Lookin’ pretty Falcor there, Mr. Fish.
Jared’s beard is a lot like my mustache.
Mine too. It may be the reason why people think I am unemployed.
Funny, considering how statistics show that people with mustaches are more likely to be employed.
People with BIG BOY moustaches, perhaps. Not little weedy pedostaches ;D
I can grow a beautiful goatee, yet no moustache…
I have a goatee, mustache, and sideburns.
I can grow a pretty luxurious Frida Kahlo mustache… this is quite an accomplishment for a girl.
mine grows so fast after i week i cant sleep cuz the hairs twirl and itch my chin
a week? gimme 3 days and i`m at that stage. the curse of a strong beard is rough…
Entered the 9th grade with a full beard :/.
Everyone thought I was held back a few grades until I explained that it just grew that way lol.
Mel may be on to something there.
I was unfortunate to have the genes for a mexi-stache, and a stubbly goatee. But then again, I have never shaved my facial hair (unless you count eyebrows. And the shaving was very slight. I’m gonna go cry in a corner now.)
For some reason, I can grow a neck beard with glorious thickness, a mustache with a decent amount of hair, and yet my chin remains barer than a baby’s bottom. On top of this, I grow hair at the top of my cheeks, from my eyes to my sideburns. It’s like my body turned on the wrong hair follicles.
I can grow a beard but the area where there should be dimples (had I had dimples) end up without any hair. My brother thinks that I must have had cheek piercings in a previous life.
Both my beard and mustache grows thick and glorious like Canadian Guy’s facial adornments.
I laugh at all of your weak and effeminate facial hair arrangements.
seriously though, I had a weak beard and mustache till I hit about 24, and now it grows thick as all get out. Hang in there, some people are late bloomers. Then again, some others are never-bloomers and should just resign themselves to shaving. Point is, don’t fight your natural facial hair, go with the flow. Clinging to a weasly beard that refuses to grow looks as bad as those dudes who go bald and cling desperately to the hair on the sides of their head, wearing it long.
“those dudes who go bald and cling desperately to the hair on the sides of their head, wearing it long.”
haha…my husband does that…so sad. D:
Just think about how when he starts growing ear hair and you make a joke about how he could comb that over his head… but he considers it.
That’s because they’re Mustaches of Authority. They demand respect and can be quite hypnotizing to anyone who is not used to their presence. See Dr. McNinja. http://drmcninja.com/
Holy crap that comic is awesome! Thank you forever for linking to it :’D
Thank you for introducing people (not me) to Dr. McNinja. Seriously, he needs more attention, because he is awesome.
Someone said I should grow a mustache I have one but it’s wimpy and blonde so in ever have to shave
They sell facial hair dye.
I’ve had a solid beard since I was fifteen. Be jealous.
Your name is accurate, my friend. >:|
So that’s what a bishie Gyrados would look like. Weird.
And is Bishie Jared from the imagine spot panel wearing a skirt or shorts? I can’t tell, but a skirt would be more over-the-top funny.
Eager to see where this goes.
More likely Jared loses his beard and feels cheated that the infection only took away his beard.
Wait wouldn’t a Bish Gyrados be just a shiny Gyrados with a max out beauty stat? no physical changes just that it sparkles and has a different color to it.
Bear in mind this is wacky Jared’s imaginary version of bishie… maybe he just considers Falcor to be the most prettiest dragon snake thing.
Crud, here I had predicted bishie Mr Fish would be a Dragonair. Foiled again!
You do realize that Bishie Gyarados is the dragon from The Neverending Story right?
Hence the post comment below the comic, “Lookin’ pretty Falcor there, Mr. Fish.”
I read in a linear fashion Kitty, I read from left to right, top to bottom, so unfortunately I missed the plethora of Falcor comments below before I posted that.
If by “plethora of Falcor comments” you mean the little comment Coelasquid leaves under all of her releases (in this case, one six-word sentence), then I certainly see how you missed it but apparently not the “plethora of Falcor comments,” especially because you read from left to right, top to bottom.
You just had to be that guy didn’t you? :D
I thought that kitty was referencing a comment from another reader below mine, not Coela’s comments, hence the plethora statement.
I appear to be quite dense so far this week, let’s hope it doesn’t continue (for my own sanity’s sake!)
HA! That’s what I thought too!
Really? I’ve never seen Never Ending Story, so the first thing I thought of was the dragon from Spirited Away. Which I guess would be more appropriate for bishification, being able to turn into an anime pretty boy and all.
Same here, that’s what I thought of first!
I command you both to go watch the first Never Ending Story. Skip the second and third one, even if you’re a Jack Black fan and want to watch one of his first roles.
YES. I will swear by the first movie; I grew up on it and its soundtrack. Awesome movie. Second, not so much. But at least it still had SOME basis in the book, however tenuous.
I WILL NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE THE THIRD FILM. EVER. THERE WAS NO THIRD FILM.
This Falcor reference made me soooo happy, especially since I don’t get most the dated references in this comic, but this one I know. I feel like Jared. Pointlessly giddy.
Haha Big change there. Also Mr Fish makes a good Luckdragon.
When I saw that frame, my mind immediately que’ed the Never-Ending Story song.
Too bad Jared’s not good enough to be Etreau.
See, I recognized it, but the color-scheme in that panel overrode Never Ending Story and instead my brain played “Always” by Erasure…
…aka the music from Robot Unicorn Attack ._.
dude, you too? That is exactly what my mind jumped to as well.
He really does, better than any of the transformations I had in mind.
I dunno, I think the perfect Mr. Fish would be half Mr. Luckdragon, kinda like some sort of crazy Two-Face, only much more awesome. Mua, I can picture it now…. so wonderfully horrible… and instead of flipping a coin, he’d just flip Jared. @.@
It blows my mind that I never saw the obvious connection to be made there.
Also, as a former insecure teen who never shaved until he actually had a full beard, I can and do relate to Jared’s plight.
So Jared’s dream is to become some sort of warrior princess?
