I was unhappy with the original version of the last panel and redrew it at the last minute, but you can see both versions on my Tumblr.
Ah, THERE’S the Slave Leia outfit. Hitting her with both barrels, as it were, huh, Robin?
Robin’s Trump Card = Sucseck!
Don’t you mean succsex? I apologize for the lame pun.
I used the seck as sex due to another popular meme known as Surprise Buttseck.
That’s “surprise buttsecks”. There’s an “s”.
Don’t misspell the misspellings. You … you … misspellings misspeller!
I totally called it. Also, nice ava.
A new ava a day keeps the mundane away.
Clearly Malaya and Leslie were not right for each other.
They also say opposites attract. Not that I’m rooting for it at all.
Well, Malaya just lost points. She doesn’t know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.
She had points left?
Saying she had no points would assume that they are not below zero at this point.
In some peoples’ view, she had gone so negative in points that it wrapped back around to positive points.
There’s a difference between Star Wars and Space Trek? I thought they were both just different parts of that Babylon Galactica thing.
No, no. If you’re going to make that credible, you can’t be aware that there is a Babylon thing.
He does get points for the pastiche of Babylon 5 and Battlestar Gallactica, though.
I was always a bigger fan of the spinoff to Babylon Galactica, that got cancelled too soon: Crusade: Above and Beyond.
I personally liked the Legend of the 1999 Rangers spinoff.
Nah, it’s all about Lexxscape: Atlantis
Oh, and what about Space Mutiny 1980: The Quickening Source?
I would watch the SCREAMING EPILEPTIC FURIOUS HELL out Lexxscape: Atlantis.
your point sir, your point.
Ah, good old Babylon Galactica, where Captain James T Kurt explored the galaxy in the starship Andromeda.
Reminds me of a friend of mine who can’t tell the difference between Getter Robo and Gundam.
Can they tell the difference between Getter Robo and Power Rangers?
More like gained points
For the treckers and star wars people I like to get the two confused on purpose and when they correct me I got “eh same thing” it’s funny.
and no I can’t say I’m making fun of nerds there because no one questions my nerdiness.
Do not go to a con and try that with the 501st. It does not go well. Neither does saying Anime and Cartoons is are the same thing BTW.
I think your missing the point when you say “doesn’t go over well”. That’s the humor of it.
I do often call anime cartoons.. and yet every week I watch gintama, gosick, blue exorcist, deadman’s wonderland, and other anime shows.
I’m a hardcore nerd myself but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t poke at anyone for taking things seriously and then grin when they get mad.
Hell, I’ve been known to do the same thing regarding sports. Hell, sports fans are just nerds in denial. They even go out in public wearing weird makeup, funny hats, and costuming themselves in the fashion of their favorite performers.
Let’s not even get started on soccer fans.
First time I have genuinely hated a fictional character this much.
Really?? She’s THAT bad?
Worse than say…Draco Malfoy? Or another blond haired little shit….Prince Joffrey on Game of Thrones?
Jonah Hill’s character in every movie he’s ever done?
Malfoy wasn’t evil, he was just a weak-willed little pussy with a superiority complex. So, she’s worse than Malfoy, but not as bad as Joffrey…
I’ve read Game of Thrones, but not kept up with the series. Would I be spoilering if I cried out in anguish for certain characters?
I’d say that’s evil, just a fairly mundane sort of evil compared to Voldemort’s scenery-chewing, classist/racist genocidal cult of personality antics.
Joffrey was a spoiled, selfish brat who was too incompetent to actually be evil. Cersei would be a better character to hate. Or maybe Tywin, since he seems to be even more amoral than Cersei and Joffrey combined. As for Draco, he was an idiot indoctrinated into his father’s race war and out of his league once the shit hit the fan. You’d be better off blaming Lucius, though there’s still an excellent indoctrination argument there, as well.
And, of course, you don’t have to use evil, incompetence, or asshattery/stupidity as a reason to hate a character. Character hate his always subjective and based off personal feelings. My wife hates Ginny Weasely because she had no personality other than “Hot guys, yum, ooh HARRY!” Although he’s not a fictional character, I hate Alfred von Tirpitz because his anti-British rhetoric helped alienate the UK and thus gave Imperial Germany another enemy (though I love him for the navy he created). My beef with Malaya is mainly that she’s miserable and trying to drag everyone else down with her, and thus I hate her more than many characters that people would think are more deserving. However, I still like Robin because she is, for the most part, trying to make everything better. She’s a bit clueless, but at least she’s trying.
I am going to respectfully disagree with your wife on the terms of Ginny’s personality, but that’s all I’m going to say.
To be fair, if she’s only seen the movie(which given the forum I find unlikely, but still: benefit of the doubt) Ginny has all the personality of an attractive lamp. I don’t remember if they go into as much detail on her dating habits.
I hate Ginny because she was a romantic deus ex machina. I also hate the entire aspect of the books where everyone seems to wind up marrying someone they knew in high school.
To be fair as well, according to J.K. Rowling, the wizarding community/subculture is extremely small, and most wizards and witches live in self-imposed isolation within it. To me, it makes sense that they marry each other, as they don’t know a lot of muggles.
