She’s still sore? Damn, Jason’s a stud.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID.
Or REALLY bad at it.
OMG I WANT HIM TO CHOKE ME!!!
When i first saw this i heard her voice and everything… so here you go, take all my internets…
*walks up to the cliff side and watches sunset*
So beautiful *single manly tear*
Hahahah Outlaw country!!!
Calm down…..and take some “Groovy Bears”.
Only a 43 for a 69? For shame!
She wasn’t very good at math.
Of course, otherwise she wouldn’t be fucking the TA.
Get it? T&A?
*Kanye West Voice* AHHHHHHHHH!
NO. No Kanye. NEVER.
>Only a 43
English people measure length in CM.
Still sore. No sexual way to make that a joke.
You clearly aren’t trying hard enough…
Maybe Mr. Random’s still sore from last time he tried hard enough.
For some dumb reason, the fact that Sal has her shirt off of one of her shoulders bothers me.
It’s the asymmetrical bared shoulder of SENSUALITY.
One mon’s sensuality is another mon’s sloppiness.
I’m seeing it as some sort of compromise between a 90s sci-fi outfit and hipster chic.
It all hot and bothers me.
I like it actually; I may just wear one of my shirts that way over summer break.
I can’t wait for someone to complain that he’s picturing Mike doing that.
Now I am.
Nope, not complaining.
I do not understand why this would cause complaints.
Not everyone’s gay/straight for Mike. I know I’m not.
Exactly. Willis’ audience is a rich tapestry of people; from those gay/straight for Mike to those who always have something to bongo about.
It’s Joyce’s shirt, isn’t it?
As a dude who usually does not expose one shoulder, I must ask this of any single-shoulder-exposers: doesn’t the fact that one shoulder is a different temperature than the other bug the hell out of you? Not even that it’s cold – I’m assuming a temperate to warm climate is best for this type of outfit – but the fact that it’s so asymmetrical? I don’t think I could do it without going crazy.
Holy crap, I am going to ask this to someone who I know does this.
Actually, it comes in handy when it’s at that weird temperature where it’s too warm to be wearing a full extra layer but too cold for no sleeves.
don’t do it often, but not really
a decently comfortoble shirt is about as insulated as tissue paper so the tempreature difference is hardly noticable – especially since, due to the layer being open any breeze etc will pass through it as well
I think it must depend on the person. I mean I dunno, maybe this is different but it doesn’t bother me to wear long sleeves with shorts.
If my outfit exposes one shoulder, generally the fabric is thin enough that there isn’t really any difference in temperature.
I know what you mean, I get that its properly some sort of badgirl look but all i think when i see it is, that the poor girl has not learned to dress herself yet.
I might be getting old… damn
I just assume its part of a general deficiency in putting her clothes entirely “on” really.
I’m sorry, but what is Azula looking at in that picture? My dirty mind has a few ideas, but I’m curious as to what it really is.
I figured it’s meant to signify that even though it might appear plain and I guess “proper?” on Joyce it would look hot on Sal. But I then I remembered that Joyce is a little curvier than Sal so it might just be loose on her. I’m going with the latter though…didn’t really bother me.
I like it!
Yell it a little louder, Sal. I don’t think the folks in the back row heard.
Jason started it.
Jason was at least still speaking in hypotheticals.
I do not remember a 43 for sex, but rather in spite of sex.
That’s the joke.
Why is Sal taking her shirt off?
She wants another score, obviously.
If she is, she’s doing it amazingly slowly.
Sal is the world’s most suspenseful stripper! By the time she’s naked she’s already in bed.
Considering how many years to takes for a month to go by, that makes perfect sense.
They all must have to pee so badly.
So VERY badly!
Hey, it’s meant to be like that, Joyce meant it!
Then they notice Penny and Professor Rees behind them…
More specifically, Penny rolling her eyes and muttering “Typical Jason.”
Damnit Jason, can you stop being such a stud all time? This is the 4th time this has happened.
“Can’t help it, sir, I’m British.”
He’s a British stud… would that make him a Steed?
