I thought that Tina would have already pulled herself together by the time that Shelly popped in?
And the Shelly doodles are always cute.
well it looks like taylor jnr, is following dad in artistry… 🙂
A Chai Latte, please?
Is she taking their order, or asking to be served by them.
Either, or both. She’s notorious for speaking in riddles.
She might even be asking if her tentacle is coffee.
Actually, by the position of the line, it looks to me like the tentacle is the one talking…
Well, yes. The tentacle demon (part of the Tina collective) seems to be having an existential crisis, and wondering if its true nature is that of coffee.
We’ll know its’s really conflicted if it starts asking “To tea, or not to tea?”
Dave, don’t teas the pun jar.
[drops off a well-loved and well-seasoned tea pot with the remaining matching cups]
That’s certainly a steep price to pay! (*clink* – cash only this time as I don’t seem to have any suitable barter goods handy)
I’m just glad you’re not in hot water. [clink, clink, with the teaspoons I forgot last time]
Puns like these really get me steamed. I’d like to cream you all. Ready to take your lumps? *pours pocket change into pun jar*
Check mate, sir!
But everyone in Wapsi is well-steeped in this area. You could say to pun is an eventuali-tea for us.
::drops in a cup of Earl gray, hot::
I ain’t asking for a muffin, tell you what.
But she has a *cute* muffin top when she tries to wear the skinny jeans! 😀
Oh, not what you meant?
OK, thank you. I was short on brain-boggles and eye-bulges this weekend, and I think I just got entirely caught up on my quota.
I gotta say… after this week I’m not really crushing on tina all that much anymore…
Meh. When you get into a relationship, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the occasional TMI infodump. If a woman has an occasional protruding tentacle or vacant moment but doesn’t talk about her feminine cycle, there are men who will take that trade.
So very true. 🙂
Well said! 😉
Yep. The first stage of love, and the shallowest, is infatuation, where the beloved is perfect and cute and can do no wrong. The second stage is disillusionment, where you begin to see the problems and flaws, but choose to stick by them. Now love is based not on feelings of attraction, but on choice, so this is a step forward. And the only way to reach the third stage, where you begin to love them as they are, including their flaws, and as they can be.
Tentacles and demons and all.
Well said, bmonk.
I also like the way it was put in Hellboy (made it one of my taglines):
“we like people for their qualities, but love them for their flaws”
(yeah, original line was “defects”, but I felt “flaws” was better)
Wow, your really shallow. If anything the tentacle made her even hotter!
Legend of the Overfiend FTW!
Why is it that Nudge’s facial expressions can make me smile and snicker, even in an almost-stick-figure format? Must be the eyes …
Between what he drew here, and the expression he gave Connie in the Time Forest drawing, I’d say that Paul has proven himself as the Grand High Master of the Expressive Mouth Quirk. Amazing how much one little bent line can convey!
Reminds me of this time I was having breakfast at a little diner just outside of Arkham Mass. Man you wanna talk about bat country.
For a moment, I read that as Arkham Asylum! That would have explained things….
Considering Arkham, Mass. is one of the main settings for H.P. Lovecraft’s works, I’d say it still explains things. 😉
The one in Batman is named after HP Lovecraft’s creation. Not surprising.
That’s just cute.
Well, you see, there’s your problem!
Naughty tentacle indeed!
Reminds me of a 007 film script line describing Bond as a “cunning linguist”. Sorry the picture ‘suckered’ me into it Damn! I’m getting wrapped up in it!
Deep Purple also used the “cunning linguist” line.
Ooh, for some reason, I’m feeling inadequate.
I love this sketchy style… It’s fast approaching that I’d Quintin Blake 🙂
Yanno, now that they’ve “fixed” Jin, maybe it’s time to find out what happened to Tina 1.0…
….and Grumpy is wedged between Tina’s boobs.
My self-loathing hits a new low: I’m jealous of a cartoon tentacle.
Jealous bwcause it’s between her boobs?
Jealous because he wants something else in there…
No, thanks, I’m awake now anyway (shudder…)
Shelly’s mind is interestingly simplistic for such a complex character. 🙂
Wapsi Square “…is like a box of chocolates…” when I push the button, I never know what I’m gonna get, but I know it’s going to be good.
My first thought was if Tina had a boyfriend, snogging/tonsil hockey could get really interesting…then I remembered that it is multiple demons running around in the shell of a dead girl and the EEeeeeewwww factor went off the charts.
Playing tonsil hockey with that thing would probably induce a gag reflex. It’s other activities where the fun would be enhanced. 😉
Now I’m wondering if Tina’s ideal match would be a Babylon 5 Centauri…
I’m just wondering how she’d drink coffee with that tentacle placed as it is… Serving her customers while her body is still in offline mode just doesn’t seem to be an option.
that is super adorable 🙂
Nudge appears to be a bit nonplussed at the state of the old neighborhood.
It has just occurred to me that anyone that dates Tina will be having a the strangest polygamous relationship in ‘human’ history.
I forget: Have any of the Wapsi-folk ever encountered any of Tina’s Collective on an individual basis? Like this shows? While they know that she is dead and run by demons, seeing this just might freak them out a bit.
And I wonder why Nudge is looking so startled. After all, she was in there with them and should be used to the Tentacled-One.
They have seen the physical projections of them on her before but not outside her as far as we have been shown.
Bah. You snuck in between “refresh” and “post”. 😛
I guess that depends on whether they can “see” each other while inside the host and, even if they can, what they would actually perceive since it might not be the same as their corporeal (sorta) appearance.
Even then, Nudge would have been so used to looking from the inside out, that it’s just looking at Tina from the outside and seeing all this is what has her off-balance.
Nudge’s “extraction” was kind of dramatic, yeah. I think that’s the only time anyone has been around when one of the demons ventured out of the collective’s body.
Coffee puns? Now that’s trouble brewing!
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