Crap that’s my ploy!
You wear glasses just for show too?
I used to. They actually looked really good on me.
I thought politicians are lying, conniving,opportunistic, sell out ass holes.
I believe Mkvenner was refering to the ifact that image is so important to her.
Oh. Sorry about that.
Except for Bernie Sanders and the late Jack Layton.
God damn it. You had to remind me that we lost Jack, didn’t you… He was my guy! I’m gonna miss that mustache….
I couldn’t stop cry when I first hear.
Aw man, I know it happened years ago but now I’m thinking about Jack too. Dammit.
First impressions are useful as all hell. Wearing glasses for the purposes of first impressions is not “typical politician” it is “competent individual.”
Typical politician in that it’s manipulative. The fact that you view casual manipulation as a sign of competence isn’t what I’d call the standard.
Weaing glasses for the purposes of first impressions and then announcing it in front of the people you were supposed to be making an impression on, on the other hand, is “typical Robin”.
I wish I could wear glasses for first impressions. Unfortunately, I’d have to take off the ones I wear for extreme short-sightedness.
Robin Desanto: “Too honest to be a no good sell out liar”.
Could work as a campaign slogan.
Dorothy seems sold on her already…well, until she takes off the glasses and starts acting like the REAL Robin.
iFact – Facts from Apple
makers of the iRan, the iRack, and…umm…
The iRack is on fire!
We need to escape where’s the exit?!
There is no Exit Strategy! People! I want you to stop focusing on the iRack and focus on our latest product The iRan!
Puns like these can make some people iRate.
madtv died so young… *tear*
Must. Refrain. From bad joke. about iRack.
I can sense the IQ points dropping.
A perfect Gravatar for a perfect comment.
I was certain that no matter how Robin acted in today’s comic, this avatar would be either fitting or ironic.
I declare you the Master of Avatar.
*bows before your skill*
Thank You, Thank You!
And so far, you seem to be sole recipient of Willis’s newest Grav.
there any reason you change so much?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2rjbVlUKkE
I secretly wish I had shapeshifting powers since I was young and this is the nearest I can get to doing that, at least online.
ahh *nod* i can relate do you make them or just copy crop?
Both, while I do crop some of them, I also edit the face/hair/clothes to suit my porpose, not to mention adding the red background to all my gravs.
Suit your porpoise
The imagery of that is quite amusing.
Google image search commence.
You mean images like this perhaps?
Nice answer! But it implies that you have other pseudo-shapeshifting tactics for real life.
Deany! Well, that’s that.
DEANY! Awesome nickname skill there Robin :p
I thought his name was Deany until I read that comment.
I read it as “Danny” the first go-round. Then my brain kicked in.
I hear ya, man
And Robin is still nutty as she’s always been.
I am happy as well!
Yep, the moment we got that last panel, I got reassured it’s the same old Robin.
Then what comes next may quite possibly be political suicide.
She’s a politician what do you expect?
Leslie’s facial expression has changed. She finally gave in to the comforting power of DATASS.
I’d vote for DATASS.
And now the question as to how Robin got elected anywhere ever has been answered.
for a nickel?
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Well, that answers that question.
This gives me hope.
Like the way Obama kind of hope?
Well, only if it also gives him change.
CHANGE! YOU GOT CHANGE? C’MON, HELP A GUY OUT. CHANGE!
I see what you did there.
My favorite pro-obama bumper sticker of all time reads, “If you fear change, give me yours”.
There are now two ongoing webcomics in existence which feature Robin DeSanto. Life is good.
but it remains… did she and Leslie have a thing? If they didn’t why does Leslie look like a love struct puppie?
Fun fact: they’ve never met before but Leslie did name her left hand “Robin” during the last campaign season.
Maybe, maybe not. We’ll just have to wait and see.
@Eposi, Leslie has been able to maintain crushes for years without any kind of compensation. In fact, some of her biggest crushes are fictional characters.
I’m reserving judgment. Robin’s wacky side is still here, but it takes more than that for this version to be the “same old Robin.”
Leslie wants to ‘climb onto Robin’s platform’ if you catch my drift.
I’m really not seeing it. She’s enjoying herself to be sure, but thus far we haven’t really seen Leslie not enjoy teaching. I don’t really see anything on that face beyond professional pride, a healthy respect for her elected representative, and an entirely proper appreciation for the magnitude of the opportunity presented to her and her class.
