…and this is where reputations get started…
“… and that’s when Ruth bought Joyce & the horse a prostitute!”
I love this guy!
Two guys named
DEXTER AND MONKEY MASTER
Or, you know, Walky and Jacob.
Which one is Dexter?
The one who isn’t Monkey Master. 🙂 The one who looks like the Head Alien.
Could Dexter be Amazigirl?
I thought Amazigirl was Spider-car?
I though Spidercar was Ruth?
I thought there was some whole convoluted clone thing going on there. I stopped reading the comics ages ago so I can’t keep up. I don’t care how they retconned it, the ORIGINAL Spider-car will always be Billie.
Sorry, but those old stories sucked. When they changed it to being Ruth in the modern comics, SC became a far stronger, more relatable character.
Man, prostitutes give themselves the weirdest street names these days, don’t they?
Four if you count the little guy and the monkey.
Saying that only makes it sound worse. 😀
I think you mean “better”.
He’s an ape.
Lil’ Wally died last strip.
They were only on video though. So, Joyce was just hanging out with her boyfriend watching a movie about a little boy and an ape, and then two other guys joined in. Perfectly innocent!
damn it I got beer in my nose thanks to that spit take inducing comment
If you know what I mean.
That came out wrong, didn’t it?
Joe: “I sense a disturbance in my pants…”
Forget Joe, I’m wondering what Roz will have to say about the situation.
someday she’s going to find out some innuendo, and look back on this day with abject horror…..
I think that day is coming in about 5 minutes (comic time), or next week (real time).
Those are both how long your mom will stay for a nickel.
It’s not what you think, one of them’s gay.
That would explain why two more guys had to join in.
+1 for you.
I had a gay roommate in college and I had to learn all sorts of extra innuendo. I also tended to yell “Dammit, Chris, put a sock on the door!” but that’s an entirely different matter.
I feel no shame when cracking gay jokes because I learned the best ways to question another man’s confidence in his own sexuality from a homosexual roommate.
Oh Joyce. Oh, honey. No…
That’s what HE said.
It’s always the quiet Christain one… 😀
BTW, am I the only who’s curious about why the meeting is held?
Probably some random, required “get to know everyone” stuff.
Fire Alarm got pulled. Also possibly a good time to slip in a fake explanation of her whereabouts.
I’m guessing Ruth is going to resign, or that she was sacked in that phone call the other day. And Billie will become the new RA (if it’s OK for freshme to hold that position).
How has Ruth not been reported yet?
People tend to not believe college kids who say their RAs are evil. Teenagers are kind of Drama Queens.
But…they’re not kids.
they’re all about 18-19 maybe 20. They’re kids…in the grand scheme of the world.
And that doesn’t mean anything.
Yes, it does.
Yup. They’re college kids. Their brains aren’t even done developing yet! Any undergrad that get offended if someone calls them a kid is too full of himself.
In some cases their brains are developing in the wrong direction due to an influx of alcohol in their puke-holders (occasionally known as stomachs).
The faculty sees them all as kids.
While I’m pleased by the amount of Sierra I am displeased by the amount of Marcie.
I thought there was someone missing.
Marcie doesn’t live there.
I was under the impression that Marcie was Omni-present.
I thought Marcie was just about to climb into the window.
That’s Sal’s MO. Marcie would bust in on her skateboard and advertize mountain dew.
Somewhat on that note, I see that Sal is still suffering from her “bad hair day”.
Omni-present, yes. Omni-resident, no.
So she’s a day student or in another dorm?
There are many dorm buildings on campus, and Marcie lives in one of them.
How did it take me so long to notice Rachel, though?
Cue Mr. Roper and/or Mr. Furley overhearing and giving Joyce 24 hours’ notice to leave the dorm…wait a minute.
I’m really liking the friendship that seems to be budding between Dina and Sarah.
….Walky did you just do this because “DinaSarah” sounds vaguely like “dinosaur”
Doubtful. He’s gone on record several times by confirming that Dina’s name is pronounced “deena”…
He’s also gone on record several times by confirming that her full name, Dina Sarazu, is a pun. Like a lot of his character’s names.
