So she immediately thought strong emotion as well. If so, things could get interesting really fast.
And crowded as well. That shower looks a lot smaller than her bedroom, and she pretty much filled the whole bedroom when in sphinx form.
This won’t end well. It’ll likely end hilariously, but not well.
So, no “Happy Ending” then?
PHWEET! “Two minutes, double entendre!”
This is definitely NSFW.
And by that I mean mainly for Shelly and Justin.
Maybe he won’t notice with his glasses all fogged up.
Hope Justin enjoysd the smell of wet feathers. Or he could just say, “That Sphynix’s!’
Throw yourself in the pun jar for that!
Meanwhile, back at the plot…
1. This is not merely fanservice. However far it may bump up against the PG rating, it is entirely relevant to what’s going on. And she looks good wet.
2. I notice the Wapsi Square Comics rating went from 45 to 29 overnight!
It’s the first of the month. Top webcomics resets every month. It’s as simple as that.
Well, i guess a cold showers out of the question.
uh, WOW. That was… unexpected.
2 things I’m wondering now: What happened with her starting to Turn into Sphynx Mode, and what’s going to happen to her now….
And also the glasses he’s wearing into the shower/sex. I find it just a trifle odd.
I usually forget to take my glasses off until I get them wet lol
hmm, I think it may be her human libido waking up?? it’s been , um, a few centuries!!!
After an 80 Millenia dry spell, she is gonna wreck that boy.
And maybe she herself will explode?
if Justin is really near-sighted like i am, he probably has to keep them on just to see where stuff is. as well, i normally give mine a washing while in the shower too.
Regarding glasses in the shower? Happens a lot for folks who are extremely far-sighted like me. Anything closer than about three feet away appears to have fuzzy edges; and standard text in a book or magazine is gray blurs.
So, wearing my glasses in the shower helps me make sure I get clean, gets the glasses clean, and has the added side benefit of helping me wash my wife’s back and.. uh, nevemind!
But, isn’t it more fun to do these things by braille anyway?
This is hot. Excuse me while I go put my gf in the shower.
And Do What???
(*glances back up at Shelly and Justin*)
OH .. Um … Never mind.
I think you need to get away from the computer a bit more.
Did… this just turn into porn?
Jacqui’s not going to be happy to have to explain to Shelly the showers at her gym are NOT unisex.
Soft, but it sure looks so.
This is probably at Justin’s place, not at the yoga center, per his suggestion.
i don’t think so… you don’t start out sweaty, in a panic, then drive to either your house (with your boyfriend) or to His house… jump into the shower AND then panic AGAIN, all the while “forgetting” the presence of said boyfriend…
no, she’s in the shower room at Punk-Yoga. After hours most likely, as she seems to have been getting ready to go home when he arrived to pick her up, and is still in the SAME panic attack, especially with her word choice of “that did not JUST happen…” and the reason she isn’t EXPECTING him to show up is BECAUSE the shower rooms are NOT unisex…. he’s in the FEMALE shower room… OOH!!! Bad Boy… he playing the Bad Cop now!…
but either way, i think that Friday’s cliff-hanger will be a full page panel with her transformed and really cramped in the shower room, with him scrunched up between her butt and the wall. also, to me it looks like a standard sized public shower room, it being one big room that has 6 or 8 shower heads on the two opposite walls, and no dividing walls to get in the way. her transforming in that sized room won’t be such a devastating event… Physically, that is… can’t say anything about his MENTAL state after the transformation though.
i kinda do hope that she’s finally found her “Mr. Right” though… remember this strip: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/understanding/
On the other hand can’t really blame him.
a) Hot girlfriend.
b) Hasn’t been able to see her for a while, due to schedule conflicts on both parts.
c) She’s exuding pheromones, through her sweat, up the wazoo.
d) She’s in the shower…
Any self respecting heterosexual bloke will be feeling rather peckish at that moment and will want to….. play.
Oh and give a helping hand with scrubbing her back.
Well then, a lot of the kid’s Saturday morning cartoons and G-rated movies are also “porn” and “soft porn.”
We have PG-13 rated movies that show people getting blown away in graphic gory detail, and no one complains about that; yet folks get their knickers in a knot over a scene where no naughty bits are shown?
