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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 1:10 am
by Carn_Carby
I love Joe's face in the second panel. Beaaaautiful! ^______^<P>KN

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 1:16 am
by Michael Martin
"GAH!" "Hey, I'm driving here!"<P>Now I'm going to be cracking up at random all week...<P>--Michael<P>------------------
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 1:31 am
by Carn_Carby
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Michael Martin:
<B>"GAH!" "Hey, I'm driving here!"<P>Now I'm going to be cracking up at random all week...<P>--Michael<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>mcw00t! I will probably be saying that and making a funny face whenever someone says something sicko. >_< Dang it, they already think I'm crazy enough! <P>Josh inspires the twistiness in us all.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 2:01 am
by Jaxartes
I've gotta say, the third panel just cracks me up. Ceilidh, with <I>that</I> expression, saying <I>that</I>, implying <I>that</I>.<P>A lot of it is that Ceilidh's expression seems to me to be innocent and open in that one. So cute. And then... what she says.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 2:05 am
by Death of Rats
<de-lurk><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wapiko:
<B>Trust Josh to make me do more than one emotional 180 in one daily strip. I was quite surprised that Ryan and Deirdre would be willing to be so blatant in front of others (as was hinted by Ceilidh) since Ryan always seemed to be a very private person to me. Then you make me laugh with Ceilidh's comment and Joe's "Gah! I'm driving". And at the end, there is a definite wistful note with that comment about not celebrating Halloween anymore.<P>Dang, but I love Avalon.<P>(And I know why you didn't want to draw the party. You just don't want to draw all the potato chips!!!) <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"><P>Wapiko-chan
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, I feel kind of cheated about the party, too. But it's funny hearing about the party from their comments. Spares us the embarrassment of witnessing Deirdre and Ryan doing embarrassing things in front of the others... I still can't believe that they did that! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/eek.gif"> Well, maybe Deirdre (just remember the "sweet, sweet... doughnuts!"-thingie) but not Ryan. Was there <I>alcohol</I> involved? Somebody mentioned a few weeks ago that nobody ever gets wasted in Avalon. Is "Sir" Josh changing his attitude towards underage-drinking?<P><P>------------------
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 2:53 am
by Dent
"Hey, Ryan? Bran Van 3000 called. They want their music video back."<P>Every panel's a winner here, Josh! Great work! And he calls this "filler material"? Bah humbug to that. It's my favourite strip yet!<P>As I read it, both Alan's "Gah!" and Joe's "Hey, I'm driving here!" are directed at Ceilidh for creating the mental image. Man, I love that panel.<P>And I've got a nasty suspicion that Ryan and Deirdre were calling each other Egypt-related pet names... ew, ew, ew.<P>Oh, and speaking of "Yipes. Just yipes.", the line "One of us! One of us!" also comes from the movie Freaks -- I learned *that* from Matt Groening's commentary on the Simpsons DVD.<P>Oh, and about the double meaning in Joe's "pretty good mummy" comment? I really doubt he knows about Patrick, so I think it was directed at DD's future, rather than her past. Unintentionally nastier than he expected.<P>Finally, that fourth panel has a profound meaning for me. I remember that final night so very well. *shudder*

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 2:55 am
by Freemage
Heh. Honestly, I don't think Ceilidh looks "innocent" in that third frame.... I'd describe it more as "wistful".<P>Un petite critique, Josh: Though I knew a fair number of kids who understood the word "cognizant" in HS, I can't think of any of them who would use it in casual conversation--"aware" would have read much more naturally, I think.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:01 am
by hem
I must admit, I don't get it. The whole conversation makes little sense to me. Then again, English isn't my first language.<P>What exactly is Joe complaining about? What went wrong during the party?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:29 am
by aardvark
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B> Ooooh, close! It's <I>Futurama</I>'s Bender.<P>JOSH.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Darn. I should have continued the mental inventory of antenna-on-a-helmet images.<P>On the other hand, now I get to go over to the CuteWendy forum and tell the Other Josh that you said he looks like Bender when he wears his Teletubby outfit.<P>------------------
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:48 am
by Klaus Petersen
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hem:
<B>I must admit, I don't get it. The whole conversation makes little sense to me. Then again, English isn't my first language.<P>What exactly is Joe complaining about? What went wrong during the party?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You have read the archives? You know about Ryan and Deirdre's relationship? Well, Ryan and Deirdre, although being the hosts for the night, apparently were quite <A HREF="http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=preoccupation" TARGET=_blank><I>preoccupied</I></A> with each other! Ahem! Ceilidh's suggestion about what Ryan and Deirdre are doing now is making it <I>very hard</I> for Joe to concentrate on driving the car. Whether it is the Ryan, Deirdre, or Ceilidh part is anybodys guess.<P>I am NOT going to be more explicit than this!<P>[Edit: and you learn by doing! My grasp of English has gotten better by joining this forum . . . especially my grasp of contemporary and dialect English.]<p>[This message has been edited by Klaus Petersen (edited 11-09-2001).]