I’m honestly still trying to figure out how Hermione and Ron got together… at least Luna and Neville made sense….
“My wife hates Ginny Weasely because she had no personality other than “Hot guys, yum, ooh HARRY!” ”
Uh, no, your wife missed a good bit, then. Ginny’s a fiery, smart-alecy little miss with a good heart. It’s easy to miss, especially if one is busy obsessing over Harry/Hermione, despite even the author saying clearly “Never happen.” XD
Something else that they have in common, that a lot of people seem to miss:
They both have very close and unpleasant experience with Voldemort being literally in their head. In Ginevra’s case, she spent most of the school year being almost taken over by an echo of him. That’s the sort of thing that tends to leave a mark (lightning-shaped, in Harry’s case).
I too feel that Robin is awful
I may be wrong, but I think they were talking about Malaya…
But even if I do prefer a lot more Robin, I can understand your feeling. That’s not fair to bring the heavy weapons in such a short notice…
I’m kind of scared you are using one of my nicks.
(I use Nerd at computer, but also Narc)
I hope this is only a coincidence. :3
Aw, don’t hate Leslie for having no self-control.
Why do you hate Ultracar?
I keeel you!
Exactly. I really wanted to jump into the comic and strangle her. D:< SHE IS A EVIL SPAWN!
I can think of at least three interpretations of that emoticon, each one more disturbing than the last. Well done.
And you call yourself “milk experiment” …
The name is borrowed from a favorite book of mine. The main character keeps his roommates from drinking his milk by leaving it the fridge with a hand-written masking tape label that reads “MILK EXPERIMENT.”
Aaaand there’s the bikini.
Also, Robin has surpassed Malaya in terms of wrongness.
SO WRONG YET SO RIGHT…
I had to celebrate Robin’s win somehow.
I’m with Leslie on this one: Emotional health IS overrated.
Now I just want to find out Malaya’s response: Given that she doesn’t seem like the type to gracefully accept defeat… Is it going to be rage at nerds, or revenge by geekifiation and boning up on her sci-fi?
Or is she infact dressed as R2-D2 somewhere off panel?
She might do some research and dress up as Starbucks.
Uhm, I think you mean Starbuck, who happened to be my favorite character in Treasure Island.
Sheesh. *rolls eyes*
No no no… She’s going to dress up as a giant coffee cup.
An ‘s.’ I misspelled a character’s name from BSG, and I think that’s a lot better than you should expect for someone who hasn’t watched it since I was ten and only knew in passing that they’d replaced him with a female.
I’ve watched Sliders more recently than that.
She’s going to wear coffee cups on her boobs?
Seems like wearing something on her boobs would be a change of pace.
I laughed for so long at Malaya’s “Star Trek?“, that I almost didn’t make it to the next panel.
Robin wins. SEXYTIMES.
It’s OK, Les. There’s no way Malaya would’ve been good for you either.
Yeah Malaya isn’t geeky enough. Heck Drew is geekier than her! That relationship would have failed pretty fast.
Why would lack of nerdiness preclude being dating material for a nerd? People don’t need to be clones of each other to get along.
Heck, my parents have very little in common, but that never seemed to hurt their marriage.
While I, personally, could never date a non-nerd, I’ve seen nerds and non-nerds get along fine in relationships, it’s true.
But it’s not just that Malaya’s not a nerd–it’s that she clearly has nothing but distain for nerds. That’s a problem. Why would a nerd even WANT to spend time with someone who thought that taking a child-like joy is geeky things was stupid?
So she can get her daily required dose of nerdiness, while being able to blame it on Leslie.
Warning though… When a non-nerd spends too much time with a nerd the non-nerd is never the same. It’s like a contagion, and in my family I’m the Typhoid Mary.
Yeah, there’s no way Malaya would have ever worn that outfit for Leslie. Take a lesson folks: True love with a geek means you’ll willingly do bedroom cosplay.
Though, “I can’t believe you’re making me do this.” protests are acceptable.
Exactly. Awkward embarassement is okay, but if you spend the entire time bitching about how “stupid” dressing up like Han Solo is, then obviously its not true love.
Well, at least you’ll do it.
I meant it more in the sense of there’s a second thought on the matter? Though I can see why my post gave that impression, didn’t want to make a second edit post.
Aww. Yet I really like the sexytimes look on both thier faces.
You mean FAAAAAAAAAAAACES
No, that isn’t what was meant. Leave that shit on DoA.
Oh, Robin. I both love and hate you.
I can’t decide if this surpasses Mike’s assholishness during the whole thing with Dina or not.
If she did surpass Mike, Mike will not take it lying down, I expect him to be holding a camera next comic.
or he’ll have a tape recording of mayala and robins talk two strips ago
That would actually be worse, good thinking LoD
Or Mike could go the subtle route. He tells Robin he overheard the conversation, and points out how devastated Leslie would be if she were to find out. And then implies that SOMEONE might have been recording things.
Then just stand back and let Robin’s freakout do the damage.
Your mom will take it lying down. With Mike’s penis. For a nickel.
At least they didn’t do it in the middle of the store.
…unless Galasso had installed that bed already so his daughter could sire an heir.
That’s not entirely beyond belief, though I think he’d have enough sense that it would be in the back.
