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Mindsword2 (Guest), June 16th, 2015, 6:21 pm     Reply


I say "Well enough" because it could always be worse, it sounds polite, and no one questions it.

Jones (Guest), June 16th, 2015, 8:36 pm     Reply

Never understood why people want us to say "good" to "How are you?" even when it is a lie. Actually, they seem to want to hear "good" especially if it would be a lie.

ChibiSilverWings, June 16th, 2015, 8:45 pm     Reply

@Jones: Mostly it's because it's social conventions for casual acquaintances to ask this question to each other. For the most part it's really awkward to talk about the ins and outs of your emotional inner life with someone you're not close to. They don't usually know how to react or respond to those things, it tends to slow conversation, when it's meant to be part of a short greeting ritual. "Hi! How are you? Good See you later!"

When you talk to people you ARE close to, it's standard procedure to be able to actually answer this questions honestly, because people close to you are actually there to talk to you and listen to your problems.

Shadowednavi, June 17th, 2015, 12:05 am     Reply

@Jones @ChibiSilverWings: and let's be real, asia needs all the help she can get in the talking to people department :3

Don Quixotes, June 16th, 2015, 9:38 pm     Reply

And let's not all forget, in her case she IS good. I mean, when the other options are dead or mind-slave to an Abyssal psychic rock-entity. The fact she can even feel pain is a good thing too, no nerve damage.

Seth (Guest), June 16th, 2015, 11:35 pm     Reply

There's a term for that, as there is for most things: 'phatic communication'. Someone I know through Facebook was talking about this a while back in the context of the convention of wishing people a happy birthday, and ended up making it an in-joke to say 'gesundheit' instead. It's equally meaningless, so why not?

shylarah, June 17th, 2015, 8:45 pm     Reply

@Seth, that's funny. And here we see Asia who doesn't understand people very well. <3 So cute.

shylarah, June 18th, 2015, 9:00 pm     Reply

Also, it may just be Adrestia's mother bear instincts, but I bet AA shippers are squealing out there!

am529, June 18th, 2015, 11:42 pm     Reply

Am I wrong in thinking that Asia may have Asperger's Syndrome, or some other similar neurological difference?

ChibiSilverWings, June 19th, 2015, 12:51 am     Reply

@am529: This will be addressed at some point later in the comic, it has to do with how she was raised rather than being born non-neurotypical, though you're not wrong in reading her to have similar traits to someone on the spectrum.