Hero worship ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, huh Sal?
The only hero worth ‘worshipping’ has an assortment of tasty meats with a spict sauce in it.
To quote Patrick Star, “Hero worship is unhealthy. Come along Jeffrey.”
“People who worship heroes must be prepared for disillusionment.” – Richard Conway, “Lost Horzion” (1973)
Ooh, so close to that kiss!
Yet so far.
[Freddie Mercury] So close…
…I’m embarrassed to say this as a Queen fan, but what does this have to do with Freddie Mercury?
It’s a meme.
…You lost me.
google so close meme, it uses an image of freddie
Billie is a big-bottomed girl…
I’m pretty sure that Billie is the only one that thinks she makes the world go round.
*strokes my chinny chin chin* True that…
Don’t feel bad. I also love Queen, but had to turn to Google to crack this joke nut.
It’s apparently a meme in the same ‘tracing’ graphic style as Barak Obama’s “Not Bad” and Yao Ming’s laugh face. I’d seen the image before, but never actually realized it was Freddy.
Thank you for solving this mystery for me.
Google is your friend, a friend who knows more about you than even you do. BWAHAHAHAHA!
This isn’t even a joke.
spoken like a mike.
I don’t know, I’m sure Google is laughing. 😀
Sober up, get some mouthwash and maybe Sal will kiss ya, ya fool!
I doubt it… That was a pretty effective crash-n-burn.
Ladies and Gentlemen, launch the ships.
Oh, they’ve been launched.
And torpedos were launched right up the ships’ wakes. *BOOM*
And Willis just poured gasoline on the shipping fires…
…and put the ships in danger.
Just poured gasoline? More like poured the gasoline, add the sawdust and handing the shippers a lit match.
Willis erected a small volcano of shipping fire.
Not the only thing getting erected around ‘ere.
Annnnnnd the ship hit an iceberg. X\
For you maybe. For others, it’s just more fuel to the fire.
It’s as if the cry of 1000 shippers suddenly flared up and was suddenly silenced.
I feel something. A feeling I have not felt since Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
SNAPE KISSED DUMBLEDORE!
That pretty much confirms the Dumbledore is gay rumour.
Rumor? JK Rowling confirmed it.
Well, it started as a rumor.
Actually, it was “confirmed” by her after the excitement of the last movie, (the last object in the series), so it was quite obviously alot of pess-talk BS to pull more attention, getting her (JKR) more money for longer
Because characters are only gay for illegitimate reasons.
Then you’re one hell of a bastard, Willis.
So so close!
And yet so far away.
Panel 2 Billie is Pacman
Instead of Pac-Man Pellets she Drinks Budweiser to power up!
And when she drinks the big ones (Kegs),… she throws up.
I feel like it could be some sort of metaphor that drinking beer would assist your ability to swallow balls but I’m not quite clever enough to find asuiting way to phrase it.
Instead of ghosts, they’re fratboys??
Unlike in highschool, the fratboys tend to run away from her nowadays.
Both of them wear white sheets
The first thing that came to mind were the KKK, and not the frat group “Kappa Kappa Kappa”…
If it were Mario, it’d be Koopa Koopa Koopa?
Thus driving away the ghosts of her high-school past.
Oooh, that’s even better!
that second panel…..
I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw that!
i was thinking domo
Hey, wait, Sal almost *liked* somebody?
Well Sarah is never impressed with anyone, so maybe Sal will like her.
So close, yet so far.
I feel bad for Billie now.
I get it. Billie’s plan is to be so pathetic that she appeals to Sal’s nature as a superhero (I know she’s not Amazi-Girl. She’s still a superhero.), and her desire to care for and nurture others. Then: pity sex.
It worked on Huntress once, really.
Pity sex? Isn’t that the goal of every so-called ‘nice-guy’?
Hey, us nice-guys aren’t all perverted sex fiends, you know.
Yeah, some of us are practically asexual!
I think it would be better if all the decent guys abandon the term ‘nice-guy’ to describe themselves, it conjures up the image of a wishy-washy guy who hopes that by being the perfect male-girlfriend that she will reward him with her body one day.
I’m an exemplary guy.
See, isn’t that a lot better?
I am a captain of manhood.
I’m the overlord of manliness.
A penile paragon.
A paragon of the male pursuasion
I just realised that these are becoming increasingly great gay-porn-names.
I was going to be the cream of the cock…
The terrible thing is that that image can be true(replace her body with whatever the nice guy is looking for.)
The apparent wishy washy-ness came in (at least with me) in the form of not knowing when to advance, and trying to not push a girls boundaries, as intimate interactions are enjoyable and desirable, but you know the guy could not want to offend or feel like he’s pressuring her into something she’s not ready for.
In short wishy washy comes from a guy trying to finding the fine line between being the macho man and doing as some gals want them to and assert themselves, but be respectful and courteous of her feelings.
Now imagine going through that with someone who is as confused as like Billie about what they want… *Sigh*
I think we nice guys would just like consensual hand holding. c:
No, it’s just the only realistic one.
Come on, Sal! Billie’s just trying to “experiment in college”! Don’t let her down!
