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Which obscene sounding town/city do you think Pintsize would want to visit the most?

Fucksburg
Pleasure Point
Fucking
Climax
Humptulips
Dicksboro
Hackballs Cross
Fartrim
Cum
Spunkane
Slutsend
Bastardstown
Muff
Intercourse
Blue Ball
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(I've got a better one)
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Claire's reaction seems pretty reasonable.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #1 on: 20 Apr 2019, 09:59 »

Running on about 4 hours of sleep. I might swap out the poll if I think of a better one.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #2 on: 20 Apr 2019, 14:34 »

Getting from petting to fucking takes you roughly 36km/23 miles. Don't bother going for kissing, that's 200km/125 miles in the opposite direction. At least wedding is still far away, it's 650km/405 miles.

And yes, those are all actual placenames. Kissing and Petting are in Bavaria (Germany), Fucking is in Austria, and Wedding is a part of Berlin.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #3 on: 20 Apr 2019, 19:20 »

So hard to choose.

Dirty Womans Gully? Prominent Nob?

How about we just give him this Australian map and let him loose.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #4 on: 21 Apr 2019, 10:18 »

Here in Wales there's a town called Three Cocks. Though my favourite funny place name is the village of Login, which I've always imagined you'd have to give a username and password in order to enter.

My dad used to live near a town called Penistone, and as one would expect, the sign was forever being vandalised :P Also got a friend who lives not far from somewhere called Shitterton.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #5 on: 21 Apr 2019, 13:52 »

In Pennsylvania it takes about 4 hours to get from Intercourse to Climax. Just FYI.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #6 on: 21 Apr 2019, 13:59 »

If you've never been to Intercourse, you can still find Climax in Armstrong County.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #7 on: 21 Apr 2019, 14:36 »

In Pennsylvania it takes about 4 hours to get from Intercourse to Climax. Just FYI.
Sounds like some serious tantric shit right there!  :lol:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #8 on: 21 Apr 2019, 19:39 »

I think Pintsize would want to live in Butts, Georgia.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #9 on: 21 Apr 2019, 19:44 »

Note to Faye: never dash water on Claire's Romantic fantasies. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #10 on: 21 Apr 2019, 22:16 »

In Pennsylvania it takes about 4 hours to get from Intercourse to Climax. Just FYI.
There's a Climax, PA?
I wonder if any other state has one or if it's just KS and PA.

Ohio and Kansas are the only two with an Emporia.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #11 on: 21 Apr 2019, 23:17 »

I can't see why Dora would say no. She is ready to give up her life there to follow Tai to some other location. Marriage should be a no-brainer at that point.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #12 on: 21 Apr 2019, 23:36 »

That's a wonderfully romantic notion for you to have Claire and it is entirely in character. However, given what we as the audience know about how Dora and Tai react pretty much every time they have a realisation about how much they love each other, it's much more likely that they're currently at home, making love, and that is why they aren't answering messages.

Now, I do believe that this is the first time Claire has successfully intimidated Faye and it tells us what she really takes seriously to the point where she'll accept no back talk: Her shipping! :laugh: Marten is, of course, being the good boyfriend by trying to prevent an explosion!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #13 on: 22 Apr 2019, 00:10 »

For comic #3986...

[narrator]: December 2019...

[QC Readers]: Have we gotten hard confirmation of engagement between Dora and Tai yet...?

*echoing Palpatine laughter*

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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #14 on: 22 Apr 2019, 00:45 »

Congratulations Claire!  You scared Faye.  Not an easy feat.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #15 on: 22 Apr 2019, 03:01 »

There's a Climax, PA?
I wonder if any other state has one or if it's just KS and PA.

There are at least half a dozen. I knew about the one in North Carolina and was going to make the joke about that one, but Google Maps told me of Climaxes in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Michigan, and Kentucky.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #16 on: 22 Apr 2019, 03:30 »

Surprised you didnít go for the one in Virginia to make the obvious jokeÖ
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #17 on: 22 Apr 2019, 04:47 »

Nah phones under a discarded pile of clothing somewhere.  Tai is bringing her A game and we're going to have a cut to an absolutely destroyed bedroom with wrecked furniture and nail marks in the wallpaper/sheetrock. 

Regards to the poll...  Not up Pintsize's alley, all are non-butt centric towns.  I'd say Butts Georgia would be his choice...  Maybe Dongola Illinois. 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #18 on: 22 Apr 2019, 05:40 »

So hard to choose.

Dirty Womans Gully? Prominent Nob?

How about we just give him this Australian map and let him loose.

