2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

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2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by Spidrift » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:34 pm

Okay, so Eva has likely been pulling very hard on some strings. But will nobody think of the poor weeping fig?

Also, is it just me, or are Sandra’s freckles especially pronounced here? (It’s probably just me.)
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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by dmra » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:56 pm

Well Marie getting the job was just about the only outcome that made any narrative sense in terms of Eva's plot even if it does stretch credulity pretty much to the snapping point that she'd have got any kind of job after the disastrous audition.

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by Spidrift » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:11 pm

I’m sure that someone can make some excuse. “She showed great ... character. And energy!”
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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by Linnah » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:51 pm

Although it most likely has to do with Eva pulling the strings on the background, I'd also not be surprised if Marie got the part because "she burnt that ficus in ways I've never yet seen before!", therefore attracting the attention of some eccentric TV producer.

I mean, the world of SoTR (and Ma3, etc) is filled with eccentric persons in positions of power, so I can definitely see someone getting interested in Marie the very same way Domenico got so into Sandra in the first place.

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by LegendaryKroc » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:33 pm

Well, congrats everyone. Someone pick up that phone, because we all called it. The only thing to see now is how this will impact on Sandra and Marie's friendship.

Oh, heads up: The preview image for this strip is wonky. It's gone back to a way old version. Thought you'd like to know.

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by Eisu » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:20 pm

Yeah, I have no idea why they're showing the old one. I keep on re-uploading the new preview image and yet it's still showing the old image instead and I have no idea why.

Supposed to be showing this:
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But the damn image refuse to update to this even though I keep on re-uploading to the correct area every time. I dunno why.

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by LegendaryKroc » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:21 am

I expect it's because the Powers-that-Be in this universe decided that after all the groan-inducing inconvenience that resulted in the forums constantly malfunctioning, it was time for the comic-hosting websites to follow suit. Or something like that.

EDIT: Good news, everyone! The preview image has been fixed! And yet the Dangerously Chloe! one remains unchanged! Starting to wonder about that, honestly.

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by rogermart » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:36 am

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by Spidrift » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:44 am

LegendaryKroc wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:21 am
I expect it's because the Powers-that-Be in this universe decided that after all the groan-inducing inconvenience that resulted in the forums constantly malfunctioning, it was time for the comic-hosting websites to follow suit. Or something like that.
I assume that Pixietrix buy all their hosting services from the same place, complete with forum and other software facilities, and that provider has recently undergone some kind of shake-up/upgrade that just didn’t bloody work very well.

I’d hope that someone from Pixietrix has been on the phone yelling at them a lot these last few weeks. But that can only accomplish so much.
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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by JoybuzzerX » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:04 pm

I would think Zoe would be able to figure out what's happened here and be able to inform Sandra of it.

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by LegendaryKroc » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:31 pm

Spidrift wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:44 am
LegendaryKroc wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:21 am
I expect it's because the Powers-that-Be in this universe decided that after all the groan-inducing inconvenience that resulted in the forums constantly malfunctioning, it was time for the comic-hosting websites to follow suit. Or something like that.
I assume that Pixietrix buy all their hosting services from the same place, complete with forum and other software facilities, and that provider has recently undergone some kind of shake-up/upgrade that just didn’t bloody work very well.

I’d hope that someone from Pixietrix has been on the phone yelling at them a lot these last few weeks. But that can only accomplish so much.
True, but semi-recently Don tried to ban a rather rude user and ended up locking the whole forum out, including himself and the comics creators themselves. Fortunately for me I slept through that storm but still. I learned enough about website design to know you have to watch for these things like a hawk before a website goes live or bad things will inevitably happen.

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Re: 2017-09-08 I set his ficus on fire

Post by BlairFan » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:39 pm

Everyone hated that darn ficus plant, anyway…
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