Good ol’ Danny.
Plus, his schedule has hardly anything on it. …Ladies.
His availability IS his best feature!
He’s a good egg.
How I hate him.
Oh the balls those two must have on them “Hey ex-boyfriend, can you loan my new boyfriend some shoes?”
Eh, it’s not like Danny has enough spine to do more than wangst about it a bit.
It’d still be hella inconsiderate, though.
When you have as few balls as Danny, it’s good to date someone who can make up for your deficiency.
Have Danny and Walky met? Walky could play it cool, and just say he’s coming back from a girls, and be real unspecific.
Have -you- and Walky met? You want Walky to play it cool?
Cool for him. I think he can avoid saying a name. Hopefully.
Nah, he’ll blurt it. He’s a blurter.
(sorry, I’ve been watching a lot of Seinfeld)
Is she going to ask her ex for shoes for her new guy who slept over? Not cool!
Hopefully the last panel was just part of the joke. Dorothy should have enough sense not to even consider that as an option. Then again, the comic is titled “Dumbing of Age”, so who really knows?
Maybe they’ll be brave enough to ask Ruth if she picked up the shoes.
She called a Hazmat team. The shoes were the subject of a controlled detonation.
Let’s see: running shoes, basketball shoes, work boots, hiking boots, a pair of dress shoes…I’m just getting started.
Men can own just as many pairs of shoes as women, it’s just that we qualify them differently.
I own…shoes. One to two pairs at a time. Currently 2, but only till the Vans wear out for good.
I own a lot of shoes, but only because I never throw the old ones away when they get worn out. Got a pair of no-skids that I wear to work, a pair of running shoes, and then like fifty million running shoes with frayed laces and holes and the toe rubber coming off.
Shoeless Joe, you are not.
I’ve got dress shoes, work boots, nice boots that are going to be work boots, running shoes, and nice shoes that are going to be running shoes.
Now imagining Joe making a pass at Sierra. “Scope out these tootsies! You know what they say about guys with big feet…”
…actually, Joe probably would not say “Scope out these tootsies.”
Guys, it’s not that men don’t normally own more than one pair of shoes. It’s that eighteen-year-old male KIDS don’t bother to. Walky’s speaking from the perspective of a teenager who probably assumes most men don’t bother having matching dishes when they live alone.
I don’t… and I’m 27. Is that weird?
Walky just called out some percentage of the male commenters from yesterday.
Thank goodness he missed me :3.
Oh no! I’m a girly guy? I have 9 pairs of shoes.
1 pair running shoes
1 pair old running shoes for painting and yard work
1 pair sandals
6 pairs nice dress/work/date shoes ranging in age from 6 months to 10 years old.
sandals for painting? Well okay I could see sandals for painting inside I suppose, but why not just be barefoot then? Sandals dont have enough cushion in my experience for ladders and not enough anything for scaffolding.
What the fudge is a bed-skirt?
I prefer bed-pants myself.
I’m assuming a hammock.
It’s that thing your mom puts on between your mattress and box spring so that people can’t see all the porn you’re hiding under your bed.
OMG your gravitar is awesome! Way to stay current. : )
A bed skirt is also known as a “dust ruffle.”
This just spawns further questions…
A dust ruffle is a piece of cloth that runs along the bottom part of the bed.
So you can hide all the crap you throw store under there. Such as your porn. And your girly twenty pairs of shoes.
GOOGLE, people. There are images of bed skirts and everything! 🙂
Google. It’s not just for porn anymore.
Also known as that thing my wife insists we need, but even though I don’t really see the point, I don’t feel strongly enough about it to argue.
Bed skirts are superfluous, dust-gathering hives of villainy and insect(oid) activity @_@
theyve also got a high chance of being vomited on by the cats
Huh, if that’s what a bed skirt refers to…
never thought of that as girly. I thought it was just a thing all beds have.
Oh man, I hope this leads to a Danny on Walky fight! Taking bets right now!
Danny is above fighting. He will simply spam Walky’s email with hundred of photos of broken knees.
Add one part passive for every two parts aggressive.
Mix, then heat in oven at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
The results will either be too hot or too cold, but it will always be whichever one you would find more irritating.
