Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues 3

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Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues 3

Postby Topic Starter Robot » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:02 pm

Behind Closed Doors 41 42 43
Tees and Cues 1 2 3
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby LadyObvious23 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:18 am

Last time I checked sexual assault is not apart of a "healthy" lifestyle. And I think his Mom was hoping it'd happen. DX
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby Alice Macher » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:21 am

#41: "Good God... the power." Good God... go fug yourself, Karen. :x
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby FlyingFish » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:00 pm

The first time Penny calls Stan a gerbil. It will not be the last.
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby Adrishiana » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:39 pm

A thing that occurred to me: Karen's makeover is one of the relatively few in fiction that feature the character being taught how to care for her curly/wavy hair instead of how to straighten it.

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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby CEOIII » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:50 pm

Gerbil? The teeth, I guess. Stan's an alright looking guy.

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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby brasca » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:21 am

Adrishiana wrote:A thing that occurred to me: Karen's makeover is one of the relatively few in fiction that feature the character being taught how to care for her curly/wavy hair instead of how to straighten it.


Originally, but as time goes on her hair gets straighter and longer. It might be a cosmetic choice or a way for the artists to show her gradually turning in Marshall's mother.
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby timemonkey » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:01 pm

I don't know, his mom's a self absorbed bitch, but I don't think she's anywhere near as bad as Karen. Karen KNOWS she's being bad but just doesn't care, Marshal's mom doesn't seem to really get when she's being terrible as she's too focussed on herself.
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby Adrishiana » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:13 pm

brasca wrote:
Adrishiana wrote:A thing that occurred to me: Karen's makeover is one of the relatively few in fiction that feature the character being taught how to care for her curly/wavy hair instead of how to straighten it.


Originally, but as time goes on her hair gets straighter and longer. It might be a cosmetic choice or a way for the artists to show her gradually turning in Marshall's mother.


True! Could also be a feature of over-moisturizing (which we see her do early on and can take a little bit of experimentation to figure out since hair varies so wildly from person to person) or the curl/wave pattern elongating as her hair grows out (and gets heavier, though my hair was still curly/wavy even when it was close to waist length, so it doesn't necessarily do this as it grows out).

timemonkey wrote:I don't know, his mom's a self absorbed bitch, but I don't think she's anywhere near as bad as Karen. Karen KNOWS she's being bad but just doesn't care, Marshal's mom doesn't seem to really get when she's being terrible as she's too focussed on herself.


Karen, I think, feels entitled to get and do what she wants (no matter who else she steps on to do it) because she was treated so badly for so long.
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby timemonkey » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:50 pm

I get that, but she still knows it's not the right thing to do morally.
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby thebitterfig » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:21 pm

On a lighter note, <3 Jack. He doesn't have Stan's patter, but sometimes he sees things much more clearly.
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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby Alice Macher » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:30 pm

brasca wrote:Originally, but as time goes on her hair gets straighter and longer. It might be a cosmetic choice or a way for the artists to show her gradually turning in Marshall's mother.


Never thought of that interpretation. It'd be ironic, given that we know Karen, even before she witnessed Charisma's "put on earth to slow me down" outburst, has sympathized with Marshall against his mother.

That said, Gisèle's and, thereby, T's intent with the hair-strengthening and lengthening seems to have gone in a different direction:

TCampbell wrote:Kudos to Gisele for thinking of Karen's transformation into Penny 2.0, which really worked for "The Popsicle War."


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thebitterfig wrote:On a lighter note, <3 Jack. He doesn't have Stan's patter, but sometimes he sees things much more clearly.


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Re: Re-read week 59: Behind Closed Doors 41 - Tees and Cues

Postby Louisa » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:03 am

Speaking of "<3 Jack", take a look at Katy-Ann in the first panel of #2. Much later, she'll explain to Jack that he seems like a "good bet" to her, partly because of the nature of his relationship with Stan. I wonder if overhearing this conversation is one of the moments that led her to this conclusion.
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