Sal doesn’t seem fond of Walky comparing himself to her. Or reminding her that he can be compared to her.
On the upside, woo. We get to see Sal again.
Sal clearly finds Walky being mistaked for her even more emasculating.
You know Mike is going to mess them up before they’re given back.
Don’t worry, you’ll feel more emasculated. I know I have, and I wasn’t even wearing a dress! (It was a tuxedo bikini. Don’t ask.)
Pics or GTFO
There are probably pictures somewhere. I choose instead to GTFO.
What happens in /b/ stays in /b/.
What what in the /b/. I said What What in the /b/
Damn it. I was just starting to get that song out of my head.
Agh, that really drives the point home with a Rei Ayanami Rape Face.
Indeed. Pic so relevant it’s horrifying.
I would ask for someone to pass the mind bleach, but my imagination is actually flat out refusing to even go there.
Despite a lack of need for mind bleach in particular, well, everyone knows: there’s no bleach for tuxedos on the beach like mind bleach pollutant.
Try not to feel so insolted Walky.
I dunno man, it might take a while for that injury to heel.
One would be wise not to speak too quickly about your masculinity, Walky. You’re liable to end up with your foot in your mouth.
That’s enough tongue in cheek repartee from you lot.
I don’t think that more of this banter would be out of p-lace.
You guys need to stop toeing the line.
We toetally do.
Eyelet myself get carried away; sorry.
Ag!-Let it stop!
Walky in this ‘verse is pretty insecure in his masculinity. I didn’t really expect that.
Also, it’s really cute but also kind of sad just how impressed Joyce seems to be that Walky isn’t wearing grody-ass shoes.
That’s what happens when you’re like…the shortest guy character.
I can recall a handful of strips scattered around It’s Walky! where Walky shows his distaste for girliness.
Is this a not-so-subtle dig at people that have confused Walky for a girl?
But he’s so pretty…
What is it with your Rei(pe) face and how it makes everything you say ten times scarier?
But Rei looks so trustworthy…
I wasn’t aware that was a thing.
March 19, 2003: Joyce’s mom claims that Joyce is a lesbian. She refers to when “you kissed that girl on TV”.
“…Mother, that was Walky!”
I wish I could remember more.
I thought it was a mythology joke about the gender swap time in Its Walky! where the characters acknowledges that a girl Walky is Sal and vice versa.
I thought it was a comment about how he and Sal look similar.
Hey Joyce, you’re eyeing up your friend’s sculpted caramel there.
Especially when she has got herself a tasty bagel already.
Does that mean Amazi-girl has Wonder Bread?
Sounds about right to me.
Too bad for her he prefers baguettes.
I can never tell where these eyes are pointed. I think distant-but-coloured-in-guy in the first panel could be looking discreetly checking out Mike’s rear. Anything is possible.
Thus the Mike/distant-but-coloured-in-guy ship was born XD
also i just noticed that sal is in the background of the last panel
her expression is now the best thing about this strip
Reverse engineering. Won’t work Joyce. Walky’s a natural born, and happy about it, slob. Looks to me like it would be his individuality he would be mourning, not his masculinity?
Indeed. Walky takes a lot of pride in his slobbish ways. I wonder if there’s some unrevealed backstory there.
They really do look like brother and sister, almost as alike as Amber and Dotty.
These twins almost look as related as two strangers.
… and one time in an alternate universe, Walky turned into a girl, put on a schoolgirl’s uniform, and made out with boy-Joyce.
And this is still more emasculating!
I love today’s comic. So. Much.
I also love that my gravatar has gone back to Screamin’ Robin.
I see screamin’ Robin and I hear, “HEEEY YOOUUU GUUYYYYSS!!
I can tell!
What’s emasculating about being confused with Sal?
That Sal lacks male genitalia.
Please. She’s never needed male genitalia before to be the manliest character.
“I may be a girl, but I’ve STILL got bigger balls than you do”?
Trying to figure out the timing of that first panel… They have all turned around to look at Walky, indicating that they were alerted to his presence by Joyce, who spoke; however, Joyce is turned around less than either of the others (still mostly continuing forward). Joyce must have noticed he was there and spoken to him but rudely continued on anyway, while the other two stopped and turned around.
Or, Mike sees Walky, Joyce sees that Mike is turned, turns to see what Mike is looking at, because Mike’s not going to speak up, and greets walky before she’s fully turned around. Sal was already ahead of everyone, and is only looking back out of instinct because someone said her brother’s name and siblings, etc. or was also turned in that direction, like Mike.
I see your sequence of events. That’s plausible.
Sal is upset because of Walky’s implication that being less ‘manly’, with a direct allusion to Sal as an example, is something to be ashamed of – more specifically, something that he would be ashamed of.
Either that, or she just looks like that because she always does.
But Sal is ‘manlier’ with her high-powered bike and secret identity.
Actually, I meant that she was offended from a feminist viewpoint – Walky does take Gender Studies, after all; he should know better. Arguably, she could be offended on both counts – both at his treatment of ‘emasculation’ as a negative thing, and hence negative regard of the female gender, and at his implication that she doesn’t have the positive qualities which he regards as ‘manliness’.
Emasculation IS a negative thing, not because women are an inferior gender, but because it is ALWAYS negative to be forced to be someone who you are not.
Though on that front it’s remarkable how little webfic that involves unwanted and demeaning sex changes involves female-to-male rather than the reverse…
The resemblance IS uncanny. I keep wondering why Sal keeps cutting her hair short when I remember.
Joyce seems to have recovered from her head trauma pretty quickly.
