Awe… wanted more BilliexRuth
My nickel and I wouldn’t be able to handle any more excitement.
Get out of here imposter!
You cockgarglers ain’t got nothin’ on Yelling Bird.
Hey! You assholes done yet? I don’t come to the comment’s section just to hear you losers fighting.
Hey, I want in on this losers fight! So how does this work, the one who gets beat up the most wins?
Patience my child, the hot lesbian drama will never be far away.
I mean, it’s even in today’s strip! Y’know, if you squint a little.
Yes, notice how Joyce already started taking of her clothing.
So, asking Dorothy to watch DAMM with her was an innuendo?
Seriously. Even as Joyce threatens to keep Ethan’s hotness under wraps to stifle her “temptations,” she’s making the sour face about losing time with Dorothy. Where are her affections really???
If you ignore the fact that it forces Jesus down your throat Hymmel the humming hymnal is actually pretty good IMO. Season three just went over board with the god praising though.
It pretty much eventually became 24 straight minutes of praying to a blank screen.
The crossover with Candle Cove was…interesting.
What crossover? And what is this Candle Cove you speak off?
A creature chaos! Mere mortal minds cannot comprehend…was I just saying something?
Yeah, something about creature chaos?
I thought there was gonna be jack in there and we were gonna have to brave the waters of a dead Scottish Trope meme. Thank god that didn’t happen.
Joyce seems to be around the right age to have grown up with reruns of The Flying House on TBN and MAYBE Bibleman tho that would be in her mid-to-late teens.
At least the crossover with Candle Cove was better than the crossover with Dexter and Monkey Master.
Yeah it sucked when all that fanart of Dexter praying became canon. Though the fact that he was accidentally praying to Monkey Master made that sort of weird for both fanbases.
Yeah, at about the 7:23 mark that just became all kinds of uncomfortable.
But before that it was acutally quite good like I said.
I swear that the animators (who were hired by the show runners) sometimes snuck in jokes that acutally poked fun at the entire bible thumping.
But ‘The Story of Elisha’ in season two was just messed up. The bear attacks are a lot more graphic than you’d expect.
Speaking of graphic, did you see that whole cancelled special on the Song of Solomon?
But that was supposed to have been shown only once at a private party! How in the Internet did you see that footage?
Oh no! The episode where he tries to bring the dead TV back to life with prayer? Anything that reminds me of the ending of A.I. sets my teeth on edge.
We don’t get Hymmel the Humming Hyena. Instead we got Warriors Seven.
I love you guys.
I don’t know, I couldn’t even stand Narnia after I saw through its allusions into the preachy core, isn’t Hymmel way more preachy than that?
It is, but that’s actually why I preferred it to Narnia. Narnia pretended to be secular, when it was actually religious. (It felt like lying when I figured it out as a kid, but no one had explained allegory to me yet.) Hymmel is honest about what it is and what it’s trying to do. I can respect that.
Plus, the episode where Hymmel explains allegory through the parable of the goat and the sheep was the reason I aced my 9th grade English final.
I hope we get to see more of Dexter and Monkey Master *nudge nudge*
It is a shame we dont know of a webcomic creator who might do a Dexter and Monkey Master comic.
WAIT!! We do!!
But Eric Schwartz is awfully busy with Sabrina Online….
I predict a flood of episode capsule descriptions for Hymmel the Humming Hymnal in the comments.
Waaay ahead of you.
So I see. Well done.
I’m having sudden childhood flashbacks to Psalty the Singing Songbook. It was terrible. And you made me remember this.
DAMN YOU WILIIIIIIIS!!!
Aw, it’s just Psalty. Psalty was fine, as such things go!
I dare you to watch it again. His blue face is utterly terrifying.
A while back, IIRC, Willis posted some Psalty clips on Tumblr. They were horrible. Took all my will power not to blast the computer screen with the fusion cannon. You fleshlings are weird.
Which blue face? Human face with dyed beard, or the later animatronic sculpted one?
