I just finished the last strip of this storyline yesterday. It runs October 23. You have nine weeks.
Oh noes. RUN AMBER RUN
Wait. you want her to run from her Father three times, each time with a slightly different outcome? Her name’s not Lola, you know.
Unlike Amber, Lola might have had super powers.
But Amber DOES have superpowers. She is now fully justified in using that grappling hook in ways that were not intended.
The Mother Avenger? nah not cool enough… or is it?
Lo- Lo-Lo-La Lola?
Yo, yo, yo, yo, Yoda!
I met her in a bar down in Mos Eisley
Where you drink blue milk and it tastes just like lime and soda
I met her in a dorm down in Bloomington
Where I gotta ride herd over all these happy campers
She ran past me with her dad in pursuit
I looked up her name and on the student list it said “Amber”
A-M-B-R Amber, Am- Am- Am- Am- Aaaamber…
Well I may be the dorm’s most physical girl
Threw her dad overhead and nearly broke his skull
For that Amber, Am- Am- Am- Am- Aaaamber…
Well I’m not drunk but I can’t really stand
So I sent my girl to chase down that man
For that Amber, Am- Am- Am- Am- Aaaamber
Am- Am- Am- Am- Aaaamber…
(That’s the Canadian spellings. Honest. And my rhyming is at least as good as the Kinks’.)
So…wait, is that, like, Canadian country music then?
Nah, not even close, Canadian country music must have references to buffalo, fields of grain, beer and raging blizzards (it’s in the constitution), and must be sung by either Shania Twain or whoever we pick to replace Stompin Tom.
And John, nice work on the Kink’s rescript.
Best and most unexpected movie reference of the day so far. Nice one, Cho.
Welp, my day is ruined
I always say that at 12:01 am. I find it saves time.
I always say that every time I got out of bed.
If you forget, do you go back in time so you can get another chance to say it?
Allegedly, my first words were “Well, my life is ruined”.
This comment works so well with your Sarah avatar.
Even Ruth admits that sometimes all you need is a cheerleader.
RAH RAH RAH!
All you need is a cheerleader,
All you need is a cheerleader,
All you need is a cheerleader, a cheerleader,
A cheerleader is all you need.
Save the cheerleader, save the world.
So who would be Sylar in this world?
Too many syllables. Ringo don’t rap.
Ringo don’t ANYTHING.
Except play tight drums
It’s all about (pardon..aboot) thighs
Team Work, Bitches! YEAH
They are actually “The Teamwork Bitches”.
That needs to be on a T-shirt.
no hovertext? =<
beat me to it.
That’s better lol.
The hovertext stuff fucks up when it’s in quotes. Fixed.
Apparently you can use character references instead to avoid this error (never knew of this until I googled it).
Hover text?!? I’ve been reading this on mobile forever. WHAT HAVE I MISSED!!!!!
It sucks, people keep referencing it, but you can’t see it. I’d get an XKCD type app but there isn’t one out.
I believe reading DoA on the Comic Chameleon app gives you hovertext.
I usually read the comic and comment then read the hover text in Comic Chameleon in the morning. Comic Chameleon has some delay in putting up the comics.
Oh look, the app was downloaded again, just now. By someone.
To the app store, Robin!
To The App Store… TITANS GO!!!!
Correct. I read the hover text in the app, and then comment on the website.
Well, I’d definitely try that app, if it was available for my phone operating system…
It was just added :3
the hover text?
Oohh, nooo, Amber
Please let the next comic be Billie crushing Blaine’s skull like sparrows egg between thighs.
Ruth’s got Taki’s moves. Billie’s got Chun Li’s.
Really? I thought Ruth is more of a Makoto person.
Yeah, that move she used on Blaine yesterday is totally Taki’s throw. Except she fell over instead of flipping back to her feet. Her drunken master mojo is low at the moment.
Wait, Taki’s throw is a belly-to-belly suplex?
That was no suplex. That was clearly a Tomoe Nage variant.
I thought she was Either Poison or Juri. With a bit of C. Viper.
Odd image of Ruth trying to rip Blaine’s head off, and her arm pops out.
For what it’s worth, the Amazi-Girl I made in Soul Calibur V uses Maxi’s move set.
Or by kicking the dude. I could just imagine Billie pulling a Spinning Bird Kick.
or a Hyakuretsukyaku.
Billie, she is “bad girl”. But this does not make her Bad Girl.
Thank you for the input, Zangief!
Fear the thighs.
You can just feel the love between those two.
Hello feels my old friend.
I’ve come to feel with you again.
