History YMMV / MenageA3

22nd Oct '16 9:11:24 PM forsetipurge
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** Tracy, starting from "Gary giving Jim a blowjob" arc.
22nd Oct '16 3:41:31 AM Spindriver
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* IdiotPlot: While a lot of the storylines depend on the fact that few of the characters are terribly bright, the sequence in 2016 where Tracy seeks to involve Gary in one of her camgirl performances without him knowing turns this UpToEleven, as it depends on her stupidly not just asking the obliging Gary for help, Gary stupidly falling for her contorted justifications, and the onlooking Jim likewise stupidly believing everything he hears.
21st Oct '16 9:45:59 AM KingZeal
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** In issue #441, Yuki and Sonja fight over Gary and ask which of the two he wants. Gary, being Gary, says [[GirlOnGirlIsHot he wants both of them]], and he receives a ''double DeathGlare''. Fast forward to issue #1200, over ''five years later'', and he actually ''does'' get both women in bed at the same time, but not entirely how he expected.
26th Sep '16 1:37:01 AM Spindriver
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** And talking of Matt -- is he a bit of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or just a {{Jerkass}} who [[PetTheDog pets the nearest dog]] fairly frequently? That depends how far you think his better moments compensate for his bad behavior.
24th Sep '16 10:02:09 AM forsetipurge
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* SeasonalRot: Volume Five received complaints of this nature, due to an overfocus on Yuki, along with seemingly switching the focus of the strip from "People having sex" to "People getting interrupted while trying to have sex." Volume Six may have reversed this problem for many with a massive plot switch and the return of some popular minor characters, albeit maybe at the cost of some loss of a sense of realism.

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Volume Five received complaints of this nature, due to an overfocus on Yuki, along with seemingly switching the focus of the strip from "People having sex" to "People getting interrupted while trying to have sex." Volume Six may have reversed this problem for many with a massive plot switch and the return of some popular minor characters, albeit maybe at the cost of some loss of a sense of realism.realism.
** "Gary's Giving James a Blowjob" arc is widely panned by fans, who accuse its story of being [[PlotInducedStupidity insultingly stupid]] even by the comic's standards. For context: When Tracy asks Gary, a grown, patently heterosexual man despite everything else he's been through, to give her boyfriend a blowjob, Gary simply can't find the nerve to say No to Tracy's face. What follows is then a story of a grown man trying to fake a blowjob while keeping an appearance of friendly guy to his coworkers. Also, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the punchline isn't all that funny.]]
16th Aug '16 9:42:25 AM IniuriaTalis
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** While all of the above have some love to balance out the haters, it seems that one of the few characters with no fans at all is Zii's stalker Izz.
24th Jul '16 3:25:47 AM Anddrix
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The entries under BaseBreaker mention the most common debates about the cast, but even some of the nicer characters have inspired uncharitable interpretations of their personalities.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The entries under BaseBreaker mention the most common debates about the cast, but even some of the nicer characters have inspired uncharitable interpretations of their personalities.



* BaseBreaker: This comic's discussion boards see a fair amount of squabbling among readers...

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: This comic's discussion boards see a fair amount of squabbling among readers...



** Some readers find it frustrating that the comic manages to go on and on when many arcs seldom ever receive any sort of satisfying closure. Characters frequently get [[MomentKiller cock-blocked]] and miss their goals by a hair through [[ContrivedCoincidence unbelievably bad luck]], which is only exacerbated by [[{{Farce}} all the awkward misunderstandings that arise when nobody bothers to communicate what they really mean to the people who need to hear it.]] Other readers would say that this is all par for the course in this genre, but those who don't like it are left screaming "JUST FUCK ALREADY" at their screens whenever someone who's been desperately trying to score with someone else [[YankTheDogsChain gets their chance snatched away by whatever "zany antics" the rest of the cast is up to that day.]]



* BrokenBase: Some readers find it frustrating that the comic manages to go on and on when many arcs seldom ever receive any sort of satisfying closure. Characters frequently get [[MomentKiller cock-blocked]] and miss their goals by a hair through [[ContrivedCoincidence unbelievably bad luck]], which is only exacerbated by [[{{Farce}} all the awkward misunderstandings that arise when nobody bothers to communicate what they really mean to the people who need to hear it.]] Other readers would say that this is all par for the course in this genre, but those who don't like it are left screaming "JUST FUCK ALREADY" at their screens whenever someone who's been desperately trying to score with someone else [[YankTheDogsChain gets their chance snatched away by whatever "zany antics" the rest of the cast is up to that day.]]



** Yuki. True, she's screwed up in the head, having been traumatized by being exposed to her father's tentacle hentai at an early age, and has nymphomanic lesbian tendencies towards Zii. But, when she's not having one of her ''episodes,'' she really is cute. [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/the_real_woman Especially when she tries.]] [[BaseBreaker Assuming you're a fan, that is.]]

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** Yuki. True, she's screwed up in the head, having been traumatized by being exposed to her father's tentacle hentai at an early age, and has nymphomanic lesbian tendencies towards Zii. But, when she's not having one of her ''episodes,'' she really is cute. [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/the_real_woman Especially when she tries.]] [[BaseBreaker Assuming you're a fan, that is.]]



** Amber, while not a Scrappy ''per se'', falling more into the BaseBreaker category, had readers who previously disliked her warm to her when she supported Gary over Yuki's failure to give him any form of physical affection.

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** Amber, while not a Scrappy ''per se'', falling more into the BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter category, had readers who previously disliked her warm to her when she supported Gary over Yuki's failure to give him any form of physical affection.
24th Jun '16 9:53:13 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: There's a sense among some readers that Gary should have said this to Zii at some point when she was supposed to be helping him get a girlfriend. Yuki also demonstrated how ''not'' to carry somebody downstairs when in search of medical attention.
29th May '16 5:34:18 PM JamesAustin
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** If you pay attention to Gary's shirts they often reflect his moods or what's going on in the comic, or provide a humorous punchline. For example, in early comics he often wears an ComicBook/{{X-Men}} logo, marking him as the only virgin in the cast; when Dillon moves back in he usually wears a Franchise/FantasticFour shirt, reflecting the four people who then live in the apartment; when he finally loses his virginity he's wearing a shirt that says [[ZackRyder WWWYKI]]; when Yuki forces him to touch [=DiDi=]'s breasts in an effort to help improve his art he's wearing an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' one; when Yuki explains to him why she decided to move in he has Decepticon logo, because she's lying to him; and he wears a Kirby one when he visits Amber, referring to him continuously eating Yuki out.

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** If you pay attention to Gary's shirts they often reflect his moods or what's going on in the comic, or provide a humorous punchline. For example, in early comics he often wears an ComicBook/{{X-Men}} logo, marking him as the only virgin in the cast; when Dillon moves back in he usually wears a Franchise/FantasticFour shirt, reflecting the four people who then live in the apartment; when he finally loses his virginity he's wearing a shirt that says [[ZackRyder [[Wrestling/ZackRyder WWWYKI]]; when Yuki forces him to touch [=DiDi=]'s breasts in an effort to help improve his art he's wearing an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' one; when Yuki explains to him why she decided to move in he has Decepticon logo, because she's lying to him; and he wears a Kirby one when he visits Amber, referring to him continuously eating Yuki out.
2nd May '16 12:19:08 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* WhiteKnighting: James is a male feminist who insists he knows better than Tracey about what is disrespectful towards her, ignoring her thoughts on the matter.
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