Hey I did another Slipshine comic thing, read about it here.
It’s totally babies, babies EVERYWHERE!
Babies, babies everywhere…and not enough diaper to go around.
Hand-me-down nappies? I hope they wash them first.
Nah you just share nipples the same you would share heroin needles
Nappies are diapers.
Nappies is UK slang for what we call diapers, nipples are something else entirely.
I’m gonna hafta stop referring to wet-naps as nappies, now… especially should I ever vacation in your region.
Nappies are actually what I take after a long day’s work….or long day I pretended to be working.
But probably not babies McIntyre.
babies DeSantos doesn’t have the same ring to it.
SO MANY BABIES.
I see your 400 babies and I raise you ENERGY LEGS!
Give Shockolate to your babies and they’ll be good at sports. Make your babies run abnormally fast. They’ll run as fast as Kenyans. People will watch them running and think they’re Kenyans.
Every ten seconds,
somewhere in the world,
a woman gives birth to a baby.
She must be found and stopped.
I think that must be Robin, actually.
That joke needs to be updated.
No, not 400 babies, FOUR HUNDRED BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Entire team is BABIES!
atleast we know she goes all out on gifts.
I dunno, $5 each for like twelve other kids is kind of a lot for a college student
Well, bankruptcy is about inability to pay debts, so the question is what kind of credit limit are we talking about here? Is it even possible to have a credit card with a (hypothetically speaking) $60 limit? And if so, why would a financial institution even bother?
I suspect that bankruptcy in this context means that she ends up in debt for a while after every Xmas.
Wait, Roz is exaggerating? Say it ain’t so!
I would like to but yeah, she’s exaggerating.
Hyperbole? The nerve of some people!
Live without hyperbole is an endless wasteland of misery and despair!
- stolen from Tony Breed http://hitchedcomic.com/2008/04/hyperbole/
I didn’t mean to suggest that she’s facing the possibility of having a shit credit rating for several years, just the the piling debts. My point was that the reality was a far cry from the “$5 each for a dozen people,” which is more like a secret Santa budget messing up one’s plans.
To persons who aren’t large businesses, all it takes to go bankrupt is to be functionally out of money – to have zero or nigh-zero spending money. After all, as Monopoly taught us, all you have to do to be bankrupt is to be broke. And if you’re an unemployed high-schooler/college student, it’s not to hard to constantly be so close to the wire that one little holiday has you choosing between ramen and gas money.
It’s a figure of speech.
This. I interpret it to mean, in this context, that she’ll be out of spending money like someone above said.
I don’t think it’s actually possible for her to mean that literally. There’s a “once per ten years” limit for filing for bankruptcy, depending on which kind [Chapter 7/11/13/etc.], and I highly doubt they would let a technically dependent* college student file.
*assuming Roz didn’t sever all ties and the DeSanto parents are in fact paying her tuition and shit, ’cause why would she go home and buy everyone presents if she had
There’s another ten hidden somewhere.
The number always varies, but each change is an increase.
Did you steal your Gravatar from a Gorillaz video, like say off the Plastic Beach album?
Actually, it’s Howard Moon from The Mighty Boosh in his Future Sailors getup.
Angry Roz is the best Roz.
I dunno. Have you met NAKED ROZ?
Angry naked Roz for epic anger-sex.
Next Pornlord event?
Is it any good?
Just want to throw out there that I originally read that as “NAKED MOLE ROZ” twenty minutes ago and decided to move on to another discussion before realizing my error just now.
Now there’s a Kim Possible episode I’d love to see.
New character: “Roz Fuckable”
Seduces both Kim and Ron, then gets into a threesome with Rufus and Ron.
Those DeSantos breed like rabbits.
Worse, Godzilla two-thousands.
Dude, remember that the 2000 series are not canon with each other….but in canon with the first Godzilla movies….or was that the 90′s Godzilla series?
What’s the trouble with tribbles?
Feeding them up till 23 hours and 59 minutes after midnight.
Actually if you feed them at all they give birth. The only way to prevent a tribble from reproducing is to only give it water and a powerful enough light source. They can keep themselves alive for years that way.
More accurately, Those rabbits breed like Desantos.
