A larger version of a particular panel, if anyone is interested.
Nooooooo, you need the Jabba Slave outfit, Robin! D=
That would be overdoing it, less is not always more after all.
And she needs to have a trump card handy.
plus if she’s being movie accurate, robin isn’t wearing a bra.
No, just duct tape.
Gaffer’s tape (i.e. electrical tape), actually.
That wouldn’t really be less. Less clothes, yes, but more Leslie seduction
I was never that fond of the gold bikini. I think Robin chose well.
just trying to distract les, not BSoD her
The Force is strong with this one.
Isn’t she a little short to be an intergalactic princess?
How about a Druish princess? May the Schwartz be with you!
Funny, she doesn’t look Druish.
That’s because she no longer has her original nose!
This comic is relevant to my interests.
but mike wants to be vader, and leiah is vader’s daughter
in a word: eww, but i agree
You also like lizards?
i thought he just identifies with carrying boxes.
Oh. Oh no, Robin. Don’t do this. Don’t do this to her.
yeah, this little scheme of Robin’s is Not Going To Help. :S
Now that’s just fighting dirty.
All is fair in love and war, my friend. And this just so happen to be love AND war.
And Robin just used the nuclear option. The fallout should be… interesting.
Love and Star Wars?
Love and Rockets.
I forsee Malaya’s reaction as confused and horrified that she tried to shtup a nerd.
Just imagine all the children watching this given that this is happening inside a toy store.
Robin plays to WIN.
I do want. HARD MODE!!
Robin has an advantage though… she knows her first crush was princess Leia… still really shitty from both of you girls -.-
They’re both in the wrong here, IMO.
Wrong but oh-so-right.
This plan may succeed or it may fail, but whatever it does, it’s going to do it SPECTACULARLY.
I’m fairly impressed by Malaya’s ability to keep finding thin but sorta-plausible pretexts to get half-naked in front of Leslie.
Robin isn’t quite so subtle…
Robin doesn’t do subtle.
I second this notion.
The rest of this arc will be glorious.
I remember when they were talking about their first lesbian crushes. Leslie’s was Princess Leia.
Apparently Robin remembered. Good for her. She does pay attention.
you have chosen… poorly.
And with that, the competition is over.
“Dirty pool, old man.”
How the heck that Robin switches outfit so fast?
She’s Robin. She does that.
Her superpower IS speed after all. All that’s needed is some sugar.
In the previous comics, the It’s Walky! storyline, she’s a member of the agency SEMME and she really does have a superpower. As the above poster said, it’s super speed.
She shouts “ROBIN HYPERACTIVE POWER MAKE UP!” and transforms.
I think if she really wanted to get Leslie’s motor running she would have dressed up as Marty McFly…
Because… Marty McFly… would be arousing to a lesbian..?
If there is a reference based humour here, I missed it completely.
As in Spanish McFly?
Wow. Up till now I had accepted Robin’s actions. They weren’t the best, but I was overlooking them. This, though is just too far.
Safe bet is this has the REVERSE effect on Leslie. I bet she hates Robin for this.
I’m not sure whether to pity Leslie over this (since it’s really shitty of both Malaya and Robin to play with her feelings like that) or be jealous of the attention she’s getting.
Way to take it to DEFCON 1, Robin.
It’s like you and T. Campbell knew it was my birthday today. Thank you.
Go Robin! Wiiiiiiin!
I was expecting David’s link to be a blown-up image of the iguana on the box, or something similarly innocuous just to screw with us. Kinda disappointed that he went the more mundane route.
No Les don’t go back to the dark side! It will only end in tears!!!
but she also gets to shoot lightning from her fingers. i think the pros outweigh the cons.
On the other hand, you do get cookies, so it’s all good.
The cookies are a lie. What kind of pansy dark-sider would actually take the time to make cookies? They just steal them from the light siders, who then rescue them back. No, come to the grey side – we offer moral ambiguity. =D
That panel is win, the only way it could be more win is if she were in the bikini. You know the one I’m talking about.
But that’s a submissive Leah.
Robin is not the sub here.
