This cannot possibly be a good sign.
The revenge of Sydney Yus is about to be made manifest.
It’s official! All hail Empress Yus!
DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN
Oh God, did she bone him? I think she boned him. But where did Robin get a bone?
I see what you did there.
Man, after he swore he ain’t gonna fall for no banana in the tailpipe.
This is the best bit of suspense I’ve experienced in quite a while. And only one more comic before the weekend! And, knowing Willis, we’ll detour into a non sequitur joke strip for the Xmas featuring the Honey Bun and Ronald Reagan…
As much suspense as there is (I, too, said Duhn Duhn DUHN)… I think a Honey Bun & Regan Christmas strip sounds pretty awesome.
I’m a little scared of whatever could possibly frighten Ultra Car.
SEMME rules the world with an iron fist. Calling it now.
…I hadn’t even noticed that somewhere in the Cadbury’s haze she’d ended up in her SEMME shirt… I can’t help but think this isn’t a good sign.
THANKS FOR RUINING CHRISTMAS, WILLIS.
I’m not good with cliffhangers! Don’t leave us hanging…. DON’T LEAVE US HANGING!
Oh, hellfire, I just noticed the name of the chapter….
MY CHRISTMAS IS ALSO RUINED.
I am highly intrigued.
…You’re a pot-smokin’ spy?
HEY! thats a stereotype not all curly haired – goatee sporting people smoke pot only the ones with glasses do….
Jake and Leslie, yo! *David Blaine*
Highly = being high = colloquialism for doin’ weed
Intrigued = intrigue = something a spy might be involved in.
YOU PEOPLE SOMETIMES
Did you hear that? Listen carefully, it is the sound of the other shoe, falling slowly from a great height. If you listen even more carefully you can almost hear a voice echoing in the air after it lands, going “Damn you Willis… Willis… llis…”
You sir have saved me some typing.
so glad that it isn’t Friday. but knowing Willis’ style… ill say this in advanced: DAMN YOU WILLIS.
I’m starting to wonder if Robin obtained world peace by force. lol
she started World War whatever number is next.
and this is the result.
i say whatever one is next, because some people claim Afghanistan is WW3. and others say it isnt.
Afghanistan is WWIV because the cold war was WWIII. We may be higher now. I still call the first one the Great War because of first time planes being used.
Meh, there weren’t any major battles in the Cold War, and it was “fought” pretty much between just the US and Russia. As for the Afghanistan War, it’s only being fought in the Middle East. Both conflicts fall short of being called a “World War” by a lot.
The cold war could not have been WWIII because it only involved America and Russia.
…China, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Cuba, Central America…
It might not be Friday, but it IS the day before Christmas Eve. I don’t expect any kind of resolution on this until Monday.
Good lord Willis, what have you done? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE????
It was the magic that chose the form. The magic, not Willis.
But soon it will come when he calls.
my guess is robin disappeared, leslie shacked up w/sydney, sydney tainted les against robin which was helped by her being gone, and she may or may not have done something with jake (but i doubt it).
I feel terror.
Ultracar seems to have lost some sleep… ‘cept he’s a car so why would he sleep? WHY DOES A MACHINE LOOK TIRED?
Not tired. Afraid. Very afraid.
My guess is that Robin did something spectacularly stupid and public with Representative Jacob, and Leslie responded by throwing her out of the house and changing the locks.
Last time she ate creme egg cereal, she accidentally became a legislator. I wonder if she got married or something this time? It would fit with the title of the story, anyway.
This is what I fear.
So she did have her wallet
Also, this does not bode well.
All I can think of right now is “SOB POOR LESLIE.”
…this cannot be good.
im stumped. wait and see mode, activate.
Maybe Robin changed…the very nature of reality itself. Altered the Walkyverse timeline. The South won the Civil War. Or the Soviet Union won the Cold War. Or the Roman Empire never fell.
…Or maybe she’s just being shunned ’cause she banged Jacob. Either way.
or everyone now went to college together!
Naaaah. That’d be craaaaaazy.
Of course, because we’re all expecting romance drama, tomorrow it will turn out that the door was merely jammed and things have gone wrong in some unrelated but otherwise horribly sad way. This will prompt a collective “Damn You Willis” so loud that it will shatter the Multiverse and herald the second Martian invasion.
You actually think Willis will give us any sort of resolution tomorrow, rather than making us wait until Monday before there’s any sort of answer?
That’s so cute. I remember being all naive and innocent like that, many storylines ago…
Sydney Yus clearly outlawed Robin with her new government powers. She proposed a ‘Happier Life for everyone’ law, with lots of good promises… and a little ban robin ear mark hidden in page 54,322.
The only problem is Robin and jacob Manley are supposedly responsible for world piece, Yus apparently had little to do with it.
Yus isn’t in power yet. She can’t introduce legislation. Robin can, although she’s just a lame duck representative. Yus is powerless until January 20.
Yeah, I guess i’m more assuming a time skip resulting from the cadburry cereal of about a month. I mean, how long did it take robin to get elected last time this happened?
I thought it only took a weekend.
Or we could go with the simple explination. Robin and Manley got it on, and she’s been kicked out of the house… And as a Cheater, her friends are more than a little pissed because cheaters are among the worst people on the planet.
