History Webcomic / BetterDays

16th Mar '16 4:34:13 PM ObsidianFire
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** Lucy is GenreSavvy enough to know this will happen when [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/08/chapter-19-part-13.html Robert is coming to spend the night]]. Beth is, too, and offers Lucy to spend the night at her place.

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** Lucy is GenreSavvy smart enough to know this will happen when [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/08/chapter-19-part-13.html Robert is coming to spend the night]]. Beth is, too, and offers Lucy to spend the night at her place.
17th Jan '16 6:03:36 PM SvartiKotturinn
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** Near the end of the comic, Lucy gives Elizabeth a [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2009/01/chapter-24-men-10.html sorely needed call-out]], telling her [[spoiler:she’s been letting her mother call the shots all her life]].

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** Near the end of the comic, Lucy gives Elizabeth a [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2009/01/chapter-24-men-10.html sorely needed call-out]], telling her [[spoiler:she’s been letting her mother call the shots make all of her life choices for her all her life]].



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2003/10/post-50.html Jim’s old Army friends pay Longfellow a visit]] and [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2003/10/post-51.html deliberately infect him with lethal meningitis]] so [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident he appears to have died in surgery]]. His own doctor willingly helps out, and tells them he’s going to start the paperwork when she show up.]]

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2003/10/post-50.html Jim’s old Army friends pay Longfellow a visit]] and [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2003/10/post-51.html deliberately infect him with lethal meningitis]] so [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident he appears to have died in surgery]]. His own doctor willingly helps out, and tells them he’s going to start the paperwork when she they show up.]]



* ManlyTears: Fisk can’t help but cry when [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2006/01/chapter-13-thic-24.html he sees his father’s name on a monument for fallen soldiers]], and when [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/07/chapter-18-reac-29.html his war buddy Carlos almost succumbs to depression]] and [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].

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* ManlyTears: Fisk can’t help but cry when on two gut-wrenching occasions:
** When
[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2006/01/chapter-13-thic-24.html he sees his father’s name on a monument for fallen soldiers]], soldiers]]; and ** when [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/07/chapter-18-reac-29.html his war buddy Carlos almost succumbs to depression]] and [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].
9th Jan '16 7:04:10 AM SvartiKotturinn
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* EasterEgg: The newspaper Tommy’s father is reading in [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2006/10/chapter-16-lucy-20.html this comic]] has the headlines ‘[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Tucker Cynthia Tucker]] Eat My Balls’ and ‘With Mustard’. Later on, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2006/12/chapter-17-tria-4.html Sheila is reading a newspaper]] with the headline ‘Cynthia Tucker: Whore’. Naylor seems to really hate her...

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* EasterEgg: EasterEgg:
** Along with ''The Economist'', ''Wild Frontier'', and ''Better Homes -- Gardens'', one of the magazines in the WondrousLadiesRoom Fisk gets the rare chance of seeing is titled ''Toys/TeddyBear [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2005/10/chapter-13-thic-4.html Monthly]]''.
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The newspaper Tommy’s father is reading in [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2006/10/chapter-16-lucy-20.html this comic]] has the headlines ‘[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Tucker Cynthia Tucker]] Eat My Balls’ and ‘With Mustard’. Later on, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2006/12/chapter-17-tria-4.html Sheila is reading a newspaper]] with the headline ‘Cynthia Tucker: Whore’. Naylor seems to really hate her...



* {{Fanservice}}: Not limited to Naylor's pornfolios; there’s plenty of shots of female butts, panty-clad or otherwise, within the actual strip.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Not limited to Naylor's pornfolios; there’s Naylor’s pornfolios--there’s plenty of shots of female butts, panty-clad or otherwise, within the actual strip.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Some furries represent specific groups: cats are white, mice are Jewish[[note]]Although, curiously, [[spoiler:Persia’s new boyfriend]] is a mouse who is revealed in one of the pornfolios to be [[UsefulNotes/JewishLifeEvents uncircumcised]][[/note]], and hyenas are black; also, while there have been no answers from the WordOfGod, there’s a number of hints that rabbits are analogues for Irish descent, but in ''Original Life'' Red the otter is said to be Irish.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Some furries species represent specific groups: cats are white, mice are Jewish[[note]]Although, curiously, [[spoiler:Persia’s new boyfriend]] is a mouse who is revealed in one of the pornfolios to be [[UsefulNotes/JewishLifeEvents uncircumcised]][[/note]], and hyenas are black; also, while there have been no answers from the WordOfGod, there’s a number of hints that rabbits are analogues for Irish descent, but in ''Original Life'' Red the otter is said to be Irish.
9th Jan '16 6:41:42 AM SvartiKotturinn
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* ThroughHisStomach: [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2004/12/chapter-11-arme-16.html Implied to be]] part of the reason [[spoiler:Sam falls for her, after his wife angrily stops cooking for him]].

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* ThroughHisStomach: [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2004/12/chapter-11-arme-16.html Implied to be]] part of the reason [[spoiler:Sam falls for her, Sheila, after his wife angrily stops cooking for him]].
8th Jan '16 9:42:44 PM SvartiKotturinn
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** [[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/08/chapter-23-pers-5.html Persia does it in her twenties]] and leaves for L.A. Suffice to say, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/09/chapter-23-pers-11.html it does not go well]].]]

