“I *knew* I should’ve gotten the self-destructing model!”
That’s the new Samsung, out of Amber’s price range. Mine too just for reference.
actually if she can get to a computer fast enough she can go to her settings, lock the phone and erase the data on it, she might lose her fav pics and such but it would help protect her identity.
Would she also lose all that smut……er, i mean……fanfic that she’s been writing?
Only of she’s been thumbtyping it on that tiny widdle screen and neglecting to back it up online.
So… probably, actually. Even aside from her sporadic access to her room and computer when she’s patrolling, there’s something about a smartphone that seems to be way better for hammering out smut. Probably the implicit spontaneity and need for both hands; at a computer it’s too easy to get distracted.
You know, cell phone novels (a practice originating in Japan) are actually a thing.
I apparently needed this information in my life. Thank you.
No sarcasm, by the way. Totally sincere, though I’m aware saying that makes it sound insincere.
It’s the ‘kill switch’, actually. Samsung just shouldn’t have listened to the designer who suggested “Kill It with Fire”.
Somebody was obviously taking “Halt and Catch Fire” a tad too literally. 😉
The Note 7 JUST NOW came out, jeez, you can’t expect a college student to go through phones like that.
yeah wants to do good but not be associated with people around her. makes total sense.
I think it’s more that she, as a lesbian woman, wouldn’t want to be caught openly at a campaign rally for a candidate who is PUBLICLY against gay marriage (even if there might be personal chemistry).
I think she’s also not supposed to be at partisan rallies on campus, as she’s a professor and that might cause strife within the classroom
Why isn’t Jessica listed in the tags? What was her role in the original comics before her debut in this universe?
I hope you are kidding… That’s obviously Leslie…
sure? because she said her name was jessica?why would leslie say that?
you mean people would do that? lie on the internet? i mean real life……. yeah….. i mean nobody would lie at a political rally right?
Guys, Jessica is obviously the name of the sign.
Why would Leslie even be there to say it?! She would never go to a political rally for a republican! That’s crazy talk!
NO, I MEAN, TO FORM AN OPINION ABOUT CURRENT POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND SHOW HER SUPPORT FOR A FEMALE POLITICAL ROLE MODEL EVEN IF SHE DOESN’T AGREE WITH HER POLITICS.
She wouldn’t, unless she missed out on the doughnuts. And that will be her undoing!
Not the donuts! You monster!
Jessica isn’t in the tags because she isn’t real.
It’s an alias for “Heddy Roe Sexual.” Who’s totally a real character.
And if I had read *ALL* the comments before posting….
Huh. In effort to figure out the reference, I type it into Google. It came back Hetty Rose Sexual.
Yes, I know what it means, but there’s clearly some Hedley joke I’m missing.
You apparently need to go watch Blazing Saddles.
Just for your name, you have to watch it.
Fart Captor’s comment applies to everyone.
trlkly is only pawn in game of life.
It’s been forever since I saw it, and I was cuddling with a cute girl at the time.
I, too, was disappointed by the missed opportunity.
Because it’s blasphemous
Well played mouse-over text, well played
Rats, Leorale beat me too it by a minute.
You comment good
Uh, yay leslie?
@alttext: That’s HEDLEY
“What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You’ll be able to sue her. “
My name is Les… sign. Lesign. It’s French.
OH THANK FUCKING GOD
Oh hell I just noticed the complete lack of confidence in AG’s eyes in panel 5.
Amazigirl doesn’t sound that confident that her phone actually *was* locked. Unless you were referring to something else…
Screenlocked, unless it hadn’t powered down in the time between Amber dropping it and him picking it up.
Someone should go check and see if he’s heading for Joyce now.
… It’s not screen locked, is it.
Of course it is she definitely doesn’t look like she’s screaming internally
EVERYTHING IS TOTALLY FINE, OKAY
Nothing to see here… (hyperventilating panic sounds)
…JUST GONNA *HUUUFFF* …LIE DOWN FOR A MOMENT *WHEEZ* …BECAUSE I’M SO CALM!
I guess that’s one way to cope, but this is probably one of a vanishingly tiny selection of times when “PUNCH THE FUCKER REALLY HARD” is an acceptable and productive means of venting. It would be a shame to waste it.
Becky’s is still one of my favorites.
Amber is frantically trying to remember whether she locked her phone, or if the screen locks automatically. And is it after 30 or 60 seconds? She spent 40 minutes deciding between wallpaper images, why didn’t she even glance at the lock settings?
That girl looks like Mary. Coincidence? I think not!
Well they are both morally bankrupt hypocrites.
So we know she’s a hypocrite? I mean, maybe she’s fine with being terrible.
She works in politics being a hypocrite is kind of job requirement.
She does. At first I thought that maybe Mary was actually helping out the party. Then I remembered how much she hated Robin.
Like I said below, I forgot about the existence of Frieda.
