Some of my Australian friends told me tales of “millipede season” that made my blood curdle.
It’s my old apartment during rainy season : D
Been in that situation too. Not fun.
If i EVER encounter that many millipedes, i’ll be screaming like a little girl.
The little girl that probably screamed with excitement when her father let her get a pet millipede?
Same with my first apartment. When I moved in the landlord went out of his way to point out there were no rats. He didn’t tell me that cockroaches probably ate them all.
Once my parents went to an ond building’s basement. The walls were literally crawling brown (sometimes white and in-between) with roaches. Had my grandmother go there (she even asked to without knowing it!) she would have not lived up to 101 old.
When I was a kid I’d get any creepy bug I could (and scare the wits of my relatives, heh).. Only bad thing about millipedes is their defense stinking (and somewhat caustic) yellowish liquid they spread when disturbed too much. They are kinda cute, though.
Yeah, be very careful with that yellow liquid. Its not enough to kill you by skin contact by any means, but its really not healthy, and dont lick your fingers after without washing them.
Did i mention that the yellow liquid is commonly known as cyanide, and can be fatal in slightly larger quantities :)
Damn, I thought it was just there to be smelly and nasty-tasting for potential predators!
My life for a box of Space Cereal.
One free from millipedes, I assume? Or did you want the extra protein?
Is it me, or does the black guy look like Roland (y’know, from Borderlands?) Because, I’m totally headcannoning that he and Commander Badass served together. =D
They’re the same guys from Cherry Cherry Sweet Caroliiiiine, aren’t they?
Yeah. The black dude’s name is Jet. The girl is Cate and the other guy is Ace.
Jet’s black. I feel like I should be shot for making that connection.
I think that I won’t have a lot of problems saying your name.
“…Because, I’m totally headcannoning that he and Commander Badass served together. =D”
Err… I hope you mean “head-canoning”, because the alternative sounds gruesomely percussive. :<
Millipedes? In my cereal?
It’s more likely than you think.
Millipedes? In my millipede?
Yo dawg, I heard you like millipedes, so I put millipedes in your millipede, so you can millipede while you millipede.
Millipedes? In my millipede?
It’s more millipede than you millipede.
Millipedes? In millipede millipede?
It’s millipede millipede millipede millipede millipede.
Millipedes? Millipede millipede millipede?
Millipede’s millipede millipede millipede millipede millipede.
I never knew millipede culture was similar to Smurf culture. Enlightening.
If you know what I millipede… *eyebrow swagger*
Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken.
In the future, all comics will be written in Chicken.
Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Malkovich? Malkovich malkovich malkovich?
Malkovich’s malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich malkovich.
Badger, Badger, Badger, Badger, badger…
Meep meep meep meep meep.
i chews you!
Muskrat… Muskrat… Muskrat… Muskrat…
Snake? Snake? SNAAAAAKKKEE!
Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Yes, your honor, it was about this point in the thread where he literally died laughing.
Yeah? It’s bunny but not so much. Banana.
Or maybe lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle paté, brandy and a fried egg on top and millipedes.
I won’t vomit I won’t vomit I-
*hands Mike Corley a barf bag* here ya go, bro.
Does Space Cereal come with Space Surprise Space Toys for your Space Kids at Space Home?
it comes with space millipedes.
Which may, or may not, be a surprise. :)
Judging by his face. Not a surprise.
The millipedes ARE the cereal.
THE WORM IS THE SPICE. THE SPICE IS THE WORM.
The problem is trying to figure out which millipede is the surprise toy.
Is that where he got the millipede for his daughter?
Where d’you think you get the COmander Badass action figure with the gun that fires tiny guns from?
Wow, he really is a good dad.
Yeah, he sure would have a grudge against them.
Jonesy, he didn’t say he was afraid of them. He said he hates them. Also, that last panel dialogue makes my inner grammar nazi weep.
I’m not sure if anyone in history has ever complained about proper grammar in casual conversation and not come across as a dick.
the only complaint from me is that the grammar in the last panel makes it a little hard read. It’s by no means a deal breaker, but I have an easier time reading with proper grammar.
Looks like a needs a comma.
And a question mark. But remember–this is a comic, not a dissertation.
It’s excellent dialogue. The secret is to read it out loud in an appropriate voice.
This is not the dissertation you are looking for .
