Ouch. Agree. But <3 (c8
I was shocked too. I was hoping for more exposition about Princess Bia.
mayhaps this is the exposition… and whiplash as well.
It would be a great way of showing us who the descendent is. Just jump ahead 80,000 years.
Ah, this is new a “Cheesecake Cliffhanger”.
Wow, this was not how I imagened this cliff hanger. Normally I’m at a loss for words on Friday. But this is the first time I’ve had a heart attack on a cliff hanger. Nice job Paul. 🙂
Oooh, that’s a serious Pose…
I really like how the minimal use of color makes the whole picture stand out. 🙂
Only a couple of things pop out.
But its a pretty way to ask “anyone for tennis”? 😉
Wait a second… she’s asking for a game of Tennis!?
Are you sure?
Hroth, you owe the pun jar just a couple of things.
Namely, a couple of mint condition Rolls Royce Silver Ladies.
ahhhh yes. fond memories of a friend’s end-of-school party, and the neighbor wandering out “y’all wanna take a ride” at midnight…
goes in his barn and comes out with a 30’s era rolls-royce. 12 of us and him fit in nearly neatly, only one person had to sit on a lap. well, laps. one gal across two guy’s laps.
wasnt *I* the lucky gal that night! 😉 (or them…ahh the days of being young and perky…)
Doubles what? Before saying yes be sure what you are getting into, no pun intended. You might not survive the experience.
Beyond tennis and breasts? Well, bookends for one. The sudden insertion of the reveal of Crispy’s Bia’s identity, between Monica struggling to rebalance her health, is kind of a major plot point.
Plato suggested the ancient kings of Atlantis were all twins. (Their game of thrones was a game of doubles.) Bia’s sister is Nike, and she also has two brothers. Bia is a princess, Monica has been called and treated as same.
Then there’s the element of chance, which is why any prophet, like Sibyl, has to remain vague. Especially when it turns out the future loops dozens of times. Doubles is also a game function of dice, which generally come in identical pairs themselves.
Bia and Mon stand at either end of the Chimera’s existence. Mon has realized from comic #1 that she had to toughen up, and now she’s owning that. Bia was told by Charon that she would have descendants. To a Titan who isn’t even knocked from her feet while the Chimera’s blast tears souls out of the universe, this must sound like a curse: Descendants would almost have to be weaker than she. How could they hope to fight this thing?
We know Mon’s story of sacrifice and rebirth. But of Bia’s, we know nothing. Nothing. The GGs have assumed her to be a haunting helpless child they destroyed: Wrongo. Mythology only remembers her for siding with Zeus against the Titans, and for silently binding Prometheus to his rock.
Okay. She’s no fan of giving humans fire. But there is no surviving record of her having any descendants, mortal or divine, which is interesting in itself.
I mean, for there to be nothing written of any seriousness, ever…. it must be pretty important.
Oooo…Connections! Me likey!!! 😀 Thanks for this food-for-thought moment, Yamara!!
well actually there is math game called that..
– but she would make a great barmaid!!!
Is this a commision too?
Nope, just another pic of Monica looking for ways to get in shape. It’s up on Ebay now. =) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160819864520
This is a nice piece of pinup artwork Paul! If you were around during WW2 and a USAF B-17 squadron mechanic, I bet every Flying Fortress nose would be adorned with your renderings. Very appreciated!
That is some great artwork you have there Mr. Taylor. 🙂
Double your pleasure, double your fun?
Something tells me that I’m the only person to sigh before having the first thought of, “ugh. Tennis.”
Well…my thought wasn’t quite the same. Mine was…”*scrunched nose* Why tennis?”
But on my second thought, I realized that the only two sports I’ve enjoyed playing are softball (which I’m so out of practice on I’d be dangerous to field) and bowling (which is almost hard to call a sport)…and tennis would probably be better for Monica’s health-kick. 🙂
I thought that! Much like Monica, I have to remind myself that “Life’s not gym class.” Although that reaction works for any sport. God I hate sports.
I’m content with being athletic, but tennis is… it’s… it’s tennis!
