Had a fun time wasteland junkpicking with my BFF Tina this weekend.
Perhaps by the time Commander returns from the ocean the Raptor squad will have learned how to work as the hotel staff.
Also thanks Coelasquid for introducing me to the Walrus Selkies
That is one of the best (and most adorable) ideas I’ve seen in a long time.
Imagine, a room-cleaning raptor using another one as a feather duster. They could save so much on supplies!
As they speak Ace is rigorously teaching them the choreography for “Be Our Guests”.
Funny…I thought the Commander’s “own people” would be rock lobsters, not walrus selkies…
Have you ever seen a lobster with that much fur?
Yes, and you have too.
That was the same moment when we last saw The Commander without his shirt.
P.S. I have officially decided (for myself anyway) that anytime I use the word “the” right before the word “Commander,” I shall henceforth Capitalize the “T” in “the” as well as the “C” in Commander. I liken it to be a similar level of respect as writing “The Batman.”
I lost it at Walrus Selkies. Just…golden.
This looks to be a trainwreck… with the trains staffed by biraptors
What does their sexual preference have to do with it? :P
You’re forcing me to remember the punchline from an old joke…
“Rectum? D*mn-near killed ‘im!”
And then the Twins or Charlies Angels will pull a come-from-behind victory.
Tiny pudgy feathered raptors wearing miniature suits of armor riding minibikes…
Jet won this contest
Someone predicted this would happen. We need to look back at when the raptor squad took Jones’ armor sleeve, and find who that was so that s/he may ascend to glory.
Am I going to regret googling Selkies?
It’s a Gaelic fairytale creature that’s basically a seal that takes off its skin like a coat on land and becomes a human, there was a very charming animated children’s movie about them that came out last year called Song of the Sea.
Is it similar to A song of Ice & Fire?
Yes, but with less sex and violence. And incest.
You saying it has or hasn’t incest? o_O
No incest as far as I saw.
cool I did google it and was pleasantly surprised not gonna darken your mind with what I was worried may turn up
Yeah, you lucked out. Between the Banshees, Changelings, and one to three different death goddesses Selkies are like the one part of Gaelic mythology that isn’t terrifying.
I think Vex was actually referring to disturbing amateur porn. And Vex, I always keep safesearch on for a reason.
I keep my safe search off. It helps to decide *what* I wish to avoid in the future if I have a good reason on *why* I should avoid it…
Also a live action movie called The Secret of Roan Inish.
This conversation reminded me of a webcomic I had read a while ago that begins, near the start of the story, with a boy watching a mysterious figure swimming in the sea: http://scarygoround.com/?date=20120130. It also turns out that she has an old pelt that someone picks up, and the story continues from there. The actual beginning of the story can be found here: http://scarygoround.com/?date=20120107 .
The webcomic I’m describing, in this case, is rated PG, if anybody needs to ask.
Selkies are a mythological creature tied to seals and the coast. A sort of shapeshifter, they are otherwise human women in appearance and use a seal pelt that is magically bound to them to change form into a seal. If a human got their hands on the pelt of a selkie, they could force the selkie to obey their whims, including forcing marriage. However, if they ever get their hands on their pelt again, they will automatically flee back to the sea.
There are male selkies.
They’re walrus selkies. =P
I was wondering where the marine mammal joke would end up going.
Word is male selkies are straight up hunks. Though I wouldn’t know if that means your Cuchulain brand of Irish pretty boy hunks or the more traditional variety but hunks are the general idea.
No, you’re not. Coelasquid summed them up pretty well, but selkies are pretty cool (and unfortunately often overlooked) mythological creatures.
Selkies have a strong tendency to be gentle, good, and often tragic characters. Maybe that makes them less interesting to people than more conflicted mythological creatures. (I’m a fan, though. Selkies are awesome.)
If you’d like to see truly tragic; read the stories involving the selkies of the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire. Truly truly messed up.
Almost as bad (or worse depending on your point of view) are the mermaids of her InCryptid series.
So, is there a snowballs chance in hell of getting that first panel, sans Binocular Template, in a wallpaper size? I have a might need of it.
Thirded. (If this word does even exist)
It would be the best wallpaper ever
Because screw words.
