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What do we have left to look forward to?

Gloomy Tai at the library
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Dora trying to make up with her GF
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Hannelore seeking vengeance on Juicy
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Marigold seeking medical aid
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Pintsize having an existential crisis
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Faye learning that 'creepy' is a state of mind
- 8 (10.5%)

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #50 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:45 »


What if Marten's going to the Coffee of Doom to chew Dora out

Marten's headed to Coffee of Nooooope

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #51 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:48 »

You're thinking of a trilby, not a fedora. Indiana Jones wore a fedora; the trilby is worn by knuckle-dragging, ass-breathing basement dwellers.

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Further citation:
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Both are fine hats that people need to get over.

Especially given how many of the girls who complain about them are now sporting this christ-awful sideways-mullet that looks ugh on the insanely hot and puke on anyone less than that.
Shit, we're not going to start having hair arguments in this comic too, are we?
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #52 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:51 »

I shave my hair so I don't even have to deal with hair in real life! Get it outta here!
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #53 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:52 »

This is my favorite comic in the entire history of this comic.

I want Marten to keep noping out of the city, out of the state, into an entirely new comic with new characters with nobody else from this one ever mentioned again.

I like this plan a lot.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #54 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:53 »

Marten's train of thought: "I've read enough Questionable Content to know where this is going."
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #55 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:54 »

OTOH, that shouldn't even be necessary; he and Faye both helped the two of them get through a rough patch before this.

Exactly!  Why nope out now without any information when he talked her through her problems last time?  This doesn't feel like Marten at all.

"Oh dear, Tai is having the same trouble with Dora that we had when we were dating.  Maybe if I walk away everything will turn out all right."
If Marten knew how to handle this situation, he'd still be dating Dora. He has no good advice for this.

You're thinking of a trilby, not a fedora. Indiana Jones wore a fedora; the trilby is worn by knuckle-dragging, ass-breathing basement dwellers.

[QUOTED IMAGE]

Further citation:
http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/brand-thats-not-a-fedora-and-stop-wearing-it/

Both are fine hats that people need to get over.

Especially given how many of the girls who complain about them are now sporting this christ-awful sideways-mullet that looks ugh on the insanely hot and puke on anyone less than that.
Excuse you side mullets are awesome.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #56 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:56 »

Marten's train of thought: "I've read enough Questionable Content to know where this is going."
Shit, he's become aware. Hannelore needs to administer another dose of the amnesiac, some things weren't meant to be known.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #57 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:57 »

Tomorrow's comic:

HANNERS: "You summoned me, sir?"
MARTEN: "It's time."
HANNERS: "S-so soon?!"
MARTEN: "Are you questioning me?"
HANNERS: "N...no sir."
MARTEN: "Good."
MARTEN: "Release the tungsten rod."

Said tungsten rod obliterates Northampton, and the only survivor is Penelope, who was secretly using nanotech as Pizza Girl. She changes her name to Alice to avoid getting discovered.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #58 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:57 »

This is the first one that I have laughed at THIS hard in a long time.  Bravo, sir!
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #59 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:57 »

This is my favorite comic in the entire history of this comic.

I want Marten to keep noping out of the city, out of the state, into an entirely new comic with new characters with nobody else from this one ever mentioned again.

I like this plan a lot.

Plot twist: Marten backs into Alice nope-ing in the other direction. "Alice Grove" becomes "Marten Reed," and everybody in the QC-verse is stuck wondering where all the nanotech came from all of a sudden.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #60 on: 08 Mar 2015, 18:59 »

Marten's train of thought: "I've read enough Questionable Content to know where this is going."
Shit, he's become aware. Hannelore needs to administer another dose of the amnesiac, some things weren't meant to be known.

Not fully aware, he doesn't have infinite guitars. Maybe it was just a brief moment of clarity.

Tomorrow's comic:

HANNERS: "You summoned me, sir?"
MARTEN: "It's time."
HANNERS: "S-so soon?!"
MARTEN: "Are you questioning me?"
HANNERS: "N...no sir."
MARTEN: "Good."
MARTEN: "Release the tungsten rod."

