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IceKitsune wrote:Actually I think it might be less that she doesn't date and more like as I said in the comments: She dates,uses and then dump once finished with; Repeat when bored. She just doesn't care about the people she dates really.
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Kyderra wrote:
Keeshah wrote: Also I don't really understand her last line.
"Convenient, King, not there."
"To be a dog is to be with whoever is convent at the time"
"To be a dog is to be with whoever is there at the time"
not quite, since "there" is bolded. the emphasis is different, which changes the meaning.
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Keeshah wrote:
Also I don't really understand her last line.
"Convenient, King, not there."

Convenient as in who will be of greater benefit to the dog.
There as who is just next to you.

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I thought she meant to only have puppies when it was convenient and not with random dogs.
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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
Kyderra wrote:
Keeshah wrote: Also I don't really understand her last line.
"Convenient, King, not there."
"To be a dog is to be with whoever is convenient at the time"
"To be a dog is to be with whoever is there at the time"
not quite, since "there" is bolded. the emphasis is different, which changes the meaning.
Convenient is bolded, too. That's exactly what it means.
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Who says Duchess dumps whoever she meets? Though it does certainly look to be like that which i won't argue is also a good possibility. I'm just holding out she's the type that doesn't want to go through a dating process,wasting time with petty romances and will immediately point the finger at the guy she finds interesting and marry them on the spot.

Duchess seems to also be going by the tradition that some people i know would speculate how real life animals date: Convenience. The big difference of course is the lifespans and intelligence levels, which makes this comic much more enjoyable to read!
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I think that it is not hard to see King becoming an "Alvin Purple" like character. He is a victim and all the females are the predators.
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rickgriffin wrote:
PhoenixAsper wrote: EDIT: Rick, out of curiosity, is this arc part of that really great idea you had in November?
No; for pacing's sake I am pushing that back a while. But you'll love it when it comes.
Will I? I wasn't exactly supportive of the Bailey and King pairing in the first place, and I still think that until King fully accepts being a dog (if that is indeed what he will choose), something here ain't right. Plus it's not the FIRST thing I would want for King.

Still............. Can't! Wait!

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PhoenixAsper wrote:
rickgriffin wrote:
PhoenixAsper wrote: EDIT: Rick, out of curiosity, is this arc part of that really great idea you had in November?
No; for pacing's sake I am pushing that back a while. But you'll love it when it comes.
Will I? I wasn't exactly supportive of the Bailey and King pairing in the first place, and I still think that until King fully accepts being a dog (if that is indeed what he will choose), something here ain't right. Plus it's not the FIRST thing I would want for King.

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rickgriffin wrote:It wasn't a hope, it was an order. YOU WILL LOVE IT.
Oh you. You're not helping. :P

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rickgriffin wrote:It wasn't a hope, it was an order. YOU WILL LOVE IT.
YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE ME IT!

Will we know this idea when we see it?
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Sleet wrote:
rickgriffin wrote:It wasn't a hope, it was an order. YOU WILL LOVE IT.
YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE ME IT!

Will we know this idea when we see it?
Most likely.
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People shouldn't get too worked up over her views, she's a purebred show dog. Have people forgotten that mankind didn't engage in hundreds of years of selective breeding and domestication for the good of the dog after all. Also, fair warning, any of you use that as the ground floor of a 'humans are evil' debate, I may hurt you.

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Foxstar wrote:People shouldn't get too worked up over her views, she's a purebred show dog. Have people forgotten that mankind didn't engage in hundreds of years of selective breeding and domestication for the good of the dog after all. Also, fair warning, any of you use that as the ground floor of a 'humans are evil' debate, I may hurt you.
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Well that still doesn't make her views any better.
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brb gonna make a 'humans are evil' thread...

In all seriousness though... KING CALLED BAILEY HIS GIRLFRIEND AHMAGAHD
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Sleet wrote:Well that still doesn't make her views any better.
Some people can view romance as just a simple thing in life rather than an important thing because they choose to have more important things to do, like work. Probably why Duchess may come off as a well financed dog as well. Depends on how they are raised. I wouldn't say her views are right either, but she does have the money while most pets live off of a allowance.
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It's not so much her views on romance as it is the fact that she views other people (or dogs or whatever) as a means to an end.
Spoiler alert: I don't think Duchess is meant to be a role model.
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King wrote:Doesn't that lead to unwanted puppies?
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"When you're falling in a forest and there's nobody around,
do you ever really crash or even make a sound?"

