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10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by Spidrift » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:03 am

Oops.

No, Zii, your gaydar gave you the right reading the first time.

Now, the interesting question will be whether Zii takes the hint and backs off, and the plot carries on in other directions, or whether she keeps pushing at Ruby's boundaries. I don't think that she'll ever get Ruby into bed - the girl is just so straight in every way - but what is quite likely to follow soon is Zii saying "Okay, you're not interested in girls - who's your boyfriend?", leading Ruby to think on that whole question. Worst case, Zii ends up reminding Ruby about what she knows about Zii and Amber, and this conversation gets a bit difficult.

(And on the other side of things - it's really nice to see that Ruby has found something that works for her, and absent any awkward moments upcoming with her vice-chairman, she's just getting on with doing what she enjoys.)
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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by Feywald » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:06 am

I see Zii's plot from M3 is carrying over, kinda surprised she would go after Ruby though.

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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by Spidrift » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:12 am

I suspect that Zii works on the "Fancy a shag?"/"You must get your face slapped a lot"/"Yes, but I also get a lot of shags" principle (only with a little more taste and discretion). Plus, well, she was quite sexually frustrated when last seen in Ma3; I can believe that her judgement is a little distorted at present.

Plus, well, Ruby is kind of cute when she's happily setting up a business deal.
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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by Hogan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:47 am

Sorry Zii, you need both a couple of sturdy Trebuchets and a heavy Ram to get through THIS wall! :D
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Post by Schmorgluck » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:54 am

I like how Ruby shows to be at least subconsciously aware of what Zii is implying.
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Post by Spidrift » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:09 am

I'm not convinced about that. Ruby is very excited about this project - her life plan is finally coming together, and being fun in the process - and I think that she's seriously distracted by that. Plus, the last time somebody tried to hint at her having lesbian interests, it took several frames and a flat-out use of the word to get through, and even then she couldn't process the idea.

Oh, and talking of past strips, here's an essential plot point to note: Ruby has the same favourite muffin flavour as Jordan.
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Post by LegendaryKroc » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:34 am

Looks like Ruby has hit her stride and is warming up to a run. It's nice to see her in business-yaoi mode instead of desperately-rooting-for-Dillon-having-a-romp-with-a-good-looking-guy-for-entertainment-purposes-yaoi mode. Having interests (of any kind) is one thing, but it's amazing what having a friend or group you're a part of who share(s) that interest can do for your confidence.

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Post by Spidrift » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:41 am

Particularly when, like Ruby, you're quite smart and a tiny bit anal-retentive. (Unfortunate jargon in this context. Or appropriate.) Ruby will rapidly acquire a lot of geek-cred among yaoi fans.
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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by Don Alexander » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:10 pm

Yaoi: 1. Live-action Yuri: 0. :(

Also, all the comic, from the beginning, led up to THIS! Title drop woo! :ymparty:
Spidrift wrote:Oh, and talking of past strips, here's an essential plot point to note: Ruby has the same favourite muffin flavour as Jordan.
But... It's BANANAS! And NUTS!! It's impossible for there to be anything better, it must be everyone's favorite muffin flavor. :-??
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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by themacnut » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:09 pm

Wow. I totally missed that Zii actually hit on Ruby on the first reading. On reading these comments and going back over the comic though, and finally noticing Zii's hand on Ruby's, well...

...and if I could miss that, I am certain it went miles over Ruby's head. Zii better go take herself another cold shower, 'cause she's getting none of that.
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Post by JTheCreator » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:23 pm

Don Alexander wrote:Yaoi: 1. Live-action Yuri: 0. :(

Also, all the comic, from the beginning, led up to THIS! Title drop woo! :ymparty:
Spidrift wrote:Oh, and talking of past strips, here's an essential plot point to note: Ruby has the same favourite muffin flavour as Jordan.
But... It's BANANAS! And NUTS!! It's impossible for there to be anything better, it must be everyone's favorite muffin flavor. :-??
You must be forgetting blueberry with whatever that sugar-type powder baked onto it. That's the best.
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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by brasca » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:34 pm

Spidrift wrote:I'm not convinced about that. Ruby is very excited about this project - her life plan is finally coming together, and being fun in the process - and I think that she's seriously distracted by that. Plus, the last time somebody tried to hint at her having lesbian interests, it took several frames and a flat-out use of the word to get through, and even then she couldn't process the idea.