Also I’m kinda disappointed that Mr.Fish’s ‘pretty man’ form isn’t simply regular Mr. Fish’s body with a human bishie face. Ah well.
(no but seriously I’m laughing my head off)
…first thought that came to mind when you said that (though I realise the Mr. Fish body doesn’t make much sense) was Snorlax..don’t ask why, because I truly just don’t know..
Meh, he looks better without it.
Bishie Jared is… disturbing.
Now that is Uncanney Valley illustrated right there. Commander doesn’t even look like Commander anymore, therefore we find that hilarious and not really unsettling.
But Jared just losing his beard? That’s some pretty messed up shit.
Also, I really, really hope Mr. Fish doesn’t catch this bug. Jared is no Atreyu no matter how much bishification he undergoes. And Bastian was a little shit in the novel.
Falcor is the epitome of bishounen in chinese dragons? Huh, who knew
*staring at the post at 6 in the morning sleepily* @w@ BISHIE!JARED IS SO KAWAII DESU
*inner, slightly-less-sleepy me* hehehehe…bishie Jared…Commander I thought you’d freak out or something…rip off your shirt and see your epic hairlessness and go “Nuuuuuu” Yes…
Is this a joke?
If you want it to be.
Please…PLEASE don’t make me want to hurt you.
Poor Jared. I know your pain on not being able to make a perfect beard.
Love the new story arc. Keep it up. I’ve been hoping you’d do something like the difference between the two Niers ever since you made that blog post a while back. Love the way you’re handling it. Glorious work.
Mr. Fish looks a lot like that flying dog thing from the never ending story in Jared’s head.
Poor Jared, he will probably revert back to a time before he hit puberty.
Will commander’s nose bleed if he get’s turned on? Will Robo-Cop look like Astro boy? Can’t wait to find out… unless my questions won’t be answered because of where the story line is headed. Still, a fun read. :)
Oh dear God, why did you have to point out the nose-bleed thing? :P I pray that does not happen with the Commander… entirely too disturbing. Though anyone else would be funny… especially Duke Nuke’em. Ooooh! Bishie-fy Nuke’em!
If that happens to duke he’ll die of bloodloss
Nose bleeding is a valid subject to question. Sorry if I scared you with the possibilities but I’m sure whatever we say here will not affect the comics so you can rest assure of that. If I started talking about how in manga the characters can never hold their liquor then it won’t come up unless the writer of this comic was already thinking about it. What will be will be, nose bleeds or not.
I’m most curious about Volt… he’s about as manly bishounen hybrid as I could imagine possible without contradicting himself.
*comes back to this after the page a few weeks down the line*
prophetic comment is prophetic
All hail our chinese dragon overlord!
Is it me, or is Mr. Bishie-Fish giving the “I’m gonna kill everyone” look?
As opposed to…?
As opposed to his “no fuck was given” expression
To me he always gave off the gangsta in low rider bobbing his head look in my mind
So bishi-fied Jared requires only one change, that change being “lose the beard”.
I wonder how this “virus” works… the more manly you are, the stronger it will change you ? Or is it an age thing ?
Maybe it’s more like Bishies are girly, and Jared’s already sorta girly, so the only effect it has is to get rid of the only thing that makes Jared more manly to start with – his beard.
Which is understandable and hilarious at the same time.
Jared isn’t girly, he is childish.
But yeah, your explanation makes sense.
Oh, he’s pretty girly. I think he’d wear a dress if it was fun.
Let’s not forget that he was playing a bird mating game not too terribly long ago, one which Shale helped him…uh. Win. By making him not play anymore.
He already has the top three things that make one Bishonen in the anime world:
1. He’s young.
2. He has long hair and smooth features.
3. He has a tragic backstory and tends to whine.
So how much more Bishonen can you make Jared? If you add anything, he moves AWAY from Bishonen, in all honestly. LOL
Jared himself supplied the last piece of the puzzle: ULTRA-long hair would be the only thing that could bish him up more.
Not necesarily long just in a fashion that makes him look androgynous
IS NO ONE GOING TO COMMENT ON THE FACT THAT THE BISHI DISEASE HAS APPARENTLY GONE AIRBORNE!? WE NEED CONTAINMENT NOW!!!!!!!!! D:
Calm down: Jared touched skin-to-skin the infected area…
It’s only a matter of time.
Eventually, it will go airborn and then it’s flamey time.
… I’m not sure how a flamethrower could help against a virus. Besides, the bishies wouldn’t even break a sweat.
Clearly if this shit airborne then Nier guy would be killed on sight with jared and commander burn alive and the gas coming from their charred bodies filtered then bottled up to prevent any more outbreaks.
Though I think a quick visit to the Man Zone could cure this.
I meant more of a radioactive fire than a flamethrower.
Yeah, if that is any indication…. http://www.google.ca/search?q=sephiroth+fire&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=YOwvT7W5JYXZ0QHi_Y3MCg&biw=1218&bih=590&sei=fuwvT6KcLPTH0AGqsbDhCg
Immune to fire.
Doesn’t this mean Cloud is a bishie too? What would he look like not bishie then D: ???
Actually, a touch-based spread only makes it worse. Did you see the Contagion movie? That’s some scary schtuff… Any surface the Commander touches is now infected, and who knows how long the virus will live on said surface… 0.o This stuff could live for years to come. Mua-ha-ha.
Look, according to video game and movie logic (which, from what I’ve seen, are the physics that seem to run this universe) flamethrows can fix any outbreak. Unless it’s one of those “You’re screwed no matter what you do” outbreaks, in which case it’ll come down to your standard holly post-acocalypse movie. Probably start off with Jared, Commander, and Duke all running down the road away from a bunch of Justin Bieber fans, only for Duke to be caught and bishified. Point is this. Either the flamethower stops the spread, Marlon Brando descends from the sky and saves us all, or it’s over. Period. That’s it.
I think it’s OK … Jared didn’t just touch a surface the Commander touched, he got right up and rubbed his face on the Commander’s open wounds. He all but used a straw to suck up the infection.
