“anyway mine is ah flip-phone”
“WHY WOULD YOU DO SUCH A THING”
“’cause then ah don’t give a shit if some asshole runs off with it”
yeah, I was just thinking about how SP!Robin met Amber like very first thing?
And Robin instantly got her first girl!crush on her.
If that happens again, the superhero suit will definitely be a factor.
Well, if Leslie gets a supersuit it might have a chest window.
If Leslie got anything with a chest window, there would be people calling it a super suit.
If Robin turns her down, she can always rebound at Daisy.
But Daisy’s fate is to never get laid. They’d probably slip past one another in the crowd, almost touching and forever alone.
Two ships passing, for a moment, in the darkness
One going to
One coming from
“also, ah blew all my money on my bike”
(not sure how she bought that bike in the first place)
She walked in, they realized how badass she’d be on it, and they gave her a discount.
Wait, this isn’t an anime… I guess she just blew all her money on it then.
Nah, she called her overseas parents and they said it’d be just fine for her to get an advance on her allowance to buy a motorcycle.
Maybe she worked part-time? I’m sure there are ways to do that at boarding school even through legitimate channels for people who don’t do things like leave by the windows at night.
I could have sworn somewhere she said she worked part-time jobs to pay for it, but I’ve yet to find it in the comics.
IIRC correctly it was in one of the arguments she had with Walky about their parents
You can get motorcycles in good working order for like $1000 on craiglist. The more pressing question is why don’t more people have motorcycles?
Because they’re not bicycles.
Why ruin a perfectly good bicycle by stuffing it with engine parts?
“do I look like my mom would buy me anything fancy ? You wanna see some high tech phone, you go check mah brother.”
Because Seven-Eleven is the only place that will still sell me a phone.
I like my flip phone. I will always like my flip phone and I do not care how ubiquitous the joke of them being old and outdated gets.
I’m still using my Nokia 3310…
Pretty much the only reason I stopped using any phone was I hated the old service (Virgin kept sending “your account is expiring” alerts at THREE IN THE MORNING and waking me up b/c I didn’t want to mute my phone in the event of an emergency >=|
well, besides removing myself from my ex’s plan, I didn’t need to pay $50/month when I don’t talk to anyone and can get by on $20/90 days
Capes are overrated anyway.
you ever hear the theory that the government hired sinestro to kill the supers and that when edna found out she designed his costume wit a cape intending it cause his downfall due to their history of danger.
I was gonna point out that you mean Syndrome, but a Green Lantern / Star Trek crossover with Sinestro exists, so I see no reason he shouldn’t meet the Incredibles.
That would actually be awesome.
did I really do that. I must have DC on the brain
You should get that checked out. It can lead to excessive brooding and difficulty seeing color
Has the world gone gray?
Do you no longer possess the capacity for joy?
Is your mother named Martha?
These symptoms and others may be signs of Snyderism, a condition that affects up to 50% of comic based cinematic universes.
Ask your Doctor* about DiniTimm, and bring a little color back into your life.
Side effects may include undergoing negatively received changes in appearance after three seasons, periodically hallucinating the sky as red, and inability to distinguish the facial features of women.
* 4 out of 5 Doctors recommend DiniTimm (Fate, Occult, Mid-Nite, and Thirteen). Doctor Light recommended Viagra instead.
Which Dr. Light? The inept brain altered one or the total bongo who is actually a good mother?
Thanks doc, but I tend to do the alternative AT4W with supervision by linkara himself, it actually works wonders.
so if we eliminate every martha from the world how many new heros will we create?
I’ve heard Zinthos, from the makers of Azaraith and Metrion, does wonders for the condition. Trouble is everything is tinted in a blue haze for a while.
Also, arm falling off.
And strange changes to your voice.
Not Sinestro, its Syndrome! Know your The Invincibles! 🙂
Nevermiiind 😛 I’m blind apparently…
We’ll never be free of that line, will we?
We can only hope, someday.
If the power of Willis compels it, it can be removed.
From here, at least.
Humbly requesting that ‘capes’ be replaced with ‘crepes’
Nutella of course.
Not even by the grim darkness of the 41st millenium when the stars echo with the laughter of thirsting gods.