“But, but” some say, “his HANDS are TOUCHING her naughty bits” (why they hell is that euphemism used anyways? Nothing naughty about that at all)” –
Yet, at public swimming pools and beaches (where the gal – or guy – is exposing far more skin than above), at concerts, parks, WHATever; one can see folks hugging like that, and no one hassles them or calls the PDA cops or gets their knickers in a knot – except, of course, for members of some very small minorities.
Me, the above is absolutely beautifully done and didn’t even twitch libido, but DID raise one hellalot of questions that I have to wait for Monday to have (hopefully!) answered; questions that many here have already asked –
Is she fighting transforming? Is she sensing a demon within Justin? Is he one of the MIB? Is he also a sphinx – or something else? If none of the above, is she saying “Oh God” because she’s about to transform, and in that small space, that would definitely injure or kill Justin, not to mention structural damage to the whole place? Or is Paul setting up and springing yet another mind-bending and mind-melting Plot Twist on us? Most likely! THAT is where my mind went.
Perhaps I’m showing my age, but I don’t recall any saturday morning cartoons (do those even exist anymore?) or PG rated movies having a scene where a woman is naked and fingered to near-orgasm on-screen (dialogue + right hand’s fingers, Panel#3).
And I must be hanging out at the wrong pools/beaches.
Depending on where the showers are and their size, when Shelly goes sphinx, she may end up removing a wall or two–and, voila!, a single unisex shower room replacing the two former rooms!
I’m sure Luci will be thrilled with that addition. (>^_^)>
OK this could make the shower scene from Psycho look very mild in comparison.
And lots of grunting out of effort as well. Not sure if Shelly is a screamer or not.
I hope Justin is open to doing it, “Sphinx-y Style.”
That is just so kinky! Its gonna take a lot of concentration for shelly not to transform in the shower. But from the last panel alone i think shes “going to blow!” or she’ll “release the beast”. ^_^
Wow. This feels like a Friday cliffhanger. Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow.
my guess would be a transformation cliffhanger.
In that case, Shelly should just stick to her guns.
“What? All women are like this. Didn’t they teach you that in school?”
Did you just forget how well sticking to her guns worked out for Monica earlier this week? “Bonk!”
From bonking to boinking in two comics.
That one requires payment, bmonk.
I suppose I should say that Monica was “schticking to her guns”… might as well pay the Jar twice at one time.
Just an odd thought here. Justin could turn out to be a member of MIB. A local policeman would be pefect for a listening post around Monica. He would hear the cop gossip and read the logs on strange events. Not there to interfere but to watch and listen. That would make it a lot easier for Shelly as he would be more accepting of her condition that someone else.
Was Justin one of the cops at Monica’s leg licking or Buds Hat wearing night out? Hm…
Both officers responding to the leg licking were female, IIRC; Justin was one of the two that responded to the scene after Bud boosted the calendar machine into the sun.
I was going to search for the mugging incidents a few days ago, but they’re hard to find in the archive. Justin may have appeared there (I don’t recall).
Doesn’t look like TightBuns.
@Wyvern: Ohnorobot.com I good for searching the Wapsi-archives. While the links provided don’t work, they tell you the date (in this case 12/23/04) and then you can just use waspisquare.com ‘s archive and there you are.
or even Justin waking up in the morning, next to ‘something large’ under the sheets..
saying “ooof, WTH did we do last night?”
Justin (waking up with a head bandage in the hospital): Uhn…What happaned?
Shelly: I–um, slipped and fell into you. And you knocked your head on the wall. Dented the tile, too.
Jaqui (later at Punk Yoga): Why is there a head-shaped dent in the shower ceiling??
That would be a way out of the situation, this time anyway, so it might happen like that. Paul is so great at dealing out the unexpected though, that I’ve given up speculating.
That would be when Alan and Kevin visit him in the hospital with some flowcharts to explain his new life.
Uhoh! That’s going to be some nasty clogged-by-hairs drain…
Both. a Sphinx has feathers and fur. She is 1/3 woman, 1/3 Lion and 1/3 eagle
give or take that is
PLEASE tell me he didn’t just *poit* into the shower – although that would account for that level of suprise….
No, Shelly was just too distracted by the panic attack she was having to notice him enter the shower until he touched her.
Well. It looks like Justin is going to get “the talk” in a way I had never imagined… by demonstration. Justin has very large, strong hands… but oh, by the silken breast of Mogg’s mother, I hope he has a large, strong mind, because he’s going to need it.
