Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#61 Post by AmigaDragon » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:12 am

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...well, maybe we'll have a chance to see if Ephemural's spell does affect more than Flora and Trace. :)
I read that as less of a spell and more of a world-rules (re)change (removing a restriction back to old rules).
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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#62 Post by Eclipse » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:39 am

TheMouse wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:58 am
Rafe wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:32 pm
BadJoke wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:31 pm
One of the best things in this comic is how the different couples featured all got together (or are in the way to) in different ways. TraceXFlora started after days of growing familiarity during a travel, RedXRaine with a clumsy but cute proposition, LynnXSealeen has burgeoned with a charming little discussion after a lucky meeting, Sah-VanXDaniels was supposed to be a mean bet but quickly became much more... now maybe SytheXMaren will start with a simple “wanna [censored]?”. It's adorable, shows the variety of personalities in the cast and also makes it all more realistic (every love story is unique).

You left out probably the strangest and most moving of them all, Keith realizing he'd rather kill himself than hurt Natani, And Natani realizing that there was someone who could care that much for her.
Also KatXZen between two people whose expectations for their future have been smashed. Having to adjust to strange new circumstances together can form a heck of a bond.
That ship hasn't quite set sail yet. Although it does look like it's about to leave port. They do seem to be bonding with each other while Kat is caring for Zen, yes, but there's no definitive evidence that that's led to romantic attraction in the same way as the other pairings mentioned. So I wouldn't call them a couple just yet.

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#63 Post by AndreRhineDavis » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:25 pm

amenon wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:35 am
Also.

I thought it was about Nibbly, but I guess Sythe really was looking to nut :P

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Also this is kind of off-topic, but reading through Kyrit's post and following the links therein, I realised that the whole "Maren and Karen are poisoned and Zen needs to make the antidote for them constantly" plot point never got resolved. Like... team B should still believe that Maren and Karen are poisoned and could die at any second unless they keep getting the antidote. You would think they would have demanded to see a healer/apothecary as soon as they got to the estate, or asked Rose if she could do anything. They should have spent that first day or two with Zen unconscious panicking that Maren and Karen might die at any moment, only to discover that Zen lied to them about the poison and be pissed off at him. Or maybe Natani told them it had worn off? Either way, that whole plot point seems to have been totally forgotten and Maren and Karen are shown to be happy and healthy. I guess it could have all been resolved off-screen, but it would have been nice for it to have been mentioned.

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#64 Post by imalbert » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:53 pm

amenon wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:35 am
Also.

I thought it was about Nibbly, but I guess Sythe really was looking to nut :P

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#65 Post by Cosmacelf » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:48 am

imalbert wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:53 pm
amenon wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:35 am
Also.

I thought it was about Nibbly, but I guess Sythe really was looking to nut :P

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#66 Post by aitaituo » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:03 am

Cosmacelf wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:48 am
imalbert wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:53 pm
amenon wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:35 am
Also.

I thought it was about Nibbly, but I guess Sythe really was looking to nut :P

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#67 Post by TheMouse » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:04 am

amenon wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:49 pm
TheMouse wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:58 am
Also KatXZen between two people whose expectations for their future have been smashed. Having to adjust to strange new circumstances together can form a heck of a bond.
I just caught a brainwave related to this that I came to post, so I'm gonna bounce it off you even though I'm going to be a bit less charitable about it -- we haven't actually seen Kat show up at the beach, right, even though she said she was gonna? So what are the odds that the Sythe/Maren discussion is actually setting up a jump cut to Kat/Zen pity sex afterglow? 🤔

Sorry if I'm late to the party with speculation, I only checked this thread!
I don't think pity sex is the correct term. Both of them are hurting, to a degree, and if they did find comfort in each other's arms it would be just that, finding comfort. Empathetic sex lacks a certain ring to it, but it's closer.

Tom has a great opportunity for emotional heart-to-heart moments among several cast-members here, and it will be interesting to see what happens.
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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#68 Post by amenon » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:10 pm

TheMouse wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:04 am
I don't think pity sex is the correct term. Both of them are hurting, to a degree, and if they did find comfort in each other's arms it would be just that, finding comfort. Empathetic sex lacks a certain ring to it, but it's closer.
I went with pity sex because I think the empathy is currently pretty one-sided between them. Kat did express how she's feeling to him, but it was when Zen was already in the process of starting to talk about his whole situation, so I don't think it really sunk in to any meaningful degree. It just became a segue into what he was going to talk about anyway. So I feel like, based on what we've seen so far, the motivation on Kat's side would have been through that same 'wanting to be useful', which isn't really a great place to be coming from. Would probably cheer Zen right up, but she might just end up feeling more alone.

