Comic 178 - Order

18th Dec 2011, 11:18 PM in Tiptoe
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view 18th Dec 2011, 11:19 PM edit delete
All da girls be lettin' Jim sip.


JasperWB 18th Dec 2011, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
I approve. That is all, for everyone else's sake. That and I love the little details in your work heheh
Whowhat 18th Dec 2011, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
Why does she have such a fear of intimacy? Immaturity? Intimidation that he has much more experience than her?
view 19th Dec 2011, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
That's a question that'll take another few chapters to answer...
Guest 19th Dec 2011, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
Ahhh, plot device. DUH DUH DUMMM!
Whowhat 19th Dec 2011, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
^-- That was me BTW.... -_-;
Archduke 19th Dec 2011, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Hahaha, this made my day: Jim's extended, brutish hand in panel 4, crudely grasping Mary's ass, how he stoically maintains his resolution into panel 7 (with the firm, clenched-shut eyes of a man with purpose) and the trollish smiley-face emblazoned on his t-shirt throughout.

Jim. How to be clueless with style.

Also, like Jasper I appreciate the sensory details here, I think Whowhat has to appreciate quite what goes on within Mary at Jim's touch...
view 19th Dec 2011, 2:00 AM edit delete reply
JasperWB 19th Dec 2011, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Indeed. If she's afraid of true intimacy here its only because she melts at Jim's touch.. Mmm hmm!
ZombieDerf 19th Dec 2011, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
Dat Hand
view 19th Dec 2011, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
You should check your messages, BTW.
JasperWB 19th Dec 2011, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
Speaking of "BTWs", do you have a healthy stockpile of drawings for your week off?
view 19th Dec 2011, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Running Joke 19th Dec 2011, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Its going to be interesting finding out where the other half of her conflicting emotions come from. Like the hand details, since its BTW day.
JasperWB 19th Dec 2011, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
BTW Day, tops Christmas and Festivus!
Seafog 19th Dec 2011, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
I just had a thought, does DMG take place in the same world as your other stories? I'm guessing not, but there hasn't been enough world info given to tell yet.
And I am still curious where Mary's issues with closeness/intimacy come from. They certainly help make her an endearing character though. :)
view 19th Dec 2011, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
Eh, no, I don't have a stock world.
elfolampo 19th Dec 2011, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
They're putting up a pretty interesting show for whoever is going to see the movee in the future.
view 19th Dec 2011, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
Nah, Jim sprung for the "no record" version, but didn't tell her. Hope springs eternal!
JasperWB 19th Dec 2011, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Does that imply what I think it does? If so, Jim isn't the mild mannered gentleman I thought he was hah.
SnuggieFtw 19th Dec 2011, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
I have a quick question about the last panel. The crowd is holographic but there is a sssh so is the crowd reacting to what was happening or since they are memories did something like this already happen. Great comic BTW.
view 19th Dec 2011, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
That's the reason they record everyone going "ssshhhh" for posterity...
Reading In 2015 25th Oct 2015, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
if one person asked, maybe it is good to really spell things out for posterity.

Of course, View may correct me if I'm wrong. If you're the only one in the theater, there is no reason for you to be silent. If you and the only other person or people in the theater don't mind anything you say -- and this is more likely if you are with only one to three other people -- then there is no reason for you to be silent. There is no reason for you to be shushed. Certainly, the only other people who might need to shush you are the real people who are right there next to you, within three seats' distance. But for nostalgia's sake, or for added realism in the illusion of seeing the moovee (or "mee-voo") [sic] with a large crowd, the smart theater can add pre-recorded shushes*** any time it detects movie Viewers speaking or making excessive noise during the film. Those shushes are gathered at the beginning of every viewing, as we see here. And recording them for the next audience is also part of the fun these days, as is hearing them from previous audiences.

Can you imagine what other fun things you might say instead of "shhhhh"?
"Louder! We can't hear in the back!"
"Hey, you never say those things to me!"
"Get your hands off my boobs, Gretl!"
"A purple cow strolls into the bar..."
Reading In 2015 25th Oct 2015, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
*** "shushes": I'm doing most of my typing by speaking, and letting my phone transcribe the words. So the word "Shashas" became "shoes" both times. Made kind of funny reading there :-). Go ahead, go back, make the substitution.

The theater collecting shoes from audience members at the beginning of every show, and giving them back to later audiences. Wouldn't that be a weird custom? *chuckles* I'll bet that if pressed, View could find a cultural explanation for it, though. Even *without* resorting to quantum physics *Grinnn!* .