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RM #166 - Verbal Dissonance by I-GComics RM #166 - Verbal Dissonance by I-GComics
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DaMushroom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That date could've gone better
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MusicOverMatter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... I wasn't perfectly keen on Chelsey before, but now I have no respect for her at all. Besides being impulsive and ditzy on a criminal level, I feel like she doesn't have the responsibility to own up to the circumstances around her. Plus, she's acting like she has Stockholm Syndrome or something. I know that breaking out of a long-term relationship isn't easy or ideal, but blinding yourself to reality almost makes me feel like she deserves the circumstance. It's one thing if you own up to that fact that the problems exist, and are no excuse for abusive behavior such as cheating (Yes, I consider it abusive. It's an emotional and almost physical abuse that shouldn't be tolerated or excused.), however, she doesn't seem to be taking that emotional stance. It's as if she's so dependent on the relationship itself, that she's willing to endure this so she can keep it.

I WANT her to come out on top, I'm not saying I want her to be unhappy. But her character and decisions simply rub me the wrong way, and I guess that's just my own personal feeling. I've BEEN enjoying this comic, but now I'm just venting my frustration over the things that are annoying me.
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:iconrichellethedarknessq:

Except she was perfectly fine talking about it.  Until Erik started to shame her and tell her what to do like this was his relationship and not hers.  Yes, I agree that cheating is a horrible thing to do and I am confused as to why she is staying.  But again, this is her relationship, not Erik.  Erik can offer advice and support as a friend.  But if he wants to help, he can't metaphorically shake his finger at her and tell her what to do like a parent.  Also, it's not like she's just completely forgotten and forgiven it, she's made it clear that she feels conflicted about the whole thing, hence her trip to Paris to try and sort out her feelings. 

I'm not trying to say that you shouldn't be frustrated.  Because it is a frustrating circumstance and some of the decisions made have also made me say "No, why?!"  I just mean to say I don't think Chelsea is ignoring the problem so much as irritated at being told at what to do by someone who a) Is not a part of the relationship and b) has accidentally taken over her fiancé's body, which is also probably messing with her head on a subconscious level, and c) known about the cheating and didn't say anything until now.

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MusicOverMatter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... you have a fair point. I think my problem is just that it's a personality conflict. What I would expect/demand isn't what's happening, so it's frustrating for me. Plus, the way I was raised (Southern Values. My folks would whoop his butt in the time it takes to string up a... lack of a lady-like word.) makes me very passionate about this sort of thing. In my mind, I can't understand why she doesn't see that he doesn't deserve her if he's willing to compromise her honor like that. But I do understand that it's something she needs to work out on her own, and that if she were chastised it simply wouldn't make a difference to her thinking. Forcing her would only make her push back against the pressure.

