Is that Leslie mom?
Either that or Mr Bean’s mom.
It just occured to me that her father would be named Mr. Bean.
So, Mrs. Bean is Irma?
Just yes. I want a Garfield/Shortpacked! crossover now, if only for one page.
I love you for this comment, stranger. I love you!
Hmm… it seems she reclaimed her maiden name after her failed marriage… and now I’m picturing her father as an awkwardly British man who doesn’t speak much.
Well, that depends. Are they in England?
I would be okay with this.
No – it’s her dad – biologically speaking. Quite a few things have changed since Leslie’s been gone…
Well, the tag says Mrs. Bean, so that would be a safe assumption. Of course, it could also be her paternal grandmother. (Or, if she has her mother’s last name for some reason, her maternal grandmother.(
I guess she needs to convince herself this relationship is more significant than her last?
I actually gasped when I saw this. Well done, Willis.
This won’t end well. And Malaya will be the cause of it not ending well.
I hope you’re right. Dear sweet crystal dragon Jesus, I hope you’re right.
Ooooooh, she will be the cause….she will…you just wait and see…*crosses fingers*
Watch her NOT be the cause thanks to these comments.
ooo, is that a liaden reference i detect?
me too! I hope it ends badly too! I would love for one of the most likable characters in this comic to fail because I disagree with them about their choice of a mate!
Jesus, guys, you’re as bad as those politicians who would rather see their rivals fail than do what’s best for the country.
It’s not that we want Leslie to “fail”. As the most likable character in the comic, she just deserves so much better than Malaya. Malaya blowing up at Leslie’s mom would be a perfect way for Leslie to realize this.
Leslie already knows Malaya is evil. Personally I am not sure why I dislike Malaya anymore. She’s certainly not worse than Mike, she’s not as crazy as Robin, she’s not as likable as Leslie… I guess I dislike her for not being enough like one of the characters I do like. If we can just reprogram her to be exactly like one of the others I’d be happy. Alternatively we could give her more screen time to let us get to know why she is the little bitch she is
I think she’s hateable because her brand of assholery is closer to the level of a feasible asshole in real life, as opposed to a godhole like mike or the…whatever robin is.
…just my opinion.
Yes. Mike and Robin are gods, Malaya is a mortal. We couldn’t bear for Leslie to be with any but a grade-A asshole.
As a reader of Something Positive, I’d express it in these terms: Malaya is less of an asshole than about every single character in S*P.
I actually don’t mind Malaya. I’m just rooting for the outcome with the best probable comedic/dramatic outcome, and Malaya fucking up this encounter would certainly yield a bit of both.
Well that made absolutely no sense. It made so LITTLE sense that I’m actually offended by how little sense it made.
Possible, but frankly I think Leslie is perfectly capable of ending it not-well all by herself.
Judging from the comments Leslie has made about her family in the past, I don’t think Malaya blowing up at Leslie’s parents would impede the relationship at all. Sorry Malaya-Haters, but it could have precisely the opposite effect and solidify the relationship.
Now what -might- cause this to end badly is if Leslie’s mom/family is actually being conciliatory and Malaya blows up at ‘em anyway.
Also not sure what Leslie was thinking in terms of a “perfect date.” Unless maybe she was sneaking in to borrow the keys to the helicopter or something….
Oh, I get it! You’re absolutely right! Leslie wanted to borrow the helicopter to take M out on a beautiful, romantic, insane date!
Leslie realizes that in order to seal the deal with Malaya, she needs to become her Robin. In Robin & Leslie’s relationship, Robin lifted Leslie out of her day-to-day life and gave her something unexpected, romantic, and brilliant– like buying her a house. Or kicking out a roommate.
Leslie maybe even sees something of herself in Malaya before she met Robin. She realizes she has to be that spark of spontaneity to get Malaya out of jaded assholery.
And this is more than a little meta, what with the Robins being passed down, and I don’t have to say any more… Batman.
I wonder if she is like Walky’s mom in that she is desperate for some grandbabies.
The only way THAT will happen is if Malaya turns out to be a lady-boy.
I thought that was Joyce’s mom.
You’re right; my bad!
Yeah, Joyce’s mom is crazy for grandbabies.
Walky’s mom is just crazy.
Leslie from the future?! I thought you went back to your own time after defeating Super Shredder!
Kinda looks like an older version of Joyce, just with glasses.
So, Leslie is Joyce’s daughter? Interesting, quite interesting indeed.
Remember when that kind of plotline was a reasonable possibility? Cheese, I miss those days.
Actually, she looks more like an older Dorothy.
