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Yes, it's finally here: the MOMENT OF THE WEEK!

Finally startin' to check out other girls, huh?
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Well I mean it's been WEEKS, I AM a single dude... now..
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SLAP! (I'm out of practice!)
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Don't tell me you're still hung up on Dora.
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WE ARE BROS, MAN! WE! ARE! BROS!
- 8 (9%)
UMASS Guys! "BROS! BROS! BROS! BROS!"
- 14 (15.7%)
I know it's over, I just... still miss her, y'know?
- 1 (1.1%)
The other night, Cosette...
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Good talk, bro.
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Who's that waving? Why, it's PADMA!
- 6 (6.7%)
My baby bird's finally left the nest!
- 3 (3.4%)
I wouldn't wipe my eyes with that towel...
- 2 (2.2%)
Mister coffee-and-a-danish
- 1 (1.1%)
Padma, Renee and Elliot.
- 0 (0%)
So... So...
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Who's your cute friend over at the bar?
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Elliot's look of sheer HORROR
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #200 on: 16 Feb 2011, 20:33 »

I mean really, what grown man calls oral sex a "BJ" or refers to his own asshole as "you know?"
  A lot of them? Especially early-to-mid 20's grown men?

What would you prefer? "I was receiving fellatio from a consenting sex partner when she, in an attempt to increase stimulation, inserted the first phalanx of her index finger into my anus?"
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #201 on: 16 Feb 2011, 20:57 »

I think akronnick prefers Steve to use the words blow job and ass hole like an adult.

Made me think of this youtube comedy video where the female character tell the guy "I'm totally gonna s your d!"
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #202 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:21 »

<Sigh> The little bird has flown away.....Right into the clutches of the Padma-grine Falcon.

Nice to see Marten with a smile.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #203 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:23 »

Indian Dora! Hooray!
Go, man, go.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #204 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:38 »

I suppose that's one solution.  If you don't have access to an actual cloning machine.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #205 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:47 »

Indian Dora! Hooray!
Go, man, go.
:-P

Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.  And does it look like she's sitting with Indian Tai?  (Or perhaps that's Thai?)
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #206 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:48 »

"I was receiving fellatio from a consenting sex partner when she, in an attempt to increase stimulation, inserted the first phalanx of her index finger into my anus?"
This board is so educational for an ESL type like me. I thought a phalanx was a formation of spearmen or similar (riot police for example), and phalange was the word for a "segment" of a finger. I looked it up however, and Watched Pot's usage is correct! Phalanx is the singular, and phalanges is the plural. Phalange is listed as an alternative to phalanx, but it is apparently a back-formation from phalanges. I knew none of this before today.

Padma looks excited, Marten looks happy, but dark-Faye/Tai (did we decide on a name for her?) looks decidedly unenthusiastic. And is the barman Will? I don't think the work is suiting him; he looks thin and drawn.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #207 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:49 »

Called it.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #208 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:54 »

Straight from Dora to Anti-Dora? Rebound rebound man...

Padma looks excited, Marten looks happy, but dark-Faye/Tai (did we decide on a name for her?) looks decidedly unenthusiastic.
Anti-Faye/Angus' ex (with a Cosette streak judging from her intro) is Renee.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #209 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:56 »

Strangely, my brain went "Oh crap!  It's her!" before it went "Aww, Marten might have his chance now."

But then again, with Marten's luck, she's probably waving at someone else.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #210 on: 16 Feb 2011, 21:57 »

Padma looks excited, Marten looks happy, but dark-Faye/Tai (did we decide on a name for her?) looks decidedly unenthusiastic. And is the barman Will? I don't think the work is suiting him; he looks thin and drawn.

It's Renee, apparently. #1859

That's Wil, alright. Don't worry about him too much, he's always been thin, and there would be a lot of questions to ask if he wasn't drawn.

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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #211 on: 16 Feb 2011, 22:24 »

Marten and PsuDora? I'm down.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #212 on: 16 Feb 2011, 22:38 »

Uh, as far as I know, women dont talk that much about sex with each other.

Well, as far as I know ... I'm a man, so what do I know about that, anyway.

Women do talk about sex with each other quite a bit. It's one of the things I find most disturbing when my family gets together at my grandmother's house on Sundays. Not many of the husbands come with my aunts, so there is minimal male presence in the house and most of them are under 16. My aunts, cousins and mom start tossing out innuendo and double entendres and eventually end up smack in the middle TMI territory. There are just some things a person doesn't want to know about their mother.