I actually think it makes the “sound” of the character’s dialogue clearer–a sort of deadpan, flat statement, rather than an actual question.
Which is why that was how I chose to write it.
Isn’t the proper term a “rhetorical” question? A question that isn’t really meant to be answered.
Oh. I read run-ons as someone talking really really fast.
Anything that makes a grammar nazi weep must be good for civilization.
I’m totally a grammar nazi, but the rules don’t apply in the same way to natural spoken dialogue. It looks fine to me.
Why is the Commander using what looks like an AK-47 while the other troops he is with some form of future space rifle?
*troops he is with are using…
Because he likes them.
Because they’re practically impossible to break.
Nice to know his preference.
Also, that is very true.
I feel like this has come up before, but what’s the Commander’s stance on the Maxim gun? The thing has like 17 moving parts and would probably still be popular if you could move it alone which he probably can. . .
The MG-42 and old browning MGs would be extremely popular by that standard as well. they have more parts but are better weapons and don’t break down.
Hate to break it to you, but the MG 42 is still in active military service to this day. Or at least the functional equivalent is. It’s just designated primarily as the MG3 for models that fire the 7.62 NATO as opposed to the original 8mm Mauser. And there’s also the Swiss MG 51 and the Austrian MG 71, which are also just slightly modified versions of the original MG 42 design.
As for Browning machine guns, they’re also still incredibly popular today. Just look at the M2 sometime. It hasn’t changed much since the 1930′s, and it’s still the primary heavy machine gun for a large portion of NATO countries. The Browning M1919 may have been replaced, but Ma Deuce is still alive and loudly thumping along just as well as ever in her 90′s.
The MG-42 lives forth as the MG-3, just rechambered for NATO-calibre.
I didn’t enjoy it so much. It’s clumsy and funny looking if you shoot it single-handed while not prone (aim is also pretty off then). It’s a showy piece though and lets you look like business but I just wanted to get my tour of duty over as soon as possible, so i never seriously tried to hit anything with it.
But forget about this. AK-style weapons look better on the Commander. If he ever is to pick up a german gun, it would be the STG-44 or a G3.
I am more than likely too late to ask this, but… Is there a name for the guns being used by the other soldiers? They a reference to anything? Thank you, and sorry to bother you.
They are Space Guns.
For they are Space marines.
So they are using “bolters”?
I would expect no less from someone that traveled back in time to fight in Vietnam twice, once to win and again to foil himself from winning. You appreciate durability in a firearm after two jungle conflicts against… yourself.
I hereby declare it an AK-147 – with self-replicating bullets, completely maintenance free for the busy soldier, and completely indestructible even if you leave it lying under a spare tank or twenty. It’s the perfect rifle for the future soldier on the go.
Maybe it’s a future AK? Seriously, the Russians started making the new AK-12 last year, which isn’t the first updated version they’ve released. There’s no reason they or their descendents wouldn’t keep updating the design every 20 years or so into the future. AK3274, maybe? The more important question is why is his rifle loaded in the last panel and unloaded in the one moments before?
He wisely reloaded it before getting closer to the giant millipede beastie.
Do I get a No-Prize, Coelasquid? :)
Whatever kind of gun it is, the magazine disappears magically between frames.
Narf! Didn;t scroll down far enough to see your reply. The name “AK3274″ doesn’t have quite the same punch as “AK3247″ would. Maybe an AK-474747? The AK stands for avada kedavra… the bullet just has to graze you and, poof, you’re dead.
Because they can still fire with millipedes inside their workings.
Clearly they can also /fire millipedes/.
Australia has two types of animals; ones that can kill you, and sheep.
Is that really true? I don’t remember hearing any stories about kookaburras and lyre birds killing anyone. I do know there’s venomous species of birds on the neighboring island of Papua New Guinea, but that’s not Australia!
A moment of silence for the murdered joke.
We have birds that can kill you. Ever seen a cassowary?
Modern day velociraptors.
(You know, if velociraptors were 6 ft tall and could disembowel you with 5 inch talons)
So, Utahraptors, then.
Skull knight has a point. We have the saltwater crocodile, the largest great white shark breeding ground in southern hemisphere, the blue ring octopus, the stone fish(get stung once and you die from the PAIN ALONE, http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/poison/stonefish/overview.html) we have the worlds most toxic snake-the inland taipan- we have numerous assorted spiders in the worlds most deadliest list, Not to forget dropbears. But we do have kangaroos and blibys and a few other friendly critters.
