becky has a cordless landline phone in her dorm
it is not a cellphone
Where’s a glass when you need it?
Joe is cruisin’ for a bruisin’!
He does not seem BDSM type.
i’m sure joe’s into anything that gets him laid.
He’s Mike’s opposite; He’ll be anything you want him to be.
That wouldn’t be Mike’s opposite. Mike has said that about
actually mike sad “i’m anything you DON’T want me to be”
that’s the joke.
Like… MLP underpants?
I´d like that.
I was thinking the entirely wrong thing when I read that the first time…
Yes. Just… yup.
Joyce is going to need a new phone.
I sense impending smackage.
Oh, only HER pants huh?
I am pretty certain that Joyce cannot avoid keeping her neat stuff in her pants.
That could be challenging for Willis to have convenient objects somehow always covering up her naughty bits if she ever takes up the nudity route.
Then only partially. Remove the pants from the situation.
Maybe too obvious … but what about skirts?
Clothing is slavery! Nudism Now! 😀
As a compromise, she can wear only pajama-jeans…
Hell No! Wear no clothes!
There are also these things called skirts and dresses…
Joyce doesn’t have naughty bits; they’re neat bits.
Pull an Elan and just run around invisible… <a href= "http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0025.html" title="Going Naked!"
Joe wont give up trying to get into your pants even if you’re wearing shorts. 😉
But they are a few sizes too small for him…
Like that will stop him.
He can try…
“But [her pants] are a few sizes too small for him.”
All? Come on now, what does that make Walky?
Personally, I agree with Joe.
Or Ethan who I was hoping would be set up with her so we could see that disaster unfold. Or Mike. I mean he did agree to be her chaperone.
I did forget that she’d run into Ethan before. But we don’t know about Mike. He shows both his love and hate with a scowl.
Walky’s “Nonthreatening” character trait is MUCH stronger than his “male” character trait.
Maybe it’ll be helpful for Joyce to hang out with him, to prove to herself that dudes don’t have to be scary.
They don’t talk to each other much, though, if AT ALL.
Ahh but they do have class together and Walky does like Dorothy, and Dorothy and Joyce are friends. Given that Walky doesn’ screw up bigtime, this can only add up to Joyce and Walky spending more time together
aren’t you forgetting? Walky is a shark! those things are quite scary…
Shouldn’t Joyce still be wearing bandages around her hand?
Maybe the cuts weren’t that deep?
The first cut was the deepest.
You should be shot through the heart for that.
His achy breaky heart!
But I bet it’ll hurt so good
That’s because it cuts both ways.
Cause I’m Slim Shady. Yes, I’M the real shady.
This entire conversation is one big [i]heartache.[/i]
AJBulldis, the HTML you want uses , not [ and ].
EDIT: AJBulldis, the HTML you want uses ><, not [ and ].
(I hope it works this time)
eh, i think it’s too late
She was cured by Jeeeeeeeezussah.
What? He’s just pointing to the butterfinger she has in her back pocket.
Nobody better lay a finger on her butterfinger.
Too late. Nom!
I wanna bite her Butterfinger.
So, what’ll it take to start a comment conspiracy on the girl in panel 2?
Her hairs got an outline! She must be important.
And why isn’t she wearing shoes?
If she’s not wearing shoes, why are her feet gray?
Looks like socks to me.
She has the feet of an elephant, that is why her feet are gray and flat. The horrific experiment in which she was thus cursed will be revealed in a later chapter. This will give us plenty of time to speculate on the details of the experiment, the identity of the person who did it to her, and his/her eventual fate. Oh, and write fanfiction.
Zombie feet! It’s starting! From the feet up! The Walking Dead crossover a-coming!!
(…I can has appreciate my restraint in not going for the “Walky Dead” joke plz…?)
too late, you just did.
You’re totally right. Her tag will appear retroactively, about 2 years from now.
Nope, she’s just a bit part character. She died unceremoniously offscreen by next panel. Nobody important dies in Willis’ comics.
Somebody’s about to get shards of cellphone in his face.
I’m sorry, I mean: his FAAAAAAAAAACE!
Also possible his PENIS!
It saddens me that this self meming didn’t go farther.
it makes me ridiculously happy.
No no, his FAAAAAACCCCE, is about to get a thirst for his femurs with his penis.
NEAT STUFF JOYCE KEEPS IN THERE:
Optimus Prime (missing his hands)
A Nintendo 3DS
A Partridge (but no pear tree)
A second pair of pants
A second kazoo
The key to that weird robot thing in Hugo
A pair of wire cutters
A saran-wrapped doughnut (bavarian creme-filled bismarck)
And her vagina.