Well he had his hands all over Commanders scar, so if he’s touched his eyes since then it could still be only a bodily fluid or whatever type transmission
But it’s funnier if it’s not
It seems more like the transformation has only just started with jared and as to how he caught it, remeber he was rubbing up against the commander’s open bleeding bishie wound
I’m almost disappointed pretty Mr. Fish wouldn’t be a Milotic.
Who knows maybe he will be one.
I mean look at these things. http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Milotic_(Pok%C3%A9mon) bishie as any pokemon is gonna get if you ask me.
Can a pokemon turn into another pokemon? If you think about it, aren’t all pokemon already bishie versions of real animals?
No, they are not. Not group that includes the man-boobs-and-scratching-himself Slaking can be dubbed collectively bishie.
You know, this is all presuming that the Bishonen Virus can be transmitted to animal-things. For all we know it’s limited solely to humans. And since Bishonen translated roughly to “beautiful boy” it’s very unlikely that animals can become Bishonen.
Though there is also the possibility that the virus has a different effect on animal-things. That is to say that it might be a Gijinka Virus. http://drunkenstyle.deviantart.com/art/Gijinka-Gyarados-Redesign-174465133
Nah, pokemon can be bischified. Eg. Every pokemon after the second generation (second generation is a stretch)
After all, that’s just what’s going on in Jared’s imagination.
All manner of crazy shet could go down.
I don’t think Jared knows what a Milotic is…
So just have Jared call it Ms. Fish.
Does he know the names of any pokemon? He referred to gengar as a purple smiley thing
Well, it seems like ash got his crap like pokedex and bikes through unnussual circumstances compared to other trainers in the game. So, maybe jared couldn’t fork over the dough for a pokedex and didn’t know the names of pokemon. Not that that stoped him from raising a fine pokemon… even if it does try to eat smaller pokemon.
Prof. Oak gave Jared a Pokedex when they first met.
Is it just me, or does anyone else now hear Envy from FullMetal Alchemist in place of Commander’s regular voice? … Do their voices change when they become bishies?
I didn’t, but now I will! I hope you’re happy!
Wait, but shouldn’t the virus have no effect on Jared or Mr. Fish? I mean, they’re already JRPG characters.
So was Nier, I guess, but still…
One manly man’s tragedy is another’s…well, Jared was never that tough to begin with…ah, never mind, up up and away, Falcor! XD
That middle panel is pure gold. Again Coelasquid <3!
Just throwing this out there…
Canadian Guy as a bishie.
I can’t even imagine…
Yes you can.
It rhymes with OGAWDDONTSAYIT…
No, no, it rhymes with Dustbin Heave-her.
Arrgh, let’s change the subject. Bishie… Adventure Core? He’s manly in a hardCORE way, amirite?
Adventure Core Bishied into the curiosity core!
It’ll look like bishi commander with a beard
Least you know he’ll go down like a badass, holding off a dozen or so of the infected as the rest run to safety (think Dead Space, the movie with that one guy with the lazer chainsaw). Axes will be swung, songs will be sung, and the last thing they’ll hear as they run for safety is an accordian in the distance…
See I was figuring Canadian Guy would be immune to Bishonification and the cure would be derived from him.
Darnit now the song’s stuck in my head!
Bishie Mr. Fish kind of looks like Falkor the Luck Dragon from The Neverending Story. Inspiration?
I will always read the description before commenting.
I will always read the description before commenting.
I will always read the description before commenting.
Also, read the words around Mr. Fish in that image. It’s the lyrics to the Neverending Story.
TURN AROUND, TELL ME WHAT YOU SEEE-EEE-EEE.
Aah, was that it.
Upon seeing the image I instantly thought of RUA’s “Always”, and was shocked those were not the lyrics.
Oh bloody hell…
Everyone in the office is going to catch it, aren’t they?
aaaaaahhhh thats more like it. needed my plot advancement fix. thanks coela! :)
(pssst, jared. the more you shave it, the faster and thicker it will grow back)
That’s a myth. What shaving does is that it cuts the hair by the middle, leaving a stumpy part close to the skin level, so you feel your skin being smooth.
After the hair re-grows a bit you feel like it’s become thicker because the hair ends are still stumpy from being cut, unlike full-grown hairs that have thinner ends.
Well, the thicker part is a myth.
When you shave, you stimulate your hair follicles. The more you shave, the faster your hair grows back (until it reaches a limit). Unless you are suffering from baldness, in which your follicles are growing weaker. Try it sometime – if you have normal hair follicles, if you shave the surface, it will grow back faster. You also have to do it more than twice. LOL
Note: Tweezing (pulling out the entire hair) actually shocks your follicles, so they tend to produce hair SLOWER after that. And get infected if not cleaned or reduced properly afterwards.
The only reason I know this is because my wife is a cosmetologist.
And it makes your hair seem thicker because there will be a blunt end to the hair stubble where it was sliced rather than the gradual taper that hairs normally have.
I agree with that part, ma’am.
Oop, didn’t see the comment you were responding to. I see them all as a feed in the WP admin area and yours was up at the top.
I think you’re all stupid and/or females talking about leg hair because i am a downright hairy raspy mutha with a beard that can defy weedwackers. And all i ever did was shave it repeatedly. Well, that and drink whiskey. It works for me, statistics and facts be damned. Pardon my one sexist manly moment here, but deal with it.
Yeah, but my uncles and Grandpa says that whiskey puts hairs on your chest.
Which is their excuse as to not letting me drink it -_-
My facial hair grows back at such a rapid pace I have to shave daily to maintain smoothness. By 8 pm the same day, I am already stubbly.
I’m pretty sure it’s my Scottish blood. That and there’s Scotch in my blood more often than not.
Scotchity Scotch Scotch.
Did we really just get into a long winded non sequiter about shaving?
Yes, yes i believe we did. sorree.
OH MY GOD MR FISH
Pfffhahaha Jared fails at facial hair.
Mine started looking like that when I was fifteen. AND IT ONLY GOT BETTER AFTER THAT.
