Wait. Is this lake behind their dorm or something?
She probably just slipped in while Mike and Ethan distracted Amber. But still, that’s creepy.
They rode a greyhound bus to get to it.
Dina is a nosferatu!
Does willis have Nosferatu?
That depends. Is Count Orlok exists in this continuity?
If he doesn’t, I’m going to ragequit this comic and dedicate my life to bloodshed and fury.
Pff. Don’t be silly! She doesn’t have her arms crossed, she can’t possibly be Obfuscating!
That one made me smile.
I feel deep and abiding shame that I understood the reference…
Yep, same here.
What ARE you people talking about – so – so – confused – [ rolls 12d6 ]
dude that’s some serious damage…
In my group… you hold your hand in front of your face with fingers extended…
Ditto on the shame, I think. On the other hand, pretty goth girls?
The shame continues, we had so much fun with it, we banned it from everyone, except st’s but that’s a longer story.
Mockery, you have made my day.
You mean Noseferatu 😉
Nah, if she was she’d be messing with the lights.
Though I wonder if the Hash Slinging Slasher exists in this continuity.
I somehow still remember that!
Negative. She has not yet shown post atmospheric respiratoray aptitude.
This confirms it; Dina’s a ninja.
She could have killed all of them in 27 different ways by now.
She already killed them, but they just don’t know it yet.
“You are already dead.”
“Omae wa mo shindeiru”
*a bad guy’s head blown up*
HOLY FUCKING SHIT FLINGING MONKEY BALLS! WHERE DID SHE COME FROM! O.o
Now you know how I fething feel about you, Ven.
Dina. Dina, why.
Let’s see if Dina’s stealth can match Amber’s soon-to-be-awakened rage.
Maybe Amazi-Girl will save her!
But can Amazigirl fight off someone who is secretly Spidercar!?
She can if they attack her with criticism!
So ADORABLE and SPOOKY!
Hearts & shivers!
She bends space-time? She could go back to the past and see dinosaurs firsthand XD
Your picture fits this comic.
But they already checked behind the door!
She probably came in while they were talking and slipped behind the door unnoticed.
Or it was Mike that checked the door, so he might’ve seen her and not done anything to be a jerk.
And my avatar is now my favorite character. Awesome.
*goes off to AIM to have fan-freakout*
Looking back, they never actually looked behind the door. Mike only asked if they had. In subsequent strips, it’s clear that the door is still open. So, she could have been there behind the door THE ENTIRE TIME.
And meanwhile she’s still at the lake. Dina can astrally project.
So, does she actually like it behind the door? The first time I figured she was just too shy to speak up that she was back there, but this looks almost intentional.
She has a Tardis.
It’s behind the door. Or, to be more precise, ‘behind the door’ is her Tardis. Also, it’s bigger on the inside.
Dina have a clone stowed away behind the door in case of emergencies.
I read clone as clown, so now I’m imagining Amber wake up one night only to see Dina in a creepy clown make up sitting beside her bed…. watching her….. silently…..
…with Vanessa Mae playing “Send In The Clowns” quietly in the background.
So, Dina heard everything?
A better question: Can Dina comprehend everything?
Perhaps she’s Dina………….from the future! She’s come back in time to warn Amazi-girl about some looming threat on the horizon!
Then where’s her sombrero?
Heh, I was going to make some joke about checking her hat for little tassles, but I wasn’t sure if anyone would get it. 😉
And if she came to look for Amazi-Girl, shouldn’t she look in the parking lot?
Well, obviously future Amazi-girl shared her secret identity with future Dina before she came back. =P
I remember having a friend like Dina, he just…. there…. even when we are in a big group he can join us and walk with us unnoticed. He’s a nice guy but I can’t even felt his presence.
Like a ghost…. or a ninja….
As someone who has been that someone, I can say from experience that such incidents usually stem from a lack of situational awareness.
I do that sometimes with my friends. Some of them notice me when I arrive, others don’t for several minutes. It’s not intentional; I’m just a quiet person.
I have been that someone. So much so, in fact, that I’ve done this both mid-conversation and even at a full tilt run.
do you work two offices down the hall from me?
I have done this to family friends and coworkers, the latter of which have taken to making their door hinges squeaky so I that don’t cause heart attacks.
Mind you I get to hear some interesting stuff sometimes.
I’d imagine this quality would make it challenging to be a roommate with a secret identity. If you can never be sure whether she’s in the room, you’ll never know whether she knows your secrets.
This is actually perfect. What better way to learn how to conceal your identity than to try and hide it from someone that you don’t ever know when or if they are watching.
Apparently it is not only a floaty tube, but a portal she pulled from that bag. Or the bag is the portal?
It’s a Portable Hole.
She made sure to get the blue and orange ones the right-way ’round. If she had set up the wrong one at the beach, that gag would never have worked!
am i the only one to think this is a Alfred Hitchcock reference?
No, you are not.
I’ve done things like Dina, just walking up unannounced. Either I’m much better at stealth than I thought, or people routinely fail their Spot checks.
I do that a lot of the time. I feel it’s a little of column A and a little of column B. The vast majority of people, in my opinion, have a very weak sense of observation and potentially dangerously low situational awareness. The number of people who can’t find gum or milk in a convinience store is astounding.
Im like Dina. I can walk up to people without them noticing me. I get a kick out of them screaming. 😛 Course Im also into Dinosaurs…so it must be a paleontology thing.
Take out the “er” and you’re almost the same name too!
Er could refer to a prime-time soap, or just a pure moment of derp: “errr…”
So what’s up with her eyes in panel 2? It looks like something serious is going on in her head, like downloading new instructions.