Because a feel softly creeping
Left its feels while I was sleeping
And the feels that were planted in my brain, still remains
And echoes of “Damn you, Willis”…
In restless nights I browsed alone
These webcomics where Mike will bone (people’s moms)
‘neath the glow of a laptop light,
I turn my gaze to watch Blaine and Ruth fight,
And the feels that were planted in my brain
And that’s when I say, damn you, Willis.
For some reason, these verses played along in my head to the tune of “The Wind Cries Mary” by Hendrix
I thought it was supposed to be Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel.
Monster thighs? Looks like I was on the nose about Billie being Chun-Li. And yes, I still have that artwork that Yotomoe did.
I fucked that picture up so much. The costume is so innacurate, I’m ashamed.
Hey, it’s still good…and adorable. And I’m not the type of guy who would say that.
Clearly your punishment is to have Billie crush your head with her thighs while wearing that inaccurate outfit.
Best death ever?
Best and most desirable!
She would have to be inaccurately dressed as Zangief.
What does Asian Ethan have to do with it?
So, she’d have a bra then instead of a bare chest? Aww
But unless she miraculously grows Zangief’s chest hair that kinda would make it even better >:)
Hovertext schmovertext. (I’m so original. But did that hovertext in Shortpacked! signify you moving away from the hovertext? I’m gonna miss the hovertext if it goes away.)
For such a good vigilante, she sucks at hiding.
Seeing as noone has found her, that is up for debate.
Besides, sometimes the best to hide is in plain sight.
Blaine probably thinks she went down the stairs to escape, while Amber probably actually went up the stairs towards the rooftop, which is her natural environment.
“The Stairs of Occasional Sollitude” was not a good choice of hideout…
These look like a fire escape stairwell. Not usually the first choice of people when there are elevators and more open stairways in a building. And even is he does think of it, as was mentioned earlier her pursuer is going to assume she is headed out and going down the stairs — so if she went *UP* a couple of flights she is as good as invisible.
Yikes, looks like Amber was more affected by douchebag dearest more than we thought.
The adrenaline just wore off and allowed her to actually think and feel about what just happened.
Where is Amazi-Girl when you really need her?
Needing a hug.
Hugs for everybody! Unless you’re a Hugwolf.
Wearing a schoolgirl outfit to impress her parents.
Parked outside (she’s how the good Doctor got there right?)
She’s saving Gotham City.
The alt text is better than the comic. Even Willis ships them.
(but seriously, poor Amber. The last panel gives me feels)
I know… I’d give Amber a hug if I could.
I’d give Amber a hug too…after I’m finished with Blaine.
Hopefully Billie’s gonna give Blaine a hug… with her thighs.
I’d tag this post mustache ride if it wasn’t something that made my brain hemorrhage horribly.
A must-ache ride.
Oh I get it. Because “far away” can be a measurement of distance or a state of mind. How depressingly clever of you Willis.
And then she crushed Blaine’s head in between his thighs.
…Between Blaine’s own thighs? That sounds awesome.
Would that require breaking his back to do so, ripping off his legs, or ripping off his head?
Don’t care. All options still awesome.
Or we could go the Iron Sheik route: Break his back and make him humble?
Ruth could help by ripping out his bloody femurs.
+1 Totz, they ARE all awesome!
Poor Amber! If she only understood that Ruth and Billie, along with everyone else, have her back and she is not alone.
Off track, but I am so shipping Ruth and Billy right now.
I’m sure she’ll find out.
…and I’m shipping them, too.
If only AmaziGirl were there to help Amber.
And the realization of what she just did kicks in…
with QC and GWS in guest strips this week, I think it behooves Mr. Willis to post three strips a day.
Who’s with me?
GWS isn’t in guest strips. Danielle just felt like doing three strips in the memory of her grandmother and will be returning to the regular plot tonight.
Also, as much as I’d love more frequent DOA, I don’t want to fuck up Willis’s monster 9-week buffer.
I agree. In fact, he should also do the guest strips all week for QC and GWS, and I think SP needs a break to. Also he should do another alt universe strip set in the future, on a spaceship. Which also get daily updates.
Well now that the tension here has died down somewhat, I guess we’ll be shifting gears to a different family tomorrow.
Also, I’m taking that hovertext as canon.
Amber aka Amazigirl sure does need a hug or some words of advise
Wonder what the hallway stand around parents are doing?
And Billie, keep your distance, Blaine is hurting, humiliated, and out of his frigin’ mind.
And Billie would just channel her inner Ruth and rip out his femurs and hit him in the FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE with them
I’m sorry to dissapoint my fans, but I shall be going to bed soon.
Let’s all take a journey into Amber’s mind, folks!
