Meaningful Glances: The Webcomic
Next time: STARES
Someday we will upgrade to Hand Gestures
Mike has one prepared.
Mike could ask Marcie to teach him some more, but he really only needs the one.
I’m sure after a few def moms he’s learned to sign “for a nickel.”
This gave me the strangest thought; when mutes do the dirty, does it make a sound?
ALL. THE. STARES.
(And here’s your background music.)
Next time: STAIRS
Next time: BEARS
And then: EARS
Billie’s just upset that Ruth insulted One Direction.
I’d be happy :3 1D suck
Yeah 2D is better.
Looking meaningfully into each other’s FAAAAAAACE!!! . . . I mean, eyes.
‘Til I saw your face, now I’m a believer
Now there’s not a trace of doubt in my mind
I’m a believer,
I couldn’t leave her if I tried
I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me.
That’s how I feel about bacon…
Eyes are a part of the face. Your joke is acceptable.
Though you can have Eyes Without a Face.
You can, but they’re not really sufficient. The last time she saw eyes without a face she cried “more, more, more!”
I see what you’re doing there, Doom Shepherd and Makkabee. I see it, and I like it.
When you hear the music you make a dip
Into someone else’s pocket then make a slip.
Meaningful Glances 2: Glance Harder.
Shouldn’t it be “Meaningful Glances 2: Electric Boogaloo”?
The internet’s declared a moratorium on “Electric Boogaloo” jokes.
now all the boogaloos went overseas.
Thanks, M.A. Larson!
Nah, just electric boogaloos. All other boogaloos are free game so long as they do not require electricity.
Amish boogaloo anyone?
meaningfulglances.com isn’t currently registered as far as I can tell. Who wants to claim it?
If you’re at it, also grab meaningfulglances-the-movie.com
You never know.
If you wanna blare One Direction at top volume you can go ahead and get out.
If you wanna blare One Direction at top volume, wear some fucking headphones, and the PE Department will rent you some of their gym mats to use as soundproofing. If you don’t follow those guidelines, we’ll rent the gym mats to smother you. Understood?
I thought that in this day and age, the only time you listen to music through a loudspeaker was at a party, otherwises headphones are the norm.
Full-on amps and loudspeakers are still only for parties, but I only wear headphones out in public. When I’m at home listening to music, I just let it play out of the speakers on whatever I have it playing from (usually my laptop, but sometimes my turntable or the TV when I’m watching a concert).
It’s not uncommon for people in dorms to point speakers out windows and blare music outside on nice days.
What better way to welcome a nice day than to pollute the air and violate the ears of all within earshot with forcibly loud music.
And it’s ALSO not uncommon for a good deal of that music to be crap! XD
I had a friend who lived in a dorm when Kurt Cobain committed suicide. She got sick of pretty much everybody playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” constantly as a sign of herd mentality — er, I mean mourning — so she put Weird Al’s “Smells Like Nirvana” on top volume in her room, locked the door, and left for the day.
“Had” should be “have” — didn’t mean to imply a falling out or death (other than Kurt’s, of course).
Right now Leonard Cohen and my 8″ speaker cones are filling my house with music in a way that no headphones or crappy laptop speakers ever dreamed of.
I’m old, though. And I despise earbuds.
I’m young and despise earbuds.
I’m old. Earbuds are SO much better than the crappy phones I had on my first walkman.
Still. Full cans for listening to music in the office, speakers at home.
In which case I’m happy to be your 31 y.o. anachronism, with my 38 y.o. amplifier and turntable and 8 month old blu-ray/dvd/cd player (mostly used for the latter)
Earphones are for when you’re outside.
Or, I suppose, in the office.
You obviously haven’t been in a college/university dorm.
What’s the point of listening to music unless EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WHOLE FUCKING BUILDING CAN HEAR IT TOO?
“Your LIFE is not a toy, so… THERE”
I’m waiting for anger kiss/sex
Bets on who was listening to one direction?
Sal. Definitely Sal. Totally her thing
Hah, she’s more likely to be a secret Bieberer.
Imagining Sal in a Belieber shirt now
Well her parents said Bieber was terrible and that made him cool.
That’s disturbingly plausible.
She probably still hates his music, and just blares it on her rare visits home to rebel against her parents.
You’ll have to take me out to dinner first.
I now ship this.
Yotomo and Plasma… Huh…
*tears* I thought we had something special
My money’s On Joyce.
Mary. Sarah would smash the stereo if Joyce listened to that crap without headphones.
Yeah, okay, kind of a stretch.
I see Dina as more of a retro music lover, listening to groups like T-Rex.
“Walk the Dinosaur” is a favorite of hers.
And “I Am a Paleontologist” by They Might Be Giants.
Ha! We probably both typed our comments about “Walk the Dinosaur” at the same time.
Speaking of that song, I’m _still_ kinda buzzing over having a close encounter with Don Was on Saturday (okay, technically Sunday morning)!!!
