Alright, story- time.
Will there be diagrams too? I LOVE DIAGRAMS!
The Great Faz (Sarah’s R.A., no doubt) will show up with Pie Charts and Bar Graphs.
Finally, a good reason to introduce Faz to DoA.
Sadly, Ruth is already the women’s R.A.
Have we seen the men’s R.A.? I suppose the Great Faz could be that.
i dont think faz’s age has been established in regards to Amber, but i think he’s younger than her, so he wouldnt be in the college with her. ( base this solely on the fact that the divorce was after she was born, and despite the fact that he was abusive, i’m pretty sure they mentioned him cheating on Amber’s mom, and i am guessing it was after her birth
She’s older, at some point it had been mentioned that Amber’s dad had made her big sister to “half the coast.” But still, I could picture Faz as an R.A. Holding frequent meetings with charts and graphs dedicated to “the greatness that is Faz.”
She’s older in the Walkyverse. Does that necessarily mean she’s older in the Dumbverse? I don’t know. (I’ve got a feeling some characters don’t have the same relative ages, but I can’t think of examples.)
He could have skipped some grades.
Robin’s somewhat older in DoA relative to the rest of the characters, and Roz is older. So it’s definitely possible that Faz could be older or younger depending on where his character fits in.
Faz wouldn’t be the R.A. of Sarah’s wing. He’s a dude! (It wouldn’t be Ruth, either. It’s currently Ruth’s first year as R.A.)
Really? Ha! I -knew- she was exaggerating about “running a tight ship”. Can’t make such a claim if it’s one’s first time doing such a thing, after all.
Oops, meant “can’t -accurately- make such a claim.”
OMG it’s Momo.
I keep trying to access Walkypedia to look up Mainverse Dana, but it won’t connect.
Walkypedia done died, sadly.
Original Dana is linked elsewhere in the comments for this one, and was one of Mainverse Sarah’s friends way back when.
Then nobody lived happily ever after, and Mike fucked your mom.
At least Mike got a happy ending.
For a nickle.
What a bargain!
Wait there’s more. Call now and you can get a FAAAACEEEE for absolutely free.
..and so did “your mom” which I guess is nice for her. She only have to pay a nickel!
Twisting the end, something also associated with weed.
THEY ALREADY KNEW IT WAS WEED
That’s what’s normally inside joints (not hangouts)
Sometimes, it’s just something that simple.
Dana’s not exactly going to be subtle, is she?
She’s as subtle as a camp fire in a fireworks van.
As subtle as shooting a bullet at a gas tank.
I guess that’s an interesting character trait- I’ve never known anyone to say that, especially to a brand new acquaintance, like that. Maybe “do you smoke?” or making the two-fingered “inhaling a joint” movement with accompanying sucking sound- but “do you like to get high?” just feels very obvious.
I hope that’s part of her character intentionally- maybe she was so obvious about her smoking that it came to the attention of the cops or something, whereas had it been more subtle it wouldn’t have been as much of a problem?
Chem free dorm?
No chemistry majors allowed there.
We all know that failed chem majors will end up setting up meth labs in caravan parks.
Can the caravan be periwinkle blue? It’s for me mum.
Nope it will be white with brown like everybody else.
That’s not brown, that’s rust.
That’s not white…
I’ll leave that one to the imagination.
You wouldn’t happen to be refering to a certain milky substance by any chance, would you?
DAMN, I thought it was going to be meth or even worse, pixie sticks.
Real men do crowbars.
But will it blend?
At least it’s not Smilex or Soylent Green.
But Soylent Green is vegan approved, it says so on the label.
I’m just glad it’s not happy crack.
Crack dipped with Joker toxin?
It involves Kool-aid…that’s all I know.
I thought happy crack WAS Pixy Stix.
Depends on whether or not you mean literary soylent Green or movie soylent green. In the book Soylent Green was made out of soy beans and lentils, which would be vegan approved. The movie made it into people.
Really? If that’s true, that might be a time when the film really was better than the book.
You must NEVER deride the book; it would be improper. Why, it isn’t pretentious at all!
PEOPLE DID SOME SERIOUS SHIT TO HARRY POTTER!!
Eeh, Make Room! Make Room! was an elitist Western dystopia decrying unlimited population growth (particularly of uncouth mouthbreathers and their ilk). Like all of these harangues it pretty much said that if we don’t start letting the unworthy die like they’re supposed to we will all end up kinda, you know, uncomfortable. The movie ignored the book entirely for the shock of “Soylent Green is people!” which in the book would have been a solution not a problem. Neither is great.
I think you have that reversed…
IIRC the vegetables were fertilized with ground-up people in the book.
