A spider! Where! Where!
BIG ASSED WARNING: do not watch is spiders freak you
Here’s a waaay more likeable spider, though you really need a big macro lens to even see it properly.
(Warning: do not watch if a single spider that fits on a fingernail freaks you…)
np: Gus Gus – Hateful (Ada ft. Mayburg Mix) (Kompakt Total 11 (Disc 2))
Hee! the very end of that video is funny! the spider is all OHAI WANTUR CAMERA KTHXBAI!
Here are some far better spiders for you.
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LOL!! Oh, Shelly.
I understand her feelings. However I just grab the vacuum cleaner and suck the critter up.
Well then it’ll crawl out and want revenge.
ShadoBabe! The Tornado Alley of the Arachnid world!
LOL!!! That’s right!!
FEAR ME SPIDERS!!
We sometimes do the same thing with the scorpions that get it the house. But it’s easier to just use the grabber (thing used to get stuff of the top shelf), pick them up, and flush them down the toilet.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who finds these images incredibly sexy
You are not the only one.
Not by a long shot are you the only one.
Why can’t I find sexy women like this in real life? Seriously.
I doubt you ever will. I’ve yet to see a picture of a female body builder with a pretty face. Maybe it’s the steroids.
Only one that comes to mind is Rachel McLish.
I’ve always like Cory Everson… But maybe that’s showing my age. 😮
Give it up. She’s a cartoon character. She’s designed to be sexy (probably among other things).
Shelly has always been my fave. Sexiest gal in the strip.
Will I find most of them sexy the last one looks disturbing. Like she dropped a weight on her foot of something.
Quick! Smack it with this drive shaft!
OK.. I’ll smack it with this drive shaft!
Why not just drop a Smart ForTwo on it?
Hey! I like Smarts!
I just wish GM did. Then maybe they’d have marketed it here. And then maybe they wouldn’t be whining about sales…
I mean… Gas crisis. Featured prominently in a major motion picture… and they can’t scrape together a TV spot?!?
Actually, it would have been Chrysler before Mopar and Mercedes divorced. (Mercedes owns smart, FYI).
A spider? Them’s good eatin’!
And eight!—count ’em—eight! drumsticks!
Who or what is she about to clock with that driveshaft?
I think she’s using it for an exercise for her triceps.
Yes. I figured that.
I vas being … how you say … foonee?
Spider? Call Tina.
She’ll be glad to look into it for you.
Try the meatloaf.
More like she’ll be glad to have it look into her!
LOL…very foonee indeed.
Actually Katherine might be the one to call, given she’s fighting against her spider phobia by collecting (and presumably killing) the little guys before mounting their bodies in displays…
But then, I don’t think Katherine and Shelley have met. Yet. It’s something to look forward to, two such different persons coming face to face…
I think she usually kills them, but IIRC, one of them got away from her in Darren’s bar.
Well, they went to the same party once – Katherine was in costume as Starbuck.
I thought that was actually funny! For the new readers: What happens when Tina looks at a spider
More like call Katherine. She’ll take care of it.
Silly girl, the solution is easy. Run from the spider to tell Monica that you love her new ‘do
And now for something completely different:
Is Shelly living with Justin now? Or does she just sleep over and steal his at-home gym?
I would think he is over at her place; unlikely he would have a drive shaft to use as a weight, whereas Shelly certainly would.
As I mentioned below (I missed this comment, sorry), yesterday’s strip didn’t look like it was at Shelly’s place. Also, other than the bathroom, there wouldn’t be another room for Justin to be in. She could be outside or in a garage, I suppose.
Moths, now. Moths are scary.
What, like the Monarch Butterfly? (yep, in spite of the name it’s a moth)
No, it’s not.
Note the antennae in this picture. Moths have featerhy antennae, like this one; butterflies have straight, often knobbed antennae.
For my next trick, would you like to know how to tell a damselfies and dragonflies apart?
Um.. No, it’s a Butterfly.
Here’s a nice write up on the differences…
Yeah, real ladylike
I’ll refrain from making any ” working the driveshaft ” jokes .
Well, after almost two years of doubt, I’m finally sure: Although I do like her as a character, I don’t think of Shelly as an attractive one.
Really? “After seeing this strip you can say that? The smile in the third panel does it for me.
That is one of the things that I like about Wapsi, Paul has come up with a group of girls that are pretty realistic. Not uneartly, not hideous. Somewhere in between….
…except for Bud. Rrowr!
Ummm… I think you forgot to link…
It looks more like tried, but he mismatched the quotation marks.
I’ve done a couple of those.
“Frippin’ stupid computer – do what i meant, not what i told you to!”
…and there’s an example right there – i only meant to italicise the word “told”, but i apparently flubbed the closing “</i>”…
And I’ve got an intermittent sticking key on my keyboard, and have to make real sure that the closing arrowhead actually prints when I hit that key, or it screws up the HTML …
Carefull Fairportfan! If the machines ever get to the point where they can tell what we wanted instead of doing what we tell them…. Well ever here a story called the “TERMINATOR”!
Hmm.. I find Shelly attractive. That said, I’m also a competitive male. Anyone know how much a driveshaft like that would weigh?
is it bad that the first thing I thought of when I read the headline (before reading the actual strip) is a certain Western New York car dealership?… and I’m from Canada! another great glimpse of Shelly’s character.. “I could so kick your ass but… EEEP, SPIDER!”
a most awesome page
glad to see you showing more definition on Shelly
the spider bit was funny also
have a couple of big bodybuilder friends (male and female) who are terrified of spiders and the like
most amusing to see (except if spider comes near me because I have a violent reaction around them) 🙂
*shudders* At least she stays calm enough to call in Justin. I stop being coherent. Then again, maybe it’s because I know that my boyfriend is afraid of spiders, too.
