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Postby WarpZone on Mon Aug 20, 2001 8:48 am

For once I think Joe did the right thing and said the right thing the her. I hope she will understand.
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Postby Ties on Mon Aug 20, 2001 8:53 am

Let's just hope she can understand what Joe is trying to say because otherwise this could get pretty ugly.<P>But we never know what Josh might do next time so we can only suppose different solutions.<P>Now to wait in agony for another 24 hours <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/mad.gif">
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Postby LongTwilightStruggle on Mon Aug 20, 2001 8:54 am

Definitely.<P>Although I'm somewhat surprised he was that coherent about it... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> Usually he's quite a bit more fumbletongued.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Davie daWeird on Mon Aug 20, 2001 8:57 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ties:
<B>...Now to wait in agony for another 24 hours <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/mad.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I wonder just how many poor souls (myself included) Josh has currently in total anticipation with this thread. You're destroying our <i>liiiivvvveeeessssss</i>...<P>*Click reload* *click reload* *click reload* *click reload* ...
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Postby TeleGib on Mon Aug 20, 2001 8:59 am

Wow, go Joe! He said what Ceilidh needed to hear. How she takes, well, only the following days will tell.<P>I think he handled it well. The only way to salvage anything between them, IMHO, is to be honest.<P>Wow, Josh, this keeps getting better and better.<P>------------------
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Postby WarpZone on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:00 am

I feel the same way. Around midnight I'm hitting reload over and over, and to think I came across Avalon by mistake. Now I am just another slave the this site.<p>[This message has been edited by WarpZone (edited 08-20-2001).]
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Postby Ursine on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:13 am

Notice at no time do his eyes drop to her Magic Nipples. ***THAT'S*** concentration.<P>Reminds me of the Dirty Vicar sketch in Monty Python, where the Vicar drops his eyes to a woman's breats and goes berserk.
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Postby nzero on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:13 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WarpZone:
<B>I feel the same way. Around midnight I'm hitting reload over and over, and to think I came across Avalon by mistake. Now I am just another slave the this site.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>aww, you say it like it was a <I>bad</I> thing... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>be proud of it!<P>*hands WarpZone a nice shiny little Lyncher pin* <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif">
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Postby Strangeone on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:18 am

Joe's off to a great start, but it's still far from over. Let's hope he can keep it up.
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Postby Elim Stone on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:22 am

well, I'm busy setting up my computer to do the checking, and to page me when the page is updated, so I can go curl up in the corner in the fetal position until this is over.<P>Josh, I love your work! Damn you!!!
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Postby Josh Phillips on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:30 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ursine:
<B>Notice at no time do his eyes drop to her Magic Nipples. ***THAT'S*** concentration.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah... I'm starting to worry that, if he doesn't look down soon, I'm going to lose that reputation of being able to write reality. ;-)<P>JOSH.
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Postby DragonFlare on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:32 am

Naw.. he's just got more important issues on his mind at the moment.. the reality is.. he is most likely trying to not do that, to not tense up the mood even more. Though if the subject matter becomes ligher, I'd think he'd have to take a peek.<P>
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Postby Pathos on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:32 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Strangeone:
<B>Joe's off to a great start, but it's still far from over. Let's hope he can keep it up.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Is that really going to be a problem?<P>Pathos
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Postby WarpZone on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:34 am

Hehe if things go bad after this and he is just toying with us (like normal) then we will just wait above Josh's house with a vat of tar and poor it on him as he leaves for work. Then it will be beatdown city with feather pillows... or we can just hang him either way works with me.
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Postby David Adrian on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:40 am

[/quote]Yeah... I'm starting to worry that, if he doesn't look down soon, I'm going to lose that reputation of being able to write reality. ;-)<P>[/quote]<P>Josh, take a look at my answer in 'What I Wanna Know...' If it's happened in RL, it can happen in the comics.
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Postby IAMCANADIAN on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:41 am

Well, I'm glad Joe is being so diplomatic about this. He said probably the best thing he could have. He had me scared for a bit there anyways, I'm anxious to see how Ceilidh will react and if Joe will break it off now. Though I certainly hope he doesnt.
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Postby Wildmartin on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:42 am

Well, at least Josh hasn't tortured us even more with a scene change. *realizes what he suggested and waits to be pummeled into silence*<P>I think my new sig. is more appropriate with the current storyline.
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Postby K A H on Tue Aug 21, 2001 12:21 am