Frankly, I find the whole thing silly.
By golly, give everyone a swiss army knife and tell them to bring home a wild boar for dinner. That got Richard Dean Anderson in shape. It was either that or the mullet, I’m not entirely sure.
Hey it’s the Minnesota Twins! Doubles or nothing!
*rattles the pun jar* PAY UP!!!!
*Gets nose bleed*
*passes out on the floor*
Perhaps Monica meant “Singles”, unless she has two other people lined up to play tennis with… and where is her raquet? She was going to play tennis wasn’t she? 🙂
AKA “A Game of Clones”? *ducks*
If Monica wants to play me in Tennis.
She’s going to make a racket playing with my balls!
OMG guys, I the the pun jar just exploded!
Foolish Bucc-i, the Pun Jar does not explode, it merely changes form to better accept “donations”. Its form changes so rapidly it causes heat build-up as its form moves against reality, which to the uninitiated would appear as an explosion…. It appears to have a surgery suite attached to its new form, perhaps it’s is trying to tell you something.
Are you saying that the pun jar wants an arm and a leg, or that it takes a lot of spleen to try to sneak that pun past us?
The answer may be found in the appendix.
The pun jar may not explode, but apparently, bmonk, you like a challenge 😉
Whenever the pun jar looks a-node, I go lymph.
Beeeee-mooooonnnk? You got some spleen’ing to do!
Oh great pun jar/vault/dimensional portal/bag of holding/whatever-form-of-the-week-you-have-chosen-to-take-in-your-great-wisdom, please accept my humble offering…
Thou shall not worship thy pun jar.
Okay – that’s just MEAN.
Because, seriously, she’s still more athletic than I!
I’d definitely lose – I mean, how would I be able to keep my eyes on the ball…?
My big problem is that the only raquet sport that I played a lot of was badminton and that’s very different to tennis (and I wasn’t good at badminton).
On major difference is that in badminton you serve underarm and you serve overarm in tennis.
We might want to forgive puns today or the Pun Jar Pocket Universe could colapse from being over-taxed.
But we’re the ones paying pun-taxes. I think the commenters are more likely to be over-taxed. 😛
*sigh* That is our pun-ishment.
Monica versus Jade Feng tennis match (pick two random drooling guys as 2nds) with Minka as the coach and Ref. (Minka being an EXCELLENT tennis instructor AND an Excellent Doubles tennis Player)
The winner is… FANS!
I can see her playing tennis with Tina but I’m trying to work out who the other two would be. She could have Kevin but who would Tina have on her side?
OTOH, Tina may not be there and the other players could be Shelly, he beau and Kevin. Of course the other two players could be Jin and Allan. She didn’t say anything about the doubles being mixed so could be Tina, Shelly and Bud.
Bud’s serve could be a killer…
Nah…I’m not sure the racket’s net would survive long enough to propel the ball forward. 🙂
I don’t know about the other players, but Dietzel would definitely be one of them.
Doesn’t Tina have enough going on in there to qualify as a whole team?
The contextual advertising is working well:
I’m seeing and advert for FedEx that include pictures of people playing tennis.
Hear Hear !
Whereas I’m seeing an ad for Geek Blog…that says “Futile Position” with an image of a body curled into the fetal position. My contextual advertising is busted. 🙁
Yeah, definitely a for-sale/fanservice page…
Tennis does seem like a good stress-test of that that industrial-strength bra. I suppose volleyball might be more so…
(Hm. Quite an engineering problem, now that I stop to think about it. You want enough support for comfort, yet you do want to retain some degree of motion because — let’s face it — guys are programmed to respond to motion of rounded surfaces.
Wikipedia claims that there isn’t solid evidence that ligament fatigue is actually a factor in “Cooper’s droop”. Of course they may not have studied this size range.
well she is *obviously* not wearing her sports bra there…. 🙂
– She is just trying to find a good way to test it out fully!!! 😀 😀
HUH? that was meant to go after ‘O.K. TV Set’… ??
Can’t really go wrong with a pair of Chucks.
