Hmmm! Either Tina will be:
Happy-Go-Lucky as usual.. or:
Trembling and clingy as she tells Monica “I’ve never been so frightened! Who was that?”
And then Amanda learns that…..
Oh — and possible Poit coming up, maybe?
(She does want to get there ASAP!)
not sure why she hasn’t by now, other than the panic might have made her forget that she can poit (I know, she successfully poited out of the smugglers’ den, but her whole purpose for being there was to poit in and out, so it had to be at the forefront of her mind)…
…that or she knew Amanda was waiting for her while she spoke with Dr. Fields before asking permission to do the photo essay and did not want to leave her hanging…
I think Amanda surprised her. Maybe Monica was afraid of someone suddenly walking around a corner or hearing her. Of course, Paul needed Amanda to talk to her.
Good friends like that are hard to find … one that will rush to you if she even thinks you may be in danger, and another that will help her get to you without asking too many questions. I feel envy for Tina.
Why does the first panel make me think that Monica should be playing air guitar as she slides across the floor … ?
A friend will help you move. A real friend will help you move a body…..
Agreed with Fnord here; it’s hard to find somebody that will trust your panic-reaction without demanding to know why.
“Fair enough.” Gave me friend-squees! I really love Amanda. It’s good to see more of her in the strip again.
Enjoy the view as you hang on this cliff…
At least it ain’t the end of the week, huh? We only have to wait ONE day to find out what happens!
(Unless of course he decides to throw in some filler or switch over to a different group of characters’ happenings…)
Don’t give Paual any ideas … that he may already have …
I guess we’ll have to wait till tomorrow to find out.
WATCH OUT, TINA … HERE WE COME!!!
Monica will run inside, only to discover…that absolutely nothing has happened to Tina. Phix will be seating at a table, drinking her tea, and eve though Tina will not be her usual bubbly self, I doubt that she will be an emotional wreck either.
Errr … so sheee’s NOT looking for a concealed place to poit? Did i miss something yesterday? If she’s so concerned, why is she relying on non-supernatural transport?
I’m still scratching my head on why she hasn’t “poited” yet. I thought she was trying to keep Amanda out of this?
One does not poit to a place where multiple supernatural entities are while in such an aggressive state of mind. Especially when both can read you easier than a book!
Man, i love this webcomic, but it friggin needs a wiki. XD
Right here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapsi_Square 🙂
No. It needs its own Wiki, not a rather scant entry in a general database!
AndPaul – pretty please, with tears in my voice, on my knees, begging plaintively, please — in the last panel, put the word “on” in Monica’s phrasing between now and what.
I’m perfectly with the original phrasing.
Paul, note one nit-picker voting to keep it as it is.
Agggh! “… perfectly okay with … “
It’s called literary vernacular.
Fairportfan: Hey! nit your own pick! This one’s mine!
Maybe she was trying to keep Amanda out of it, but if Mon ran into Amanda in the lobby…well…then she has to explain her new land speed record, and it’s only natural that Amanda would offer to help. She’s a good friend. 🙂
AAAAAK! Transitional cliffhanger!
And I can imagine Monica’s frustration that Amanda has it so together that all of her attempts at white lies are thwarted. I know a few people like that…
i need to aspire to be more like amanda!
monica is showing obvious signs of distress and panic and has said something about the fact she would lie and amanda has just responded as though monica has asked her if she wanted a chocolate 🙂
unless monica has a tendancy to overreact alot around amanda and this is just another sinario 🙂
(though cannot recall a time?)
“Scenario” – Spag Ed
Monica’s concern is making me think more and more that Phix certainly wouldn’t harm a hair on that demonic little head. With how smart the sphinx is, she must realize how much Monica cares for her friends and how upset she’d be if one of them went and exorcised/banished/devoured another.
Shades of Breakfast club!
She does like her 80’s music, so it’d be logical… So does this mean Monica is the AMH character, or the Molly Ringwald?
Yes! Forgettable ’80s soundtrack throwaway over a montage of bratpackers roaming the halls of the high school, trying to evade Dick Vernon…I think John Hughes invented the construct, which was employed ad nauseum in movies throughout the rest of the decade…
There are the speed lines.
Also, her sandals make sound effects like a Scooby-Doo cartoon.
When she starts running, are bongos playing?
Nah – Jew’s harp – boing boing boing…
I’m hearing more like tympani, if you ask me… :p
No, that would be if she were moonlighting at the Boom Boom Room.
BTW – did you check the pic at the Comfy Couch?
LOVED seeing Phix with the nazar boncuğu!!
Had to look it up to figure out what it was…
Whoa! Running in totally flat single strap sandals? And without having her chest encased in carbonite to keep it still? Factor in the drag effect from her hair and her bitty legs, and her speed blur worthy sprint becomes even more miraculous than poiting would have ever been!
I just hope no innocent bystanders were hurt…
There are reports of severe eye strain….
What you don’t see is the fact that her sandals are totally demolished. And there are buildings that have been knocked down from her….endowments.
Those secondary shock waves will get ya every time.
Monica’s gonna have some ‘splainin’ to do .
Mr . Taylor . Good work on the action and dialog again . You keep me comin’ back for more .
Hah! It’s a little-known fact that “splainin” is actually obscure, mid-20th century Cuban slang for fellacio.
If she poit’d, in her wound up state, would it look like when Simon warped in Gurren Lagann just to punch someone on the jaw, she just suddenly pops up, and starts the girly “get it off of me” type of slapping the air trying to break up a altercation that isn’t happening?
I assume that Phix is back at the annex, and Tina will just give the “Dog looking at ceiling fan” look as Monica rushes in wanting to see if everyone’s still in one piece.
Also, leave us not forget that “Monica’s poit logistics leave a bit to be desired.”
RE “dog looking at ceiling fan look”:
Perhaps – but remember – Monica is used to dealing with Dietzel…
Make it “cat staring at invisible Martian”.
Gurren Lagann . Another anime title I need to add to my DVD library .
Jim, what is your avatar supposed to be? On my monitor it looks like a sepia toned picture of Sam the Sheepdog from the Warner Brothers’ cartoons with Wile E. Coyote.
Somebody wearing some sort of crash helmet and goggles, anyway.
Odd . It’s a soldier , with his face covered , in Iraq , from 2007 .
Tina’s reaction to Phix does not have to involve any past history in direct dealings between the collective and her/it. If Phix is a demon hunter/killer then the reaction may simply be the result of an instinctual dread of something which can kill your very being, not hust your body As I understand it, demons don’t have souls (or maybe I’m confusing things with another comic). So when they die, that’s it. It’s over period. Tina may have just been reacting to the threat Phix posed to the demons making up Tina. A real fear of death. Something they don’t usually have, ever. Tina didn’t have to know what or who Phix was. Just that she posed the most profound threat possible to the demons themselves. As she said, on an instinctual level. After all, when a monster with huge teeth and claws is towering over us, we don’t have to know who or what it is (or have any history with it), we instinctually know to be pants-wetting terrified.
My hope is that Monica finally just lets go of all her usual BS and just grabs Amanda and says “And this is how I get somewhere ASAP, welcome to my world – oh, and I’m still not that great with landings, so watch out *poit*….”
Liar…Liar…um, dress on fire?
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