“As you were.”
Rachel and Other Rachel are roommies?? Whoa D=
There are two Rachels? I’m confused.
One’s Joe’s girlfriend from the Walkyverse, the other one’s a minor character from Squad 82 in It’s Walky!
Ah, neat! I haven’t read all of It’s Walky! so I was unfamiliar with Squad 82. I thought Willis made a typo for a sec.
Walkypedia has a pretty good page on her.
Put ’em all in the same room. Eliminates confusion.
Easier to call the freckles in this universe ‘melanoma’, hemorrhagic fever in another, and hepatocellular neoplastic dermato-migrations as a result of methanol ingestion (berry flavored) for the third universe.
Looks like they’re havin’ a li’l “R & R!”
Dodges Danny Trejo Machetes
*Machete comes back atcha with a KARATE CHOP*
**’CUZ IT’S COOL!**
Machetes? I don’t know anything about that. I do know of Bobby “Machete” Walkerton though.
“I should go.”
“I’m in the middle of some calibrations.”
Dammit, Garrus, I just want to talk! Why are you ALWAYS in the middle of calculations?! Can’t you see I LOVE YOU?
No, no, it’s “calibrations” not “calculations” Haven’t you played ME3, wherin they RUN THAT JOKE SO FAR INTO THE GROUND IT COMES OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET?
“I think he’s dead.”
“He’s dead, Jim.”
“There is a high statistical probability of death by gunshot. A punch to the face is also likely.”
“Life is wasted on the living.”
“Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a physician.”
GO TO HER.
Yes, you want her. Look at her, you know you do. It’s possible she wants you too, there’s one way to ask her. I don’t take a word, not a single word, go on and kiss the girl!
…and don’t have alcohol on your breath when you do!
Ain’t that sad
Ain’t it shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl
What is that beautiful quote from?
Yes, yes, except that search actually misses the best answer – the first few hits are all Ashley Tisdale. But more of us still know the song from its original source, The Little Mermaid.
Yeah, I didn’t know someone had covered it recently. I was definitely quoting The Little Mermaid.
A better link — from the movie (lyrics subtitled)
Prepare the firing squad.
“Ready! Fire! AIM!”
Guilt Blast! Zam!
billie apologize and get some make-up make-outs
As things are Ruth seems to have become less terrible, I say leave things as they are.
I’m concerned she is taking her whole “liked it better when I didn’t feel at all” thing to its logical extreme.
Whatever makes her less unpleasant.
I can’t make-out what a make-up Make-out would be like. I guess I could make it up. But who would Make up Makeouts to Make out Making them up.
Yotomoe – 1
Kiggy – DOA
is your picture of Woolie?
Ooooh thats bad, thats like really bad.
Awkward turtle revamped. Damn.
Ruth’s really keeping her composure. Better than I thought she would.
Did you think she was going to panic and run back to her room without saying anything? That what I thought she was going to do.
Pffft, Ruth doesn’t run away. Anger would be the expected emotion.
Yeah I’m not sure if this approach is much better or much worse for her longterm health but it certainly is much more something. And unexpected. Good on her I guess.
Agatha, get a name that doesn’t belong to a grandma.
Or, at least get a roommate named “Christi” so we can make literature jokes every time you’re together.
People who make room assignments do, frequently, do this sort of thing. It is a dull job, and anything to make the day more interesting.
“So, Tabitha or Bagatha?”
You know, at some point all those girls who were born in the ’80s and were named “Heather” will be grandmothers. Same with the Brittanies. That is going to be weird. “Gramma Heather is coming to visit.” “Put your shoes on kids, Nana Brittany is expecting us for Thanksgiving.”
Um. Pretty sure there are Gramma Heathers out there right now, and probably a few Nana Brittanies. Those names weren’t invented in the 80’s, they were just popular.
Bah, Agatha is a name fit for a Heterodyne.
Agatha actually was my grandmother’s name. In fact, my parents almost named me after her, but didn’t precisely because it’s such an old-fashioned name.
Aw man. I want to live in a chez!
All you need is a sign on the door. Chez Chubsius.
And flowers. And a buddy! One has to do these things properly…
You could play a game where you live in a Chez and try to be the greatest slacker of all time!
Door decorations already?
Ruth’s a lot more polite about that running thing with girls she doesn’t want to bang.
It HAS been four weeks (comic time). Seems reasonable time for door decorum.
Yeah, but I thought Willis complaining about the blank doors on Tumblr was more recent than this. Maybe he went back and tweaked the backgrounds. Or maybe I just can’t keep track of time. (That’s true regardless, really.)
(Now that I read down further, it’s apparently the former.)
And as to the previews we’ve seen, it could easily be Joyce sees door decorations around the hallway and says “Grumpy Sarah, I won’t stand for this. We need to decorate our door!” And Sarah says “Knock yourself out.”
Heck, the dorm doors were pre decorated when I arrived a college for orientation week.
