About Ruth’s eyes
And life goes on.
thus the circle of ruth……
no one will ever know
Saying you are being unsuspicious is kinda suspicious.
Not if you beat up anyone who says otherwise.
True, but slight correction: it’s, “your”, not, “you are” — your friendly neighborhood linguistic syntax enthusiast
What? No it isn’t. Your is possessive. Am i missing a joke here?
Uh…no…you’re wrong.-Your friendly neighborhood Linguistic Syntax Entusiast Correctionist.
Just admit to being a Grammar Nazi. I never considered myself one until I started seriously learning a second language and actually figured out what “indirect object” actually means. I used to have a handy visual reference to a great Grammar Nazi logo but I lost it in my last computer crash and the ensuing reformat about a year ago.
Still, here’s your hat. You can have the tailor fit you for the rest of the uniform later. For now just start whacking people in the head with a grammar book until they either learn by forced osmosis or get a concussion (either way we’re going to be happier). I recommend starting with the ones that don’t know the difference between “then” and “than.”
Correcting someone once does not a grammar nazi make.
Especially when you’re responding to someones own incorrect corrections to your own perfectly correct statement. That’s just defending ones honour.
The hat totally does, though.
Also, make sure to cite Grammar Godwin’s law at every opportunity: “Whoever compares their opponent to Grammar Hitler has lost the argument.”
“Linguistic Syntax Enthusiast Correctionist? That’s a terrible name for a superhero!”
I disagree — I’d buy a book with that title in a heartbeat.
That’s the Erudite Linguistic Syntax Enthusiast Correctionist Smarmosaur to you. ELSECS for short.
It’s always amusing to me when someone tries to be a pedantic jerkass but is actually completely 100% wrong about whatever it is they’re trying to correct.
Saying “my being unsuspicious” is kinda suspicious. Yes. Totes makes sense.
Oh, and by the way, Linguistics is a descriptive discipline, not a prescriptive one. We would describe how English is used, not correct. So stop hiding your true identity and trying to hide amongst us.
You have your mother’s eyes…
She called; she wants them back.
She wants back her whole FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
Aren’t we gonna have to get the penis out of it first?
Nah, start with the femurs.
That wouldn’t be fair to Mike, he already paid his nickel…
The memes… oh god. Damn you Willis!
NO. TOLD YOU TWO, THREE DAYS AGO, I WANT TO HEAR NONE OF THAT.
I can’t trust you anymore.
…But you look like your father.
You have a woman’s bottom!
I’d wager that sweet round pair of peaches has never been forced ‘twixed two splintered planks to plug a leak and save a ship!
Blackadder II reference?
My life is a lie!
Does ruth’s eye in this remind anyone else of the hulk
The Incredible DRUNK.
and her side kick alpha-bitch
RUTH GET SMASHED!
RUTH IS THE DRUNKEST THERE IS!
I am a God! I am not going to be bullied by a…
You’re making me start drinking. You won’t like me when I start drinking.
“Now might be a good time to get drunk.”
Ruth – “That’s my secret. I’m always drunk !”
“I got low. I didn’t see an end, so I put a bullet in my mouth… and the other guy spit it out! So I moved on. I focused on advising residents. I was good, until you dragged me back into these old memories and put everyone here at risk!”
… aww :/
Awww. It’s like Krazy Kat.
Now throw a brick at her!
There is a heppy place, far, far away…
So is Billie now hitting on Ruth?
…I’m pretty sure Ruth is hitting on Billie.
There are not enough rimshots in this world for these comments.
I think Billie is hitting on Ruth and Ruth is just hitting Billie. Though, considering everything, Ruth hitting Billie might very well count as hitting on Billie in this situation (she is following Billie’s lead and acting unsuspicious, after all).
Who else ships this?
Does this mean that Ruth will be drawn with green eyes from now on?
Cue Billie spending the next 13 comics noticing that people have eye color.
Billie stared longingly into Ruth’s eyes, tears forming at the corners of her own. “I’m lost in the green meadows and limpid pools that are your eyes” she said achingly “come with me and we shall be together forever, leave that bottle and come with me!”
Ruth stared back at Billie and after realizing the offer being given…punched her dead in the face.
Balance has been restored! (But apparently not ballast)
No good deed goes unpunished.
I’m so happy you kept showing the eyes even after post glasses-re-putting-on-ness. =D
Maybe it represents how Billie (and by proxy the reader) now know more about Ruth, and even with her glasses on, this knowledge still shines through.
Yay, I got something right!
