20-03-18 Talent that draws people

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20-03-18 Talent that draws people

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by Patton » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:04 am

“Take two yaoi and call me on the morning.” ~Dr. ‘Enigma’ Gary, 2018
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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by OllieOrOlly » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 am

While I wouldn't expect Gary to kick anyone when they are down, it wouldn't be cruel if he could just be honest with Zii. Maybe her fault? It absolutely is her fault, so coddling her won't help in the long run; granted, Gary isn't one to challenge anyone, let alone a friend (regardless of the subpar quality of friends that Zii and DiDi are).

Also, not to knock a punchline, but one would think porn would've lost its... lustre? To people who have more *exciting* sex in reality. Though, yes, I suppose spies can still enjoy spy movies, athletes enjoy sports movies, etc..

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by Valkog » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:14 am

I keep forgetting how much of a creep he is.
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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by vampire hunter D » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:44 am

Wow, we got 3 whole posts before the hatedom jumped in to ruin the discussion
Pointless arguing is one of the three pillars upon which the Internet is built. The other two are of course cat pictures and porn.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by lordoffiling » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:20 am

Panel 4:

Did you mean regimen, Dave?

... Zii might prefer a porn regime, but I don’t think she or Gary have the skill set necessary to give rise to an authoritarian hentai-based government.
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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by christopheftw » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:29 am

Missing from the discussion is any consideration of an effort to apologize to Sonya and Yuki and maybe get them back in the band.

Still, nice conversation and empathetic Gary. Im glad the comic has been more apartment focused again.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by Zellgato » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:45 am

Gary was being Neutral (as he does not know any of the circumstances of the quitting and does know all 3's habits of crazy drama) while being supportive
I'm also fairly certain he does not want to get deeply involved considering the folks it involves. but he doesnt' want to ditch his (currently) friend and roommate. So he chose to just be supportive without judgement or delving into a place he sure as hell doesn't want to go.

Though off chance he might also ask Yuki's side later to get a better idea
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Also both watching porn together can get pretty awkward if theyr'e too comfy with each other.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by OldBrit » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:48 am

OllieOrOlly wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 am
While I wouldn't expect Gary to kick anyone when they are down, it wouldn't be cruel if he could just be honest with Zii. Maybe her fault? It absolutely is her fault, so coddling her won't help in the long run;
Gary isn't in possession of the facts to let him say it was her fault, so he goes with 'maybe' and gets on with boosting her confidence.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by Spidrift » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:58 am

Hey, a callback right to volume 1. Been a while since that shared taste was established.
OllieOrOlly wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 am
While I wouldn't expect Gary to kick anyone when they are down, it wouldn't be cruel if he could just be honest with Zii. Maybe her fault? It absolutely is her fault, so coddling her won't help in the long run; granted, Gary isn't one to challenge anyone, let alone a friend (regardless of the subpar quality of friends that Zii and DiDi are).
He knows that she's already blaming herself; he can see her doing so. In that situation, it's not entirely stupid to think that piling on more blame might not help. Plus, you remember that Gary has a thing for Zii? Well, that started with his genuine gobsmacked admiration or her band's performance. He means what he's saying here.
Also, not to knock a punchline, but one would think porn would've lost its... lustre? To people who have more *exciting* sex in reality. Though, yes, I suppose spies can still enjoy spy movies, athletes enjoy sports movies, etc..
Aside from the fact that Gary may even be joking a bit in that last panel (yeah, he has come on as a human being), it was established back in volume 1 that these two both find porn with stories hilariously cheesy. Plus, oversexed sex comedy characters.
christopheftw wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:29 am
Missing from the discussion is any consideration of an effort to apologize to Sonya and Yuki and maybe get them back in the band.
Gary may just credit Zii with the sense to think of that for herself. If she's not trying it, presumably she doesn't think it'd work. And he's not Kiley, so he isn't going to try and analyse his way through a complex interpersonal problem at second hand.
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:45 am
Though off chance he might also ask Yuki's side later to get a better idea
That too, Actually, more likely, he probably knows at heart that he's going to hear her side of things sooner or later, whether or not he asks.

Hmm. Chance that this is actually a scene ending? I can't think what comes next otherwise.
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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by gormadoc » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:21 pm

I swear that last line has been used before; I think it was Zii to Gary. I tried looking but I didn't find it.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by someone » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:18 pm

"I'm just that good a friend" might be a callback to Dillon.

http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/I_am ... od_friend.

Edit: fixed link, the final period is part of the URL and the forum software ignored it.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by Jackass Mask » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:32 pm

lordoffiling wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:20 am
... Zii might prefer a porn regime, but I don’t think she or Gary have the skill set necessary to give rise to an authoritarian hentai-based government.
With a whisper, and then a roar, the revolution began. Men and women took the streets demanding their rights to enjoy good smut not be diminished. Let porn with stories reign supreme throughout the land and let no man, or woman, be judged for their tastes and fetishes. Then, amongst the rising tide of sexual freedom, the riotous orgies began. And that, my friends, is how the revolution came... giggitty.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by DarkAsh » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:48 pm

It’s great that Gary can be supportive of his friend at her lowest, even though she has not always had his best intentions at at heart, and he was pretty competent at it.

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Re: 20-03-18 Talent that draws people

Post by ven » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:55 pm

Valkog wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:14 am
I keep forgetting how much of a creep he is.
I don't get it? Was this supposed to be a joke?
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