My first thought was similar–oops! Should have had “the talk” while you still could!
“The talk” raises the question, just how “furry” is Justin? Hope he likes that sort of thing otherwise this relationship is headed for the fail boat. . .
There’s being a furry fan…
Then there’s being a furryphiliac.
Rule 34 suggests there must be fans of threeways with mythical creatures and Japanese horror entities. But I Am Not Going To Google That.
Technically, Rule 34 says there must already be PORN of threeways with mythical creatures and Japanese horror entities. While the existance of porn of something usually requires the existance of people who are into that thing, I’m pretty sure “If it exists, it’s someone’s fetish” is a separate rule.
…But I Am Not Going To Google That Either.
@Platonix – Is it porn if there is no one to enjoy it as porn?
Yamara–presumably the author (or the one who commissioned the work) did it for personal satisfaction–so, with at least one person finding it porn, it would be porn.
I think the cliff hanger will be when he panics and runs from Sphinx Shelly, and she has to try and catch him (to explain what just happened) without hurting him before he gets out the door (which is probably too small for her).
Whether she succeeds or fails, the results will be ‘interesting’.
Jeez, warn somebody before you post borderline NSFW pictures up will ya. Some of us are at work! Epic hand placement btw.
I second that long, deep and understandable ‘Thought’.
In the latter two frames, al least.
Good Morning! That woke me right up! That’s a bit more daring than usual.
Huh, buh… whuh…..
I’ll be in my bunk.
LOL Perfect quote.
We’re all used to Wapsi Fan Service, this is just a new angle. Not it’s going to go any further, poor Justin is about to get a real shock I think.
That one should be a high roller when it goes up on eBay, thinks I.
He may be about to experience ‘Ride her cowboy”, ducks as the pun jar levitates over in his direction, “assuming that there is enough headroom.”
Sighs and pays off the pun jar until it settles down, “dang these smart household goods.”
He’s got big hands.
The better to hang to Shelly with.
In the last panel it looks like Shelly has reached back to grab onto something to, uh, “steady” herself.
It’s his hip, SoWhyMe. Just his hip. Let’s hope Shelly won’t shred it by mistake. But even if she does, I’m sure he’ll still think it was worth it.
On the other hand, this whole episode reminds me of the kind of “surprise sex” that Julian Assange is wanted for by the Interpol, so maybe Justin deserves at least a scratch or two!
I don’t think SoWhyMe was referring to Shelly’s hand.
Fear of hurting Justin aside, what Shelly is demonstrating is enthusiastic consent. Something Mr. Assange willfully ignores.
Will they still be so big when Shelly gets her own “new and improved” versions?
There goes that “G” rating
It never had a G rating.
For a while early on, it was kind of “this comic has not been rated”, but it was basically G or PG.
But this episode, with Justin’s hand placement? The MPAA might not even allow it on the screen at all:
Seriously NSFW link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jincey-lumpkin/the-forbidden-lesbian-sex-act_b_1018585.html
Not that Justin is a lesbian.
Unless he’s a werelesbian.
Never seen him and Heather in the same room have you?
Everybody vote for Wapsi Square!
actually, that would be too easy for Shelly, since she would be getting both, and personally i wouldn’t mind being in a relationship with someone like that either…
Compared to a lot of kid’s Saturday morning cartoons, this is definitely a G; and a lot of G-rated kid’s movies (animated and live actors) show not only a lot more flesh than shown here, but also show more evocative scenes than male and female in a shower together.
I would say that this strip is generally PG-13 since there tends to be profanity and sexually suggestive dialog and no heavy nudity, (well there seemed to be some nipple on Shellinx in the Time Forest).
I can’t help but wonder from looking at the previous comic and today’s comic. What if Shelly’ reaction wasn’t from a sudden and near catastrophic loss of control but more a primal reaction to the presence of a demon hiding in her new beau?
The primary charge of the Sphinxes was the hunting down of demons (unless I’m way off base here) running loose on the prime material world correct?
Holy crap. That’s horrifyingly possible. You have a good mind for details…
Interesting! You should apply for that job in the Department of Plot Twists!
