BECAUSE IT WILL MAKE ME GAY
which is hawt
Oh sweet irony.
I had that roommate. *shudder*
You’re lucky. I had one for a week who didn’t wear underwear. I still have nightmares.
Is this the thing where the straight boys have to pretend to be utterly terrified of less than 100% clothed dudes because otherwise someone will call them gay and that’s even worse than being called a woman?
I have to ask because most of the straight boys I know don’t do that crap.
Man, I have no damn idea where this comment came from, or why it’s a response to someone stating that they had a roommate like Joe.
I think that the *shudder may have been invoked by the roommate being unsightly while under dressed. Honestly Joe walking around in his underwear is about the least offensive thing he does.
It might be the thing where straight dudes prefer to not see other dudes naked. That does happen sometimes.
Here’s the true fact of life, Danny: Intimacy is a bongo.
This sentence made even more blunt via Jasontar.
That’s eerily close to what I told my roommate when he had a problem with his girlfriend. He needed to nut up or shut up.
Did he have to face a whole year of “went to college for a girl = wasted” and you in your unnapants?
Half a year, and I did wear jeans. No shirt or shoes, but jeans.
I know you’re probably a dude, but that avatar’s making me think you were a girl giving the guy a talk topless.
same 😀 lol
How’s that for some mind-candy?
Oh my god… those shorts… so SHORT! It burns!
Danny likes it.
He knows he likes it.
the Amber avatar looks slightly embarrassed at the sight of Joe’s rear.
It does, it’s kind of cute. I really can’t see Amber and Joe together though (although it might be good for Amber if Joe is able to get her more interested in the real world).
This comment above: FORESHADOWING
I will leave my tip in the form of singles.
Right now I’m picturing Joe transferred into Indiana Jones. All that stubble hawtness!
Joe looks like an army drill sergeant with the 5:00 shadow.
Except in that, y’know, he’s naked. So he’s a stripper who caters to those with drill sergeant fetishes.
The camouflage undies aren’t helping. Pass the brain bleach.
I’m afraid we’re currently out of brain bleach. Would a bullet to the head have the same result?
Only the first time.
Does it need a second?
Your avatar makes your comment seem hilariously threatening.
Arrrgh no, I’m not Joyce anymore! I liked the JoyceTriangleSmile that accompanied my comments.
(I don’t even remember the name of this character.)
That’s great. IRL I give people a Children of the Corn vibe.
I agree with danny
Is that weird? It took me all of 12 hours to be comfortable in my boxers around my roommate.
It’s probably dependent on the person. Of course, I got used to a whole room of other naked guys all the way back to high school (“Advanced” performing arts meant a lot of cramped dressing space as us guys disrobed and got into our tuxedos pre-concert)
The Ethan avatar makes this comment better.
The Ethan avatar makes his comment downright pornographic.
(This is an entirely positive thing.)
It’s pretty common. I know me and my roomie almost always throw on some basketball shorts when in the room. Almost. It’s very unusual for Joe and Danny though, because they’re old pals. I’d imagine this situation had to have come up at least once before.
I got comfortable with naked people freshman year of highschool. My school only has one changing room for drama, and well, it isn’t gender-specified. We made the guys face the walls, though, so it wasn’t as awkward as it could’ve been. (We still do that…)
it just took you one day to notice. what has been seen can never be unseen..and i hate that….
So….. Robin going to be in here at all?
Whaaaat? my avatar changed!
They do that.
Also, if Roz is the age of the main cast, and she’s Robin’s younger sister, then logically Robin’s not going to show up as a contemporary. Maybe she’s Leslie’s age and still in Congress here.
Nope, I’m betting TA. Maybe she’s banging her fellow TA Jason.
Don’t you mean banging Professor Leslie?
I just don’t see Robin as banging someone for the fun of it… or her tolerate Jason long enough to establish a relationship.
The more I think about it, the more I think that it might be that Robin is the roommate that Sarah got expelled.
Robin on weed would be weird. Would it cancel out her hyperness or turn it into some strange mix of hyper and baked?
I can certainly see that as a possibility…but the thought makes me sad. Robin wants so desperately to be accepted, I don’t want her to be only accepted by bullying druggies.
Reboot, who is your avatar? I don’t recognise the character…
…It looks almost like Matt Smith. Did Willis ever have reason to draw Matt Smith? I can’t imagine why he would, but damn, if you scored a Matt Smith avatar, I’mma be hella jealous…
Pretty sure he just made his own, Pagannerd. Took the Jason Gravatar, gave it Ethan’s hairstyle, flipped it and recolored it.
