Life can sneak up on you sometimes.


Steve: Hey! That homophobia shit was a joke!
Nate: You played the part pretty well.

Nate: Derek will agree with me. That was a pretty authentic performance, wouldn’t you say? Very natural?
Derek: Actually, I’ve got something to tell you guys.

Derek: I wanted to give some notice. I’m moving out at the end of the month.
Nate: What, seriously?
Steve: How?

Derek: I’m moving in with my girlfriend.
Jeanine: Sup.

Posted on February 2, 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.

103 Responses

  1. Lazruth says:

    THE FUCK?! Man, THAT came out of god-damned left field!

  2. Lando says:

    good for you fat balls!

  3. Minty-Phresh says:

    He had a girlfriend? Him? $10 says he met her online.

  4. Ryutso says:

    Holy balls she looks like Tracy.

  5. RotSman says:

    There is hope for us all!

    …and Nate is being a major peckerhead!

  6. ProtonCon says:

    Rejoice! More boobs have been delivered unto us!

  7. codyblues says:


  8. This won’t end well. He’ll be back…. right?

    Someone needs to be the oblivious one in the apartment. XD

  9. Brooklyn Red Leg says:

    Hmmm….her boobs appear to be big. BBW, perchance?

    • Nick Wright says:

      I did try to draw her a little on the more to love side.

      • The Negro Guy says:

        The Negro Guy has the strange urge to eat cereal out of the dimples in her ass.

        • Khaos says:

          Khaos knows that you stole that from Family guy. Khaos also thinks that The Negro Guy needs to stop referring to himself in the third person. It’s getting a bit annoying.


          • The Negro Guy says:

            The Negro Guy says The Negro Guy will keep referring to The Negro Guy’s self in third person, because The Negro Guy can and will. Also, The Negro Guy can quote whoever The Negro Guy wants to quote. If you have a problem with the way The Negro Guy operates, then you are shit out of luck.

            -The Negro Guy

            p.s. Haha You did the same thing.

            • Khaos says:

              I actually have no problem with stealing lined from anything.


            • FWATANG says:

              FWATANG says The Negro Guy has every right to remain the way he is.

              • Captain Obvious says:

                wow. that was straight out of left field. not that it matters much, Fatballs isn’t really a major character anyhow. just phase that bastard out.

                oh and Negro Guy? STFU. referring to yourself in the third person? really?
                this isn’t the 90’s. The Rock did it for wrestling and it was mildly entertaining at the time. Amane Misa did it in Death Note and it was straight up annoying.

                but this obviously forced-meme faggotry has gotta stop. No one gives a shit. we have plenty of nigga jokes on the internet without some retarded “The Negro Guy says X” making its way into the already clogged up arteries of the internet’s collective conscious of overused and REALLY forced memes.

                FWATANG GTFO you sockpuppet.

      • Jeri says:

        Looks like you got the ‘little’ part right – She’s definitely not Rose thin here but still very well done, made her pretty cute for a drawn character :]

        Could be my thing for glasses on a girl though… hmm.

    • rick says:

      I’d hit it.

    • ryuu798 says:

      I think that bondage needs to be explored in some way,

      leathery latex hijinks Batman!!

  10. Kramegame says:

    (also, that is the part steve is worried about?)

    • Muddy McMilfhunter says:

      Whats wrong with being called scottish?

      • Kramegame says:

        But…he was..It was a stab at…
        Well played, Muddy McMilfhunter, well played…
        HOWEVER! “Mc” comes from a Gaelic word meaning “Son of”. Gaelic is Irish and originated from Spanish Germanians who discovered the island early in the first Millennia A.D.
        Therefore it is safer to say he is being called Irish, not Scottish.
        So, ENGARDE! MOTHERF*CKER! (pun intended.)

  11. kitenkaiba says:

    Hey Rose said it best he’s a big teddy bear, some girls like that and if she likes anime then they do have stuff to talk about. It dose happen believe it or not ^^.

  12. The Negro Guy says:

    The Negro Guy is hoping there will be some detail on how these two met, and hopefully it will be violent. Oh, and The Negro Guy thinks a black guy should replace Derek.

  13. Frank says:

    Derek leaves, and maybe Rose moves in?

    Naah! Too easy! :)

  14. Mister Indeed says:

    And then they all wake up.

    • The Negro Guy says:

      The Negro Guy says that would be funny. All that has just happened was all a dream Nate had, and he wakes up next to Rose. Then the cops bust in and take him away. Just throwing that out there for anyone to use…

  15. KWilt says:

    I’m not sure what’s creepier here:

    The fact that Derek has a girlfriend.


