[S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

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[S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby Chaos Priest on Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:48 pm

Or: How to creep out an author in five posts or less.

http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020212.html

As the title for this strip says "Something Very Similar to this has Happened to Me..." So then, the question is, what side of the conversation was he on? Supporting the "Sarah's side" argument is the title itself. If Dan had been in the position of "oblivious guy" a title along the lines of "I Have Done Something very similar to this..." seems to me like it would be far more appropriate. For the "Elliot's side" argument however, it should be noted that in this comic Sarah called Elliot a goon which if I recall correctly used to be Dan's nickname. Also, as has been hinted at in the past with characters commenting that Dan really needs to get a date or the "Single does not mean alone" Valentine filler/background, Dan has not had much luck in forming a stable relationship. This is something which could in part be attributed to being a bit oblivious regarding "subtle" hints, along with his ruining the romance by talking about squirrel bagels while actually on a date.

It's hard to say with any certainty either way (especially as there is no way Dan is going to fill us in), but in the end I think I'm going to have to conclude something along the lines of "He he, only teasing Dan, no need to do anything drastic here :nervous: "
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby The Old Hack on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:01 pm

What I would like to know is how the EGS gets so cool movies while we in RL have to settle for Hollywood crap. And they get Jason D. Poit, too! Unfair!
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby nitpicking on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:09 pm

It may be worth reminding that "Elliot Daniel Dunkel" and "Daniel Elliot Shive" probably have some similarities.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby ChronosCat on Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:56 pm

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Gee, Elliot sure is oblivious. It's also sweet how he doesn't want Tedd to feel left out. (Unless that's supposed to be a hint to Sarah...)
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby Illusionist on Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:05 am

I would have guessed Dan was the Tedd rather than Sarah or Elliot. I imagine it's pretty awkward being the third wheel on a date.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby Nightranger on Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:11 am

ChronosCat wrote:== Spring, 2006 ==

Chronos:

Gee, Elliot sure is oblivious. It's also sweet how he doesn't want Tedd to feel left out. (Unless that's supposed to be a hint to Sarah...)

A subtle way of telling her he's already taken and whom by? ;)
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Postby Ineluki on Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:39 am

Nightranger wrote:A subtle way of telling her he's already taken and whom by? ;)

*snort*

S: Hey, Elliot, wanna catch a movie tonight?
E: Well, I was already going with Tedd...
S: Good, pick me up at 8?
E: Umm, well, you see...
S: What??
E: That wasn't really... the plan.
S: What do you mean. *confused*
E: You see, it should be just the two of us.
S: Okay, we don't need Tedd, do we?
E: I meant... Tedd and me...
S: What do you... ... *blows fuse*
E: Uh, catch you tomorrow, Sarah...
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby ChronosCat on Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:19 pm

Ineluki wrote:
Nightranger wrote:A subtle way of telling her he's already taken and whom by? ;)

*snort*

S: Hey, Elliot, wanna catch a movie tonight?
E: Well, I was already going with Tedd...
S: Good, pick me up at 8?
E: Umm, well, you see...
S: What??
E: That wasn't really... the plan.
S: What do you mean. *confused*
E: You see, it should be just the two of us.
S: Okay, we don't need Tedd, do we?
E: I meant... Tedd and me...
S: What do you... ... *blows fuse*
E: Uh, catch you tomorrow, Sarah...


Yeah, that was kinda what I was thinking....
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby Ineluki on Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:28 pm

Yep... and thus thanks for yet another idea this gave me for a little side-story ... *impish grin*
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby Nightranger on Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:32 pm

Poor Tedd and Elliot...always getting shipped together...

The very notion of it would shatter their minds. (which is of course a large part of why we do it :evilgrin: )
MARTIN: What?
DANIEL: Okay. One, that's Star Trek; and two, it's ridiculous.
MARTIN: What's wrong with it?
CARTER: "The singularity is about to explode?"
MARTIN: Yes.
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TEAL’C: I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby Darekun on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:33 pm

Nightranger wrote:Poor Tedd and Elliot...always getting shipped together...

The very notion of it would shatter their minds. (which is of course a large part of why we do it :evilgrin: )

Well, with reality itself shipping Teddliot, it's pretty inevitable ;)
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/12/02] A hint on Dan's love life?

Postby nitpicking on Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:08 am

Nightranger wrote:Poor Tedd and Elliot...always getting shipped together...

The very notion of it would shatter their minds. (which is of course a large part of why we do it :evilgrin: )

They've been exposed to the notion before by Susan.
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