yeah, but the snow had it coming! 😛
It always does…
Now, a more comic ending at this point would have been for Jin to blow a huge fireball at Crispy Girl, causing the nearby ice to melt and dunking them both. The last frame being a shot of the their hair standing straight up as they go down with Jin yelling “This is all YOUR faaaault!!”.
We owe so much to Vaudeville…..
More like Looney Tunes. But then, their creators probably were inspired by Vaudeville.
Seems like a lot of the old classic LT bits were direct ports from Vaudeville acts. Bugs and Daffy may be the longest existing Vaudeville act in history – outliving their inspiration.
I notice though, she jumped into his arms for protection while threatening Crispy Girl.
Reminds me of Shelly and the spider….
Little Miss Shelly
asleep on her belly
dreaming her cares away.
Along came a spider
which plopped down beside her
and she smashed the living hell out of it over and over until it became a part of the bed and she had to get a new matress and sheets and everything!
ummm … Olé!!
You. Are. Amazing. XD
You are both too kind. Accurate, but too kind.
Thank goodness the GGG are apparently no heavier than normal girls, or Alan could have had problems (they’re of clay, which can be heavy, but also apparently hollow). I’m also impressed that Jin warns Crispy away from her boyfriend, not herself. She has priorities…
I’m starting to like the idea of ‘conscious use’ powers. If they are strong enough to compress cups into crystal (and tough enough to take the heat) then the amount of control to operate in a normal human environment would be incredible (oops! Ripped the doorknob off again!). However, if they actually have to ‘will’ the superstrength, and ‘react’ to be supertough, then that explains much of their reactions. Not to mention the ability to get drunk.
I think the toughness is constant. (I’ve been wondering about the golem powers; it shows.) Have we ever seen one of the Golem Girls physically hurt, by anything? I can’t remember it.
You make a good point about strength, though; I suspect you’re right and that has to be called upon, like flame projection or poiting.
Good save, Alan….
Lord, I love these two so MUCH!!
I really can’t say that enough. X3
Even cuter than Owen and Lakshmi?
What ever happened to Owen and Lakshmi? We haven’t seen anything about them in quiet awhile. Anyone know?
they are bussy living a happy life and bonking each other so loud that the bar below them can hear them.
But just slightly and because we get to see them more.
Alan is ab-so-lutely unflappable.. heh. “Besides, you yell at snow too” that made me grin.. I tend to yell at rain….
i tend to yell at snow but for different reasons than jin
i yell when it hasnt the backbone to settle *nods
jins in good company really 🙂
His calm is pretty impressive…and to have a sense of humor knowing that the woman in your arms could destroy everything you know is just flat out awesome. 🙂
How on earth did Jin get so lucky?
They have an unspoken pact. She doesn’t obsess over his mortality. He doesn’t obsess over her earth squashing abilities.
Most women are attracted to/choose people who are bad for them. Why is a subject for debate that spans the knowledge of biology, psychology, and philosophy (possibly theology). We’ve all have a friend who keeps getting her heart broken by some jerk, then goes on to find another jerk who might be his twin. Meanwhile, the nice guys sit at the side of the dance and are thoroughly ignored.
Jin, with her ‘antenna bent’ as much as it is, has gone so far to the side she’s looped back and come out square. Hence, she’s found and managed to not scare the hell out of Alan.
…the trick with the knife, however, almost did it.
Drat! My [bitter][/bitter] tags vanished…
The “why” is simple. Women love being victims. It brings attention and lets them off the hook in many ways. Most men and women are only too happy to join into the woman-as-victim mentality. They love the Violence Against Women act, for example. It’s totally meaningless drivel, but it validates their “special” victimhood in law. People feel sorry for them and come to their aid when they are dumped on and even beaten by the jerks. And the jerks are not just men. Domestic violence is just as prevalent in the lesbian community as in the hetrosexual.
No, take away their victimhood status and they would have to be held more personally accountable for what they do. Can’t have that.
Mind you, I’m not talking about countries still living in the 14th century, culturally. That’s a different ball game.
One: “Women love being victims.” = Big @$$ generalization.
Two: I really think Jin IS a victim in a lot of ways. I know I couldn’t go through so much crap and come out alright.
You are correct about Jin, as she is presented here. She was truly a victim and not only did she take personal responsibility for her own actions and tried to make things right, but even for her mother’s actions. All in all, she is an amazing and selfless individual, given what she’s been through and what she has done on behalf of all humankind. Not that she didn’t have certain self-centered motivations as well. Of course her personal motives weren’t bad in any way, nor were they greed or vanity based. Wanting to become human, grow old and die is hardly selfish.
Thing is, it’s all fiction.
SoWhyMe: please, tell me where you live (I am in London, UK, but with Scottish family)… it may explain why you are so distressed and have such a bad view of things??
The only women I think that see themselves as ‘victims’ are those that have acute depression, and need help to see that life can be much better than they think..
the only other thought is very ‘black’ Irish or Scottish humor, that more sensitive southerners may take to be serious…
I reside in the USA. Your response illustrates my point, however. The first thing you come up with is an excuse for the victim behavior. It can’t be their fault, it must be a mental illness like depression), taking them off the hook for their actions. Chase down your children and murder them in a bath tub – Post Partum depression. People always come out of the woodwork with excuses for bad behavior where women are concerned.
