… but for me, it was Tuesday.
Was NOT expecting that
Oh my God I get it now
That wasn’t supposed to post there damn iPhone
OT; but today it randomly occurred to me whilst perusing the older SP!Joe comics that’s he’s basically one good abduction from being Iron Man. I mean, genius engineer, cynical playboy, industrial millionaire, check, check, check. He seems to have a computer butler. He’s built a sentient flying car; he’s fought aliens. A giant flying mecha suit would kind of be his thing.
I wouldn’t describe Joe as “cynical”. The computer butler is another sentient flying car.
He has built mecha suits (as you know, seeing as you know he fought aliens), but the kind you drive, not the kind you wear, and not for him.
Joe already *did* build giant flying mech suits.
I seem to remember at least one SEMME girl (not sure who), but maybe she died.
I feel like there was at least 2 + but maybe I’m wrong.
There was one couple that died in each other’s arms. I’d find it, but Its Walky’s website only seems to link to the very beginning. It was in the final showdown.
…Dude, “next” button. Everything’s there.
It was Mandy and Grace.
True, but I don’t really want to “next” through the entire archive for one comic.
There’s a search function, and archives by storyline.
Alright, I apparently didn’t notice the search link.
Was it Guns? Whoever it was, they died together. I remember being sad about it.
Grace and Mandy, and yeah, they’re both dead.
I shoulda remembered that, it being…my name…and all…
Isn’t Daisy still standing? What’s she doing these days?
Last I remember, she was suffering from PTSD. I don’t recall her appearing after that.
Isn’t she working at McAwesome’s?
Or was that Agatha? Or… damned if I know
Yeah that’s Agatha.
Maybe new-hire Lucy like the ladies?
DAAAAAAAAAMN YOUUUUUUU WILLIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSS
But.. Leslie!!!! Robin!!! NOOOOOOO!!!
Oh, is this the official “Damn you Willis” thread? Ok.
DAMN YOU WILLIS!
Seriously though, I am pretty sad about this
Now that’s a twist. I thought Robin was just being nice. Poor Leslie. She doesn’t really have anyone and Amber will soon be moving away.
There’s always Malaya.
Having Malaya is worse than being alone
Pretty sure they already tried that and it didn’t work.
I meant as a friend y’all.
And I reiterate:
“Having Malaya is worse than being alone”
Thanks for saving me the trouble
Poor Lesbian…I’m pretty bummed things didn’t go as planned for her. Totally ruined this beautiful wedding.
Nah, it didn’t ruin it! Her friends got married and stuff!
Yeah, she looks thrilled!
Billie’s spoken for though a threesome is somewhat expected.
Leslie wouldn’t be attracted Danny though, so his involvement would have to be minimal.
He could just watch.
And then, of course, Joe tries to come with and his and Robin’s thing falls like a house of cards.
Or they all realize that an orgy is the best way to work out this sexual frustrations. All implied…since that’ll be a tad explicit (and hard to draw)
You’ve seen Fifteen (or: Crisis on Infinite Walkyverses), right? Willis seems to enjoy inflicting madness upon himself these days.
Because that solution worked so well in Chasing Amy!
Didn’t it? Banky went on to a somewhat lucrative career and ended up with Hooper. Alyssa got a new girlfriend. Hell, Holden ended up with that sweetass loft. I’d say Holden making a game-breaking move just made things collapse that much quicker so that they could all move on with their lives.
Hmm, interesting point.
Billie’s also, y’know, MARRIED. Danny’s reaction is gonna be fun, I think.
Also, weird seeing Walky being so cavalier about Ruth’s death. She was his babysitter too.
It’s hard to get mad when a hot chick frenches your wife, that’s for sure.
It’s hard to get mad, but it’s mad easy to get hard.
Normally I would apologize but my gravatar is two Joes so I think I’m excused…
Its easy to get hard when youre mad? Wierdo
I’m Mike, clearly.
