Actually, she’s being quite sensible.
She chose to use an ordinary heat lamp to dry her nail polish. It’s slower that way, but drying it via exhaled plasma would come with some risk of setting it on fire and she’d just have to do the whole job over again.
Well, given the way that the GGs were constructed, she could use a ceramic glaze and the exhaled plasma would be perfect to set it. Much more durable too.
Good point. She’d have to be careful to paint on the glaze thoroughly, though… if she missed a spot, somebody might say “Hey, your slip is showing!”
My brother – the one who isn’t David Weber – does pottery.
Wow, the Art is strong in the Weber family.
I s’pose i ought mention sister Kathrin, the weaver.
Let it go on record that I am extremely jealous of Fairport’s talented family. Though I suppose its superficial, since I can only glaze over them.
and a *plink* just in case anybody calls me out on the second one…
So your family does all three known kinds of interior decoration – books, pottery and textiles? 😀
Does that mean they still need a painter?
…Durable nail polish?? NOOOOO…. I want to change it! I’m tired of red and green, now I want black and gold with little blue stripes and…
That’s not a heat lamp, that’s the two piece lamp she bought at IKEA… she’s using the lamp to get a better view to put on her nail polish… though the fact she’s putting on nail polish, i think implies that soon she’s going to go for it and ask the cop out on a date and she’s getting all spiffied up to help ensure a positive response form him.
Oh, shoot… it looked like a radiant heater panel to me. Oh well, another day, another quip misfire.
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who thought that. It looks like a radiant heater panel. Yes, it does.
mumblemumble–I thought it was a basketball net at first–mumblemumble…
You know, when she got that lamp it was the only piece of furniture she had in her room. Looking around, the situation doesn’t seem to have changed appreciably. Not even so much as an end table upon which to place the little lamp.
And so Bud takes her first step in being girly. LOL
Helps to have long arms and short legs!
Next stop — French braids!
Yeah…kinda jealous of her right now. Painting my own toe nails is a pain in the rear. I remember barely being able to do the stretch to touch my toes even when I was pretty young and still attending mandatory PE classes. Now? Not happening. 😛
Heehee. Paul observes so many little details about women in his art, but today’s strip is a rare reminder that he IS still a dude. I can’t fathom the practicality of putting on toenail polish with my toes as far away from me as possible. And the brush is going the opposite way of how most people apply it. Makes for a better pinup pose than Bud hunched over her foot though, I must admit. ^_^
Yeah–this way the underside of the nail would have a nice thick glob of polish. Take forever to dry, and then would be a pain to trim.
But remember, Bud has never done this before. I was trying to have her give this a go from a completely clueless stand. Thus, she looks like a guy doing it. Trust me when I say if this were Brandi painting her nails, it would look much different. 🙂 Her toes are going to look like a three year old went after them with a paint laden mop! 😛
Could we maybe get a color close-up sketch of that, someday? 🙂
Good point! I hadn’t thought of that.
😀 This is how us girls learn to ask other girls for help. It’s way easier to let someone else paint your nails.
LOL! “Paul overlooked a detail.”
Paul: “Actually, you overlooked a detail about Bud.”
I stand corrected! 😀
Also: Plenty of flexibility.
Why does Paul always have porn comics advertised on the sidebars?
For the obvious reason, because they help to pay for this website!
Color me puzzled.
I’ve never seen “porn” sites advertised in the side bars.
Considering that Google tracks one hell of a lot of what people browse and targets adds accordingly, well…
Ads? On Wapsi Square?
*turns off Adblock*
Well I’ll be damned.
Ya, a lot of White Lightning stuff is porn-y, but the “Peter is the Wolf” story has been pretty interesting. Decent art.
And I had to turn off AdBlock too!
Call me weird, but I’ve whitelisted ProjectWonderful in AdBlock ages ago – the amount of webcomics I discovered that way is staggering…
For Firefox and Google Chrome:
And then there are those of us who don’t use Adblock after the comic creators of our favorites (or at least one of mine) pointed out that the regular clicking of those ads is a large part of what helps pay for the site and keeping the comic free… 🙂
Have to admit, I would like to turn off the ads on this one page sometimes though…some of them walk the line of NSFW (as noted in the comment above yours), and I usually check this one from work.
I haven’t used adblock in years; instead, I use the noscript plugin for firefox – which is a PITA to get set up because one has to specifically allow each site at first; but it is also real eye-opener when one scrolls through the list of URLS sitting behind a lot of sites! NOT just advertisements, but browsing-habit trackers, key-trackers, etc.
When it comes to the comic strips I read, I allow the site AND the site’s advertisements, thus discovering not only some other good comics, but also finding some useful items for around the home.
Outside of the comics? I allow only what I need to use the particular website, for example, frys.com, amazon, etc. 🙂
its really a must have. You can also disable adblock on trusted sites you want to support like wapsisquare
Eurgh. Hi gang, I’m back.
