Walky is gonna be pissssed.
Yeah, now he totally can’t like D&MM. Not when it’s THIS adorable.
Maybe the show will become Joyce’s new religion, and Walky can become a Born Again Christian?
Let Sara find religon, and make Walky sing ‘Loosing My Religon’ by REM.
Don’t say you don’t already see it comming.
First of all, it’s “losing”. Second, the song is about being confused by feelings of attraction for a friend of the opposite sex. It’s common to be upset and unsure about.
I thought it was about stalking
No. The term “losing my religion” is about getting mad and violent.
He thought that he was the trufan……. until now.
whoops, Joyce, now you can’t say your eyes aren’t down there =p
Correct me if I’m wrong, but is this the very first time we’ve seen Joyce dressed in something other than her sweater-vests? (With the possible exclusion of PJs and similar.)
Yeah, I think you’re right. I’m starting to like Joyce more, haha
No, she had the yellow dress. Also another yellow dress, although that wasn’t her own.
She wore a yellow dress when she went on her date with Joe.
seach-fu weak …. or I’m just lazy but didn’t she go the the beach/lake with everyone earlier?
Joyce, you’re a dork in the best way.
Fun fact: Dork is the term used to name a whale’s penis.
Joyce is a whale penis.
Real Fact: no it isn’t.
But…but Dean Cain said that’s what whale penis’ are called in an
ep of Ripley’s Believe it or Not and even had one on display in the ep! Are u saying Superman was wrong?!
I knew a kid at school who claimed that “dude” is Arabic for a camel’s foreskin.
This comment made we laugh for the sole reason that I imagined it being said by Rarity.
You mean like Ed, Edd n Eddy?
Now I have the theme song stuck in my head. Thanks.
Would you rather have the song that never ends? … It goes on and on my friend …..
I thought Joyce was just wearing a Bra for a second O_o
I thought the same thing.
Why would Joyce need Battle Ready Armor?
Because she’s going under disguise on the alien’s mothership and needs to be prepared if her disguise falls apart.
Because it would be totally cool if some robbers shot off her costume revealed that she was Battle Ready underneath.
Battle Ready Armor? I hadn’t heard that thing in years. Makes me feel young again….and I’m 21 years old.
Awwww yeaaaaah, I remember that show!
“KIDS NEXT DOOR, BATTLESTATIONS!”
KIDS NEXT DOOR RULE!!!
I was just watching that!
Thank you Yotomoe for making me feel young again. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to go watch the whole series.
From operation P.O.O.L. to operation I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S.
Believe it or not, I didn’t need to look it up.
Actually, it’s No P in the OOL.
Yep, me too.
Wait, she’s actually staying out of the sweater vests now?
That shirt scares me a little bit.
Dude that shirt is awesome and I want Willis to start selling them.
Begin sales pitch for a kick starter or kick starters if we want to try for the whole ensemble …. Hat, shirt, pants, possible action figures or LEGO equivalent …. LEGO mini figs …. I wonder what the minimum run would be for tooling up?
It’s going to scare the shit out of her parents when they arrive.
They didn’t let her watch cartoons. And now she is taaaaaainteeeeeed. Plus her boyfriend is Jewish (and gay) and her roommate is an ethnicity that doesn’t exist where they live and her new best friends are an ex-alcoholic and an atheist and she idolizes a latina biker criminal who may or may not be a masked vigilante and oh god she’s doomed.
(Nah but for real I’m looking forward to her parents “wtf” faces when they arrive if she doesn’t change first)
And I’ll form the head!
Damn it, stuck with the crotch plate again
What did you think “I’ll form the head!” meant? There’s two parts of the human male anatomy referred to as a head… and only one that can severely change shape…
No no, get a good arm and a baseball bat and they can both change shape. For those with heads on the soft side *glances at Joyce* a squeaky mallet should be enough.
Yes. Sell me one. Now.
The T-Shirt too.
Lets throw all of our money at the screen and see if that works!
[pelts monitor with dollar coins]
But seriously THAT T-SHIRT! With the boob eyes and the lighter middle color to hide your waiste and the darker top color to accentuate your shoulders. It’s an excellent design.
Also, Joyce’s fist in the last panel makes it look like she’s ready to rough up some non-trufans.
I would buy that shirt in large baby-girl T just to ensure the boob eyes are intact. @_,_,_@
That shirt is all types of wrong.
Is it worse than the pants? Because that is the worse part for me.
The sad thing is that I didn’t even notice her pants until you mentioned it.
I’m so sorry.
No, the sad thing is that *this* is when Joyce’s parents are going to turn up.
Aww, so does this mean that Joyce’s parents aren’t going to think she’s a lesbian?
Walky never considered being unfaithful before…
Is Joyce walking about in her PJ’s?
She’s becoming WALKY
Now Walky is gonna look down, see a sweater vest, and run away screaming.
