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GOSH I WONDER WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS STORYLINE.
Also the first thing I thought of when I read the storyline title was “Ultra Magnus Dies!!” Oh, Headmasters.
Snkrs rises on the third day of course.
All hail the Hamssiah, bring of all the cutes!
I think Snkrs is gonna have babies!
Mike doesn’t fuck Amber’s mom?
Snkrs dies, only for four mysterious NEW Snkrs to appear:
And Snkrsboy, a happenin’ younk Snkrs with a funky-fresh style who doesn’t play by your old-fashioned rules!
Yay for a new storyline.
Also I’m with Robin on this one.
…Okay, as someone caring for an ailing dog who is having to do similar things with his food to get him to eat, this comic made me bawl.
I wonder if this storyline will involve Snkrs going through time as a caveman/pirate/etc. until Snkrs comes back in the present and we all roll our eyes.
*Darth Vader Voice* NNNOOOOOOOO!
now im sad T.T
Digging the fact that Amber has a pony poster hanging right next to Mike’s “You’re Fucked” one.
Unless both of those are Mikes. You don’t suppose…Mike’s a Brony?! It would make an odd sort of sense, really. He’s already kinda like what 4chan would be if it took human form.
I think I just invited a lot of internet wrath.
As sad as this strip is I had to laugh at that poster which looks like a variation of the classic “hang in there” one.
This apartment’s wall decorations have been around for a long time, long before Bronies existed: http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-11/04-errant-ham/ambivalence/
Ah. I knew I’d seen the Koala poster before in Mike’s bedroom, back when they lived in Leslie’s house. No way I’d ever recognize that covered-by-speech-bubbles one as this Pony poster, though.
It kinda looks like FiM’s art style, but not any character I recognize (though the fandom seems to have named and developed backstories and reams of fan-fiction for every pony who so much as walks by in the background).
Considering Amber’s life-long Pony fandom, it most likely predates Friendship is Magic.
Actually, 4chan makes a lot more sense imagining that there’s only about 3 people actually using it and everyone else is just Mike…
Instead of participating, I imagine that Mike’s the kind of person who actually makes 4chan-ers weep. What 4chan is to the Internet, Mike is to 4chan.
No, Snkrs! You should live forever!
Stupid drama tag!!! This time you’ve gone too far!!!
And thus begins Shortpacked!‘s adaption of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
And so did SNKRS rise again, as a young Ham, a Black Ham, an Energy Being and an evil cyborg Ham. Thus began the epic battle of Ham and Cheese.
And then comes back later with hip 90s hair?
Next thing you know, he’ll become a vegetarian.
Robin’s sad face makes me sad.
I mean, I read her word balloon and thought she’d have a look of mild annoyance, but apparently she’s not a sociopath.
Amber reminds me of Fluttershy holding Philomena. Which makes me double-sad since Snkrs ain’t a phoenix. (Also, sorry about the loss of the real Snkrs.)
Robin reminds me of Rainbow Dash.
Hold the phone.
Robin DeSanto. Rainbow Dash. Robert Downey. RD.
Robin is clearly Pinkie-Pie.
And Malaya is clearly Diamond Tiara, ’cause seriously, fuck that bitch.
I think she’s a lot like Gilda. Utterly convinced that she is awesome and that everyone else around her is lame and she can treat them like dirt.
Except for Rainbow Dash/Leslie, who she is nice to. And of course, Robin/Pinkie Pie is upset is the only one who sees her for the bitch she is.
How did I get into two frigging conversations about frigging ponies regarding this one strip? I may need to stop watching that show for a while.
If we’re talking about FiM, I would say Malaya is more like THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE since she only seems to be interested in making people feel like they’re crap, probably to hide insecurities and stuff.
Nah, Malaya is totally Gilda. Trixie was all about showing off. She humiliated other ponies, sure, but it was to show off her “awesome” skills. Malaya and Gilda are more just casually cruel to everyone they consider beneath them.
I agree with this in every conceivable way.
I agree with Joraiem, that is.
Wait, no. Frack. I meant that I agree with Doctor_Who. Sorry about that.
