Faz is really the butt monkey lately, isn’t he?
Faz looks like a butt monkey.
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So Mike is Rainbow Dash!?
If only I could be as popular as faz…
Whether by his own hand or not, Faz winds up naked far too often…
…Anyone else think this week has been kinda… gay? Actually, the whole comic has been lately. And I don’t mean “gay” in the rude “stupid” sense of the word, I just mean it literally. We need a Batman one shot comic. Cause there’s no way to see Batman as gay.
HE WILL FIND A WAY NOW.
I’m not saying the gay is a bad thing, just needs broken up more with random funnies.
That said, Faz was pretty hilarious today.
Dr. Fredrick Wertham disagrees with you.
Don’t get me started on Dr. Wertham. Sedution of the Innocent didn’t have ANY advice on seduceing ANYONE, innocent of otherwise.
I know! What a ripoff!
It is so weird that I would read this comment right as I start watching the Whose Line Is It Anyway episode where Colin is Batman coming out of the closet.
Because no one has ever implied that there’s something gay about a man running around in tights with his teenaged ward.
From an actual comic:
I'm blaming you for me not getting my homework done!
Why did I click the link? I saw the website, but I clicked anyways!
What kind of gay did you mean then? Since this comic-strip right here is about two men who are pursuing heterosexual relationships (and Faz, who deserves his own category). Is the slight mention of Ethan having a date (not even in this strip) *finally* really pushing the limits for you?
Get over it, we’ve known Ethan was gay for a while. And the comic has progressed beyond one-shot parody jokes to where there is actual investment in the characters. Drama tag has been pulled.
Really? ‘Cause I’ve a got a browser history full of Superman/Batman fanfiction that would prove you wrong, my friend.
Reminded me of this…
even I can find a way to make batman gay >_>
HE TRAINED TO BE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING.
That is easily the greatest comment I have read in years.
Batman and Robin… not gay?
Someone seriously need to check Superdickery (http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=32&Itemid=50) and find all the ways Batman can be gay :p
Really?! Batman wears rubber pants and lives with a teenage boy(who wears a ridiculously revealing outfit)
Also, they were created in the thirties, short pants were the commonly-accepted indicator of “boy-hood” (ie not a man yet), and Robin was created to give boys a way to imagine Batman was their dad.
Faz enjoys being the butt monkey. Now I just have to find out what street corner he’s on and sodomize hm
Is the next strip going to be Faz getting raped by hobos?
I’m pretty sure you were always at the top of that list, Faz. <3
If it means being stripped down naked by Mike… can I also be on this “list”?
Weren’t you paying attention? Everyone is on the list.
Except Jacob, until just then.
Is it me or does it look like Faz has tits in that last panel?
And poor Jacob.
Mike Rule 63′ed Faz.
Just when you thought Faz couldn’t be any more of an idiot…
And I really have to wonder what Jacob was so shocked about. Amber and Mike are dating, and Amber even told him that Mike admitted to being in love with her. What did he think was going to happen. He might think that Amber deserves better, but did he think that getting Amber to move near him would change her relationship with Mike?
Jacob seems to be a sweet guy, but for someone who’s a recovering sex-addict, he doesn’t seem to understand how relationships work.
Not to be rude but sex addiction is partially caused by “not understanding how relationships work”. Except the fucking part.
Not to be rude either, but sex addiction is not that simple. There are many theories regarding sex addiction, but the overall idea that the person wants sex all the time. A person can understand relationships, and even be in relationships and simply want sex all the time. They might let sex overshadow the relationship, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t aware of it.
You don’t have to be in a relationship to fuck. True story.
I never said you didn’t. But if you want to fuck someone, you usually know enough about a relationship (even if its just sexual, not dating/emotional long-term), to achieve sex. And considering his history of sexual addiction, Jacob had to have known enough to get women to sleep with him.
However, he’s got a crush on a girl, who’s boyfriend just now admitted to being in love with he, and he’s surprised that, despite them already living together and sleeping together, they’re moving in with one another.
He’s lacking rather common sense here.
That may be why he was a sex addict in the first place.
I dunno… when Jacob talked to Amber the day before, she was really quite deeply disturbed by the recent developments in her relationship with Mike. I’m pretty sure Jacob wouldn’t have seen Amber that upset before. I’d say that assuming that she might be ready to distance herself from Mike to some extent says more about how little Jacob understands Amber than it does about how little he understands relationships.
The only black guy in Shortpacked! is a sex addict…
The only black guy in Golf, Tiger Woods, is a sex addict…
Golf is actually Shortpacked! A theory worthy of TV Tropes WMG if I ever heard one.
It’s no fair. As soon as Jacob showed up, everyone tried to figure out which Black Dude he was based on. He was just a black dude! So I’m all like, ha ha ha, I’ll make him a sex addict, that’ll prove he’s– oh, thanks, Tiger Woods, thanks. You’re doing that THIS week? Great.
Maybe it’s all just a ruse by Woods to get Shortpacked! readers to watch golf.
Shortpacked is actually a scathing critique about golf!!! :O
He thought Amber’s reaction to Mike’s saying he loved her meant she’d ended the relationship, and thus he had a shot.
Sort of creepy to try to get a shot by moving someone near you, though.
That doesn’t fully make sense. If he assumed that Mike and Amber had split, why would he ask Mike to pass a note to her?
That’d be iffy even if the guy wasn’t Mike.
Perhaps it’s cause, at the moment, they are still roommates?
