Srsly. The best guys are self-made!
Tell it like it is, Walky.
My major is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
This should not still be funny, yet here you go.
With a minor in FEMURS?
Sounds like we can see their future is not so different from the other one.
yeah, there is no such thing as a godly man
We do have some! They’re called preachers. I think she’s at the wrong school.
*singing* The only boy who could ever reach me was the son of a preacher-man. The only boy who could ever teach me was the son of a preacher-man. Yes he was, yes he was.
Thank you for getting that song stuck in my head. Hopefully I will now spread the pain.
I don’t know it! I am immune to your ear worm! MUAHAHAHA!
You are welcomes
Clearly, we have never met before.
starting to wonder now did he mean stupid to marriage or to becoming a teacher?
Possibly that she’s using a really expensive way of finding a husband.
Even to the point of there being slang for it: ‘The MRS Degree’.
Back when I was in college, the parents of a roommate came up for a visit. I has having a nice chat with them, when his mom said something to the effect of, “Well, I’m glad he’s doing well in school, but I didn’t send him to get a PHD, I sent him to get an MRS.”
I kind of chuckled and smiled, and then went back to helping my friend unload stuff from his parents’ car. It took me a good ten minutes to figure out what the heck she was talking about.
Going to college or uni for the express purpose of finding a husband might actually damage her chances of succeeding as they tend to act all desperate and that sort of vibe usually chases off any hopefuls.
Wrong…..There are quite a few of us that are Godly, but it’s rare.
Aw look, they act like a couple already.
Like your average “this is the first person I dated who was really not at all a good match for me at all but hey, we were young and dumb and mutually attracted to each other and dated because OMG it was so exciting not to be turned down immediately for once” couple.
At least she’s expressing her want and not following Walky home like a lost puppy. Oh Joyce, even bent realities can’t change your need for people.
Joyce, really, if you wanted to go to your school for your MRS, you should have gone to BYU.
Most fundies hate Mormons, though. If she isn’t convinced the campus includes a temple of Satan, I’d bet her parents and/or pastor are.
Yeah. She shoulda gone to Bob Jones or Liberty.
SHOCKING PLOT TWIST: Joyce transfers out after one semester, ends up at Freed-Hardeman.
Or worse yet, Harding. *shudder*
I am British, and am completely lost regarding Bob Jones, Liberty, Freed-Hardeman and Harding. I shall have to take your word for it that they are shudder worthy.
They are Christian schools. I live in Greenville, SC and sometimes run into BJU students while they are out saving us masses. Sometimes you can have an interesting discussion with some of them. But mostly they veer away from that.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale campus. She’d have some…. interesting times, to say the least.
Trust me you can try to get an MRS anywhere. There are women who go to prestigious Ivy Leagues to get an MRS.
He’s kinda right. It’s stupid to go to school to find someone to get married to. Granted, it’s also stupid to go to school just cause your parents want you to.
So they’re two halves of a whole idiot?
A match made in heaven idiocy!
There should be a ranking system on this site so I can hit the thumbs up.
Yeah! Better song stuck in my head!
“Look at us, us college kids.
What our parents told us is what we did…
Arts and crafts is all I need.
I’ll take calligraphy and then I’ll make a fake degree!”
Props for the Relient K song
To be honest, I expected Walky to be going to school to become a Gastroenterologist.
Given that there’s no alien abductions (and thus, less durable biology)… if this timeline/universe has Nachitos, that’s potentially a very useful major for him.
So Joyce wants to become a teacher and Walky wants to be the person we call to fix our internet/phone/tv?
no telecommunications is movies and television
Funny, I don’t remember those classes when I was studying telecommunications. It was pretty much phones/TV/networking/wireless.
I also studied telecommunications, and gmergruen’s description is exactly my experiences. Not so much yours. If it was yours, I never would have gone into it.
(Not that I finished it anyway. I transferred to art school.)
Walky majoring in something feels weird. Too used to the ol’ Walky being such a layabout.
Also, right now I’m thinking how funny it’d be if the older couple met this younger couple at this moment. *grin*
I don’t think DoA!Joyce would believe ItsWalky!Joyce. The two Walkys would probably have a good time hanging out.
DoA Joyce and Walky!Joyce would have a major falling out. Three words.