I think that if I came home to a ‘hot chick’ frenching my wife, I would get mad, it would be easy, and I don’t think I would be turned on by it.
1) It’s been a long time since it happened
2) He hadn’t seen her since he was small
3) He’s kind of fought a war since then
4) She seemed to be doing okay when he met her in the afterlife
2) No; Walky wasn’t taken into SEMME until sometime in high school, and went to high school with Billie. If Billie was keeping in touch Walky probably was too.
4) Which he can’t remember, according to Willis.
Those other points make sense, though.
I feel bad for Leslie, but she’s partly to blame for this. Robin made a good faith effort to patch things up, but she can’t be expected to wait on Leslie forever without moving on. Also, being mostly straight, Robin might be better off with Joe. Leslie might also be better off with someone who hasn’t hurt her so badly. Also, she still has the house.
Good points all, but this is still so painful to watch.
Pretty much my thought exactly. I don’t think Leslie’s really missing Robin so much as just feeling overall lonely, though. It’s difficult being single NOT by choice when all your friends are pairing up.
But yeah, Robin shouldn’t have to wait forever. I’m actually kinda happy to see this development, remembering she really liked Joe back in the day. Kinda nice to see something might come of it after all.
Wait, so Billie didn’t die, did she? It was the babysitter, right? I haven’t read Joyce & Walky, though I plan to soon.
*Looks at above comments* Oh, the babysitter was Ruth? Man, it’s been a while.
…Dude, we just saw Billie alive and well two weeks ago.
Clones. Robot Clones. Twin Robot Clones.
Two out of three of those are perfectly plausible in the Walkyverse, so I’ll give you that.
Billie jean is not my lover!
“Jean”iffer Billingsworth. Heh.
I have no pity for Leslie. A few comics ago, Leslie wanted to banish Robin to Colorado, now she’s upset Robin’s moved on to someone else? If Les has no self respect, why should I respect her?
She has an amazing rack.
I might be wrong, but I think she was hoping Robin was staying. That’s what I got at least.
I’m trying to find this “a few comics ago” thing you’re mentioning…
I think she’s mentioning Leslie seemingly having no issue with Amber and Mike taking Robin with.
But she had a HUGE issue with it! That was the single point of the entire day’s comic!
Such is the nature of the comments section here.
Incidentally, is Ethan going grey?
I figure the dude’s in his mid-30s. It’s gonna happen. (Happened to me.)
I was making a point about the tendency towards obliviousness in the comments section. “Is Ethan going grey” is a question Willis has been bombarded with since the character model got changed.
Ah, gotcha. Mea culpa.
Did I completely miss the meaning of this:
Seems to me she’s begging Amber to take Robin with her, and Amber, after first thinking she was joking, and realizing she’s not, telling Leslie to drop the issue.
Yeah, you kinda missed the meaning there. She’s finally worked around to forgiving Robin, was worried she’d never see her again if Amber and Mike brought her with them, Amber noticed this and was all “Eh, we’ll manage without her”, Leslie tried to be all “No-no, I was just wondering” and Amber just makes one of those faces moms make when they can smell your bullshit from a mile away.
She’s not begging Amber to take Robin. She’s worried that Amber might take Robin. A little denial when Amber sees through the motivation, and then the unspoken dialogue “You go talk to her right now, young lady!”
Wow… you completely misread the situation.
Man, I just got Leslie’s last line. Dying sounds good to her. Cheesus.
My thought process for what she meant was more that Joe’s just made out with the babysitter, and thus he can die. Which still isn’t a healthy attitude, but… Yeah. Mind you, I may be reading this completely wrong.
…Robin’s not the babysitter. Ruth is the babysitter. Billie made out with Ruth. Ruth’s dead.
I’m not sure what the hell you’re talking about.
Go back a couple comics to Leslie’s talk with Amber. She refers to Robin as “the babysitter”.
