She saw you, tho =o
So, is Ruth starting to go Brock on us with those eyes in panel 1?
In this universe, that’s what’s known as “pulling a Faz”.
Cos Faz likes it when he is pulled.
Oh God, how long until she starts smugly referring to herself in the third person?
The real danger comes when she starts pulling out pie charts and the like.
Screw that, how long before she somehow obtains an Amber body pillow?
Why would she when she already has her own kingsize Billlie pillow.
No, no, “pulling a Faz” is to hide in someone’s closet and watch them while masturbating.
Because that’s how creepy and pathetic Faz is.
Although, if you do it unintentionally, that’s “pulling a Dina”.
And if they’re just pointing it at things, it’s a Sierra.
Billie wasn’t masturbating when she watched Ruth from the clos…
Or was she.
Also, joke about being in the closet.
Hey, Fazies are cool. The Doctor says so.
Then again, maybe that’s why he’s dead now.
It’s the first step of a very long process. Brock has had years of training.
She’s already got the hitting on ladies part. Now she just has to become a pokemon breeder without ever breeding pokemon.
And have a traumatic but never explained incident with Professor Ivy.
Why was my first thought Brock Samson and I didn’t know what you were talking about
My first, second and last thoughts were Brock Samson, and I was confused through and through. Didn’t realize the kids were still talking about their Pocket-Monsters and such.
Everyone’s last thought is Brock Samson.
For some people, that’s also their last sight.
I would like to see Ruth’s other “poker face”.
And I would simply like to Poke-her-face.
They do say that Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun.
It’s dubbed by 4kids though, so we’ll have to make do without one
Leorale, stop trying to turn ‘Brooklyn Rage’ into a catchphrase, it’s never going to work.
Catchphrase? I thought it was the latest dance.
Poor Ruth, the feels, etc.
Billiiiiiie, you need to go talk with her! Remember, her door’s always open!
Well, except when it’s locked.
Which is basically always.
Head cheerleader. Door kicker.
Baby come back~ you can blaim it all on me.
Now I need art of Billie in her emo hoodie attire, holding up a stereo that’s playing that song in front of Ruth’s door.
Well Willis probably won’t do it, but maybe yotomoe would be kind enough to draw that up
Ugh, and now I just invoked a memory of my Hawthorne Heights days. Riiiiight noooooooow, I’m outside of your dorm room, with my radio~
Winning at poker; losing at love . . .
She wishes that she could place her chips on Billie’s “two of a kind”.
Between them, they’ve got “two pairs”
There’s no way they will be pulling off a ‘straight” that’s for certain.
I just coughed until I choked. My heirs will be soeaking with you
Not sure how much Plasma enjoys a communal soeking.
Not sure, in another life it would be my personal R36.
I hope she hasn’t royally flushed her chances with Billie down the toilet.
(That was a poker pun, by the way, not a comment on this whole “soeking” business.)
But is she bluffin’ with her muffin?
So, this is the part of the RomCom where they are separated, right before the main character learns the lesson of the story and admits his/her love to the love interest, and it is all revealed to be a misunderstanding.
Then they make out.
And then the sex?
Then the more sex. They already had sex once. I think, implied sexings.
Was I not present for that scene?
I see. In which universe is the sex?
There’s gotta be a pick-up line in that somewhere. Something like, “c’mon, if there’s infinite universes then somewhere we’re already doing it.”
“There’s an alternate universe where we totally had sex! … But then that Danny nerd got you killed and I married him. But before that we had sex!”
OK archive dive complete, some medium petting and possible second base action but nothing resembling actual lesbian sex in spite of Howard’s natterings.
The sexings were on Willis’ tumblr feed, I think. But it is canon that Walkyverse-Billie and Walkyverse-Ruth made Jesus cry with their debauchery.
Attention : NSFW
Here are the Heavy petting and 3rd base action that wasn’t included in the main story (but is still Canon).
Their lesbian adventure was also refered to in the epilogue that Willis wrote for “Roomies! book 2”.
And “Ginger Muffs” got deleted?
