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12-08-14 I like someone else

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Post by Storm-forge mystique » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:06 am

...okay, she looks really familiar, but my only thought is Mandy from Fragile.

I find it hard to think of Dillon as "nerdy."

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Post by brasca » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:16 am

Talk about the tables being turned and here I thought it would be the other way around. Turns out Ruby is grabby in her sleep and Minew is perched above Dillon's head too.

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Post by wiseguy » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:31 am

so.......Ray was Dill's first crush?
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Post by Chantaru » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:51 am

Considering how much space Amber takes in bed, I would have thought Dillon would be used to something like this, since he snuggles with her all the time. Also, he never showed any signs of not being comfortable around women, even though he's not attracted to them. He did roll around naked in dirty pictures with Zii and showers with Amber.

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Post by Naitruls » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:06 am

Long time lurker finally bothering to post something.

I think maybe he's more upset by the flashback than by the fact Ruby is cuddling him. Maybe he was dreaming and just woke up?

Either way, I'm interested to learn more about Dillon's past. Unlike most people here, I love Dillon. SDB is definitely my favorite of the MA3-verse comics. Also, highschool(?) Dillon is super adorable.

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Post by FPDC » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:30 am

Dillon feeling uncomfortable? Good. :D

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Post by brasca » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:34 am

Naitruls wrote:Long time lurker finally bothering to post something.

I think maybe he's more upset by the flashback than by the fact Ruby is cuddling him. Maybe he was dreaming and just woke up?

Either way, I'm interested to learn more about Dillon's past. Unlike most people here, I love Dillon. SDB is definitely my favorite of the MA3-verse comics. Also, highschool(?) Dillon is super adorable.
He might be more lovable or sympathetic if we knew more about his past. Perhaps this next plot if it involves a lot of flashbacks will help.

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Post by Spidrift » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:40 am

So Giz is echoing herself now? Or is this an Archie reference or something that I'm not getting?
Chantaru wrote:Considering how much space Amber takes in bed, I would have thought Dillon would be used to something like this, since he snuggles with her all the time. Also, he never showed any signs of not being comfortable around women, even though he's not attracted to them. He did roll around naked in dirty pictures with Zii and showers with Amber.
I assume that Dillon's subconscious is finally pointing out to him that Ruby isn't just another in his string of open-minded obliging fag hags, but has some emotional issues if her own. She's more like that girl at school who probably eventually got confused and angry at his failure to react to her hints than she is like Amber.

Also, there are subtleties in Ruby's body language and expression here that suggest that his subconscious may be onto something. I'm not saying that Ruby is actually secretly infatuated with Dillon, but it's a pretty obvious guess with her that she is unconsciously yearning for a little love, of one sort or another - Dillon would take it for granted when he's treating her as a dress-up doll - and the fact that she's rolled towards him and put her arm round him, reversing her usual attitude, should be a big hint.

That, and her oh-god-I-just-want-to-make-her-feel-safe-inducing smile there.
Naitruls wrote:Either way, I'm interested to learn more about Dillon's past.
While this is a perfectly good strip, it doesn't look like Dillon's past is anything terribly in need of expansion or clarification. "Gay teen has problems coming to terms with hidden sexuality, especially crushes on straight guy friends, until he eventually escapes to the big city and is able to unleash his inner camp". One might feel sympathy for the young Dillon, but it's not at all a new or unusual story these days, in fiction or, I imagine, in reality. The script would write itself, and end up as another Tales of the City knock-off.

Anyway, the good news is that Ruby has managed to get some sleep, and even maybe discovered a way to keep Dillon out of her bed, without knowing it. She deserves the occasional win, even if she's asleep at the time.
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Post by themacnut » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:16 am

Spidrift wrote:
Naitruls wrote:Either way, I'm interested to learn more about Dillon's past.
While this is a perfectly good strip, it doesn't look like Dillon's past is anything terribly in need of expansion or clarification. "Gay teen has problems coming to terms with hidden sexuality, especially crushes on straight guy friends, until he eventually escapes to the big city and is able to unleash his inner camp". One might feel sympathy for the young Dillon, but it's not at all a new or unusual story these days, in fiction or, I imagine, in reality. The script would write itself, and end up as another Tales of the City knock-off.
I agree, there may be some small twist in this version, but I expect little difference between this and the average story of the High School Nerd Who Blossomed After Graduation. I can easily see Dillon suppressing his sexuality all through high school, then going full gay camp after graduating and moving to The Big City.

Still, I'll bet those who dislike Dillon can look forward to seeing some painful and awkward moments from this time in his life. It's high school after all, which is a time of painful awkwardness for many people, especially those who weren't part of the "in crowd".
Spidrift wrote:Anyway, the good news is that Ruby has managed to get some sleep, and even maybe discovered a way to keep Dillon out of her bed, without knowing it. She deserves the occasional win, even if she's asleep at the time.
Well, she's got some sleep sure, but kept Dillon out of her bed? Please, this is Dillon we're talking about, otherwise known as He Who Ignores All Hints He Doesn't Like.
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Post by Spidrift » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:21 am

However, this isn't about Ruby dropping hints. (though it would be hilarious if she worked out that Dillon was terrified of female sexuality, and started trying to vamp at him as the best way to get rid of him. Not really her style, but she could get desperate enough.) This is about Dillon discovering that sharing a bed with Ruby, or getting too close to her too often, triggered situations that he didn't like at all.

By the way, if the young Dillon was a skinny bespectacled geek, what does this say about his infatuation with Gary? Narcissism, much?

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Post by Don Alexander » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:46 am

So, anyone wanna bet the person Dillon is crushing on is Ray himself?

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Post by MissNix » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:51 am

I kind of got from this a vague sense that Dillon is now acting like Ray did and Ruby is young Dillon, so Dillon will back off from Ruby a little bit so she can have her space to breathe, yes? no? probably no....

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Post by Naitruls » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:53 am

Spidrift wrote:
Naitruls wrote:Either way, I'm interested to learn more about Dillon's past.
While this is a perfectly good strip, it doesn't look like Dillon's past is anything terribly in need of expansion or clarification. "Gay teen has problems coming to terms with hidden sexuality, especially crushes on straight guy friends, until he eventually escapes to the big city and is able to unleash his inner camp". One might feel sympathy for the young Dillon, but it's not at all a new or unusual story these days, in fiction or, I imagine, in reality. The script would write itself, and end up as another Tales of the City knock-off.
Maybe I didn't articulate myself properly. I just meant I look forward to getting to learn a bit more about Dillon because I enjoy his character. I don't really expect them to linger on the subject matter. Although I don't agree that the story of being closeted/coming out in high school has to be boring or cliche, I will grant you that Dillon does tend to act stereotypically, hahaha.
Spidrift wrote:By the way, if the young Dillon was a skinny bespectacled geek, what does this say about his infatuation with Gary? Narcissism, much?
Maybe he just felt a kinship to him? In one of the earliest strips, Dillon actually seems repulsed by the idea of going on a date with somebody just like himself.

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Post by themacnut » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:56 am

MissNix wrote:I kind of got from this a vague sense that Dillon is now acting like Ray did and Ruby is young Dillon, so Dillon will back off from Ruby a little bit so she can have her space to breathe, yes? no? probably no....
Dillon tends to ignore hints, MissNix. Even those coming from his own subconscious.
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