I suppose the fact that Disappointment Hill is right next to Mount Cumming makes sense....we've all been there, going for one but accidentally ending up on the other after a wrong turn somewhere... :-P
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #19 on: 22 Apr 2019, 06:55 »

Jeph, you are SUCH a tease. *lol*

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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #20 on: 22 Apr 2019, 08:03 »

Come to Ohio where it's an 89.4-mile drive from Dayton to Marion -- about an hour and 45 minutes on State Route 4. No, you don't pass through the town of Engagement; we made that up.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #21 on: 22 Apr 2019, 08:41 »

Kissing and Petting are in Bavaria (Germany), Fucking is in Austria, and Wedding is a part of Berlin.

The 'German question' in a nutshell ...  :-D
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #22 on: 22 Apr 2019, 08:54 »

I don't care that it's been decades, I vote for Mianus.
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« Reply #23 on: 22 Apr 2019, 10:21 »

Mianus or Uranus?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #24 on: 22 Apr 2019, 10:36 »

Kissing and Petting are in Bavaria (Germany), Fucking is in Austria, and Wedding is a part of Berlin.

The 'German question' in a nutshell ...  :-D

I still don't consider Bavaria part of Germany, although they have German passports.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #25 on: 22 Apr 2019, 11:00 »

Mianus or Uranus?

Both. Bring protection.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #26 on: 22 Apr 2019, 17:25 »

Mianus or Uranus?

Both. Bring protection.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #27 on: 22 Apr 2019, 17:42 »

:roll:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #28 on: 22 Apr 2019, 19:30 »

Comic’s up.

Bubbles has earned the right to say “I told you so.” Three straight meals? The atmosphere must be getting pretty toxic.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #29 on: 22 Apr 2019, 19:44 »

Still no word from Dora though.  And is Faye panicked because of the temptation to drink or something else.  Anyway, cue ominous music.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #30 on: 22 Apr 2019, 19:46 »

Is it just me or is Faye looking first-third skinny?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #31 on: 22 Apr 2019, 19:50 »

Is it just me or is Faye looking first-third skinny?

Might have cut back on groceries for the sake of the business.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #32 on: 22 Apr 2019, 20:06 »

Is it just me or is Faye looking first-third skinny?

Might have cut back on groceries for the sake of the business.

Or maybe cuz she stopped drinking.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #33 on: 22 Apr 2019, 20:09 »

I seem to remember reading that booze causes puffiness.

I really hope Tai isn't inviting everyone to help her drown her sorrows....

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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #34 on: 22 Apr 2019, 20:23 »

I seem to remember reading that booze causes puffiness.

I really hope Tai isn't inviting everyone to help her drown her sorrows....

Good point. Maybe Dora texted Faye something. And yeah, excessive booze is a lot of empty calories on top of dehydration and bloating. So it would make sense that if one stopped drinking excessively, they'd look thinner over time. Or Jeph's art is just changing again.  :psyduck: 
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #35 on: 22 Apr 2019, 20:57 »

I see three possibilities here: Dora said no (unlikely), Dora said yes, and they're already married.

And Faye might be freaking about losing Marty.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #36 on: 22 Apr 2019, 21:00 »

Is it just me or is Faye looking first-third skinny?

"First-third skinny"?

I didn't get any exact matches, so I'm guessing you mean in the comic.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #37 on: 22 Apr 2019, 22:36 »

Any bets on whether we'll see Steve eating cereal before we get the resolution on Dora having said yes?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #38 on: 22 Apr 2019, 23:14 »

Yeah, I'm guessing that Jeph's planning a Strip 4000 wham that has something to do with Faye's destructive relationship with alcohol, although possibly not in the way that people expect. Faye really should be more assertive if she doesn't feel comfortable but that's the thing about her development in the past 1000 strips or so: She's been more aware of how domineering she can be and has been attempting to change. However, it's possible to swing a bit too much in the other direction.

I agree that if Dora had said 'no' or even equivocated, Tai's message would have been more detailed and be begging for Marten's help. So, the signs are good in that area. Meanwhile, I think that Claire is going to be physically stressing over not knowing yet!

I wonder if Seven has been having her USB ports changed due to the repeated overloads she's been getting with Jeremy?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #39 on: 23 Apr 2019, 00:41 »

I feel like this is the Betteridge's law of headlines story arc.

Is This the End of Marten and Claireís Relationship?

Is This the End of Dora and Taiís Relationship?

Is This the End of Fayeís Sobriety?

I suppose itís one way to create drama when you donít really want terrible things to happen to your cast anymore.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #40 on: 23 Apr 2019, 00:58 »

I seem to remember reading that booze causes puffiness.

It does.

Though it took my body a few years to return to a measure of skinny-ness after going sober. Otoh, I'm quite a bit older than Faye, with the respective lower metabolic rate. And I drank mostly small, but very regular quantities of beer, rather than hard liquor.
 
