Comic 57 - 057

7th Jul 2011, 10:03 PM in 2
Average Rating: 4.8 (5 votes) Rate this comic
<<First Latest>>

Author Notes:

view 7th Jul 2011, 10:03 PM edit delete
view
It seems some people are very confused about who Miwa's dad is. Just to make it clear: nmg.thecomicseries.com/comics/40

It's never been a secret, her dad is SOME GUY YOU HAVEN'T MET who does flood surveys and unplugs spider dredges.

This page has a lot of face closeups. I hate these pages. I hate pages that are nothing but face closeups.

But tomorrow's even worse! Tomorrow is WALL OF TEXT DAY!

In the background, Carol's thinking, "newpaper? What century do you think it is?"

Comments:

Shipp 7th Jul 2011, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
Shipp
Wise words from a wise man.
kill3st 7th Jul 2011, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
kill3st
Jack just destroyed Jim's world.
view 7th Jul 2011, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
view
Unfortunately, Jack has two more pages of destroying-Jim's-World still to go, so...
duLapel 7th Jul 2011, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
duLapel
Oh goody.. Phase one of Operation DJW! You go Jack... there's more devastation to reap with good old "man talk."

Carol may have not gotten the metaphor, but Jim certainly did... he must be an anachronist...

I was half expecting the "imagined puppy" would be wearing glasses... ^_^

view 7th Jul 2011, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
view
I tried both glasses and dreds, but it just wasn't cute.
duLapel 8th Jul 2011, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
duLapel
Glasses hanging off one ear would be adorable... 8P
kill3st 8th Jul 2011, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
kill3st
It's like he nuked Jim's mind...
Iamari 8th Jul 2011, 4:06 AM edit delete reply
When Jack told Jim that. Was he being sarcastic or did he really mean it?
Donjonkeeper 8th Jul 2011, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
Wow! Never saw that coming! Damn, when he says something he goes right to the point, is he? lol
Guest 8th Jul 2011, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
So then.....how old are all these characters? Miwa is obviously fairly young, considering their treatment of her, but some hard numbers would seriously put things into perspective here.
view 8th Jul 2011, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
view
Miwa just turned 18.
Jonnie 9th Jul 2011, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Right, I figured around that age. Now what about everyone else? It's just odd to me that - for seemingly rather specialized jobs - you've got a town of mid-to-late twenty-somethings. Just an observation, though.
view 9th Jul 2011, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
view
There have been around three mid-to-late-twenty-somethings.

Jack, Dr. Kirk, and most of the people you saw at the lake lab are NOT in their twenties.

And most of the people in this scene don't really think Miwa will come up with anything worthwhile. They're humoring her. Even if her proposal is accepted, she can expect to play an assisting role.
JasperWB 8th Jul 2011, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
JasperWB
*casually stands up and brushes his shirt off*

JACK YOU ARE FUCKING WRONG AND YOU KNOW IT. HOW COULD HE GET THIS WRONG, I MEAN COME ON YOU KNOW THIS IS HIS AREA OF EXPERTISE! GRUFF COUNTRY LONER TYPE AND ALL. I HAVE CONSUMED MY CAPS KEY I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN HIM!

The correct answer is, fuck BOTH of them. Possibly at the same time. Then one after another. Or visa versa. Or really any combination, you can't go wrong.

And flirt with Carol, just so she has more scenes...

...Ah hem...Pardon.

*sits back down, grabs some gum to chew on nodding slowly*
view 8th Jul 2011, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
view
I think you think this is Cheer!
omega667 8th Jul 2011, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
I miss cheer. It was awesome. this is goog to though.
JasperWB 8th Jul 2011, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
JasperWB
No I don't. We don't need to see him do it I'm just saying HE SHOULDN'T SQUANDER THIS OPPORTUNITY. Especially in giving Carol more scenes! And mainly, I'm sad in the fact Jack didn't suggest it. It must be those tight pants of his...
kill3st 8th Jul 2011, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
kill3st
I think jasperwb wants you to write him in as carol's partner...
Archduke 8th Jul 2011, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Archduke
Hmm, teasing us with mental images of your hottest girl yet having rampant sex, even though this isn't Cheer and we won't get any :(
view 8th Jul 2011, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
view
I'm not picky! They're all hot!
bobobob100 8th Jul 2011, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
i finally caught up on this. its good really good thank you for writing it
view 8th Jul 2011, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
view
No problem! Now that you're caught up on it, you can get caught up in it!
Suicide King 8th Jul 2011, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
That was beautiful.

Those mangas (or animes and comics for that matter) where the protagonist has to be unaware of the girl(s) are irritating. They are often also the ones where maintaining that status quo is paramount above all character development.

Breaking this trope in such a way... is just nice to see. That 'ol redneck is heavensent :D
view 8th Jul 2011, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
view
I think it's safe to say that there aren't many of the irritating anime tropes in this...
Guest 8th Jul 2011, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
I had that feeling, from reading your two previous comics. You also avoided a few of the unfortunate tropes in those.
view 8th Jul 2011, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
view
Eh, some.
kill3st 8th Jul 2011, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
kill3st
I think Jim notices themboth... I think he's just clueless about his path...
kill3st 8th Jul 2011, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
kill3st
BY THE WAY....

are carol and miwa friends? if so, is miwa gonna hear about this conversation later from someone else?

view 8th Jul 2011, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
view
Carol mostly hangs out with robots.
RoboBoy4Prez 11th Mar 2013, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
RoboBoy4Prez
I was reading along, not sure about the story, and I was more intrigued by where it was going...but this page, right here, this is when I became a fan. Hilarious.

Permalinks: