Speaking of ninjas!
[we are always speaking of ninjas, don't let it fool you]
Ninjas don’t give away their position, except in Naruto.
IN my experience, the only real ninjas are the ones you’ll never see in media. The closest to ninja you got was Ninja Assassin. All others, even ‘real’ ninja, are posers.
Then giving away his position would be the perfect disguise for a ninja!
mind = blown
Actually, the best ninja would be someone that doesn’t know himself/herself that he/she is a ninja.
The best ninja would be somebody who so few people know is a ninja, that nobody does. The best ninja is a person who is not a ninja!
Does that mean that everyone who isn’t a ninja IS a ninja?
There have to be *some* standards……
I actually do this too, I feel really bad about interrupting people.
I’m just bad at talking to new people.
Up high, Yotomoe.
Darn, I thought you are a fellow lone wolf.
High fives* Naw, I’m the coolest wolf. I can chill with other wolves all I want. I just choose not to.
The only time I went to a webcomic con, I did this while people were talking to people at tables and then felt guilty for taking up space and like other people were finding me creepy as well.
That um, skin toned shirt had me fooled for a split-second.
Dina wearing something NOT green, who would have thought?
Dina had one hell of a tan and decided to show Amber her soft underbelly?
And you assumed the thing coming out of her neck was what, exactly?
Her frill, to ward off predators.
Or shoots acid at her pray.
Joyce had better make sure to never bring Dina to a church. So many people praying at once, it’s bound to become dangerous. And melty.
Curse you Yotomoe….
In your defense, your explanation was much better than mine. I will give you this victory.
Yess yess gives’us the precious. Tiz all I havzis. Yesss…
I thought it was Dina’s neck frill, which she expands when battling for territory or to make herself seem larger when threatened.
Dina actually positioned herself in such a way that her reflection made direct contact with Amber’s in the monitor as well.
I love how you can see Dina’s shadow looming over Amber.
I think I got Amber whiplash going from bride/store manager Amber to college student Amber.
Don’t blink, Amber.
Damn those weeping angels are fast.
Thank god that Dina is not the “Time of Angels” type.
Anything that holds the image of a Dina becomes a Dina.
Your computer monitor is now a Dina. And it’s staring right at you.
I just hugged my monitor.
I regret nothing.
Eye contact is good, but you have to know that fine line between gawking or staring someone down.
I think both are pretty bad to do…in a social way.
Every time Dina speaks I imagine her voice sounds like BMO’s…….anyone?
Now I hear her as that fork girl from Gravity Falls.
That’s my new head canon.
That just made her more adorable.
Curse my banker parents. I have no idea what BMO is, other than Bank of Montreal. What is it?
Sentient game consule from Adventure Time!, voiced by Nikki Yang, who is a South Korean animator that seems to be wandering into voice work these days. She also voices Princess Rainicorn and Candi Chu in the excellent series Gravity Falls.
I keep hearing about this adventure time. I guess it is time to go on an adventure and check it out.
Holy shit yay for Korean people in animation that’s not in some sweatshop making Simpsons frames!
Shes just physically incapable of not being adorable isn’t she
I’m sure if she put her mind to it.
Makes me wander if she could sneak up on batman…..
Nah, Batman could notice her right away.
He’d still be creeped out, though, and move to another gargoyle.
Bet she didn’t want to be adorable but look what happened there.
Hey, I don’ know if this has ever been answered before, but is her name pronounced “Dee-Nah” or “Die-Nah”?
I knew a girl with that name who used “Dee-Na”, but the other might suit her name’s pun a little better.
…but it was “Die-nah” in the Walkyverse, right? I know names have been changed to protect the punnocent, so I guess it makes sense to change the pronunciation, too.
No, it was always “Deenah.”
Jesus, Dina, stop being so damn cute!
I just imagining you are scolding both Jesus and Dina.
D’aww, Jesus, stop creating fake fossil evidence to mess with paleontologists! You’re so mischievous!
