Okay, Robin? Eew.
If SNKRS has some kind of hamster diabetes, he would be full of sugary sweetness.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm … nah. I couldn’t get bast that rodenty flavor.
It’s all about the right marinade and wine pairing.
Wait…OH MAN What if Snkrs has the sugar content of Cadbury Egg cereal?? D=>
Has Robin got a stutter?
You know you’ve lost it when not only do you put Robin in charge of keeping your sanity.
This is why I don’t usually comment when sleep deprived.
…but you also lose track of where you are in the sentence you’re writing?
Robin’s shirt gave me a good laugh XD
Speaking of not too bright….. YECK!
SNKRS; he can really satisfy.
not going anywhere for awhile? grab a SNKRS.
I like the “Product Placement” t-shirt, that is a winner.
Yeah, I saw that and was like, “I WANT that shirt!”
Goes well with the fact that I just watched “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”, a documentary about product placement and endorsements in entertainment (paid for with product placement and endorsements).
I want that t-shirt too. XD
I think you mean PROFOUND SADNESS
Cheer up, emo Guy.
God I hate the English voices for SF4. They’re just so damned corny. And unfortunately that’s all you get with the 3DS edition of SSF4.
All my hamsters always died when I was sleeping. Honestly, I find it creepy to just stand there and watch.
It really does hurt, but it also heales enough that you can look back on the happy times and smile.
But yeah, separate ‘em. We don’t want another incident like the hungry rats at the pet store the other week.
Okay Amber. Your first mistake so far was putting Robin in charge of keeping you sane. That’s like asking a non-drunk Mike to supervise kids at a beach.
Hey, at least he didn’t kill them like he originally wanted to
Look at the bright side Amber, at least he got to witness one last huge fight!
His name DOES sound suspiciously like “snickers,” the candy bar…
Augh, soul crushing man…
Okay, Robin, I know you’re wacky and zany and hi-larious, but…
What the fuck is wrong with you in that last panel?
Robins ain’t too bright an’ eventually she’s gonna think the dead hamster is food.
Well Hamsters were originally raised as food. It is only the modern “lets make them all pets” that stated us down the slippery slope of wackiness that has celebrities using them as wardrobe accessories.
You’re thinking Guina Pigs. Hamsters were never raised until the 20th century by humans and then only as scientific specimins and pets
Oh come now, Amber. There comes a time where you had to let it go.
That was a low blow. Damn You Willis!
Someone needs to put a frigging leash on Robin.
Oh hey, Batgirl. Cool.
Poor Amber. Sometimes it’s better to put them down than watch them waste away.
Rest in peace Snks…
It’s not a good idea to move an animal as they’re dying. They could have a seisure and bite ya. But then again Snkrs doesn’t have any teeth…But still Robyn’s over exaggerating. The other one won’t attempt to eat Snkrs till after he has passed.
But man.. Poor Amber. I know how she feels. I had pet domestic rats and some of them died in my arms…
Meanwhile… *lmao*@Robyn’s shirt.
Well, they’re not gonna move Snkrs. “Separate Ani from Snkrs” implies Ani is the one being physically moved.
Don’t you mean “Separate Ani from from Snkrs”?
Yes, that’s why I typed exactly that!
Can you fix it or was Robin just getting over excited & tongue tied?
Refresh! It’s an annoyingly common mistake of mine recently. I edit my dialog to death and leave in extra words I don’t need.
Heh. I’ve done the same several times of late. I know exactly what that’s like.
Though I don’t always upload fixes, and instead go “fix for the trade, if I ever have a hardcopy book”
I hope Amber doesn’t name her child “Ani Snkrs”.
Then again, that IS a cool name.
She’ll probably just call the baby Snkrs II and if they have another they’ll be Ani II – should make for an interesting story about names.
Child 1: I’m named after my grandmother.
Child 2: I’m named after my uncle.
Child 3: I’m named after a saint.
Snkrs II: I’m named after a damn dead hamster!
[Children start laughing]
Snkrs II: I’m totally getting dad to fuck all your moms!