GIANT PIXIE STICKS
She starts to REALLY get disruptive when she starts taking ThreeEye.
edit: ThirdEye. shit…
Haha, “I seeeee you Sarah! I see those who walk before you and He Who Walks Behind!”
I was rereading that last night. Sarah really does have the temperament of a wizard. That would be an awesome twist! Joyce would freak right out of her skin.
Seriously? You guys are awesome.
I called you a douche for the “spray tan” comment. Ha!
I had a similar conversation my first year of university outside of Intro to Philosophy, waiting for the prof to show up. Only, instead of “you like to get high?” it was “you down?” and the dude had a joint in his hands.
Philosophy and pot are a great combo!
Someone did that to me for Avengers, they told me the Hulk is angry.
Oh great, thanks for wrecking it for the rest of us.
Anyone who brings weed into a freshman dorm deserves to get kicked out for pure stupidity.
And pure weakness.
Depends on the college. Very much.
actually, the box was filled with My Little Pony DVD’s and stuff
Please, you couldn’t fill a box with those dvd’s. Maybe with figurines, bu that’s more like Ethan’s thing
You could if you ground them up first.
and then snorts them.
you only need Pinkie Pie to get high
High on fun! (and friendship)
Fun fact*: The name of every My Little Pony character is also the name of a drug.
*not really a fact
Celestia sounds like it would F*ck you up.
What about Princess Miamore Cadenza?
This one time, I took a Rainbow Dash and an Applejack together. At first I was all like “Whooooooa” and then I was all like “YeeeeeeHaw!” And then I woke up in a Stuckey’s parking lot two states over.
Actually pretty convincing.
I love this conversation.
Derpy Hooves is a gateway pony.
Cranky Doodle Donkey is the downer of all downers.
Aw, li’l Sarah!
She’s all idealistic and naive in the first panel but still very believably herself.
Honestly, despite knowin that Dana was an addict, that seems to me to be somewhat benign…
Somehow I don’t think that’s the end of the story. And yeah, seriously, that’s the first question you have for your roommate at school? Kinda sad.
That actually is the first question from someone with an addiction who, if she was down for it, would have lit up right there, door be damned. I know a few people who are that obsessed with getting high that much.
Yea, I grew up with one. High points of his existence included trying to tell a cop it was “ok” because it was “only some herb.” There’s a point that some reach where they’ve convinced themselves there is nothing wrong with smoking it (and I’m not even going to begin to touch THAT topic) which is great until they also seem to forget that it’s a controlled substance.
It makes sense as a first question…Something she likes to do that’s also illegal. It’s less “Do we have this thing in common?” and more “How open can I be about this thing?”
If you need that confirmed before exchanging pleasantries like “How was your trip?” and “What’s your major?”, I think it’s safe to say your priorities are a little mixed up.
Which is why I said “despite knowing she’s an addict.” sure, in context it’s sad, but on its own, that doesn’t make me dislike her. So far, she seems pretty likable, imo. Of course, I doubt it’ll stay that way
Are you saying that she’s a cancer?
Well she seems to suck like cancer.
My sister’s a Cancer, and she’s kinda popular.
Nah, she totally has a Libra vibe.
In certain states, that would justify her use completely.
Benign, nine and a half
You know I was expecting it to be something more serious like Cocaine or Meth.
If she was that open about her drug habit within a minute of meeting her roommate she would’ve gotten busted even if she didn’t narc on her.
You’d be surprised…Most people really don’t care about it, as long as they don’t smoke it in a communal area.
Inside that box was a weed. Turns out Dana was a gardener who had acrophilia
Inside that box was the grass from Castle Exodus. You know, the one that could kick your ass?
Dana seems more awkward then i imagined she was.
Dana’s box had weed?
This is a twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan.
And the weed is from aliens who are your real father for you are the chosen one.
I GET IT
(^^)/*\(^^) High Fives!
Dana’s box has got weed stuffed inside? Most people prefer to smoke it.
Maybe she thought that is how it is used to get high?
What’s in the box? WHAT’S IN THE BOX!?
With the Dots?
Thom Yorke’s head.
She was a Deadhead the whole time.
I love how Sarah’s first steps into her dorm almost perfectly mirror Joyce’s
only with a higher vantage point.
But instead of a conversation about pooping, a conversation about toking
I think we’ve all had our bad college roomies.
Mine was a short, fat Armenian suitemate with enough hair to be a walking brillo pad complaining about either 1) His crappy love life or 2) The guy he used to live with that apparently smoked weed. This was usually preceded by him walking into my room without knocking ’cause he used to live in it. The fact that he only showered once a week didn’t help. (Maybe *that’s* why your love life sucked?)