Did they ever do sexytimes before?
So does this count as an ‘epic hatefuck’ like Willis is used to pull? In any case I hadn’t noticed that ‘sex’ was a tag now hahaha.
i hope this means there back together, though i still want robin to be punished a bit for hurting les
Because that would make everything better. Forever.
I wonder, why should she be punished?
A) she was under the effect of some substance.
(it was not drug, but we are talking about Robin here. Sugar is her drug)
B) While the word “cheat” is used a lot, she actually didn’t cheat on Leslie.
Robin told her that she wanted to have sex with a guy; they even had a fight about it, in which Robin made it very clear that she wanted… no… NEEDED to have sex with a guy in order to unlock her full potential.
There was no deception there, Robin was very frontal about it.
C) Leslie point is a mess. She understands that Robins needed the sex even without the cardbury-eggs, but when Robin is regreted and wants to return, she kicks her out?
There is an all saying which goes something like “if you love him, let he free. If he returns, he is yours. If he doesn’t, he was never yours to begin with”.
Leslie never let Robin “experiment” out of fear that she might never return to her, which is a really coward and selfish thing to do.
Whaaa? I would think some 90% of monogamous couples would be super NOT OKAY with “experimentation” that involved banging other people outside of the relationship. Even if you were into threesomes or swinging, it usually involves the person you’re in a relationship to some degree. This “Hall Pass” thing is BS. Not saying I don’t want Les to take Robin back, but of course Les is gonna be upset and she’s not at all selfish to not want her girlfriend to go around screwing other random people.
As far as what has been seen in the comic, Robin did not leave Leslie to bang a dude. It appears that Leslie broke it off because Robin had “given up” so many of her “dreams” to be with Leslie.
While Robin banging the dude the day after the breakup was not a good idea, it does not appear Robin wanted to break off the relationship to do said banging, and she most certainly did not cheat.
I know of at least two couples that have done this, in the guise of one of the couple making a mistake, regretting it, confessing, and getting lovingly re-united with the other significant other. One couple was married at the time, the other wasn’t, but now is. It takes a ton of caring and understanding to work through that.
How is being under the influence a valid excuse? Would you excuse a drunk driver? Or would you say it wasn’t her fault if she got drunk and ended up in somebody else’s bed?
At the end of the day, when you are under the influence, that isn’t something new. That’s still a part of you. Somewhere under that scowl, Mike has a nice side, and is an obsessive, controlling person. The sugar didn’t add anything, it peeled away the inhibitions.
Would I say it wasn’t her fault if she got drunk and ended up in somebody else’s bed?
…Actually, yes, I would say that, since that’s would be, y’know, rape.
The only reasons I was ever comfortable with the original storyline is a) he was high too and b) Robin’s childlike personality is distracted by certain other circumstances enough that she’s not flipping out.
But, for the record, if I go out and get drunk, especially if it’s drunk enough to be in a completely altered state, do not take me home to bed. I will prosecute your ass.
I’m just curious: why is it ok that they were both high? If two people go out and get drunk and frack, one of them can still be prosecuted for rape.
If they’re both under the influence, which one do you prosecute for taking advantage of the other? It’s not that it suddenly becomes right, it’s that assigning blame becomes logistically unsound.
So if two people get drunk and sleep together, it’s rape?
I get the argument of if someone’s taking advantage of another person, but I don’t see how that applies here since both parties were under the influence.
And the whole thing sort of falls apart if you’re getting drunk at a bar. Unless you could prove that one party wasn’t drunk, no one was taking advantage or they could just as easily say that you raped them.
But that’s neither here nor there. The question was how being under the influence is a valid excuse for destructive behavior?
Well, Robin was dressed as Slave Leia… Leslie can slip into something and discipline her, (maybe as Oola for some OJT)
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It was the combination of the new evil gurl not knowing Star Trek + Slave Leia outfit that = Sexytimes.
Although the lack of Trek/Wars knowledge had to have been a huge turnoff. It was for me.
On the one hand, Robin knowingly and somewhat cruelly manipulated Leslie’s emotions and fantasies to win a meaningless competition.
On the other hand, Star Trek?!?!?!
Or maybe seeing someone else go for leslie made her realize her feeling and she felt she should try and push things back together a little faster and winning against lil evil just worked with that
If she cared about Leslie’s feelings and wishes, she would have listened and respected them.
This was all about Winning, about Beating Malaya to the Goal. Leslie’s being treated like the game ball, or a trophy, not a person.
To be fair, robin did seem to be wanting to leave Leslie alone, but then Balrog’s roomie started to make moves on Leslie which made her jelous emotional side take over what little logic she had. I mean yes she should not have done that, but she was at least trying not to do this at first.
I know Malaya never claimed to be a geek but even most non-geeks know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.
Sadly, I don’t believe that’s true. I have talked to so many people who don’t know, and worse, don’t care. Drives me crazy.
But why SHOULD they care? I mean, sure, if you consider yourself any kind of a scifi fan you ought to be able to tell two such icoonic shows apart, even if you don’t watch them; they’re both pretty seeped into the culture.
