Today’s my birthday. Let’s celebrate with self-destructive actions.
Class act, that Stacy O’Malley.
Whatever, dude. She’s a free agent!
‘Hey man, how’s it going?’
‘Oh. Okay. Quit smoking.’
‘Ah… Okay… Want to go smoke?’
‘My break is in 15 minutes.’
‘Okay, but we have to get naked and sweaty to do it.’
‘This comparison has gone off the tracks a bit.’
Hey smoking is the after-sex past time, IMAGINE THAT WITH WILLIS
Happy birthday Willis!
Smoking after sex with willis?
Nah, this isn’t the really creepy would-be-date-rapist behavior of Roz, this is just genuine interest. If he’d said no, she’d be disappointed but respectful.
As for Jacob, having sex with the same person on a longer timeline might be good for him. He’s a fairly moral guy, from what we’ve seen, just with a terribly addictive personality. Maybe he needs someone to help keep his addictions in check.
Or maybe he just wants the next best thing to Amber…to which I say…meh. They’re both up for it.
Roz is a would-be date rapist? Did I miss something?
Seriously. I don’t get the Roz hate.
Yes, it was destructive. And yes, she may have know he was an addict.
But you know what? He enjoyed it. He seemed to break down willingly enough. She didn’t have to push very hard.
Just because he rolled around in his addiction for a while doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy it while it lasted.
He didn’t look to be enjoying it. And she completely dismissed his issues and feelings while doing it and just took advantage of it.
If it had been a guy in that same situation – a girl saying she really didn’t want to, even though yes, she was really attracted to him. It wasn’t a good idea. Please, don’t do this.
And the guy yells at her and berates her until she gives in, upset and self hating…
You think that’s a good thing?
I don’t. And I give guys as much respect as I give girls.
I should also note…I got the vibe that Roz has some very serious issues of her own. Mind-fuckery aside, she was genuinely broken at the idea that someone who WAS NOT A VIRGIN and who ENJOYED SEX would not want to have sex with her.
It does not excuse her behavior in the least; it was an abhorrent thing to do. But if Willis does want to rehabilitate her, it does give him some serious mental issues to use while doing it.
I feel bad for her. I’d still have punched her if I walked into the room to here her abusively berating a casual acquaintance for saying “no”
Saying no is the hard part for an addict…
Should I feel depressed? Is that the right emotion here?
Yeah, I think that’s it.
Personally I would say no.
I’m with Amber on her mother pretty much being entitled to a little guilt free sex after the kind of life she’s had, and considering Jacobs general approach to life I think he is a little dishonest with himself and others when he says he is a sex addict. He has a profoundly addictive personality, possibly to the point where it could be considered one of the more exotic forms of OCD. Just saying he’s a sex addict is kind of sweeping everything else he does under the carpet in my opinion.
I mean the man collects pizza boxes for gods sake.
That aside the profoundly midwestern double “oh” in panel 2 and 3 is like a maple coated fresh from fargo time machine for me.
Isn’t it so nice of you to complete brush over a sex-addicts problem and ignore that sleeping with Amber’s mom is a return to self-destructive behavior and Amber’s mom should have never asked him when she found out.
The description even says it’s self-destructive!
That being said –
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIS! (It is really your birthday right? I’m bad with dates and wouldn’t know…)
Who knows, they might actually feel something for each other, and this could develop into a relationship, which would be good for Jacob.
I think the second “Oh” is the realization of what that has to do with her.
SEX SEX SEX is all he thinks about…
He’s not a retail assistant, he’s a very naughty boy.
Stacy is a mom and she’s got it going on.
Beat me to it.
That’s where I got the name!
You cunning evil mastermind, you.
I don’t suppose the sign between them in panel 1 is meant to be some sort of subliminal warning, like the “Her ->” and “Alien” hints in It’s Walky?
I’m on to you! You’re up to something!
Aw dammit. I covered up the “enter.” That would have been hilarious.
It was implied…?
Somehow I missed those references in my archive binge. Care to point them out?
Don’t have links and can’t do a whole archive binge at work, but there were two clever instances of background foreshadowing that I recall. I may have some small details misremembered.