Premarital. Hanky. Panky.
Walky!Joyce would probably allude to it in some way and DoA Joyce would go all SATAAANNN! on her.
I really want to see how this plays out
Joyce is going to a school to find the perfect guy, but she’s going to a gender studies class? This spells trouble.
Oh, yeah. Even before confirmation she’s there for her MRS, my reaction to her saying she was in the class was ‘girl’s in for a shock’.
That IS stupid
Waly will grow up to be a TV tycoon -3-
Let’s hope his barber doesn’t mishear him and give him some crazy haircut.
I sense foreshadowing…
So, in the background, we have Danny, Joe, Amber, and Jacob!
Come on guys, where’s the usual ‘people in the background’ conversation? That’s what DoA comments used to be about. You’ve changed, DoA commenter people. Changed for the worse.
I don’t think that’s Amber, her hair is brown, not black.
Nobody in the background is anybody.
i love when you shoot down everyone who does this.
willis, destroyer of hopes
Hey, everybody’s somebody! Random people with no names who may never show up in another strip have feelings have feelings too, you know.
But Willis, you have to only ever draw characters that we know and love! /sarcasm
But I was so sure that was Hubert in the green shirt :<
What R said. Plus, shes too dark for Amber. In fact, all of those people have huge reasons they’re not those people, wordofdavid not withstanding.
Also: Peoplewatching was neat for a while! Now we want to worm into the characters heads. Omnomnomnom…
It’s going to be the greatest trolling ever when these two ultimately don’t end up together.
This strip is a ood start.
Especially since they had to go through the religion argument to get together in WalkyPrime. It would be epic to have them go through the same argument, end up in the rain…and she dumps him like HD-DVD.
Is there seriously a dolphin fountain at IU? That is so awesome.
Those aren’t dolphin fountains. It’s a big fountain with actual dolphins in it.
I wish. That’d be totally kicks!
DUDE I would totally go to IU entirely for only the fountian with dolphins in it. Never mind it’s on the other side of the country…
Man, that’s exactly what I was thinking. As soon as I saw a black guy in a green shirt, I anticipated every other comment being “ZOMG! JACOB!” and yet…nothing. My world is shaken as well.
This was actually a huge problem at my undergrad university. Everyone knew not to date the elementary education majors.
Well, there’s that thing that people always say.. some sorta statistic. “There’s a ___ % chance that you’ll meet your spouse in college!”
Joyce is probably going offa that. Nice to see Joyce’s boy-obsessed personality from Roomies! appear.
Apparently, at the school I went to, 50% of the alums married another alum, but most of them met AFTER college. The half-joke is that we’re all so messed up no one else would take us.
Stanford claimed 75% – same thing, get back together at a reunion when you’re so broken and lonely the dorky art hsitory major starts to look pretty sweet. Also, reminds you of the good times, when you thought you were going to be somebody.
Thats both depressing and why I stoutly will avoid reunions…
No Walky you idiot! You’ll never get into her pants that way!
Walky needs lessons from Joe. Heck we need a ‘WWJD’ t-shirt, though it could be interpreted as both ‘What Would Joe Do’ and ‘WHO Would Joe Do’?
Your mom, before he reveals that he’s actually Mike.
That’s right. Joe and Mike are the same person.
Then JoeMike also fucks your Dad, just to fuck your mind.
… Then he fucks the interwebz.
Oh Em Gee, we haven’t seen the two of them together yet have we?
I don’t think Walky’s interested in getting in ANYBODY’S pants at the moment…
Mostly he’s interested in getting out of his own pants.
Walky wants to get in Billie’s pants.
Can I just say I really like the background/fountain bits. They’re pretty awesome.
Re: content. It is pretty rediculous to only go to college.university for that purpose alone, I mean it’s odd in general- it’s okay if she’s HOPEFUL about meeting ‘the one’ but making it the only reason… mmmm.
Of course it does happen, I remember there was a girl in my GCSE Religious Studies class at school who said the only reason a woman goes out for a career is if she can’t find a husband to support her- I literally laughed out loud said ‘That’s a good one!’ and then realised she was serious.
I just kind of stared at her in shock after that and went ‘…Oh’ afterwards really though rather than called her stupid because I was suprirsed- shouldn’t have been in retrospect given what I’d heard her say about women BEFORE. I was kind of shocked that someone at the time still thought like that (it was 2003/04 I believe). But then she was pretty weird in my view- she was still pretty popular though.
