleep with Gary. Although I think it's safe to say that once she was well and truly absolved from friend-duties, she gave her unselfish side the night off. She wasn't expecting Dillon to turn around and start craving company again, and neither was he. (As Dillon's lapses in self-awareness go, I think that's a fairly minor one.)
Fair enough, and I stand corrected. Though I would point out that Amber still thereby left Ruby to listen to Dillon's crying all night. Not that there would be much she could do about that, of course, but she'd score points if she remembered to at least say something sympathetic the next time she saw Ruby.

I'd also say that Dillon's lapses of self-awareness are so frequent that his friends should take them for granted by now, and even assume the opposite of anything he says about himself... But I won't get into quibbling contests with the editor.
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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Whisky-Tango-Foxtrot » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:37 pm

Spidrift wrote:(Note that Amber thereby hosed Ruby. Thanks, big sister.)
To be fair, I doubt if Amber ever seriously thought that Dillon would act this way with Ruby (especially shortly after he said "I think I need to be alone")--or that Ruby would put up with it if he did. At least Dillon had enough sense not to sleep in the nude tonight.




ETA: whoops, sorry...I see you replied to TCampbell before I posted.

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Spidrift » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:49 pm

Amber didn't want to listen to Dillon weeping in the next room. Ruby sleeps in the same room as Amber, so if Amber expected to hear Dillon's racket, Ruby was going to suffer the same.

Like I said, not much Amber could do about that in practice, but some sympathy later would be nice.
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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by 'J' » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:15 pm

brasca wrote:
Spidrift wrote:
brasca wrote:She's cute either way, but she bears too much of a resemblance to her sister without the glasses. Best to avoid confusion and not have a cliche makeover of the nerdy girl.
Plus, some of us have a soft spot for girls who wear glasses.
I've always had a soft spot for them, but I try not to discriminate.
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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by zaprzapb » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:20 pm

Congrats on volume one but I'm sorry to say that Ruby and Amber are the only reasons why I read this comic. Dillon just gets on my nerves much like how Yuki does. I just don't like Drama Queens that see their lives as a drama or a romance manga. In a way Dillon and Yuki are not so different but I won't go into the details.

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Snakie » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:11 am

THAT!! EXACTLY THAT!!

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Milnoc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:50 am

But that would be like loving Gilligan's Island, but hating Gilligan! :p

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Odd Man Out » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:48 am

That's pretty much exactly how my little sister feels about the show, actually.

Ruby does look very cute here but something about it is just a little off putting. Maybe I'm just too used to thinking of the glasses as part of her face. She swims with them on for crying out loud.

Still, this does make me curious about how she'll go about handling Dillon in the next volume/arc.

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by crimzontearz » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:55 am

same here

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by TCampbell » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:21 am

I guess you just don't know me.

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Milnoc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:09 am

Let's see now...

Gilligan: Dillon
Ginger: Amber
Mary Anne: Ruby
The Skipper: Jerzy
The Professor: Gary
Mr. Howell: Erik
Mrs. Howell: Angel

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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by Spidrift » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:20 am

I find that hating Dillon would be far too much of a waste of energy, but I really do wish I could understand why anyone likes him, as a character.

Aside from the way that he's been increasingly depicted as a rather unpleasant human being, which removes the option to sympathise with him when he has setbacks, he's a screaming one-joke stereotype who has displayed no signs of actual character development or subtlety in six years of comics and eighteen months of a starring role. He has problems, sure, but they're his own fault, and he does nothing to deal with them. In other words, however loud and flamboyant he acts, he's really rather boring. Which really does just leave the fact that he's pretty...

The claim that his latest kick-the-dog moment (before the one in this strip) - the "27 straight guys" line - was necessary to show that he's not perfect has me especially puzzled, as I don't remember anybody on the boards saying that the Tao of Dillon was a cool philosophy. Reactions to him usually seem to divide between "he's cute and sweet and troubled" and "he's just a jerkass". Perhaps it's all those Dillon fans who apparently show up at the Pixietrix stand at conventions who need re-educating?
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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by DrAngryEd » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:32 am

Milnoc wrote:Let's see now...

Gilligan: Dillon
Ginger: Amber
Mary Anne: Ruby
The Skipper: Jerzy
The Professor: Gary
Mr. Howell: Erik
Mrs. Howell: Angel

Somebody please, make this a fanart!
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Re: 06-08-14 Can we snuggle

Post by sukebe senpai » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:02 am

I swear I could hear Dillon's crying from here. It really goes to eleven! :-o
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