Not sure people are talking about the same universe here, so to clarify:
Walkyverse Ruth/Billie: Totally banging NSFW-style.
Dumbiverse Ruth/Billie: Can’t seem to get past kissing without one or the other calling it off. Billie may technically have slid into second base, but what with the alcohol poisoning and puking and stuff, I don’t think it counts.
in a RomCom it is always the stupid man that screws things up. Does that mean Billie is the stupid man in this one?
It’s the 21st century! They can both be the stupid man!
And that is when Willis subverts the standard RomCom expectations and splits them even further, making their split a good thing for the both of them, as they’ll finally get their lives in order and overall be happier people.
Yeah, right. If this were biblical times there would be pulling of hair and rending of clothes.
And flipping of tables. Don’t forget the tables.
I voted for you, Billie. Why you gotta be such a tool?
Na their just both hard headed and in deniel knowing that they both want each other badly
Nah, they’re both just hard-headed and in denial, knowing that they both badly want each other.*
I’ve got you, newllend.
Na thcomputer frozed and double tapped the send button
How is it that the spelling didn’t get any better on the second try?
Typing too fast, probably. I have perfect spelling, but only because I type very slowly.
*plays Joe Jackson’s “Invisible Man” on the Muzak*
MUM MUM MUM MAH
I think this is actually encouraging. It shows that both of them regret the way their relationship turned out… so clearly there’s a willingness to try and mend it.
I agree. But are they going to be able to move past the stubbornness?
In a world of heavy drama, only one thing can keep the despair level of this comic manageable. Yes. Ruth’s shirt saves us all, a punctuation note on a frustration that devours both of our protagonists. Is it great because it was so apropos at first, and became the exclamation mark on silent frustration? Or is it great because it’s just a really cool shirt? The world will never know.
It’s called Dumbing of Age, not Smart People Making Smart Decisions, it’s called Dumbing of Age, not Smart People Making Smart Decisions, it’s called Dumbing of Age, not Smart People Making Smart Decisions, it’s called Dumbing of Age, not Smart People Making Smart Decisions.
I know. But does it have to be so completely on point with its title all the damn time? That’s all I wanna know.
I agree. Law of averages says that somebody makes the right decision at the right time at least once in a while…..
Well, actually Danny has made a good decision in “The Only Dope For Me Is You” so this has to be outweight by all the other characters making real dumb decisions for some time.
Yes, this way you can blame Danny for Billies and Ruths bad decisions!
Does Willis make a Smart People Making Smart Decisions I’m missing out on? Because it sounds great.
Students getting together and working on advancing their educations…cameos of Danny staying in touch with his friends while he goes to a more appropriate university…congresswoman DeSanto drafting legislation to ensure funding for cancer research.
Maybe at some point, megalomaniacal aliens attack, and are quickly apprehended by the authorities!
That doesn’t sound very smart of the aliens.
Yeah, the smart thing to do would be to make peace with the planet and gain a new galactic superpower in the universe.
Mmm… Thus angst carries a hint of cranberry and just a… whisper of nutty aged cheddar…
I’ll take my angst as a double decaf, nonfat latte, mm.. medium foam, dusted with just the faintest whisper of cinnamon.
It’s called ‘The Faz Face’. Works every time.
I-I-I-I’M HOOKED ON A FEELING. I’M HIGH ON THE FEELING, THAT RUTH SHOULD FUCK BILLIEEEEEEE.
I don’t really think that, it just rhymed. Man, if anybody wanted to make an actually good “hooked on feels” joke, I really screwed that one up for you.
It’s “I-I-I-I’M HOOKED ON A FEELING. I’M HIGH ON believing, THAT RUTH SHOULD FUCK BILLIEEEEEEE.”
That’s right, I just used lowercase for emphasis. Feel the fundamental fabric of your universe shift! Black is white! Freedom is slavery! Chocolate IS peanut butter!
Oops. The fundamental fabric just shifted back. Dammit. 🙁
You left out the OO-GA-CHAK-AH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL5BZtdumcw
Billie’s in denial.
I thought she was in diana.
Oh yeah, you look super happy Billie. Now that you’ve gotten what you wanted. Just like the cheerleader outfit.
