I have a guest strip over at Jerk Jerques’ webcomic of hipster coffee girls or whatever.
Just in time, Mike.
“So… is that a yes or no?”
With Mike, it’s whatever you don’t want it to be.
A yes for sure, the second thing wasn’t actually an insult so much as something Mike likes about him.
Nah, it’s an insult… Mike doesn’t like when it gets TOO easy to take shots at someone
So… Mike’s ditching class.
Mike goes to class?
Mike is like school in summer.
The Hell you talkin’ about? Mike is the classiest dick you’ll ever meet. He tears down your soul with STYLE; he’s turned it into an art.
Mike is love, Mike is life
So he’s a classhole?
It’s true, it IS more fun to do to condoms.
So Mike’s skippin’ class?
Well here’s a nother opportunity to use Mike as a device to further other character’s growth and development.
I kinda want to see Mike and Billie interact.
Wow. That pillow seriously wronged Billie.
So did Billie just flop down and ended up staying there?
At least her eyes moved. We know she’s alive.
So does Billie. She’d never turn down Cheap Shots.
That’s how you know the pain is real
So on one hand, damn does Billy got some issues to work through right now.
On the other hand, damn does Billy got some booty in the last panel.
Someone has their priorities straight.
And a mean case of Butts Disease
Well, yeah. I mean, it’d just be assholish to put Billie’s booty in on the first hand and her issues on the other hand. :3
Which hand do you think would fill up first? I mean, that’s a lot of issues, but it’s also a whole lotta booty.
That’s a good question. I’d definitely like to try it to find out. :3
They are still confined in pants (all the naughty parts) much to my disappointment as well as explaining why Walky is not also, and why he can’t recall the night prior.
btw… I like Betty Anne, the ‘badperson’
She looks pissed. If only Ethan’s supernatural Roadblock poster existed in this universe, a stare-off between them would be epic.
“Normally Roadblock would do the trick, But even he knows not to mess with a scorned chick.”
“Though this poster knows no fear, got the good sense to stay the Hell outta here.”
Sincere Question: What is the deal with Roadblock? All I know is he’s a Joe, and he was in the NES GI Joe video game.
There was apparently a real-life GI-Joe comic-book-style poster that just happened to have Roadblock in the bottom corner staring out out at the viewer with an expression that said unequivocally that 1) he was definitely going to kill you, and 2) if you ever looked away, it would come without warning and without mercy. This was a real thing, and yes, I still fear for my life, despite only seeing a picture of it on the internet and not seeing the poster in person.
Link to an image of said poster?
In the other universe, ethan had a GI Joe poster in his bedroom which included Roadblock in the corner giving the camera a death glare to rival Luigi’s. Ethan started having auditory hallucinations in which Roadblock spouted insults and sometimes rude but beneficial advice at him in rhyme. (Apparently anyone who stares at that poster for too long starts experiencing it.)
It even affected UC, but if I recall, the outcome of the stare battle between Mike and Roadblock is still unknown.
Right, I know that this poster existed, and it was hilarious to watch UC get relationship advice.
But why does it have that power? Apparently just the scary stare. My people are a strange people.
SO, two yeses, okay.
Honestly, and this may sound insensetive, but it bugs the shit out of me when people do this. When they go out of their way to be all up in your vicinity and let you know that they’re upset, but refuse to communicate at all. Like I get that it’s an emotional thing but it’s pretty annoyin’.
Actually that’s not offensive at all, that’s a legitimate reason to be annoyed. That’s a basic cry for attention.
This. They may have been close when they were younger but Walky’s not a mind reader.
You mean you’ve never been so bloody furious at someone that keeping your mouth shut is the only way to let them know without saying something that’ll make things a hundred times worse? Because that seems to be what’s happening to Billie right now.
And it’s not like she needs to say anything: it’s pretty obvious from Walky’s reaction that he knows he’s put his foot in it.
But exactly how did he put his foot in it? He wakes up to find there’s someone in bed with him who wasn’t there when he climbed into it. He has no solid clue as to why or what’s going on. Damn right I’d expect some kind of answer or explanation too.
He wakes up and opens his mouth. That’s the part you probably missed. If you go back a couple of strips and read what he says, you’ll get it.
