Monday, September 1, 2014

Heartbroken Girl

I'm back! Looks like all I missed was Tommie's trip down memory lane of all her "boyfriends."

Friday August 29, 2014

Saturday August 30, 2014

Monday September 1, 2014
I think Tommie, like all of us who have had to beef up a romantic resume, is kind of bending the truth on some of these. Let's recap, shall we?

  • Neil Flynn: Based on my memory of Neil, who was before this strip's time, he was a flirt and a playboy who DEFINITELY would never say Tommie was his girlfriend. They never went on a date, but he did kiss Tommie once, at a party, possibly on a dare.
  • Gary Walker: Gary was a deeply deeply nerdy guy that Tommie dated. She broke up with him when he proposed to her and asked her to move to Denver with him, which, requiring her to leave the apartment, obviously wasn't happening. He was a part of one of my all-time favorite panels, though.
  • Joe Kelly: Kind of surprised Tommie would even bring this up in her "list of bad boyfriends," since he was married and all and plus they never dated. But, yeah! I think she was charmed by his non-Garyness.
  • Rick: Who? I didn't even remember this guy until I looked him up, but clearly he was a love interest so tepid he didn't even get a last name. That said, he used to be in a boy band (of similarly blandly handsome guys, I'm guessing) and was just about as whitebread as Tommie, so I don't know why that love connection didn't take off.
Conclusion: one out of four of these people actually dated Tommie, and the one she actually did date she totally dumped. So I wouldn't say Tommie was "the heartbroken girl" as much as "the girl who got away, through passive means, like maybe by accidentally slipping through a net, or taking the wrong bus."


Ken's Orange Overcoat said...

I assume that Mags Shulock didn't bother to look up her own stories. She also hadn't bother to look up any "boyfriends" from before 2005 (surely she has access to the syndicate's archives). So much for cosistency!

Also, I assume you meant "before this blog" instead "before this strip".

TimP said...

Yeah, I can't be bothered to look deep into the archives either, but wasn't there a whole thing with some married couple Tommie was friends with and the husband made some advances on her? To be sure, ill-advised adulterous advances do not constitute a dating relationship but that sure is a lot more to rue than some of these other ones.

Kibo said...

Just think, in a few years, Tommie will say, "Let me tell you about the time I told Carol about my past boyfriends," and then she'll spend eight weeks summarizing what she's spending four weeks to tell us now.

Anonymous said...

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