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Is that Jesus in the background? I think that’s Jesus.
Jesus has class.
well we already know that jesus is great at multipling.
I don’t think he CAN be Jesus. ALL jesus’ are recquired to where a blue sash.
Blue sashes were the red shirts in the early double digits.
He’s incognito. And apparently liking what he’s seeing.
I believe the plural is Jesii
No, that’s the plural of Jesius.
So would the correct plural be Jesa or Jesi, then?
I’ve never been much good at Latin pluralization, and can’t remember which is the masculine…
I just love the sound of ‘Jesuses’, and so I declare it to be the correct plural.
The plural form of Jesus is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Ewwwwww! Maybe the pope could create an army of Jesus clones to performs miracles like lifting objects with their minds and sword fighting with lazer swords. We could call it the Jesi Order.
I think I woke my wallmates laughing at that comment.
Close, Science Major Jesus.
Looks like Jesus to me. I’d say he is keeping an eye on Joyce, but it looks like he is watching Walky.
He doesn’t look very nice, more like he wants to burn the first church he finds to the ground.
It’s the Unabomber, without his hoodie. He’s finally come to claim his vengeance against IU.
It can’t be Jesus. In Shortpacked, Jesus is a character, and Willis made a point out of drawing him NOT as a caucasian.
Maybe he is related to Picture-Book Jesus.
Off-topic: Plasma, WHO is that creepy woman in your gravatar today?
That’s Emily, a new character in Jeph Jacques’ awesome Questionable Content.
Thought you were talking about Gary Gygax in panel 2. Then I looked at panel 4 again.
But Jesus would have been brown.
I can’t believe Joyce is so into the bible but can’t see when Jesus is sitting rite behind her
Couldn’t be. Jesus is 5’2″, “kinda brown and socialisty”
I really want The Historical Jesus to show up in this continuity… if only to see Joyce’s reaction
What Would Jesus Smirk At?
She’s secretly getting drunk with Ruth and they’re playing a special version of twister.
It involves no mat, spinner, or clothes.
“Jesus is watching you!”
Or Jesus is trying to see past you.
Down in front.
But god is supposed to be all knowing and all seeing…..
I am more worried about your current gravatar then Jesus at this moment.
In my opinion it’s one of her less creepy gravatars – I’ve seen creepier.
I’m not always in Dumbing of Age backgrounds, but when I am I’m the most interesting thing there. Stay thirsty my friends.
Wait so you’re the Jesus everyone is talking about?
No, that would be me. I more often get Zach Galifianakis in person since The Hangover came out, but Jesus is still a close second.
“And then we can like JUMP CUT to her snoring in bed.”
And then you remembered.
Jennifer Billingsworth has left the library. Jennifer Billingsworth has been saved.
I wish that had been the last panel.
It felt dark and scary? I wonder what could make the prospect of Morning!Billie scarier than usual.
Morning Billie….NOT…hung over.
Probably that weird dream she had?
Am I my roommate’s keeper?
If you have to ask…yes.
The question is if your roommate is a keeper. She hot? Since she’s Billie, then yes.
Yeah, I bet I’m not the only one willing to tap that keg.
Billie needs to use this as a pick-up line, regardless of the implications.
“The question is if your roommate is a keeper. She hot? Since she’s Billie, then yes.”
Depends on who you ask. I think Ruth’s description involves liberal doses of the words “bongo” and “fattie”.
The drawing style of the people in the background is so different
Hey isnt that white bald guy with glasses in the second panel one of the temporary help in short packed? You know the real guy from realsville.
I was about to ask that too! It’s either me or my doppleganger! What class am I taking?
I think that might be Davel behind Sal in panel 2, and the girl looks familiar too… maybe Wednesday?
What is TV? Is it like YouTube?
YES but with less cats.
Then it’s stupid.
Even worse, TV is like choosing between a few playlists which you cannot pause or reset.
On the plus side, no YouTube commenters. And if they show up, you can kick them out.
Oh they are there. They just all live on Fox News. And they’re called “commentators” not “commenters”. Equally well informed though.
You know come to think of it, I have absolutely no idea what channel my cable provider has assigned to Fox News, and I’m good with that.
But that’s so… so… BARBARIC. Programming we have no control over!What are we, CAVEMEN?
You want to talk about Barbaric? The other day I was given this thing called a book. Instead of playing videos, it actually used words to DESCRIBE a scene. Seriously? I kinda reminded me of a nook, except with just one story and more paper cuts.
I totally jump cut all the time. It infuriates my supporting cast.
As a secondary character, I do get sick of jump cuts. So many places
I have to be inconsequential in.
I would love for the next comic to be nothing but Billie snoring in bed.
I’d prefer Billie be with Ruth. Still in bed. No snoring.
