I think that might qualify as TMI.
Exactly what I was thinkiing… 🙂
Did he survive? He wasn’t exactly new-in-box, and Phix looks like she plays rough… :p
And that loud double-thud was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor a second after Monica’s.
Well, nobody said demons got tact.
This is not new information for Monica or TIna. Shortly after Phix met her boss she passed a message on to Monica that he wanted to see her first thing in the morning. This was after he left with Phix to give her a tour the previous afternoon. The implication was strong that Phix spent the night with him. Or at least Monica drew that conclusion.
Actually, there’s some doubt as to whether Phix and M’s boss actually Did It – Phix appeared to have used the shock value of the announcement phrased that way to distract Monica and let her interact with Tina/Nudge privately.
So maybe Tina’s doing the same thing, just to get a rise out of Monica…
Actually in this particular situation it counts as TMFI 🙂
WHOA!! Bombshell Tina!! XD
Hahth that’s one way to get Monica to stop thinking about herself and Shelly. Get her to think about her boss ‘doing it’
yeah.. as in “too much information!!!!!!” 😮
now where did my jaw go? its on the floor here somewhere…. :/
Ho ho ho ho ho! Go Phix!
More like… Go Boss!
Darn tootin’! What the heck is that guy’s name anyway?
So … Phix is into nerdy types … lucky guy.
nah…i think Phix just wants someone close to her own age.
Phix probably has an affinity for guardians of the past, and from to Shelly description does not get along very well with the rest of the Sphinxes. Maybe the only real companionship Phix is able to feel is with humans.
Makes you wonder though. If the rest of the Sphinxes do not get along with humanity very well, how likely would they have been to have sex with them? It could be that all the Sphinx hybrids are Phix’s decedents, in which case Phix’s visits to Shelly in the otherworld may have been Phix seeing to the wellbeing of her great-to-the Nth-degree-granddaughter.
Interesting theory. At the least, she may have been one of the sphinxes to have done the deed with one or more humans way back when. This would go a long way in explaining her reluctance for killing humans in later life.
Hmmmm. If Phix really is Shelly’s many-times-great-grandmother, is Shelly now her as-many-times-great-granddaughter fifty six times removed?
Tina is the soul of discretion, isn’t she?
Not to mention that Phix is dealing with a LOT of pent-up…. ah… emotions?
Come to think of it, so is most everybody lately!
So … they’re freinds now? (Phix and Tina)
yah, that is the real bombshell if actually the case. But how would Tina get around her reflexive fear of Sphinxes?
I think it is more likely that Phix dropped the information in “casual conversation” as she picked up her tea knowing that it would be relayed to Monica. Sort of a subtle “You have moped long enough, get back to work.” message.
Which creates a question of what the sphinxes interest might be in this latest adventure. Could they be the ones pulling the strings in the background?
“You have Moped enough, now Segway back to work.”
OK, here’s a buck for the pun jar.
I’d say you owe another buck. You can’t just cycle a hybrid pun like that anytime you want.
[drops three buck antlers into the jar]
I’ll add a prong-horn and a rams-horn for that one bmonk.
AFAIK it not tina she has a problem with, but nudge, who used to be inside tina… and that shock was enough to remind any remaining demons to *behave*… 🙂
Plus, let’s face it, Tina and Phix have a common irritant to discuss – Nudge.
I think it is more like coworkers, but with Phix dominant. They are both looking after Monica. Phix thought Tina should know about Phix’s conversation with Monica. Phix also might have been checking up on Tina.
This is why Tina, despite the whole Nudge arc, remains my favorite character in this comic.
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I don’t think Phix and Tina are necessarily friends. It may eventually get to that point, but I think Phix just keeps tabs on Tina. Phix has expressed distrust of what Tina is (demons running a mortal human body). She doesn’t have any present reason to ‘attack’ Tina, but that doesn’t mean she trusts Tina yet (perhaps this is why I root for bad things to happen to Phix ^_^ ).
Not to mention Tina’s demons have shown the ability to come up with interesting and status quo changing ideas in the past, or so Phix has said. I’m sure Phix wants to keep abreast of what Tina’s up to. Just in case it reaches the point she has to rip her heart out…
I wouldn’t say Phix has gone out of her way to assure Tina that she (Phix) means her (Tina) no harm, but she(Phix) has made a point of saying it. Worst she (PhiX) did after that was punch Nudge out of her (Tina).
I believe Phix may have stood up for the Tina gang in meetings with the other sphinxes so she has a vested interest in assuring that Tina remains a good girl-collective. Thus Phix’s checking up regularly and engaging in conversations of a personal nature. She probably hopes Tina will feel more at ease with her and open up to her in return.
“…and Clancy lowered the boom!”
Is Tina’s hair shorter than usuas – or am i even more confused than usual?
Tina’s shell is basically human, so, I gather she -like every girl and woman I know- likes going to the hairdresser I guess.
She could be wearing it in a bun…
More likely a roll … or a bear-claw.
