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0556: Maybe the One He’s Related To in Beach Episode 11th May, 2020
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Guy appreciates quality, Karen, give him a break
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
The solution for this problem:
Jon needs friends who are in no way attractive to him.
He should therefore only befriend people who look butt-ugly and have despicable personalities.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
The only ethical solution!
mitchellbravo
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mitchellbravo
I sense a new iteration of "The Bachelor" but it's just "The Jon" and all of the contestants have to tell him how cute he is
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I'd watch it
anonymous coward (Guest)
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There's nothing terribly complicated about this situation. Ken's problem is that he's a horny, awkward fool that's too pent-up to even think about what he wants and needs clearly. If he can't even get that much right it's pretty much a lost cause to expect him to be properly empathetic and considerate towards others. The real question is what should be done about this kind of thing.

And eh, I'm with Karen on this one. It must be aggravating to find out that Jon is interested in multiple other people that aren't even available or interested in him after being rejected by him. Whether you call that stupidity or a lack of consideration, it's still something to shake one's head at either way.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Hold on, I made a mistake: I was talking about Jon there, not Ken: We have been reading about Jon's romantic appetites and misadventures here. I wouldn't begin to know if Ken's issues are any worse than minor irritation at having to deal with more sexually unappealing things than most people do.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Karen: "Cool, I'm trying to make amends, but yes, keep telling me about the unavailable people you'd rather be with than me, this is fine."
Squirreltastic-Blue
... I like Ken.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
:) :)
JC Webcomics
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JC Webcomics
It's not my fault all my friends are hot!
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha his thoughts exactly!
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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Jon no you made ONE friend at school, it was a triumph, please do not turn it into another hopeless pining case
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha got him
Thracecius
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Thracecius
Jon, you're a complete and utter dunderhead. Karen is a lot more stable and decent human being than Anna ever could hope to be. Knock it off already! :P ;)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
The heart wants what it wants

Jon's heart is a moron
Psychie (Guest)
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Speaking from personal experience, the first step to getting over that hurdle of fixating on a crush to the point where it negatively impacts many relationships for several years is noticing and admitting that other options exist. Jon seems to be finally starting to do that.

Granted, doing that to get over the existing obsession is relatively easy, the biggest hurdle (and the one most trip over, from what I've seen) is internalizing this realization so that he doesn't just find a new fixation.

Some lucky folks accomplish this by finding someone who reciprocates and entering into a loving relationship and (hopefully) if/when that ends they have a better understanding of the fact that other people have agency and will make choices you don't like no matter what you do and it's healthier to find someone who wants you at least as much as you want them. Or you can do what I did and get enough no's in rapid succession from enough people and eventually forget to keep trying (my lack of a girlfriend isn't because I'm unappealing, it's because I've been in a weird place where literally everyone I socialize with is not an option for whatever reason, and now I don't know how to change that. I also happen to be unappealing, but that's not why I'm alone, as evidenced by all the people out there way less appealing than me who are in loving relationships)