It’s enough to drive you Childfree.
And yet Joyce is the exact opposite of Roz and has even more sibs.
Joyce has three older siblings.
And Roz has two that we know of.
Huh. Thought she had more in Itswalky. Probably remembering wrong.
She does. This is Dumbing of Age.
Which is why they don’t get along.
You can’t say that, Joyce has a set number of siblings, Roz does not! It could be INFINITE. Momma DeSanto could be giving birth to triplets every year for 20 years, you don’t know.
More girls for more fun. ;D
Imagine Sarah saying that. Whatever your Sarah headcanons are.
They say that you’re are only a mile away from a DeSantos at any given time.
Excessively numerous? Does this mean there are so many, even Willis lost count?
more like he hasn’t finished deciding yet
So for all we know, she could be defining 3 as excessively numerous.
“C’mon, Mom! Use a rubber every once in a while! I mean, you had like three kids over a span of 30 years!!!“
To be fair, she only specifies that she has two sisters, so for all we know, she could have seven brothers on top of that.
Otherwise I would have to raise my brows at the ‘excessive comment’. I’m the youngest in a pack of four siblings and I don’t consider that to be a lot.
If so, she’s weak. I’m stuck with three sisters, and have no problems with “excessive numerosity”. Ordinary numerosity, yes, but not “excessive”.
Six brothers, three sisters. Get on my level, noobs.
Did your parents drink the “Quiverfull” kool aid?
There is one more sister than we know of. There is always one more sister than we know of.
But having siblings is great!
Although the older I get the more I learn that apparently my siblings and I are a rare case where we all get along quite well and love talking to each other.
Ditto. I find it somewhat sad that most people don’t enjoy spending time with their siblings.
It depends on several factors. Age (both relative and absolute), gender, temper, parental treatment (again, both relative and absolute), who’s been adopted (if any), and relative location. Believe me, I used to hate my middle sister, but after going to college, and the rest of the family moved to Italy, she became my favorite, probably because the we’re most alike (in both cases).
because WE’RE THE most alike. Stupid mistakes I catch just when I hit post.
There’s a ten year gap between me and my oldest sister. There’s barely 15 months between me and my brother. My parents did not get the concept of pacing very well.
Seeing a Leslie strip in Shortpacked and now here makes me wonder what changed between universes so that Walkyverse!Leslie has only ever worked retail (and now into managment), while Dumbiverse!Leslie is a college professor. They’re…very different avenues.
Well Dumbiverse Leslie was created strictly for being a teacher so that she could fit into the story. Shortpacked Leslie was created…for a pun.
What happened was the god of their multiverse, aka: Willis, decided to stick everyone into a college setting, thus Leslie needed to become a=either a student or someone who could frequently be on campus.
She made a pact with dark powers that her dating Malaya would get retconned away. The price was she’d have to teach Gender Studies in Indiana.
(Not to be confused with Dark Power 451, who apparently made some kind of pact where the price is he has to teach Computers For Morons at IU.)
Books are electrocuted at Dark Power 451.
It’s all explained in his fanfic.
… oh wait, that’s the other guy with the silly screen name.
Leo? Even if their marriage only lasted a few years if she spent them as a housewife she might’ve felt like whatever plans she had for the future stalled out or that without support from her family and a retail job the only thing she could find after 3 years out of the job market thought that going back to school was untenable.
While if DoA Leslie realized and accepted her sexuality without getting married to a man she might have stayed focused in getting a degree.
It’s true she kind of has to be a teacher to interact with the rest of the cast in a realistic way, but the differences intrigue me too. It seems like she’s basically channeled her nurturing side into a career instead of an immediate focus on relationships and family. (Given how soon she would’ve had to start, she’s probably never had a spouse of either gender. Conversely, I’m not sure SP!Leslie even attended college.)
Meanwhile, DoA!Robin’s shown a lot more willingness to toe the Republican party line than her counterpart did. That can’t help but be a complication, sooner or later. At least one person is going to have to make a tough choice.
In any case, whatever standoffishness with which this Leslie regarded this Roz is clearly fading fast in a rush of anticipation. Les has been favoring the v-necks a little more lately, it seems, but what really tells the story is that posture in panel 2.
