Title text: And I even got out my adorable new netbook!
In this age, women are at an elevated risk for male harassment, or worse. A result is that Megan gets a lot of support to fight against the harassers.
But what about Cueball who truly wants a meaningful relationship with her?
This comic displays a possible situation in which Cueball, hoping for a springboard to begin his courtship, compliments on Megan's netbook. The problem is that harassers can use this technique to get what they want, so Megan, recognizing this risk, immediately tells off Cueball and warns other people of the supposed harasser. Other people follow suit, even going so far to get his picture on the widely-circulated multinational Facebook in order to warn other people of this harasser. This above situation worries Cueball sufficiently to keep to himself instead of pursuing his advances.
But this was only in Cueball's mind, he was just too fearful to talk to Megan. Since he did not talk to her in reality, Megan is frustrated that he ignores her. She even got out her "adorable new netbook" specifically for the man to notice her and start a conversation. Cueball doesn't talk to her and of course Megan doesn't talk to him.
This is all about relationships between men and women. They just do not understand their counterpart and fear to do the first step.
- [Two people are sitting on chairs.]
- Cueball: Hey, cute netbook.
- Megan: What.
- Cueball: Your laptop. I just—
- Megan: No, why are you talking to me.
- Megan: Who do you think you are? If I were even slightly interested, I'd have shown it.
- Megan: Hey everyone, this dude's hitting on me.
- Voice #1: Haha
- Voice #2: Creepy
- Voice #3: Let's get his picture for Facebook to warn others.
- [This panel fades into a thought bubble of Cueball.]
- [Megan is typing on her laptop.]
- Dear blog,
- Cute boy on train still ignoring me.