She’s still concentrating on rematerializing in that panel.
That would explain why she didn’t wake up Amber before the others arrived.
She’s communing with Dab.
She’s looking AT US.
I know! if Amber is the “Superman” of the campus, Dina is the “Batman” if the campus!
Well, a cute introverted Batman that is.
Nah, Sal is batman. Dina could be the Invisible Man, though.
It would appear that Sal has taught Dina the ways to appear in dorms through windows. Or…any of the other theories presented above. OR ALL OF THEM.
Or maybe se simply vibrate thru the wall.
Dina is Shadowcat!
I sneak up on people all the time. It freaks them out.
She sees you when you’re sleeping / She knows when you’re awake.
She knows when you’ve been pounding off / so be good for goodness sake!
Dina is Ceiling Cat?
Although I like your Gravatar, a lot, I was definitely hoping for a combo here =[
…even if she is a suspiciously similar substitute.
No, Dina’s Behind the Door cat. Yes, I know it doesn’t exist but one can make things up on the Internet, right?
This is why Dina is awesome. Even Batman would be jealous of that ability to show up like that.
Am I the only one who heard Dina’s “Good Evening” as Achmed’s initial “Good Evening”
I dunno. just popped into my head.
I was thinking more along the lines of this:
“WHY DIDENT YOU WAKE ME UP”
“I was taken to the beach”
I am realy looking forward to this talk XD
Wow, sneaky Dina. Cool! 😀
So, like three minutes earlier Amber walked up and opened that door, with Dina standing in plain view to the left until Amber swung the door to cover her. Right? Sure Amber didn’t have her glasses on, and while she may need them to see decently (unlike Amazi-girl), overlooking an entire person is still pretty impressive.
Unless of course any of the explanations above apply.
I’m guessing Dina entered the room right before Amber woke up, felt nervous about waking her up after failing to wake her at the correct time, and then when Amber stirrer, stood in her hiding spot. Then she stayed there until Amber found her.
“You’ve been here?!”
“After all this time?”
Dina used Stare
Shes the goddamn Batman. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
Huh, Dina pulled a reverse Batman.
Is that anything like a reverse cowgirl.
Similar, but it involves a mask and the creative usage of a batarang.
And a boy in tights. Can’t work without the boy in tights.
I wonder where Electro-Woman is hiding?
You know what bugs me? Mike hasn’t spoken a single word which is odd, I never thought that Mike is capable of pity, well except if he’s drunk.
I was under the impression that feelings of empathy usually cause him to be silent or leave. It’s like he doesn’t want to be a dick, but he doesn’t know how to do anything else. So he just doesn’t do anything.
But Mike is everything you don’t want him to be… What’s his play?
Mike is actually NOT the complete and utter both ways screws you over dick in this webcomic. He actually has a *gasp* personality! He doesn’t seem as ‘*blam to the face for no reason* anymore.’
You see, they want him to say something, anything, because that would allow them a scapegoat to be angry at or talk about something else. So he’s maintaining silence to allow awkwardness to simmer and friendships to disolve.
I doubt anyone *wants* Mike to be uncomfortably standoffish, so he’s still being whatever they don’t want.
This Mike has seemed relatively nice. He might be capable of pity in DOA.
Mike did speak. He was the one who told everybody to check behind the door.
His method of being a dick in this universe seems to be in rubbing truth in people’s face or by not doing so. In Ethan/Amber argument we just saw, a smartass comment would have actually helped the situation, so he remained silent. He asked if anybody had checked behind the door, which nobody did and there’s Dina, and has pointed out the Chick-fil-A “hypocrisy” which just made Ethan feel bad.
Then again, in the last few strips his expression almost seemed like he was being amazed by Amber’s ass, so maybe that left him speechless.
*stiffly walks around*
*looks at things inquisitively, framing them with both hands*
*turns to face everyone*
Here’s what happened:
Dina used teleport! Got into the room silently!
“ha ha! That’s what she said!”
Obviously she’s got a twin.
Or she’s Anti-Dina! Let’s see if she gets all loud and horny. *Make out… MAKE OUT*
She’s like a goddamn Sam Fisher!
OK, so we now know that Dina is able to follow up her college education with a career in espionage and information gathering. All in favor of her being from a CIA family in this universe, say “aye”.
What if her family is a sleeper cell instead. *strokes chin*
Ay-*drops dead, my throat slit with a fossilized raptor claw*
wait, can someone explain the continuity in the shortpacked/dumbing of age/ its walky/ roomies/ whatever else willis has done? im so confused!
Dumbing of Age is its own thing, unrelated to anything else. Check the “About” link in the menu bar at the top: http://www.dumbingofage.com/about/
Everything else is a long, entangled 14-year continuity.
DoA is the flash sideways of the walkyverse, isn’t it?
However (since this was also part of the question), everything you mentioned *except* DoA shares a universe. The freely available comics are Roomies!, It’s Walky!, and Shortpacked! In that order. None of these are direct sequels in the usual sense, but characters from previous stories appear, and previous events are referenced (and occasionally important) despite the newer story having a completely different theme or direction to the previous and a different main cast. There’s also the paid content series Joyce and Walky!, which is a direct sequel to It’s Walky! And may overlap with the timeframe covered by Shortpacked! I’m not sure on that because I haven’t subscribed. Whenever Willis decides to release a book of J&W I will buy it immediately.
Thanks guys! it makes all the more sense now!
I think Dina is a rift in the time-space continuity.
Gasp! It all becomes clear now…
Dina is a Weeping Angel!
Who batman now! Mother fucker
Dina is obviously practicing so that the Britja can never trap her on the wrong side of a door, ever again.
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