“Dude, that was my dad.”
Well, we did have a couple Joyce strips last week. That count? She’s like girl Jesus. Shesus?
Wait, is today Talk like a Pirate Day?
I’m… I’m so sorry, man. It was yesterday.
You can still do it if you want, though.
Stop stealing my everything.
Sorry bro, that was yesterday.
Yarr, theyarr be anothyarr houyarr and fifteen minutes left heyarr in PST.
That’s how you speak like a pirate, right? exchanging every instance of r with yarr. Right?
Does Dina have Asperger’s? Because that would actually be kind of awesome, having an Aspie character who is made of pure adorableness.
Also, really hoping her finding of Walky’s T-Rex drawing goes somewhere eventually.
From the artist “She has not been diagnosed with anything”.
So not ruled out, not canon.
Given the number of undiagnosed Aspies (TONS of girls go undxed), “She nas not been diagnosed with anything” doesn’t mean all that much. Doesn’t mean she has it, doesn’t mean she doesn’t.
What it actually means is, “good luck getting a solid answer to your question.”
That is exactly what I was thinking! Except it was more like, “DINA HAS ASBERGER’S! OMG! How interesting to find it in a comic!”
And yeah, you can get pretty far not having a clue how people are to each other…modern society pretty much ostensibly expects obsessive detail-oriented-ness and working independently, so you can get away with that very well, even though most people use study groups and social support like that.
Err, actually, my psychologist just told me how people with Asberger’s are bad at eye contact and that sometimes this is overcompensated for. THIS made me remember the focus on the mouth that was so natural for me long ago. :O
Am I the only one who was immediately reminded of Picard and Data sharing a room on the Bird of Prey in the “Unification” episode of Next Gen?
“I wish to learn how humans act from you.”
I’m not certain Amber is the best choice for that example.
I smell DINO: THE GIRL WONDER
Dino, get off the couch!!!
Dina is hunting her prey.
“…Did I just get married?”
“Oh. It’s just Dina.”
Is it wrong that Dina somehow reminded me of Snowflame?
She’s like one of those creepy dogs that stare at you all day.
What the hell are you thinking??!
To be fair, while the readership loves her, it seems like everyone in the comic is about as weirded out by her behavior as you’d expect.
…Is my sense of humor broken here? Either that or I act like Dina too much cause it just seemed kind of normal and not funny to me.
Heh. Even her ninja disguise… looks a lot like the hollywood stereotype of Palentologists on a dig. ‘Camp Shirt’ (often in Khaki)and pants or shorts to match
Amber’s new shirt reminds me of April O’neil. Awesome
On purpose on her part? Or subconscious choice on her part and on purpose by Willis? Or completely accidental?
Amber’s had a yellow ringer shirt with orange trim for a long, long time, starting back in Shortpacked!. It is based on a real yellow ringer shirt with orange trim.
So what you’re saying is, she’s owned that shirt since waaaay back when she was several years older than she is now.
Oooh, whoops, showing my n00bage there. I only began reading a couple of years ago and I didn’t process it if I’ve seen it since then. Yet more proof that I need to read the back catalog (but I have all 4 collections! well, 3 plus a soon to arrive reprint! )
…loving Dina so much.
aint she awsome?
even without the “e” lol
The basic rules of eye-contact are:
1. When the other person is talking, keep full eye-contact (this shows interest).
2. When it’s your turn to be talking, you can move your eyes around more (it’s a little like talking with one’s hands) but you should return to their eyes frequently. A constant, unwavering stare into their eyes while you’re talking to them gets unnerving or intimidating after a while.
And, as Dina demonstrates, an unwavering constant stare while NO ONE is talking gets uncomfortably creepy in just 10 easy seconds.
Then you get advanced stuff like following the talking person’s line of sight when they look at something. I heard a funny story about a study that showed conservatives are bad at that. . .
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