2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

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2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by lordoffiling » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:26 pm

Is anyone besides me completely lost? :)
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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by Pier777 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:54 pm

It's unfortunately only just you. B-)

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Post by Fluffy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:59 pm

lordoffiling wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Is anyone besides me completely lost? :)
If you're referring to the last panel; Aania is reacting to Aaina (her twin) talking about her. (it's the superstition that if someone is talking about you when you're not in the same room, you sneeze - or your ears start tickling).
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Post by Spidrift » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:38 pm

Oh yeah, I’d forgotten that class of superstition myself. Thanks. I was just brought up on “My ears are burning”.

Anyhow — is Sandra’s latent lesbian side asserting itself, or is she just getting touchy-feely with a friend? And will she ever ask just how valuable that necklace is? Or will Cammi get back to asking pointy questions?

In other words, this was a nice enough strip, but didn’t actually move the plot forward much.
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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by lordoffiling » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:49 pm

Fluffy wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:59 pm
lordoffiling wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Is anyone besides me completely lost? :)
If you're referring to the last panel; Aania is reacting to Aaina (her twin) talking about her. (it's the superstition that if someone is talking about you when you're not in the same room, you sneeze - or your ears start tickling).
That actually cleared that up nicely, thank you. I'd never before heard of that particular superstition. I only knew of ears burning.
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Post by Spidrift » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:52 pm

The sneeze idea seems to be Japanese originally. It’s another anime trope.
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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by Khazuki » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:22 am

Huh. So Aaaiaainaaiaa wasn't playing at something after all. There's actually 2 of them.

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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by Teerack » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 pm

the writer is doing a great job making the main character terrible and easy to hate. maybe please move on before I just drop this series? Sandra is so much scumier then all the other girls in this book at this point...

feel bad for all of the people who think they are her friends when she exclusively uses people...
Spidrift wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:52 pm
The sneeze idea seems to be Japanese originally. It’s another anime trope.
it's not an anime trope it's an extremely old and common superstition that you sneeze when someone else is talking about you....

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Post by Spidrift » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 pm

Okay, an old superstition, but seemingly strongest in Japan — and hence, very common in anime and manga. Hence, a de facto anime/manga trope.

(Oh, sorry. Belated TV Tropes warning.)
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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by brasca » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:51 am

Khazuki wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:22 am
Huh. So Aaaiaainaaiaa wasn't playing at something after all. There's actually 2 of them.
This would confirm that.

Sandra is really digging herself into a hole. And she's also underestimating Aaina's helplessness. This will not end well.

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Post by Spidrift » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:34 am

I think she’s either overestimating Aaina’s helplessness (by a long chalk), or underestimating Aaina.
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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by Lokitsu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:38 pm

Teerack wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 pm
the writer is doing a great job making the main character terrible and easy to hate. maybe please move on before I just drop this series? Sandra is so much scumier then all the other girls in this book at this point...

feel bad for all of the people who think they are her friends when she exclusively uses people...
I think its less "Sandra is terrible" and more that people in the MA-verse will do terrible things to each other in the name of wacky highjinks. I've given up on explaining how it relates to comic or character continuity; because it almost never does. Almost any of the characters will suddenly do horrible things in disregard of their closest friends' feeling just for the sake of a punchline. There's little or no logic, its just how Dave and Co. write. Either accept it or stop reading. Your whining hasn't changed anything in the comics, they're all on their final runs and all you've really done is driven folks out of the forums. WE DON'T CARE IF YOU LEAVE- YOU'RE FUCKING ANNOYING. GO AWAY. ~X( L-)

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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by Eisu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:55 am

Teerack wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 pm
the writer is doing a great job making the main character terrible and easy to hate. maybe please move on before I just drop this series? Sandra is so much scumier then all the other girls in this book at this point...

feel bad for all of the people who think they are her friends when she exclusively uses people...
Wait, why is Sandra scummy in this strip? She's actually showing concern for her friend cos she though Aaina running after the thief like that could've been dangerous... this strip is not Sandra making an act for Cammi (the whole concerned for Aaina thing) though she still think the necklace is a fake so she doesn't want that part to be known by Cammi, but her concern for Aaina is really a concern for a friend's life.

In Sandra's mind, Cammi's a badass who can do anything, but she doesn't know that Aaina's an athletic woman whose job involves being in a lot of physical danger. She thinks Aaina's just a normal person like she is. We know that Aaina's not but Sandra doesn't so she thought Aaina running straight for the crook might've killed her friend. That's actually supposed to be genuine concern (which is why she ALMOST blew her "fake necklace" cover until she caught herself up and tried to remedy it before Cammit heard the truth about the necklace, but she was actually so concerned about Aaina's life, she almost forgot that that they're "supposed" to act like the necklace is real... unbeknownst to her, it is)

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Re: 2017-11-17 I only have ONE of you

Post by Don Alexander » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:08 pm

Erm, Lokitsu, maybe tone it down a little? But anyway...
Teerack wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 pm
the writer is doing a great job making the main character terrible and easy to hate. maybe please move on before I just drop this series? Sandra is so much scumier then all the other girls in this book at this point...

feel bad for all of the people who think they are her friends when she exclusively uses people...
I imagine you looking like your avvy when you wrote that.

I really don't get where you're coming from, Eisu's explanation makes complete sense.
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