2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by rakedan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:13 pm

The sound of Marie's heart breaking can be heard from thousands of miles away...
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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by Badman! » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:16 pm

Spidrift wrote:My congratulations. Your raging hatred of the grocers apostrophe has led you far on the paths of righteousness.

Anyhow, Marie has a great opportunity here! She can nobly volunteer to help Alex test exactly how gay he is really!
My tought exactly ! :)

But never seeing expectation being crushed hasn't be funnier than this strip ! :))

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Post by Spidrift » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:27 pm

Dr. Jamming wrote:My main question about all this (though there are many) is: how could he possibly not conclude that he's bisexual, considering that he most definitely still feels attracted to women?
He's a teenage boy who previously defined himself as straight, now finding that he's apparently attracted to a guy. He even suspects that his attraction to Eloise may be related to her uncanny resemblance to "Jean". Confusion and some panic ensues. I'd cut him some slack on the details of the terminology.
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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by Dorgengoa » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:44 pm

Alex is not an interesting character. Marie, on the other hand, might be.
This is getting out of hand.

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by magrathia » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:39 am

First Sandra now Alex...

After Marie recovers from her mind's BSOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=221NeZe3cos

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by edisnooM » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:05 am

Gotoh wrote: In some cases, maybe. But most times, characters like Marie end up in the "unlucky" category.
True enough, but they did spend some time with Marie and her (failed) romantic interlude that seemed to end with the result of hinting toward her and Alex. Or that could end up meaning nothing at all.

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by JTheCreator » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:09 pm

A little late, but why is every leading male protagonist in the Ma3 verse an idiot? Is there some sort of underlying hate for the male gender? Gary, Dillon, and Alex are the dumbest characters. Even in the usual harem anime, the males aren't this dumb. They may be perverted or up to hijinks, but he'll even Tenchi (Muyo) was a BA when necessary. Is it a beloved tv trope? I'm not getting? They're all just so stupid.
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Post by Spidrift » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:35 pm

"Idiot male who has stuff [especially female sexual attention] happen to him" is definitely one of the big default jokes in these comics. (Though I suspect it's more of a Dave01 thing than an Ma3 universe thing; it's more visible in Dangerously Chloe than it is in Sticky Dilly Buns.) However, the comics aren't consistently misandric; Matt is probably the character in the Ma3 comics with his head most consistently together at all levels, even if his brain is often overruled by his hormones, and the most consistently mentally incompetent character in that setting would be DiDi.

There is quite a bit of general comedy stupidity, though.
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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by Cortez » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:46 pm

TJgalon wrote:Marie, hit him with a cluebat, tell him how you feel.
Though by telling her he thinks he's gay, she might not tell him how she feels because now she thinks their orientations are incompatible.

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by Eisu » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:31 pm

JTheCreator wrote:A little late, but why is every leading male protagonist in the Ma3 verse an idiot? Is there some sort of underlying hate for the male gender? Gary, Dillon, and Alex are the dumbest characters. Even in the usual harem anime, the males aren't this dumb. They may be perverted or up to hijinks, but he'll even Tenchi (Muyo) was a BA when necessary. Is it a beloved tv trope? I'm not getting? They're all just so stupid.
Technically, Alex isn't the leading male in SOTR... in fact, there is no leading male protagonist in SOTR!!

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by Storm-forge mystique » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:43 pm

She's sort of been reduced to a supporting character, though... these Europeans are far more interesting.

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by Eisu » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:37 am

Still technically doesn't make Alex the leading male. I reiterate on "technically"

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by brasca » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:11 am

Spidrift wrote:
Dr. Jamming wrote:My main question about all this (though there are many) is: how could he possibly not conclude that he's bisexual, considering that he most definitely still feels attracted to women?
He's a teenage boy who previously defined himself as straight, now finding that he's apparently attracted to a guy. He even suspects that his attraction to Eloise may be related to her uncanny resemblance to "Jean". Confusion and some panic ensues. I'd cut him some slack on the details of the terminology.
Let's also not forget that he's never put much thought into any of this. Gaming preoccupied Alex's mind up until recently. Sure he might think he's heterosexual because of how obsessed he is with Sandra, but keep in mind she's portraying a character from one of his favorite games. So he might be wondering if he likes Sandra because she's a hot woman or Carmen Chameleon. Sandra throwing up on him complicates thing as did the advice from Penelope and now we have Jean making this a perfect storm of sexual confusion. Alex liked kissing Jean and Eloise who he thinks are different people and up until recently he's never thought about any of this until now so it's understandably overwhelming and he's going to make mistakes as he figures these things out.

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Re: 2017-05-26 No one I feel closer to

Post by Don Alexander » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:17 am

Dr. Jamming wrote:My main question about all this (though there are many) is: how could he possibly not conclude that he's bisexual, considering that he most definitely still feels attracted to women? It's possible that he's chosen inopportune phrasing, but it stands out.
Oh, come on, everyone knows bisexuality does not exist, everything in the world can be reduced to black and white, and any self-declared bisexuals are traitors to both the gays and the straights. :P

But anyway, I really feel for Mary.

Also, Eisu, really congrats on that last panel, Marie's face is a perfect BSOD.
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