Said tungsten rod obliterates Northampton, and the only survivor is Penelope, who was secretly using nanotech as Pizza Girl. She changes her name to Alice to avoid getting discovered.

Does the rod have a big-ass "NOPE" engraved?
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #61 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:01 »

So...that doesn't exactly help Tai out, but Marten's expression and the staging of his "back away, don't say a thing" retreat was hilarious. Very well drawn!
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #62 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:07 »

Marten's train of thought: "I've read enough Questionable Content to know where this is going."

Pretty much how I read it.  Marten's like "Not going to go through that Dora minefield again."  I honestly don't think he's a bad friend. If this was in a vacuum and Tai was talking about a different girl friend I am sure he would have stuck around and heard her vent.  He's done it in past comics actually.  But being that this is Dora his expression looks that of the "thousand yard stare" of a battle veteran whose gone over the top too many times.  Just not getting entangles in that barbed wire again.

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #63 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:09 »

What an uncanny picture.

Yeah. Now I'm certain he's just noping right on out of there, with no intent of getting involved.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #64 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:10 »

Someone needs to animate this strip.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #65 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:11 »


The URL goes between the tags, Dr. Bear. :D

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #66 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:12 »

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #67 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:13 »

Amazingly quick work there, Cup. I posted, saw it was bad, and by the time I had corrected it saw that you had done it correctly, so I cancelled.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #68 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:14 »

"Talk to my boss about her GF, who used to my GF. And who just fired my roommate.....

Hmmmm"
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #69 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:15 »

Amazingly quick work there, Cup. I posted, saw it was bad, and by the time I had corrected it saw that you had done it correctly, so I cancelled.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #71 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:20 »

That badger .gif is getting a lot of use lately, it seems.

How bout this one then?
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #72 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:25 »

Marten, you are a BAD FRIEND.

Normally I am pleased when I predict the forum reaction, but this one was a little too easy.

My first reaction was much harsher, but I decided to tone it down.  Still, I think Marten could've, you know, stuck around and listened to the full story before moonwalking away, but I guess Jeph wanted to go for the easy laughs.

MARTEN: "What's wrong?"
TAI: "Dora and I had an argument. [Quick summary of argument, with concerns over how Dora's been acting since she cut Sven out of her life and fired Faye.]"
MARTEN: "Wow, I had no idea.  I mean, I've been spending a lot of time with Claire, and trying to help Faye out with her problems, but that's no excuse for ignoring everyone else.  Is there anything I can do to help?"
TAI: [Conversation]
MARTEN: [Conversation]
TAI: "Thanks, Marten, that really helps!  I do feel better."
MARTEN: "And just think, I almost walked out on you when you said you were having problems with Dora!  Gosh, that would've been a dick move, right? [Hearty guffaw]"
TAI: [Hearty guffaw]

Yeah, that was my first reaction too (well, not with all the thought out dialogue.. you know what I mean!)
Marten's been a good friend before, even with things that lead directly to his break-up with Dora (the jealousy thing with Allie, remember?). He doesn't have to take sides, he even have to give advice. He just has to listen, say 'aw, I'm sorry Tai, I hope you guys work this out', and we're all done.

And, what I noticed in the last few comics - people on the receiving end of a walk-out don't react any more. Dora doesn't call after Tai, and say 'Hey, sorry Tai, I didn't mean it like that' even though that's really how she feels, even though she has a lot of time. As does Tai, in this comic - Marten has a four-panel, backwards-walking walk-out, and she doesn't even react with 'What the hell are you doing?' Both aren't speechless (the situation is emotional, but not overwhelming)
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #73 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:31 »

A more serious prediction: Claire's gonna pick up on NOPE mode Marten, if she's at work today. That may have interesting effects.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #74 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:32 »

He just has to listen, say 'aw, I'm sorry Tai, I hope you guys work this out', and we're all done.

