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A question... [Jan. 15th, 2007|09:32 am]
Douglas Spencer
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filkerdave links to this comic. Go and read it, it won't take you long. Scroll down past the spoilers in the preamble and read the comic itself, then go back and read the preamble and the comments.

You've read it, yes? No? Go back and read it before you click on the cut.

See if you can work out what my first reaction is. Go back and read it again if necessary. If you know me reasonably well, you should be able to predict. I'll post about it tonight. If you don't know me well, it'll be instructive.

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From: ex_the_major316
2007-01-15 09:52 am (UTC)
Vomit? Uncontrollable projectile green spew across the office?

No hang on - you recognised all of the different cartoonists?

There's a mistake somewhere in there somewhere. You noticed a gramatical mistake?
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[User Picture]From: purpletigron
2007-01-15 10:50 am (UTC)
I can only give my first reaction - fascinating to see all those different interpretations of the same face!
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[User Picture]From: alex_holden
2007-01-15 11:42 am (UTC)
I don't think I know you all that well but I'm going to guess it made you cry?

'twas a lovely gesture; good job she said yes or it would have been a bit embarrassing for all concerned :)
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[User Picture]From: i_ate_my_crusts
2007-01-15 11:47 am (UTC)
I don't know what your reaction is, but mine is:

1. I hate public marriage proposals with a passion.
2. Why do marriage proposals seem like a masculinity competition?
3. Anyone who says that one person is "the only person they need" probably needs to get out more.
4. This is a very self-centred way of proposing -- especially during a panel at a con. It makes it all about you, instead of all about the audience. Who's going to pay attention to those artists you're supposed to be showcasing?

In short. bleh.
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[User Picture]From: nwhyte
2007-01-15 11:48 am (UTC)
Hmm. I don't know you all that well, but I do know that you've been engaged at least twice.

I am guessing that your reaction is either to the public nature of the proposal, or the idea of doing it through comics. The latter is not utterly original, but I don't think of you as particularly a comics person, so I'm betting that the very public marriage proposal has some particularly strong association for you.

But whether positive or negative, I do not know; though I suspect that if it was positive, you would come right out and say so rather than leave us to guess.
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[User Picture]From: sarah_mum
2007-01-15 01:18 pm (UTC)
It's really cute, but why didn't he just ask her?

I mean, he could have celebrated the answer with a multi-maker comic, but really, it's too much pressure and not very *personal*
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From: speccygeekgrrl
2007-01-15 10:16 pm (UTC)
"What's with the house falling on the crosses in panel 4?"
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[User Picture]From: weds
2007-01-17 07:57 pm (UTC)
Answer: this is a reference to The Flying House. It's Christian anime, the followon to Superbook. Some kids take refuge in an absent-minded scientist's house during a storm. The house is a time travel device which gets accidentally activated. The house goes back through time and space to roughly the beginning of the New Testament. Subsequent efforts to get back home just land the group in different chunks of the NT, interacting with people from the Bible.

The house does not actually land on Golgotha on the show, but it should have.

I think the show's hilarious. So does the artist who drew that panel, David Willis. It was a personal detail / in-joke.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-01-15 10:53 pm (UTC)
The preceding seven comments were made before this post, any others were made afterwards.
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