Jessica isn’t in the tags. Guess she’s just a one off character.
She is Leslie.
She pretty clearly said her name was Jessica.
To be fair the continuity of the strip can be a little inconsistent, so i wouldn’t be surprised if it was both Leslie and Jessica.
I mean, we’ve got both Amazi-Girl and Sal in the same panel at the same time, and that’s obviously wrong.
Apparently a ton of Twitter users didn’t get that you were joking.
The Internet’s reserves of cluelessness cannot be overestimated.
Amazi-Girl’s phone is screen-locked, touch-locked, breath-locked, and mind-locked, her folder labeled “Ships” Is even more secure than that
Nah, the ships ARE the security. She wrote software so anyone who wants to access her phone must read hundreds of pages of fanfics, and then answer questions at the end to get in.
When they get to Ryan, he’ll be a drooling mess, just babbling over and over “But WHY would Starscream fall in love with Windblade, it makes no sense! And I’m pretty sure energon is not useful as a lubricant!“
To get into her tumblr you need to do an entirely different test with even more questions, the real kicker, her direct link is her barely used side blog, you need another one to get to the TRUE TUMBLR
Oh thank God. The screenlock is there. What would we have done without it.
Uh-huh. Sure, Leslie.
AG, you are nine kinds of dumbass, but DeSanto is twice that.
While I agree Robin’s a dumbass, she’s not here to be dumbassy, so I don’t know why she’s being brought up.
It’s her rally. Political rallys attract all insults toward the politician. Politicians do that normally, but political rallys kick it up to eleven. I believe it’s an attempt to interfere with the usual blind loyalty.
Umm… wait, that almost sounded serious…
I thought you were until I read the last line, Sarge.
I’m still expecting Ryan to run into something. An act of God. Old Testament God. Aimed at his old testament.
A previous comic specifically set up that security might arrive.
It’s unclear whether Sal followed AG’s suggestion though.
It seemed more like it was setting up their intention of staying out if it to me.
Given Sal’s disdain for Marcie’s security job and authority in general, I think it’s very unlikely.
But security already did arrive in the previous comic!
Frieda: Why aren’t you stopping this?
Security: i’unno, it’s Amazi-Girl
Or Sarah and her bat.
The difference is…
I’d like for it to be Mike. I believe he’d punch a guy out even if it was the right thing to do… cuz he likes punching.
So am I wrong in translation of the last bit, or did you just imply that “Old Testament God” is a dick god?
Mostly wondering because it seems like a good description(in more ways than one), and honestly, lots of deities(or alternate incarnations thereof) would deserve it.
If it was intentional, I believe the custom is to grant you an internet?
Well, Stephen was probably referencing this.
While I’m no expert on the art of jokemaking, I would assume that Sarah said that because the Old Testament God could be described as… vengeful, to put it lightly.
It seems I messed up the link, here: http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/oldtestament/
I know that bit. It was the “Aimed at his old testament.” bit that I was questioning
…YES! I knew that. Definitely didn’t misunderstand you at all.
That’s it, you have to sit in the internet penalty box for ten seconds and think about what you’ve done!
I was also using my Double Entendre powers to reference a monologue from Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Specifically the Rabbi’s lecture on Jonah.
A new euphemism? Come to the bedroom and I’ll show you my “Old Testament.”
So THAT’S why all hotel rooms have Bibles in the drawers.*
*It’s not. I know there’s a different reason. That was the joke.
“Bibles in the drawers” now also sounds like a euphemism.
Hopefully they aren’t too abridged.
I believe getting a hardcover copy is aslo important.
What’s it need a cover for if you make sure you’re clean before reading?
(Damn, should’ve gone with hardback.)
Before? I hear people pray while they’re reading, often loudy. After enough reading, one should achieve… purity.
(I think I’m out. I’m surprised I got this far, being a Pagan who really hasn’t read any holy book.)
The cover prevents unplanned bindings.
That’s more of a cover sleeve
It reminds you to be on your knees and also be missionary?
Do hotel rooms have Snickers in them now?
I suspect the customers might be upset with a hamster running around the room.
Its too bad dorms don’t allow pets. With DoA’s timescale, snkrs would be effectively immortal
In some very early Dumbing of Age brainstormings, I gave Joyce Snkrs as a pet. That’s why a photo of him can be seen on her dorm wall sometimes (their dorm wall was the very first thing drawn), but this was later replaced with one of Dorothy.
Just because dorms don’t allow pets, doesn’t mean people don’t have pets in dorms.
Friend of mine had ferrets.
Yes, but this is Joyce. Joyce is not exactly a lawbreaker. It took her 18 years to say a bad word.
Ooo, but I’ll bet that wouldn’t stop Malaya
Oh, Malaya definitely has Fartface somewhere.
She probably lets Fartface board in Lucy’s bed. L’d be too nice to get Malaya in trouble, so she’d have to share her bed with an grumpy lizard.
