I think they’re both overlooking a rather simple postural solution.


Rose: Sorry, I guess I got the wrong idea.
Aya: You were thinking about… propositioning me?
Rose: It crossed my mind. I’m not particularly into girls either, but this is the age when people experiment, right?

Aya: That’s crazy.
Rose: Yeah, it is. But I guess you can consider it sort of a weird honor.
Aya: Um, thanks?

Aya: But I just wouldn’t want to have to think about your face buried between my legs every time I see you.
Rose: Actually I was hoping it would be the other way around…

Posted on February 16, 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.

138 Responses

  1. The Negro Guy says:

    The Negro Guy says leave it to Rose to want Aya between her legs.

  2. Minty-Phresh says:

    It’s not too late Rose, you can still do it! Believe in yourself!

  3. RotSman says:

    Totally figures that she’d think it’s better to receive than give. I’d rather see Aya hook up with Tracy anyway.

  4. Frank says:

    There’s always a “69”. Mutual respect, mutual pleasure.

    Young people can be so clueless sometimes… :)

  5. Tia says:

    Ok, I never really thought about going down on anybody or vice versa when I was that age, I just wanted cock all the fucking time. Boobs were nice though.

    And while, yes, that would be hot, and yes, 69 would solve their particular dilemma, messing around with your friends is how they get to not be your friends anymore.

    • The Negro Guy says:

      The Negro Guy says FINALLY!!!! Someone with some sense. Although I don’t see how wanting cock all the time is a good thing…

      • Kim says:

        Kim is thinking that The Negro Guy is missing the fact that Tia is a girl. And it’s quite normal for a girl to want cock.
        Well that’s what they tell me, at that age I’d sleep with anything that looked attractive. Yeah, I was shallow.

        • German dude says:

          While I’d appreciate having a girl that wanted my cock all the time, I’d like to point out that IMO it’s also quite normal for a dude to want cock all the time if that’s their thing (or for a girl to want pussy all the time, for that matter), Kim.

          Then again, sex ain’t everything, so I think I may agree TNG.

          • The Negro Guy says:

            Then let’s agree that everyone has different sides to the story, says The Negro Guy.

            • MJSox says:

              one hell of a story!

              • khavren says:

                The greatest story ever told!

                • AflacMan13 says:

                  Also the only problem with this argument is this… are we absolutely certain that Tia is in fact… Female?

                  No offence or harm meant Tia but for all John Q. Public knows you could be a dude.

                  I play EVE – Online and I actually have several online players in my group (or corporation for those of you who know what I am talking about) that are male and play female characters and female that play male characters.

                  Just saying…

                  • I have to believe that Tia is female. I do. I must believe this. I’m not opposed to same sex relations, oh my word no, all for it.
                    But, speaking as a guy, talking to the other guys out there, consider this:
                    SHE said “never really thought about going down on anybody or vice versa”, while at the same wanted cock. Are there any guys out there who would ever – EVER — EVAHHHH — say something like that? I simply can’t comprehend any guy, regardless of orientation, preference, or other politically correct words of that nature, NOT wanting oral.

                    I’m happy to be wrong, I’m all for being enlightened. But this breaks my imagination, my whole viewpoint of the world.


                    • Tia says:

                      I’m a female. And not “a woman trapped in a man’s body” or “a girl on the inside” or any of the other lake shite dudes have come up with to make girls think they are sensitive. I have breasts and a vagina, and a healthy sexual appetite. I have, in the past 12 years, matured to the point that I do occasionally enjoy the oral sex, both giving and recieving.

                      I realize now that I should have said that before, especially if I was mentioning my absolute obsession with the male anatomy, which my husband is extremely amused by.

                      And I love star wars, dr who, Stargate, star trek, warehouse 13, and a whole lot of other geeky stuff too. Picard is my captain, Han Solo is the best pilot in the universe, insert something else geeky here.

                      I hope this answer any questions you may have. If not, please feel free to email, or I have a twitter thing somewhere, and a blog somewhere too….

                  • Jerichow says:

                    Good to see some other capsuleers out there!

                    And I have to attest to this, I fly along side one said individual and his response to why he plays as women has made perfect sense to me.

                    “If I have to stare at an ass all day long, it might as well be a woman’s ass.”

    • Ginger says:

      I have to agree on that last part.