Good point. I retract my previous statement. Except for the “fuck that bitch” part. That stands.
Agreed. I mean, look at how much sugar she consumes!
Amber’s totally got Charlie Brown face.
Wahh this reminds me of my guinea pig D: She got sick, and stopped being able to eat solid foods, so I’d mush her food up and fed it to her with an eyedropper..
She lasted another week or so this way… ;_;
I really hope this isn’t art imitating life Walky on the hamster front.
Willis is a brony! http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2009/347/9/9/spongebob_rape_face_by_swishygirl.jpg
What does that have to do with bronies?
*re-reads title* wait… *backs away slowly*
Um, Amber has been a My Little Pony fan since before FiM was even a thought, so that poster on the wall has little to do with the new MLP.
… Mike is a Bronie, and it’s because he knows how much you’d suffer from that knowledge that he would let you know that.
It’s because he knew you would suffer from that knowledge that he became a brony. That’s how he rolls: “I am whatever you don’t want me to be” isn’t just words.
So is SNKRS gonna die slamming a gas tanker onto Norman Osborne and then be replaced with a latino/black hamster?
Also, Robin appears to be wearing her Captain Kirk shirt.
Went through a scare with my lizard, she looked like death walked in. We are pretty sure she is starting her brumation (winter hibernation) for the first time, but I was at Amber’s level Thursday night.
You’re a good Hamster mommy Amber!
I had a feeling this was coming…
By the way, I never got to say, but my sympathy for the recent loss of your guys’ hamster.
I haz a sadness.
Your avatar makes that comment really weird.
ATTENTION HOO-MANS. I HAS A SADNESS. I DEMAND A HEAPING SPOONFUL OF YOUR HOO-MAN ICE CREAM TO RELIEVE THE PAIN IN MY SOUUUUUUL.
MY LITTLE CLINT HOWARD IS OLD AND ILL. I REQUIRE TEH HUGZ. IMMEDIATELY!
(This will make little or no sense when Halloween’s over and I change my gravatar again )
Everyone’s known a boy like Stanley Coopersmith…
He’s the kid everone used to pick on…
“You screwed up for the last time, Cooper-DICK!”
You see, everyone thought Stanley was a joke…
An outcast with no-one to turn to…
“You guys broke my catapult, you’re gonna pay for that!”
No-one except man’s most advanced machine…
Stanley used the power of Man, to call on the powers of Evil…
“I, Stanley Coopersmith, COMMAND YOU!”
And all Hell broke loose…
Remember that little kid you used to pick on? Well he’s a big boy now.
I apologize. Someone… someone mentioned Clint Howard, and I couldn’t resist. At least it wasn’t “Ice Cream Man.”
Commenting on avatars and how they affect or change the meaning of a comment is one of the lamest things in the history of lame.
So are complaining about references to things and “FIRST!!!1!1!!!one!” posts. Doesn’t stop ‘em from happening.
People is what people is, and people is stupid.
Ordinarily I wouldn’t, but I’ll jump at any opportunity to speak/write in a ‘FOOLISH HOO-MANS’ voice.
Don’t feel bad. I changed to a special Halloween avatar, not only to “dress up,” but to create humorous cognitive dissonance with my puckish, and often perverted, comments.
This reminds me of when my guinea pig got really old and we had to feed him with an eye dropper.
Don’t do it Willis! I know your Hamsters passed away in real life, but that’s no reason poor little SNKRS has to die too. ;_;
“if you strike him down, he shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine”.
Martian resurrection chamber!
Zombie hamster apocalypse!
What? Check the date, peeps.
Dia de los hámsters muertes.
Have SNKRS and Singularikitty do the fusion dance a la DBZ, then they both can live.
Right, sure, the same way all those toys of Ethan’s lived.
What? You never seen Toy Story?
My 15-year-old dog died recently. Today’s comic was kind of rough.
So it’s pretty well done, since it elicited a response from me immediately.
Robin’s totally right about Amber being a good mom. If you’re willing to do that much to comfort a dying animal who’s got two weeks left at the outside, you’ll do just fine as a parent.
