You may not have any friends, but at least you have Ruth!
…Depressing, isn’t it?
Well your legs may be broken, but at least you won’t be able to help your football team to victory.
1 Ruth is worth at least 10 Kilofriends.
or in anime terms, 1 MegaTsunderes.
I’d settle for a few milliRuths. A centiRuth would be a bit too much for me to handle I think.
I ain’t gonna lie, I’m afraid ångström’s far more believable measurement to compare against here. unless you’re billy.
1AR (angstRuth) = one one millionth of a friend? Sadface.
But you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!
Shut up Zoidberg.
I lol’d c:
Read in his voice. : )
*I* love you, Zoidberg!!!
Yeah, the scary thing is I think this is Ruth being *nice*.
Imagine how much time it took to clear them all out.
In less than one comic strip panel.
Holy crap…Plasma, your gravatar hasn’t changed in days! Is this really the end times?
Not quite as you will have noticed when you see my reply, I just don’t change quite as often as I used to, you know, due to old age and stuff.
I miss Emily already. Say la “V”?
Why do you need friends when you have Ruthless on your side?
I never lived in dorms but aren’t there stairs you could take so you don’t have to wait for the elevator?
This has been addressed in the previous strip’s comments. There are stairs, but in Billie’s panic-addled mind, she’ll get horrible stinky-pits if she runs down them since she skipped a shower.
She should always carry a roll-on of deodorant and possibly a shoulder-bag to carry it in.
To be fair, riding in an elevator undoubtedly now soaked in fear urine would probably be worse.
It’s just as well they’re not in Singapore then, I heard that they have urine detectors in their lifts which automatically lock the lift until the authorities arrive.
I’m wondering what floor she lives on, too. Yeah, running down nine flights of stairs is a gigantic hassle, but four’s easier than whining about the elevator.
My campus often had some nice elevator/stair debates, because it can be a damn long wait for the elevator when the chem building’s fourteen stories.
Walking’s always an option.
One of the schools I went to for a spell had 3 really slow and small elevators. If my class was on the 10th floor, quite often it was faster to go up 10 flights of stairs than to try and get an elevator.
Especially since both the first and second floors had an entrance from outside, so the elevator would fill up on the second floor, go down to the first before going back up. So you’d be on the first floor, elevator would open and it’d be full of people waiting to go up. Repeat.
That exchange student Svender Lam left behind a paper.
Way to go Billie! Try to get in there ass-first! Now we know how she likes it! -da-dum-tch!-
That’s the point Billie. Ruth wants you all to herself.
Ruth is sure greedy, there’s plenty of ass to go around.
Enough for everyone in the dorm. What we’re saying is, Jennifer, you should consider a diet.
That isn’t fat. -_-
I know the big ass jokes are funny, but I feel it needs to be said: I like her ass. And her thighs. I don’t really see her as overweight. I know no one means anything mean by them, but I felt this disclaimer should be here for people reading this who might be feeling more self-conscious about their own booty. For the record (for context) I AM a heterosexual male. It’s just.. in middle school when looking at Victoria Secret catalogues… the models with prominent ribcages always made me feel uncomfortable.
Billie is actually the hottest.
Obviously! She was a cheerleader! CHEERLEADER! That automatically makes you hotter than anyone else who isn’t one, or wasn’t one.
Ruth certainly seems to think so.
^ truer words, my friend.
They have not been spoken.
And pretty much every body type is sexy to someone … and not just the more fetishy people out there in the world, either!
You know just because someone is attractive doesn’t mean they are not overweight.
But the point is that Billie isn’t the “fattie” people make her out to be. You can be overweight without being “fat.”
Overweight: Billie (honestly, though, not by that much)
Fat: Those people you see in Walmart who use the handicapped carts, even though those things move slower than an arthritic 80-year old, even when they’re not being overloaded, because GO FORBID they should actually burn off a few calories from all that junk food they load up with.
Sorry about the rant. When I worked at Walmart, I used to see all the electric cart inside the store, being ridden by people who weighed AT LEAST twice the maximum weight limit (and occasionally by university students playing bumper cars), while elderly people who can barely even walk were forced to walk around the store. I guess it’s still kind of a sore point with me.
Yep. Ruth wants Billie all for herself.
I called it, I said that Billie was two Dinas in space yesterday.
alright then plas. You win one internet.
and just in time for Xmas too!
There’s not a confirmation that she is two Dinas, so much as she is more than one. I’d estimate her at 2.5 Dinas, quite frankly.
So are Ruth and Billie friends now? I don’t think anyone understands.
Even I don’t understand their love.
Their love is like a truck.
A Kenworth with inter-cooler and a propane boost but not an Optimus as yet because that one Transforms into something awesome.
I’d say more like one of those ginormous Freightliners that look like midget RVs on steroids. I worked at a truck stop for two years and remember being somehow frightened and fascinated any time I saw one of those, kind of like the way I feel when thinking about Billie and Ruth together. I’m pretty sure the elevator girls would agree.