Still a legitimate instance of confusion, though less so, if there was no alcohol involved – unless she just managed to come back after they dined whatever meal that was, and come night time, get into his room.
Many parts missing from this turn of events – and no real way to determine the “how” with what info we have.
Agreed. At some point it is being an Attention Whore and not a legitimate plea for help. (There was this teenager that would do this, then wanted you to pry the problem out of him. As I was just a casual acquaintance and not a close friend, I first tried to help, but after a few times of this bothering me, then not saying what was wrong, I just started ignoring him when he did this.)
I’d hardly be inclined to call her actions ‘Attention Whoring’ – this is one on one, whether based on childhood friendship or just plain wishful thinking.
Mike= best character
Mike – he’s always there when you least need him. I wonder when or if he’ll get a storyline.
I’m not a big fan of clothing that exactly matches your skin either.
I really wanna get matching shirt and pants that are exactly my skin tone. Cuz it’ll disorient the FUCK out of people.
Skin-matching leggings worn to Wal-mart are the best, especially if you’re anything but twiggy in size. 😀
I now have one fewer reason to go to Walmart.
That leaves me at -17.
LOL! I picked up the hobby of being a People of Wal-mart while I was in college. It’s a fun way to kill time when you’re bored. XD You can wear pretty much anything to that store and they won’t kick you out. XD
Leggings-as-pants that are even close to your own skin tone accomplishes that nicely, at least for this unwitting observer.
Hollywood accommodates prudish actors by giving them skintone bodysuits for nude scenes, and then digitally adding nipples in post.
So yeah, this is totally a thing.
So how do you feel about skin that matches your clothes?
Ooh! Ooh! I want paisley! 😀
If my skin started to match my clothes, I would have to see a doctor.
Nothing Dr. Mengele couldn’t have addressed for you! (I mean acquiring a fabric-graft!)
I really want Billie to be OK. She’s hurting so badly.
Stupid empathy for fictional characters.
I do too, but… she’s kinda got to learn that breaking your word has consequences. And from what it looks like, despite her alcoholism getting her into this mess, she hasn’t let that stop her from driving further off the edge.
That’s the thing with alcoholism. It doesn’t just cause problems, it makes existing problems worse.
I know, right? I get so worried about Billie that I even had a weird-ass dream with her in it a few nights ago. I hope she can get her shit figured out.
I know, right? I really want to hug her, but she’d probably elbow me in the crotch. (Also, she’s a fictional character.)
Well, Walky still has his boxers on, and it doesn’t look like Billie was sleeping under the sheets, so Woohoo!, nothing happened between them!
Um, *maybe* nothing happened between them, I mean
Billie still has all her clothes on, including jeans. Walky thought for a minute he was sleeping with his girlfriend. I seriously doubt anything happened.
I’m getting kind of worried that many people in the comments string seem to think the worst must have happened. NOTHING HAPPENED PEOPLE!
I think more to the point, Billie is NOT FUCKIN’ WALKY. I believe the statements were “Yuck. Me an’ her? She’s like a SISTER. Gross.”, followed by “Yeah, I’d rather DO his sister.”
Given later indications that Billie does totally want to do Walky’s sister, I’m not sure that Billie’s response was as negative as she meant it to sound. I’m still operating on the theory that Billie’s tsundere for pretty much everybody, Sal and Walky very much included.
“Baka Walky! (please cuddle me)”
But I’m still pretty sure nothing beyond maybe a little inadvertent sleep-groping happened in Walky’s bed last night.
Also, Dorothy is a rational and understanding woman, and I don’t think she’s likely to fly off the handle over this.
I am not getting any sort of sexytimes cube from this. I thought it abundantly clear that Billie waltzed into Walky’s room all angry about Ruth while he was half asleep, and is now angry that he described her behavior while forgetting that she was there.
Now if Willis wants to go full sitcom, Dorothy could find out this and get all bent out of shape, but her unreasonableness seems to be confined to wanting to be the President, so… not bloody likely, eh wot wot.
Uh, that’s supposed to be “sexytimes vibe,” not “sexytimes cube.” I don’t know what a sexyrimes cube is, but I am going to do a Google search about it in like four seconds.
One could think of the puzzle box from Hellraiser as a sexytimes cube… sorta… if you’re into that kind of thing…
Sexyrimes cube: Noun, “A cuboid audio device that plays back recordings of sexually pleasing voices reciting rhyming prose”.