Granted, I live in a part of UK that is freakishly religious. (We are not a secular utopia people)
That was back when I was still a christian but starting to get a bit more ‘moderate’ though, and she was the daughter of a minister in any case. But I’m not sure if that says much- Preachers’ kids as teens were either incredibly pious or incredibly henious in my experience. I’m SURE there are more normal ones out there- but haven’t met one yet!
Still it kind of disturbs me, the idea the only reason she would go to further education and get a career is if you have no GUY to support you. That that should only be the reason to have a career ever.
Nothing wrong with being a housewife, but if you start to say things like that (how it should be for EVERY woman)… I really worry. And secretly hope you never find a husband. Or at least never have a daughter (or instil it in a son’s expectations either for that matter). At least until you get a clue and realie what YOU want isn’t necessarily for everyone.
Granted, as long as Joyce doesn’t state that’s what -all- women should do she’s still better than that girl in my class back then even if it’s pretty silly to only go for that reason alone. It could be on a list, even be on the top of the list but it shouldn’t be the only reason- there’s also the experience involved in the process which should be another reason. Not all that many people are exactly the same person when they entered as when they left.
And we watch Joyce turn into a total Dom and force Walky to make her cheesecake.
That’s my boyfriend’s dreamwoman, right there. A woman to push him around and force him to make cheesecake. The man makes a delicious cheeesecake.
*waves tiny ‘I’m a totally normal vicar’s kid!’ flag*
I’ve heard teens – girls and boys – in the UK spout similar dumb shit regardless of their religious background. I think it’s a teenager thing. I was raised pretty feminist (my mum’s a woman vicar, which can be pretty tough in the CoE) so this kind of unquestioned sexism used to drive me crazy back in secondary school. I just hope most people eventually grow out of it… (Like Joyce will, I hope!)
My minister growing up had two daughters. The older girl was a friend of mine and turned out pretty normal, she just had more of a Jesus vibe flowing through her (her dad was a fairly laid-back kind of priest though). The younger one turned out to be one of those Internet Kids, obsessed with video games and scared to leave the basement. She had to be dragged to an arts school (apparently she was also good at art).
In the one year I went to college, I didn’t meet anyone looking for their MRS, but quite a few other friends over the years have known girls searching for their MRS. One girl completed her degree, came home, married her brother’s best friend, and did what his friends called “marriage death,” where he just disappears from everyone’s social life after he got married.
I actually knew a dude, a computer major, who went to college entirely to find a wife. He’s been graduated for a year now and hasn’t found her yet. I assume he has trust issues, after his frostbongo mother left her husband for another woman. As far as I can tell, the guy desperately wants to get married, but can’t connect. In my experience, desperately wanting a companion like that makes you unable to actually get the companion.
If Walky says that something is stupid then it must be pretty stupid.
well that was a little weird. figured those two would be trans-dimensional soul mates. unless that’s like an elementary school picking-on-the-one-he-likes thing (college level)
If I remember correctly, there have already been alternate universes in which Joyce and Walky didn’t end up together. Now that I think about it, that might have been in subscription J&W. I don’t know if that’s enough to count as a spoiler or not…
One would be surprised that getting an education, and earning a degree are only secondary reasons for a lot of college Freshmen.
Oh good, Joyce is as batshit as ever.
There’s always the possibility that Joyce and Walky will learn from each other and grow closer as a result. Walky could find motivation and Joyce could find a broader worldview.
I think Joyce will learn more from Sarah, Billie, Sal and the other girls and Walky will learn from…Mike and Joe? :p
Well….great, Walky is going to end up as a horseman of the apocalypse now, except instead of riding a horse, it’d be your mom.
He’ll be riding her for a nickel. He’ll overpay.
No, Joyce will lose her motivation and Walky will get a narrower world view! This IS Mr. Willis we are talking about after all…
So, because this is separate story/time line, are walky and joyce still fated to fall in love and all that jazz? Or can anything happen?
Well if they fall for one another that means they are growing up…which means the end is near. I expect this story to be mostly about the status quo so they won’t get together until Willis decides to end it. Or just get so disconnected from college-age kids they start having classes about subject that don’t exist and he’s force to move them to adulthood or we start throwing tomatoes at him.