But if you don’t give a crap about any of that (as Malaya blatatly doesn’t) then why should you? I certainly can’t tell the difference between most American football teams. Why? Well, because I don’t care. I do know of the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys; but if I saw a uniform with the name blotted out I couldn’t tell you which was which.
Now, someone who can’t tell the difference between SW and ST who works in a toy store, THAT’S gonna be a problem, because how the hell are they gonna help people find what they’re looking for?
Well, this is a late reply. But I’m rereading and I can’t quite believe how outraged you are by my wee comment. It’s kind of hilarious? But then again I probably should have indicated my amusement somehow; “Drives me crazy, hahahaha! I’m such a dork!” Stupid text, not indicating self deprecation, sigh.
YES! Robin 1, Malaya 0
Star Trek….oookay Malaya. Despite me not liking this anyways, the Star Trek and Star Wars nerd in me HAD to show itself. Silly Malaya, you’ve lost all credibility.
At first glance, I thought your gravatar was The Stig…0.0 -.- 0.0
Hurrah! But also Bad Robin! But also Hurrah!
…I can’t choose.
BAD ROBIN. NO.
All she needed to do was point out that Malaya had the wrong series and that would have been the end of anything.
Maaan…I can never get the button combo right for a sexuality….
It’s easy. Up down up down up down (repeat until Victoly!)
You can try left right left right left right, but that only works in very specialised situations.
Fiddling with the B and A buttons also helps in many situations.
But Malaya wasn’t the winner here(unless she’s just off panel) and Robin is clearly wearing a bra. That actually seems to be the crutch of her outfit.
Not in the last panel, she’s not. Or else she missed the point of sexytimes entirely.
Speaking of which, since they were doing sexytimes, why is Leslie still wearing pants? And I also notice they are different from what she was wearing in the store, meaning she took the time to put them on. So what are they, her Han Solo outfit perhaps?
Neither of them are wearing any clothes.
Okay, I see that now. I was thrown off by whatever was on her thigh/leg in the last panel.
I just hope Robin apologizes to Leslie now.
laughing so hard right now. Like, actually laughing out loud, something I’m rarely moved to do by myself. Bravo, Willis.
Also, I was starting to get a little bored with this storyline (and frustrated by the still unknown motivations of Malaya), but this totally made the entire build-up worth it.
Also, what is Obean-Wan?
Obi-Wan + Bean (Leslie’s last name).
Cue Malaya crawling from under the bed.
Wow, this is the first time in AGES that Robin has been totally, unequivocally right about something, on-panel. Malaya barely had time to register her disbelief before Robin’s performance practically blasted her offstage.
Of course, Robin hasn’t thought one second PAST the sexytimes. Now she and Leslie are alone, and sooner or later, they’re going to talk. That’s something Robin has wanted for a while, but I hope she’s ready to deal with it now that she’s got it.
Remember Robin’s a genius. At least, if we go by Leslie’s word.
I’m glad we as geeks all seem to have our priorities straight here. Though it does just raise the question of whether Malaya’s ever going to do anything even remotely likable. (And if she’s not, can we hand her over to Randy Millholland? Or at least Mike?)
I think she could benefit from some time in the woods with a floating mostly invisible talking blue bear thing.
Aaaaand Team Robin wins
Wins the battle, at least.
It might yet prove to be a Pearl Harbor-style victory.
Team Robin is afraid of that, yes.
On a half-related note, this reminds me of one of my ex-girlfriends and I. We had had a pretty bad breakup and were in a Paul McCartney’s divorce-like state. Then, a friend of us for us to get drunk together in an environment that lacked weapons. A night of sexytime ensued and we parted as friends. (I always suspected our friend just wanted to see lesbian sex in her own house.)
I mean, I still hope tgat these two will get back together – I just wanted to point out that such emotionally unintelligent things actually happen and that they can have very emotionally intelligent endings.
The force is strong with this strip.
Tomorrow, pan to the left to show Malaya also naked in the bed.
That could only happen if Cadbury Creme Eggs were involved somehow.
I assume that high sugar content snacks are part of standard foreplay with Robin, so…
I am jealous.
For some reason, I think it would be both far more entertaining and far more disturbing if Malaya appeared in bed with them…. with the lizard still perched on her head.
And have Mike pop out and say something like “My work is done here.”
She’s trying to keep you from a girl that doesn’t even know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars, Les.
Also, she doesn’t know a damn thing about Transformers. I’d say Robin’s in the right here, even if it’s wrong to mess with people’s minds.
BUT like I know what that’s like.
Malaya… Malaya… Malaya…..you young lady have absolutly NO geek cred whatsoever…. sad….very sad…
I’m sure she’d take that as a compliment, if she had any idea what you were going on about.
At least Leslie finally got some action.
There’s something askew with Leslie’s anatomy in the last panel. Either her neck is at the wrong angle or her bosom is way too low on her torso.
I’m not sure what it is, but now I can’t unsee it.
I can’t see what you mean, myself.
Mind you, it is a sad, sad fact of life in a gravity well that as one’s exposure to said gravity well increases, things… descend. And squish out to the sides.
After 30 or so it’s noticable; after 40 and two kids one’s vanity may be seriously impaired.
Jesus, folks, haven’t y’all ever slept with an ex, even though it was a poor idea?