Is “Clit-block” a word? Because Billie’s totally done it to herself.
I’ve heard Cuntblock before.
I’ve heard “clam jam” as the female equivalent to cock block, but my roommate was really drunk at the time, so I’m not sure if it’s actually a thing, or she made it up on the spot.
We should make it a thing now, if it hasn’t been yet.
According to Urban Dictionary, this has been a thing since.. 2008.
We’re a little late to the Clam Jamboree.
I’ve heard Twatblock be used.
Not a Faz face. She has her eyes closed to keep the tears and feels inside.
Now she can tell the truth to her friend, Johnny Walker.
Is it me, or does Billie have bags under her eyes? Doesn’t she look tired, and her face, more sallow than usual? Have we actually seen her drinking since she blew it with Ruth?
It’s not just you, Joyce even commented that she looked rough back at the beginning of the day.
Yeah, she’s either hung over or detoxing. It’s not entirely clear which. Sal’s claimed it’s the former, but it’s not clear if she knows for sure or is just assuming because Billie.
That is 100% a sunk ship alright. Unclear how it will come back to harbor.
I mean yeah this thing can still go down but don’t y’all who called that feel a teensy bit premature in having done so? 😛
Poor things. Their suffering is delish~
Jason what are you doing at 14%? You are like the best around here that isn’t named Jacob.
If you wish hard enough and your dislike is pure you can sink this ship!
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Rutee, ma’am, I seem to recall you rooting for this ship a month ago and in fact chiding folks who were despairing that it was never going to happen! So what’s all this then?
You trying to start a mutiny on the USS BillieRuth? Not on my watch sister!
(Please substitute the appropriate gender appellations in place of the feminine if I am mistaken in their use. I was making presumptions based on your avatar.)
I still think it’ll make it. The point is that folks are like “Oh man this can’t possibly recover” and this is showing that there’s room to do so. I mean, I also concede the possibility that it may not – Willis does subsist on y’alls tears and my joy.
The ship is not nearly as sunk as either of them are pretending it is. Ruth’s pretending she doesn’t care, but she can only hold the mask long enough to get out of Billie’s sight, and Billie’s pretending that she still wants what she wanted three weeks ago, despite her use of exclusively past tense to talk about it. They’ve got some things to sort out before they can stop pretending and admit that what they really want is each other, but they’ll get there. I hope.
(I have to admit that these two are the Walkyverse OTP I didn’t know I had until it was too late. My reaction to those Roomies! Redux strips was, “Yes! Yes! That! That’s how Roomies! should’ve gone! Dammit, Danny, why did you fuck that up?” So I’m rooting pretty hard for their new chance in this universe.)
Yeah having not seen the walkyverse aside from SP! I am pretty sure they are my favorite thing that isn’t UC/Malaya. I mean, Joyce and Walky seem neat, but I haven’t seen much of them. From what my wife tells me of Sal and Jason, they also seem great though.
The tsun is strong with this one.
Hum. Sunken ship, eh?
Feels like teen angst. Or college angst. Can’t tell the diference.
It’s all the saaaaaame~
Ahh, Billie. Lying to yourself will do you no good. You know Ruth ain’t ignoring you, and you know you don’t want her to.
(Jesus Christ I sound insane. Oh well, I’m among friends.)
Still missing several microhelens here (a millihelen is the amount of beauty required to launch one ship).
I just wonder… Did Ruth hear Billie say that?
What Ruth needs right now is a good motivational speech.
Honestly Billie, sort yourself out! She’s not ignoring you, and you don’t want her to.
BUT it’s a great opprtunity while you’re trying to avoid each other for you to EACH WORK ON YOUR OWN DAMN PROBLEMS. Then get back together afterwards! 😀
(I’m a hopeless romantic, I will not give up on this ship!)
As somebody who got out of a relationship with an abuser/trainwreck – GOOD.
For both of them.
I hope they pull it together. I like ’em both.
But, yeah, they are each trainwrecks all by themselves.
Together … oh well. We will see in Mr. W.’s next epic.
This story really saddens me. 🙁
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
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