That’s just unsanitary.



Les: I … believe that would be enjoyable. Yes.
Lilith (grabbing pork loin): Great!

Lilith (puncturing pork loin package): Oh, and Les?
Les: Y-Yes?

(Lilith pouring blood on her shoulder)

(Les shocked)
Ronnie: I got to get me a new damn job.

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

125 Responses

  1. Philip says:

    OMG! What a TEASE! ;-)

  2. Neil Robertson says:

    Yep, cute one there.

  3. A Random Dewd says:

    That’s also a bit unnecessary. But hey, if you’re gonna date a wannabe vampire….

  4. The Khan Man says:

    Add the fact that those are pork loin and you have a recipe for disaster

  5. Athila says:

    clearly this girl is not Jewish

  6. elthiel says:

    i think les just got a boner

  7. Dr. wonderful says:

    As my Malkavian vampire once said: DAT NECK IN WHICH I WANT TO BITE.

    That, and that was kind of sexy- in a fucked up kind of way..

  8. Agilaz says:

    He came…

  9. ColorfulFeces says:

    Does she have heterochromia?

    • Nick Wright says:

      She does! Now Charles Xavier has a good pickup line to use on her.

      • The One and Only Titan says:

        Lol, I just saw that movie… classic. except now he’s an old bald dude ina wheel chair.

        • The Negro Guy says:

          An old guy who could shrink you’re testicles with his mind.

          • dralou says:

            Nah, he wouldn’t do that, not his kind of thing. More the style of Emma Frost. But she would make you do it to yourself…

            Loved this movie, but my friend (a Stan Lee’s fan) positively hated it. One hour wasted because we couldn’t agree. The movie has flaws (The Beast looking like a blue Grinch, e.g.) but it’s far better than the third one, IMHO.

  10. KWilt says:


    Usually not the first thing to go through my mind. But good enough for this moment.

  11. Uranium Bullet says:

    Unsanitary, but hot.

  12. Danuis says:

    For someone who has a blood fetish, my reaction would be similar to Les.

  13. MegaHentai says:

    What’s with the blue spot on her eyebrow in panel 2? Is this a new goth makeup thing I didn’t pick up on before?

  14. Verse 86 says:

    Last panel with Les is definitely a “You gonna get raped” face lol.

  15. Sara E. says:

    Not a lot of women can look so sexy while being covered in pig’s blood. Which reminds me, does Les ever fap to the pig’s blood scene in Carrie? I mean, she got covered head to toe, and if a little dribble on a girl’s shoulder gets him off, then a girl getting bathed in several gallons must make him cum buckets.

  16. John Madden says:

    The plot thickens (or is that sickens?)

    • Lazruth says:

      It appears that’s not all that’s thickened.

      Also, got to disagree with Ronnie. Things like this are WHY we stay with the weird ass jobs: the interesting stories they provide us with.

  17. Dan Genesis says:



  18. ThatManThere says:

    Why was this hot?
    Why did it remind me of the girl I just met?

  19. the orphan says:


    …the hell?

  20. Michelle says:

    I just barely noticed that she has different colored eyes…….
    The real question is why do I find that… hot?

    • Dr Angry Ed says:

      Maybe it’s the lustful and teasing expression on her eyes, because let’s face it: vampire fantasies normaly get gross when frozen animal blood (beef maybe?) gets involved in the dynamic. (at least that’s my case)

  21. Super says:

    Well I can honestly say I didn’t see that coming. I am guessing Ronnie nor Les did either.

    Odd yes, but leave it to Nick to make a very odd situation awesome at the very end.

    Out of curiosity, I thought people who worked in the meat department in stores had to wear hair nets or something around those lines. It’s a minor detail, still interesting tidbit none the less.

    Great work Nick, thank you for the cool comic.

    • Nick Wright says:

      They do when working with unpackaged meat, but not when they’re out on the sales floor. (Though I have played a little loose with that requirement in previous comics.)

  22. lucy says:

    those damn mimes!

  23. Dr Angry Ed says:

    A goth babe blushing while she pours cold pork blood inside a restricted area of the meat department of a grosery store on a kinky nasty sexy way on her neck…I’m so goddamned aroused that I’m ashamed of myself as a health professional u_u

  24. LordFart says:

    Can’t believe I’m going to be the first to say this but she sure knows how to handle his pork. *Insert harvy birdman laughf* peinus.

  25. OverlordLaiharl79 says:

    OMG, that is so fucking sexy… even if it does remind me of one of my ex’s. This comic is Overlord approved!