I hope it ends with Danny and Walky making out!
Boy won’t that confuse Ethan when he walks in on it.
With his thingy.
Hey Walky took my suggestion.
I am crazy good.
I have to say, I was “meh” on Danny in the Walkyverse, but Dumbiverse Danny delights me. He is seriously one of my favorite characters in this universe.
Wait, if Sierra apparently attends classes barefoot without her professors kicking her out, why can’t Walky?
Walky likes it when things touch his feet.
Then wouldn’t being barefoot be ideal?
They’re probably too sensitive, then. Either Walky’ll be wincing his way around campus or orgasming his way around campus. Or maybe first one and then the other,
“orgasming his way around campus” — good grief!
Thanks for giving me the name of the thing I’ll need to hang a curtain or something across my new apartment’s awkwardly-placed storage nook. “Tension bar” — I’ll have to remember that. And yes, I’m a man with multiple pairs of shoes. What of it? 😛
“Closet rod” will also get you what you need, if you specify the temporary kind. “Shower curtain rod” will also get you something similar, but you have to crank them right down to get them to take any weight. If you’re just stringing a curtain, though, that ought to be all you need (although they seem to be about the same price). Measure the width of your opening before you go; they come in sizes.
Why yes, I have purchased one recently. 😉 Why do you ask?
I own about 10 pairs of shoes, and yes, I am male. more to the pint, im so damn manly that it hurts some times.
You should get that checked.
I have a pair of slippers, two pair of sneakers and a pair of shoes. Is that normal?
For a man, yes.
I have a lot of shoes. 17 or 18 pair, I think. A lot of them are for work, exercise or hiking. Let’s see…
– I work outdoors in the summer, so 3 pairs of boots, (regular high-top, and steel toe and non-steel toe logger boots)
– running shoes
– cross trainers
– waterproof trail-runners
– low-rise hiking shoes
– old sneakers for whatever
– chuck taylors
– slip-on merrill clogs
– 2 pair brown casual shoes
– 2 pair dress shoes (1 brown, one black)
– flip flops
– crocs (for evenings when backpacking)
– Oh, and cycling shoes w/ cleats for my mountain bike.
Yea, if you aren’t stepping on it, it is slapping you in the face.
that last panel is a real nonsequitor
For your consideration:
Love that Cromartie, I wonder if Willis will add a ‘Freddie-like’ character to the cast or does Marcie already fulfil that role…
To be fair, the suspending a tension bar bit was kind of masculine in the same sense a bedskirt comes across feminine. But I suppose that was the point.
I just realized that Dorothy, Danny and Walky are shades of Blue, Red, and yellow, respectively.
Sonic, Knuckles & Tails.
Or the Hurricaneger.
Dina wears green, Mike wears black, and I think Joyce wears enough pink…we’ve got us a team of Power Rangers!
Seriously, I would actually watch Power Rangers if they were these characters.
Dina is the 6th Ranger? The green ranger had a dinosaur zord if I recall correctly, so it fits her pretty well.
I think it’s called the DragonZord though it doesn’t even look like a dragon, it looks more like Mechagodzilla.
All of them had dinosaur zords in the first season, bar the black ranger and his mammoth and you could argue the green rangers was dinosaurish, but not based on a speicic thing.
The season 1 zords were dinosaur-themed (they were called dinozords), but Green Ranger’s was the Dragonzord as mentioned. Also Black Ranger got a mastadon and Yellow Ranger got a sabertooth tiger, so Red, Blue, and Pink were the only ones who got actual dinosaurs (t-rex, triceratops, and pterodactyl, respectively)
Green Ranger also had a dagger which was a flute which made trumpet sounds. I’m only mentioning it because I can hear its tune in my head typing this. Do doot do dododoooo…
Ah right, forgot the yellow ranger used a sabertooth tiger.
Also for the sake of it.
A pterodactyl also doesn’t count as a dinosaur.
Well, it would be much better than the current show, and can’t possibly be any worse.
That avatar really adds to the FEEL of that statement.
I missed commenting on the last comic but Walky’s whole attitude towards the feminine in general makes him my least favorite character. His reaction towards “girly” reminds me of Malay’s reaction towards “nerds” and I find him just as insufferable for it. That being said I have much more faith in him growing as a person and getting over this attitude than Malaya. He is after all only 18 and a fairly immature 18.
