Energy. Trying to find some. Thanks for hanging in there. Plenty more on the way. :)
Excellent “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs” reference!
My memory of that movie is not as it was. Where is this?
And welcome back Chris.
Ah, Mr. T. Thanks.
Never seen it.
My favorite local weatherman recommends it.
She has no idea the power that she is capable of wielding.
From her body language in this strip versus before her ‘chat’ with Tarra, Pumpkin is definitely taking the whole self-confidence and center-of-attention personality traits to heart.
Which is not necessarily the best thing. Tarra might be speaking Word-of-God when it comes to the core personality and demeanor of “Buckingham women”, or, just as likely she might just be speaking Word-of-Tarra, who as we have started to learn is a foolhardy egoist who leaves ugly messes in her wake.
Still, if this is a mistake (or Her Destiny) there is only one way to learn it and have a chance the lesson sticks. So let’s sit back and break out the popcorn.
This forum really needs an edit key to prevent accidental anonypostings. Sigh.
“a foolhardy egoist who leaves ugly messes in her wake” IS the core Buckingham personality trait though.
Exactly. Having the power and having any idea how to wield it are two completely different things.
I have a feeling this will backfire and get ugly fast.
Oh, she knows exactly what she’s doing. Just like the LAST time we referenced “The Sandlot.”
Is that the gay guy that Ellie used to work with at the McDonalds knockoff? If not, he looks an awful lot like him. If so, Pumpkin’s boobs are far more powerful than I thought!
It totally is him.
No, I think this is the OTHER guy. The guy who was one of Santa’s elves and staring speculatively at Anise, who, when confronted with a mall Santa, promised that she would do undefined “sexy things” that Mrs. Claus wouldn’t do.
No, Caz is wearing a red shirt.
And it really DOES underscore the “fruitless” part. Been too long since i last ran the archive, I suppose; you seem to have the right on this one.
I have gone all the way back to the early days of the comic to confirm, and I am pretty sure that the gentleman currently withdrawing a nosebleed is in fact “incredibly gay” Tommy!
Please, no one is THAT gay.
I love Quinn lol
Nice anime reference there.
She’s not looking nervous as she did last strip.
It takes confidence to deliver that line, with her mouth full even. Kudos to Quinn. Kudos to Rosemary on the salad.
Further to that, when was the last time you saw someone draw a person talking with food in their mouth convincingly? Manners aside (seriously, we all do this IRL, can we agree?) So Pumpkin’s body proportions are unreal, but it isn’t because Chris can’t draw bodies!
Dad was grilling and all Quinn took was a salad? Tsk tsk. Hopefully she’ll at least eat some cupcakes.
Pumpkin used BOOBS on Quinn!
It wasn’t very effective.
Pumpkin used BOOBS on Tommy!
It was SUPER-EFFECTIVE!
(Yes, i had to re-read half the early archives to find the strip e was named in)
Not sure if the author modified the strip, but she says, “Hey, Tommy!” to him in this one.
Well now i feel REALLY stupid >_<
Bravo, Tommy; demonstrating the decorum that Fake Spike can’t muster!
Oh, and I don’t know if this was intentional…but that’s almost the EXACT SAME THING Martha Stewart said on one of those morning talk shows back in like 2001 when she was going up the river for insider trading. “I just want to focus on my salad.”
Pft, Pumpkin, darling…Quinn is straight, why would flaunting your new…confidence… in her face make her change her mind? Silly girl.
And Tommy is gay, but it seems to have worked anyway.
Unless there is a canonical reference I have missed, we are not sure if Quinn is straight — only that she has said she likes boys.
And why? If she is 100% heterosexual, why not just come out and say it and leave no room for hedging and fussing and assuming and misinterpreting and doubt? It’s not like there is any stigma attached to “coming out” as straight. With straightness announced, she gives Pumpkin only two options: cease her futile efforts with a scintilla of grace, or double-down on being a nuisance and ruining the friendship. As it is, since she has not shut and locked the door, she is enabling a continuing trickle of low-level flirting and continuing attention and interest. Is that what she is after? A steady stream of feeling wanted that she does not have to make effort to acquire? A feeling of being desired that makes up in quantity what it loses in quality?
I really really there is some sort of story-based answer that is not simply kicking the can further down the road for later drama.
Because if she didn’t, the fem/fem shippers would be upset :p
Because you don’t have pregnancy dreams about your roommate and her sisters if you’re 100% hetero.
Pumpkin’s extremely buxom chest is certainly her main and most beautifull/advantageous feature. There’s no denying that and we must thank Chris for that! ^_^
But the rest of her body and feminine curves are certernly not to be overlooked too either!! Look at that perfect hourglass body shape and those slender curvaous waist,hips and thigh! Not to mention also those marvelous and perfectly feminine legs. She really is gifted by nature and slowly becoming has busty and beautifull as Ellie. You go girl!!!! ♥
This reads weird, like we have Chris to thank for her chest, but Pumpkin to credit for having penned the voluptuous lines of the rest of her own body…?
You go, Chris!
Pumpkin’s expression in that first panel is just adorable
Where did the whole “sexiness = nosebleeds” come from anyway? It’s one of those Tropes I never really understood, and only gets weirder the more I think about it.
Their brain has an aneurism from jet-training to bonerville too fast and starts to leak through their nose. or something I’m sure, I’m entirely guessing.
Did you bring the McRib with you??
I did but then I ate it?
real answer is I’ve been here the whole time I just don’t comment much anymore, lol.
The trope comes from an old wives’ tale that when a teenager filled to the brim with hormones sees something arousing, their blood pressure rises to the point that it causes a nosebleed.
That was a much more detailed answer that I was expecting…. thank you, I guess.
I’m still a little weirded out by the whole thing.
Well, I gave the short answer :p The long answer was optional.
Comoros on the brink of history Rugby Union Week
I gotta say, I love the goofy confidence of that first pose.
Again. I can’t help, but respect Pumpkin’s taste in women. Also, just because a guy has a preference for guys, doesn’t mean he won’t go after chicks. I’ve known a good few guys who presented themselves as gay, but I would later learn were fathers of several kids from several different women.
Hasn’t her taste in women just been Quinn and some even older woman who wanted to keep her from her friends and control her?
Which is why I think that Pumpkin is making choices based on who she feels comfortable talking to. I.e., opening up on what she shares when talking to people. I think the storm of Katrina saw something and prised open to see what was inside. With Quinn, I think that Pumpkin led herself astray because she felt comfortable talking to her. Some of the common interests seemed to cement the fixation.
Nothing yet, Heather; you should get that chip in your brain looked at, though. :D
Probably right around when the Patreon support starts to drop off again. People are still paying sickening amounts of money for this comic to not update, so why should it bother.
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