Tina gives entirely new meanings to the term internal dialog.
Which is funny, because an internal dialogue is by very definition retained with the mind. This is all being spoken aloud.
I can see where that would complicate things , ordering out .
Anchovies , no thanks . I’ll take mine with fresh garlic , though . Okay , now I’m hungry . . .
At least one of Tina’s demons has good taste. I bet that Pizza deliver gal is really confused.
After dealing with Dietzel, she’s gotta be used to the unusual…
Is that the same Pizza Deliver Girl? That would mean that Tina and Monica leave relatively close to each other.
Looks the same and has headphones ’round her neck.
The really hilarious thing about this is that the separate personalities have distinct physical tastes.
Not uncommon in RL cases of MPD.
Yes, that is our pizza girl. Pablo revealed that her name is “Dylan” (after years of being called “the Pizza Bimbo” by Monica).
I always loved androgymous names for girls :3
I think its important to note that Tina does have a dominant personality amoungst the myriad.
I don’t know about “dominant” – more like quicker to shoot off her mouth.
She’s her very own Greek Chorus.
Hahaha! Love this!
And, I notice she still has the Tina 1.0 newspaper clippings posted on her — ah — Memories wall?
What but Shelly and policeguy buhbluhaaahnoodamnit. I wanted to see how that ends!
At first I thought she was talking to Monica, especially with the Anchovis-pizza (didn’t Monica order one a loong time ago and Dietzel didn’t like it?), but now after reading the comments I can see how she’s talking to ‘herself’.
TWO WORDS MORE BUNS!
I just looked back – i’ve been assuming the committee are complaining about the unilateralist member’s committing them to help Monica/Jin.
What if the complaint is about TinaM (for “maverick”) grabbing the mouth when it was time to order pizza…
I’m thinking that both are examples of the same general pattern. To me, the complaint is about the pattern of behavior, not anything specific.
We still don’t know what help Tina rendered, do we?…last we saw Jin and monica were at the coffee shop making the request. The brooding demon speaking to the collective on the bed in the first frame has the manner and appearence of the demon who has so often chimed in with oblique advice to whomever would ask, before giving way to the perky one we usually see…
…I hope they don’t try to get physical with each other!
No, it’s the collective speaking in the first panel of this comic – the dialog is rendered in normal black lettering, rather than the light, screened text when a single demon speaks.
I read the first frame the other way around. The collective is speaking to an individual demon. The gray text here is the individual demon offering the help. We don’t know what came of that yet.
By the way, I’m imagining that the same individual demon sang “On top of spaghetti” that morning Tina had trouble getting up. I couldn’t find it to link to it, though.
I’m way behind you guys…still working my way thru 2007 in the archive and I have always wondered what the gray text signified. This will help! Thanks!
I like the sunny disposition of the unified collective…just what one wants in a purveyor of caffeinated deliciousness…
June 11, 2007
Yep – that’s the strip i mentioned in a reply to SoWhyMe further down – not only is it the only one i can recall in which Tina doesn’t wear her choker, the line about “…knowing that other people wake up…” strongly implies that she was asleep, which Pablo says she doesn’t do.
The demon I imagined was addressing the collective is the one I think is speaking here
And here, too
So that’s where Jin came up with the “Right As Rain” cards!
Ah, but the exclamation in front of the pizza girl (a stranger, I assume) implies the other facets were unaware of the pungent, fishy portion previously.
Tina Kitty get fishie!!!!
Yeah don’t know why I got so many lulz from that comment but I did.
Man! The story line is really jumping around. Not that I’m complaining. These little vignettes are quite nice. Just that they never come to any real resolution before moving on.
Oh, I thought she was talking to the CAT. Forgot about the demons.
It’s an intriguing pizzeria that makes french bread pizza. Well, that’s what it looks like in the second panel!
Mmm, fresh delivered french bread pizza would be amazing!
One of my favorite things to do in an elevator when I’m bored is bang on my forehead and mutter, “Shut up in there! All of you, just shut up!”
Tina has this gig down pat!
And what does Ms. Pizza Gal think about all of this?
And, I’m buying Book IV. Not only do I need it like a heroin fix, I’m pleased to support an awesome graphic storyteller.
I’m imagining Paul telling his wife, “Hey, Honey, a guy who acts schizophrenic in elevators said he would buy my book!” But I wouldn’t worry about what the Pizza girl thinks — between Monica, Dietzel, the GGGs and Tina, she probably used to weirdness by now.
Okay, this is pretty entertaining.
I think it was what I would call a “sidestep filler”, though it would be curious if this is also a “new boyfriend” sequence, with her either slipping enough to show (and someone not only noticed, but was interrested) or meeting up with someone at work who ALREADY saw, and has been dropping “interest” hints like calling her “Angel”…
Who is the rogue who ordered anchovies???