I really hope she’s not thoughtless enough to ask Danny but I could see her asking Joe.
Eighteen going on eight.
(No, actually, make that twelve or so. He’s just discovered girls and hormones and it’s making him crazy, but he adamantly refuses to give up all his favorite kid things. A bit later on, if the progression holds, he’ll be just as insufferable about being totes mature and all grown-up now… and still obsess about girrrrls.)
The whisper-thin teenage moustache should start growing in, any day now.
I like girls just fine and am all for women’s rights, but also see little need for the gratuitous collection of shoes and would not be impressed with the thought of wearing five-sizes-too-small pink ones myself.
And Walky has a long, long, long way to go before he’s as reactive to girliness as Malaya is to nerds. For starters he would have to dismiss girls as humans and work his way down from there. Whereas at this point he’s made like, two passing comments, fueled by frustration.
1) There’s little need for the gratuitous collection of anything, whether it be shoes, toys, comics, books, hats, photographs, or perfume.
2) There’s nothing inherently “girly” or “manly” about any of those.
3) The feminine is a regular target of derision in pop culture, and hell, in everyday culture. Them who aren’t affected by this therefore don’t notice and accept it as normal. Them who are affected are justifiably wary of Yet More Of The Same, whether it comes directly from a person, or is being said through fiction, or comes from a fictional character whose views aren’t narratively condoned.
Fact 1: You say that there is no truth to any of the female/male stereotypes of behavior.
Fact 2: Dorothy *does* have multiple pairs of shoes, and the ones she offered to Walky are, in fact, pink.
Fact 3: Something about Willis’s opinion on female stereotypes and derision or something. You sort of lost me at the end there – personally I think there *is* a modicum of truth to the stereotypes, which makes referencing them less than wholly evil.
Uh no. No stereotype is true because it applies the same thing to an entire group of people. The fact that some people are like that is irrelevant. A stereotype depends on it always being, so they collapse in on themselves.
You might want to check the definition of “stereotype”, Somebody. It says nothing about stereotypes needing to always be true. A stereotype is a stereotype, regardless of whether it applies to everyone in a group.
Let’s think about this with an example. Say the stereotype is that players pass go and collect 200 dollars. Except, players don’t always pass go, such as when they go to jail. Does this make the stereotype untrue and collapse on itself? No, because players obviously do pass go and collect 200 dollars. Exceptions do not unmake stereotypes. As a matter of fact, even if a stereotype is largely incorrect, it doesn’t stop it from being a stereotype. I’d like to know where you got this notion that a stereotype depends on it always being true.
“I am all for women’s rights, but” sets off all the car alarms in my mental parking lot.
“Not to sound racist, but…”
“I’m not homophobic or anything, but…”
Yep! You caught me. Woman should totally have no rights at all. Chain them to the kitchen! Forbid them from wearing shoes! Relegate thems strictly to the role of childbearing!
Not to sound reasonable, but I was responding
to somebody who was grossly overreacting to a very small number of comments by Walky, painting a picture where you have only two options: Embrace the pink and other female stereotypes with enthusiasm, or be a juvenile woman hater. In refuting that I was automatically going to be a juvenile woman hater, but I thought I’d make a token effort to point out that there is a middle ground here.
Unfortunately for me, I think that my choice of phrase just proved there isn’t one.
Are you talking about me? If so I’m not quite sure how I was “grossly overacting.”
Yeah, sure, exactly, what “reasonable” person would assume that Walky is “painting a picture where you have only two options” based on a “very small number of comments”?
It’d be like responding to my one sentence with your first paragraph.
Suddenly my affection for Danny has doubled.
Apparently your affection has been doubled.
Real men wear pink is in full effect.
I think I have one of those…
I’m surprisingly proud of that.
Look, Walky, I’m a guy, too, but you don’t have BOOTS? You know, for winter?
Or slippers for other occasions?
I’m a dude, currently bootless. Actually…since my steels ripped clean at the seam, I only have one pair of shoes…
Maybe they’re back at home, like mine are.
I’m a dude, currently bootless. Some of us don’t tromp around in the snow much.
