some crazy SPIDER-KILLER
Don’t forget – we’ll have to add “Blaine-Maimer” to her list of titles, as well.
She will not stop. She has to kill ten more.
Ruth gives the best pep talks ever.
Even when she’s trying really hard to help…it isn’t exactly the most helpful thing.
As long as you aren’t particular about seating arrangements during the talk.
If she’s going to reach out like this, it might have been a good idea to suggest the various counseling resources available on campus. I guess maybe she did so between strips, and Amber’s not likely to get help anyway.
Damn, should have tried to make it look like a mugging…
Plus you could always use an extra $20.
Hey, Yotomoe, I’ve been meaning to ask. The sadpanda site that used to have lots of your fanart is down or something. Are they hosted elsewhere? Do you have a tumblr or deviantART page?
I’ve posted some of them on my sister blog “Yotwomoe” but a good chunk of them are still in my hard drive. Also if you wanna check out my stuff you can try my main blog Yotomoe. Sorry for the self-plug.
Cover ups don’t always work out.
It’s not about the money. It’s about sending a message.
Well yeah, but after you’ve sent your message wouldn’t you like to have a sandwich? Five dollar footlongs, yo!
Never has the hovertext been so true. ^_^
Someone mind typin it out for us viewers on mobile?
“ruth’s just jealous because it wasn’t her”
Ruth’s just jealous it wasn’t her.
“ruth’s just jealous it wasn’t her”
I’m on mobile too. If it’s iOS at least, you can just long-press on the comic.
For some weeks you can try and click/push the areas left and right of the navigation to get a nice overlay.
No wonder I feel tired if it’s 4:30 AM. Damn you time zones!
On an iPhone, you can also just click next to the “first” or “last” buttons
On iOS (and I believe most other mobiles) all you do is tap the blank space to the left of the navigation buttons, and the hover text will…well hover.
A bear. Sure, let’s go with that.
Ya a bear dressed yellow perfect story.
And just in case nobody buys it, we blaim it on Chuck Norris he doesn’t even remember half the guys he’s nearly beaten death how he going to deny it?
Why do you all keep looking at me?
… no reason.
Is that a cape you’re wearing?
*reads alt text*
STOP BEING SO JELLY RUTH.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JELLY
Tho’ Jelly Wrestling involving Ruth might be a good idea for a spectator sport.
Am I going have to get peanut butter and a clock?
And a baseball bat?
“Ruth’s just jealous it wasn’t her.”
We’re ALL jealous it wasn’t us.
Reminds me of the line of people waiting in line with lead pipes and baseball bats to “calm down” the hysterical woman on “Airplane.”
I think we would all like to take a turn calming Blaine down.
Wow, strange minds. I type too slow, I guess.
So your comment is really important and wonderful, but can I just say “OH MY GOD! PUPPY! SO CUTE!!!”
He is Fluffy, Destroyer of Worlds… and shoes.
Know that scene in Airplane where a line forms to beat the tar out of the hysterical woman?
I could see us all waiting like that to take a crack at Blaine. It would stretch for miles, concessions vendors would be walking around selling hot dogs and beer, people would bring sleeping bags for the wait.
Willis could charge $5 a punch and retire on the proceeds.
Let’s put the “Kick” in “Kickstarter”.
Little men with green wings and Dr Scholl sandals selling scooters.
I mean some crazy, dumb, ugly, fat, stupid, stinky, infinitely fallible animal. I mean just the wor-
“Can you please go?”
“Who is super vulnerable to criticism.”
“I mean Damn this guy was brutal, I hope they arrest this guy soon he seems to dangerous to be around the public.”
“I mean seriously, the savage beating they laid down on this guy. I don’t believe any tortured past or personal vendetta could justify what was done to this man. I mean the person who did this could not have a soul or any redeeming qualities. And definitely doesn’t deserve to date a guy like Danny.
You know just speaking in general terms.”
No one deserves to date a guy like Danny.
Not even Blaine.
*Aerosmith’s “Crazy” begins playing*
I think Ruth means some AMAZI-animal.
PLAY DRUMS! SMASH BLAINE!
Blaine just has that affect on some people. (effect?)
Effect. Affect is the verb.
Amber affected Blaine’s face, but is still feeling the effects, as shown by Ruth talking about Blaine’s personal effects.
Fortunately Ruth does not suspect her, taken in as she is by Amber’s shy and gentle affect.
