#138 – Bother Bother

This would have fit much better on Monday, but I’m apparently piss-poor at planning out that sort of thing. (And this is why I could use a handful of guest strips to run from time to time.)

There’s a new video up over at That SciFi Guy. I didn’t have much to do with this one, but it’s still pretty funny, particularly if you’re a Smallville fan.

Transcript

Rose: I want a snack. Something light and sweet.
Aya: You could get one of those Rice Krispies treats out of the cafe. That’s about as light as it gets here.

Rose: You mean the big bricks over there? Last time I had one it was hard as a rock.
Voice: That’s what she said.
Aya: They got better.

Rose: Did they, or was that just Coolbeans?
Aya: Coolbeans did, but they’re owned by the same conglomerate, so…
Voice: YOUR MOM is owned by a conglomerate.

Rose: Aya, who the fuck is this guy, anyway?

Posted on October 8, 2010 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.

41 Responses

  1. RotSman says:

    If Rose sleeps with that new guy instead of Aya, I’m going to be sorely disappointed.

  2. New character? We he be Rose’s rebound? Will we see more titties? I’m guessing that last one’s a given.

  3. Jerichow says:

    If that guy has anything to do with Rose beyond the casual acquaintance, I think many a viewer will be very, very pissed… I for one already don’t like him.

    • surachinen says:

      Ditto, he is of the species homo douchebagus a sadly common breed that tends to lair in the netherworld of suburbia, attempting to validate its own sad existence by annoying others. i will also be sorely pissed off if rose does anything besides punch him in anger

  4. Abd Al-Azrad says:

    I can’t see Rose hooking up with douche nozzle. And I hope Aya isn’t going to either.

  5. chidoku says:

    Oh god…not one of those…me and some friends just wanted to screw with people who say “Your mom” (in sweden it’s the “cool” immigrants) and now it is stuck. Please don’t make her do anything with him…except maybe kick him in the groin :P
    I love how they ignore him at first though :)

  6. MrGBH says:

    Rose looks a lot like Wilhelmina from W.I.T.C.H.

  7. Brooklyn Red Leg says:

    Hmm…an Anarcho-Punk or else some douchebag that bought a shirt at HotTopic that doesn’t know the first thing about Anarchism (probably thinks its ‘cool’). Or else he could be an intelligent young man who has already wised up to the fact that the world is owned by conglomerates. Questions, questions….

    Anarcho-Capitalism FTW, btw!

    • TheBigJerk says:

      Anarcho-capitalism gives MORE power to the conglomerates. There is a reason we refer to it as, “neofeudalism”.

      Also, whether by hot topic or Austrian economics, he’s definitely too young to be anything but a trend-follower.

  8. Hornet says:

    Since Rose’s first question is “who the fuck?” I don’t see any relationship material unless he’s just playing at being an asshat.

    • TheBigJerk says:

      People who play at being asshats generally are. Moreover, since his asinine ability to respond to anything with a cocksure, asshat attitude is indistinguishable from confidence, probability is high that he gets laid regularly. More to the point, laid by women who should know better.

      Of course this is a comic, so it is also possible his homo douchebagus call will result in perpetual face-punchings. Those are always fun.

  9. Wes says:

    That new guy looks and acts just like me when I was 16. I even had that haircut and shirt.

  10. Bill M. says:

    Wow, sitting down next to two attractive females, injecting himself into their conversation with juvenile retorts… if he’s lucky he’ll get a slap and a lap full of the nearest beverage. If he’s unlucky, he’d be better off trying to stab Godzilla’s eye with a toothpick.

    • Tssha says:

      Except a slap wouldn’t really be justified here. The lap full of beverage would…but asking him to leave would be the most justifiable thing to do here.

      • Wes says:

        In an identical situation as he (I am much better now, fifteen years later) I had a straw full of soda blown into my ear. That was pretty harsh, but a crucial step in the development of my maturity. I did end up sleeping with one of the girls.

      • Bill M. says:

        I’m pretty sure insults against one’s mother is a slappable offence…

  11. bj says:

    aaaahh , to be sweet, sweet, IGNORANTLY and stupidly 16 !!

