Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    She needs a saxophone. It’ll keep her from singing, for one thing.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    She needs a different hobby.
    Or the artist needs to let her do something well.

  3. rshive

    rshive said, over 1 year ago

    Well @bruno, there’s a little Agnes in all of us. Seems like we all want to be good at something. So good that people will say “He’s really good at …..”. But, like Agnes, most of us don’t have that little something to do it. Only we’re not funny in our failures.
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    The doll on Agnes’ bureau was gone to being a knitter. Or maybe a bagpipe player.

  4. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Nah. I know lots of adults who haven’t figured that out yet. They live in bliss.

  5. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I was fifty before I figured what I was good at – and wanted to do the rest of my life. Give the girl time.

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Dani Rice

    “Give the girl time.”


    I agree. Agnes needs to find something that she enjoys doing whether she’s good at it or not, and then do it until she’s good at it. She certainly has varied interests, so her future may lie in combining two or more of them in ways nobody else has thought of; if you do something nobody has done before, it follows that nobody has ever done it better

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Part of the fun of this strip is Agnes looking for her thing, what in the ponies universe is a “cutie mark” that every pony gets on their flank as to what they will do for the rest of their life. We don’t have that so some of us have to muddle through while a choice few know what they want almost from birth.
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    Agnes isn’t your usual person who doesn’t think in usual ways which makes it exciting as we get to watch her stumble around searching. And her grounded side kick keeping her from not flying too high in her search. Grounded in reality. A balance of the two just may be where Agnes may find her thing, the thing she likes and can do.

  8. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 1 year ago

    @Dani Rice

    I still haven’t figured out what I want to be when I grow up. When I do, I want a do over so that I can do what it is that I haven’t figured out yet what it is that I want to do …. in my life…… hmmm,….. .. aahhhh…… ……. yes. That’s it exactly!

  9. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @fritzoid

    “I agree. Agnes needs to find something that she enjoys doing whether she’s good at it or not, and then do it until she’s good at it.”
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    Agnes enjoys and is good at flitting about.
    She does it well.
    Even if she found something else which she likes and at which she was good there are two problems with concentrating on that activity.
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    First, it may not pay well enough to avoid starvation. Granny won’t live forever and assured food for adults is not assured in the future.
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    Second, she may grow tired of doing it. Then it would become torment.
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    A third just hit me, some physical or mental or emotional disability might make her unable to continue. Then it would come to feel like not only a waste but an unattainable goal.
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    She might need to find some sort of trade and then enjoy those other things as hobbies even if the hobbies eventually come to replace the former money-maker.

  10. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    By the way
    it is good Trout discovered the solution to her need to loosen up without dropping the guitar.

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