With any luck, that won’t be the only intoxicating rush.
Give her the productivi-D.
My internets. Take them.
It’s funny, seeing someone with a gravatar of Roxy saying this.
Productivity is her word for banging.
I think it’s his word, actually
I thought it was EVERYONE’S.
Well it sure is now!
I mean, considering that a product is the result of multiplying, after all…
More like REproductivity, amirite?
Aieeeee, no! REproductivity puts your life on hold for 18 years… Longer if the little REproducts decide not to go into college right after highschool.
I thought it was “Reading a magazine”?
Disaster in 3…2…1…
For who? Amazi-Girl or Walky?
Definitely for Amazi-Girl. Maybe for Walky.
You forgot Danny, you know Danny the guy who’s hanging with ambers extremely crazy violent father who looking to get back and door hurt amber in any way possible…
Does anything go well for Danny? The Universe hates him.
The Universe only hates him because he does this:
1) Worries what everyone will think of him if he does an action/does not do an action.
2) Does an action that makes people think badly of him.
3) Only thinks about how things have messed up for him without considering others.
4) Gets annoyed/depressed.
5) Says something/does something that makes others upset.
These actions don’t always occur in the same order.
Instances of this include:
1) Following Dorothy to college was the bad action because she said specifically not to, he says she might not want to leave for Yale which upsets Dorothy, then he got annoyed/depressed, and he ends up thinking about how he will now have a ‘stupid degree’ he didn’t want and how this ‘ruined his plans’ – this fulfils actions 2), 5), 4) and 3) in that order.
2) He chose not to go out with Sarah and as a result, worried that Joe would think him racist if he asked out Amber. Then he flirts with her and takes her back to his room, making Dorothy briefly think badly of him. He gets annoyed at Dorothy and Joe when Amber runs off and only thinks their actions are screwing him over and making him miserable. He then upsets Joe by calling him the worst wingman ever – this fulfils 1) through 5).
3) Thinks that helping Amber out by pretending she is his girlfriend will bother Amazi-Girl, tells Amber they can’t be friends any more making the readers think badly of him, gets annoyed and goes on about how it will upset his parents that he lost another ‘perfect girlfriend’ without questioning why Amber wanted in on his day in the first place. He then questioned if she was a ‘complete’ person when she pointed out the problems with Amazi-Girl which upset her and she said no before walking off, brokenhearted. This fulfils step 1) through 5).
I can’t think of any more right now but this keeps happening. He worries about what others will think constantly but somehow always does something that makes others think badly of him anyway. Then he gets annoyed or upset, complains about how it has/will go wrong for him and he usually finds a way to upset someone while he is at it.
And this is all part of how he ‘Dans’ things up. With the very last steps of Danning things up of course being choosing not to reflect on any of these things and instead repeating all of the steps again.
Well thought out thesis. I like it.
Fans can be so full of it sometimes. xD
You have a lot more information in your hands than Dan does, it’s pretty unfair to judge a character for things they couldn’t possible know or for misunderstanding things.
Hmm, this Faz is making sense, and this Faz looks like ethan, does that mean if faz was more attractive he would be more coherent ?
@Spero He seems pretty coherent, barring one or two typos. I think his coherency/attractiveness may be at its max.
I’m pretty sure if he were anyone else he could’ve figured out that Amber is Amazi-girl by now… I mean really…
Selfish, immature dickheads like Danny? College is full of ‘em. Hell, I was one.
I actualy have some of these traits in me. I’m a nice person, I’m sure of that, but I think too much about how my actions will affect others. Around 70% of the time, I end up doing an action that is fine/good, but that other 30% ends up feeling like the majority. It fills up my mind, all I can think about is failure, even if I try to think about how far I’ve gotten already, it just doesn’t feel encouraging. This is when I would get depressed. In my depressed state, my close ones try to help. Most of the time, their help snaps me out of it, but sometimes, I feel like everything put into me is in vain, like I’m a waste of resources, that sort of thing.
In any case, I deal with this a lot better than Dan does, but I definately understand his point of view. Think of the spiral paradox, when the outcome affects the income, which affects the outcome again, and so on.
