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Author Topic: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2  (Read 7374 times)

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #150 on: 12 Mar 2019, 00:37 »

Has Joyce always had platform shower shoes...that she wears with socks for some reason?

The 'shower shoes' were built by Carla to Joyce's design because she was afraid of other people's germs in the water on the floor. The fact that she wears socks either means that she's still nervous about germs or that she still has a complex about being seen 'naked'.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #151 on: 13 Mar 2019, 06:58 »

Right, I remember now. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #152 on: 14 Mar 2019, 05:38 »

Reminded again how unnerving seeing Becky's eyes on top of her hair is.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #153 on: 14 Mar 2019, 06:35 »

I am looking forward to Joyce's reaction to all this. I am sure Becky could shed some light on whether or not Joyce would be freaked out by it all (if it wasn't discussed in an earlier strip that I don't remember).

When this sort of talk directed at Halloween is brought up, I am always reminded of that King of the Hill episode where a neighbor or new member of the town swears that Halloween is the devil's holiday. She essentially shames the town for liking it and gets a curfew instated. The logic never made sense to me as a kid as it was essentially just a costume party holiday with candy. Maybe its because I grew up Catholic but there was never an association made with Halloween and anything satanic for us in our Parish. It was essentially Mardi Gras for kids with the next day being All Saints Day instead of Ash Wednesday. After seeing that episode it really irked me that someone would believe that. I even had a few classmates in (public) high school that felt that way and it just baffled me to the point I thought they were messing with me. It wasn't until I got to college that I met some die hard religious people who truly felt that way to their core. That was the first time I met creationists too. It just baffled me.



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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #154 on: 15 Mar 2019, 02:33 »


Coming soon:

Joyce Brown: The Backslidening! (4hr Director's Cut)
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #155 on: 15 Mar 2019, 05:39 »

I suspect that Joyce is letting Anti-Joyce out to play. However, she's so extreme in the other direction that I suspect that most of Joyce's dorm-mates will consider her alarming at best. Like a lot of people, Joyce is going to spend most of her time finding a happy middle path.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #156 on: 16 Mar 2019, 06:24 »

I...wouldn't call this extreme at all. I mean, maybe knocking is a bit extreme, but I like this chill Joyce. Obviously it won't last :parrot:
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #157 on: 16 Mar 2019, 07:24 »

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I think society is finally ready to accept that you want to visibly celebrate a major holiday.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #158 on: 11 Apr 2019, 07:31 »

Today's strip indicates that Becky's hair is transparent from any angle.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #159 on: 11 Apr 2019, 12:41 »

I always just interpreted it as her bangs are thin enough that they obscure but don't block her face.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #160 on: 21 Apr 2019, 19:39 »

Dorthy having an aneurysm is perfect in this situation.  :mrgreen:
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #161 on: 21 Apr 2019, 23:44 »

I do think that Dorothy's stress-induced breakdown has come several steps closer. I also expect her to start bawling, which may test Becky's newly-required people management skills!
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #162 on: 22 Apr 2019, 06:06 »

Dorthy is going to learn the sad truth about politics: Its not about whose the smartest or did the best in school, its about what you can bring to the table to make others look good and by proxy, yourself.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #163 on: 22 Apr 2019, 06:11 »

So we might see Becky as a student by 2030! Congrats, Becky!
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #164 on: 22 Apr 2019, 06:56 »

Dorthy is going to learn the sad truth about politics: Its not about whose the smartest or did the best in school, its about what you can bring to the table to make others look good and by proxy, yourself.
Also, "it's who you know" seems to apply here.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #165 on: 22 Apr 2019, 06:58 »

So we might see Becky as a student by 2030! Congrats, Becky!
Yeah, what are we now... about a month into the first semester?
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #166 on: 08 May 2019, 06:08 »

I don't know if I'm just tired or if its the words used in todays strip but I am confused on how that means the family had a problem with Halloween.  :psyduck:
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #167 on: 08 May 2019, 06:22 »

Because what she remembers is her brother having to prove to her parents that they'd done it with their other children, and it wasn't a problem back then. That implies that it is a problem for her parents now; or when she was of an age to be taken trick or treating.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #168 on: 08 May 2019, 06:29 »

Oh, so Joshua had to prove to their parents it was okay to go trick or treating and he'd take her out but her parents didn't participate? Or did they just do it anyway?
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #169 on: 08 May 2019, 06:34 »

I don't think her parents participated. It's not exactly clear if they grudgingly allowed it, even after the pictures. He took her anyway.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #170 on: 08 May 2019, 06:58 »

I forgot... is Joshua also Jocelyn? Or was that John or Jordan? I can't remember the last time we saw Joyce's brothers.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #171 on: 08 May 2019, 06:58 »

Oh, so Joshua had to prove to their parents it was okay to go trick or treating and he'd take her out but her parents didn't participate? Or did they just do it anyway?

It was my impression that the Brown parents took their first two kids out trick-or-treating but later decided that it was wrong for someone of their faith. When they tried to tell Jocelyn not to take Joyce out trick-or-treating, she took out a picture of those earlier days and challenged them with it. From Joyce's reaction, I'm getting the impression that, instead of telling Jocelyn what had changed, they simply exploded at her and a shouting match followed.

I forgot... is Joshua also Jocelyn? Or was that John or Jordan? I can't remember the last time we saw Joyce's brothers.

Yes, Joshua is Jocelyn's birth name and, at this point, still her legal name.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #172 on: 08 May 2019, 07:05 »

I forgot... is Joshua also Jocelyn? Or was that John or Jordan? I can't remember the last time we saw Joyce's brothers.

Yes, Joshua is Jocelyn's birth name and, at this point, still her legal name.
She still presents as Joshua in meatspace - or at least, to her family.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #173 on: 14 May 2019, 10:00 »

[2019.05.13]

God DAMN it, Blaine...  :x
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #174 on: 14 May 2019, 14:11 »

I knew Joyce's mum was bad but this strip hit me in the gut.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #175 on: 17 May 2019, 21:36 »

Oh fuck, I forgot that was Joyce's mom. Gross.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #176 on: 18 May 2019, 07:23 »

Joyce's mom and my mother's mom would get along, except for the whole Catholic thing. They are both vile, bigoted, self-righteous assholes.
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