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0584: Touchy in Dressed to Impress 3rd Sep, 2020
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Is now a good time to mention that Jon a) is very ticklish, and b) has not been touched on the neck in a non-threatening way possibly ever?
Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
She attac
She protec
But most importantly
She touch him on his nec
User comments:

Jeremy7
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Jeremy7
I completely understand here.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah, the neck is like the most disliked place to be touched for most people
Allzephyr
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Allzephyr
Man when she finds out he's ticklish that's gonna be the end of his world if he ever makes the mistake of giving her the go-ahead.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Telling someone you're ticklish is never a good idea
Microraptor
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Microraptor
#relatable

:-D
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yuuup
Matthew Jones (Guest)
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So, I'm a preacher's kid and my Mom plays piano for church. At the church that I grew up in, the air conditioning would blow right over her hands as she played. When she would come down to sit with me and my brothers, she would inevitably put her freezing hands on our necks right as my Dad would be getting into the pulpit. For the longest time, we would get a dirty look from Dad while Mom was laughing to herself. :D
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Oh NO
LinkyBoy
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Yeah, fairy fingers fluttering behind my neck make me nervous too. Makes me think about how nettles sting only when they gently brush you.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I actually find it so much worse when someone's hands almost touch my neck, but don't. Like ASMR but bad
LinkyBoy
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ASMR? So there's a name for that thing (which I never felt very well btw but that's just me).
On a completely unrelated topic, is the Wifi password "Covfefee"?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Well, the sensation is similar to how people describe ASMR so I think it's like that, but I could be mistaken.

I think it's easier to read in the next page, but it's "lovecoffee", I wasn't keen on referencing that specific person, even if that tweet was pretty funny
LinkyBoy
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You're right, let's keep the fun sweet and romantic!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Jon does seem to notably lack the positive aspects of machismo, like stoic tolerance of pain and discomfort. It is easily possible to go too far with such a thing, and it would probably not be an overall improvement if Jon were to turn into a roid-abusing, muscle-brained avatar of testosterone. (Few people would be improved by that.) That said, he could perhaps be improved by taking a few small steps in the direction of being more like a football-hooligan chav, or perhaps a mosh-brawling punk rocker.

More importantly, it might be hilarious to watch someone take Jon to a punk show where he is faced with horrible, loud noises, crowds of smelly and aggressive people, and unexpected acts of both violence and physical camaraderie by complete strangers.

I remain to be convinced that childhood wasn't purposefully invented by Victorian England as a way to turn people into pliable, PTSD-haunted wrecks seeking the "safety" of tyranny. Strip people of agency and self-determination and that's where the abuse happens.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Reminds me of a Red Dwarf episode with the "eutopia" where the notion of families was abolished after they realised 99% of neuroses are caused by one's parents
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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Ngl the shiver->blush sequence gave me a COMPLETELY different read of this strip before I read the comments section.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Tbh not a completely unintended interpretation of this scene :)
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Very little about boy meets girl (Western civilization style anyhow) hasn't been said within the lyrics of pop music. Here we go with the chorus of a song written most of four decades ago by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg:

"Like a virgin (hey)
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats next to mine"
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Dang, I unironically love that song - and very fitting for this page!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Maybe. I'm still wondering how Tilly incidentally touching the back of Jon's neck is going to put him in the hospital this time. I suppose my intuition could be wrong and the issue of her chemical hazards towards Jon has been adequately solved. It's possible, it's even plausible, to the point that it's a million to one chance she's going to put him back in the hospital for another allergic or toxic problem during this date.

The new clothes triggering an unexpected wool allergy however....
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Omg that actually reminds me, my skin is super sensitive and certain washing powders irritate my skin so I have to wash new clothes before wearing them, so if Jon had skin like mine, he might actually get a rash from that new shirt!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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You should do that anyways, you don't know where it's been and a wash to get off the traces of everyone else that's tried them on before you bought them is simply sane and reasonable. A nice blast of hot dryer air to cut down on the microbial residents is good too even if you normally hang-dry.