Nice that guy was pretty darn funny!
to be quite honest, that was pretty effing AWESOME
To be honest, I can’t really see how that stumps an atheist, particularily. She may have meddled in things and things got better due to her meddling, but I don’t think that religion really factors in on things there. Also, she’s giving herself way more credit about that than she should. I like Joyce usually but this is a bit mean from her.
Well, she did stump an atheist. Dorothy was left temporarily speechless. And of course, her atheism had nothing to do with it, but her actual statement was technically true.
Stumping atheists is easy. Just ask them to solve Fermat’s last theorem in the space of a margin. That’ll do it.
That’s not fair! All atheists know that there is a fiendishly simple proof for Fermat’s last theorem, but there’s not enough space in a margin to show it.
The religiously inclined can solve it by paying proper tribute to the invisible sky wizard. Too bad he never shows his work, let alone in a margin.
Stumping an atheist is only as difficult as severing and cauterizing a limb. Admittedly, this is harder than the movies would lead one to believe.
Joyce, you are amazing!
Just amazing. She’s got her OWN powers
It would explain the lack of a window.
We are, of course, talking about a chest window correct? No super hero is truely super without one. including batman.
Your Gravatar fits too well for that comment!
Wow, she’s on her way to becoming a nicer version of Mike.
ooooh… there’s an idea…. what if Joyce and Mike got together….?
Dumbiverse would explode.
Because the epicness would be OVER 9000!!!
…had to get that out.
They had a bonding moment on that date with Joe.
Reread the punching scene but imagine it slow motion and play the song “at last” in your mind.
I don’t ship it yet, but check back after New Year’s.
Only on non-faith based topics.
What makes you think this isnt based on faith? XD
Because you don’t have to believe Joyce is secretly queen of snark, you can see it. xD
Sierra’s gonna be with ‘em. Can you say “I like-a where this is goin”?
If not then just say “OT3 Fanfic” and we’ll be cool.
Completely inappropriate avatar! Woo!
sometimes I feel that the randome gravitars are rigged for this sole purpose.
A program solely intended to troll us internet commenter? I approve!
Heh. It’s funny cause Ross is a ho and is sarcastic.
Biddly-diddly-dee, two ladies!
I like your reference, sir, I like your reference.
Thank you, I now have that song firmly stuck in my head.
In unrelated news, holy crap, my Gravatar is Dina?! My five-year-old wannabe paleontologist self is thoroughly pleased.
If there is anything that would make me get a Gravatar account it would be to have a reliable Dina icon.
But not Amazi-Girl? is she not reliable enough?
Yeah, my immediate thought was, “Yeah, Joyce, that may sound reasonable, but believe me when I say it really isn’t.”
Then Joyce would look at me confused, then I’d make an obscure but unmistakable hand gesture.
Then there would be much… muchness.
I can say “Bow, chicka, bwow-wow.” Is that close enough?
Hey Chicka Bark-Bark.
Cluck chicka peck peck peck
Honk honk honk honk honk!
I am totally making all those noises the next time I have sex.
And then I won’t have sex again for a long, long time.
… I thought she was holding a carrot. I was confused.
Ah…what’s up Dorth.
I thought it was a Twisties.
It’s a snack that is quite popular in my country.
A popular Australian snackfood.
Thank god it wasn’t just me.
Now I can’t unsee it.
Oh god, you’re telling me she wasn’t tapping Dorothy on the nose with a carrot stick?
I wasn’t the only one!
The iCarrot 4S. With real carotene display and patented orange colour.
I was particularly confused as to how the carrot could still be in one piece when there is a clear “snap” sound effect.
Or maybe that’s what has Dorothy stumped, the complete non-sequitur magic carrot.
ME TOO. Or possibly a snap bracelet.
I did, too. Willis, perhaps you should make the flash effect slightly more noticeable?
Or make it more perfectly straight. My mind saw that slight curve and said, ‘Well, it’s definitely organic. And she just snapped it off (somehow). Conclusion: carrot!’
Yep, me too. I thought she’s going to use the horse motivated by carrot argument. Even though that’s completely irrelevant and confusing at best.
Yeah…I was starting to think it was a new meme involving breaking carrots. I can’t keep up with those things.
I wonder if Joyce has been on the stumped end of these a lot.
I’m convinced you can find multiple videos of Joyce on Youtube explaining how there has never been an observed instance of useful information being added to the genome, to help out her Uncle Ian in Canada.
Based on her reaction to learning of Dorothy’s atheism, I can safely say she’s never knowingly met one in person. That would leave the internet, where you would only know they were atheist in a religious discussion with them. I suspect that Joyce tends to get destroyed in those sorts of discussions.
Sierra will be there? Sounds like a delicious caramel, coconut, and chocolate treat.
They almost sound like an Almond Joy.
Or caramel Mounds
Sal has some impressive Caramel Mounds.
True that, they’re not something to Snicker about.
I’m not even going to mention what lies be-twix-ed…
This conversation has got me all worked up. I think I’m gonna Take Five.
I can wait to hear the orgasmic Symphony of their Milky 3 Way
So, wait, are you saying that he’s gonna be putting his Thingamajig in her Whatchamacallit?
