needs a spotlight
That's not all you did ~
poor stress ball! o.o
"And how does that make you feel?"
Typical Therapist question.
Tissue box. Don't cry Liam! D:
actually its the stereotypical reply...real therapists dont ask you that...(went to a therapist for 2 years)
Haha! I don't think Dr. John is being serious, though it's probably a little unprofessional for him to be so sarcastic. Shame shame, Dr. John.
Well, that's not true, I've been seeing therapists all my life, and some do ask that. It makes me giggle when they do.
Also, never heard of Nudnik before so I looked it up. *cough* I learned something new ~
I was surprised. I thought it was only in Russian. :D
THIS COMIC IS EDUCATIONAL
that's why I read it in class the other day...
He forgot to tell him about the kiss! XD That poor little doll thing, it didn't deserve that. :3
oh noo the stress ball! rest in peace little stress ball also never heard of nudnik before
COL (cryes out loud) Nooooo!!! The stress ball! :´(
you update so quickly! lovelovelove your work! the characters are all so entertaining. :D
The hover text made me laugh so hard XD R.I.P. Stress Octopus Toy 2008-2008 XD (BTW why 2008? Does it play in the past?:D)
It does indeed! We're right around early October 2008 during this strip. :)
Yeah, I immediately realised that as well. Any particular reason for that? It can't possibly be only to have flip phones still the most popular, right? (Curse you, iPhone!) I don't think there were any major events in Great Britain that could affect the story, were there? So, my best guess for a reason is simply that they'd be freshly matured adults in present time. Right? Wrong? Insignificant?
Oh-- we started writing their story in 2007-2008, so these events happened present day when we started writing. :) So not a huge affect on the story, but it does affect little things here and there!
My third guess. I knew I should've included it! I even tended towards it for a while, but then I thought "Nah, too banal a reason to even be one." (^_^;;)
He...killed it. HE KILLED IT. ;__; Poor little stress ball.
Wait, is that going to leave an awkward stain?
=) I love the comic this week, Dr. Kohlberg is just so awesome.
He looks so forlorn at the death of the little octopus. XD Awww Liam, dun cry. *offers tissue*
Poor octopus stress ball. RIP indeed, little buddy. May you go where there are no more UST-tangled couples. It will be boring there, but safe. X3
Yes-- rest now in stress toy heaven. May you frolic with the smiley face foam balls and slinkies that have gone before you. God knows I've sent quite a few before you, haha! :)
If it were me, I would totally have burst into tears at that point.
I... have no quip. I am quipless. There is no way I can add to what I am seeing here; it is entirely too perfect in its present form.
Oh my gosh.
Everything is beyond... I can't think of a word... like an amalgamation of 'right' and 'perfect', but to a greater extent than either of those words conveys, I am just flipping my shit at the THISness of this page. Not even the page. Just "And... how does that make you feel?"
sdjkhflds haha look at what you guys are reducing me to god I fucking love this comic so much ahaha! <3!
The stress critter and the box of tissues fuuuuuck meeeee <3<3<3<3<3
"Sticky... Oh I wish I felt sticky before i hit him." I didn't realize you could squeeze those things that hard, but I guess Milo can do that to you, hey Liam? lol
"Gets in my face" yeah, thats one way to put it xD well, I suppose his tounge was litterally -in- Liams face XD
Liam seems to have forgotten that HE was the one who invited Milo; that HE was the one who followed him into the bathroom; that HE was the one who allowed Milo to kiss him (at a full two panels worth).
Seems to me like more repression than denial, though. He's not lying - Milo did "get in his face" - he's just leaving out some details. Which is interesting if you think about it. Could it be that the fact Milo kissed him isn't what he's so upset about? It might be, like he said before, the time and the place of the occurrence.
This is all strictly rhetorical, by the way. No need to answer in any definitive terms.
No answer in definitive terms - but I will give you a heaping helping of ♥. :)
Just something I was wondering about^^ Not that it's REALLY important or anything but is Liam Jewish or am I just making a non-existant connection between his lastname and the use of the word Nudnik? I might just be imagining something that totally isn't there, but I thought maybe it had soemthing to do with the story (Although I can't think of WHAT that would be XD)
Yep! He is. :) Not super important to the story, but it's there.
I discovered this comic through the y!gallery ad on Wednesday.
I'm at a loss for words. It's just so... adorkable. I love it! =D
The problem though is that while two times a week is a great update rate, waiting about half a day was already hard for me, having to wait for three or four days every time is gonna be torture. And not always of the sweet kind at that. X/
Anyway, keep up the good work, ye two! :)
yuck... I can't imagine what that goop must feel like. Poor Liam.
He popped the stressball xDDD!!!
How does that make ya feel? We all wanna know!
I hope he says guilty xD
"he gets in my face" haha I see what you did there, Liam.
Dr. Kohlberg: yes, Liam I'm not going to ask most specifics of that vague explanation, I'll just ask how it made you feel because I can't really tell by the way you just destroyed my stress toy.
does anyone else feel like Liam's looking pretty damn adorable all slouchy in the puffy chair? Hehe, so cute ^_^ Kinda makes me think its a ploy by Dr John -- "Aha! If we make the chairs so plush our clients sink into them, then even if they squish our little Poppingous Outingous eyed toys (dusk giggles xD)they wont be able to remove themselves from said chair and shall have to remain seated until calm!" It's brilliance :P
Annnywho...such a cute page :3 I love Liam's eyes and eyebrows...they say so much ♥♥♥ Well doneeee on another awesome page ♥♥♥
"and...how does that make you feel?"
"...sort of sticky. :c"
xD i love the linework on this one, something about liam's nose in the second panel is just adorable.
I can't help but think that Liam's mental process in panel 6 is "...I killed it D:"
And if I was in Liam's position I would throw the popped alien at Dr. John's head for asking me that.
GAH. I love this so much <3 It made me so happy to come back from vacation and see another page. Must have more!
The stress ball is a metaphor for something. note how it burst in his lap?
I love how Liam keeps using Yiddish, like "nudnik" and "oy gevalt".
"And your friend Milo was involved?"
Yeah cause I asked him to come
"What ISN'T he involved in-"
"That NUDNIK needs a spotlight on him at all times"
which is why I asked him to come.
"He shows up at the pub, right?"
cause I invited him.
"Can't keep his hands to himself-"
and I just figured out why
"Then he pulls me aside-"
and tells me that he wants me
"He gets in my face-"
and kisses me
and he notices so
"... I hit him."
damnit, I've killed the octopus.
Reading between Liam's lines here. XD
Yeaaaaah, Milo "was involved". On his own! Magically! Half-truths also impede therapy, Liam. >_>
Stress Octopus, my thoughts are with you and your bowl mates.
this isn't helping my apprehension about finding a therapist...
Am I the only one that was thinking 'Actions speak louder than words' on those last 3 panels...? Or is that just the exhaustion kicking in? I should sleep before anymore innuendos make their way into my head...
hahahaha... hoe does that make you feel?
lol Psychologists XD
Liam, now you're gonna walk around all day looking like you peed your pants. Or jizzed in them. Everyone's probably going to think it's jizz.