Well there’s one way to take care of relationship problems.
Sexytimes and “Emotional Health is overrated” should be tags.
But “Emotional Health is overrated” would go on every strip.
Given that the tagline of It’s Walky! was “Perverse Sexual Lust”, I have to say “Emotional Health Is Overrated” would work as a tagline for this comic.
STAR TREK?!?! I’ve never watched Star Wars or Star Trek, but I STILL know that Malaya’s ridiculously off.
Poor Leslie. Also, SEXYTIMES. YES. I approve. xD
Star Trek? Okay, if she had any chance of sleeping with Leslie before, that’s officially dead. Remember how Leslie felt when they called the new Star Trek movie the “New Star Wars”?
Shameless… and yet I’m glad it was Robin who won and not Malaya.
Still, now its time for the big talk, which is never fun for the two people involved. You know: “Are we back together?” “Is this a one time thing?” “How can I trust you?” etc…
Maybe they’ll just pull a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow/Tara moment and skip all that.
…though hopefully without the bullet through the back incident…
Oh, shit, I hadn’t even considered that.
Make-up Sexytimes are *like* emotional health, right?
Lesbian hatethreesome is next right?
I see, so she was saving the bikini as an ace in the hole. Well played miss DeSanto, well played.
So… when do we get a solo shot of Robin in the Leia bikini? You know, to go with last night’s Leia outfit solo-shot?
Seriously, though, I LOVE that Malaya called it Star Trek – keeps her non-geek cred in check, IMO.
Sorry, all I drew of Robin is what you see there.
You do realize that by only showing things from the waist up, we’re left to assume all she wore was a bra.
…and thus this thread has officially further fueled the fantasies of a thousand straight fanboys and lesbian fangirls. Good job Willis.
I’m pretty sure the bottom segment of the bikini is on the bed by Leslie’s hands. Unless it’s really the top and the angle/positioning is making it look like the bottom.
Not to mention bisexual and transgendered fanpeoples, and probably one or two “furries” who are wondering where the iguana went…
Now try to get *that* thought out of your head.
But… but iguanas don’t have fur!
Thank you for acknowledging bisexual people and transgender people (straight, gay, bisexual). : )
Not just lesbians and straight guys are attracted to women.
But considering modern grooming standards, not many furries are.
Not since Gallaso’s little Robin comment from a while back, have I laughed so hard and so long at one Shortpacked!
Sexy times indeed! Advantage: Robin.
Well there’s a cosplay wrinkle I somehow failed to think of. My response would probably be identical to Les’ though.
Hey, what ever happened to Malaya’s Asian friend?
mega man is not relevant to this part of the story.
… yeah, not looking forward to the fallout from this.
Love it. Malaya thought her youth would win out, but her ignorance of geekdom gave Robin the edge.
To say nothing of Robin’s knowledge of Leslie, period. Malaya’s got some -major- arrogance issues, to not realize that “old flame/lover/whatever” can know all the right spots to hit to get things where they want… (and take that as you will. =D)
For a long time–I don’t remember exactly how long–Robin was getting used to being the center of Leslie’s universe. Leslie was someone to admire Robin, make her lunch, bake herself into a giant dessert for, etc., etc. And from what we know about Robin, she seems to be quite the attention-seeker. I think that she might be trying to get that attention back, even if it means hurting the woman she loves. And that’s why, in my opinion, Robin is at fault here.
She’s at fault because you’ve made an assumption abother motivation, one with no actual backing from the comic yet?
Malaya’s flub in the first panel was so massive that it nearly kept me from enjoying the last panel. Nearly.
Hopefully this will be one of those “Screw rational thought! Let’s have sex!” moments that helps them work it out/realize how much the need each other rather than one that keeps them from working through their issues.
Also, it seems like Leslie’s boobs would be in a somewhat uncomfortable position there.
That really doesn’t matter moments-after.
Round 1 goes to Robin. Let’s see how round 2 unfolds.
SHE CONFUSED STAR WARS AND STAR TREK!?!?!?!?!?
I know. It’s like confusing Pokemon with Digimon.
Or confusing House with Full House.
Or a robot with a toaster.
*angrily points Malaya to the exit of Shortpacked* GEEK OR GTFO MY TOYSTORE!!!! D8<
Or the Green Bay Cowboys with the Dallas Packers.
Or flammable and inflammable.
I’ve always felt that once Les and Robin work through the hurt, they will talk it out and get back together.
That said, Robin *did* put some effort into forcing her hand. Carrie Fisher said that copper bikini was probably the most uncomfortable thing she’s ever worn.
I really don’t think Robin is trying to one-up Malaya– I think she really wants Les back and is trying to make that happen.
Hm. On the one hand, Robin has saved Leslie from the clutches from the NonNerd Lady, who seemed to have no feelings for her beyond wanting to sleep with her/play with Leslie’s emotions. So yay! This should in theory also give Robin and Leslie the chance to talk over their feelings and POSSIBLY patch things up, or at least start off on the road to doing so.
But on the other hand… there’s still more chance of Leslie rejecting Robin all together because of this, as she’d probably see it not as Robin appealing to her interests and trying to “save” her from an unhealthy relationship, and more Robin messing with her emotions because she didn’t want Leslie to date anyone else.