Lets just say there are MANY things that like to eat, kill or maim you here in australia.
There’s always one …
You sound like you’ve never had trampling sheep kill you.
And you have? Did it feel like a thousand wool sweaters hugging you to death? Because that’s how I want to die.
the blighters have been known to carry people off cliffs before…
You’ve never seen a drop sheep, have you?
Nobody has seen one… and lived.
*watch the movie, ‘Black Sheep’*
You know thats new zealand that movie is made about right?
Drop Sheep don’t exist. Drop Bears on the other hand….. Just make sure you wear a pointy hat when you visit XXXX.
I don’t know – ever seen this sheep?
Coleasquid has covered this, you know – don’t diss the grazers:
This warrants the addition of 10 billion tons of sanctified napalm to the biosphere.
But but but then the planet would explode millipedes! I don’t want a whole solar system which rains millipedes! If I wanted creepy crawlies raining down from the sky, I would move to Brazil.
Actually, does that ever happen in Australia? That sounds like something that would happen in Australia too.
Been here four years and so far nope… but you never know.
It does happen down hear they make a crackling sound when you step on them that can get annoying
Best bet is to get into orbit & carpet bomb the whole planet with nukes. It MIGHT work.
They are equally harmless on millipede planet, but he still hates them.
It’s always millipede season on millipede planet, isn’t it?
PS. What are they doing on that planet besides providing millipede furniture? My guess is they’re meeting the gargantuan giant millipedes for diplomatic relations. And that’s how the gargantuan giant millipede communicates.
My guess is that they’re here for this guy:
Yes, he needs to be arrested and put into prison for frightening the children…although the Commander’s kids might not be scared because the only thing I’ve seen them scared by is the Commander being pretty…but still.
” Hello strange creature, have my children.”
Come on, that’s just extra protein in your cereal! Sure you get tired of the taste after a while, but think of the space protein!
But space cereal already has 13 space grams of space protien . . . IN SPACE!
I personally think they’re kinda cute. This is the only type of dialog I’m hearing in my head: “What? My children invaded your house? I’m so sorry. They just wanted to get to know the new neighbors. We should really welcome you properly! Hang on a sec. *Bleeeeehhhh* Children, say ‘hi!’”
Admittedly, if I went through Australian millipede season, my opinion might change. I know my indifference to moths turned into hostility when I found their larvae rolling around in my chocolate, flour, and paper towels… *shudder*
The worst thing about millipede season is they die everywhere and get underfoot.It’s…Crunchy.And gross.
Millipede season is great!
There’s always bugs to play with when you’re bored!
Its just a bit weird being a swimmer and having 400 millipede carcass’ at the bottom of the pool. :/
That planet is ADORABLE.
I was hoping to see more millipedes. Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
Meh…still needs more Millipedes
Don’t most millipedes have a venomous bite?
No, that’s centipedes. Some millipedes can produce a poison on their exoskeletons, but these are not usually deadly to humans.
Indeed. I believe the poison they ooze is cyanide-based, so if you’re dumb enough to have one near your face it’s all on you.
Still, they aren’t bad to have around, especially where I live. They munch right through all the leaves and needles on the ground, and are happy enough to make a clam jealous when they’ve got a bunch of rotten vegetable matter to chow down.
And that, kids, is why you don’t stand under giant milipedes. That is, if you just ignored your natural instinct of keeping the hell away from them!
I don’t mean to be uncool, but those Kirby Dots are not done very well.
Sometimes when you sacrifice sleep to crank out a comic you’re getting sick of quality suffers.
I like them. :)
I read that 3 times in a row as “sacrifice sheep”. The other way makes more sense though.
Sometimes when you sacrifice sheep for a comic, the quality suffers. But not the sheep, if you’re doing it right.
I thought we sacrificed sheep to improve quality. I’ve been doing it wrong for years.
I thought so too. No wonder my life sucks…Too many sheep sacrificed.
Or maybe it’s because I’m illiterate when it comes to reading their entrails.
No, you sacrifice goats to improve quality. Or llamas. Llamas make anything better.