Who’s “Leah”? Last I checked Robin’s dressed up as Princess Leia.
And my “heterosexual” girl crush on Robin just went from a 9 to a 20.
New theory: Malaya is Roz in disguise.
Has Robin… Has Robin oiled one leg?
Is that useful?
As if it wasn’t already abundantly clear that Robin was ever dating Leslie for any reason other than her own ego…
Then the fact that she paid attention and remembered a radom little fact Leslie told her proves you wrong?
This is why I love you, Willis. I really hope you’ll make a print of this available for purchase, WITH her dialogue in the last panel. Sign me up!
I second this.
Willis already made the Robin as Princess Leia poster in question as my link indicates.
I want a print though…
Willis – I’m not kidding you – one of the most gay-friendly towns in Pennsylvania is named New Hope! It lies on the Delaware River about 25 miles north of Philadelphia.
I had held on to hope Robin was an ok girl, since she only wanted world peace and that’s why she did what she did…but this is just mean, cruel, childish, hypocritical, and inconsiderate.
They both disgust me, now. Hope they’re proud of themselves.
I’ve never been attracted to Robin before, but that did it. (Fuck Malaya)
But. . . if you love Robin, why do you want to f*** Malaya???
well to be fair, they both are hot.
I really feel for Leslie. Last I checked, exploiting someone’s emotions is pretty damn low. Hope Karma gets them both.
I can just see the next strip.
Mike shows up and said he did Princess Leia’s mom. FOR A NICKEL.
…Okay, maybe not.
Admittedly, this is one of the hottest things she’s done in terms of ‘Nerd Catering’ in all the time I can remember seeing her. And the dress is PERFECT for it, too, covering just enough tightly enough to make every firm curve look absolutely delicious.
But… This could be cruel to Leslie if they end up not being able to get back together again. I mean Robin admitted she might be wrong for Leslie, and while she is trying to stop a greater evil, this is probably the wrong way to go about it. And this might be a final wedge between Leslie and Robin if it goes the wrong way…
And, I think Robin would be okay with that, as long as she’s saved Leslie from the greater evil. Kind of a “I know we shouldn’t ever be together again, but I also know the kind of hold my sweet assets still have over my lesbian, and I will use those powers for her.”
So does everyone in the Shortpacked Universe feel pop culture related costumes are a required part of their sexual diet?
They’re certainly required for me!
Everyone in the nerd/geek/otaku/fandom/anythingthatmakesusmoreawesomethennormalpeoples category requires cosplay in the bedroom.
Most just dont have the balls to ask. Afterall it takes a long time to woo a perfectly Geeky girl and you dont wanna risk it. Also you dont ask a “normal” girl to cosplay because she will screw it up…
To be fair, considering how easily Leslie has fallen for anyone in retrospect… I can’t find fault in this. It’s a horrible way of going about making sure leslie is hurt the least… but it’s really the only option to keep Malaya from hurting her. Which if her relationship with ken and her roomates was has shown anything… is likely to happen.
Wether or not it’s intentional or not.
I mean… what else can she do? Go to the others with what Malaya practically flaunted to her in private? For the most part, with their various obsessions and general disdain most of the time for Robin’s whacky adventures… I really don’t think any of the cast would listen besides mike. And we’ve seen before what’s happened when ethan tried to turn asshole against asshole.
I could be reading into it, but Malaya comes off as the kind of person who is far quick to abandon someone once she got what she needs out of them. Nothing about her comes off as real, really… She’s barely able to be thought towards in a sympathetic matter but in the same sense as the town drunk. It’s just sad to see her go on and make the same wrong choices.
My best guess is when Willis attempts to make her seem more sympathetic as happened to faz, he will go the route people have suggested for Mike. That at heart she is a really lonely person, but she’s just too screwed up to deal with it in any way then the ways she’s exhibited so far without some severe counseling.
But that’s just me.
This is the best plot Shortpacked has ever done.
All things considered, I hope this at least gets Leslie talking to Robin again…
I suppose I’m the only one that not only thinks this is kind of a boring story arc, but am really tired of seeing the sexualization of Princess Leia as some kind of cheap easy way to pander to fanboys.
