And we’re back!
Off of one cliff and onto another.
Though this one’s admittedly closer to the ground.
Yay, finally back to this. Boo for sad Leslie.
I had forgotten the story line completely.
‘course now that it’s back I can complain about the lack of Blaster Hamsters ™ and interesting weirdness.
But there will be lots and lots of feelings, nothing more than feeeeeeelings….
Dude, *I* wish the civil war was about banging dudes. That’d be awesome.
Alternate history time!
I still find it weird that society has declared it’s rude to speculate about someone’s sexuality unless they’re famous and dead.
The reason it’s rude to speculate about the sexuality of a living person is because they’re -there-, and you can -ask them-.
Well, it was the only time the government has ever employed prostitutes. So it kind of WAS about banging dudes.
Only time, officially. Really, they do it all the time. There’s about 535 hanging around in the Capitol building most days.
Not the only time: WWII, Africa, Liberia. Official brothel name Shangri-la. Had a clinic for the (native) girls with some cute name as well.
I was really starting to wonder when we’d get back to the story!
Oh fuck, now I’M depressed.
Who imagined that the cliffhanger resolution would be this painful…….
I did. Leslie’s face in the “Before I find you” panel was so angry and sad I knew the follow-up wouldn’t exactly be a yukfest. (Although I did get a chuckle out of “That’s from The Onion, right?”
Have we ever seen Robin cry before?
Yeah, when Ethan had sex with Conquest.
Oh yeah. Thanks, sun tzu!
Pooor poor Leslie.
…..now where is Mike ? I m just dying to hear his take.
Ah, I see the cliffhanger is being resolved
I…need a moment… *Walks into other room*
What happened to her SEMME shirt?
She changed it during the break. ;P
First thing I noticed. He forgot to put the stripe on. Which is UNFORGIVABLE. Especially since we’ve all been wondering for weeks why she was wearing it.
Lesile, you can’t just *drop* a laptop like that! Those things are expensive!
I was wondering if I was the only one who noticed that.
I was kinda waiting for this day to come. Leslie developed into a likeable character, but I’m sure the only reason Robin was with her was that her lesbian was pretty much the least creepy character to show affection for her. (There’s a pretty short list of characters that like Robin period)
Robin probably fantasized about Frumpy McDumples during the entire relationship, anyways
Yeah, it kind of seemed like she was just rolling with it. She loves Leslie and everything, but it always seemed like she was more into dudes with regards to her bisexuality.
That alone doesn’t make the relationship doomed to failure, though. Bi female here, and I wouldn’t toss my fiancé to the kerb just because I missed boobs.
Is it wrong that when I saw the phrase Civil War my 1st thought was of the Marvel Crossover event?
I did too.
I think in current continuity Tony Stark doesn’t remember the Civil War either. The Marvel one, not the real one.
…. You are not alone…. <.<
Though everyone knows that even Marvel wishes the Civil War was about bangin' dudes… Earth-3490 anyone?
I like how it follows the logical thought process of making Hank a supervillain. He faked an attack on his friends that almost got some of them killed, he beat his wife, and he created Ultron, one of the most dangerous villains that the Avengers have fought.
But…the Fifty States initiative was a disaster. Why would this be a better world(other than not making some heroes like Spider-man fugitives again)?
What comic was that from? LMAO
Dark Reign: Fantastic Four
I thought that one was about banging dudes. Or…well, to hear some sections of the fandom tell it…
What was that alternate universe again? The one with Natasha Stark?
Oh, n/m…beaten to it.
The Fifty States initiative was a good idea because it covered areas that never had a super hero. It just didn’t last long. We never got to see SC, NC SD or ND. Baltiomore needs a super hero. Captain America should have led it instead of Hank. Stark also turned supervillian but it was never addressed. He started a war with Atlantis.
*raises hand* Me too
It took me five re-reads to realise it wasn’t the Marvel Civil War.
Wow, I’ve never hated getting an update so far before the next so much. I love Robin and Leslie together and I had let myself forget the last cliffhanger. I don’t know if I can take it.
::crosses fingers:: “DeSanto” could still refer to Roz and this could all be a crazy misunderstanding, right? Right?
“This is SO Babies”???
You know what I like about this, Les knows that Robin was on Cadbury Cream Egg Cereal and that Robin would show up having forgotten everything. If I have to sit through another 3s Company “misunderstanding” again, I’ll raise John Ritter from the grave to kick someone’s ass.
this is gonna be a sad arc. T.T
I feel like this storyline needs to be preceded by “NOT A DREAM! NOT A HOAX! NOT AN IMAGINARY STORY!”
Four score and seven Cadbury Eggs ago…
Four score and seven cadbury eggs ago, our manufacturers brought forth, upon this industry, a new product, conceived in corn syrup, and dedicated to the proposition that all spoons are created equal.
…oh! Right. Last time we left on a cliffhanger. I had actually completely forgotten about that.
Oof, that’s Leslie, all right. Can’t stay mad at Robin even after armageddon.
I have two theories about where this is going now, in terms of the anatomy of the infidelity: either Robin’s Cadbury Egg state made her unable to relate to anyone operating at normal speed, or Leslie’s surprising reaction to Drew at the start of this tale turned into a full-fledged crush, one that didn’t lead to an eviction like Robin’s for Amber and thereby led to hurt feelings and jealousy.
What’s going to happen after this week, I haven’t a clue. This really does look like the end for Shortpacked’s most heartwarming couple. I’d half-expect David to save ‘em somehow, but I really can’t think how.
I personally can’t see how Willis forgot that Robin’s shirt had the yellow SEMME stripe in her previous appearance.
But yeah, things are looking quite dire.
Well, first guess: Wedding, Honeymoon = Not real focused on the comic.
