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[PA Comic] Friday, April 6, 2012 - Reunification

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  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, I dunno. This is like, what, the third or fourth comic that re-uses this exact same joke? It's funnier because they've moved from homoeroticism to just having the characters be gay?

    "Being gay" isn't the joke, though

    "Loving a piece of technology so much that you would open-mouth kiss another man" is the joke

    In fact if they actually were gay, there wouldn't be any joke

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  • ragnarhedinragnarhedin Registered User
    Great strip. Bold and very well handled.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Houk wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, I dunno. This is like, what, the third or fourth comic that re-uses this exact same joke? It's funnier because they've moved from homoeroticism to just having the characters be gay?

    "Being gay" isn't the joke, though

    "Loving a piece of technology so much that you would open-mouth kiss another man" is the joke

    In fact if they actually were gay, there wouldn't be any joke

    No, he doesn't love the iphone so much it drives him to kiss a dude. They're constantly drawing a parallel between Gabe's attraction to Apple products, which are the forbidden fruit for his nerdy, anti-Mac background, and the forbidden fruit of homoeroticism. It was originally a result of reproducing a scene from the movie American Beauty, but they’ve redone the joke a couple of times.

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  • CambiataCambiata I'm an alchemist and the beat is my base metal Registered User regular
    Ha, how coincidental. I just decided a few days ago that I am going to get an iPhone, and for the exact same reason.

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  • SticksSticks Registered User regular
    So you can kiss Charles?

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  • jerkjerk Registered User
    WP7 does have some great things (the People hub, mainly), but it's so lacking in decent apps that I got bored of it within a week and went back to my iPhone. I've done the same thing with Android several times in the past 4 years, but those experiences usually only last a couple of days before I go back to iOS. The lack of apps weren't the final straw for me and WP7, the mail client was. Its handling of image attachments (it won't display them inline) is such a pain in the ass (try viewing an email with more than 3 image attachments without getting frustrated.) I also like that iOS now has rich text formatting (which WP7s [and most Android phones'] native mail client currently lacks.)

  • CambiataCambiata I'm an alchemist and the beat is my base metal Registered User regular
    Sticks wrote: »
    So you can kiss Charles?

    Indeed. Licky-style.

    -Tal wrote:
    If you don't develop Stockholm Syndrome, it's not a real RPG.
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  • theResetButtontheResetButton Registered User regular
    Tashern wrote: »
    This had to be some sort of fetish for someone out there.

    That one dude is gonna be so pleased when he sees that this exists.

    And he'll probably expand on it.

    I'll bet he will...

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  • CambiataCambiata I'm an alchemist and the beat is my base metal Registered User regular
    There's already, like, a "sexy" Gabe and Tycho tumblr. Gabe linked it once on his Twitter. I'm sure this comic will make them very happy.

    -Tal wrote:
    If you don't develop Stockholm Syndrome, it's not a real RPG.
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    August 1st. I'm too lazy to count the days, so I just constantly repeat the date that I can renew my phone contract and change phones to an iPhone.

  • bugjarbugjar Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    There's already, like, a "sexy" Gabe and Tycho tumblr. Gabe linked it once on his Twitter. I'm sure this comic will make them very happy.

    you are not wrong ♥

  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    From the newspost:
    Tycho wrote:
    It’s true; Gabriel has returned to the fold. He actively prefers almost everything about the Windows Phone he had - it has the cohesion he feels is missing from Android, and the “active tiles” or whatever those things are on the start screen can reveal data without having to drill down every time, which the iPhone’s app-centric user experience demands.

    At the end of the day, though, he couldn’t do without the ecosystem that surrounds the Apple product. He’d purchased the new iPad to act as a kind of App steam valve, and the breadth he saw on there (after a year away) startled him. He woke, then, as though from a dark dream.

    This is the interesting thing to me. He prefers WP7, but for the ecosystem of third-party apps. I can't really speak to this; I only just upgraded from my old dumbphone to a Windows 7 Phone 7 phone. I've so far been more interested in it working as a general organizational doohickey than in apps, so it's not really my use case, and I've never had an Iphone (although Jordyn got one when I got mine), so I can't really honestly compare them or their interface.

    I just think it's interesting that Gabe prefers the user experience on the Microsoft product to that of the Apple product. How many years was "I prefer the interface on this one, but lots of my software is only available on that one" the story on the desktop?

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Ragamuffin Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    bugjar wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    There's already, like, a "sexy" Gabe and Tycho tumblr. Gabe linked it once on his Twitter. I'm sure this comic will make them very happy.

    you are not wrong ♥
    I just found the Tumblr.

    They have already added a follow-up scene to it.

    Surprisingly well done, art-wise.