    • G@tor says:

      I appreciate how the readership here at TG isn’t so judgemental. If someone says this on txtsfromlastnight then you get fifty people crying “whore.” Take a lesson from the Greeks, a healthy sexual appetite is nothing to be ashamed of.

  6. Flammable Hippie says:

    I look forward to the porn to come from this.

  7. MinaRaven says:

    you guys really need an RSS feed! It would be awesome!

  8. Devin says:

    You have GOT to run with this!!! If you put in some dyke action, readership will SOAR.

    • The Negro Guy says:

      But what about the whole “Staying true to your story” thing, asks The Negro Guy?

    • brother V says:

      Fan service like that would only cheepen the story. Leave it for the fanfics to draw.

      • AflacMan13 says:

        I agree. A story like this is not one that is conducive to pornographic or even soft core materiel. Now on that note though…

        I think a kiss between the two would NOT be completely out of the question here… in fact it might serve to make the story more interesting in that the two would then confirm to one another that they in fact are not lesbians. And it would serve up just enough fan service to make it that much more enjoyable to read.

        Such situations are quite common between young females of their particualr age group. Exploration is a fact of life and sometimes you just have to do something before you can completely decide one way or the other… seems like Red head there might still be peering over the fence a little now and again. This could solidify her resolve.

        • SnideWizard says:

          The whole two girls kissing thing is way overdone. This isn’t a beer commercial.

          Besides, I don’t think either of them are unclear about their sexuality, so there’s no need to confirm anything.

  9. Edd says:

    “I think they’re both overlooking a rather simple postural solution.”

    Get Nate in for a threesome?

  10. The Token Gay says:

    *Sigh* Why are my male-hetero counterparts so damn predictable? : /

    (Referring to some of the comments above me. Oy…)

  11. Jim says:

    In ANY event, girls – it’s SECONDS or I squeal like the stuck chauvanist pig that I am!

    Seriously, you can TELL Rose is “young” in that she’s not “mastered” the Karma Satura! (sp) … Rose I direct your attention to position numbers 3, 6, 7, 12 thru 17 (with several REPEATS on 14 and 15), and 21 thru 26.
    (The rest of the book makes for ‘a nice read’ but is nothing more than “variations on a theme”!)

    The phrase “more ways to skin a cat” cums to my mind!

  12. Jim says:

    Nick, it MIGHT BE a “good thing” to have Rose ‘toy’ with the girl-girl issues for a bit! (Seeing as her ‘luck’ with the guys got her the ‘boot’ from Nate and she winds up with Trev, the “Carnie-freak”as a consolation/boobie-prize!)

    It COULD make for some great “fodder”, some “interesting” situations and jokes!

  13. OverlordLaharl79 says:

    I got 5 words for ya: “I’ll be in my bunk”

  14. The Negro Guy says:

    The Negro Guy says if she had gotten with Aya, she would have used her like a backup girl. Come on people, think…WITH YOUR BRAINS!!!!

    • Isis says:

      Isis totally agrees with The Negro Guy and wishes that more men would indeed think with their brains!!!

      • The Negro Guy says:

        There are more!!! The Negro Guy is happy. MUNCH!!!!

        • The King says:

          The King thinks with his brains, and occasionally with his junk like any male, however The King does not allow it to rule him, unlike others.

        • BriGuy says:

          I think you’re expecting a bit too much from the human species. Yes, we’re somewhat more intelligent than the other life forms on this planet, but we’re built to be replicators. That’s bred into our instincts, male and female alike. So when terms like “thinking with their cocks” or “thinking with their clits” are used, all you’re really saying is that they’re thinking with the part of the brain that has sustained us as a species for thousands of years. Of course, socially it’s not acceptable to think only with one’s base instincts, but you can’t deny it from your thought process either. Either extreme is harmful. I prefer to balance. If that is what you meant, then I apologize for the presumption.

      • AflacMan13 says:

        Thank you Isis. I am a guy myself, quite a pigish male if gauged by the standards of the women’s lib movement of the 60’s… and even I am ashamed of some of the men’s comments here. Children never do seem to grow up.

  15. tbm3572 says:

    I wish I could be the 69th comment.

  16. Lando says:

    The Lando guy is forming a mob to find the author and force him to give us hot lesbian action. Teasing is mean we all learned that in grade school. We demand the next logical step that our perverted minds have already taken!

  17. CK says:

    At this point, it would be appropriate for Aya to point out that Rose is still thinking with her clit. She’s just thinking that sex with someone without a cock will make it suddenly okay, when it’s all the same thinking. Rose really did go from “astute high school girl” to “idiot teenager” over the course of the strip.

