Chapter 69: At Loose Ends
I wonder what's happening here. It's probably something relating back to what Janet said about Abbey always fighting for what's right. Maybe someone's being bullied in the schoolyard? The problem is that Abbey is still his father's son, and tends to let his temper loose at such times.
The two girls in the first panel have such intriguing expressions, I demand to know what the story is there.
- 19 March 2012 - 03:00 PM
I'll give you a hint: it involves a "traveling candy salesman".
She's totally getting picked on and Abbey will get into a brawl, or at least I hope he gets into a brawl.
- 19 March 2012 - 03:16 PM
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- 19 March 2012 - 09:20 PM
a slightly more innocent Abbey in the past, before becoming jaded?
- 20 March 2012 - 12:05 AM
- 20 March 2012 - 01:19 AM
Jesus Christ...and I thought I had a dirty mind! O_O
Anyway, I'm pretty sure the girl screaming is Molly...
- 20 March 2012 - 11:02 PM
He's being picked up from school by Kevin, though, which means that this must be after all the stuff he has traumatic flashbacks to and talks to his therapist about. It can't be before he was jaded.
- 21 March 2012 - 03:04 AM
- 21 March 2012 - 04:04 AM
I wonder if we'll get another flashback or two showing other times in the past where Abbey got angry and stood up for someone, the same way we got flashbacks in "December" showing the times where Sandy became concerned about Lucy hurting Mike.
"Don't touch me!" *BAP*
I think that's rather more serious than a joke, don't you?
- 21 March 2012 - 04:01 PM
Hate crimes against feline-Americans.
- 21 March 2012 - 05:57 PM
The dog isn't joking. If he IS joking, then I'm not fucking laughing.
That dog is being a real asshole; at a girl, no less. While Abbey probably did react a little strongly, I must admit I probably would've done the same thing. That, or bitch the guy out at the top of my lungs. Let's see Abbey claw his eyes out; that outta propel his anger issues into the stratosphere.
I hope a teacher doesn't come by and catch Abbey. That would really be a shame and it wouldn't make sense when you consider the fact that almost none of the teachers ever appear in the nick of time like this. Not a single teacher was present in Feline Filibuster when Abbey had his major meltdown when he was debating with Sue. He never faced repercussions for it either, the little Fuhrer... As far as I can tell, the kids are pretty much on their own, let to kill each other when and how as they please.
- 21 March 2012 - 09:54 PM
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- 22 March 2012 - 06:17 AM
A private school for orphans and the recklessly abandoned.
- 22 March 2012 - 11:09 PM
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- 23 March 2012 - 12:53 AM
Abbey probably over-reacted though, by slamming the dog's face into a fence instead of simply demanding that he stop teasing Molly. And now his actions might have reminded Molly too much of her father, making her upset.
- 23 March 2012 - 05:17 AM
Even hearing about them puts her into an Abbey-like rage.
She is stomping on the ribbon, right?
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- 23 March 2012 - 05:21 AM
Molly doesn't mind ribbons, what a weird Freudian thing. Leave that for Paulo and barking!
- 23 March 2012 - 06:21 AM
- 23 March 2012 - 06:28 AM
It's still a bit jarring to see Molly that mad at Abbey.
- 23 March 2012 - 02:58 PM
Also sick fires Molly.
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- 26 March 2012 - 04:39 AM
Even if his real mom is the fattest fatty in BCB so far.
- 26 March 2012 - 04:40 AM
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- 26 March 2012 - 05:23 AM
Ouch...Molly really hit home with that line. Granted, Abbey did go overboard, but I'd be friggin' grateful if my sibling came up to some dude bullying me and made him run away. I have a feeling that that's actually happened once or twice before in my life, yet I can't really remember any particular times...
There's always an utmost sadness and guilt in my heart whenever I hurt someone who's hurting me back, though. I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel bad after seeing the dog bully with tears in his eyes in the last page. I guess when it comes down to it, they just need to deal with their own problems. No matter how unjust or unfair, they do have a reason for doing what they do. I don't whenever I do it; just revenge. Perhaps Molly can see that as well. That, or she's just stubborn for thinking that she can deal with it herself, when she obviously can't.
- 26 March 2012 - 12:37 PM
Maybe Molly could've dealt with the situation herself, maybe not. But what's clear is that Abbey went too far. Telling a teacher might well have been sufficient to solve the problem. On the other hand, it's hard to resist one's natural impulses sometimes.
- 26 March 2012 - 06:12 PM
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- 26 March 2012 - 11:21 PM
He also has to come to terms with his anger issues, and recognize that the way he approaches situations may not be the right way.
- 27 March 2012 - 01:37 AM
That is just my take on the name, but it seems to describe Abby pretty well right now.
This post has been edited by JHawkNH: 27 March 2012 - 03:05 PM
- 27 March 2012 - 03:04 PM