At first I lost interest in this couple, but I can see plot in this ship,Calling it: walky falls more and more in love with Dorothy dedicating his time to help her with her work so she can be with him, but she continues to neglect walky, spurning his affection, as this happens a nother girl happens to take interest walky causing complications.
Just a little fan-fiction, would really intertianing if it where to happen
Did not mean to post in it HERE sorry
I’m generally pretty good at expecting the worst, and I’m not seeing a bad thing here for anyone who isn’t a costumed, violent, vigilante.
Dorothy’s kink: Walky’s greatest enemy.
“I just love getting into those… tight crevices… Getting out all that built up grime… Carefully… One piece at a time…”
“Not too deep, it might bleed uncontrollably. If that happens though you can just suck up the blood. Maybe rinse it with some water.”
And now that’s all I’m going to be able to think about when I’m flossing. Thanks for that.
Bananas. That’s a good safe word.
Too hard to say with a ball gag in your mouth. You need something that’s mostly vowel sounds.
Which in English translates out to “Cat”
After looking that “word” up 10 years after that movie came out, turns out it’s just a mix of letters across various alphabets, and has no meaning.
I’m a physicist and I can assure you it means cat.
Google Fu > Ph.D. + laureateship
It means cat
Someone here is bad at improv. Yes and… Yes and…
“Aiea” is all vowel sounds.
Finally, competent people to hunt down Amazi-Menace.
If they manage to unmask Amazi-Girl, she’ll be sent to prison, right?
I don’t care, Parker! I just want that menace off the streets! Now get me pictures! Pictures of Amazi-Giiiiirl!
I have been watching too much Leverage. It took me a minute to connect to Spiderman instead of master thief.
You hired PARKER? Parker’s insane!
The adults and the police don’t care. It’s up to us now.
now that’s the Jack Finch I remember.
Good to see ya back Jack, where’d ya wendi-go?
Mystery has been relegated to the distaff side in Tackleford these days. No country for young men apparently.
Safeword: Butt tacos
Because after saying that in bed, you’re either gonna be hungry or grossed out, but either way no longer in the mood.
Well, it could be taken as a change to certain positions…
No he couldn’t and that is wrong.
That is wrong. Let’s save this discussion for the German remake of DoA.
PRE-MARITAL BUTT TACOS!!!1!
My gravatar can do no wrong as long as we’re on this particular plot arc.
The “safe” part of that is a tad suspect…in space terms.
Productivity IS the safeword Walky.
Nothing kills a mood faster
“Grandma’s meatloaf is a little dry” is probably the best safe phrase I’ve ever read before.
Well, that’s a rapidly escalating sex life.
He needs a word to know if he’s inching his hand towards her boob too quickly.
Why isn’t “stop” good enough for that?
So he knows she isn’t saying it sarcasticly.
I’m learning SO MUCH tonight.
Stop is a bad safeword because during sexytimes “don’t” may often be inserted in front it.
Huh, I never thought of that.
Plus there is a particular kind of play where the shouting of “stop” and “don’t” is PART of the game, and one is, in fact, NOT supposed to stop. I do not play ths game, but I know it exists.
And even then you’ve got to distinguish between “Don’t stop!” and “Don’t! Stop!” Punctuation is important, kids!
There’s always the classic red/yellow/green (red being stop immediately, yellow being slow down/starting to push comfort zone, and green being hells yes, for the uninitiated). If you use these words during sex not in their safeword-related meanings, I would be extremely curious regarding the context.
I thought this was about Brazilian steakhouses until you said “sex.” Never mind.
Their sex life is rapidly escalating, and their drag races are radically accelerating!
I’m still not sure where this bit about Dotty and Walky running while cross-dressing came from.
It didnt there was a lot of talk about dragging butts butts across the floor whilst making mario kart crossover references though
Dorothy, Don’t dork this up for me.
it’s okay, she’s the one who dumped Danny after all. We’re probably safe.
I-I would totally be ok with Dorothy dorking it up… Rawr.
Danny get out of here!
Yeah, this relationship is going to end soon, I can feel it. They don’t want the same things.
It’s the only happy relationship in the comic, so I bet it’ll end when Walky leaves Dorothy for Sal.
???? ??? ??
Whoa yeah I just noticed that what?!