Especially if Malaya decides to do a Mike and reveal that Robin seduced Leslie for a bet, just to emotionallynuke any chance that the couple will have of reconciling.
Hope that Robin and Leslie do get together though. They were a nice couple.
That may be Malaya’s plan, but Mike WAS in the Stockroom, and he will not be out ass-holed, Malaya will be found 3 days later with bruises and amnesia.
Thanks to the amnesia she will develop a new personality and become a sweet, if slightly vague, anime-nerd.
She and Ninja Rick hook up almost immediately. For he was also hiding in the stockroom and used the opportunity to his advantage.
Short and sweet-AWESOME!
Lol robin is a genius she remembered Leslies first girl crush was leia and dressed in the original outfit then she took it a step further by wearing the slave outfit as a backup just incase the first plan failed. Hit them fast then when there dazed take Thier feet out from under them.
Also lol robin has the happiest look on her face haven’t seen a happy robin face like that in a while.
Oh shit! I totally forgot about that XD
Well I guess it makes sense why she was so easily seduced.
Obean-wan kenobi is’nt it obi-wan kenobi?
‘Bean’ is Lesie’s second name
What an excellent u-turn, Mr. David!
Wishful thinking on my part, but I really hope this leads to a long talk and more sexytimes in the future for those two. Leslie is good for Robin.
Is it over now?
YAY!!!!!!!!! Now PLEASE CAN THEY STAY TOGETHER!??!?!?!?!!!!!!
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.
^— I said that yesterday. I was wrong… Because TODAY she sealed the deal. Anyway as she’s noted, she may have needed to emotionally sort through things first, but she might also be right in the last panel, because when it comes down to it, she knows how she feels and just wanted to sort through the hurt she was put through. The fact that Robin was willing to go -this- far though shows how hard she’s willing to try to heal that hurt though (or at least protect it from Malaya)
You know, so often I want to see how they keep going through with this stuff in their mind up to the point that they get into the bedroom. I mean, come on, there’s deciding to leave the store, getting into your car, unlocking your house – all moments of critical decision where you would, reasonably, change your mind and let sanity take over.
I mean, of course, if we neglect the Leia Slave-Girl outfit.
I think what happened from the moment Robin revealed her Slave costume and skipping straight to the after sex is what they call a Gilligan Cut.
Not quite a Gilligan Cut, though the humour remains constant between the two. Usually a ‘straight’ Gilligan Cut requires them to object straight out, and then suddenly end up doing it without explanation – here, we have our explanation: Young Leslie becomes intensely horny in panel five.
But mostly my wonder comes from my inability to leave my bed, and walk to my computer with the same intent that I had when I first got up. I’ve just not got that slave-Leia dedication…
In that case, it would count as a positive Smash Cut the.
You’re forgetting one crucial factor: Robin has super speed.
Wasn’t there a bed in the back room of the store? From the Conquest storyline I mean. Or am I hallucinating again? (Putting aside that that would be before the remodel.)
Or Robin could have just carried her home fast enough to break the sound barrier. Robin can make Gilligan cuts in real time.
Those are both actually incredibly satisfying answers.
I hope Robin didn’t use super speed DURING sex.
Two Words: RUG BURN
Is that a ‘carpet eater’ joke?
Not that the other form isn’t a real concern…
A double entendre in fact.
oh my God, I loled so hard at the last 2 panels. btw, I’d hit that.
Robin did come prepared.
I really hope this doesn’t mess up with Leslie more, I really do. She deserves to be happy even if this was because and escalating war of sexiness.
I’m afraid to go look at the other two pages’ comments. XD
I’ve been behind Robin this whole time and I was thinking, “Yeah, that’s not self-centered at all…. /sarcasm meter broken” And you people can be freaking brutal. >_>
That’s supposed to be few not two.
I am too tired to be posting comments right now. <_<
The Megatron on Willis Tumblr is somewhat disturbing with the first and final pic for the last panel…
And guessed the RotJ under the ANH look… score!
That is all.
I’m not sure if, regardless of Healthy, “rational” is entirely appropriate as a way to interpret Les’ way of “sorting out her feelings”
This IS rational. One of your potential suitors doesn’t know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars. The other actually dressed up as Princess Leia just to impress you.
This was the logical choice.
I meant the behavior prior to this strip.
You know, Leslie, I’d believe you more if you’d ever been shown trying to deal with it and not just completely avoiding the subject altogether. At the very least this might force a confrontation which should provide closure. Or they might get back together, or just be friends. As long as this doesn’t lead to hate I’ll be happy.
Also, I kind of hope tommorow’s strip involves Robin popping up behind Matala and reminding her that she told her she was scumptious cookies.
Yes, because “rationally and healthily sorting through feelings” is totally something people do outloud, and makes for great action in comics?
Leslie has friends, all of whom are aware of the situation and the history between them. She could have been shown mentioning that she’s trying to work through it but not ready to interact with Robin yet. Instead all we saw was avoiding.
Malaya, you’re killing me here.
Once again, my predictions have been obliterated. OBLITERATED!
Well, played, Sire Willis.
