That little voice inside your head…
DON’T LISTEN TO IT!!
You’d think Tina would just go for the old standby:
No, because Tina wants Monica to look at Shelly and get involved.
Well, it sure took awhile for the Amityville crew to leave.
Did somebody go to bed without checking to see if the update was in place?
Love the early updates. and I can how this would be a huge issue for M when she knows her friend is having a problem and her “mommy” mode kicks in.
can see how this …
only took 9 cups of coffee to be able to see that…
Anyone who thought that Nudge was the sole source of Tina’s ability to manipulate people should now have realised that they were wrong.
One wonders whether Tina-who-was, before her untimely death, was this skilled at manipulation. Did Tina-who-is get any of this tendency by inheritance (so to speak) or is it all coming from the demon collective?
she was a psychologist or in training to be one… so,i’d say, a resounding YES!, she was good at it.
M, you do not want this problem. You cannot help your friend figure out how to have kinky sphinx sex with her boytoy. Walk. Away. With. Your. Delicious. Coffee.
I think the boy-toy type of a Sphinx only happens in the immortal ones like Phix. Shellinx is more the boyfriend type since she has a mortal’s ephemeral lifespan (Her 80 millenia in the Time Forest would not count here since she was mostly alone) I would think.
Just got a warning on this page that IE7 “modified this page to help prevent cross-site scripting.” Three of the ads have been replaced by a “#” character. Sorry, don’t know what the ads would have been, but cross-site scripting has been known to steal info out of one’s browser, and is not a good thing to allow.
I don’t see the ads.
Weird, that’s happened to me too.
usual solution’s to get a better browser with adblock…. 🙂
fanboy.co.nz does IE9 if you must… 😮
Note I have NO PROBLEM with ads that do not move, are not noisy, etc… problem is, many other websites use the same adserver, and are not as ‘polite’.. I do not have time to do extensive mods, when I am only taking a 10 min break from work!!!! 🙁
So, my guess is that the cross-site scripting you are seeing may be Google/DoubleClick related.
Tina you manipulative minx you. LOL
Hello, I just wanted to say how much I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your comments. I was intrigued by an ad from another webcomic site, and started from the very beginning. It took a long time (just read through, didn’t notice the archive), but
(sorry, enter button must have been impatient)
I’m finally up to date, and I’m certainly more than dedicated now! I would love if you made paper comics of Wapsi Square, but I can settle for download. Please continue your totally excellent storytelling Paul!
Looking for paper versions of my comic? Just click the “books” button on the top menu. Here’s the direct link: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/pablowapsi
I found it, thanks. Already had a Lulu account. I’ll definitely be buying these periodically.
Yep, me too… I’m just waiting for that “book 6 now on pre-order” post to go up… I’ll be there in a shot!
Tina. That you opened your mouth is the sign that you want the exact opposite of “forget it.” If she walks out now, this whole thing is gonna gnaw and bother her like too small underwear until she comes storming back in raging frustration.
and with M’s comment in the last panel… whole being… walk away… yeah right!… to me that whole statement is totally out of character for her, when has she EVER left anything alone when she has the option to walk away from it? uh… never!… yeah, whether it’s her overwhelming urge to fix things, or Tina’s reverse psych-out, but yeah she’s gonna be late to work today!
that is like telling someone ‘dont look’
you had no intention of looking there..ever but as soon as someone says ‘dont look’ the directional urge is irrisistable 😀
don’t think about pink elephants riding motorcycles.
.Quick! What are you thinking about?!
Purple kangaroos in Hondas. O.o
the Sta-Puffed Marshmallow Man… sorry.
How that jacket hugs Monica.
Sorry elephants are my totem animal. Mentions of them wash past me. 🙂
Monica? Tina. Yes, yummy Tina. There’s something so wrong its right.
I’m thinking about your icon. Sorry pink elephants riding motorcycles require too much imagination for my brain when it’s not in imagination mode (currently set to webcomic reading mode).
When I was at university someone pointed out that it was hard to not think of something. He said “Don’t think of a camel” and asked me if I was thinking of a camel. I honestly stated “no”. What I didn’t say was that, at that point, was the Pyramids of Egypt.
Come to think of it, when I first read your post, I was thinking of a circus.
I’m thinking about the technical aspects of how you would have to modify a motorcycle so an extremely weighty quadruped could ride one. WHOA, that would be HARD!!
A sidecar? A really big one??
A few years ago, on a series called Monster Garage, starring Jesse James, they’d take vehicles and turn them into something else altogether. In one of those episodes, they started with a Big Rig Truck (as in tractor trailer), and turned it into a motorcycle (although they wound up making it a Trike rather than a Bike). That might have been big enough…
I’m wondering who kissed Tina under the Mistletoe…
Orange County Choppers
It’s a forgone, might as well try to put a bit of english on the ball.
A couple of thoughts:
Tina seems to be very comfortable with having Shelly around Mucho Mocha, even though Shelly is apparently in a very bad mood. Tina’s come a long way since her panic-stricken reaction on the day of the Time Forest transformation… having an upset 80k-year-old neosphinx around the shop doesn’t seem to be fazing her very much at all. That’s a lot of trust to have developed (and/or a lot of resiliency in the Collective)… good to see (I think).
I admit to being a bit worried about Tina’s reassurances that Monica’s attention isn’t needed, because Shelly’s situation is “taken care of… not a problem.” Assuming that Shelly’s upset has to do with Justin (seems likeliest), the only way I can see in which it could be “taken care of” with no implications for Monica is the one in which Shelly decided to keep Justin entirely in the dark, and completely break up with him. “Dear Justin…”
I’d hate to see that happen.
If Shelly did decide to tell Justin about her sphinx-nature, it’d certainly pull Justin into the whole Wapsi-supernatural-weirdness business, and thus involve Monica… and so I’d think Tina’s “you don’t need the worry” reassurances wouldn’t be valid. Unless… could Tina be lying outright to Monica (or, slightly more kindly, deliberately misleading her)?
I was just thinking, her mood could be brought on by her being tapped to perform some sphinxly duties by the powers that be. Can’t have a sphinx just sitting around not enforcing the laws after all, even a halfbreed.
You have been charged with reverse psychology in the second degree. How do you plead?
Guilty as sin, Your Honor.
I object your honor! Casey’s clearly trying to get me to break the 5th Amendment, and as such he should be Remanded into the Custody of the Court, this case Dismissed WITH Prejudice, and if i may be so bold as to suggest that he even be Dis-Barred, as well….
Is it just me or are Tina’s eyes extra-creepy in this strip?
They do appear to be pretty far along the “swirling bottomless pool of strangeness” axis!
If she starts staring at Monica and intoning “Trusssst in me”, I’ll really worry.
“You are getting thirsty…very thirsty…drink your coffee…”
OK, now I know what everyone should wear when we stop by Paul’s table at whatever comic con he attends…
I figured these had to be available, and it turns out that they are. Other interesting possibilies exist at that site, too.
Fixy Linky for you:
Thanks! I goofed up the copy-and-paste, transferring the URL between two different browsers.
And they even come in mirrored silver !?!?
I wonder if anyone would recognize a Tina cosplay…
Ahoy there, varlets!
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Thanks for the link – first vote will be Wapsi – Second Honor Harrington by Davis Weber . Gonna have to think on the rest .
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