T. Rex is probably a given.
“Walk the Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) maybe?
…but actually it was probably Walky
While he was in Dorothy’s room. Touchin’ boobs to One Direction.
When you love a girl it starts with a kiss
Next is the breast for man who know best
Go in One Direction and you surely can’t miss
When you love a girl it starts with a kiss
Next is the breast for a man who knows best*
Go in One Direction and you surely can’t miss
Amazi-girl. Why? Because she sends all criminals in one direction: justice.
I don’t know if he Blares it at full blast but I bet Walky is a closet one direction fan, he bad mouths them in public but it’s his secret shame.
Thought you weren’t trying to date this comic; 1D’s gotta be on like minute 13 of fame already.
Eh I think most people will realise it’s some annoying generic boy band.
They’ll still be remembered as purveyors of shitty pop.
Or at best, a boy-band that was popular back in the early 2010s.
I gotta get to know a comic before I date it.
Old folks are always quick to dismiss anything the youngins are into as forgettable nothings.
But then, I just got back from a store that was playing “Bye Bye Bye,” so.
Hey, I lived through the Boy Band Wars. All those groups my sisters listened to and swore were more talented than the Beatles? Not one is still around.
They occasionally have reunions, as does New Kids on the Block, but the only one with actual personal talent (Justin Timberlake, and I’ll admit to liking a few of his solo tunes), is the only one who most people can name.
The main thing I remember about Backstreet Boys was all the Backdoor Boys jokes.
On that note, I always wonder how One Direction can avoid people calling them Wonder Erection. Though I guess the English accent makes that confusion a bit harder.
They had one song I thought was actually pretty good, “Everybody”. Even liked the video.
Then every other song they did was schmaltzy love junk that all sounded the same.
Umm what about The Call? that was a pretty cool song
The Call is an Excellent band. She Sells Sanctuary is a classic.
My introduction to them was the Key of Awesome parody video. Still think it is better than the actual song.
I meant the members themselves.
The Beatles haven’t been around since 1970, if we want to get technical.
The surviving Beatles had a reunion at the
London Olympics, but no-one remembered to invite Ringo.
That was the worst rendition of Hey Jude I’ve ever heard.
Pretty sure that is not a reunion then. That is just Paul doing Beatle songs.
Pretty sure that’s the joke.
You know who else isn’t around any more? The Beatles.
The two who aren’t dead are still pretty famous and influential.
I don’t think it will make national news when Joey Fatone kicks the bucket.
Sadly, the Boy Band Wars were not nearly as exciting as that name makes them sound.
The browser wars however …
(And let’s not speak of the editor war.)
Who are you calling old?
Look Willis can blow his budget on grunge shirts and Spice Girls posters, or he could use it on killbots and explosions.
Unnecessary Cracked references FTW.
Poor everybody except Joe.
…All the hot chicks are in the same room, two of them are giving each other subtext-filled looks, and he’s not around to witness it.
He’s always around to witness it. He’s just disguised as a lamp.
Now I’m imaginig this comic with background music.
And it’s One Direction
DAMN YOU WILLIS.
Plot twist; Ruth was the one blaring One Direction.
In Billie’s room. TO FRAME HER.
For sake of the status quo, they’re lucky no one looked back lol
Stop brooding, Billie. What you did was noble, and you know damn well that Ruth appreciates it. But it still broke a rule, and when the RD doesn’t have the noble context, they’re going to make the RA remind the residents of it.
But it’s not gonna matter, because Sal is going to pull the alarm before any conversation between Ruth and Billie can happen anyway.
Before I noticed the high collar, I had a brief imagining that Ruth had tolen Jean-Luc Picard’s jacket. (Also I am red-green colorblind, so that may not actually look anything like said jacket…)
It’s green for your information and now you have pointed it out, I can totally see Ruth as a Trekkie.
Her brother definitely was.
Yeah the shoulders are green. Similiar design though besides the collar.
Yeah, like Shade said, the Trek uniform had a different collar (that style actually had like a turtleneck-style undershirt and no collar on the uniform jacket), but also, the band extended down to a triangle pointing down the top of the arms.
…and, of course, green wasn’t a regulation Starfleet color…
I thought Dr. Bashir’s was green.
Nope. Blue. It looked teal sometimes due to the lighting, but it was blue.
Green was command in STTAS,
Medical in the motion picture – the one with the cowardly Klingons
During generations there was light and dark green but for the life of me I can’t remember which divisions were which.
Actually, it was teal; they had to change the colour in the DS9/Voyager era because of camera tech/lighting reasons.
Even though the shoulder color is green, I was totally thinking it had a Star Trek look to it before I even read your comment. Like that awesome leather jacket Picard wore in the “Darmok” episode.
It’s actually more a DS9/VOY era jacket though, since the coloured bit is on the shoulders at the top. In TNG it was the middle part of the uniform that had the division colour.
The TNG movies had that style, though, so Doom’s not wrong.
I was picturing that collar hiding a hickey.