I got to ask ever since the first strip, is she wearing a head scarf?
Probably a bandanna but it could be either. I think both are really cool.
Not Joyce, the person whose giving Joyce the package.
Oh. I thought you meant Sarah
It’s probably a Hijab.
Oh, so that what’s its called in English? Where I’m from we just called it a Tudung.
I’m sorry, but when you said that, all I can think of is feces.
“Dung”, heh heh.
(I’m such a child)
Well, it’s “du” part in my language have the same sound of the verb do.
I think it’s a slightly different wrapping style between Hijab and Tudung? Islam isn’t the only religion where a scarf is worn in that way. Hijab is specific to Islam at least, but there are several styles worn by Muslims in addition to Hijab style, and then there are other styles for other religions.
Combined with skin tone and the Arabic-origin name Asma, it is pretty darn clear she’s a Muslim.
That’s stereotypical! I resent that.
I don’t. It’s nice to have some representation here.
Then I guess you are part of the reason Willis included her. As a sentient robot, I get all my love over in Shortpacked! ~~~~~~~~~ is the most well written character Willis ever wrote.
Bet you wished ~~~~~~~~~ can transform and not a Pretender, right?
Now I’m waiting to see UC cross her arms, wrists touching and shout ‘PRETENDAR!!’
Thanks a lot Aizat
How would you track if some is a “pretendar!”….
…Would you use Pretendar?
You know what? Forget I said anything.
In all honesty, I hope your talking about the Pretender thing, because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to see yourself in the art you like, or in the things you read or watch for entertainment.
Well, claiming someone is of a certain religion because of their skin tone is pretty racist, actually.
Hence my comment Candyman.
Let’s all avoid making the obvious “FAKE FANGIRL” reference.
We have some taste and class. Some. Not a lot. But enough to not make those references.
That term’s always baffled me. I mean, they’re fans! They’re used for air circulation! You can’t pretend it’s a girl or a boy! Especially since those rotor blades can be dangerous!
Oh sure, I’m not calling her a fake fangirl. I’m calling her a newbie fan.
She’s in the weeaboo stage. Way too enthusiastic about the new thing she found.
Which is a pretty normal thing to happen. (And when a new fandom gets big fast, like Hetalia or Homestuck, it often seems as if all fans are weeaboos, when really they will calm the fuck down in a bit but right now they’re just happy they found a thing and that other people like the thing too)
How about if I just call her ridiculous-looking? Is that all right?
So I assume she bought the Dexter sweat pants, MM T-shirt and now the Heady skull cap all within a week?
Don’t forget the arm/sweat bands
The 4th panel needs an entire Sailor Moon transformation sequence.
Agreed. Nobody tell Joyce the Sailor Moon transformation is done when nude.
Or just tell her afterwards.
Your grav and comment with mine made my day.
Seeing Dexter and Monkey Master keeps reminding me of the question, will we get to see Head Alien in this universe? Y’know, because of what he can do now.
The safe answer is no. We will not ever.
Maybe in this universe, Head Alien is what Superman is to this world.
I believe that Willis is keeping the DoA universe as a mundane reality with the only ‘supernatural’ event being Sal’s hair exploding cartoon style.
You have seen Head Alien in this universe because Head Alien is Dexter.
Sorry, I meant Head Alien II.
This universe is too far out from the rest of the multiverse for him to bother with. It’s like Tatooine.
So if there’s a bright spot to the multiverse, this is the universe that is farthest from?
So his desire for total multiverse domination will be defeated by lethargy? Truly he is the most human character you’ve ever written.
Tatooine isn’t very far. The Empire didn’t have any difficulty getting there.
Everybody and their mother has faster-than-light travel. Like, several times the speed of light, considering they can hop around a galaxy in timespans measured in hours. That said, Tatooine is still an Outer Rim planet, and therefore tends to benefit less from the Empire/Republic’s governance. I think the fact that its only major exports are sand and crime doesn’t help much.
Our galaxy is on the order of hundred thousands light years across, and most interesting galaxies won’t be more then one or two orders of magnitude smaller.
If you are getting from one end to the other in a matter of hours, try a couple of (dozens of) millions times faster than light.
Okay: has anyone read *William Shakespeare’s Star Wars*? Because that ish is hilarious!!
R2 even has lines in addition to his beeps!
Yeesh, Joyce. As a die hard fan of something, I think you’re going overboard.
Her entire personality is based on being Die-hard fans of things.
Is she a Die Hard fan of Die Hard?
Jesus-kay yeah, motherlover!
You know, I could give you my mentor’s monologue on wearing the merch in public but it’s way too long. That and he mentioned smacking down the folks who did that.
Your mentor sounds totally awesome.
Yes he does. He’s the one that got me started on Dragon Ball in the first place.
