Simultaneously hilarious and disturbing.
Good, fixed now.
What the heck is a vanillekipferl? And what in the world is Jin wearing under her T-shirt? I see the stockings and garters (suspenders to those people driving on the wrong side of the road), but her buns look like they are encased in a bun bra rather than normal underwear. Que pasa?
According to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (or Wikipedia as some people call it) Vanillekipferl are “an Austrian, German and Hungarian small, crescent shaped biscuits”.
Actually, they are (for unknown reasons) an uncontrolled substance that’s the leading cause for people upsetting their stomach around Christmas around here…
(I prefer Linzer Kipferl, personally…)
And there’s something else I can put into my file of stuff I would love to try to cook but would ruin if I actually tried it. 🙂
Even for Bud, saying you hope she won’t turn the world into a small crescent shaped buscuit is random…
Tja, und die sind verdammt gut, obwohl ich lieber Faschingskrapfen oder Mohnstrudel verschlingen würde…
Mannn..hort auf, ich hab’ schon zu viel Gewicht im Mittelgebiet….
German pastry is just too dangerous….
Hast ja recht… 😛 *urp*
I’d take a bite out of anything named ‘Monstrudel’.
Creature from the Black Lagoon flavor, please…
Sind halt alles echte Masseerhöhungswaffen und von daher brandgefährlich… 😀
It looks like those aren’t stockings at all, you can see her toes. Which leads me to believe that those are shorts and the pockets of the shorts are what makes her bum look strange.
Looks like she’s wearing jeans shorts rolled up at the thigh. Those would be the patch pockets on her rump.
My impression is that she is wearing denim shorts. The hems are rolled up a little bit (as is a popular style and one we’ve seen M wear on several occasions). The things on her cheeks would therefore be the pockets.
It looks a bit odd since she is wearing a longish blouse.
Thanks for clearing that up–I was confused too. Jin’s more the type to wear garters than shorts though, isn’t she? XD
She’s wearing jean shorts that are cuffed at the bottom, the “butt bra” are the jean pockets. the “garters” are the seams up the side, her legs are bare.
When they jam that battery thingy in her, is she going to snap out of her trance like state and go all super Energizer Bunny on us?
I hope so 🙁
Think “Roger Rabbit, after one stiff shot of bourbon.”
Er, Paul –
First panel, Bud’s word balloon: “they’re”, not “they”
I had no idea I was a closet grammar nazi, til now….
Yeah, hit refresh on your browser. I noticed two mistakes about a minute after the page loaded and fixed them. Unfortunately, some folks were still seeing the old page even after I fixed it.
Tell us “we have no life” if we can pick up errors before boss man can. Oh wait, my computer loaded 10 pico second faster than his.
Lay her out flat, face down with her arms at her sides… It’s Jin-Planking!
Yeah…never understood why that was funny/cool. 🙁 I feel very out of touch with net society.
Sme here too many people witj far too little to do, I guess..
Now, fiddling about with someone catatonic can be fun…until it os no longer and the subject sticks out a fist quite forcefully, straight into your muncher.. Or so I am told.
( read purnell& niven’s ” inferno for that obscure reference.. :D. )
the planking thing was just silly
especially when people took it to the extreme and hurt themselves/died from it!
the new headless thing on the other hand..that amuses me 😛
Some folks will still find a way to kill themselves with it. Not the same ones, presumably.
I agree with you Julie, and it also made me immediately think of this. Think I originally saw it on FailBlog, but this is the quickest link I could find on Google.
Now everybody whisper in unison…
Light as a galaxy
Stiff as a board
Light as a galaxy
Stiff as a board
Light as a galaxy
Stiff as a board
Light as a galaxy
Stiff as a board
i hope they fix her soon 🙁
I dont like seeing Jin so .. physically vounerable.
Where is Brandi!
She was giving her Mom hugs for way longer than her real Mom (i think)
And what’s that on the back wall 🙂
Jin’s apartment is very impressively decorated. Goes to show what you can do when you’re rich. 🙂 We’ve seen that panel, the giant head in her bedroom, and a few other things, several times before…
It’s an Aztec periodic table…
And, in Thailand, you can get painting of the Budha’s face like she has for twenty or thirty dollars, American…
Next time I go to Thailand, I’m going to get a painting of the ‘Face of Bo’ done like that. (tip of the hat to The Doctor for that idea, IIRR)
Maybe Captain Jack would like it as well.
Jack doesn’t know…
“Thousand Yard Stare“
“A review i wrote of a book by David Drake – scroll down to where i talk about the cover art for my thoughts on the Thousand Yard Stare”… (And a few other things – that review was written in about fifteen minutes in a fit of passion.)
Dammit. I shouldn’t have re-read that…
Is that a bullet hole in his helmet?
Just a dent. I used that image back in high school—I think it’s combat art from Iwo Jima, but high school was a loong time ago for me.