Both of them deliberately hog more than their share of the living space, but are constantly frustrated by Lucy failing to notice or mind
How the hell do you hide ferrets in a dorm room? Unless those were the most lazy, well-behaved ferrets of all time I don’t see how it would be possible
It helped that there was one RA for the (small) dorm and he rarely made it up to the 3rd floor.
What’s really funny about that is the hotel Bibles are often just the New Testament…
But who reads past page one?
I wish we could comment gifs, I’d definitely add one of Li Shang saying “You.. You fight good.” XD
You can always post a link.
Yeah, that’s Amber creeping out from Amazi-Girl. That’s her panic right there.
TRACK THAT PHONE
Pitt of course It’s screen locked why wouldn’t it be haha (internally screaming)
DAMNIT, AMAZIGIRL! LEARN SOME LESSONS FROM VIDEOGAMES! PRIORITIES, DAMNIT! PRIORITIES! RAGGLE FRAGGLE! /rant
I love the shoutout to Jake Manley. Who was Frieda?
“My interns!” lady, I think.
You’re right, but I mean in the previous comic world.
According to Walkypedia, she was a Shortpacked customer; specifically, the one who made the “oh, if it doesn’t scan, does that mean it’s free lololol” joke to Amber and, later on, Sydney.
It throws me because, to me, she kinda looks like Mary. Then I thought it was DeSanto, just without her glasses. I somehow had forgotten about the existence of Frieda.
Geez, Robin is MUCH more adorable than that
Also less pale, and less inclined to dress like an ornery lemon.
FC: Well, yeah. But I couldn’t think of anyone else it could be.
1.) God, AG, you don’t seem very sure about that. I hope hope hope you’re right.
2.) Ahhh, and here comes the villainization from the party. That was always coming.
And 3.) most importantly, dammit Willis, that first panel is grade A ship bait. Do not make me ship these two, there are obvious reasons why that wouldn’t go well >:c
Alright ladies, now might be a good time to make a run for it and try to catch up to Ryan.
And beat the crap out of him as well.
“in the tank”? I’m going to be 58 in a week and I don’t think I have ever heard this particular slur.
I don’t think it’s a slur, afaik it only means that she thinks AG is supporting the other guy. It’s slightly disparaging maybe, but not offensive.
Not a slur, it basically means that AG is a blatant supporter of Manley and is working to get him elected on the DL.
It’s meant to =sound= disparaging and dismissive. The way “liberal!” is meant to sound like a swear word, with no further clarification needed among the faithful. Or Yosemite Sam calling Bugs Bunny a “fur-bearin’ critter.”
Is it a reference to Dukakis? Though there wasn’t anyone ‘in the tank’ with him, so maybe not.
No, it just generally means “has already decided”. It’s usually used to describe someone who is supposed to be neutral, like a referee, but isn’t
Oddly enough I read it ‘on the take’ at first. I had to go back and reread it to see that.
No one asked Jessica, geeze.
Wait, why is Leslie tagged? I can’t find her. Is she hiding behind that Jessica person?
Jessica is really Mystique shapeshifted into Leslie’s form.
I will accept this without any further investigation. Thank you.
Oops, apparently I used a different email address than my usual when I posted the earlier comment from my phone.
Now it’s time to track that phone… You may not have a name, but you may have a address… Not the best case scenario, but it’s something.
Even if it’s screenlocked I’m sure there are ways to get around it.
This is actually the direction I was thinking about yesterday. The phone is an older model. There may be exploits. If he has the right friends.
Alternatively, it was locked, but he counts on her not knowing if it was and pushes some sort of blackmail. Though how he would contact her, I don’t know.
But the real question is, Is she doing a Christian Bale voice?
But, of course!
The navy speech bubbles confirm so. Ethan and Danny talked to each other about it.
I was talking about Leslie Jennifer.
I like to think she’s a James Mason impersonator. Now he could do suave villainy.
Blackadder meets The Shadow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL-NNWoblxI
i hope she has some form of password to prevent people getting into the phone.
She must, or else it wouldn’t matter if it was locked. She doesn’t seem certain it’s actually locked, though.
The password is 12345.
the password is….. password.
12345? That’s the kind of password an idiot would have on his luggage!
12345? What a coincidence! That’s the same password I have in my luggage!
Better go change the combination on my luggage.
Her password would so be ‘IhateSal’ or something to that effect, because underneath the mask she’s a broken little dork, bless her.
Not Sal. Never her.
Amber is a competent person with an understanding of passwords, so I assume her password is actually decent, like BatmanXRobinSlashFic.
Huh. Would a long string of ship names actually be a decent password? I feel like even if you knew all a person’s ships, it would still take a while to figure out the order…
My uncle’s password clue is “To boldly go”.
Sounds really obvious, doesn’t it. Even my uncle thought so, until we had to use his laptop while he was sleeping. Then my cousin and I wasted three hours trying to think of different Star Trek references and ways to spell them.