Viruses are magical things. Turned my laptop into a paperweight. My last post, a couple weeks ago, I thought we had smushed it, but the damage was already done
And if anyone has contracted this through my inadvertent posts, I appologize. But now, relatively new, CLEAN ‘puter. And new security.
I almost missed some excelent art because of that….person.
Well next time use protection! That in a shot of penicillin always helps to keep those nasty viruses away!
Not sure if troll, or just … (antibiotics don’t affect viruses)
Nope, but vaccines can! (and I’ve never had an antibiotic shot…Bucc-i probably got his medical terms mixed)
Wise arse. Not troll.
(“WIZARD (n): From the Old Tongue, ‘wise arse’, one who knows.”)
WHich reminds me – i need to get back to I Shall Wear Midnight…
WIZZARD: Rincewind’s hat.
And ALL the Tiffany Aching books are good.
Pratchett quote! Winning!
Paul has really been upping Bud’s cuteness factor the past few strips. She deserves a guy but I fear she is being set up for (hilarious) dissapointment.
Don’t do it Bud. Painting your nails is but one step down the dark Hallway of girlishness. I mean, what’s next? Skirts and heels? Comic of Bud trying to put on makeup for the first time?
actually… never mind, I’m oddly OK with all of these scenarios.
Meh…as a very not-girly female (make-up is for special occasions or as a treat for my husband, and I had to buy dresses to wear around my wedding because I didn’t even own a skirt), I’d say that I love having my toe nails painted. Granted, I prefer it to be done by someone else and accompanied by some fancy spa-style pedicure treatments, but toe nail painting is not quite the “gateway drug” into being girly.
Painting the nails on your fingers, OTOH? That’s the first sign of conversion. 😉
Do the golem girls need to shave their legs, or just use a little orbital sander?
For their sake, I hope neither. Shaving legs is a pain as it is. Having to take a power tool to them to achieve the same effect? Suck-tastic!
Think of how smooth it would get though!!!!
And if hair is POIT-able, think of the implications for leg shaving! And…. uh…. I’ll stop there.
Smooth, perhaps… but the time and hassle and expense of having to use several successively-finer grits of really exotic diamond-crystal sandpaper would be discouraging.
As to POITing the hair off… Chris, you may be onto something with incredible benefits, especially in re the possible use you decided not to mention. Yesterday, my wife was watching a show in which a standup comedienne (I don’t know the lady’s name) was ranting about the recent experience of undergoing a bikini wax. The language was definitely not NSFW but it left me convinced that no living being possessing a nervous system should ever have to suffer through such a process… social norms and pressures be damned!
Hear hear! Definitely had a rant about those pressures and norms before, myself. Do you have an unmarried brother who shares your same sobriety and sympathy regarding depilatory practices? Hehehe!
Two brothers, both sensible guys, but both are well and happily married already… sorry ’bout that! 🙂
I shall soldier on then! XD
Shave legs? Perpetual 18 year old blonde might have no need. Just saying.
Atomic – thanks so much for the link to adblock. Awesome. Not trying to advertise, but this is pretty slick!
Oh, you can try advertising it – that’s where the Element Hiding Helper for AdBlock comes in handy… 😉
This. This is another reason to like Bud. It is nice to see her let her feminine side out. Happy New Year Everybody.
Agreed. After hearing about how she wanted to do the whole late teenage girl thing, I found this to be very sweet. But yes Paul, she’s not doing it right. Either she needs a lesson on how to paint her nails or you need a little more research. Ha!
see his reply above… he “knows” already and planned in advance for this!
Ah, so my post before his reply was accurate! She does need lessons.
You know, I sense a classic tale coming on Mr. Henry Higgins.
Awwww, Its so Cute watching Acacia getting all ‘Girly’. When shes done I bet she’ll be a Knockout. We’ll see next Year — Monday.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
Happy New Year All!
I know this is off topic, but I know there might be some people on here that can help me with my new iMac. I’ve only had pc’s before. So now when I see these “clean your Mac” ads are they legit or spam/virus? The Mac sales guy recommended that I don’t need any anti-viral/spam/ad/ware…is that true? My iMac freezes up quite frequently, is that normal? Thanks for any help!
