#226 - Lifeline

#226 – Lifeline

Chivalry is dead.

Transcript

{ Submitted by DJ Puchuu on June 8, 2011 3:39 pm }

Aya (to Nate, regarding the Miranda/Tracy fight): This is crazy. Don’t you want to, like, pull her out of there or something?

(Miranda slams Tracy to the ground)

Nate: I think she’s got it covered.
(Aya watches wide-eyed as Rose smiles a little)

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

116 Responses

  1. Crestlinger says:

    First! Sound off your number as it comes and let’s see how many we get. Now to see who wins the grunge match…

    • Nick Wright says:

      Grunge match?

      My money’s on Nirvana.

      • I dunno man, as time has gone by I listen to Nirvana less and less. But Ten? that’s a seriously awesome pearl jam album that still holds up.

        • Nick Wright says:

          If we’re talking about the actual music I think I’d still go with Badmotorfinger-era Soundgarden. But nobody’s going to beat Nirvana in sales and popular appeal.

          • Minty says:

            Ah, the 90’s somehow, despite being too young to understand grunge back then, I still remember it fondly.

            • Nick Wright says:

              I was a kid when it started myself, but it had a big impact on the development of my musical taste!

            • Whenever people say they’re too young to have experienced the 90s the way I did I feel very confused – and then I remember I’m not a teenager anymore (which I still really can’t get my head around despite being in my mid-thirties).

              My wife is 14 years younger than me, which means this confusion hits me almost every day.

              • NoNameInParticular says:

                “My wife is 14 years younger than me, which means this confusion hits me almost every day.”

                Are you complaining or just bragging?

              • Mravac Kid says:

                Thank you for giving me hope… I’m also approaching mid-30s, and seem to keep running into girls 14 years younger than me. :)

              • Zeiss Ikon says:

                I have the same problem, Geoff — though I’m older than you (51), I find myself regularly explaining to my girlfriend (36) that I learned or first did this or that before she was born, learned to walk, learned to read, etc. For instance, I occasionally have to remind her that I learned to drive about the same time she learned to walk…

                • Yeah, tell me about it. The amount of movies where I’m like “you haven’t seen this?” and she asks when it came out and I’m “oh…you weren’t born yet…”

              • G@tor says:

                I hear you guys. I’m turning 31 in a month and when I play online video games I’m the OLD guy! I swear I still feel like I’m in my early twenties. De-nile, it aint just a river in egypt

                • Crane says:

                  You should play EvE Online, my friend. I rarely come across someone under 30 (save for myself). It’s a grand old time there. However there are also a lot of Europeans, specifically UK and Sweden (and Iceland, of course). Also Russians but they stick inside their own group haha. Just pointing that out in case it’s not your cup o’ tea. (Off topic, I know, but I love that game because of the age/maturity level of the players).

                  • Usernamed says:

                    I’m 18, and I play EVE. It’s a great game, I’ll second your argument supporting it. I enjoy the maturity level on it as well (I’m pretty mature for my age, most of my friends are around 20-21)

          • Sometimes all it takes is one innocent sentence. I’ve got soundgarden stuck in my head now.

            I have no problem with this.

            Also, wasn’t the black hole sun film clip just plain #oddbutawesome?

            And now i’m getting memories of STP…

      • Crestlinger says:

        I’d say grudge match but there’s Jello involved, so grunge fits. (other definition, not the band one but for grime/dirt).

      • Dave says:

        Gonna have to agree completely. But I’m biased, having grown up on the muddy banks of the Wishkah. Gotta love the local boys who go big.

        first comment, love the comic.

      • nooneinparticular says:

        touche, good sir…except i had nothing to do with the previous comment, so this one is quite unnecessary

  2. chumash99 says:

    First!

    • chumash99 says:

      Not First! Not Caring! Watching Jell-O Wrestling! Loving Rose’s Attitude! With Exclamation Points! And Too Many Capital Letters! ;)

  3. Johnny5 says:

    ;_; I just lost $25.00

  4. Rocky says:

    by the time i finish this comment, I’ll be at least 5th or 6th lol

  5. Gypsy88 says:

    Last. Now fuck off and read

  6. Rocky says:

    at any rate, Lets Get it on!! Celebrity Deathmatch Style!!! >;-)

  7. devyanks says:

    Rose has a look in her eyes…

  8. Jacob says:

    New Banner? When did that go in?