Sorry you’re feelin bad, Amber
That’s a really tough thing to have to go through
Why hasn’t Amber’s dad been beaten to death yet?! I demand satisfaction! *Slaps you with a glove*
Yeah, and preferably beaten to death by an angry mob wielding torches and pitchforks.
I demand that Doctor Rosenthal do the honors!
I want to see him use his bone doctor power to break Blaine’s femur with one touch!
And he would do it, too, especially since he just boned Amber’s mom. Imagine the rage, man.
How about we get really nasty. Let’s not just wish for Blaine to have broken bones but for his bones to be turned into 80′s gold plastic! That way he can walk but live knowing each step could be his last.
Why hasn’t Amber’s dad been beaten to death yet?!
Someone does need to pay the tuition.
/me starts humming The Ultimate Showdown (of ultimate destiny). “… But Billie saw through his clever disguise, and she crushed Blaine’s head in between her thighs…”
I wanna see Billie do that to Ruth~
No no amber, you should be changing to Amazi-girl right now
Unless there is a Darien/Tuxedo Mask like dynamic thing happening with Amber where she doesn’t know she transforms into Amazi-Girl.
Dat sailor moon reference.
“Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon
Cuz that cartoon has got the boom
Anime babes, that make me think the wrong thing.”
Squall, your death will be as drawn out and agonizing precisely as long as that goddamn song stays stuck in my head. Not one minute less!
So, you will punish him?
Why was the important question of Blain being on or not-on the list answered?
Billie’s got the papers and she’s going after Blaine; I think that question will be answered soon.
“And if you *do* find him, you can try that again with me later anyway.” -Ruth
Yotomoe, you know what you have to do.
~ lights the “Yotomoe” signal~
He went into his thousand year rest.
Only to awaken when the kingdom needs him the most.
Damn, nine weeks? Those O’Malleys sure must have some real endurance to be running for that long!
I hope it’s not nine weeks with Joyce’s parents o.o
Well we have Amber, Joyce, Walky/Sal and Ethan’s parents that are the most pressing concerns, and on the sidelines we have Dorothy, Dina, Mike, Sierra, Joe’s, and the currently MIA Billie and Jacob’s, not to mention all the minor ones like Mary and Marcie.
Heck, even Becky’s parents might show up to support their daughter’s best friend. This could go on for a while.
Also Roz. Considering what little we know of Roz and Robin’s father that could be an interesting twist.
This is gonna be one long weekend.
There’s probably gonna be a joke about that too.
Ah, stairs. The lonely man’s/gal’s depressive place. I remember thou so well.
Oh man look at Ruth turning to Billie to help and Billie agreeing. The die is cast!
Nobody in the dorm disagrees with Ruth and lives, so that is not remarkable. Obeying Ruth is inconspicuous. Worrying about her isn’t.
Apropos worrying about her: her state seems excessive even for detox.
True. But the tone here seems like eager teamwork and trust which Ruth is going along with. I know that detox varies and can be pretty bad for some, especially the nausea. Willis might be laying it on thick, but we’re talking about Willis here after all.
There’s also violent motion there, and hitting the ground. That probably aggravated it.
Billie confirmed for Dumbing of Age-verse Chun-Li. For she can crush man’s head like sparrow’s egg between thighs.
But… it’s ZANGIEF who does that! …
They both have the best thighs.
Child of Zangief and Chun-Li…
“Dammit, why didn’t I hit him HARDER?!”
Hmmm… Billie just let that “Monster Thighs” comment slide?
Well, A) this is an emergency situation, and B ) Billie knows by now that calling her fat is just Ruth’s way of saying hello. Or flirting. One of those.
I knew Ruthless would turn to the power of the former head cheerleader…specifically her awesome thighs!
And here I was hoping for a quick police-call and get Blaine arrested in less than a week.
Not nearly enough props have been given to Mr. Willis for being able to draw and color Billie’s striped shirt for this story. I imagine that must have been a painful detail, and I appreciate his effort.
You have no idea how much it means to me that someone recognizes how long it must have taken to do something so easily taken for granted.
Uh, 9 weeks till… what?
Till the baby comes!
Can’t she just hit him again? I’m not saying she should, but why didn’t she? Then again, she doesn’t want to expose her identity and it could have been he anger overwhelming her.
Somehow I think Ruth is the perfect person to talk to Amber…. Not sure why, but I can see it as right….
I second this and wholeheartedly agreed.
And thus, a new meme is born regarding Billie’s thighs.
I have to say. It looks like Ruth is grabbing Billie’s boob. Or maybe it’s just me.
RUTH, GRAB MY BOOB!
Amber is in a nicely ambiguous Willisian pose regarding what she feels and will do next. Wish T Campbell still came around to explicate what is and will happen. Now I must wait and find out.
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