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:48 am
by hem
Oh, and may I make a suggestion: Put a link back to the thread's comic, so that one can easily have a look at it when a discussion keeps going on. Or maybe directly link the image in the first post...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:51 am
by hem
Oh, and may I make a suggestion: Put a link back to the thread's comic, so that one can easily have a look at it when a discussion keeps going on. Or maybe directly link the image in the first post...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:10 am
by Shatteredtower
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shatteredtower:
<B> Now I know you're just messing with my head.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>For the record, I wrote this because no matter what I did, I couldn't view today's strip until just now.<P>So you'll pardon me if I'm not in the mood to comment. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/redface.gif"><P> Well, okay, one comment - how did you know that "unwrapping the mummy" was a favourite euphemism used by a friend of mine? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:18 am
by ollie
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shatteredtower:
<B>
Well, okay, one comment - how did you know that "unwrapping the mummy" was a favourite euphemism used by a friend of mine? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
<IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>and another comment, why did i spend yesterday trying to think of ways to get my (female) housemate to dress in only bandages, <I>mummny style</I> as the model for some Avalon Haloween fanart...<P>ooooh.... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:32 am
by Shatteredtower
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Klaus Petersen:
<B> Ahem! Ceilidh's suggestion about what Ryan and Deirdre are doing now is making it <I>very hard</I> for Joe to concentrate on driving the car. Whether it is the Ryan, Deirdre, or Ceilidh part is anybodys guess.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, maybe - I thought it was Alan's sudden reaction right behind Joe that caused him to make that comment. The last thing a driver needs is a sudden shout or jolt from behind.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>I am NOT going to be more explicit than this!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Of course not - that's what fan art is for! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:52 am
by Darth Paradox
I am currently laughing my ass off at the first panel, for a nigh-unexplainable reason only a handful of us would even remotely understand.<P>mmm... unwrapping Deirdre...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 6:17 am
by Wapiko
Trust Josh to make me do more than one emotional 180 in one daily strip. I was quite surprised that Ryan and Deirdre would be willing to be so blatant in front of others (as was hinted by Ceilidh) since Ryan always seemed to be a very private person to me. Then you make me laugh with Ceilidh's comment and Joe's "Gah! I'm driving". And at the end, there is a definite wistful note with that comment about not celebrating Halloween anymore.<P>Dang, but I love Avalon.<P>(And I know why you didn't want to draw the party. You just don't want to draw all the potato chips!!!) :-

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 6:22 am
by Josh Phillips
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hem:
<B>Oh, and may I make a suggestion: Put a link back to the thread's comic, so that one can easily have a look at it when a discussion keeps going on. Or maybe directly link the image in the first post...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ooooh... SMRT. :-) I'll start doing that in future comment threads.<P>And I'll say it again, before Shatteredtower chooses to jump off a 10-storey building or something... ;-) I have to manually edit that "Comment on this strip" link on the front page, which means I need to create a thread in here (so I will know the URL to it) before I can update the front page. Therefore, the comments thread will exist for 5-10 minutes before the comic appears. Everybody had to wait the same amount of time for it to appear; you're not being singled out, ST. ;-)<P>JOSH.<P>------------------
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 6:51 am
by saturn
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Darth Paradox:
<B>I am currently laughing my ass off at the first panel, for a nigh-unexplainable reason only a handful of us would even remotely understand.<P>mmm... unwrapping Deirdre...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Heheh... and I'll bet Ryan and Deirdre have simply <I>wonderful</I> pinhead voices, hahahah. Oh, wait... that's not funny at all! Rolling around in the hay together looking for gum and giggling.... hehe.. err.. wait.. now it's funny again, hahah.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 7:18 am
by pants
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by saturn:
<B>hehe.. err.. wait.. now it's funny again, hahah.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 7:41 am
by Josh Phillips
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by saturn:
<B> Heheh... and I'll bet Ryan and Deirdre have simply <I>wonderful</I> pinhead voices, hahahah. Oh, wait... that's not funny at all! Rolling around in the hay together looking for gum and giggling.... hehe.. err.. wait.. now it's funny again, hahah.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>GAH, and that scene used to be so innocent! I'll never be able to watch it with a straight face again.<P>That just ruins everything. Thanks a bunch.<P>JOSH.<P>------------------
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 8:37 am
by davey3000
Avalon forums - the cause of more lost innocence than high school... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>---
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 8:46 am
by aardvark
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B>-(8#<P>JOSH.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Feline cyclops wearing a bow tie who has just spilled sauce on his shirt-front?<P>Head shot of Josh Lesnick in a Teletubby costume?<P>------------------
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:20 am
by Dusty
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freemage:
<B>
Un petite critique, Josh: Though I knew a fair number of kids who understood the word "cognizant" in HS, I can't think of any of them who would use it in casual conversation--</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I did! I did!<P>But then I was a nerd who kicked the butt of the SAT and GRE verbals, too. Don't ask about the SAT math....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:56 am
by Josh Phillips
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by aardvark:
<B>Head shot of Josh Lesnick in a Teletubby costume?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ooooh, close! It's <I>Futurama</I>'s Bender.<P>JOSH.<P>------------------
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