It was tough for me to write that comic title without including an accompanying Chappelle’s Show reference.


Nate: So… Good idea?
Rose: It’s risky. There are a lot of people who would say it’ll never work, that too much has happened.

Nate: What do YOU say?

[They embrace]
Rose: FUCK IT.

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

87 Responses

  1. trololol says:


    • Kessog says:

      I take it that the “First-With-A-Coherent-Comment” schtick didn’t pan out?

      • Oberon says:

        No. And it never will, unless by some slim chance the “response to the first post” has any more value than that first post. And my money is on that being impossible.

  2. Philip says:

    Yes! *fist-pump*

    What can I say? I’m a hopeless romantic! :-)

  3. Crestlinger says:

    A fitting response indeed

  4. Verse 86 says:

    Except cold blooded wouldn’t work for the reference. Maybe hot blooded by Journey would be the better reference lol

  5. RotSman says:

    Now if only Purvous could get him some…wait, Tracy is available…

    • greenplasticarmyguy says:

      No sir/ma’am I would not let Tracey have anyone, Purvous deserves someone better. Sending Tracey could be construed “cruel and unusual punishment”. Besides I doubt Tracey would go for him anyway *coughracistbitchcough*

    • George II says:

      Come on. Tracy may not have standards, she most certainly does not have class, but she only spreads for bread, influence or career advancement, and Purvous won’t give her any of those.

      • fezzam says:

        maybe unbeknownst to us Purvous actually comes from the richest family ever, is a little slow, but has to have a job to show he amounted to something in his life to meet the conditions of his parents will to inherit the 100 billion billion dollars.. huh?! didn’t think of that one did ya!

  6. TFF says:

    “The Unity will bring about the Master race!”

    After seeing this comic ´s title, and being a Fallout fan, I had to put it here.

  7. Blargity says:

    “Fuck it” -> “Let’s fuck”


  8. A Random Dewd says:

    Prophetic words from Rose, methinks.

  9. Jonathan says:

    Come on guys no one got the reference? ” I’m rick james bitch!” The ring unity when Rick James punched Charlie Murphy in the forehead and the imprint of the word Unity to commemorate the song Rick James put out was imprinted in his head.

  10. Chaos says:

    I’d get a good laugh if the next comic was a throwback to the start of the story where they went back to Nate’s room and Derek was too busy playing gaming to stop them.

  11. Rob Lopez says:

    I like the puffy, cottony white clouds and blue sky.

  12. The Most Interesting Man in the World says:


  13. Jimmy Suzuki says:

    Fuck your couch!

  14. Zoma says:

    Oh Rose, that’s your answer to everything.

  15. OverlordLaharl79 says:

    And there actually was rejoicing, for Lady Rose of The Trailer and Sir Nate of The Barony of Food have come together, and shall fornicate under consent of the King of The City.

    Harlot Tracy, though, will always be known for being as loose as a goose.

  16. Commie guy says:

    Hello, Nick! I bet you’ll do NSFW strip on friday. And Nate’ll do Rose. We all wait for it.

  17. The Negro Guy says:


  18. Imnotgivingmy Nametoamachine says:

    Wait, does this mean this comic’s almost over? D:

    • Junka says:

      Being a guy in nate’s situation i can tell you know its far from over, hell getting the relationship is the easy part, the hard part is keeping it whilst society says the age gaps to big

      • Frrabian says:

        Really it is just her age that is the problem. I am 7 years older then my wife but we meet at 30/22. Had she been 16-17 when we meet, there may have been a blow out. Maybe that’s why I love your comic Nick….and the writing….and the art…and….

  19. omi says:

    what did the five fingers say to the face?


  20. bookninja says:

    it’s about time. think Nate should really get hisself tested before getting into anything furtive with Rose though. really, you can never tell where Tracey’s been

    • blue zone says:

      Rose has been with two guys at once on the side of the road…..I don’t think that she will be too finicky.

    • Kessog says:

      I think they should both get tested and make it a date. Or they could just share “everything” in the relationship.

  21. Frrabian says:

    FINALLY!!!!! *ahem* I mean it’s about time they figured it out.
    *doing a little dance*

  22. Passerby says:

    Tough to argue with someone who looks that happy, isn’t it?

  23. Greenwood Goat says:

    So, let me see, cue the love theme or cue the porno music…

    …no, I think it’s going to have to be “Love Theme: the porno remix.”

    Now, what’s the betting that Nate’n’Rose are going to suffer coitus nonstartus, as events (and Tracy, perhaps) conspire to prevent them from getting down and dirty with each other?

    Now I think of it, how about this classic Bill Conti number for a soundtrack? It could fit to a sort of power walk rhythm as the happy couple head, hand in hand, for the bedroom. We only need to change a few of the words, too. >:=)>

    Gonna screw now,
    Back door too now,
    Gonna screw, screw, screw, screw, screwww! Yeah!

    Derek: (bangs on wall) Keep it down in there!

  24. Dan says:

    I know this has probably been asked before. But why is the symbol for Treading Grounds an infinity symbol?

  25. Andrew Foose says:

    Aw, that’s adorable.

  26. Rock says:

    Good for them. ^^ The comic could end at this point, and I would be completely satisfied.

  27. Ginger says:

    Aww, that’s nice. *^_^*

  28. Tia says:

    Oh, right, I forgot, Rose is still a little girl, she has no clue what a terrible idea this is. Really terrible. They’ll have a terrible time screwing, and realize they should never have gotten back together, and never tell each other this and it will make them miserable!!!!!

  29. Hornet says:

    Well that took long enough!

  30. G.G. says:

    “…including an accompanying Chappelle’s Show reference.”

    Nate’s thought: “GOTCHA BITCH!”

  31. Dragonrider says:

    A simple question here Sir Author I did not see this ask elsewhere, perchance I might have missed it if so I apologize for duplication. That said should not the adjective in the last panel be me not it?

  32. Evan says:

    Awww. it’s nice to see those two together again XD

  33. Daniel says:

    And can we expect NSFW scene after this ? ~grin~

  34. AxiomaticRanger says:

    Amen, Rose. Amen. “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.”

  35. Bill M. says:

    No, you’re thinking of Jack & Diane. This is Nate & Rose. Of course, they’re nowhere near Spanish Harlem… Gee, maybe she can take him to her “Paradise City” where he can use his Raw Power to show her he can Get In The Ring with his Locomotive, spew forth his November Rain, where even though he knows, she tells him “You Ain’t The First.”

    Of course, I’m just fine putting her in Black Leather. She’s So Fine, she’s my Bad Obsession. Of course in their relationship Anything Goes.

  36. Crazyman says:

    Aw, look, they really do love each other! :)

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