Comic 1011 - Sitcom Bit

19th Jan 2018, 8:50 AM in Ch. 34 - Promise
Sitcom Bit
Average Rating: 5 (5 votes)
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Jocelyn 19th Jan 2018, 8:50 AM edit delete
I don't know about other people, but I love it when stories with large casts set up scenes so that two well-established characters who've either never met or barely know each other suddenly find themselves alone and having some kind of exchange (works best if they're either extremely similar or antagonistically different). I don't think this is really quite to THAT level, but if you had asked me when Ana first came into the story, "What do you think she and Rudy would talk about?", my answer would've probably been some kind of an exaggerated shrug. XD

Like, as much as I enjoy thinking of scenarios where two mismatched characters are forced to interact, the notion of that happening with these two chatting it up without anyone else present just never seemed like an option. And yet this happened, and I really love this exchange and their dynamic.

And obviously, this isn't a shipping thing. But I do almost kinda want to see them become unintentional besties. XD

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Matt Comics 19th Jan 2018, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
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I get what you mean. I also really like this kind of situation, it makes you creative with dialogue. ("What could these two people even talk about?")

I can see Ana getting accidentally involved in Rudy's schemes and kinda going along with it, while remaining a bit skeptical at times. Kinda like Gavin, I guess. Only time will tell. It certainly sounds hilarious.
RubyRuthNeal 19th Jan 2018, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Hmmm.... maybe I'm thinking too much into this, but since Ana knows that Rudy and Gavin have been friends for a long time, maybe Ana wants to try to learn more about Gavin from Rudy from the perspective of one of Gavin's regular friends since so far she's only really seen the side of Gavin that's presented to her as "teenage boy wants to date teenage girl", and as most of us know that situation tends to be rather awkward in the early stages of a relationship forming.
Fox 19th Jan 2018, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
I honestly don't like Ana's attitude towards other lgbt+ people. If she's so concerned about being outed by association, which is valid, she shouldn't hang out with all the lgbt+ kids at school. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
Jayson 20th Jan 2018, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Same! She just seems so dismissive of the situation in these panels...
Fox 22nd Jan 2018, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
I agree, she really seems dismissive and it bothers me and her reaction to Rain was just rude in my opinion because she has no right to be judging how out Rain chooses to be or not be.
mecaterpillar 21st Jan 2018, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Ana looks like she's very much not enthused about having to store Rudy's manga for him. I'm thinking maybe she'll ask to have Rain store it instead. Afterall, Ana and Rudy are not that close, and it *would* make more sense for a closer friend of Rudy to be doing this for him.
Jocelyn 22nd Jan 2018, 9:37 AM edit delete reply

It's not that she's unwilling to hold onto the manga for him. Rather she's frustrated that he's seemingly being very careless by having gotten it in the first place knowing the risks involved.

Look at this from her perspective. To her it sounds like Rudy's saying, "I bought this thing that I know I can't bring home." And in her ultra cautious mindset she thinks "then why would you risk buying it under these conditions? That's so needlessly reckless." I'm not saying she isn't being a bit abrasive, but she actually never expresses an unwillingness to help. It's just that she's so careful about herself, that she can't believe someone else wouldn't be.

As for being unenthused, considering her reaction upon finding it was "I need to read more manga", I don't think she'd be wholly unopposed to holding onto it for a little while. ;P
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