oh ken, your so wonderfully forgetable
“you’re” I know it doesn’t matter but if I didn’t correct it my grammar ninja masters would make me commit seppuku
i’m always wondering where ken is. they should kill off ninja rick and duncan (yes, i remember his name too) to make moar space for ken to shine in the spotlight
Blasphemy! Now ninja rick must kill you with his burning sword of burning justice!
Gomen nasai Pippin Tam-chan, but you forgot the “-chan” honorifics when speaking of Ninja Rick-chan.
Leslie does have a good point, though so does Amber about not wanting to chance it given that Galasso is, in fact, Galasso.
Leslie has a good point – but her motivations for this are much less than stellar. I look forward to Les going back to being a bit happier, and less angsty over the break-up. (I mean, geez, Leslie, it’s not like she was all that good at treating you like a -person-, I mean “my lesbian”? Come on, get some self-esteem, sweetie. =\)
It was (or became) a pet name, my dear.
Good point or no, Leslie needs to get over it. She’s being a jerk.
Yeah, I mean the last time my famous significant other cheated on me in front of millions of strangers, I was over it in SECONDS! What a pansy!
OMG, is Ken gonna get development O_o!?!
Poor Ken. So unloved…
On the plus side, possibly a new character in the future, and a new female.
Amber is already proving to be a valid Assistant Manager choice. She remembers Ken’s name!
why univerzzze hate ken?
cuzzzzz he looks like Pat Lee?
A not altogether desirable trait in a manager …
Has Ken REALLY been here six months? And does that mean it’s been six months since we’ve seen Jacob?
Six months from first appearance. We’ve seen him since, but mostly as filler, or as a joke like now.
Oh yeah, Ken. Maybe he should have a storyline or something so we know who he is.
Who is Ken again?
Ethan with a different hairdo.
It’s sort of like Dorothy==Blonde Amber – they don’t really look alike, but people sure acted like they did.
Really? I always hear people saying they thought he was Pat Lee.
I think he drew Transformers for a while?
(he only vaguely looks like Pat Lee, just a joke)
Pat Lee only vaguely drew Transformers, so….
You win an internet sir.
Ask Jacob if he can spare a couple.
I can think of someone who might qualify demographically, and who may be due to pop out of the resurrection tube . . .
When I first read this, I scoffed at the idea. What would you do with her?
Then I realized that she would add an interesting dynamic to the Shortpacked cast. Assuming she’s not been revived long enough to have significant off-camera character growth, she’s someone I could see Amber hiring, seeing something of her younger self in her quiet, self-depreciating ways. Amber would see herself as a mentor, determinined to bring out the girl’s inner strength…
…right up until she discovered her history with Mike. Drama and hilarity ensue. As a bonus, it would fuel all sorts of spec in DoA, where they’re already roommates.
Now I really want to see this happen.
Oh, right…you. >_> The guy that’s brought nothing to the comic since being hired.
Ah well. In forty years he’ll be retired, but for now he’s simply hired.
I should note, as an “Asian chick,” I’ve not really been that attracted to Asian dudes… they always remind me of my brother [eew incesty]
What’s with that? You’re not the only Asian girl I’ve heard say something similar (one girl told me should would never date me because it would be like dating her dad. HER DAD.). I feel like it’s a cop out Asian girls use as an excuse to explain why they just plain don’t like Asian guys.
I mean, if you don’t like to date other Asians, that’s totally fine by me. We all have our preferences. But don’t make such a lame excuse like that.
Somebody reminding me of a family member seems like a pretty strong excuse to me!
But is it logistically accurate to say EVERY Asian guy reminds her of her brother? It feels like Asian guys are being pigeon-holed into a stereotype… the fact that it’s being done by the females of our ethnicity just makes it even weirder.
As I said, interracial dating is fine. Great, even. (Half-Asian babies are adorable) But connotations of incest when it comes to Asian-on-Asian dating never really held much water for me.
But is it logistically accurate to say EVERY Asian guy reminds her of her brother?
Of course it’s accurate.
Asians all look the same after all, don’t they?
Ha, agree that seems like a cop out. I mean saying “you look like my dad” OK, that’s a little creepy and makes sense, but saying “I wouldn’t date any Asian dude because I’d feel like I’m dating my dad and/or brother”
Reeeeallly? Because I haven’t ruled out all Caucasian dudes! Not even all guys with brown hair! Amazingly enough there is the occasional brown-haired white male who doesn’t leave me feeling like I’m dating my brother
Sili’s comment actually has more merit than it should. The reason all Asians can look alike to Westerners is because the ways Westerners tend to evaluate faces doesn’t help much with typical Asian facial structures. If someone with Asian ancestry grows up in America, or other Western societies, they could easily develop Western face-evaluating habits, which would make other Asians look alike to that Asian.