BILLIE MAKE THINGS RIGHT, QUICK! YOU NEED TO MAKE THE VIOLENT, ABUSIVE RA WHO PRESSURED AN ALCOHOLIC FRESHMAN SHE HAS AUTHORITY OVER INTO A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP SHE WASN’T READY FOR AND THEN MADE THIS CONFUSED STUDENT IN HER FIRST WEEKS OF COLLEGE RESPONSIBLE FOR HER LIFE AND DEATH. THIS IS HOW RELATIONSHIPS WORK.
Dear sir or madam, your use of caps lock is excessive and your sentence incomplete. Also, Billie is far from innocent or naive. Both of them are kind of broken. And they got depth. So disapprove of the relationship as you like (I’m obviously biased myself) but try to treat the situation with the complexity it has in the process if you would be do kind.
Also it could take upwards of whole minutes of my time to change my gravatar to so clearly I can’t afford for them not to get together.
+50 internets for all of this post, Nothri.
You didn’t finish your sentence. ” THE VIOLENT, ABUSIVE RA WHO PRESSURED AN ALCOHOLIC FRESHMAN SHE HAS AUTHORITY OVER INTO A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP SHE WASN’T READY FOR AND THEN MADE THIS CONFUSED STUDENT IN HER FIRST WEEKS OF COLLEGE RESPONSIBLE FOR HER LIFE AND DEATH” is all one clause, so your post is equivalent to “BILLIE MAKE THINGS RIGHT, QUICK! YOU NEED TO MAKE RUTH. THIS IS HOW RELATIONSHIPS WORK.” – make her what?
Well, “make” and “do” are sometimes more or less synonyms, so if Billie needs to do Ruth, the sentence is complete as-is.
Make Ruth… not-a-virgin. *ba-dum-tish!*
Ruth is being awfully nice to folks lately.
So I’m not the only one noticing the lack of headlocks?
We need more femurs being wielded as weapons. Maybe Dexter and Monkey Master could show up live and in living color. 😉
… and Joyce would get down on her knees and kowtow to them, to the amazement of all.
… and then it’s revealed that Walky and Joe were behind it all, with Dexter being a robot operated by Joe via remote control and Monkey Master a suit worn by Walky.
… and I just spoiled next year’s Homecoming arc, didn’t I? 🙂
All the feels, Willis. All the feels.
Willis, I could have sworn that you decided on the Rachels being roommates much more recently than 3 months ago. So how are we already seeing references to them, considering the length of your buffer? (Ditto door decorations.)
I went back and edited this strip to make “Rachel” plural and added door decorations while I was at it.
Huh, and I thought you never edited a strip once it’s in the buffer. But then again you said you redrew the Amber/Blaine fight at the last minute so clearly my memory is bad. (He replied to me, squeeeeee!)
It is so weird seeing a “squee” coming from a Ruth Gravatar.
That’s cold, Ruth. Like 3°K cold
Just K. It is “kelvin” (lowercase as well) not “degrees kelvin”
I don’t remember being Mike, but awesome, I dig it.
Maybe it’s just my email with or without the “+account” I can never keep track of that on here.
Don’t sweat it, man. I mean, not that you could in that temperature, but you get my point.
I took my college physics about 40 years ago. I see some things have changed.
Disagree, Kelly. Just like the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales, the Kelvin scale takes its name from a person (the British physicist William Thomson, who was at that time the Baron Kelvin). So while you are correct that the degree symbol (°) is not needed, the abbreviation (K) would correctly be capitalized.
So says the Encyclopedia Britannica. That’s authority enough for me.
If we omit the degree symbol, my instinct would be to at first read it as K meaning kilo. “That’s cold, Ruth. Like 3000 cold.” Doesn’t have quite the same impact. I’m sure I’d have puzzled it out, but I appreciate the incorrect usage. I always thought the degree symbol was used for Kelvin scale notation, too, so I’m probably biased by my ignorance, though.
Hey at least she’s talking to you thats a start….right?
This might actually be one of those “leave it alone cause she is mad and will talk to you when she is ready” situations actually.
This comic amuses me because my girlfriend’s name is Rachel, and her best friend’s name is Rachel. So I know what it is like to have two Rachels around.
Also, as a big Ruth/Billie shipper… Is it midnight tomorrow night yet? I shall be waiting with baited breath to see what happens next. (Although since the other storyline I’m extremely invested in at the moment is Amber’s, the last few comics had been an interesting intersection.)
Billie had to overcome and forgive some pretty shitty treatment and abuse brfore the relationship could have another shot. Now I guess it is Ruth’s turn.
Billie didn’t so much forgive as Ruth almost drank herself to death and Billie felt responsable.
I can’t speak for Billie but I do not generally attempt to kiss or make out with anyone I am pissed at or generally am currently refusing to forgive for some past wrong.
You also likely make better life choices than Billie has so far.
Possibly, but her attempting to reciprocate a relationship with someone she still despises or even feels bitter towards due to past treatment remains a hard sell. I frankly don’t see it.
The shirt continues its blockbuster run through the comic. I ship Ruth’s shirt with Dina’s hat.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID.
Dorm relationships like office ones I guess. A big mistake. No where to hide …afterward. And the higher up has the lowdown.