Nope. It will forever drag us down like a cape tied firmly around our necks.
*cue recursion in 3… 2…*
Not gonna say it.
No. Friggin. Capes.
That is not what capes are for.
Well, that’s why we don’t allow it.
capes were used as a movement device within comics. with the characters not moving on the paper the medium utilized capes as a way of indicating movement. The direction of the cape allowed the reader to know what direction the character was moving more easily and it become, at least in some ways, iconic of supers after.
Also it might give the impression of speed? Of Otherness?
Probably also came in handy if they ran across a loose bull while they were patrolling.
Yay Riley. That’s enough of her for a while.
We’ll see her again….in a couple of years.
but it’s been almost three years already, surely she deserves another cameo before we see her in 2019?
Not here =(
Man, Roz’s lil sister has NO IDEA what she just missed.
“You make me come to your stupid boring rally and then you let me sleep through the SUPER HERO CHASE??”
The good news is she isn’t currently being kidnapped.
…yaaay ? 😐
I mean that in the sense of Ryan could have grabbed her.
He couldn’t have handled her.
It’d be like the Randsom of Red Chief, you think?
COLLEGE IS WASTED ON THE ADULTS!!!!!
If its not a cereal, I doubt she’s interested.
Amazi-Girl as a cereal mascot. I like it.
New Post(R) Amazi-Girl Cereal! With multicolored Condom, Transformer, Grappling Hook, Flip-Phone, and DS marshmallows! We can’t say anything bad about the taste (’cause it’s immune to criticism)!
Kinda fitting, since she had no idea she missed the event that started it all. (And that Joyce was only there because of her.)
there, robin was useful
Nah, Robin, you gotta bring back the sombrero! It was the source of all your power!
Nah, her supporters will think that the sombrero means she’s pro-immigration.
Cadburry eggs were the source of all her power. …. that and alien abduction and alteration which doesn’t exist in this universe, so best stick with eggs.
We should *all* trust the eggs!
I don’t want to live in a reality where Cadburry eggs don’t exist. It’s just not worth it.
I’ve been having Robin withdrawals ever since finishing Shortpacked!
alt text made me sad that theyll never be friends
why couldn’t robin have been the school track coach or something 🙁
Well, who’s to say she’ll win re-election? In just 5 more years when November hits, she might lose the race and we’ll be able to see a lot more of her!
the Rubiobot programming is open-source and freely available to other conservative candidates
Nah. Little Marco was ripping Robin off, just like Palin.
It is now official record that Amazi-girl supports congresswoman DeSanto. Remember at the polls a vote for DeSanto is a vote for super heroism!
Capes and jet engines are a tragedy waiting to happen.
“My God you’ve gotten fat.”
“This is a hobo suit, darling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it.”
That would never happen because Robin is just the best at flying. She’s the best. It would be absolutely majestic. Everyone is jealous of how well she flies.
See also revolving doors.
Good news and bad news, Leslie. The good news: Robin just got her first girl-crush. The bad news: It’s not you.
Wouldn’t be the first time.
The twist: This time, it’s Sal.
Yeah, in alternate universes, this order has worked well for her.
Man, it’s even the same congressional aide! Is there no Walkyverse character David Willis won’t reprise?
(Hooper and Ninja Rick. But still!)
That aide is taking none of her shit.
…. and we haven’t seen Dagon Chesterfield (was that his name?) or that lawyer that went after Semme, or Sydney Yus, or…
Sydney Yus is showing up in a few months with a rad new haircut.
Does Willis not like Ninja Rick? I love Ninja Rick. He killed a dude.
Apparently Ninja Rick is based on a real person, so Willis is refraining from including him in this work.
Let that sink in for a moment. Ninja. Rick.
So now he hangs out with Tsubasa from Megatokyo?
My head-canon forever is that Ninja Rick is the school therapist that nobody ever visits.
Damn. I though for sure Ryan would end up running past an open mic, muttering something incriminating as he tried to get into Amber’s phone
So Amazi-Girl is going to track this guy down by dialing her phone and listening for the ring-tone.
I must imagine Amazi-Girl has a helluva ringtone.
Batman theme, natch
66 Batman, or Tim Burton’s BTAS theme?
Or, maybe the theme from The Batman that The Edge wrote?