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** Persia does not take her mother’s StageMom behaviour and her [[ContractualPurity ban on dating until marriage]] (while [[{{Hypocrite}} dating a string of men in quick succession]]) lying down and [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2005/12/chapter-13-thic-18.html lashes out at her]] as a teen. Ultimately, [[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/08/chapter-23-pers-5.html Persia does it they have a huge fight when she’s in her twenties]] twenties]], and she leaves for L.A. Suffice to say, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/09/chapter-23-pers-11.html it does not go well]].]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: Persia criticises her mother for [[ReallyGetsAround dating many men in quick succession]] while not allowing her to date at all.
%%* HypocriticalHumor: ‘[[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/11/chapter-19-part-32.html STRIPPER JOUST!!]]]]’

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Persia criticises [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2005/12/chapter-13-thic-18.html Persia]] [[CallingTheOldManOut lashes out at her mother mother]] for [[ReallyGetsAround dating many men in quick succession]] while not allowing her to date at all.
%%* * HypocriticalHumor: ‘[[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.When the [[spoiler:bachelor/ette party fiasco is discovered]]:
-->'''Lucy:''' [[spoiler:Ahem! We’re not shoving our noses up the asses of naked women!]]
-->'''Beth:''' [[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.
com/betterdays/archives/2007/11/chapter-19-part-32.html STRIPPER JOUST!!]]]]’JOUST!!]] ''[[GratuitousFrench EN GARDE]]!!'']]’



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Persia suffers from it [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/06/chapter-18-reac-23.html at least up to her early twenties]], pointing out that from a certain level of beauty people assume one is [[BrainlessBeauty stupid as well]], and her just how horrible {{Stage Mom}}s can be. [[spoiler:Later, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/11/chapter-23-pers-24.html the mob in L.A. gets her addicted to heroin]] and [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/11/chapter-23-pers-28.html forces her into prostitution]]]].

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Persia suffers from it [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2005/11/chapter-13-thic-11.html at least from her teens]] if not earlier, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/06/chapter-18-reac-23.html at least up to her early twenties]], pointing out the tremendous amount of work needed to make sure her beauty is always impeccable, and that from a certain level of beauty people assume one is [[BrainlessBeauty stupid as well]], and her just how horrible {{Stage Mom}}s can be. [[spoiler:Later, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/11/chapter-23-pers-24.html the mob in L.A. gets her addicted to heroin]] and [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/11/chapter-23-pers-28.html forces her into prostitution]]]].
8th Jan '16 9:22:56 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Woman Out]]:
** [[spoiler:[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/08/chapter-23-pers-5.html Persia does it in her twenties]] and leaves for L.A. Suffice to say, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/09/chapter-23-pers-11.html it does not go well]].]]
** Averted with [[spoiler:Elizabeth, who [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2009/01/chapter-24-men-10.html winds up in a loveless marriage to please her mother]]]]. Presumably, [[spoiler:she eventually does, as she leaves her husband [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend for Fisk]], but it’s never shown]].
8th Jan '16 9:12:49 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Persia suffers from it [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/06/chapter-18-reac-23.html at least up to her early twenties]], pointing out that from a certain level of beauty people assume one is [[BrainlessBeauty stupid as well]], and her just how horrible {{Stage Mom}}s can be. [[spoiler:Later, [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/11/chapter-23-pers-24.html the mob in L.A. gets her addicted to heroin]] and [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2008/11/chapter-23-pers-28.html forces her into prostitution]]]].



* ThatCameOutWrong: [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/06/chapter-18-reac-22.html Persia talking to Lucy.]]
-->'''Persia:''' Sometimes I wish I had normal, distinguishing little physical flaws like you do.

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* ThatCameOutWrong: [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/06/chapter-18-reac-22.html Persia talking to Lucy.]]
Lucy]] about how she envies the nice, normal life she has, as opposed to her own [[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2007/06/chapter-18-reac-23.html very stressful life]] [[SoBeautifulItsACurse because of her extreme beauty]], comes out wrong at first.
-->'''Persia:''' It’s okay, Lucy. I’m used to looks. It’s not easy being a walking beauty-magazine cover. Sometimes I wish I had normal, distinguishing little physical flaws like you do.
22nd Dec '15 7:28:58 PM TheJayman49
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** For the female readers, there's quite a number of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless men]] throughout the comic (especially Fisk).

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** For the female readers, there's quite a number most of the men tend to be [[ShirtlessScene shirtless men]] shirtless]] every now and then throughout the comic (especially Fisk).
20th Dec '15 4:02:43 PM TheJayman49
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** For the female readers, there are a lot of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless men]] throughout the comic, especially Fisk.

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** For the female readers, there are there's quite a lot number of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless men]] throughout the comic, especially Fisk.comic (especially Fisk).
20th Dec '15 3:58:41 PM TheJayman49
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** For the female readers, Fisk tends to be [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] in about half of the comics he appears in.

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** For the female readers, Fisk tends to be there are a lot of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] in about half of shirtless men]] throughout the comics he appears in.comic, especially Fisk.
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