Does she keep it with her penis?
Which Partridge? Is it Laurie? I hope it’s Laurie.
Danny *nods sagely*
an etch-a-sketch keychain
Why do I sense a JOYCE SMASH in the future?
Because: Joe knows Joyce is already “crazy” and how well she handles his ‘that’s what she said’ humor + Yet he lets his guard down and makes them anyway, when Joyce already has a big ol’ vein on her forehead, no less = The destined tragic pulping of ‘Little Joe’ as demanded by natural selection.
Way to earn your Darwin Award, Horndog! And you didn’t even have to die for it, either!
Haven’t had enough punches to face, Joe?
My thoughts on the last line? To quote Bartleby, “What does that even mean?”
“But I do believe in this…”
Oh come on, Joyce. Not all guys wanted to get in your pants. Take Walky and Mike for example.
Not so: she doesn’t want Mike in her pants, so Mike wants to get in her pants.
Ah, but Mike usually pulls through with the unexpected. So because WE think he will because Joyce doesnt want him to, he wont want to. And in all this he will find a way to make Joyce miserable because of it.
Why go for Joyce when he can make her 10 times more miserable by having sex with her mom.
And her dad.
Mike’s parent sexing knows no sexual orientation.
Mike is whatever you don’t want him to be.
joyce will start to think that because he doesn’t want to get into her pants, that mike is an okay guy to persue. but then mike, in his infinite wisdom, will ignore her completely.
Walky doesn’t want to get into your pants unless they are pajama-jean pants.
I don’t ‘ship, but if I did, I’d have been shipping JoexJoyce since the middle of It’s Walky!
Still think that have nice chemistry going on.
Sorry. Going to have to charge shipping for that comment.
Hear that? That’s the imminent not-sound of Joyce’s RAGE.
Oh Joe, I missed you.
and he will be missed again after Joyce kills him.
Then we’ll have to play him a requiem
On a serious note, I guess gossip from the party has not gotten around campus. That, or Joe hasn’t connected it with Joyce.
Hmm. It occurs. The totally armless stranger from the last strip looks a lot like Becky.
*Just ruined Willis’s plots for the next year.*
But is he really armless, or is he just faking until he can get a double amputation for the chirophobic woman of his dreams, like that knife-throwing circus dude from “the Unknown”?
I bet he’s twice as nasty as the guy who got The Fugitive’s wife.
the totally armless stranger hit rock bottom after “the fugitive” went off the air.
Joe’s usually pretty endearing even when he’s vulgar, but that’s a comment that deserves some face-punching from Joyce in the immediate future. That cute little punchline basically insinuates Joyce is asking to be preyed upon becuase she chose to have ladyparts. It’s all her fault if lechers target her. Even if he doesn’t know what she’s just been through, no one can blame her for getting really pissed off here.
Besides the whole sneaking up on someone who already clearly doesn’t like you, eavesdropping on their phone conversation, then interupting that conversation thing. It’s like he wants her to hit him.
that’s not what he’s saying AT ALL. joyce keeps neat items in her pockets. things like chick tracts.
Oh, this chick got a nice little tract.
Annnnd, I knew someone would go there, well done you.
She’s rich! She’s beautiful! She’s got huge… tracts of land!
Hearing somebody else’s cell phone conversation when they’re having it out in a public place is not “eavesdropping”. I’d almost say it invites side commentary – and the sense of self-absorbed entitlement that you have to have to demand that other people ignore your public acts almost demands it.
Joe is full of win.
Joe is going to be full of PAIN very soon.
And cuddly marshmallows.
Marshmallows that are not breasts.
Breasts that are not punching him.
Joe! We missed you!
Noooot exactly a choice Joe.
Sure it is. Joyce could choose not to cover her “neat stuff” with pants.
Of course, that would also mean she’s probably choosing to be arrested for indecent exposure, but it’s still a choice.
Joe DOES make a compelling point.
Maybe he does, but there a LOT more polite and respectful ways on seeing such ‘neat’ stuff.
Maybe once Joyce shoves her phone up his ass he might learn some respect. I mean, there’s probably an app for that right?
Joe has given up on seeing Joyce’s stuff, so he has little reason to be polite. And she punched him in the face, so there is no reason to be respectful.
Joyce pulling a screwdriver out of her pants: weird.
Tommy from Rugrats pulling a screwdriver out of his pants: completely normal.