Seriously, I thought the dominant personality was the pleasant coffee shop persona who remember’s everyone’s order no matter how quirky…
The coffee shop Tina is all of the demons acting as a “steering committee”, more or less.
Ordered anchovies! And thats why they call them demons ladies and gentleman.
Next up on our stage……. Give a big hand for — ROGUE ANCHOVY ORDER!!!
The cat is used to listening to a crowded room.
Actually, her white kitty might enjoy some anchovies…or would that be too salty?
Bought an anchovy pizza once, just to see if I’d like it and if my cats would like it.
None of us liked it. Way too salty.
I like ‘em occasionally.
1) anchovies- like eating an eyebrow. From an old comedy routine whose provenence I forget.
2)Shelley vs. Bunns- “well, let me just carry you over to the couch where you may take advantage of me!”
3)TinaTalk- or is it Town-Hall Tina? Her demons seem to need to queue up to talk, inlike Monica’s free-floatin menagere. Although the ‘you’ vs.’us’ labguage hints that someone/things has at least some control over the mike.
Anchovies smell worse than eyebrows! I don’t know what cooked eyebrows smell like, but I do know how the smell of anchovies accumulates in a car when you are trying to deliver a anchovy pizza. I hope Tina have the pizza girl a nice tip.
A salty eyebrow. The problem with anchovies is that, even if you remove them, the pizza still tastes like they never left. If you have them on only a portion of a pizza, the whole thing will be contaminated. Anchovies are the sea’s revenge.
My first wife and i decided that anchovies are what Italians use to preserve brine.
The Romans (before the Empire fell) had something called garum, which was pungent. The precise recipe has been lost, but apparently it used fish. Well aged fish.
Will someone please explain to me what happened to Kevin and Monica? I switched computers ages ago and completely lost track of all that in the storyline!
You are not the only one who is wondering what happened to Kevin. He seems to have simply vanished from the storyline. Monica seems have not noticed.
He’s probably off on a business trip. His job does that to him.
Back in the early 70’s I managed kitchens for a few different pizza shops. The last one I worked at named their pizzas after silent movie stars (The “Laurel and Hardy”, the “Charlie Chaplin”, etc.). All except #15, the anchovy-only pizza. That one was called “The Idiot’s Delight”.
For what it’s worth, I love anchovies – but then, anyone who knows my taste in food should not find that surprising…
I think a link to the “banquet from hell” might serve here, Old Wolf!
OK. The Old Wolf’s Banquet from Hell :3
that was a wonderful trip thru the worlds stomach.
your images of lutefisk are nothing like what i have eaten (fish meat jelly).
So much for my ‘Tina was a monster when she was alive’ theory. She really seems to have been a knee-jerk do-gooder. The traits that apparently got her those headlines are still evident.
Woo-HOO! Tina likes cats! But does she have a boyfriend? Just asking…
Geeze! She even wears a choker while lounging about. I think there is something about that ornament we have yet to discover.
I’ve been saying that for some time. So far as i can see, there’s only one strip in which she isn’t wearing it, but (if i recall correctly) that’s also the one that implies that she’s been sleeping, which Pablo assures us she does not do.
Seems like she would have to sleep since her body is still human-mammal, and it needs the deep rest of sleep to stay properly functioning. The demons don’t need it, but the body they occupy does. Just as it needs food and air. So not sleeping may just mean they don’t actually sleep, as such, but the body does and has to “wake up” like any body. However, it would seem they do enjoy the peaceful and comfortable feelings supplied by the body at sleep and can be reluctant to resume normal activities, preferring to lie there a while longer and soak it all in.
Overall, I guess it’s not that different from the rest of us since our brain never really shuts down when sleeping. It’s still essentially awake, processing the day’s activities in the form of dreams and monitoring the body’s well being.
Pablo says she lies there and rests.
Actually, from what i’ve read, actual sleep is needed for the brain – simple quiet resting should do it for the body, but the brain needs down time to do final processing on the day’s experiences – this is where dreams come from.
I didn’t notice – txmystic gave a link to the strip i just mentioned.
No choker, and talking about “waking up”.
Spooky’s gettin’ a belleh!
Ah yes. I’m reminded of the old addage; ‘believe in yourself…but only if you both agree!’
Wouldn’t that be ‘all agree’? We still don’t know how many are in there……..
You have a point there; do psychiatrists charge group rates for multiple personality disorders, huh?
Tina is a very neat character, but I must admit I found this a little disjointed. Given the concurrent story threads it would have helped me if one of the other voices has just been a bit clearer about what started the conversation. Perhaps a “Help with spooky girl, what were you thinking?” or something. Or maybe that is not the conversation, which just proves my point
Pizza with anchovies made me wonder whether poiting pizza would save one from the flavor.
OTOH, one might end up burping anchovies. . . .
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