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25th Jun 2011, 3:23 PM in 2
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view 25th Jun 2011, 3:23 PM edit delete
I guess we know why Jim doesn't consider Dr. Kirk to be creepy: he has a very high tolerance for creepy.

Also, it's actually the cart "squeeking", not Gretel's joints.

The panty-flashes are, well, I guess they're a little bit of fanservice on my part, but the point is that Mary wore a short, floaty skirt on purpose. Admittedly, she's not intending to do panty flashes, but she is trying to be somewhat more alluring than she normally manages.

The prize sketches should be done tomorrow. I'll put them on the extras page, as well as link to them in the comments.


duLapel 25th Jun 2011, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
It is a bit unclear that the cart's wheels are squeaking for two reasons:
• The noise captions are in closest proximity to the arms movement.
• There are no motion indications that the wheels and cart are wobbling with the arms motion. They appear rock solid stationary.

I love the little brain box sitting on the spinal stem... I wonder if Mary has seen a robot mangled in an accident before? It sure would account for her strong reaction.

Yes, thank you for dressing Mary in such an alluring but simple costume... The peek-a-boo effect came off quite naturally.
view 25th Jun 2011, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I'm not going out of my way to make sure you know it's the wheels, it's just not important.
duLapel 25th Jun 2011, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
[quote=view wrote] "'s actually the cart 'squeeking', not Gretel's joints."[/quote]
As you say, it's not that important...
JasperWB 25th Jun 2011, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
There goes his squeaky toothbrush!
Prestidigititis 25th Jun 2011, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
I secretly hope this comic turns out to be about the future of oral hygiene.
JasperWB 25th Jun 2011, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
In a world where the apocalypse has come and gone, one mechanical genius of a man keeps teeth clean. Alone against the tide of gingivitis his toothbrush becomes his only ally. Beautiful women, sly octopi, and disassembled robots are no challenge for Jim. But when his toothbrush pal takes a fall, will this one man be able to fight plaque alone?

Coming this summer, from the makers of "Cheer" and "Never Mind the Gap" is an action thriller the likes this world has never known. Future oral cleanliness has a name. And that name is:

"Squeaky & The Toothbrush"
view 25th Jun 2011, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
He can call on the toothbrush that passed away, and that old friend will grant him great power in times of need...

Sounds like a mouth fetish manga.
JasperWB 25th Jun 2011, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Heh. Perhaps. All I know is that if it was an electric toothbrush he would be getting all the ladies. The toothbrush that is. What comedy would be had with Jim fighting the toothbrush for women!

Course that kinda defeats the message of /oral/ hygiene..
Prestidigititis 25th Jun 2011, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Those are some crazy-wide eyes in the last panel. I like them; it gives the reader a sense that Mary's slightly emotionally off...which is probably just how she feels in that panel.
view 25th Jun 2011, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Mmm, that was my intention, but it actually turned out not so great. Well, live and learn.
Prestidigititis 25th Jun 2011, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
It worked for me, man. I dunno.
WhiteAier 25th Jun 2011, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
No! Not the epic toothbrush. ;o;
WhiteAier 25th Jun 2011, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
Also I must admit I rather like Mary. Just because she's not really your average romance heroine. She actually seems, I dunno, normal? Major props for that. :)
view 25th Jun 2011, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
I hope all my characters seem normal - IE, completely unusual for a comic.
duLapel 26th Jun 2011, 12:36 AM edit delete reply
A Question about the Town Proper indicated on your rough map...
It noted that the town's population was ~550... Is that a total for humans, LWOs, and robots?
view 26th Jun 2011, 1:21 AM edit delete reply
It doesn't count octopi, because they don't live in the town. All told, there's around ~600 non-octopi citizens, many of which are robotic. About 50 citizens live outside of the town and are mostly involved in food production, shipping, and ecosystem maintenance.

There are a lot more people out there, of course, but we're talking locals.
kill3st 26th Jun 2011, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
I was gonna say, is Mary based on a real person, and if yes can I meet her?
view 26th Jun 2011, 1:22 AM edit delete reply
Guest 23rd Jul 2011, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
Would that person be someone close to you
Guy go commented 20 pages 17th Dec 2012, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
It has to red lights, so obviously it was in atleast two incidents. Is it crazy to think that's a reference to of the main characters past incidents ?
Porkbun 8th Aug 2014, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
Her embarrassed expressions are so friggin cute.