The first was the Semme member Allen standing in front of a backboard that showed an alien in a way that made it look like the text was indicating him. Sure enough, Allen turned out to be an alien in disguise.
The second was when Joe was developing feelings for a girl he’d only ever met online. He talks about her while in the checkout line at the supermarket. A magazine behind him said “Her” on it with an arrow pointing to the girl running the register, who thought he was a pig. Of course, it turned out that she was the online girlfriend.
And Happy Birthday Willis!! Long may you reign.
The cake is…
…overrated! eat birthday pie instead.
In his FAAAAAAAACE.
Seems all anticlimactic. I was expecting more with these two meeting again.
I’m pretty sure there’ll be a climax.
God, I hope I’m the first person to get this joke in.
Happy birthday Mr. Willis.
So exactly how much time has elapsed since she was berating Amber for not being married while pregnant?
Pretty sure she’s not planning on getting pregnant. I don’t think her problem was premarital sex as much as out-of-wedlock birth.
I think it also has to do with out of wedlock birth WHILE ENGAGED.
My vibe on Stacy is she probably would have thought it, but kept her mouth shut, if Amber had been having problems. But Amber is happily engaged, and Mom just can’t see why she can’t move the wedding up to have everything done “properly.”
That’s what I getting here. She not pissed at a grandkid. She’s not pissed that Amber is getting married (that helps with the first, I’m sure, in her head).
She just doesn’t UNDERSTAND why, if they ARE getting married and they are having a kid, why they can’t just wrap things up a little more cleanly. Any day is as good as the next, but there are more important things here!
Besides, Stacy is very likely well past her fertile years.
He can wait until his break? That is progress!
And Happy Birthday!
Should I be happy or disappointed? Hard to tell.
Just realized that, between Jacob and Amber’s dad, Stacy is drawn to sex addicts. (I’m assuming from his behavior that Mr. O’Malley is some sort of sex addict)
Actually, I’d say Amber’s dad was a control addict; his ability to get women into his bed was just one facet of that, his hyper control and abuse of wife and daughter were another.
Stacy might like Jacob just because he seems so “helpless” in the face of his lust.
That’s a good theory.
So…is Jacob going to get Stacy pregnant on his break?
He’s going to get O’Malley in the alley.
He’s going to get Stacy in the face-y.
Maybe for Jacob, going from random sexual encounters with strangers to repeated encounters with a coworker’s mom IS progress.
Add in the fact that everybody knows now, which takes away some of the “forbidden” factor, and this could be the healthiest relationship he’s been in for a while!
Not to mention Stacy as well.
If he’s just sleeping with one person, on a semi-consistant basis, how is that NOT progress over sleeping with crowds of random women? That’s almost a girlfriend! And it’s totally ok to have sex with your (almost) girlfriend, right?
Especially as it appears he’ll actually go back to work after his break (rather then quit and… not come out of his room for months).
Jacob, you and I need to have a talk
Hey… You wanna… do it?
Jacob and Stacy become a permanent couple, get married, and now Jacob has a crush on his stepdaughter, who is older than he is.
C’mon, tell me you wouldn’t want to read that twisted storyline.
I read that as “c’mon, tell me you wouldn’t want to fap to that sexy storyline.”
I’ve always wondered why Stacy’s glasses stop existing at her nose.
Now I know it’s because Jacob fucked them off.
Weird, that’s how I celebrate my birthday too. Though, my self destructive activities ussually revolve aroud over eating.
Happy birthday. Self-destructive birthday activities are the most fun…as long as you commit to bearing the consequences yourself.
Once you go black, ya keep comin’ back. I’m sure he’s only good cuz he had SO MUCH practice
Maybe he’s good because he is loving and appreciative in a way her husband never was?
That can’t be it. It has sound reasoning and doesn’t involve stereotypes
It is kind of a good question how Jacob is in the sack. The fact that Stacy wants more, plus the relative attractiveness of the girls who used to come out of his room indicates that he wasn’t bad, at least. Though we don’t know if anybody else came back besides Stacy. But I’m wondering, does the sex addiction have an effect one way or another on him being caring and giving in bed? If he’s addicted simply to getting off, that might indicate he’d be all about his own pleasure- but if he wants the intimacy, maybe he’s genuinely caring and loving.