I’ll never forget the day we all left the suite: he never picked up a suitcase, he just walked behind his mother, berating her for not taking the suitcases fast enough.
I hope someday to meet another Armenian person to change my attitude of Armenians for the better.
Mine was named “Ben.” I knew of him as “Trumpet-Playing Ben,” because he played the trumpet at all hours. Other people knew him as “Asshole Ben.” I didn’t understand that one until the time I was around and he was on the phone with his girlfriend. He screamed abuse so loudly that his face turned red and he sprayed spittle all over his phone. Then they broke up, and he started screaming at other people, though oddly not me.
Hs disappeared between semesters, leaving me with an empty room for half a year.
Mine was a suitemate, but he still sucked. Liked to talk on his phone while sitting in the bathroom for about thirty minutes or more, had no concept of “indoor voice” or “the walls are -thin-” or “the bathroom is a shared one, not a personal domain to just wander into and out of whenever you feel like. do your shit and get. OUT.” Also had this habit, due to being a germophobe (and yet he wanted to work in the medical field. *facepalm*), of not blowing his nose… but instead hocking it up as a loogie. Into either the toilet, or while he was showering. He’d do this quite loudly, too (even having my CD player on full volume and headphones wouldn’t stop the sheer LOUDness.) It got to the point where I was actually woken up by it at 5:30 in the morning.
There are days when I worry that I’m the asshole roommate.
If either of my roomies are reading this, I’m sorry for the crap you’ve had to deal with.
There’s days when i wonder if I’m the asshole roomate…then I realize I still live with my mom…so yeah…I kinda am.
You’re awesome, Kernanator.
I know, right? Back in college, I was sometimes noisy, because I liked to have a good time with people and invite over everyone I could possibly see, I wasn’t afraid of my housemates so I left my bedroom door unlocked, and between the studying and the hanging out I had no time to clean, so I just made sure my pile stayed on my side of the room and that was that. My roommate seemed okay with it. But I worry that deep down, she wishes she were here, bitching about me. = / Did any of you ever try TALKING to your asshole roomie to let her/him know you were bothered? Some of us are a little more laid back, so we don’t know what bothers you!
I know an Armenian. She’s actually quite nice as are most of the Armenians that I’ve come in contact with over Facebook. I promise they aren’t that rude.
Well, Armenian *men*. The mom seemed nice enough, had a prominent position at HBO, but boy, I hate to say it, but her son was every terrible Middle-Eastern stereotype I could think of. And I say that being well aware that yes, Armenia isn’t part of the Middle East. It’s near Turkey though!
Okay, yeah, I can see the men’s side a bit. But even her b/f is pretty nice to her. I know her dad is very big in their people’s tradition
Oh, I’m well aware stereotypes aren’t universal. I’d just like to see it for myself.
Maybe I should take a trip to Armenia, I don’t know.
Hey, I never had a bad college roomie.
Maybe because I spent college living at my parents’.
That was how I had a bad college roomie. Stepdad’s all, “TURN THAT TV DOWN I HAVE WORK IN THE MORNING.” Killjoy.
Ah, bad roommates. Mine was a Venezuelan from one of the prominent families that ran the place at the time. He never cleaned anything, he never washed anything, because he had servants for that at home, he sneered at the Indios (the mostly-Amerind majority) in much the same way a Southern segregationist might have sneered at African-Americans, he was, in short, the epitomy of the bigoted aristocratic conquistador-descended jerk, including how he tried to order me around as if I were his servant (yeah, good luck with that!). When Hugo Chavez came to power I was, like, “HIGH FIVE!”, and played “Like A Rolling Stone” over and over about a dozen times .
I avoided bad roommates by requesting a single when I was a first year. Though I did have trouble when I was in an apartment. Fuckers never knew how to clean anything and kept breaking my stuff. Also they smoked all the time. High people are really boring to hang out with.
Well there’s always the Kardashians . . .
My first roommate was an Ecuadorian. He lived up to pretty much every negative Latino stereotype, and liked to “borrow” my word processor in the middle of the night. To write porn stories on.
My second roomate was a black coach-in-training, a nice enough guy, but his voice was SO low and resonant that it made my bed vibrate, and he liked to talk to his gf on the phone late at night. One night I had a test the next day and asked him to take his phone call out in the hall so I could sleep. The next day, the ENTIRE REST OF THE FLOOR was bitching to me about him keeping them awake.
Then there was the alcoholic “Patton” fanatic. Must have seen that movie 50 times during the semester, which didn’t compare to coming home and finding EMT’s and Public Safety in my room trying to deal with a guy with alcohol poisoning who didn’t want to go to the hospital.
