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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #50 on: 15 Jun 2022, 10:31 »

Not abusive parenting, just a very unlucky run; remember Emmett illustrated a whole string of unfortunate events that they ended up being entirely blamed for mainly by dint of being the last one on the scene when the authorities arrived, because of course all the other alleged actors were safely tucked up in bed at the time, even at midday? Then they further implied that the selection provided was but the tip of the iceberg?

So yeah a whole string of not being believed, combined with a sudden move *to a completely different country* (which children are frequently wont to internalise as their fault somehow) has probably distorted poor Emmet’s view of how actions, consequences, blame, and punishment flow into each other. At least in their specific vicinity anyway.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #51 on: 15 Jun 2022, 18:52 »

Ooooh, ouch. At least Sam now has Veronica. 

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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #52 on: 15 Jun 2022, 19:03 »

Ooooh, ouch. At least Sam now has Veronica.

They hardly ever fight, and when they do they don't throw things...

Do I want to know how Veronica "fights"?
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #53 on: 15 Jun 2022, 20:34 »

Oh Sam :(
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #54 on: 15 Jun 2022, 21:02 »

I really hope Sam is in counseling.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #55 on: 15 Jun 2022, 21:40 »

She had a therapist for a while.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #56 on: 15 Jun 2022, 22:24 »

Sometimes, it's pretty clear that a parent never had any real interest in their child except for the implied social contract and/or state child support money. The moment that there is the opportunity to hand over responsibility to someone else, either through leaving the family, sending them off to a distant relative or through state education, then they're gone.

Every child deserves parents. Not all parents deserve children.

Emmett may be about to realise that their mother isn't that bad after all. :cry:
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #57 on: 15 Jun 2022, 23:18 »

Well said
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #58 on: 16 Jun 2022, 03:10 »

It's weird how sometimes people want to go into denial for something bad that happens to someone else - even when the other person has accepted it.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #59 on: 16 Jun 2022, 04:29 »

It's weird how sometimes people want to go into denial for something bad that happens to someone else - even when the other person has accepted it.

I'm not sure it's really denial. I see it more like an attempt to comfort the other person, even if they don't need it.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #60 on: 16 Jun 2022, 05:17 »

Jeph dude, you live in Canada now.

It's spelled cheque, not check.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #61 on: 16 Jun 2022, 05:32 »

Jeph dude, you live in Canada now.

It's spelled cheque, not check.

In Quebec, it's probably even "chèque", I guess...
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #62 on: 16 Jun 2022, 06:26 »

Jeph lives in Canada, but Sam lives in the United States. So it’s “check” to her. Emmett might call it a “cheque”, though.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #63 on: 16 Jun 2022, 07:09 »

Sam's story took a grim turn. You can never really let go of your relation with one of your parents. I'm 49 and I still hope my relation with my father will somehow improve, against all odds, even if I'm perfectly aware it will not, even if I stopped trying long ago.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #64 on: 16 Jun 2022, 18:31 »

Emmett’s mom is on a collision course to meet Aurelia and Marigold’s online personae
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #65 on: 16 Jun 2022, 20:36 »

My dad was a popcorn afficionado: he loved it and made a ritual of making it. He didn't like the microwave -- he made it in a saucepan with oil, butter, and salt, and for some reason he froze the kernels beforehand.

The funny thing is, it really was better when he made it.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #66 on: 16 Jun 2022, 20:43 »

My dad and I both like popcorn and, yes, go the stovetop route. And I think it tastes better when I do it, and so does my dad, and I am suddenly wondering if that's because he's told me that so I'd do it or because it's actually true

I may have been popcorn hoodwinked.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #67 on: 16 Jun 2022, 22:55 »

We used to have an *amazing* air popper for popcorn... made the best popcorn... and then my dad accidentally broke it (even though my mom told him not to try and pack it into the car the way he did, because it would break, and lo and behold...). We have yet to find an air popper that matches that wonderful machine...
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #68 on: 16 Jun 2022, 23:01 »

I think that panels 2 and 3 can be summarised as Emmett saying: "I really do love you, Mom!"

Also, nothing tastes quite so good as food how your mother makes it!
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #69 on: 16 Jun 2022, 23:17 »

Mastering the art of popcorn can be a challenge.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #70 on: 17 Jun 2022, 00:25 »

Popcorn in our house was always a stovetop affair. I tried microwaving it once and managed to burn it.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #71 on: 17 Jun 2022, 04:41 »

I think that panels 2 and 3 can be summarised as Emmett saying: "I really do love you, Mom!"

Not just that. It also says, to me, "Talking to Sam showed me how different it could be and I realise how lucky I am."
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #72 on: 17 Jun 2022, 06:15 »

I think that panels 2 and 3 can be summarised as Emmett saying: "I really do love you, Mom!"

Also, nothing tastes quite so good as food how your mother makes it!
Not a universal truth.  My mother was a horrible cook.

Also, re: popcorn.  Use a hand-cranked stovetop popcorn maker.  I used to use peanut oil.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #73 on: 17 Jun 2022, 09:43 »

Same.  Still is (since she's morally opposed to putting any flavour, aka, fat and salt) in anything.  Thankfully, it forced me to learn how to cook for myself from a young age.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #74 on: 17 Jun 2022, 15:29 »

Awww, that was sweet.

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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #75 on: 17 Jun 2022, 18:02 »

Emmett’s mom is on a collision course to meet Aurelia and Marigold’s online personae

She needs to interview Veronica about "Kirk".
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #76 on: 17 Jun 2022, 20:54 »

More Emmett. Awww.

Also, Faye should get back to seeing her therapist, IMHO....

I totally agree, and there's still a lot to unpack in Faye's mind. Plus her therapist was a great character.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #77 on: 20 Jun 2022, 02:23 »

Popcorn in our house was always a stovetop affair. I tried microwaving it once and managed to burn it.

A startlingly common occurrence. Anybody know how to get that smell out of a microwave apart from time.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #78 on: 20 Jun 2022, 03:32 »

You could try leaving a container of baking soda in there overnight.
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Re: WCDT 4806 to 4810 (June 13 to June 17th, 2022)
« Reply #79 on: 20 Jun 2022, 05:08 »

Popcorn in our house was always a stovetop affair. I tried microwaving it once and managed to burn it.

A startlingly common occurrence. Anybody know how to get that smell out of a microwave apart from time.
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