Mute got it
Yep, Danny’s going to be okay. 😀
Marching Band obliterated all of the inhibitions I had regarding men in their underwear. Now I really don’t give a shit
… You must have been in one really casual marching band.
That is how most marching bands are from my experience. In my highschool marching band everyone just changed on the bus. Guys and girls and nobody really cared. Marching band is just awesome like that… (this is even more odd because I live in Utah which is VERY conservative)
Not necessarily. When you have to hurry up and get dressed for inspection and are already running behind, you don’t really have time to stop and think “oh gee whiz Mike and Joe will see me in my boxers onoes”,
…and the random names I picked just happened to be character names. They were intended to be random.
*woosh* …I love watching jokes fly over people. 😉
There’s a half-naked marching band? Rock out with your tube socks out?
Pretty much everybody in a marching band ends up seeing everyone else half naked at some point. Its just a fact of life.
Three years playing bass drum, and now it seems I did it in the wrong places.
Then again, playing in -20 degree weather where brass and reed section weren’t able to participate, leaving it to glocks and drums, should have also been a clue.
yeah, lips frozen to your mouthpiece would be… unpleasant.
Personally, someone built like Joe being around me in just his underwear wouldn’t so much depress me as… very much not depress me at all.
I would be the opposite of depressed. Wish I’d had a roommate like that the one year I went to college! Instead she was skinny and oversensitive.
I would. I am out of shape, so having Joe as a roommate would make me feel inadequate.
Well now we know who wears short shorts…..
I WAS that roommate.
Sal + Joe wait what?
Whooo! *cat calls and wolf whistles through the window*
And straight dudes complaining about eye-bleach: Suck it up, you pussies. If gay dudes and straight chicks can handle constant boobies in our face, you can handle a hot guy in tight shorts. Don’t be such little wussy babies.
Yeah you tell ’em!
It’s nice to see some male fan service now and again.
Exactly so. If it’s not to my taste, I should focus on the face. (Even when it is, my eyes should still be up there in most of these situations.)
Roomies started out with Joe spying on the girl’s dorms. He more than anyone deserves to be fanservicized!
Room time is no pants time. That’s the way I’ve lived my life and that’s the way I plan to keep living it, regardless of who – friend, foe, casual acquaintance, my younger brother’s friends – I may discomfort. If you jump in the ocean, you swim with the sharks.
This is my convoluted way of saying, Jooooe, my maaaaan, I feel you, bro.
You know, I’ve had that exact same philosophy for years. Luckily for those people I may discomfort, I tend to spend my room time under a blanket, reading.
It also keeps people out of my room, which is apparently supposed to be a bad thing.
No Pants O’clock was a constant in my college life… or at least it was the time I avoided the dorm rooms of my guy friends!
I love how Joe is more worried about his “sexy time” than about his roomie.
A reasonable focus of the collegiate male. Or typical. Or reasonably typical.
Perhaps it’s typically reasonable?
“Who wears short-shorts?” “Joe wears short-shorts!”
Also: Fan-service to the ladies. It is appreciated. :’D
And somehow, I think Danny’s going to be okay. Until he finds out about Walky whamming Dorothy in the head with that toy. Theen he might flip a shit.
Danny vs Walky?
That would be EPIC
Joe’s boxer briefs have me contemplating the underwear choices of the DOA cast now.
Haha what if Willis drew his character lineup in their preferred undergarments?
It would amuse me to discover that some of them would wind up even more covered than in regular clothes.
It should be noted that this is already the case with at least one case, assuming that Amber and Amazigirl (…I never get that right) are the same person.
We already know Joyce is.
amber wears granny panties!
Nah, Amber wears boyshorts or whatever they’re called.
Joe is comfortable enoughi n his masculinity to make Danny question his XD
Some people view that as the only acceptable demonstration of masculinity.
loving the stubble effect on Joe there, Willis.
If I wasn’t slightly self conscious about my fat, I’d be like that too.
Danny makes having an attractive half-naked man walking around the room sound like a bad thing…
Its funny how Joe is trying to help Danny, but through the most selfish sounding and tactless manner possible.
aka Joe’s mode of living.
I’m at a community college, so thankfully, I don’t see any of my college peeps in their undies, but next year it’ll be me and two other guys in our own house… God help me.
JOE HAS NO MYSTERIES LEFT
Sure he does. He’s still wearing underpants.
See, that depends on how well endowed he is.
well maybe he’ll turn around tomorrow….
s: Ugh! Why do I feel so awful for agreeing with Joe so whole-heartedly?
I mean, I don’t like Danny for a variety of reasons, but I would say (and have, on multiple occasions) something along these lines to my male best friend (fully clothed and less worried about “sexy time”) as bluntly (and a bit non-chalantly) as Joe put it (aka “Suck it up, Buttercup”), granted, he kinda IS like Danny, but still…
He’s lucky he at least wears Underwear!