The shower stalls are made of springy rubber. Slippery, yes, but one somebody falls they just bounce back and forth for a few minutes before coming to a dizzy stop, with the entire row of stalls jiggling to a slow stop around them.
This sounds like the shower stall equivalent of a bouncy castle. And that sounds AMAZING.
Until you factor in the ungodly amount of hair that apparently carpets the floor.
I was just thinking the same thing. One presumes she was cushioned by her unerring and constantly protective belief in The Lord.
Being expected to tie your shoes is emasculating?
I’m pretty sure Walky has been confusing being girly and emasculated with being a freaking adult, or at least older than 10.
I don’t think I ever tie my shoes. I tie them when they’re on my feet once, and then spend the rest of the year slipping my foot in and out of them.
ALL DESE SLIPPER SHOES UP INS
Oh my god, I do this too.
Are you related to me somehow?
A distant cousin, perhaps?
REAL MEAN WEAR VELCRO.
Having to tie your shoes isn’t emasculating. Being told by your girlfriend – or possibly by your girlfriend’s ex – that you have to tie your shoes is emasculating.
Pfft, he should be acclimatized to that by now – the sum total of his relationship with Dorothy is her telling him to do things, from sitting and studying for an afternoon to not wearing pajama jeans to touching her breast and sleeping in her bed. The only things he’s done on his own initiative are following her around with a brain-damaged expression and throwing a monkey at her head. Smooth moves to be sure, but those were early in the relationship before Dorothy took control. At this point she’s calling the shots – and if that’s emasculating to him, Dorothy’s a lesbian by now.
What about having a track record that makes others feel this is important information to convey?
If I’m a guest in someone’s house and the general consensus is that I need to be reminded to flush after I poop, I’d start to wonder whether they have the problem, or me.
No, being expected to undo the laces when you want to take them off, then re-tie them every time you put them on – being really precious about your footwear – is… well, I wouldn’t put it quite as strongly as Walky did, but it is a bit… yknow… girly.
Not that I know many women who actually bother with lace-up shoes in the first place, so that analogy kinda falls on its face anyway.
It’s subnormal behaviour is what I’m trying to get at, at least it would be considered so for a slobbish male in his late teens. (Been there, done that)
True, except for the fact that that’s not what Walky said.
“I’ve never felt so emasculated, and I’ve often been confused for my sister.”
I’ve read this in a fan-fic. (Rim shot)
I’m sure if he still feels that way by the end of the day, Dotty can do something to re-masculate him.
So is a showerroom tumble just a normal thing or Joyce or is brain damage not so worrisome anymore? O_o
Sal’s facial expression in the last panel? Icing on the hilarious cake.
Like I did to your mom for a nickel. You should have seen her FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEEE!!!! It was hilarious.
And of course you were wearing pajama jeans.
Real men don’t tie their shoes!
Damn, so that’s what I’ve been doing wrong this entire time!
Eh, just wait, Walky. I have every confidence that if you stick with her, Dotty will manage to make you feel far more emasculated. After a while with her, you may not even be sure you have them anymore.
So, what’s Joyce’s opinion on Walky? She’s been shown a few times to be rather annoyed by him, and he’s prone to making jabs at her. Yet here she is, seeing him and calling him to join the group with a big smile.
Then again, being super-forgiving would totally be in the cards for her character.
She’s Joyce. I’ve long since given up trying to work out her logic.
To be fair, his sister is pretty cool.
Walky, no offense, but Sal is manlier than you’ll ever be. XD
Was just about to say this
I like today’s strip because Walky feels bad.
Good to see Joyce surviced the shower. Last time I did a headflip in the bathroom (I’m epileptic) I woke up in a puddle of blood in the bath and had go to ER to have my ear sewed back together.
Good to see Joyce survived the shower. Last time I did a headflip in the bathroom (I’m epileptic) I woke up in a puddle of blood in the bath and had go to ER to have my ear sewed back together.
Not sure if it makes the emasculation worse or better knowing that the shoes were lent to him by Danny O_o
Well, y’know, if you’d had the balls to face Ruth last night, you’d have your shoes and your balls this morning, Walky.
Sal’s face in last panel = http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2012/09/Grumpy-Cat-Tadar-Sauce.jpg
I don’t see what the big deal is being confused for a girl. It has happened to me a few times, when I turn to face the men the vomit comes forth
Wow, that’s a pretty whiny attitude you’re sporting there, Walky. That actually emasculates you far more than borrowing another man’s shoes and having to avoid trashing them.
Have I mentioned how nice this palette is? These colors are awesome.
And yet, oddly, Sal has never been confused for Walky.
Darn it Danny, if my logic circuits are correct that means you loaned Walky your shoes…
Dude. Why did you listen to your ex?
P.S. Always nice to see more Sal.
Danny doomed himself the minute he gave her the choice between the shoes and the interview. At that point it wasn’t about listening to his ex; it was about not shredding his remaining dignity by going back on his word.
On the other hand, the loan of the shoes shows that Dorothy won the argument with Walky over the choice to make. Big shock, there.
Funny observation: the Walkerton twins are almost flipped Pines twins.
Namely one being silly and having a penchant for a type of clothing and the other more mature and serious.
I once held my ears back while looking in the mirror to see what I might look like a little less Ross Perot-ish……like my sister. Kind of depressing to find your ears are your most masculine feature.
Those shoes are made for Walky, and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days those shoes are gonna Walky all over you.
I’m pretty sure Walky being mistaken for Sal would be far more ‘emasculating’ for Sal than for Walky…
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