It wasn’t just “WhereNoManHasGoneB4” or something?
I never found out. >_>
who, me? oh, I’m Reba Publican, which is a perfectly generic and unassuming name
(Super generic announcer voice) Traumedy! Suspense! Was it really screen locked!? I don’t know either! Tune in next time for the answer! Hopefully. There might be a flashback. Or a cut scene. I just started this job. Tune in next time!
Hi lesbean !
I like that Leslie manages to be helpful even when she is trying to hide XD
I’m guessing she’ll see Amber at some point later and immediately figure it out
Oh ok, so I got proven wrong about Ryan using similar tactics to get to Amber as Blaine did, I’m glad honestly.
I gotta admire Sal for cooling down so quickly, I mean it was only minutes ago that Amazi-girl and the crowd were about to beat her (or try to) and now Sal after this fight with rapists/friends-of-rapists she’s rather calmly assessing the situation.
Maybe it’s ironic but Sal is very qualified to be a police officer.
Even Evil Has Standards.
plus Blaine has known Amber her whole life, giving him much more insight on how to manipulate her.
Amber can force printers to print code even when it is impossible. She should be able to hunt down Ryan.
Maybe she could track it or something.
I have to say, Leslie’s presence here is making me unreasonably happy and I don’t know why.
Before I read Shortpacked!, I would just look at this comment, be like “meh whatevs”, and continue.
LESLIE’S PRESENCE MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER
What’s the appropriate response after knocking out three dudes through lots of punches? Do you call paramedics?
repeatedly kicking them in the crotch to ensure they don’t reproduce.
Depends on their Douchebag Level.
0-3- Apply first aid, call an ambulance.
3-5- Call an ambulance, leave.
8-10- Kick ’em while they’re down, make sure they feel it when they wake up.
Now, if Ryan was sitting there, it’d most certainly be a full 10. Those three are douchebags for sure, but I’d only rate them an 8. It’s completely up to Amazi-Girl and Sal to choose an option.
How much of their blood do they really need, anyway? They can’t need ALL of it
Yeah, I mean their precious dudebro that they got knocked out defending lost a bunch of HIS blood and HE’S still walking, right? They can lose at LEAST as much as him.
It doesn’t matter what there douchbag level is. If Amber (or anyone) wants to be a superhero, she can only attack people who are immediate threats or need to be apprehended because if some crime. (Even this should be done as peacefully as possible.) Beating on already defeated enemies would be akin to police brutality.
Dude, chill. ’twas a joke.
However, brutality or no, if it was, hypothetically, someone like Ryan, I wouldn’t care if he was out cold- I’d kick him in the dick ’til there was no dick to kick. Of course, I don’t want to be a superhero.
”Mercy is the mark of a great man”
”Maybe I’m just a good man”
”Well, I’m alright”
Ryan is awful, but even he’s not a 10. I think he needs at least 30% more smarm to qualify. He is, however, a top-tier asshole.
Pray that we never see a Level Ten.
No one should ever go full 10.
If an attempted rapist isn’t a 10… who is?
Like, is that a spot reserved for Hitler and other genocidal dictators?
There is Evil, and then there is Epic Level Evil.
It’s a logarithmic scale. Sort of like the Richter scale.
From the last comic, her phone SHOULD be locked. It was closed when the subhuman picked it up and ran with it. If it locks at all, it should have locked when it was closed.
That said, it may not lock. My last flip didn’t.
It’s not a flip phone! It’s a smartphone with something like this, only built in!
Move on, because they’re mooks and they’re down and they’re not important any more.
There’s lots of people here, and they’re all of the moral-upstanding-righteous-citizen variety. Surely none of them would just stand by witnessing a violent assault on one of their own and fail to call for medical assistance!
You call an ambulance, yes. Because ^ invites the Bystander Effect.
Panel 1: It’s very nice to see that paranoia and obsession about Sal really fully leave AG. Like, Sal is still likely to trigger both her alters, I mean, that’s just how triggers tend to operate. But it looks like she’s not going to let that twist what she wants to be. At this point, it looks like she’s fully off her bad road and that can only mean good things.
And for Sal, the excuse to let loose again, instead of just internalizing all the bullshit probably felt good. Especially as this time she’s not being shat on for playing the hero.
Panel 3: Oh fuck ohfuck our public image! Get in front of the spin, quick, obfuscate! Obfuscate! Amazi-girl’s fists can’t melt steel beams.
Panel 4: Welp, fuck. Law of drama says there’s no way he doesn’t get some sort of identifying information off of that, so I’mma guess Rapist Ryan is about to get a stalker add-on to complete his Shitstain Set.
Panel 5: AG looks like she’s frantically trying to remember how long she set the screenlock for. Again, law of drama says she’s likely fucked. Certainly fucked for contacting loved ones and browsing slashfic during her boring Computer Science class.
