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Author Topic: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2  (Read 47306 times)

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #600 on: 09 Jan 2021, 18:55 »

Imma be honest, Joyce is being a big baby and it seriously starting to annoy the crap out of me.

Whats gets me is its for her nearsightedness. So she only needs to wear it for when she's in the back of the class, perhaps driving and maybe when she's at the movie theater. She can have them off in between. As a near sighted person, I don't wear my glasses all the time, just when I need to.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #601 on: 09 Jan 2021, 22:48 »

Depends on your degree of nearsightedness. I can't do without my glasses.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #602 on: 09 Jan 2021, 23:18 »

I don't wear glasses, so maybe I a way off here, but we've seen Joyce wear sunglasses without complaint, so how is this any different? Aside from the obvious that she is actively looking for reasons to complain.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #603 on: 10 Jan 2021, 02:11 »

Off the top of my head, with no particular backing - sunglasses are because of something external, correctional lenses are because of something internal.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #604 on: 10 Jan 2021, 03:16 »

I don't wear glasses, so maybe I a way off here, but we've seen Joyce wear sunglasses without complaint, so how is this any different? Aside from the obvious that she is actively looking for reasons to complain.

The difference in my experience is that people who haven't had to wear glasses from a young age, will quite happily adopt all kinds of eye gear as a fashion choice, but will bitch about having to wear glasses when they actually need them. As long as it's a fashion choice, they can leave them off whenever; it's a choice. If you need them, it's not a choice anymore.

The same kind of people that will tell me that it's no big deal the opticians were closed for months as non essential business, because it's, like, just a fashion accessory, right?

Then again, for a lot of people, it's something they associate with aging, and so, in the age of the forever young ideal, will go any lengths to avoid acknowledging time passing. For someone I know, it was part of the midlife crisis, to leave off his glasses, to look younger. Probably helped him crash the car he bought to match the image. Just minor injuries, luckily.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #605 on: 10 Jan 2021, 08:06 »

Depends on your degree of nearsightedness. I can't do without my glasses.

That's true. I guess I was basing it on my own experience which really seemed to match up with Joyce being unable to see from the back of the large classrooms, but fine in smaller ones. We don't know her prescription or how bad her eyesight was. Perhaps we'll find out when she gets the glasses and notices how different everything looks. When I got my first pair of glasses at 17 years old, I noticed that everything looked different. I could see individual leaves on trees! It was like going from soft definition to HD. But then again, Joyce, as well as others, may have a different experience.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #606 on: 11 Jan 2021, 10:30 »

Divorce!  :-o

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #607 on: 14 Jan 2021, 04:42 »

I find it very unlikely that Joyce would ever be able to bring herself to put something on her eyeball.
Its honestly why I don't use contacts.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #608 on: 17 Jan 2021, 06:37 »

Was Billie's tag always "jennifer" or did Willis change it?
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #609 on: 17 Jan 2021, 07:11 »

They changed it. Very meta.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #610 on: 18 Jan 2021, 08:07 »

Dina is amazing and I lover her. She can disembowel me anytime.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #611 on: 20 Jan 2021, 05:57 »

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