Some people just can’t grow good beards. My dad and I, if we don’t shave it away regularly, it enters into “chin pubes” territory at an alarming rate.
Some people can’t grow facial hair. At all.
26, and even if I wanted to, I would still have nothing XD
Oh, man! I was hoping it would make Jared bulk up and become super huge!
I like the people complaining and saying how they would have imagined/done it. Go write your own comic, then? Gets really tiresome week after week to scroll past your vague attempt to be an amateur humor critic.
Anyway, this was amazing, and I had a nerd spasm over the Neverending Story song lyrics.
Also “PFF!” xD
They weren’t complaining, they were just saying. Also: If they were to make a comic – assuming they don’t have one already – and they were to use their variation of the joke, would they not be chewed out for ripping off MGDMT? Besides, it’s the coment section. You don’t have to read them all. Unless you have super-OCD. Do you?
umm i do. its fun you cant eat something comfortably without counting to 8 in 2′s to the beat of your chews
You’re right, I should just skim the first two words to see if I approve of everything they’re saying before I read the entire comment. Really, what business do I have reading these comments at all? It’s not like they posted them as publicly viewable replies to a free comic! Jeez thank you for pointing out the error of my ways.
Oh and I never said they should go out and copy THIS comic. Way to be far too literal.
I love the sound effect of him loseing his beard x3 if only shaveing was that fast and easy.
Jared sans beard kinda reminds me of Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon.
I thought the same thing! He even has his own dragon (of sorts)!
There needs to be a Jared and Mr. Fish vs Hiccup and Toothless showdown at some point in the future.
… the only thing Jared has changed was the beard? Oh boy… Mr. Fish, get GLaDOS. We need Science.
Jared already fought GLaDOS, he obtained a portal gun and didn’t wear a helmet because he thought they were for amateurs… then he fell on his face lol
Bad news Gyrados was inflicted with Bish good news is that now he can finally learn all those neglected fly moves now.
Bishie Canadian Guy
One more word. THIS. Three more words. HAS TO HAPPEN.
He imagined himself with platform shoes…
You should shave more often, Jared.
Also, nice application of Erasure.
… and I suck and should read things more closely because that is not “Always” playing in the background. Derp.
Shit just hit the fan.
Okay, who else got that dang song stuck in their head?
… food for thought: is this the complete Bishi!Jared, or did only his beard fall off because it came in contact with Commander’s infected cheek? I’ll be looking forward to next week’s comic to see whether or not the bishification of Jared will advance further or not or is he even truly infected yet…
I think there isn’t much to Bishiefy in Jared to start with. Let’s look at what qualifies as an anime Bishonen (I’ll even use AnimeTurnpike’s description in conjunction with several others):
1. He is party to a tragic lifestory (thus tends to whine). Check.
2. He has long hair and girly-like qualities. Check.
3. His appearance is young. Check.
So already Jared is like 3 points to Bishonen before his beard falls off. Losing his beard took out the last “manly” thing in Jared, so now he’s at least 80% bishie.
Well, considering that even Commander’s goggles and jacket changed as a part of the bishiefication, it seems a bit fishy to me that Jared only lost his beard. Jared also still can make rather exaggerated facial expressions and Commander’s change also started slow with only the skin around his wounds becoming soft and shiny and pale.
Also, Jared’s backstory is a success story to me with all the winning and getting a gyarados and becoming independent and getting an awesome job. His hair… if a girl in comics of where-ever had that type of hair, she would be considered a tomboy. Also he is only skinny and silly and childish, and if that is “girly”… well, at least those are not bishonen qualities in my book. Being young I can’t argue against…
But seriously :’D I’m going to wait and either be relieved that Jared was spared from further or see a complete transformation with the hair, sparkles, clothes, make-up and everything – and propably die of laughter.
I’d love to see him go all the way and sprout a rose from god-knows-where to pose with… with how Commander turned out, it would be hilarious. Plus considering that only by losing his beard he is already about 80% a bishie… well, that virus seems kinda strong, I would assume it would work even better with material that is already somewhat bishi than with material that has so strong manly qualities that it would be hard to transform them… but this is all just my speculation :’D
Truthfully I just wanted to point out the possibility that Jared’s transformation isn’t over yet because the majority of the comments seemed to assume this is it, and it would be great to be able to come here and yell “What did I say!!” on next Monday.
Except he would provably be living in the streets if wasn’t for Commander’s good hearth so no much of a success there. Don’t get me wrong I love Jared but he is still a work in progress.
IMO, one of three things will happen: he will be the most successful by way of bishieness/fangirls, and won’t want to change back because people finally love him, he will become a “proper” bishie, but be a bit of a failure anyway (plainer or whatever) or it will just stop at the beard and be tremendously disappointing for him.
I do think it may have to do with how manly you were to begin with.
The thing we should all be speculating on right now is:
How do you cure it?
Do they change their lives to be full-on Bishonen which then counter-acts the virus, or do they just overcome it with their sheer manliness?
There is only one man that can save us. One man that can contain the outbreak. One man that, if the outbreak spreads to the far corners of the earth bringing civilization down to its very knees of bishification will win, or fight to the bitter end as a true manly man.
*Gets down onto his knees and opens his arms to the sky* HELP US MARLON BRANDO, YOU’RE OUR ONLY HOPE! >.<
Or this could be just like White Chlorination Syndrome from Nier’s prologue in that there is no cure and Commander and Jared and possibly anyone else will be stuck like this FOREVER.
But that’s wholly unlikely. I do, however, like the “disease” tangent Coela took with this because of all the similarities a rapidly spreading disease of Bishification draws to the actual Nier storyline.
Isn’t it entirely possible that the extent of bishification is directly proportional to how manly you were beforehand? Yes, Jared has man points, but not quite the man points of the commander by far.
thatguy: Well, logically thinking a virus should do more damage to someone who is already “weak” to it – like how real life diseases kill children, elderly and otherwise weak people more easily than healthy adults, so it would seem rather a high possibility that it will bite Jared even harder than, say, Commander. To use your terms, it would have less man points to clear from it’s path and so it would have more “energy” left to take the actual transformation further. I have seen some very ridiculous drawings of already pretty decent young men being made into these over the top bishies, and fangirls target the ridiculously manly a lot less… but, I do not deny the chance that this virus could very well affect the manly more aggressively than the more… “normal” guys.
