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Faye's Freudian slip?
« on: 09 Jun 2011, 15:02 »

in the last caption of #1943, while attempting to say boyfriend after 3 failed attempts, while the first 3 were gibberish, the final was boyfling.

Was this simply another failed attempt or a revelation of how Faye really feels about her relationship?  Does this mean future trouble further down the road for them if she's only "flinging" and he wants something more real?  Does this mean a possible future is still probable for Faye and Marten and if that happens, would it cause the sorts of issues that Sitcoms face when they finally get two love interests together and so much of the motivation for watching is destroyed when the tension and waiting is gone?

Also, pie, evil weight gain apparatus or fulfiller of pastry fantasies?
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #1 on: 09 Jun 2011, 15:21 »

Personally, I just think it was to set up the joke for Raven.

Sometimes... its best not to overthink things too much.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #2 on: 09 Jun 2011, 15:23 »

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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #3 on: 09 Jun 2011, 15:41 »

Also, pie, evil weight gain apparatus or fulfiller of pastry fantasies?

Either way, I vote in favor of pie. 
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #4 on: 09 Jun 2011, 15:48 »

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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #5 on: 09 Jun 2011, 15:49 »

Don't forget, the first time USS Angusprise seriously  tried to enter orbit around Peach Pugnacious I, the boy got flung pretty good.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #6 on: 09 Jun 2011, 15:56 »

So he literally is  her boyfling!
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #7 on: 10 Jun 2011, 03:07 »

I don't know if there's any meaning to the term 'boyfling', but I do believe that her reluctance to say the word means she's not really in love. This has been a comfortable and pleasant thing for her, but I don't think she wants it to get serious. Maybe at first she thought she would want that, but now I'm betting she's just enjoying the phsyical aspects and the  companionship without the desire for a deeper relationship.

Of course none of this means she would ever get with Marten. Ship sailed, sank, lost forever.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #8 on: 10 Jun 2011, 06:04 »

Its not him asking her to say "I love you", its "boyfriend". Two different ideas. The last proper boyfriend she had ditched her after her father died. The last guy she shacked up with was Sven. You can see why it might be a little difficult for her to say boyfriend.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #9 on: 10 Jun 2011, 06:53 »

I don't know if there's any meaning to the term 'boyfling', but I do believe that her reluctance to say the word means she's not really in love. This has been a comfortable and pleasant thing for her, but I don't think she wants it to get serious. Maybe at first she thought she would want that, but now I'm betting she's just enjoying the phsyical aspects and the  companionship without the desire for a deeper relationship.

Of course none of this means she would ever get with Marten. Ship sailed, sank, lost forever.

I DO NOT share that pessimistic view.  I believe Marten and Faye still have a chance or I'd cry in my coffee. :wink:
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #10 on: 10 Jun 2011, 07:23 »

I DO NOT share that pessimistic view.  I believe Marten and Faye still have a chance or I'd cry in my coffee. :wink:

Jeph has said repeatedly that the ship is sailed and it isn't going to happen. I suggest you go make some coffee so you have some to cry in.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #11 on: 10 Jun 2011, 08:59 »

I agree it was just to set up the Raven joke.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #12 on: 10 Jun 2011, 11:30 »

I agree it was just to set up the Raven joke.

I love Raven jokes.

I DO NOT share that pessimistic view.  I believe Marten and Faye still have a chance or I'd cry in my coffee. :wink:

Jeph has said repeatedly that the ship is sailed and it isn't going to happen. I suggest you go make some coffee so you have some to cry in.

Sure but if Jeph's proven anything in QC, it's that he can change his mind at any time, so my hopes will still hold on.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #13 on: 10 Jun 2011, 11:57 »

Sure but if Jeph's proven anything in QC, it's that he can change his mind at any time, so my hopes will still hold on.

Well, Jeph has proven that the comic is driven more by the characters than the author. And Marten thinks like this, and Faye thinks like this.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #14 on: 10 Jun 2011, 11:59 »

Maybe she just hates the term boyfriend. I do. Fortunately, it doesn't exist in my language.

But actually, for once, I didn't think about it much because I was distracted by being happy about Raven being funny. Maybe I should go do that now.



