My “squee” at this comic shatter all the glass in 32.856 ft. radius.
I love that. It’s perfect :3 I think it’s because I’ve done that.
awww so kyute
That made me smile .
Really? Cause to me you look to be a rather surly lion…
Look who’s talking!
That was pretty heartwarming.
Also, Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional. Coolness.
Some very awful things have happened in my life this week. I won’t lay my tragedy out here, but the last 48 hours have been rough.
It’s nice to have bright spots like this. It really lifts my spirits.
I have had a pretty narly 48 hours as well. And this lifted my spirits as well. Thanks Walky.
And yes, congrats for prop 8 being shut down. It still has to get through the appeals court, (which shouldn’t be a problem as they are generally liberal leaning. Im pretty A-pollitical, but this IS a conservative law.) and after that its going to be pushed to the Supreme court… who I think…. will agree with the previous courts. It’ll be a tough issue, and nothing is sure…. but if the Supreme Court rules that prop 8 is unconstitutional…. then Gay marriage will essentially be legal in all 50 United States. Because it will be unconstitutional to deny them marriage.
A lot of potential problems and hook ups…. but it could be that the prop 8 people have handed the gay community the key to their most sought after freedom. Which I find humorous. In fact i need to go piss off all my friends who supported prop 8 on facebook by pointing this out. ^_^
The 9th Circuit is mostly liberal, but not all members are, and appeals are heard by panels of three randomly selected judges. And the current SCOTUS is not shy about ignoring precedent when it suits them. It’s hardly a done deal.
D’awwww, nerd love! :3
Was that first panel and the third panel of exposition really needed? Wasn’t that already implied in the last strip?
On the other hand, it’s also good if the comic makes sense when taken singly. You never know when some complete newcomer is coming to the site, and while there’s no way to *completely* stop him from saying “what the heck is going on here?”, it’s best not to ensure it.
Also, I read this first thing in the morning, and me memory sometimes be not so good. It’d probably be a bit annoying to be forced to go back for a refresher (though sometimes I do it anyway).
ALL ARTISTS TAKE NOTE: THERE MUST BE ONLY NECESSARY PANELS
Yeah, I realised what a dumb comment that was when I made it.
It seems the bulk of Willis’ fanbase require electronic devices for their memories. Actually, they seem proud of it–a sort of self-imposed handicap. I know, from experience, that you have to say things 5-10 times to these folks before anything sinks in. Willis has to explain his humor and repeat much information to appeal to his fanbase.
It leaves the rest of we fully functioning people at a loss but then the handicapped have always been a burdon on the rest of us.
No, sir, THAT was a dumb comment.
While my parents have a rolodex. It’s just that cell phones are a much simpler way of recording numbers. Using something that easy isn’t a handicap, it’s common sense.
And if everyone needs things repeated, maybe the issue isn’t with them, maybe it’s that you don’t know how to explain things well.
With the rolodex or a phone book you looked up the person’s name, looked at the number associated with their name, and dialed the number each time. With repetition you eventually remember the number. With cell phones you now just click on the name of the person you put the number under to call the person you want to talk to. You only dial their number once, if that. If they call you first, you can just save the number from your histories and you could go the rest of your days calling them yet never dialing their actual phone number. Just clicking on their name.
(Ever one is now memorizing the phone number of the person they want to call if they ever need to be bailed out of jail)
I don’t know about you lot, but nearly everyone I know uses their mobile as a primary phone number, and many of them don’t bother to port their number during a phone/contract change, so their numbers change all the bloody time anyway.
I just use Google Voice so mine doesn’t change and so I still have all my numbers if my phone is suddenly lost or destroyed.
I’m a singing teacher, and play children’s music, rock, blues, and `hits’ in four different acts, booking all my own shows, and support acts, at child care centres, schools, pubs, cafes etc… there is no way I’d ever remember the 400 or so phone numbers (that I dial regularly!) on my mobile no matter how many times I repeated them. That said, I should probably try and learn my wife’s number…
Anyway, nice comic. I remember when I first had to pack all my nerd stuff away when Rach and I moved in together. The event was similar.
