Goth Advice
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Comic no. 314
Date published 12 May 2006
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Haley's Self-Loathing devises a plan to communicate with Elan.

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Panel 1

Haley's Self-Loathing: OK, I can't take this anymore!
Haley's Self-Loathing: If you don't have a plan, it looks like I'll need to come up with one for you.
Haley: You're the personification of my self-loathing, not my cleverness.
Haley's Self-Loathing: Desperate times, girl.
Elan: Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Panel 2

Haley's Self-Loathing: I live right next to the part of your brain that comes up with snippy insults, and if we don't get this problem fixed she is going to keep bugging the crap out of me.
Haley's Self-Loathing: Apparently, she has a few dozen real zingers for Belkar that she's worried will never see the light of day.
Elan (off panel): ...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Panel 3

Haley's Self-Loathing: It's New Year's Eve here, right? And it's almost midnight. So here's the plan:
Haley's Self-Loathing: When they count down to the new year, grab him and kiss him when it gets to zero.
Elan: ...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Panel 4

Haley: THAT'S the plan? How is that any different from grabbing him and kissing him right now?
Haley's Self-Loathing: One word: deniability.
Elan: ...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Panel 5

Haley's Self-Loathing: If this works, you'll be cured, right? So if he freaks out or recoils in disgust, you can play it off.
Haley's Self-Loathing: Say it was a traditional kiss for New Year's or something. Nothing says you can't go right back to lying after you get your speech back!
Elan: ...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Panel 6

Haley: I don't know...I don't think that's such a good idea.
Haley's Self-Loathing: I don't care. You're gonna suck it up and swallow your character development like an adult already.
Haley's Self-Loathing: Maybe this comic can get back to, like, adventuring or something.
Elan: ...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Panel 7

Haley: Maybe we're being too drastic here...
Haley: Maybe if I drop enough hints, Elan will figure it out on his own.
Haley's Self-Loathing: Are you kidding me? "Figure it out"?
Elan: ...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Panel 8

Haley's Self-Loathing: Haley, we're talking about the man who decided to say the word "blah" 497 times in a row, just because it had never been done before!
Elan: ...blah blah BLAH! Yes! A new world record!
Haley: ...It could happen.

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  • The Goth subculture began in England in the 1980's as an offshoot of Punk culture.

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