Damn it kernanator beat me because I was watching Kung Fu Dunk.
And for those who are wondering, this is the comic the kickstarter showed.
Whats up with Joyce’s eyes in the last panel?
That’s what happens when Joyce tries to look sinister. As you can see, it’s about as intimidating as a week-old kitten soaked in milk.
Which actually probably would frighten me a little bit.
It is kind of intimidating. In a “I-have-no-clue-what’s-going-on-with-her” kind of way.
She looks like a kid from a 90s show, who is totally radical and down with the kids.
Or an advertising mascot. I could totally see her trying to sell me some rad new yogurt in a tube that comes with pogs.
I cannot unsee either of these.
And yes. Selling those hats would be fun.
For us, I mean. Maybe for you too.
But when can we get the hat Joyce is wearing in your gravatar?
Man, I wish I knew.
I’m still waiting for the panel to appear in-comic.
You’re going to meet your parents like that, Joyce?
Should be a fun weekend.
I also just noticed clerk girl has a tag now. Asma, that’s a fun name.
I can imagine that people often mispronounce it as ‘asthma’.
Probably make a loy of “out of breath” jokes at her, too. I feel really bad for her now. Aw…
She’s been tagged for a long while, I think since her first appearance. Definitely since everybody went to Galasso’s. I had call to use her name around then, and I found out what it was by checking the tags. I don’t believe it’s ever been mentioned in-comic.
Joyce has donned a Dexter/head alien cap. Walkyverse Joyce now has dysentery.
Besides, a true fan don’t wear them. They keep it in their collection…..or at least that’s what I’ve been told.
Going by the hovertext, I suspect that Willis has Head Alien headgear just waiting to be sold.
The last reminds me of one of those interracial TV gangs. That beanie looks like a backwards snap-back.
Well, in that outfit, Joyce is better off painting a bullseye on her back.
Just imagine if Walkyverse Joyce saw this. All that Joyce rage, I’m scared just thinking about it!
She’d have a date with a bazooka/bazooka-esque firing weapon.
Bazooka dates are the best kind!
I imagine that walkyverse Joyce would resent dumbiverse Joyce no matter what she was wearing, considering that the former has already gone through the latter’s character development.
Wow, the future really snuck up on me.
Well, you did sleep on earth for four million years before that volcano woke you up.
Killing Autobots tires me out. So does dealing with Starscream.
Dealing with Starscream would tire anyone out.
…I’m having some unsettling flashbacks…
are Highbrow boobs.
literally all I ever think about
I’ve got some PSL going on.
Sure is Shortpacked! in here
Can’t help but be happy for Joyce here!
I can totally see Walky running like crazy to have crazy sex with Joyce with that outfit.
exactly what i was thinking. walky became ‘smitten’ with dorothy for simply having a binder that had dexter&monkey master featured on it. if dorothy even walks around with that outfit in front of walky, then holy shit.
Please tell me those are PJs and not her attire for the day. I can only imagine the looks of horror on her parents’ faces if she showed up in that get up to meet them.
Unless those sweatbands weight 20 kilograms each, I’m not very impressed.
“Yeah, that stopped being impressive a long time ago, didn’t it?”
Bugger the hat, I want the Monkey Master shirt.
Wow suddenly thinking my Green Lantern wristband and Green Lantern Lanyard for my work badge aren’t overkill after all
A little late to be making Brony parallels, isn’t it?
I guess seeing someone insert a cartoon into every aspect of their existence can still be interesting.
Uh…did I miss somethin’? What Brony parallels you talkin’ bout?
I guess any mentions of super-obsessive fandoms that invoke TRUFANS (TM) are automatically brony references, despite this being a thing since people liked things.
Or maybe it’s just the shirt design. I could be reading too much into it.
Bronies aren’t the original fanboys. There were trekkies, and star wars dorks, and the worst, most dorky of them all….Transformers dorks.
Luckily I’m sure none of them are around anymore.
Gee, you new age type hipster, you for got about the Spartacus Fans and then there were the Hercules fans before that. Lets not forget the fans of Gogmagog hunter of mastodons.
Spartacus fans were the best. Most people just annoy others with their fandom. Spartacus fans said “Fuck that, we’ll have a full-on rebellion.”
Ain’t no fanboy like Dante, the most popular author of self-insertion fanfiction ever.
Nope, not seeing the brony parallels here but I do see a fan entering the first phase.
Is Walky in stage 2 or 3?
Well, he have a list of what episode to watch and what to avoid and he did recommended a few episode, I’m guessing stage 3.
…apropos of nothing, who else here has the Dina hat?
There’s a Dina Hats?
Yes there is. Willis has been sowing them by hand and selling them at his DoA store to us at Dyno-mite prices.
He hates all Dina hats now.
Huh… I expected more setup for this strip.
There was, but it happened while Dorothy was studying, so we didn’t get to see it.