I love the comic, but if you’re getting sick of it, then you really should consider a hiatus. I have a lot of respect for what you do, and the idea that it makes you unhappy to do it just doesn’t sit right with me. Take a breather if that’s what you need. I’m sure I’m speaking for the majority when I say we’d be happy to wait if that’s what’s required for this to not be an unwelcome burden on you.
Coela, WHY DON’T YOU QUIT? I guess you just love “never missing an update” more than you hate putting out the comic every week? I mean, *I* love the comic, but when it’s this clear that *you* hate it, the taste starts to go sour. It’s getting seriously close to “I can’t watch you do this any more.”
Sometimes, you just don’t have anything else to say. Projects are allowed to have an end.
I have to say, I *LOVE* the comic and look forward to it actively every week–BUT if you are not happy, then you need to do what’s right for you. I don’t think the quality has been suffering and this comic actually had me laughing out loud, while last week’s comic was really touching and sweet to me.
Again, though, if it is not making you happy, then it would be selfish for us to demand you keep doing it till you start to find it an unhappy chore or something. All the stuff we love about the Commander and the other characters is stuff that comes from inside you–so how could we love them and not care about the happiness of their source? *HUG*
All I would ask, myself, is that if the series goes on hiatus (temporary or permanent) that it ends with a positive sense of closure, happily ever after or something. :) And also that you keep us posted on your next project!!
I didn’t even notice the dots… and now that I look at them, they look pretty darn professional to me. “Kirby dots” is a term I had never heard until reading it here. Clearly the focus of the panel was on the foreground, and the dots make for a nice “ignore this area” effect… at least it did for me. O.o
Okay, this is one of my pet peeves. If you begin a statement with ‘I don’t mean to be X, but such and such is Y’ then you ALREADY KNOW you’re about to be X!
It’s generally not that hard to rephrase your opinion in a way that DOESN’T offend someone, rather than trying to ‘soften the blow’ with a ‘heads up’ qualifier at the beginning. I realize in actual conversation this is harder to do, but when you’re on the fucking internet, chances are that you have the time to pause before hitting send, reread what you’re about to share with the entire world, and rewrite your comment so that it sounds less offensive.
That’s not to say I don’t make mistakes myself. I do. This just gets on my nerves, especially since Coelasquid has said time and time again that she makes this comic while working a very demanding job, and inevitably people complain. If you’re honestly not trying to be a jerk to her, the least you can do is go the extra fucking mile and seriously reconsider anything that sounds accusative or disdainful.
Not to mention, if you’re going to offer some kind of criticism, at least offer what you think might have improved it. Even if it turns out you’re wrong, it’s more useful than just saying ‘this sucks’. Anyone can do that, whether they’re an artist or not. If you have an opinion, you can at least express what you believe is giving you that feeling and a rough approximation for what you think might help.
“I think the anatomy is off. I’m not sure how, since I’ve never studied it, but the way their legs are bent is kind of weird.”
Here was what I came up with, after looking them over with a more critical eye and trying to rephrase Shart’s initial comment.
“The Kirby Dots aren’t adding the impact I would’ve expected. I think it might have been better to leave them out or to do them over, maybe with more individualized dots around the edges, or by adding some in-between the big millipede and the swarm.”
I actually think they’re fine, but I was trying to figure out what changes could be made, since it’s always better to be specific, whenever that’s possible. After all, “your shirt is inside out” is more helpful than “you look stupid wearing that shirt’.
Honestly, I mean, it’s a totally valid criticism to make but as sad as it sounds I don’t care a whole lot. The Kirby dots don’t look great, I put them in to fill some negative space but man, believe me as I was doing them I was thinking “these don’t look great too bad I have to get to work and don’t have time to make it better”. There’s a whooooole lot of jangly shitty art in this comic and I’m well aware of it, but that’s kind of the way the webcomic game works, a negotiation of “how much free time do I have” and “how much do I care about missing updates”
I haven’t missed a week since the comic started, there have been a couple guest comics in the mix but there’s been an update on the site every week for three and a half years. Occasional shitty art is the tradeoff.
Maybe you could use something of a break from the comic. Artists can have their own equivalent of “writer’s block” too.
I used to hand-draw a lot of art when I was younger & before the Internet Age came on with digital graphics, so I know something of that happening. Sometimes the Muse just doesn’t strike right & I could never figure out how professional artists could just keep going, especially on any kind of a strict schedule.
