58: Why Do You Love Me?

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Why Do You Love Me?
Opening dialogue by Scott
Title text: Opening dialogue by Scott

[edit] Explanation

Cueball asks "Why do you love me?" to Megan, a fairly common question that couples ask each other. She responds "My heart never gave me a choice", a seemingly very sentimental, romantic answer. However, after a beat panel she effectively kills the romance of the moment by adding, "I wish it had", indicating that she would rather not have loved Cueball.

Scott appears to be a friend of Randall Munroe. Comics 57 through 59 all have the title text "Opening dialogue by Scott", forming a sort of informal mini-series inspired by him.

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[Cueball and Megan are having a conversation.]
Cueball: Why do you love me?
Megan: I don't know; my heart never gave me a choice.
Cueball: Aww.
[No dialogue.]
Megan: I wish it had.
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I figure 95% of the population will agree with the fact that the last panel "kills the moment".

But, I think there's an alternative way to interpret this too: If Megan mentions "I wish it had" as a prelude to "Then I'd be able to give you a better answer, as to why I picked you...", would atleast 5% of the population would agree that it embellishes the moment? 03:01, 3 June 2013 (UTC) : I actually understood the "aww" as "I'm sad, you didn't really choose me" and then the last panel is Megan trying to save the day.
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