Even Robin knows Soundwave deserves it.
More like even Robin knows Soundwave has the “I liked the guy with the cool voice” vote locked.
I’m pretty sure the “I liked the guy with the cool voice” vote could go to pretty much ANY transformer.
I’m voting Dinobot because he kicks ass.
And poor Robin. Though Ethan does have a point, but I would have told Robin “Yep, voting for you” anyway just to be nice.
A good friend would tell another exactly why they’re not voting for them, in hopes that it will help change their mind.
Haha. Will Robin have to go on a wacky adventure for each and every disappointed voter in her district? I hope so.
I figure that’d be about a quarter million wacky adventures. I’d read that comic.
Here’s hopin’. That’d be one hilarious subplot.
Dude that shoots out other dudes could refer to Blaster, who is Soundwave’s cool cousin.
how does Ethan knows about the ecocomic state crisis???,
he doest seems the type who reads real news, damn he didnt know about Robin real job for a long time,
Also a bad friend he is living rent free and cannot give his vote to robin,
Well he hasn’t paid enough attention to notice that he’s blaming a national congresswoman for a state budgetary crisis so he’s not taking THAT much time away from his toy-geeking.
Considering she got in the first time over an action figure vote, this could win her the election.
With all the toy moneys Ethan personally sinks into the local economy there is no way that it’s failing. Besides she’s a US congresswoman, not a local one, what can she do?
Well any number of things, she could push Government contracts to companies within the state, things like that.
(though I don’t know how much power a congresswomen has… depends what committes she’s on i suppose)
Robin is the representative for NANCI PELOSI’S DISTRICT.
I think it’s fair (if only in a meta-textual way) to expect Robin to be able to swing some pork sausage for Castro Street.
…my God. That’s not even the dirtiest thing I’ve written TODAY!
I’m not sure why Ethan thinks Robin, who’s in the U.S. Congress, could have done anything about California’s state budget.
Doesn’t Shortpacked! take place in Schaumburg, IL, not California?
I thought David mentioned that once somewhere, as it’s where he lived when he started the strip…
(& as an Chicago resident I can say yes, we are broke as hell here in Illinois. Have been for a while. Even before “V” was remade. It hasn’t been fun.
Save us Robin.)
No, we’ve since gotten confirmation that Shortpacked takes place in San Francisco.
As another resident of Illinois I’m gonna go on the record as saying yes the state is bankrupt and I almost think we’ve been openly bankrupt for as long/possibly longer than shortpacked has been running. We were pretty much broke when blago first got into office and then we spent the next 4 years flying the jerk to Springfield from Chicago four days a week on a tax payer paid for jet. I second the vote for Amber saving our flagging state economy, somehow. I’m voting for constructing a robot Piasa Bird with lasers to attack that stupid Missouri Alton from the bluffs of the real Alton.
*Robin saving the economy.
Though Amber might be able to if she ran for office herself, it isn’t like our actual representatives have the first clue what they’re doing anyways.
Maybe the irony’s supposed to be in him failing politics while everyone else fails Dinobot.
See, the mistake you’re making is that you’re assuming Willis has any idea how federal, state or local politics work. Just look at the whole Proposition subplot.
ITS his comic that stuff works how he wants it to
You seem to confuse my pointing it out with complaining about it.
I don’t have a problem with it at all — it’s just worth acknowledging.
I think the point was more “we’ve already established that in Willis’ world, talking cars are now commonplace and alien invasions aren’t just a conspiracy theory. Why should we expect politics in that world to work the same way they do in ours?”
I wonder if she’ll manage to get Dinobot to win, but work so hard on this that she doesn’t campaign and so loses her seat?
Nah. Too obvious a plotline.
As much as I admire Ethan’s sentiment here, I have to ask, does he even pay rent? There’s being noble, and there’s biting the hand that feeds you.
Of course he doesn’t. It’s Leslie’s house.
Which half-negates the hand-biting bit. (Semantics!)
She might be in the clear anyways, given how much support was given yesterday.