It would be really funny to have some old guy do comics about college-age kids in 2010. If only to see what somebody who went to college long ago thinks college is like today.
For you older people: NO comptuers do not download knowledge directly into our brians… yet…
Stupid or not, it’s still Joyce’s choice.
The universe does not require that we respect a stupid choice.
And you have a choice on whether to ignore the stupid choice or call the person up on it. I vote for the latter.
Thats just cause your Mike…
…Walky just became my favorite character. We’ll see how long he remains there before Sal, Billie, or Dorothy steals it back. xD
woo! Walky is my major! also, is the naked lady in the fountain left out on purpose or just at an angle where we can see her?
It’s like SSDD, but this is SJDU…
Well, except for the powers and aliens…
Thank you Walky for saying exactly what I’m thinking. Yes, it’s her choice to do what she wants to make her happy and I’m not bad mouthing her priorities. If her only real goal is to find a man and get married, that’s her decision… BUUUUUUT… she’s spending hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars on an education that is going to go to waste, because all she really wants is to do is play housewife.
I mean seriously… getting married is a great thing. When it becomes legal for me, I want to get married to my S.O. But I’m not going to plan my entire life around that alone and I’m not going to spend all my funds on treating college like a live-in dating website.
Walky isn’t exacty much better. He doesn’t know what he wants, and only went because his parents made him. But at least he’s not limiting himself.
The avatar you got sells this one.
I like how everybody is trying to extrapolate their whole relationship from one conversation.
WAIT, I DON’T LIKE THAT AT ALL.
I don’t know if romance is in the air this reality, but they may end up being friends.
Um Walky… Your reason isn’t much better. :/
So, shouldn’t Joyce logically fall in love with Danny -again- considering that she’s pretty much the same? Is this story about re-creating Roomies with Walky and the others actually being there from the start and being able to do something, and maybe change some situations?
Okay, let me make this clear. If Joyce was looking for a godly man of the Christian persuasion to marry, she’s at the wrong college. There are several Christian colleges where she could’ve gone to do that.
Not technically, Christian schools can actually be worse. I go to a community college, UC Clermont. NKU is actually a good school to go to for Christians.
And Joyce is really becoming a favorite!
Granted Walke’s excuse for being there is piddlin but a lot of people tend to do that especially depending on how insistent their parents are about being in school. Joyce however….I never got the desire to immediately skip single living as if such a thing was so horrible. It’s basically turning up the chance to view the world from a different perspective than that of being under the gaze of your parents or married which is doubly weird because her belief is that god made the world…hence it should be something to revere and view from whatever angles one can manage.
I’m really enjoying well-spoken Walky. Love this ‘verse.
Out of curiousily, what is Mike’s major?
(insert as many obligatory your mom jokes as I can think of.)
Mike’s majoring in your mom. Cost of tution: 1 nickel.
Everyone’s majoring in your mom. Everyone does everything in your mom. For a nickel.
I’m majoring in your mom. But you only put a minor in.
(The minor is your penis. Cause it’s small and doesn’t last very long)
Goodness, I really don’t like those women who go to college just to find a husband and then don’t finish their degree once they get married. Hell, I got married and had near the end of my college days and still not only finished my degree but am now working for another degree (with another kid, no less). I actually dated a Mormon guy in my first year of college and someone from his church actually asked me if I was going to stop taking classes once we were married. I told her of course not, I was going to work and he was going to stay home with the kids. Threw her for a loop.
Ironically, I now work and my husband (not the same guy) stays at home with the kids…
* got married and had a kid
Sweet merciful Christ! Willis, what the fuck was wrong with you when you wrote this!?!
I have no idea how this happened. I meant for this comment to go on a page in bringbackroomies.
This is what you get for having multiple tabs open.
Joyce’s choice is Joyce’s choice (there’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to get married and stay home and raise a family), but Walky’s right.
I agree with Walky, that is stupid.
BYU… This is a thing. 6 month degree to marriage.
Oh my god does this take place at Indiana University?
That looks like Showalter Fountain!
Going to college to find a husband. I learned about that in a goddamn american history podcast. Her views are so outdated they are literally historical.
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
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