Bud and Shelly in a bar fight against some guys!!? No contest!
Yet, I wish I could have seen that….
I bet it was something like this…
And preferably with this playing in the background. It just strikes me as the ultimate bar fight song.
OK it’s an anachronism to an Old West barfight, but for Bud and shelly, Id have gone for this (too lazy to make a link)
AAaaahh Flogging Molly!:D 😀
But I think for a barfight I’d do this’n‘… Or possibly this. Both somewhat NSFW–but awesome.
Yep, two links. I hope it does eventually show up… 😉
War Wagon. Seen it.
Someone steals Wayne’s land, he steals that guys gold (which was mined from Wayne’s land
I once read a article of a interview with Kirk Douglas.
He said he, John Wayne, and John’s favorite director (whose name I forget) liked to prowl the bars before John and Kirk got famous for just such ‘entertainment’.
He said he and the director could usually account for 3 or 4 fighters; but they never bothered to count how many John would ‘finish off’.
Also, I think the director was John Ford.
Also, anyone who grew up named “Marion” is certain to know a thing or two about throwing punches.
Although not as stylized, cliched, or…1870-movie-replica-like…
(I ment to put that in my first post.)
Bud and Shelly against the entire national guard….
ALERT! Call out the army!
Now, air support!
Why can’t we at least SCRATCH one?
Yeah, and at least Godzilla would stand still to get hit!
Oh, the Bud doodle is AWESOME!! <3
Wow, Bud egging on a fight huh? That's interesting. I know she's fiery, but I never saw her as the bar fight type. XD
Monica’s comment in the third panel confuses me…
“Your fangs are showing and you have cat-like markings on either side of your nose.”
Why is she saying that? Has she never seen that before now? Is she clarifying for the reader (if they didn’t already notice)? Is she just telling Shelly? If she’s just telling Shelly, what purpose does it serve in the conversation?
I’m sure it’s not that important, it just seemed awkward.
Maybe it’s just kind of like how you tell someone, “Hey, pull up your shirt a bit, your bra strap is showing.”
ShadOBabe: surely its “you are not totally showing your bra yet….” :/
you should be in a late night newcastle pub… any rude comment can start a fight there..
does not necessarily have to be rude…
or a comment.
I thought that Shelly was starting to go Sphynx just in the retelling, and M was pointing this out. I could be wrong though.
hah you beat me by 4min…i did not think i typed that so slow…
Monica is talking Shelly back down/pointing out that she’s going sphinx just by talking about what happened.
i got it to mean monica has noticed how close shelly came to sphinxing out so what could humans have said to make an 80k sphinx go nuts..
I like the return of the Shelly’s Mind Doodles.
I love the Bud-doodle too! 🙂 If I didn’t love my av so darn much, that doodle would be my new one. Although…I’m not sure I could pull off an angry avatar. It doesn’t suit me well. 😛
Haha!! I’ll totally do it. I love getting new Bud avatars!! I have to wait till I get back to my computer though (using my iPad).
Awww, love the DoodleBud!
I’d take DoodleBud over DoodleBob any day.
(To anyone that gets that reference, I salute you…)
Oh my god you just made me think….. Doodlebob spoke backwards too…. He was a demon!
I always thought that was obvious when his disembodied hand crawled to Spongebob’s house to get revenge…
Wow, say that sentence out loud and ignore any of the context behind it. It’s just weird. XD
Not for this group. 😉
80K years, and her sub-conscience is still a elementary-schooler…
It’s the nature of “the beast”
Shelly is still easily agitated, happy to see that her character didn’t all go ” buddhist monk”
As an amateur philosopher, I consider that wisdom alone does not make one “go buddhist” (in the sense of peaceful demeanor). That would require meticulous analysis of what does and does not aggravate you, eliminating the aggravations that don’t make logical sense, and dealing with the ones that do. In other words, lots of meditating specifically on your own anger issues.
If anything, general wisdom makes one far more aware of situations and reasonings all around you. Knowing exactly what is meant when someone says/does something, and the reasons why they are saying/doing it. In other words, you’d kinda be more likely to fly into a rage…
Oh my. Bud was there, and feisty? In the words of Texas Jack, “Now are you going to give me some fightin’ room?”