Actually, when I started high school I stopped using boots altogether because there was no indoor shoes/outdoor shoes system like back in elementary school. I got along fine, mostly because as I grew up I didn’t play in the snow as much.
That’s just it. What am I gonna leave my shoes at the door when I enter a building? Am I gonna even have a pair of indoor shoes waiting for me wherever I’m going or do I just pull my dirty sneakers out of my bookbag once I get on campus and throw my wet and dirty boots in there?
Surprised to see Walky so worked up over this. In yesterday’s update he looked like he was just going to walk away and figure out who sells shoes in this town. Or figure out something he could put together out of Nachitos bags or something. Didn’t realize he was actually bringing this up to Dorothy as a “Hey seriously, I need shoes within the next hour and you kind of said you had me covered” type thing.
Walky isn’t really a ‘have a fall back anything’ type. So, yeah one pair of shoes is believable. He has 2 feet, he has 2 sneakers. All’s good.
And God I hope they don’t ask ‘girly man’ Danny contemplating his dust ruffle placement, if he has shoes the new boyfriend can borrow. That would be kinda…rude dosn’t cover it, nor does thoughtless. Mean maybe?
Real manly men (like me) only use bed-kilts.
That’s… that’s not quite the gravitar I was hoping for there.
Joke’s going to be on the Danny haters when it’s revealed that just out of frame of that last panel is a still half-dressed Amber.
Or Mike in an Amber disguise to mess with Danny’s head…
Tier 15, baby, tier 15.
I know a guy who collects sneakers as a hobby. He must have about 20 pairs.
Still less than most women
I only know one woman with more than 20 pairs of shoes. I know 3 guys with more than 20 pairs of shoes.
Even my baby sister doesn’t have 20 pairs of shoes, and she loves shoes.
My mother might have more than twenty, considering she never throws anything away…
I’m pretty sure that should be “MORE seldomly pink-clad.”
As someone who lives in a country with a “barefoot culture” I can’t help but find this storyline a little silly. I mean, they’re just shoes Walky, you can go without for a while, they’re not like pants.
Aww bum. Damn you wordpress!
And in any case, they’re just pants XD
Well, to be fair, if you’re not used to going barefoot then your feet will be really tender, and even if it’s concrete you’ll have to go carefully and gods help you if you step on the slightest piece of gravel because that little bastard will hurt like a sonofabongo. Also, it still being fairly early in the school year, it’s got to be around September or October still which, depending on where the campus is, could be too cold for walking around in bare feet, especially if you’re not used to it (Sierra’s obviously used to it and I knew a lady who made her deliveries in the snow in bare feet because she said it gave her better traction so YMMV). Also there’s the thing of showing up to class suddenly barefoot; unless you’ve been doing it all along it’s likely to arouse notice and comment and might even get him in trouble.
Just saying, it’s not an entirely unreasonable concern, given the circumstances.
Broken glass is always an issue. That stuff will just get right up inside your foot and then have fun getting it out. Plus Walky’s in the states so I don’t even know what he does for himself medically past that point.
“Not-ishly” is a good not-word.
Hey, Walky, if Sierra’s feet are ‘less seldomly’ pink-clad, doesn’t that mean they’d be clad in pink more frequently? 😀
As T Campbell noted above, Walky’s sentence makes little structural sense. But it sounded more natural for him to say than the “correct” way, and Walky’s pattern of speech isn’t above using double negatives.
Valid. And you are, of course, the artist.
It just sounds weird to me for him to go from panel 4 of the previous day to double-negative territory.
Is it just me or does it look like she’s always got a Cheeto mustache?
Sierra’s going to regret that fashion choice come the first snow.
Man, another case where Danny is a total wimp. I mean seriously, he didn’t even CONSIDER what color the bedskirt was and how it would look with the wall. And it’d be terrible for it to mess with his meticulously arranged posters. But Danny just has to lame out on us and forgo all the rules of decoration to just “hang a bedskirt”. I am disappointed.
Wow, I just spent five minutes on that comment. Duly disappointed.
Wait, was Sierra’s barefootedness introduced just for this reason?
Oh Geeze. Knowing what we know about Danny now….
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be doodled inside Book 6?
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