Sounds like a good plan.
Hopefully she can find another truck to ride on.
According to Willis, following Ruth will be pointless.
Meanwhile in Dotty’s room…
…Dotty runs around duckfacing and smacking her own butt.
Her and Walky’s sexytimes have gotten more elaborate.
What is it with kids and their gosh-dang kinky sex today, in my day we had the missionary position, the doggy position plus all the tricks you can find in the Kama Sutra and we were happy with it.
Goddamn kids with their Portuguese Breakfasts, and Turkish Snowcones, and…their Rusty Ventures.
You’re my new favorite
What about an Action Johnny?
Naw, a Rusty Venture is when you *bleep* your *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* and *bleep* the *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* on the *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep*
That sounds way more inventive than Rusty Venture actually is.
You have to understand that it can’t be intentional. You can’t know that you’ve done a Rusty Venture until after it’s happened. Planning to do one ruins the whole thing.
The Congress of the Friendly Dog and the Two Small Buscuits.
I don’t think she has the yoghurt for that
But what’s on the other forearm?
She’s totally about to do it but something’s holding her back.
Fear, concern and/or guilt.
Where’s a mad technologist when you need one? The computer lab? The auto repair training shop? The Chemistry lab?
Wouldn’t you know it. They haven’t gotten to that part of her programming class.
As for my own attempt at building the Amazi-Mobile…
Does it also mow lawns?
If a Lambo can mow lawns, why not?
Five hundred amazi-dollars for a lambo-mower to mow down her enemies like she mows her problems down… and then there is sal
Except you put taillights in the front of the car, total faux pas dude!
Try the anime club meeting, or the science fiction club.
Rooming with her boyfriend.
MMMPH. I am compelled…to draw….the amazi-butt.
I’ve seen it. Well, 20 years older, and in another universe, and on another website. But still.
You have to admit, it is an amazing butt
That this is the comment you unlurk to correct cracks me the heck up.
Accuracy is important to The Willis.
Butts Disease claims another victim…
Sad, isn’t it?
quick sketch cuz I’m a lazy butt.
…what’s the bandage from?
Might be a scrape or from chafing from all the fisticuffs she’s been engaged in as of late.
Or she might’ve just cut herself shaving. Girl’s got a lot on her mind.
Convenience store down the street.
Birth control maybe?
Dearest Amber, Sal is closer than you think…
I think she went back to her own Dorm.
Nows not the right time, the battle betwt these two great rivals will take place when their at their best, over something that meaningful, at a place that will be known from that point on as the greatest battle field ever known.OTHER wise known as Danny’s room.
Oh good, she hasn’t fully been devoured by her dream world. Reality still is grasping onto her.
This is where Dina pulls a pterodactyl from under her cap!
Like the Bobobo fro.
I think adding Dina to that show might be the only thing that could possibly make it more surreal.
SAY WHAT SAY WHAAT
And Dorothy’s not going to publish.
Of course not.
Could you imagine how mutch of a dick Move that would be if she did.
Not a dick move, considering she’d be exposing a violent nutjob. But a disappointing story since she has no real story other than ‘Amazi-Girl is my neighbor!’. That’s just a headline.
Billie would be so pissed if Daisy bought that over her story.
Exposing a violent nutjob doesn’t sound like it’s going to make anything better. If you take everything away from someone, they’ve not got nothing to lose, and that can end badly even for sane people.
I’m hoping she publishes.
It can also get said nutjob ARRESTED.
‘m just saying.
But if comic books have taught me anything, NO PRISON (or asylum) CAN HOLD A DETERMINED NUTJOB!
She might be overestimating the speed of school newspapers.
Naw, she just sees the fire in Dorothy’s eyes. She knows she could make it happen.
The IDS publishes five days a week, actually, presumably with breaking news.
I’ve just checked it’s website. It’s massive, up-to-date, and immaculately designed. Not so much a school newspaper so much as a massive statistical outlier.
