Comic 109 - Kid

23rd Sep 2011, 10:24 PM in Rain
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view 23rd Sep 2011, 10:24 PM edit delete
What, you don't have a shielded bedroom in your basement?

To be fair, it wasn't originally a bedroom.

I thought of about eighty things she could do to make herself less pathetically phobic, but rather than eight pages of excuses, I thought I'd just mention the most obvious. Whether she actually turned stupid or just thought she did is basically irrelevant. She's not a wholly logical gal.

It's kind of an "as you know, Bob" moment, but otherwise it'd be hard to get the audience to go along with this scenario.

Anyway, next page has some talk, but after that there's not much.


Guest 23rd Sep 2011, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
I had a joke about them not wearing underpants and bomb shelters protecting the last pairs, but then it dawned on me it wasn't funny. I'll let someone else get this page..
JasperWB 23rd Sep 2011, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
Well I wasn't logged in. Guess I could've gone for it after all.
duLapel 23rd Sep 2011, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
What! No copper fingers!!! Well there goes the 100 dB rating for shielding... I guess Miwa will have to settle for 97...

Actually a shielded room makes a whole lot of sense for a robot fabricator... EMP from just a lightening storm could take out unshielded fragile electronics such as a cube brain... That is if the cube brain is even vaguely based on electronics as we know it.
view 23rd Sep 2011, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Most robot-grade electronics fab goes on underground in this town, inside a shield "bowl" that the main house sits on. It's impregnated into the dirt itself so you don't have to dig out a massive hole to do it.

So this is a shielded room within the shielded zone.

It was originally for doing quantum computing experiments.
kill3st 24th Sep 2011, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
I thought initially that Jim was gonna be tricked by the succubus, but he was putting on the shirt...
view 24th Sep 2011, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
Jim is too two things: too smart, and too pigheaded to ever change his mind about anything.
SnuggieFtw 24th Sep 2011, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
Making Miwa look like a scared child makes it hard to hate her.
Prestidigititis 24th Sep 2011, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
"I'll comfort a kid but I won't sleep with a woman."

I'm turning that around in my head, and there's something about it that's kind

Why won't he sleep with a woman? Isn't that bad news for Mary, in the long-term? Or is he saying that because he's about to go to sleep with Miwa (a kid) in order to relive her of her lightning anxiety? And if so, WHY would he do that after she's been throwing herself at him??

Once again, I just feel like I'm the reader built lowest to the ground and all the obvious stuff keeps going over my head.
view 24th Sep 2011, 4:12 AM edit delete reply
Originally, the phrase was more specific - he's talking about her, not everyone.

As will be clearer as the comic progresses, Jim's been taking pretty good care of her since she was hit by lightning. Not recently, but he's been keeping her company like this for a long time.

It's just like always, except she's being weird this time.
Iamari 24th Sep 2011, 4:26 AM edit delete reply
Miwa's not being weird, she just wants to get weird with him. And to quote Eddie Murphy from The Golden Child, "Look... a bed".
Greeb 24th Sep 2011, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Is that why he won't accept Miwa's advances, because he looks at her more as a little sister than a lover? Which makes for a very interesting juxtaposition, since Miwa's generally mature around him, whereas Mary is... less than... mature.
Iamari 24th Sep 2011, 7:11 PM edit delete reply
It's not that she isn't mature. It's just she's known him for a long time, her feelings are now turning to love, and she's not sure how to act around him now.
elfolampo 24th Sep 2011, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
By the way, is Miwa's fear related to her job? As in, she became so good at it so she wouldn't get hit by 'random' lightnings since she is always calculating where would they fall? (of course, I can't think it's the only reason)
view 24th Sep 2011, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
General obsession with it, yeah.
JasperWB 24th Sep 2011, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Gotta say, I like my sketch. For being so simple, tis awesome. And I'm thinking that tattoo should be made canon!
Ninebreaker9016 25th Sep 2011, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
I'm *nod* a kid? derno if thats a typo or the way you wanted it to sound when her nose was pinched.
view 25th Sep 2011, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
It was on purpose.
La rosa 27th Jun 2018, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
La rosa
What does she mean when she says meds make her stupid and why for so long?