Sal did hop on for a ride.
Pull up your shirt Sal.
She’s got a collared shirt that is baring one shoulder being worn over a tank top — with a bra strap from beneath that hanging down her arm. Obviously the poor girl doesn’t know how to dress herself; either that or her clothes just plain don’t fit right.
Joyce dressed her.
You’re not alone, it kinda bugs me way more than it should as well.
Well to be honest Sal last week’s sex wasn’t all that great, that’s why you got the 43.
“See me after class…for your makeup exam.”
I found the Kama Sutra so it’s gonna be an open book quiz.
*sigh* I’ll get the projector set up.
It’s because it was normal sex, hatefucks always gets better scores
Jason is saying that Sal is at least a B+ in bed.
With a grade like that I wonder why she’s #1 in the poles rite now.
I don’t believe we’ve ever seen Sal on the poles yet. XD
Yeah, the scene keeps cutting away before she gets on. Maybe it’ll be on Slipshine, though.
(Alternately: Jason’s a Brit, not a Pole.)
Coming Soon to Slipshine: Sal Performs a 76.
Apparently Time Lords have access to all the best jokes.
I just go forward and steal comments from people before they can make them.
For example, the 11/23/2019 strip’s best comment is “Silly Dina, that’s not how you operate a zamboni!”
No context, but trust me, it’ll be a howler.
I’m bookmarking this comment ↑↑ — that’s only five years or so from now.
So like, 2 months in story.
About the time the skating season starts in Indiana.
11/23/2019: The first hundred or so comments, all posted within a few seconds after the comic updates, say “Silly Dina, that’s not how you operate a zamboni!”
The person who made the comment in the original future doesn’t check the comic until several hours later.
I can confirm that Doctor_Who has stolen at least 3 comment from me. Tricky time-travelers.
Funny, he’s never stolen any of my comments.
He should have given her a “42.”
And immediately followed it with a Douglas Adams joke.
HEY! I wouldn’t pay for sex but if I did I’d pay well!
I would pay in sexual favors.
She just looks so HAPPY in the second panel.
Clap along if you feel like a 76 with out a sex.
I just got that out of my head! *cries*
A briefly smiling Sal! Was there also an eclipse???
How long is she going to be sore about it? well depends on how hare she worked for it.…if you know what I mean~
Well, if they fucked like rabbits, then plenty sore indeed.
Lol your ok
43? Man, that must have been some really terrible sex.
Also, I like how it looks like they’re raising their voices in a room that presumably isn’t empty yet.
Jason is probably blaming Sal for his own short-comings. If you catch my drift.
DID I JUST SAY DRIFT?
*makes kissy face at the screen, touches her index fingers together*
I’m gonna take a guess and say that the title of this storyline is meant for Sal rather than Joyce (seems a bit obvious for it to be her). That’s just my guess, wanted to put it out there.
Jason is peeved because he only got a 43 but some other TA potentially got a 76.
i can feel another bout of teh sex coming on
Anybody else notice that they are still studying limits (right/left-handed ones judging from the example on the board). Mr. David, just so that we have a frame of reference: What week of the Fall freshman semester are we at now after 42 months into this saga?
This is Monday of their fourth week.
Thank You…so at this rate, they should be getting into to the Chain Rule around January, 2016, correct?
HA! You wish it went that quickly.
This couple seems pretty bad at limits…
Y’all’s real subtle ’bout this sexual favors exchange goin’ on here.
I wonder who’s the T.A.? Probably someone who’s a fan of sal because we all know sal hasn’t studied shit.
She did though! She spent awhile trying to study with Jason, I believe. She might not be very good at it, but she was trying.
Had she known who was grading it she would have had a Red Bull and a 12-pack of condoms handy.
That offends me deeply.
I mean, Red Bull?
Sal’s little smile in panel three gives me weird warm fuzzies, too. She seems so happy to have honestly earned a D+!
That’s a C where I come from.
At my high school and college, a C was 78-85. IU doesn’t appear to have a standard scale for converting percentages into letter grades.