… There was an animatronic sculpted one?
And here I thought he couldn’t get any more terrifying. *Hides under blanket*
Man, I feel so lucky that I got Veggie Tales growing up instead of that horror.
(so to speak)
“Risky, the Singing Jewish Rat Villain”…
That’s just… wow.
There are not enough “what the fucks” in the world.
It’s just… amazingly awful.
…And now I can never sleep again
Oh. My. Goddess.
That’s…that’s a real thing. You guys weren’t Candle Coving us.
I’m… Just… I’ll be over here, weeping for my lost innocence.
Does–does Psalty have boobs? O_o
I don’t know how, but I find the animatronic face LESS terrifying. Of course, I only have faded memories of willis posting footage of the other one.
Wait that is REAL? Oh my
I totally thought you were making that up until wednesday commented. Why does such a thing exist?
(And why was his name Psalty? That’s a really strange name… Why not Psally, Psuzy, Psammy, Psandy, or something?)
Because the other obvious choice, Psalmy, sounds too much like salomy. Or at least, that’s my guess.
Because Christians are called to be the salt of the earth.
But he’s not Christian. He’s a book. Made from a tree. If Christianity says dogs don’t have souls I am pretty sure they would be against the notion of books having souls.
Basically what I am saying is Psalty is the worst name ever.
Because, like sodium, high amounts of Christianity can lead to obesity and death unless you know the facts about it?
That sounded mean, and I was was not trying to insult any Christians out there.
Which is especially weird, because if you salt the earth, you’re cursing it, in the belief that no one will build there and nothing will grow.
I thought the same thing! Being the salt of the earth seems more like some kind of walking plague.
It’s not just a superstition. Most land plants that have not evolved to live in a marine or brackish environment are killed by salt water as well as just salt.
Salting the fields behind your armies is an actual (and really dickish) move. It means that the people who live off the land in that area or who are fed by its farms either get to be refugees or starve to death.
They’d throw dead animals or bodies in wells too, which of course poisons the water supply.
Humans are really, really good at being dicks.
i Think It Has Something To Do With The Psalter Which Is A Part Of Traditional Worship Services, I’m Not Sure What Flavor Of Christian You Were Raised As, But The Praise Band More Modern Type Of Services May Not Include That Part. I Think It Has Something To Do With Psalms, But I’m Not Sure What. My Dad Is A Presbyterian Minister, So I Kinda Know Stuff About Church Services.
Holy Capitalisation, Batman!
That’s actually the title of the company play he’s putting together.
I guess the word “psalter” isn’t as well-known as I thought?
Man, I Was Writing My Thing At Work And Had To Leave It Half Written Because My Break Ended. Otherwise I Would Have Beat You To It By AN Hour, Oh Well.
Well, that thought did occur to me, but I was too lazy to try and post it from work because I hate typing on my phone. (At home now, with a real keyboard.)
Oh, and the combination of your comment and the Angry Billy avatar amuses me greatly. I swear, some of the very best humor here comes from the juxtaposition of comments and random avatars. I occasionally suspect the software that assigns the avs is dangerously close to achieving sentience.
Psalty – a horribly lame attempt at a pun – or some such word play based on Psalms from the book of. Drama teachers are known for their lack of various social and language skills. Those are replaced by varying amounts weird.
[note: Your actual weird levels may vary and can be substituted with levels of creepiness factor ]
Probably because hymn books used to be called psalters. Or something like a hymn book, from what I understand. A book of psalms, some of which are sung? Anyways, a psalter’s a thing, so it’s probably from that.
I prefer Todd Macfarlane’s Spawn.
The movie was better.
Productivity replaced by procreativity.
No one can resist the Walkertons’ Abs of Caramel.
(Yes, plural Walkertons, I mean both Sal and Walky).
It’s not Sal’s abs people focus on…
(It’s her motorcycle. They focus on her motorcycle. Pervert.)
(Actually, lately it seems people have been focusing on the hair.)