That explains that.
I wonder if one gets fingered at Finger Hut? (above link)
You’re right, Dorothy indicating an interest in future political office, including the presidency, is entirely unreasonable. Especially since she’s attending a public undergrad and not an Ivy League.
What? CarterFordLBJHarrisonPolk what? Moving on…
Wha…? That came out of nowhere. Who did you intend to respond to?
Exactly to that post he DID respond to. The post of Barf Ninjason contains:
“Dorothy(‘s) unreasonableness seems to be confined to wanting to be the President (…)”.
Judging from Billie’s expressions, she already -did- “talk about something” with Walky and she’s only now just realizing he slept through it all.
Alternatively, she wants company but doesn’t want it to talk, and Walky’s talky today.
Mike’s squareish features in that last panel made me realize something. That something is that Willis should DEFINITELY make some DoA cubeecrafts. Like for real. Please.
Not without reproductive organs! Otherwise FAIL!
I’m a briefs guy typically, but those are some neat boxers.
Willis could toats make his own line of underwear and sell it in the store.
I bet that’s the next kickstarter stretch goal!
^ THIS PLEASE
I’d buy ’em.
So much angst.
Hello, you must be new around here.
Oh god, what if Walky tried something mid-sleep, thinking he was asleep with Dorothy?
I really hope he wouldn’t do that to us….. We’ve already had one sexual assault arc…. And that one was feelsy enough…. I’m voting for grumpy Billie needing the comfort of a friend, and Dorthy either not finding out, or being fine with it 😀
I seriously doubt we’d go that route. Willis cares for his characters too much, and that would destroy two of them. Billie was looking for a friend, and found her oldest one with whom she used to sleep as a child (not that way perverts). She was looking for some of that same comfort.
Eh, Willis’ characters aren’t safe from destruction. He’s not exactly George R. R. Martin, but when there’s a potential for drama, he’ll rise up to the challenge. I think Dorothy would be o.k. with this provided Walky doesn’t try to hide it from her, so the best thing he can do is just tell her straight off before she finds out another way. Nothing has happened, but trying to keep it quiet will imply that something happened that requires that kind of behaviour.
That would teach Billie not to hop into the bed of a strange guy(and yes Walky is pretty strange).
This is a really really gross comment??? Sexual assault is not a lesson???
I was thinking she got into bed, they cuddled, and then he inadvertently got a boner, pissing everyone off. Remember how embarrassed he was of that the first time he slept with his actual girlfriend?
Billie, the death glare works better when your target can see you do it.
Maybe it’s like the Luigi Death Stare – she just does it whether or not the other person is looking at her. ^^;
It’s really hard to see your death glare target without your glasses!
Is there anything Walky doesn’t own with a Dexter/Monkey Master brand?
As Yogurt said, “Merchandising!”
Oh, wait, sorry – it was under the foreskin.
But Walky’s circumcised, as implied by one of the earlier comics.
And the pornographique
At least he didn’t fart next to her before jumping down. Progress.*
*Don’t even tell me you can’t imagine Walky doing that.
Now I’m just waiting for Mike to climb up into bed with her, fart, and then climb back down.
Maybe for the next Slipshine comic.
I fear Billie may have petrified. Turn her over to Dina for study.
Refering to Billie as an old fossil won’t improve her mood any but it might make her react.
Also, Willis’ guest comic in QC is butt-free… how can this be?
What, super-cute May and annoyed Marigold are not enough for you? :3
Also: Super-cute May. Seriously. Super. Cute. (Though, does making fun of Marigold when she thinks Marigold isn’t looking count as not violating her Nice_List.txt?)
But butts… 😛
He Butted himself out on Girls with slingshots.
Well, he wanted to do a little T&A, but since the last thing he did was all A he had to do the next thing completely about the T.
God damnit Billie, you’re starting to worry me. I hate when I worry about fictional characters.
Now, we are two.
I have this aching suspicion that Billie is our dong caper.
Sure, asshole, stick around and take cheap shots at the hurting friends who try to reach out to each other rather than give them space.
That’s exactly what a mike clone would have said to original mike in this panel. That’s so meta.