TL;DR - Yes. But methinks it depends a bit on your age, metabolism and drinking habits how your body reacts to your quitting ze boozing. I can highly recommend it in any case, though.


Edit: The most notable thing for me was that constant boozing was very, very exhausting
 and quitting put an end to that. You feel tired all the time you don't feel hungover.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #41 on: 23 Apr 2019, 01:08 »

Yeah, I'm guessing that Jeph's planning a Strip 4000 wham that has something to do with Faye's destructive relationship with alcohol, although possibly not in the way that people expect.

Like schnaps-based Molotov cocktails?
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« Reply #42 on: 23 Apr 2019, 01:23 »

Yeah, I'm guessing that Jeph's planning a Strip 4000 wham that has something to do with Faye's destructive relationship with alcohol, although possibly not in the way that people expect.

Like schnaps-based Molotov cocktails?

I'm wondering if Faye might have a 'near-miss' but I'm also wondering if Faye may have a sudden realisation that she doesn't like people under the influence or even being around people under the influence. This leads to a confrontation in the bar and her wondering if her relationship with Marten and Dora has been permanently soured.

Sort of 'Faye is sleeping on an air bed at the shop for the next couple of weeks' (or, more cutely, sleeping on Bubbles' lap in a corner of the workshop). Marten is okay for her to stay at the apartment but Faye isn't sure if she's okay with it anymore. Not because she's fallen out with him but because she's genuinely scared that she'll never be able to get past that argument in her head.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #43 on: 23 Apr 2019, 02:19 »

That's too much drama for my taste
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #44 on: 23 Apr 2019, 03:03 »

I'm another person who thought that it's highly likely that Dora taking off early and no response from Tai meant that they were busy celebrating their engagement. In the bedroom.  :-)

Still no word from Dora though.  And is Faye panicked because of the temptation to drink or something else.  Anyway, cue ominous music.

I'm thinking that Faye is panicking about the possibility of Marten and Claire moving out if Claire ends up getting a job far away. That could be about losing her best friend - but my thoughts also went to the financial side of things.

It's been shown in the comic that Faye and Bubbles are not making much money yet - they've been scraping by but they would probably be in quite a bit of trouble if they had to go from splitting the rent for the apartment 4 ways, to splitting it 2 ways. They could look for another housemate - and I'm sure Marten and Claire would give them a decent amount of notice - but even changing to splitting the rent 3 ways could be a concern for them. Given there would only be the one room to rent out, finding 2 people to share it would probably be harder than just finding 1 new housemate. Not mention having to find good housemate - someone who they can live with. I think it's riskier (financially) to be the primary tenant trying to rent out a room because you have to be able to cover the whole rent, in case it ends up takes you a while to find someone.

Well that's what I thought about anyway... possibly that's reflective of my experiences/my friends' experiences/what it's like here/etc. America and/or Northampton could be different, for all I know.  :meh:

It would also make an interesting parallel - Faye advised Marten not to get ahead of himself just a few comics ago, and now she's getting ahead of herself and panicking. But it's probably a good idea for Faye and Bubbles to talk about this possibility now anyway.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #45 on: 23 Apr 2019, 04:03 »

Faye is definitely panicking about the possibility of Marten leaving. She declined an obvious way out of going to the bar, and will also have Bubbles looking out for her to make sure she doesn’t slip, so that doesn’t seem to be the issue. On the other hand, the possibility of Marten moving away feeds into her abandonment issues, and never mind the financial difficulty it might cause.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #46 on: 23 Apr 2019, 04:35 »

Faye is definitely panicking about the possibility of Marten leaving. She declined an obvious way out of going to the bar, and will also have Bubbles looking out for her to make sure she doesnít slip, so that doesnít seem to be the issue. On the other hand, the possibility of Marten moving away feeds into her abandonment issues, and never mind the financial difficulty it might cause.

That seems far more likely than the idea that Faye would be uncomfortable about going to the bar but is being dishonest with Marten about it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #47 on: 23 Apr 2019, 05:10 »

I still think she's just anxious and uncertain about the bar.  She told Marten it's fine, she might think it's fine, but now the doubt set's in.  The "what if's" and different scenarios start playing in her head.  smell of her favorite beer, someone sipping whiskey and it looks good.  Also think she might have said it so no one tried to change plans around for her sake.  Everyone want's to go out and have a good time, who am I to stop them from what they want to do and have them change their plans just because of me?

