#465 – working on me

Hey all. What's new? Let's see. I'm probably going to take the rest of the day off to read a book and make dumplings. Sound good?

23 thoughts on “#465 – working on me

  1. Who's this guy and what has he done to Marek!?!?!

  2. Aw, I like how Nadine puts 2+2 together, yet poor Nik is oblivious to what that means for Marek…

  3. Love how you create atmosphere. It's in the little things!

  4. I think a lot of commenters have been as oblivious as Nik. Rightfully so, very few of us really wanted this to happen.

  5. Whump. That's also the sound I made D:

  6. All around me are familiar faces, worn out places, worn out faces…

    1. "Bright and early for the daily races, going nowhere, going nowhere…"

      I think that's pretty appropriate for the direction this chapter is going…

  7. forgive me but i cant remember if his parents are living in new york or back in poland?

    1. You don't remember because that hasn't been explicitly stated! A lot of people think that its being heavily implied though.

  8. I'm lost here. *Why* does Marek feel he has to leave Hannah now he's graduated?

    1. Marek and Hannah are incompatible long term. Hannah strongly doesn't' want kids, and Marek strongly does. Also, I think he may be only on a student visa that has now expired, but I'm not sure on the last part.

      1. I think in one of the comments on a previous post Meredith denied the whole student visa thing people came up with. I kinda too from the comic with Marek talking about the 90s that he and his family were living in the US then, though they hadn't been there long (he saw the 90s Nick cartoons but had trouble understanding the English).
        http://www.octopuspie.com/2013-04-03/595-the-90s/

  9. Is the cat allergic to Marek?

    1. Le Laid Homme Sans Merci

      I think that's Manuel. Hence the half-emptied bookshelf and closet.

      1. not manuel, thats eves cat. this is a different cat.

  10. Just realized that it's probably significant that we can see both of his eyes in this arc. Does that mean they're open now? (Sad.)

    1. He has to address reality, he can't be silly Marek who ignores the long-term… His eyes are open because he sees that the time for joking around with Hannah is over.

      I think the happy days of Octopus Pie are over, guys…

  11. Ouch…my…heart… You know though, pain is honest. And it makes you think about things. Better to hurt a lot for a little while than to be unhappy or uncertain for the rest of your life. Whatever happens, I hope they'll be happy.

  12. "'Me Time' with Marek". I would totally watch the hell out of that show.

  13. Awww, so sad! And the cat sneezes, and the book goes whump, and Marek gets on the same ship as Tintin, to sail home. But luckily, I think we will see Marek again! 🙂

  14. I'm very sad now.

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