I just don’t want to know if it’s a sticky bun.
Bmonk- I’ll contribute a nickel toward that one, but I’m not sure which jar to put it in.
The double entendre bucket–since, of course, it really only can mean one thing.
Hahahaha! So casual.
Exactly! Part of Tina’s charm is that she’s so blunt and straightforward.
You’ve got to love it!
Ah, but is she being blunt, or is she being subtle? Nudge did some of the manipulating, sure, but she *is* a collection of demons, and demons by their nature manipulate, rephrase, and make you question…
I think that’s “tricksters.” Demons want you to hurt yourself and get you to hurt others. That’s their fun and games. Tina’s dmons seem to be different in that they find such activity boring. They still manipulate, but in a generally positive way. At least for now.
“Oh, is that all?”
Eww … old people sex … ewww!
HEY! I resemble that remark!
We old folks like to do it as much, if not more, than you young ones. We just have to be more careful about the kinetics.
Of course, our vaster experience and knowledge base can result in more creative and unique ways of getting each other off so it evens out.
Obligitory xkcd link
Ah nuts, Casey, you beat me to it!
As I stated before, young horses know how to run. Old horses know how to run WELL. 🙂
Horse sex, double eww!
Insert facepalm here (SWACK!)
😯 Well..Ehhh.. I can see M go from “self absorbed”to “seriously baffled””in an instant here, or, at the least indignant because she, again,didn’t knew there was “something”developing. She only had a hunch when Phix did her little maneuvre to get M out of Tinas/Nudge’s shop..
Well, the galaxy is still intact, so I guess May is still workin’ on Bud’s inards.
Is there such a thing as a dry spit-take?
I wonder if Monica wonders what Tina says about her and to whom.
The great Jimmy Finlayson once knocked himself cold doing a “double take and fade away” in a Laurel & Hardy film – hit his head against a corner of a brick doorway.
I can’t decide if I’m relieved or disappointed that we can’t see Mon’s reaction to Tina’s last line.
There’s always the chance that tomorrow will be several panels of Monica reacting. Or just one huge panel of her jaw hanging down.
Although of course this is the second time Monica’s had to deal with such news. The first time it would appear Phix lied, but maybe not this time. So it shouldn’t be a COMPLETE thunderbolt from the blue, but still…
Aannd that’s why I love Tina…
Oh, well, at least Phix didn’t lie to Monica to get her out of the shop. I feel better about that.
Or maybe you’re wrong again. 😉
Phix sure is acting
*puts on sunglasses*
“Sphinx” must be the next step after “cougar” – prefers men centuries younger than she is…
-chucks pun jar into ya’lls direction-
She can’t very well go after older men.
Well of course it had to come from Phix. It’s not like Tina was checking her out on Facebook.
Tina has the gift of being about as subtle as an aircraft carrier in a swimming pool.
Alright, do we have any foreshadowing for this? I only remember Phix coming out into the mortal world once.
As I recall, Phix has been “out” at least 4 times that have been shown in the comics. In Monica’s office, in Monica’s home (in sphinx form), at Tina’s shop to help Monica provide a cover story, and a brief meeting with Tina as to the disposition of the rogue demons. She may have become a regular at Tina’s lately as well. Obviously she has been with the boss at times.
And, yes, this is the foreshadowing:
I wonder how much of an ego boost it would give Gregory to know he has “done” a sphinx. Not something many men can boast about (and live to tell the tale, anyway).
“…and, before you ask – he used a stepladder.”
Two points for recognising the source.
I don’t know many women who are pleased when the fella brags afterward. He might live only if he doesn’t tell the tale.
On a side note I seem to remember a Shop Front Portal into the Library somewhere in our world. I believe Phix mentioned it at some point?
Am I imagining things or did we all forget that?
I don’t recall a shop front, but there is supposed to be an annex in town which is only visible to insiders.
Previous comic to the one cited before. 18th and Stevens, just south of downtown Minneapolis. Looks like an old warehouse, if my Google map-fu is right.
Her boobs just keep getting bigger and bigger. I think Paul is acting unconsciously here.
M has waxed if frustration at this many a time. And her “support systems” have to be custom made at a high expense.
Or maybe she’s been poiting too much pizza lately.
Really? I dunno, Mon looks no more busty than usual, to me.
It’s always possible Tina is just joking about the trist with Gregory.
Fairportfan: Story in reply to your story yesterday.
Ohoho. I thought that was happening in the background. Lucky boss indeed…
What’s all the fuss about?
Sphinx/Human hybrids pop up all of the time.
Joe Minotaur- How many have you seen ‘fresh from the mix’ lately. The only known new sphinx is Shelly and she says she was a case of recessive trait forced into dominance.
A thought- “Oh look there’s Shelly and her new little sister,(sort of) why she’s so young she’s barely 8 feet long!”
That made coffee come out my nose.
And I ain’t had coffee in weeks.
I sure hope he answered her riddles correctly!
Sleeping with the boss?? Whoa, tabloids eat that shit right up! 😛
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