I’d rather miss a few weeks of new MGDMT if it means that you get to have a break and decompress a bit.
If you’re getting sick of the comic, try doing what the artist for Zombie Roomie recently did and redesign or tweak your characters. He said that changing up his character’s looks helps keep the comic from getting boring for him. Maybe drawing Jonesy or Jared with new looks with make a difference to you?
Guys. . . don’t any of you pay attention to any of the stuff she writes in comments and blog posts? She’s said she hates to quit something when she starts it, and us telling her to take a break or give it up just erodes her morale that much more. As for myself, I have only this to say. I love this comic and look forward to it at the start of every week. An uncolored, unshaded one-panel joke from Coelasquid is more entertaining to me than a twelve panel opus from most other webcomic artists. Keep up the good work, and thank you so much for taking the time to give us this despite how little you get in return.
Kirby what? What you’re seeing in the background there are the majestic millipede egg rings around millipede planet, which is itself a giant millipede.
I’ll be 100% honest, I thought those were millipede clouds. Like I had no idea (still don’t, besides what people have mentioned in the comments) what Kirby dots are or what they would be used for, so I my brain decided those were millipede clouds. Actually, that’s a pretty good mental image: the Commander standing miserable under an (space) umbrella, as millipedes rain down on him.
That sounds perfect. MILLIPEDES. EVERYWHERE.
I just love seeing flat-top/buzz-cut Commander when he’s shown in duty. Also, DEM CHEEKBONES without the side burns. Damn. Anyone know of some good jaw exercises that might one day get me even remotely close to that jawline?? haha
You captured the exact expression one gets when life’s little indignities start piling up. :-)
I actually laughed at the last panel before I read the dialogue.
I’d rather not have live in that situation, but I guess I can’t complain about the cicadas that haven’t surfaced around me yet. At least the last time they didn’t get in the house or all up in my food.
No one mentioned the return of Shark-son in the first panel? Shame on you, shame on all of you! :P
Indeed. That was the first thing I noticed, actually. :)
Ditto, and then I was like oh Jonesy is there too.
The third panel actually looks kinda cute.
Oooh, millipede season. Not a fun time to try and have a bath. Wurns everywhere!
(no, that isn’t a typo. My sister called them that when she was little. It stuck.)
Oh neat, it’s his old squad from the explosion comic!
My favorite part is the expression full of loathing and stoic resignment in all the millipede panels.
It looks like these are all scenes from his second tour of duty on the millipede planet; the first tour probably involved more screaming, vomiting, etc. (I say this as someone who loves millipedes.)
Also, “millipede” doesn’t sound like a real word anymore.
Yeah, the English language is kind of strange. The word “freckle” gets to sound like a dirty word after a few repeats. The person who named the kumquat must’ve had a lot of balls.
I don’t suppose that was meant to be a clever pun based on the first syllable of ‘kumquat’? Cuz that’s totally how I’m taking it >.>
This phenomenon is known as ‘semantic satiation’, BTW.
Commander Badass should totally take Jonesy and Jared (and Mr. Fish) to the Millipede Planet during Millipede season. And maybe Jared can find out whether Giant Milipedes can be captured in Pokéballs.
Of course you can.
something tells me there would be more of a chance of Mr. Fish trying to eat them rather than Jared trying to catch one
Especially since Jared can’t use pokéballs.
I feel for him so much because I’ve been in a house for a few years with this problem. They literally do get under on and into literally everything you can imagine. Then they die… under on and in everything. It gets really gross really really really quick.
The whole comic was funny, but the last planet made me fucking lose it.
…now I wonder if those really stupid infomercials about people opening a cupboard and being hit by a tidal wave of plastic containers give him ugly flashbacks.
This page made me laugh out loud.
Also I need to share it with this girl I know who can’t stand centipedes. I know, not quite the same thing, but still I gotta show it to her.
…Could you try to do something like this with cuttlefish next? She hates those too.
You’re a bad person XD
See, this is why Mr. Fish is an essential part of any team sent to millipede planet. If he won’t eat them, he’ll just do a flying-type attack against the millipedes.
And now I want to see a long drawn-out pokemon battle between a Scolipede and a Gyarados.
Was sleeping under the stars with friends and gals on a quiet beach one night when at 2 am more millepedes than you’ve drawn emerged from the sands. I’ve never seen so many people wake up, pack up, and cast off so fast.
