Love these two!!
i like how lakshmi always has a flower in her hair, baring when she is working of cause. i suspect that is for safety reasons though. whilst she was working with that hammer thing i spose she uses welding torches as well. fake flowers are prolly flameable 🙂
And then we have Owen’s hat. Swimsuit and a hat is a rather unusual look, but he pulls it off.
yup the hat is cool 😀
I think those 2 are everyone’s favorite couple in this strip. Probably because we see them so seldom that they have not been forced to lose their playful innocence to keep the plot going.
Which is a saddening thought.
Oh yeah, I love those two. 😀
Oh, I’ve missed these two.
Owen and Lakshmi are cute, too. Qit ogling the flamingos. 😉
Aww, but plastic flamingos are so sexy!! XD
Is THAT what they’re calling them now?
Agreed, I missed them too! Good to see them again.
More of them coming soon? plz? (O.o)
I’ve missed having fun like that, too. Summer is late this year–and raining to boot.
i remember doing that once.
and being told off for it.
parents can be such stick-in-the-muds
surely that’s what hoses are for? 🙂
…I take it back.
No floods. Tornados stayed in the fields and on the lake, not much damage. No late snowstorms. No drought. Plenty of draught. No heat wave; cooler than normal which makes it comfortable. No quakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, glaciers, or volcanic eruptions.
Considering the hellish weather and the land writhing in all corners of the globe of late, I’ve had a blessedly peaceful spring.
knocks loudly on the wooden table; jumps as another coffee appears as if by magic
^^ is startled that her post showed up way up here instead of at the end of the thread where it was supposed to…
Consider yourself lucky. We’re in a drought here in Texas. BUT I think I here thunder outside!! *crosses fingers*
where i live in england we came close to a drought
that was after a week of rain. apparently it’s not the right sort of rain or something.
and no – i don’t know what that means either 🙂
Even if it rains, if you don’t get enough inches you can still be in a drought.
Like even if it pours tonight were I live, it’ll probably still be a drought. But I hear raindrops so YAY!!
I’m tired of raindrops (Everett, WA) I wouldn’t mind some sunny… >_<
It is the right-sort-of-rain if you can store the runoff for later.
I am in California and we currently have a record snowfall for this time of year (the meteorologists say that the snowpack is currently above average – for APRIL), but it is a bad snow pack because if there is a heavy warm rain (It’s almost July, what other kind could we get?) too much could melt at one time and send the rivers above flood levels. So they are dumping water continuously to keep all the reservoirs at minimum levels so they can fill and empty them and reduce the peak level. If the snow melts to quick we are in trouble, and if enough of it doesn’t melt before winter we could still be in a drought situation.
Sometimes you just can’t win.
From what I remember off the news:
It all depends on the source of water to what the “right” type of rain is:
If you are taking water from underground aquifers you need light rain/drizzle (and lots of it). Aquifers are filled as the water perculates through the soil. Once the soil is waterlogged, the soil can’t absorb any more water so it just runs off.
If you are taking water from reservoirs, then heavy rain is best because reserviors are filled by run off.
Some parts of Britain rely on reservoirs and others on aquifers.
Given that one of the trends of Global Warming is for rain to be heavier when it does happen, I suspect that you live in an area that relies a lot on aquifers.
my first thought after reading your comment was “WTF? what does the temperature have to do with how much the rain WEIGHS?…” then i reread it and got the correct version of the message into my brain that time. 🙂
Beginning of this year in Brisbane Australia (mate!) we had enough rain in one day to cause an 8 meter (26ft) flash flood that wiped 3 towns off the map and the filled the water catchments to 178% capacity.
We had a series of thunderstorms run through Northwest Alabama earlier this evening. We need the rain. We’ve had a ban on outdoor fires since early May. The forcast calls for rain the next few days, and I’m hoping it’s accurate. I want to shoot some fireworks off for the Fourth.
They came through here, too.
