Parents. Sex Talk. shudderrrr…
Always traumatic. XD
Agreed. Now, why don’t parents understand that?
I find that as a parent, it’s fun to make your kids squirm now and then.
as someone who isn’t a parent yet i find it extremely uncomfortable to talk any kind of sex with my parents…
Ah, ist fun and not easy to properly embarrass your teenage daughter.
Bugs my mom with how open I am with it! 😀 (despite never having it 🙁 )
i’m fine talking about sex even with my parents, just not THEY’RE sex
One of my wife’s friends had a “boyfriend” conversation with her mom that started almost exactly the same way.
She killed it by replying “Well, he’s more of a plug than an outlet, mom, but hey college starts next month, so…”
If I remember correctly, her mother covered her ears and ran out of the room yelling “EWW!”, so I guess that whole parent/child sex-talk revulsion works both ways sometimes…
I can’t tell if I misinterpreted that or not
I’m loving the shattered irises
What about “…and tough nails to hold onto him with.”?
This traumatic parent conversation is brought to by all the “too honest” parents out there.
Don’t forget to wear cowboy boots for traction!
That’s cowboy boots and spurs!
And Jin becomes a little girl again, if just for a moment. Apparently golem parents like to tease their children too. Though one would think Jin would be much more worldly about that sort of thing by now. But that wouldn’t be cute and funny.
That t-shirt she’s wearing does make her look like a teenager.
At least Maya is nice and supportive about it — she could be all worried and “what is he doing to my little girl?” and stuff like that,… (I’m glad she isn’t.)
Yeah. “What is that squishy mortal doing to my nearly all-powerful, indestructible, immortal daughter?”
Not invulnerable, though! That’s more than enough room for a mother to worry. 🙂
I assume you mean not mentally invulnerable?
She’s emotionally vulnerable, even though she is physically tough and therein lies the problem. She has several millennia worth of baggage, and it is wearing on her. Maybe Gin could go to the library and talk to Phix, because she could relate to her problems. I hope so, because I like Gin.
Do keep in mind that Maya comes from a drastically different culture than what we have in modern day America (or, at least, in modern day Wapsi America).
Now I’m wondering if my mother is descended from Lanteans. Sometimes she would start talking with my sisters about “girly things” while completely forgetting that I was still in the room. I learned more about the female reproductive system before I turned 13 than most guys learn their entire lives.
See? This what I was talking about yesterday. Adults often seem to think the kid isn’t paying attention or doesn’t understand and go right on talking about sensitive subjects. Of course, it’s also possible she knew you were listening and was hoping to impart some knowledge to you without the obligatory “little chat,” which can be difficult at best.
Parents always think their kids aren’t paying attention or “won’t get what the adults are talking about.”
They’re invariably wrong.
I still remember just how red our grown, married daughter turned, when my wife let loose an off-the-cuff remark about wild monkey sex.
Ah, good times. You see, we parents go through ample embarassment and humilation when kids are little, and have no inhibitions to shouting the most personal things in the most public places. Eventually, we pretty much become callous to it, and lose all sense of shame. Around that same time, our children reach the age where they CAN be embarassed. That, my friends, is when parents have real power over their children.
Wait. Wait… waitaminute…. I just realized…
Jin has a daddy… who apparently was around AFTER Maya came to Lanthis. Can a golem get pregnant? And who was daddy???
(Side note: I just +1ed my geekness. I came to a crashing halt at 12:10 at night, ran over to this site… just because I made that connection. Yeah.)
All that would have taken place long before either May or Jin became golems. I doubt Jin can become pregnant or carry STDs, so she’s a pretty safe lay. Well, aside from the super powers anyway. You do not want this woman having uncontrolled orgasmic vaginal contractions.
Yes, this is the first hint Jin isn’t the result of parthnogenesis or some bizarre experiment, but that she actually had a father. (Well, ok, that doesn’t RULE OUT bizarre experiment with consequences, particularly if May was the one who wrote the Karma Sutra, but still..). I wonder what happened to him? It doesn’t sound like he was around for the Calendar Machine / Golum nightmare.
And May breaks Jin’s mind. And irises.
No one was was turned into golems until Jin was 18. There wasn’t any reason to assume that Jin didn’t have a normal father.