They both want to enjoy being with each other for the time they have.
I don’t know man, I see a lot of grown-up Walky here. They could make it.
But he’s trying. Of his own volition, even.
“Soon” in comic time, right?
Maybe not, but they’re both what the other one needs.
Yeah, that’s what people said about Ethan/Joyce. I don’t believe that statement when said by DoA commenters anymore.
If Dorthy and Walky unmask Amber, maybe Danny can un-Dan the entire situation between he and Amber? Please?
Danny has never failed to fail.
What if he tries to fail?
Gomez Addams anyone?
Then he’ll succeed so hard that HE’LL be the first female atheist president. Somehow.
Now I wanna see genderbent versions of the entire cast.
I second this notion.
Everyone! To the EGS forums! I smell a beautiful co op developing
Actually I would totally read an amazigirl cheerleadra spinoff…
Wouldn’t that just basically be Kim Possible?
Well, Walky and Joyce ended up temporarily gender-flipped in the Walkyverse because Canada is a strange and terrifying place.
What a model of consistency.
It’s really quite inspiring.
it could turn quickly into ooooooh… nevermind Dan danned that one up so bad that even the two side-by-side could not be told apart :p At least thats the way Joe sees it.
I actually think that if Dan tried to un-Dan something he’d just Dan it up in a whole knew way, like he did last time. Remember, his first seeming un-Dan-ness with Amber turned into a Danning of new and terrifying proportions.
She’s such a Hermione.
“It’s NaCHIto, not NAchiTO.”
No kidding. Get super productive all night long.
This isn’t contributing at all but I would like to say you have a fantastic gravatar, sir or madame.
Why, thank you. And I dig your gravatar, as well. Sal is definitely my favorite character in this universe.
I don’t understand why everyone wants to find out her secret identity. Nobody likes a reporter that invades a superhero’s privacy!
It is all about the journey, never the destination – cause then the ride ends and you sink back into boring life of nothingness.
Well, since there’s no real threats in this universe, she’s really more of a vigilante than anything. In real life, this sort of thing is generally frowned upon.
Also, being the reporter to break that story would make you famous.
Well, if you out Superman or Batman. I have a feeling that outing Amazi-girl will leave Yale a bit underwhelmed, even if it does lead to an arrest.
Panel 5 Dorothy looks like she’s about to take a bite out of Walky’s face.
He tastes like caramel.
She is Optimus Prime.
Maybe not Walky’s face, but she is about to take a bite out of what takes a bite out of crime.
What does that make her? :/
Shattered Glass McGruff, the dog that supports crime!
It may be bad for a band name, but it would make a great title for DOA book 3 !
Maybe, but I’m pretty sure I want it to be an Amazi-Girl quote.
“I thought you said we were keeping this light.”
It also has to be from this year’s strips!
P.S. it’s probably already chosen, but you haven’t read it yet
“I’ve gotta sneak around — Take her from behind” would work, but people might misinterpret it.
We all know Amazi-Girl wants Sal.
Walkerton & Keener: The Next Pinkerton Agency.
Dorothy and Walky are going to break up unions?
“Dorthy and the Intoxicating Rushes” wouldn’t be as bad.
Is Nachitos the safe word?
It’s “Pajama Jeans.”
TIL what a safeword is. Willis for a formerly sheltered guy you are pretty knowledgeable about some strange stuff.
Safewords aren’t really a big secret concept.
My grandmother knows what a “safeword” is and she’s in her 90s.
Your Grandmother probably has some pretty interesting stories.
Hey, has Joe ever seen Amazi-Girl? Might be funny if he instantly recognised her as Dorothy’s ‘clone’ but couldn’t remember her name.
Does Joe look at faces? :/
Then again he might recognize the rack…
Joe has all the racks in the school memorized and categorized (and, of course, rated). There is not a disguise he cannot penetrate! Unless, ya know, it’s on a man. Then he’s not interested in penetration.
Let’s make out in the name of SCIENCE!
“Science” makes a good safe word… at least for Walky…
She blinded him … with science!
Naw, let’s just step in the name of love.
…but a good name for a Harry Potter fan-fic!