So the question is, do any Asians who grew up in Asia make that claim?
In fact, I grew up in Whitebread America, so yes, the Asian dudes I come across all look like Grant Imahara to me =/
BTW, David, you have my appreciation for creating a male Asian character who isn’t a Ninja or an uber nerd or an English-butchering immigrant.
He already has Ninja rick to fill both requirements despite not being Asian.
Didn’t stop you !
(well, maybe looking like yourself doesn’t quite count)
I hereby announce the creation of the Dina Resurrection Society, with Ronald Reagan as the society chairman. He’d convince Willis to bring back Dina…with PATRIOTISM!!!
Let her stay dead. If we start reviving all the SEMME characters, we’ll be as bad as the DC universe. Mike revived, Tony was revived (briefly), Walky got revived. Let Dina and the rest have a peaceful afterlife.
I’ve heard this saying, “Incest is best – a game the whole family can play!
Seriously, there is a big difference – not all Asians “look alike”, and I am a Caucasian. Look – the word “asian” is even in the word “Caucasian”!
There’s a big difference between Fukudome (that ballplayer’s name looks a lot like “F*** you, do me”!) Leung, Nguyen, Park and Tibayan.
On another light note, the only one of those names that I have anything against is Park. Why? Because you can’t go anywhere if your car is in Park!
And now I understand the chapter title! At first I thought it was a reference to Amber’s new position, but will we indeed be getting a new character?
Aw man, I just realized I didn’t even notice Ken in the first panel. WOW!!!
WHAT THE HELL WHY ARE THERE LADIES NOT BEING SUBMISSIVE IN THIS COMIC KILL EM NOW PLEASE
I’m 99% sure this “hire an asian chick” plan violates federal anti-discrimination laws.
she’s going to inadvertently hire A) Faz’s sister, B) Hire one of her father’s illegitimate children, C) Sal.
I’m having serious difficulty seeing Amber as a member of management. I see stress in the future…
I was given a chance to become manager of a convinience store… god the stress, the overtime, the incompetant boobs, the unhelpful director, the incomplete preparation… in the end I just got knocked down to my old job and the person they hired to fill that job quit after about two monthes.
I’m not that angsty about losing the job, but I liked the solid mon-fri 9-to-5 schedule…
There is such thing?
He’s not talking about breasts.
Why do you think training bras were invented? If not for them, you’d have one boob in the kitchen knocking over the trash can and eating what it could find, while the 2nd is in your man cave lactating on the rug and chewing up your favorite DVDs or action figures!
Hey David, check out today’s Woot: http://www.woot.com/
Yep, I came to say the same thing. http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=17294
You know you want to order three of them…..
Amber’s eye is in her hair
Now that I’ve seen it, I can’t unsee it. And I don’t think it works.
Heads up, it should be broach in the third panel. (Dunno if it’s kosher to bring this up in the comics, sorry if not.)
And yes, Ken really needs some plot happening. I guess the new hire will involve him somehow?
Finally holy shit nuts I caught up! Took forever to get here!
Am I really the only one who loves crazy, undersexed Ken?
I love him too!
omg ken’s about to go 3D
Poor Ken. Always the background character. Never the star.
That may be in his favor. Once Jacob became the focus of the story for any length of time, he suddenly found himself expelled from the cast of characters. (for the time being at least)
is said “asian chick” going to be another of Ambers illegitimate siblings? A female version of FAZ who draws diagrams of sex with mike?
So the running gag for Ken is no one seems to know who he is. That’s fair since I tend to forget about him.
I’m confused. How is it that this store went from the verge of bankruptcy to needing more employees? Seriously we need to know so we can apply it to the real world.
Leslie wants more so she doesn’t have to work with Robin =/= Store needs more.
Not that I mean to be too terribly picky, but I’m pretty sure the correct word is ‘broach,’ not ‘breach.’ Although I suppose the use of ‘breach’ in this context would probably be one of those annoying, as-of-yet incorrect colloquialisms.
Hire a female Ultracar.
On the one hand there are supposedly lots of Ultracar clones around; on the other hand I sort of fear seeing the sort of female artificial personality that Joe would design.