(And just in case anyone takes offense at the above, there’s definitely nothing wrong with v-necks OR tie shirts and sweater vests when teaching a college class. Professors can get away with a lot It’s just that the former, more so than the latter, shows a certain tasteful flair and a touch more concern about attracting the gazes of her peers…)
I would imagine that, like a lot of the people in this comic, her upbringing was slightly different. For example, Ethan’s coming out was idyllic in Shortpacked!, but terrible in DoA. This must mean that Leslie’s parents were more understanding of her sexuality (given the law of conservation of queer happiness).
With a better upbringing, she focused her life on the study of sociology, becoming a professor of gender studies.
Maybe she comes from a more accepting or poorer family here?
Shortpacked Leslie comes from a family that can afford to lend her a helicopter for romantic moonlight rides. She’s probably ineligible for student loans because of that. Depending on the her state’s particular policies surrounding that, it can give her parents a lot of power over her education.
After Leslie got banished from the family that might’ve been the end of her educational prospects in the Shortpacked universe, where that circumstance may not have been replicated here.
No, sorry, Leslie, you can’t date the other one.
Unless you are into that kind of thing…if so, eww.
No, she still can’t. Pedophilia is illegal. (Ever here of “statutory rape” and “child abuse”? Both apply.)
Neither apply to “dating”, actually. You’re thinking of sex. You might be surprised to learn those are actually different things.
All right, maybe I jumped the gun. But there’s still a creepiness factor.
Yeah, dating someone and their sister would be pretty creepy
But honestly, I totally agree. That is a creepy age difference.
Actually, no maybe about it. I *did* jump the gun.
(Reading title text)
And suddenly, scene change!
I would have liked an AG version of the Adam West Batman transition.
I am so into Roz’s outfit right now. The kneesocks, the tie, it’s all totally working for me.
Roz is totally sporting A-level ZR with the thighsocks/miniskirt combo.
She worked it better the last strip she was in.
Oh my God there are more of them.
Nice try, Roz, we know Amber’s the one with real problems.
EVERYBODY in DoA has problems, except for Danny he just either makes problems for himself or gets involved in other people problems and Mike just doesn’t have any problems at all just a fuck you attitude
Danny’s parents seem to have the same opinion of him that the readers do, that’s a nasty problem.
Ha, only child, suckers!
*has no one to play 2P mode with*
^ My life.
You Are Lucky. I have 3 younger bros, all who have very bad anger issues. I beat one in a halo game, he threw the controller at me, missed, and made a 2 inch dent in the wall. Thats siblings for y’all.
Dude, I envy you. Got a bratty younger brother.
Yep, my younger brother used to trade MY toys for ones HE wanted. Took me forever to figure out what was happening. I would think they were just getting lost when we moved every 1 1/2 years.
Let me guess, you were a military brat?
In the ’60s no less. back before the DOD discovered that moving kids around like that was creating huge psychological problems, military dependents of that era had drug, alcohol and suicide rates similar to combat soldiers in Vietnam.
Me too, 60s and 70s. Funny thing, I liked it, after three years I was bored with the place and was ready to move. Of course, with the Canadian air force being fairly small, I was pretty much guaranteed to know somebody on the new base when we got transferred, so it wasn’t all that traumatic.
HA! has siblings but was raised as an only child.
I have three younger sisters (I’m male). What I would give to have a little brother (I’m also the eldest)! But Mom has four kids and thinks that’s enough.
I feel as if I’m more mature than my older brother sometimes.
@Kernanator: I had the opposite problem.
My brother bugged me to play 2P mode with him whether I wanted to or not.
I didn’t get video games until I was in HS and they didn’t have 2P modes, back then the fact that you could get something other than broadcast TV channels on your TV was astounding enough.
We played Pong and we LIKED IT, because there were only 4 channels on the TV. Sometimes 5 if you lived in a really big city.
As the only brother, we usually don’t play anyway. Meanwhile, we have to deal with your annoying stuff while trying to do productive things.
What I’m trying to say is, Younger Brother for sale! Slightly pre-used, but ridiculously cheap.
She’s not even exaggerating, Latino families are so fucking huge that we have to go to our rich granduncle’s house for Christmas
Man, I hope this means the thread with Robin and Leslie will get picked up again.
