Regardless of what happens, there will not be a lack of Amber, I assure you.
That’s a Mom glare if ever there was one.
dklfjlksfjklfs amber you’re great
Yep, that kid’s gonna be alright.
Indeed. Amber has now developed full Mom powers. Her training is complete.
But if she were to join the dark side…
Well, why should Galasso spend money lighting the entire store?
…I don’t know what comic strip you’re reading, but in this one…she’s married to Mike, working for an evil toy store manager. (kinda sorta)
I think she’s there already.
“Comes with the boobs”
It’s kind of weird since I think Leslie is older than her or is that just in the Dumbing of Age universe.
Leslie and Amber are roughly the same age in the Walkyverse.
Thanks. I know professors can be young and in Leslie’s case she might be on her way to complete a PhD, but unless she was some wunderkind she’d have to be older than Amber and most of the students in Dumbing of Age.
This could be either wonderful or horrible.
It is as if christmas and my birthday made love and I’m waiting for the child to be born <3
and thus, Birthmas was born…
And here I thought it was either Captain Jesus or Santa Christ
Captain Jesus, he’s our hero! Gonna take pollution down to zero!
Santa Christ, Santa Christ, we all love Santa Christ!
He gives pancakes to orphans and…um…I don’t actually remember the lyrics!
He attoned for our sins and he also likes Pancakes! Santa Christ Santa Christ! He Hangs out with Mr. T and he also likes Pancakes! Santa Christ Santa Christ!
…It’s a good thing I believe God has a sense of humor or I’d feel really nervous loving that so much.
So, wait, they’re gonna get back together? I need the Robin squee pic to express my feelings.
I will DRAW you a robin sqee cuz this is my favorate couple of all time. ALL…TIME
Cuz this is my ideal Robin reaction.
Cant wait till when they come back in a few years and Donna can talk. That will be hilarious!
I…banged…yo…mawm… fo’ dis many! *holds up 5 fingers*
And….I…..banged…..yo…..pawp..fo’ dis many! *holds up 10 fingers*
I love last panel Amber’s face, it just seems so authoritative somehow, Mike better watch out.
This is Robin. Super-speed. Carefully control her sugar intake, and she could spend time in both places.
Give her all the sugar, She will race between locations so fast she will literally be in both places at the same time.
Give a her a huge amount of sugar and she could travel through time and space.
… where’s the like button for this section of the thread…?
If Amber was on the Titanic the ship wouldn’t sink!
Who was Amber shipping the Titanic with?
The Iceburg…my OTP
Against all odds, their love is the truest there is.
~Near… Far… Where-EEEEEEE-ver you are, I believe that the heart does, go on…
We’ll… stay… For-EEEEEee-ver this way, and you’re safe in my heart and, my heart will, go on, and… on…
*Ear-rr woorrm, ear-rr-rr wo-orm, ear wo-o-o-rm*
I REGRET NOTHING.
She’d give that iceberg A Look, and it would slink away shamefully.
The reason why Godzilla never attacks America is because Amber just gave him A Look.
the Amber care stare.
Amber is obviously fluttershy
Quick, someone get a basilisk to test her with.
Amber vs. that American from Final Wars?
I suddenly feel for little Donna.
See, Amber’s already a mom before Donna came along.
She’s been learning from the Golasso school of parenting. Now go forth and make love.
And Galasso shall watch.
and be utterly confused, and consistently interject with questions.
Amber is having none of your sass today missy.
Yay. Yeah. Just yay.
YEEEESSSSS yes good, thank you, yes, yes, yes, thank you Willis.
Was it as good for you as it was for me?
I’m getting a little worried. Amber and Mike are heading for greener pastures and Leslie and Robin could be getting back together. These are things I wanted which makes me think this series is coming to an end.
Willis has confirmed on Twitter that it’s not happening. (“I very much enjoy half my income!” Heh.) And besides, that still leaves a lot unresolved–Ethan’s toy collecting and whether or not it’s an addiction, Jacob’s gradually improving mental health and Roz’s feelings for him, Ken growing a spine, and Robin’s inability to approach situations responsibly all present clear and as of yet unresolved plot arcs. Hell, it’s starting to look like even Galasso might be building towards something.
Amber and Mike’s story is functionally over, but everyone else has futures that need to be determined.
At the very, very least, once Ethan quits the store to do stand-up full time, you can start panicking.
Not to mention, Malaya’s still alive. It can’t end this way and be considered in any way happy.
That’s cruel… but still so true.
That’s a relief. And I suppose I should’ve seen some sign a few weeks ago regarding Amber hiring Malaya. She’s a suitable replacement for Mike although who will be the new Amber? And for that matter who will be the new assistant manager?
I still am going to have issues enjoying Shortpacked without Amber.