Twister: That still doesn’t cancelt the other facts. Jared has been managing himself pretty well considering his unability to make rational financial decisions – and he seemed to be quite successfull with the pokey-man battles. And well, I see being able to get a job from Commander as a rather awesome deed :’D
Arinen: Haha, yes, something along those lines would seem to happen – and any of those options would be hilarious!
McClaud: We’ll see if manliness has something to do with the effectiveness of the bishification hopely soon enough! About the cure, well, at this point it’s pretty hard to quess anything because we don’t have that many facts about the virus to begin with other than it seems to need a contact with blood(?) and makes manly men turn into beautiful boys… but I don’t think that the cure would be as simple as to accept the way of bishonen or just use the sheer manliness. But I could bet that the cure includes something regarding the way how Nier got it. Haha, I’m way too excited about this story arc :’D
I’m also too eager to answer everyone, apparently, and too shy to post a dozen comments to answer everyone separately.
She needs to work the eyes a bit though
Well, at least someone’s happy about the whole thing… Although Jared’s beard woe is shared by pretty much all the guys in my family.
A disease that lets you lose your beard? I’m going to have nightmares…
Is it me, or is Jared’s hair already starting to look… luxurious?
The real question, though, is whether the Commander can use that diamond-strength-gelled hair curl over his forehead to open a beer. At least then there would be a silver lining.
I did not notice that until you pointed it out, but yes. Jared’s hair has more highlight than normal in the last 3 panels. Awesome.
So I’m curious…..in this bishification can they try changing their clothes into something less….puffy sleeved? I can imagine the Commander putting on a pair of goggles to try to get rid of those ridiculous glasses only for them to instantly turn into ruby colored shades the moment they touch his skin.
At least The commander is keeping his head together…. I’d hate to imagine what would happen if he went on a mindless scratching spree like Nier did. *shudders*
Well, Nier is Patient Zero. It seems like he’s not infecting people with the “were” aspect of his affliction, just the bishie aspect. And presumably he only infects with bishie while bishified… though it might be interesting if he infected with manliness while manly. There would be a cure! And then we might get to see manly Dante! *swoon*
Hey that would be swoon worthy
I guess maybe rubbing somebody else’s open, infected wound is not such a great idea…
And that song will be in my head all freaking day. (no matter how scared of the movie I was as a kid.)
If there was a Bishie-fish t-shirt on offer, I would throw money at you by the bucket-full. It’s been a long time since I laughed that hard. :)
But if Mr. Fish goes Falcor, he can maybe finally learn Fly!
And that beard part isn’t funny at all. I suffer from that same… Beard… Manliness… Deficiency… Thing. W-why can’t we j-just grow it like Canadian-guy and the Commander?
It’s not funny guys, it’s a serious condition and it hurts my feelings!
I don’t see your problem, it takes approximately 24 hours and I have a lucious beard, much like ZZTop. And I like it that way unless I got official business, then it comes off with a safety razor, because disposables are for the wimpy bishonen. Give me manly blades with a bare bit of protection for hair removal.
Hey! Why are you complaining?! At least you can grow one! Me? I CAN’T! AND DO YOU KNOW WHY?! BECAUSE I’M FEMALE!
No, no, you can, and probably do, just in a different place.
…If you’re talking about the place I think you’re talking about, then that place doesn’t count. That place does not discriminate between genders,
You could grow one… you’d just have to join a circus
The only plus I can see with all of my body hair popping off is I can easily dress in drag and confuse people… But I prefer to have my beard which is so thick your average barbershop buzzer literally overheats after 30 seconds of contact… strangely the stuff on my upper lip is so weak it has less thickness than Jared’s beard D:
Dude, same problem. I switched to a safety razor because I could go through 3 or 4 disposables in a single shave if i let it get too long.
Let’s see if Canada Guy gets it.
I just realized I have to wait over four months to see what happens because of my military duties I leave for next sunday.
But thanks for all the laughs so far coelasquid!
It’s okay, with the rate I finish these comics I might still be in the story then.
I thank you for serving our country. I salute you sir/maam
More wait now means less wait between comics later.
Be sure to come back from duties safely, and thank you for serving our country.
Commander badass, now in david bowie’s voice
Love it <3
Hoping Jared changes more than that. He is wimpy, not the ultra-feminine that the Japanese like in their digital heroes.
Also. still wondering how this makes clothing change.
See last page. “Weirdass Fantasy Germs”. As in magic.
But “germ” implies a biologic cause for the problem.
But “weirdass fantasy” implys screw logic
But my balls itch.
Then by all means, let nier scratch them. i double f***ing dare you.
Can anyone explain why Mr. Fish looks like a luckdragon from that horrible Neverending Story movie in Jared’s information?
Pretty boys have a place, but that place is in JRPGS.
Of course, on the other hand, I absolutely LOATHE scratchy stubble and moustaches. Give me sexy mutton chops or a chinstrap beard any day. No prickleys in my face when kissing= amazing!
Well, all things Japanese are quite trendy these days, and I don’t know about how things are where you live, but around my place like all the anti-bullying posters in schools have bishies and wannabe-animegirls in them. And there is this one Western series of books and films where there is a guy who totally matches the bishi standards with the always nicely done hair, make-up that seems to be a part of his natural look, rather pretty face, youthfull and fit looks and even with the sparkles…
Sorry. Couldn’t resist that one.
Plus of course! The true home of all bishies is in BL, not in games!
i wasn’t aware that justin bieber was Japanese xD
Falcor Fish. I died. I was not expecting that and it was bloody fantastic. ♥
Is this some sort of werewolf or Ranma 1/2 thing? Because Nier said “It’s happening again!” before transforming.
