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Postby Sterling on Tue Jul 17, 2001 4:53 am

I hadn't really thought too hard about Alison's shadow comment before now, but now that I do it raises some interesting possibilities. She always has been the reserved one, at one remove from all the relationship craziness. And she has been trying to patch up the lives of all her friends. Maybe that's her overcompensating for and trying to avoid her shadow? Trying not to flirt and chase after shallow relationships?<P>PJH: Yeah, most guys are dorks. Yeah, most girls are manipulative harpies. Doesn't matter. As long as you're not actively hunting for a romance, but are instead looking for people with similar interests you might want to befriend, you'll find someone eventually. And, in my experience, being friends with girls is a lot more fun than chasing them was.<P>(Although I wouldn't seriously suggest taking romantic advice from me. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"> )
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Postby Stig Hemmer on Tue Jul 17, 2001 5:17 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Justice:
<B>Yeah, but Alison was talking about the SHADOW, which means that there is some tendency that IAN has that ALISON throws an absolute fit about because ALISON DOES IT TOO.<P>Alison tore into Ian for being a player. Thus, Alison is a bit of a player. (Was this actually what Alison was upset about?) You can replace 'player' with whatever specific tendency Alison was upset about when you identify it.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Sounds like the right track to me.<P>I think that a) Alison thinks Iains straight-forward pursuit of Phoebe is morally wrong, and b) she wishes she had the guts to be that straight-forward herself.<P>Now, given how depressed Alison seems to be, I would say that the target of Alison hypotetical straight-forward pursuit just might be Iain himself, just to make this a double whammie.<P>------------------
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Postby ChaoticBlue on Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:09 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Justice:
<B>Yeah, but Alison was talking about the SHADOW, which means that there is some tendency that IAN has that ALISON throws an absolute fit about because ALISON DOES IT TOO.<P>Alison tore into Ian for being a player. Thus, Alison is a bit of a player. (Was this actually what Alison was upset about?) You can replace 'player' with whatever specific tendency Alison was upset about when you identify it.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well the problem, leastways as I see it, is that Iain is...well...friendly. A player, as you said. He makes no bones about it, and openly hits on anything attractive and female.
Alison has been the voice of reason. It's not so much that she DOES what Iain does as that there is a part of her that would very much like to.
And that's the Shadow. The part of you that makes you what you are by your refusal to give in to it.<P>
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Tue Jul 17, 2001 11:47 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Atlas_v1.1:
<B>Pauline: Most blokes may be dorks. This just means you have to look for those who aren't. Same odds we guys face, trying to evade the bitches and harpies of our opposite gender.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Fair call. I know a couple of girls I wouldn't wish on anybody. Frankly if I met a *really* nice guy it would be unfair to give him me (Unless he has a serious thing about scuba geeks).<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>That considered, I know where Alison is coming from. She does need a good boyfriend. (Doesn't everyone need a good SO?) In her case, that would be someone who could get her self-esteem up, and who is a good listener - and most of all, who can cheer the girl up, make her laugh a little. I don't believe I remember a single panel of Alison being happy or laughing... It's high time she did.[/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>So the shadow is Iain's readiness to plough into a relationship oppertunity? That is what she is afraid to do? Allison who is everybody's friend, despite the put downs, but nobody's SO. The confident who is never quite close.<P>I can relate to part of that. I moved last summer to live with uncle/aunt and although they're great school sucks. Lots of friends but no real friends. Well, not my age. Josh had better resolve this thread soon. I may need help.
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Postby gwalla on Wed Jul 18, 2001 1:22 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pauline Hewitt:
<B>They got me into diving and we're Red Sea bound at the end of next week so I'm probably going to miss the denoument of Iain's party till I get back. No link on a live-aboard.
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Can't get satellite internet?<P>------------------
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Postby Dent on Wed Jul 18, 2001 3:02 am

