Webcomic profile: Dude in Distress
Dude in Distress
Falling for a superhero (both literally and figuratively) can be distressing.
Last update: 3 days ago, 11:01 AM
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So you wanna date a superhero? I have news for you . . . It's not all romantic flights through the night sky and wild romps in the bedroom–there's also lots of falling, danger, and general peril.

JOIN normal human Clark Peters as he begins his relationship with the world-famous superhero Femme Fantastic!

WITNESS the dangers facing a normal guy from supervillains, other superheroes, and his friends as Clark experiences all the trappings (both figurative and literal) that come with dating a superhero!

EXPERIENCE what it's like to be a Dude in Distress!


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Here's strip 181 of Dude in Distress, and the clock certainly seems to be ticking for Mustachioed Machismo. Of course, he already said as much from the time he figured Femme was talking to Happy Medium.
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The bulb is now REAL bright!!!!!
Also, agreed on adding a good layer, giving her character a bit more depth. It already has quite a bit, but more is better.
I think most persons, possibly all, start out fully naïve. Then the more shit we see the more we move on a sliding scale towards cynicism, at the other end. And this can be very topical, you can be fully cynic about some things while still being fully naïve about other things. What is the right amount of cynicism, the best place on that scale to be? Varies with the situation. Too bad we can't easily move ourselves on that scale.

I think Cy'anna is right on track for an equivalent age of early to mid twenties. On average more naïve than most people, but certainly not about the specific things that she normally deals with, i.e. supervillains. Especially not about MM. However, maybe about the consequences of acting in anger - this we will soon see, very interesting :)
Here's a perfect example of "fear the anger of a good woman". And I believe it adds a good layer to her character.

She is a perfectly rational and genuinely good-hearted person who tries to look for the best on everyone. But she is not naïvel, she is perfectly aware of the malice that any sentient is capable of, just choses to walk the, admittedly more complicated, path she believes is best.

But she herself is a person. Not an impecable ideal. Threaten something personal, something really dear to her, and she will go to hell and back to protect it. Or him, in this case ;)