And I like seeing Sal’s excellent crisis management skills. Like, they don’t get as much billing as the punching, but the first aid for injuries, the check-in and empathy as AG is panicking, her tact in talking about Malaya with Marcie. She has a short temper sometimes… a lot of the time. But she’s really good at this kind of stuff and it’s nice to have that highlighted.
Panel 6: I like the cut of this Jessica’s jib. I bet she would make a fine Gender Studies teacher.
The one thing I’m concerned about is Amazigirl’s remark earlier that she was ‘protecting’ Sal from Amber. I’m worried she might decide that her mistreatment of Sal (was the fight in the parking lot all Amazigirl? I can’t remember) is due to a ‘taint’ from the ‘bad’ Amber alter and that this could drive further unhealthy separation of the alters. I don’t have personal experience though – what do you think?
(I’m sorry if this question is pushy or demanding)
Oh, very much so. Like, it seems AG is trying to fob AG’s boundary pushing, stalking, paranoid obsession, etc… all on Amber in order to hold on to the “golden alter” framing for AG. Oh, no, AG could never hurt Sal, ha ha, it’s only my other bad alter that wants to do that… nowthatiknowhowracistthatlooks.
So, two steps forward, one step back.
Goddamit Amazi-girl. Stop hogging all the good stuff.
Except Amber is the one who wants to murder Sal and who is pushing AG to do it.
Um, Amber has fled like Sima Yi every time they’ve met since the story started. She stabbed her years ago, in the hand. Amazi-girl is the one who keeps stalking Sal. It’s definitely a convenient fiction to paint Amazi-girl as flawless, not the reality, that Amazi-girl is ‘protecting Sal from Amber’.
Yeah, and it’s probably harmful to Amber’s recovery at that. At least it should mean no more harrassment.
Not at all pushy imo. I wondered about that yesterday. It seems to show that Amber is still really separating her identities. Doesn’t seem to bode well.
DinaWho: I wrote a long novel of an opinion about this yesterday, if you’re interested.
I still have no idea if I’m anywhere near right.
Oh, actually, it’s two comics ago now. Sorry.
Good point about how Sal handles the situation. She can think with a cold head while on her feet. Sadly, I’m 100% sure that comes from too much experience of this kind of things.
I bet ROBIN would like the cut of ‘Jessica’s Jib”, eh, eh, eh? …sorry, I will be seated now.
I doubt “merely” landing in catholic boarding school would take the vigilante out of young Sal on it’ own, unless there’s a lot between the Leland thing and the convenience store thing. I’m leaning towards even the convenience store thing being in the name of righting wrongs, though. Which, eventually, brings me to my point. She’s probably had her “doing the right thing” thing corrected many, many times over.
Three minutes later: “Hi, customer service? Wow, you really don’t have much wait time around midnight. I’m calling on the phone of a frie… old acquaintance because I managed to misplace my own phone. I think it ended up in someone else’s bag and they walked off. Yes, account number yadayadayada, yadayadayada, pin number yadayadayada. No, don’t bother ringing it, I had it on silent. Could you just give me the gps coordinates? What? It’s moving? Where is it now? Well that’s not far! I’ll just run and catch up and you keep on the line and keep telling me where it’s going.”
“Amazi-girl’s fists can’t melt steel beams.”
Don’t tempt her, she loves a challenge!
(Thanks for that, first thing on DoA in a WHILE to blindside me enough for laughing out loud.)
Is it bad that I’m surprised that almost no one is commenting on the cut of Jessica’s jib, while when we saw Leslie wearing that same outfit, it seemed like over half the comments were about it?
I think what we’re seeing here is both Amber/AG coming to a realization, and also her revealing something to the reader.
A core part of her hatred of Sal is that Sal was not a person, just a vaguely evil concept to defeat. Then the crowd dehumanizes Sal and Amber/AG is forced to come to her defense and recognize that Sal did nothing wrong, and we then get an actual, genuine compliment out of AG for her nemesis. Sal isn’t the concept to defeat anymore; she’s a person, and worse, a person that Amber stabbed in the hand.
Likewise, we get another example of how the Amber/AG split works. Sal has to be fought in order to reclaim Amber’s sanity, Amazi-Girl’s dignity and their Danny, but Amazi-Girl needs to do it the right way. We’ll see how that gets complicated now that AG’s been forced to recognize Sal as a human being.
What’s really interesting to me, though, is this piece of dialogue.
“Why do you hate me so much?”
“Not you. Never you.”
It is entirely possible, maybe even likely, that the AG alter is starting to resent Amber (or depending on integration, Amber is pushing her self hatred through AG). I don’t think it’s about defeating Sal to reclaim Amber’s sanity anymore. It’s about boxing Amber out for everyone’s protection.
you are all worried about the wrong thing. the opposition is named jake manley? obviously thats a fake name to make people think he is rugged, buff and manly.