Or he’s fucking with you.
Aagh no! Symbolism!
Your one weakness?
A secret friendship is only a step or two away from a secret romance!
…Or am I thinking of something else?
The Secret Garden was a good movie.
I liked the book better.
The musical has one of the most amazing duets for two men EVER.
Aww, Ruth looks to have been legitimately offended by something Billie said. That’s a shame, it’s always nice when they are interacting on a friendly basis.
Billie did drive drunk and never really seemed penitent. Like she never owned up to what she did is wrong, more-so she just owned up to doing it as a reason for Ruth to be aggrivated. And then she gets all defensive when Ruth calls her a drunk driver. I dunno.
Either I read it wrong, or you did.
Or we both did. Or neither of us did.
I didn’t see any of this. Billie acknowledged, at the very least, that driving drunk was an error in judgement, and clearly she’s been dealing with consequences. I don’t see where she got defensive at any point.
Billie Ruth really pushed you so she could cop a feel without drawing to much attention to it
Does the door open out again now?
It’s kinda always open.
But that’s a shot from the Hallway, no? At least, the door is set up as if it’s a hallway shot, because the handle is on the same side. If it were a shot from inside the room, it would have to be mirrored.
Which means now the door opens outward instead of inward and Billie was trapped inside?
Oh, and that’s definitely the outside of the door because there’s no locking mechanism. You can see where the deadbolt is, but not the lever you grab to twist it.
The door swings both ways. We could reverse the particle flow and close it.
oh. my god. BILLIE IS SO CUTE IN PANEL THREE
yeah im going to ship this until the comic fucking ends i dont even care what happens or who they end up with
Wait, didn’t she kick the door in? Why is the damage on the outside of the door?
Aw well, still haven’t seen anything to make me like Ruth so I’m hoping the story moves on to someone else tomorrow. Billie’s still fun though.
If you kick in a door, the lock will break the wall where it meets the inside of the wall.
Ah, that makes sense, thanks. My lack of door kicking experience is showing. Worst I ever did was put my foot through a wall by accident,
No, Yotomoe has it wrong. The door frame shouldn’t look like that.
If you get up and look at a standard door frame, you’ll notice that the hinges only open in one direction. When the door is shut, they offer metal-to metal contact. They cannot open any further (unless they’re very special hinges which would be slightly more expensive). On top of that, on the outside of the door (which is to say, the side of the door opposite the direction the hinges face) has a quarter-inch frame on the inside of the door which would contact three of the four sides of the door. If the door had been damaged as shown above, the entire strip would have had to have been torn off the frame.
Yes, as drawn, the deadbolt would have torn the frame like that, but then again, as drawn, she would have been kicking the door out, not in. As she clearly kicked the door in, http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/03-answers-in-hennessy/hrah/ the door is opening the wrong way this strip.
Yes, I realized the door is the wrong way. I was basing this only on this strip, really.
Then your first answer should have been “Yes, she kicked the door in. I don’t know why the damage is on the outside of the door” because clearly timemonkey was referencing the strip in which Billie kicked the door in, and not just this strip.
Poor Yotomoe, you’re getting called on on everything this strip. Not wrong, either.
The doors have always opened into the dorms and not into the hall. Kicking the door in the same direction as the hinges would allow, the metal strip would cause a larger chunk out of the wall, but the strip along the frame wouldn’t be contacted at all except maybe a chunk taken from the frame visible underneath it. the frame would only come off if that were the case AND the chunk just so happened to include a portion where the strip was connected.
Plus, they were inside the room when looking at the chunk and Ruth shoved Billie out of the room (which means she would have had to finish opening the door before she shoved Billie). The deadbolt isn’t on the wrong side since Ruth DID lock herself into her room. It’s a little detail-lacking, but I believe this is all realistically correct. The damage is on the inside, unable to lock again, and still suspicious in any case.
I’ve kicked a door off it’s hinges, but never broken the lock, surprisingly enough, though. To be fair, there were people on the other side of the door distributing pressure. lol
The door is not drawn swinging open. It is being seen closing from the inside, but from an angle.
The door has never been drawn swinging open.
Oh, okay. I can kind of see that, but then it seems like we shouldn’t see the edge of the door that we’re seeing, the edge with the deadbolt should be facing away. We should see the deadbolt sticking out,
I should hope not. A hall full of dorm doors that all swing open would be a breeding ground for getting your face smashed in walking into them.
And where would Dina stand?
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand she’s back.
If Ruth doesn’t pass out again and grow a third arm soon, I’ll be a little peeved.
