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0513: Knackered in Sinking Up 18th Jul, 2019
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Mel Cormac
As if there’s only one person named Anna in the entire world.

I wonder if I've done enough before now to illustrate how crappy their building is. Well, here you go, you have this, and how small the flats are, and how thin the walls are. Their rent is cheap at least.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
I think I have figured out how this comic will eventually end one day:
The entire house collapses, burying all the principal characters beneath the rubble.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
That's the bad end
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JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
Oh no a thought jumped into my head. Karen could end up saying what Jon said about Anna... I don't remember exactly how that scene went down, but I'm pretty sure Karen knows enough to let the cat out of the bag regarding his feelings for her.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Granted, he did burn her a fair amount when he did that graceless, "No, I want to date someone else," letdown after their drunken face noshing. That said, why would she want to do that? If anything I think she's more likely to let something slip by accident, or Anna talking to Jon about her will make him slip up (even more than usual) and she gets suspicious.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Accidentally saying something she didn't know Anna didn't know is absolutely a possibility, it's a dangerous game neither of us them are fully aware they're playing
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah, she has enough information on Jon to blow this whole thing wide open... would she do that?
anonymous coward (Guest)
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The rule of narrative conservation of detail says so. This isn't too unrealistic if they come into contact or deal with people who have to avoid confusing them with each other frequently either: Two people with the same name gets annoying fast, and tends to end with one or both renamed in real life. I've been in a place where roughly one in four of the men were named Michael or David. Speaking of the Mikes, they quickly started getting renamed into Mickey, Ike, Mack, Misha, Moses, Mixtape, Missile, Motorhead, Mustache, Millpower, and so on.

Also, I am disappointed in Anna's lack of mechanical knowhow. Aren't physical medium artists supposed to know enough mechanical lore to handle and repair simple devices? I suppose Anna probably didn't take her tools with her to the laundry room though, since girl clothes have no usable pockets. :P
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
"Damn, I left my tools in my truck."

Nah, seriously though, she probably knows some basic repairs, but a) is lazy, b) is impatient, c) is sure she knows what she's doing, and d) foolishly thought she wouldn't need her tools to do laundry
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Considering that this place looks barely on the not-burning side of being like the Grenfell Tower, ugh.
Thracecius
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Thracecius
Pfft. HA! Way to keep a positive outlook, Anna. Your new friend is definitely not going to panic after that statement. :D

Jon to the rescue! He bowls over the door, it comes off the hinges and he lands flat on it, looks up, sees the both of them, panics - possibly even verbally, then promptly scrambles up, pulls the door up and puts it back in place, fleeing up the stairs and trapping Anna and Karen in the laundry room again. :D
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Nah. Even if the coincidence contrivance stacks up to having Jon show up, that's not too likely. For one thing, it doesn't give Jon the opportunity to accidentally lock himself in the room with his own load of laundry before noticing that Anna and Karen are trapped in it. You KNOW Jon is oblivious enough to do that. For another thing, as bad as he is he either knows enough not to run away from girls just because of feelings (or he's too Anna addicted to try to run away, either or).
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
ALSO very in character for Jon damn
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Anna has some strengths, but reassuring people is not one of them

Very on-brand for Jon honestly :,D