i giggled at this for about 5 minutes.
I think the sound *I* just made is most accurately described as a cackle.
The sound I made was more like ‘Bwahahahahahahaha!’ Which really confused everyone at work.
The laugh I made makes me glad I was at home when I read this.
Time to appreciate the washable keyboard and screen once more, but its stall sad when coffee goes to waste.
Well, I’m a long time reader, although I never commented before, but I couldn’t possibly let this one go without adding my praise.
I’m not someone who quickly laughs out loud at something. I might smile, I might even chuckle a bit, but I don’t laugh out loud. This however, this literally had me laughing until the tears rolled down my cheek and then some.
I just whickered.
…are you a velociraptor?
Nah, but I did vote for one last year.
Which is funny, since you posted three minutes (tops) after the comic went up :p
Time works differently on the net maybe?
I chuckled at the Bin-Laden gag, my mouth was agape the rest of the time…… Yeeeahhhhh
It was amusing, but I think the punchline was the best.
So, Bin laden’s real terrorist goal was apparently to leak the Botcon exclusives before the conve-……..
…BAD DREW! YOU’RE WITH PEOPLE!
This is frickin’ hilarious!
Awwww, it’s cute when they get like that.
Hahaha, awww. That’s adorable.
You know, Drew going along with this and seeming at least somewhat enthusiastic/interested is a pretty big sign that, although he may not quite understand Ethan’s destructively obsessive hobby, he’s at least supportive.
At least he isn’t into Thundercats. That’s work out swell.
but which of them would be the Thundercats’ ho?
How do they make the Sword of Omens extend?
And what does Orko have under his robe?
A staff, with a knob on the end?
Heh, I must say I am very fond of Drew. XD How Ethan reacts to him is just adorable.
Amen to that! They’re a very realistically cute couple.
wow, they are goddamn KINKY.
If that‘s “goddam KINKY” in all caps… I think I must be a jaded sex fiend. That’s just sort of sweet and not even a little wierd or even kinky by my standards. Lots of normal people do sex roleplays… right?
Im not sure how to describe the sound I just made after reading that.
you sir are a wordsmith.
So I guess this settles the question of who’s on top.
Now all we need is positions and measurements.
Nor necessarily. Just mean Drew Tops sometimes. Just because you’re doing one doesn’t mean you don’t do the other as well.
Exactly. I mean, I can’t imagine Ethan bottoming when he’s cosplaying as Batman and Drew is the Riddler. That’d just be out of character.
The only time we saw Batman roleplay (that I can remember), Ethan was the Riddler, though.
Still, this doesn’t mean they can’t switch sometimes.
Well the way powerlinking really works is that the minicon has the hole that the deluxe, mega or ultra plugs into with his 5mm peg. So that would make Drew the one with the hole and Ethan the one with the peg.
I knew there’s something fishy about Powerlinking.
I like the pacing of this comic strip. Well done.
So this is a storyish week but MWF. Or it’s a non-story week that just happens to feature two sequential Botcon-themed strips.
Man, I give up.
But yeah, it is nice to see Drew making a serious effort here. I particularly like his Osama joke and the slightly desperate expression that accompanies it. It can’t be easy to say anything that sounds witty and insightful, when you don’t speak Transformer-ese, and you’re approaching a gathering that speak almost nothing else.
Eh, I’m indifferent to how often the strips post. Obviously, the more often and regular they post, the more often and regularly I visit. But whatever.
What I really want to if Mini-Con is actually a registration level at Botcon.
It is, and this is basically a perfect example of the kind of situation it’s meant for.
Seriously? Dude that’s awesome, and at the same… intriguing…
I am both awed and terrified by this strip.
I’ll only say that I hope someone’s cannon doesn’t misfire at the worse possible times, or others not at all and leave it at that.
I wonder if Drew has to rub Jason’s hood to reveal his allegiance?
Fuck Joyce and Walky™. And you know what? Fuck Shortpacked!™ All we need Drew and Ethan!™
that…was amazing. You sir win an entire internets. Congratulations.
Cutest couple ever. I agree they should have their own strip.
I can’t stop laughing
<—-runs off to tumblr to go post a question about "powerlinx"
Ethan, you are so geeky.
I googled Geeky once. I got Ethan instead.
Ethan and Drew are insanely cute, I dun even know.
Drew’s anime hair reminds me of Superbook.
Also, I like the 3 escalating jokes in this strip. It slowly elevates the level of delight!
Wow. I never thought I’d see anyone make reference to the cartoon Superbook.
You must be new here.
The staple of every UHF station in the 1980′s animation ‘block’.
Don’t ask him about why he yells “Beast Mode” when you do it doggy style, Drew!
As long as it’s not “I am transformed”.
Personally I always shout GATTAI!!
I’m scared now.
That last panel honestly made my evening. :’)
D’aaaw that’s so cute <3
Wait, several of the botcon exclusive toys had been stolen and leaked. I turned in one or two websites to the Botcon folks myself.
Not any of the souvenirs, just guys in the set that we already knew about. If something we know about shows up on eBay before it’s out, that’s not a leak, that’s just something that’s stolen.
Oh, okay, that’s good then.
I am going to find an analogue to this from the Sailor Moon universe and teach my wife to say it in hetero context.
You magnificent bastard (that’s not what she’ll say, but the effect should be the same).