Although I don’t know why I’m bothering to type this…my last post got deleted and it’s not the first time. I guess Dave doesn’t allow criticism on his boards.
You think this is pandering to fanboys?
I personally think it’s pandering to a specific *fangirl* – does that count?
I got the impression that Robin’s dressing up as Leia because that was Leslie’s first girl crush.
*paraphrasing because I can’t find the strips in question*
Leslie tells Robin about her parents and her failed marriage, ending with:
Robin: So, that’s when you figured out you were a lesbian?
Leslie: Oh, no. Princess Leia. Age 8.
DUN DUN DUUUUUUN
Depending on how Leslie reacts, Malaya will have a hard time topping it without resorting to some kind of anime cosplay herself.
There’s still Slave Leia…
Malaya in Panel 6 looks almost downright estatic, shame it didn’t last long.
First thing’s first: Robin’s (probably delusional) self confidence OWNS this strip!
I think this will be successful, at least somewhat. Leslie will get furious at Robin for trying such a cheap trick, but at least it will get her mind off Malaya.
Hopefully Leslie will bother listening to Robin as she explains Malaya’s scheme, but I don’t count on it. Actually, it could backfire all the way to “You’re the only one I can count on, Malaya.”
Also, I can picture someone bringing up how Leia’s kissing Luke Skywalker was or wasn’t cheating on Han Solo.
since you asked…
no, it wasn’t cheating. the only two times they kissed were when luke was about to swing across a chasm in the death star and when leia got into a fight with han at the beginning of ESB.
in the first instance she hadn’t even met han so that’s obviously not cheating.
the second time leia was just using it to make han jealous. leia didn’t even fall in love with han until they hid inside the asteroid worm. han was obviously fliritng with leia after her initial rescue and she used that against him to win an argument.
now if she had started making out with luke or anyone else after han was frozen in carbonite, it would have been cheating.
ANNNNNND Han and Leia weren’t dating yet during the second kiss. There was obvious attraction, but they didn’t really try anything in regards to getting together until later in the movie.
The costume is braless if Robin is being faithful. Which of course she is. Just sayin…
Remember, Malaya has a really low opinion of fandom and has no idea that Leslie has a nerdy side. I’m glad tomorrow isn’t Friday…
On the one hand, playing lesbian tug-of-war with poor Leslie is rather cruel.
On the other hand, hot, and also it is slightly sweet that the normally oblivious Robin (who remember even tended to blank out conversations she was still having), remembered this little factoid about Leslie.
Also, if two attractive girls were fighting over me, I’d be inclined to overlook them fighting dirty. Heck, I might provide a kiddie pool of mud (or pudding!) to wrestle in to make the fighting MORE dirty.
How long do you think it is before Mike delivers a metaphorical crotch-kick by turnin up in the gold bikini and turning Leslie straight?
Well, this storyline has certainly taken a different direction than the depressing aging-ham-ham one it seemed to start off as.
Though funny enough, still about aging to some extent. Whoa, themes.
Damn, I forgot how hawt Robin looks in cosplay.
In terms of the story: Nooooo, Robin! This is a mistake. There is no way to win this withoutn hurting her. =-(
Outside the 4th wall: Holy cow, Willis. That. Is. Hot! That last panel should be turned into poster. Awesome. =-)
I’ve been squealing with delight for the past five minutes, and I’m a straight girl…
You are obviously the Master, Willis. ((Not the evil Time Lord dude. A really cool one. You can pick. Maybe you’re the Highlander instead.))
Now I want to see Malaya as Han Solo, and Leslie as Luke. Ken ((HOLY CRAP HOW DID I REMEMBER HIS NAME?)) can be Chewbacca. Ethan and Drew can be C3PO and R2D2. Mike is Vader, Amber is Padme, Galasso is the Emperor.
Crap. I ran outa’ character. Anyway, I think my nerdiness is done.
The evil timelord Master IS the cool one.
Yes, but would he give us THIS bit of glorious awesomeness? No. Not unless- GASP.