Yeah, that’s kind of what I was thinking. “Dorothy Keener and the Intoxicating Rush of Productivity”.
The safeword is “Swordfish”.
But only if he says it three times.
I thought the safeword was Banana!
The safeword is ‘safeword’.
“Dinsdale” or maybe “Dinkleberg!”
With the way Willis draws glasses, it looks like Dorothy’s looking behind herself every time she’s in profile
Now I can’t unsee that. Damn you Sageress!!
This is what I live for.
Are you kidding? That would be an AWESOME band name!
I always knew Dorothy was going to unmask Amber eventually. She’s too persistent for anything else.
Well, except maybe getting beaten to the punch? But Amber’s days as Amazi-Girl were always numbered.
Yeah, and unfortunately, it will likely occur soon in comic time, and Amber’s day has already been so heartbreakingly bad that I don’t think she’d take it well.
Well, sooner or later Amber will have to stop compartmentalising herself and actually deal with her trauma.
yes, but you want that to be a controlled, gradual decompression (ideally under professional care), not just “BAM”.
I hope its tea cup….(saints row the 3rd)
I am a writer. I briefly worked for the school newspaper in high school. The thing that told me that journalism wasn’t for me was an exchange I overheard between one of my class-mates and the teacher supervisor. Without going into too much detail I just didn’t like the depths to which she wanted her to go to try and invade some family’s privacy as they tried to rebuild their business after a fire. Seemed kinda classless to me.
Well, it all depends on how you approach your subject matter.
It may be the worst name for a band but it’s the BEST name for a harlequin romance novel.
I fail to see how ‘unmasking’ Amazi-girl is going to make Dorothy famous.
While Amazi-girl may be interesting lore around the campus, I don’t see where she has made national headlines. So…unmasking her is not a big deal to anyone, but Amber and the school newspaper.
And that bastard Blaine.
Train wreck consisting of Amber, Danny, Blaine, Dorothy, and Walky forming now.
Don’t forget Sal and maybe Marcie.
Still, doesn’t feel like a big enough wreck yet. Throw in Ethan, Billie, Ruth, Mike and maybe Joyce, Sarah and Jacob.
I think Ruth, Billie, and mike aren’t going to be involved but since the train wreck is mostly concerning amber, Ethan will be part of it and Joyce will most likely be a minor part of it while Sarah just sits off to the side, being grumpy
Well, Billie is after the Amazi-girl story as well, and I kinda want to see her mind break seeing her and Sal in the same place at the same time.
¨Hey Sal, that crazy bitch stole your costume!¨
More just a nice badge to show she excels not only in her classes but in her extra-curriculars.
Nobody actually cares about anything that goes on over here. It’s just a proving ground. She’s gotta kick ass so that when she tries to move on to the next place she can say “look how much ass I kick.” and they’ll know they want her in their institution.
What is going to stay in your mind more when you read a application to a college? ‘I got lots of good grades’ or ‘I unmasked a rogue vigilante in my newspaper articles?’
I’d go with the unmasking. Lots of people have good grades, and a few people probably get excellent grades. But they’re only going to see one superhero story.
Safeword possibilities from Walky: “dude” “wait” “DUDE” or if we go with the bolded text there, we’ve got “HARDER” and for D, “PRODUCTIVITY” (bad news for Walky, easy stop for Dorothy).
i blood organ pumper eska
One aspect to this Amazi-Girl arc hasn’t come up far as I know: how much-if any-does Ethan know about Amber’s alternate identity?
Part of me wonders was he her ‘Alfred’ at one point, or if he was able to talk her out of being AG and doesn’t know she is back? I’m half- hoping this Ethan at some point adopted a ‘super villian’ identity to give AG someone to focus on with the irony she has no idea her ex is her arch foe.
I can also see him finding out AG is back and rushing out to stop her, leading to her identity being revealed to Joyce who ends up being in the same boat as Lois Lane from the Batman/Superman movie-she knows Amber is AG but can’t tell anyone because if she does, Ethan could be hurt.
I remember Ethan saying a while back he knows how Amber has been busy, he “read[s] the newspaper.” I always thought that was a veiled reference to his knowing Amber is Amazi-Girl.