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Karlos wrote:
King wrote:Doesn't that lead to unwanted puppies?
You're such a weird person, Mr. Griffin =P
It took you this long to realize it?
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Foxstar wrote:People shouldn't get too worked up over her views, she's a purebred show dog. Have people forgotten that mankind didn't engage in hundreds of years of selective breeding and domestication for the good of the dog after all. Also, fair warning, any of you use that as the ground floor of a 'humans are evil' debate, I may hurt you.
Why do we need to debate that? Anyway since this a couples competition, do you think the entire troupe of Bigglesworths will come out to play?

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KJOokami wrote:brb gonna make a 'humans are evil' thread...

In all seriousness though... KING CALLED BAILEY HIS GIRLFRIEND AHMAGAHD
OHMYGODOHMYGODMOHMYGODOHMYGOD



I personally think Duchess is pretty awesome,
I have a soft spot for the antagonist/foil to the hero and that back and forth with King was Gold (THAT'S GOLD JERRY GOLD!)
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Sleet wrote:
Karlos wrote:
King wrote:Doesn't that lead to unwanted puppies?
You're such a weird person, Mr. Griffin =P
It took you this long to realize it?
Most truly brilliant and talented people are either irresponsible or insane. :p
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Sleet wrote:
Karlos wrote:
King wrote:Doesn't that lead to unwanted puppies?
You're such a weird person, Mr. Griffin =P
It took you this long to realize it?
No. But I couldn't resist to say it =)
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Can't believe I didn't say this before...

Dare I hope it: Did King just demonstrate assertiveness?!

And I do wonder with this latest development just how much of his human existence King is still hanging on to? Then again, he's been in this state for over two years of his natural life... :?

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You have to remember: Babylon Gardens was about Henry Milton trying to show that the sentient pets of the HP world can be like humans. So many act close to human. That includes all the relationships we've seen.

As I said on the strip's comment thread, Duchess is probably very orthodox about natural dog behavior, to the point of being even more orthodox than the Good Ol' Dogs Club. She thinks relationships are stupid, and is content with pairing up only when necessary.
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Shawn "good job Mr. Griffin, once again i have enjoyed your work."

Sean "i agree, it was simply superb."

Alex "lol i loved it ^_^ also i didn't know she was King's girlfriend, i knew he liked her..." (you don't need to reply to Alex)

Justin "dogs dont talk, why am i even here?" (don't reply to him ether)

David "they're so cute, i wish my pets could talk, well they could if i started drinking again." *sigh*

Kenny *concealed*
Shawn "hey."
Sean "greetings."
Alex "hi everyone ^_^"
Justin "wazz'up dudes."
David "i hope it rains today."
Shawn "this is my loving family, sort of speak."

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Who are those people?
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Shawn "hey."
Sean "greetings."
Alex "hi everyone ^_^"
Justin "wazz'up dudes."
David "i hope it rains today."
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Well that's weird.
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it was a sudden thought to do that, to say all their opinions at once, i like using them but the rules forbid fake ID's so i use both, my real one and theirs, i don't think there's a rule about that

Sleet wrote:who are those people?
i found your reply rather funny :lol:
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Hey guys! I gotta ask, now whut does it really violate when you're a dog with a girlfriend? It seems like Duchess was about to flip...
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Duchess is against dogs acting too much like humans, and dogs normally don't actually have "girlfriends" especially not long distance ones.
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But that would make it all the more hilarious wouldn't it? And for ggoodness sakes Peanut acts like a human along with a lot of the other pets as m,uch as King does!
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and she's probably against that as well.
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ZambieHugger wrote:But that would make it all the more hilarious wouldn't it? And for goodness sakes Peanut acts like a human along with a lot of the other pets as much as King does!

Probably why we haven't seen much of her. She doesn't like to hang around with the other dogs in the neighborhood. Thinks they have lost their identity or something...
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Oh, Cubs. must you always mess with King?

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The last panel is so cute! :D Of course its not a burden for King hes dealt with worse.

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what is wrong with her hand

it looks like someone smacked her with a baseball bat
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