To feed my own nerdy desires, I’m going to pretend you just said “exterminated. EXTERMINATED!” right there instead.
I’m not trying to be a Peter McPoopypants, but I hope this is the last of this arc. Irrational lesbian relationship behavior jokes/drama only go so far for me I guess. I guess I miss the toy based humor.
Does anyone else like to think that isn’t a caption in the last panel, and Robin actually hung up a sign saying “SEXYTIMES”?
I love Robin’s and Leslie’s expressions in the fourth panel. Leslie’s slightly raised eyebrows and Robin’s “so serious” face – hilarious. Man I hope those two crazy kids can work it out.
As we have no idea what happened between the last two panels, I’mma say in my headcanon, Malaya got what was coming to her somewhere in the direction of conversation, re: a punch in the face.
Robin’s a jerk.
I think if Robin had ever cared for Leslie, she wouldn’t have done what she did. She wouldn’t have slept with that guy.
I’m kind of in a similar situation to Leslie…well, imagine that Robin is still straight and never got with Leslie. That’s my situation. But hey, persisting worked for Leslie, maybe it will work for me?
Good sir/madam/androgynous sentient, I say this with all the platonic affection I can muster for a stranger over the Interwebs: webcomics are, if not quite the last place to look for advice on how to handle your love life, then well down the list.
Oh, I wasn’t looking for advice, I was just being a whinybutt.
Thank you though, and you’re right.
The best advice ever comes from the internet. When it’s not malicious, it’s impartial and exactly as well-informed as you want it to be.
Oh, and I’m a girl, I imagine it’s even tougher for guys in this situation, because some straight guys can be damn mean about a guy liking them. *sigh*
I hate the world sometimes.
…aaaaand Willis FTW. Tell me, did you just read all the comments and decide to laugh in thier face? It worked. I’m cracking up.
And I’m glad to see Robin and Les back together, even it it may be temporary.
… You know how I said I like Malaya?
I was wrong.
She dies now.
Ok, so I don’t want her DEAD, but her: “Seriously? STAR TREK?” thing pissed me off for two reasons:
1. So obviously not ST. If it was Star Trek, she’d be dressed as Uhura.((Though I would cry forever at the lack of pointy green ears.))
2. HTH does she know the outfit without knowing the NAME of the movie? She probably saw a poster or somethin’, right? Well, WHY does it sound like she thinks it’s ridiculous to try and seduce someone using nerd stuff?
She’s starting to remind me of Billie with this whole ‘nerd’ thing, only… not as funny.
I like how over Robin is with this crowd. Not knowing the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek is somehow worse than Robin’s emotional manipulation? Right, that does it, I’m not sleeping with _any_ of you.
Just don’t throw us in the briar patch.
Is “Sexytimes” a sound effect? Like “Nomad”?
Because it should be.
BAD, BAD ROBIN.
STOP HURTING PEOPLE’S FEELINGS JUST TO ASSUAGE YOUR OWN INSECURITIES.
There are plenty of other hot girls to go sexytimes with. Go find two or three of them instead.
Well, it’s keeping the woman you love from being seduced by someone who is only looking to sleep with her whilst having no respect for her hobbies or her friends, hopefully healing the riff between you whilst doing so.
Or allowing her to be seduced by said jerk, who would most likely leave her even more emotionally destroyed when the eventual breakup occurs.
Surely there are ways to do that without doing exactly (exactly) the same thing yourself? ‘Cause then you’re burning down the village to “save” it.
Yes! Victory! It’s about damn time Robin stepped up and forced a conversation (I’m assuming that will come post-sexytime, it’s usually better that way anyway) because this whole her not being with Leslie thing was bothering me.
Well…that went…well. I guess Star Trek can bring people back together. But at the same time I am very disappointed. Robin had to get all dressed up to get Leslie back. I wanted Robin to see that it was over, or at least become Emo Robin again. She’s creepy and funny that way.
Next I want to see Ninja Rick trying to screw a statue of Sakura Haruno and Faz filming it and put it on one of his many squatter domains.
I am shocked, shocked! that Robin and Leslie did not turn round and beat Malaya stupid for mistaking Star Wars for Star Trek.
Society is truly losing sight of what is important these days.
That happened before the mad crazy sexings.
Cosplay sex is awesome.
I really find it inconceivable, no matter how geek dumb Malaya is, to not know who Princess Leia is. Everyone knows who Princess Leia is.
and the fact that Leia was leslies first girls crush 8I
But yes Cosplay sex is awesome. Just ask *ahem* “Batman” and “The Riddler” B)
First crush aside, the Princess Leia Bikini and a ‘Lets do this thing’ expression is one of the most advanced and effective seduction techniques known to man.
It’s almost irresistable.
I can personally vouch for this.
Granted, the shock value may have helped a little on my part, given that I’m a 300+ pound male, but it hasn’t failed me yet.
Um, in the interest of sicientific accuracy, just how many times have you used the combination of a Leia bikini and the, “Let’s do this,” expression successfully? Also, what criteria were you using to pick the other participants for this experiment?
(We need to know this to determine what will be required to assemble a suitable control group for further testing, you see.)
Scientific, if illiterate, accuracy.
