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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #500 on: 21 Aug 2020, 06:24 »

I'm talking about the current state of things.

And still harbouring some feelings for a long-term crush isn't antithetical to having a healthy relationship with your current partner. Whatever residual feelings she may have for Joyce, there nothing indicating her feelings for Dina are less than genuine.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #501 on: 24 Aug 2020, 07:14 »

I'm talking about the current state of things.

And still harbouring some feelings for a long-term crush isn't antithetical to having a healthy relationship with your current partner. Whatever residual feelings she may have for Joyce, there nothing indicating her feelings for Dina are less than genuine.

'Current state'....?
Well, not looking too deeply into it, but how long has actually passed since Becky's "overcompensation" for realising she still has those feelings?
(Don;t get me wrong - out of the cast they certainly have one of the more healthiest relationships... but there's healthy and there's Healthy...
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #502 on: 28 Aug 2020, 13:15 »

I need a garbage roof.
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« Reply #503 on: 01 Sep 2020, 09:28 »

I want to see the twit that Becky is reading.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #504 on: 02 Sep 2020, 11:38 »

Damn, Amber (Damnber?), for someone who was currently born in 2001 or 2002, you're being kind of a boomer.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #505 on: 04 Sep 2020, 15:13 »

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #506 on: 07 Sep 2020, 07:07 »

So the past few years were October, right?
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« Reply #507 on: 07 Sep 2020, 07:13 »

Time appears to seriously be passing.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #508 on: 07 Sep 2020, 07:15 »


Just when you think the procrastination can;t go on any longer.... ;)
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #509 on: 07 Sep 2020, 07:52 »

I kind of like it; it has the feel of a time-lapse sequence in a cartoon. It gets the point across that time is passing. When we next see the characters, 90+ days will have passed in their lives.

Possibility: The first post-time-lapse strip will be Mike awaking and being... nice. Willis plays with the 'only nice when he's drunk' thing from the Walkyverse by having Mike's head injury causing permanent alterations to his personality that makes everyone feel bad for liking new!Mike more than classic!Mike. Mike, being Mike, insists that he'd been changing anyway and that they're all being self-absorbed idiots about the whole thing.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #510 on: 07 Sep 2020, 10:29 »

I kind of like it; it has the feel of a time-lapse sequence in a cartoon. It gets the point across that time is passing. When we next see the characters, 90+ days will have passed in their lives.



True, but the same thing could have been down with a two frame strip. ;)
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #511 on: 07 Sep 2020, 18:49 »

Me reading yesterday's strip: October?! Wow everything that went down was in the span of a about a month and a half.

Today's strip:

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #512 on: 08 Sep 2020, 03:14 »

Is Steve going to wander past looking for some cereal? I'm pretty sure there have been QC-DoA crossovers before.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #513 on: 08 Sep 2020, 04:10 »

Joyce Brown by Jeph Jaques



Joyce realises that Marten's mother is more morally honest than hers



Faye attended Indiana University, confirming that the DoA and QC cast are about the same age.

I may be wrong but I seem to remember Joyce and Dorothy as customers at Coffee of Doom just once.

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #514 on: 08 Sep 2020, 05:42 »

Oh wow, her dad was still alive back then.  :venonat:
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #515 on: 08 Sep 2020, 05:51 »

Joyce Brown by Jeph Jaques


Joyce realises that Marten's mother is more morally honest than hers


Faye attended Indiana University, confirming that the DoA and QC cast are about the same age.

I may be wrong but I seem to remember Joyce and Dorothy as customers at Coffee of Doom just once.
Don't know about Joyce and Dorothy, but Amber has been there before (albeit the version from Shortpacked, not DoA).
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« Reply #516 on: 08 Sep 2020, 20:23 »

Time appears to seriously be passing.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #517 on: 08 Sep 2020, 21:22 »

Plot twist: they were all calendars Billie is reviewing the art over before they are sold on campus. :mrgreen:
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #518 on: 09 Sep 2020, 01:53 »


I dunno if I can stand all this exzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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« Reply #519 on: 09 Sep 2020, 19:33 »

Time appears to seriously be passing.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #520 on: 10 Sep 2020, 02:15 »

"Sisters in Christ"...
And no reaction from Joyce...?
Or is this sneaky foreshadowing...!!!
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #521 on: 11 Sep 2020, 02:59 »

Damn, Willis just packed decades worth of story in less than a week.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #522 on: 11 Sep 2020, 03:18 »

Damn, Willis just packed decades worth of story in less than a week.

Basically: "Write fan-fiction, people! I can't spend time filling in all these details if I'm expected to reach the end of freshman year before I die of old age!"
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #523 on: 14 Sep 2020, 04:50 »

I actually found more humour in the synching up of the "It's Walky/ Walky and Joyce" strips with Joyce screaming HUSSY! at Dorothy...
and these strips - with Joyce throwing herself all over her :)

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« Reply #524 on: 15 Sep 2020, 01:44 »

"Sisters in Christ"...
And no reaction from Joyce...?
Or is this sneaky foreshadowing...!!!