No need to worry. If I remember correctly from the Demographics storyline, Ultra Car already over-represents the smart car population by himself.
I understand Leslie doesn’t want to talk with Robin but she seems to be going to extremes just to avoid her. She’s practically begging for a new employee so she can get away from her.
I’m sure she knows that she can’t avoid Robin forever.
That’s quitter talk, with enough stubborness and denial you can accomplish anything!
Well, she COULD always quit the store.
What am I saying? This is Shortpacked. If she quit, she’d be back in four months. Even Jacob is coming back eventually.
No One Escapes.
Except for Sidney Yus, no matter how hard she tries.
But seriously, think of all the things Leslie HASN’T done, which would be, at minimum, totally excusable reactions to what she’s been through:
- Give Amber crap about harboring Robin when Amber claims not to even like her
- Give Ethan crap about his continued friendship with Robin
- Say six words to Mike that would make life drastically more difficult for Robin
- Go to the press or the Internet with her account of the famous Robin DeSanto and the most famous period of her life (even a heavily self-censored one)
- Allow Roz to criticize Robin
- Express, on-panel, a single negative thought about Robin’s overall character
- Glare at Robin in the store
- Make an angry sex tape
If I had to guess, I’d say that she’s avoiding talking to Robin right now because her remaining feelings for Robin, and her ideals, are preventing her from hurting Robin. But she has no interest in trying to be “just friends” again or pretending that everything is okay between them, or will be okay. Avoidance is really the only remaining option, though if Robin keeps pushing, Leslie may have no choice but to get a bit meaner.
i think she should find a way, presumably with heavy drinking, to seduce and sleep with ethan just to have one more person in the store not named robin sex him up
The sheer volume of gayness that would have to be overcome to acomplish that plan is mind bogling. Plus it would involve Ethan cheating on his boyfriend, I can’t see Leslie planning to cause that. Maybe if she dressed as Harley Quinn and they had a threesome it could work.
“The sheer volume of gayness that would have to be overcome to acomplish that plan is mind bogling.”
That is the greatest sentence I have read in my life.
I could see the Harley role play working. I mean, Ethan *DID* sleep with Conquest all those years ago. And, according to that diagram Faz had based on the Kinski Scale, (again, all those years ago), Ethan isn’t “totally gay.”
… I’m reaching too far to make an almost non-existant point, ain’t I?
What six words would those be?
“Robin wants to do your girlfriend”?
“Robin knows about your other job”?
“Robin resurrected Ronnie, but not Dina”?
Hey, it’s a six words thread!
Just like four words, but longer.
Reminds me of the old forum.
Stupid game threads that everyone hated.
But they couldn’t stop playing either.
Ah yes, those were the days.
I must confess, I’m curious too.
I wish I knew Campbell’s thoughts.
You have more ideas than me.
Not that it’s hard to do.
I tried composing one and failed.
“Don’t you think she looks tired?”
I admit, I thought that, too.
But Leslie is not The Doctor.
True, but she will have to talk to Robin about this eventually. Since it would be hard to work with a co-worker when you were in a lesbian relationship ruined with a straight porn tape.
Upon saying that I realize just how weird this world is.
Hello Race Related Law Suit…
I understand that Leslie wants to spend as little time as possible around Robin, but isn’t she starting to not be only petty but also kinda… bullying? I mean, she’s trying to force Amber to hire on new employees just to avoid working with her ex-girlfriend.
Reviving the zombie of the Leslie discussion…
She could be acting a whole lot less petty than she is – anything on as huge a scale as what Robin did wouldn’t be feasible for her since she’s not already in the public eye, but she’s in a position to wreak havoc in the private arena of the Shortpacked! main cast. On the other hand, since Leslie’s always been one of the more selfless and mild characters IIRC, it seems kind of odd to see her pushing Amber to risk her brand-new promotion just to make her (Leslie’s) life more convenient. After all, Amber is a friend but “being able to keep the two ex-girlfriends from working the same shift” is not in her job description. I think I’d have been less surprised if Leslie had freaked out and tried to manipulate Amber into firing Robin altogether, or else just quit the store herself.
You mean MORE petty, right? Not “less?” Your paragraph doesn’t quite parse, otherwise.
Again, I think Les is indulging herself in this small way to KEEP herself from doing anything nastier. When I’ve had ugly breakups, spending lots of time with my ex did not bring out the best in either one of us.
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