It may not be a question of “Was there serious damage to the bar?”, but rather “Are there any two molecules of the bar still in the same county? Anywhere?”
(That’s doodle is utterly priceless!)
“Excuse me, mistuh Partnuh, but who is Texas Jack?”
One of the funniest movies EVER.
Although it’s guaranteed to elicit a wince, from any gentleman who is proud of his mustache.
Heheheh. For some reason, I’m thinkin’ of a scene from the Will Smith movie, “Hancock”.
yeah, I was not sure if that was the “head pushed up..” scene… :p
That’s the one.
Awesomeness all the way round.
This made me :LOL: hárd. I can just imagine the mayhem & carnage, with Bud ( prolly drunk as a sailor) running around going like in the doodle…..
“But officer, I swear… that crazy blonde chick broke my fist, by punching it with her solar plexus!”
Officer: “Chuck Norris is not a girl, sir. We’re going to need you to come downtown.”
(Randomly awesome playmobil characters (inc. Zorro) in the pun jar for that one.)
Bud, in the barroom, with a drunk sphynx.
Drunk Shelly, in the barroom, with a vengance.
This is turning into an interesting game of clue, here. 😉
not many murder weapons though unless you call ‘punting through wall’ one of them 😀
How bout “Shellynx in the bar with fangs and claws” and “Bud in the bar with oral flamethrower.”
Technicaly, they’re both unarmed – just like a martial arts master….
Nope. Bud, as the antagonist, in the bar, with Shelly as the weapon. I like that one.
Could be she did damage. We know Shelly has a history of being incited to murderous rage from the one-sided Mucho Mocha fight with Nudge. She may still be too easily manipulated despite her years of solitude. Also, I’m not certain those years in the TTF were spent in all that much contemplation. Sphinxes seem to be known for a quick temper. Phix is an exception, but she’s been at the sphinx game a lot longer than Shelly and has probably been in the company of sphinxes all her early life. It’s not yet clear if pure blood sphinxes are born a sphinx or a human and morph at some point. Yet Phix said they are all born of humans, so how can any be pure blooded?
I thought it was Shellynx who said that all sphinxes start out as humans…
How come it always seems to boil down to someone telling Shelly “Let’s you and him fight?”
I think an important point here is that Bud is trying to get Shelly riled up. The thing to figure out now is ‘why’.
I suspect, given Bud’s history, she can identify with being the victim of racism. After all hasn’t she been treated like a “tool” from foreign lands for centuries? She hides it well (maybe can even fool herself into thinking she’s over it) but I suspect, deep down, it still hurts her to have been given less rights than others (and only survived because she was intimidating).
She doesn’t like that she was used as a tool, but then goads Shelly into being her tool for venting? That seems very hypocritical…and therefore very human. 🙂
Bud did not survive because she was initimidating, she survived because she was indestructable.
Which is actually worse if you think about it.
Now I have to start thinking like a writer again…
Lol, my problem is that I never stop. Kinda makes the enjoyable comics few and far between. That is the main reason I enjoy Paul’s work so much, he thinks outside the box and takes the tropes beyond the breaking point every time.
OH COME ON, PEOPLE!!! we were JUST talking about how BUD has the hots for a “nerdy COP”, and was last seen getting decked out (make-up wise)… hint, hint hint…. She KNOWS that Shelly has a thin skin when it comes to racism vs. the underdog … So of course Bud was egging her on… It was all in order to PURPOSELY get her into a fight (pretty much knowing in advance that Shelly wouldn’t get hurt) so that THE COPS GET CALLED!!! Shelly would have a bit of “anger management” time and be relatively OK otherwise, since she would be seen as “the victim” not “the instigator” of the fight so she’d get let off with maybe a warning, and Bud would get to flirt with the nerdy cop while said racists were being carted away, probably by his partner… a win-win scenario for both Bud, Shelly and the girls the goons were picking on in the first place… UNFORTUNATELY… it didn’t work out that way… Justin was the cop, and Shelly got pissed at BUD for flirting with him and THAT’S why she’s here all bent out of shape over it, and the more she stews over it the madder she gets until she almost Sphinx’s out over the re-telling of it.
…and add a twist, where Justin was more attracted to Bud than to Shelly, and Shelly’s worried about loosing her guy to her friend and having her social world dry up and turn to dust and blow away in the wind.