Or consider the reverse — Justin is a demon hunter (a’la Buffy) and has been (sub)consciously stalking Shellnnix? Then comes the reveal and the “But I love you?” moment!!!
Oooooo….. Going to be messy/interesting/weird/funny!
Hmmm. People have speculated that Justin might be with the MIB, and we have reason from Brandi to suspect that demons might be involved with/in the MIB to some extent.
What if both are true, and MIB agents have a “ride along” demon “partner”?
I tend to think that most everybody (if not everybody) in the Waspiverse has a demon team like Monica’s, just not noticed as separate beings like she can do.
Well, he is possessed by a Lust Demon right now, but that seems like fairly business as usual.
Anyway, how is this for a twist.
He’s actually an Androsphinx, who recognized her for what she was straight from the bat, but didn’t feel that it was his place to meddle.
Course now his baby is all grown up and the fun times can start.
Ooooh! Ooooh! You’ve got my vote!
After all, where do sphinxes come from anyway?
I’m hoping for Justinx.
If he’s a human with a demon, it has a new playmate, too.
Actually, Creepy hasn’t weighed in on Justin at all yet, has she? She was pretty vocal about Heather.
That’s a thought. She may make an appearance and bring the proceedings to a quick and awkward halt.
Hmm…things are about to get majorly kinky or majorly awkward…although the two aren’t exactly mutally exclusive I suppose.
Shelly will be meeting Monica soon.”So how’s the new boyfriend,Sheel?”,Monica asks.
“You could say I really GREW on him”,Shelly replies.
Friendly hint: the Establishment is glad to establish a credit line or “tab” for Pun Jar payments, for those who may inadvertently find themselves without pocket change at the moment of doubling a meaning.
Will the bank charges double the required fee too?
By no means. In order to honor the tradition of serving bar snacks consisting in part of pickled vegetables, the Establishment has decided to have the Pun Jar finances managed by a Credit Onion that charges much less lettuce for its services.
I think we need to mention that last pun brought tears to my eyes. [clink]
After that one I think we need a bigger pun jar.
Is it me or did his hands increase in size from panel 2 to panel 3.
If he’s a shapeshifter himself that would explain his sexual proficiency
Yes, VERY Good hand placement. Hides all the…… “naughty bits”. Perhaps just as Shelly loses herself in the moment she feels a tranformation approaching But it goes away as she acheives…..Well lets just say she acheives and that stops the transformation. Oh and then Shelly finds out Shes Pregnant. Hows THAT for a Twist?
Brain is reaching critical mess o’ metaphors!
Help meee . . .
It’s a new STD…he puts his HM HMM in and she turns into a sphinx. Boink boink…POOF! What the HELL? You told me you were clean!
Strong emotion? Looks like it.
Loss of concentration? If she’s still concentrating on anything but Justin Joining her, i’m worried about her.
Check, check, checkity check.
Big claws? None visible.
Wings, Feathers? Nada.
I think you’re cured, Shelly.
All it took was true love’s … ummm … kiss.
She does seem to be at a loss for (intelligible) words.
Unless her “Oh God” is either truly a prayer, or the first half of “… I’m transforming and I can’t stop it!!”
I’ll bet fifty quatloos on the latter.
Except Justin looks like he’s used to her sounding like that. It’s not like she’s emitting some kind of deep subterranean growl or something. But that may be next. Hovering the mouse over the image reveals the tool tip “Human form”. If that’s not foreshadowing, I don’t know what foreshadowing is.
The tooltip is “Human Form” because that’s the title of today’s page. It’s in reference to the last sentence of Shelly’s train of thought in the first panel.
I dare say that panel 2 is surprise that he’s there, and panel 3 is . . . . due to where he (ahem) now is.
Expected Results for Friday:
Cut to Punk Yoga waiting area, single large panel. Justin is reading a magazine. Question mark appears over his head at vaguely familiar sounds from the women’s shower area. (It’s all a daydream on Shelly’s part!)