    • SnideWizard says:

      Keep in mind that Rose prefaced all this with “if It hadn’t been Trevor, it might have been YOU”. This isn’t something she’s currently considering.

      • The Negro Guy says:

        The Negro Guy says somewhat true. The fact that she brought it up in the first place means she was thinking about it for awhile though.

    • The Negro Guy says:

      The Negro Guy always thought you were supposed to go the other way. But, as always, Rose proves us wrong!

  18. The King says:

    The King thinks if Rose wants to experiment let her, but let it be with a stranger, to avoid any losing friends, is what the king thinks.

  19. Ginger says:

    This is why you shouldn’t experiment with your friends. Sure it’s convenient, but then you can’t just pull the emotional ripcord and pretend the whole thing never happened.

    • Minty-Phresh says:

      Yeah, friend sex seems tricky in general. My female friends are usually seeing someone, but if I ever really did it, while I doubt I would catch feelings, I know my ego would make me get mad if they don’t.

      • Ginger says:

        I’ve been on both sides of that particular battle (getting too attached to the guy vs. not giving a damn) and I can say with total confidence that I didn’t think much of either, and things invariably ended badly–either I got hurt or I ended up hurting the guy. Either way, it made me feel pretty awful and cost me a couple of friends. Trust me, it isn’t worth it.

      • AflacMan13 says:

        This is why I never allow my “friends with benefits” ever become my real friends or vice versa. Too much agony, heartbreak, and misery… just like Fort Knox.

        (If you happen to get that reference please feel free to drop me a Hooah!)

      • Alchemist's Apprentice says:

        I don’t know about that. Most of my boyfriends were good friends before we started dating. Heck, I considered my husband my best friend before we hooked up, and I still do!

  20. Jaded Cynic says:

    I¹ am just gonna mention that despite Aya’s reluctance to think about that image, *she*just*has* so she might as well engage in the experimentation everyone tries ‘at that age’.

    One reason to do so with a friend would be the trust they already share – having a fling with a total stranger is downright DANGEROUS these days; forget disease, who knows when the next person might turn out to be another Alex Forrest?

    And now I’m gonna leave this refuge full of Bob Dole and Leon Spinks clones…

    {footnote: 1 – Imagine that; the first-person(!)}

  21. Rock says:

    o_o … Not too long ago, Rose mentioned she had become stupidly impulsive. I am going to just assume that saying these things to the only loyal friend she has (afaik) is a result of that. Especially the last comment, which is just greedy. If you expect oral of only one party in a couple, you’re not being fair, are you?

    Dammit, Rose! Take a cold shower already!

  22. Eric says:

    Normally lesbians don’t appeal to me that much, but this idea works for me…

    I’m a dirty old man, just go with it.

  23. Tom NC says:

    TNG has his own N avatar now?

    Tom NC thinks that is pretty sweet.

  24. Harrowed says:

    Oh Rose, that’s a really fun way to lose a friend for good. Not worth it.

  25. Oxford says:

    Heh heh. Figures that would be Rose’s logic.

  26. Chris says:

    This Rose is a wild Rose!

  27. Kobra says:

    As hot as bouth of thouse situations are, I’d rather have Aya between my legs! ;)

  28. Seawee says:

    This is the 69th comment and there is nothing special about it.

  29. Unknown PGA guy says:

    In the words of Joe Carter

    “I say if ur gonna jump, then go head and do it most expeditiously…dont fuck around. “

  30. DarkOne says:

    Is it really better to give rather than receive?

  31. ray says:

    I know I sometimes feel like having sex with my female friends. lol Though some of them actually roll that way and so do I. lol

  32. Bubbaclaw says:

    I find it rather interesting that Nick has said very little about all this aside of making a vague inference to the fact that he liked the guest strip that showed Nate and Tracy in the freezer.
    Nick it’s your strip here. Don’t just sit on the fence, and please state something ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ about the discussion going on here.

    • Jeri says:

      I think Nick is pulling a perfectly acceptable Cliffhanger here as he makes us wait 48 hours between strips without any additional information.

    • Nick Wright says:

      It’s not a good idea for me to get too involved in these discussions. Spoilers aside, if I’m going to communicate with the readers about plot elements, it’s my job to do that in the comic, not in commentary. Why should I rob people of the opportunity to speculate about things left unsaid?

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