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rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Jan 16th 2021 at 2:12:30 AM

Sigh... I'm so glad we're dealing with things in a mature way. I'm sure Walky would approve.

smokeycut Not Your Atom Bomb Baby from Rochester NY Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Not Your Atom Bomb Baby
Jan 16th 2021 at 3:43:05 AM

In their defense, a lot of these characters are teenagers. Teens tend to be kinda immature.

Everyone's favorite person
Jan 16th 2021 at 3:53:37 AM

Be nice if we had a break from the more egregiously immature characters for a minute, though. There's plenty of other characters that it would be interesting to see, especially in this post-timeskip moment.

Spindriver Fanatical Dabbler from UK
Fanatical Dabbler
Jan 16th 2021 at 4:24:42 AM

I have to say that Dorothy is much more patient than me. She's putting up with far more crap from Becky than I think she has any obligation to.

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FirstSnow Love your hair, hope you win from Patiently waiting for December Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Love your hair, hope you win
Jan 17th 2021 at 1:17:25 AM Joke? Why are you calling it a joke? You drew a picture of two dudes hugging and wrote "I love hugs!" on it.
Jan 17th 2021 at 3:23:52 AM

You know what, for what it's worth, she seems to be trying to be a better person. To Lucy, at least.

CountofBleck Ever Evolving, Ever Adapting from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Jan 19th 2021 at 1:57:30 AM

Well, at least she's self-aware and trying to make up for it. Good for her.

Jan 19th 2021 at 2:59:23 AM

Toe disembowlment? Too spicy even for me!

Also, naaaw, apologies :3

phantom1 Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jan 19th 2021 at 8:18:51 AM

Very glad for the apology food.

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
Jan 19th 2021 at 2:00:31 PM

If you're not sure what someone eats, go simple with the apology food.

Chicken fingers and french fries. Everyone loves those.

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smokeycut Not Your Atom Bomb Baby from Rochester NY Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Not Your Atom Bomb Baby
Jan 19th 2021 at 3:39:32 PM

A deli platter is also usually a great choice for food gifting.

Everyone's favorite person
rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Jan 19th 2021 at 11:11:54 PM

[up][up] Freaking weirds me out that I'm openly vegan but friends and Co workers will gift me non vegan food as leaving presents or get well soon presents. Like, the sentiment is a bit confused.

Also booster's top is fucking gorgeous from what I can see of it.

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
Jan 20th 2021 at 12:34:36 AM

[up] File that under "their hearts are in the right place".

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Adannor from effin' belarus Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jan 20th 2021 at 12:41:02 AM

[up] Eh, I personally wouldn't. It'd feel more like they fulfill a social obligation but without even an ounce of care for the actual person its intended for.

Maaybe excusable if it is something that isn't obviously nonvegan, but that's a very thin chance.

Edited by Adannor on Jan 20th 2021 at 11:43:23 PM

Spindriver Fanatical Dabbler from UK
Fanatical Dabbler
Jan 20th 2021 at 4:32:42 AM

I was going to say... I know just enough veggies and vegans that I'd be careful about buying meat-based food gifts for anyone without checking their preferences. (Also, for myself, while I'll eat chicken, I'd rather it was free range...) I guess non-dairy chocolates would be my fallback; I think I've only known one person for whom those wouldn't have been a fairly safe enough bet.

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phantom1 Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jan 20th 2021 at 1:02:02 PM

Yeah that is the thing. Non-dairy chocolate makes sense. But I think you do need to get general dietary restrictions/keep them in mind when getting a food gift don't want to gift a vegetarian meat, or someone who is allergic to citrus well most fruit platters.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Emptyeye R Lee Ermey Looks At YOU
R Lee Ermey Looks At YOU
Jan 21st 2021 at 4:31:44 AM

Yeah, Walky...is not wrong there, which is a part of why I had such a hard time buying Mike's death (There's a part of me that still expects him to stroll back into the comic and declare that he was never dead—or that he WAS and the strip has divorced itself from reality completely and he's just there again like nothing even happened.).

Jan 21st 2021 at 4:55:21 AM

I don't know why but the thing with the Nintendo just makes me view Booster as even more insufferable.

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jan 21st 2021 at 5:06:45 AM

It does come across as a little pretentious. I'll forgive it if this interaction ends with a game of Mario Kart, though.

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
Jan 21st 2021 at 6:01:31 AM

I'm more caught up in how Walky keeps calling it a Nintendo vs a Switch, or even a Nintendo Switch like Booster is doing.

When he did it last comic, I wondered if Willis was trying to avoid dating the comic by keeping the reference generic.

Was the Switch even out when Dumbing of Age started or were we still on the Wii U?

Edited by sgamer82 on Jan 21st 2021 at 6:03:30 AM

You know how in "Eragon" everyone cries 'a single tear'? Yeah, just TRY that in "One Piece" and see if it works. - Formerly Narm Charm
Emptyeye R Lee Ermey Looks At YOU
R Lee Ermey Looks At YOU
Jan 21st 2021 at 6:21:29 AM

Was the Switch even out when Dumbing of Age started or were we still on the Wii U?

Neither.

I'm serious.

We were still on the Wii when DoA launched (It launched in December of 2010; the Wii U didn't come out until 2012).

In hindsight, given the runaway success of the original Wii and the Switch, it's amazing how short the Wii U's lifespan really was. (Though it makes more sense if you view it as "The system that Nintendo had to make in order to get to the Switch).

EDIT: Okay, the fact that you seemingly can't preview edits to a post after initially making it...strikes me as a flaw.

Edited by Emptyeye on Jan 21st 2021 at 6:26:09 AM


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