IT’S A TRAP!
Sorry. I saw an opening. I took it.
Faz would be Jar-Jar. Or maybe Watto. Either way, both characters have death marks against them by fandom, so it works.
Wow, she skipped all forms of traditional ground warfare & went straight for the nuke.
…I approve of this tactic.
Oh Yeah, Robin looks Hot in her Princess (ComeonIwanna)Leah Outfit.
Hmmm, Theres a thought, a name for a New Rock Band: “HOT CHICKS and GUNS” or maybe Willis could use it as the title of a strip.
NO. DO NOT USE HER AS A CONTEST. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS ROBIN!
No, apparently Robin isn’t. (Evidently.) However I agree that this entire little contest is FAR from the best way that Robin could have approached the situation; I literally do think it can only end in tears! (Anger-tears, but still tears.)
(The better approach would have been, I think, to send Malaya to the amazon. I mean, Ultracar was right there.)
The gloves are off, and Robin just opened with a tactical nuke…
This will not end well….
Also, in the context of what we’re talking about, don’t you mean Robin fired the Deathstar? Except she’s princess leia, so….yes! Robin has blown up the Deathstar!
Naw, this is more of a heat seeking missile or something. Tactical Nuke would have been slave Leia. There’s not coming back from that.
The only person who’s going to get hurt in all this is Leslie.
Don’t do anything stupid Robin, because I have a feeling Malaya will.
Don’t do anything stupid Robin
Do you realize what you are asking?
Just think of this if robin gets desperate enough to get Leslie back she may resort to her most powerful weapon. The dreaded cadbury egg cream cereal!
And that is a power no mortalshould ever face again.
What’s the polar opposite of Babies McIntyre?
This is that.
Okay. I think this story arc lost me. *silently walks off*
Tell me in case the nonsensical lesbian cat-fight thingie that is currently going on ends.
I must be too narrow minded for this kind of humour. Lesbian jokes stopped working for me a while ago.
I am conflicted. On the one hand there is the awesomeness of Robins fanservice/costume. On the other is the possible hurting this might cause, for both Leslie and Robin. :/
You can totally see these tricks totally blowing up in both Robin and Malaya’s faces. Leslie might be attracted to them, but I doubt she’ll appreciate them manipulating her the way they’re doing so.
Robin? You suck. This is not a surprise, but still. Right after you stated YOURSELF that this kind of thing would be unfair to Leslie, you go and do it – using her own first childhood crush – because Malaya bruised your ego.
While I personally dislike Malaya (seriously, I would -not- put up with a person like that as a friend, would barely tolerate her as a coworker) – she has generated a lot of comments, discussion, and debate. She may fail as a human being so far, but she’s doing a stellar job as a driving force of a character in this storyline. Bang-up job, Mr. Willis.
Remember when this comic was about toys?
neither do i, i’m just here for the gay men, this is the best written gay interest comic currently running.
Okay so far Malaya has fully exposed her breasts and is now trying to get someone to touch her inappropriately (its inappropriate on the sales floor of a toy store)… If it wasn’t for the fact the entire cast had a nude wrestling match that nearly resulted in an orgy, one would wonder how long it was going to take for her to get fired. But frankly, I think the only way someone could get fired in this store was not showing up on time or promising Glasso an heir and not delivering the goods.
when did this happen?
It took place when the group overthrew Galasso to keep him from closing the store, and then they overthrew Ethan to keep him from releasing Galasso…
The funny thing is, while everyone got fired it was only because the store wasn’t doing well and because they overthrew Galasso. When the store reopened, they all got rehired with no questions asked regarding sexy wrestling near-orgies.
And cue Malaya bursting out lauging and making fun of ‘cosplaying geeks’ losing her massive points with Leslie in 5… 4… 3…
Poor Leslie’s gonna have a heart attack O_O
YES ROBIN! FIGHT FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE!!!!!
And Leslie, PLEASE forgive Robin!!!!!
While I think both characters are in the wrong here, M. Bison’s roomie is egging Robin on, not that it excuses her, but still I feel less mad at Robin for doing this.
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