Good job Joyce.
Joyce’s deductive skills are second to none.
She’s a smart one!
nooooooo you made such progress
[don’t give up the hat]
Maybe the Pants. They scream Walky.
Yeah, she should follow Sarah’s example.
She’s wearing pants?
“Pants are for squares.” -Timmy’s Dad
Panties are for triangles!
Panties are for squares, like pants.
But the real question is, what do circles wear?
The panties have demons
Explains it all.
‘Course that means admittin’ Joyce’s parents were right about all that crap they spouted.
Not really. Demonhats and crapspouts are not mutually exclusive.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Spew forth enough crap, and Joyce’s parents can be right out of sheer randomness.
Everything’s right about sheer randomness.
But a broken clock isn’t right even once a day
In fact, it’s usually saying it’s half past oh dear god why did you DO that to me!?
That’s especially true if you break the hands off.
Especially Especially if it was because you hit it in the Faaaaace.
Burn the Hat!
Or wear it and gain the proportional strength of a hat.
Or, if you’re like Kirby, Gain a unique ability accompanied with each hat.
A Dexter hat probably gives you the power to make hammy speeches and taunt people about their pasts.
I thought a Dexter hat gives you a European accent, very high IQ and an insufferable sister who kept ruining your shit.
nono. that’s the glasses.
That would have been my response, almost word for word. I guess I need to start reading this comic in the morning, not on my lunch break.
It weighs less than a duck! It’s a witch!
It turned me into a newt!!!!!
Did you get better?
Now he is a chartered accountant.
It occurs to me that weightlessness would probably be a good way to determine if someone was a witch. After all there are incredibly few human beings that weigh less than ducks.
How else would they be able to fly on a broomstick?
Monty python reference gotta love it.
One step forward and thanks to Sarah, two steps back.
Sarah, you are the opposite of helpful!…
She really IS Joyce’s big sister.
Only one thing to cure that fever, Joyce.
*Walky in the background Happily banging a cowbell.*
Guys, when we’re done here, we’ll be wearing gold plated diapers.
I don’t think calling Dorothy a cowbell will help anything.
You….you just got yourself one Internet. I can’t stop laughing.
Thanks! I’ve never been given an internet before!
(what does that button do??)
DEE-DEE! GET OUT OF MY LABORATORY!
Oh my god I can still remember that voice WITH PERFECT CLARITY
Which one, Christine Cavanaugh or Candi Milo?
Joyce wants to ring Dorothy’s bell, too.
Why would he bang a cowbell, doesn’t he have Dorothy for that?
Do girls just hang out in their underwear?
In my mind they totally do.
I thought everyone just hangs out in their underwear. I said in my underwear.
In many animes, the answer is YES!
In college, we’d occasionally be in our underwear when it was balls out too hot to wear clothes (no air conditioning in the dorm). Also, some ladies like myself don’t like to wear pajama pants to bed, because they twist and get uncomfortable. Also, also, Sarah could be in the middle of changing and/or getting ready for bed.
So, yes, but really only for practical reasons?
This frequently happens in youth hostels or traveler’s hostels or some such, where loads of girls share a room (I never had a dorm mate, but I assume it’s similar in dorms). So, yes, this is actually pretty common, I’d say. Idk. It feels completey normal and not weird to me.
I have a friend who we have just accepted will not wear pants in the house unless we ask. Ever. She answered the door in just her panties and a t-shirt a few times.
I had a friend who doesn’t wear his pants in his house. We’d set foot in his house, he’d close the door, and boom–boxers.
i have seen no evidence to support otherwise
Pants are for the weak!!
Pants are an illusion, as is death.
What about ball gowns? Are they still okay?
If they are good enough for Captain America, they are good enough for me. (Seriously I recall and WW2 comic where Cap spent the entire issue in a dress.)
Who knew cap was such a rebel.
Maybe his hat has demons in it?
Thank god, something adorable. Sarah, I missed you. Joyce, your sister-friendship with Sarah is awesome.
Joyce – never get rid of your hat.
I totally Sister ship them.
Goddamn devil cartoons, corrupting Joyce like that!
Sarah wears her cool headscarf/bandana/kerchief thing when she’s in her underwear?
