#194 - Cloture

#194 – Cloture

More fun than How Was Your Day Sex, but lacking that special spark of Hello Sex.

Transcript

Tracy: So let me guess, more about how we “need to end this.”
Nate: Well, yeah. This isn’t where I want to be, and I need to take steps to change that.

Nate: I appreciate our little rendezvous over the past few weeks, but I want a real relationship. Clearly that’s not going to be with you. I’d say I’m sorry if your feelings are hurt, but with you I doubt that’s necessary.
Tracy: Naturally. There is, however, one amendment I must make to your motion.

Tracy: Goodbye sex.

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

139 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Boom. Headshot!

  2. Minty-Phresh says:

    3… 2… 1… *Miranda shows up

  3. United Psychos says:

    aaaaaaaaaand Melissa.

  4. Flammable Hippie says:

    I expect the next comic to be NSFW. would The Negro Guy agree?

  5. Gojira says:

    Go figure.

  6. Snowfire says:

    We all seem to know where this is going.

    But what if we are about to see the first Ménage à trois on TG?

  7. lcpl210 says:

    This…. Is not going to end well.

  8. Lazruth says:

    Man, this is going to be good! I got the hot wings, who’s got the booze?

  9. Lando says:

    get in line snowfire, i called that one yesterday ^_^

  10. Well says:

    Well people, prepare for lift off. This isn’t going to go well, but I dare say it will be an epic tornado.

    I look forward to seeing what will happen Monday. Will Nate succeed in ending the relationship with Tracy? What will become of Tracy? Will Melisa walk in at a bad time? And most importantly, what will happen between all three?

    Tune in next week for the next segment of Trending Ground!!

    • Black Mandango says:

      Chica name is Miranda, HELLO?

    • This Guy says:

      Tune in next week for the next segment of Treading* Ground!!

    • pink freud says:

      Here is what will happen:

      1) Like most Food Lions: the HBA section is at the opposite side of the store from the Bakery / Deli

      2) Miranda, like most minimum wage grocery people is basically unmotivated and lazy.

      3) Before she can make it all the way across the store to her destination a customer is going to latch on to her in desperation about some banal item she desperately needs (or maybe is being chased by purvous because the customer asked him first)

      4) By the time Miranda gets rid of said customer, she has lost all will to live, let alone be conscientious about her duties, say’s ‘Fuck It”, and tosses the box down where ever she happens to be standing, making the shrinkage discovery someone else’s problem.

      5) Meanwhile, Nate and Tracy say their fondling farewells in peaceful ignorance, never knowing how the laws of the grocery store universe saved them from years of office gossip.

      • MCBromance says:

        Maybe…or maybe they get caught and Miranda understand the misunderstanding and accepts that he and tracy had been bumping uglies. PFFFTTT LOLS she wouldnt be female if she thought like that and Nate could move on :]

  11. The Aussie Bloke says:

    A smart man would turn around and walk away. Leave her hanging. Goodbye sex is never goodbye. It’s just a lure to keep you around a bit longer.

  12. Kai Lynk says:

    Here’s the test though, will Nate succumb to her wiles and have Goodbye Sex, or will he be resisting when she bursts in on them?

  13. BunnyRemix says:

    Don’t do it, man! It’s a trap!

  14. Ryutso says:

    Well if it’s going to be a Menage a Trois, might as well go meta and get Giselle Lagace to draw it.

  15. garz says:

    his luck Miranda will walk in as he pulls out (just in time to get the face full of surprise jizz) she gets piss and tracy laugh. leading the story back to rose

    (well this is just my guess)

  16. That One Mexican says:

    TOM says this shit bout to go down, caremal baby aint goin to be happy when she walks in on Tracy screaming “AY PAPI NATE, DON’T STOP! DON’T STOP! Why the fuck did you stop? *turns and sees caremal walk in* Oh…… Let me take that box for you.”…….. THUS IS THE PREDICTION OF THAT ONE MEXICAN.
    P.S. TOM’s thoughts on day 2 of storyline “oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh- oooooooooooo nakedness………..BOOBS!!!”

  17. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Madison Shadrick and Geoff Appleby, Nick Wright. Nick Wright said: New TG! #194 – "Cloture" http://www.treadingground.com/?p=1291 #webcomics #provocation […]

  18. Cartoon Eric says:

    By the way is the title suppose to say “Closure” instead of “Cloture”? Cause I don’t get what cloture means.

  19. Onikage says:

    *Fairly* certain that this is a setup by the bitch with the glasses. I think she wants Nate to herself and yet is denying any sort of emotional connection to him, so…

  20. gjh42 says:

    CLOTURE
    : the closing or limitation of debate in a legislative body especially by calling for a vote

    – Merriam-Webster

    So yeah, no more talk, let’s get it over with:)

    • Greenwood Goat says:

      Puts me in mind of a related procedural measure, whereby a debating session is forced to close at a given time, and all undebated motions on the agenda default, either being struck down or passed unopposed, depending on the rules adopted by that chamber. It’s referred to as… the guillotine. Dun Dun Duuuunn! >:=)>

      • Pink Freud says:

        Even better, Cloture is used to end filibusters….and I think we all know who’s buster is about to get filled here, do we not?