Something something Hershey Highway something…
Let’s hope they don’t get Butterfingers…
Has to be Almond Joy, since Walky will be there. As everybody knows, “Almond Joy’s got nuts. Mounds don’t.”
Mega LOL! you win, that was brilliant
Give in to those urges… you’ll feel so much better.
And after you give in change your avatar to a relaxed face.
Draw it anyways, both of you.
There’s nothing wrong with writing fan fiction. It’s the letting other people read it part that will destroy the world.
I feel the need to slightly disagree Raoullefere.
Being a fanfic writer myself I’ve wrote my share of ‘impossible romances’ (Jeri and Leomon, Henry and Renamon, Jade and Paco) and have received a fair amount of praise for them so the reading of fanfic doesnt necessarily mean the end of the world–just the potential to alter the readers worldview on the subject/characters…etc
I suppose I’ve been squicked two or three too many times. Perhaps I’m too easily squickable, As in all things, YMMV.
Writing it is only half the fun! the best part is the reaction of the readers when they read your fanfics!
Do it! post it in fanfic.net and let us review it!
Sex and food. I love the way you thinking
wait, what is that in joyce’s hand, and when did it get there, and why does it make a cracking noise without looking cracked?
It’s one of them newfangled cell phones. The ones that are super thin and have a built-in camera.
You lost me there with your space-age talk there, youngster.
Hell, I barely understand it myself.
It’s a psychic carrot, just think and press.
You can also make juice with it!
It is a phone. She took a picture.
Stuff and nonsense! It cannot be a phone, for there is no cord. It cannot be a camera, for there is no tripod or flash pan.
Seriously! If it’s a phone, then where’s the rotary dial?
There’s an app for that.
No, seriously, there are rotary dialer apps. Because dialing a phone the modern way is too damn convenient. And it costs money.
Joyce, you magnificent bitch.
You read her book?
…”I follow your twitter feed!”
Sierra’s going to be with them the whole time?
…the comment I think I want to make here I don’t think I want to make here.
I smell threesome!
Just three, you think?
Well, if we include Monkey Master, that makes 4.
Well, MM AND Dexter, so technically 5.
No! That can’t be true! It’s logistically impossible!
I think once you get past three the proper term is “orgy”.
No, that’s 5
Right; after a threesome is a fourgy.
I think like 3 people beat ya to that.
…if you say so. ^_~
I think like 3 people are beating off to that.
At the very least.
That seems like a bit of a non sequitur from Joyce. Even if she did something Dorothy ultimately approves of, it hardly gives her the right to be judgmental and pushy.
Indeed. That pretty much sums up my thoughts on this comic.
You think that Joyce is going to wait for someone to give her the right to be judgemental and pushy? I think she’s going to go for it and look for any necessary forgiveness later.
I have the impression that Joyce thinks she has the God-given right to be judgmental and pushy on certain topics, and would never think apologies necessary. (Unless she apologized to Joe, and I’ve forgotten?)
Oh good. I was worried I was the only one to think the comeback to this was blatantly obvious.
I saw it more as Joyce deflating a growing argument with humor.
I thought Joyce hit Dorothy in the nose with a carrot.
Gods damn it. Now it’s stuck in my head again.
You have a carrot stuck in your head…again?
Too many stupid jokes I could make – frozen with indecision – suffering Kirk diction…
Point for Joyce.
Also, Sierra is going to be there? That can be taken so many ways…
and it has been said…and so shall it be said again.
Sierra can also be taken so many ways.
Am I just really dirty tonight, or is it just me?
You’re not the only one…
Which means yes, yes you are really dirty tonight. But rejoice, for there are other pigs in the wallow.
Is that an argument for Joyce being God?
… I’m okay with this
Joyce would be a terrible god…smiting everyone who tries to do pre-marital hanky-panky. That’s like…3/4 of the worlds population right there!
You think it’s that low?
J&W! Joyce might not be so bad, hmm?
Apparently around 25% of the world’s population is under the age of 15, so that 3/4ths may actually be pretty close.
Awesome… Joyce just learned that atheists do not have all the anwsers. Good for her!
I have all the answers…but it’s cuz I stole the teacher’s answer guide.
Do dyslexic atheists stay up at night, wondering if there really is a dog?
I laughed so much I almost fell out of my hair, but then I felt bad.
I would feel bad too if I almost went bald from a joke.
I know! I’m so lucky I was only flying a spaceship.
Oh – for no reason what-so-ever – and if the people in Indiana could, like, ignore strange flashing lights they may or may not have seen I’d be super special awesome thankful.
But the lights help me sleep at night…o.o I wanted to share their majesty with the world!
Wonder if there is a dog.
Test for proof that pet at foot of bed is a dog.
Pet is excited about getting attention, wags tail, slobbers a lot.
Conclusion: There is a dog.
ALTERNATE REALITY VERSION:
Wonder if there is a dog.
Test for proof that pet at foot of bed is a dog.
Pet is aloof, ignores person, will not chase after frisbee.
Conclusion: This is a cat. Available evidence says there is no dog.
