Trainspotters

Trainspotters - Frederique comics

ARTHUR
My manager asked if I wanted to go train spotting with them.

STUART
Is that a code word for consensual sexual harassment?

ARTHUR
I think they do actually just spot trains
(After a beat.)
Maybe it was better if it was the sexual harassment thing.

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Very very slowly

Very very slowly - Frederique comics

ARTHUR
Dude, you look terrible. Are you alright?

STUART
Sure, I just didn’t sleep much. I’ve found a band that plays Green Day songs but very very slowly.
(A beat.)
Should I forward you the link?

ARTHUR
You can’t, sorry. My internet is full.

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Pebble in the Shoes

Pebble in the Shoes - Frederique comics

ARTHUR
I probably have a pebble in my shoe that makes my foot hurt. That changes the way I walk, which then makes my back hurt too.
By now I don’t want to walk at all, I just stay home and get more and more depressed every day.

FREDERIQUE
At least you’re not moaning about it, so that’s okay.

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Is that racist?

Is that racist - Frederique comics

STUART
If I keep my eyes half-closed I see everything much clearer

STUART (CONT’D)
And I look awesome with almond-shaped eyes

STUART (CONT’D)
Is that racist?

FREDERIQUE
It is now

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Happy

Happy - Frederique comics

ARTHUR
I just got hired to work for an awesome startup.

STUART
Why aren’t you happy then?

ARTHUR
I am happy.

ARTHUR (CONT’D)
I just don’t feel it yet.

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Heart Rate

Heart Rate - Frederique comics

STUART
I’ve bought a smart watch.

ARTHUR
Cool. What do you use it for?

STUART
Not much. It measures my heart rate though.

STUART (CONT’D)
It’s slightly elevated when I talk about the watch.

ARTHUR
Are you in the fat burn zone?

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Habit

Habit - Frederique comics

FREDERIQUE
I want to talk to Mark Zuckerberg

STUART
Good luck with that

FREDERIQUE
No need: I wrote an AI that learns his habits and tells me where to accidentally bump into him

STUART
Could I use that to pick up girls?

FREDERIQUE
Man, that’s a bit desperate

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Unappreciated

Unappreciated - Frederique comics

FREDERIQUE
I’ve finished an app but no one uses it

ARTHUR
Oh, I wish I were an unappreciated artist too

FREDERIQUE
That’s not the same thing

FREDERIQUE
(A beat.) Wait, that is the same thing!

ARTHUR
Does it feel as good as they say?

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Teeth-aligned

Teeth aligners - Frederique comics

FREDERIQUE
I was up all night but it’s totally worth it: I’ve 3D printed my own tooth aligners.

STUART
Doesn’t it bother you while kissing?

FREDERIQUE
(Turns sad) No.

STUART
Sorry man, I wasn’t thinking

FREDERIQUE
It’s ok, I could have a girlfriend.

STUART
Of course you could

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