So he’s been with girls? Is he bi?
Um… yes? He said so on his first date with Ethan?
Oh right, forgot about that.
Now I feel silly.
He hasn’t mentioned it since so I guess it’s easy to forget.
Bi invisibility!! HOW DARE YOU! This happens to me all the time when I date guys!
… I also forgot that Drew was bi.
not to mention gay guys have slept with women you know prior to acknowledging the fact, or want to keep up appearances.
Or just ‘cuz they have kids and want to keep up the Nuclear Family thing ’til they grow up.
That’s one way of breaking the ice, yes. Not my first choice, though.
>.< It might be "awkward" even. Sigh.
Leslie looks weird with eye whites.
Did Drew have a thing for short-haired blonds with beady eyes?
I guess he had a thing for people that reminded him of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ugh… Now I can’t fap to Lesbian anymore!
Now my mind is creating worst-case-scenarios that this can lead to…
I think you’ve mistakenly suggested a “best-case-scenario.”
But imagine the angst that’ll come afterwords!
Inevitably it leads to faz in a thong standing atop a writhing pile of naked shortpacked employees, looking towards the reader with his smug grin and saying “Faz is victorious”
…My mind just crashed. Must reboot.
And it finally happens: The entire cast has sex at once.
Willis you magnificent bastard! I read your book!
That’ll do Leslie…that’l do.
“And you look like my ex-husband”? o_O
And Flight of the Conchords is playing “The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room”…
For that matter, Drew hasn’t exactly interacted with the rest of the household…or shown up for more than ten comics.
True. Hoping he gets a bit more characterization than being Ethan’s boyfriend and the Only Sane Man.
If the last panel of today’s comic is anything to go by, he’s now just Ethan’s boyfriend. And he had his tact-regulating gland removed.
He’s dating Ethan.
So? Leslie’s dating Robin, she’s…
Okay, I see your point.
Clones? I think yes.
Hmm… I meant to put “patrickwolf” faux-ML tags around that, but I guess the machine read them as just “unsupported.”
He’s actually her ex-husband!
and all of my comments now come across as having been screamed with my mike rage gravatar.
That makes every single post of yours SO much better.
It is the best of all possible outcomes.
are you saying that my posts were bad before?
No, now their just baddER!
No, now they’re just baddER!
No, now they’re just baddER!
^-stupid English language! Like chasing fleas…
Ah, unexpected images
But he looks nothing like her ex-husband.
Unless she has more than one…
Leslie is in witness protection and she had dated Drew dozens of times, all under aliases. (In fact, it would explain her current name in a way common sense can’t.)
Leslie’s been cloned, and all the clones were programmed to like blue-eyed brunettes with five o’clock shadow.
Maybe he was dating this girl.
Except that is totally, Leslie. Before Shortpacked!, she worked in a grocery store.
I would have gone with the apparent strong mutual love of really short pants. It is freaking December.
i had to double check it after reading it again, cause i thought they looked liek they were both in boxers. .. i knew a chick that wore boxers instead of panties. she was bi. omigod, walky is stallking me!!
Except it’s December in San Francisco, it’s probably a bit muggy
At one point during the late 90s, I explored the idea of joining a nationally-organized Role-Playing club. It never worked out, and part of the reason is because the first time I went there, one of the more prominent members walked up to me and declared that I looked like his ex-boyfriend and that he didn’t want to interact with me.
He later apologized, but you can see where that would be offputting.
What geometric shape would the “Shortpacked Drama Diagram” take if it turns out Drew and Leslie B. once dated?
I saw the first panel, and I immediately realized where this story arc would go. Poor Robin and Ethan!
Seriously, Willis has built up so much comedy/drama gold in his characters, all he needs to do is “put these two people together in a room for the first time, and see what they start talking about”. The rest writes itself.
OTOH, even if Drew may be irresistable enough to turn many lesbians straight, he still might not be Leslie’s type. After all, this is a girl who hooked up with *Robin*…
Ah, the awkwardness between the new significant other, and the friends.
The only thing more awkward is being the friend who used to date the boyfriend of the new significant other. Although, at least the ice breaker of “I’ve seen your boyfriend naked” is always there.
But now the question: Is Drew gay or bi? I mean, he says ‘girls’ so I have to wonder if he dated a lot of girls before coming out, of if he’s dated an equal amount of boys and girls at assorted periods.
Never mind, found the comic about him being bi.
And having two people talking who know all of their faults tends to be awkward for the person in question; see: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheMissusAndTheEx
Leslie has seen Robin naked. There’s no way she can overcome that. I mean, Robin’s got them pert jugs.
Great. I’m not going to be able to get that image out of my head today. Pleasant thought, but distracting.
You mean they never talked to each other during the super secret GLBT meetings where we all discuss destroying the moral fabric of society and turning everyone gay? Or do they just go to different meetings due to districting?
Yep. Leslie goes to Gay Agenda Local Lodge 227, which has regular meetings on Weds and Fri. Drew lives in Alameda, so he’s with GA Local 480 (Tues & Thurs).
Shhhhhhhhhh. You’re not supposed to say when the super secret meetings are. THEY may be reading this conversation. Ever since the prop 8 vote went THEIR way, THEY have been looking for more ways to find and oppress us.
Oh, wait, wrong cabal … never mind, nothingtoseeherepleasefnordmovin’
Now…wait. What is Drew doing there if Ethan isn’t…
Are your characters living in a HOUSE OF SIN?!
Ethan’s still smashing Alternators Tracks outside.
I think I ship it now.
What does Leslie have in her hand in the first panel?
The television remote control
That’s certainly going to start a conversation, at least.
There are only two possible outcomes for this: Option 1 is that Drew sleeps with Leslie (or vice versa), which means that Robin and Ethan get a compensatory hookup with each other. Option 2 involves explosives.
I bet it’s gonna be option 2…
Still better than any Ice Breaker I know.
Man, I’ve got to start using that line.
I love it when you realize two characters have never really been alone together before.. XD
I just noticed that their actual first date isn’t tagged Drew…
And at some point in this storyline, Drew will consider banging Robin, or vice versa ( I just realized the name of the storyline is BI-partisan).
Ok, I honestly don’t give 2 shits about Ethan.
However, Willis, if you mess up Robin’s perfect relationship I will break your digital kneecaps!
How about “my eyes are the same soul-sucking blue as that optimus prime from the comic a while back where David complained about 5 speech bubbles and 5 panels on one page.”
Naaa, too long.
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