Heheh . Some Bud for Bud .
Better yet, a case for Acacia!
Nicely done, sir. High-five.
A case of Bud for Acacia Bud?
Eh, I doubt the name is a coincidence. Brandi (brandy), Jin (gin), and Bud (-weiser) – the three drunken golem girls. I blame Tepoz…
ROFL – I can’t believe I missed this and only caught it on rereading 😉 My congrats on the insight 😉
Bud is *not* gonna drink that stuff.
I mean – you know why Anheuser Busch keeps all those big horses handy, don’t you?
Nah – Bohemia. Or Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. Or Old Peculier…
Agreed. Budweiser’s suitable for washing hair or cooking, but I don’t know anyone who actually likes to drink the stuff.
While I prefer a Fat Tire or anything from the local Karl Strauss brewery, my girlfriend Kim got me to drink BL with this explanation:
“It’s mineral water. That gets you kinda drunk.”
I do like the Bud Light with Lime ones. In the summertime, they’re actually pretty refreshing.
Budwiser = mildly moldy water
i heard if you put a dish of beer in your garden, it keeps away slugs
…or even Anchor Porter.
Which reminds me – i gotta get some to make chili with.
what about coronas? or is that irrelevant to this conversation?
[singsong] I am a lucky man, I live in the land of micro-brew… The Pacific Northwest.
Port Townsend Brewery scotch ale…. mmmmmmmmm…
Micro-brew for Bud’s suds ?
Dude, you need to draw Monica in glasses more often. Konnichi-wa, meganekko! 😀
It’s been a while since the Gol-Girls had a big ripping drink-fest. A slight delay after Beltane, but . . .
Let the festivities begin!!
Ah! did you lose a bet Ms. Shelly? 😛
Really Shelly, if you’re going to give Bud some beer, make it some GOOD beer. Give her some Leinenkugel, New Glarus, or even some St. Pauli Girl.
…Or Point, for all those Poits!!
That is all.
Even if it was purely instinctual…
that is some amazing poiting!
It’s still a little early, but – Sam Adams Summer Ale. If she can’t get a good microbrew. But in MSP, there’s gotta be at least one good microbrewery. (I can’t remember the name of the bartender in this strip. Everyone’s been on a coffee kick for a while.)
And I reiterate (sp ?) – A case of pot, kettle, black; Shelly can toss engine blocks around when she feels so motivated, so she’s a fine one to point the (super-powered) finger at Monica. Whether she’s right or not….
The bartender is Daren, IIRC.
Spaten Dunkel. Kind of like drinking Pumpernickel bread, but it’s GOOD.
Yeah, but Shelly’s a bodybuilder; she made herself that way. She’s just really built and really strong, not meta-human like the Golem Girls or had powers bestowed upon her like Monica.
Yeah, but do you know bodybuilders that can toss engine blocks around? There is a bit of super in her strength.
Some Black Butte Porter and Wild River Double Stout in there wouldn’t hurt. Shure beats Rocky Mountain Cougar Piss any day.
Monica isn’t going to be happy that they were taking bets. I wonder what Shelly’s bet was. That Shelly couldn’t make Monica want to find out what happened if she tried? That Monica intentionally blocked the bullets or at least knew what happened in Cairo? That Something else?
I thought it was the first one at first, but it puts Shelly in the position of trying to loose her bet. It also would indicate that Bud knows Monica better than Shelly does. The second idea is more consistent with Shelly viewing Monica as a superhero, but I would have expected Shelly to wonder why Monica didn’t talk about what happened and was so upset if Monica knew what happened. She saw that Monica definitely acted surprised that she had holes in her clothing. Is there something else they could have been betting about?
A third possibility occurred to me: Shelly bet that Monica would never say that she blocked the bullets. That one also puts Shelly in the somewhat in the position of trying to loose the bet. A fourth possibility is that Shelly bet that Monica didn’t block the bullets, but given the way she was acting in the last few days, it’s hard to see Shelly making that bet. Also, even if Monica is acting as if she blocked the bullets, that’s only based on Monica accepting what Bud told Shelly, so the bet wouldn’t be settled. I don’t think it was just a bribe. I can’t see how Bud earned anything.
Maybe this is something we aren’t meant to understand, at least not yet.
I figure Shelly’s net was that Monica would never admit – top herself, even – that she had done it. Monica really doesn’t want to be some kind of superhero.
Still waiting for more information. I require an explanation about what kind of “protection” Bud sent with Monica that still allowed monica to dodge the bullets with pure “luck”.
As to what Shelly may or may not know, she was absent from the scenes when Bud was talking to Brandi (and while Monica was allegedly shanging out of her bullet-ridden clothing), so it is still not clear whether she was listening in or what…but bud and Shelly were working together behind Brandi’s back for awhile (according to the instructions Brandi wrote on the previous time loop), so any “bet” they made could have happened at that time…in any event, we’ll hopefully see a flashback of some kind that fills in these bullet holes, as it were…
Given the way Shelly said “Bud told me,” I think Bud probably told Shelly directly. I think that if Shelly knew that Bud told Brandi, Shelly would have worded it differently.
If Bud provided Monica’s “luck” then that really wasn’t Monica’s luck. As far as I’m concerned, either Bud saw that Monica didn’t need her help or Bud fibbed to both Brandi and Shelly. Originally, I thought she might have fibbed to Brandi to keep Brandi calm, but now that I know that there was a bet, I think she told the truth, as far as she knew it. It could be that Bud doesn’t know any more than what she said.