Even supposing she were lovestricken as you say though, it wouldn’t mean anything. Lovestricken =/ couple. I don’t know about you, but not every one of my unshakeable crushes has resulted in me together with the object of my affections. Celebrity crushes have an even worse history for that. Until we see some kind of moment of subtext between them, a shared glance, a knowing smirk, or some other mutually created piece of something or other I think we’re jumping leaps and bounds to the notion that there is or ever was anything between these two.
Echoing this. Particularly if Robin agrees with her politics. And seeing her in person? Starstruck, too.
At what point did shippers start needing evidence to ship? The only requisite for a ship is the lack of counterevidence.
You really think counter-evidence can stop shippers?
Not saying they need evidence to ship, but right now they’re citing evidence and I’m not seeing it.
I know full well the ship is capable of sailing completely independently of indications towards canon truthfulness or even indications against it, which makes it even stranger to see a statement like this.
HAHA! Joe’s reaction!
What? he should be happy to participate in their upcoming sisterly rivalry…
…considering what he might get out of it.
Oh my god, that is the perfect avvi for that comment. Well done sir.
Dotty seems happy, Joe less so.
Joe just needs a nice pair of shades. He’d appear much happier if he were wearing sunglasses.
Does that mean that Dotty is…….falling for Robin?
That would be unethical… I think.
For Robin maybe, but for Dotty, less so.
Since it immediately followed Roz and Joe looking worried, I thought she was hoping to see some kind of come-uppance.
Or, maybe she hopes to write a “female congressperson visits campus” article and get on more high-minded subjects than, “scandal sex tape!”
Dorothy sees a chance to get Robins “No Comment” on her sister Roz’s sex tape. Also Leslie is smiling ’cause of DATASS!
Oh, thank God. I’m all for these characters having separate existences from their transdimensional counterparts, but I think super-serious!Robin would have broken my brain. And maybe my heart.
Could be worse, she could be bosom buddies with Sarah Palin.
Worse shipping pair ever.
No, no, no. That is ahrdly the worst shipping pair ever. All you have to remember is that the Huts from Star-Wars are hermaphrodites, and no bad shipping can ever hurt you, because this already destroyed your mind.
…No, I think Sarah Palin’s still worse. But then again, I’m a Harry Potter fan. It takes a lot for something ship-related to disturb me.
Or worse with Bachman! *Insert Dramatic music*
I see what you did there, Willis.
Leslie’s smiling like an idiot. They’re married! Have to be.
Not necessarily. But there’s definitely something going on there. She’s got the Walky shiny-eyes!
You know with Iowa being one one of the few states that recognizes same-sex marriage, Robin and Leslie being married is surprisingly plausible. Then again why would Roz willingly sign up for class taught by her sister-in-law if her sister terrifies her?
Dumbing of Age takes place in Indiana.
Whoops, my mistake. I remembered it took place in a state beginning with “I” and I assumed Iowa because the possible lesbian relationship between Robin and Leslie would make sense in this context.
Robin could’ve been productive (hold your laughter until the end of the comment, please) enough to get some decent Homosexual Equality up in this mother. Hell, Robin managed to ban cancer when she was productive in the other ‘verse.
Nothing like a sound application of Brainy Specs to make people think you’re smarter than you are. Well played, Robin.
Until you open you mouth.
Makes you wonder about Roz’s vision.
Roz damaged her vision from masturbating too much in front of the webcam.
Why do I get the feeling that instead of interviewing people for her article, Dorothy would rather put them in steel cage matches with each other?
Nonono. She wants someone ELSE to put them in steel cage matches.
You see, that way she doesn’t need to do any work.
AWSOME HE GOT A LINE!
yes im much more excited about the dead guy then robin
He’s Not dead Jim!
nope the big boss lives again
Whew! Same old Robin!
Okay, so not Darth Vader. Roz still looks pretty uneasy, so I’m not sure she’s as easygoing as her alterpart either..
Hee hee, some things NEVER change~! ^^
Oh, okay, so Robin’s still a lulzwutohrightLOL character.
Is Leslie smiling in the back?
She’s memorizing a grading curve.
I so called the purpose of those glasses!
Okay, if they’re just for show, why do the lenses even have a graduation?