But anyone whose been reading the comic knows that Robin is Donna’s babysitter. Walky clearly is referring to his and Billie’s babysitter.
I like your explanation better than the one I believe.
I think the real winner here is decompressed storytelling.
What about that Squad Joe was shacking up with for a while there? They seemed rather open to both ides of the fence.
They didn’t ALL die, did they?
Marcie, I think, was the only one left alive, and she’s with Jason (if she survived her recent hospital visit. The fact that she’s not at this wedding doesn’t say good things.) I know Grace, Guns, and Mandy all died. Not sure what happened to Sierra/Tootsi.
The fact that Marcie’s not there doesn’t necessarily mean she didn’t survive the hospital visit, it could just mean she and Jason aren’t together anymore. After all, she was never really that close to the rest of the crew, Mike in particular, so she probably wouldn’t have been invited to the wedding unless she was someone’s “plus one”.
And let’s be honest:
It’s MIKE. how many of his surviving former co-workers want to see him again, much less go to his wedding? Some of those poor sons of bitches, they see him again and WHOA PTSD CITY. Above and beyond the fact that He is An Asshole and Nobody Liked Him. I was half surprised any of the IW cast would come, other than “this I gotta see”.
Which is weird, because there are people here who in all likelyhood have met him exactly once, at the Walky wedding.
What I want to know is, how did Walky find out that Billie and Ruth made out? Billie may have told maybe only one or two people about it, and I doubt Walky would have been one of them.
She did more than make out, but that’s the version Walky was told.
…why even is there a version Walky was told?
My guess is that fighting aliens together kind of made them closer.
They were already pretty close. They grew up together, after all. But I would think that, after not hearing from him for as long as she did, “Ruth’s dead” would take precedence over “I made out with Ruth”, and telling him after would be nothing but awkward.
Perhaps she let it slip accidentally? I dunno.
Huh? I thought that the whole Billie and Ruth thing wasn’t canon? The whole text about what is and isnt allowed in mainstream comics during that strip made me think it was a joke that was pointing it out or something. And yeah, how the hell would Walky know about it?
Also I always thought that was a weird scene, neither characters ever gave any indications for having romantic attractions to each other let alone the same sex. Also, making out with someone who used to be your babysitter? Its like wanting to make out with an older relative, I could never get over that scene it was just so out of the blue for me.
Sorry, Leslie, I love you and all, and I totally ‘ship you with Robin but this is what happens when you break up with someone and then push them away repeatedly afterward, eventually they start looking elsewhere.
What’s with the blame game? I mean, sure, yeah, it’s not strange to think Robin would find somebody else, but Les had no reason to think she -had-, and plenty of reason to think a reconciliation was impending.
Do you always respond to people’s heartbreak by going “Well, sorry, but you should’ve known better.”?
Who’s blaming, there’s no blaming, nobody’s at fault. Just saying this is what happens when you take so long to just go for it. She waited too long and she missed out.
Nevertheless, it is still very distressing to see an ex make out with someone else. You can move on, and insist repeatedly on not getting back together, but it still hurts to see your ex with another person. It’s a part of life.
Am I the only one freaking out about the new layout/colorscheme!?
Like, holy hell I’m panicking! @.@
What new layout/colorsch-(hits F5) -HOLY CRAP!
…What color is that…?
Glad to see that I’m not the only one.
Aaaaaand NOW the RuthxBillie makeout is canon. Since that set of comics are so satirical I never thought there’d be a definitive answer on whether they were real or just a gag like the April Fools strips. I’m loving the new clarifications about past events we’ve been getting since the anniversary.
Also does Leslie in panel four remind anyone else of a sad Charlie Brown?
Robin has…alluded…to them before. I don’t think we were ever supposed to think they weren’t canon.
Maybe not. Though I recall that Walkypedia said “may have” in their entries and I think I’ve seen debate before about whether it was just a gag. I don’t remember these allusions though, I don’t suppose you remember what storyline that was in?
