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Author Topic: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2  (Read 10834 times)

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #200 on: 16 Jul 2019, 08:06 »

Fair, although I was pretty sure I was straight until I realized I was bi like...a year ago. I don't remember her specifically saying she was straight, but I'll take your word for it.

Also a fair point. A lot of people don't figure this stuff out until way older than these kids are, but considering their relationship, one would think there would at least be some inkling by now and Sal's reaction when Marcie explained her motivations toward Malaya suggest the idea of being with a woman is not even a blip on her radar.  I don't think she has used the exact phrasing, but she has strongly implied it.

I think that Sal knew that Marcie was homosexual; she expressed no surprise when Marcie told her that she was sexually attracted to Malaya. What was a totally-out-of-left-field revelation for Sal was that Marcie had ever been attracted to her.
I mean that the idea of being with a woman is not a blip on the radar for her (Sal) not for Marcie.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #201 on: 01 Aug 2019, 07:11 »

GOD DAMN IT BLAINE.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #202 on: 02 Aug 2019, 06:47 »

GOD DAMN IT BLAINE.

Who is a grandfather going to believe... their grandson or one of their goons?

OR rather, whose side is he more likely to come down on?

Kick his erse.. then tell Grandpops he was threatening him.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #203 on: 02 Aug 2019, 06:57 »

GOD DAMN IT BLAINE.

Who is a grandfather going to believe... their grandson or one of their goons?

OR rather, whose side is he more likely to come down on?

Kick his erse.. then tell Grandpops he was threatening him.
I was thinking this way, until I thought about what Blaine could possibly have on him... and then I realized that Blaine must have been following Amber around for a while, and so he heard this. Talking to the cops is something you don't do when you're in the mob.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #204 on: 02 Aug 2019, 11:56 »

It also may depend on how disappointed said grandfather is. If he considers Asher's leaving the "family business" a betrayal of not only himself, but the family honour, it is entirely likely he'd be more willing to believe a loyal stooge over a rebellious and disrespectful grandson.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #205 on: 14 Aug 2019, 07:33 »

Well, with today's strip (8/14/19), Willis is possibly on the verge of doing something that I've never seen attempted before: A romantic triangle between a honest-hearted young man and two of the alters of a woman with non-sharing DID.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #206 on: 03 Sep 2019, 13:47 »

Wait, I forget if I've asked this and I'm too tired to check, but does Amber's dad know she's Amazi-girl?
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #207 on: 03 Sep 2019, 17:25 »

Blaine and Toe-dad. Nothing good will come of this.  :-(
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #208 on: 04 Sep 2019, 03:29 »

I wonder if we're heading towards at least one arc's climax in DoA (Becky's and possibly Amber's). By long narrative tradition, the heroes and villains are always all gathered to the same place for a final confrontation.

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IMO at least, it may also be a significant milestone for Joyce if it comes out that Blaine was acting as the agent for her hometown church and that her mother supported this move.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #209 on: 05 Sep 2019, 17:45 »

Anybody buying Mike's "new leaf" shit?
I'm dubious to say the least.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #210 on: 05 Sep 2019, 23:33 »

Ethan just walking away hurt Mike in ways that have only been hinted at and Mike knows that he has only himself to blame. I strongly suspect that Mike is at least questioning his life strategies.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #211 on: 08 Sep 2019, 10:10 »

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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #212 on: 09 Sep 2019, 19:38 »

Well...this can only end extremely poorly for all involved.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #213 on: 09 Sep 2019, 23:23 »

Oh, I think it will end most poorly for Joyce. Probably by a long margin. Jacob will need to be almost a saint to forgive Joyce doing this.

However, from an outside perspective, two very worrying questions emerge:
  • Why on Earth is Joyce doing this? What does she expect to gain? Is she so desperate to have Jacob that she needs to create a fantasy universe and have someone share in it, even for a little time?
  • Just why does Harrison know absolutely nothing about Raidah? Not even a name?
That aside, it's interesting that Joyce has some small notoriety after the incident with Ross's attempted kidnapping of Becky. I imagine that the reporters found it easier to credit her and Sal rather than explore those insane reports of a masked adventurer intervening during the chase.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #214 on: 10 Sep 2019, 06:24 »

There's a different way for this to go very poorly that would be interesting: for some reason Jacob does not want his family to know about Raidah... so what if when he finds out Joyce was pretending to be his girlfriend, he goes along with it, to avoid telling his family (for reasons that have yet to be disclosed) that he's actually dating Raidah? Then again, that might be too similar to the Amber/Danny/Danny's parents situation, but in that case Danny was actually dating Amber but was too stupid to realize it...

That aside, it's interesting that Joyce has some small notoriety after the incident with Ross's attempted kidnapping of Becky. I imagine that the reporters found it easier to credit her and Sal rather than explore those insane reports of a masked adventurer intervening during the chase.
Pretty sure the reporters don't know Sal was there. She escaped with Amazi-Girl before the cops got there.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #215 on: 10 Sep 2019, 07:16 »

There's a different way for this to go very poorly that would be interesting: for some reason Jacob does not want his family to know about Raidah... so what if when he finds out Joyce was pretending to be his girlfriend, he goes along with it, to avoid telling his family (for reasons that have yet to be disclosed) that he's actually dating Raidah?

Possible reason: Jacob is a Presbetarian, Raidah is a generally-secular Muslim. Given that there are RL reports of people freaking out when being in the same room as Muslims just because they're Muslim and in the same room, it isn't beyond the bounds of possibility that a somewhat-crazy Southern Baptist girl would be a convenient beard for him.
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Re: Damn You, Willis! (Dumbing of Age) PART 2
« Reply #216 on: 13 Sep 2019, 11:34 »


The roads leading away from this comic are many and varied!
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