I'd be happy to see a more positive take on it, but I dunno, I guess I'm feeling the... narrative gravity? of that cliche post-sex scene we've all seen where the guy is snoring away happily and the girl is looking pensive. I don't want to see that here, so I'm putting a few chips on it to hedge against it occurring :P

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Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:04 am
Tom has a great opportunity for emotional heart-to-heart moments among several cast-members here, and it will be interesting to see what happens.
Hear, hear!
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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#71 Post by Technic[Bot] » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:50 pm

Bellhead wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:23 am
Jeez, way to make me feel old. Back before I left, we regularly had over 10 page discussions.

My how time flies...

Also, somebody made a compelling argument for this being Maren's imagination. That thought just popped back into my head, and now I'm mad about it. And scared it might be right.

I have never awaited a new page so anxiously...
Well these days we are hardly 20 active users here. Most kids these days rather pateron, Twitter or Facebook for this type of stuff and might find phpBb forums unwieldy.

In any case I stand by my prediction. Maren is simply developing feelings for our favorite fleabag. Ang her mind is simply fantasizing about Sythe proposing first so she does not have to.
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:10 pm
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:04 am
I don't think pity sex is the correct term. Both of them are hurting, to a degree, and if they did find comfort in each other's arms it would be just that, finding comfort. Empathetic sex lacks a certain ring to it, but it's closer.
I went with pity sex because I think the empathy is currently pretty one-sided between them. Kat did express how she's feeling to him, but it was when Zen was already in the process of starting to talk about his whole situation, so I don't think it really sunk in to any meaningful degree. It just became a segue into what he was going to talk about anyway. So I feel like, based on what we've seen so far, the motivation on Kat's side would have been through that same 'wanting to be useful', which isn't really a great place to be coming from. Would probably cheer Zen right up, but she might just end up feeling more alone.

I'd be happy to see a more positive take on it, but I dunno, I guess I'm feeling the... narrative gravity? of that cliche post-sex scene we've all seen where the guy is snoring away happily and the girl is looking pensive. I don't want to see that here, so I'm putting a few chips on it to hedge against it occurring :P

TheMouse wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:04 am
Tom has a great opportunity for emotional heart-to-heart moments among several cast-members here, and it will be interesting to see what happens.
Hear, hear!
I will have to go with TheMouse's interpretation this time. They are both on a difficult moment and might find solace if each other embrace. Besides you could read it as Kat taking advantage of an emotionally and physically hurt Zen. Who by the way looks pretty much like Nat who Kat already said: " if it doesn't work with your boyfriend I am available"
Personally I doubt those two will do the horizontal tango anytime soon . But if they were to find comfort I each other I consider it is a win-win situation.
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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#72 Post by Nyerguds » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:45 pm

Well, he is a Keidran... they got their limited lifespan to consider. No time like the present!

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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#73 Post by Phaing » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:27 am

Maren never will, but if she wanted my advice;

Just go for it.

You know that this day is about as good as it is going to get, for a very long time, most likely.
If you don't, you will regret it. If you do, you might still regret it... but at least you'd know.

Meh.... I guess a Pizza-slap is coming, but just remember this when you are ambushed in a blizzard a month down the road.
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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#74 Post by Bellhead » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:27 am

Three days to Christmas, when his holiday filler comes out. Then nothing till New Year's. Tom, if you make us wait to see the end of this until next year, I'm going to be peeved. :evil:
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Re: Comic for December 14, 2019: Sythe Goes For It!

#75 Post by amenon » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:43 pm

Technic[Bot] wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Bellhead wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:23 am
Also, somebody made a compelling argument for this being Maren's imagination. That thought just popped back into my head, and now I'm mad about it. And scared it might be right.

I have never awaited a new page so anxiously...
In any case I stand by my prediction. Maren is simply developing feelings for our favorite fleabag. Ang her mind is simply fantasizing about Sythe proposing first so she does not have to.
I don't really see how this could be the case -- I think there would have to be some kind of a visual storytelling indication (like different panel borders or something) if this was the case, or the end result would end up being confusing when read back.

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Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:50 pm
I will have to go with TheMouse's interpretation this time. They are both on a difficult moment and might find solace if each other embrace. Besides you could read it as Kat taking advantage of an emotionally and physically hurt Zen. Who by the way looks pretty much like Nat who Kat already said: " if it doesn't work with your boyfriend I am available"
Personally I doubt those two will do the horizontal tango anytime soon . But if they were to find comfort I each other I consider it is a win-win situation.
Yeah, that's a whole 'nother way it could go bad! There's a lot of possible motivations, and not a whole lot of them are any kind of positive-story type ones...

In conclusion:
Sythe and Maren getting down: Most likely excellent
Zen and Kat getting down: Fraught!
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