Which part of Texas? I’d heard that Austin was having a draught, but admittedly since I don’t watch much tv or read much news, Dallas could be having a draught and I wouldn’t know. It did storm the last couple of nights though…so maybe not Dallas just yet.
I wouldn’t mind having a draught, myself.
I’ll have a half of Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter, please.
The upper Missouri is looking at a moderate-grade two- or three-month long flood, because of the snowpack and continuing rain. The reservoirs are nearly full, and the Corps of Engineers are lowering them frantically as much as possible to avoid a total catastrophe–which means high flows through August. So right here there’s not a drought.
But draughts are always welcome. Cheers!
*grumbles* It was early…leave me alone. 😛
‘lol i miss these two. so far they’re the only ones with a “happily ever after”
kevin and monica are okay
alan and jin will be fine when they get jin fixed
depends on your ‘happy ever after’ i spose 🙂
i want to see katherine with cute-beach-guy next 😀
Not so sure about Kevin+Monica = happily ever after.
She’s dealing with her ‘obstacles’ far better than most people would, but enough in her life has gone to heck that she’s far from the ideal happy life.
Owen, despite loosing his best friend Shelly, last we saw seemed rather content spending his hours with Lakshmi, and has yet to have those dreams crushed.
What about Shelly and her beau? I know she just went through a lot, and she’ll have to talk with him but, last we saw it wasn’t exactly on the rocks either.
It’s not exactly a deep relationship either.
Oh yeah!! I’d forgotten about Katherine’s beach guy! 🙂 I’d love to see if that ever played out.
Looking at the background, the happy ever after involves a white picket fence.
ooh we haven’t seen them for a while
reckon they got married? 😀
i would say a little owen would be adorable but well..i remember the dancing and he already IS little 😀
On the one hand, the idea of them getting married makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
On the other hand, the idea of them getting married and not sending Shelly an invite makes me very very sad. I know O&L aren’t caught up in the supernatural weirdness that the rest of the cast is these days, but I’d hope that Owen and Shelly haven’t cut ties that thoroughly.
Could just be the fence outside Lakshimi’s house…not necessarily their picket fence…but married would be cute. 🙂
I can’t see a ring on L’s fingers so I don’t think they’re married yet.
When I first saw this one all I could think was “who’s the kid? I don’t recall any children in the series?”
i like his trunks
boy trunks shorts that length are awsome
think im gonna be shopping for my summer wear at the mens section. screw the bikinis 🙂
That sound like a great idea. XD
bikini bottoms anyway.
tops are okay 😛
Way to ruin my happy image there 🙂 j/k
Funny enough, I saw quite a few girls wearing boy-trunks and bikini-tops at our local lake at the hot days. Sooo… overhere it is already fashionable.
As a guy, I can imagine that boy-trunks are somewhat more comfortable than bikini-bottoms. Those tiiiiny panties look like they crawl up ones’ cr..k constantly..ugh! 😛
Never mind “the kid”… when I first saw this, I thought that was Monica hosing Shelley! Of course, I do look at a character’s face to identify them primarily, so certain attributes of M’s body were not immediately missed…
Having said that, I would not have picked that to be Owen and Lakshmi. Not that I object to them — like many other people here, they are one of my favourite couples in the strip and I’d like to see more of them — but this particular picture looks, to my eye, very different from the way they were drawn when we last saw them (six years ago!). Lakshmi wasn’t that muscular, particularly in the upper arms (she wasn’t scrawny, but she didn’t have the same sort of pronounced muscle development as Shelley), and Owen wasn’t as baby-faced as he looks here. It’s interesting to compare him in his last appearance (18-2-05) to this pic and see the similarities and differences in his face.
Ah, well, at least they’re still together and having fun. Wonder what the broken bed count is by now…
Am I the only one who gets Owen and Alan confused?