Man, my school’s newspaper is once a week, has a lot of fluff (there’s one dude with a ‘sports column’ that is usually him making random pop culture references and talking about his fantasy league, and a ‘dating advice’ column that makes me cringe), and a pretty poorly done website.
I figured that’s what they were all like!
Journalism at IU is serious business.
The noise you just heard was the ghost of Ernie Pyle, saying “Damn straight!”
Well, again, massive statistical outlier.
Once a week? I think mine came out a few times a year. Maaaybe once a month. In a good month.
I don’t even think I’ve attended a school that maintained a regular news paper. One school had a “news paper” of sorts, that was made by the entire class, but it was mostly just jokes and we spent most of the year working on the single issue. Another school I went to had some media classes, and I think they made an issue but I never saw it anywhere.
Oh does Chuck Klosterman write a sports column in your paper too?
From what I have seen, they are. IU is apparently an anomaly.
IU is world leading in a bunch of weird things: journalism, psychology, sociology, music (particularly voice and opera; the IU opera is the best professional troupe in the Midwest.)
Bloomington is a great place to live.
Quickly, to the Amazimobile!
I mean, unless you don’t have a driver’s license. That’s fine.
License isn’t an issue as long as she doesn’t get pulled over. What’s one more rule to bend for a vigilante?
Quick! to the Amazi-Bus Stop!
To get on the Amazi-Bus, where the Amazi-Wheels go round and round, round and round, all day long.
Cue four strips of Amber standing around with Aslan.
C’mon, Amber, get to work on that Amazi-Pole/Amazi-Gyrocopter setup.
I mean, how else will you get to the Amazi-cave?
By spreading her legs?
Boooo!!! You should be ashamed of yourself.
Shame? What is this shame you speak of?
Somehow, I knew you were going to say that.
Or just the Amazi-Pole.
What! We were all thinking it! Well, I was.
In which Amber momentarily confuses herself with Adam West’s Batman.
Does that mean her and Dina are gonna dress like huge losers?
Only if Amber gets to be a mayor in Rhode Island at some point.
As long as they dance like it, too.
I can see it now:
It’s hard to get worse when your normal costume is primarily yellow.
How about shit brown?
Well, that would be good for camouflage, if you’re Sewer-Man or something.
Dina wears the brown one, I assume? Good colors for a duo. Certainly nobody would confuse who’s #1 and #2.
Well, everyone does at some point.
Hang on a moment, I can see the Jerden-signal!
I’m not certain I understand… is she trying for an insanity defense or something?
I don’t see any pencils in her nose, and she has yet to say “Wibble”.
Well that would be a cunning plan all right.
That’s what the voices in her head told her to do.
One does wonder whom she thinks she’s talking to.
Well at this point there is no Doubt that will work.
Plan B may not be a gyrocopter, but you never know, it just might twerk.
Amazi-Girl, you’re doing it wrong. You wear tights under your panties to be a superhero(ine)!
Nowadays, in order to keep the Fedoras happy, most of them just go commando.
I personally know that commando is the way to go.
Adam West Batman (or Robin) didn’t wear tights under HIS panties.
No, just his Y-fronts, the lacy panties were worn UNDER the tights.
To be fair if she does that she could probably get away with diminished responsibility fairly easily.
OK first off amber looks attractive as hell in this strip,but more importantly she could just go with the classic plan of jumping out the window.
She’s got Thighs for DAAAAAAAAAYS. She wouldn’t jump out a window cuz that is the technique of her arch enemy, SAL.
To defeat the enemy one must know the enemy, strength and weaknesses.
This technique is helpful, but if not planned out and executed carefully, one may end up covered in shards of broken glass.
That’s why you throw someone else out of the window first. That way, they are the ones that get injured. Their body also provides a soft place to land.
Trust me, I know what I’m talking about.
Defenestration is an art.
One can also end up covering the pavement …
Sal: “The windows betray you, because they belong to me!”
“You merely adopted the window… I was born in it!”
The newspaper declares Amber is Amazi-Girl, and then while people swarm her with questions, Dina runs by wearing the AG outfit, confusing the hell out of everyone.