Okay I can’t be the only one who thinks Frieda looks like the cross-dimensional spawn of Billie and Dina, right?
The spawn of Billie and Dina, raised by people like Mary?
…merciful heavens, NO. SUMMON THE SPOK!
I misread that, I thought you were making a sporkman reference.
lmao I love Lesie here. She doesn’t wanna be seen bc she’s embarrased to be there, but she can’t help being nice and helpful. Teacher is so the job she was meant for^^
Sticking out her neck for her students (all right, they don’t take her class, but they are still freshmen of her college) even when the wise choice would be to take a step back. A teacher all right.
I think she would have done it for anybody in that situation.
Leslie is a Good Person.
The best part is that neither of them is in any of her classes, so they probably wouldn’t recognize her anyway
My name is Jessica. I’m a sexually confident women who doesn’t let my political opinions get in my way for my pursuit of love and absolutely doesn’t hide behind signs like a dope. This is the story of how I seduced congress woman DeSanto… “
“My sexy, sexy story…. Once we got past the dozens and dozens of embarassing moments. Which I will tell you all about first.
And frankly, there were many embarassing moments during the sexy times as well. But still sexy. Sort of. If you like charming awkwardness and blushing. I know I do.”
“My name is Leslll- . . . -lemon. Leslemon.”
My name is Lesbee
My last name starts with N
Hm, Leslemon? I like the cut of your jib.
No, it’s not.
I clicked on the tag Leslie, read those comics, and went “ooooohhhhh…”
“There have been WAY less scene jumps than I thought!”
Dam you Willis, my mind is blown again. @_@
I don’t know about Amber, but any picture I take on my phone is uploaded to cloud storage (Google Photos in my case) within seconds of being taken. Even if he gets into her phone, the picture would be safe. (Obviously, if it’s not screenlocked, she’ll have other problems…)
If he gets into her phone, why cant he figure out how to get to her pictures, contacts, etc?
Cloud storage is not that safe. imo.
She sent it to Dorothy for confirmation, so the picture’s fine. Everything else on the phone however…
Also, if Ryan gets the phone unlocked, he’ll be able to see that it was sent to Dorothy. From the context of the text message conversation, he’ll know that she was a witness at the party, and he’ll get Joyce’s name (if he didn’t remember it from before), and know that she’s in regular contact with Joyce.
He’ll also have Dorothy’s phone number and, since Amazi-girl is prepared for everything, address.
I don’t know if she’d bother entering her next-door neighbor with whom she shares a half-bath’s address. To my way of thinoing, preparing for anything means omitting any sensitive information I have menorized when entering contact information, JUST IN CASE I lose it and someone unscrupulous happens across it.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.
Okay, true. But Dorothy’s not exactly hard to identify as part of the newspaper staff and the only one writing about Amazi-girl and Ryan’s about to be extremely interested in reading up on Amazi-girl. Lots of ways to track her down to a physical place and to know what she looks like.
Well, Tyler, how did that go for you, Tyler. I hope you have learnt your lesson about jumping super heroes, Tyler.
I’ve forgotten already.
Isn’t he the one with the same hair and bigger nose as … it’ll come to me …
Tyler: Tannest clone and the captain of irresponsibility.
“If you get a chance to jump a superhero, do it. Yeah you’ll get whupped but that’s a chance that never comes again and most superheroes will let you live to tell your grandkids about it.”
Hey, Reltzik, you’re finally Walky!
And I was trying not to call attention to it, because the cartoonist was threatening to upload new gavs and mess up the RNG the moment I got this one.
But yes, I’m Walky now.
To be fair, you might be a second twin in a pink mouse costume.
Even if the phone is screenlocked and Ryan can’t access anything she has on it, she could still be screwed, since usually, you don’t have to go through the hassle of unlocking the phone to answer a call.
So, if someone tries to call Amber, Ryan can just answer and not say anything, and the person on the other end would probably go “Hello? Amber?” This confirms for him that the person calling doesn’t know her phone’s been stolen, and then he can answer and say that he found the phone and wants to get it back to her, and do they happen to know when/where she has a class next or where she’d be right then. The person on the other end, thinking they’re helping Amber get her phone back just gives him the info he needs to find her, and then all he has to do is show up at her location, call “Amber!” and when she looks to see who’s yelling her name, identity 100% busted.
Moral of the hypothetical story – never, ever give a friend’s info to someone you don’t actually know without talking to your friend about it first.
“Hello, Amber, it’s your father…”
I really think that Robin should consider getting a new campaign manager. Frieda seems more focussed on the budget than making her client look good and that’s not a good sign.
I wonder how far Ryan ran whilst Amazi-Girl and Amber were pounding the Dudebros into paste? It’s probably too much to hope for that Amazi-Girl has an app to let her track the ‘phone’s location.
It looked like he stuck around for a little while to watch in case his bro squad won, only bailing when they failed to put up significant resistance against experienced fighters. Couple that with the fight’s quick resolution and he probably hadn’t gone more than a couple yards until they started talking.