What do you call it in poker when you get five of the same card?
Cheating. You call that cheating.
Eventually: “Dead Man’s Hand II”, if you’re playing with dangerous individuals.
Actually you can get a 5 of kind for your hand if the game use Wild Cards.
Well, every deck does come equipped with two Jokers. Even Batman has plenty of trouble with just one.
Or if you’re playing with multiple decks.
Considering the level of intelligence that people have exhibited when coming up with ways to get 5-of-a-kind, I’ll never accuse anyone here of “not playing with a full deck.”
I’m wondering if they’re riding in random order or Jet has them in a color specific formation.
specifically in order of the rainbow you thinking?
The strip is now in color and Angel is watching with IR. I guess we’ll never know.
But one of the raptors was an orange base with red top. I’d put that one in the center. Two have orange-white bases and orange tops. Calling “red” 3, I’d make them riders 2 and 4. The last two are white-pink bases with different pink tops. I’d have them on the outside, positions 1 and 5. But you could swap the orange tops for the pink tops. Or just be impressed by raptors riding mini-bikes.
Is Commander perhaps distantly related to Jamie Hyneman? Did the SpaceFuture scientists used a preserved whisker from Jamie’s moustache to create Commander?
They may also have gotten a whisker from Wilford Brimley.
This is now my headcanon, and no-one can make me give it up!
I have to say I am thinking that Jet is the genetically engineered lovechild of Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Seriously how else would he have the know-how to make many little suits of armour from a single full plate sleeve and the insanity of putting raptors on mini-bikes.
I am digging this theory, I really am. If Jet starts talking about strapping JATO rockets to the minibikes we will have a confirmation.
I don’t know why, but seeing Angel with that boars’ skin hood over her head just immediately made me think of her as like a Female Ganondorf. Her having a similar resigned frustration at everybody’s shenanigans just makes it even stronger.
Maybe they should have coffee together sometimes. Angel and Ganon might hit it off.
I doubt it, considering Angel is married to Jet and all. Though I do think they’d probably have a laugh comparing notes vis a vis subordinate shenanigans (Zant and Ghirahim in Ganon’s case).
“You stupid gorgeous genius idiot predictable bastard” Aw, that’s how you know it’s love.
A+ plan, too: “Get in there and do something!” Sums up pretty much every plan ever when it boils down to it.
I’m planning on changing my name to that description of Jet, if only so I can hear it said out loud a few times each day.
So why exactly DOES Tank have this beef with Commander? Is it simply because Rock is the next biggest and burliest after Tank himself? Is there some plot point in their past? And if the latter, will we get to see it drawn someday?
Probably both, if I had to guess.
On the one hand, super macho types are all secretly monstrously insecure and act the way they do because they feel threatened. Tank might be the biggest and the strongest guy around, but he probably feels like Commander is generally better liked and gets treatly differently than he does – and to the macho mind of a wannabe “Alpha Male”, that reality is “unfair” and challenges his perceived status as top dog.
On the other hand, we know there’s a lot of history among all the super soldiers. Tank might well be pissed off about some past event we’ve yet to see. But even if so, odds are good it’s something mostly unjustified, given what we know of Tank himself. It might not even be something the Commander is aware of.
Calling it a “torch” has romantic connotations. Could Tank be awkwardly flirting?
…in the most macho way he can think of, of course.
Raptors on mini bike. Coelasquid this is so much win.
And now we will see Tank Winning by carrying Commander to his Submarine base he mounted with the help of the chainsaw (codpiece). :3
I ROOT FOR THE RAPTORS HARDCORE.
AH HAH HAH that first panel is awesome and needs to be colored!
I was wondering when that panel about ace was going to come into play.
Wait, “Tank just needs to let that torch drop.” As in Tank’s been carrying a torch for Rock this whole time, as in he’s in love with him. (And he is literally incapable of processing or showing it due to hyper-masculinity problems).
Not surprised. Bravo subtle reveal.
That’s how I read that, too. (And if the hyper-masculinity issues weren’t enough, Rock is Tank’s sister’s (Spider’s) ex. Hoo boy. I feel bad for Tank while being immensely glad I never have to meet him and his issues in person.)