I’ll be surprised if this DOESN’T happen tomorrow.
That’s not what jump cut means.
Smash cut would be more what he means.
I’ll bet a lot of the TV Tropes crowd would use them interchangeably, that’s the exact sort of thing they would persistently get wrong.
Funny enough that doesn’t seem to be an area where TV Tropes itself has the information wrong, and I’ve never really seen much talk of editing techniques from tropers except where Channel Awesome is concerned, such as when talking about Bum Reviews.
I gave up on TV Tropes after I corrected some incorrect information there and found that my changed had been reverted within minutes. I went back and forth with the entry about 5 or 6 times, then just gave up.
If they really want to believe that Darth Vader never said, “Luke, I am your father,” in The Empire Strikes Back, they can. And I’ll just keep watching that scene over and over, because it’s probably the best scene in the movie, what with Mark Hamill’s over-acting. ^_^
Walky’s having a bit of an Abed moment, isn’t he?
Move along now, nothing to see. That is, nothing but other webcomicers in the background.
I don’t think there’s a single webcomicker in the background!
That’s because you caught Butts Disease at that webcomicer convention of yours, now you can’t recognize people by their faces, only their butt. Since everybody is sitting you don’t know who they are! Even if you drew them a while back yourself.
No, I think he’s right. Mostly because I am positive webcomicker is not actually a thing that happens in English. Except maybe in the heathen bastard tongue spoken in the wilds of Canada.
But I’m pretty sure that’s Religious Jesus in the back of 1 & 3. 😛
Nope, it’s me!
Okay, I’m now terrified!
Sal, gloves look cool, but are difficult to use when writing or texting or however it is that students take notes these days. As a comic artist who grew up in a warm climate and never needed gloves, I was severely disappointed to discover this during my college years. Led down the primrose path by Will Eisner, I was…
Wait, people write things down while in class?
Yea, I thought classes were for sleeping.
Those gloves are actually Sal’s hands now because of all the extreme stuff she did in them for so long. They just melded to her skin.
That really depends on the cut and material of the gloves. Properly fitted unlined leather or cloth gloves are more than viable to write in, and can hide things that would otherwise call undue/unwanted attention such as hand tattoos/scars. Typical off the shelf lined gloves not so much, of course.
A good example of the former from my work in restaurants is cutting gloves and hot gloves, which are quite good for writing while wearing… admittedly I don’t wear either because the tactile loss affects work quality more than the rare minor burn or cut does.
Who are all those people at the back? They all look so …. important!
The people are cartoons of people who donated to a Kickstarter campaign, their depiction in the background is their reward.
Thanks for the info
Silly Walky, jump cuts are for TV. This is a web comic so it’s a jump panel.
He’s kinda leanin’ on the fourth wall there.
Wally leans on everything. He’s a sloucher.
Looks like he is pushing against it in the fourth panel
Actually, he’s just propping it up, to keep it from falling over and smacking Joyce in the face.
Okay, that sounded less stupid in my head.
Like so many things. >_<
I would not be suprised if the next comic is somthing like that, time to wait and see
I’m sorry, I tried to let this go, but I can’t. If that makes me an asshole, I’m sorry.
That’s not what a jump cut is. A jump cut is when you have two sequential shots from the same sequence that have slightly different camera positions, usually skipping over a short amount of time within the scene. (See Breathless  for many examples) It gives the impression of rapid energy or unease, rather than ironic juxtaposition.
Walky is talking about is a smash cut or, more colloquially, a “Gilligan Cut.”
We shall obey the toaster, and refrain from wrongly using the term “jump cut” again.
ALL HAIL THE HYPNO-TOASTER
LOUUUUDLOOOWDROOOOOONNNNNNE-cliclack!(toast pops up)
haha! That’s great.
I learned something new today!
Silly Joyce, Walky’s actually referring to your own universe, obviously.
“The Jesus in the back”
Yeah I watch to much tv too, I’m always trying to get my friends to set up Gilligan cuts.
I’m with Walky.
Much, much more TV!
I’m going to be pummeled for this, but I just realized that Joyce is the creme filling of a caramel oreo, and now I can’t unsee it.
I can’t unsee it either.
Those poor people in the background appear to be frozen in time. Oh no, the aliens are back!
Nice, background extras no longer have completely fixed gazes. Ahistorical Jesus’ eyes move!
Heh, Walky pulled an Abed. ^^
Holy crap, Walky’s wearing a different hoodie today!
Jesus gained an eye between the first and last panel.
I see that a potential explanation for this has been offered by nitpicker a few comments above me (i.e. his eyes move). And why do his eyes move? I think he may be glaring at Mike.
that guy behind walky and joyce…..is that historically inacurate jesus?
Uh oh.. Walky’s gonna be a telecomm major.
Did any on else notice Jesus behind them?
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