Still trying to figure out that makeup make out of Yotomoe’s.
Very uh….clever..or confusing…not sure. Both. I liked it.
This was less ‘office relationship’ and more ‘boss harassing subordinant until they just happened to like them back and then acting like a victim when they find out the subordinant lied tot hem for their own good’.
There really was no “for her own good” there.
Assuming Billie’s continued drinking is immutable [and remember, we’re talking about the lying, not the drinking, so it’s not in question here], lying to Ruth about it was for Ruth’s own good.
Or Billie’s femur’s own good, one or the other.
I feel like this joke has passed the arc of overuse and is now in the valley of funny-again.
I. Said. Good. Day.
So who is in the room next to Ruth? Looks like something-AI-something and something-RAC-something (Grace?).
And the rest of the sign — “Welcome to Chez”? Chez what?
“Welcome to Chez Mandy and Grace.”
Doodled an Amber.
I like it!
“Annabelle, stop selling meth! Your socks don’t match, Nadine! And Wendy, don’t just shit in a bucket but if you absolutely have to, at least close the goddamn door.”
“YOU’RE NOT MY MOM, RUTH! HhhhNNNNNNggghh!”
“But mismatched socks are cool and quirky!”
“Senpai k-kind of noticed me!”
Nice, Willis! It looks like you’ve just about finished the rooming situation for the floor.
How Ruth said it – “Billie.”
How Billie perceived it – “I still don’t forgive you, Billie.”
how nice zhe is is directly inverse to how civil zhez iz to Billie. Thatz hilariouz.
Please do the world a favor and remove the ‘z’ key from your keyboard.
Perhapz hiz ‘ezz’ key doezn’t work.
Perhaps zzzhe’zzz a wasp
Perhaps he is a Jaeger? Does he have a hat?
His ‘s’ key is working, or he would have typed ‘iz’ instead of ‘is’.
Caveman Johnson here. The boys at the lab say that I should start taking the zs out of my sentences.
That gave me an idea.
Put more zs in my sentences!
No one tellz Caveman Johnzon how to conztruct sentenzez!
Oh great, of all Beast Wars we could have hanging out in DoA’s forum it had to be Waspinator. ¬¬’
“Billie.” “Ruth.” “Billie.” “Ruth.” “Billie.” “Wrex.”
Great, now I want to do the Truffle Shuffle.
So, was Agatha running away from Billie, or toward Ruth?
Now go away, or I shall shun you a second time!
Theirs is the relationship of Meaningful Glances.
And Mixed Messages.
Yes. Those two things.
Dammit I look at two apartments and now your side ad is vomiting rent.com at me. I fucking hate cookie-tracker ads.
Oh god the top banner to my world is a nightmare
Maybe if Willis does a few more porns he won’t need to have ads at all.
Just more sweaty Dorothies advertising Slipshine.
Fun tip- deliberately look at stuff you’re not interested in, then sit back and enjoy the ads. I now get ads for Muslim marriage agencies and heavy gardening equipment- I’m not a Muslim and don’t have a garden.
Use Tor and you get multilingual ads. TELEVIZORAL SAMSUNG today.
“Strummin my pain with your fingers.
Singin my life with your woords.
Killin me softly with this page. Killin me softly. With this page.”
What the fuck kind of college has R.As like that
At least Ruth didn’t call her “Jennifer”, so that’s something I guess.
Keep running Agatha. You can’t keep Red waiting.
Cue self-hatred due to alcoholism, which results in more alcoholism, which results in another DUI.
This plan is perfect and without flaws. Carry on.
Am I only one to think the sequence is a bit off– the way it’s presented, it looks as if Billie is scooting *backward*. In panel 3, she’s almost past the “Welcome” door but in panel 4, she’s in front of it while Ruth is past the “Welcome” door.
Thought about perspective but not sure that jives since Billie was already past the door while the perspective was prior to the door. Or maybe I’m not visualizing it.
tl;dr: Billie walked backward few steps to lengthen facetime with Ruth
Oh noooooo…. Feels on my birthday.
Happy feels day!
Nope. Not missing you at all.
Is it bad that I’m kind of enjoying Billie’s whole “emo geek” look at the moment? Going from cheerleader wannabe to somebody who looks like she collects White Wolf RPGs in her spare time has somehow done wonders for her relatability.
Yeah, it does. She’s kind of this mirror I’m looking at the moment, actually. I never was the cheerleader in high school but now I’m unraveling like her; people don’t give two shits about you, you’re just one more. When they do, it’s this fragile situation that you have no control over.
Wow, Heterodynes never developed a GPS did they?
As one of two Daves in a 3-piece band, I can empathize with the Rachels.
Wow. Are RAs really that on-the-ball? I don’t think I ever even met mine when I was in college. Certainly couldn’t have pointed him out of a crowd.
Yay character development for Agatha! I’m really appreciating seeing this new delinquent side of her and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Billie looks like she’s going through withdrawal to me. . .
Oh Billie, Ruth, you two….just kiss and make out already. 🙂
You mean kiss and make up?
The feels :(.
So… my old nemesis. We meet again at last.
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
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