It’s actually part of Sarah’s head.
Maybe Dina’s family DID adopt her! Now she wears headgear constantly to signify oneness with her new people!
Sarah could be naked and still have that bandanna on.
Now there’s a thought.
That is in fact something that is physically possible, yes.
I’m not sure about that. Would she actually qualify as “naked” if she were wearing her bandana?
If she’s getting into bed then it’s probably supposed to be the one she wraps her hair with at night.
Panel 1’s just hangin’ out… launchin’ ships…
Launchin’ ships with lady hips.
While eating chips.
And doing flips.
And locking lips
While arranging paper clips.
Thanks for the tips.
Those hips don’t lie.
I think that ship had already launched. But it certainly did nothing to sink it.
Nice casual underwear shot, Willis.
Dorm life bro. Hanging around in underwear while in the room? Most definitely common. As long as the door’s closed/locked.
yeah this art is super provocative
You joke, but this is the internet.
Somewhere, someone is masturbating over this.
Sad part? He’s probably right T_T
I am amused at the thought of them reading the comments and seeing this, while in the act. it’d make them feel guilty. Probably wouldn’t stop them, though.
But why would they scroll through the comments while in the act, doesn’t that mean they aren’t looking at the comic anymore?
And why did I feel so compelled to point this out?
You can masterbate to a comment sections. If you get off on stupidity, or… well, mostly stupidity.
I’d say “challenge accepted” because someone should, but eww.
I’m not opposed to panty shots, I just didn’t expect them from Sarah. Especially since her bandanna’s still on.
She seems more like a sweatpants kind of gal, you know?
She’s been in her underwear a few other times, since she sleeps in them. she doesn’t get too modest about it, seemingly.
She knows Joyce only has eyes for Dorothy.
And Sal. And Billie…
I don’t know about Hat Demons but there are Hat Gremlins.
Which multiply when they get rained on.
Don’t feed your hat gremlins after midnight.
You can argue that anytime is after midnight, 11:59pm is 23 hours and 59 minutes after the last midnight after all.
And it’s always midnight somewhere…right?
Yeah, it’s only midnight for one minute in any given place.
Only according to your oppressive “time zones”
There are enough planets in the universe to put a midnight anywhen, somewhere.
What I always wondered – even disregarding the always after midnight technicality – when does it stop being “after midnight”?
Morning, I assumed.
When you stop letting it all hang out.
And concerned Big Sis strikes again.
Now I’m imagining an older Sarah with an eye-patch on her left eye.
Does she tell stories?
No, as in Sarah as Big Boss.
Skrull Joyce: because they really had to their expectations after the failed invasion
Their invasions always did have something of a shotgun approach to them. Look at it this way, who would expect Joyce of being an evil alien spy?
Well, daimon originally meant more “guiding spirit” or “inner voice” than “creature of evil.”
If no one draws fanart of Joyce hitting the hat with Sarah’s bat after this I’ll be a sad, sad man.
Maybe If you make it worth my while :3.
Demon-infested clothing has hefty DR against bludgeoning.
You would need a silver bat. Or is it cold iron? Screw it, dual-wielding exists for a reason!
Unless it’s a really powerful demon, you just need slashing or piercing. If it’s a powerful demon, you need cold iron or good and slashing or piercing.
Got the good and piercing covered with my Holy Winchester and a box of hollow point blessed, runed silver rounds. Toss in a Divine Power and Righteous Might and that critter WILL see what is coming like a supersonic mac truck to the face. ^_^ Yeah, I play Gothic Horror by Gaslight DnD.
You done good Joyce!
Next thing you know she’ll be jaywalking and eating Pizzas without pulling them apart.
Not seperating the slices of pizza before eating them? Blasphemy!
Ah, but if you don’t let them slice it and then fold it in half you have a ginormous pepperoni and sausage soft taco!
(I can’t believe ginormous passes spell check)
…Asuka with a machine gun.
Machine guns makes everything better. 😀
She might even start backtracking when she dies in her “Choose your Own Adventure” books.
But then you lose out on the unforgettable experience of getting totally screwed because the book just arbitrarily decided that was the wrong choice!
Or getting totally screwed just because you didn’t take the gem in the death trap filled room that you passed way back in the first page or so.