Ohhhhh sweet naive snubnose.  :laugh: Women do talk about sex all the time. In detail. It's something quite interesting--most women would find it extremely upsetting if they learned their boyfriend told his male buddies sexual details about them (what kind of technique they like in oral sex, the taste of their secretions, the shape of their genitalia, etc) but man oh man do we talk about that sort of stuff ALL THE TIME within ourselves. I try to not give out too many details regarding my own partners because I'm not fond of the double standard, and it's actually a bit odd sometimes when everyone else is sharing. And yes. Quite commonly my female friends will discuss: the exact size and shape of their boyfriend's penis, how long it takes him to come, taste, technique, specific erogenous zones or turn-ons, etc etc etc. Also, women tend to relate funny/embarassing sex stories among themselves. We do talk about our own stuff too, from body image issues to discussing what WE like in bed and exchanging sex tips, so it's not always focused on the menz, but... yeah. Sex talk is very very common. I'm sometimes a bit disturbed at the fact that I know the penile size of most of my friends' boyfriends and often their preferred kinks, when sometimes I've hardly shared more than a few conversations with them.


As far as this comic... auuuugh mindboggle! I cannot tell if I WANT Marten to hook up with Padma or not. It seems such a bad/creepy/weird idea, and yet... she seems nice and pretty? And some of the same things that make it weird/creepy/not-smart would make it interesting, too?
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #213 on: 16 Feb 2011, 22:51 »

And now Steve gets the first documented case of AIDS via eye.

Drinking wine in a bar? My kind of lady. I am totally down with Padma becoming a member of the cast, and not just because she's one letter off a Star Wars character. Marten could even get fed up with being a buttlonkey and pull a Vader.

Also, Jack, were you expecting deep and correct insights out of Snub?
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #214 on: 16 Feb 2011, 22:54 »

How many Fayes is Padma?
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #215 on: 16 Feb 2011, 22:55 »

I have another Theory Which Shall Not Be Named...


...gods I hope this one pans out. It would be epic awesome.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #216 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:00 »

Ah Steve, your going to make a great dad one day. Not anytime soon mind, but one day.

In the meantime, only Admiral Ackbar can rescue Marten now.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #217 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:03 »

How many Fayes is Padma?

A bit hard to tell... I'd say about 0.89 Fayes or so. She's quite a bit skinnier, but about half a head taller, after all.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #218 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:09 »

Something is telling me that this cannot possibly end well.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #219 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:11 »

Uh, as far as I know, women dont talk that much about sex with each other.

Well, as far as I know ... I'm a man, so what do I know about that, anyway.

Women do talk about sex with each other quite a bit. It's one of the things I find most disturbing when my family gets together at my grandmother's house on Sundays. Not many of the husbands come with my aunts, so there is minimal male presence in the house and most of them are under 16. My aunts, cousins and mom start tossing out innuendo and double entendres and eventually end up smack in the middle TMI territory. There are just some things a person doesn't want to know about their mother.

Ohhhhh sweet naive snubnose.  :laugh: Women do talk about sex all the time. In detail. It's something quite interesting--most women would find it extremely upsetting if they learned their boyfriend told his male buddies sexual details about them (what kind of technique they like in oral sex, the taste of their secretions, the shape of their genitalia, etc) but man oh man do we talk about that sort of stuff ALL THE TIME within ourselves. I try to not give out too many details regarding my own partners because I'm not fond of the double standard, and it's actually a bit odd sometimes when everyone else is sharing. And yes. Quite commonly my female friends will discuss: the exact size and shape of their boyfriend's penis, how long it takes him to come, taste, technique, specific erogenous zones or turn-ons, etc etc etc. Also, women tend to relate funny/embarassing sex stories among themselves. We do talk about our own stuff too, from body image issues to discussing what WE like in bed and exchanging sex tips, so it's not always focused on the menz, but... yeah. Sex talk is very very common. I'm sometimes a bit disturbed at the fact that I know the penile size of most of my friends' boyfriends and often their preferred kinks, when sometimes I've hardly shared more than a few conversations with them.


As far as this comic... auuuugh mindboggle! I cannot tell if I WANT Marten to hook up with Padma or not. It seems such a bad/creepy/weird idea, and yet... she seems nice and pretty? And some of the same things that make it weird/creepy/not-smart would make it interesting, too?


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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #220 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:31 »

The prophecy is coming true...
I fear this will result in an epic throwdown between Dora and Padma with Faye and Renee snarking from the sidelines.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #221 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:39 »

Also, Jack, were you expecting deep and correct insights out of Snub?

Hahah, no but it's like... talking to Honey from that episode of HIMYM. At least this time.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #222 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:50 »

Something is telling me that this cannot possibly end well.

Nope, but watching an unfolding disaster can be such fun.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #223 on: 16 Feb 2011, 23:58 »

It seems to me perfectly possible that Padma is calling Marten over on behalf of Renee.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #224 on: 17 Feb 2011, 00:00 »

Why is everyone assuming that Padma will just be a Dora clone? Just because they share an occupation doesn't mean they'll be clones. Who knows where Jeph will be taking this?