Or maybe she has a “Find My Phone” app on her phone and is going to use Sal’s to track the signal?
No. She has the best ringtone ever:
This strip gives me the impression that “congressional aide” is the real politician, the puppet-master pulling the strings from the shadows, and that Robin is his public face. It explains why he’s the only character whose name isn’t used in the tags.
Also… “blast?” With language like that, Amber sounds more like a super-villain than a super hero.
Villains have more fun and get more catharsis anyway. Just listen to their theme songs!
Nobody knows what it’s like to be the bad man.
OKay I specifically excluded that one from my villainy playlist
Literally the only villain song that I left out
Try this one on for size.
Actually, at the alt text, this feels pretty typical of them.
I think the weirdness is in how, other than Amber and Ethan (and Mike, to a lesser extent), basically none of the characters from Shortpacked ever interact with each other.
Though that seems to be a conscious choice on Willis’ part. Everyone’s in new relationship configurations, and we can avoid re-treading old ground.
Ethan and Jacob, Jacob and Roz, Carla and Malaya…
Robin makes her return during Bisexual Visibility Week… well played.
And in the act of having a girl-crush on Amber.
Some things do carry over across universes.
All families are equal?
Y’know for a comic done at least three months in advance it has a surprising number of time specific relevant coincidences.
Hot damn… Seventeen contenders on the ballot, and Sal still earns a majority of the votes!
(I’ve recently discovered the power of HTML and may be going out of my way to look for excuses to use it).
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(The HTML I mean, Sal is always meaningful)
Don’t blame me. I voted for Dina (because she’s basically the perfect girlfriend), Billie due to being the only cheesecake photo I kept, and Sierra for being randomly hot the last time we saw her.
Okay, you got me. I just wanted to say who I voted for and why.
Your support of Sierra is appreciated.
Hm, I went Carla, Becky, Ruth, this time. Although Ruth’d probably be Marcie if I had voted a little later in the story. Sal’s one of my favorites, regardless, but she’s already at the top…
Dina, Marcie, and Leslie for me.
Dina, Carla and Billie.
After voting I realized that I voted for the two redheads. Probably because redhead. And natural redheads, if the freckles have anything to say about it. And I think Malaya? She’s drawn hot, so probably Malaya.
Given that both redheads are lesbians, they were probably not the most wise of choices. From a “would have a chance with if they were not fictional” standpoint. But the poll was to pick the three hottest, so an accurate selection in any event.
Sal wasn’t an option because she smokes, and I find that very unattractive. I don’t mind the occasional pot use, and I smoke a few cigars per year, but a cigarette is a completely different thing.
Ah, I just noticed that my choices were highlighted. It was indeed Malaya.
Don’t blame me, I voted for Sarah!
I went Joyce, Sierra, and Leslie.
I did not win the trifecta. Not by a long shot.
Carla, Becky, Malaya, and Mary I rejected on grounds of obnoxious personality and behavior. (Yes, personality and behavior are part of my sexiness rubric.) Like ANY attempt to gauge how sexy someone is, this is purely the subjective opinion of the speaker (ie, me).
Sal is almost made the cut. She’s physically pretty damn objectively hot… and her personality has some strong points… but she smokes cigarettes. That puts her at negative-jazillion sexiness points.
Dina and Amber, personality-wise, are too passive for my tastes. I go for someone who compliments my own passivity, rather than amplifying it.
Sarah, Ruth and Billie lose me on outlook. Dorothy kinda intimidates me.
Of the remaining contenders, my preferred body type (yes, okay, I’m shallow, but we’re talking about sexiness, shallowness is expected) is tall and lithe. That rules out Marcie and Roz, and definitely puts Sierra in as a pick, with Leslie as a strong contender in the absence of more lithe people.
For my third vote, I had left to pick between Joyce and Jocelyne. I went with Joyce because she has a certain fire to her.
Notice I said a majority, as in more than half. Not a plurality. I’m not surprised people find Sal hot, I’m just surprised by how much she smashed the competition.
…although now that I looked at it carefully, it’s become painfully obvious that the total of all the percentages adds up to a lot more than 100%.
Percentage of voters who voted for her. It threw me for a loop at first too. Every voter gets 3 votes though.
also note that everyone who votes for her also has to vote for two people who are not her.
