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11-09-15 I have to make this right

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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Hogan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:18 am

A whole entrepreneur-team with heavy machinery couldn't dig a hole as fast as Ruby :D

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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Azrael » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:35 am

Wait, did Ruby just use the Schwartz? :-=
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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Qwertz » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:53 am

:)) she should have stopped at PA

But otherwise: yay, people trying to do the right thing when knowing what the full story is!
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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Spidrift » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:05 am

Yeah, Ruby really does still want to be a good person. She's lost the plot a heck of lot less badly than DiDi - and she did have a point about Dillon pushing her into stuff when she's nervous. Of course, it helped that Dillon found the exact analogy to hit Ruby in the conscience.

Though I now want to see Professor Conried more than ever. I still suspect that she really is just a good-hearted, physically and socially clumsy academic. And Ruby was being a little slow; she has heard about Nathan before.

But anyway, what comes next after this? Dillon giving Ruby more background, maybe even including a confession about how he and Amber got the apartment? Or maybe a cut to Amber with Ray?
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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Don Alexander » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:57 am

Hogan wrote:A whole entrepreneur-team with heavy machinery couldn't dig a hole as fast as Ruby :D
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Post by Cortez » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:10 am

Spidrift wrote:Yeah, Ruby really does still want to be a good person. She's lost the plot a heck of lot less badly than DiDi - and she did have a point about Dillon pushing her into stuff when she's nervous. Of course, it helped that Dillon found the exact analogy to hit Ruby in the conscience.

Though I now want to see Professor Conried more than ever. I still suspect that she really is just a good-hearted, physically and socially clumsy academic. And Ruby was being a little slow; she has heard about Nathan before.

But anyway, what comes next after this? Dillon giving Ruby more background, maybe even including a confession about how he and Amber got the apartment? Or maybe a cut to Amber with Ray?
I don't know, Conried also made Ruby wear really short skirts, you can't attribute that to clumsiness.

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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Spidrift » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:17 am

Conried told Ruby that the skirts made her look distinguished and businesslike. Maybe she really believed that, because of her own social incompetence. Maybe she watched far too much Ally McBeal in her own youth.

(Don't worry, I don't really believe this. I just think it would be an entertaining twist if Dillon's perfectly reasonable analysis of Conried was actually completely wrong.)
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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Bambikles » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:01 pm

That face, when Ruby goes "Oh my God, what have I done..." :))

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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Spidrift » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:25 pm

Her character design does seem to be built around "totally incapable of concealing her emotions, even by this comic's standards", doesn't it?

Actually, she in turn seems to have done a nice job of confusing Dillon in the last panel...
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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by brasca » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:11 pm

Spidrift wrote:Yeah, Ruby really does still want to be a good person. She's lost the plot a heck of lot less badly than DiDi - and she did have a point about Dillon pushing her into stuff when she's nervous. Of course, it helped that Dillon found the exact analogy to hit Ruby in the conscience.

Though I now want to see Professor Conried more than ever. I still suspect that she really is just a good-hearted, physically and socially clumsy academic. And Ruby was being a little slow; she has heard about Nathan before.

But anyway, what comes next after this? Dillon giving Ruby more background, maybe even including a confession about how he and Amber got the apartment? Or maybe a cut to Amber with Ray?
Dillon used his first name and Nathan is common enough that she might not have associated the Nathan who mislead Dillon with his producer.

And the good news is Ruby finally has a job!

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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Spidrift » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:38 pm

Two jobs, a cousin, and a boyfriend, actually.
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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by brasca » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:33 pm

And just what will Nathan make of that? Perhaps it is a good thing to keep him confused.

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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by KittyHat » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:29 pm

Spidrift wrote:Yeah, Ruby really does still want to be a good person. She's lost the plot a heck of lot less badly than DiDi - and she dideserve sma point about Dillon pushing her into stuff when she's nervous. Of course, it helped that Dillon found the exact analogy to hit Ruby in the conscience.

Though I now want to see Professor Conried more than ever. I still suspect that she really is just a good-hearted, physically and socially clumsy academic. And Ruby was being a little slow; she has heard about Nathan before.

But anyway, what comes next after this? Dillon giving Ruby more background, maybe even including a confession about how he and Amber got the apartment? Or maybe a cut to Amber with Ray?
Slow? Sure, but honestly, I am still of the opinion that Ruby is quite a bit less intelligent than she is sometimes assumed to be. She's fairly bright, but she isn't VERY bright, and I'd rate Amber's aggregate intelligence as at least as high. However, she probably does deserve some credit for wanting to do the right thing (belatedly).

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Re: 11-09-15 I have to make this right

Post by Spidrift » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:33 pm

Ruby's a nerd. Academically doubtless bright, but socially inexperienced at best.

On the other hand, so what if her intelligence turns out to be 99% perspiration? That's the classic definition of genius. It gets results. Someone with the determination and focus to put the hours in is entitled to be called intelligent in her own way. And she's shown flashes of versatility - carrying off the Rudy disguise, picking up manga fan jargon quite quickly, and demonstrating a useful visual judgement.

And I'm not sure where you're getting Amber's intelligence from. Frankly, we know relatively little about her either way. She out-smarted Nathan (gosh), using a standard classic sort of trick, but apart from that?
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