You’ve just reminded me of a Nelvana special, about a group of animals that have to play baseball against a bunch of cheating aliens. Making the beaver the moral centre of the group and the eagle a bit of a jerk made me wince even as a kid. No obnoxious symbolism there, no…
Eagle = USA … Beaver = ?? (Canada? Loggers Union?)
The beaver is Canada, yeah, as it’s our national animal. Nelvana was a Canadian company, so it wasn’t a coincidence.
Tune in to “Shortpacked!” next time for RIRFIB vs. FIRRIB the final show down!
I sense a very big “Damn You Willis” in the future.
So worried…what if what if she caused a big problem…I hope all of this is a dream. >_<
Homosexuality has been outlawed as a side effect of whatever Robin has done. I am calling it with my big calling stick.
I don’t think you could touch homosexuality and hope to hit world peace.
DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m drunk and that is a shitty place to leave it while I’m drunk. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!!!!.
Damn you Willis. DAMN you WILLIS. Damn YOU Willis. DAMN YOU Willis. WILL-lis.
Oh, sorry. Just warming up for later. Need a bit of a run-up for a Willis-damning of this magnitude.
I figure I’d start with a small DYW tomorrow, when he either cliffhangers or non-sequiters, and then keep things simmering until next week, where I should have enough stamina left for a sudden burst of damnation when the other shoe finally drops.
Glad to see I’m not the only one getting a bad ‘Sliders’ feel at what’s going on.
But is she altering the Walkyverse core reality, or shifting from one reality to the next, replacing the Robin from THAT universe?
This could get Shatterverse-ed pretty quickly.
oh man, that show was awesome. at least until season 3. ima go watch it now.
im writing a story based around the idea of alternate dimension crossings… should be thought provoking or some crap.
got my dyw emails ready to launch.
She slept with him. She slept with Jake-boy didn’t she? You’re pulling a Joss Whedon on us aren’t you Willis?
Nice to see Robin can still keep her priorities straight.
As for what happens next, it turns out that the recipe for world peace involved the blood sacrifice of kittens and a sister, the enabling of a sex addict in Jacob^2 slash by means of Amber-projecting hologram technology, and the removal of Mike’s soul. This combination powers an engine that sucks out all of the world’s negative vibes.
Mike has a soul?
Sure he does!
It’s in a jar tucked in the back of his closet.
He takes it out and laughs at it from time to time before putting it back into the inky blacknesss of it’s lifelong hell.
She probably saved the world, married Jake, and had kids at this point. I guess Cadbury egg cereal is almost like an epidural anesthetic.
Aw, is Willis going to get us a cliffhanger for Christmas? How beautiful.
This is going to be a bumpy right and now I think there is a reason that Willis said he “is leaving the country” after Friday’s strip. Cliffhanger? Maybe, but more likely the outcome everyone has guessed, dreaded, wanted to avoid, and will now watch in avid horror as it unveils. ((side note:: poor Ultra-car!))
Aww…. I like Robin+Leslie. They’re probably my favorite couple in your strips Willis. (even counting Joyce+Walky)
Please don’t be too mean to them….and on Christmas even.
p.s. Kudos for making a story that makes one care this much about the characters.
Who thinks that this is a dream sequence due to the sugar rush, and that in a week or two Robin wakes up and realizes the world isn’t perfect, but that she should be happy the way it is and what she has?
Possibility #2: it’s a year later. Robin passed the bill, then disappeared for eleven months. Leslie’s just changed the locks in the meantime. The theory of relativity may be namechecked.
David just tweeted “After Friday’s strip, I am leaving the country.” & my heart sank.
…this is going to be bad, you guys.
No! Don’t make me cry on Christmas, Willis!
Robin put a tax on gays.
I don’t know whether to be excited about a possible Jake+Robin, or just crushed that Robin+Leslie might be over. ….WHY CAN’T WE HAVE BOTH!??!?!?!
On another note, if Mike has changed at all I will be very angry.
I’m thinking she vibrated herself into an alternate dimension, it happens to speedsters all the time.
I… I’m actually kind of afraid of what might happen… Thank god it’s not friday (I never thought I’d actually say that in my whole life)
My guess is that Jake and Leslie have an existing history, perhaps he is her ex-husband. I also suspect like most of you that Robin slept with him.
Oh god…what if this is a Christmas special a la “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
Like the world would be perfect if Robin had stayed with SEMME but Amber would still be a shy bookworm, Ethan would be confused about his sexuality, and Robin would have never had met Leslie! She has to decide between worldwide perfection and her friends! Ultra car will be the only one who remembers the difference (because of various accoutrements Joe built into him) and he can’t speak to her because SEMME told him not to!
Or I’ve just gone crazy from watching too many Christmas specials on TV….
I imagine that somewhere right now Willis is sitting on his throne possibly a toilet and menacingly writhing his hands together laughing maniacally at our holiday pain…
I just keep thinking of that 80s (?) Twilight Zone where the punishment for not being uber social and saying hi to everyone was to have a mark on your head and nobody was allowed to talk to you for a year..
I’m still betting on the dictatorship, but under Mrs. Walkerton, not Gallaso.
How are you? I’m fine, thanks for asking, now lets get down to business, you make Friday’s Shortpacked comic not end in a cliffhanger and I’ll be sure my Chimney isn’t full of dirty needles lit on fire.
Love, your biggest fan.
Poor Santa indeed
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