Ellie casts “cleavage,” it is ineffective.
Perhaps a “Greater Cleavage” spell is called for
No comments on character backsliding/regression, just “omg, boob jokes?”
It’s not JUST boob jokes. It was also RPG cliche jokes. Good stuff.
Seriously though, this is how Ellie is going to end up working at a “breastaurant” (no, I did not just make this word up, it sadly exists) if she’s not careful which would be a shame because she was making headway for her work ethic and ability to do more than one thing at a time.
And the male gaze in panel two is nigh perfectly portrayed.
Well, if it is a “breasurant”, then Morgan will most likely see that Ellie has the potential to audition there. All “Coyote Ugly” stuff. Then she’ll have to settle a fight the pre-school way, not the “Cinnamon” way, and get the guys to buy each other drinks.
However, a place that has a podium, and a host/hostess stand, is not likely 100% a “breasturant” unless they all are wearing hot orange mini shirts and mini skirts and little pocket in front of their pants zippers like a quarter back’s towel. Oh, and Dale Gribble.
I don’t think this place is a “breastaurant,” the comment was just that if Ellie is marketing herself through her cleavage that’s the sort of place she’s going to end up. That or a strip club which would be even worse.
And I’m sure that if the so called gentleman’s club were an option, we may find where Juniper might be.
Agreed. The male gaze is a nice subtle touch… by Rusche at least, not so much the character.
No, no, if anyone wears a shirt like that, which is obviously meant to show off massive cleavage, you can hardly hold a guy accountable for looking.
Ending up working at a breastaurant isn’t that bad.
Considering her internet addiction and laziness, I always thought Ellie was at risk of going for easy money as an r-rated content provider. And now she has that iNimbus that could make such a choice way too easy.
True, we know she wasn’t above posing in lingerie for the sake of Facebook popularity.
Speaking of the early strips, whatever happened to Ellie’s “fetch me X” catch phrase?
im still training quinn. shes learning. but slowly..
Coffeefox, I was wondering when someone would mention that. The phone purchase was also some backsliding. Ellie worked on improving herself because she thought highly of what someone saw in her. Then that person turned her down. Now she’s subconsciously lost a standard to hold herself to.
I totally called the phone purchase as being immature at the time. :P
lol. Quite immature.
and I would like to add that just because someone learned something doesn’t mean they magically change every aspect about their personalities all in one go.
The other thing.
It isn’t nessasarally back sliding. At any Interview you make a product of yourself. You showcase your best qualities. Could be your likable personality, or your degrees. I will admit that cleavage is a “low hanging fruit” way of doing it, but it’s still a way. Whenever I entered the work force at the bottom(fast food industry), I had a elder friend of mine tell me: “whatever it takes to get your foot in the door”.
Hey it may still work. Let’s not be too quick to assume otherwise.
Yeah, Morgan looks like she could use some help…
I know several guys who put waitress attractiveness over other pesky restaurant choosing criteria like how the food tastes, add onto that guys trying to work their nerve up to ask her out and ones who might treat expected waitress attractiveness as winning a coin toss, and you do have some positive business reasons to hire an attractive waitress. If Morgan has any stake in drumming up business and isn’t overly prejudiced against busty blondes, it could still be making a good impression.
On the other hand if she’s looking frazzled due to her husband recently walking out for a “cute young thing” then Ellie’s probably not going to get a favorable response (but probably wouldn’t have in shapeless burlap at that point).
Exactly. I’m surprised you are the only one to mention it.
Cleavage may work just fine with Morgan.
One hopes Quinn *gave permission* to wear her shirt this time and that Ellie isn’t just sliding into her old sister-borrowing mindset.
It’s much easier to beg forgiveness…
I hear that expression every now and then, but I’ve never actually seen that work. Not with my family or friends, and certainly not at my jobs.
Besides, Ellie and Quinn have only finally started getting along- I’d hate to think that Ellie’s throwing that away right now.
I think it works best in a “must do” kind of situation…
At least it’s the same one. I suspect that if she was stretching out Quinn’s whole wardrobe that’d get old very fast where I could see her passing this off as “my good luck shirt” and getting away with it.
Also known as stealing.
How does that even count as Quinns wardrobe after enduring Ellies chest?
She’s just showing them their full potential.
The billowy look is in this year.
those things are category seven hurricanes man, SEVEN!
7 of 9. hee hee.
Hee! Things must really have gone wrong; Ellie’s gone to Muppet again.