If that's what's happening here I can relate.  Hate crowds, hate large places.  I've been in the Security/Safety field for the past 20 years and sadly my job has conditioned me and I just can't seem to turn off my work mode anymore.  Need to know exits, need to be in a spot where I can see who's coming and going.  Too many people and I can't keep track of the faces?  Suddenly 8-12 people behind me when I last looked and saw 4?  Unease and anxiety set's in.  Certain noises, certain phrases, heck even someone coming in and acting odd, all put me on edge to the point it's visible and noticeable in my demeanor.  Once I've lost that sense of Situational Awareness and knowing who's coming and going that feeling of anxiousness and..  Well honestly, a sense of failure to perform at the thing I've been doing for a career for so long begins to set in.  I try not to be defined by my job but when it becomes a part of your everyday and a part of your image to people you know and trust, it becomes a part of your sense of self.     

Makes it difficult when the friends want to go somewhere, restaurants, large bars, trips into the City...  They know about my issue with things, they still invite me, and I still acquiesce.  I mean, I do like doing things, like spending time with my friends and I generally have a good time as long as it's not too bad of a situation.  They want me there and have invited me so who am I to tell them to change their plans and consider me more than everyone else in the group?  Although, I admit it was much easier back when I was a smoker.  I got too overwhelmed or out of my comfort zone I could usually escape outside for a breather lol. 

They all no the hard no situations though.  Not going anywhere near any tree lighting events, ball drops, or grand openings of whatever.  And no bakery grand openings...  That one needs explanation though.  Friend of mine took us on a walking tour of his new neighborhood.  Nice enough place, not a place you'd want to be walking alone after 11:00pm but nice and pleasant during the day and early evening.  Rounded a block and saw a small line, nothing major, grand opening of a new bakery and I'm a sucker for a good cinnamon roll, which they had on display and looked amazing.  Agreed to stop and grab something.  They get in line and wait for me to do my thing which is something I have to do for most new places i've never been too (I have a habit of walking the exterior of buildings and noting, exits, windows, paths of egress) then when I go in I scan the inside of the building best I can and can usually generate a mental floor plan and image of what is where and where things are and how to get out of said place. 

I get in line with them and 10 minutes or so go by as we get into the store.  2 things have happened since then.  Line is packed behind us and 2 guys are arguing about cutting in line a little further back.  Don't know if it was the two arguing guys or not, we were inside the store and I lost sight of them outside on line, but next thing I know all I'm hearing is a series of rapid pops and the front window of the bakery has shattered and everyone is screaming.  Due to the number of people, way too many panicking people pushing/shoving/ trying to squeeze out the front door and no one is going anywhere.  Grabbed my two friends by the hand, walked them through the employee door, out the back of the loading dock of the bakery, down two alley's and popped out onto the main road a block away and about 20 feet from the car.  We still go back, cinnammon roll was totally worth it when I finally got one, but it's an ongoing joke whenever someone see's a "grand opening" for a bakery or an ad online to ask me if I'd like to take the lead and keep them safe while they go.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #48 on: 23 Apr 2019, 06:28 »

Ick!

The part about keeping track of exits is something everyone should do, though. Fires happen.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3986-3990 (22nd - 26th April, 2019)
« Reply #49 on: 23 Apr 2019, 07:12 »

Its probably a combination of both of Faye's concerns.

On the one hand, Marten is her best friend and probably the closest she has to family in Northampton. She's deeply concerned about him and Faye's first response other than surprise at the news of the engagement is asking if he's okay, considering that his friend just asked his ex to marry her, right in front of him (As an aside that was rather an insensitive act by Tai, less so about Marten and more about putting Dora on the spot in front of an audience). But there's also the spectre of Marten moving away, which somewhat feeds in Faye's issues about the men in her life; her father's suicide, Sven's cheating, Angus' leaving when he realised Faye couldn't support his dreams. The key figures who ultimately broke her heart. Now the prospect of Marten leaving is going to weigh heavily on Faye, despite her support of him and his relationship. There's a certain level of irony/hypocrisy in her telling him that he can follow Claire if she has to move, despite the fact that she refused to do the same in her last major relationship. But its the prospect of losing her best friend.

On the other hand, Faye is an alcoholic and one who has been involved in two nearly fatal incidents due to her drinking. She knows that and her friends know that and the fact that Marten is the one to suggest they have drinks at their apartment rather than going to the bar. That's a conscious effort on Marten's part to make sure than Faye wouldn't be uncomfortable. And Faye is probably aware of that. Its bad enough for Faye that she's constantly aware of that urge to drink, but now she's suddenly confronted by her best friend making an effort to acknowledge that a bar is not a good place for her. Its possibly the realisation for her that her alcoholism affects more people than just herself and that's a big slap to the face for a recovering alcoholic, not because that friends are making a conscious effort to keep them from a situation that breaks their sobriety, but because that's the instant they realise that people do keep thinking of them as an alcoholic and will keeping thinking of them in those terms.

Those two elements combined are probably causing the beginning of a panic in Faye and those moments are what really test someone's effort to stay sober.
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