Sailor Star Maker shouts “STAR GENTLE UTERUS!” for her attack…
Or there’s “VENUS LOVE-ME CHAIN!”.
So, shouting ‘POWERLINX’ whenever Drew appears from now on? Shouting ‘POWERLINX’ whenever Drew appears from now on :p
POWERLINX… in the FAAAAAAAAAACE!
…with his penis?
WIN: How Ethan instantly accepts Drew’s theory about bin Laden.
WINNINGS OF ENTIRE INTURNETZ: Panel 6. Panel 7 is just the cherry on top.
Seriously, if “Plug into me and unlock my cannon” isn’t already a line in some gay porn movie, it needs to be.
Is Ethan saying that Drew is small?
I declare this comic chuckleworthy!
Hey, when did that Drew character model tweak happen? He seems less Randy now.
It’s been shifting slowly in the direction for a while now.
Does this mean Ethan only has a 5mm post?
I haven’t LOLed this hard at Shortpacked! in a couple of weeks. Well done, Willis.
An evil man indeed. Brilliant~
Wow. This strip is so amazing on so many levels!!!
This may be one of my favorite comics you have ever done. Good job, sir.
I literally fell out of my chair laughing.
However, this reminded me of a story.
A friend of mine was at this house party one time and he house had a P.A. system in it. we’ll he was getting hot and heavy with this girl when he heard the P. A. buzz. It was two stoner upstairs talking about transformers and arguing over the name of the transformer that Orson Wells did the voice of in the 80s movie. They buzz him 6 or 7 times and by this time the girl is going down on him and he gets fed up with the interuptions and shouts back “UNICRON!!!”
and the blonde he’s with looks up at him and says “that’s not my name.”
This reminds me of the BotCon party where I got drunk on Doug’s super-beer and spent the evening explaining to another Doug how hard it is to write Armada fanfic without homoerotic undertones. Of course, NOW I’d add EXTRA homoerotic undertones.
Don’t you have the wrong pony in your icon?
I’d ask David for Sodomuffin, but a) he’s on a plane and b) I DO post with this Gravatar thing to other sites. XD
I mean the Great and Powerful Trixie. What with your handle and all.
Ack. <3 You've broken my brain with awesome, I can say no more.
Um… does Ethan look like Leslie in the last panel?
How has this comic not made a Headmasters joke before?
That’s too easy, or maybe David just has an anti-G1 bias?
Oh, the look my boyfriend gave me when I started laughing…
Also, I appreciate knowing who seems to be on top (at least sometimes. Not sure if I can see Ethan ever topping?).
Dammit, these two are just so cute! So friggen’ cute!
On a more serious note, it’s great to see Drew and Ethan going to something like this together. Drew’s a really sweet guy to be as supportive with Ethan’s hobby as he is when he doesn’t share the same enthusiasm. Aww heck, Drew just seems to be a really sweet guy period.
how did I never see this parallel before?
Oh dear god no. I’ve run through the entire Shortpacked! backlog. At the rate I was burning through the archives I knew it was a eventuality, but our calculations didn’t place 0 Hour anywhere near this soon. I’m completely caught up on Shortpacked!, I’ve read through all of Roomies! and It’s Walky!, and I’m current on Dumbing of Age as well. I guess there’s only one thing I can do: buy Joyce and Walky. That’s fine, I guess. Shortpacked! was really just sating my hunger for more Joyce/Walky related antics… I just thought I had more time…..
(Though I will say even though I just started reading Shortpacked! to fill the Joyce and Walky shaped void, I have genuinely come to adore the entire cast…)
…..I am in the exact same situation.
Mother of God…
…You know, that last line could be interpreted as a prejudice against homosexuals. Which only makes it that much funnier.
Does this imply that Ethan is the bottom? Since Drew “plugs in” to him?
Hahaha, that is SO terrible, but so awesome. XD Probably found it so humorous because I’m both homosexual and grew up playing with Transformers and had one of those toys with a little accessory bot like that.
Did Drew lose some weight? I thought he was a little beefier in earlier appearances.
Iono – but it does sound like he’s getting plenty of exercise.
This…this terrifies me. MY CHILDHOOD
There’s a “More than meets the eye.” joke to be made here. I know it.
Also, these two are adorable.
Oh lord. @_@
The whole comic is funny. xD The setup joke and then the knockout… awesome.
Although o.O I would probably find it less amusing if I didn’t have a friend that would do the last panel for the hell of it. Even though she’s a girl. And a lesbian. Perv Lez is pervy and non-sense-icle.
Also, I just found Ethan’s Birthday cake by typing “Ethan Transformer” into google.
Just ignore the age, Mike stole it from a 4 year old. And framed Ronnie.
I have to admit this made me laugh for way too long.
God i fucking hate drew.
What? I… What?
The hell is wrong with Drew? He’s funny and a good person, which is more than can be said for Mike, who seems to be everyone’s favorite and is neither.
Drew’s eyes are SO BLUE
They are blue. Look at them! Blue.
By Jove, I should write a novel. My literary skills are clearly surpassed by none.
I thought unlock my cannon was hilarious but he haid to say powelinx
all this time and no one’s come up with the most obvious follow up line… ”
god i wanna RAVAGE you now”
The sound that came out of my mouth was not human.
Drew and Ethan are so perfect tho, omg.
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