Fairportfan, the link isn’t working for me. 🙁
I believe it’s from Pelelieu – but the Pacific, yeah.
Sorry about the link – try this one.
Must have mistyped the HTML.
Saipan, the place where the U.S. Army coined the joke about how the Marines take a hill:
“They soften it up with infantry and then call in an airstrike.”
Yer right, it was Peleliu–comes from a VERY obscure and VERY expensive Tom Lea book, Peleliu Landing. Expect to spend upwards of $750 for a copy . . . IF you can find one.
I’ve got an ‘Art of WWII’ book that includes that painting, but that’s in another room; I’ll leave it there unless someone’s curious. No, wait, here it’s tagged as the Battle of Peleliu all right.
Also to be found in James Jones’s WWII, a Chronicle of Soldiering, available on Amazon for quite reasonable prices – if you act fast. Jones’s memoir of his experiences, based around the Combat Art Collection.
(Haven’t read the book in years, but i’m pretty sure i recall that James Jones was the first American ashore in Tokyo Bay – he was the sergeant in charge of the security arrangements for the surrender…)
I am getting a feeling that Jin’s bellybutton doubles as a access port for the “Universal Alternator” that Shelly spent 83,000 years to get. The suspense of this sequence is excruciating. Great job as always Paul.
Hope so, most of the other alternatives can’t be shown in a public comic.
Well, not in a comic rated “YA” at any rate. “MA18” sure, anything goes short of detailed interior views.
Possibly those too, if the interior is the boiler room. I’d be interested to see May pop open Jin’s access panels, if only because Bud shouldn’t be the only one.
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Depending on reaction of your inwardly retreated golem, everything may suddenly taste purple, or the universe could blink out of existence.
We hope you enjoy your purchase and please remember to call Jinkea tech support should your assembly not go according to plan and the universe doesn’t turn into a small crescent shaped almond biscuit.
Really really Like. 🙂
ROFL. That was almost as good as your ‘Dead Winter’ strip. (Or at least I hope that that is yours or I will be so embarrassed)
Nah not my comic, I’m just a moderator on the forums and overall supporter of the artist. I throw the link into most of what I do in other places on the net to try to expand the readerbase.
WIN! Pure, undiluted win!
When did this (by “this” I mean “this level of crazy”) happen to Jin? Did we have warning?
Good question. At this point, I honestly can’t recall when we last saw Jin.
Jin has been going downhill since the Calender Machine, experiencing hallucinations aural and visual so real she could only tell they weren’t there by poking them. I don’t think we’ve seen her since either she and Alan went snowmobiling, or that time on the sandbar when she pointed out she couldn’t be the one to go with Bud to Ireland because she was nuts. That’s a LONG time in which to fall apart… Although I would suspect this full retreat from reality is fairly new, or Alan, Maya, or Bud would have found her before this.
As I see from what May has said, the active key being brought into her dimension caused her to rapidly collapse. So I would guess that she started to slip away rapidly when Shelly got back from the other verse.
Hey!, now we may get to see what happens when you put a Portable Hole (wormholes inside the relic) inside a Bag Of Holding! (Jin’s access panels like Bud, bigger inside than outside)…
It doesn’t escape me that M still has a shard of metal in her skull…
Looking at this arc, I wonder if connecting Jin to the power source may not quite be the easy fix they’re hoping for. Only time will tell.
Maybe it will be like jump-starting a car. The jolt will get her running, but her parts will still need work/replacing.
Well, if worse comes to worse they can always ‘P**s on the Sparkplug’ like Jin said she would do.
What’s really creepy is, she’s staring at… us.
4th wall breaking without breaking
love it 😀
(similar to the ‘who shot mr burns’ episode when the doctor turns to the screen and seems to say to the viewers “well I don’t know who shot him … do you?” and the camera pans back to reveal he was talking to police cheif wiggam 🙂 )
Oooo, well drawn TOES!!
“You work her mouth, and I’ll do the voice…..”
Hand me that magic marker. I’ll draw the design on her face.
And they said the Weekend at Bernie’s franchise had nowhere left to go.
Vanillakipferl! I can see it all now; the earth all blown up, crumbly and moon shaped; with Dietzel, who’s hanging on Monica, who’s hanging on Bud, who’s hanging on Brandy, who’s hanging on Jin and Jin sing-songing ‘where is my moon?’ while staring off dreamily into space 😛
Totally random sighting on the web, one of Shelly’s relatives, from a Dutch cycling web site. http://www.fastfwd.nl/index.php?id=32 The bike was developed with the doctor with the same last name as Shelly.
Very cool! Shelly’s never mentioned any Dutch relatives, but being a mechanic seems to run in the family.
Lay her out flat could mean flat on her stomach. It would be a tad em bare assing were the hatch area to be behind her butt.
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