Child 2: I have two moms…
As someone named after her mother’s favorite childhood dog, I can confirm the laughter as inevitable in such a case.
RedScharron is an interesting name for a dog.
I have a lot of fond memories of that dog.
I see what you did there.
Ok, I really want to see the Snkrs II thing appear as canon now – this conversation reads exactly how I imagine It would play out. I can kind of imagine Mike dealing with other issues such as his child getting poor grades at school by sleeping with the teacher’s mum!
Also, if dead hamster tastes anything like stuffed doormouse, it would be delicious!
That was glorious
Remember that Steve Irwin’s daughter is named after a dog and an Alligator. Snkrs II would at least have role models!
Out of curiosity, these hamsters are named after the ones you own in real life, right? So is this happening in real time?
These hamsters are named after real hamsters, but those hamsters passed years ago. The real Snkrs and Ani share an urn in our living room.
We had a second batch, of which only one is still currently alive as of a few minutes ago, after a string of deaths-due-to-age-and-inbreeding. Those didn’t have proper names because the suckers were friggin’ identical. At least that makes the deaths easier.
I’m curious… is Snkrs pronounced like “snickers” or “sneakers”?
Either way, RIP Snkrs.
In my head, I use both pronunciations randomly.
Snn-krs, even? The third way…
Sinkers? Sin-cars? Sonic-ers? Snack ours? Sono karasu?
i take it the wife wouldn’t let you collectively name them the sweeps.
“As of a few minutes ago”? Admit it, you got a little peckish.
you should bring back the snkrs print. the one with him/her on the cell phone. it was adorable
Oo inbreeding, I assume it’s a lot worse for Hamsters than people? And also that you cant sterilize them? well that’s why I rock a turtle. Immortality FTW!!!
Aw jeez, we just had to put my late grandmother’s cat, Tiger, down yesterday. His heart gave out on him. Poor guy. Poor Amber.
Hams are friends, not food!
Though that name does make it a little difficult to tell them apart…
She should get a new one and call it “Sammich”.
I keep reading his name as “Snickers” which probably doesn’t help the situation.
It’s…it’s just a hamster…
Then again, maybe I’m just desensitized, because of the dozens of pets I had growing up, due to my mother impulsively taking in every sort of stray animal she possibly could.
I don’t know. I’ve had lots of pets (mostly cats), both growing up, and as a adult. I still cry when they die. I’ve cried when one of our dogs dies, and I don’t even like dogs, so YMMV.
I suppose it all depends on how close you are to them.
If it wasn’t for the fact that you have a specific avatar, I probably wouldn’t becoming increasing aware what a jerk you are. It’d just be “Someone left a grouchy comment”
But for you it’s like, “Wow, I thought you just got really worked up about something, but no, you are a honest-to-god jerk! “
Because I am desensitized to the deaths of pets? Or because I was criticizing the actions of a fictional character?
But… But Amber! You already have a baby! In your stomach!
That aside, damn. RIP Snkrs.
Yes, and soon, apparently Robin will have SNKRS in her stomach.
Robin will consume dish soap, urinal cakes, and a friend’s pet while she’s bawling her eyes out.
Well, let’s be fair, here…
Dish soap comes in different fruit flavors. Urinal cakes shouldn’t be called cakes if they aren’t some kind of dessert. And, come on now, SNKRS? Naming the hamster after a peanutty and caramelly chocolate bar was just asking for trouble…
Keep in mind, this is the woman who put her cat in her mouth.
Not her cat, her girlfriend’s cat.
That didn’t sound quite so dirty in my head.
(It totally did.)
Pretty hard to not have Robin eating her girlfriend’s kitty not sound incredibly dirty.
Can you blame her for wanting that kitty in her mouth? It is hairless which is a bonus – no having to pick stray hairs out of your teeth. And it’s pink and smooth and stretches so much more than you would expect by just looking at it. Plus the intrigue of how many different objects it consumes.
Being prepared does not make it easier in my opinion -.-
I kinda hate to be the first to go there, but… I wonder if Amber’s pregnancy hormones are kicking in yet? That would make a sad moment even sadder for her.
