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sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Aug 18th 2019 at 10:15:44 AM

Yeah, though a lot of that is definitely implied, it's not outright confirmed.
I'll remove it as speculation then, since it's stating it as fact.

Edited by sgamer82 on Aug 18th 2019 at 11:16:18 AM

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
CEOIII C-E-O-3, H-N-I-C from Franklin, PA Relationship Status: In my bunk
C-E-O-3, H-N-I-C
RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
Not actually a minor
Aug 19th 2019 at 6:12:27 AM

Rachel: Hey Ruth what are you getting your parents for Christma-

Ruth: My parents are DEEEEEAAAAD!!!!

TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 19th 2019 at 8:15:35 AM

She's Batman.

..Ruth as the next Amazi-Girl. Now there's a thought.

DeathsApprentice a Pak-American, part-alien, morphogenic nerd from the so-called Land of the Free Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
a Pak-American, part-alien, morphogenic nerd
Aug 19th 2019 at 8:33:39 AM

Ah, now that sounds like Ruth. Ruth in yesterday's strip kinda wigged me out.

I'll be honest though, she does seem like she'd be a decent roommate? "Leave me alone" is not a difficult requirement, all things considered.

Good is not a thing you are, it's a thing you do.
CountofBleck I COME IN WITH THE GOONS! from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
Not actually a minor
Aug 20th 2019 at 8:24:39 AM

As much as I've complained about this relationship I unironically want this happiness to last forever because it is so much better than their endless wangst.

TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 20th 2019 at 9:04:49 PM

Ah, so she's pregnant.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding.

Withdrawal is, as they say, a bitch.

Edited by TheLovecraftian on Aug 20th 2019 at 1:14:11 PM

sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Aug 20th 2019 at 9:14:52 PM

Ruth: Wait for it.....

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
smokeycut Not Your Atom Bomb Baby from Rochester NY Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Not Your Atom Bomb Baby
Aug 20th 2019 at 9:24:41 PM

I love when these two are cute.

Everyone's favorite person
RebelFalcon Sleeping Asshole from on your toilet Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sleeping Asshole
Aug 21st 2019 at 2:00:30 AM

I'll go get the buckets.

Edited by RebelFalcon on Aug 21st 2019 at 5:00:58 AM

I wanted to watch While Rome Burns, yet I'm dumbfounded by everyone charging into the blaze. The FNDM was a mistake
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
CEOIII C-E-O-3, H-N-I-C from Franklin, PA Relationship Status: In my bunk
C-E-O-3, H-N-I-C
Aug 21st 2019 at 11:44:23 PM

The D Ts are a pain in the taint. I'd suggest hair of the dog, but she's trying to quit.

I'm Charlie Owens, good night and good luck. PSNID: CEOIII 1117
RebelFalcon Sleeping Asshole from on your toilet Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sleeping Asshole
Aug 22nd 2019 at 1:47:03 AM

I wanna say Billie should have known this would happen, but it's more likely her focus more directed towards keeping the barf in her.

I wanted to watch While Rome Burns, yet I'm dumbfounded by everyone charging into the blaze. The FNDM was a mistake
TheLovecraftian Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Aug 22nd 2019 at 3:14:45 AM

In fairness, with the way she's handling this, Billie already seems experienced in dealing with withdrawal.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Aug 23rd 2019 at 12:08:05 AM

Dang Ruth is actually pretty funny when her brain produces serotonin.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Aug 23rd 2019 at 11:42:48 PM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite.
RebelFalcon Sleeping Asshole from on your toilet Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sleeping Asshole
Aug 24th 2019 at 12:45:26 AM

Wow, as if Rachel couldn't be anymore annoying to me.

I wanted to watch While Rome Burns, yet I'm dumbfounded by everyone charging into the blaze. The FNDM was a mistake
Aug 24th 2019 at 2:29:55 AM

Dang Ruth "... is IS actually" is just crushing, she seems legitimately surprised by her own responce. :')

And dang yeah so many people I know, myself included, have entire decades they don't remember much of thanks to dissociating through them.

I imagine Ruth being completely detached from what ever happened makes it even harder for Rachel because, how the heck can she move on if it seemingly might as well not have happened to the other party.

RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
Not actually a minor
Aug 24th 2019 at 4:05:53 AM

Much as Rachel Is Right I worry this drags out. I'm also unsure if I want Rachel to have a personal reason to hate Ruth rather than the obvious and open reason of "she is a tyrannical and abusive RA."

Hopefully it gets explained by the end of the chapter.

Edited by RodimusMinor on Aug 24th 2019 at 7:18:40 AM

RebelFalcon Sleeping Asshole from on your toilet Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sleeping Asshole
Aug 24th 2019 at 4:43:22 AM

I'm more pissed she is being openly confrontational with Ruth now. She had no reason to approach Ruth and could have just walked on and ignored her, yet the moment she sees Ruth is looking better, she approaches her and tries to start shit.

Seriously, she is trying to instigate a conflict, as if "How dare she look happy and start feeling better!"

I know Ruth did a lot of fucked up shit in the past, but Rachel is not really sympathetic when she is trying to cause trouble whereas Ruth is trying to make amends. She'd be sympathetic if she just didn't believe Ruth and left it at that, but the fact she is trying to instigate something makes it come across as her trying to make Ruth act like a bitch again just so she can have the superiority in thinking Ruth was lying.

If she really hates Ruth that much, just ignore her and move on with your life. Yet she seems almost insulted Ruth dares seems to be doing better after almost killing herself, and in turn can't allow Ruth to be happy. "Because redemption isn't real, so someone who was an abuser but claims to be trying to change doesn't deserve happiness after what they've done."

Edited by RebelFalcon on Aug 24th 2019 at 7:48:30 AM

I wanted to watch While Rome Burns, yet I'm dumbfounded by everyone charging into the blaze. The FNDM was a mistake
RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
Not actually a minor
Aug 24th 2019 at 4:53:37 AM

Yeah I'm not really on board with it. It lowkey feels like Rachel is acting bad to prop Ruth up.

Medinoc Chaotic Greedy from France
Chaotic Greedy
Aug 24th 2019 at 5:09:02 AM

Sounds like Karma Houdini Warranty to me: Your past catches up with you not when you're still an asshole, but when you're striving to be better. I don't like that trope very much.

"And as long as a sack of shit is not a good thing to be, chivalry will never die."
RodimusMinor Not actually a minor
Not actually a minor
Aug 24th 2019 at 5:12:08 AM

Well, that's why I like(d) it. Ruth was caught and then told her charges "I abused you and got away with it and will face no repercussions."

So Rachel hating her for that, for hating a character I love for a perfectly justifiable grievance over actions that character actually did, that's fantastic.


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