So, my real question would be, then… will Jared keep losing and regrowing his beard every few hours?
Sadly, this is the only thing I find really weird here. Full transformations? That’s cool, what’evs. The beard? OH DEAR GOD NO IT’S UNHOLY!
To answer your question, go back to the page where Nier was first introduced, and read the note Coela left there. :p
Author’s Notes–all the context you’ll ever need.
Bishie Commander is hot. Just saying.
We’ll see if Jonesy shares your opinion. I’m betting she won’t.
See, Jared ? This is why you should not rub your face against a fresh wound.
but “bishie-face” does show emotion….
angst and wangst
Think of it like botox … you can emote, but only after a day or so of plastic-face-syndrome.
Your muscles have to build up to the bishi-fication.
Wait! D-does that mean… those who undergo bishification will, after being cured end up MANLIER than before?
This, ladies and gentlemen, may be the hyperbolic time chamber of Jared’s development.
Yeah, but really, how often is that emotion shown with more than slightly-pinched eyebrows, welling up of tears, and the slightest frown, with a background filled with images from his tragic past?
Wow what an amazing change! He’s so beautiful now!
But why is jard gripping his nose/hat when he loses his beard? Does he fear for the rest of his hair?
It’s primarily because he wished for it with a vauge idea of what it would do. Primarily with the thought that it would make him look beautiful and adventurous.
The loss of facial hair really isn’t much of a surprise, it should have been expected.
Japan traditionally doesn’t like facial hair on its video game characters.
For shits and giggles, it would be funny if Coela used this as an excuse to draw in the bronies. Ya know as a side effect of the solution to the current plot point.
But why is jared clutching his nose and hat after he loses his beard? Does he fear for the rest of his hair?
Oh god please tell me the virus is going to spread throughout the agency – I’m kind of tempted to see square-enixey animu lady-boy versions of Duke Nukem, Sten and Gannondorf…
Bishonen- the proper term for square-enixey animu lady boys. Just helping you save some type, cuts down on the entropy of the universe.
The former just gets the point across so much better though!
to be honest, you can find those just by searching for those characters on DeviantArt. Especially poor Ganny. :(
I think he will quickly come to regret that wish.. Also, would Gryados look the same since he is from a Japanese video game to start with?
Ha, can’t wait to see if Jared changes even more or…if that’s about as “bishie” as he can get XD
Crud forgot, but I expect Gyarados would be more a milotic in its bishie form. Tis just my prediction if he were to catch it versus Jared’s imagination
Bishounen Milotic’s bishoujo.
Fine I suppose a male dragonair will do then. There’s not exactly a lot of pretty snake-bodied pokemon befitting such a role. Figured Milotic would work for being a water type still but a real dragon type works too D:
Oh dear, Bishiosis. It’s Castlevania Judgment all over again…
I gotta say Mr. Fish is lookin’ pretty good there.
Don’t worry, Jared! I’m pretty sure it’ll grow back when you shift back to… um… nonbishi mode?
That said, if that’s the beard you’ve been growing for years, just shave it. Trust me on this.
I’m with you on that one bud. Don’t know why everyone doesn’t understand that shaving during your formative years actually does train your beard. Even gillette commercials have said so. That and it worked for me so i’m just going by my own admittedly biased empirical evidence.
perhaps it will have an opposite effect on Jared and his beard only fell out so a bigger more magnificent one can grow
Well Jared that’s what you get when you rub your face all over a strange open flesh wound. Maybe next time someone gets attacked by a wereshonen you’ll think twice about violating someone’s personal space.
Clearly to reverse this particular virus, you would need a fellar with a MANLY-virus. Now who could fit…hmmm…pah! I can’t think of anyone at this point. Only one who comes to mind is Rick from splatterhouse, but the Terror mask is not really a virus, now is it?
or perhaps…closer…Canadian guy…
My vote is either Canadian Guy or John Wayne. Alternatively, I’d love to see some of the Final Fantasy bishies infected with the manly virus. Sephiroth would look pretty awesome with a full beard and a beer gut…
Sephiroth with a beard and beer gut …..
BWAHAHA! I’m going to bust a gut from laughing so hard just thinking about it XD
…I think I need to draw this.
There’s not beer gut, but I did what I could for Sepiroth.
Repent! Get down on your knees and pray! Throw aside your bishified sins and beg Marlon Brando for deliverance! Only he can stop the spread..or at least look like a complete badass before he dies!
Gyarados should not change, he is already mangaXD
So the bishie version of Mr. Fish is Falcor?
I’m curious to see if Bishie Jared ends up looking anything like he imagined…
I’m still digging Commander David Bowie.
Is there any possibility of us getting a text-bubble-free wide-screen wallpaper version of the background of the middle panel?
Hmm . . . hey Kelly, did you already saw the manlified versions of some JRPG heroes done by genzoman ? :
Hah !could this comics of yours be the beginning of an pretty-boy outbreak in the manly guys agency ? !
Maybe Canadian Guy will appear as an mounted police flamboyant ?!?!
I like them!
You’re being a tad too cruel with your characters… they don’t deserve this bishoutihing appearance.
what’s next? fangirls drawing yaoi scenes with canadian guy, jared and the commander? May god forbid this
Yeah! Commander’s a Bara character, dammit!
You know, even if she didn’t, it was only a matter of time.
Nah I’m pretty sure what comes next is sarah getting massive anime knockers
Oh, son of a biscuit! The mental images!! Brain bleach! I need brain bleach!
Also, I don’t think the virus will spread to Sarah; from what it looks like, it only affects guys.
I am guessing that the anti-virus for this outbreak would be the formulated blood of bishounen who are ACTUALLY manly.
I’m not going to give out some examples as to who they are, since it’s pretty much subjective to each reader who they see as manly bishies, so I’ll leave it up to the capable hands of our dear Coela who she sees fit as candidates.
Again, this is all just speculation, haha.
Can we stop imagining Commander with the gravelly voice, just for now?
We have he has bowie voice now we’ve established that
You know, for maximum Bishification, you should have given Commander Goggles. Nothing says cute man-boy like a pair of forehead mounted goggles.
