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0391: Crushed
3rd Apr, 2017 in Unchaptered
0391: Crushed
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Author Notes:
Mel C. edit delete
Mel C.
Holy heck someone admitted liking someone else? Are we sure I wrote this?
User comments:
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Love it! For some reason, you never see this in stuff. It can be just as entertaining to subvert expectation XD
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Haha yeah, getting someone to admit they like someone in fiction can be like getting blood from a stone, but I figured that's not really Karen's style.
Artorigus edit delete reply
I love the little chalkboard argument, even if I had to take a few minutes to work everything out around the text bubbles.

"Don't bother getting decaf, why are you even here?"
"Don't hate! Get decaf if you want."
[cutesy drawing]
"Take the chalk away from Karen."
(For those having trouble making it out.)

Also I quite like Karen and Chris. I want to see more of them. Jon, get back to work!
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
I'm surprised (and glad) you were able to read it after I foolishly covered it up with speech bubbles! Glad you liked it, and sorry it was hard to read.

And I like them too, I'm hoping they'll show up more soon!
Matthew Jones (Guest) edit delete reply
Almost two quid for tea?!

Also, I work in a grocery store with a deli. This has been my life for the last two years with all the teenagers who work with me. :sigh:
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Ha, I can sympathise (though I feel like I should also apologise because I was definitely that teenager!)
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
There's a lot to be said for anti-humour if you're a fan of it like I am, and this is actually a fair version of it. On top of that it's a subtle dig of absurdist humour--laughing at our expectations--since in this case having no joke at all actually is more unexpected (and then funnier) than repeating the incompetent denial gag for the zillionth time.
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Thanks! Glad it came off that way, part of me was worried I was just duping people out of a punchline!
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Love the subversion here! :)
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Thanks! XD