But, I mean, that’s just a nod, and a brief one. It’s not like Willis himself said that it was canon, in, I dunno, the 116th page of some sort of Roomies! book.
I kid, I can see why the sarcastic comments might’ve thrown you for a loop, and you can’t have been expected to buy the book. But rest assured, the ambiguity was unintended. It happened.
I agree with Giovanni, that really took me for a loop as well. It just seemed forced to me, real out of nowhere.
Huh, didnt remember that strip, thanks for the info Wack’d.
And of course we also get Ruth/Billie sharing a beer with a good deal of tension of some sort or another in the other universe…
DoA!Ruth is bored/lonely and DoA!Billie is just coming down from having thoroughly pissed herself. There is no tension (yet). You heard it here.
Don’t give in to Billie’s siren call Leslie. Go and tell Robin how you feel.
Leslie will never do that, because she wants Robin to be happy and likely thinks she is, even if she really isn’t. That’s how this sort of thing tends to go because people in love behave irrationally and tend to hurt themselves.
Give her every reason to accept that you’re for real.
When you see your ex with someone else at a party or on a date at the same restaurant as you, do you approach them and tell them how uncomfortable you feel, or that you wish the two of you would get back together? No, that would be awkward for everyone involved.
Robin has literally just gotten together with Joe as of five seconds ago, though. (I mean, yes, these are feelings that she’s had before, but it’s been years.) I actually do think it’s a good idea for Leslie to go to Robin and tell her how she feels. Because maybe she’s totally moved on, but wouldn’t it suck if she hadn’t and Leslie never said anything to let her know it was a possibility? Especially since, even if this thing with Joe doesn’t last, she’s likely to be in Denver when it ends if Leslie doesn’t at least tell her she doesn’t want Robin to leave?
This. Sorry Joe, but Leslie has priority.
How? They’ve been broken up for a while now!
How does Leslie have priority? The only priority she has right now is that she is the character we’re focusing on right now. Leslie is annoyingly passive, but in this case that’s the right move — growing up sucks, seeing your ex move on sucks, but jumping on Robin right now is entirely the wrong move (and there’s no way to confront her right now that wouldn’t be “jumping on her”). In a little while, when they’re not at someone’s wedding, she could say something, but stepping away from the situation and finding someone else is entirely the right move.
You still have a chance Leslie! Joe will be down with his girlfriend also having a girlfriend!
Wait, right before Billie died or the babysitter did?
The baby sitter, Walkyverse Ruth died during Rommies.
To be a little more clear Ruth was Walky and Billie’s Babysitter. A few months before she died (Actually written an drawn during or after It’s Walky I’m not sure which) Billie and Ruth made with the lesbian sex.
Yeah, that storyline was part of Roomies! Redux, which fits neatly somewhere between Christmas 1998 and Ruth’s demise, but was written towards the end of 2004, as It’s Walky was winding down.
Oh. That would explain why in that strip you showed that Robin refers to them as girlfriends. (“an’ then you marry her girlfriend”) Although I had no idea that Billie and Ruth were in a relationship after that night (figured it was a one night stand/let us not speak of this again moment). Unless she was just using girlfriend as a word for a girl whos a friend.
Oh god, more drama incoming!
Sir, we have no emergency boats and the ship’s been locked!
sorry to say this but… we cannot escape Drama.
Which ship, Joe/Robin or Leslie/Robin?
this shall be the greatest ship to ship battle since the Consititution vs the Guerriere.
I see this type of thing in real life all the time, one person forcefully kicks someone out of their life relationship wise, then gets upset when the person finally moves on…. Like what was Leslie expecting? Robin to stay single and wait for her with a perma-torch and a lonely life? Can’t really want that if you actually care about the person.