It’s not a great grade in any case.
When I did Higher Math I in my Electrical Engineering studies, you got 1.0 (the best score) for 80 of 100 points. You were supposed to pass (4.0) with 30 points, but they lowered it to 20 after seeing the turnout (Aachen has a reputation of weeding out heavily). I brought a coed up to scratch in two weeks (no hankypanky involved), and she refused to even tell me afterwards what score she passed with “out of principle”. Still pissed at her for that. Not surprised Jason wants to know.
Try condensing two terms of math into two weeks of tutoring, and you have an awesome toolbox. I was the second of perhaps 200 to leave the exam (the first one just called in sick) with more than an hour left. I got 92 points and was “no way!”. So I went to the after-exam consultations. Turns out that my toolbox was better streamlined than the official solutions but defensible, so I got to 98 and an offer to tutor officially (for an engineering student, getting an offer from a math department was not bad).
Of course, things went downhill from there…
At any rate, 76 would likely have been a 1.3 in that exam, and 43 still a 3.3 or something (school grades here are 1 to 6, but university does not further differentiate failure, so the passing range is 1.0 to 4.0, and 5.0 is everything else).
Thoughout my educational career if your grade started with a 9 it was an A, an 8 was a B, and so on.
And while a 76 isn’t exactly wonderful, it’s a far step up from a 43, so Sal has reason to be happy with her improvement.
Where did you go to school? You don’t have to name a specific school if you don’t want to, but what state or country? My entire school career, grades have been A: 90 – 100 B: 80 – 89 C: 70 – 79 etc
I apparently go to the *one* American school that does plus and minus grades (e.g. A-, C+, etc.).
Wait a second, is that The Fundamental Theorm of Calculus?! That is so not a week 4 concept.
I think we covered that 4 or 5 weeks into Calculus 2 at my university. It could have been week 2 if they skipped all the bullshit they make you learn before telling you that you should always use the Fundamental Theorem instead.
Also, I’m kind of shipping these two now. I want to see like twenty years from now they’ll have finally gotten the kids out of the house so they could spend some quality time together, and they’ll be lying there together in the afterglow, and Jason will say, “Oh that was capital. A+.”
And Sal will be all, “Oh, yeah, way better than that 43 you gave me, huh!?”
You win the internet!
I’m aware that schools and highschools have grades from A+ to an F but I thought that colleges and unis use grade systems like Fail, Pass, Credit and Distinction.
Mine always used numbers.
Mine used letters (no numbers were reported for report cards), but professors could and did use numbers and then map them to letters in a many to one relationship (i.e., many numbers to a given letter ). Math professors were especially prone to such.
Math professors like their injective relationships.
And they must hate the letter system for being surjective.
The letter system isn’t really subjective. Numbers map into categories based on performance level. C’s are average performance, and should map to the general level of the class. B’s are above that level, A’s are excellent to perfect, D’s are below the average, and F is a total failure to grasp essential concepts. If the tests and homeworks are well designed, you’ll see this pattern emerge on it’s own, though many professors use curving systems to adjust.
(Report…cards? In college? Where did you go?)
From my brief research, IU actually uses a 0-4 point scale for their real grades, and has a standard method of converting letter grades to points. They do not appear to have a standard method of converting percentage grades into letter grades or grade points.
AFAIK every college in the US uses the 0-4 grading scale, with “4.0″ often used to indicate a person has perfect grades (or to hyperbolize how smart they must be)
I’ve never seen the point of sleeping with someone for grades, it won’t help on the final exam which is what really counts.
By the time final exams crop up, the advisor is supposed to care enough about you to give some real tutoring. Worked with Sal.
Except that she got there by force first and then put out.
I’ve never seen the point of referring to having slam-bang sex as “sleeping with” someone.
eh, in my classes final exams don’t count for much. For most of the classes I teach it’s either 5 or 10 % of the final grade.
Sal in the middle panel is the most adorable Sal ever.
Happy Sal is a good Sal.
