Looks as if Amanda may be about to meet (at least one of) the GGs.
Wonder how much M will try to explain off the bat…
Good for you Monica. 🙂
So how would Amanda’s earthy presence play in Monica’s supernatural adventures?
Wait, Amanda has yet to meet Bud, Brandi, or Jin? Looks like some introductions are in order.
Best I remember, Amanda has been completely out of the supernatural events loop.
Yes, it says so on Amanda’s new bio page
I agree with her view on society.
Who’s Bud? Who *isn’t* Bud?
1. That’s not a squeaky hinge, that’s the plot twisting!
2. Good for Monica — Self acceptance can be hard to come by.
3. Love her smile!
It’s the nice changes in pace like this that keep people from complaining too much 😀
Also probably the reason for the sudden jump to #41
Ayup. Thought so – is was Brandi who referred to Bud’s “racehorse legs” before…
Well stated Monica! Don’t let the uptight “twits” get under your skin about your looks. You can’t help it that you have boobs & they are boobs!
Hey Paul, I have yet to figure this out – is that a tattoo on Amanda’s arm, or is it a jewelry cuff she ‘always’ wears? Inquiring minds want to know!
Doubt you’ll get a straight answer – he still hasn’t told us the significance of Tina’s choker.
Paul leaves entire plot resolutions totally unexplained and you guys are complaining about tattoos and accessories?
No. We are asking about tattoos and accessories.
Well, i’m complaining about Paul not answering when i ask…
That is a tattoo on Amanda’s arm and Tina found the choker at a second-hand store and liked it. 🙂
Wait, wait! You mean Tina’s choker is simply a matter of personal taste?? Oh my God! do you realize how many hours of speculation you just murdered?!? The theories? Gone! gone! like a puppy in a sack with a brick , dropped into the river! Oh, the horror! the waste!
Man, you could have milked that for a year before having Tina toss it out in casual conversation. Dang!
This doesn’t mean you can’t tell people that Tina wears it to keep her head strapped on. That would hardly be the oddest thing in the strip or even the strangest thing about Tina…
THANK you, Paul. 🙂
I’m SO glad somebody else asked that!! I was going to, but then thought that Paul had answered that question already & I’d look like a moron for not knowing.
Ok, now I’d pay triple for a statue of Monica in the last panel. I’m amazed how Paul has managed to raise my interest so high.
Yay for what Monica said! It is so true.
Whooops. Someone forgot to introduce someone.
“Who’s Bud, babe?” And with that simple question, we have a crisis. Monica has a choice – tell the truth, or lie. Sooner or later, a lie will blow up in her face. The truth begs another question: “Why didn’t you tell me??” and gets into issues of trust.
Oddly enough, the truth is easily proven with one poit. Or perhaps one of the chimera will oblige with a morph into one of their other forms.
Or — oh, wait! Can you imagine this scenario?
“Amanda, this is Phix. She’s a sphinx, and keeps a library in an odd annex to our reality. It has copies of every book ever written, so she’s up on everything.”
“She’s a …what?”
“I’m a sphinx. Pleased to meet you! Any friend of Monica’s is a friend of mine.”
“Now, wait a minute! A sphinx has a lion’s body, and wings, and –”
“Not the sort of outfit you wear to a fine restaurant, pumpkin.”
“This is ridiculous! Dammit, Monica, is this some sort of silly joke –”
” — because if it … is … where … books, I never saw so many books in all –”
“Now this is what I wear at home, pumpkin. Want a cookie?”
” … oh … my … god …”
“Bullocks, Monica! Do all of your friends faint?”
Oh, we likes it, my precious … yes we does!
Umm, “bollocks”, i believe…
Same meaning, actually, http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bullocks :an exclamation of frustration.
I seems bollocks is the British spelling, bullocks the Americanized version.
I’ll have to go look in the archives to see which version Phix used.
Annnnd … you were right. Phix used bollocks.
I’d like to see that .
And Uncle spawns an alternate reality! Way to go!
I can’t wait to see Monica explain this .
Bud does have nice legs….for a cartoon. >__<
Like Willie said about Dolly Parton once on Late Night with Conan, people see Monica and just think of her big boobs, but most people don’t know she also has a big heart. She has to, just to pump blood to her big boobs.
Honestly, it’s going to be fun to watch the sorting out of friends. Unless it’s a Costanza-type “Worlds colliding, Jerry!” kind of thing.
Hmm. If M’s backyard is her oasis to wear things that small-busted women wouldn’t think twice about, I think we’re all hoping that Paul will start having M spend more comic time in her backyard wearing some of those articles of clothing…!
As for the Who’s Bud question, I think M can just say something simple like, Oh, Bud is just a gal I occasionally mentor and go clubbing with. I don’t think she needs to give the whole song&dance.
I would say that Monica would not risk her friendship by half-truths or lies, but she has already lied to Amanda about this.
Just think this is a real good time to come clean with her oldest friend.
I don’t know that that’s a lie as such – just a sort of minimalist approach to the truth.
True enough. And an argument can be made that Monica wanted one good friend as an anchor in the real, solid, everyday world, untouched by the tide race of the paranormal in which she was caught up.
This is exactly the case. 🙂
And even I could have told you that.
THANK YOU MONICA. And also Paul. Well said. 🙂
As seen through a photographer’s lens … Huh. What would Amanda’s cameras show if she took shots of the Golem Girls, an insanely perky barrista, and a certain stately librarian?
Huh. And yet, it’s somewhat ironic (if I’m using the word correctly) that Bud herself has complained about having a small bust, despite having fantastic legs & a “pert little butt,” as Brandi put it. Is any woman happy with what she has?? (besides Mon, of course)
Monica may wish that she wasn’t stacked like she is, just to make life easier, but she works to be happy with herself none the less. 🙂
Hazzah!! Now if only my small-breasted friends would have the same attitude about themselves 😛
Loving that million-dollar smile and the fact that Monica has come to accept her appearance as is. If only everyone could achieve as much.
Wapsi is a wonderful place for anyone to explore how they choose to feel about themselves. Nice work, Paul!
It’s obvious from this conversation that Amanda has been out of the loop for a while, and her reappearance reminds me of some other characters who seem to have gone missing. What has become of Heather and Jacqui?
I believe Heather was “written out” of the script, the same way Owen and Lakshimi were. Jacqui appeared in the “flashback” before the clubbing scene that led to the scene depicted in your avatar (Kevin finding out about Monica’s “other life”).
And if there’s any justice in this world, Paul, you’ll realize that this is getting easier for Monica as time goes along, and she’ll just be honest with her about Bud. (Or at least offer to take her out to the Cerberus Club with them.)
Truely, a Waspi sentiment. Go M!
Very cool development. Can’t wait to see how M responds.
I’m glad to see Amanda back in the comic. She’s been around so long but never a part of all the big events. It looks like we’ll get to see some consequences of that.
S’all I have to say at this point in time other than….how does one meet Monica in real life? Sign….all the good ones are fictional…..
Ah, it’s too bad Monica is just a fictional char. She sounds like a personable and engaging lady (and NOT because she’s got juggs out to France…)
And now Monica accuses Amanda of her water breaking? HA HA back atcha’ Amanda!
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