He doesn't have to do do any of those things, as demonstrated by the comic.

Other people may feel entitled to him doing those things. Those people - as demonstrated - are wrong.

What Marten does have to do is whatever is best and healthiest for himself and his own well-being. So he did.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #75 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:33 »

God forbid people don't act like perfect friends in a fictional internet comic :p

Also, if he didn't act like this, it wouldn't be funny. So there's that.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #76 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:34 »

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #77 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:36 »

A more serious prediction: Claire's gonna pick up on NOPE mode Marten, if she's at work today. That may have interesting effects.

Claire finds out about what Marten just did, they have a giant argument, she breaks up with him, Tai comes out of her office to ask what the hell just happened, Marten gets pissed off and says something insubordinate, Tai fires him, and Faye comes home later that night from her group therapy session to find Marten passed out drunk on the couch in a pool of his own vomit.

Then she burns down the apartment and starts over.  Again.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #78 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:43 »

Well, that was... uncharacteristically dickish.  Understandable, but still, not something I would expect from Marten lately.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #79 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:53 »

It was obviously drawn for the lulz. Sheesh you people are SO SERIOUS.


My first reaction was much harsher, but I decided to tone it down.  Still, I think Marten could've, you know, stuck around and listened to the full story before moonwalking away, but I guess Jeph wanted to go for the easy laughs.

This reminds me of the old engineering joke.

MARTEN: "What's wrong?"
TAI: "Dora and I had an argument. [Quick summary of argument, with concerns over how Dora's been acting since she cut Sven out of her life and fired Faye.]"
MARTEN: "Wow, I had no idea.  I mean, I've been spending a lot of time with Claire, and trying to help Faye out with her problems, but that's no excuse for ignoring everyone else.  Is there anything I can do to help?"

Then a miracle occurs.

TAI: "Thanks, Marten, that really helps!  I do feel better."


Seriously, what is Marten going to say that will make Tai feel better?

"Yeah, Dora's emotional problems destroyed our relationship, but don't worry. Shell be back to ignoring her problems soon!"
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #80 on: 08 Mar 2015, 19:54 »

Marten's entire reaction just screams of "Nope. Never again. Not my problem anymore!"
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #81 on: 08 Mar 2015, 20:05 »

This strip really got me. Super funny.
I love that the intensity of his body language / facial expression was so strong that Tai just stops mid-sentence.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #82 on: 08 Mar 2015, 20:12 »

It was obviously drawn for the lulz. Sheesh you people are SO SERIOUS.

I know, right? I mean it is a COMIC .
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #83 on: 08 Mar 2015, 20:15 »

But comics are SERIOUS BUSINESS.

Butt comics more so.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #84 on: 08 Mar 2015, 20:25 »

I google imaged serious butt. The internet has some serious opinions about butt.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #85 on: 08 Mar 2015, 20:35 »

Does this mean the girls are going to start wearing cute flapper outfits?

Maybe Marten can save the reputation of the fedora. Nah, far too late.

Nah, I think Marten would look better dressed as a newsboy.  Those caps haven't been ruined by MRAs yet, have they?  Dear grog, I hope not. 



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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #86 on: 08 Mar 2015, 20:36 »

I know that look.  Marten's suffering from Dora PTSD.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #87 on: 08 Mar 2015, 21:02 »

Tomorrow: We see Tai moping around the library ending with someone asking Marten what's wrong with her
Wednesday:  Marten explains she had a fight with Dora and when asked why he didn't step in to help explains how awkward it would have been since it's why Dora/Marten broke up
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #88 on: 08 Mar 2015, 21:03 »

Marten is going to find Hannelore and ask for a lift to her dad's space station so that he can nope this from orbit.

So you think he should take off, nope the site from orbit?

It's the only way to be sure.

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #89 on: 08 Mar 2015, 21:20 »





THANK YOU!!!!

