That’s our Billie!
Your face = win for your comment.
*Puts on sunglasses* GLARE AVERTED!
Looks like someone made
A glaring mistake.
Plasma Mongoose is unaffected!
“Hey, your brother brought it up, not me.”
You know, Walky has a point. What’s with the school girl outfit? Besides the mythology gag, of course.
So that her parents think that she’s a good little girl.
I had put it down to being a suck-up move for the parents.
Mythology Gag? I don’t recall her wearing anything resembling that in the Walkyverse…
Did you mean Continuity Nod?
Sal didn’t, but Walkie did.
And it’s an Avalon uniform. I don’t even know what you call it when you’re referencing an earlier reference to someone else’s strip entirely.
Oh, right, that.
Yeah. Um…I think it’s just a normal Shout Out in both cases, really.
Are those multi-headed lamps the de rigeur student housing accessory these days, like lava lights and chianti-bottle hookahs were in mine?
Actually they’re not allowed on most of the college campus’s I’ve been to (Then again, it’s Michigan, nothing is allowed.)
Just like a functioning major manufacturing city is not allowed. -rimshot-
What possible reason could there be for banning them? Especially since if you fill it with CFL bulbs it almost certainly uses less power than two 100W incandescent bulbs, and if you use LED bulbs it’d be less than one.
Fire hazard is the usual claim. Something about wattage and all that.
I had one and a bulb did burn through the plastic… I think the problem is they’re supposed to use much lower wattage bulbs, but the people who use them are dumb college kids.
So they were banned before the CFL era and no-one bothered to revise the rules?
For a second my brain interpreted it as a hat or hair thing that Billie was wearing.
That would be a very interesting choice. Very daring with that shirt.
They were when I lived in dorms six years ago. 🙂
Yes, they’re everywhere!
Love Billie’s expression in panel 4
Schoolgirl outfit = fantasy city. I personally wonder what would have happened if Jason saw her in that. I think he would have nearly arrived in his pants.
He arrived quite promptly.
He arrived…to this city.
He built this city.
He built this city on “rock and roll”.
That’s what the kids are calling it nowadays?
I feel like that’s a good description of what Jacob would do.
‘Rock and Roll’ was a euphemism before it was a music genre, just like jazz.
WE’VE COME FULL CIRCLE.
I built this city on three rock and two grain.
But did you build a wall for two brick?
Nah, I just used an Engineer.
He built this city… for a nickel.
Your mom helped
To give you a message.
Card games on motorcycles.
“Let’s get out of here, the obscure references are making me dizzy.”
But he also had an orgasm!
Guess you could call her “curious”…
and her name is Billie.
So let’s shorten it to Bi-Curious.
Billie is Bi-everything. Curious is one of them.
It wouldn’t be entirely inaccurate to call her bi-furious, either.
wooooo im not on the bottom of the comments today
The only good school uniform is Japanese schoolgirl uniform.
Are you disparaging Catholic school girl outfits?
Why choose? You can have both at the same time.
You fools, they all mean nothing without glasses.
No. The only good school uniform is no uniform. ANARCHY! RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE! FIGHT THE POWER! DOWN WITH THE PATRIARCHY! DOWN WITH CONFORMITY!
YEAH, LET’S GO TO SCHOOL WITH NOTHING AT ALL!
YOU FOOL! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
THE ONES WHO NEED GLASSES TO SEE!
CLOTHES ARE FOR CONFORMISTS! ARE YOU A CONFORMIST?
ONLY TRUE ANARCHISTS TYPE IN ALL CAPS!
WELL, THAT AND BRIAN BLESSED.
Brian Blessed doesn’t type in all caps, but everything he writes ends up in All Caps anyway. It’s one of life’s mysteries.
I am not Brian blessed. I am, however, brain blessed.
Ah. Brian Blessed.
Love the guy. He’s the British me.
One man’s nightmare is another man’s act of defiance.
One man’s act of defiance is another man’s nightmare.
And one man’s nightmare is another man’s fetish.
So would that make one man’s fetish another man’s act of defiance?
Well, others think that some act of sticking it to the man is kinky.
And one man’s fetish is another man’s reason to get some brain bleach.
Huzzah for nightmare fueled fetishes!
STUPID SEXY AIZAT
WE DON’T NEED NO EDUCATION
There are uniforms, and then there are uniforms. At my high school young men wore trousers (not denim) and a collared, tucked in shirt (tie optional); young ladies wore a pleated or A-line navy skirt or shift with a white blouse. And yes, it was a Catholic HS, so length was no more than 2 inches above the knee.
