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0665: Dyeing for Boundaries in Dyeing for Boundaries 22nd Jul, 2021
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0665: Dyeing for Boundaries
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
These two need adult supervision.
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Squirreltastic-Blue
What's a little drunk shower between friends?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Passing another milestone in their new friendship!
Microraptor
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Microraptor
Right now, the way for Gemma to kill Anna with the best probability of success would be giving Anna a mirror and waiting for her to die of shock...
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah that might do it at this point!
steveha
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steveha
Have you seen the movie The Blues Brothers? The Carrie Fisher character was shown at a hair salon called "Curl Up and Dye"

That name is so good that real hair salons exist using it.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha I'd forgotten that! Honestly, I can get my fix for bad puns through hairdressers and fish and chip shops alone!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Oof, one muck up, or even an unforeseen problem that isn't your fault, and lots of people will decide to be hostile, uncooperative, scornful, and stubbornly untrusting even while you're doing the best possible thing to fix it or make up for it. Really, this was both of their fault for being drunks, but Anna isn't likely to see it that way until she calms down. Give it two years?

No, I'd say "adult" supervision is the problem. Drinking is a social thing, and most adults will either join in or try to avoid the drunks. Maybe try having a plain, ordinary, six year old child to mind them instead? Might not work, they may not listen to the child. Or, worse, the child may be too busy playing with Tiktok video editing to properly mind the "adults" while they need to be supervised. Even in those cases it's probably better than what Jon did at the New Years party by first running away to escape, and then picking a fight from which he had to be rescued by the drunks.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
True, no adult in their lives is suitably responsible and assertive, everyone is doomed, and damned if they'd listen to a sensible child. They deserve each other
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Ah, I'm being snarked back at for snarking about the predictability of the folly in this comic. Maybe that's fair, since this is at least a reasonably novel variation of people getting drunk and giving themselves embarrassing reasons to regret it.

My German acquaintances have opinions about this kind of story. They think parents should allow their children to experience alcohol in a safe environment. Then, they repeat embarrassing stories about the stupid things they did while drunk, as many times as it takes, to embarrass them into respecting their limits.

It makes for less adventurously exciting stories of alcoholic shenanigans though.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I didn't mean for it to be snarky, I agree for the most part, adult supervision hasn't helped them so far, after all!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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No, no, that's fine. Part of the audience participation contract is that when we waste your time or do something else dim enough to deserve it you get to ignore us or go full Gordon Ramsay on us for a sentence or two. Mild snark is warmly civil and welcoming by comparison.

The drunks' problem in this seems to be a combination of inadequate upbringing and inadequate access to motivated, responsible adults. I remember well the temptation to seek out an inadequate supply of responsible adults, specifically to have the freedom to do things they'd tell me not to. I remember it so well because I've given in to it multiple times today.

Right now though, I miss the idea that there is such a thing as a responsible adult in more than a limited and relative sense.
JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
It could be worse! Or it could just be me not knowing enough about hair dye to tell how big the problem is!
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
To be fair, I'm not super familiar myself, but I think it could be worse - they could have been using bleach!
Matt Jones
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I know this might be beside the point, but good job on attention to detail i.e.: Gemma's skirt has dye on it from her hands. :D
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Glad you liked the detail! Having dyed my hair a couple times, dye gets everywhere even if you don't fall asleep!