The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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August 26th, 2019, 11:00 am

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EmilyAnnCoons, August 26th, 2019, 11:00 am

Julie and Dan begin to talk, but it seems that maybe Dan has an ulterior motive for talking to her. How is Julie going to handle that?

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Hippocampus (Guest), August 26th, 2019, 11:18 am

What an asshole!

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Guest (Guest), August 28th, 2019, 9:21 pm

Yeah, he is.

But is miss Wong as well? She doesn't like it when the shoe is on the other foot. Well, she's never said it straight to her face. But her attitude to Alexis is just as shitty.

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FallingStar (Guest), August 30th, 2019, 6:35 am

His line of "either way, you're pretty hot" is really the only thing I can see in this that is demonstrably wrong.

He misunderstood her name; that's fine. She even accepted the fact that it's a difficult pronunciation. Once he understood, he accepted, and so did she, and they moved on.

As for him saying that she looked more Chinese than Japanese... well, she is half Chinese, she admitted it herself. And she said her last name is Wong, which is a decidedly Chinese name. So I think it would be pretty unreasonable to get upset at Dan for thinking she was Chinese. Juri rolls her eyes at this? For being mistaken WHEN SHE'S BOTH?! AND has a Chinese last name with a Japanese-sounding first name?

It's certainly wrong for a store runner (owner as well?) to hit on clients like that, and doubly so if it's only because of her race. But Juri is by no means wholly innocent in this.

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Guest (Guest), August 31st, 2019, 12:24 am

@FallingStar:

She didn't do anything. She didn't ask him if he's Polish, German, Irish, Welsh, French, Belgian, Swedish or Danish. She didn't tell him he's hot since he's Irish and Swede but luckily not a Pole or he wouldn't be hot. She didn't put him on the spot. She didn't set him to answer to her.

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Hippocampus (Guest), September 1st, 2019, 1:05 pm

@FallingStar: Sort of disagree; the very first thing he said here was objectionable. Why is he surprised that she has an "American name" when (presumably, correct me if I'm wrong) this comic takes place in America? Who is he to tell her what kind of name she should or shouldn't have based on the way she looks?

As for the Chinese vs. Japanese thing I think you are overestimating this guy's intelligence lol. Juri didn't say she was half Chinese until after he claimed she looked more Chinese. Even if he knew Wong is a Chinese surname, telling someone that they look more of one ethnicity than another is a really insensitive thing to say if you've just met them.

@Guest: Well you know how the saying goes... Everything's always funny when it happens to someone else...

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Guest (Guest), September 1st, 2019, 5:25 pm

@Hippocampus:


Pretty much.