I like Billie, realization your lifes a sham and you have virtually nil friends is not easy
I see this and the fact that it hasn’t happened yet frightens me even more, its like being trapped in a room with a bomb that you know is going to blow up anytime but hasn’t yet.
I think Barf may have gotten it right. I figured that Billie came to his bunk for comfort from an old friend, not sex. I doubt sex happened. But, Billie may well have spilled her guts to her friend, who slept right thru it.
That would explain why Billie is so angry.
As for my favorite male, Mike. He is not being an asshole.
Think about it. We know Walky did something, just not what. Mike don’t care what it was, he’s just acting on the facts he sees. He lets Walky know what a crumb he really is..with a good old fashion insult or three.
Being angry and hostile is understandable. Being angry and hostile in someone else’s room and in someone else’s bed is just plain wrong.
Billie needs someone to slap her upside the head and knock some sense into her. I have no sympathy for her.
If Willis wants us to be sympathetic towards her, in my opinion its’ not working.
I don’t know, if my closest female friend called into’bed next to me and glared at the wall, I’d be more concerned then angry. People do stupid things when they’re upset.
Hey man, Ruth did exactly that and things just got more complicated.
I don’t think they had sex. Walky still has pants… while getting out of bed.
Okay, so she’s not blocking him in. Weird. Did she climb over him in the middle of the night?
Oh god, Billie, do something. Soon the only one you’ll be able to talk to is Mike. And that aint gonna help you at all.
Funny i feel like Mike is one of the most helpful people to talk to. Direct and to the point, not polite sugar coating to confuse you.
But Mike isn’t direct and to the point. He’s just an asshole. He’s lied to people before to make them feel bad. If he does happen to tell the truth, its strictly because the truth will hurt most.
I only remember him lying to Danny about being Dorothy’s new boyfriend…which made her admit that Walky was her new boyfriend.
Pretty much everything he’s done has ultimately been for the better just in the most dickish way possible.
I’m just waiting for when the stuff that belong to Walky that he gave to those girls for their ramp becomes responsible for curing cancer or something.
You’re assuming he really did it. Could have been another lie.
Really? There was that example of a “direct and to the point” advice that confused ethan very much!
2.5 years into the first semester and there has been ONE test!
IU sure has changed!
Given the speculation that Billie spilled her guts to Walky whilst he slept through it all, I am left curious as to how much of the gut-spilling (should it have occurred) Mike heard, and what use he will make of it.
My hopes are for his being able to use it to outmaneuver Amazi-Girl in some way. But that’s just me.
well billie actually changed facial expression this strip! so….progress?
Mike and Billie are totally going to shag by the end of the week.
The Great Karnak opens the envelope: “What is NOT going to happen?”
Now I have to wonder… is Walky’s stupid face ugly, or is his ugly face stupid?
Come on Billie, say something. Anything!
I realize the Venn diagram of people who read this and people who read Big Nate is probably just me. BUT! A character in Big Nate recently wore a shirt that was really close in color to his skin, and people spent DAYS trying to figure out if he had “ABBA” tattooed on his chest.
Mike is going to class. That was one insult and one declaration of the obvious.
Wait, so what does three insults mean? (Ugly, stupid face, leaves himself open)
Wait, the third’s not really an insult. So, two insults and an observation?
Wow, ALL of Billie’s walls are up right now. When she won’t even insult Walky, it’s bad.
reread mike’s sentence
I believe she is referring to the hover-over “and don’t wear stuff that’s practically the same color as your skin, weirdo”.
No, but, I am now!
That ended better than I expected.
Loved your guest comic over at QC, Sir Willis, you absolutely nailed it.
Billie’s startin’ to piss me off. Like I get that you’re pissed, but dude. C’mon.
Billie working on her super saiyan grimace.
Who the hell still wears socks to bed beyond the age of 8?
Well, I guess Walky doesn’t really count as “beyond the age of 8″.
Makes my feet itch
Depends on how cold it is.
You know, Mike seems like he’s almost smiling here. I think that despite everything else, part of him “likes” Walky for the very reason he explains in the last seven words of this strip.
Nah, Mike likes to kick people when they are down. I think Ethans wordt where “Mike doesnt like people, he only tollerate thema standing next tot him.
But Yeah, walky is a very easy target for him.
I think Ethan’s words were: Mike doesn’t have friends, just people who tolerate him being around.
That was three insults.
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