Nice pose, reminds me of this…
Especially this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AcpXYb6Kma0
If you can get past the first photo it says that she’s planning a reduction.
Back hand returns must be difficult.
The fun has been DOUBLED!
How Many Points Do I Recieve?!?
…ooksh. ju’ a ‘innik…
*rolls tongue off floor*
Where do I sign up…?
Perhaps she was thinking about squash instead…..
I may be the only fan who feels this way…but I miss Monica’s hair being shorter. Not necessarily the pixie-length she jumped to way back…but one of the in-between lengths. I thought it flattered her best. 🙂
*prepares for the backlash from the menfolk who love long hair*
Stone her! Stone the heathen!
Don’t worry Julie, I happen to agree. 🙂
How about those of us who say keep the hair, get the “twins” to shrink back the way they were? 😛
Though that would take a surgeon instead of a stylist …
What is wrong with you people!
Is this not what you came for?
Are you not entertained?
I’m with Julie on this one. Looking at Monica when she’s this large chested hurts my back for her, properly fitted bra or not. I also feel like it’s a bit of a backlash against the positive body message Paul says he’s aiming to put out there. All the men folk on here would probably oggle this picture just as much as they would have if she were, say, the same cup size she was here:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/06232004/
If it makes you feel better, I ogle this pic for way different reasons. Her skirt, and how close it is to announcing whether underwear came with it or not … but mostly her hair, and daydreaming about what it would feel like to have it draped across your chest as she snuggled you.
Her boyfriend is one lucky bastard, RL women probably have nightmares about hair that long and how “fun” it would be to maintain.
well I have known a few women with hair that long… *they* love it, of course, BUT they spend so much time taking care of it and themselves, that you would need to be a **very** patient guy, if you need a bit of loving from them.. a very pretty picture, but might as well be just that.. 🙁
usual result is to find someone that *does* have time.. :p
– as the song goes ‘if you wanna be happy, never make a pretty girl your wife…’ 🙂
that was for justine BTW.. 🙂
actually there would be no real problem, a few big girls I know, *know* what happens, so add a big padded bra, just to see men squirm, and crash into lamposts, etc…
I say ‘ be nice to the poor men, girl… LOL :)’
….Mon has hair??
*dodges hurled heavy objects*
ROFL.. yep, like that picture a a very famous bridge, that has a ‘Monika lookalike’ in front..
everyone says there is NO bridge there!!! 😀 😀
Rule of the Internet #32: You must have pictures to prove your statement.
o_O *insert nosebleed here*
Good heavens. That felt practically NSFW to have on screen… amazing work.
I just L♥ve Fan-Service Fridays.
… y’know, a fellow could drown in that clevage..
Drowning in cleavage? You mean like this story from 2010.
News of the World ftw!
href=” http://anyguey.guanabee.com/2010/04/breasts-nearly-suffocate-man/” title=”Rack of Doom!”
Whoops! Stupid WordPress.
that’s ok, the link still works.
That’s a rather… loaded question in today’s strip.
Cue Bia thinking “THIS is my descendant? Gods help us!”
*walking back in the opposite direction to find his transmisson where it fell out after the abrupt change of gears*
Yes, another abrupt change in direction. My neck hates you.
Is she asking Kevin or is she asking us?
Monica looks really happy! I hope she gets to stay that way for a while.
Ummm, what happened to the non-newtonian sports bra?
M purchased a different style for tennis attire.
Love those old-fashioned tennis shoes; it’s getting hard to find that style now; most hi-tech athletic shoes look like Starfleet shuttlecraft, or sumthin’, (shakes cane at kids) GET OFF MY YARD!
Technically those are old-fashioned basketball shoes (Converse Chuck Taylors). Tennis shoes back then looked way different.
Seriously. While many attempts have certainly been made since, no one has elevated the sneaker past the point of perfection that the Converse All Star reached in 1957.
Was this illustration ALWAYS in color?
I don’t remember the purple.
Other details are quite distracting, right?
Why do I keep thinking about .. a double scoop of French Vanilla ice cream – each topped with a cherry .. and perhaps some Real whipped cream ?? (:>))
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