Thank you for your thoughtful explanation, and thank you for not simply chewing me out. I know my opinions aren't always very popular, so when someone takes the time to come to me in a non-attacking manner with their views and opinions, I really respect it. I still think she needs a back-bone, but I see what you are saying. :) Hopefully Nadir will show up next and fix everything before things start getting punjab-ugly! :P
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YourHumbleHost Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh my gender....
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dariosznik Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I think that she overreacted a bit. Because...he just wants the best for her and she believes that he tries to what exactly? Control her? 
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:iconrichellethedarknessq:
Well, telling someone that, "You can't stay with him" is a controlling thing to say, even if they meant well.
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auraboreale Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This weeks issue made me laugh...erik is hilarious, even in alex's body xD
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SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
wow ... erik looks pissed. 
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Brushogen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
.... I REALLY hope there's a good explanation for this cluster-fuck because even though I think Erik's a self-centered ass, I'm starting to like him more than Alex (and I absolutely LOVED Alex to begin with) 
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Zikka Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGs..the way he's like "Uh..HELLO!?! I'MINHISBODY!?" without saying it...XD
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:icondamushroom:
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well now you're standing with both fury and awkeardness-how ya gonna explain this one Erik?
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FadingStarlights Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNEW ITTT!!!!!! AND NOW ERIK IS GOING TO DEMAND WHAT SHE'S STILL DOING TRYING TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND I HOPE SHE HAS A DAMN GOOD EXCUSE, BECAUSE IF HE CHEATED ON YOU, HE DIDN'T LOVE YOU ENOUGH IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!
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FadingStarlights Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry, I have personal issues related to cheating guys.
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:iconmusicovermatter:
MusicOverMatter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen sista! No need to apologize. If she doesn't respect herself enough to get out of such a relationship, then she DESERVES it! (Erik you deserve so much more I love you<3)
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Brushogen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Well, at least Eric won't have to worry about telling her anymore ^^;
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SaphireFLames Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
O.o oh noooooooooes. aww erik does care. perhaps alex is listening in. n wakes up finally
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:icondamushroom:
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh good-she does know
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really need to do this and catch up. :)
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:iconmissdudette:
MissDudette Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Woooo!
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:icondamushroom:
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
VHAAT?!  What are you saying Chels?
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Igenlode Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is this a tactless moment to say... "More Christine"? :D
We haven't seen her for ages...
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GhostHunter220 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, another page!!:D (Big Grin) 
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Haska607 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it was amazing
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:iconpuffyshirt:
PuffyShirt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SQUEES WITH JOY
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:icondamushroom:
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Giry?! That hags back?
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:iconauraboreale:
auraboreale Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the RM reminders! Another great page :D
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catching-dreamz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
loving!!! Have you guys considered releasing a print version of RM? I'd love a collected volume! 
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Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWO.M.GO.M.G.O.M.G.O.M.G.O.M.G TOOOO SEXY!
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:icontbonegirl28:
tbonegirl28 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha! That was cute! :)
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:iconauraboreale:
auraboreale Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There you go Chesley, the best way to hid papers ;) loved Eriks face XD hes so gentlemanly adorable
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   General Artist
I adore 'Return to sender', Erik embarrassed expression was ADORABLE!
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DarkerThanTheShadows Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It took me  a second to realize why Erik ducked down. Honestly, what girl hes thing sin her cleavage like that? Not mention digs it out in front of the Opera Ghost? XDDDDDD
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I-GComics Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do! (Chelsey) When your chest is as big as mine, it makes a great storage facility! LOL! I usually keep my ID in there when I go out so I don't need to lug around a purse and worry about getting robbed! ;)
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DarkerThanTheShadows Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there is that I guess XDDDD
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LenaDestler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am obsessed with this comic series!!!
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Mominator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014

So, is the site down again?  The link isn't working, and neither is putting the address in manually. :(


Barb

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I-GComics Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We don't particularly know WHAT they're doing over there... It seems to come up.  But we haven't finished the comic yet.
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:iconmominator:
Mominator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014

I tried looking at the new comic yesterday but the webpage would not download.  Other sites worked just fine (I checked), but not yours, which was the reason for query. 

Today it's working just fine.  Perhaps you were working on uploading it when I tried, which might explain things. (Shrugs)

Anyway, loved the comic, and left a message on that site.


Barb

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MusicInMyMind Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured it out...

When I put "http://" before what loads in the address bar, it goes to the website. Otherwise my browser just sits there like, "Duhhhh..."
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MusicInMyMind Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:( For some reason nothing loads for me. Last time I was able to see the comic but this week all I get is white screen. I'm on a Mac.

What the blazes am I doing wrong???
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:iconmominator:
Mominator Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014

Hope you got my comments on your website.  I couldn't tell whether they'd gone through or not.  You'll either get nothing, or two copies. :giggle:


Barb

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I-GComics Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Received loud and clear, Barb!  ^_^
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Mominator Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014

Good to know.  Thanks. :D


Barb

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TheHartOfEclipse Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
does this mean that you won't post the comics on dA anymore? (not it is that bad... I can still follow it on your site but still :))
Chelsey and Erik are so cute and awkward! Screw Alex (sorry for the language)! Erik is so much better for her! :heart:
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AutumnAcceptance Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student
They're so cute and awkward. :3
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Lostmindy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
But we can't comment on the website, as far as I can see ;_;

(And what with the Amélie Poulain movie ? That's the second time I see it in a comic in a week's time, is it popular outside of France ? XD Since Americans love making weird remakes of French movies, that's surprising this one is left untouched)
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I-GComics Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is a very popular movie - and most of us prefer original movies in their original languages.  (And also, because Les 2 Moulin is where part of the movie was filmed, and they actually do have the poster up in the cafe)
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Admerxin13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovelovelovelove! Sooo adorable!
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Are you guys working on going entirely to the new website then?
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