Whoa. Deja vu. I know I’ve seen this comic before. How is that possible? Was this the Kickstarter sneak peek?
Whew! I thought maybe I had been sleepwalking and broke into your house and read ahead of the class!
That happens to a lot of people, don’t worry.
Oh good, it’s not just me than.
The eyes are staring at me so I will stare back.
What a cool outfit.
Expedited shipping is never worth it… Unless you are informed one week before an exam that you will be at a severe disadvantage if you don’t have an advanced graphing calculator, and it’s cheaper to send it expedited than buy it in the campus bookstore. Speaking from experience? Yes I am.
It’s going to turn out Dexter and Monkey Master had a horribly wrong episode about dinosaurs. And then there will be a hat war.
Well, of course. You can hardly have a time-travel episode without at least a little horribly wrong dinosauring, and D&MM has had how many time-travel episodes?
I mean, it’s better than some… the “dinosaurs and early humans co-existing” in “Amonkey Time” is justifiable, for a pleasant change, because it actually came about because of HA’s time-travel shenanigans, but the dinosaurs themselves are still your stereotypical slow, dumb, dirt-colored lizards, and that’s even a plot device when MM has to fight the T. rex.
I hear D.W. wanted the dinosaurs in “Amonkey Time” to be updated to be more in-line with modern paleontological knowledge, but the show producers overruled him with brilliant arguments like “kids don’t want to see Monkey Master fight a big chicken”. More reasons the original comics were way better than the TV show…
I’m really surprised Joyce hasn’t thought this thru, or looked in the mirror, isn’t there some kind of law in her religion about what’s she doing at this point?
Seems to be she can find religious based laws against most human activity.
Personally, I’m happy to see her acting like a ‘normal weird ass teen”.
And before I get nailed again for some kind of non-PC statement, because here I’m implying that teens are normally weird ass: I stand by it.
As a former teen myself surrounded by college dorm type teens, we were all weirdo’s.
Many fundies would describe this as “worshipping false idols”, which is one of the ten commandments. Even if her parents let her get away with it, I bet we get serious flack from Mary.
I never got the whole “dressing up as a fan is worshiping false idols” logic, but then again, I was never a fundie.
“man i’m gonna get requests to sell those head alien hats ain’t i”
Yes Willis…yes you are.
God, Joyce is reminding me of my wife…
you must have an awesome wife.
I feel so sorry for you.
It just occurred to me, Joyce’s family is here.
This will be fun.
oh god joyce
Aww, I guess that thing must be Dexter’s eye slit and not his mouth. I liked picturing it as his mouth.
I remember my first fandom
Joyce gained a level! She is allowed one Secondary Fandom, and can equip t-shirts with skin-colored midriff sections.
Joyce equips T-shirt with Skin-Colored Midriff Section.
Reader nearly has a heart attack.
ok,.. I agree the shirt is awesome enough to buy it for a fem to wear it just for my reaction,… when do they go on sale?
Seriously Walky, when do we get to throw money at you?
Joyce, honey, one note; the only people who call themsels true fans are the people who like something only to say they like it. You don’t need to get such a horrifying ensemble to be a fan, so much as enjoy the show.
because that outfit scares the crápé out of me
That outfit must be quite terrifying indeed for a man to lose all his crápé out of fright.
has she started drawing fanart of d&mm meeting jesus and becoming christian yet?
Hahaha No but someone should get on that ASAP!
Just give us the hats, Willis… nobody has to get hurt.
Does she also say the tiny “tm” after Trufan? she must be loyal to trademarketing.
And here’s the Kickstarter comic. All surprises from here on!
So… will it actually get on your nerves if I ask you to sell that hat…?
Because I do seriously want that hat…
“Yessssssss. The little hatsssssss.”
I hope I’m not the only one to get that reference. Props my friend.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone Beware the butts syndrome!
Yay! Kickstarter comic has arrived! Now the mysteries unravel.
See cause before she could only prove she liked Monkey Master. Now she has accessories that feature both characters!
Check the pants.
Trufan sounds like some kind of allergy medication.
Side effects may include a loss of social life.
…and thinning of the wallet.
Cute metaphor, but when did Joyce learn about unlocks?
From one hundred episodes of D&MM.
A hundred? Damn, most animated shows get around 50 at most.
D&MM episodes are 11 minutes long, two per half-hour.
Yeah, Joyce…happens…never…(stares at gravatar) I’m sorry, what were we talking about?
hey, hey my eyes are up here!
Cue the Episode where D&MM admit to being atheists, and Joyce new Favorite thing becomes something she had been taught from a young age to Hate.
If I just make the hat and not sell it for profit, there’s no like legal-y stuff that’ll hurt me there, right?
It would be funny as hell if her family just walks in rite now
That hat gives her +20 to Dex!
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