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 on: Yesterday at 23:39 
Started by BenRG - Last post by BenRG
You can learn a lot about a person's personality from their personal spaces. In Claire's case, we see lots and lots and lots of books (which should surprise no-one). However, it was her pin-board that caught my attention:

We see what looks like a schedule; that's almost certainly her college schedule and it reminds us that she's Ms Organisation. There is a picture of what looks like a building; I've got no clue what that could be. Finally, there are also a few pictures of redheaded children; that could be Clinton but an odd thought occurred to me: What if it's Claire herself? Why would she have pictures of herself as a child? Well, in one of the pictures, she's shown wearing pink. This is just a weird idea that I have in my head but I'm wondering if they're reminders to her that she was a girl long before she started her physical transition.

The final picture, which might be of her when somewhat older (note the glasses), seems to show her with a punky hairdo and wearing a black turtle-neck. Like I said yesterday, I wonder if there has always been a part of Claire that has been a rebel looking for something to rebel against. :wink:

Finally, there is Mr Bun-bun, who I am sure was a great friend to young Claire. I'm wondering if that was a Calvin and Hobbes (Suzie in C&H had a stuffed white rabbit) reference but that's a bit of a stretch, I think.

Setting my brain-storming aside, I can't help but wonder if Bubbles' personal journal for the day will include something along these lines: "Today, I invented a new form of recreational pursuit - Freestyle furniture riding."

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 on: Yesterday at 23:35 
Started by BenRG - Last post by JimC
Hope there aren't any low bridges along the way.
Should have taped up the drawers though. Otherwise stop sharply and your underwear's on display.

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 on: Yesterday at 22:52 
Started by BenRG - Last post by St.Clair
so this is a pretty damn geeky thing to notice, probably...
but I took a couple of art and/or drafting classes, back in the day, and I was admiring the perspective lines in this strip.
Jeph did not half-ass that dresser!  He used a whole ass, and possibly a second!

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 on: Yesterday at 22:40 
Started by BenRG - Last post by brasca
Hope there aren't any low bridges along the way.

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 on: Yesterday at 22:21 
Started by BenRG - Last post by hedgie
A good friend will help you move.
A great friend will move you.

And here I was thinking that a great friend would help you move bodies.

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 on: Yesterday at 21:53 
Started by BenRG - Last post by rambaldi
A good friend will help you move.
A great friend will move you.

It certainly looks like fun up on that dresser.

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 on: Yesterday at 21:44 
Started by BenRG - Last post by SubaruStephen
A good friend will help you move.
A great friend will move you.

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 on: Yesterday at 21:24 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Carl-E
I'd like to eventually get married and have kids, but I've been single for almost a decade. But the dating pool gets MUCH shallower when you reach your 30s.

Less choice can make the choosing much easier!  Ask any soviet-era Russian or Pole... or East German.  Too much choice can be overwhelming. 

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 on: Yesterday at 21:17 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Gyrre
Yeah, I have a friend who married young. The upside was that her son was out of the house when she was 37. Then it was time to catch up on all the partying she had missed.

Me, I married at 38 and my son was born when I was 39. (As was his mother - she and I are about two weeks apart in age.) There are pros and cons to that approach too.
Any tips on how to get one's mother to stop nagging them about grandchildren?

Give them grandchildren? I mean rent a really hyperactive and energetic kid, like a nightmare kid and let them babysit for a day and imply that's going to be a regular occurrence.

Not sure that will work. I'm the middle of 3 brothers, myself and my younger brother are high functioning autistic, he's ADHD, and I'm ADD.

If you have siblings, you can try to direct the attention that way. I also used the tactic of bluntly and repeatedly stating my absolute lack of desire to have children and my Partner's similar feelings. It took a while but it's not a conversation any more. At least for a couple years. Finally, get a dog or other pet and say that's the closest they're​ getting.
She does it to all three of us.
My older brother tried the dog thing. Didn't work.

I'd like to eventually get married and have kids, but I've been single for almost a decade. But the dating pool gets MUCH shallower when you reach your 30s.

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 on: Yesterday at 21:07 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Penquin47
The advantages of having a giant robot friend!  Yay Claire!  She's so cute riding on the dresser.

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