Maybe it isn’t an identity revealing disaster coming up. Maybe it’s another gesture of goodwill as Sal lets Amber use Sal’s phone to remotely kill Amber’s.
Excellent!. Mutual respect at last.
As has been stated, AG does not look at all good in the 5th panel, definite panic look. But why?
I’d be surprised if the sci-major, gamer doesn’t have her phone locked. Could be trying to remember ‘how long from last action till turn off’ is her problem.
So, got a feeling Willis has another shoe to drop on us.
You’d be amazed how many otherwise tech-savvy people really don’t have much knnowledge about information security.
And of those tech savvy people who do have the knowledge, many choose not to use it.
Though someone with a secret identity has like 10x more reason to actually pay attention to that.
So i suspect that it does screen lock – but like idontcarenomore says – maybe not till after more time has passed than would have been necessary at that moment.
Plays ‘Jessica’ by The Allman Brothers on the hacked Muzak.
I think Ryan’s gonna know because he’s just a rat.
this ist not going well…
on the bright side this could lead to some positiv Sal Amer development..or maybe everything goes down the drain and all we love is lost
I think it’s probably safe to assume the latter.
There never was much hope. Just a fool’s hope..
Since she already sent the picture to someone else, at least they will still have his picture to look him up with.
“Kissing Jessica Sign”
A congresswoman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman… hiding behind a sign.
This is great on several different levels, thank you.
Wait if they’re her interns why not just ask her for his name ?
They probably will, but she’s already getting defensive and seeking to cover this up.
Is “You fight good” referencing what I hope it’s referencing?
Also, I love that “Jessica” is still hiding behind her sign.
A mechanic’s car is ALWAYS in pieces:((
So I guess they should call her phone nonstop and see if they can run out the battery or hear it ringing, or if they’re really lucky Ryan is dumb enough to answer it? That is if Amazi-Girl can’t just call her Amber’s provider and have it bricked and/or tracked? I don’t know how smartphones work. Or where the closest phone is.
She can call her provider (Squint/Im-Mobile/whoever) and have the phone suspended as a lost/stolen device to prevent anyone from using it to make calls or access data through the network, but this does not automatically wipe the data (contacts, photos, prior texts or email messages, etc) from the device. So as long as the phone can be powered on Ryan can probably view anything that is in the phone’s internal memory and not screen-lock or password protected, and if he has a friend who is tech-savvy enough he might even be able to find a way past those as well.
THAT’S the part we really need to worry about. Given enough time and a person who is determined enough, NOTHING is absolutely, completely secure and impregnable.
A little revenge fantasy of my own.
Ryan get’s into the phone, pulls the photo from twittlr and then goes after Dorothy (who’s address he finds in the student directory or whatever) to get her phone as well.
Joyce: “Becky is safe… Becky is safe… I can calm down, I don’t have to protect her right now…”
Ryan: “Hi, I’m the local rapist of your nightmares going after your other best friend in the whole world. Don’t mind me.”
Jocelyne: “That thing I said about anger…”
Toedad: “I like the cut of your jib, son, but trust me on this one. Run.”
Joyce: “Fight or flight… fight or flight… SARAH, GIVE ME THE BASEBALL BAT STAT BECAUSE OF THE REASON!!!”
Sarah: “NO WAY, I HAVE A WAY TO EXPRESS MY CONCERN AND LOVE WITH VIOLENCE RATHER THAN FEELS. MY BASEBALL BAT. MY ACCEPTABLE TARGET. MINE!!!!!”
Dina: “Becky, when you admired me biting your asshole father in the face, was that admiration specifically for me targeting him, or would assholes in general generate a similar response?”
Amazi-girl: “THERE HE IS, COME BACK, PERSONIFICATION OF MY FAILURE AS A SUPER HERO AND CHANCE TO REMEDY THE SAME.”
Blaine: “Seriously. Just run.”
Sal: “IT’S OK TO HIT HIM, MARCIE, A WHITE GIRL SAID SO!!!!”
Leland: “They are not kidding, bro.”
Ruth: “I’m a failure as a person, I’m a failure as a partner, I’m a failure as an RA… thaaaaaat’s seems like someone assaulting the students under my care. I HAVE A PURPOSE IN LIFE AGAIN!!!!!!! MY FEMURS, MINE!!!!!”
Billie: “RUUUUTH, I wanna spend time with you. Wait for meeeee.”
Wild dogs *ears perk up*: “Food?”
Dorothy: “Guys, I’ve already subdued him and called the police. Mind keeping the noise down a bit? I have an article to write.”
Walky *half asleep*: “atta girl.”
Too many things happening at once.
Ironically, “Jessica A Very Common Name” is actually not a very common name.
Hedy Roe Sexual.
“What did you do to my interns?!”