You know Willis, because of “some folks” I totally changed my vote to Dinobot and I vote everyday. You might have to change the ending of this so Ethan votes for Robin. After all I work with people 16-25; to them Optimus Pime is a Munkey not a Trukk
Wow, Ethan. Dick move. Not even an, “I’d vote for you if you paid more attention to X, Y, and Z?” I mean, she’s only letting you live at her home for free.
Why everybody gotta’ be a jerk to Robin?
Perhaps this needs more Ultra Car. He was less of a jerk to Robin than to anyone else, at least.
leslie nver a jerk to Robin
Oh em gee! Out of every sort of relationship in this comic, Robin+Ultra Car is my favorite <3 So, yes, I agree, more Ultra Car X3
Ethan is being a jack-ass
For pointing out that Robin is making a complete mockery of the democratic system on a national level?
No more so than most people in office!
I was goiong to come in here with my oh-so-insightful comment about national/state responsibilities and congress, and saw I’d been beaten to it hours ago. Oh well, I guess I’ll go back to work rather than spending time trying to one-up comic writers with smart-asss commentary.
Looking through the choices, I gotta go Soundwave. He is, strangely, more iconic for me than Dinobot, or any of the others. Maybe it is because of the other-bots-shooting-out-of-his-chest-deal, but It’s that uniqueness that makes him Hall-of-Fame worthy.
I understand if you’re angry.
Yeah, I definitely think the top 5 should have had Soundwave without question. I know my top five are Starscream, Soundwave, Dinobot, Prime and Megs when they are put in awesome-est to almost awesome-est ordering.
Wow. ‘We all know Robin is a terrible politician, but Ethan is a jerk for not voting for her merely because he lives with her?’
Maybe it’s from years of living as the lone Dem in firmly Pub household, but I’m thinking that your residency oughtn’t buy your vote.
No, Ethan is a jerk for the way he conveyed this information.
Hmm. Okay so now I /have/ to keep voting for Dinobot so Robin can win congress? Hmm. Okay then.
I miss when there were no politics, only drama and aliens. And the gun.
Politics includes all three of those things!!
I had no idea Dinobot was such a wedge issue.
My question right now is just WHY IS THE STORE FILLED WITH A GREEN HAZE?!
I mean, inhaling that *can’t* be good for you.
Great, now you’re holding my Transformers Hall of Fame vote hostage by my Robin fan-hood! I love Soundwave, but do I love Robin + Dinobot more??????
Dinobot would not accept any victory achieved by Robins means, it would lack “Honor”.
I am now picturing Willis going door to door and putting up signs, canvasing people to “Vote for Dinobot” in the hope of stirring up enough warm bodies to sway the poll.
Frankly, I think a smear campaign is in order. People think they’re voting in “that cook guy who shoots other guys” for the hall of fame– but they’re not. They’re voting in that guy… WITHOUT all the little guys. Those are seperate character, who would have to be voted in on their own! If you put Soundwave in the TF Hall of Fame sans-cassettes, he will just stand there impotently with nothing to do.
Soundwave: An Empty Promise for Transformers Fans.
You mean, “sans Mini-Cons.”
This counts as an interactive webcomic!
Votes are secret ballot. He can claim to vote for Robin since she paid for the house and still vote for whoever he likes.
I wouldn’t sell Dinobot short. After all, he’s the only one involved who actually has experience running for office. Sure, his last attempt resulted in a tie vote, but while we didn’t see the results of Soundwave’s last attempt to gain office we do know that Starscream was being coronated in the next scene.
This is not true! Grimlock nominated himself for Leadership of the Autobots, and he was eventually voted in: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Democracy
Silly Willis, nobody cares about the comic books.
Which is totally obvious, given the Marvel comics-inspired profiles the Transformers Hall of Fame nominees received!
The irony, of course, would be if Dinobot lost, but Fred H. Dinobot won.
Well now it’s a whole ‘nother can of beans isn’t it.
HOORAY for California bankruptcy!!!
unless the rest of us have to bail them out…that would suck…
They’ll never learn if we don’t let them fail. You elected this mess into being, now you get to wallow in poverty.
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