At the very least Martin deserves some time alone with a woman
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #225 on: 17 Feb 2011, 00:02 »

At the very least Martin deserves some time alone with a woman
Err, so soon after the breakup with Dora ? Baaaaaaaad idea.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #226 on: 17 Feb 2011, 00:09 »

Hm, this'll be interesting...
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #227 on: 17 Feb 2011, 00:18 »

So, in the weeks since the breakup (remember the growth of Faye's hair, for instance), has Marten been going to tSB?  Does Padma already know he's single, or has she only seen him before with Hanners?
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #228 on: 17 Feb 2011, 00:56 »

Man whatever so maybe Padma could be a little like Dora, that might just be Marten's type. Besides which, she's been lovely so far!

...oh God no do not do the Renee thing though Marten
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« Reply #229 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:06 »

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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #230 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:10 »

Uhm.... has anyone actually considered that Padme might be the girl ChunkyGuy is afraid to ask out?

My drama senses are tingling  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #231 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:22 »

Err, so soon after the breakup with Dora ? Baaaaaaaad idea.

What is "soon" for you? Do you know how much time has passed since the breakup? Because I have no idea..

Marten's smile is possible the best thing I've seen in this comic since a long time ago. It's like "hey... I can move on!"
I don't know about you guys, but I felt glad with that smile, probably the first time Jeph has done something that hits home. Good done Jeph!
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #232 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:26 »

No matter what happens next, I'm pretty sure Padma will turn out to be less of a Dora2 than she might have seemed so far. I'm rooting for a healthy Marten-Padma coupling!  8-)
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #233 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:28 »

Why is everyone assuming that Padma will just be a Dora clone?

I don't particularly.

But Marten described her as being the "alternate universe Dora". And any decision process which starts with "that girl reminds me of my ex" and ends with "I think I'll try to hook up with her" is unlikely to end well.

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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #234 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:34 »

Why is everyone assuming that Padma will just be a Dora clone? Just because they share an occupation doesn't mean they'll be clones.

It all stems from the Bizarro Seinfeld moment when Marten and Hanners found The Secret Bakery.  People have a preconceived expectation that Padma really is PseuDora; I think she could be more of a true Bizarro Dora (opposing characteristics).

Speculation never really pans out how you expect, but here are my takeaways from today's comic:

- Padma is out with her co-workers/underlings/friends for a drink; specifically, Renee and Mopey Male Barista (who still looks mopey from the back).
- Marten in Panel 2 and Padma in Panel 3 -- they are catching each others' eye from across the room.  Padma, in particular, has tuned out of whatever conversation Renee is trying to engage her in once she notices Marten.
- Padma in Panel 4 is actively giving positive social signs to Marten, with the nice smile and wave.  She has either gotten to know him as a customer, and is waving over a new friend, or is happy to see "that cute boy" in a social setting outside of her work.
- Padma gets bonus "maturity" points (I use quotes because you really never know) for the white sweater (especially next to Renee's flannel REALLY IT IS NO LONGER THE NINETIES RENEE and MMB's t-shirt) and the glass of wine.  She presents a more secure front; she pretty much seems the polar opposite of former goth metal chick with hella insecurities.
- Wherever it goes from here, Marten is responding to positive attention from a woman lady.

WAY too early for the rampant speculation, but I like the idea of a relationship arc for Marten that has him grow up a little.

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EDIT: too much use of "specifically".  Do not write at 3:30AM.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #235 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:36 »

Why is everyone assuming that he's going over there to flirt with her? This is Marten we're talking about. I think it's much more likely his thought process is 'Oh hey, those are the people who work at that bakery! I'm gonna go say hi!' and if anything romantic is going to come out of this it will be long and drawn out and involve considerable urging from Steve.
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« Reply #236 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:43 »

Not to mention considerable nudging from Padma herself.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #237 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:45 »

Uhm.... has anyone actually considered that Padme might be the girl ChunkyGuy is afraid to ask out?

My drama senses are tingling  :psyduck:
No.  "ChunkyGuy" is sitting right next to her, I think.  I doubt she would be so messed up in the head that she would wave another guy over while hanging out with the guy who asked her out.  Especially a coworker.  Or maybe she's in a desperate, "Save me from boring ChunkyGuy" mode and is using Marten as a decoy.  That'd be awfully sinister.

I would like to have a good feeling about Padma- I think she's one of the cutest females Jeph has drawn.  Probably because shoulder length hair is pretty long, considering the hair of the main QC women.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #238 on: 17 Feb 2011, 01:51 »

Uhm.... has anyone actually considered that Padme might be the girl ChunkyGuy is afraid to ask out?