Honestly, at this point even I don’t really know what I’m doing with the emphasis.
So it should add up to 300%. So divide everything by 3.
Also, I’m gonna tag in this post that I forgot to mention why I kept Billie: she looked the most real. I kept Joyce, too, but that’s not really a cheesecake pic.
Basically, I went one personality, one purely physical, and one that’s both.
Or apparently 253% and 14,529 votes with 5,740 voters… do you have to pick three?
I went Sal, Becky and Marcie (Hot dang)
Riley! Wait why is she here anyway at such a late hour? Does Robin have custody of her?
She was having trouble sleeping?
So she went to a late-night political rally. Yep, I’d probably sleep like a log, too.
I wonder if it’s something like the way Palin would have her family at the debates, even the little kids, and some of those debates would run until almost midnight in the time zone they were in.
It’s certainly that. All about the political show. Just like her studied, intentional unintelligibility.
Yup. We can see here that this is clearly staged.
Gotta show those “family values” upfront and center even if it means treating your actual family like political props whose comfort and well-being always come second to the needs of the campaign.
And thus began the legend of The Phantom of the Rally.
The alt-text made me realize something: none of the LGBT characters are in Leslie’s gender studies class.
…except for Leslie. Obviously.
Is Roz not bisexual?
I’m fairly certain she isn’t. We’ve only heard of her exploits with menfolk this far, I believe.
Roz is straight. She said so explicitly when she threatened to make out with other girls to get out of being dragged to the rally
Why didn’t she make the same threat for today? Because she doesn’t want Riley left alone with Robin?
Robin must have called her bluff. Or just sat on her ’til she have in
Gives Leslie an excuse. “I didn’t come here for the politics, I just wanted to see Roz smooching girls!”
Daisy, of course, will miss seeing it because she is cursed by the goddesses.
She is not, she is very much straight – she would kiss girls to get out of doing stuff for Robin but she only seems interested in guys romantically and sexually.
Huh, yeah, that is true.
Why did I get a Trump ad when I loaded this page?
It’s one of the two things the toupee and its host have going for them.
What’s the other? 100% name recognition right from the start? Or the fact that Trump’s one genuine talent is showmanship, and his second genuine talent is manipulating the press?
Not in a conspiracy-theory way. More that he’s figured out that by spamming ludicrous statement after ludicrous statement, he’s basically dodging the fact-checkers by spamming them—the whole bit about a lie getting halfway around the world before the truth even gets its pants on.
My theory is that the media have spent the last 30 years transforming themselves into infotainment bodies.
They cannot begin to ask the right questions of Trump, because the candidates have previously come pre-packaged to be sensible and not lie so outrageously.
The last time someone asked anyone asked any hard questions of a candidate was Katie Couric of Palin. Katie Couric is now Yahoo Global News Anchor.
Even then, Palin forgot to lie so I’m unsure what Couric would do faced with Trump.
Just throw some science at him.
Real leaders don’t need teleprompter.
Nope, they just need the previous leader to die or change sides. Also the ability to change into a sweet fighter jet.
I thought they only need good lackeys that won’t try to backstab them.
But then are they truly lackeys?
Yes. They are wearing DeSanto livery. If they were wearing jumpsuits they would be minions. Henchmen wear sweaters and knitted caps.
You’re telling me Soundwave doesn’t scroll speeches on his chest?
Wasnt this supposed to be a midnight assembly?
did they push it to dawn?
No, it’s midnight. The lighting is from a spotlight pointed at the stage.
Hm. Have Roz and Sal met? Will Roz recognize Sal on sight later? Will they have solidarity in three-letter names? Only time will tell.
The tags say the only time they have been together in the main strip is once for a floor meeting. So they might know each other by sight, but not necessarily more than that.
(They won’t have chatted in the elevator because Sal doesn’t do elevators.)
She doesn’t really do chat either.
Sure she does. (Her roommate agreement forbids her usual method of leaving buildings.)
Pretty sure it technically forbids her from entering and exiting their room in such a manner, not the dorm nor other buildings as a whole. She could make use of Joyce’s and Sarah’s window for example, then enter her and Billie’s room via the shared bathroom.