Yep. They focus on motorcycling her. Like motorboating, with less saliva.
It’s still productivity! Just a different kind!
Joyce, We all know that’s the opposite of what you want.
I see Hymmel and the word Hymen comes to mind. So without further ado, my disgusting brain presents: Hymmel the Humming Hymnal Presents: Hymmel and the Hymen; Abstinance and You (Ladies).
Similar etymology, actually.
So Dorothy just sits and drools over Walky for two hours every time she sees skin?
The short answer is “No. she does not just sits and drools.
The longer answer is NSFW.
Drool might be involved. Well, saliva, technically. And the application thereof.
Liberal secretion of a body fluid, at any rate.
Hymmel the Humming Hymnal, huh? How horrifyingly holy.
Has he had hordes of hateful, homophobic hotheaded hayseeds harping on humanity’s hedonistic heresy?
Or have his hardcore heralds historically handled the hellbound heartwarmingly?
No its an actually quite sweet and funny show if you ignore all teh bible thumping. That is until season 3.
Whoo, I was hoping Ruth wouldn’t be in the comic all week!
And don’t worry Joyce, I’m pretty sure if you tried to do to Ethan what Dorothy does to Walky he’d make you stop. No matter how much you think of it he will never rub is thing on your tummy.
Now that it’s going 7 days a week, I strongly suspect that storylines will start and stop even more randomly than before.
That’s fine with me.
Fine with me to. I get bored easily when Starscream isn’t around.
Hm, Joyce didn’t fly off the handle about premarital hanky-panky. She’s improving.
Well Dotty did not say outright that she is having sex with Walky so Joyce’s brain probably runs on probable deniability now.
I don’t think she is, yet. She’s bringing Walky along slowly so she doesn’t scare him.
I like how human Dorothy is becoming. Someone who considers herself ahead and more mature then everyone else having her goals being put off by actually enjoying herself for once. She’s a much better character then i though she would be at first.
Also how do all of you regulars like Yotomoe and Doctor_Who always have so much to say? I love DoA and you guys but I never have anything that I think would be worth contributing.
See, Doctor_Who is a time traveler, so he gets the comics early, shares them with a select few (the truly active commenters), and they have all the time in the world to come up with meaningful/amusing comics. It’s also how Yotomoe gets fanart done so quickly.
Curses! Our secret is out!
Erm, comments, not comics. That’s Willis’s job. Mibad.
Hymmel the Humming Hymnal scares me.
Though not as much as Psalty, I guess.
The less said about “Crusty, the Charming Crucifix” the better! *shudders*
…I meant “Crusty, the CHANTING Crucifix”. Stupid not paying attention to what I’m typing…
Wasn’t it Courtney the Crooning Crucifix?
The only one I know of is Crusty.
I’m glad I was raised atheist and didn’t grow up with that stuff…
Tsk, tsk. Isn’t jealousy a sin Joyce?
And Christians are the salt of the earth Willis? Hard, square, and crunchy!
Yeah I like the comment Justnobody-Dr. Who, Yotomoe and also Plasma usually all have interesting input. (and others too, but these 3 often post)
The 7 Deadly Sins are Envy, Grumpy, Charity, Thursday, Australia, Indigo, and the Great Pyramid of Giza.
What about Dasher and Dopey?
So Thor believes in a bizarre version of Christianity where charity is a deadly sin?
The Norse Mythology books have been lying to me.
Hey, if I know anything about Norse mythology it’s that nothing is ever free and you must obtain all of your treasure.
Preferably by pillaging various villages.
Do you know what else comes in layers?
Think about that for a moment.
I can attest.
Every creature has layers.
ONIONS! I shout it for some reason.
I can see how DoA ends now: they all flunk their final exams and drop out of college. Y’know, in about fifty years.
I wasn’t going to but I can’t stand it: Psalty, Hymal the humming hymnal, Crusting the chanting….You’re all joking, right? Right?
Psalty is real: http://thriftstorereligion.wordpress.com/tag/singing-song-book/ (Link thanks to Willis himself above.)