My drama senses are tingling  :psyduck:
No.  "ChunkyGuy" is sitting right next to her, I think.  I doubt she would be so messed up in the head that she would wave another guy over while hanging out with the guy who asked her out.  Especially a coworker.  Or maybe she's in a desperate, "Save me from boring ChunkyGuy" mode and is using Marten as a decoy.  That'd be awfully sinister.

This strip seems to indicate that MMB's subject of angst is not actually in the store next to him.  He probably would not be mopily texting/checking texts/reading depressing FaceBook status updates from co-workers who were physically present in the same location.

And Padma's expressions in today's strip certainly don't look like "please save me from the unwanted attentions of my tablemate."

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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #239 on: 17 Feb 2011, 02:09 »

Odal - ChunkyGuy was too scared to ask her out (presuming this was Padma they were referring to) so he probably hasn't done it and she may not know.

Mind you the tenor of this episode compared to the previous two seems quite different to me. Perhaps Marten is still caTMItonic his subconcious is finally giving him what he's always wanted. This offers a couple of options. Either Padma is waving to someone else and this is going to get awkward, Marten is still in his chair and this is a Final Destination style premonition or the tSB crew are not actually in the bar, Marten's mind has finally broken and he's about to proposition Tai and Jimbo.

More likely that I'm just misreading the wide, glazed eyes.

Edited to remove evidence of NP fixation, thanks Mr. Hodges
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #240 on: 17 Feb 2011, 02:52 »

GOOD GOD MARTEN, NO!

I'm heading to a bunker, this has disaster written all over it. END OF DAYS-level disaster.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #241 on: 17 Feb 2011, 02:53 »

Why is everyone assuming that he's going over there to flirt with her? This is Marten we're talking about. I think it's much more likely his thought process is 'Oh hey, those are the people who work at that bakery! I'm gonna go say hi!' and if anything romantic is going to come out of this it will be long and drawn out and involve considerable urging from Steve.

did you see the smile.....the smile man!  look at it!

he's so totally girlnotized


but..way...way...way...way to soon, he's gona get so much flak for this
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #242 on: 17 Feb 2011, 02:55 »

Odal - ChunkyGuy was too scared to ask her out (presuming this was Padme they were referring to) so he probably hasn't done it and she may not know.
Well, it was a hypothetical situation.  They are "going out," perhaps as friends, so it's not a matter of him being too afraid to ask her out.  It could be that he has a crush on her and doesn't want to tell her, but he has not said this and there's a difference between a crush and wanting to ask someone out.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #243 on: 17 Feb 2011, 03:01 »

Padma looks excited, Marten looks happy, but dark-Faye/Tai (did we decide on a name for her?) looks decidedly unenthusiastic. And is the barman Will? I don't think the work is suiting him; he looks thin and drawn.
Could it be that Renee has shared with Padma her feelings of attraction for the cute (sometime customer) boy over by the bar, and that Padma has decided to call the boy over in an attempt to help Renee overcome her feelings of shyness? A momentary look of shock and displeasure might be the expected result, even if she does like Marten.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #244 on: 17 Feb 2011, 03:09 »

but..way...way...way...way to soon, he's gona get so much flak for this

How is "WEEKS" way too soon?
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #245 on: 17 Feb 2011, 03:26 »

two weeks after a relationship serious enough for dora to move in?

two months is just about what you'd expect i guess, especially from a wuss like marten
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« Reply #246 on: 17 Feb 2011, 03:58 »

Two weeks is perfectly reasonable to be friendly with a new girl.  It doesn't have to start as more than that.
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #247 on: 17 Feb 2011, 04:06 »

Two weeks is perfectly reasonable to be friendly with a new girl.  It doesn't have to start as more than that.

the smile man the smile!!



he's all padma hurr durr in that expression....
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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #248 on: 17 Feb 2011, 04:08 »

What the hell is everyone focusing so much on Padma for? pwhodges already mentioned this and it makes far more sense, but, if Marten was going to go for a doppleganger character he'd go for Renee.

You know, the Faye-clone that such a big deal was made about in the comic recently?

Christ, people. Marten still carries a torch for Faye, after all, why wouldn't he go for someone just like her given the chance (and what better way for Jeph to throw in more drama than bring about the critical mass of it we'll get when Faye finds out Marten is interested in her, especially given how she reacted when Padma brought her up that way?).

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Re: WCDT 14-18 February 2011 (1861-1865)
« Reply #249 on: 17 Feb 2011, 04:13 »

It occurred to me that anything that comes of this is likely to make its way back to CoD via the grapevine... Wil mentions seeing Marten hanging out with Padma to Penelope, who lets it slip at the workplace.   Steve may have a "bro code" which would prevent him from spilling Marten's secrets to Cosette, but Wil is under no such constraints.

I do like that Jeph's established the pre-existing character link via Angus -- there are multiple conduits through which to gradually weave the new cast members in.  And perhaps eventually we'll get MMB's story.

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