Ok, yeah, I see a few other people reaching the same conclusion, so I’m not crazy. Interesting that Rock’s oblivious, but it’s obvious to Angel (or Tank’s confided in in her at some point). Also: Walrus Seklies. XD
Well, the Commander is under the impression that Tank deliberately crosses up his own wiring (even mentioning it out loud earlier), so that might be a contributing factor to how badly Tank keeps clinging to the torch.
I have actually been posting a bunch of patreon-exclusive little interludes in the $1+ tier about what went down between them when they were younger. They aren’t necessary to read to get what’s going on in the main comic or anything, just things that are a little heavier in tone than what I want to post on the main site.
Nevertheless they are awesome
Am I the only one playing dethkloks “Lost vikings” to those raptors
Torch? Is Tank tsundere for Commander?
“I-I don’t want your help unscrambling my circuits – it’s just easier if you help me, baka Rock!”
Y’know, if it weren’t for Jonesy, I could ship that.
It’s all good in love and fanfic. Ship away.
Alt text says it all.
Squid, make that first panel into a wallpaper and I will find a way to clone fatbird raptors to repay your generosity.
Fatbird velociraptors cloned by a drunk Russian?
There is still hope for this world!
Hilarity. Thank you, I need to stop reading ths at work or I’ll get in trouble for laughing too much.
Yeah, everybody *knows* that the general policy at anybody’s job is that having any kind of fun is a serious “no-no.”
I think jet won by a landslide I mean raptors riding motorcycles or spider did I mean that hotel though
… A plushy of the Raptors in armor and on mini bikes Needs to be made,, THIS IS A MUST! LOL
Why rely on surprise when your plan is undeniably the best plan ever?
You know whats sad? It took my like 5 rereads to notice the hotel myself.
Holy smokes, he taught them how to ride that quickly?! I know they’re “clever girls” but jeez, it takes a human being longer than that to learn how to ride a moped.
Easier to drive when you don’t have to learn any rules or deal with any other drivers.
But Commander can’t belong to the ocean. He’s the master of fire!
Dude might be the Avatar.
Fire Nation’s got boats. Ships, even. (Boat people get really mad when you don’t call ’em ships.)
Might be risking a dollar here but that’s pretty epic, if not down right adorable.
“He belongs to the ocean now.”
“He is among his people, the other walrus selkies.”
I would NEVER stop hanging out with these people.
He has heard the song of his people!
Someone needs to draw a walrus selkie :D
I love Jonesey’s reaction about the hotel. I had completely forgotten about it!
The squad’s dialogue reminds me of my friends and I. Someone wandered into the ocean? Well, no point in going after them, they belong to the sea. We will miss them.
Hey! There’s an awesome pic of the Commander down here! How did I not know that!!!
You know, big burly guys are now awesome in my book. I mean I know you SHOULDN’T judge someone based off looks, but I just assumed they’d be…well big burly dudes. But the fact that you’ve got all of them being surprisingly interesting and occasionally cute kinda makes me want to glomp people 2 to 3 times my height and girth. Thanks for being awesome.
Simply haven’t scrolled down this far before :D
Sometimes the most predictable strategy is still the best strategy.
I’m going to assume that Spider has a big window over the hotel lobby door for Jet to crash through, with several smaller windows to the sides for the raptors to do the same.
I love the squad’s rapid descent into silliness while committing to a patently absurd train of thought-style banter. Only on my best days of Internet chatting have I had that happen, and the thought of doing it with people you know and love in real life is amazing.
Wasteland junk picking? And here I thought it would be Fallout 4 screenshots.
I’m hearing Flight of the Valkyries in that first panel. Is Jet the sort of person to install tiny speakers in the motorbikes? If not he should be.
Jet and the raptors are going in hot…
I need a wallpaper of that first panel
I wonder what Jet’s plan with the raptors is, push the hotel over while Spider’s busy cooing over them?
“He belongs to the ocean now… He is among his people, the other walrus selkies.”
Oh my f*cking god that made me laugh hard, wtf xD
I just love how Angel just can’t really insult his husband.
Angel’s a “she”.
I think Spider and I would get along. She hears ‘Survival’ and suddenly starts harvesting material to build a high class shelter vis a vis Minecraft
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