Panel 3: Billie imagining Sal in a school girl outfit.
Panel 4, also she doesn’t have to imagine, she saw it, in all it’s…. “glory?”
But she didn’t see Sal IN IT.
Yes she did!
I wouldn’t be surprised if Billie thought that was a hallucination.
Panel 4, I meant panel 4….I don’t know what came over me but somehow my brain is not functioning properly.
You should see a doctor…perhaps
Why does it feel like Walky is hitting on his sister?
A caramel cookie with a soft vanilla center…..
Well Billie’s half asian, so it would be more like a lemon&vanilla center ….
gosh, I’m hungry.
Hungry for Billie.
Aren’t we all?
That would be weird. Walky’s parents would freak if he started hitting on Billie.
Because he’s laughing at her for something he finds weird, stupid-looking, and out-of-character, but many people creepily find sexy – for dressing like a schoolchild.
He’s not hitting on her. You aren’t taking into account that for some people childhood uniforms =/= sexy.
Sal has heat vision.
To melt Billie’s clothes off?
To make smores of course.
If we want to question Sal’s fashion choices, maybe we should ask her why she almost always wears those gloves.
Oh no! I have a Danny avatar now! That means that my post will be met with blind hatred no matter what it says!!!!! 😉
I have a sudden urge to smack you… Huh. I guess you’re right.
And that just makes me angrier…
So she won’t leave finger prints duh.
Come to think of it, Sal could pull off a decent Sailor Jupiter with a little bit of tweaking.
Sailor Pluto, more likelu
I’m thankful you didn’t say “with a little twerking”
That’s what I read too. Eww.
Billie may need photos. For reasons.
For “educational” reasons.
She needs to “study” those photos privately
Uh …. okay, I tried but still can’t understand what Billie’s sentence means. Could someone explain it to me, please ? Especially the “propriety” part.
Also. Billie’s and Sal’s are making such cute faces ! I love their faces ! Faceeeeees !
It’s not fair pitting my sense of being appropriate or fitting against my curiosity.
“Propriety”, in this instance, means she realizes that there are some things that one just does not press.
She realizes that it’s a bad idea to push Sal on this matter. But she really wants the mental image of Sal in schoolgirl uniform for her spank bank.
Spank Bank=term of the day.
Spank Bank? I called “the Vault of Delights”
Damn, that’s a good one too. But the one that rhymes is a nice touch.
Welp, time to go rename my porn folder.
Ooooooh, okay. Thanks everyone
(Note, I was mostly joking about the spank bank thing. I really think the “curiosity” part is mostly Billie just wanting to know why the hell her bad-ass leather-wearing cigarette-smoking motorcycle-riding roommate was suddenly cosplaying Ceilidh MacFarlane.)
(And I think by tomorrow she’s regretting ever having wanted to know.)
This coming from the chick wearing the “Dragons” T-shirt? Pfft…
Perfect grav is perfect
Yeah, “Dragons”, looks like something a nerd would wear.
You are all aware that dragons is her high school team? And that’s what this shirt originates from, it’s not just Billie bring nerdy 😛
I’m pretty sure her high school team was the Drago. That’s what it says on her cheerleader uniform, at any rate.
Anyway, wearing your high school team paraphernalia in college? NERRRRRRRD.
Seriously, though, I want to see Ruth steal Billie’s uniform again, and give it back to her with the missing letters ineptly stitched back on. I would die of the cute.
That’s right. The same word was across Billie’s cheerleader outfit — the one Ruth vandalized.
Incidentally, there are only three high schools in Indiana that use “Dragons” as their team mascot — Argos, New Palestine, and Sellersburg (Silver Creek HS) — and of these three only the Sellersburg colors (orange/blue) match Billie’s uniform.
Hence the “pfft….” I found it ironic that Billie would be curious about Sal’s school uniform, but she still has high school pride herself, wears her old team t-shirts and she’s been obsessed with her tenure as a cheerleader since day one.
Because, quite frankly, in high school if you’re one of the jocks or one of the popular girls (and face it, cheerleaders are automatically given a pass into the ‘popular’ group) you are the big fish in the small pond, and she’s trying to hang onto that feeling of being the “Alpha Bongo”. But it ain’t gonna last; once you get into college that all changes, and the first couple of months of the fall semester at *ANY* college find the campus strewn with the shattered egos of those who found out just where they stand on the pecking order. Billie ego trip hasn’t crashed and burned quiet yet, but it’s losing power on all engines.
You know you’re in trouble when you can see the whites of Sal’s eyes.
Because that is when she turns into Storm, right?
Oh goody, I hope Sal become the classically trained Storm.