  21. Timelord Hal says:

    There is a theory that just popped in my head, Nate wants to be with rose again now that he doesn’t have to worry about jail. Play Tracy into asking for sex then have Miranda with one of the Many box Nate emptied

  22. Pink Freud says:

    Now that I have gotten all the sex humor out of my system, I really have to point this out:

    “Way to man-up and go for it, Nate!!!’

    He was firm, he was mostly nice about it, he did not drag his heals. One of the better “non-fighting” breakup attempts I have seen over the years.

  23. Admiral Ackbar says:

    It’s a trap!

  24. Bubbaclaw says:

    You know, there are times when I really hate being right in my predictions. Nick, are we going to be seeing brunette-bimbo bush again? {Hehehehehe pubic hair rules! “Settle down Bevis”.}

  25. Ginger says:

    Calvin said it best. A good compromise leaves everybody mad.

  26. Tia says:

    Good Bye sex is as sad as it is awesome.

  27. Jaded Cynic says:

    Miranda’s going to walk in on them in mid-coitus, and flee, embarrassed. She herein avoids Nate.

    Tracy’s going to be her usual callous self, and then end it with Nate on her terms (having just gotten ‘satisfaction’).

    Nate’s going to be depressive and self-abusive (verbally) for the next week or so, with little assistance from his buds.

    …and at some point, Rose is going to run into Nate.

    What goes on from that point is beyond me.

  28. BriGuy says:

    You say goodbye, and I say hello…

    Hello, HELLO! ;)

  29. Kona says:

    If TG was a manga, it would be a “harem” type, where an unlikely Romeo is lusted after by a bevy of nubile beauties. While I’m sure it helps ordinary readers identify with the protagonist, and at the same time have hope that they too can someday be lucky in love, my own suspension of disbelief lacks the tensile strength to withstand much of this. With three ladies in his orbital field now, he is approaching critical mass. Hopefully, he will still be able to salvage at least one relationship out of this mess. “The hunter who chases two rabbits, catches neither one”.

  30. Kobra says:

    Though I’d like to think otherwise the fact remains… This can’t end well.

  31. destoria says:

    annnd cue miranda walking into or atleist up to the room……wait for it……..NOW!

    (either hears stops drops pills and runs or walks in on them screwing orrr mabe about to screw orrrrr! hes trying to break up and tracy does some stuff and nate cant explane cause she maaaad)

  32. OverlordLaharl79 says:

    Nate, The Overlord would hate to repeat what has already been said, but he feels it must be said anyway:

    IT’S A TRAP!!

  33. Mister Indeed says:

    It’s not goodbye… it’s “thank you, come again.”

    Hmm, that line works on two levels.

  34. That Jewish Dude says:

    And girls tell us guys to ‘keep it in our pants.’ BTW Nice detail on tracy’s nametag That Jewish Dude approves.

    -TJD

  35. Oxford says:

    Tempted by the fruuuuit of anoooother! Tempted but the truth is discooovered! What’s been goin’ on! Now that you have gone! There’s no ooother! Tempted by the fruit of anooother!

  36. Better name than yours says:

    I think nate should just stay true to the reason he needed to talk to her and be all like. Bam rejected, and instead of the other chick walking in, he should walk out while tracy is all like half naked. Then the other chick could walk in, and hilarity would ensue.

  37. Tama says:

    Goddamn this woman’s libido has no limits. “I’m done with this.” “Not until we do it one more time.”

  38. J says:

    Betcha before Miranda walks in, Nate escapes with the excuse of having to go get a condom before goodbye sex. While he’s out the darkened room, the door opens and in pops a mysterious figure… Our resident vampire, to take a quick nap. He lays down on the couch and Tracy attacks him thinking he’s Nate. Nate arrives, running into Miranda in the hallway outside the door, and they pop the door open and find Tracy and Vamp-boy in post-passion. 90-degree curve thrown, Nate escapes one hassle and finds himself in a date with Miranda… When he really wants to be with Rose. :). That’s my guess anyway :)

    • Pink Freud says:

      Won’t work – The “HBA” room stands for “Health and Beauty Aids” – It’s the room where the condoms are stored when they are not on a shelf. That’s why Nate & Tracy are using that particular room to being with.

  39. Everybody says:

    I really wonder how this will turn out. Will the combined anger of Miranda and Tracy powers reach over 9000? Will it truly be over 9000?

    The epic show down will commence next week. And it will be epic and really awesome. Mainly awesome because Nick’s comic is easily one of the best web comic’s ever to be made.

  40. Deadrew says:

    Anyone notice that the bottom half of the right frame of her glasses are missing from friday’s update? Just sayin’.

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