Wheee!!!!
I think I can safely say "Called it!"  :)
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« Reply #525 on: 18 Sep 2020, 06:42 »

No shame, MBJ can get it.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #526 on: 18 Sep 2020, 06:57 »

No shame, MBJ can get it.
I had forgotten that Michael B. Jordan is referenced in today's comic, and my brain was trying to figure out what MBJ means. It somehow settled on "My Bad Joyce". This is what I get for quitting drinking coffee in the morning.  :psyduck:
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #527 on: 22 Sep 2020, 21:56 »

Holy *bleep*, Mike is dead!
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #528 on: 22 Sep 2020, 22:15 »

So far as we know.  Willis likes torturing his readers even more than Jeph does.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #529 on: 22 Sep 2020, 23:19 »

Willis long ago expressed his reluctance to have a plot like this because he didn't want to deal with the fan backlash. It looks like he chose to deal with this by doing it off-screen during a time-skip and have it addressed only in passing in-strip.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #530 on: 23 Sep 2020, 00:29 »

It was suggested in the comments that Mike might be in hiding
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« Reply #531 on: 23 Sep 2020, 02:30 »

Why would Mike be in hiding?
The only person interested in doing him harm was the arse who was killed ny the mob he was a part of...?

In other news.
Way to anti-climax an already anti-climactic story.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #532 on: 23 Sep 2020, 21:09 »

Of course the Mike silhouette in the images Willis has been posting was a fakeout. Saw that one coming.
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« Reply #533 on: 24 Sep 2020, 03:07 »

Or was it? I suppose we'll never really know.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #534 on: 01 Oct 2020, 04:44 »

Oh hey, something I agree with Joe on (Twitter being a hellscape). Also, I forget if I've brought this up, but does anyone else find it odd that they refer to it as "the half-bath" and not "the bathroom"? Like...they aren't real estate agents, a place where you pee and wash your hands is still a bathroom.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #535 on: 01 Oct 2020, 08:00 »

If there is no bath in it, how is it a bathroom?
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« Reply #536 on: 02 Oct 2020, 00:38 »

It's a euphemism, like most of the terms for it.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #537 on: 02 Oct 2020, 02:01 »

 It’s still a bathroom, but “half-bath” gives you more information.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #538 on: 02 Oct 2020, 12:42 »

It’s still a bathroom, but “half-bath” gives you more information.

As a non-native English speaker ad non-USonian, I've always found both terms weird and unnecessarily confusing. I am used to WC, toilet, or lavatory for any room that has a toilet but not a bath or shower. The only euphemism that I find sorta okay is restroom.
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« Reply #539 on: 02 Oct 2020, 22:06 »

To be honest with you, they are all just words to me. I really don't care whether you use "bathroom", "restroom", "powder room", or "shithouse." I've never been confused in practice when there is generally enough context to work out what is being referred to, like so many "ambiguous" English words.
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« Reply #540 on: 03 Oct 2020, 19:16 »

To be honest with you, they are all just words to me. I really don't care whether you use "bathroom", "restroom", "powder room", or "shithouse." I've never been confused in practice when there is generally enough context to work out what is being referred to, like so many "ambiguous" English words.
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« Reply #541 on: 06 Oct 2020, 04:57 »

It’s still a bathroom, but “half-bath” gives you more information.
True, but are they going to call bathrooms in the academic buildings half-baths because there's only toilets and sinks in there?
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« Reply #542 on: 06 Oct 2020, 06:36 »

Half-size bathrooms = 'Half-baths', possibly by long tradition handed down from student to student over decades.
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« Reply #543 on: 06 Oct 2020, 07:39 »

I'm going to interrupt the bathroom debate to say, there's something about Carla I really like. I can't put my finger on it. Her character always has this certain energy when she shows up that isn't an over the top comic relief character, but always brings joy without becoming one note. She's annoying in universe sure, but its like Jean Ralphio showing up unexpectedly and it seems like a treat.

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« Reply #544 on: 06 Oct 2020, 07:53 »

Carla is a delight and I love her. Everything about her.
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« Reply #545 on: 06 Oct 2020, 08:18 »

I was just thinking while reading today's strip that Carla is probably my favorite character.

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« Reply #546 on: 06 Oct 2020, 11:09 »

I'm going to interrupt the bathroom debate to say, there's something about Carla I really like. I can't put my finger on it. Her character always has this certain energy when she shows up that isn't an over the top comic relief character, but always brings joy without becoming one note. She's annoying in universe sure, but its like Jean Ralphio showing up unexpectedly and it seems like a treat.

Holy shit, that's an excellent comparison.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #547 on: 08 Oct 2020, 10:26 »

...'thfux a Venmo?
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #548 on: 08 Oct 2020, 11:13 »

...'thfux a Venmo?

The only reference I can find is to a mobile payment app (sort of a mobile 'phone-ready version of the PayPal system).
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #549 on: 08 Oct 2020, 11:35 »

IIRC, they’re owned by PayPal as well.
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