I had a Mario one, and it had a point ranking at the end, and I call shenanigans on it because there was no possible way to get the highest ranking, damn it…
If you can’t tell, I’ve had this pent up for awhile.
AHHHHH DUDE I HAD THAT ONE TOOOOO!!!
it was so good, though I do agree with your shenanigans-calling!
I had one that had no way to get to 70% of the book, including all the good endings, from the start.
I don’t remember much else about it except I think it was about time travel.
In some of the Mario ones they wanted you to do certain parts multiple times to collect things.
OH KNOW! We’ve been Secretly Invaded!!!
HE LOVES YOU!
WARU LOVES YOU
Welp. There go my hopes of concluding/addressing the whole racism thing anytime soon. DAMN YOU WILLIS! D:
Eh, it would be unnatural for Sal to chase after Walky. Plus, we’ve still got tomorrow, whenever that comes.
Idk…I just have a bad feeling in my gut, that it’s going to be swept under the rug until who knows when. Kinda like when Amber came THIS close to going into her Amazi girl issues (from what I remember, it seemed to imply she was involved in a convenience store robbery?) but said it was too painful. It’s been months. Maybe a year. And there’s no conclusion to that in sight. Call me a stickler 😛
Yes. And we just got another piece of dat puzzle–we know now it was Sal who robbed the store. It has not been forgotten!
It was never confirmed that it was Sal. In the comic anyway, Willis might have said something.
I wonder if Amber was a customer in one the stores that Sal robbed. Now *THAT* would be stretching the coincidence envelope all right.
Don’t forget Ruth’s parents, who she obviously gunned down in cold blood in fron of Amber.
Well, let’s not forget the -completely- freaked out expression Amber got when she first passed Sal in the halls.
If Sal isn’t Amber’s Joe Chill, I would be very surprised.
Maybe Amber was one of the clerks?
Oh God. I’m getting as weird as Willis.
“I’ll think about it tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day.” Scarlett O’Hara.
“Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya, tomorrow; you’re always a day away!”
Little Orphan Annie.
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”- Rhett Butler.
“The morning found me miles away
With still a million things to say”
Racism is Overated. Chicks in their underwear, however. Never enough of that.
Fanservice: Best way to avoid deep discussions….or so I’ve been told.
From now on, Every serious discussion that causes controversy should have every character in their underwear.
Why stop there? Let’s do it in every discussion.
The only problem with that is that it includes Faz. First dd a clause excluding Faz and other repulsive types for viewer safety, and the bill will pass.
Well, I may not be seen with my underwear but at least I could enjoy the show.
Aizat, you’re DoA character now?
Not really, since you said that it excludes all reclusive types and I am a reclusive person…
“RePulsive”, not reclusive. That was to cover any characters Willis might introduce later that we would not want to see in their underwear, such as people with oozing skin lesions. It was not meant to discriminate against recluses.
Regardless, you really don’t want to see me in my underwear.
Probably not, but since you’re not a DoA character it’s not likely to happen anyway.
Give me another one.
You have 30 minutes to give me another Underwear edition of Dumbing of Age.
Another Idea for an underwear comic I mean.
Something with Amazigirl! I want to see how you mesh underwearness with her costume.
Damn, I missed the window by 33 minutes.
This is probably too late, but that one where Joyce’s parents compare Dorothy to the Nazis.
@Yotomoe: Ooh, nice job with Sal!
Although, wouldn’t Walky wear Dexter & Monkey Master Underroos?
(Don’t even know if they even make Underroos any more.)
Dude, Yotomoe, that is pretty damn good.
Yotomoe! I am forever in your debt. Here are three internets, just to cover the interest . . .
I’m so sad I didn’t see your offer to do another one last night! I would have totally gone for Ethan, Joyce, and Walky sitting around watching Dexter & Monkey Master. 😀
Goddamnit ! The one time I decide to sleep over a DOA update, and I miss this !
Great job yotomoe !
I’ll do some of these suggestions today, now that I’m awake.
I love that Sal is still wearing her gloves.
Ahahaha, the nipple-jab!
That’s not a mistake in the final panel.
In the original comic she took off her sweater vest. So….
something had to go!
