63: Valentine - Heart

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Valentine - Heart
Just pretend you're kidding.
Title text: Just pretend you're kidding.


The comic shows a Valentines card that starts off nicely, but then "escalates quickly" becoming very unromantic although probably very honest, that the only purpose of this card is getting the receiver into bed. It says that if this is not the case, if she (or he) doesn't want to go naked after receiving this card, then it is not really meant (i.e. their heart is not in it).

The title text implies that this is being offered as a Valentine that someone might give and then "pretend" that they were kidding. Which seems to imply that they would not, in fact, be kidding, that this represents their real feelings.

A funny thing is also that the text on the card implies that if the card indeed does get the receiver naked, that the action of giving it was truly meant. In that case, the giver would always deny that it was not meant and claim they are truly in love. Of course this cannot be true, since getting laid was the main motivation of appreciating the 'loved' one. "In it" could be an intentional sexual innuendo.


[A Valentine's Day heart bordered with wavy red lace-like pattern with text:]
I want to     wish you a

Happy Valentine's Day

but unless this card is going

to finally get you naked,

I have to admit

my heart's

not really

in it.


Similar to 62: Valentine - Karnaugh, until 2023-09-23 or before, the image for this comic was rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise due to the EXIF metadata.

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Writing this comment to prevent the inevitable 'first' that appears on pages with no comments. Beanie (talk) 11:46, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Second! PoolloverNathan[talk]UTSc 00:36, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
Beanie walked right into that one. Psychoticpotato (talk) 20:17, 20 May 2024 (UTC)

Like the previous one, this one is also rotated 90 degrees... shouldn't that be mentioned? 16:19, 22 December 2021 (UTC)

Added.--Calion (talk) 04:16, 20 February 2023 (UTC)