Back at the goth club
Back at the goth club

What’s this? Mark has blown off a games night at Dustin’s to go sulk at the goth club?

WHAT AN APPROPRIATE VENUE YOU’VE CHOSEN, MARK!

News: Posted May 5th, 2015 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “Back at the goth club”

  1. Xadah Says:

    Poor Mark. I really hope something good will happen to him very soon.

    BTW I always wondered how old they are. There was never anything about birthdays soooo, just for my head canon 😉

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am
  2. argentlupus Says:

    Why do I hear the “Right…” said like Patrick Warburton?

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 8:30 am
  3. Death Proof Says:

    I was thinking more of Dr. Evil’s “Riiiiight.”

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 8:35 am
  4. JOZeldenrust Says:

    Damn Mark, grow a spine. Give Ravenia a call and hash this out. Oh well, maybe Katie will have to play mother hen. I trust her judgement.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 9:36 am
  5. Sigurther Says:

    Can’t wait to see how that situation turns out.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 9:41 am
  6. Mark, Mark, Mark. The anime exclamations give you away everytime.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 10:03 am
  7. soilent Says:

    that 2nd too last panel. Is marc’s effeminate-ish expression on purpose?

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 10:51 am
  8. jy3 Says:

    Until the comments reminded me about Ravenna and Dustin, I thought his reaction was “Oh, right. That’s tonight.” Sudden drama makes people forget.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  9. szbnahl Says:

    Xadah,
    IIRC, Sarah and Abbey (Abby? Abi? Abbi?) are in their last year of uni, making them 20/21 (unless the system’s different across The Pond). No idea about the others, though.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 3:19 pm
  10. KenderBryant Says:

    Headslap him Darren.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 5:05 pm
  11. HeavyP Says:

    Xadah/szbnahl:
    I agree, off the cuff I’d place Sarah and Abby in their very early 20’s. From what little we’ve seen of Mark, he appears to be on the bottom rungs of his corporate ladder, I’d put him pretty fresh out of college. Dustin and Joel are trickier, I’d put them at just a bit older (with Joel as the oldest of the group) given that they seem more settled and established in their jobs. It’s just circumstantial evidence and the general “vibe” I get, but I really read the core cast as ranging from early to late 20’s. I don’t see anyone in the group as 30 or older.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 5:28 pm
  12. Salidar Says:

    Sarah, Dustin, Abby, and Joel all went to high school together. Joel and Sarah dated in high school. My guess is 22 for the girls, 23 for the guys.

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 9:42 pm
  13. RecoPoz Says:

    …is he wearing mascara in that third panel?

    Posted May 5th, 2015 at 11:29 pm
  14. Eva Says:

    *facepalm* Hon, if you weren’t prepared to either tell the truth or have a good lie about why you don’t want to talk to Dustin right now, you probably shouldn’t have started opening up about personal stuff.

    Posted May 6th, 2015 at 2:21 pm
  15. szbnahl Says:

    Wait, Sarah and Joel dated? When did we find that out?

    Posted May 6th, 2015 at 3:45 pm
  16. Mturtle7 Says:

    @szbnahl: Chapter 4, Girls Movie Night; Abbie finds out about Sarah’s crush and refers to a (very)short-lived relationship with Joel. Doesn’t actually say this was in high school though.

    BTW, It’s kind of frightening to me how I remembered the comic where that was revealed, and then deduced its location exactly. I may have been reading the archives WAY too much lately.

    Posted May 6th, 2015 at 9:17 pm
  17. Disloyal Subject Says:

    Also, Jess and Katie went to that same high school.

    Posted May 7th, 2015 at 3:05 am
  18. Salidar Says:

    @Mturtle7 It’s fairly central to the extra story at the end of Vol5, Random Encounters. That entire story is about how they all went to high school together, started gaming together, and how Jess used to be horrible to Sarah.

    Posted May 7th, 2015 at 12:02 pm