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Nov. 5th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Bros before hos…I have a girlfriend.
Time travel?
Nov. 5th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
Okay, now explain your comment.

I still don't get it.
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Nov. 5th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
uh, so the entire idea is that he's in the future and she isn't? I think not.

there's more there.
Nov. 5th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
I thought it was good, and sad.

She's got a new boyfriend*, so she feels like she can't go off on an adventure with her friend the way they usually do.

Reading way too much into it: there's a regret there, a tension. Her stick-figure posture says she wants to go, but her link to hair-guy holds her back.

*Maybe it's not a boyfriend. It could be an authoritative father, or someone she has to be a caretaker for, or even the representation of an idea. Duty, responsibility, fear of the unknown, societal expectations.
Nov. 5th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes
I read it as the two males communicating, hence my comment on how it used to be "bros over hos", but now it's not.

Your explanation makes a lot more sense, now seeing that the speech bubble is actually linked to her, and not her male companion.

Looking at it superficially, one might guess that the man inviting her to come explore the future is an old childhood friend that she's abandoned for her new beau. Symbolically, I think you're right on. I can't even attempt say it better than you already have. …the representation of an idea. Marvelous.
Nov. 5th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Ah, yes
It's also interesting how the bubbles are placed. Each says their own thing first and gets an answer later. It makes space/time more tricky in the comic.
Nov. 5th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Ah, yes
she knows she can't be with him even before he asks or even exists, perhaps. Hmm.
Nov. 5th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
I think you are all reading way too much into this. He's in the future because he was drawn in the third box. She can't go into the future because she was only drawn in the first box. It seems like a self-referential comic author's joke. Stop all this thinking outside the boxes!
Nov. 5th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
heeehee, puns.

I disagree.
Nov. 5th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
*grin* It's three panels, eight words of dialogue; surely we can come up with an extended psychological and dramatic analysis.
Nov. 5th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Lack of Hair
I think the lack of hair on the figure in box three represents an unknowable aspect of the future that creates fear in us all. The long-haired figure in box one is reluctant to leave the security of the larger figure in order to learn what is possible in box three.

Nov. 5th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
I see it as two lovers. The man in the future wants his girlfriend to be with him in the future, but she found someone else. I imagine a journeyman/quantum leap sort of thing.
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the two men could be the same man. To take off Vivi's idea, she's stuck in the past, with his younger self.

Maybe she's died. Old man wants her to still be there as he goes into the future, but she can't be there for him.

Or maybe he gets older and changes, and she's still hanging on to what he used to be.
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