(Obsolete, possibly – but I can’t resist muddying the waters)
Could Ruth harbor some affection for Amber’s affectations that affect her judgment regarding the effects of this effective pep talk?
That beating certainly effected a negative affect in both parties involved.
Affect is also a noun, but not the one needed here. (Also, effect, for its part, can also be a verb, but, again, not one that’s a synonym for affect.)
Well if she beats up some Nazis/Turks she could somehow be a toned down version of Alucard
Despite playing a lot of 2D Castlevania the past few years I can’t stop thinking about the horrible-ass Captain N version of Alucard.
It had to coincide with the horrible-ass Captain N version of Simon Belmont.
Am I the only one who thought Hellsing Ultimate?
Except that it’s Amber (at least as much as her dad) who is a “miserable little pile of secrets.”
Dumbing of Age, starring Ruth’s shirt. God, I hope we get more panels of Ruth’s shirt. It’s become my favorite character, eclipsing even Dina.
What about Dina’s shirt?
Spin-off: Shirting of Age! Featuring all your favorite shirts, just “hangin out”
…To dry, mostly.
I am starting to realize how differently she really acts as Amazi-girl here. Her entire demeanor is completely repressed. And then I think of her smashing Blaine up. It’s insane.
She’s kind of broken right now.
Some nice choice words from Ruth
Ruth always knows the right words to say. Lol
He was in the….. DANGER ZONE
“Uhh, that biker chick with gloves and long hair did that”.
Amber fills her shirt out nicely here. I dunno why I haven’t noticed before.
There’s a reason I started calling it the Amazi-Rack.
That’s the reason I have to fight back my desire to draw her.
What, you’re worried that, once your pencil has traced the contours of that amazing rack, you’ll forget all about Sierra?
Amber may have the Amazi-rack but she doesn’t have the AMAZI-EVERYTHING.
She’s got some Amazi-hips, though, does that count?
I am defenseless. Strike me down & your journey towards the darkside will be complete.
Whoops. Guess she blew that one.
Ruth : Man, good thing it wasn’t me, though. I woulda taken his femurs at least.
What a waste. Those perfectly good femurs.
Ya Ruth you did a hell of a job giving Amber some support.
Ruth may not have very good support, but she offers decent lift and and flexible straps.
Mayhap Ruth knows and is trying to offer a different way to blow off steam and that last panel is her taking a parting shot saying that Amber’s current path is not a healthy one.
Suddenly I really hope that Amber suddenly blurts out a confession from the way Ruth’s unknowing poking at her guilt. I would really like to see them bonding over having anger issues and violent streaks that have lately started dragging them down!
And then Ruth can become Amber’s Oracle, using the inside info she gets as RA to pass on useful tips about problems that need solving. She even has the red hair and glasses.
But what about the wheel chair?
Maybe something involving a drunk driver?
Yeah but EVERYBODY in this strip has glasses. At least most of the girls.
Oh dearie dear, people ARE gonna catch on to this. Will this be the end of Amazi-Girl?
Find out next time! Same Amazi-Time, Same Amazi-Channel! (or should that be Amazi-Site?)
Ha! I used to watch the old Batman series, too. YouTube the clips involving a shark, it’s hilarious.
I think we lost Amazi-Girl in the parking lot outside the AAA office. If you do a tag search for “amazi-girl”, you will find that Blaine’s beatdown was administered by Amber, not Amazi-Girl, and her only appearance since then was as the front-page picture in the IDS.
At least Ruth’s session went better here than the first session she called in the common room. Seem to recall she threw someone across the room at that time.
But, Ruth just ain’t got a clue here, too bad. She could be a strong friend and at least she offered to listen.
Hope Amber realized that, and that for those who do know what Blaine is like – she has no explanations due to anyone for beating the shit out of him. She is not the animal, he is.
If he is the animal, then she is at least half animal. Yeah, yeah, temperament’s not really genetic, but there is a nurture aspect. Mike had a point when he pointed out Amber’s preference for submissive types, and the recent show of fury proves that Amber can indeed be at least as bad as her father when properly riled. She has not yet crossed a Moral Event Horizon, and Blaine definitely deserved what he got, but there is still the potential that Amber could become a second generation abuser. It happens surprisingly often in the real world, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Blaine were one.
“If he is the animal, then she is at least half animal”
Nope. No relation.
Me Amber, me smash puny Blaine.
Wow. Ruth is really showing her good side. She has a lack of information on the true situation, but yet she works to make it right
Its more like he let a tiger loose from its cage.
