That first smile. Memories
And they’re even featuring classic Amber, with creepy forced smile.
It’s strange how much everything changes and stayed the same all at once…
And she’s growing her hair out again
I’m having flashbacks D=
You should see a doctor about that.
Nah it’s perfectly natural as a woman reaches a certain age.
Hehehehe…. Menopause jokes.
Read your screen-name. My brain filled in “..Jesus loves you more than you will know. Whoh whoh whoh…” I think I suffered genre whiplash.
C’mon. Let’s put a smile on that face.
c’mon get happy!!!
Get down with the sickness!
Why so serious?
And how it began, is how it shall begin again.
The wheel weaves as the wheel wills. The wheel turns, and ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth comes again
Aarrgh! I had forgotten AMoL was still months away until I read that. Now I’m looking at the calendar… 13 weeks and 1 day. DARNIT!
I can’t wait that long!
Cool-but-unusable Mew card?
I am friggin’ shocked that someone got that reference.
I may or may not have been obsessed with that movie as a kid.
oh my look at this, a callback to an older time.
S’pose that’s how much smile the callback requires.
Holy callback, Batman!
Awww dang. If only we’d known what Amber would’ve become…
Amber, I don’t know why you’re smiling at us, we can’t help you.
“But where would I find such a man? Why am I asking you?”
That’s right, smile. Smile! … OH GOD!
I said smile, not… whatever the hell that is! Just… close your mouth. Close it. NOW.
Ciiircle of liiiiii~fe
Side note. Super weird to see my home city’s skyline like that. Cool.
Full of Barbies, and Legos, and whatever Colorado’s version of Hot Wheels Guy is!
They’re gonna hold off on Transformers and DC figures for a bit, to help with the homesickness.
I think Amber grew out her hair for the sole purpose of this being even more of a callback.
*plays The Police’s “Driven to Tears” on the Muzak*
Knowing something big’s coming, I think this not being a story week just might kill me. Stop being such a damn tease, Willis!
“I’m sad Willis is writing out Amber and Mike.”
- a bunch of people last week
“I’m sad Willis is writing out everyone else and we have moved to a shortpacked far far away without Ethan and an all-new cast.”
I think she’s channeling Robert Downey Jr.:
DoA!Amber: Doesn’t make the rules, just lives in fear of them.
Shortpacked!Amber: Makes the rules, and lives in fear of making them.
DoA!Amber: Is the night, Is vengeance.
Is the batteries that are not included?
Joe: “And don’t worry, we’ll be replacing that old SEMMF sign out front with a brand new Shortpacked! one.”
The ruins of SEMME are pretty much just that, actually. The SEMMF sign–which was repaired–is almost certainly gone.
SEMME’s also hidden deep in the mountains, not located downtown.
Huh. I have to admit, that hadn’t occurred to me, but it makes sense. Why on Earth would the building of a secret agency be located in a densely populated area, especially if they for some reason insist on putting their name in big bold letters across the top floor?
Denver people don’t give a fuck!
Yeah – nobody would ever hide the nations top secret high security aerospace research facility right in the middle of a busy international airport now would they …. Skunkworks? whats that?
Time begins and then time ends
And then time begins once again
It is happening now
It has happened before
It will surely happen again
No signs of tooth decay or gingivitis in 8 years.
This comment also can be applied to today’s DoA. Huh.
Joe just made a major blunder. You don’t pluralize the word LEGO. EVER.
And if you must, they’re “Lego brand construction bricks.”
Maybe you don’t but I do: Legos, legos, LEGOS! hahahaha!
Silly, it’s ‘Legos’ (Leh-goss), which sounds like it should be a 70′s Doctor Who villian.
Oh, wait, I’m thinking of Meglos.
I guess stepping on Meglos would be equally as painful, cactus-y as he is.
Hey, I think I recognize one of the buildings on that skyline.
The Penis Building?
That’s every skyscraper ever. I mean, why do we make buildings if not for the sole purpose of having phallic monuments full of living space?
Yes, but Rosenthal Industries is curved at the top and everything.
I like to think it’s from the blueprint we never get to see in How I Met Your Mother.
Such a pretty smile…
I’m still convinced that this will lead to another spin-off or this store will replace the older one as the main setting
“Do you guys ever wonder what it would be like if we ever met in high school and not in a toy shop or something?”
“I hope we never find out.”
Ten years after that…
“Do you guys ever wonder what it would be like if we met in Edwardian England and lived in a manor house?”
“I hope we never find out.”
…I would read Walkerton Abbey. I’m just sayin’.
I just realized there’s going to be an explosion of new characters as Amber does employee interviews. I can’t wait to see the new hires.
I want the store floorplans.
I knew it!
West Coast Team Titans styled Shortpacked.
If it means return to a five day comic schedule, with Tues & Thurs being Amber & Mike, while M-W-F belong to Ethan & Co, I’m all for it.
Holy crap, it’s almost old Amber
Squee! The Cash Register building! My mom used to work there.
I give it a week tops. Also I love that a toy store is in a skyscraper.
real nice as normal for mike if amber was not worried enough about the new store her smile now says the pressure may be getting to her soon. that and she is ready to crack early
I’m pretty sure they pay her for more smile than that now.
…Amber has been replaced with a Terminator. /wild mass guessing
Still trying to figure out if Joe’s gonna be part of the main cast now or not… Kinda hope so. I miss Joe.
I miss the shorter-haired Amber
Man, I can’t wait to hear about all the exciting, sexy adventures Amber is sure to have against this colorful backdrop!
So, buildings can talk in Denver?
Oh thank GOD, a lovable new character. I recognized her from the Starfire one shot before she mentioned it, but I was nervous that she was just a lookalike. I was SO hoping she’d be the same nerd-gal and we’d get a really cool new character. I want to set Malaya on fire, although Ken’s a decent dude and Arnold is fun. I’m not sure about Ethan’s new boyfriend’s name (I THINK it’s Manny), but I LOVE him!! Drew pissed me off towards the end. His behavior about Ethan’s harmless, joy-bringing hobby pissed me off beyond all reason because it reminded me of the way my abusive ex would belittle me over everything I did because he wanted me to be subservient to HIS wants. Drew wasn’t THAT big of a douche or anything, but he wasn’t willing to budge at all, and that’s WAY more unhealthy than Ethan’s toys. *Note: I began ranting about people who condemn you collectors which turned this into like a 20-page post, so I’m condensing: I’ve seen people who condemn geeks/nerds (I’m counting ALL of us from toy collectors to cosplayed to comic fans to gamers in here, we’re all family), yet think that “oh, drinking and driving isn’t evil. Everyone messes up a little here and there” or think drug use is “an acceptable hobby.” NOT joking. People who collect stamps/coins/string/rubber bands/post cards/ and even dead damn bugs are acceptable. But if you collect toys “you have an addiction,” or “this isn’t healthy,” or “you’re a pedophile.” The level of hypocrisy in our society over something as harmless as *gasp* having FUN as an adult in a way that DOESN’T involve a DEATH risk or cancer or….drives me mad.
Argh. Apologies. I must have bumped a button and swapped pages like a dork fish. That comment wasn’t meant for this page at ALL. I shouldn’t comment from my phone.
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