Wellll… Unless you spoil them rotten, but I seriously don’t think anyone who can manage Mike is going to raise a brat.
Willis…. Goddamnit…. I hate you so much right now.
excuse me as I go weep.
Now they can get a real pet.
(Mike secretly kept that cat, right?)
That sound you hear is a thousand hamfans outside your door with torches and pitchforks.
“Hamfans”? Really? Is that a thing now? Is that what “hamster otakus” call themselves? It sounds like something anime related, like fans of Hamtaro or something.
This world saddens me more every day.
2/10 Troll harder next time.
Troll Hard 2: Troll Harder
That is either the title to another failed Bruce Willis Hollywood Epic [redundant, I know] or something XXX.
Man. You captured that feeling of helplessness while watching a sick pet (or sometimes worse) die. This kind of choked me up.
Robin’s right. Violent, but right.
This made me laugh ans d’awww at the same time. Well done, Willis!
I want to cry.
It’s nice to see Robin come through for her friends every so often. And she’s right.
I, um, am still unsure what kind of DAD Amber’s kid will have, but cross that bridge etc., I guess.
Nooooooo… my childhood… poor hamsters dying every 2 years on me… Chicago lasted the longest at 3 years and I still didn’t want them to die…
Is there any chance Snkrs is a Time Hamster facing regeneration?!
goddamit, now I have a flashback to the day my dog died…
WHY?! WHY, WILLIS, WHY?!
Hamsters are disposable pets, they rank a little higher than goldfish
Pets are only “Disposable” to the mas market pet shops and careless owners. My last Budgie dies at a little over 8 years of age, yet the average lifespan as a pet is 6 months from initial purchase.
My little Chewie is really sick too and you post this comic ;_;
I’m gonna cry.
Um, actually, no, being able to devote this attention doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be a good parent to human children.
Sure, you very well might be, but hamsters are so much lower maintenance than a kid it’s not even comparable. Plus, maybe you just like small animals more than human children.
You mean to tell me that Robin said something factually inaccurate?
Aww, Amber is so cute.
This pathetic display must be be simply a byproduct of matriarchal hormones. Surely even Earth-Humans could not in all sincerely harbor such emotions for a … what is that? A tribble?
Don’t go dissing Snkrs. Snkrs is an Action Ham-Ham!
I’d be able to understand more if it WAS a tribble.
I am disappoint in all of you.
“With my penis. For a nickel.”
“Robin, you don’t have a penis.”
“I will have my engineers invent a penis, and will slap you in the faaace with it. (looks at audience) Robin DeSanto. We’re done here.”
That comment was neither necessary nor funny.
Look at the avatar. Now back at the post. Now at the avatar. Now at the post.
Asshole-Guy is also immune to criticism.
Well at least Amber has Mike to help her through this emotional time.
Don’t cry Amber. This isn’t the end for Snkrs. This is just the beginning of a new chapter in his life. We can rebuild him! We have the technology.
I don’t know what it is, but whenever hamsters are mentioned in this strip I just roll my eyes and hope the next strip will be better.
I love animals, especially tiny adorable animals, I’ve had many guinea pigs, so I don’t know why this happens.
Same here. There’s not much to Snkrs to actually care about. He doesn’t have a personality, he has a silly name that I don’t get and he’s shoddily drawn, or at least not overly cute or convincing. So, meh.
Thank you Willis for making sure to crush my dreams of ever having a Hamster… I have decided that it would be too depressing.
Y’know, everything dies eventually. Just sayin’. You’re gonna outlive probably every critter you ever own, unless you find some way to domesticate a giant sea tortoise.
One word: parrot. Those things’ll outlive you by twenty-odd years.
Only 20? Think maybe 100+ or more depending on the species.
Gah – I missread and fail at math – 100+ lifespan IS 20 more than an average of 80+ for HU-Mans.
This makes me very sad, but at the same time I can’t help but be happy Robin and Amber are on friendly-ish terms again.
Don’t worry Snkrs will be reborn as Ambers child.
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