Nate’s best week ever?


Miranda: Thanks for the panda.
Nate; I spent like twenty bucks trying to win that thing. I probably could have bought ten of them at the Dollar General.
Miranda: Yeah, but that would have been logical. We can’t have that!

Miranda: This was fun. See you at work!

(Miranda kisses Nate on the cheek)

Posted on January 21, 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.

83 Responses

  1. Cheek Kiss! OMG the dude bombed afterall!

  2. Math Geek says:

    If awesome had a weight, it would be 10000 pounds.

    That is how awesome this comic is.

  3. SenorLemons says:


  4. chumash99 says:

    IT’S SO FLUFFY! ;)

  5. Damn, things are looking up for him at last.

    All he needs to do is keep himself from fucking Tracey and he’ll be set.

  6. G says:

    Oh now she wants it to be more than friends

    • The Negro Guy says:

      When a woman is faced with the possible chance of being one-upped by another woman who is/has/had the man who she’s been hanging/dating/fuckings center of attention, said woman will do anything to drag said mans attention back to her. It’s simple common sense.

      • MCBromance says:

        Pecking him on the cheek is more of a thank you kiss, not like she threw her bra in his face like Tracey lol…thatd be cool too though

        • MCBromance says:

          Thats right im commenting on my own comment, got a problem? Come at me bro!

          Anyways, One more thing. Nates life isnt that shitty damnit! Hes fucking Tracey, hes got a chance with this chick and Rose is a possibility too, he just doesnt want her cause shes a skank (lol) and underaged. His job sucks (food mart, I lol at you) but w.e …. I forgot what I was saying

  7. ryuu798 says:

    I am still waiting for that bus, that very big very heavy, double decker bus.

  8. Andrew K says:

    Don’t worry, I’m sure Nate WILL find a way to F*** himself over. It’s practically karma

  9. Nick's Mom says:

    Awwwwwww :)

  10. N8 says:

    Good job, Nate. Progress in the right direction.

    Now let’s see how he fucks this up at work.

  11. Dr. wonderful says:

    …Come on Blue shell…HIT HIS ASS.

    Also, Crowning moment of Heartwarming?

  12. Andrew's Girl says:

    Cheek kisses are sweet, girls love to get them from guys… It’s a sign that you like the person, it might become more, but it’s not a full on mouth kiss that could come on too strong…

    And I hope that things are looking up for Nate, he deserves something nice to happen in his life… Go Nate!!

  13. Greenboy2004 says:

    It’s nice to see Nate have a moment that didn’t totally suck. However I almost feel like we might need Admiral Ackbar going “It’s a trap” things are going way too well.

  14. Mike says:

    You know, when Congress passes the Internet Blacklist Bill and the FCC can censor the web, we will look back at this particular strip fondly as the only thing Nick can get away with in his strip……Oh wait, scratch that…..there are cleavage lines on her shirt. Oh well, been a good run.

  15. VooXoo says:

    You smell……………..of glasses………

  16. Doomed says:

    DONT FUCK IT UP by getting caught having sex!

  17. Wilder125 says:

    And what exactly will she see. Considering one customer decided to apply for work due to seeing breasts pressed up against the glass

  18. Ginger says:

    I’m sure this goes without saying, but I just keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. *^_^* Enjoy your drink before the war, Nate!

  19. Brondan says:

    Feast or Famine. The way it is..

  20. MadRace says:

    We r really going to see how far the rabbit hole goes…

  21. Samael says:

    Finally caught up, starting reading from the beginning yesterday. :p

    Is it just me, or does this series have a lot of recurring readers (I find it difficult to call them fans) who ardently hate every main character in the comic as well as the plot arc itself? It reminds me of “Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun”, where nearly every page has a box of comments about how much the art sucks compared to the artist of two years ago. That’s many months spent very dedicatedly hating. <.<

    • Nick Wright says:

      The readers are vocal. It shows they’re invested. :-) The straight up vitriol seemed to hit a crescendo when Rose got with Trevor, but it’s leveled off.

      As far as JC goes, the new artist is actually quite good, but there’s only one Ethan Nicolle.

      • Dr. wonderful says:

        I don’t hate Nate, or anyone…I find them too fun to hate.

        • Pashakitty says:

          The only one I hate is Tracy… and well maybe the jack-hole that Rose is with now… but he’s just a young douche… maybe he will grow out of it so no real need to hate him.

          • Kim says:

            I seriously agree though, this is quickly becoming one of my favourite comics due to the witty lines and interesting story. While nice art is appreciated, it’s not a must.

  22. BunnyRemix says:

    Now that’s a sweet ending. Everyone’s good.

    Which, considering Nate’s luck, means it’ll go downhill from here…

  23. Kite says:

    I can see a trainwreck on the horizon. But seriously, I started reading yesterday as well, and for some reason, feel like shit for rose, it’s odd. maybe I just liked the idea of her and nate, you know? this comic, sure does make it seem like they’ll end up as friends or something in the future, though. but anything’s better than their current position. Also, I love nate’s face, he looks half surprised, and half happy. Nick, your comic is excellent, and you are by far my favorite author/artist. applause to you, good sir.

  24. Passerby says:

    Cue cosmic cockpunch.

  25. Bill M. says:

    Wait… that panda… I see your Ranma 1/2 phase isn’t fully over.

  26. Bubbaclaw says:

    Yesterday was a busy day so I didn’t get to check the strip until today. As I said on the last strip, Nate impressed her. Sometimes I hate being right about this stuff.

  27. SlapaDuck says:

    i can just see an awkward moment coming up at the store, like what happened to rose, getting caught in the act.

    Or she goes and talks to the black guy with the beanie dew rag hat (im tired cant remember many names right now XD) and he goes, “oh hi there, wondering were nate is, hes in the back tappin the boss’s ass”

  28. DruffyB says:

    I like commenting on here! I don’t have to pretend to be an emo or a 14 year old girl to get attention!

  29. Anna says:

    Omg! i squee’d

    It was so cute… now let’s see how he fucks it up

  30. The Negro Guy says:

    I like the fact that everyone is hoping that he fucks up big. Shows the true intentions of human beings. That being said, I bet 5 bucks he get’s caught on top of the break room table, by Miranda, whilst fucking the brains out of Tracey.

  31. Wes says:

    So, I saw this movie the other day, called Sleepstalker. The two main characters reminded me of this comic. Here is screen cap: http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/128/00540041_.jpg

  32. Onikage says:

    Here’s a nasty thought: Nate’s been bangin’ LGFM like a screen door in a hurricane.
    I think it’s safe to assume that she probably wants him back. So in order to deep six Nate’s chances with Miranda, I’d lay even money that LGFM is gonna kiss and tell…

  33. Nat says:

    Miranda seems awesome: as well as sweet, she’s smart enough to make fun of herself too- which is depressingly rare with female characters. I hope she ends up becoming a character in her own right.

  34. Crestlinger says:

    *inserts Mortal Kombat music.

    Winner will be decided by who uses the bags of ice first.

  35. Kastuk says:

    All Hail Innocent Maiden!

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