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Jan 21st 2021 at 6:59:11 AM

Honestly, I like the idea behind Booster's little project, but that they still act insufferable about it is annoying. As is Walky just being a massive child about the whole thing. But quite frankly I don't think I expect much better from either character anymore.

smokeycut Not Your Atom Bomb Baby from Rochester NY Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Not Your Atom Bomb Baby
Jan 21st 2021 at 7:03:43 AM

I think itís pretentious, but also thatís not a bad thing? Itís something Iíve definitely seen people do irl.

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Jan 21st 2021 at 2:47:10 PM

If you can't be pretentious at 18 when can you be pretentious etc.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Jan 21st 2021 at 9:13:14 PM

Just as to add to the Nintendo thing, we were in the twilight year of the DS and the 3DS was just a few months out from initially launching in Japan when the comic first came out.

Also, the comic came out in September 2010.

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Jan 21st 2021 at 10:56:39 PM

[up][up] When you're surly and old with an unfalsifiable invented history to give your pretention credence and bury your wasted life. But that's a lot harder than it used to be.

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Jan 21st 2021 at 11:02:02 PM

Oh wow, Mike really did do a number on Walky. Like, Walky has a lasting complex over how Mike treated him now.

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Jan 21st 2021 at 11:42:49 PM

A stunted manchild with trust issues.

Booster may be the best thing for Walky right now.

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Jan 22nd 2021 at 2:46:13 AM

You may be right. Booster might be intrusive and a bit arbitrary but at least they're earnest and plain faced about everything they do. You seemingly don't have to second guess Booster like you constantly have to do for Mike, there's no double meaning with Booster because they're eager to TELL you the meaning.

Jan 22nd 2021 at 4:30:00 AM

Well, for what it's worth, at least Boomer is being more decent than Mike. Not a high bar, but a bar nonetheless.

smokeycut Not Your Atom Bomb Baby from Rochester NY Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Not Your Atom Bomb Baby
Jan 22nd 2021 at 6:29:29 AM

I love Booster so much. Iím enjoying all this nuance with how and why they can be abrasive, and how they arenít always like that. They do genuinely seem to want to be friends with Walky, for instance.

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Jan 22nd 2021 at 5:02:27 PM

Yeah that's true. It does make an interesting dynamic, hopefully a positive one.

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Jan 22nd 2021 at 9:13:26 PM

Speaking of positive changes...What the fuck...

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The Wanderer
Jan 22nd 2021 at 9:15:47 PM

It's time for a funky flip.

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Jan 22nd 2021 at 9:30:05 PM

I know this is a frequent comedic trope but such a drastic change in personality would be genuinely unnerving.

Jan 23rd 2021 at 2:06:26 AM

Well someone woke up on the right side of bed today.

Love the little bait and switch at the end, though.

Jan 23rd 2021 at 3:56:46 AM

[up]x5/6 glad to see some Booster positivity!

And for the new comic, she's is at risk of returning to being my favourite character again.

Spindriver Fanatical Dabbler from UK
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Jan 23rd 2021 at 8:44:15 AM

I imagine Sarah is experimenting with being cheerful. She's got a few things to be positive about — since the low point of the kidnapping, , things may be moving forward fairly well for her, and Joyce's loss of faith and mild depression means that Sarah has a far less aggravating room-mate now. So, if she's going to be the upbeat one in that room, she might as well lean into it.

Of course, she's still only going to be cheerful and positive on the Sarah scale.

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Jan 25th 2021 at 4:08:57 AM

I legitimatly suspect that Joyce showing this new side of herself is good for Sarah's mental health? Simply because Joyce usual optermisim is something Sarah struggles to navigate, but Joyce being pissy for a change allows Sarah to relax into a dynamic she's more familiar with when it comes to people.

Spindriver Fanatical Dabbler from UK
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Jan 25th 2021 at 10:35:53 AM

I suspect so. I mean, I'd find old-Joyce bloody difficult to live with, and I'm a lot less misanthropic and pessimistic than Sarah. The new Joyce may be a whiny little twit, but she's less likely to drive Sarah to sick fury.

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Jan 25th 2021 at 10:54:51 AM

Considering current Joyce reverts back to being super whiny and pissy about any minor changes, I'm not sure she's that much better.

CountofBleck Ever Evolving, Ever Adapting from A world of lies and deception Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Jan 26th 2021 at 12:08:39 AM

Why DON'T people wear their glasses into the shower?

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Jan 26th 2021 at 12:56:39 AM

The biggest issue is the drying off of the glasses and making sure there is no residue, which can be a pain in day-to-day to deal with.

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Jan 26th 2021 at 1:03:17 AM

Also, they get in the way of washing your face and hair.

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