Hum. I'd hesitate to say whether or not my pessimism has been dispelled here. There's no denying that Joe is saying the right words (the timing may, as has been pointed out, be a bit off, but perhaps the words he is about to say have no right time) - after all, as has been pointed out in this very forum, Ceilidh may have been a lonely outsider before her family moved to Avalon, but not anymore.<P>I'd imagine the "*whimper*" is merely an expression of how emotionally tense she is at the moment rather than an indication that what Joe is saying will devastate her. Of course, because she is emotionally tense, he needs to choose his words carefully or she WILL be devastated. Chances are when Joe finishes saying what he has to say, she'll release this tension one way or another. Whether she does this by bawling on his shoulder or by beating him black and blue will, of course, depend on how well he exercises tact and diplomacy.<P>Hopefully she'll start by realising how she has misled herself as regards her self-image. Any other points Joe makes in his response to her sudden moves will, I'm sure, be analysed to death as the week wears on, because that appears to be the Way of the Forum.<P>Maybe he'll just tell her she needs to slow things down. But he may also go one step further and tell her that he doesn't want to enter into a relationship with her because of her misguided image of herself; rather, he would prefer to enter into it because they want to be with <I>each other</I> rather than the one needing someone stable and thinking the other could be that someone.<P>Admittedly, students at that age seldom have such a mature view, but we've seen evidence many times over that some of the cast members of "Avalon" are, at various times and in various ways, more mature than their peers.<P>As for how it plays out, well, Our Good Cartoonist has said the comic IS supposed to be funny, so perhaps when Joe has finished saying what he feels he needs to say, for all we know either Joe's eyes could finally wander downwards or Ceilidh could, indeed, throw her arms around him, leaving him with his most priceless "deer in headlights" look thus far.<P>I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've wanted to see these two get together since I started reading "Avalon" in February, and I can only hope that somehow Joe can defuse the situation so that they get together for the right reasons. It may happen that they do step back for now after what happens, and in the interim we finally gain as much closure as is standard for this strip on Joe's feelings for Hel
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Postby davey3000 on Tue Aug 21, 2001 12:24 am

Well, I think Joe's managed to say the right things so far, which is amazing for him - of course whether he can keep it up is another matter, but if he follows his current course, it may all work out... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>I don't know why, but I keep expecting someone to burst in to Ceilidh's room at any moment and spoil the whole atmosphere...<P>---
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Postby DragonFlare on Tue Aug 21, 2001 12:33 am

Yeah.. this is what I said in #avalon , parents, or brother are going to bust in.. or something, but thinking that this is a semi normal house, the knocking before entering idea, might apply. We shall see.<P>Thanks<P>------------------
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Postby Guest on Tue Aug 21, 2001 12:33 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nzero:
<B>*hands WarpZone a nice shiny little Lyncher pin* <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>HEY! Why didn't I get a lyncher pin? I've been a slave to Josh's will of the comic before WarpZone was!
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Postby K A H on Tue Aug 21, 2001 12:50 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by davey3000:
<B>I don't know why, but I keep expecting someone to burst in to Ceilidh's room at any moment and spoil the whole atmosphere...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>If I had any faith in my ability to predict the future, I'd say that would happen if Ceilidh does indeed throw her arms around Joe after he has finished his speech - one of her family members enters and says something to the effect of "Shall I come back when you're done?" (Heavy Scottish accent omitted.)<P>K.A.H.
"Shall ah coom back whan ye're doon?" Euch, that's miles off. (Apologies to Scottish forum folk.)<p>[This message has been edited by K A H (edited 08-21-2001).]
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Postby John Campbell on Tue Aug 21, 2001 2:38 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><i>Originally posted by Ursine:</i>
Notice at no time do his eyes drop to her Magic Nipples. ***THAT'S*** concentration.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Isn't peripheral vision a wonderful thing?<P>(Actually, she doesn't have any. They were a casualty of the damonk guest weeks.)<P>
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Tue Aug 21, 2001 10:10 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DragonFlare:
<B>Yeah.. this is what I said in #avalon , parents, or brother are going to bust in.. or something, but thinking that this is a semi normal house, the knocking before entering idea, might apply. We shall see.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That's not Josh. This story isn't about that kind of problem. These kids have to work out their own lives without the get-outs of interuptions saving them having to finish the conversation.<P>The thing that really worries me is that C+J is a central theme to Avalon so it can't be resolved now. I just hope Josh gives them a taste of happiness while he runs some of his other story lines or we are going to go <b>SCREAMING MAD !</b>.<P>PJH<P>
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Postby DragonFlare on Tue Aug 21, 2001 11:57 am

Yeah but Josh could be evil and do that to us. You never know <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P><P>------------------
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