Hallowed be the name of Yotomoe !
… Seriously, I thought Joyce would be more excited about standing next to a bare-chested Ethan. Even if it is understandable for her to be upset by Walky’s presence.
This leads to whole new levels of speculation about what the most perfect thing Joyce has ever seen is.
Or Joyce could fall under the hypnotic suggestions of the aliens from They Live!
So are you saying it’s…. hat alien?
I know. I’ll be here all week.
I was hoping Joyce wanted to engage in some more rebelling.
Sexy, sexy rebelling.
If that were the case she’d be in Dorothy’s room. 😛
Joyce may even remove her left sock. The most naked she could get in front of her boyfriend.
She already took off her sweater vest with her boyfriend (and sometimes two other guys joining in). Edgy!
Joyce Know! Your a fucking rebel
Just put down the skrull cap and back away.
Skrull cap…I see what you did there.
Sarah, PUT THAT HAND AWAY AND GIVE JOYCE A HUG.
No, Sarah, you are the demons.
Then Sarah was a zombie!
By the way, I like your Ryoma from Getter Robo avatar. That is what that is, right?
Yes, my avatar is Ryoma from New Getter Robo.
After standing up to her parents like that, I wonder how “physical contact with another woman while wearing only underwear” would play out in the Brown household?
Joe gravatar is perfect for this comment.
Hmm. I think it might be the shirt that’s posessed. Take that off too.
All the clothes. Take all of them off.
“Ok…but the left sock stays!”
Isn’t it obvious? The shirt lets your tits stare at people.
Shattered Glass Joyce!
I am a shadow…the true self!
This strip is so cute. That.. is my entire comment. It’s cute. It’s 6am, really, whoever expects eloquence from me at this time will probably be dissapointed lol. BUT IT’S REALLY REALLY CUTE, OK?
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah…. ALL hats have demons.
We’ve been through this..
As long as we have a logical, well-reasoned explanation…
Better demons than lice in your hat. Lice are harder to get rid of.
They can’t really live that long without contact. All you have to do is keep in a closed bag for a week then wash it in the hottest water it can stand, preferably with colour-safe bleach. (Many, many children in my house growing up) (Many, many outbreaks)
I don’t know. Horses have relatives of lice, Trichodectidae. Those occur seasonally, mostly in spring when the horses shed their winter hair. We got one gelding who has them every year. You poison them, and you clean the stables. He still gets them every year, even after changing stables (other horses do as well, but not like clockwork).
Literature is not particularly informative about where those suckers (actually, as opposed to real lice they don’t really suck) spend the times of the year when they are dormant.
My nieces got infested repeatedly over the summer, despite my sister’s actions to get rid of them. (The lice, I mean, not her daughters, though towards the end she may have been considering that step.) Apparently the neighborhood girls were just passing them around, so when one girl got cleaned up, she’d almost immediately get re-infested by one of the other girls whose infestation was just starting to hatch. They seem to have finally gotten rid of them, but it required the entire neighborhood to get together and coordinate their clean-up efforts and quarantine the girls.
Had the Exorcist been about lice it would have been a 30 hour movie.
Hence why I never wear pants…
Demons in your pants?
Tengo un cerdo en mis pantalones
Don’t you mean los bluejeans?
I keep mine in a blanket.
Why wear pants? Creepy pants all the time get some. Maybe parachute, maybe clown care. Some ants toot!
There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found
This reminds me!
HEY, WILLIS! Since you seem to know all of the prominent Christian things aimed toward youth in the ’70s-80s-90s, can you ID this one?
Which prominent Christian figure held conferences for teens (mostly on the East Coast), and taught such strict adherence to “honor thy father and thy mother” that he interpreted it to mean: Even if your parents ask you to sin, obey them. If they tell you give up Christ, then being a Christian is sin.
Also, that all dating is bad.
I am not familiar with that dude. Or if I am, that particular bit of trivia was kept from me.
It’s Bill Gothard.
See, about 75% of what he said was good and sane – things like “Take responsibility,” and so on. But then the craaaaazy came in.
Spontaneous Christian cultural trivia?
Well, odder things have happened in the comment section.
What if they tell you specifically not to obey them?