I can’t believe I’m going to be the first to say this after half a day of posting.
Whelp, there goes my theory about Jared being the key to the cure.
I wonder if it does affect Pokemon?
Once a week isn’t enough lol
I love that onomatopoeia.
And pretty Fuchur is pretty yup.
“Fukken doll face can’t stretch enough.” so true… bishies are stuck with some kind of weird virus called “sternlook”.
You can’t be happy and Bishonen at the same time. It’s A RULE!
And here I thought maybe the bishonen virus would turn Jared into something more like the Commander
The uninfected version of the Commander, I mean. Right now the only reason he’s still manlier than Jared is because Jared’s a kid.
He loks like a kid
He looks like some kind of androgynous beauty-monster of old.
Or David Bowie.
food for thought…
1. Link turning windwaker
2. any horse becoming any my little pony character.(i feel you may be neglecting to rip on these ponies, coela…)
Sir or Madam, you are massively uninformed.
why, whatever do you mean, good sir?
Hate detected… Firing Orbital Friendship Cannon!
Ah, yes. Unless it reflects your opinion exactly, something is always terribly wrong.
Did you just make me attracted to Jared?
I can’t wait to see Sarah’s reaction to this situation (also, her ex-wife’s!) :D
Since when did Sarah have an ex-wife?
Jared. That isn’t how you grow a beard Jared.
Coelasquid, I am begging you with every fiber in my being, DO NOT bishify Sten. Please please please!
He would just be Drizzt from Forgotten Realms.
I thought Bishi Sten would be Fenris.
….huh you know I’ve never considered Dritzzt a Bishie, but I guess he kinda is. I however do not have fantasies about Dritzzt. Sten on the other hand….
You’re edging into “too much information” territory.
This is a comment page there is no such territory here
Drizzt is far from bishie. A man’s Gary-Stu avatar of nerddom, maybe. Just maybe. But not bishie. Especially if you’ve seen his official art. That man’s face is far from pretty boy. Fan art is an entirely different thing though.
The art on the original “Dark Elf Trilogy” was atrocious and made Drizz’t look like a 90-year-old human. The “Legend of Drizz’t” re-release covers makes him look much more his age (a 90 year-old-elf, practically a teenager). And yes, he is a pretty-boy.
That third panel. THAT THIRD PANEL. I don’t even. Now I’ll have some unholy mix of five versions of that song stuck in my head the rest of the night.
I cried so hard at this I laughed… wait… Yeah, thats what I meant :P
Took me a while to notice the Never-Ending Story theme song lyrics around Fishcor. Lol
Is it just me, or does Bishi Jared’s outfit look a lot like a slightly more manly version of that chick’s outfit from the cover of that Heavy Metal movie thing? The one with the evil green orb? Not, uh… Not that I’ve watched it or anything.
Someone should let Jared know that if you shave regularly it’ll actually grow in thicker.
I think losing the beard is as far as this bish-virus will go for Jared. I highly doubt he will ever get to the point Commander is at since Jared is rather wimpy and not at manly. If anything, he was scruffy.
It’s so awesome, but waiting for the next comic is pure tortue! :D
(and it’s a bit weird, at first I didn’t know what Falcor was… but of course the names would’ve been changed in non-german version of the story, stupid me :) )
I can’t wait to see what Mr. Fish bishie will really look like, assuming he transforms at all. I suspect he will, since his face is hidden throughout the entire page.
I posulate that the viruses effect is relative to the beardlyness of the infected subject.
Though Falcor is pretty much a flying grinning beard… more evidence is required
NO! Rule one: No two bishies allowed in a room alone together! Otherwise the fangirls get their scatchbooks out and yaoi happens!
I think I’m gonna stay away from deviantArt until this arc blows over, there’s probably already a shipping name…bishieshipping or beardshipping or something…DO NOT WANT
You assume it hasn’t happened already.
I believe it already has. Rule 34, my friend. Rule 34.
I have a new word now. “Scatchbooks” – slash sketchbooks.
I love the bishi Falcor Mr. Fish and Jared, man that made my day :)
Also, on the beard note: I’ve had full beard growing capabilities since I was around 17 I think. If I don’t shave for a week, I have to pretty much take a lawnmower to it. Rocking a full blown curly stache and goatee right now.
So what happens if a female catches the virus? Say…Jonesy for example?
She turns into this: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Bifauxnen
She would become a disproportionate, bug-eyed schoolgirl with too much weird hair and not enough clothing.
As long as she doesn’t go “Onii-chaaaaaan~”, the situation would still be salvageable.
Oooh~ Imagined Bishie Jared is sexy~
<_< That was meant to be a general comment, not a reply
I’d be on that in a heartbeat. Bloody beard makes me look like a hobo and I hate shaving.
Dammit Coelasquid! His rad beard!
I cannot get over how utterly disturbing Commander looks right now. It’s haunting, and it’s wrong.
Your spambot infection is attempting to sell Cialis from the reserved blog immediately below the comic navigation menu. I just thought you might want to know about that.
Someone is rebuilding the site as we speak.
I tried figuring what’s going on there a while back, and I think it’s not an infection on the site so much as something else downstream on the internet. It appears or disappears depending on a) the route I access from (ie through my work network or home network I get that, never from my phone) and b) cookies for name and email commenting here (if I clear the cookies, the spam vanishes until I comment again and the cookies are recreated)
Basically, I suspect there’s a server out there routing http requests that’s been infected, and when it sees certain cookies being passed in the request it says “Ah-ha! This is for a wordpress page! I know what to do here,” and inserts a block of spam into the page when the response passes through.
So, not much Coelasquid can do directly, but with luck a site redesign will change whatever pattern it’s looking for.
Perhaps Cialis IS the cure for the infection and the internet is just spoiling the plot.
yes, but they get to enjoy the feeling og perfect porcelain skin from the softest kitten pelts on their faces… the girls will be SO envious!!