Beat the shit out of them, obviously. Geez, Frieda, try to keep up.
A+ commentary right there.
That’s not Jessica! It’s… a GIANT CHICKEN!
“You raided a dresser
To look like a human professor
But you’re not a teacher
You’re a Chicken-Boo.”
Oddly enough, still a competent teacher.
That was always the funniest thing about Chicken-Boo. No matter what persona got adopted, Boo was always super competent at it, at least until being unmasked.
BTW, Frieda? This is you getting what you pay for. Do background security checks on your staff, and pay them so they’re willing to go through that process.
A background check ain’t going to find this. It’s not ‘official’.
No, it wouldn’t. But paying would let you recruit people who…. aren’t dumb as rocks.
is nobody gonna make the Mulan connection?
…. also, it occurs to me that Leslie must have had either permissive or apathetic parents, because she never learned to lie convincingly at all.
They taught her to lie by internally lying to herself inside her own head*. Lying externally, where you are saying things you know perfectly well are untrue is a different skill.
* The most important lie being “I am straight and don’t really lust after women even if it feels like I do.”
Leslie isn’t really good at telling those internal lies either.
Amazin-Girl: I should be fine, there’s no way he would be able to figure out my password.
Whats his face:…1…2…3…4…5…. Wait thats really the password? What kind of idiot makes that their password?
Amazing! I’ve got the same combination on my luggage!
I mean, she’s a comp sci major, so no.
Probes something more like:
She seems more a Stucky type to me.
It is indeed canon that Amber ships Stucky.
That would probably be why she feels like a Stucky shipper, eh? <_< (Unless that's from a Patreon only comic, not something I only remembered subconsciously.)
“In retrospect, the Fibonacci Sequence was pretty obvious too.”
Amazi-Girl: “Who would think he was clever enough to out-think reverse-reverse-reverse psychology!”
Billie *raises hand*: “I have a question…”
I’m so sick and tired of this guy escaping! If it’s meant to be a running gag, it’s not funny!
Well if you call it a ‘brisk walk’, it just doesn’t have that same punch.
Robin will see a picture of “Jessica” and fall hopelessly in love. She will embark on a quest trying to find her again, by carrying that DeSanto campaign sign and measuring it against people until she finds the chest window that fits.
(Starting with orphaned peasant girls is probably not the best course, however.)
Ahh, Signderella. Classic story.
I’m a little confused.
Does anyone have the photo, or did shit start going down before she could send/show it to anyone? She mentioned uploading, right? Is Ryan’s endgame just to steal the phone to stalk her?
There are two photos. One was from a distance, and was already sent to Dorothy to check that this was him. The second photo was a closeup and an upload was started. We do not know where the upload is to or if it completed. Ryan hopes to delete it.
He’s probably hoping to delete it off of her phone. Amazi-Girl’s plan was to upload it to social media, and she probably hasn’t done that yet.
Failing that, there’s always blackmail material.
Yeah, because a screen lock is so hard to break… and that’s assuming she’s not bluffing.
I honestly have no idea who this Manley character is, but it sounds like one of those nicknames for David Ryder.
The name makes me think Manley can eat a hammer and take a shotgun blast standing, shaves with an axe (his bear is too tough for puny razors), his mustache has its own mustache, and he writes by punching words in a thesaurus so hard they run away from the book and into sheets of white paper.
He’s like Robin only male and annoying
At least, that’s how he was in Shortpacked!
wouldn’t just “hedy roe” be the straight equivalent of “leslie bean”? i mean, technically, a name that sounds like “straight” would be, but that’s beside the point.
its also possible to remotely activate GPS with another phone or computer, so as to track the whereabouts of a phone if it is lost or stolen. (used to work tech support and customer service for nextel/sprint/boost). likewise, law enforcement has a way of turning on its gps even easier (as a post-911 countermeasure which ensured that all phones came with a gps). likewise, not sure how much of a headstart ‘scarface’ has, but im willing to bet he’s probably had a LOT of victims which is why he’s so eager to make sure he’s not seen, hopefully Amber’s screenlock is a code and not a swipe (depending on the phone, swipe patterns appear as streaks or smudges on the screen no matter how frequently you clean them)
I like these friendly terms you’re on. Do continue. And kick Ryan in the balls.
Ah, Frieda, I can see the headline now:
“DeSanto Aide Calls Potential Rape Victim a Liar”
Something tells me Robin’s going to have some people to fire.
I can see the headlines too: “Teenage campaign volunteers assaulted by vigilante and felon.”
Good work, Ms. Jennifer! You are a model for concerned citizens everywhere!
If only there were 6 more of you!
Why’s this tagged for Les? She’s not in this one…
I am looking forward to seeing Billy’s reaction when she sees pics of Sal and Amazi-Girl fighting together.
Oh my god they’re Shang and Mulan and they’re gonna KISS willis please
no san diego comic-con, the sorries
Who should be R.A.?
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