Oh, and talking of past strips, here's an essential plot point to note: Ruby has the same favourite muffin flavour as Jordan.
If Zii is persistent then she could become the Dillon to Ruby's Gary, but I hope not since I found that one of the most tiresome parts of his personality. Hopefully, plan B as to "what else would be exciting" is to hit the local club scene or something like that. Of course Ruby could be outmaneuvered if Zii claimed it was for business purposes.

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Post by Spidrift » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:24 pm

Don Alexander wrote:But... It's BANANAS! And NUTS!! It's impossible for there to be anything better, it must be everyone's favorite muffin flavor.
Some of us are folk of simple tastes, for whom theobromides simply dominate. Plain chocolate, obviously, usually Belgian, and in double mode if it's going in muffins. Though to be honest, I find muffins rather stodgy; cheesecake or sachertorte do more for me.
themacnut wrote:Wow. I totally missed that Zii actually hit on Ruby on the first reading. On reading these comments and going back over the comic though, and finally noticing Zii's hand on Ruby's, well...
Her dialogue there could only just qualify as subtle. y'know. It helps if one knows Zii, admittedly, but a less distracted woman than Ruby might have spotted what was incoming.
themacnut wrote:...and if I could miss that, I am certain it went miles over Ruby's head. Zii better go take herself another cold shower, 'cause she's getting none of that.
I'm pretty sure she's not. Even if Ruby wasn't wearing invisible +5 plate mail of straightness, well, she'd have to get her head fully around her heterosexual side before she could even think about exploring any bisexual impulses.

But I can't see that she'll stop trying straight away (unless the writers have some more important gags to spin), and it's the ensuing verbal exchanges that should get interesting. Something as essentially casual as "You've got a boyfriend, I guess?" from Zii could take the conversation to interesting places.
brasca wrote:If Zii is persistent then she could become the Dillon to Ruby's Gary, but I hope not since I found that one of the most tiresome parts of his personality.
But Zii is already there with DiDi. Having her become just as obsessive, simultaneously, with Ruby, would make her look seriously weird and a bit creepy. But I don't think that's likely. Zii has evidently just registered that Ruby is (a) cute and (b) kind of fun (and I'll agree with her on both), so of course she wouldn't mind a roll in the hay with her - but she hadn't really noticed this before. There's not the same overwhelming physical attraction she got with DiDi, or the corrupt-the-cutie effect she had with Sonya. Ruby is simply another likeable friend with whom Zii would like some fun, but if it doesn't happen, whatever.

And, all the jokes about this comic and Zii's magic powers aside, Ruby can't really be the very first straight (or faithfully monogamous) woman Zii has hit on. She's been disappointed before (as when she fainted at the possible chance of a threesome with Matt and Dillon); she can handle it.
brasca wrote:Hopefully, plan B as to "what else would be exciting" is to hit the local club scene or something like that. Of course Ruby could be outmaneuvered if Zii claimed it was for business purposes.
While Ruby isn't exactly the barhopping type, she's not a total misanthrope either. If Zii says "Why don't we go have a drink to celebrate and talk about, uh, business details?", she'd have no reason to refuse - and now she's learned how to make friends, she'll want to see what friendship involves. I can see the odd bar-room conversation ensuing, with Ruby unwinding a little over some very dry G&Ts.
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Re: 10-11-15 Just what I like to hear

Post by Quinlan1973 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:22 pm

Good lord, Zii! Forget the fact Ruby isn't gay or bi, even if she were think about how your most favored f**k buddy Amber may feel about you screwing her sister.

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