Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

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Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby Topic Starter Robot » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:02 pm

Behind Closed Doors 35 36 37 38 39 40
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby Alice Macher » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:06 pm

And this is where Karen truly started to become loathsome to me. One moment she's all "Boohoohoo don't leeeeave me," the next she's, "Ooh, what have we here? Don't mind if I do! *yoink*"

On a more positive note: Michelle in #40, panel 3? *nosebleed*
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby LadyObvious23 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:43 pm

...Karen,yer such a loathsome creature. :evil:
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby Adrishiana » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:21 am

Protip, Karen: this is definitely a situation in which asking doesn't count if you're asking while you're already doing it.

#387: Somehow the facial expression in the second-to-last panel makes her even more hateable in the last.
#388: ... But Sara does have a pretty excellent LOLWUT expression.
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby FlyingFish » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:26 pm

I've already vented about Karen; plenty of others here to keep that ball rolling.

We've had HINTS of Sara's sexuality before now -- her reading too much (well, as it turns out, just enough) into Penny and Aggie's relationship, her protest-too-much indignance over the porn spam -- but I think #35 is the first time we're explicitly told "yeah, she likes the ladies, even if she's only now realizing it."

Stan's reaction in the final mini-panel of #40, combined with his "Go me!" from the previous week, really endeared me to him on my first read through -- he clearly wasn't going to be a hero of this story, but I loved his enthusiasm at keeping his life simple. This time around, my chuckles are tempered by the knowledge that he will never rise above the simplicity, that his few attempts to develop that "complex psychology" will fail and leave him lacking anything meaningful in his life.
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby brasca » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:55 pm

FlyingFish wrote:We've had HINTS of Sara's sexuality before now -- her reading too much (well, as it turns out, just enough) into Penny and Aggie's relationship, her protest-too-much indignance over the porn spam -- but I think #35 is the first time we're explicitly told "yeah, she likes the ladies, even if she's only now realizing it."


And once again I find myself amused by who she was attracted to when this strip was first posted. Lindsay Lohan. Back in 2006 I'd agree too.

I'm also a little surprised that Meg had any attraction to Richie since she was always with boys she could manipulate.
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby Doc Harleen » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:47 pm

It's so easy to get angry with Karen, but GODDAMN. Her face in that last panel of #38. If we could have felt sorry for her for a moment (crying, doubting herself, etc.), it's gone right there. She's going to rape her boyfriend, and feel so freaking pleased with herself doing it.
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby CEOIII » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:46 pm

Yeah, Karen officially graduated from "girl who wants to be wanted" to "manipulative fucking bitch" right here. Almost all the sympathy I had for her (and even now, I still have some) vanished right here.
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Re: Re-read week 58: Behind Closed Doors 35 - 40

Postby Twitcher » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:04 am

O, Karen, no. No, no. NO.
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