Come ON, Amber. The correct response was “Knowing my Dad, he deserved what he got.”
“and I’d do it again! I mean Amazi-girl would do it again. I mean…”
He set off AmaziDina!
he released the raptor
It’s a pity that I still desire Ruth to die in a horrific car accident due to her distaste for Game of Thrones. Otherwise, I’d be supporting her actually trying to help a resident.
When did Ruth say she personally disliked Game of Thrones?
There’s at least one violent death per episode.
Ruth’s all over that.
Didn’t Ruth’s brother Howard introduce himself to everyone by shouting “Game of Thrones! Game of Thrones!”
I suspect Ruth’s exasperation would’ve been the same if he’d been yelling “Doctor Who! Doctor Who!”
Surely a REAL fan would have loved that introduction, and wanted everyone to see it regardless of age or what else was happening. So obviously, Ruth isn’t a real fan, and for all practical purposes is the same as someone who hates it.
Charles is going to be all conflicted when it turns out Ruth dies in an accident because she pushes George Martin out of the way of an out of control truck, though.
Hehe. Point taken. While you might argue the material is inappropriate for a sixteen year old, I guess I felt put off. Anywho, I watched more R-rated movies when I was thirteen than I have movies period since and I turned out…*looks at himself* Okay, I’m supertech short of a supervillain but that’s unrelated!
Game of Thrones is a bit beyond R-Rated anyway. It is often barely a step ahead of being softcore porn. I wouldn’t let a 16 year old watch it.
What is this “Throne Game” of which you speak?
It’s like musical chairs, but with more murder.
I kinda looked back through the archives and… noticing that there was a lot of evidence pointing to Amber being the campus vigilante that Ruth could have picked up on. The appearance of them in the dorm when she was about to throwdown in the dorm with Billie, the quick escape down the stairs, and… Faz being tied up and delivered to her by Dina to “return to sender” with a rope that had a grappling hook. Now unless Dina is secretly a rock climber and can shapeshift to have a less slender and curvier physique with short brown hair, why ELSE would there be a rope with a grappling hook just available to use to dispose of an unwanted pest?
Or perhaps Ruth does know, isn’t saying so, and is being really quite vicious with a very passive aggressive way of telling Amber that she thinks she’s absolutely psychotic for what she did to Blaine. I would hope not, though.
She meant it as a compliment.
For some perverse reason, Amber’s sadface in the last panel makes me laugh.
Speaking of setting crazy animals the fuck off, sex joke about Ruth and Billie, amirite?
Are you proposing a Fuck-off?
Yes. But none of us is yet sure if it will be a request for sex or a request to go away.
Are you seriously NOT sure if you want Billie and Ruth to have a sex competition?
::looks suspiciously at Animal, the occasional commenter on these very forums::
WHAT DID YOU DO?
Hey, don’t look at me.
Oh, I’m looking at you! For too long you talking bears have been stealing our picnic baskets and shooting us with your damn belly rainbow lasers (maybe I don’t WANNA care ya ever think of that???). Now your beating up svumbags, taking away the jobs of aspiring *human* vigilantes everywhere! The line ends here and now!
Don’t forget about saying that we can prevent forest fire…fires you talking bears start to hide all the murders and evidence of your thefts and salmon bones D: <! WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID!!
Total Props for Ruth here, but unfortunately, I don’t think it helped… especially that last little bit, unknowingly calling Amber a “crazy animal.” Mind you, this is that same kind of lack of knowledge that Danny is usually stuck with. So yea, yay for Danny actually being informed at this stage.
And before I completely gloss over it…”I have some experience with this”. Allusion to the voice on the other end of the phone during Billie’s spying session
Ruth: Shutb up.
Despite your best intentions, you really aren’t helping!
While everything is set up for a Ruth/Billie angle and they are fan favorites, scenes like this make me think there could be fun Ruth/someone like Amber relationships. Since Amber has a doppleganger already, maybe there’s MORE STILL.
Ruth/Rose would be the most visually confusing ship ever.
I have consulted with my avatar and they say that this arrangement as presented is unacceptable. Then there was a lot of chanting “Billie/Ruth forever”. Then a quick bit of whispering, and a chagrined admission that a threesome of some variety might be acceptable.
Amber: “Who’re you calling animal?”
I AM NOT AN ANIMAL! I’M A HUMAN BEING!
Amber is the crazy animal this university deserves….but not the one it needs right now.
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should get doodled inside Dumbing of Age Book 5?
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