Not cool under pressure + VANCAF!!
Not cool under pressure + VANCAF!!

Mark, stop being a goth racist. Also, quit sticking your foot further into your mouth, plsthnx.

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Also, a remind that I’ll be at VanCaf this weekend! (May 23 & 24) It’s a free-to-attend comics festival featuring just TONS OF awesome cartoonists. If you’re in the Vancouver area, you should definitely come out! I’ll be at tables 02 & 03.


News: Posted May 20th, 2015 by Alina

^ 20 Comments to “Not cool under pressure + VANCAF!!”

  1. Dean Says:

    His goth Klan robe is at the drycleaner.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 1:52 am
  2. Drachenfel Says:

    Its odd, I’m actually Poly myself I seriously don’t want Mark getting tangled into this. I’m not sure if its because I find the whole thing can turn into way to much drama or simply because Sarah is my favorite character and I just want to see her happily with Mark.

    Also Ravenia might want to double check how many people actually know about this. Katie didn’t obviously. Also, she’s seemingly oblivious to Marks discomfort, in her situation I think I would have come quickly to one of two possible reasons: 1) He doesn’t know, 2) Even though he knows he isn’t into the poly thing himself….or I guess 3) Both 1 and 2.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 3:17 am
  3. Kirby Says:

    Mark is a 2 on the ‘able to keep his cool about physically anything’ scale, huh? Next storyline features someone telling him a “secret” just to see how long he can keep it before exploding or falling apart completely.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 3:59 am
  4. Mr. Bawkbagawk Says:

    it is ok mark, just spend an hour on tumblr and you will know way more about this kind of crap than you ever wanted. side effect may include: face palm related concussions and a pathological need to inventory your canned goods and bottled water.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 6:43 am
  5. gnrrrg Says:

    He’s not sticking his foot in his mouth. He’s kissing it – foot fettish is part of his gothic polyamourousness.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 8:09 am
  6. Marvelous TK Says:

    at this rate he’s not going to have to worry about any more kissing, at least.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 9:27 am
  7. Kryss LaBryn Says:

    My question is, is Dustin, and would he be cool with it?

    I think an honest and friendly conversation with him is in order.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 10:02 am
  8. Poor Mark. Life would be so much easier if, just once in a while, you could admit to not knowing what you’ve gotten yourself into!

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 11:46 am
  9. gnrrrg Says:

    Dustin’s been dating her for about a year now? You’d think it had come up in conversation by now. It’s the sudden realization that she could be dating a friend of his that might move him from the “I’m ok with that” to the “that’s wierd” category.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 12:17 pm
  10. soilent Says:

    foot? Currently, he’s at the tigh thanks to that yoga class.
    I hope the hip is a challenge even for him.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  11. Robert Says:

    Well, if nothing else Mark may just succeed in making this less a matter of Ravena wanting to spend time with him. I wonder if he’s really as flustered as he seems…

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 2:52 pm
  12. Lukkai Says:

    @Drachenfel: Actually I think Katie might very well know. And just thought that this was not something for Mark. And especially not what he needed right now.

    As for this comic, that’s a mistake I’ve seen with way more people than just Mark here. Though he is rather extreme at it.
    Quick reminder, folks: Lying about knowing exactly what the talk is about is way more offensive than simply admitting “No, I don’t actually.”
    Like Himalayan mountains versus Appalachian ones.

    Posted May 20th, 2015 at 5:44 pm
  13. Mag-lite Says:

    @Lukkai Honestly, I think the problem is with Ravenia. Gotta be upfront about this kind of stuff.

    Posted May 21st, 2015 at 12:59 am
  14. NorthernHusky Says:

    OMG so gold being poly with 3 partners I can honestly say this is almost exactly what happens when you start explaining it.
    whether you are flirting with a potential partner or just trying to explain your life it gets a little awkward

    Posted May 21st, 2015 at 2:51 am
  15. Ian Says:

    LOL. gotta admit I was very much like this when i first heard the term.

    Posted May 21st, 2015 at 2:51 am
  16. Lukkai Says:

    How in the world is Ravenia responsible for Mark’s default reaction whenever he encounters something he doesn’t know about? Or anyone else’s?
    Not to mention that the reaction in this case is caused by her being upfront about it.

    Seriously, your comment doesn’t make even the slightest of sense.

    Posted May 21st, 2015 at 6:32 pm
  17. Lukkai, Ravenia is not being upfront about it; she is being pushy about it. There is a big difference.

    Posted May 21st, 2015 at 11:36 pm
  18. Lukkai Says:

    @Gene Wirchenko:
    How so exactly? Because of the first kiss? (I could see that, though it’s more of “pushy flirting”.)
    (and yes, it’s an honest question)

    Posted May 23rd, 2015 at 10:33 pm
  19. Pushy flirting is not pushy? Of course, it is. She seems to be enjoying the confusion she is creating.

    Posted May 24th, 2015 at 12:00 am
  20. Lukkai Says:

    I said it was pushy. I just don’t see how it is her not being upfront about it, given the circumstances at that point. Whether one finds her assumption to be a bad thing or just an honest mistake, fact is she immediately told him as soon as she noticed it to have been incorrect. And the beef I had with your statement was about the “not being upfront” part. The same thing you disputed.

    Your second point about her seemingly enjoying the confusion however, I can’t follow at all. She didn’t even know about him being confused in any kind of way before this meeting. And now scroll up again and look at the comic above this comment section, which shows her only moments after finding out. That’s not a face of amusement.

    Posted May 25th, 2015 at 10:03 pm