2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by Eisu » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:38 pm

Tatiana's comment is why she re-panicked, that's the whole gag of the strip. She was already calm, she was already okay with knowing that she can take her vacation days, but then Tatiana comes in and basically called Lavali weak for taking vacation days and that's why Lavali is back to "wanting to go back to work", the sudden jump is the JOKE. If you don't get that, then, oh well, that's all there is to that.

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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by Spidrift » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:26 pm

She may not be panicking, but she's looking amazingly twitchy and unhappy in panels 1 and 2... Oh well, never mind.
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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by Eisu » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:30 pm

Because she's NEVER taken vacation days, so now it's going to be Monday the next day and she's wondering if it really is okay for her not to be at work, so, what I was going for in the first two panel was "unsure"and "worried"... but hey, if someone got the wrong interpretation, that I just drew it wrong, sorry.

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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by Spidrift » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:03 am

No, really - any problem here is either with me or with the writing. Lavali's facial expressions and body language match her dialogue just fine; very unsure and worried. I'm sure that the emotions you depict are just what Dave intended. I just don't find them quite consistent with her previous responses, is all.

(Well, I also have some trouble believing in someone who works in France who never takes vacation days... But I guess that there must be some workaholics in that country.)
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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by rogermart » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:23 pm

Spidrift wrote:And soddit, she works in France, not USA. Is she the only person in the company office during August?
*Fixed... Even in Japan there are paid vacation days by law.
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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by Spidrift » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:18 pm

But do people always take them? That is the country that invented the word Karōshi, after all.

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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by TwoWayStar » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:22 pm

lmaaaao.....anyway

Poor Lavali..I don't even have a "real job" yet but I still stress about taking days off even if I feel ill and then deciding to just work through it and hope I don't throw up (immediate go home). Need that paycheck!

I wonder what job she's working herself toward?? Executive? OR more into the head mocap department or something?

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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by Gotoh » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:30 pm

rogermart wrote:
Spidrift wrote:And soddit, she works in France, not USA. Is she the only person in the company office during August?
*Fixed... Even in Japan there are paid vacation days by law.
Then your "fix" is factually incorrect, since we get paid leave (i.e. sick days, maternity leave, etc.) and paid vacations over here too.

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Re: 2017-01-03 Taking a vaycay

Post by Itrogash » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:01 am

Spidrift wrote:(Well, I also have some trouble believing in someone who works in France who never takes vacation days... But I guess that there must be some workaholics in that country.)
I doubt it's legal. In my country, when you have a leftover vacation days at the end of the year, you have to use them up till September next year. I doubt it's much different in the rest of European countries.

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