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TParadox Relationship Status: I know
MrAHR Ahr river from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Jul 5th 2018 at 3:21:31 PM

Late but, Whowho, the US sort of has anti-socialist sentiments built into its culture. I was raised very neutrally and I still had a negative view of socialism until I got to college.

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Jul 5th 2018 at 4:07:34 PM

Well we're past the point of no return. Jacob is falling for Joyce. And now it's his responsibility to think about his ongoing relationship and have some frank conversations.

Yinyang107 from the True North Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jul 5th 2018 at 11:20:40 PM

Joyce, no

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. ''The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jul 7th 2018 at 12:05:33 AM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. ''The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain
Jul 7th 2018 at 6:17:57 AM

Has Radiah changed her hair?

wingedcatgirl Let's go read a buncha books! from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Jul 7th 2018 at 7:13:48 AM

It's a good look! Makes her look less menacing. (and is identical to mine)

FuzzyBoots Wanderer (not lost) from Pittsburgh, PA Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Wanderer (not lost)
Jul 7th 2018 at 11:16:46 AM

Hmm... kind of makes me wonder if they're misinterpreting Jacob's longing gaze now. Was Raidah perhaps in line of sight?

Jul 7th 2018 at 8:06:48 PM

“Joyce hates socialists? Her best friend is homeless.“

That means nothing. You can support more resources for the destitute without being socialist, and just because you’re socialist doesn’t mean you’ll help the homeless.

Indira Gandhi was a hardcore socialist, and she lead slum demolition campaigns and forced the poor to get sterilised.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jul 7th 2018 at 9:08:42 PM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. ''The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain
TParadox Relationship Status: I know
Jul 7th 2018 at 9:31:41 PM

Joyce isn't calling for the government to provide a safety net for her friend, let alone strangers she has no way to know are deserving or not. There is actually a lot of respect for private sector charity in the culture of her background, but the thing about private charity is that the ones giving the money can be very discriminating in who gets it, and it's usually just between friends and family (technically charity but usually just thought of as being a friend or family member) or just donating to the church fund for community outreach.

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rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jul 8th 2018 at 11:03:34 PM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. ''The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jul 9th 2018 at 10:28:03 PM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. ''The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jul 10th 2018 at 9:50:24 PM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. ''The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain
Yinyang107 from the True North Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Jul 10th 2018 at 9:51:20 PM

It's not very effective.

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Jul 11th 2018 at 1:03:42 AM

50 grand a year in the states would be 4 times the poverty threshold for Joyce's demographic. What kind of privelaged, isolated background has Radiah got?

Joyce wants kids for sure, but not until she's married with a man who also has an income. She's at no risk of being anywhere near poverty.

Spindriver Fanatical Dabbler from UK
Fanatical Dabbler
Jul 11th 2018 at 1:50:00 AM

I think that the substantial point here is that some of us might have forgotten that Raidah is an amazingly shitty human being. The specific numbers are pretty much irrelevant; hell, a certain amount of "hands off my man" guardedness might count as understandable; but opening with this snotty, ultra-materialistic, blanket attack sneer is just plain ugly.

I do wonder how much Jacob is supposed to have noticed about her. He must have realised that her clique's attitude to Sal doesn't entirely correspond to the reality he's met, but he's usually written as a nice guy. Shouldn't he be dragging her aside for a "for fuck's sake what was that about?" talk about now? Or is he just emotionally clueless?

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Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jul 11th 2018 at 2:07:16 AM

My read on him is that because Sarah also put up a defensive facade he decided not to dig, even if he likely figures the story he's got is biased. He isn't ignoring or shunning Sarah because of anything Raidah told him, he just doesn't want to fight against Sarah's own spikes.

Geoduck bivalve from Pacific Northwest Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
bivalve
Jul 11th 2018 at 2:37:28 AM

[up][up]Considering that he's just been shown focusing on pizza while two women fight over him, I'd go with "clueless".

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Spindriver Fanatical Dabbler from UK
Fanatical Dabbler
Jul 11th 2018 at 2:47:38 AM

...or at best, conflict-averse. Which I can understand, and which wouldn’t be evil — he is indeed perfectly decent to Sarah. But at the moment, he’s a bit of a cypher.

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Jul 11th 2018 at 4:03:25 AM

Note the eyebrow in panel 4...I hope that's an alarm going off in Jacob's head.

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Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jul 11th 2018 at 6:21:12 AM

Whelp, I just went down the archive to check out all the strips that had Jacob tagged (please send help, I have no life), and I've come to the conclusion that Jacob is an all-around decent dude with a strong sense of self-discipline who is kinda burned out on the whole "sex" thing. That's the full extend of his personality, as far as I can see.

Haven't really seen him acting very affectionate towards Raidah either, besides putting a hand on her shoulder. Honestly, I kinda suspect that he isn't really dating Raidah, so much as going along with it because he assumed that's what he is supposed to be doing. He describes Raidah at one point as "A fully checked list of everything I wanted in a woman", which sounds positive and yet it's not what I'd expect to hear from a guy talking about a girl he loves.

Maybe I'm just reading too much into it, because fuck Raidah who is an awful person.

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