History WebComic / DumbingOfAge

19th Apr '18 6:29:28 PM pablo360
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** All of the children in the Brown family have names that start with the letter "J" (Joyce, Jordan, John, and Josh [[spoiler:actually Jocelyne]]). Likely because Jesus also starts with "J", and their parents find religion to be a pretty big deal.

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** All of the children in the Brown family have names that start with the letter "J" (Joyce, Jordan, John, and Josh [[spoiler:actually Jocelyne]]).Jocelyne). Likely because Jesus also starts with "J", and their parents find religion to be a pretty big deal.
23rd Mar '18 9:20:26 AM longWriter
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''Hymmel the Humming Hymnal'' is based on the very real [[Music/KidsPraise ''Psalty the Singing Songbook'']]. Cue [=YouTube=] comments expressing disbelief that it actually exists (that and "Oh God, what did I just watch?")

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''Hymmel the Humming Hymnal'' is based on the very real [[Music/KidsPraise ''Psalty ''[[Music/KidsPraise Psalty the Singing Songbook'']].Songbook]]''. Cue [=YouTube=] comments expressing disbelief that it actually exists (that and "Oh God, what did I just watch?")
23rd Mar '18 9:19:00 AM longWriter
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''Hymmel the Humming Hymnal'' is based on the very real ''Psalty the Singing Songbook''. Cue [=YouTube=] comments expressing disbelief that it actually exists (that and "Oh God, what did I just watch?")

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''Hymmel the Humming Hymnal'' is based on the very real [[Music/KidsPraise ''Psalty the Singing Songbook''.Songbook'']]. Cue [=YouTube=] comments expressing disbelief that it actually exists (that and "Oh God, what did I just watch?")
16th Jan '18 4:08:30 PM LentilSandEater
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** The entirety of Book 6. [[spoiler:Ross kidnaps Becky at gunpoint, completely shattering Joyce's old worldview. Then Joyce is broken even further once she realizes almost half of her family are defending Ross's actions. Meanwhile, Danny and Amber are having a major falling-out over whether or not Amazi-Girl is still an ok thing for the latter to be doing. Billie and Ruth's relationship is outed to the dorm by Carla when she tries to get Ruth help for her actively worsening depression, and Ruth has now been hospitalized as a suicide risk. Lastly, Amazi-Girl confronts Sal at a reelection rally for Robin [=DeSanto=], and when the crowd begins cheering her on by insisting that Sal is a thug who must have done something wrong, she tries to deescalate the conflict... which is sidelined when she catches a glimpse of ''Ryan'' in the crowd.]]

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** The entirety of Book 6. [[spoiler:Ross kidnaps Becky at gunpoint, completely shattering Joyce's old worldview. Then Joyce is broken even further once she realizes almost half of her family are defending Ross's actions. Meanwhile, Danny and Amber are having a major falling-out over whether or not Amazi-Girl is still an ok thing for the latter to be doing. Billie and Ruth's relationship is outed to the dorm by Carla when she tries to get Ruth help for her actively worsening depression, and Ruth has now been gets hospitalized as a suicide risk. Lastly, Amazi-Girl confronts Sal at a reelection rally for Robin [=DeSanto=], and when the crowd begins cheering her on by insisting that Sal is a thug who must have done something wrong, she tries to deescalate the conflict... which is sidelined when she catches a glimpse of ''Ryan'' in the crowd.]]
16th Jan '18 4:07:41 PM LentilSandEater
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** The entirety of Book 6 so far. [[spoiler:Ross kidnaps Becky at gunpoint, completely shattering Joyce's old worldview. Then Joyce is broken even further once she realizes almost half of her family are defending Ross's actions. Meanwhile, Danny and Amber are having a major falling-out over whether or not Amazi-Girl is still an ok thing for the latter to be doing. Billie and Ruth's relationship is outed to the dorm by Carla when she tries to get Ruth help for her actively worsening depression, and Ruth has now been hospitalized as a suicide risk. Lastly, Amazi-Girl confronts Sal at a reelection rally for Robin [=DeSanto=], and when the crowd begins cheering her on by insisting that Sal is a thug who must have done something wrong, she tries to deescalate the conflict... which is sidelined when she catches a glimpse of ''Ryan'' in the crowd.]]