Her full name in the old universe. Now she’s Dina Saruyama. Still kind of punny, but less blatant. Ruth’s name changed as well (Lesse to Lessik).
and even so. Deena-sarah still sounds like dinasaur (kinda)
Despite that being the official pronunciation, does anyone else here still read it as “die-nuh” in their heads?
What? Are we allowed to openly talk about that? Shh! No. Really? But NW just said … shhhh. ……. Nevermind.
Sweetie, I know you’re innocent-minded, but you really, really, REALLY need to think before you speak.
…and your Gravatar is Joe.
I doubt she would have realized anything innuendous about what she said even if she HAD thought about it.
I think there’s actually an inverse relationship between how much she thinks about potential innuendo and how likely she is to avoid innuendo.
The porn that will be drawn now, you all wil imagine it
You mean the Joyce/Meeting room couch porn? Or is she hooking up with the Amazi-stool these days?
Gotta love the random Gravatar/comment matching.
…or maybe the joke I made in Willis’s tumblr askbox is actually true, and the comment system has actually developed consciousness and a sense of humor…
And yet frequently it represents me as Danny, is it trying to tell me something?
Who am I, oh mighty Gravatar?
Wait, I don’t believe in a higher power. The Gravatar is a lie!
Now all Joyce needs is a t-shirt that says “I’m here for the gang bang” and all will be perfect.
Oh, the shirt put out by the astrophysics club?
[ Oh my that would be an awesome/awful shirt – it must be made ]
I’m looking forward to Joyce spazzing out when she realizes what she just accidentally implied.
That’s not going to happen.
Okay, fine, I’m looking forward to her freaking out when someone tells her what she accidentally implied.
This is going to result in a Joyce freakout somehow, and it will be delicious!
when someone explains it she’ll turn red and be hot to the touch.
…isn’t that what we’ve been talking about?
One day someone, not me, has to go through and screenshot all those perfect random gravatar/comment pairings.
Not only the 100% fitting ones, but the humorously ironic ones as well.
I don’t know why Joyce has to be so open about her perversions. I mean, watching cartoons at her age? For shame.
Hey now, Cartoons are awesome. I want to say “No Exceptions”, however there are far far far too many exceptions…
Wow, Sal made it? Though I notice she’s keeping close to the window.
She is prepped to dive through it when someone mentions her hair…or her paramour.
*face palm* For her sake I hope her mother is as grandchild crazy as the other one for the sake of getting away with those slips of the tongue.
Her grandmother’s into some slips of the tongue, if you catch my meanin’.
Your mom was into it last night for a nickel.
You are just taking advantage of your Mike gravatar, aren’t you?
(Waits for it…)
Your mom lets me take advantage of her for a nickel. (and i definitely am.)
Eventually, the rumor will grow to include 30 men and a dog. As all rumors do, eventually.
Now all we need is a twelve year old girl and a donkey!
*stares expectantly at door*
I didn’t get the implication until Joyce made it worse.
I may never understand people they are always strange. While dinosaurs will always stay the same. They never spend alone time with a boyfriend.
They just bang in public. And noone judges them cuz dinosaurs don’t do drama. Just each other.
Exactly. I love dinosaurs. They make me feel so warm and fuzzy inside when they bang I mean kill the smaller ones in public. 😉
I anticipate Ruth is about to resign from her RA post.
Or publicly blame Billie for breaking down her door, that might happen instead.
10 bucks on her sweeping Billie off her feet and carrying her back to her room.
Come on resignation!
Ordinarily, speech bubble placement indicates which character speaks first, in that they generally follow a left-to-right, top-to-bottom pattern, as in normal reading. I think this must be one of the exceptions, although it’s interesting to imagine that Dorothy waited until Ruth was done before greeting Joyce.
Dorothy did wait to say hi to Joyce until after Ruth finished speaking, because interrupting her would be rude. The balloon order is correct.