Kind of a dickish thing to say, considering he did give her an F even though she did put out. Like neglecting to tip the pizza delivery guy because THEY didn’t actually make the pizza, then whining that you would have paid them hella more for giving you food than someone else after finding out how much someone else actually tipped them.
Sal should pop one of his royal jewels for that. Seriously.
Except he never said that he would give her a good grade in return for sex. Sal just assumed that she would get a good grade after the fact.
Shame on Jason for abandoning his principles for the prospect of pussy.
Next he’ll blackmail her into an abusive relationship with his powers of grading.
He didn’t, that’s the thing. He took what she offered, but stood by his principles and still gave her the F she earned.
And I think “half-naked girl in your lap” is a little more than prospective.
He also gave her paper to someone else to grade after they did it again, to remove himself from the potential conflict of interest.
Dude, it is not standing by your principles to have sex with a girl you’re supposed to be tutoring. As a TA Jason has power over her, and a responsibility to make sure he behaves appropriately. I’m not saying it’s the end of the world, but giving up on tutoring Sal, and then hooking up with her is … pretty messed up.
Uh, he did not “give up on tutoring Sal”. For one thing, he never even agreed to tutor her. For another, she threw her booty at him without asking anything (which was kind of what she realized when it was too late). I think he’d still gave her all the tutoring she’d ask for in her inimitable manner. And frankly, we don’t actually know they spent all their time on hankypanky. Her grades did increase, and I doubt that all of it was an accident.
There’s no contradiction – he didn’t change her grades at all, because he hadn’t thought that’s what their sex was about. If he *had* let their having sex affect her grades, he’d certainly have given her a better score than 76…
Everytime these two meet it always ends with both of the on the floor.
Maybe Sal genuinely likes him? Maybe he just wanted to see her happy with a personal success.
Is it just me or does it seem like Sal is the one who asked him to make sure her grade was fair before hand?
I’d imagine that’s not the only thing that she is sore about
And now Jason & Sal are back to being my favorite DOA pair.
I am not sure I am getting Jason’ reaction. First despite their relationship, he make a point of not modifying her score, which lead to some heated argument, then to make sure their ongoing doesn’t affect the result, he gives the test to an other T.A. to grade it, but then what he say last is in complete non-sequiture of what happened previously?
Is he suddenly implying he would have given her better score in exchange of sex? Because, unless I remember incorrectly, they never stopped having it. Why is he suddenly complaining he could have given her better score in exchange of sex if he is the one in the first place who made the test be graded by an other T.A. and he is still having sex with her anyway. So, this is in complete contradiction to what he just did and say beforehand and I can’t grasp from what it stems.
I really don’t understand. There is a logical step here I must be missing. What is this sudden statement about exactly and where does it come from?
I believe he is doing what we mortals call “Joking” :p.
Seeing the face he is doing, I can’t really agree with you. An improvement from 43 to 76 wouldn’t warrant joke of this kind and really seems out of character for Jason. Nope, he is making a snarky remark, but he seems serious about it. I don’t know. Learning your girlfriend has genuinely made such an improvement, the reaction of Jason really seems to comes out of nowhere; Even as a joke it doesn’t fit the context.
Sal’s not his girlfriend. She’s the student he’s not supposed to be sleeping with. Given that continuing to do so will put his job in jeopardy, driving her away is not necessarily something he wants to avoid.
You can be girlfriend/boyfriend with someone you are not supposed to. an Anyway, it’s semantic, they kind of have an exclusive relationship (I haven’t see them them sexually engage with anyone else) and it has keep going for while and kept frequenting each other. in my book, that qualify as girlfriend/boyfriend.
If you think that’s not enough to qualify as such, that’s fine, then, just replace the word with “the girl he has sex with” tough it’s more of a mouthful.
Anyway, I am not suggesting he is trying to drive her away. I simply don’t understand where his reaction to her score come from. it seems to fit in none of the present context.
It’s kinda not semantic. Referring to someone as a boyfriend or girlfriend and referring to their relationship as exclusive (even if neither of them are sleeping with anyone else, that is -not- the same thing as an exclusive relationship) is presumptuous. Possibly dangerously so. Labels like that matter to people, and throwing them on from the outside is a bit rude.