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** The entirety of Book 6 so far.6. [[spoiler:Ross kidnaps Becky at gunpoint, completely shattering Joyce's old worldview. Then Joyce is broken even further once she realizes almost half of her family are defending Ross's actions. Meanwhile, Danny and Amber are having a major falling-out over whether or not Amazi-Girl is still an ok thing for the latter to be doing. Billie and Ruth's relationship is outed to the dorm by Carla when she tries to get Ruth help for her actively worsening depression, and Ruth has now been hospitalized as a suicide risk. Lastly, Amazi-Girl confronts Sal at a reelection rally for Robin [=DeSanto=], and when the crowd begins cheering her on by insisting that Sal is a thug who must have done something wrong, she tries to deescalate the conflict... which is sidelined when she catches a glimpse of ''Ryan'' in the crowd.]]
2nd Jan '18 10:56:17 PM wingedcatgirl
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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: One can often be found in the AltText when Joyce expresses one of her more ''out there'' beliefs, reminding the readers that this is not TheWarOnStraw, and Willis himself used to believe these things, because he was raised in a community that believed these things.
6th Dec '17 2:34:33 AM meanmetalmario
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** Billie [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-8/02-this-is-the-way-that-we-love/sitch/ claims that she has great intuition]], followed by a series of flashbacks to moments when her intuition was completely wrong... including the moment when she said she had great intuition, just a few seconds ago.
16th Nov '17 12:39:19 PM LentilSandEater
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* NiceGuy: Ethan is a pretty decent person despite certain recent [[IncompatibleOrientation self-created drama in his life.]]

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* NiceGuy: Ethan is a pretty decent person despite certain recent [[IncompatibleOrientation self-created drama in his life.]]



** Sarah is outwardly Joyce's polar opposite given her self-proclaimed misanthropy and sour outlook. Yet she shares a strong connection to Joyce (her "little sis") and arguably is motivated [[IJustWantToBeLoved by many of the same things she is.]] She is even shown entering her dorm room excitedly much the same way that Joyce did, and also has faced something traumatic in her first semester. Further adding to this dynamic is Joyce's unexpected [[HiddenDepths ability to deliver clever comebacks and quips]] [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2012/comic/book-2/05-saturdays-all-right-for-slighting/bonecity/ in recent comics.]]

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** Sarah is outwardly Joyce's polar opposite given her self-proclaimed misanthropy and sour outlook. Yet she shares a strong connection to Joyce (her "little sis") and arguably is motivated [[IJustWantToBeLoved by many of the same things she is.]] She is even shown entering her dorm room excitedly much the same way that Joyce did, and also has faced something traumatic in her first semester. Further adding to this dynamic is Joyce's unexpected [[HiddenDepths ability to deliver clever comebacks and quips]] [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2012/comic/book-2/05-saturdays-all-right-for-slighting/bonecity/ in recent later comics.]]
16th Nov '17 12:33:12 PM LentilSandEater
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* MaleGaze / FemaleGaze / EatingTheEyeCandy: Pretty common throughout the strip. It is ''College'', after all.

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* %%* MaleGaze / FemaleGaze / EatingTheEyeCandy: Pretty common throughout the strip. It is ''College'', after all.
16th Nov '17 12:28:00 PM LentilSandEater
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* IncompatibleOrientation: Amber and Ethan. And now Joyce and Ethan.
** And now [[spoiler:[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Becky and Joyce]]]], due to the former misreading the latter's signals.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: IncompatibleOrientation:
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Amber and Ethan. And now It's a long tale but ended with them being good, if a bit awkward, friends.
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Joyce and Ethan.
Ethan as a really strange relationship.
** And now [[spoiler:[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Becky and Joyce]]]], due to the former misreading the latter's signals.



** This makes sense when we learn just how black-and-white the boundaries of gender were in their community, and how Becky would likely be seen as needing to remain surrounded by other Christians to avoid her "straying".
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