Ah, the “Bad Bet on a 459-Silent” trick.
(Yes yes other shows have done the “alter egos show up at the same time to confuse the populous” trick but how fucking often do I get a chance to reference The Green Hornet, I mean really.)
I initially read Cholma’s comment to say “and then white people swarm her with questions.” Seemed to come out of nowhere.
Other people have more important things to worry about, I guess.
The newspaper outs Amber as Amazi-Girl, and everybody calls it a grand piece of front page comedy.
*reads alt text*
Yea, my mental voice read the alt-text in that voice.
Amber does like doing duck-lips and smacking her bum.
Is there any one who doesn’t?
I know I do.
Shhh! Only the NSA are supposed to know about that and the off-key ‘Let It Go’ singing.
Looks like a hint about an update of that Amber dance animation.
Now it will be obvious to everyone who Amazi-Girl is, including Sal, who will show up at her door and mop the floor with her for what she did in the parking lot. There is obviously going to be an unmasked showdown to end the Sal/Amber Arc.
I make that noise all the time when I run away.
You’re all missing something.
In three of the last four comics Amber/Amazi-Girl has been holding her hand over her stomach. And in the comic without a picture of her holding her stomach, she’s too busy helping out Billie to worry about herself.
Something’s wrong. Malaya did some real damage, don’t be surprised to find Amber in the hospital soon, doing some physical recovering of her own.
This is foreshadowing of Amazi-Girl’s pregnancy. Marcus Galassus kidnapped her to Limbo and wooed her with Shakespeare and Beethoven. Finally, after relative weeks of such efforts, and admittedly with a subtle boost from Galasso’s machines, she became his. The pregnancy will last three days of comic time (i.e., ironically, nine months of real time).
I’m glad you finally answered that phone, Godozo, because I totally called it three days ago…..
You don’t get to claim to have called it until it’s actually shown to be true.
That looks to me like a totally normal resting pose, and far from indicating injury, I don’t think she’d be resting her hand on her belly if it were seriously injured.
Like I’ve said a couple times already, getting nailed in the solar plexus like Amazi-Girl did can cause the diaphragm to spasm and make it difficult to breathe, which is fairly incapacitating in the short term, and matches the symptoms she was displaying, but soon goes away without any serious after-effects – and she hasn’t been displaying any while taking care of Billie.
And for meta reasons, I’m pretty sure Amber is not getting hospitalized, jailed, expelled, killed, institutionalized, impregnated with xenomorphs, or anything of that nature here.
I was there, at first as a reaction, thenwith a bit more detail.
Nah, she’ll just ignore it. It’s not even a flesh wound!
(Yes, I am aware that that is probably very bad for one’s health)
Actually, in the first two comics you mention she was holding her left hand to her right side, in a way suggesting a possible rib injury. In this comic she’s resting her right hand casually on the center of her belly, indicating casual relaxation.
Not to say she isn’t injured, but this strip doesn’t show it.
Another option: Whooping and clacking your claws as you scuttle away.
I knew that emoticon wasn’t dead!
I’m sure she could afford a gyrocopter if she really tried.
You know she could take this time to talk to Danny one last time.
Gif of this please
No, Amber! They’ll Vine you!
I notice how this chat forum seems to ebb and flow with current opinions.
When Amazi-girl patrolled the campus and stopped creeps from beating up Danny, she was cool.
But…then she wasn’t because she was violent.
When Amazi-girl was going after the rapist going after Joyce, she was cool. But…then she wasn’t, because she got in the way.
When she flipped her bastard father in the dorm hallway, she was cool.
But, then she wasn’t because she was violent.
When Amazi-girl beat the Hell out of the bastard father in the parking lot, she was cool.
But, then she wasn’t because she was violent.
When she ambushes 4 girls in a Wal-Mart parking lot: that was neither cool, albeit it violence answered with violence. It was desperation.