No, I have to look at the other characters in the comic to be sure which is which. 😛
owen is the one with the large lady with the same muscles as shelly.
alan is with the scarey looking lady who can turn into a snake 🙂
if the four were in a group shot…then it might be difficult ^^
if my memory serves me correctly alan has some fluff on his chin where owen in as naked as a baby in this area. ^^
That’s what I thought at first glance, but then why would Alan be spraying Lakshmi? I guess it was the hat, mostly…
Yep, if that would have been Alen with Lakshimi. Alen probably wouldn’t be waking up the next morning.
Oddly enough I have, and wear, that hat.
Same here, My boss calls it my pimp hat. He wants to stick a pecock feather in it.
I guess Lakshmi has the same myocin deficiency Shelly does. Would be interesting if she has Sphinx in her ancestry – but doesn’t seem to have the ‘guardian’ personality; more the bubbly doaffodil kind. (But I think she’s from India, but that’s not established.)
An Indian family history, certainly, but i think she and her sister must have grown up in the US in a non-traditional Indian home, at the least.
Holy shit! Owen and Lakshmi are still IN this comic!
I had begun to wonder what those two were up to, it’s good to see that Laksme (sp?) and Owen are still going strong.
Adorable! Although I think the size difference might be a bit over-accentuated here…
You mean as opposed to here: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/05292002/
So is Lakshmi six and a half or seven feet tall? Owen is a short guy, but he ain’t that short. Either way, it’s nice to see them again.
I stand corrected! I guess it’s just been too long and my memory was rusty 🙂
thats the strip i think of when i think of them 😀
soooooooo adorable!!! 😀
Finally, Owen and Lakshmi are back
I’m almost afraid to look back in the archives to see how long it’s been, personally.
Defintely well before the end of the Calander Arch. Pretty sure it was before Tina revealed her self.
I think I found the last time we saw them. Way back in 2005. Don’t know the time that it took in comic time, but it was still a long time ago.
Damn link didn’t get put in >.< Guess you can copy this one.
last year it seems comic time anyway
seems like forever for us 😀
+1 for those who predicted this pair would be next.
We will know that it’s truely fan service week if we get one of Darren the bartender.
Yea, I need a new gravatar of him, since he’s the one I have most in common with…
OH my Will you look at that
A barechested Guy in a hat
A she-hulk and her mate at play
with flowers and water spray
Thanks Paul you made my day
** I’m not sure how long in comic time it’s been, but shouldn’t these guys have cubs by now**
Hmmm..given the interludes, me thinks Pablo is cooking-up, pasting and editing another book. The Shelly-Heather pic is too good an opportunity for an end-page, to let that slip.
Next splash-page: Kat in her daisy-dukes and her goldfish having fun at the beach 🙂
Well that, or renovating his house… 😛
Given the storms we’ve seen up here in the Great North Woods, I’m betting on the latter.
Given he said so…
It’s good to see a couple of my favorite characters again. They haven’t been around in a long time. The strip just hasn’t been the same without them.
Nice to see Owen and Lakshmi as well.
Is that… is that… <b?THEM?????
Grrr… early morning posting, fingahs no worky.
Enjoying the summer interlude. 😀
Holy hell, her feet are bigger than his head…
It’s good to see everone relaxed. Nice for them to have some fun instead of being so hard at work saving the world as we know it.
If you can shoot me an email @earthlink.net, I’d like to ask you to do a commission.
I work nights so I may not be able to respond right away.
I sleep now…z-z-z
you have skillz my friend 🙂
I just got lucky and found a 120 color box of Crayola’s…
Would you mind if I were to substitute “Skill” for “Luck”?..
Oooh.. Makes one realize how muscular Lakshmi actually is..
I’ve heard of relationships that have been strained because the woman made more money than the man, or was taller–I wonder how secure Owen is that he’s OK with such a muscle-babe.
Judging from his taste in women I would say that he prefers them.
Ooo…good point. Owen is über secure! 🙂
hooray Owen is back!
YAY THEIR STILL TOGETHER ^_^
Ah, so they do still live there.
Great to see these two! Haven’t seen them in YEARS!!!
We need to see more of these krazy kids! They’re terrific!
It’s about time we see more of these two! Such a good, fun pair!
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