Dude in Distress Strip 56

22nd Jan 2018, 6:01 AM in First Date
Dude in Distress Strip 56
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EssayBee 22nd Jan 2018, 6:01 AM
Here's strip 56 of Dude in Distress, and there seems to be a bit of unease in the air.


The Aussie Bloke 22nd Jan 2018, 7:44 AM
She's gonna be mobbed by fans, isn't she?
O8h7w 22nd Jan 2018, 8:42 AM
Apparently there is some sort of inconvenience about that place that she decided she can somehow alleviate given 15 minutes. What is it? How does she intend to solve it?

A fan mob seems pretty likely. Can she go incognito? If she can put on enough makeup to hide the fluoroscent freckles, maybe. Can she somehow persuade fans to leave her alone?

But the fan mob problem seems unlikely to be as tightly coupled to a specific restaurant as her reaction indicated. Let's see, what can it be... maybe BB has a date with AA there tonight? :D
EssayBee 22nd Jan 2018, 10:19 AM
Really like the idea about bumping into BB and AA. Not gonna happen, but if it did, it'd go something like . . .

FEMME: You gotta be kidding me. You guys are here?

BB: Femme! Don't mind us. Just a bit of wining and dining here. You won't even know we're here.

AA: And you probably won't even see us much. We plan on spending most of our date here in the bathroom, if you know what I mean. (wiggles eyebrows)

FEMME: Ugh. Sorry, Clark. I've just lost my appetite.
O8h7w 22nd Jan 2018, 12:24 PM
I'd suggest you save the idea for date two or three or four, but I get the feeling you plan out your stories quite far in advance. And I strongly suspect this cute pair will move their dates to more private places very quickly, as a direct result of what is about to go down... have I told you I love this comic? :)
EssayBee 22nd Jan 2018, 4:33 PM
To tease (but not spoil), the third date will be meaningful. Remember the beginning of this episode that Beauty Beast and Lady Lightspeed mentioned that Femme's never been on a third date with anyone. This fabled third date will indeed take place next episode...along with its repercussions!

(As far as planning ahead...Yeah. I have pretty much the entire series plotted out already. Details still being sorted now are in the individual strip scripts and visual designs.)
O8h7w 22nd Jan 2018, 5:41 PM
I just did my first re-read, to see if <i>Pierre's</i> maybe had been mentioned before (it has not), so that remark is fresh in my mind and I'm very much looking forward to the third date. I guess if that is next episode it means we're missing out on the second though :/ But first, let's see what this night brings! :)

When reading all the pages in one sitting, it is very striking how extremely well-written this comic is. There are laughs and there are feels and WOW you really make it quick for me to get that connection with the characters that really gets me hooked on reading a story. It's less than 10 minutes to the point where I'm in never-let-it-end-I'm-gonna-have-separation-issues mode! You may be a genius at this.

I had some issues telling whether the friends to our two leads were joking or serious when reading it one page at the time, but on this read-through the dialogue feels natural and I think it mostly came across much more as you intended. Now, I do not consider anyone other than Admiral Awesome an actual asshole, and he (in stark contrast to the others) does not seem to do it deliberately as much as out of just not having a clue.

BIG thankyou for giving us this excellent reading material. At least one full set of most premium available hard copy of this is a given addition to my bookshelf, when the melancholy of finished has been reached. I sure hope that is real far into the future though ;)
Xade 22nd Jan 2018, 10:58 AM
oh dear, this cant be good
O8h7w 22nd Jan 2018, 12:33 PM
On the contrary, this will be great! A great story, that is :D
...(RockB) 22nd Jan 2018, 9:54 PM
I can't imagine what for she needs 15 minutes. That's a lot of time.
Black Rose 23rd Jan 2018, 12:32 PM
Maybe to alter her appearance?!?