  12. Wilkes says:

    I just read this comic from start to this page in one go and I really love it. I’ve had a friend in a very similar position to Rose and Aya, which is really drawing me into the story. In fact, my frustration in my friend is being projected onto Aya now because I’m really pissed at him, but its not like I don’t understand it. That being said, I am now an active reader and will be waiting very impatiently every day for the next update – and if Rose sleeps with new guy or any other guy before Aya I will be very upset with her as well. It will be strange reading a webcomic where I am mad at the characters everyday but I will get through it for the amazing story. :-D I shall conclude by saying amazing story Mr. Wright.

  13. Brooklyn Red Leg says:

    ‘Anarcho-capitalism gives MORE power to the conglomerates. There is a reason we refer to it as, “neofeudalism”.’

    Umm, yea. Apparently you’ve bought into the drek slung by people who can’t apparently process the difference between Corporatism and Capitalism. A Corporation =/= A Company. Corporations are Government created entities that are shielded from prosecution by giving some slight power to The State.

    • TheBigJerk says:

      You are correct, corporations are complicated organisms with strange rules and interlacings with government controls. Corporate charters and their history in America and law are a fascinating and deep subject, but I’m trying to keep things on the surface level. The thing about “anarcho-capitalism” is that it ignores Chairman Morgan’s Maxim, human behavior is economic behavior. At its most basic level everything can be defined in economic terms, from robbery to love to faith to war. The original kings and lords and emperors of old did not descend from heaven on a golden beam of light to rule, they got a local monopoly on the “protection” or “force of arms” market and leveraged that into control of what they then chose to define as the nation.

      When they were first being invented, corporations were just partnerships with a whole lot of partners and impressive size. Most “protections” a corporation gets are from laws taht don’t exist in “anarchy” and are bought with bribes that anyone (anyone rich enough) could buy. Have you ever been to a small town, and watched the politics of the “big fish in the small pond?” There’s a reason the town partriarch’s kid never gets arrested, and it ain’t because he’s “corporate.”

      Of course “anarchy” is always weird to discuss, since the first anarchists were commie pinkos listening to Marx (or his predecessors) and most anarchists past and present want to “burn it all down! except that, and that, and hmm, that and…etc.”

      • bakofried says:

        If either of them sleep/make out/get involved with him, I’ll ditch the comic. You can only have so much angst before I walk away with a bad taste in my mouth.

        The author’s done really well so far, but this is a critical junction.

  14. metalangel says:

    I’m sure I’ve played against that guy on Xbox Live, he called me a gay homo fag before screaming for 20 seconds straight and then playing really shit nu-metal through his headset.

    If anything happens involving him that ISN’T him getting kicked so hard his nuts come out of his ears, that’ll be it for me. There’s only so many completely dislikable assholes you can have in one story before you just don’t care what happens any more.

  15. Benny says:

    Found this place reading the comments in the latest Between Failures. You talked about introducing a blonde douchebag, so I had to check it out.

    This comic is awesome and is now part of my webcomics bookmark folder. Keep it up. >:D

  16. James says:

    I already wanna punch this dude in the cock

  17. Stephen says:

    who the fuck is the a-hole with the anarchist tee? and why do i want to kick him in the head Shawn Micheals style?

  18. Uh. Yeah.
    Like he said – two lines of dialogue, and one picture.

    That’s a whole lot of assumption going on from nothing. I don’t know jack about this guy, and I’m happy to wait and see myself :)

    The days when “that’s what she said” _weren’t_ a part of my daily vocabulary are too far back to remember – along with “so’s your face”. This made me laugh. It’s been ages since I’ve done it to strangers (yeah..umm…that’s what _i_ said), but it made me wistful for days of old.

  19. Ralthar says:

    … THe more I look at that kid the more I think he might be Derek’s brother…

  20. Chris says:

    C’mon, Rose, don’t take that from that little twerp! Remember, you’re the Queen of Tease! Annoy him right back! You can do it! You know you can! ;-)

  21. Lauran says:

    Is it bad that the first thing I thought of when I saw the title was Potter Puppet Pals?

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