NOT BEFORE SHE GROWS A TAIL.
Nah, that’ll only happen once Willis gets bored of these characters, but before it can happen they’ll travel to the real world and abduct him.
Hang that lampshade, Billie!
…aaaaannd Ruthless returns to form, and all is right with the world.
BTW, what dorm is this supposed to be in? None of the door jams on the dorm doors where I lived in on the IU campus could REMOTELY have a chunk like that taken outta them with anything short of a jack hammer.
Well yeah, but she’s…
(ONE TIME, SHE FOUGHT A BEAR!)
Wow, I never noticed the drastic difference in their bust sizes…
Billie is the bustiest.
I think you mean the bestiest.
She has the best bust, and a bodacious bottom, because she imbibes boatloads of booze.
Alliteration is always adorable and appealing.
Because Beer Boosts her Breasts and buns she binges buttloads of it boisterously.
You have my respect, because alliterating long sentences is hard.
Oh really? I reckon it’s really really really really easy.
That’s not alliteration! That’s just repeating one word over and over!
Can’t she be both? In fact. I’m sure those things Correlate a little.
There is some overlap, yes.
Sound rough on the spine.
What’s the time lapse between this and the previous strip? Ruth appears to be relatively sober now, and Billie has no longer got the bottle she confiscated.
Like I said yesterday, That bottle was completely drunk the second Billie touched it.
She drinks through her skin. Also through the glass.
I’m a bit confused. Billie didn’t tell Ruth she was a drunk driver, Ruth knew it from reading Billie’s records. And supposedly that is why she was harassing Billie.
Todays strip seems to be: a playoff on when Ruth attacked Billie and Billie threw her off, so today Ruth pushes Billie on her butt to get even for an apparent ‘hit’ by Billie?
But, yeah if she was nice to Billie in public guess that would be suspicious.
Love it, never know for sure what’s going on till it goes on.
And here I was thinking the green eyes meant she was drunk and sick.
She has kryptonite poisoning.
…or about to turn super-saiyan.
Or secretly she-hulk.
Wow, she sobered up FAST from last strip!
There must be some missing panels!
Ruth I am disappointed in you! The girl just saved your life and you shoved her to the ground!
Billie understands by now that your affections are sent as mixed or opposing signals- you get violent where most get affectionate. But you shove Billie all the time! Now she’s going to think she means nothing more to you than she did before. Surely a life saving gesture is world a few cracked ribs TO SAY THE LEAST! If your really feeling generous, you can confiscate a femur.
Ruth was drunk on the floor, but was her life ever actually in danger?
She could have choked to death on her own vomit. Also, there was a very real chance that she had alcohol poisoning. She had an awful lot of bottles, though admittedly they weren’t necessarily all from today.
In other words, we don’t’ know for sure, but I’m leaning toward yes.
…Why did I put in an extra apostrophe?
I trust Billie’s already tried and proven knowledge of terrible things (see the attempted date rape incident) enough to assume that when she says Ruth would have needed to go to the hospital if she hadn’t been able to throw up she knows exactly what she’s talking about.
She was drunk, face down on her bunk; a classing survival move by alkys that want to live, or so I’ve read….
Gratitude, thy name is Ruth.
Wait, this is a mask. But that means Gratitude was really… OLD MAN JENKINS?
Wait, no, it’s another mask. OLD MAN BITCHY ATTITUDE?
All this simply because Billie doesn’t have pigtails to pull.
So when is Billy going to get an eye color?
She’s Asian. That is her eye color.
I AM BEING SUSPICIOUS!
You were right the first time.
Well, Ruth sure sobered up fast.
Unsuspicious and still in her underwear.
Aaaand here we see one of the flaws in this relationship. Ruth still has a public face to put on, so how will Billie know what’s genuine and what’s not? Mixed signals like that can really mess with a head.
Well played, sir.
Wait… did Billie do something to piss her off? Because she looks legitimately pissed…
That must’ve been one helluva hard shove to have someone actually open their door to check it out O_o
I am looking forward to the weekend and their Danny strips.
Going to draw them now, cute pairing is cute. Love it!
… something suddenly occurs to me: did Ruth ever put on pants?
If I’m not mistaken, she was wearing pyjama shorts.
Just noticed, I assume it’s referring to the eyes, but today’s alt-text could be taken HORRIBLY out of context.
Oh c’mon Billie, she’s a freckled redhead, what colour did you think her eyes would be???
Is Ruth trying to see her own eyes in panel 3? 9_6
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