“you are no longer allowed to leave our room through the shared bath.”
Seeing Robin in DoA again after reading a bunch of shortpacked is….odd…
DISPENSE! It’s “dispense with the fiction”. … or maybe “dispel the fiction”. But not “dispel with the fiction”.
….. actually, you can dispel a few things with fiction, but it’s clear from the context….
Or maybe it’s: “dispense some fanfiction.” Hence Amber showing up.
Dispel the fanfiction, on the other hand, is an impossible feat.
Bear in mind that Robin’s political career has generally been as a Sarah Palin-esque word salad wielder.
The fact that it’s a grammatical and lexical abomination is clearly deliberate. Robin’s going for the faux-folksy thing so many politicians have been running with these past couple decades.
It’s more an unsuccessful ‘I’m uneducated and not too bright’ impression, than the ‘I’m down to earth, not an elitist’ intent, but…
(Ironically, if she just talked like herself, she’d look less dumb, but it would seem more affected.)
I think there’s also a lot of “I’m tryin’ real hard to not use the word ‘ass’ a lot”
Also bear in mind that everything else in that rendition was all folksy sounding.
Yes, I know it’s an affectation. THAT DOESN’T STOP IT FROM GETTING ON MY NERVES ARRRRRRGH!
To anyone that doesn’t get the reference, it’s a near direct quote from Marco Rubio during one of the Republican primary debates for this year’s U.S. presidential election.
Just replace “Dex Manley” with “Barack Obama” and you get a rehearsed statement Rubio repeated word-for-word at least three times in the same debate.
^This. I laughed when I saw the reference. Good one, Willis!
I was wondering what had gotten into Robin.
(As a European, I get only some of the allusions to US politics.)
Rubio’s repeitiveness reminded me of a ride operator at an amusement park as the coaster cars came back for the umpteenth time that day. I started to imagine I heard a “click” at the beginning and end of each of his statements.
So, who was Robin thinking about emulating by wearing a cape, a supervillain, or Rick Wakeman?
Perhaps Ralph Hinkley?
It is weird to think that they operate in completely different spheres now.
The title text describes why I had trouble getting into Shortpacked. I was expecting the same relationships from here.
I wonder which of the two vigilantes drew the spotlight from Robin (literally – the spotlight chased Sal and AG, leaving Robin in the Dark)
It sure looks like it’s centered on Sal.
You can run from Mama’rcie but you can’t hide, Sal.
Poor Robin! Like her Walkyverse counterpart, it appears that she is an innocent abroad, ill-prepared and ill-suited for the rigours of adult life! She also clearly also has a deep-seated need to be a hero (or at least look like one).
That is the voice of a congressional aide, who is tired and just wants to go home at this point.
I’m a little surprised he’s not phased at all by Sal and AG running through.
Compared to the stuff that goes down on The Hill, a pair of costumed vigilantes crashing a rehearsal read-through is pretty mainstream and forgettable.
Also, he works for Robin
I think I may need to start watching C-Span more if ‘Costumed vigilantes crashing a rehearsal read-through’ is normal.
Riley! When are we going to have another story arc with her? I demand more! MORE I SAY!
I didn’t expect Sal and Amazi-Girl to run into Robin there, even though this is Robin’s political rally. And yeah, it is kinda weird that this is the first time Amber (sort-of because she’s in her Amazi-Girl persona) meets Robin in DoA.
Awwwwww, Roz takes care of the sleeping Riley. Nice little sibling moment.
Well, horrible monsters like those DeSantos have to care for each other, right? No one else does.
Mary might salute the DeSantos as objects, not sure she actually cares for them.
Nah, She hates the DeSantos.
ROBIN IS ADORABLE OMG
Oh god. She looks like Sarah Palin. The nightmare is back.
An alternative punchline from Robin would have been: “But who was that mysterious masked woman?”
Meanwhile, as I suspected, Amazi-Girl has a GPS tracker on her ‘phone and she’s going to access it via Sal’s ‘phone (she may need to download the app first). All those amazing gadgets from the comic books of my childhood, like the tiny ‘Spider-Tracker’ from The Amazing Spider-Man are a mundane everyday reality now!