  9. Well hey now, look at Rose’s face there. Intrigued I am. Seeing possibilities there I do. Talking like Yoda for some reason I am :(

    But yes. There’s something in that look that’s making me think what I’ve been hoping for is coming sooner rather than later. :)

  10. Dr. wonderful says:

    IT’S LOOKS LIKE IT’S GONNA BE A SLOBBER KNOCKER FOLKS! MIRANDA JUST DELIEVER A TEX-MEX CLOTHES -LINE!

    SHIT JUST GOT REAL.

  11. Sara E. says:

    Who’s Aya referring to? Miranda or Tracy?
    And I love the expressions in the last two panels.
    And I love Miranda’s ass.

    • SnideWizard says:

      Aya’s not too pleased with Tracy, not to mention Tracy instigated this, so I’d say it has to be Miranda.

      And I love Miranda’s ass too!

  12. Albone says:

    I have to say that I am very approvey on the ‘let them fight’ action. XD Tracy has an asswhippin’ coming though I suspect a stay of execution is in the works.

  13. Jon says:

    Here’s my take on Rose’s smirk. Back when Trevor was being himself (a complete douche) to her, Nate was at least somewhat willing to defend her. Subsequently his complete lack of interest in helping either of the girls in the Jell-O pit has triggered Rose’s “I feel special now” response. I’m probably reading too much into it without too much knowledge of the depth of detail of our author Nick, but I’d like to think I have SOME kind of insight on this subject.

  14. Jill says:

    Scenes like this are a miracle. You do not stop a miracle.

  15. Tez says:

    OOOOOH! Miranda with the sick cloths line.

    My pick is still Tracy, but don’t sleep on Miranda… she’s from the block, like J. Lo, and that nurse from Scrubs

    • Dat Dude says:

      And all she ever hears all day is Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla Carla …Carla…Carla.

  16. OverlordLaharl79 says:

    Hmmmm… Overlord sense… TINGLING!

  17. meeestashane says:

    Also, love the tiny detail of Miranda’s bottom. The creases show that they’re not exactly in the right spot i.e. falling off, and the tease of crack shows it. Nice job.

  18. Aaron says:

    Chivalry is dead because we’ve managed to work out that for a person to be a delicate flower has nothing to do with their gender. Men and women in societies trying to shrug off patriarchy or matriarchy habits are both more capable of becoming total wusses or bloody war hammers. Miranda Smash.

    So fellas, if you have any respect for your friends of the supposedly ‘fairer’ sex – let’em have their jello wrestling fights.

  19. Ginger says:

    “Looks like you really dodged a bullet there, Galahad.”

  20. Pocket Lord Sephirjon says:

    Chivalry is NOT dead!!!!!

    …..it’s just on vacation…..

  21. Pashakitty says:

    By the way, just how big is that kiddie pool anyhow? I don’t remember kiddie pools being big enough for two grown women to Jello wrestle in.

  22. Jimmy Suzuki says:

    I really dig Aya’s expression (especially her eyes) in the first panel.

  23. Mary says:

    I love the smirk on Rose’s face at his expression.

  24. Caliban says:

    “See girls? This is how grown women settle their disputes. “

  25. Onikage says:

    The only thing that this comic needs to be complete is to have “Mean” Gene Okerlund doing the commentary.

  26. 42 says:

    Chivalry? This is emancipation, brah. The way it’s supposed to be.

  27. Musings says:

    I want to say that I just love this comic. I wish I could review it for the blog, but sadly can’t, but I do tell everyone else about it. This is one of my favs that I am constantly looking at. When I found it this past weekend at Eerie Cuties I devoured the entire history in one setting.

    Keep it going, love where its heading.

  28. Kramegame says:

    Not over yet, but I knew she wasn’t going down without a fight…
    GO MIRANDA!

  29. SAL_3000 says:

    Do I detect a hint of rose considering jumping in? I think I can see it in her eyes…

  30. Kyle says:

    It’s about time someone put that bitch in her place. So who’s gonna mop up the sloppy seconds (thirds, twelveths) when this is over?

  31. Jyrki says:

    Here’s the question: What does the pronoun ‘it’ refer to in Nate’s line on the last panel?

  32. ZeN69 says:

    It being Tracy or the fight in general I believe.

  33. BriGuy says:

    Nate’s following the Bro Code. A Bro never attempts to stop a girl fight.

    • PantherScott says:

      That’s not just bro code but common sense. You don’t break up fighting cats because they have claws. Same thing with women. They will tear you to shreds.

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