Almost everybody who works at Sp! are roommates- were neither Robin, Leslie, Ethan, or Ultra-Car working that day either?
Jacob let some severe wishful thinking get in the way of common sense. You don’t give that kind of thing to someone’s ex, especially if that ex is Mike.
You guys saw it as him hinting towards wanting to be with Amber?
I saw it as him wanting to help her find a new place, but getting second thoughts once he realized that it meant that Mike would be living near him. But that theory makes sense too, actually…
Here’s my take: The last time Amber talked to Jacob, she was completely freaking out about her relationship with Mike, with whom she lives. Then Jacob heard she was moving out. He connected the two. Not a huge leap to make, even if it turned out to be inaccurate.
As for Jacob having a crush on Amber, it WAS implied in at least one strip that he did, so there is possibility there.
And people, sex addiction and understanding how relationships work are NOT mutually exclusive or, really, related in any way. Kind of like being fat and knowing what salad is.
Also, the quick exit could just be because of the awkwardness of his assumption. People don’t like to hang around after an embarrassing faux pas.
I’m Captain Obvious tonight, but sometimes people need a captain obvious, right?
Look at Mike in panel 4.
He looks almost…hurt.
Between the loveyspeak lately & that, I’m beginning to see a
yeah I’m drawing a blank too
hah, I thought I had typed:
“…beginning to see a bit of a…change? A sober Mike with feelings? …interesting.”
But I somehow cut it off.
Anyway, yeah, drawing a blank works too.
I kind of feel like Mike is an inkblot test. Same expression every time, but what can you see in it?!
Not exactly the same. The eyebrows were a little different. A little more worried looking. And his eyes almost looked moist!
Mike, man, I just don’t know you any more.
I’m liking it, though It’s getting interesting!
I was just wondering when we’d see Faz again.
Faz-isms make me chuckle far more than they probably should.
I really feel bad for Mike. Everytime he falls in love, a nicer guy falls in love with the same girl. Maybe he looks hurt in the fourth panel because he doesn’t want to get hurt again?
And now the question is, is Mike on the list?
Mike is going to leave himself tied up naked on the corner to be hoboraped.
BEST COMMENT EVER.
Here, sir, you now have an internets.
*Bows* Thank you, thank you. I’d like to thank Walky, Yevon, and caffeine.
LOL hidden final fantasy joke that only 20% of readers will figure out *bows before monty prime*
I apparently can’t reply to the comment I want to reply to, so I’ll just reply to myself…
Anyways, I’ve been playing Final Fantasy X a lot lately. I’m almost to Zanarkand.
I think Mike is Mike because he doesn’t want to get hurt. Think about what his drunk, uninhibited personality is like. That’s probably the “real” Mike. Now think about how easy it would be (and has been) to take advantage of him like that. Is it any wonder he would act bitter and put up walls to keep (most) people from getting close?
Apologies to D.W. for trying to analyze his character.
I think in a weird round-about way, Faz actually cheered Mike up. Or caused him to revert to his normal “hates-everyone” mood. Maybe…
EVERYONE is on that list… *giggles*
So..uh..I guess that /was/ Mike’s legitimate smile, then?
Sweet. Totally called it.
Mike is being nice! If someone makes a request, he’s happy to adjust their position on the list.
l call out of context on this one.
May I just say that I like how you’ve added the nudity tag just in case I ever need to search the archives for a naked, tied-up Faz? Not that I ever would. *shifty eyes*
faz IS pupular among his peers
Yes, Mike has clearly developed Degrees of Scowl. His jerkier heart of an even jerkier jerk is starting to show through. He looked almost hurt at points over the last few strips. Or maybe it was gas.
But the point is that Faz is getting humiliated. That’s the important thing.
I think it would be funny if Jacob wasn’t really a sex addict at all in the definition of the word. He already seems kinda clueless on relationships, so maybe one night he hooked up with a chick and banged her once and she left, and he feels that since there wasnt any emotion there, he must be a sex addict to have sex with someone you dont know!
I also think he should hook up with Robin. I think the only reason she’s with Lesbian is because it was convenient, and Lesbian showed her love and attention when Robin needed it, but I dont see it lasting.
I think this comic needs more Joe Rosenthal.
It’s good to know that it takes almost no effort to be on the top of Mike’s shit list.
Wait, it’s his shit list? The way Faz was tied up, I thought it was his christmas list…
i dont think mike would stop giveing “gifts” after one day, maybe its a hobo’s birthday…… also mike would totally tie someone to ethans bed.
You’d think asking to be on the top of his shit list would guarantee you a spot on the bottom, at least if you’re asking in earnest like Faz was. I assume. I don’t think the Faz knows what irony is.
Is it okay that I imagine Faz sounding exactly like those twins on Superjail? Or like, Ignignokt.. That smug calm voice is so hilarious…
Wow. I’ve never seen this many comments so soon after posting. On any comic for that matter. Keep this up and you’ll have your own Mike cult going.
It was posted yesterday, actually.
and the trophy for more comments over time still being with “smile” strip
My bet that list goes
So odd to read this comic after listening to different iterations of The Mikado.
so Jacob was the last person NOT on the list?
Because apparently, everyone’s on the list.
Okay, can’t believe I’m saying this on this one, but…..FINALLY!!!!!!!!
Oh god I laughed so hard!
I wish I was popular like Faz.
Damn, I had to read the last panel twice, because the first time I read Faz’s dialogue as “Faz is popular among hipsters“
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