Seems a bit obvious to me
The thing is, it hasn’t even been that long, in either real-world time or (I assume) webcomic time, that they’ve been a couple. The “will they or won’t they” lead-up to it was just as long, maybe longer. So maybe it’s just my sunny optimism talking, but I doubt they’re headed for a permanent breakup this soon.
Infidelity doesn’t automatically spell the end of a relationship, although its definitely going to be a tough road back for them. I’m curious as to the fight beforehand. Maybe it had to do with Leslie being Robin’s first everything.
Well, it may be a hard road back, certainly, if we assume it’s going to stay in this particular state; however, given that world peace certainly is boring and quite game changing, and that this long blank block of time somewhat deviates them from the real-world timeline, /I’m/ going to bet that this problem is going to be resolved a la Superman 2, whereas Robin decides she cannot live in a state like this, ingest Cadbury eggs one last time to sooth the pain, and end up reversing the rotation of the planet to a point before this happened.
Yes, I know it really doesn’t work that way. But if /Superman/ could do it, our favorite speedster should, as well, damn it!
Whoops. Superman 1. Can you tell I just know the scene, without seeing the movie? >.>
Actually, in the Richard Donner cut of Superman 2, they reused that footage from Superman 1 to explain how it is that Lois didn’t remember that Superman and Clark Kent are the same person. (Sorry for those who didn’t know this truth .. the time has come for you to know!) I don’t think I can do spoiler blocks on here, anyway.
So, you are correct with either movie.
WHOOO! Vindication! … Damn, now I think I’ll need to watch them. TO NETFLIX.
I think that this is actually part of the Cadbury cereal binge. Robin hasn’t yet come down from being “on” yet.
Man, I feel bad for Leslie, but really, Robin is straight. I think their relationship was more a relationship of convenience… Also, I’d like to see her get with Jake. The two are perfect for each other! Heck, they solved all the world’s problems together!
But there we have the biggest problem in writing: perfect for each other is just boring. Robin and Leslie took trial and error and build up to get over the differences in their relation ship. Perfect for each other as being the same is dull and uninteresting.
Considering her previous crush on Amber, “straight” may be overstating the case.
I feel terrible for thinking this amidst all of the drama but…Roz is really cute in that last panel.
“Look me up at my Gettysburg address!” 17325, anyone?
(I’m about an hour northeast of Gettysburg – more like Hershey than Cadbury)
In any other comic, I would interpret the final speech bubble referring to Abe Lincoln in the present tense as a mere language quirk.
In Shortpacked! I have to assume that Lincoln is alive and well (and presumably working in a store on one of the two remaining corners of the intersection where Shortpacked! and McAwesome’s are located).
I’d just like to inform anyone not already aware that the Cream Eggs are already on the shelves in case you, too, want to ruin your love love while simultaneously causing world peace.
“This is so Babies”?!?
Oh no, this is going to get even worse isn’t it. XP
Look at how Leslie is crying. Yeah, EspanolBot, I’m with you. It’s going to get worse.
Oh noes. DRAMA LEVEL IS INCREASING, ABORT ABORT ABORT!
Hmm, I recall Robin was wearing her SEMME stripe shirt previously…
The Drama tags ashes be floating through heavily here.
Meh. Their relationship has always been built on rather shaky ground, Reagan speech or no Reagan speech. Robin clearly only ever went for it because Leslie was the only one to show her romantic affection. I’m not bothered by this development and hope it’s a permanent breakup.
Leslie can only ever get hurt in a relationship with Robin and I don’t want Robin guilted into trying to keep it alive, should that option still be on the table.
Will Leslie forgive Robins sugar fueled tryst? Will Robin find out how bad she screwed up? And does Ethan still bang dudes? Find out tomorrow on as Shotpacked returns.
Robin’s shirt has lost a stripe since it’s last appearance.
Robin looks really Canadian in that last panel.
As in “their beady little eyes and flapping heads are full of lies” Canadian? Kinda…
Some day? Now I’m curious how long Robin’s been out…
Last time she was out for *months*. Long enough to get elected.
No. I don’t wanna be back to this.
Can’t we just stick to making for of C.S. Lewis?
There is nothing worse than dramatic arguments between two people with a third in the room. Nothing!
Les is just upset cause Robin didn’t invite her to the orgy. Everyone else got to go. You should see the tape. There were unicorns, ninjas, and pirates.
While this takes place Mike is secretly video taping it to show at Robin/Leslie’s Wedding.
Also, bravodio Willis, bravodio, you’ve turned a Grocery store cashier into a deep character we care for, you sick sick bastard.
What is particularly unlikeable about grocery store cashiers? XD
Things that were said cannot be unsaid.
I suspect that during the argument, Robin said that she was only with Leslie because she didn’t have any other romantic options.
Oh, I get it. This doesn’t stop at three.
WHY MUST WE STILL WAIT!*
Is it creepy than I got together with my girlfriend as I was reading Shortpacked for the first time, and now that they’ve broken up we’re having problems?
How long of time has passed?!
Who’s to say it wasn’t Roz?
Poor Leslie. Hell, poor Robin. Neither of them intended for this to happen. It wasn’t done with malicious intent. But betrayals like this are hard to get past.
Oh, man. It kinda sucks that just as I finish the archives, my favorite couple starts to break up.
Willis, I’ll love you forever if this doesn’t happen.
Willis doesn’t want your love… he thrives on pissing us all off.
If that’s the case, he would end SP! with this strip.
And then there was no Wednesday comic…
Abraham Lincoln’s a tag now?
Great. My two least favorite characters are getting their own drama arc.
Still, hopefully Leslie can get some non-Robin-related character development since they’ve now separated. Dependent characters just aren’t all that interesting.
TAT ;A; TTATT
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