Also, cake.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #15 on: 10 Jun 2011, 13:26 »

I agree it was just to set up the Raven joke.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #16 on: 10 Jun 2011, 14:55 »

Lewis Carroll?! What about Edgar Allen Poe?
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #17 on: 10 Jun 2011, 17:17 »

It's nevar with the wrong end put in front, of course.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #18 on: 15 Jun 2011, 11:51 »

They both have feathers.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #19 on: 17 Jun 2011, 05:55 »

They both have feathers.

That's "They both have inky quills".

I'd also like to posit that Fay's Freudian slip was more of a Freudian face-plant. Four tries and she still couldn't do it.

A Freudian slip is ususally only a single word or short phrase that the utterer can fix quickly. This one was way beyond the bounds of that definition.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #20 on: 17 Jun 2011, 13:43 »

'Boyfling'? Maybe she IS in denial about being tied to someone, but not because she doesn't care. She was also in denial about her vibing with Marten. Don't mean she don't like him, just scared shitless.

I DO NOT share that pessimistic view.  I believe Marten and Faye still have a chance or I'd cry in my coffee. :wink:

But why? What makes them so very right for each other?
(Not a rhetorical question.)
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #21 on: 18 Jun 2011, 16:08 »

Some would argue (including myself) that it's simply because they are the closest of friends.  Others will say that a good friendship can easily be ruined by turning it into a sexual relationship, and that can often be true, but in a friendship like theirs, the level of trust is well beyond what the usual friendship carries.  And that's the kind of friendship that can turn into a relationship that stands the test of time. 

I know.  I married my best friend.  We've just celebrated 25 years of headache, heartache and love last month.  We've fought, but we also work hard to make it work.  We've broken each other's trust (more than once), and rebuilt it. 

Because we can. 
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #22 on: 18 Jun 2011, 21:25 »

Carl-E, not sure if you're talking about Faye-Angus (they can certainly bicker like old friends) or Faye-Marten, but I like the way you think. Also, my congratulations and deepest respect to you and your best friend.
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #23 on: 18 Jun 2011, 23:04 »

Thanks, DSL.  I was actually responding to NotAwesomeAnymore's question as to why Elpha has the opinion that Marten and Faye would be good together.  And, while I've always been an Angus fan and a proponent of how good Angus would be for Faye, I can still recognize that no one, not even Angus, can be as good a friend to Faye as Marten has been.  To the point that, when freaking out about Angus, Faye turned to him.  I think she would have done that even if they hadn't been in the same apartment. 

Of course, she would have been wearing pants in that case. 
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #24 on: 19 Jun 2011, 00:29 »

I think Marten and Faye shippers should actually appreciate Angus more because his relationship with Faye makes the possibility of Marten and Faye ending up together more likely.

Think about it, Angus is Faye's first serious relationship since her dad died (not counting Sven because whatever that was, serious it was not.) That means it's a strong possibility that it will end in a flaming nuclear trainwreck. If Marten and Faye are your OTP, do you really want to have to dig Marten's charred (metaphorical) corpse out from under a radioactive locomotive? Having a relationship with Angus now means that Faye will grow emotionally and be more able to involve herself in something down the road if Things don't work out with Angus.

Now.

I am not a Faye/Marten shipper*. I think that ship has sailed. And I do not think that there is any particular reason for Faye and Angus not to last, but most relationships don't. Dan Savage says that all relationships fail until one doesn't. Maybe Faye and Marten would be comfortable together in a relationship, but I kinda see that as somewhat a fall back position for the two of them. The old "If we're not married by the time we're X years old let's marry each other." situation.

The way I see it now, I beleive it's equally likely that Faye will end up with Angus, Marten, Sven, someone who hasn't been seen yet, or no one at all.




*Because that would mean that Marten won't be available when Dora finally straigtens out her issues and comes running back to him. Also, it will be tough to adjust to a QC universe in which pigs fly, Sara has a fleshed out back story and Hannelore gets married and has a boatload of kids.**

**It was hard coming up with three examples of "impossible things that could never happen" because so many things that were previously believed impossible in QC have actually happened***

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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #25 on: 19 Jun 2011, 06:24 »

Akronnick, my sentiments exactly.  I was just thrust into the sudden realization of why  those shippers are still waiting for the boat to sail.  It was a personal realization, as well. 
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Re: Faye's Freudian slip?
« Reply #26 on: 19 Jun 2011, 16:44 »

The Rule of Funny suggests that Faye won't break up with Angus until after Marten has already hooked up with another girl.
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