“Guess the real ending” is a game a lot of writers play, and I’m no exception. One of the reasons I like this comic so much is that I can watch the story unfold. Paul has twisted and re-twisted so often that I’ve started to trust him to surprise me, so I can read the comic just for enjoyment’s sake. There’s not much I can do that with, and it’s very refreshing. *tips hat to Paul*
The only thing I want to know is…
…what did they do with the bodies…?
When one can teleport, one can remove bodies from the field permanently.
Like I said, let’s hope she didn’t eat anyone important.
I doubt Shelly would eat anyone, she knows what kinds of crap people put into their bodies. She would be safer eating raw sewage.
Way To Go Bud … Love the way you help defuse a situation.
Or was that ‘Shelly-vision’
what she thought (or would have like) what Bud said and did?
Not a lot of trolls in the Time Forest, apparently.
Nah.. they “break rules” and are taken out of the gene-pool rather quickly there… they’ve since learned not to go there anymore.
I wonder if it was what Logan would term ‘A Friendly Fight’?
“Looks like fun, Bub–erm, Bud.”
Of course. to Logan (i hope you’re referring to a short, zen-like guy with retractable claws), a ‘friendly fight’ is one you win.
its actually a partial quote… Logan: “it was a friendly fight. No claws!” I think it was from one of the one shot Graphic novels where he was in Japan..
I wonder, Who’s bar were they in and is it still intact?
Racists just begging to get their faces smashed…
Shelly wanting to do the deed…
Bud egging her on…
Maybe ‘intact’ is not the best description of what is left.
If Shelly is this close to Sphinxing out RIGHT NOW… I’ll bet that she DID transform last night at the bar. that and how Tina was saying that the “drama is over”… HA! that just meant that it’s JUST BEGUN!!!
Actually I was thinking it was just the opposite.
Shelly was so pissed she forgot to “sphinx out” and opted for the satisfaction of plain ol’ fist in the face.
yeah, during work today i had the thought that Bud was egging her on for some reason… then it hit me! (kinda painfully, too) Bud wanted the COPS to be called in! (see my reply above for more details)
I can’t help but think of a phone conversation Shelly’s dad could have after the ‘incident’ at the garage.
Dad. “Justin, I don’t think you should come over. Shelly’s a bit angry with you.”
Justin. “maybe I could calm her down.”
Dad. “I doubt it. She threw a V-8 out the door and across the parking lot.”
Justin, smiling. “So she’s got a mad going on? Throwing a drink out.”
Dad. “You don’t understand. Not a drink… a motor.”
Well, she _does_ have history of throwing V8 engines around. (http://wapsisquare.com/comic/03102004/)
You will note her dad was NOT surprised she could throw a engine, so she must of done many things along that line before.
Notice his reaction when he discovered she cut her hair, though.
(he passed out)
I think someone made the mistake of letting Bud watch Hancock
I see one small error with M’s thinking here. Eighty thousand years old doesn’t necessarily mean eighty thousand years of wisdom. Age does not make one wise.
Shelly is still a human being (more or less) and is still subject to human emotions, especially when consuming beverages known to hinder control of said emotions.
And really, sometimes a cockroach needs to be stepped on.
That brings up an interesting subject.
If Shelly thinks like a human while human, does she think like a sphinx when she’s a sphinx, and if she’s somewhere in between is she just plain confused?
I think Shelly is fighting her natural Guardian tendencies. She was ‘protecting’ the native girls like a proper sphinx would do. She is currently an unemployed guardian and Billy Jack is probably getting old.
Thanks for clueing me into the Irish tunes, really Kicka**.
I like the way Shelly thinks back to an image of Stick figure on notebook. Remeniscent of the James Thurber TV series,”My World and Welcome to It”.
There’s a really pretty acoustic version, too.
They’re basically an LA band, though the lead singer (and main driving force) is from Ireland.
Another US-based Irish folk-punk band is Black 47 – rather more political but still making great bar-fight music.
While most of the ethnicities have managed to dispell the stereotypes, or at least alter them, Native Americans are, for whatever reason, still struggling with a strong image forged by popular culture. If a bunch of drunks are harassing some young ladies, it’s bad enough. If they are going straight to the “ugh, how, heap-big” style of broken English, and saying “squaw” way more than needed, then cousin Shelly couldn’t help getting her hackles up. There are times to remain calm, and times to stomple someone’s grapes. Good-bye, grapes!