And by “rude” you mean “suicidal”.
If it was me, I would have considered the time for greetings over by the time Ruth was done speaking.
Ruth’s heart just doesn’t seem to be in being Ruthless, but she still got a good one off.
Oh Joyce, you did it again, and in front of the entire dorm population too.
I bet she did…hehehehe.
My Gravatar says: “STOP! TALKING!”. But I don’t agree.
Well, having another guy (ot two) there would really be the only way Joyce could get Ethan to want to rub his thing all over her.
Whoa I just realized Joyce and Ruth are the only two characters with colored eyes.
General rule of thumb is that only blue and green eyes get colored something other than black, and certain characters had black and beady eyes by default because of when they were created. There’s certainly fewer blue-eyed characters than you would expect, but then enough are wearing glasses that they COULD have different eyes and you can’t tell.
I’m sure there was someone with brown eyes, I just can’t remember who it was right now.
I love Sal hanging out against the far wall in her total “Nope, nothing going on here, nothing is awkward, what could be awkward about being in the same room as Certain People? Nope, nothing at all.” pose.
Shortpacked!-verse Leslie ships them so hard.
Do you mean Billie? Because Sal’s shameful paramour is probably still working late over in the maths department.
There is Rachel. I am intrigued. Especially since this is a new universe.
I KNOW!! Can’t wait to meet her in the Dumbiverse! Or have we already met her? I just binged on the SP! archives so I’m sure I’m mixing continuities, but I feel like we haven’t met her.
She had a line back in 2010!
Thanks for posting the link to that (not sure if you’re still paying attention to this thread) John.
The other two were just there to watch though.
Sometimes, I’m also dense enough to say something like this, and not know about double meanings.
Only sometimes? Does that mean that Walky would take breaks from watching Dexter and Monkey Master? Is that possible?!
Your Mom Joined in for a nickel last night! (living up to mike face)
I need to stop getting into the mike face… he’s making me want to release my inner snark…
Let the snark flow through you… Strike me down with all your snideness!
I’m just waiting for Sarah to give Joyce a frown so hard it will break the universe, for not doing anything about the Ethan situation.
Oh dammit I have a dirty mind that last panel sounds soo wrong
That… that’s the joke.
So now that everyone’s here, we can get on with the group suicide.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. XD
It’s actually not that hard to drag a corpse at all. Quite easy, surprisingly.
Having the person alive and attending voluntarily is still easier than dragging the corpse, though.
And that’s the reason we love Joyce ^^
Dorothy and Joyce’s friendship is just really nice. I wonder how Dorothy stays in control of her emotions so well, though. We’ve only seen her let off frustration, like…twice, I think? Once with Danny, once with pajama jeans.
It’s the moment of the narrative wherein everyone is gathered together so that Ruth can accuse the murderer. I’m not sure who died, though.
Ethan, just outside after having escorted her over, momentarily indulges in the mental image…
Kudos on panel 2, that must have been hell to draw.
Two other guys? (Hits Previous button a bunch of times.) Oh, yeah, I guess Jacob was there, six strips ago, but was he there the whole time just outside the frame? Seemed to me like he was on his way out just as Walky was coming in.
That’s why she said “sometimes”; also, it wouldn’t be necessary for both “other guys” to be there at the same time for them to have been there “sometimes”.
Also, I gather that Joyce thought meeting Jacob was a big deal–it certainly seemed so at the time.
Joyce took off her sweater vest!
The secret to Amazi-girl’s vigilance is to always look at what others are not.
She is breaking the fourth wall. It is her only superpower.
*facepalm* @ Joyce.
Sigh,.. she just stays there with folk,…
someone get her the “Book of Innuendo’s”
Dammit Amber, stop looking at the camera. Okay everybody, back to one!
And that was the point that the meeting went completely off the rails.
Sometimes Joyce’s innocence is painful.
She doesn’t understand what she just said,and when she does, this will most likely be her reaction:
-gasp-random religious mumbo-jumbo,NO!
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be R.A.?
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