Ah, the essential female doth remain …
More work out montage please!
Is that a Drive Shaft from a 1942 Packard that shes working out with? Naw, just kidding I’ve no idea where that Driveshaft came from…….PLUS shes just excercising,She and Justin already had a “WORKOUT”.
With universals that massive, i’d guess it’s from a truck.
From the grimace on her face, she is a big believer in the “no pain, no gain” philosophy. I, on the other hand, adhere to the “no pain, no pain” concept.
Well, she’s going to be in some pain if that universal joint conks her in the head.
I don’t care what the freak it is! Anything with more than 6 legs gets a girlish “eep!” followed by shrieks of “KILLITKILLITKILLITKILLIT!”
Ahhh, Shelly. The reason I bookmarked this strip in the first place. I’ve always been biceptual.
That … was a pretty damned good pun. I drove right by it, stopped, backed up, and looked again.
(carefully making a note)
I wonder where they are. Would Justin own the weights and have a driveshaft lying around?
Perhaps Shelly moved. Her original place didn’t have room for a bed on the floor, so she wouldn’t have had a nightstand by her bed like she did in yesterday’s strip. Also there was paneling on the walls yesterday, which her old apartment didn’t have. It still looks like she is in an old building today, but that may be a basement, but she said, “out here” not “down here.” Perhaps they went somewhere between yesterday’s strip and today’s. I can’t figure it out.
I dunno — Shelly’s got a big enough place to have a gas grill and patio, large enough to make a big explosion in order to bring officer Justin to the rescue…
Um, how large of a space do you need to cause an explosion? Anyway, I was assuming the patio was a common area. It looked like she had a converted loft, so her apartment was just one room. There wasn’t a separate bedroom, kitchen or living room.
I believe the “working-out” pictures take place in the gym and her Dad’s garage…and the yelling one is in Justin’s bathroom.
Love the exercising with a drive shaft. Shelly, I’m down with you – It doesn’t matter how bad-assed you are, spiders are just downright creepy!
I just wanted to say that I’ve been following the comic for years and I love the fact that you have created an intelligent, well written, well plotted comic full of people with problems and triumphs that are very relatable. Thank you so so so much!
Girls will be girls!
Ah, a traditional girl. How refreshing to find a girl who still goes for the traditional values. Justin is so lucky.
I will be most amused if Justin is freaked out by spiders too. 🙂
“Hey – And you wouldn’t let me shoot the alarm clock?”
Oh Shelly, how…girlie of you. Maybe Shelly she wants Justin to get rid of the spider, because she just might punch a hole in the wall/floor.
At least she didn’t climb on top of the weight bench to yell. I was in the laundry room of my old apartment building with my boyfriend at the time and he freaked out, jumped on the bench and yelled “kill it, kill it, kill it!” I practically needed a microscope to see the poor little spider, but I dutifully removed it from his line of sight. (No, I didn’t kill it, poor thing was smaller than a flea for crying out loud.)
I find spiders beautiful, for the most part, though I encounter them building webs in the most inconvenient places sometimes. There is a species hereabouts that gets over two inches across, and creates webs that may span six feet or more. Sometimes they throw cables across entire driveways.
Obviously you have never looked at the head of a spider under a stereo microscope.
No, can’t say I have. But from a distance (cue Bette Midler) they are pleasant to look on. Lovely coloring, some of them.
I love this softer side of her!
I DIED LAUGHING AT THIS!!!
Maybe Shelly’s looking at a Mexican red-knee Tarantula; those car-sized bastards would scare the crap out of Arnold Shwartzenegger! (trust me on this one, guys…)
Hahaha, I just thought of one of my preschoolers. He’d run to Shelly and say “Where? Where?” Then he’d pick it up and say “Look, it’s a creature!” and put it in his pocket.
Arachnophobia is not a feminine trait, trust me on that one. On the other hand it is a very human one. Congratulations we have conditionally “proved” that Shelly is human. Unless one of the GG is also arachnophobic, or Phix, then we’re back to square one.
I could totally see Brandi freaking out at a house spider… she’ll save flies sure… but a spider has yet to appear that I can recall…
People vs Spiders. Reminds me of Elephants vs Mice.
Hey! Where’s the vote button?
Who was it that was worried about spiders when they were getting to the Calendar Machine? Wasn’t that Monica, and not Shelly?
Very cute! lol
While I am so not afraid of spiders I think they should stay out of my way if they want to live. Case in point the one the size of a half dollar or close to it that set up shop in the one window in my apt that has no screen. On the other hand any crawly thing that makes its presence known in the apt ie walls floors gets taken care of by the cat or the men. I think its a fair trade for taking care of the bathroom ;P
Ma was like this. She could change tires, stick her bare hand in a grill to turn steaks over, manage all four of us kids when the oldest was five years old, watch the most gruesome crime shows, or those medical miracle shows with the gnarly surgeries on NatGeo and TLC. But, have a big bug show up, and I’d have to come running to either scoop it up in a styrofoam cup, or squish it out of its misery. Comanche women!
She can heft weight, toss an engine block and beat up bodybuilders, but show her so much as a daddy long-legs, and she just goes apeshit! Kudos to you Paul, for creating such a dynamic character!
Just about my entire family has a phobia of spiders except for me, now climbing a cargo net fifteen feet up and getting the climbing equipment jammed has me crying like a baby. Honestly unless they are black widow, brown recluses or spiders like that they’re harmless nothing to worry about. Though I will admit they have NO sense of privacy ugh get out of my shower pervert spider!!!
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