Then obviously it’s just a test of faith.
Then your head explodes.
The hat got cursed by walky, joyce. The hats no good.
And t’hats no good!
(Yay, Sonic references!)
For some reason, I’m suddenly imagining Sarah and Joyce sitting in the lounge and they’re marathoning Superbook.
Joyce could be trying to get Sarah interested in her favorite cartoons from when she was a kid.
Silly Joyce hats don’t get demons. Fey, lesser deities, and the occasional Slaad, but not demos. However, you might want to check your shoes.
Nyarlathotep likes to stay in used underwear. Odd, but I’m not going to judge the guy.
Joyce love increased by 100.
Sarah dislike decreased by 10.
Sarah doesn’t get happier. She only gets less angry.
The road to happiness starts with being less angry.
You have obviously never murdered someone for cutting you off in traffic.
It’s the simple pleasures in life.
Wait, you could do that?
He also did his mom.
Did she get a nickel?
My quote still stands as murdering people is one of many roads to becoming less angry.
Also, you start less angry, then they make you more angry, then you murder them, happiness.
Sarah you fool! Progress was being made!
Hey, one step at a time, Spliced, one step at a time.
Okay, Joyce, the next spell you’re going to learn is Detect Sarcasm.
yeah she’s already learned fear ward and smite now for pennace (WoW priest moves)
now that I’ve made it a subject would she play games that have witch craft if it means she can be a subject of light like paladins, priests and what not?
Yes. And then she has to teach it to the comments section. (Stop calling Sarah mean! She’s just joking!)
There’s a Jack Chick joke in here somewhere.
I don’t wanna be Elfstar anymore. I want to be Jenny!
Oh right, Joyce also needs to make the face:
beware the hat demons they ill eat your HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe pops his head around the corner: “Yep, your clothes are probably infested with demons by this point. Better just avoid wearing anything from now on.”
And they cough up the hair into the shower drains!!!!!!!!!!
A call-back to a strip from… Four months ago? That was also 12 hours ago? That I totally would’ve failed to get if I hadn’t just finished a massive archive binging?
Well played, Willis. Well played.
I don’t know how you can’t love Joyce. She’s plain adorable.
Wait, it can’t be the hats’ fault! She wasn’t wearing it at all when she was fighting with her parents!
But she *had* been wearing it, and even for that short a period of time its evil influence was able to manifest itself!
So Joyce’s hat works a lot like a goa’uld sarcophagus huh?
No, Joyce, you are not rebelling. You are still living your faith, whether you realize it or not. To paraphrase the words of the apostle Paul, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man an adult, I put childish ways behind me.”
…..1 Cor 13:11
Hehehe, the thought of Joyce becoming a man amuses me.
It’s happened! Over in It’s Walkie!
She is rebelling, against her parents, if not (yet?) her faith.
When Sarah and Joyce were hanging out doing laundry, I seem to remember some casual pantlessness. Was that just a one off image or was it deviant? Couldn’t locate it in the archives. Joyce was just enjoying the good vibrations.
It was on Willis’ Deviantart.
I think “maybe that hat did have demons in it after all” would make an even better title than yesterday’s line
Best. Hovertext. Ever.
Perhaps it is the hat which is the skrull, and it has mind-control powers! =O
Sarah, I’m REALLY hoping Joyce catches your sarcasm here. Or at the very least you take things back to a serious tone and ask her how and why.
Forget the serious tone and bring the party hats ! This calls for celebration… so Sarah, stop joking and give Joyce the hug she deserves.
Can I just say that I’ve never seen a woman’s closet with that much extra space in it. Ever. IDK: maybe they both have mounds and mounds of laundry piled up somewhere, waiting to be washed . . .
Unless she doesn’t a lot of hangable clothing or prefers to store her clothing in drawers… maybe…
Or they’re college students…
Oh my god! She jokes!
Aww, Sarah. You’re the second-bestest big sister Joyce could possibly ask for.
Skrull Joyce. Hehehe. I mean, if you’re a shapeshifter, there are worse forms to assume, I suppose. Ethan’s Mom, for example….
I read this wrong upon first glance.
I thought she said “I rebelled against my PANTS today” which probably means I was distracted by the underwears.
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