So, she didn’t make it up on the spot. She and Jake probably came up with it during her egg-binge and she somehow retained the memory.
On a side note…did he eat the eggs too? If so, how is he a source of info?
Furthermore, thank you Willis for making the trip super-short. No tedious cliffhanger! Hooray!
I’m pretty sure she did make “This is so babies” up on the spot, and then Jake did the same because they occupy the same wavelength.
We know little about Jake. He may have people close to him too, who’ve helped him fill in some of the blanks. Or perhaps he’s retained the Cadbury rush for longer, or perhaps it wore off for him weeks ago.
I think Robin’s sugar related powers is what causes her to forget like that. And it’s unlikely he has the same powers.
Hmm, yeah, that could be true, too. But I’m pretty sure the gag is just that they think alike, not that it’s a buried memory or whatever.
Your avatar is mocking me.
Why is your avatar mocking me, Fans-maker-person?
WHY IS YOUR AVATAR ALWAYS MOCKING ME WHENEVER I SEE IT?!
This is why I don’t archive-binge YOUR webcomic often: your avatar (or “Gravatar” or whatever) gives me nightmares…
… Actually, I had a “Gravatar” before. Why do I keep getting default-skeletor here? Double-actually, I don’t really care. Skeletor is neat.
I guarantee you there is a much more severe cliffhanger this weekend, with a completely frivolous strip on Monday.
Even though it has not happened yet, please allow me a pre-emptive:
DAMN YOU WILLIS!
That’s kinda why I like DOA a little better. There hasn’t been any fluff comics.
I don’t this “THis is so babies” is gonna catch on. >_>
Are you kidding? “This is so babies” is totally Airwolf.
Is this a subtle way of saying Robin secretly hates her personality and wants to murder it?
This is a common trope, whenever a character meets someone who is very much like them, (or their exact copy in the case of some Sci-Fi stories) they never get along because they’re so alike.
I hate that trope since it is an utter and absolute fallacy – jerk would never get along with other jerks tis true but easy going laid back types get along with each other and therefore would get along with themselves.
Heck we would do the mirror in the doorway bit enough times to make everyone else go bonkers [snerk]
It is not gay. It is masturbation.
I kinda want “So Babies” to catch on
so many eyes! i love the phrase “human you cootered.” best shortpacked in a whole year…forgive my bad joke
I like the specificity of “human” in the phrase, rather than “guy” or “person” or something. Granted, there are enough nonhuman sapients out there that her sex partner being a human isn’t a given, but still.
That GUY is pretty friggin’ babies McIntyre…
Pot calling the kettle black…
Ultracar, start your computations for time warp
It makes me happier than I can ever say that Robin finds out she is fucking annoying.
Well, she may not realize that she and Jake are essentially the same person spread over two genders, but…Yes, Robin, you are incredibly annoying, and it IS good to see you end up on the wrong end of yourself for once.
Ah, progress! Robin has already gotten the answer to one very important question!
So does this mean Robin is leaving the comic for a while?
Or is it a sign of a big kick of character development for her?
And how do you emphasis every part of a word except the first phoneme?
So many questions.
I feel bad for admitting this, but I don’t quite understand the last panel…
Well, my take:
Many folks (many, but not entirely, virgins) have an idea that when you have sex with a person you (more or less instantly) develop a great earth shaking bond with that person. I call it the “prince charming kiss” syndrome.
Pretty much it’s: We just had orgasms, we are soulmates, let’s get married.
A SF genre example is STNG: Worf and Ambassador what’s her name.
He’s all like: “NOW We MUST take the VOWS of ETERNAL MOK MOK!”
And she’s like: “What in the HELL are you talking about moron?”
So the joke here is: She could barely stand him before and -SURPRISE- no magical banging soul connection. He is still a annoying twit.
BTW, not that anybody cares, but I experienced someone with that, uhm, outlook once… It was very creepy… very creepy…
After fifteen minutes, she realizes this dude is incredibly annoying. The joke is that they are very similar people, and she is finally experiencing what people around *her* experience regularly.