Wish i could find Butch and Jimmy Dale’s version of this, but…
It starts out as a bittersweet meditation on love and understanding and transitions to a bitter meditation on the treatment of the American Indian:
…in the city of angels, i once caught a thief
he was twenty years off the reservation;
the cops all called him “chief”…
Where can you go when you’re already gone?
The quote is Butch Hancock’s original lyric, the cover i linked has it differently. You can hear that and many other brilliant songs on the live album he and Jimmy Dale Gilmore recorded in Australia twenty or so years ago.
(Including an even more bitter song called “Special Treatment”, written by a young Abo singer/songwriter.)
Aggh. I just noticed that the link didn’t come through in the forst post!.
It goes for most of indigenous peoples; powerless overrun people who can’t fight back, mocked by those who handsomely benefited from their massive loss. The same attitude is being applied by those stealing homes lately, you may have noticed.
I think it’s cool that Paul is focussing on this for 2012, because the modern Mayans themselves are being largely ignored, and it’s just the cool apocalyptic fancies of their ancestors that anyone else is interested in. Since the Wapsi crew has already solved that shiny problem, it might be beneficial to think about what day-to-day difficulties the surviving cultures are actually bearing.
Meanwhile on the character development level… I know it’s just a cartoon recollection, but what did Bud think she’s compensating for? Shelly was forced to sit on her haunches while mighty guardian golem Bud slept through the Spanish Conquest 56 times.
Some of my most painful memories are on college-ruled notebook paper, too. But rather than a stick figure of a friend, mine involved the derivation of the electrostatic field surrounding a point source separated by an infinite conductive plane by a distance “r”.
Do you still have nightmares involving a spherical chicken of uniform density?
No, but I still have that one where I forgot to attend a class all semester and am going to fail it. Stupid dream. Got the d*** sheepskin.
And then there’s that one where you show up for class completely unaware that there’s a midterm today. Oh wait… That wasn’t a dream.
I have a slightly different version – i can’t remember where the class meets or who teaches it…
Proving quadratic reciprocity was right up there too. . . .
Counteracting gravity and the standard laws of physics for filmmaking without cheating. Cheating defined as flywires, miniatures, and chromakey screens. I’ll have that one till I’m kaput.
Bud being a calming influence… yeah right.
That’s like saying a thermonuclear weapon is just a firecracker…
I’m just thinking Bud, Shelley, bar-fight — what if officer cute & nerdy had been called in to break it up?
That just may have been the plan all along.
If that is Bud as a calming influence, I’d hate to see her pissed.
Straw haired Bud + that pose looking for a fight = this.
Oky, obligatory rant:
I am a nativr American. Third-generation native bornBohrmian American.
In the sense that the Politically Correct term “Native American” is used, there are no “Native Americans” – Man did not evolve here. Everybody’s ancestors came from somewhere else.
Mine came on a sip, recently (in geological terms) – the American Indian’s ancestors walked, from Asia.
I cannot recall ever meeting an American Indian who used that term in ordinary speech – all that i’ve known, (including at least one guy who was an energetic activist for Indian rights, have called themselves “Indians”.
The Canadian “First Nations” or “First Tribes” is a lot more accurate.
And less offensive to me.
Arrrgh. “Mine came on a ship…”, not by drinking a magic potion.
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Sorry. It’s one of those things that irritates me, and, periodically, i get annoyed enough that i have to sound off.
De nada, it’s all good.
If it didn’t irritate ya, you have a problem.
Just like my studies. I’m taking network security and digital forensics (yep, two majors).
while network security is straight forward and understandable, digital forensics had a ‘questionable aspect’.
With digital forensics, you are training to retrieve information from digital devices which are otherwise inaccessible (including those devices where the OWNERS do not wish the information retrieved) .
Basically, you’re training to hack into somebody’s computer; which can be much more personal than breaking into his house.
One of my instructors told me it was good I had a problem with that… if I hadn’t, I would have had a MUCH bigger problem.
based on bud’s suggestion in the second bubble, i’m picturing something similar to a large donut
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