I couldn’t think of any clever way to make the comparison 🙁
Oh Joe. We knew you well. Before you had shards of cellphone imbedded into your penis.
And so a legend died that day. Forever shall we miss Joe’s Penis and all of the adrenaline fueled jokes that it created.
A moment of silence, if you would.
And now a song ….. Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling…
Danny wonders why he is being mourned when Joe’s the one who lost his penis.
And then it was on!
“How many punches to Little Joe does it take before Big Joe vomits blood?”
*sound a loud thud*
*sound of someone vomiting*
“Two. Two punches to Little Joe are necessary to make Big Joe vomit blood.”
See that girl in the background who’s not tagged as completely harmless? Suspicious…
That’s just what Willis WANTS you to think!
Joe, your timing is impeccable.
Joe’s got a bad influence. I read the first two panels as a double entendre and I can’t unsee it. >_<
Wanted to laugh. Had to not laugh because I’m in class but that was some classic Joe right there.
Also, what does she have in there, magnets? Legos? Assorted knick knacks?
Joe’s gonna get PTSD’d! In the FAAAAAAAACE!
And probably in his penis. Using his femurs.
Speaking as a professional bad influence myself, I can say that (Joyce’s comment aside) there is in fact an enormous difference between the two guys that have tried to get in her pants. Joe’s technique is seduction, not rape. That’s an enormous difference.
In reality and everybody else’s mind, yes. In Joyce’s mind…maybe? Same end goal, same failure to be the perfect man. Close enough.
Plus, Joe said outright and explicitly that he had intended to ply Joyce with alcohol. Joyce doubtlessly considers herself unseduceable, so the notion that alcohol could result in her having sex very well could put it in the same category as a date-rape drug: a chemical substance that alters her mind in such a way that lets people into her pants.
Plus, Joyce probably wasn’t intending to drink any alcohol that night, so in order for that to happen Joe would have had to slip her some in a spiked drink. Another parallel.
And, last but certainly not the least painful for Joe, Joyce will be in the mood to find a scapegoat for the events of the prior evening. Joe is similar enough to Ryan in her eyes that he’s likely about to take Ryan’s punishment. Wonderful timing, Joe!
I don’t recall Joe ever bringing up alcohol when they went on their date. He mentioned AFTERWARD that he probably wouldn’t have any shot of getting in Joyce’s pants without her being drunk. And without him being insane.
That said, yeah, Joe’s probably about to catch a disproportionate share of Joyce’s RAGE.
Considering Becky asked how her “date” went, and Joe is the person Joyce went on a date with, Joe is definitely one of the “creeps” Joyce is referring to. I don’t think Joyce is really thinking about the difference between seduction and rape, right now. All she sees is two guys who tried very hard to get into her pants.
To be fair, when the date went all side-ways, Joe did opt for a strategic retreat. Tried hard, sure, but only with his words.
Honestly, it disturbs me when people don’t stop to suss out the difference. It can be hugely damaging if someone decides something that was mutual was indeed rape, months later, because they’ve had a change of heart.
Rape is no joke; but bandying about the term equally no joke.
…unless it’s giggling at the French side of the Parmesan Cheese container [up here at least] – “a 100% rape.”
Or a 40 lb. box of rape.
BTW, Becky avatar, if anyone is interested.
Saved! Thanks for it hun 😀
That’s not true Joyce! Not all the guys there are trying to get into your pants! There’s Ethan… and… Ethan…
And Andy Dick.
Okay, so what’s up with her left hand there in panel 2? Is that the hand that got cut… will have to look up on that. It looks like it needs to be put in a giant bucket of ice water to reduce the swelling!
Botched reconstructive surgery. They were partway through when she screamed, “But plastic surgery IS AGAINST GOD’S WILL and will STEAL MY SOUL!”
Curiously, a conversation with Joe right now might be helpful, if far from all the help she needs. There may never be a knowing between these two, but an understanding could be very helpful.
It might also be unlikely.
Is it just me or did Becky cut her hair?
*looks through Becky tag*
…I guess it’s just me then.
he said that… with his penis.
Are all people named Joe A**holes? First there’s the annoying racist guy I know and then there’s this guy
That moment when you realize the guy you talk to all the time is basically Joe. lol
Ugh… this is hitting a little too close to home with me. Fortunately not a rape victim, but have had… other experiences that make her feelings too familiar and the victim blaming (Even in a jokey, ignorant manner) hit my brain in the wrong places.
Is there a reason Willis is so vehement about that wireless landline phone?
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should get doodled inside Dumbing of Age Book 5?
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