I wonder what Aizat thought of this? Didn’t see him tonight…
Well aside from all the silly comments I made, I really do see a more grown-up, taking charge Walky here. I think Joyce is old news, and Dorothy is gonna be cannon for this universe.
Then you have ripped open your chest and have already presented your heartstrings to Mr. Willis.
He shall play them like a fiddle.
The problem with that band name is that it’s way too long. It needs to be shorter, something memorable that rolls off the tongue easily.
…how about “Rush”? That has a nice ring to it.
I’m thinking “Dorothy and the Amazing Rushes of Productivity” would (also) be a great title in the adventure book series “Dorothy Keener: Girl Politician Detective.”
“Walky. you’re acting so different.”
“OH HEY LOOK MY SISTER IS COMING DOWN THE HALL THAT GIVES ME AN IDEA LET’S LEAVE OUT THE WINDOW SO NO ONE SEES US.”
Is Walky finally growing a hint of charisma?
Always pick a safeword.
Ah, productivity, my old enemy, we meet again.
I hope this isn’t going where it looks like it’s going.
I know David’s lit into a lot of veiled misogyny in comments that Dorothy “needs to learn a lesson” (the “lesson” being something like “get back inna kitchin, womun”). But it does seem obvious that Dorothy does have some things to learn, like how much effort she really wants to put into relationships. Danny was easy that way, always “available” no matter how much time she couldn’t give him. Walky feels similar to her, but in the long run he’s likely to be higher-maintenance.
Walky’s generosity isn’t entirely unselfish, clearly: he wants a date with his girlfriend, and eventually he wants to talk about what’s really bothering him. It’s a complex emotional issue that Billie has helped with as much as she can, and now he needs her to help sort it out further.
If the two go on this mission and it goes on long enough that Dorothy’s like “oh shit now I really HAVE to study sorry sweetie I’ll make it up to you sometime” or, worse, starts to see him as another Danny for making requests on her time, then, well, that could be a crisis. And I dunno, these two could run their course, but I don’t think their relationship should end at least until they understand each other better.
Of course, if Amazi-Girl goes after Sal with more tenacity than expected, Walky might get a very immediate opportunity to demonstrate to Sal that he cares about her.
I agree with you, to a point.
Yes, relationships take work. When Dorothy decides that she wants to be in a serious relationship, she will need to spend time on it, even sacrificing some time from her intellectual and career pursuits to maintain it. If Dorothy doesn’t know that now, she will have to learn it.
That being said, I think that Dorothy already knows it. She has stated explicitly that she doesn’t want a serious relationship at this stage of her life. It’s charming that Walky is maturing in the context of his relationship with Dorothy, but she has also always been honest with him that this is just a fling. When it stops being fun or takes away from her other goals, she is well within her right to end it, having not misrepresented her intentions to anyone. Not saying that it would be easy for her to end it, or that feelings on both sides won’t be hurt, or that maybe her actions don’t always make it clear that this is still only a “just for fun” relationship, but at least in words, she has always been honest.
That being said, if Danny was so available to her and would bend over backwards for her, why did she dump him? I doubt it was really because she wanted him to follow his dreams: his dreams were to be with her and be satisfied with whatever life gives him. I suspect that like many people here, she simply got bored/annoyed with him . . .
Actually she dumped him for two reasons:
1) He didn’t have any aspirations past being with her and she didn’t want him to follow her passively with no real goal. You’re meant to be able to support each other’s dreams in a relationship, but Danny didn’t have any, he just had a ‘plan’ to be with Dorothy forever. And because he was willing to give up everything for her, she was showing kindness by ending it so that he could find his own path instead of following her like a puppy and giving up everything he had for her.
2) He didn’t respect how important her dream was to her. She never gave him the illusion that he was more important than it, she actually blatantly stated that she was going to Yale to achieve it and that he should pursue something that he wants to do as well. When he said she might choose to stay though, that was like saying ‘you might give up your dream for me’ and that upset her quite a lot.
Honestly, keeping a guy just for being available and willing to bend over backwards for you is a horrible thing to do and Dorothy is too kind for that.
Not saying that it would be easy for her to end it, or that feelings on both sides won’t be hurt, or that maybe her actions don’t always make it clear that this is still only a “just for fun” relationship, but at least in words, she has always been honest.