Don’t worry Ellie! Just show her how resourceful you are and shove a bunch of stuff down there! Then it won’t be like you had showed up with job-getting cleavage; it’ll just be how you store your pocketbook and…and stuff…ahhh…good luck Ellie.
Giant Ellie background!
But speaking seriously for a moment (I don’t know why I do that), Ellie, if it’s the cleavage alone that gets you the job, maybe that’s not the kind of place you want to work.
Giant Ellie is actually the panel divider as well as the transition; I like it!
So do I! It’s very clever…
I didn’t spot it until reading these comments, but agreed an excellent touch.
inspiration taken from panel one.
WONDER BOOB POWERS, ACTIVIATE.
Form of Waitresses!
Form of Tip Enhancers!!
Panel two, meanwhile, is providing an Inukchuk moment.
Oh bummer. that Lady looks like a big grouch. Ellie is going to actually work for this one, haha!!!
She also looks like she has a smokers voice.
also, like people have mentioned, I really like the creativity used in the paneling this week, very neat. Your so creative Rusche!!
At least she’s not one of those women who goes out of their way to wear a shirt with cleavage then complains people are looking at it. He was looking right at it and nope– no reaction.
That’s not so; he said, “Wow.”
Anonymous meant reactions from Ellie. She does not care at all.
I don’t know about doesn’t care at all, so much as was expecting it and isn’t going to get mad at things going the way that she rationally expects.
I’d also bet she’s probably used to it in general, and it probably takes more than a single surprised glance to irritate her regardless of what she’s wearing. A lot of large breasted women I’ve known aren’t upset that a guy notices (any guy, not just ones they’re interested in), it’s more the refusing to stop noticing that seemed to piss them off.
Oh, got it… thanks!
I’m not sure what that wow means either. Maybe “Wow, nice tits” or “Wow, uhh, totally not awkward at all”. He isn’t a recurring character so far is he?
Will be if she gets the job.
Oh no. Quinn is not going to be happy about this; however, if Ellie gets the job she’ll probably be happier that she’ll start getting rent money again. Also, this panel is a sad depiction of a disappointing truth in life.
Ooh… moving into the waitressing business, is she? I hope she’s got the mental fortitude of a steel wall. Fast food is one thing, but dealing with bad customers in a sit-down restaurant is another experience entirely, especially since your pay depends on their tips.
She won’t even be that lucky…
There you go with that evil foreshadowing again, Rusche… :P
Razafrazin… that very evil post was supposed to go here but somehow I borked that up.
Ellie did it…
HA! Her breasts hold no power in this situation :P
Damn… what happened to my General Grievous icon?
i think ur picture goes well with that first comment
Not an unknown situation: http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws51/
Oh, you mean like when the Lamborghini gets pulled over by that cop in “Cannonball Run?”
I’m talking about the time when they get pulled over by the hot cop who was dressed just like they were, in the hopes that it’d be a mega rich single hunk of a guy.
I’m kind of sure that’d she use “hot pants” for both situations anyway.
I guess Ellie didn’t tell her mom about losing her job huh?
Ellie. Her rumbles spheres can’t help her now LOL
I like the idea of “Cleavage don’t fail me now!” as a self pep talk phrase. If I were female and had even moderately passable cleavage, I would absolutely start using it myself.
Also that looks like a public bathroom (stalls and soap dispenser) not her apartment bathroom. It amuses me more that she’s saying that to herself at the location she’s about to interview.
One can only wonder what Chris Farley would look like wearing that shirt.
I did mention being female as a prerequisite. Also, were Chris Farley still alive, I don’t know that he wouldn’t have been willing to clarify that one for you (comedians tend to be much more willing to run with as opposed to away from smart ass remarks, as they’re more familiar with the win of, “God no! I didn’t actually want that!”-type reactions).
Wait, were there more panels than one? I think I got stuck somewhere… Guess where.
Quick Ellie! Pull something out of your ass to make you look good!
No, I didn’t mean “try flaunting your ass now…”
puke until we boogaloo
I suspect questions of ass efficacy came to mind before the expression in the final panel. But then again, seriously, what couldn’t she pull out of her cleavage? I mean, you could fit most of Germany there (not just Lichtenstein).
I am surprised no one else has mentioned the possibility that Morgan is either a lesbian or bi (very small but possible). Admittedly, Rusche’s foreshadowing says she will not get this job, but no one else even mentioned it.
PS – I am still waiting for the iNimbus’ taser function.
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