Oh, Will, rehearsing conversations never works.
-vibrates happily about this comic-
That stubble sure is invincible though…
You know there's no point in shaving, Will. Why keep trying?
Phew. For a second I thought this was after the fact and we were watching a brooding Will replaying the conversation in his head.
There's still hope damn it.
Idea/Theory: He's rehearsing to talk to his supplier about getting out of the business of dealin' drugs since he doesn't want to get his ass beat over a job when he can make something of himself baking. "Hurt when you said no" = he didn't back up Will when he contacted him over the apartment incident.
Na, that's probably dumb. I can't wait to be proven wrong though!
He's just cleaning up his neckline so he doesn't look like a neckbeard ya'll
I wish they could just throw themselves into blissful, mindless happiness 😀
But wait! Mer's characters have an awful case of "the character depths". They have to figure themselves out and deal with their unavoidable, tragic-ish sketchyness. Just like that time when I had to pick between Katerina Ivanovna and Grushenka.
"Read comics!" they said "It will be fun!" they said.
Ah, the mirror conversations.
Is.. he talking about this? :'(
It looks like he’s just shaving his neck and under his chin. I do the same; it gives the good scruff up top while still looking put together. Looks more professional and such.
Dude, Will. WILL. I know that feeling so hard, bro. UGH. I am experiencing ALL the feels.
you got this, older-but-still-indubitably-you will.
Y'know I find that mock-conversations with myself never become a real conversation with their intended participant… Will, man. You're just pushing air around. Just go and see what happens, let those city-weathered instincts guide you!
Women would surprised how many times men open up and say everything they're feeling when they're rehearsing important conversations. If it goes really well they never have to say anything to anyone at all!
"ha ha nooo im not looking for an apology!!" (But i for sure totally wouldn't mind it if you wanted to throw out a heart felt one right now)
I absolutely hate shaving my neck, but having a hairy neck is even worse.
Eve of course, probably just wants to go to the water park or something.
For Will, shaving is just separating the beard from the chest hair.
What? He shaves under his face only? BLARGH!
What things mattered before and don't anymore?
That bruise.. I mean the physical one!
The thing about this strip that gets me is the fact this happened after Will had a hard day, realised how far he was from his semi-significant-other and then came home to an empty house. It's like Eve came in JUST when he was feeling his most vulnerable, resulting in this reaction of feels. Will actually might have kept up a front and just casually responded to Eve if he hadn't been through such a rough day. Meredith is so intentional and real with these characters, it's scary sometimes. O_O;
What I'm surprised about is how Eve's request to 'hang out' wasn't seen as just a simple hang-out but something with romantic intentions attached to it. (At least, from Will's point of view.) When they met after Will broke up with Marigold, Eve and Will shared a hug and a mutual understanding they would always be friends. Will was the one who invited Eve in that time and she said no… so why is the nuance here so different? What changed, Eve?
Seriously, Octopus Pie always gets me to dwell and speculate at real-life depths. Darn it, Meredith!
Panel 1 is reminding me a lot of Boulet.
Agh, just, this!! All of the shirts laid out on the bed, the "I'm just older now" -everything about this comic continues to be 100% spot on.
so weird to think Eve went from this http://www.octopuspie.com/2007-05-18/003-broken-u… to this…
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