Is Commander going to get any rapid shifts in personality to complement his rapid change in appearance? This story arc caught my interest partially due to the potential for awful, hilarious wangst-fests and cringe-inducing bishie hairflips.
I love the drawing of Mr. Falcor-Fish so much! Wonderfully done… it makes me wish it was possible to have one.
The Commander just looks like Lady Gaga to me. I don’t know why.
It’s a good thing Mr. fish isn’t a Milotic. Who knows what would happen if one of those got any prettier.
xD;; Oh God… that’s what he SHOULD become upon catching the virus. A (possibly Shiny) Milotic.
This is awesome.
Bishie pokemon are shiny…
I can’t help but wonder, is Jared slowing becoming bishie or is the lack of bear it? Cause it could really go either way. haha
Mr. Fish is now officially dragon type.
Woohoo! Bishie Mr. Fish!
I was totally not expecting that like woah.
-probably had nothing to do with it-
OH GOD. YESSSS. \o/
I WAS RIGHT. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
So I’ll say it again then<3 Jared is too adorable as-is. xDDD
Oh my god, MY SIDES.
I keep expecting those glasses to start talking
Planning perpendicular to Dirk’sthe Commander’s plans
Bishounen Jared looks like he’s right out of Whitesnake! for a minute there, I was writing a paper that compared and contrasted Bishounen imagery with 1980′s hair bands, but I started laughing too hard and had to take a break. Wonderful comic, as always!
Mr.Fish is a beautiful blue dragon .> Like most bishi men are
It ate my words! O.o It ate “As for Jared… Creepy is all I can think of. Like how most bishi men are”
Hopefully this won’t get eaten…
Yesssss I got my bishie Mr-fishes I can die happy now, this story arc is very entertaining so far looking forward to what crazy antics you are going to pull next.
Maybe Jared only got a limited exposure to the virus. He might become prettier if the Commander bites his face off. Uh, so to speak.
Also, my money is on the bishie plague turning women into bishies as well.
Aaaaalways, I wanna be with you, and make beliiiieeeeve with you…
Ha! I see what [Atre]yu did there.
Bishie Kratos? How?
Also I can grow a full beard but i can’t get past a few mm mustache before it stops growing.
I’d love to see if Jared would really look cooler, though. Love the Falcor look too.
I feel your pain, Jared. I’ve never been able to grow a beard. ;.;
But anyway, NOT THE BEARD! D:
Also… Can we get a wallpaper version of the middle panel?
Geeze, all of you complaining you can’t grow a beard! I went through radiation treatment (for cancer) and been rendered incapable of growing anything significant on my face as well as advanced balding on my head!
The commander does seem to be taking this rather well, even with a face incapable of forming anything other then a half smile.
hm… interesting that bishie humans lose their facial hair, but bishiedragons GAIN it…
Hmmmm, wonder how bishie gay chicken would work out?
…Like… normal yaoi, I guess? With lots of angst?
Aaaand done. I’ve been reading this series from beginning to now since Wai-Con.
Loss of beard… And looking commander chest hair too, Most horrifying disease ever.
I demand that, just as we’re seeing manly men be bishified, that we get to see natural bishies manlyfied. Even if you don’t do it, someone has to. HAS TO.
<Would pay good money for a super-buff Kuja.
I just remembered who Commander reminds me of… is he supposed to be modeled after Captain N: The Game Master?
My brother can only get hair to grow on his chin. Its red, curly and there’s this straight patch down the very center where it doesn’t grow. =/ It looks horrible and he refuses to shave it Dx
Also: I love this new story arc/plot line/whatever. Can’t wait to see what the Commander’s girlfriend thinks of his transformation xD
Maybe if we get a bishounen guy who’s actually manly like Jecht from FF 10 maybe that would be the cure?
XP; I wouldn’t class Jecht as Bishie. Although he’s not as manly-looking and ‘uglified’ as Auron, I still don’t think he falls into the definition of bishie. Tidus on the other hand…
Maybe Cloud would do? Sure, he has gravity-defying hair and physics-defying weaponry, but at least he stopped complaining long enough to save the world…
…or not, whatevs.
He might have been in his original incarnation (I don’t think so personally), but fan perception of him is of him as so emo and whiny that they dialed it up to twelve for the sequel movie, thereby cementing him as the “My Chemical Romance” of RPG protagonists.
Warning: this opinion has not been verified by actual facts, and is quite possibly wrong. I don’t listen to My Chemical Romance or watch FF7 sequels, so must go by reputation.
No. There’s someone worse than Cloud nowadays. Caius from FF13-2. http://www.novacrystallis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Caius.png
Sure, he doesn’t have the gravity defying hair, but he looks like he belongs in Motley Crue even though he’s from a post-apocalyptic future. That fancy-looking sword on his back? He tells physics to fuck off with it more than Cloud did with the Buster Sword. He uses the thing like it’s a dagger.
Literally the first thing I thought when I first saw Caius in the game was “Motley Crue?”
So many comments.
Any ways, Falcor Fishy is want.
I sincerely hope Jared doesn’t look his beard. No down-on-his-luck, pokemon bearing teen deserves to lose his precious beard.
Only Kaine can save us now.
She’ ll foul mouth the machismo back.
I always figured Milotic was the bishi version of Gyarados. I’ve never been so pleased at being wrong.
I’ve got a pretty lousy moustache myself.
And I’m 18. So, shit. My chin curtain grows beautifully, but the moustache… shameful.
I know that feel, friend. Just keep at it and it’ll catch up soon!
It fits. Eerily fits.
Ya think everyone still sounds the same? I just think it’d be MUCH funnier to have John DiMaggio sounding the same while playing a bishie lookin fella. XD
boss YOUR FURY IS FELT ALL THE WAY UP IN THE HEAVENS!!
I’ve read it a few times already, but I still can’t tell if that’s exactly how bishie Jared looks or he’s just partially transformed.
Because I wouldn’t agree that taking away facial hair is all that it takes to make a real bishounen out of him ^^’ Also, his outfit never changes.
Pockémon can’t get more anime style, they are already anime!!
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