Cut to shower exterior, “Justin?” “Hmm?” “I really really need to tell you something” “Now?” FWOOMP sound effect. Shower exterior rattles. A single sphinx feather flies out and up. “…” “…” Shower exterior, single feather floating down. “Yeah, now is good. A couple days ago probably would’ve been better.” “…” “Justin?” “Grblhxf” “Oh geez.” (Mayhem ensues! Wackiness may follow)
Scene cut to Shelly’s apartment, on the bed, self satisfied smile. Thought bubble “Well! That worked out, and I feel a Lot better. Still, I should tell him.” Justin returning to bed. “What’s on your mind pretty lady.” “Mmmmm stuff.” Justin gives her a smile, and a kiss. Smiling Shelly. “So… did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” “Ha! Pulling out the B grade material for me now?” Final panel, Shelly’s wings FWOOMP in on human Shelly. Shelly’s face = OMGBBQ. Justin’s face = WTWUT?
(Sappiness ensues. Wackiness and/or drama to follow)
My main money is on Justin being a sphinx.
My longshot bet? Tina enters the shower.
This will not end well…
Wow…had to scroll down past the comic in a hurry since I’m at work, but WHOA! This is both hot and epic pending hilarity…
With glasses on, dude? Seriously?
Yep, see my comment above
Talk about taking your life into your hands.
He’s going to wake up in the flower shop next door picking thorns out of his behind.
The thought of seeing him running down the road, with Shelly chasing him looking like the game of tag she played on her motorcycle is too ironic/funny.
O///O Wow, that scene is way hotter than it should be, what is it about Shelly that I can see as hotter than even Bud, who I am totally in love with?
Monica and I disagree!
One of my brother’s characters once said “I really dislike battle plans that include the words ‘ought to’.”
In my defense “should” referes to the norm in that case. I was stating that Shelly in that scene was hotter than normal, and it was having an adverse effect on me.
It’s another cliffhanger for the cliffhanger!
And Shells is looking good, rowr!
Looks like the gorgon’s outta the bag..
Maybe it’s time to pay a visit to Phix? She fools around with the museum head without blowing her cover.
Hot. Totally hot.
Huh. Still asking the question is Shelly’s recessive sphinx gene through the maternal or paternal lines?
And carrying on with the NSFW speculation (and because it’s near naptime for me and I’m falling asleep atop my inbox), if I were a sphinx I’d prefer human mates. No barbs. Meoooowww.
My guess is “both”.
That’s the thing about recessive genes… they commonly aren’t apparent unless you have a pair. If you have only one, its presence us commonly masked by the other (dominant) gene in the pair.
This is a simplfied explanation… many genes aren’t purely dominant or recessive… but it’s the basic Mendelian model.
In this situation, it’d make sense that Shelly inherited a sufficiently large number of sphinx genes (many recessive) to enable her to mature into sphinx form during her Time Forest sojurn.
This is an experiment with my new LG not-dumb phone.
I forsee Shelly in sphinx form, Justin half-buried in the back wall of the shower with a stunned look on his face, and Shelly saying “Um, OK, we have _got_ to talk…”
I imagined Justin laying on Shelly-sphinx’s back, both of them wet, embarrassed Shelly looking back at disheveled and boggling Justin. But yeah, “We need to talk.”
We have officially gone PG-13 here people
There’s nothing in this strip that’s any worse than the graphic violence we got here.
Well, considering Paul’s tendency to provide a plot twist no one seems to have considered:
Frame one, Shelly and Justin in bed, cuddled spoon fashion. Shelly says hesitantly, “Justin, there is something I’ve got to tell you —”
Frame two, Justin says sleepily, “You mean, the whole transforming into a sphinx thing? I know. Phix briefed me pretty thoroughly.”
I leave the third frame to your imagination. I can think of at least four ways it could go from there.
That’s not entirely beyond the realm of possibility. Given her relationship with Justin is no secret and given the fact she has not acted on her own to renew their mutual desires, it may be someone else already took him down the bunny hole. Someone who wanted them to get back together. Even perhaps Bud since they had become friends.
I’m inclined to think no, just for the simple fact that that is WAY too much info to pass out OFF-SCREEN… that kind of exposition NEEDS to be shown.
And the fist thing Justin says after Shelly becomes Shelinx and pins him against a wall is … ?
A) Since when do showers have airbags?!
B) Hold on Shelly, I’ll save you from this monster!
C) I smell wet cat.
D) I think I swallowed the condom.
E) If you didn’t want to all you had to say was “no.”
F) Mulmmm frmm rrrmmllm!
G) Are you purring????????
I’ve heard of making love in the bathroom Sphinx, but this is nuts…
And my 12yo wonders why I don’t let him read the comic!
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