Can I get a d’aww, folks?
D’aww. This is adorable.
Yeesh, a bit too sensitive there Ethan. Ah well, it turned out for the best and Drew does seem to be adjusting pretty well after the initial shock.
Wow, hey thanks David! I mentioned during the whole “phone-number forgetting” strip, my concerns about this relationship, and you jumped right on making sure I didn’t have to question it too long. Love your customer turn-over time. lol.
D’awwwwwwwwwww… *huggles them*
Ditto to the above comments.
I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is that a heterosexual cartoonist is so OK about portraying gay relationships like this. Or, indeed, how amazing Drew and Ethan are in their entirety.
Is Drew coping a feel while kissing Ethan?
Awwwww… Their first fight. Which should lead to their first make-up sex. Drew is already apologizing. And that last panel totally looks like they are gonna have sex.
OH GOD I JUST SAW THAT
“Pinch” as a double entendre.
Nice save, Drew
The progression of all the characters over the years has been really cool. I don’t think anyone (perhaps not even the writer) could have predicted where the characters would be at today from where they were when this strip started.
And the really cool thing is most of the credit has to go to Ronald Reagan.
I must now jump on the bandwagon.
So sweet but we all know the toys are coming back and coming back SOON.
Is it just me or do Drew’s eyes get more and more terrifying as the pages with him keep coming?
It seems like it. Also, it always seems as though he’s looking slightly up, as if he’s reading Ethan’s speach bubbles rather than listening to him.
Drew final frame = happy hamster from early strip.
Kind of a meercat cuteness.
Hmmm, the eyes… the cuteness… He’s an alien! On the run from the Borg, who want to assimilate some color sense so people won’t know they’re evil just from their fashion choices.
So now we can have a big scene with giant monster Borgs and he’ll save the day with a blaster on his head. And his blaster wielding hamster offspring.
Or we can have more strips about feelings, nothing more than feeeelings…
Eww. Dudes are like, kissing and stuff.
While every one else is going “Awww” I’m cringing knowing full well this story is headed for Ethan. I know because I lived it (except for the being gay part). My first long term girl friend pressured me to give up my toys and comic books as she tried to mold me into the boy friend she wanted. Once I gave up every thing I was passionate about for her, all my passion and personality diapered with them. I was just a geek posing as an early 90′s NY club kid, so she dumped me for the real thing. I gave up every thing I loved for the girl I loved, and lost every thing for it. All that was left of me was a hart broken empty shell.
The moral of the story is don’t give up the things you love to impress people OR A piece of ass will get old, wrinkle, and cheat on you but a cheap plastic toys last forever!
So…. where’s my “DAMN YOU WILLIS?” Friday strip?
i-is Ethan going to slowly surrender his toy obsession?
oh God, Ninja Rick really *is* going to be the most interesting character in Shortpacked! in 2014, isn’t he?
Joining in on the “daaaw” bandwagon.
Walky, I’d like to take back some of the things I’ve said about you.
*hands over a candy bar*
You… you’ve earned it.
Oh wow, just found this comic (amazing since it’s with Blank Label) and this comic sold me ~
Every one knows that humen’s life is not very cheap, but people require cash for different things and not every person gets enough cash. So to get fast loans or just short term loan should be a correct solution.
This is why, in the unlikely event that I am ever a) married and b) have a house big enough, I will insist on locked room in which to unapologetically embrace all of my dorky guilty pleasures; essentially a http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RoomFullOfCrazy
Ready? Y’all say it with me, now:
Is it strange that as a straight man, I find the last two panels incredibly sweet, and think this is my favorite strip in all of the RoomiesWalkyShortpackediverse?
No, not at all! Love is sweet no matter who’s sharing it.
It’s just Walkyverse, by the way.
Even little white lies fester over time, Drew.
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