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0610: Something in Common in Blow Up 3rd Dec, 2020
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0610: Something in Common
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
And I thought Gemma and Paul wouldn’t have anything to talk about.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
Now I imagine an AU in which Anna is a mad scientist, and Paul her assistant who always has to prevent her from accidentally killing herself...
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I love that idea, brb taking notes
anonymous coward (Guest)
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That is a solid bit part cameo, episodic character arc or comedic supervillain concept if I've ever seen one. It's a bit of a clash with Anna's existing villain role as an enthusiastically violent thug and opportunistic looter though. Maybe that conflict between the two roles/concepts could be enough "complexity" to make a main character villain protagonist out of her?
Echo (Guest)
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That is a fantastic idea.

Perhaps Gemma as the villainess whom Anna is under the employ of. And Seth as /her/ underling, of course.
And John, the hero trying to put a stop to it all but unable to do anything but flail about pathetically (what's new?) because every. single. person. he's supposed to be fighting is apparently hot.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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I see a couple problems with that, but they are not too difficult to fix.

Gemma doesn't strike me as ambitious enough to make a good supervillain, but maybe that works as a successfully retired one? I could see her chilling in her evil volcanic island lair turned to a personal pleasure resort, and playing mom-tyrant to the minions that helped her get it all when they make too much of a mess with their dumb shenanigans.

Also, Seth is Jon's brother which is problematic for him thinking Seth is hot. So that's no good, but you could instead have Seth be the generally incompetent one that is mysteriously good at manhandling Jon because of his older brother powers. Of course, at least half the time Jon is instead rescuing Seth with his slightly less of an idiot powers, much like what Paul has to do for Anna.

This all would of course make your Jon version absurdly incompetent as a hero that repeatedly fails to stop a supervillainess that isn't even doing any villainy. That could really work, especially if you play up the other active villains he should be trying to stop in the background once in a while.
Jeremy7
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Jeremy7
are they...

are they morosexual?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha I can't believe I didn't know this word before! Paul not so much, he likes "strong personalities" and accidentally ended up with a hardheaded dumbass. Gemma on the other hand, I think she just likes her a himbo.
steveha
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steveha
The last two panels, together, made me laugh out loud.

This is another comic I couldn't have written. I think I could write a webcomic but it would be nothing like this, and I enjoy reading things from wildly outside my expectations.

I would have thought that Gemma should have had to become nicer by dating Seth, but another possibility is revealed here: she can still be herself, and date him anyway, and not even know why she's doing it sometimes. Wow. She didn't know why she found him "weirdly hot" and now she still doesn't know what she sees in him. LOL, again.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Thank you! And yeah lol Gemma knows she likes him, but can't quite break down why exactly. Or she doesn't want to in case it's like dissecting a frog.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Most people would be disturbed to learn they're sexually attracted to someone that also fulfills the role of a helpless child or pet in their life, yes.
RazorD9
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RazorD9
Guess they are seated at the grown-ups table.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Definitely haha
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Paul's face in the last panel is the funniest thing in the comic to me: It looks like he is intentionally drinking up in case his dumb girlfriend and her moronic best friend accidentally kill someone (him? themselves? a random bystander?) before the night is over.

I think panel five may the best characterization of their future relationship here: THERE ARE NO WORDS, but they know and feel each other's pain. And from now on they get to split the stupidity vigilance duty, but they both have to be there because their idiot only listens to them.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha I'm glad - that's more or less what I was going for!
LinkyBoy
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Anna's a genius, indeed. A hazardous genius.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
A genius at finding new ways to be disastrously irresponsible!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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"There is no such thing as foolproof. If ever a thing is found to be beyond a fool's capacity to mistake, misuse, misplace or misunderstand then nature will supply us with a more powerful fool."
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
"Anything can be a weapon if you use it wrong enough"
anonymous coward (Guest)
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That one puts a ghoulish spin on the idea of a noodle incident.
Allzephyr
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Allzephyr
That last panel though: "Life is pain."
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
"WHY are we still here? Just to suffer?"