So she’s lying in bed, considering her immediate future and talking to herself. Not so crazy, I do it all the time-and say I’m talking to my cats. She could be talking to Dina, who very well may be behind the door.
She appears to be in touch with reality quite well.
But as noticed by another in the thread, she’s been holding her stomach and may well be injured from dear Malaya’s sneak attack. (Malaya attacked her first and got smacked down for it, and saying clothesline sucks, so does 4 against 1).
We’re a fickle bunch ain’t we?
I’m consistently on the side of crazy. Amazi-Girl is always cool, it’s just she’s probably shouldn’t be emulated.
Just as an aside, she punched her father in her room, in front of Dina’s family and then ran like hell.
RUTH flipped Blaine in the dorm hallway in self defense, in front of Sierra and her family.
Next on Kickstarter: Amazi-Girl Performs a Smacks Her Own Butt
Dammit, meant to say Slipshine, not Kickstarter. Yet another Freudian slit.
You mean “slip,” yes?
Stretch goal on Kickstarter to get it on Slipshine, eh?
Some of my best friends have gyrocoptor alt-modes. Unfortunately, so does one of my least favorite acquaintances. Whirl, you’re completely nuts.
In my experience, it’s better to not make plans to run from authorities. It’s better to ‘fess up, and hope Ultra Magnus is in a good mood. It’s certainly not a good idea to make plans to escape before you know for sure if they’ve caught on to what you did. Long story short, Amber might want to talk to someone. Like Ruth.
I’m kind of surprised the idea of knocking on Dorothy’s door and asking her not to publish the story doesn’t even cross her mind. I know she’s not a very social person, but still…
In her mind, that’s like asking the bully not to shove you in a locker and/or steal your lunch money.
I’m kind of disappointed that she hasn’t at least considered dangling Dorothy from the roof of a building by her ankles. That’s a great way to get people to shut up!
Only if you drop them.
“Remember Dorothy, when I promised to kill you last?”
“I swear Amber, you did!”
Actually, threats are much more effective at high altitudes.
Hi, Willis! I sent a message to you through your store a few days ago regarding the order I placed. I just wanted to make sure you got the message. It was about Shortpacked! Book 3. Thanks!
You might want to use the “Contact” section in the store, instead of posting in random threads where he may or may not get back to you in a timely fashion. Also, your order should come with a receipt.
That’s probably what she used when she said “sent a message through your store.”
But sometimes that thing doesn’t work, and I don’t seem to have received anything.
Jerimiah, yup, what Willis said. I used the Contact form on the store but since I got no response, I was worried the form didn’t work, so used this as a backup. And yes, I have a receipt but that doesn’t help me with my particular issue.
Willis, can you see the email that’s attached to my comment posts? Is there another way I can get in touch with you? Thanks!
Sorry, I should say, I did get a receipt but I didn’t notice the issue until after I threw the receipt away, so if it had contact info on it, I no longer have it.
Dang amber. Whered that bandaid come from?
Dina: “Question you about what?”
Dina: “You need a firepole to the basement? I built one.” *opens closet, stands aside, gestures towards firepole*
“I have not built a gyrocopter.”
When the cops came to question her she was lying in her bunk going “I’m in my gyro copter and you can’ t catch me ‘Wubwubwubwubwub.”
Took me a while to realize it was Amber for some reason. D:
Me, too. Her hair looks redder somehow. Oh, and her eyes look different without her mask or glasses.
Everything’s redder. It’s sunrise.
I should do that too in my comic. I tend to stick to my color palette all the time, sometimes adding a dark blue filter at night…
I like to observe the way you work.
@damnyouwillis — why didn’t you make panels 1 and 3 a stereogram? I would have loved seeing Amber sunk into her bed…
that second sentence is why not
Or may be Buttfacing and Ducksmacking!? I’d do that!
Next… sympathy via light physical contact? Amber looks like she could use some.
Comic Guide: And in Panel 1, you can see the Amazi-hips in all their glory.
Willis, you absolutely need to draw the events described in the last panel. Or perhaps animate it to the sounds of the Benny Hill song.
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