The similarity between the two is highlighted by how they came up with the same nonsense idiom.
The last panel essentially is stating that Manely is not Robin’s soulmate. He’s too much like her, and she finds that annoying. This implies that Leslie is her soulmate.
Remember that Seinfeld episode where Jerry meets a girl who’s basically identical to him, they go out for a while, and then realize they hate themselves?
He banged her, now she is pregned, pregned chicks develop automatic hate for the father
I believe that “dissimilar-to-me/similar-to-me” and “like/dislike can be plotted along a curve very much like the Laffer Curve in economics.
That is, we dislike someone who is too dissimilar to us. Then, based upon their increasing similarity to us, we find them more and more likeable, but beyond a certain point of similarity, we start to dislike someone more and more as they are revealed to be even more and more identical to us.
(Possibly because we suck, and hate ourselves. My theory isn’t clear on that point.)
This is why dating your own transporter replica will never catch on.
The ultimate example, of course, being the two Rimmers in Red Dwarf. “There’s precious little entertainment on this ship. If you can’t attend the odd public execution, what’s left?”
I think they keep saying “Babies” cuz they all know subconsciously Robin is knocked up.
Wouldn’t be surprised. If not, it’s the purest of luck, ’cause there ain’t no way those two managed to operate birth control properly while on a Cadbury bender.
Robin’s father slept around. Manley could be her long lost half brother. Cancer incest! Also, what spongey said. Cancer incest BABIES.
Cancer incest BAAABIES, we make our dreams come truuuue…
Cancer incest BAAABIES, we’ll do the same for yooou…
When your room looks kind of weird and you wish that you weren’t there,
Just close your eyes and make believe and you can be anywheeeere!
WHY IS SHE WEARING HER SEMME SHIRT?!
BECAUSE IT’S THE SAME DAY IN THE COMIC AND SHE HAS HAD OTHER THINGS ON HER MIND THAN, “GEE, I SHOULD CHANGE MY SHIRT.”
I DON’T KNOW WHY WE’RE WRITING IN CAPS, BUT YAY CAPS.
CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL
THE POINT IS, WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED DURING HER CADBURY OVERDRIVE THAT MADE HER DECIDE THE SEMME SHIRT WAS THE MOST APPROPRIATE OUTFIT.
Yup, they are soul mates alright.
They’re gonna get it on again! I like them.
The SEMME shirt makes me think Head Alien is behind this somehow.
Manly IS Head Alien. I mean, what kinda name is MANLY? That’s only one notch above Hugh Mann.
Now I can’t stop thinking that Robin did The Head Alien
Must… unsee… mental… image…
Your icon only makes that better.
I sincerely hope she isn’t going to lead to some “Leslie = Soulmate” revelation.
Is Willis going to send Robin to that farm up the road where he sent Reagan to? D”:
Oh, I get it! It’s babies, because babies suck.
Man, that guy is such a fjord.
Indeed, Mr. Manley, This situation is SO babies.
Babies should be shaken, not stirred.
I just snorted Milo because of this. Thank you.
I dare not ask what you did with Otis.
Your comment made me think of a billboard…
It was on a stretch of road that was in the middle of a warehouse area, thus all the (tax deductible) public service messages went there where no advertiser would pay to put their adds. And about ten people a day saw them.
It basically said: “Stoves are for cooking food, not putting children on to punish them” with an image of a hot electric burner.
The thought that went through my mind was… LIKE ANYBODY WHO PUTS THEIR KID ON A HOT STOVE IS GOING TO SAY: “Wait! That billboard said this is a bad idea! Maybe I should reconsider!”
So… I think I should point out for all the people for whom that billboard was made: Do not shake, stir, puree, chop, dice, cook, use as a: Car jack stand, tennis ball, roof patch… Babies. The person above is wrong, babies should be cared for gently like flowers, until they are sold.
FYI: TF2 ‘babies’ origin clip:
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