History Webcomic / BetweenFailures

13th Sep '16 9:21:21 PM Qube
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* CerebusCallBack: Once the details are revealed, Reggie's infamous "accidental display stand fire" loses all its humor.
31st Jul '16 7:56:58 AM eroock
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->"My name is Thomas Blackwell. Years ago, I wanted to be a lot of things. Thing is, I'm a mediocre artist, and not much better a writer. Besides those aren't things people are successful at. Not people like me, anyway... Did college for a while. Turned out to be a waste of time... I think there are some professions where you either have it, or you don't. I spent a lot of time coming to terms with the fact that I don't. So... I'm a clerk, in a store that can't decide what to focus on. I don't know...I guess hope is something for other people. As far as I can see, life is just what happens [[TitleDrop between failures." ]]

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->"My ->''"My name is Thomas Blackwell. Years ago, I wanted to be a lot of things. Thing is, I'm a mediocre artist, and not much better a writer. Besides those aren't things people are successful at. Not people like me, anyway... Did college for a while. Turned out to be a waste of time... I think there are some professions where you either have it, or you don't. I spent a lot of time coming to terms with the fact that I don't. So... I'm a clerk, in a store that can't decide what to focus on. I don't know...I guess hope is something for other people. As far as I can see, life is just what happens [[TitleDrop between failures." ]]
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7th Mar '16 7:48:05 PM Doug86
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* ShoutOut: To ''{{The Breakfast Club}}'' in [[http://betweenfailures.com/2009/02/11/415-judd-nelson/ this strip]]

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* ShoutOut: To ''{{The Breakfast Club}}'' ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' in [[http://betweenfailures.com/2009/02/11/415-judd-nelson/ this strip]]
28th May '15 6:21:48 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: At the Order of the Pelt, at least - it's very strongly suggested that several people are interested in fellow club members, but not mutually attracted in any case.



* BadLiar: According to WordOfGod, this is how Reggie finally figures out his sister Victoria was disguised as "Nicky," the girl in the fursuit at the Order of the Pelt meeting. He wasn't certain with the evidence he had (despite his reaction) until she became flustered about his reference to "Nicky."



* BrickJoke: When it's pointed out that one of the features that identifies Jess and Ed's sister is her HotBloodedSideburns, she says her own variation of the line Thomas said about them: "They're coming back! I'm bringing them back!"



* CastingCouch: It's been suggested multiple times that Sylvia Boothe, Reggie's aunt, got to her position this way.



* HalfIdenticalTwins: Ed and Jessica Lincoln. The only differences between their appearance are their gender, their height (Ed is shorter than average, Jess is taller), and their personal grooming style (Ed likes to cut a much cleaner profile).



%% (except that her bangs cover ''both'' eyes, which makes it BlindingBangs) * PeekABangs: Jolene's roommate, Alex.
* PointyHairedBoss: Thanks to lousy corporate training, Mike lacks any form of managerial skill beyond vacuous optimism. Unlike most [=PHBs=], he's aware of his own incompetence and is generally portrayed as the victim rather than an obnoxious idiot. It's not like he's completely clueless; He's got a very solid history in organizing and opening new stores... But managing an ''active'' store is a completely different thing. It's also rather intentional on the part of corporate management: this store just barely stays afloat, so it's where they send low-level management careers to die. Carol has since decided to try to cure Mike's [=PHBness=], so the store can get some stability.

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%% (except that her bangs cover ''both'' eyes, which makes it BlindingBangs) * PeekABangs: Jolene's roommate, Alex.
* PointyHairedBoss: Thanks to lousy corporate training, Mike lacks any form of managerial skill beyond vacuous optimism. Unlike most [=PHBs=], he's aware of his own incompetence and is generally portrayed as the victim rather than an obnoxious idiot. It's not like he's completely clueless; He's got a very solid history in organizing and opening new stores... But managing an ''active'' store is a completely different thing. It's also rather intentional on the part of corporate management: this store just barely stays afloat, so it's where they send low-level management careers to die. Carol has since decided to try to cure Mike's [=PHBness=], so the store can get some stability. Mike even discusses how this is an EnforcedTrope by Megatainment management - he complains to Thomas that what they want seems to be opposite of what they tell him.
30th Apr '15 3:50:03 AM Qube
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* PointyHairedBoss: Thanks to lousy corporate training, Mike lacks any form of managerial skill beyond vacuous optimism. Unlike most [=PHBs=], he's aware of his own incompetence and is generally portrayed as the victim rather than an obnoxious idiot.
** Further subverted in Mike as well, in that he's got a very solid history in organizing and opening new stores... But managing an ''active'' store is a completely different thing. It's also rather intentional on the part of corporate management: this store just barely stays afloat, so it's where they send low-level management careers to die. Carol has since decided to try to cure Mike's [=PHBness=], so the store can get some stability.

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* PointyHairedBoss: Thanks to lousy corporate training, Mike lacks any form of managerial skill beyond vacuous optimism. Unlike most [=PHBs=], he's aware of his own incompetence and is generally portrayed as the victim rather than an obnoxious idiot.
** Further subverted in Mike as well, in that
idiot. It's not like he's completely clueless; He's got a very solid history in organizing and opening new stores... But managing an ''active'' store is a completely different thing. It's also rather intentional on the part of corporate management: this store just barely stays afloat, so it's where they send low-level management careers to die. Carol has since decided to try to cure Mike's [=PHBness=], so the store can get some stability.
29th Apr '15 3:31:26 PM Ekelai
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thomas again.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thomas again. Reggie may also qualify on his better days.


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** As of the Furry Club storyline, Reggie and John seem to be forming one of these, with John doing more than his fair share of ribbing towards Reggie (albeit with Reggie's pride making him somewhat touchy about it).
29th Apr '15 3:19:58 PM Ekelai
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** After Reggie tells the story of how [[spoiler: he lost his virginity]], John realizes that part of the reason Reggie is so attracted to Nina is because she's smart, and that Reggie is in general attracted to intelligence.
4th Mar '15 5:42:20 PM RobinZimm
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* TooSoon: [[http://betweenfailures.com/2007/04/08/17-we-hardly-knew-ye/ Steve Irwin dead]].

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* TooSoon: [[http://betweenfailures.Invoked InUniverse by Carol, who describes the store as "[[http://betweenfailures.com/2007/04/08/17-we-hardly-knew-ye/ Steve Irwin dead]].dead.]]"
4th Mar '15 6:57:38 AM RobinZimm
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Now has a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/BetweenFailures character sheet]] that NeedsWikiMagicLove.

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Now has a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/BetweenFailures [[Characters/BetweenFailures character sheet]] that NeedsWikiMagicLove.
4th Mar '15 6:46:26 AM RobinZimm
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* BrutalHonesty: [[http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/1357-hammer-time Reggie's speech to Evrina at the furry club.]]

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* BrutalHonesty: [[JerkAss Reggie]] has approximately zero patience for [[http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/1355-ceremonies Evrina's power play at the furry club meeting.]] [[http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/1357-hammer-time Reggie's speech to Evrina at the furry club.And his counterattack is devastating.]]
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