Yeah, you’re right about this… but I’m with her parents on this one: sometimes what’s “just for fun” is really the thing we’re gonna need for the rest of our lives. I’m not a full-on shipper, I don’t believe in OTP (hell, if I did, then this would be a really tough read after Joyce and Walky) but I do believe in giving things a chance to run their course.
Forgot to mention, there’s a bad lesson for Walky to “learn” here too if his extra effort leaves him less fulfilled than not trying at all.
I just noticed that Dorothy’s shirt was probably difficult to draw. I went back over the last couple of days, and Mr. Willis did a really great job with it.
I’m not sure why he tortures himself with stripes, but it’s a really nice touch.
Hope they do it already, this comic needs more smut.
I just realized how badly Amber’s life could be ruined by Dorothy’s extremely unhealthy obsession with unmasking Amazi-Girl. Why does she want to find out so badly anyways? At least Amber could be expelled from campus and at worst she could possibly be arrested for assault. What exactly does Dorothy expect to gain from this?
…okay, I don’t care. I was going to say yes, that’s horrible, but Amber is guilty of assault, has behaved generally strangely, and is broken in many, many ways. Being caught could be the best thing that happens to her, and even if it’s not, it finally gets rid of Danny’s incredible obliviousness towards the fact AMAZIGIRL IS NOT SAL FFS.
The only assaults I remember are the bullies and HER PIECE OF SHIT FATHER WHO DESERVED TO BE PUNCHED IN HIS FUCKING FACE. And also “off-panel” the guy who attacked Joyce.
Dorothy is doing her job. Daisy gave her the Amazi-Girl story. As sympathetic as Amber’s reasons may be Amazi-Girl is not in the right. She absolutely should not be doing this. In fact, her presence has actually allowed an attempted rapist to escape because she distracted everyone. Hell, Amazi-Girl is a criminal herself. She has no authority to attack anyone or break into people’s rooms. When Ruth was doing shit like that with Billie everyone was calling her out on it but because we’re conditioned to see superheroes in the right most people have overlooked that Amazi-Girl isn’t doing much different.
True, she is really hit and miss isn’t she? So far she’s attacked some graffiti artists, and some random party goers, not to mention let Randy the Rapist get away. In fact the only good things she’s done so far is save Danny from assault and prevent Ruth from smearing Billie’s remains all over the hallway.
However, Dorothy’s obsession with her is very unhealthy if she has to be bribed by information on her to hang out with her boyfriend. I understand it’s apart of her job, but Yale isn’t really gonna give a shit if she catches a somewhat well known campus vigilante.
There was also getting back that lady’s purse which was shown in a single panel when she was playing Mario Kart with Danny.
And she didn’t attack those graffiti artists at all, she took the sign so they couldn’t graffiti it, cleaned it, AND PUT IT BACK when provoking them to attack her elicited only condescension.
She also tried to hunt down that guy who drugged Joyce the ENTIRE NIGHT, she just didn’t manage to find him and even if she wasn’t there, since no one was paying attention, chances are that he’d have gotten away anyway, there just wouldn’t have been anyone willing to chase after him.
I don’t remember her ever attacking random party goers though. She has only been shown attacking her dad and those guys who hit Danny and the latter was to protect Danny while the former was just ‘Amber’, not Amazi-Girl. :/
And when she hunted down those that hurt Danny, they were up to no good again as she said, so her actions would have been to prevent further crime, but she has been shown not to attack unless she is attacked first with those graffiti artists.
She does a lot of good in truth and breaks very few laws with the ones she does break being minor (and impossible to charge for due to lack of evidence e.g. trespassing in Billie’s room, stealing that sign in the first place) or only committed to prevent another crime e.g. beating up those guys who were stealing a purse so that it could be returned.
Am I the only one who really dislikes Dorothy?
Seriously so sick of the entire Amazi-Girl thing. So, so sick of it. Why must you do this to me, Willis? DAMN YOU, WILLIS.
The proper band name to pull from this is Dotty and the Productive Rush.
I read all the story … from the begging … to the end … pff … pff.
Need some time to rest now.
Very good story/drawing !
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