Crusty is a joke I made up, and the name is made to sound creepy in multiple ways.
Hymmel is _probably_ made up, like Dexter and Monkey Master, but I refuse to Google it to be sure.
Based on this, I think it’s safe to assume that Willis made up Hymmel: http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/55149592645/and-dont-forget-chastity-churchmouse
Can’t we just pass a law banning things like Psalty?
Nah, we need to keep him around to terrify children into behaving. Like the Krampus.
I read at first “Hymmen, the humming hymen” and thought of some fundamentalist sex education video. I’ll spare you the graphic details.
Chastity Churchmouse would have something to say about that!
Frighteningly, she would fit into quite a few non-religious furry comics without changing a thing.
Wait, there’s an age limit? I thought your dad just handed your vagina-keys off to your husband when you got married, regardless of whether that was 14 or 40.
(In related news, whenever I hear the phrase “Chastity Ball”, I picture them locking these poor girls into giant plastic hamster balls.)
Oh, the creepiest wedding I’ve ever been to was a born again christian wedding. It was all this talk of “giving the daughter from Father to groom” and how “she was now his responsibility.”
It’s kind of like a woman is a bio-hazard. “I’m done watching her now. She’s your responsibility. If she contaminates a 30 block radius, it’s your fault now and you’ll have to clean it up.”
Is Hymmel the humming Hymnal a “Messianic Jew”?
NOOOOO! Joyce brought up Ethan being her boyfriend to Dorothy! The end times, the end times!
Oh snap, that’s right! I hope Dorothy takes in what Joyce had just implied, because if so, I feel like sparks are going to fly soon.
Yup. It’s about to hit the fan.
Hold up now. Dorothy already knows that Ethan and Joyce are dating. What she doesn’t know is that Ethan’s gay. And when that happens, it result in a chewing out of positively epic proportions.
Is there a whiplash sound every time Walky reaches for a high shelf? Please tell us there is.
No, just the shrill cries of the native female lustwolves.
But how can people tell his abs are that perfectly sculpted if they don’t made audible sounds when exposed to the naked eye?
Hymmel the humming hymnal sounds like a nice contrast to Hamster Huueh and the Gooey Kablooie.
A suggestion, Mr. Willis. If you want to make Hymmel the Humming Hymnal comics that badly, perhaps you could make a few as a bonus in the next hardcopy book.
GAH… i’m all caught up on DoA AND QuestionableContent… another week of hibernation for me, so i dont have to take it all in small doses like the regular addicts. makes me feel special… ya know… in special places… specially.
I know how you feel. When I first got caught up with DoA it was on where Billie JUST found Ruth passed out in her dorm. I almost cried.
Woah, did Joyce just mention Etan to Dotty?
She has tried. The only thing Dotty knows is that Joyve held hands with a boy.
Well, She doesn’t know he is gay, so there’s no problem yet. Or did Dorothy never run into him at all?
They met at Galasso’s
Whoa Joyce. Comparing Dexter and Monkey Master to Psalty the Singing Song Book?! But…but Charity Churchmouse man!! Charity Churchmouse!!
*hums to a couple Psalty songs*
According to Willis, her name was Chastity Churchmouse…
Chastity is the parody version.
So has anyone asked why there isn’t a Dexter and Monkey Master shirt in the store yet?
Currently there are NO shirts in the store.
Welp, I’ve just spent a fevered five days spending all my free time going through the archives of Dumbing of Age, Shortpacked! and the whole Roomies/It’s Walky/Joyce and Walky thing. When I was driving home from work tonight it occurred to me that every song on the radio was being incorporated into a soundtrack for some character or couple in the Willis-multiverse or another. So…yeah.
…and Dorothy describes the ONE form of gal-on-man ogling that I’ve never been comfy having pointed at me. Good to know my ex wasn’t unique in that taste, I suppose.
…doubt I could’ve gotten a better avatar than that for this. Snarky Joe is snarky.
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