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0376: At Least
21st Nov, 2016 in Hakuna Nevada
0376: At Least
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Mel C. edit delete
Mel C.
Jon please.
User comments:
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Oh no! Isn't that just the way life goes. Poor Jon. It sucks to feel out of place.
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Indeed, being a gooseberry, even just for two friends (or especially for two friends?) is not fun :(
Centcomm edit delete reply
Centcomm
ouch.. whelp there went the safe zone...
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Deep into the danger zone now
HiFranc edit delete reply
HiFranc
Now Kenny Loggins is playing in my head.
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
Player Class Insecurity level up!
+3 to self-recrimination
+4 to despairing sighs
+8 to oblivious self-sabotage
AmbiguousMouse edit delete reply
I think this should really translate as a level drain, not a level up. Personal opinion.
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
It is generally a pretty bad nerf in terms of what it does for character capability, but it was a development based on experience and character actions instead of some fantasy necromancer hitting them with a drain life spell. Because of that it is not a level drain, but instead it is a level up of a class that most people wouldn't want. It's pretty similar to how age and physical decay levels up the similarly negative class Geriatric which should be in your HPG on page 117. That's near the beginning of the section where they list all the penalty character classes if I remember correctly, I forget what the page number was for Insecurity but it's in the same chapter.
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
I tried to think of something clever to say to this, but I got nothing, I just like this comment a lot!
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
Someone has to take up the torch of absurdist comedy. Webcomics are great because they give me both material to work with and someone else's audience to play to, thank you for your comic. :)
AmbiguousMouse edit delete reply
Anna has already made it clear through the time they went to lunch that she values John as a friend in his own right.

On the other hand, John is notorious for being himself, so really the only three ways this could go are 1) John misconstrues Anna saying something like "I don't mind being alone with you" as romantic when it's not, and flubs everything up, 2) Anna actually tries to talk to John about his emotions and he pulls a Seth to avoid being vulnerable, and flubs everything up, or 3) Anna just goes about this in normal friend way and John feels trapped and dejected, offends Anna, and flubs everything up.

You have three guesses as to the common thread, and the first two don't count.

(I may seem pessimistic, but it's win-win for me as a JohnXAnna shipper - if I'm right, I'm not caught off-guard and thus feel slightly less soul-rending shippression; if I'm wrong, the shock and excitement will be more genuine! Pessimism has its perks for a fan.)
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
"Notorious for being himself" that should be his tagline.

I've never heard the term "shippression" before, but it makes perfect sense and I'm sorry I put you through this! To be sure, it's not easy being a JonXAnna shipper...
HeSerpenty edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
Awwww sweet Jon! You are valued much more than you think! <3
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Geez Jon... grab the opportunity to get to know her better...
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
I know, right?
junoro edit delete reply
junoro
Gooooood timing!
Murphy's Law strikes again!