    Edit:
    Oh shiz, it was bugjar.

    TehSpectre on
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  • CambiataCambiata I'm an alchemist and the beat is my base metal Registered User regular
    @Framling - I realized a few days ago, when I was looking at iPhones, that the reason I want an iPhone is exactly the same reason my home computer is Windows. The things I want to play/use are on a certain platform. Only the popularity of the platform really matters in the end. It's VHS and betamax all over again.

    -Tal wrote:
    If you don't develop Stockholm Syndrome, it's not a real RPG.
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  • druuimaidruuimai Registered User
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    I didn't see that third panel coming! hah.

  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    bugjar wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    There's already, like, a "sexy" Gabe and Tycho tumblr. Gabe linked it once on his Twitter. I'm sure this comic will make them very happy.

    you are not wrong ♥
    I just found the Tumblr.

    They have already added a follow-up scene to it.

    Surprisingly well done, art-wise.


    Edit:
    Oh shiz, it was bugjar.

    Warning: The deviantart shit cannot be unseen.

  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    @Framling - I realized a few days ago, when I was looking at iPhones, that the reason I want an iPhone is exactly the same reason my home computer is Windows. The things I want to play/use are on a certain platform. Only the popularity of the platform really matters in the end. It's VHS and betamax all over again.

    That's basically why Jordyn wanted one. She really reeeeeally wanted that app where characters from ME3 send you text messages.

    Meanwhile, I wanted something that would help me get my shit together, organizationally speaking, in as streamlined a way as possible.

    So far, I'd say we both got what we were looking for.

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    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • CambiataCambiata I'm an alchemist and the beat is my base metal Registered User regular
    Framling wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    @Framling - I realized a few days ago, when I was looking at iPhones, that the reason I want an iPhone is exactly the same reason my home computer is Windows. The things I want to play/use are on a certain platform. Only the popularity of the platform really matters in the end. It's VHS and betamax all over again.

    That's basically why Jordyn wanted one. She really reeeeeally wanted that app where characters from ME3 send you text messages.

    Meanwhile, I wanted something that would help me get my shit together, organizationally speaking, in as streamlined a way as possible.

    So far, I'd say we both got what we were looking for.

    That ME3 app is what pushed me over the edge, no question. But there were other apps before that (like Decide-o-tron, and a few apps my sister told me about that I wanted at the time but had to forget about when I realized they were iPhone exclusive). If it were just one app, I could suck it up. The fact that this keeps happening made me realize that I want the platform.

    -Tal wrote:
    If you don't develop Stockholm Syndrome, it's not a real RPG.
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    Origin ID: jazzmess
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  • SkwigelfSkwigelf Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Do you ever watch a handle get banned and wonder, "What in the fuck was going on there?"

    Clicking on his name and checking the infraction reveals that it was an alt account. I'm guessing that's frowned upon. Though in between the time you posted, and the time I posted, you probably figured this out already.

    On topic: More like Gaybe!
    Houk wrote: »

    "Being gay" isn't the joke, though

    "Loving a piece of technology so much that you would open-mouth kiss another man" is the joke

    In fact if they actually were gay, there wouldn't be any joke


    Also: Gabe represents Mike. Charles represents Apple products. Mike, a PC Windows nerd, buying Apple products is shown in the strip as Gabe having a secret, steamy relationship with Charles. Forbidden fruit and what have you.

    Again, most people probably figured that out already, making my entire post reduntant.

    Imaginary postcount +1?

    Skwigelf on
  • HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
    As a Blackberry user I just stand at the back of the room and raise my eyebrow.

    I don't wanna kill anybody. I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from.
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Harrier wrote: »
    As a Blackberry user I just stand at the back of the room and raise my eyebrow.

    Watching Gabe and Charles, trying to learn how make a proper human interface.

    Excision wrote: »
    My girlfriend is going down tonight!

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Houk wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, I dunno. This is like, what, the third or fourth comic that re-uses this exact same joke? It's funnier because they've moved from homoeroticism to just having the characters be gay?

    "Being gay" isn't the joke, though

    "Loving a piece of technology so much that you would open-mouth kiss another man" is the joke

    In fact if they actually were gay, there wouldn't be any joke

    No, he doesn't love the iphone so much it drives him to kiss a dude. They're constantly drawing a parallel between Gabe's attraction to Apple products, which are the forbidden fruit for his nerdy, anti-Mac background, and the forbidden fruit of homoeroticism. It was originally a result of reproducing a scene from the movie American Beauty, but they’ve redone the joke a couple of times.

    And yet, despite your protests, it continues to be funny.

  • outcast341outcast341 Registered User
    I found this awesome and disturbing at the same time.

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