That looks like a lot of space for a late-night campus rally and I’m afraid much of it going to be empty. I know IU enrolls over 38K students (2016 statistics) but the question is how many are going to show up? Remember, she has to be the “family values” candidate to most of the rest of her district, and that sort of position is a tough sell among the under-25 age group.
My gut feeling is that she should have held her rally outside around the the Showalter Fountain as it would have attracted more attention from casual passers-by, or (if she had to be indoors) in the lobby/Hall of Murals. Even if only a couple of hundred people showed up they would still have made the place look packed and given the impression in the news photos that she was wildly popular among the college crowd.
That’s an easy fix. When they let everyone in to the auditorium, the staff will make sure they fill up the rows closest to the stage.
Then, all they have to do is make sure not to show the empty rows in any videos or pictures they take. (this is something they do a LOT)
I have a very strong love/hate relationship with this Robin. Also I love that she’s running against Manley in this universe cause then I don’t feel bad for the political losses of any of them, it’s sorta like a comedy slapstick fight. Well, until you realize that her terrible politics are affecting actual people’s lives in a probably bad way, then this all gets real sad.
I suspect that she’s gonna go through a crisis of conscience after interacting with Leslie a bit more.
All of her handlers and supporters appear to be generic white guys. That’s deliberate, right?
I don’t understand the hover text, aside from a possible relevance to DoA, but not in terms of the whole Walky-multiverse.
Robin and Amber were best friends in the Walkyverse; Robin even flirted with Amber a little! Yet, here in DoA, they’re about 10 years apart in age and strangers. What changes a different universe can make!
A little late in the campaign to make a Marco Rubio debate joke isn’t it?
No-one really believed that Trump would be nominated. Hell, I’m not even sure he believed it!
Hopefully Amazi-Amber has a find-my-phone app that she can erase her data remotely if they can’t catch up.
I mean, Dorothy has a shot of him already and with any luck she’s backed up/clouded a mirror of her data so….. My current head canon wants this chase being more about pride. Oh and still beating the shit outta Ryan.
Why did Mr. and Mrs. Aide think it was a good idea to name their son “Congressional”?
Very specific but limited aspirations for their child’s future.
That, or they wanted him to be the most ironically named POTUS ever.
I am reasonably certain his parents named him Kyle.
I knew a Kyle growing up. I think Congressional is better.
So is Amazi-girl now gonna be the first woman DoA’s Robin ever crushed on?
My expectation for this story arc: Just when AG/Amber starts to get over her fear/guilt over Sal, Sal catches on that she was the one that stabbed her hand and the roles flip.
I’m not sure Amber/AG has let go of their hatred towards Sal, more that she’s had holes punctured into her views of Sal as an inhuman monster. It’s also possible that, as AG learns to humanize Sal, she starts to villainize Amber more and more.
But as for Sal finding out, hell yes. I hope that happens by the end of this storyline.
First off, I don’t think she views sal as an inhuman monster. I think she’s demonized herself more. I think her confrontations against Sal were always more about her wanting Sal to beat -her- up, rather than her beating Sal up.
But regardless, I said “starts to”. ;p
I’m not too sure. She was very vocal about her hatred for Sal towards Danny, and her justification for stalking her was based on how much she took from Amber/AG.
I believe, at the very least, that now the focus is on having to box Amber out because Amber is the monster now that Sal is possibly no longer a convenient target for Amber’s self loathing, but we’ll see.
Amazigirl will let it slip at some stage. Then fireworks will ensue.
I hope that something better emerges from the wreckage, but, as this is a Willis universe, it will be enigmatic, and possibly ambiguous as to what it foreshadows.
What exactly is up with the words on the teleprompter? Regardless of whether they are supposed to be a question from the audience, or the Congresswoman’s words, they seem to be a bit out of place as the framing of a political policy question. Or answer. Ar anything, really.
It’s a folksy version of a prepared response that was actually used by a candidate in the U.S. election. In fact, he used it multiple times, and the other candidate made fun of him for it, and then he did it again.
So, a realistic portrayal of a politician’s statements. “In (something that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike an) answer to your question, let me just say that … “
You don’t follow politics do you.
They could also just not be an American.
American doesn’t have a monopoly on politicking.
No, but we do do politics differently.
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be R.A.?
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