You… you MONSTER, Willis. You monster
Yay for… somewhat responsible Robin! I wonder which Batgirl she’s reading though. Cass, Steph or Barbara?
OH BY THE WAY, given that I haven’t got a tumblr account and can’t be having with signing up for YET ANOTHER INTERNET THING just in order to communicate with someone…
…I too am experiencing significant delays and slowdowns when accessing your sites. Both here on Shortpacked!, and on Dumbing Of Age. It can take – at an estimate – a good 30 seconds from clicking on a next/previous page link (or in fact any link) before the request is processed and the new page loads in.
I had figured you were just on cheap hosting that couldn’t properly cope with the considerable amount of traffic your strips must attract, but maybe it’s something else?
It hasn’t really bothered me much apart from the one time I wanted to hunt out an older strip to show to someone. Haven’t really had time for archive trawls recently, and the time I did have got poured into finally reading everything pre-#1500 of Questionable Content (good god but Jacques creates some walls of text) —- If I WAS doing it however, it would create a major delay in getting through it all.
It feels more like a ping problem than one of bandwidth – once a page actually starts loading, it does so reasonably quickly. It also seems to happen regardless of browser or location – IE, Firefox, Chrome; Work or Home internet… though I haven’t done any proper comparison tests! Both places use XP SP3 if it matters any. Also, I’m in the UK.
I’m not really sure what the problem would be. It runs perfectly fine on my end, and complaints have been few. It must be something on the page that catches on some browsers or systems but not others.
I really, really like take-charge, looks-out-for-her-friends Robin, even if she’s got a little of her old wacky balancing it out. We saw a lot of that aspect of her before the breakup. It’s nice to get it back.
Eat the hamster is a skateboarding term right?
Deep fried I think was the customary method of preparation.
I think that requires gleaming the cube right?
hes not dead yet
Yes, he is. He’ll be stone dead in a moment!
A few years ago at a science fiction convention I attended a panel on “Genetically Modified Pets.” Yeah, we all want our dogs smarter (Q: “Would you be responsible for tuition if your GMed Border Collie aced the SATs and got admitted to Yale.” A: “No, she’s a Border Collie, she’ll fetch a scholarship.”). We all want our rats with better upper body strength and a cooperative nature (pet rat basketball is WAY cooler than maze running), etc.
The only mods we could think of for hamsters were better tempers and an expiration date embedded in their fur patterns.
DO WANT HAMSTER EXPIRATION DATE!
I must be going blind, because I thought Robin was reading a comic called “BatGin”.
It’s a liquid that batman keeps in his utility belt for moments like this. Prepared, and all that.
Closer’n I got. It looks like Bat[Theta]N to me….
OH NO SNKRS
This came out of nowhere… SNKRS was my favorite character! He was so well developed and was just the best character ever… His death comes as a shock… I mean the title of the chapter didn’t allude to his death and he seemed so HEALTHY recently..
Bye bye SNKRS… I’ll miss you….
I think i hurt myself with all that sarcasm D:
my throat hurts
I don’t want Snkrs to die either.
Hey David, didn’t you used to have a favicon?
…nevermind, ti wasn’t displaying for me for some reason.
(I did just upgrade my firefox, so…)
She put AMBER in charge? Man she is hysterical.
Come on Snkrs!
You can Regenerate! It’s easy! Just try!
You don’t even have to wear Colin Baker’s Coat of many Colors if you don’t want too! I’ll even spring for a replica of Tennent’s suit and overcoat!
We’ll get you a bowtie! Bowties are cool!
And a fez! Snkrs needs a fez!
Poor Amber. She’s totally freaking out over this baby thing.
At least, having a pet (no, not Mike) has helped her learn to cry in front of others.
Now, all we need is Snkrs to appear in the “purgatory of the cheese” http://www.itswalky.com/d/20041003.html surrounded by still-dead SEMME agents waiting for their turn in the tank and asking themselves where the dead hamster came from.
Given that the Cheese is apparently a respiratory for all dead folk, like, ever, I don’t think a dead animal appearing out of nowhere would shock them any.
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