If anything, he is clearing out the old characters to make room for the new ones, like Willis predicted himself a few years ago when in 2012 the comic would only be Ninja Rick killing spiders
I swear, the strip for Jan 1st 2015 had better be Ninja Rick killing a spider, or I will be very disappointed.
Well, Who do you think you are?
Not like you can jump three years into the future and find out. You’d need a time-traveling device. Preferably something compact, but spacious.
Raiser, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?????
Sorry, couldn’t resist going all Kamina there!
Well, I don’t see any alternative interpretations here: Leslie’s gonna ask Robin to come home. Responsible or not, Robin’s not had any time to get her own place.
So what will Robin’s response be?
ROBIN: (silent embrace)
ROBIN: I’m sorry. I want to. But I haven’t earned that yet.
ROBIN: WIIGII (runs out of room with Leslie in her arms)
ROBIN: Les… I do love you, but… aren’t we better as friends? Aren’t we more stable like, y’know, like this?
ROBIN: You want me to be your platonic roommate? Sure! There’s no way that can possibly lead to any complications!
ROBIN: (begins to smile. Suddenly we flash forward to a few days later. The entire city is in flames, and men, women and children line the streets, fighting over groceries with bricks. You see, if RUINING Leslie and Robin’s relationship brought about universal PEACE… RESTORING it blah blah blah universal WAR, etc.)
Robin: *squiggly smiles*
Robin: Kiss me you fool!
Robin: I’m not robin. I’m Sydney Yus trying to infiltrate the store again. But thsi went too far, I’m realizin’.
Robin could just take over the lease for Mike and Amber’s apartment couldn’t she? Don’t get me wrong I’m thrilled with the possibility that Robin/Leslie might be getting back together but Robin doesn’t have to move back in and maybe it would be better if she didn’t right away so they could take things slow.
I suppose that’s possible. I get the impression that the cast ends up living together so often out of economic necessity, because it’s not like Galasso pays them a fortune. Robin could probably make some extra bucks as an ex-politician on the public speaking circuit, but has shown no inclination to do so.
I think it’s less “necessity” than it is “incredible incentive”. Robin PAID OFF that house. It’s not just cheap housing, it’s FREE housing, and it’s pretty nice too. Hard to pass that up whether you “need” to or not. They could go live in apartments, but… why?
“ROBIN: (begins to smile. Suddenly we flash forward to a few days later. The entire city is in flames, and men, women and children line the streets, fighting over groceries with bricks. You see, if RUINING Leslie and Robin’s relationship brought about universal PEACE… RESTORING it blah blah blah universal WAR, etc.)”
I want this one. I don’t even care if it means the Walkyverse is destroyed, it would be hilarious.
ROBIN: Leslie, that’s real sweet of you, but I’ve already responded to this ad on Craigslist. Some guy named Arnold was looking for a fourth roommate after one moved out.
The look on Amber’s face in the second to last panel is my FAVORITEST EVAR expression you’ve drawn. You can judge the level of my sincerity by the percentage of letters I capitalized in the operative phrase.
amber? who cares, what about mike (JK). sending les to make up with robin is the most momiest thing amber will probably have to do until her kid is a teen, lol
Poor Leslie/Ethan in that first panel. It looks like it’s taking everything in them not to burst into tears.
I just imagined them literally bursting and leaving behind a puddle of tears.
Poor Zaph, doesn’t feel confortable being around Rose but has no where else to go.
Cuz they’re half siblings?
Wha-huh? *checks* Wait, how long have they been there and WHY?
I mean, kay, I get it, they’re technically Amber’s siblings, but she’s known them prolly since, what, the funeral?
You’re forgetting they’re also Mike’s co-workers.
That means they had to stand in the aisle.
Immune to criticism! Anybody see that coming?
I really want Robin and Leslie to be an item, and I don’t know why!
Hang on is this shipping? I think this is shipping.
This is what shipping feels like.
Yes, Good…Give in to the Shipping!!!
Yayayayayay! =D =D
Why are the McAwesome crew still wearing their uniform? we saw them at Amber’s Dad’s Funeral wearing normal clothing, it’s not like it’s the only thing they wear
They came straight from work, and as soon as the reception ends they’re leaving. They want to keep the store closed for as little a time as possible as not to disappoint their customers, and having to change extends the time the store needs to be closed.
Rose is actually wearing a very nice dress, as is Agatha.
But i don’t want “that” Amber.
I want the Amber who is married to Mike and have a daughter together
….i don’t want them to be put on a bus!!!
seriously one walkyverse couple is enough.
There seems to be a Conservation of Couples at Shortpacked!. So long as Amber and Mike are around and together no one else’s romance can last.
I think it’s because happy couples are boring for storytelling. No drama in a happy couple, and it’s clear that David wants these two to actually be happy.