On the bright side, this was a long time in the works and I am happy to finally see it. Joe turned into a great guy, Robin went through a ton of character development arcs… they deserve to be happy with each other. I don’t get why everyone is so upset about that.
I’m pretty sure she was just hoping Robin would carry that torch for five minutes longer than she apparently did.
I’m just reading this in an “I just saw my ex make out with someone else, I’m super mad and jealous and I gotta do something” kind of way, not a “oh and I was hoping my ex and I were going to hook up!” kind of way.
I think the implication of “it’s okay if I die after making out”–not to mention Leslie’s expressions through the entire strip–strongly suggest heartbroken rather than mad.
Not too much that’s new to say about this one, except that I’m glad Les was smart enough to stay long enough to make sure she saw what she thought she saw. A wacky misunderstanding over a friend-kiss would’ve only been fun for a little while.
I’m expecting the “Leslie and Billie” idea to be just a one-off gag for continuity wonks, but it could certainly be really funny if it isn’t.
The “Leslie and Daisy” idea could have more legs. Daisy is an outcast at this point, and was hella athletic last we saw her, two factors that appeal to Les. However, if she’s at the wedding we’ve been given no sign. She hasn’t been a part of Walky’s or Robin’s social circle since the demise of SEMME, probably because it’s not worth hanging around people who remind her of her past.
All in all, it looks like Leslie has decided “anything with a vagina will do,” at least for right now, so maybe it’s pointless to guess at her immediate sexual future.
Given that Danny and Billie are here in spite of, in all likeliness, only having met Amber and Mike once and having no real reason to stay in touch. Granted, I’m not sure being in Mike or Amber’s social circles would be traumatizing for them, so it’s less of a stretch, but we seem to be operating under “it’s an anniversary so if they’re not dead they’re here” logic.
“Anything with a vagina will do?” …oh dear, with the poor Lesliebian’s luck, she’s going to fall head over heels with a girl only to discover at the last moment she’s a pre-op transgirl.
I’m trying to imagine a female character who might be at this wedding and be a pre-op transsexual and nothing springs to mind.
…I made a Joe gravatar just because he was a major plot point last time. And I was really planning on sticking to Year One characters, because otherwise the floodgates just explode and suddenly I’m making gravatars for friggin’ Ken.
But damn if I’m not getting the urge to make Billie and Ruth gravatars right now.
That wasnt actually in the comic right? I dont even remember reading about it in the Comic…
There you go!
Oh wow, I so missed that for all the adorableness involved.
…There’s hope for me yet!
All I can think is”dear god someone needs to make a chart that tells us about all the characters and their paths because this is just stupid.
also, the wedding thing was something you needed to pay for, wasn’t it? :/
You need to pay for about five years of backstory, yeah.
There used to be a wiki but it’s gone now.
Or you could like read the old stuff. It’s easier than making a chart.
Oh no what an onerous burden it is to have to read all these entertaining comics
Whatever shall we do
Let’s be fair, here, Roomies! is…er…
I guess “entertaining” works, yeah.
…We’re gonna need a bigger chalkboard.
I think it was but I don’t know when.
Embrace the Continuity. Let it consume you.
So basically David Willis is like Emporer Palapitine? Pow-ah! Unlimited POW-AH!!!
As someone who has only read the Shortpacked portion of this site, I feel compelled to state that this comment section in its entirety should’ve had some kind of spoiler tag >_>
Sorry about that. We have some pretty dedicated fans who really know how to hold on to their knowledge of fiction. Sure, its like a soap opera and Willis just dangles the drama before us like a carrot over a donkeys head, and we beg for more as we chat about it amongst ourselves. Pity us!
It is seriously beyond weird seeing a scene between Walky & Leslie…I know they’re in the same universe, but it feels like they’re from different worlds. That being said, I could get used to this!
The look of the second panel is fantastic.
poor leslie every one else got some what a happy ending but she gets nothing but have to now restort to rebound hurting sex robin is a fool
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