Quoth ChaoticBlue:
/*Alison has been the voice of reason. It's not so much that she DOES what Iain does as that there is a part of her that would very much like to. And that's the Shadow. The part of you that makes you what you are by your refusal to give in to it.*/<P>I think this is the best hypothesis I've heard yet. Well said!
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Postby Fool on Wed Jul 18, 2001 3:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Juno:
<B>Alison: KISS ME, YOU FOOL!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Like I told Pajamas, I hardly know you.
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Postby Dynonychus on Wed Jul 18, 2001 9:23 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pauline Hewitt:
<B> That's a no brainer answer. Nobody, well no girl, would ask that question for an answer. That question means *Reassure me of your affection*. If you even try to answer it <I>you're dead!</I></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, yes... the <I>obvious</I> aswer is "No, silly", but there are certain <I>ways</I> to go about it. Like:<P>Her: Am I fat?
Him: Well, let me see...
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Wed Jul 18, 2001 10:37 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gwalla:
<B> Can't get satellite internet?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Uh? Dunno. I know we're taking a lot of computer gear but I don't think we have
anything for satellites.
However I notice Josh is back on the year-book thread now so may be I'll stay sane.
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Wed Jul 18, 2001 10:49 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ollie:
<B> well.. I just finished my Professional SCUBA training last week... *winks*</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>DM or something more?
I'm PADI AOW and Nitrox but my uncle and cousin, who I live with, have lists of things and mix their own helium stuff. They got me into diving and we're Red Sea bound at the end of next week so I'm probably going to miss the denoument of Iain's party till I get back. No link on a live-aboard.
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Thu Jul 19, 2001 1:22 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Symok:
<B> Hmm How about a cell phone/modem thingie...?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>This is the middle of the Red Sea we're talking about. My first warm water trip!
The Brothers Islands. 8 days and counting.
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Postby Symok on Thu Jul 19, 2001 8:42 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pauline Hewitt:
<B> Uh? Dunno. I know we're taking a lot of computer gear but I don't think we have
anything for satellites.
However I notice Josh is back on the year-book thread now so may be I'll stay sane.
PJH</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hmm How about a cell phone/modem thingie...?<P>------------------
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Postby gwalla on Thu Jul 19, 2001 11:44 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pauline Hewitt:
<B>However I notice Josh is back on the year-book thread now so may be I'll stay sane.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Fat chance! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>Watch the next few strips all be about Cecil...<P>------------------
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Fri Jul 20, 2001 12:12 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fool:
<B>So you won't be needing the rubber suit</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>New rubber (neoprine) suit for the trip. Quite the girl! Leave the dry suit at home.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Pajamas?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Flirt <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>PJ
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Postby Dent on Fri Jul 20, 2001 12:53 am

/*This could also lead her to think back on her meanness toward Iain and reconsider that maybe she was inadvertantly flirting when she meant to be insulting.*/<P>It's the rule of negatives. When someone says, "I do not harbour perverse sexual lust for <I>X</I>" without being asked first, it can be interpreted as "I harbour perverse sexual lust for <I>X</I>."<P>At least, that's the way the audience will hear it. Never use negatives when you're trying to make a point, people. Double negs aren't correct, and single negs aren't effective. It's antonyms or nothing!<P>Sorry about the rant: I just remember one of my old high school teachers speaking *very* passionately about the subject.<P>Back to the topic: Has Alison been eyeing a certain guy for the last year, afraid to speak her mind? Can't wait to find out!
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Postby Fool on Fri Jul 20, 2001 4:05 am

So you won't be needing the rubber suit, Pajamas?<P>Nick Pavlovski might want to borrow it.
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Postby Ucchan on Fri Jul 20, 2001 4:11 am

Heh, I remember that.<P>We need chibichibifluffbunny to wreak more havoc in the boards again. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.3dpcgames.com/cwm/s/kao/otn/pbunny.gif"> <P>
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Postby Fool on Fri Jul 20, 2001 5:36 am

It's too bad halydia hasn't been posting lately and she isn't biting anymore.
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Postby Trillicat on Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:56 am

It could be that (and I got tired of reading through all of the posts, so someone may have said this) maybe Allison is jealous of Iain for having the guts to say that he likes a girl, unlike Alison who can't seem to tell any guy she likes how she feels. This could also lead her to think back on her meanness toward Iain and reconsider that maybe she was inadvertantly flirting when she meant to be insulting.<P>I dunno, just a guess. =D<P>~Trills the Cat<P>---
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Postby Fool on Mon Jul 23, 2001 4:48 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pauline Hewitt:
<B>Flirt</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hee hee hee...<P>
We're a pair of Pajamas...<P>
...<P>
*puffs out his cheeks and starts turning red as he tries to hold it in*<P>
...<P>
<B>IN BED!</B><P>
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...<P>
*busts out into THE laugh (Ucchan, Usa-chan, and maybe Fiend know what I mean) until his cheeks cramp up*<P>
Hee hee hee ow...<P>Hee hee hee hee oowwwwwww...
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