I wonder if Bud talked to Shelly after she found out about the trouble with Jin. Shelly acted surprised, but not convincingly, when she first heard about the problem from Tina. Was Shelly trying to hide from Monica that she had already been told at least vaguely about the new project? That’s probably reading too much into things.
The “explanation” given here does not match up with the Wapsi timeline nor does it jive with the evidence given. This has a slight feel of revisionist history. M did not have and has not ever exhibited any manner of Poit control that would come close to attributing it to keeping her unscathed under the level of gunfire needed to perforate her clothing to the degree depicted.
My theory that she was in “Doorway” mode makes much more sense. Whereas Poiting takes some manner of conscious effort and at its most random appears to work at a larger scale and slower speed (remember the sneeze bra?) – her “doorway” ability has been shown to accommodate all manner of materials, energy, mass and velocities and it functions independently of her conscious direction.
If this is not the case and she was poiting the bullets unconsciously and under unique circumstances then that was a very interesting trick but not very repeatable or trustworthy ability. In my opinion it muddies the waters with respect to her Poiting.
I still feel her (now locked) doorway ability would have been a more interesting “power” to employ and to explain the clothing bullet holes.
Again, the strip is moving oddly close to the three aspects that appear to just set me off, 1) firearms. 2) alcohol. 3) “magical” powers. If we end up with drunk golems then I know we have come full circle.
What you know that you can do, and what you actually can do in a high-enough stress situation, are often two entirely different things.
Monica poited her bra out from under her clothes.
And when she panicked and poited Kevin (and Bud) out of her bed, she sent Bud, but not Bud’s panties.
This indicates that she has a fairly fine-grained capability – but didn’t realise it because both times she was drunk (or suffering a hangover) and didn’t really think about what she had done.
I suddenly remember Monica sneezing herself right out of a bra, before her ability to poit was brought up, I think. At the time it was a funny joke, and not taken seriously. Knowing what we know now …
Hey Nim, don’t take me the wrong way since I’ve enjoyed reading your critiques, and have thrown a couple out at Paul over the years too. The GGs haven’t been drunken bimbos for a long time, and you cite them in particular as a part of the comic you don’t like.
I’m just curious…. what keeps you coming back every day if you’re unhappy with where the comic is going? I keep reading your critiques of the plot, and they’re well thought out, but mostly indicative that you don’t really like the comic any more.
Like I said, just curious.
Be glad he (or she) isn’t like the troll(s) over on another site i frequent, who actively tried to make the “Comments” section unusable, registered names (and used avatars) similar to those of regulars to post fake posts containing links to inappropriate or just stupid sites … and posted what could be construed as death threats against the creator.
Apparently it didn’t like his art and writing style.
And, like wise apparently, it boasted about its exploits on a forum devoted to people who think it’s funny to disrupt other fora.
Like i said – be glad it hasn’t found this site. Because i’m fairly sure it wouldn’t like Paul’s art ot writing, either.
Thanks ChrisHerself – I am glad you enjoy my critiques. You are right that I don’t really like where the comic is now. That has not always been the case. I have been reading Wapsi continuously since the “He’s a Dog!” strip so I have seen all the twists and turns.
Why do I keep coming? Simply, I like the art and have from the start. The writing is not typical and has at times even surprised me in changes in plot. But the strip has changed over time and it has moved away from what first interested me. I would not expect Paul to change because of me. But there are times when I see glimmers of the old strip and perhaps that gets my hopes up. My optimism gets the better of me.
Thanks also for realizing and saying that I appear to have thought out posts. I try.
Oh and yes, I just did not like the golem girls from the very start. That is just me. But in the Wapsi World now saying you do not like the mud maidens is like saying you do not like Rudolph when talking about Santa.
If someone were to grace me with a case of beer, I’d have to take Shiner Bock
Plus One on the Shiner. That is one seriously good mass-market beer.
Gift me with a case of Sam Smiths Taddy Porter or Oatmeal Stout, or of Theakston’s Old Peculier (yes, that’s spelt right) and i’ll be your friend for a long time (though possibly not quite forever…)
“Když jsme opustili Shiner, slunce svitilo
Když jsme opustili Shiner, slunce svitilo
Piva Dosti było to do citosti jidla
Piva Dosti było to do citosti jidla
Když jsme opustili Shiner, slunce svitilo!”
Haha, I want to know what that bet was about…
It might be that Shelly bet Bud that Monica would think she poited the bullets away herself. And Bud took that bet, because she knew it was wrong.
My guess as to what the bet would be is that Shelly bet Bud that Monica would know how she got missed (or grazed) by all those bullets, and Bud said that Monica would have no idea how she did that. The doorway is an interesting idea. Or it could have been something that would let Monica become “phase-shifted” to a different dimension/reality leaving her clothes within this reality. (And Paul just wanted to maintain his PG rating (c8 )
What is that, a Monica emoticon? (the c8)
No, that’s a smiley with glasses (c8 (and a big nose). The “)” at the end was just the closing parenthesis. But now that you mention it…
Analyst — the problem with that is that all the bullet holes were grazes. Not one that looked like a through-and-through.
My two cents is a vote for Yuengling lager for Bud.
Reading all your beer posts… I’m so happy I’m in Germany; the “being german” bit is irrelevant, the physical location isn’t… go into some random supermarket and get mass market beer that you’d have to hunt a microbrew for stateside.
actually, I think she just took a tip from the Touhou girls and “grazed” the bullets.
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