Nate’s comment here is a bit of a callback to a storyline that ended up in the Out Of Character section.


[Nate enters the house to find Steve waiting on him]

Nate: Oh what is this, now?
Nate: I thought I’d hidden MY yaoi tapes somewhere you’d never find them.

Steve: Something rather more important. Follow me.
Steve: There’s something I think you need to know about state law.

Nate: In the BESTIALITY section?
Steve: No, that’s for me.
Steve: For when your Mom visits.

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

61 Responses

  1. Is there something about adultery in there?

    And I love the bestiality comment.

    • Oh God, I only just realised he could mean ‘legal age.’ God damn I’m an idiot.

      • Nick Wright says:

        Was wondering where you were going with the adultery thing.

        As far as I know, there hasn’t been any of that confirmed in the comic yet!

        • In some states you can still be charged for cheating on your significant other. Was wondering if you could get charged if it was just your girlfriend.

          • Cokehead says:

            Probably wouldn’t hold up in court, though. ‘Cause honestly, do you really want your tax money to be spent on investigators finding out if someone really cheated on their spouse?

            • Frank says:

              Considering that American district attorneys are elected and not appointed, it would not be beneath them to go after some poor slob in order to score a few “law and justice” brownie points for the next election.

            • Jselvy says:

              If it were your fiancee, it could be considered ‘Breach of Promise.’ I don’t think anyone has bee prosecuted for that sine the end of the first world war.
              Politicians really don’t want the idea of ‘Breach of Promise’ as an actionable offense entering the public psyche.

  2. Lando says:

    oh shit! oh shit! oh shit! I’ve been waiting for this ^_^_^_^_^_^_^

  3. Minty-Phresh says:

    Holy shit. Don’t tell me she was legal this whole time. Insert anime-esque falling over sequence… now.

  4. MeestaShane says:

    Is that picture in the last bit… from Jason X?

  5. Val Kilmer Batman says:

    >Mfw it looks like Arne is giving Steve a thumbs up.

    Check that banner. Now tell me I’m wrong.

    • Pink Freud says:

      OK… You’re wrong.

      granted that Arne is behind the rest of the pack, but follow the eyes. He is clearly giving the thumbs up to Tracy’s ass

  6. Nate says:

    As a fellow Nate who has been in a similar situation he’d better pick the Latina. He won’t regret it.

  7. Bubbaclaw says:

    If Rose has been legal in the state since her her 17th birthday I’m going to laugh my ass off again.
    [I originally did it when I read the beastiality comment directed towards Nate’s mother.]

  8. Ginger says:

    Ah, Steve, how I’ve missed you. And been wondering what your stance on all this is.

    I’m thinking the bestiality statutes would also probably pertain to Tracy in some form or other…

  9. Mespeliing says:

    Wait wait wait… Is Steve going to reveal one of the most confusing love-rhombuses ever?

  10. Jakub says:

    In Czech Republic both person involved in sex must be at least 15 :) *THUMB UP*

  11. Tsuki says:

    That wall scroll in the second frame, is it anyone specific? I have an idea of who it might be but I just wanna know for sure.

  12. Lordturtle says:

    I must say, holy hell I am surprised by how many people decided to look into the laws of relationships and sex.

    Epic internet nerd people. Epic.

  13. Mr says:

    I was wondering about this. Where does this comic take place? Because in most of America, the legal age of consent is 16, meaning that Rose/Nate would be A-OK

    • Lamont says:

      I believe it takes place in Georgia. The age of consent there, as I’m sure Steve just learned, is 16. So yes, they could have been go at it like bonobos for the past year.

  14. Jake says:

    If Nate could’ve been legally “hitting that” for a year I’m bracing for the loudest, most epic bout of scream swearing since that time my Uncle Jimmy nailed his foot with a sledgehammer.

  15. Crestlnger says:

    All that focus on Rose and it Could actually be along the lines of him being able to sue Tracy and win due to her being his superior at work

  16. Ralthar says:

    I read this comic, the first thing I noticed was Aoi from Ai Yori Aioshi in the background in frame two.

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