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0494: Perfect Match in Rivals 13th May, 2019
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0494: Perfect Match
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Jon you berk
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JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
Jon no, you were so close to character development you absolute wombat.
steveha
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steveha
I think Jon accomplished some character development. He apologised to Paul, and he did smile in the second to last panel.

He hasn't perfectly reformed his thinking, thus the last panel. Also it's a comedic callback for our benefit as the readers. I snickered out loud when I read that.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Gradual character development. Baby steps. Snail baby steps.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
So close, yet so far

Also wombat lol
SunnySideUpSmile
Jon probably: ugh someone is being nice to me? What a jerk move
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Jon: Well I can play his game too, I'll be really nice to him--
wait.
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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On the downside, no Jon development. On the upside, Jon being the dictionary definition of a dingus makes it easier to make punchlines at his expense without feeling bad for it. We as an audience should try to recontextualize this outcome. Jon is making a sacrifice for us by being a codfish's third-favorite turd - his chance at happiness via letting go of his spite, in exchange for guilt-free comedic torture! It's heroic, in a buttgoblin sort of way.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Jinx, I said it more succinctly. :D
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Jon acting like an idiot is the hero we deserve
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Eh, look on the bright side: It's not like he doesn't deserve that bloody nose. More broadly, the more opportunities for character development he lets go of, the more he deserves and suffers through increasingly painful ones.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yep--easier to justify all the bad things that happen to him if he's a jerkface!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Justify? As a creator of fiction with characters in it, it is your duty to truth, comedy and ugliness to have bad things happen to them. No more justification is needed.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I guess, but I find it more enjoyable in a comedy if a character had the bad stuff coming in some way, or I feel too sad for them
Matthew Jones (Guest)
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SOOO close. We always hate what is best for us.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Often not true, in most cases it just seems like that because the things that are 'good for you' that we haven't put up a fuss over are a non-issue since nobody fights or grumbles about it. Also, a lot of things are called 'good for you' that aren't entirely, or in some egregious cases even mostly.

Where I'm going with this: Get a second opinion from people who don't nag you about it. It may be that there's a better option, or at least one that's good enough that you'll choose it over the thing you're resisting.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Why character development so hard?