Mike has always loved Darth Vader, and for important reasons.
I’ve finally played the War for Cybertron demo.
THAT IS AWESOME.
It was way better after I turned the brightness all the way up.
LIKE A TRILLION BAYSPLOSIONS SPANNING THE ENTIRE MULTIVERSE.
MICHAEL BLA-BLA SPLOOM!!!
Explains why she likes Mike, dunnit…?
except Amber is suspicious of her hamsters being up to no good… while Mike is in a perpetual state of being up to no good. XP
Exactly. There’s no need to be suspicious.
All we friendly people are up to something. We give out knives lined with razor blades.
yes.. these panels essentially explain my problem with hamhams. So cute.. so.. not giving a crap and hiding from me (or biting me.. weeee.. biting)
Who hasn’t named a pet after a starwars characters?
All Gradius ships, bitch.
People who name their pets after Disney characters.
There’s a reason people say beware the nice ones, too. Amber is perfectly right.
Except that now Star Wars characters are also Disney characters! Your mind has been blown!
We name all our dogs after food.
I name my cat Marty McFly.
I don’t know whether to applaud that name, or be mad that I can’t use it now
People who name their cats after dead gods and prophets?
My cat is named Nutmeg because she’s the color of… yeah (I have no imagination).
My cat is named Scooter cause he was the last one of the newborn kittens to learn to walk properly. He just scooted around on his belly for about two weeks while all his siblings jumped all over him.
My aunt briefly considered Nutmeg for her latest cat. Would’ve gone well with Ginger and the rabbit Cinnamon.
We used to have a cat named Hermes.
People who name their cat Rat (hey, she LIKES it).
I named my cats Rosencrantz and The Sundance Kid.
not Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Sad day.
Admittedly, I have no room to talk — my first dog was named “Oreo” b/c she was black with a white patch and our current dog is named Buddy.
To be fair, I didn’t name Buddy, but I did make sure that his initials became BBC. Not sure if that makes it better or worse. :\
I used to have a cat named Darth Vader, despite the fact that it was female. Hey, it was black, evil, and breathed loudly, so how could I resist?
I miss the unending pure white hatred of my dwarf hamster. He was such a little asshole. I loved him.
On an only mildly related topic; anyone else ever think how the `twist’ in Empire Strikes Back wouldn’t (or isn’t) have been anywhere near as shocking for the Dutch (or Dutch speakers)?
Since Lucas didn’t originally intend for Vader to live up to that name they actually knew the twist before it was actually a twist. It was probably a surprise when they found out they knew the twist before the creator did.
even as dutch speaker you could still think that vader was member of a strange religious fellowship, where, as a master he would have had a “father” title. Like father Ted. Wait. That’s it. Vader is a member of a strange religious fellowship. The twist is safe then, cool, ain’t it?
Sad thing is, Vader’s kind of a pansy next to mike… ah well.
That probably makes Vader the highest amount of Cute that Mike can handle, so the perfect name for a ham.
That’s not… completely… true… at least not until the prequels… Goddamn Lucas…
Most of the time Vader was just following orders; when Tarkin was getting his evil on he just stood around looking bored.
Most of my childhood pets were actually named after LOTR characters. I had a couple labradors name Frodo and Bilbo, I currently have one named Pippin, a hamster of mine was named Merry before he died. We must’ve had at least one pet named Sam but I’m not sure when or where schle existed.
The only other theme that has occurred was after superheroes.
My girlfriend and I got a dwarf hamster a while back. So what did we name him? Gimli of course.
“Do you want to see the hams?” sounds like a sex joke waiting to happen.
I saw your mom’s hams.
Don’t trust nice people. And always remember that people who try to hug you are only trying to get into a better position to stab you in the back!
It’s Hamtaro time, kitchy kitchy fwee fwee! HAMTARO!
Try Roboroski hamsters. They’re all flight and no fight. I’ve been bitten once, and then he ran away as if he were ashamed. Though on the other hand, there’s a LOT of flight. They’re really fast and dislike being handled more than Campbell’s Dwarves. Winter Whites are supposedly bred for niceness, but I have no direct experience. I can’t comment on normal giant hamsters.
Mini-hams kind of weird me out. They’re like heads with legs… Super cute to watch when they all want to go on the same wheel, though.
My normal giant ham has never even considered biting me. Sometimes, if I startle him, he goes into his super adorable defensive posture, with his mouth wide open, but is smart enough to not try anything. I know he doesn’t give two toots about me, but at least he never actively attempts to escape.
Nah nah nah nah nah, nahnahnahnah. damn Hamtaro theme. All hamsters are up to something.
This is exactly why I have rats instead of hamsters. They actually greet me when I get home and stand at the door begging to be held. Like little dogs!
Ferrets do the same thing (at least our ferrets do), and they are much, much cuter. IMHO.
No, they’re furry snakes with legs!
Speaking of Darth Vader, French scientists have too much time and money. http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/buzz-log-darth-vaders-diagnosis.html
I thoroughly approve of your avatar.
Why thank you, good sir.
My family tends to use human names for our pets. When I moved into my apartment nearly 4 years ago, there was a fat cat living in the parking lot, which I adopted. One neighbor told me his name was Shadow, while another told me his name was Buddy. Coincidentally, that happened to be the names of the two dogs my mom had adopted at the time. I took the name “Shadow” and humanized it to “Chad”, and he’s named after a reporter on Philadelphia TV, Chad Pradelli. What’s even weirder is that I do an impression of Charles Laughton in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Jamaica Inn” and yell “CHADWICK!!” when I call him – and he answers to it! I never thought an “obeast” like him could run at full tilt!
I don’t know why people like Amber. She’s common place, rarely funny, and I hated her before she black-mailed Mike into a relationship as I can’t stand characters who never work to resolve their issues but merely dwell in them.
However, people seem to love her.
I’m curious to find out if people would still like her if she cheated on Mike. I’m also curious to find out whether or not Mike would murder her, him, or if actually having a reason to treat someone poorly would illicit a new reaction out of Mike (though I hope not. . . I hate the “squaring a negative” plot device especially when used with extreme characters as it makes them even less real/believable for a cheap laugh.)
Btw, I do like Amber since the blackmail. She’s become far less passive and pitiful.
don’t worry, it’s not just you…
Maybe because a lot of people identify with feeling commonplace and rarely funny, and are inspired by her transformation into a more assertive person.
i think people liked amber because of the Amazigirl transformation.
Her squee face is adorable. Can we haz more?
I wonder if the reason Mike “has a thing for Darth Vader” is:
a) Darth Vader got to tell Luke that he f*cked his mom in the most mindf*cking way possible
b) Mike was trying to err on the side of good once, but has since become BEFOULED BY THE DARK SIDE
Ahh, Willis, couldn’t resist placing your own pets in your comic, huh? Attention whore.
I love how Amber’s looking directly at the audience in the last panel.
How do I pronounce SNKRS, exactly? My mind tells me to say it like sneakers or snickers but that doesn’t feel right.
Does anyone recall the It’s Walky comic where Mike’s “thing” for Vader was revealed? I just now got that….You are a genius, Mr. Willis.
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