Imagine someone having casual sex, and then the other person starts going around saying they’re in a relationship because of it without discussing it. That’s creepy and possessive. I doesn’t -stop- being wrong just because you’re on the outside looking in.
You can have boyfriend or girlfriend and be in an open relationship, you can be monogamous and not be dating. This is really strange logic. ???
I think it’s more along the lines of Sal wondering if Jason DID give her a boost, finding out she didn’t, Jason inquiring about her score, and pointing out that if he WAS the kind of person to give her a boost, it wouldn’t be to a measly C.
There is no suggestion of such speculation, tough. It really com out of nowhere.
And even in that context, I really don’t see how it would warrant such a kneejerk reaction.
Yes, I think you’re right. It’s more “You thought I gave you that grade because of what we did? I would have at least given you an 80.”
Alright, I finally understand the joke, thank you. I hadn’t understood what Shanunu was saying at first.
Now I get it.
Really, given had their previous sexy times have been provoked by expression of anger and loathing on their parts, I would have thought if Jason was encouraged to do anything with her grades it’d be to keep them low so that Sal would continue to be furious with him and thus likely to have more sexy times.
I was speculating at one point that he was deliberately tutoring her badly so she’d keep coming back. The subsequent course of events has made me think that’s unlikely, but I haven’t entirely ruled it out.
So either Dorothy marks easier than Jason or Walky is better at LE SEX than Sal.
And yet another thing for Sal to feel inferior about!
If you remember, Walky was a virgin before Dorothy.
As the living embodiment of Perverse Sexual Lust: I’d bet serious money that sex with Sal is more like wrestling with a wildcat than a “tumble.”
And, yes, wildcat-wrestling is some of the best sex. Teethmarks in the chest and your back clawed to ribbons – and worth every bit of it.
Aw, look at her face when she realized she got that grade on her own academic merits.
Yay! Good for Jason for having another TA grade it! Well played, sir! Way to kinda, sorta be a gentleman!
Sal, I don’t think you’re in a position to make enemies right now.
Also, a legit 33% increase is a pretty damned impressive improvement. Go Sal!
How is it legit? The previous grade was for sex…
No, she tried to use sex to improve her grade. He didn’t improve her marks at all, either time. She earned a legit failing grade and then a legit 33% increase.
It’s a ~75% increase.
That depends on the frame of reference. The grade went up 33 percentage points, but the it went up 76% with respect to the lower grade and 43% with respect to the higher.
Hey, the math is reversible!
My issue with her clothing isn’t her exposed shoulder per se. When she first wore it, it looked pretty good. It was more disheveled. The buttons weren’t done up right, and it was pulled more open along the chest, and didn’t sit evenly at her hips. It looks weird now because she is wearing the rest of the clothing normally. The buttons are done up correctly and it’s being worn like a normal shirt, except for the shoulder. So essentially, she would look less strange if she wore her shirt more like she didn’t know how to put on a shirt, because right now it looks like she doesn’t know how to put on shirts all the way.
Also, why in the world is she looking off into the distance in the second panel? in the first, I get it, she’s looking around for sneaks as she talks secretly to Jason. But in the second panel, she should be looking more at Jason, or something, instead she’s staring off into the back of the room.
I think it was her reflex. She was looking for sneaks, learned she earned grade the right way, and immediately felt a glow of merit. That tends to relax someone, and she wouldn’t turn until it was dispelled by Jason “yelling” at her.
Also, looking this way gives us a better view of her happiness.
She nervously straightened her shirt while trying not to think about Joyce and strap-ons.
That’s right guys. That only happened a week ago.
Will these two get a porn?
My spidey-sense tells me Dame You Willis is preparing twon new stories for Slipshine, DOA and Shortpacked.
Of course she can’t do better than a 76 if you never erase that messed-up equation from the chalk board.
Seriously, Willis, are you going to leave it there for the entire run of the series?
So Jason injected Sal with some mathematical genes?
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