Error: pet at foot of bed could be wolf, silver fox, or cat with identity crisis.
Only the ones who are also insomniacs
Touche, Joyce. XD
OR BUILDING HER FURY!
Run, Joyce, while she is still fury building!
It will only take her about what, three episodes to reach maximum power level? Joyce has plenty of time to run.
Dorothy used Fury Attack!
It’s super effective!
*nerd glasses* It’s impossible for a normal type attack to be super effective.
I thought it was a fire type…
In any case it clearly wasn’t super effective.
That is not fair of Joyce!!!
To my own concern, when I want to comment I find it’s usually because I want to rage about how much I want to strangle a character. This is universal across all webcomics I read, by the way. It feels wonderful to want to comment and for it to be a desire to applaud instead.
I know. This is the only comic author I’ve spent money to get a print from. I treasure my picture of Joyce and Walky trying to do sexy times while a doggy Danny watches. Such great stories and art!
Fear not. The desire to strangle a character here has merely been diverted to a character in comic rather than one looking in from the outside.
You only get God-points for that if it’s about religion, Joyce. Quick, hit her with Pascal’s Wager before her brain has time to recover!
No that would just hand Dorothy the upper hand again easily
Yeah, pascal’s wager is a gimme. Go for the ontological argument; it requires an understanding of symbolic modal logic to unambiguously annihilate and Dorothy seems to be lacking the requisite whiteboard.
Annnnd it’s little bits like this that help with me not hating Joyce. XD
Teacher said everytime a picture of a stumped athiest is posted on Facebook, an angel gets it’s wings.
…So it’s sometimes okay to meddle into other people’s lives?
Maybe. Maybe not.
Sometimes meddling in other people’s lives has a positive result.
Sometimes, not so much.
The risk:reward ratio is variable, so you can only decide if it’s worth doing on a case-by-case basis.
Better hope Walky’s out of earshot
I hate Joyce at this stage in her life, in every incarnation.
Nnnnnnot Joyce’s most sympathetic moment.
Alright, Willis, now we need the picture from that phone to use as gravatars and such.
No, Joyce, I didn’t want you to get us back together. In fact, if you’re going to be such an annoying busybody, I’ll break up with Walky again, just so I can re-get-us back together myself.
So, you gave us some startup cash and now you want to run the company?
Joyce’s face in the last panel. Wat.
That’s what you look like when you say ‘Oooh’.
Keep that mind the next time you’re tempted to say that word in public.
…****. Well, I know when I’m beat.
Honestly, I think Dot is merely puzzled by the non-sequitor Joyce just uttered. Similar to my own confusion as I tried to connect how cowing Walky by shouting at him has anything to do with Dot’s lack of belief in a supreme being.
Joyce just proved* that shouting and getting in your face and being a generally intrusive asshole is a weapon for good in her hands.
Go back and look at how she went about reconciling Dorothy and Walky. Hint: it did not involve a fruit basket.
A fruit basket probably would have worked equally well for Walky. Or a McNugget basket.
“Stumped an atheist, this is her nose. Got a better picture later.”
I giggled lots at this comment.
Oh “Snap” indeed!
Joyce is now the best character ever.
Joyce bops Dorothy on the nose with a carrot. “Bad Dorothy, Bad Girl.”
“I got you back together, now quick, don’t do the things which people who are together do!”
It seems like maybe someone has missed what relationships consist of? Or maybe someone thinks that being right on at least one occasion is equivalent to being right on all occasions?
I think we know for a fact that Joyce has no awareness of what people in a relationship do. In her opinion it probably goes as follows: 1) Date. 2) Hold hands. 3) Arm around shoulder. 4) Convert them to my flavor of Christiainity. 5) Marriage. 6) Kissing. 7) Have lots of babies.
So presuming that Dorothy is *not* planning a three-way or simply lying, she’s going to have Walky over for a slumber party where they just…sleep? And watch cartoons with Sierra and refrain from studying all night? Are we talking pillow fights and painting Walky’s nails here?
Ahh… So her evill plan was to help them get back together all along.
I don’t get how Joyce’s argument is an argument. The only reason she did it (get them back together) is because she thinks so little of Walky that she wants him to be dumped one.
And what now? She got them back together so now they are to MARRY?
How has no one mentioned the way Joyce is grabbing for Dorothy’s boobs in that first panel? Or should I have refreshed before I hit “Post”? XD
How did so many people miss that that was a cellphone? The context says it all… what would a carrot have to do with Facebook?
Carrotbook! the new hot stuff from the internet!
It’s a celebratory carrot. Joyce doesn’t believe in delaying gratification. Except for the whole heaven thing…
Maybe the *snap* was actually Dorothy’s mouth snapping shut when she realised what Joyce was saying… In fact, that really *is* a carrot; Joyce is just using it to ramp up the surreality of the moment.
She doesn’t seem to get that her choice of forcing them together was her personal choice, not her religious choice.
I think she is just being irrelevantly humorous to derail the argument she didn’t mean to start.
Wow, Joyce is still on the fast path to being the absolute worst character, it would seem.
If God isn’t real then why is it a horse?
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