Returning the favor of yesterday’s link – the only reference to Jin’s dad I’ve found.
Forgot about that. Thanks.
Honey, you’re several eons old now, I understand that a woman has needs.
Still don’t want to talk about it with my MOM!!!!
Love her eyes in that last panel.. “MOooOOM!!!” Priceless…
Called it! One “MOOOOOOM!” comin’ up!
Hehehe! We’ve all had this experience, one way or another. It’s not so much the fact that Mom knows about noisy sex that brings our brains to a screeching, teeth-rattling halt. It’s the fact that Mom has obviously HAD experience with noisy sex. Cue the all the shuddering “eeeeewwwww!” and all the “NOT MY MOM”‘s!!!!!!” HAHAHAHAHAHA!
As i said.
entitles the BEARER to
ONE FREE MEDIUM DRINK
“In the Wapsi Square District”
(That’s since we can’t dish out Moxanna points here, FPF)
I just love how much Maya’s milking Jin’s embarrassment.
Then again, maybe Jin has been hanging on to Maya`s shirttails ever since she got her back (understandably so, of course) and Maya is choosing embarrassment as the most tactful tactic to shove Jin back into her own life, and to her much-needed “outlets”.
I don’t know why but I find insecure Jin to be very cute, like she needs a big ol’ hug.
Kate (wife)often has a similar look when she’s rattling stepdaughter Helen’s cage…
“MOooooOOMMM!” That’s what one calls “The Generation Gasp”!
It’s a mindset thing. It goes from generation to generation. Why is it so hard to get one’s head around the fact that our parents are no different than we are in that respect?
YOU BITE YOUR TONGUE.
My parents were just really, really good friends, and stuff.
Friends. With “privileges”.
I believe the term was “benefits”.
JI’s mom rules!!!!!!!
Man, and I thought having “the conversation” with my parents was embarrassing. I wonder if Jin’s mother is going to be like this when they are out in public ( and here is to hoping that she is).
I…really don’t like Jin’s mom. Something about her…bothers me.
I agree. Maybe it’s just the way she’s drawn but she looks like she is hiding something and watching what she says. She used to be a master manipulator and liar. May still be. Of course so is Jin.
I wondered if anyone was thinking the same thing as I was! Could Mayahuel possibly be at the root of her daughter’s psychological problems?
Jin’s eyes in the last panel betray the fact that were it not for Mayahuel’s presence, she would be doing exactly what her mother suggests…
AAAND its official..jins mom is my favorite person ever right now hahaha
Jin’s lucky Momma May doesn’t have baby pics to show everyone.
Don’t know. May had access to really advanced technology (for the day) of all sorts. Perhaps she has a stash of something akin to pictures stored in clay jars somewhere. “And here’s Jin when she stepped out of her diaper and ran into the celebration crowd.”
…but perhaps PHIX does… 😉
Do you think scrapbooks with photos would be something that would end up in the Library with Phix?
Huh. Didn’t think of that.
Hmmm …..Momma what big sharp teeth you have!
Ok I’m sayin it…Her mom is hot
I’m thinking Jin’s reaction stems from her being in Wapsi long enough to pick up some modern mores, that Maya just hasn’t yet acquired (or doesn’t care to).
So who (or what) is Maya’s outlet right now, I wonder…?
Oh, and Jin is so cute in that last panel!
This is a refreshing comic. 😀 It’s good to know that even supernatural creatures can still have awkward moments with their mother about boys like the rest of us do. :p
The concept was illustrated perfectly on The Critic.
“Nobody’s cool when their parents are around.”
“Not even Sean Connery?”
“Not even Sean Connery.”
Kinda soothing to know that not even immortals are spared the awkward parent/sex talk haha!
isn’t that just like a mom?
I once came across a conversation like this between my then girlfriend and her mom as they were making dinner together… I arrived earlier than expected and saw the whole exchange from the living room. Dinner was a bit awkward…
Agh, TMI! TMI! Nobody wants to hear their parents talk about sex! There’s just some things the mind isn’t ready to process!
I am falling over laughing.
Yeah, that’s my mom, too. Apart from the whole “supernatural golem who just returned from being locked in time for however long” part. At least, as far as I know.
Let’s be fair, though: wouldn’t you want to know that YOUR kid was happy?
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