Malaya is bound to try the same tactic on Leslie as Robin did.
Except as Chewbacca
Malaya? A little advice for you, kid, take it or leave it. You’re young and you’re cute, and that’s clearly been enough for you so far. But you will go much, much farther if you find out what a person is interested in and try to find some way to fit in with it. Sharing the interest is ideal, but not showing it total freaking contempt is a bare minimum.
Could you draw a few more versions of that last panel?
Y’know, for comparison?
This page pretty much sums up what Shortpacked! is all about XD
Hmm. This could work out well, depending on whether Robin’s primary motivation is 1) Protecting Leslie from a manipulator who thinks she’s “Fun to mess with” (best possible); 2) Jealousy and fear of losing her chance of reconciliation with Leslie (less ideal but can still have a positive outcome); or 3) Sheer territoriality and ego. Right now, my money’s on #2.
I’d put my money on #1 with a side of #2. I think she does genuinely care about Leslie since she would have brought out the heavy artillery long ago if she just wanted to get Leslie back. Hell, if she thought Malaya would be good for Leslie, she’d probly step back and attempt reconciliation on a platonic level. But since Malaya has indicated she’s a selfish bitch, Robin’s going to step in before Leslie ends up even more fracked in the head.
Malaya wins at upsetting angry nerds.
Robin wins at being an awful human being.
My heart breaks for Leslie. It really does 8C sure the physical release is great and she may be saying that in the after glow but that look on her face in the last panel? It just rips my heart out before it’s stomped to shreds.
That smile in the last panel is just so genuinely joyful it makes me want to cry. I just hope this can end well.
Right or wrong, Robin made a choice here and followed through on it. Right or wrong, she still gave Leslie a choice. Right or wrong, we see what Leslie has decided.
This is just another starting point. I just hope it’s followed to better trails.
Mr. Willis, you are a master of taking words and/or phrases and turning them into sound effects! SEXTIMES!
My joy at seeing Robin and Leslie in bed together is ruined by the knowledge that this was’t done out of love but because Robin wanted to win.
When Leslie finds out (Malaysia is sure to tattle in order to get one up on Robin), she’ll be shattered. I think Robin just killed off any chance of having even a friendship here.
Yeaaaaaah . . . I’m not getting the “just to win” vibe here. I’m getting more of the “protecting one’s interests” vibe, regardless of the terms it might have couched in conversation and chest beating.
also… what up with the DOA page? It may just be me… but… it seems different today. much less webcomicy
Can you describe better what you mean? It looks the same to me as it does every other day.
nevermind… it’s working now. but earlier is was redirecting me to another site filled with all this nonsensical talk of member appreciation month and some sort of convention. At first I thought nothing of it because theres always talk of conventions on your pages… but there was a severe lack of DOA content that tipped me off to something being amiss.
All is well now, though.
Ooh, Star Trek? Malaya never stood a chance.
Limbs akimbo. :3 Nice *thumbs up*
… and just as it seems like Robin’s tactical nuke was shot down, she pulls a Death Star on Leslie Alderaan
So does that make Malaya Yavin IV?
There’s another addition for “Unsound Effect” on TvTropes.
Leslie’s right, you know. Emotional health is overrated.
This knowledge is why my current relationship has lasted 14 years, beating my previous record by 13 years and two months.
Full of win!
Good move on the redraw. In the old version, they sweetly made love; in the new one, they fucked. Also, sideboob FTW.
But either way, the giant “SEXYTIMES” is fantastic.
Riiiight. That’s why we used to hate Robin. I’d forgotten.
wait… we hated Robin? Hasn’t she been awesomesauce from the very beginning? I know her sister was hated… but Robin?
Yes, Robin “All About ME” DeSanto.
You know? Honestly, I was kind of sort of hoping for Leslie to pleasantly surprise me on this one, to grow up a little and turn Robin down.
But no. She hasn’t changed or learned anything. Neither has Robin. I guess they really do deserve each other, in the worst sense of the word.
Go, Robin!!!!! Sexytimes ftw!!!
I hope she and Leslie work stuff out, I’m totally rooting for them ^_^.
Oh the metal bra.. that.. that metal bra.
Malaya reminded me of that time there were a bunch of dudes dressed as stormtroopers at the renaissance festival, and I was SO tempted to shout “STAR TREK SUCKS!”
Id prefer Ethan dressed like Zardoz
Now imagine Faz dressed like Zed from Zardoz.
Bleh, that’s not cool.
(not you, the yobs in the armor who didn’t get that not all fannish things are equivalent, and that people at the Faire are trying to play a different game and they should let them.)
just read the blog post
why are you scarred of showing their bits, you are a web-comic, you can do whatever the fuck you want!
on that, i suggest nudes of Ethan, Mike and Faz
Because as soon as you draw pr0n, there’s no going back… ALL CREDIBILITY LOST
Malaya didn’t stand a chance becuase Robin is not constrained by things like rationality. Go directly for the fetish even is it is in the middle of the day in the middle of the store
I disapprove of Robin’s blatant manipulation, but I still hope something good can come of this.
Malaya probably knows more trivia than she shows, she just uses getting things she doesn’t care about wrong as a way of expressing that she doesn’t give a fuck.
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