Okay, way too much thought into Jacob’s sex life.
And yeah, stereotypes are fun too, nothing wrong with that (except the obvious)!
a better question is…how is Stacy in the sack. Stacy is prolly 3 times his age but he won’t hesitate to do her again sober.
Happy birthday, and thanks for chatting at ECCC! I should have asked you what it was you tried to put into Recordicons in Cybertronian script that Hasbro axed, it’s been bugging me now…
Oh, they didn’t axe it! It ran as intended. They just wanted to know what it said in case I was writing profanity or racial epithets or something. The Recordicons article on TFWiki should give a translation.
Doesn’t matter had Sex!!!!!
She put a bag on my head!
I think all the good puns have already been made here.
“Mrs. Malley, are you trying to seduce me?”
“Aw hell yeah!”
Happy birthday David. Self destruction is the best birthday.
Really? that’s the punchline? an addict is relapsing? I know this joke isn’t unprecedented, I guess addiction just happens to fall in my “Not Funny” pile.
On a brighter note, the “Do Not Enter” sign *is* clever.
Sometimes a punchline isn’t the end of a joke. It’s just the line that delivers the punch.
In this case, it looks like that punch with be of the donkey variety.
*googles “donkey punch”*
And just think, fourteen years ago you were celebrating witith self-pity. You’ve come a long way, dude.
Dammit Stacy. You are making me unhappy right now.
Hey man, she’s in mourning. Kinda.
TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? No way, mine is tomorrow! How awesome is that? (happy birthday)
Happy Birthday Willis!
On the bright side, the more Amber’s mom acts unpleasant the more Amber’s behaviour makes sense and the more I can like her again.
Happy birthday, Walky! You’ve managed to add another year’s worth of depravity to the Internet without attracting the attention of local or national law enforcement.
Happy Birthday! I read your comics everyday and I love them so much! I hope today’s super great for you! =D
Happy Walky! Birthday!
Reminds me of Jake Thackray’s “Ballade of Billy Kershaw,” about a good-looking young man who dedicates his life to…. pleasing neglected older women. Maybe Jason could use his powers for good?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. WILLIS~!
celebrate with self-destructive actions.
I don’t have to listen to you! In fact, you know what? I’m apologizing! Right here!
Several weeks ago I got in an acrimonious argument with several other commenters on your blog and I got angry and took it out on you sniping rather nastily despite the fact you’d been staying out of it. That was wholly unjustified and rightly makes me a total ass. Even moreso since I’ve resolved to be more co-op and less PVP with people as a self-improvement thing — I should have simply recused myself from the conversation.
Further, I’ve been sulking childishly and avoiding apologizing even though I knew I should. This is appallingly immature.
Anyway– I apologize and resolve to do better in the future! Screw your celebration of self-destructive behavior!
SELF-ACTUALIZATION 2012, TAKE OWNERSHIP OF YOU!
Upon reflection, telling you to screw yourself whilst apologizing to you may not have been a well-thought-out life choice.
…also Happy Birthday.
Why must I regret everything?
Probably because you’re a dumbass.
Hey, while you are on this wonderful journey of self discovery, it might be good to remove the terms ‘Co-op’ and ‘PVP’ when not talking about a game.
It… might be worth considering.
And no, I’m not trying to pick a fight or anything.
But those terms are so expressive for this particular situation!
No, I’m with you. Those are very good terms, and if we could all view life as a little more co-op and a little less PVP we might someday have real peace on earth.
I wonder if Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on…
Happy birthday sir, though I have you beat by a single day…minus an indeterminate number of years.
I didn’t realize MONSTERS had birthdays…
Happy Belated Birthday Mr Willis!
As someone who knows real sex addicts, a recovering sex addict having sexual intercourse with someone when not in a relationship isn’t an issue. It’s needing to have sex all of the time non-stop with different people that they are fixing.
He’s probably been doing nothing at all so this could help relieve some tension.
._. I am very disappointed in him. And her. But I hope they have fun.
Oh Stacy…and Jacob. Also happy belated birthday! April 3rd my birthday too and always enjoy chaos onnmy birthday.
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