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #90 on: 08 Mar 2015, 21:42 »

Marten could help with Allie because the one time Dora met one of Marten's exes Faye threw milk on her expensive sweater.  It did not become a problem in their relationship.

Dora shutting down and not talking?  Problem in their relationship.  Very different thing to be talked to about.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #91 on: 08 Mar 2015, 22:03 »


You're thinking of a trilby, not a fedora. Indiana Jones wore a fedora; the trilby is worn by knuckle-dragging, ass-breathing basement dwellers.

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Further citation:
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Both are fine hats that people need to get over.

Especially given how many of the girls who complain about them are now sporting this christ-awful sideways-mullet that looks ugh on the insanely hot and puke on anyone less than that.
Excuse you side mullets are awesome.

Is this the girls version of being into my little ponies?

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #92 on: 08 Mar 2015, 22:07 »

Well, that was... uncharacteristically dickish.  Understandable, but still, not something I would expect from Marten lately.

Disagree on the first count, agree on the second: this is a significant shift in the usual Marten outlook, but I wouldn't say it's a dickish shift. He's starting to realize that, hey, as it turns out, some things he just can't fix, no matter how much he stresses out about them. What could he accomplish sticking around for this particular conversation?

Most likely? In reality? Making things worse.

Given how his relationship with Dora ended, the relationship (personal and professional) he has with Tai, the fact that Marten has zero experience with relationships between women (obviously?), complications with Faye only the day before, and so on, and so on, backing out of this soon-to-be-disaster is the only choice that makes any kind of sense.

Could he have done it without a sentence-interrupting unblinking stare? Sure, but hey, comic.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #93 on: 08 Mar 2015, 22:11 »

I really think that's it. Yeah, it'd be more prudent and nice of him to say, "sorry I don't think I should get involved because [reasons]", but that's not very funny.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #94 on: 08 Mar 2015, 22:13 »

Yeah, its funny as a comic.

But imagine if you were Tai, and you got that reaction to asking for relationship help. She's probably freaking out more now, and maybe giving this even more significance than she was before because Marten's reaction was so extreme.

I mean, heck, Marten could have said "yeah, I've got nothing that can help, but I'm pulling for ya!" given her a hug and left.

instead he chose the method that makes Tai feel like more shit than she already felt like, a bigger pile of shit.

I hope tomorrows comic has him coming back in and being all "okay, I was joking, now lets talk"
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #95 on: 08 Mar 2015, 22:31 »

"Oh dear, Tai is having the same trouble with Dora that we had when we were dating.  Maybe if I walk away everything will turn out all right."

Which is exactly why it's perhaps for the best that he -not- get involved. He wasn't able to successfully deal with Dora in a relationship, so perhaps he recognizes that his advice wouldn't necessarily be helpful, and may actually make things worse.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #96 on: 08 Mar 2015, 23:00 »

I mean, heck, Marten could have said "yeah, I've got nothing that can help, but I'm pulling for ya!" given her a hug and left.

instead he chose the method that makes Tai feel like more shit than she already felt like, a bigger pile of shit.

I hope tomorrows comic has him coming back in and being all "okay, I was joking, now lets talk"
I'm going to assume the comic was just a representation of the Nope that doesn't closely correspond to canon-reality.  There was a Nope, but it wasn't dickish, just absolute.  In my headcanon, anyway.

Oh, and

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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #97 on: 08 Mar 2015, 23:17 »

A homburg, if I'm not mistaken?

One of these days, I'm going to work up the courage to rock a Quaker hat.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #98 on: 08 Mar 2015, 23:20 »

Well this week got off to a great start.
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Re: WCDT 2912 to 2916 (9-13 March 2015)
« Reply #99 on: 08 Mar 2015, 23:38 »

I can't help but feel a little frustrated. Marten doesn't need to insert himself into the situation of course, but he is friends with both Tai and Dora, and Dora could use at least one person to maybe just say "Dora's in a rough spot" and leave it at that. I'm glad Hanners has at least been a great pal to both.
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