History Recap / PennyAndAggieThePopsicleWarWhispersAndSilence

10th Dec '15 8:28:41 AM StFan
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* TheCameo: Attending the first party in this chapter are Tiffany, Crystal and T.J. of ''{{Luann}}'', although T.J. is in his twenties. Also, Josie and Valerie of ArchieComics appear in [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=725 this strip]].

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* TheCameo: Attending the first party in this chapter are Tiffany, Crystal and T.J. of ''{{Luann}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'', although T.J. is in his twenties. Also, Josie and Valerie of ArchieComics appear in [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=725 this strip]].
23rd Jun '14 11:52:57 AM AliceMacher
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--> I understand, better than she ever did, the cutting power of eyes that look right past you.

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--> I "I understand, better than she ever did, the cutting power of eyes that look right past you.
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'''-- Karen'''
1st Mar '14 4:40:40 PM AliceMacher
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* PrisonRape: However genuine and tragic the emotional subtext of her slanderous testimony, Charlotte appears to have based the details partially on the sort of dialogue found in formulaic prison movies: "[M]e and my girlfriend, we own this school and everyone in it. We can take any of you at any time. You're our toys."
2nd Apr '13 2:30:49 AM AliceMacher
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* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. The cyberbullying of Sara clearly hurts her deeply, and is shown to have lasting effects in [[Recap/PennyAndAggieTheNewRealityPartTwo The New Reality Part Two]], when [[spoiler:Hilary threatens to revive the accusations on the air]], and in the SpinOff ''Webcomic/{{QUILTBAG}}'', which begins with a mention of Sara having [[spoiler:legally changed her surname in order to have a clean slate in college]].
22nd Mar '13 9:16:59 PM AliceMacher
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* MirthlessLaughter: Charlotte, after her false testimony, laughs heartily in response to Tharqa's joking that her performance is Golden Globe-worthy. However, her laughter is soon combined with renewed crying, suggesting that making the video has [[{{Trigger}} triggered]] a post-traumatic response to actual sexual assault in her past.
22nd Jan '13 10:48:19 AM AliceMacher
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As Sara watches the video in horror, Penny turns on the charm with Braz in order to find out why people have been attending parties other than hers; Braz tells her to "stop faking." At rehearsal that afternoon, Duane tells Penny that he too believes the gossip about her and Sara being a couple. He doesn't believe the other accusations, but he'd rather believe she's gay than that she wasn't attracted to him when they were dating. Penny assures him she's straight; he believes her, but warns her she'll have to convince everyone else.

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As Sara watches the video in horror, Penny turns on the charm with Braz in order to find out why people have been attending parties other than hers; Braz tells her to "stop faking." At rehearsal that afternoon, Duane tells Penny that he too believes the gossip about her and Sara being a couple. He doesn't believe the other accusations, but he'd rather believe think she's gay than that she wasn't attracted to him when they were dating. Penny assures him she's straight; he believes her, straight. Duane takes her word for it, but warns her she'll have to convince everyone else.
12th Dec '12 2:23:54 AM AliceMacher
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* {{Frameup}}

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* {{Frameup}}{{Frameup}}: Charlotte and Tharqa, under Karen's auspices, frame Sara for rape.



* MaliciousSlander

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* MaliciousSlanderMaliciousSlander: The campaign against Sara and Penny.
9th Dec '12 1:58:20 PM AliceMacher
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* GoshDarnItToHeck: Aggie, shooing Charlotte away, calls her "you [[CountryMatters c-word]]." Contrast this with the moment in [[Recap/PennyAndAggieAwakening Awakening]] when she calls ''herself'' the actual swear (as [[WordOfGod confirmed by Campbell]], but represented in the comic with SymbolSwearing), in order to show Lisa her apology is genuine.

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* GoshDarnItToHeck: Aggie, shooing Charlotte away, calls her "you [[CountryMatters [[TWordEuphemism c-word]]." Contrast this with the moment in [[Recap/PennyAndAggieAwakening Awakening]] when she calls ''herself'' the [[CountryMatters actual swear swear]] (as [[WordOfGod confirmed by Campbell]], but represented in the comic with SymbolSwearing), in order to show Lisa her apology is genuine.
19th Sep '12 9:51:10 PM AliceMacher
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As Sara watches the video in horror, Penny turns on the charm with Braz in order to find out why people have been attending parties other than hers; Braz tells her to "stop faking." At rehearsal that afternoon, Duane tells Penny that he too believes the gossip about her and Sara. He doesn't believe the other accusations, but he'd rather believe she's gay than that she wasn't attracted to him when they were dating. Penny assures him she's straight; he believes her, but warns her she'll have to convince everyone else.

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As Sara watches the video in horror, Penny turns on the charm with Braz in order to find out why people have been attending parties other than hers; Braz tells her to "stop faking." At rehearsal that afternoon, Duane tells Penny that he too believes the gossip about her and Sara.Sara being a couple. He doesn't believe the other accusations, but he'd rather believe she's gay than that she wasn't attracted to him when they were dating. Penny assures him she's straight; he believes her, but warns her she'll have to convince everyone else.
6th Aug '12 2:46:15 AM FELH2
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Charlotte, with Tharqa's voice-over contribution as an interviewer, films a YouTube video of herself, in silhouette and with a thinly-disguised voice, tearfully accusing Sara (without actually naming her) of raping her after school in order to remind her that she and her "girlfriend" (implied to be Penny) "own" the school and everyone in it. Afterward, Tharqa and Charlotte have a laugh over what they've just done; however, a close-up of Charlotte, still smiling but with laughter changing back into crying, suggests that she's drawn on an actual past trauma for her performance.

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Charlotte, with Tharqa's voice-over contribution as an interviewer, films a YouTube Website/YouTube video of herself, in silhouette and with a thinly-disguised voice, tearfully accusing Sara (without actually naming her) of raping her after school in order to remind her that she and her "girlfriend" (implied to be Penny) "own" the school and everyone in it. Afterward, Tharqa and Charlotte have a laugh over what they've just done; however, a close-up of Charlotte, still smiling but with laughter changing back into crying, suggests that she's drawn on an actual past trauma for her performance.



* AdultsAreUseless: Despite the seriousness and public nature (YouTube video and poster) of the accusations against Sara, neither parents nor school faculty intervene, whether in support of Charlotte or Sara. Nor do they appear to be even aware of the matter, until much later in the comic, as a result of [[spoiler: a police investigation into Cyndi's kidnapping]]. Campbell has argued that the absence of adults here, and throughout "The Popsicle War" generally, was necessary in order for the plot to unfold as it did.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Despite the seriousness and public nature (YouTube (Website/YouTube video and poster) of the accusations against Sara, neither parents nor school faculty intervene, whether in support of Charlotte or Sara. Nor do they appear to be even aware of the matter, until much later in the comic, as a result of [[spoiler: a police investigation into Cyndi's kidnapping]]. Campbell has argued that the absence of adults here, and throughout "The Popsicle War" generally, was necessary in order for the plot to unfold as it did.
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