If they do, that might explain why she takes them off. Why take off something for show if they don’t hurt?
Also Willis likes girls in glasses
Ehehe same old Robin
Sweet, Robin is still Robin. Congresswoman DeSanto all up in her business gear and with her hair up looks like a pile of hot sex, by the way. I almost like Robin better with her hair up than down.
PSL gets another one.
Also, ironic Avvi/Comment Sync.
I know. I really do need to at least update it to a less frustrated looking Robin… Possibly a DoA Robin instead of the tired old SP! model…
There ya go. That’s my Robin. Maybe she doesn’t run on skittles but she’s still silly.
Hm, Robin’s good ol Robin, but all the adults just lost a lil respect for her from that line.
Naked Snake? Where?
My mind just got blown. What is he doing here????
Being Dean, it should seem.
I’m quite happy that Robin has at least a bit of her zaniness… but perhaps she’s genuinely a mix of stoic responsible adult and crazy Cadbury cereal-fueled hijinks.
So now she’s competent without the ultraviolence to sucrose deposits but rendered scarily moreso when she eats the cadburies?
I confess… part of my reason for posting was to see what my new gravatar would be…
I’ve been JOE’D!
Somewhere, Danny just lost a boner and has no idea why.
I’ll bet it’s behind the couch.
Is anyone else noticing the irony in Roz making a sex tape and Robin getting involved, or am I the only one drawing that parallel between this plotline and Shortpacked!’s?
Also, “Shortpacked!” is a grammar nightmare in sentences.
Yep, Robin is a multiversal constant.
And is it just me, or is Leslie checking out her arse in the last panel?
aaaaaand there’s our Robin.
Sorry for asking weird questions but here it is anyway
I know that this takes place in Indiana, but does Robin represent an Indiana district or is she a rep from another state?
She was introduced in Friday’s strip as “your congresswoman”. On the About page, it says DOA takes place at Indiana University. Assuming they’re at the Bloomington campus, that would make Robin the representative for Indiana’s 9th district. Assuming I have my facts straight and some clue as to what I’m talking about, anyway.
in the previous strip, leslie introduces robin as their representative. so yeah, she’s an indiana rep.
Or she was using the language a little loosely.
So in this instance “Your” would mean “Someone else’s”?
Noooooooo I wanted her to keep the glasses D:
You sound like Danny.
The stated premise of this comic is to take his existing, familiar, characters and put them in a new universe so that he could tell different stories with him. If you were expecting curve balls here, then you haven’t been paying much attention.
Or to put another way: If Willis has wanted to create completely new characters, he would have made completely new characters, not taken existing characters’ faces and slapped them on unassociated personalites that would have seemed strange and out-of-characters to many of the fans and probably himself.
Yeah, maybe someday he’ll make “Walkyverse: Shattered Glass”, but this isn’t it.
The comment I was replying to vanished. Weird. I suppose the magic comment-vanishing fairies might as well make this one disappear too then.
In fairness, while Willis made what he was doing obvious artists re-using character designs for unrelated characters is nothing new. Heck, it was a staple of Osamu Tezuka’s work, and he (or one of his followers) even coined the “star system” name for it. One drawn “actor” playing many parts.
Leslie looks happy
And then serious business gets down.
And then it turns out that Tobin is really super freaky levels of Right Wing.
I’m wondering what the hell she’s gonna do. It’d be awesome if she has her sombrero.
Loving all reactions in this; Joe’s, Roz’s, Dorothy’s and the comments.
Great that DoA-Robin doesn’t appear to be much different than SP-Robin.
I don’t know if anyone said it yet, but I think the ultimate test to determine how different Dumbverse Robins is different from Walkyverse! Robin is to:
1: Smell her. If it is anything like Skittles, than we have a strong clue.
2: Observe her conduct around a bag of Skittles.
3: Give her a bowl full of Cadbury Eggs and milk and cereal, and Observe.
Well at least she has a sense of humor, haha.
Joe says “Uh oh” because he totally just got a boner.
Robin knows her stuff.
Also, I have a feeling Dorothy won’t maintain her “Sweet” opinion for long. Just a hunch.
Well, that’s one assumption from Friday busted. Wonder how long it will take to bust the rest.
I’d say leave it on. Robin looks professional with glasses
How much longer until Robin does something ridiculous?I’m guessing five seconds.
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