brasca wrote:Arky wrote:Yeah, I don't blame Helen for not wanting to do phone sex- I don't judge or anything but I think Milholland has slightly forgotten that it's not a dream job for most people just because half his cast are good people who own or work for a phone sex company. If she shows aptitude for tech support, hunt up an entry level tech support job. Great! No need to say "No, bad Helen, you must agree to do phone sex work!". This being Helen, I don't think a sex-related job would be healthy anyway. She's got a bit of a history of bad life decisions in that regard.
I think for Helen it was about following through on something in her life. Her whole plan was to run away from home, get emancipated, and get a job at Nerdotica that would support her financial needs whilst becoming a writer. The only thing she was successful at so far was the emancipation and the running away which nearly ended disastrously and I think she knows it. After all the coaching and work she couldn't do phone sex and thus self sabotaged so she could nurture the delusion that it was never meant to be and not her fault. It wasn't just enough that she failed, but by wishing death upon Audrey's loved ones she made damn sure that bridge could never be built again. I'm actually a little relieved that she couldn't do this for her own personal reasons and not because her boyfriend (if he's still in the picture) is the jealous type. Despite this latest relapse she doesn't seem to have a bottle in one hand and an arm around a shiftless bum so that's somewhat of an improvement.
I agree she shouldn't be a phone sex worker considering her past mistakes although I had held out some hope for a one off joke strip where Stan Larson calls up Nerdotica seeking someone who will fill the void in his life since Lisa left and just happens to get an operator who knows exactly who he wants and how to sext speak. The last panel has her donning a red and blond wig. If only I had the talent to draw it myself, but alas I don't.
I'm 100% on board with that scenario. Stan phone-sexing with Helen-as-Lisa would be hysterical.