I thought Billie’s hair had become very long all of a sudden. Very confusing
We know what you must do Billie. Let your hair down, fake a southern accent, get a tan, a leather jacket, and a bike, and try to become Sal.
Ooooooh, nice. Psychological breakdown at its finest!
Oh great, it’s Lesson Zero all over again.
Oh come on, you know it would be hilarious. In a creepy sort of way.
I’d pay to see Billie saying “Hi girls” in the most creepy fashion.
She can’t do it without a proper sal-skin-suit though.
Dude, that’s creepy.
So’s drunkedly tryin’ to make out with your bunkmate…who’s the twin sister of your childhood friend you’re trying to outgrow.
Well, as they always say, if you don’t get the childhood friend, get his or her sister.
I feel like you’re making some kind of psychological point but I’m just not seeing it…XD
*pushes up thick rimmed nerd glasses* you forgot that she needs to also get a tatoo. *walks away to grab personalized TI-88 and awaits a ride from mother who is now either one nickle richer/poorer but sexually satisfied*
I love that Billie has a picture of herself in her cheerleading uniform on the wall.
it’s in yesterday’s comic too. I’m surprised how few people noticed.
To be fair, it’s a bit more prominent in this one.
I didn’t even notice it from yesterday. Now that I go back and look, I love it even more. I thought that the photo might have included the other cheerleaders on her squad, but it is so much funnier as a solo pic.
Love the last panel, ‘Fwump’. Wonder if Billie will wake up on the floor. Not to suprizing she has a picture of self in cheer leading costume on the wall-she’s frozen in high school mode. I really hope she moves on. There is hope, other characters have grown, why not her.
Alcoholism, arrogance, and a desperate desire to be popular. That would be why. I hope that she can have an epiphany about her problems, but in her case she might do more damage to herself before that ever happens.
To be fair, she’s only been in college for like…a week? One could argue that the other characters have grown very fast. Mm, comic time.
I cannot disagree. However, Billie in particular has been hammered, what, three or four times within the span of that first week? I would worry about what the first month or two could do to her if she doesn’t come to her senses.
I actually enjoy the flow of time in this comic, since it makes it easier to track the overall passage of time in relation to the lives of the characters.
A thought – that face looks incredibly weird in panel 2, and now I can’t unsee it.
haunted by Billie’s noseless visage for months
Yeah, not the most flattering angle, is it? I’m not sure Willis has figured out how the rear three-quarters view works in his art style.
Okay now Faceplant! And……scene…
This reminds me way too much of the first time I got drunk. Except I didn’t attempt any random makeouts.
This makes me wonder–how is Billie not better at holding her liquor at this point? Since I assume she was drinking all through high school.
You didn’t try random makeouts? Then what’s the point?
It’s like getting high and not eating all the cheezits.
Hey, we don’t know exactly how much Billie drank. All we know is that she was holding a bottle of something.
I would imagine that it is some form of hard liquor; I saw only the one bottle this time around, and it would take more than one beer to get Billie drunk at this point.
…I shudder to think what something like Everclear would do to her, since she still doesn’t seem to know her own limits.
So you dressed up in your hs cheerleader uniform when you got drunk for the 1st time eh. (Glad I aint the only one)
Sal is just too awesome to not love!
Fwump is my new favorite non-word.
Ah, so DoA Billy is bi as well.
So what do we call this ship exactly? Sallie or Bal?
Why not Sillie?
Ding ding we have a winner
Panel 2: ‘OH GOD HER NOSE WHAT HAPPENED TO HER NOSE’ was my reaction, pretty much
It’s like she suddenly became a “Starslip Crisis” character!
So close. . .
Sal continues to be my favorite person in the comic.
Dammit, did I say Sal? I meant Billie. Really. Rillie.
No, I mean it! Billie is such a fuckup, she’s totally compelling
“And to top all that cool shit off, you don’t lose your nose in the second panel!”
panel 2. Billie looks like a muppet lol
I don’t actually think Billie actions were motivated by any attraction, she has serious issues if it only takes a disinhibitor to make her go from what sounds to me more like:
“Why are you so cool?”
“I’ll give you anything to find out how you are so cool… ANYTHING!” *attempts kiss*
That is how Madonna sucked out Britney and Christina Aguilera’s cool.
For shame, Sal, you do not let you room mate drop like that. You have to catch them.
And kiss them.
Or draw silly things on their faces in permanent marker, depending.
That may still happen.
Well this just adds more support to my personal ship of Everyone X Everyone and their mom (for a nickel)
I knew it had to be there somewhere.
By which I mean that I rummaged through TVTropes for hours before finding the article I was looking for, but found it eventually.
SO I herd u like Sal…
Wait, what? There is a large grouping of some sort of ungulates, presumably attending some institute of higher education that is named for their aggregation – and Sal is somehow involved with this?
So does this school – “Herd U,” you called it, presumably for “Herd University,” likes Sal? Well, who wouldn’t – but do they all like her? Students and faculty alike? I couldn’t blame them, but depending on the size of the university and the species of ungulates attending, it’s hard to credit such a universal level of approval.
This is the magical parallel universe where Billie becomes a lesbian! WIIGII!
Aww, so close.
So what does Sal do late at night if she isn’t Amazi-Girl?
O_o I don’t think I saw this strip the first time around.
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