    The fact that, in the last panel, the two of them happen to look identical to myself and an ex. Like, so eerily similar, that I’m afraid to look at it again.

    She even has the same curves… It scares me.

  16. Passerby says:

    He takes rather shocking offense to bigotry accusations, considering the depths of his bastarditude. Is it me or does Fatballs look like he’s actually shed a couple of pounds?

  17. That One Mexican says:

    That One Mexican aggrees with The Negro Guy, and finds it funny that The Negro Guy has the same voice when I read his comments as when I read what Purvis says

    • The Negro Guy says:

      The Negro Guy tried to use his own voice for Purvis, but that didn’t go to well. So The Negro Guy ended up using Eddy Murphy’s voice from Harlem Night’s. Works a hell of a lot better.

  18. DSSCRA says:

    God that mustache is ugly he needs to shave.

    oh and I like the look of his girl friend

  19. Pink Freud says:

    I hope I’m wrong here….

    But the past week or so kinda has “Wrap up the loose ends” written all over it. Nick, please tell me you are not winding up for a finale here. You told us once you had an overall plan, and I am seeing it slowly reaching fruition. If the final timer has been activated, tell us how long we have left to enjoy TG, and what’s next on your docket.

    • Nick Wright says:

      I honestly can’t tell you how much longer it’s going to be. I have everything planned out, but until I turn that into scripts, I won’t be able to give a reasonably accurate estimation.

      I will say that I have a lot to keep me busy after TG finishes its run and plan to jump immediately (or VERY shortly thereafter) into a new webcomic I’m really excited about.

  20. Bubbaclaw says:

    Everyone say it with me, “You have a girlfriend?”

  21. Erin K says:

    Hah! That reminds me of a friend of mine in high school. We all jabbed that he was gay because he never talked about dating. Come to find out our senior year he was dating a girl that graduated a year ahead of us…and she was pregnant! They got married and are still together as far as I know, lol.

  22. Math Geek says:

    If this comic is called Blindside, is the part of Tracy Winters being played by Sandra Bullock?

  23. Khaos says:

    GIRLFRIEND!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?!? HOW DOES HE GET A GIRLFRIEND AND WE DON’T HEAR ABOUT IT UNTIL NOW!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? She does have a nice rack though.

  24. Ginger says:

    The fact that Derek has proved himself to be completely functional while the rest of the cast is halfway to China and still throwing dirt in the air is HYSTERICAL. Thank you, Nick, for having a sense of PLOT, something that is so tragically absent in so many stories today!

  25. Tomfoolery says:

    Is it just me or does she look like Aya and Tracy got thrown in a blender?

  26. Last Hussar says:

    …would DEFINATELY like more NSFW

  27. SnideWizard says:

    Do you guys even remember what Tracy looks like? Look past the glasses.

  28. Chris says:

    That has to be Tracy’s twin.

  29. Jakub says:

    I think i can imagine their eyes just falling out of their sockets :D

  30. Nick says:

    Here’s what’s going on in my brain:
    “I bet they will both sleep in single beds”.
    “Does she wear Pokemon PJs too, or is she a Yu-Gi-Oh girl?”
    “Sadly, I think they will go the distance”.

  31. Kessog says:

    Black hair…glasses…and more to love!
    win-Win-WIN situation!

  32. Chris says:

    OK, she’s Tracy’s sister. (But that’s my final offer. Take it or leave it.) ;-)

  33. BunnyRemix says:

    I think this sudden twist of Derek having a girlfriend and moving out with her was pretty well-played. I mean, think about it; we barely saw what he was doing on his own time. For all we know he and her were fucking like bunnies, while the rest of the cast was busy…fucking like bunnies!

  34. Stephen says:

    -record scratch-

  35. Kramegame says:

    I feel that saying she is Tracy’s sister is going to far, and that the similarities are based more in Nick’s drawing style than in actual character design. For example, Derek, Change his hair to brown, and sag his eyes a little, add a “door knocker” and you have Nate with his hair slicked back

  36. Xoer says:

    okay i didn’t miss any comics this chick is defiantly outta left field

  37. Hail to the King says:

    a thought just occurred to me: how the fuck did they not see tracy jr standing and if they did , why didn’t they asked who she was and why was she standing there

  38. WilliamCA says:


  39. Nat says:

    Hey, it’s Tracy’s good twin!

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