Mac viruses are out there, though not very many… yet. I don’t know about Mac AntiVirus programs, but one thing you can do is use Firefox and the add-ons, Adblock (see above) and
Some websites have lots of Java scripting which can seriously slow down or cause other problems. NoScript let’s you default everything off but what you permit. So yes for some websites, and no for lots of others.
the problem with ‘noscript’ is that you have to set it up for almost every page, and also need a degree in ‘geek’ to get it going!!!! 🙁
I use ‘YesScript’ that is more simpler, it just stops script on a site by site basis – just tell it what site. 🙂
ANY computer is subject to Trojan’s/virii/etc…
the MAC platform has a smaller market share and a more controlled software production model so less virus type programs get written that affect them, the bad guys just don’t seem to want to try and affect that few computers vice nailing the big time with one written for M$, but some do… YMMV. your MAC rep may be a bit less-than-knowledgeable about that though. i personally have no experience with MAC’s other than an iPod for about 8 months and an iPad for this xmas, in all that time they haven ‘t crashed once. a friend of mine has some sort of MAC laptop that he’s had for like 3or 4 years and just about 4 months ago it crashed… he’s a computer guru and he was so UN-accustomed to what the little icon meant that he had to have somebody else look it up on the internet because he’d NEVER seen it before… so I’d say if your MAC is constantly crashing you either have some bad parts going out on you, or you have a virus and the MAC rep is full of it…
Yep, any computer is indeed vulnerable; some operating systems less than others due to their nature – AND their market share. M$ is, after all, the biggest target.
However, Unix/Linux operating systems are the second biggest target for malware –
Mac OS X and subsequent updates are all Unix-based, and the amount of malware reported immediately climbed. Not by very much, true; however, it still increased.
No machine – from a smart phone all the way up to main-frames – should be without anti-malware software and at least one good firewall.
Thank you all for your help! I’m not very tech-savvy but maybe I’ll check into a firewall or some malware…don’t know if I’d be able to figure out the no script/yes script mentioned. Again, thank you all for your help and suggestions! I knew I could count on Wapsi Fans!! 🙂
what happened to the voodoo doll on the second episode- from woodgracie`s newly addicted to wapsi son. vooooooodoooooooo
Bud looks like a child trying to put polish on her toes. I would attribute this lack of experience as this being her first time. It makes sense as to why this is so awkward. Still, cute and amusing.
There might be nothing new under the sun–but Bud seems to be trying new things after lots of centuries!
All she has to do is go shopping in that outfit and she will have a line of guys following her home. Just sayin’…
That’s clearly a lounging-around-the-apartment outfit. She could indeed get attention at the mall, though – and that may be her plan for later in the day!
And who wants a line of guys following them home? It’s so much easier when the guys don’t know you’re looking for one. Then you don’t have to figure out what’s legit and what’s desperation, behaviorally.
Is it bad that I just want to reach in and give her foot a quick poke, just to see if the golem gal is actually ticklish? I dunno why, but I’ve wondered things like that for a while – do they experience “human” sensations the same?
The available evidence says yes.
Bud, has always been my favorite.
Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
on Old long syne.
For Old long syne my Jo,
for Old long syne,
Assure thy self of welcome Love,
for Old long syne.
My Heart is ravisht with delight,
when thee I think upon;
All Grief and Sorrow takes the flight,
and speedily is gone;
The bright resemblance of thy Face,
so fills this, Heart of mine;
That Force nor Fate can me displease,
for Old long syne.
Since thoughts of thee doth banish grief,
when from thee I am gone;
will not thy presence yield relief,
to this sad Heart of mine:
Why doth thy presence me defeat,
with excellence divine?
Especially when I reflect
on Old long syne
Oh, then, Clorinda, prove more kind,
be not ungratefull still:
Since that my Heart ye have so ty’d,
why shoud ye then it kill:
Sure, Faith and Hope depend on thee,
kill me not with disdain:
Or else I swear I’ll still reflect
on Old long syne.
Since you have rob’d me of my Heart;
It`s reason I have yours;
Which Madam Nature doth impart,
to your black Eyes and Browes:
With honour it doth not consist,
to hold thy Slave in pain:
Pray let thy rigour then resist,
for Old long syne.
It is my freedom I do crave,
by depracating pain;
Since libertie ye will not give,
who glories in his Chain:
But yet I wish the gods to move
that noble Heart of thine;
To pity since ye cannot love,
for Old long syne.
But since that nothing can prevail
and all hopes are in vain;
From these rejected Eyes of mine,
still showers of Tears Shall rain:
Though thou wast Rebel to the King
and beat with Wind therein,
Assure thy self of welcome Love,
for Old long syne.
-James Watson, 1711.
I’ve been watching the Voting ranks for quite some time now (six+ months), and have noticed a pattern:
During the week, Wapsi square hovers in the low forties.
On weekend, Wapsi square hovers in the high fifties to mid-sixties.
Yes, I know the overall score is cumulative/averaged over the month.
STILL, every weekend the score climbs, meaning a lot of readers don’t bother to vote for Wapsi on Saturday and Sunday.
Come on, weekday voters; how hard is it to bring up Wapsi on Saturday and Sunday and click the vote button???
did someone point out the girly obvious thing that she does put the polish on the wrong way? XD that shows a considerable lack of research on nail polishing!
If you were to read above, I had Bud painting her nails like this because she’s a tomboy, she’s never done this before. If it were Brandi painting her toenails, I would have had her doing it correctly.
And yet she looks so darn cute doing it. Typical Bud. And typical Paul – well played, sir.
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