And finally, the Preppy From Hell, who had a loft bed, whose buddies came over most mornings at 7 AM to play videogames and sat on MY bed. While I was still IN it… but whom I mostly remember because his one girlfriend was afraid of heights so she refused to F*** in the loft. So guess where. Yep, that’s right. At least I wasn’t in the bed that time.
I know a number of Armenians, very nice people all.
The fact that Joyce guessed this on the first try, is beyond amazement. She sees right through these stories, lol!
joyce’s only exposure to drugs is the one time she watched “reefer madness”. it gave her nightmares for months.
The one where she goes to school and everyone’s naked. Both parts of that were scary.
I meant which Reefer Madness, though.
Sarah’s old hairstyle makes her look years younger.
Today Plasma is Momo.
I like her newly discovered feature which allows her to change hair colour.
The animation really sold that one.
Oh my god Sarah, your first year dorm experience sounds like mine.
There is no Dana, only Zuul….
I am the Keymaster. Are you the Gatekeeper?
Are you . . . a god?
Dammit, Ray. If somebody ask you if you’re holding, you say YES!
Damn it Joyce, you’re supposed to use spoiler tags!
Is nobody gonna comment on the bizarre fact that Joyce, of all people, knows a COLLOQUIAL term for marijuana?
AHHH! Our little Joyce has been corrupted by secular humanists! We should have sent her to a proper CHRISTIAN college!
Most church youth groups do some sort of drug awareness work including common nicknames for drugs.
She just didn’t feel like using the full name, “DEMON weed.”
Pretty much everyone knows that weed = pot.
Wow Dana sure was fast! O.o And Sarah did look quite diferent then…
Unrelated to today’s DoA comic: I can’t access shortpacked.com — I get a “You are banned.” message. Uh… o.0
Did I troll someone? :/
The ban software seemed to be on the rampage, so I’ve disabled it for now.
It’s being very naughty, it zapped me, too. =\
For the record – and I don’t want to divert things too much – did you actually ban anyone tonight, or is it safe to assume that anyone who’s just started seeing this screen is seeing it in error?
I ain’t banned anyone in over a week.
The ban plugin went nuts, so I disabled it. Seemed to have STILL gone nuts when I got up this morning, so I just whole-hog deleted it. If that doesn’t fix it, I really have no idea.
Good to know that it wasn’t us but the software going Skynet on us.
Sarah went from normal-smiley to Sarah after FIVE SECONDS of Dana.
Dana must be a doosh to do that in FIVE SECONDS.
Joyce is surprisingly level about the pot. I would expect her to have fainted or something. You know, with the clean, Christian background and all.
Psh some Christians don’t really think weed should be illegal.
I’m serious. Some hardcore, Bible-reading, if-you-don’t-know-Jesus-you’re-going-to-hell Christians really don’t care all that much about weed. Because it’s not what’s illegal that matters. It’s what can control you and keep you away from God. (Example “Do not get drunk with wine BECAUSE it leads to debauchery, and instead you should be filled with the holy spirit”–the whole idea is that you shouldn’t let anything get between you and God, and when you get drunk, you’ll do things that do get between you and the spirit) So to some Christians, it depends on the individual when we’re talking about weed. Unless weed makes you do stupid things–which some people debate, actually, since it’s not actually as chemically addictive or altering as crack or heroin–and keeps you away from God, it’s just a plant. A medicinally useful plant.
Just, ya know, breaking stereotypes here.
…aaaaaaand now I’m suddenly reading Joyce in Starfire’s voice. I wonder if I’ll be able to unhear that?
Hello! I am Joyce, and I am pleased to be attending this institution of higher learning!
I didn’t do it before, but I might now. Strangely fitting.
I hope Sarah is not voiced by Kali Troy.
Aaaand I’m Sal now. I don’t know if my previous excited comments about Sal are more or less creepy compared to posting them originally with Walky.
Maybe a little depressing, but less creepy.
No spoilers!! LA LA LA LA LA IM NOT LISTENING LA LA LA LA LA…
BLINK BLINK BLINK I’M NOT LOOKING BLINK BLINK BLINK…..
Sarah looks so young and happy and uncorrupted by the world.
thanks a lot Joyce!
Concerned Joyce is concerned.
Good ol’ Joyce. Can’t get nothing past her ^^
I love Dana’s new design.
I was going to ask if Dana was in the Walkyverse, but I found her there. http://www.itswalky.com/d/19971027.html
Wonder when/if Carl will appear?
I think this is the first time I’ve seen a flashback in blue.
Most people flashback in sepia, but Sarah is such a downer she flashes back in blue
Dangit! Next thing you know, it’ll be Earth all along , won’t it?
What’s in the box, Dana?! What’s in the boooooooooooooooooooox?!!
It could even be a boat!
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