So, maybe Leslie is Walky and Dorothy’s child from that possible future, the counterpart to Machete, and older-Dorothy fled back to this time to try to ensure her timeline would exist but instead re-shattered things into a multiverse thus creating the Dumbing of Age continuity as well and OH DEAR GOD I’M OVERTHINKING THIS.
I felt your brain explode all the way here in Chicago. Ew! There’s some on the interwebz!
Now this is a classic Shortpacked cliffhanger!
Did they use the helicopter, I bet they could be heard on miles then. ohhhh this gonna be interesting.
Damn, Leslie’s mom is full of suprises.
Either Leslie came home with a helicopter or that the Bean family is filthy rich.
Her dad flies it. Leslie knows how as well.
Or LeslieMom likes extreme topiary?
Surprise indeed. On both sides of the Fourth Wall.
So, since we can see both sides then does that mean we’re Atop the Fourth Wall, and does that mean somewhere a comic is burning?
(all due apolgizies to Linkara!)
Seeing as how we’re all the kind of people who enjoy these comics, I’d say we’re always atop the fourth wall. Besides there is always a comic burning somewhere…
And hopefullly Pat Lee is the guest of honor at the roast. Literally.
I squealed with excitement at this! I am super excited to see where this goes!
Why is no one questioning the helicopter outside? I’m starting to wonder how they got there….
Can’t you see the pool? Clearly they swam there.
The helicopter might belong to Leslie’s mother.
“Well, this is your new girlfriend? Your last one was a important woman in the government, this is kind of a step-down isn’t it?”
A BIG Step down.
I seriously doubt they came in by helicopter.
1) You can’t land the copter where it is, you would lose windows in the house to rocks.
2) You ever stood near a helicopter when it takes off or lands? Even the little ones are LOUD. Explosions loud, not rock music loud.
Landing that thing would wake everyone in the neighborhood.
The copter might belong to Leslie’s mother.
OHHHHHHHHHHHH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! Willis, you are awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!! Is that Leslie’s mom?
BTW, Has anyone here considered the helicopter might belong to Leslie’s mother?
Oh my gawd… Leslie broke into her own parent’s home to have sex? The highly judgemental and religious parents, who she has spoken nothing but ill of since day one?
Damn, I didn’t realize she was that… um… is kinky the word…? I can’t wait to find out the reasoning for this bit of insanity on Leslie’s part.
I’m deeply confused that I had to go all the way down here to find someone who mentioned this. I had to click back to make sure I didn’t miss a strip, cause I don’t know what part of “confront your homophobic parents with your new, never been with a girl before girlfriend” is part of the bestest date ever.
What was she thinking?
They were going to sneak in, steal the keys, and then steal the helicopter. After a wild and wacky flight buzzing things and toying with police helicopters, they would land and reveal that they were in fact the daughter (and friend) of the chopper’s owner, and laugh and high five as the charges were dropped. If they were still arrested for their various other crimes they’d committed, they’d culminate the night with wild adrenaline sex in their holding cell.
It was to be a night to remember.
Two, words, Leslie. *ahem*
Galasso should be there just to tell her so.
Am I the only one who read Wack’d comment and feared I was about to get accidentally flashbanged?
“You’re not Reynolds. Who the fuck are you?”
Drinking coffee at that late hour: what is she thinking?!
Yes, she should have been aware that kind of thing could lead to lesbians.
In her own kitchen… in the dark.
Who drinks coffee in the dark in their own kitchen?
Willis, I don’t know if you actively patrol your archives for Spam, but there’s a comment on:
that could do with a good seeing to. You’ll know it when you see it.
Im totally confused by all this :S
Leslie broke into her parents house with likely the motive of having sex in their house in order to spite her religiously homophobic parents and have doing it.
I THINK. That’s what I got from it.
I thought it was to steal the helo. Cause your theory just sounds like an absolutely terrible way to shoot oneself in the foot. ^o__o^;;
thank you guys.
not sure why its a surprise if your parents house, surely you would expect them to be
You’re confused? I’m still trying to figure out how you do that with your lips…
Its an ancient secret taught to me by Buddhists during a 10 year stay with them back in the 90s
Wow, Leslie’s parents are loaded!
All I can say is, “busted”.
Wow, I am impressed, someone is rich enough to own their own helicopter. Are they looking to adopt a middle aged man?
A voice in my head started screaming when I saw her there.
Leslie may have said that she and her mom are pretty much okay, but I’m still terrified of her parents. I’m in a good situation in that my family is very tolerant, but I’ve always feared a situation like Leslie’s. I really want to know her motivation for going back there…
I sense an opportunity for Malaya to either make herself more liked or more universally hated incoming.
Isn’t every strip she’s involved in one of those?
Did Robin ever get to meet Leslie’s parents?
That might’ve not been the best idea.
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