Oh come on Danny, you know you love it.
Can one actually “parade” when one is solo?
Having just looked it up, I can tell you, “Yes, you can.” The first definition listed in the closest dictionary, “a pompous show or exhibition”.
Joe’s giving us at least a little bit of pomp and exhibition here.
Whoah, “second day”? The entire action of the strip so far has been a single day of college? MIND … BLOWN.
It kind of looks like he pood his boxers to me… Eew
Man, my first year at university, before classes even began, my entire residence (mixed sex) had seen each other in their underwear (or, those of us who weren’t self-concious about it had been seen, anyway).
Hey, Joe is comfortable in his own skin.
Joe is also comfortable in girls’ skins too, ZING
because he wears peoples skin
“what? is hot outside!”
College is an excellent time to wear as little as possible. Sort of like Vegas, sans the hookers.
Is it different for guys than for girls? ‘Cuz my roommate and I just change in front of each other all time. Sometimes my roommate will sit on the chair at her desk for a half hour or more in just a towel with her hair up. So this? Not weird at all to me. Danny’s a wuss. 😛
Girls don’t have the ‘oh, no, I saw someone of my own sex unclothed, that must mean I’m gay’ instinct.
Too true. It’s also a little known fact that none of us ever show pda toward each other in an attempt to attract the attention of women.
oh, no, I saw someone of my own sex unclothed, that must mean I’m gay
Some gay girls have that… I did anyway. In high school gym, I’d just go off and stare into a corner as I changed. I didn’t want to see any of my classmates semi-naked. I felt that it would be wrong of me or something like that, to see them less than fully dressed.
But then again, I was a pretty big closet case back then.
Given the calls we’re hearing for Joe / Danny slash, it sounds like that’s a realistic fear for comic characters to have: see a same-sex friend in their underwear, and your chances of becoming gay go way up.
Depends on the guys. Some guys are overly self conscious about it, others, not so much.
Well, I guess it’s more to do with the fact that girls are usually less ugly naked than guys.
In this universe, Joe can grow non-laughable facial hair.
I’m in my underwear right now.
I wonder if Walky wears Monkey Masters underwear. Or Dorothy.
My god! My icon…is perfect.
And then Joe cockslaps Danny out of bed in 3… 2… Okay maybe not. That’d just be awful.
I’m sorry, it looks like he drew stubble on his face, I’m reminded of Robin and all that.
I was going to bring that up too. DAMN YOU, SCIENCE!! Or that clock on my wall.
The lofted dorm beds are like… ridiculously well drawn…
The tone there was meant to be awe but apparently came off assholish.
That is the power of Mike
seriously, look at this comment, with my gravatar it appears as though I am screaming it.
“Ridiculously well drawn” is now my favorite compliment ever.
My roommate would do that regularly… No pants, changing in the room with her back to me, leaving her undergarments to dry right near the door… It was awkward.
Wow, from the comments here I feel very alone. I hate being pantsless in my room unless I’m sleeping or having sexytimes. I actually wear all of my clothes to the shower and either bring a change of clothes to the shower or put my clothes on again before leaving the shower. I just don’t like nudity.
My girlfriend, on the other hand, loves to be pantsless.
Now THAT sounds like a good girlfriend.
That sounds like a REALLY good girlfriend
That sounds like my Mother.
Oh, wait, I’m oversharing my personal traumas again. My bad.
that’s ok, my dad likes to sleep naked, and head into the restroom naked as well… **shudder**
I’m the exact same way same way. It’s one pro to never having lived in a residence.
Then again, I’m a bit ridiculous when it comes to being self-conscious.
Wow! A ladder for the bed. My college mos def doesn’t have that. What a nice, rich, fictional school these characters go to.
Hmm, the “Read Center Desk and Lobby” area looks suspiciously familiar…
I would fuckin’ hope so!
I’m not sure whether or not I should be worried about how much I can relate to the characters (well, Amber and Danny. So far).
Now all it needs is for somebody to lose their key and wake their roommate up at two AM throwing stuff at the door.
Am I the only one to notice Danny’s apparent lack of stubble?
Joe. You have earned my respect for the third panel.
Are we meant to understand the chapter title? Are Beck and Clark the names of dormitories?
When I see that title, I think of Foxnews (Beck) vs CNN (Clark). Don’t know why XD
His green boxers and black-haired flat head make me think that Joe looks like Namor.
Posting a comment on 2013 amidst 2010-2011s somwhat feels odd.
And that statement is completely irrelevant to how great this comic is.
In other news, Joe continues to be a dick.
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