Roz…just get a card. And play the old “it’s the thought that counts” BS that some folks like to sell around.
A better yet, a single shirt, and not just any shirt a bad ass one that probably says something like DAMN IM GOOD.
I”m sorry, but when someone says “it’s the thought that counts”, what I hear is “it’s the money that matters”.
Sure, if she wants to see that crushed look on younger siblings faces.
Like she cares….like my parents when they gave me a card…after 10 years of forgetting my birthday. Not that I’m bitter about it.
Roz seems decent enough to care. Shitty gifts are for adults.
That’s the thing you do when you want an “excessively numerous” mob chasing after you, ready to bust you open from presents like a pinata.
Roz sure has an interesting outfit but I can’t quite place (appropriate) words for it.
Is Leslie still into Robin, because if so I’m pushing as love triangle ship of Leslie/Robin/Daisy.
Leslie’s a teacher, Daisy’s a student. That’s a no no.
REALLY?Damn there go’s that ship……
This is college, so that might apply only if Daisy is Leslie’s student. I can’t remember if she’s in this class.
It happens though; A tenured prof was fired at my university only after getting caught dating not one, but three students who were formerly attending his class.
My department [Philosophy] is partnered with Women’s studies, so it tends to be better but we do still have the odd prof who flirts and has done a couple awkward things.
Roz’s hair always seems like she’s wearing a large cap on her head, like a skullcap with the hair sticking out around the edge.
As the youngest of eight kids in a family where we literally had a poster in the stairwell for people to check off who had bought a Christmas present for whom, I can sympathize with Roz so much here.
oh so are we finally getting back to that whole “Roz wants to hook Leslie up with her congresswoman sister” subplot?
I hope so, especially with Shortpacked! ending. I don’t know if Willis had written this before he decided to end it, though.
Regardless, happy Leslie is the best.
Mee too. Leslie and Robyn should be a couple in all possible universes.
I wonder how many siblings she has (hint, hint, Willis). It sounds like only two of her sisters could make it to campus, rather than that she only has two sisters. Because three kids is hardly “excessively numerous”.
Unless she’s being melodramatic.
I think she has as many sisters as Willis decides she needs for storytelling purposes, with the exact number left open to expansion in future.
Authorial comment when Riley was introduced hints that there are no DeSanto brothers.
So many possible sisters.
Excessive: Also known as more than two sisters.
Desantos here, Desantos there, Desantos everywhere. And Leslie doesn’t have one.
I find it amusing that Roz is maintaining — with her Gender Studies teacher, no less — that it’s her mother’s responsibility to use a rubber.
Mayhap not every sibling has the same father, but all a shared mother, or perhaps that relationship is damaged in a different way :3 Yet more possibilities beyond these remain as well of course.
Roz does not have a relationship with her father.
That’d do it :3
Honestly, I’m sort of surprised; I mean, split up families are a thing I’ve seen but usually once you have raised more than 4 kids together, you’ve usually weathered the worse and through a lot together.
…He didn’t die did he?
If he’s like his Walkyverse counterpart he was a cheating asshole who just took off one day.
As one of six sisters, I fully sympathise with Roz. I’ve literally never had my own room.
I’m one of six as well. The bankrupt every christmas note is oh so true.
Anyone else not surprised it stems from mostly selfish reasons in this case?
Her selfishness is actually why I like Roz. Not trying to troll here, I’m serious. But yeah, true to character
while i only have two other siblings, i have to say we grew up in a small house, so it was inevitable that i’d end up sharing a room with them
So is there more than Roz, Robin and Riley?
Yes, that’s exactly what Roz just said.
I actually have a friend Bonnie that’s pretty much that. There’s 9 sisters(her included). Apparently the parents kept trying until they eventually got a boy.
Heh, B-Town. I was just talking to a friend about how all of the B-town swag you see around campus is starting to get on my nerves–and now Leslie’s using the term! This comic. So true to life.
Speaking of much-too-numerous siblings, there’s someone who looks remarkably like Amber in Skin Horse today. Maybe Blaine’s been spreading O’Malley genes around the Narboniverse, too?
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