You can’t just dump stuff on it!
Not with Ruth’s help she won’t
Run! Run from the the Ruth with a friend! If she was scary when she had no friends, just wait to see what she’ll do when you threaten (or inconvenience) her only one. Neither the shiniest of swords or the highest of grounds will save you!
Silly Billie; Ruth is your friend.
Yeah. Let that one sink in.
So what floor is their dorm on again?
As, you know, there’s always stairs.
Which all the other girls are using. Probably at a run.
Billie, on the other hand, would have been suicidal to reject Ruth’s generosity at this stage. Remember that to use the stairs you need your femurs.
You also need them to live.
The irony, of course, is that, aside from Walky and Joyce, Billie’s closest friend is the one who cleared out the elevator.
That blonde on the right side in the 4th panel looks like Leslei if she had the white of her eyes.
I love the Emily picture, but my brain keeps flipping it in my mind so she is hitting the people who replied to you, like square Pintsizes.
That sound like you got the right idea about that.
Did I just get punched? I think so… OUCH! Sorry for the delay, I’m wearing a hat right now so my head is kinda soft.
You need to invest in some extra Dodge attributes.
My Doge is crap by my Reflex save is good. Now if only I had a spare slot for Evasion, I would be sitting pretty.
Best part is, the striking by Emily, and the look of horror on your grav.
Poor Mary looks like she is going to cry. Poor Mary.
perhaps that’s what she’s going for, if she alienates Billie from everyone else so that Ruth is the only one that she can be friends with, maybe then Ruth can have a friend (not that she doesn’t, i mean at the school).
Does she? Have we seen any before now? <–doesn't feel like trawling through 2+ years of archive to find out.
I was under the impression she terrorizes everybody, except for the boys.
i’m the same way, not wanting to look through 2+ years of backlog just to see if she had a friend, but i dont remember her having happy interactions with anyone else, which is why i came up with that thought
Awww. Now I’m sad for Billie.
I am guessing that Billie is trying to remember what the Hell she did to get Ruthless on her side. And maybe how to get on the other side without any broken bones.
Ruth is scarier than Mike in some ways. At least Mike is an a**hole 24/7 (unless he’s drunk). Whereas Ruth is umm, well, the last 3 strips pretty much show it very well..trips you at a dead run and then holds the elevator for you and de-populates it for good measure.
Yeah Billie, take the stairs, or follow Sal’s route out the window.
Don’t forget that DoA!Mike seems to genuinely be trying to help people in his own unique way. I have no idea what is motivating Ruth.
(Well, I’ve got a couple of good theories, but nothing I’d put weight on just yet.)
Is it wrong that this makes me want to write incredibly torrid slashfic? And did I mention it would be WRONG?
With that gravatar, I don’t think you really care that much.
I see what you did there…
The hatesex that CRACKED THE EARTH.
awww, poor billie. is this ruth’s attempt at freindship or revenge for her restealing her cheerleaders outfit?
Worse Billie worse. You will have friends but none of them are the friends you want.
on a VERY!!! SERIOUS NOTE: the way Ruth is acting? This is EXACTLY the way most domestic abusers isolate their victims. Use their bullying tactics in a way that seems to “assist” the victim, but what it’s really doing is making sure others stay away. It empowers the abuser. Also reduces the number of alternative outlets the victim can access to escape the abuse.
Ok, enuff reality check. Carry on.
If you’re wondering how he eats and breathes, and other science facts (lah lah lah), just repeat to yourself “it’s just a show, I should really just relax.”
Okay, NOW I’m starting to come around to the slashfic argument, but only because you’ve made it awful and wrong instead of just merely titillating.
In “Dumbing Of Age”, we have Billie talking about her “dimensions”.
Meanwhile, in “Shortpacked!”, we have people getting in to a “dimensional portal”.
All this drama, don’t they have stairs?
You don’t “really” want friends anyway do you?
Take the stairs.
Not after Ruth cleared the elevator for her! The time for her to have taken the stairs was just before Ruth yanked Dina out. Maybe even slightly after. By this time, though, it would make her look ungrateful, and would piss Ruth off even more. And I get the feeling that Billie is really trying not to piss Ruth off any more right now.
I don’t blame her. Ruth is pretty scary… Especially when she does something nice for you. Makes you start waiting for the other shoe to drop, and wonder how bad it’s going to be.
I knew it. Fun stuff, I like Ruth!
The only thing worse than having Ruth as an enemy is having Ruth as a friend?
The cure is worse than the disease.
I know nobody has thought of it yet. Why don’t they just use the stairs?
Ender’s Game (and a certain sitcom episode) comes to mind: when the mean authority figure is mean to you while others watch, you get those others’ sympathy and camaraderie, but if the mean authority figure favours you (and particularly if is mean to others in doing so) while others watch, those others will hate your guts.
And then Ruth jumps Billie
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