Snark

posted August 21st, 2014, 2:01 am


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October 21st, 2013, 12:32 am

GreenKrog

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Snark may or may not be a word I made up. I don't know and don't feel like looking it up.
My definition of it is what Annie is doing here. That is pure, unadulterated snarkiness.

Why is Sophie surprised? Well.. when is the last time you say Annie in a suit? She actually looks pretty good in one, actually. If that is.. good? Or.. whatever.

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August 21st, 2014, 5:19 am

Noodlez

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I don't know why Sophie is going along with this. If my date pulled that crap I'd refuse to go with her, and probably go by myself.

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August 21st, 2014, 9:02 am

mittfh

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How far is it from where Tony!Annie and Sophie are to the door? Can they leg it there before Sophie's mum stops them? :)

Less than 24 hours to go before we find out...

@Noodlez - Sophie's mum refused point blank to allow Sophie to go to the dance with a girl, which is part of Annie's justification for masquerading as Tony (the larger part being insecurity - not helped by the occasional call-out as we saw at the mall changing rooms).

Of course, if Annie had been more secure in herself, she could have tied her hair back in a low ponytail rather than cutting and dying it, then asked Bill to pick up Sophie early so she could change into a dress, then change back again after the dance.

On the other hand, the grapevine would have quickly reached Sophie's mum. Conversely, since Sophie's moving out of town anyway...

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August 21st, 2014, 9:02 am

Drunkenmists

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I think that the Snark towards Sophies mom is the best part of this one. heh.

Probally helps that I hear Sophies mom's voice as Wolowitz's mother from Big Bang Theory

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August 21st, 2014, 12:41 pm

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Regardless of how Annie is dressed this evening, Annie is still Annie, not Tony ! Sophie is still going to the prom with another girl, namely Annie, IMO.

Snark is defined in the Urban Dictionary, and certainly befits Sophie's mom.

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August 21st, 2014, 1:56 pm

GreenKrog

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@Noodlez: Like Mittfh said, Sophie just wants to be with her girlfriend for the night. It can't be the way it should be, but then, not everything works out that way. I'm pretty sure Annie just said everything Sophie wanted to say to her mom about it, so, can you really blame her for going along with it?

@mittfh: Pretty close! You'll see tomorrow. It all goes pretty swimmingly. In an exceedingly evil way. Methinks my little monsters will be pleased.

@Drunkenmists: The snark meter is only at half. There's gonna be a whooole lot more snark tomorrow!
Now that you said it I can't unhear that voice. My only problem is that I don't hear it as the bellowing offscreen presence it is in the show.

@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: I'm not so sure Annie IS going. When have you ever seen Annie being a sarcastic little bitch like this? Or trying to hard to be generally manly?
I tried to set it up from the previous pages that 'Annie isn't allowed out till Sunday', meaning that Tony is taking over for now. He can't allow a slip in judgement to and become who he really is, because, then he couldn't spend the night with Sophie.

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January 19th, 2015, 6:10 pm

Lex-Kat (Guest)

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@GreenKrog: I agree with PonyTails. I see it as Sophie is going to the prom with Annie. She is cross-dressing and pretending to be Tony, but it is still Annie down deep.

I think the reason she's acting that way toward Sophie's mum is that she deserves the responses she's getting. Momma is a total B****. She better have apologized to Sophie and begged her forgiveness.

Just my opinion.

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August 21st, 2014, 3:46 pm

Noodlez

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@mittfh Except from what I've seen in these comics, Sophie was never told explicitly that she can't go to the dance. Not even in this comic have any of the characters stated that Sophie was banned from the dance if she took a girl.

"To think, Sophie was going to take a GIRL to the dance! Imagine that!"

Does not imply that she would not have been allowed.

There were so many more solutions that could have allowed them to have a good night and dealt with the consequences later. There was no discussion, it was just Annie doing stuff, even after Sophie said that she would handle the situation.

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August 21st, 2014, 7:08 pm

GreenKrog

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@Noodlez: You make a damn good series of points. I have spent the day trying to figure out the best response to all of this, and, I'm not sure I have or even can!

You are right, nobody did say that outright that Sophie couldn't go with a girl. Neither the school, nor her mother, nor, really, anybody we've met. However, I am pretty sure that as much as Sophie wants to be strong and uncaring, she is probably in a fairly big area of fear of her mother right now.

Perhaps you were bolder than Sophie and Annie when you were their age (15/16)? Annie doesn't seem to respond well to confrontation - I think she thinks that the only way this could work is by playing it very safe. Yes, it is a very lousy strategy, but then, Annie is quite poor at this whole social thing.

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August 22nd, 2014, 3:07 am

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I have to keep reminding myself of the age-group because I inevitably (selfishly?) keep projecting myself into these situations. But that's the point isn't it? I do remember situations like these and not everyone is strong, single-minded and independent. To whatever extent we are all dependent on the people around us and no matter how we deny it, they do shape our characters.
If Annie was super strong there would be no story and however agonising it is to read, it's good to be reminded of where we were.

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