What about 80’s mohawk storm?
Unless 80’s Storm is as hammy as the Classically Trained Storm, sure.
My stupid phone made me misread that as “property” so I just assumed that Billie figured if she asked then Sal would break some of her stuff… Propriety makes much more sense.
That’s exactly what I did, except without the phone excuse. I hope I’m not going dyslexic.
A tree who could do math would be nice now them wouldn’t it?
Suddenly, a tree?
Wow i fucked that message up.
I wanted to respond, but my mind wasn’t rooted in anything funny.
Billie or Walky would have to leaf to avoid twincest.
Doh, not Billie.
Because Sal is not Billie. Nor is Billie Sal. Sal would have to leave, not Billie. But in all truthfulness Walky would have to leave because Billie wants to see the schoolgirl outfit.
Will this end result of this scenario be Mike standing about in a sailor outfit, glare-daring anyone to comment, while plotting a massive firey demise?
The one thing I’ve noticed is that, even in the close-ups, none of the girls have pierced ears. Sal, for instance, strikes me as someone who would have multiple piercings, and not just the ears.
I can picture her with multiple ear piercings. And maybe a belly button piercing.
Willis has a thing about jewelry.
Is it that he doesn’t like to draw it? Or is he like my aunt who had a phobia of buttons?
Place yourself in his position. In a comic with as detailed art as this already has, would you want to make the work even harder for yourself? In most cases, anything other than large and noticeable jewelry is likely more effort than the payoff is worth.
Phobia bad enough that he has issues even with drawing it, apparently. He went into it on Tumblr a while back. And I’m guessing he’d probably rather we shut up about it.
I wonder if she remembers the outfit from when she saw it in Sal’s closet?
She saw it rather more recently than that. Though I suppose she didn’t really have time to get a good look.
Oh right. That was a good strip.
Thank god Walky’s a decent brother. Sal needs affection from someone in her family.
Billie’s boobs. Dragons yes, but made of marshmallow.
Is it me or does Billie look different in this strip
She looks different because her hair is down.
WE HAVE A NEW MATCH IN THE THUNDER DOME!
Come on Tahkuya, can’t we get beyond Thunderdome? OK guys, what’s the score?
Ok so I really like the style of Billie’s eyes in this one. Anybody else?
Eye do too.
Did Billie just tell us the names of her boobs? The left is propriety and the right is curiousity?
Is it because she killed a cat with her right boob?
…I can picture this far too easily.
I have problems.
I just want to put this out there: I really like Panel 2. I think it’s the most we’ve seen of Sal with her defenses down, just being a real person. And that expression. Who else but her brother could do that?
Gosh Sal. You wear those gloves so much your hands must smell like feet.
In the alternate universe, if I recall, her hygeine was only slightly better than Walky’s. I remember her telling Joyce that the orange toothpaste they’d just gotten was weird, but at least she couldn’t tell when her gums bled anymore.
Right, right. I remember that.
Walky is aweful busy shipping his sister, first with his girlfriend, then with his suster’s roommate. And leave the schoolgirl outfit alone when in company or Sal will destroy you. Does he have no Darwinian instincts?
No, that’s what makes him one of the many natural wonders of the world.
Walky shipped Sal/Dotty? I think I missed that. I thought it was just Joyce/Dotty (or Joyce/Dotty/Walky) he was pushing. He’s definitely been shipping Sal/Billie, but, to be fair, I’m pretty sure Billie is shipping Sal/Billie, too, despite her pro forma protest at the beach.
My curiosity is also running high, Billie. What makes Sal tick? What she’s saying to Walky about her hair seems to conflict in some ways with what she said to herself at the salon. (And then there’s the gloves, as people have mentioned . . . )
She’s apparently aware of the many massive and enough said social issues, but despite all that maybe she likes having hair that doesn’t POOF.
So thinking about girls in school uniforms makes Billie curious? I hope Ruth is taking notes here.
And dammit, I miss my old avatar. Lewdly grinning Joe just works better for this kind of commentary.
Nah, that one works pretty good
Fronted, not truncated.
We black folks, most especially black women, have a long history of hair “issues,” and it can be a sensitive and complicated topic. Nice to see DoA giving it a nod.
Panel 4: we can see the distinct body types of Sal and Billie. It’s the mark of a seasoned artist that not all the bodies look like clones. I hope to get to this level someday.
I gotta say, it did not even OCCUR to me that people would find it sexy to see badass, hard-as-nails Sal out of her awesome motorcycle clothing and dressed like a little girl on her way to school.
I fail at Internetting. No, wait, I fail at human nature.
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