I seem to remember a comic that did quite well focused on a happy couple
Are you kidding? As soon as they sealed their coupleness by getting married, the universe froze.
Willis is just taking pains to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Yeah, that’s why Willis wrote about one for five years uninterrupted by break-up or any such difficulty and still had it be interesting.
Happy coupling doesn’t mean the members of the couple can’t still have drama with other people, nor does “happy” mean “absolutely no conflict whatsoever between the two.”
Ha! High five
Amber’s got this mom thing down already!
To be fair, managing Shortpacked is probably similar to taking care of a bunch of kids…
I just realized that Mike will also be leaving like 2 days after the fact. And he’s been my favorite every since I got started with Shortpacked back in year 1 (‘hey, the storyline of this Batman joke comic is pretty interesting’ times). And then he became even more of my favorite after reading the entire (free) Roomies/J&W archive. So… shit. Do not want him to disappear.
Ever not every. My sadness is apparently affecting my grammar glands immediately.
Grammar glands sound disgusting.
Do they, like, leak pedants and condescencion when they’re inflamed?
Some people have it removed when it gets inflamed from too many typos. They can live pretty much normally, but lack the ability to tell the difference between the yours, theirs, and its pairs forever more.
I’ll be honest–I’m loving the Amber/Mike plot, and what’s being done with it, but I’m just a weensy bit disappointed that we’re not getting a good look at the SEMME folks’ interactions with the Shortpacked! employees. Ah well. Plenty of time for this when the scene proper ends, and hopefully the reception won’t just cut off there and we’ll get to see Joe meet Faz or Malaya and Billie hit it off or some such nonsense.
I love the Mike/Amber relationship – I loved Mike as a father and now I’m sad to see them go. Amber sans Mike and Mike sans Amber isn’t the same and I will be stubbornly shipping them in DoA until I cry because alternative universes don’t work like that! (Even though I also love the Danny/Amazigirl pairing – just don’t leave Mike alone!!)
No DoA must be Mike and Joyce.
actually i think i like Mike/Sarah, for all the hatefucks.
I don’t know why, but it makes me very happy that Zaph and Rose were invited/were able to make the wedding.
I hope those two kids turn out alright. I feel for them.
You’ve made me feel for two incidental background joke characters. Damn you, Willis.
If you want to break your brain, Mike was originally an incidental background joke character. Chew on that for a bit.
Yeah, that’s the look my Mom gives me. All the time.
Did Amber just give Leslie a Stop Being An Idiot And Les Her The Fuck Up stare? Complete with the Directing Finger Of Immediate Action? When did Amber become awesome?
Quick, file a patent for that stare!
please let this mean Robin is getting her lesbian back. I mean I don’t mind any other way but it would be pretty rad.
Oh dont be such a tease Willis. This is leading up to Shortpakced! East and you know it.
Robin DeSanto – Now available as an adverb
I hate to say it, but if Amber and Mike leave, I’ll probably stop reading.
That’s what I said yesterday. And yet, I keep reading, you keep reading…
Who knows how long this will go on, this hilarious mourning.
But yeah…meh? Without Mike, there’s like…nothing to look forward to. Now I don’t have my conscience saying “if you don’t read shortpacked today I’ll do your mom for a nickel.”
So now I don’t have to read shortpacked. It’s like I have free will now, or something, but I’m too lazy to use it
Lol that sounds whack
And yes, Mike is my conscience.
To hell with a lack of Amber, I can’t LIVE without regular doses of Mike! (and neither can my mom, for a nickle, har-har) There sure as HELL better not be a lack of mike!
Never has a webcomic ever made me have both silly happy and all melty sad feelings concurrently. Had to explain to wife (not a reader) why I was moaning sad destraught things, 6 in the bloody morning, at yesterday’s comic. Amber STARE has somewhat made up for it. That my wife understood when I showed her today’s strip. Only the spouse’s stare easily would freeze Palpatine’s dark evil heart.
I do not approve of a future which lacks Mike. I hope you throw in strips from their Shortpacked store once they move.
Everybody’s too happy and everything’s going too well! Is the Walkyverse going to collapse or something? And in the Dumbiverse, there’s more happy relationships… I think someone has created a new drama tag and left it unpulled. One for each universe.
So, what’s Galasso looking at in the first panel? Sal’s … posterior?
Yes, but Galasso wouldn’t know what to do with it.
Angle seems off, looks more like Robin’s posterior or Joe’s crotch to me.
I honestly don’t care about Amber. I’m worried about a lack of Mike. I enjoy that character a great deal. As far as I’m concerned we don’t see enough of him as is.
You know, that’s a really hot wedding dress. Are they supposed to be that sexy?
Pointing power infiltrates another webcomic.
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