Trying to decide if it’s Billie or Ruth that’s thinking the alt text.
I really wish I didn’t know it, but the alt. text is a reference to one of One Direction’s many shitty songs.
This comment made me laugh more than it should have.
I feel lucky in that I can honestly say that I wouldn’t recognise a 1D song if one was played.
Me neither; and I want it to stay that way.
Those last panels are making me expect those two to leap past each other with katanas.
Then they stop, turn, look at each other, and Ruth says, “You missed.” And Billie says, “Um. Yeah. I guess. So did you.” “No, I didn’t,” Ruth says, and Billie’s scrunchy flutters to the ground in two pieces, and her hair falls loose all slow-motion-like down around her face. And then they make out.
Sexy Time. Billie become Bi-sexual for the sake of Baby Ruth. Go.
She tried to smooch Sal once, she’s probably already there.
Although, it’s SAL. Everyone wants her, regardless of gender.
I do know Joyce is aching for that chocolate river…
Chocolate river? Where I come from, that’s slang for diarrhea.
Yeeeeeaaah, that’s a bit too kinky for this comic.
I was referring to sal’s hair
Not with that hair they don’t
I like “Baby Ruth” so much better than “Ruth-less”! (Both the nickname and her more human side.)
MAKE OUT AND MAKE EVERYTHING OKAY BETWEEN YOU!
The fact that your icon is Joe makes that comment SO much funnier!
Sierra’s hair….it looks cuter. Sierra are you trying to make me love you more than I already do?
Looks like it’s getting kinda Roz-y in the back.
Sierra can pull off a good roz, methinks.
Sierra with the Condom Cap?
Seriousely though. I friggin’ love Sierra SO MUCH
And we love you for it. 🙂
Ruth… that face… ; – ;
This is her death glare.
Can you feel the love tonight?
I’ve never heard One Direction, but they’re okay in my book due to the fact there’s one autistic boy who can speak with the aid of their songs.
Cutest Ruth ever in the last panel.
Took me a minute to connect to the Star Trek clothing ref. until I read the one about Picard, and realized these ref. are to Second Gen. clothes. Not the original Trek. The original Star Trek featured more than one kind of uniforms: besides the dress and the working: they had a crisis midway thru the first season. If you not that the sleeves look longer and the shirts fit better in the beginning-the first shirts were velour, and they shrunk. By mid season the things were well about the wrists and barely at waist level. With very little budget because all of was eaten up by the super high cost transporter beam and phasers, they did the best they could on everything else. They couldn’t replace them until the second season was secured.
Testing if I can get a sexy icon
Fine. silly system can’t beat me.
I have a feeling Billie is gonna let Ruth have it. Not sure if that’s harsh words, a knee to the stomach, or a savage make-outing, but something is definitely about to happen.
I’d expect nothing less than all three in succession.
In succession, how dull? I’m expecting them simultaneously!
I’m not sure Ruth would be able to understand harsh words if Billie’s making out with her while saying them. But I would approve of one at a time simultaneous with knee violence. She’d probably enjoy it.
Well, maybe if she wrote it down first…
They will have an private shouting discussion in public. After all the staring taht has been going on.
What part of “Get Outta Here” don’t you understand?
Willis, those two last panels are really beautifully executed.
Ooh. Tension! Now that Billie’s helped Ruth out a little, seen her at a vulnerable time, Ruth can’t quite keep up the barrier towards her. I expect this means there’s going to be a frank and honest discussion about the nature of their relationship.
Hah hah, who am I kidding. Emotional hurt ahoy!
No! You must believe in the ship! That’s what keeps it afloat! It’s like ET’s bicycle or something.
Oh, like Peter Pan! That’s it!
Woohoo, now its on! Approaching night time, intense exchange of glances, *drum roll* make out, make out, make out ….
Ruth, you had me at panel 1
Commence hate-filled make out scene.
Thankfully one direction wasn’t a thing when I was in the dorms. But if someone did want to blare one direction at top volume well, remember the soap party scene from Full Metal Jacket?
epic stare off
Yay. It’s starting again. =D
Do people actually listen to One Direction, y’know, intentionally? I thought it was just something radio stations played…
…then again, I went through a huge Killers phase in college, so I’m one to…
…nope, still better than One Direction.
hey the killers arent terrible, they still release 1 lsitenable song/album
Fools! Here’s a thought… “You wanna try hanging out without booze? Maybe we could go do something, again, no drinking, and just see what happens?” This line could come from either party.
*looks into microwave* Dammit, popcorn! Why aren’t you cooking fast enough?!
I’m kind of amused that the URL says “outta-her” instead of “outta-here”.
Why do I hear “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid during this?
I hear that every time they look at each other. Actually, I hear that all the time, period. Especially that one whale. I think I’m going deaf. With whales.
So, apparently that meeting took less than 10 minutes.
Not long ago, in a galaxy kinda close…
You know, I just love how Rachel looks in that last panel.
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be doodled inside Book 6?
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