I’m not saying they look upon themselves as victims as such (some do, of course), but that they use this women-as-victims mentality to their advantage all the time. I’m sure many aren’t even aware of it.
No, I think most inexperienced women choose ‘bad’ guys that they think are ‘exciting’.. they still believe in the ‘dynamic’ guy that only exists in movies… trouble is those guys no real sense, and may not even realize the unplanned things they do, including treating women badly…
‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ is a classic, showing this, where she realizes this….
NOTE: above comment for only 🙂
abve comments for StJason… 🙁 I need to go a way and get more caffeine…:(
When I first saw Alan, I assumed he was the flaky friend since Kevin is so level-headed, but now I’m thinking that Alan is quite deep, and fazed by less than even Kevin would be (need more data on Kevin…where did he go?)
Kevin is on a business trip
since monica tends to get abit amourous when she gets stressed – this is a good thing as the poor boy would be dead by now…
And yea, Alan was written as the comedy side-kick really so im glad of this character development. He is still the comedy side-kick but with depth!
Alan the rock solid…
Doing his part?
by not freaking out?
not sure what he means by that 🙂
More doing his part by making sure Jin knows she’s not alone OUTSIDE her brain either.
This made me go, AWW…
Except for events like this, Alan is the only one who gets the fun part.
I knew Alan would have something to say about Jin’s invisible ‘demons’
For those interested, I happened across a website which has every character in Wapsi land. Even if only mentioned once as a throwaway.
Also, it appears the first 815 comics have been transcribed for searching:
Now if we could just get the other 1346 transcribed, we’d be in business.
That appears to be done by frequent commenter on this site, J. Houk. It’s a bit behind since it was last updated prior to the appearance of Nudge.
Wow, that’s an awesome link for those of us who love the strip but don’t have time to read the whole thing five times to absorb all of the lore. Thanks lots!
WOW O_o some people have waaay too much time…
Needs to be updated — Nudge, for example, is not listed.
Mayahuel at the writing of this page is “an unseen character” and “has only been seen once. It’s a great resource, however.
TYVM! That’s the contents of the Characters thread that Jhouk had been maintaining as part of the old Blank Label forum on Waspi Square.
More meat for the Wapsi Wiki!
And Phix is a sphinx, not a griffin as is noted.
This Alan guy is too much. He’s way too accepting of this whole “my girlfriend is all powerful and insane”. I’m starting to get the same vibe about him that I had about the demon barista…he can’t be just some guy….is he really human at all?
Dum, dum, duuuuuuuuum!
Well, we know that our shapeshifter/trickster was safely inside of Tina when Alan first appeared…. right?
Alan, at this point, I think we are all yelling at the snow to go away.
Looking at this episode again;
I had interpreted the creature in the 5th panel as a bat fleeing just ahead of the wall-o-plasma. Now that I look at it more closely, it seems to be the combination of all 3 golems (the chimera). If this is so, what I don’t understand is how is the plasma wall behind it? Did it fart the wall?
Not all flame attacks originate from the mouth….
I imagine the wall of flame is the capitol city going up. The Chimera might be unleashing destruction on what it can see, walking or flying through the resultant firestorm until it reaches the end and finds a new target, then ‘firing’ again. With Bud and Brandi lashing out mindlessly at everything and Jin trying to restrain them, I doubt the Chimera was very smart…
Looks to me (always has) as if there’s a wave of something – plasma, i guess – rolling along in front, and the flames behind are the result of its passing.
Looks just the opposite to me. A wall/sheet of plasma behind the creature, scouring the land like a super hot scraper, with billows of fire and ash ahead of it. I say ahead of it, because it appears the girl is looking at both the Chimera and the plasma sheet as it is approaching her.
It is referred to as a wall of plasma here:
The thing behind the Chimera looks like a wall to me.
The Iliad describes Chimaera who breathed raging fire, a creature fearful, great, swift-footed and strong, who had three heads, one of a grim-eyed lion; in her hinderpart, a dragon; and in her middle, a goat, breathing forth a fearful blast of blazing fire. So when assembled Bud’s part can be thought of as a full-traverse turret, blasting away like Godzilla in any direction she wishes. Jin’s rather literally the tail-gunner, on the reasonable assumption that she likewise breathes fire. I’m not sure if Brandy’s part does; it seems she runs the central body for walking and such.
My reconstruction of the Chimera’s default tactic is that it blasts everything around it and walks unharmed out of the mushroom cloud. Nuke, wander, repeat.
reading that comment makes me giggle each time i do 🙂
thank you 🙂
I live to serve.
Also, the fact that “normal” people can’t see something doesn’t mean that that “something” isn’t there…
Amusing new webcomic, just getting started (about thirty posts so far), featuring a young lady (apparently some kind of super hero, hough we haven’t seen any of that yet) who likes her Thai food really hot…
Awright…you had me at hot Thai food, so I took a peek. She’s right, why is Cholula sauce there?
And I admit to having more than one case of the ring-o-fire…
Cute comic, but it really drives home how lucky we are here at Wapsi.
In spite of my whinging about the gap on the weekends the fact that this is a 5 day a week comic is not lost on me.
Thank you Paul.
It takes two to tango, especially at a singles dance…
What if the snow yelled first?
Good point. Snow is just flaky enough to have yelled first.
oh btw, <3<3<3<3<3
Would leave one with frozen genitals.
One would not want to rely on Jin’s method of butt-warming to fix that problem…
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