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Some More TJ & Amal Nattering

(Warning: comments might end up including spoilers for the series.)

So, how 'bout those latest pages in "The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal" - TJ's backstory? It's kind of an info dump, but E.K.'s drawings makes it worthwhile anyway.

I got the second collection volume recently, and I have to say that I don't remember that TJ had dyscalculia (which is mentioned, although not by that term, in the newest pages). Anyone remember where that came out in the storyline?

The second volume has the part where they're both pretending they're asleep, and TJ claims he was dreaming about being on "Wheel of Fortune." What happens right after that is one of my favorite parts ever. (Warning: it's very NSFW for pretty explicit m/m smexiness: Ch. 28: "Muscles Better and Nerves More.")

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lawless523
Dec. 20th, 2012 05:27 am (UTC)
I liked it. Yeah, it was many pages of monologue, but the source of TJ's cash has always been mysterious, and TJ knows a lot more about Amal than Amal knows about TJ. It was time for TJ to come clean, so to speak, and even then he was vague about some things.

Maybe the moral is: When the shine wears off, being a drug dealer's boy toy doesn't pay.

I thought I had a vague recollection of TJ's problem with math. It might have been pretty far back, though.

I love the section you linked also.
chomiji
Dec. 21st, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)

On the face of it, it seems really odd that he should have been that dealer's kept boy. In one way, it's worrying: it would take someone with a brain to realize what's interesting and nifty about TJ, and that means they're in even more danger deom the dealer. On the other hand, maybe TJ was more conventionally "cute" before having his final growth spurt and growing the scruffy beard.

Do you think that TJ is pretty much Amal's age (that is, around 22-24 years old)? It's hard to tell just from his appearance.

lawless523
Dec. 21st, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
IDK, the white boy dreadlocks bother me more than the beard.

I can't tell; based on appearance, he could be older, but it's hard to tell sometimes if he's unconventional or just immature. He could easily be a couple of years younger than TJ as well.

P.S. - I received your card; thank you!
lady_ganesh
Jan. 2nd, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
TJ is younger, according to EK Weaver's character sheets. (Not sure if you can get to them directly from the site any more, she may have changed her mind since then, but I don't think it's likely.)
chomiji
Jan. 2nd, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)

You awesome person you!

Thank you so so much for the treat!

lady_ganesh
Jan. 2nd, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
I'm just glad I can talk about TJ & Amal again! :D
lawless523
Jan. 3rd, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info.
lady_ganesh
Jan. 3rd, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
And I just realized I haven't thanked any of my Yuletide betas, you included! Thank you again and my apology.
lawless523
Jan. 3rd, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Cho, the secret's out.
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