Scouts honor
Scouts honor

Mark that is a scary smile

News: Posted March 6th, 2019 by Alina

^ 17 Comments to “Scouts honor”

  1. DocMcConvoy Says:

    Oh yes please! Abbie to the rescue. Drag him to the OOC-Room. And please do it, before Kathie starts to throw in her two cents. A rain of My- Personal-Hero-Points for Abbie.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 12:09 am
  2. Thulcandran Says:

    I feel like the emotion and jealousy and whatever else is going on needs a lot of communication and maybe a good therapist. But it seems like there’s a quick solution Jim/Mark/Abbie might try: “Hey, Ravenia, I think you’re distracting some of the players – would you mind watching a different plot for a few?” or “Hey Ravenia, I’m actually kind of nervous to meet your other partner, and it’s throwing me off game – would you etc.?”

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 2:01 am
  3. Risky Says:

    Yeah that’s the Lyin’ Cub Scouts hand sign so….

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 2:04 am
  4. Robin Bobcat Says:

    I like the visual flip from in-game to out of game mode.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 4:19 am
  5. Grondiouse Says:

    Or, hey, how about, “Hey, Ravenia, I’m not as okay about you being poly now that I’ve seen how attractive and cool this other partner of yours is, I’m feeling less than and threatened. In short, IDK if I can keep up with all of this relatively new-to-me relational stuff that I may not actually be equipped to handle.”

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 7:00 am
  6. The Other Mike Says:

    If you can easily imagine a smile accompanying the words, “Kill the Batman,” it’s not a good smile.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 7:40 am
  7. TheDarkTyger Says:

    Abbie friend is awesome friend. Don’t let Mark slide on this.

    Mark, Rav’s awesome and all, but you’re not cut out for that sort of relationship. Best to let it go.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 7:52 am
  8. Cyborg7221 Says:

    I love the transition between panels 1 and 2. This comic is SO good at blurring the lines between in- and out-of-character thinking, and the dialogue here makes that transition seamless.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 10:29 am
  9. Kaunisenkeli Says:

    Mark, FFS, you are clearly uncomfortable. Go to the OOC room and talk it out, and realize that you and Revenia just aren’t going to work out. Poly relationships aren’t for everyone, and you are making it clear that you’re in that camp. Sticking around will only cause the problems to grow.

    Abbie, you keep being an awesome friend.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 2:25 pm
  10. Scia Says:

    I just can’t get over how he’s doing the scout salute wrong in the last panel. XD

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 5:37 pm
  11. Yakumo Says:

    And that’s some scary phrase lawyering going with that smile. I mean, it can be a funny joke, but right it’s just scary.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 8:23 pm
  12. GamerLEN Says:

    Speaking as someone who actually did try the whole poly thing before… yeah, I feel for him right now. It was a total sh*tshow for me back then, and I haven’t spoken to anyone involved in it for years.

    Posted March 7th, 2019 at 9:43 pm
  13. Jess Says:

    Good friend-ing Abbie! Bad job communicating, Mark!

    Sigh. Not that this is surprising, at all. But it is frustrating to watch. Seriously Mark, just get therapy already! Or at least talk to your friend who’s trying to be there for you!


    Posted March 8th, 2019 at 1:12 am
  14. Kobold Says:

    I’m not even sure that the underlying issue here is still the whole poly-thing, or more like Marks lack of confidence when it comes to assume his hobbies…

    Posted March 8th, 2019 at 2:18 am
  15. ayline Says:

    Mark might have some issues about poly he needs to talk with Ravenia about but from the last few comics I think the way Jess treated him is causing a lot of the problems we’re seeing and that needs to be addressed, probably with therapy has well.

    Posted March 8th, 2019 at 3:11 pm
  16. Julez Says:

    This is the opposite end of what we usually consider bleed. When out of game emotions start having an effect on in game spaces and feelings. Time to take a short break and recalibrate, Mark. Don’t force yourself to continue, especially since it seems you’re at a time where you’re not likely to be needed immediately.

    Posted March 9th, 2019 at 8:34 pm
  17. Ames Says:

    I don’t usually comment but feel like I should reading comics.

    Why is it all on Mark? I’m pretty annoyed at Ravenia for introducing her primary in this way to be honest. LARP is Mark’s comfort zone and she’s made it an uncomfortable environment by bringing Damien in this way.

    My partner introduced me to his primary/wife and explained everything before I agreed to date to make sure I was comfortable and okay with things. How is he only meeting him now?!

    She’s brought Mark into a Polycule without him knowing the full details, of course he’s going to be like this. He’s clearly entered the relationship without knowing the details and that CANNOT happen in a poly relationship.

    Posted March 13th, 2019 at 11:04 am