  26. BAR says:

    There’s a first for everything; I have to say that this is a interesting comic. Usually my interest would die out around this time for most comic strips; whereas this has hooked, lined and snickered me with interest. Thus an applause is in order. I hope things between Nate and Miranda get smoothed out, and speaking of smooth. I don’t see the bite markings left by Les on Lilith’s neck in panel two.

  27. Ginger says:

    This is how I know I’m old–instead of thinking “Wow, that’s hot”, I’m thinking, “blood-borne pathogens”, “salmonella poisoning”, “I bet that’s cold on your skin” etc.

  28. Ray says:

    Unsanitary but I think it would work being him and all. lol They;d make a cute couple. In the ext thing is he going to be snogging her neck? lol

    • j_kr says:

      He can’t

      I believe he is a person that takes his vows seriously and the condition that he was re-instated to the meet department was no drinking on the job

      She might have had that in mind ‘tho and might be upset that he doesn’t take the up on the advance

  29. doug says:

    I’m not even into vampires and that crap, but that’s HOT.

  30. meeestashane says:

    But… You didn’t bring back Matlock.

  31. Rico says:


  32. Masterof7s says:


    I wish the goth crowd would find some other imagery to latch onto other than St. Peter’s Cross as symbol of their “edginess”


    • Ginger says:

      I understand your frustration, but I’m goth, and I’ve never worn nor seen any other goth wearing an upside-down cross as a “goth” pendant (I’m sure you know that lots of people got crucified in the time of Christ, not just Him and his pals). Satanists aren’t goth–they’re usually just a bunch of sad little attention whores and a lot of them are fakers. In fact, even the pentagram was a Christian symbol at one point–all religions seem to love to borrow from each other. I actually think what Lilith’s wearing in the above comic is an ankh, but I can’t really tell because the crossbar isn’t widened at the ends, so it could be either.

      I’m absolutely not trying to pick on you, I promise :) I just don’t like to see goths all mushed together in one big category when I feel like we’re a pretty diversified people lol, and I especially don’t think it’s fair when people think all goths are Satanists. It’s totally not the same thing.

  33. Bloodgutter says:

    Dude I found your comic last night and all i can say is “I LOVE IT!!!” Now all I can think about is if there’s gonna be all of them doing it at once in the store, lol. Oh, and to Ginger when you said “Satanists aren’t goth–they’re usually just a bunch of sad little attention whores and a lot of them are fakers.” all I could think was ‘that IS what most people I know think about goths’, sorry.

    • Bloodgutter says:

      Oh, and Satanists were around long before goths were, and they originated the “goth” look, in fact the goth movement was started by kids who shared the same whiny-butt leanings but just wanted to scam the groupies for sex and didn’t want to be associated with the devil worshiping. Thus the whole sexy vampire thing. (nothin’ personal)

      • Adell says:

        Most of what is concidered “goth” nowadays is a mish-mash of several genres. But Goth as an accepted sub-culture began in England in the late 70’s/early 80’s as an off-shoot of the punk movement. I am a proud ethergoth and occasional hell-billy, and satanists are ruining our fun.

  34. Soulworker says:

    Long time fan..1st post…OMG…this update had me at a lot of levels…the Awwww level – when Les almost shyly accepts her invitation, the Sha-Wing level at her embodiment of vampire catnip, and then the ROFLMAO at Les’ response…(that is quite an offering she made to him publicly btw) So so well done… =D

  35. OzDez says:

    Wait… Les is red and green color blind right? How can he tell what blood is?

  36. Fugoy says:

    Alright! After spending most of my day reading over this awesome series after discovering it yesterday, I have to say, I quite enjoy Les finally being thrown a bone. He has his “issues” but at least someone in this comic is finally getting some without any problems.
    p.s Fantastic job, will be a long time reader for as long as this is on the web.

  37. Dat guy says:

    I am strangely turned on by this. Curse you Nick Wright and your hilarious comic.

  38. Riyukadragon says:

    i see she wants matching bite marks on both sides of her neck, also
    1, bloody girl, 2,????? 3, get sick from some blood born pathogens

  39. EMD says:

    Damn it this gave me a boner.

  40. Oxford says:

    “A new damn job.” LOL! Were there ACTUALLY people like this working in supermarkets in your experience? If so, I may never shop again.

  41. Mr Teatime says:

    I assume that to a vamp (or, for current situation, the closest thing in reality to a vamp which is, sadly, this hilarious poser) that’s like a double cheeseburger

  42. BlackBlood says:

    “I AM REBORN!!!!!!”

  43. CCX says:

    Just noticed that Lilith has heterochromia.

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