Hearing about my fellow Australian’s plight during millipede season has made me extremely grateful that I don’t live where they do, and determined never to go.
After reading some of the other comments, I hope to never have to experience millipede season. *shudder*
So my inner arthropod geek balked at the giant millipede in the last panel. (Only one pair of legs per segment? Nooooooo!) Then it realized, oh right, space millipede, and also adorable smaller giant space millipedes!
My inner arthropod geek can live with that.
Also, I want a pet millipede now more then ever…
Trillions of millipedes, you say? High oxygen environment, you say?
Arm all the troops with flamethrowers, says I.
I live in Canada, and the bugs can bad enough during our short summer. Sometimes they make me wish it winter year round….
The Commander’s expressions really sell this.
And boy am I glad to not live in an area that has more than the occasional millipede. Because it can RAIN here and we’d be getting invaded like nothing else if there were tons of them. D:
I’m strongly reminded of certain parts of the manga for Drifting Classroom. Heehee eek!
Ugh. I know Drifting Classroom was nasty, but not that nasty.
Who else is thinking about the Millipede song from Charlie the Unicorn right now?
This is one of those strips that I would love to see animated. I almost already see it in my mind.
Im the only one thinking in starship troopers
is that the thing where they were looking for a brain bug and the end was like a commercial to join the space army?
Not just the end. The whole thing was a parody of the way the Armed forces behave and advertise. Of course the book was a different matter entirely. Still required reading in the Marines. But the movie works as a Sci-Fi Action/Comedy. And more NPH is a good thing.
Ok but it is that one movie I accidentally half payed attention to that one time, so I’m not the only one who thought of it after seeing the giant millipede?
Well, now we know where he tempered his patience.
Millipede season…is that like when ants get into your kitchen? I would love to hear some of those blood curdling stories.
I would definitely prefer millipedes to ants in the kitchen. Ants are jerks.
Your screen name is perfect for this discussion of swarming bugs.
Hey, wow, you’re right! Unfortunately I’m not in the part of the US that was slated to experience Brood II, so I shall have to content myself with the usual annual species. They aren’t really swarmers.
Meanwhile, now I’m wondering whether the Commander has done any tours of duty on a June bug planet…
I think I did a tour on the Millipede Planet in a past life or something.
It sure would explain a lot.
OH MY GOSH! One of my favorite pages EVER! Hahahaha
I think this is the first time we’ve ever seen his son’s face. He’s always holding his shark in front of it. He’s so cute!
…I might not sleep for a few days.
I’ll uh… I’ll just wait a little longer before checking back. That should do it.
And then I forgot why I hadn’t checked in so long. I am not the brightest, it seems.
I have my fingers crossed that her giant millapede is the pokemon scolopede.
My friend has like a whole civilization of millipedes in her backyard (all of the year, not just millipede season it’s crazy), they all go for a swim in her pool and drown.
So trying to swim at her house in summer really isn’t pleasant.
Here in Indiana, it is more of a Centipede spring and summer. The little buggers invade my basement every year.
The stoic disgruntlement is great, especially in the last panel. He’s just kind of stoically falling over while not breaking his pose. What a trooper!
I can’t wait for the next one!~ <3
What happens when it’s not millipede season on millipede planet? Do they all go on holiday somewhere?
When Millipede Season ends, then Double Millipede Season begins.
That’s when the small millipedes start puking out even smaller millipedes, isn’t it?
I saw a millipede lurking somewhere in my house.
Be right back, gonna kill it before it multiplies.
Shall we call it ‘multipedes’?
He was expecting exactly what he got: a repeat of the shower he took earlier, only with fewer millipedes.
I love this comic, I look forward to it because of it’s hilarity.
What I don’t do is try and give any, not even a little, flack to artists of webcomics, since, after trying and failing miserably on one myself, I know how hard it is to keep up with updates and whatnot.
So seriously, enjoy the comic, look past any weird art or grammar, and just enjoy the comic. I do.
(and never would have noticed any of that other crap – what is a “kirby dot” anyhow o.o – until someone pointed it out – and I still don’t get it LOL)
Love the comic. Enjoy reading it, I even share it with my friends and my hubby when there are relevant bits (hubby really enjoyed all the ones having to do with Kratos) ^^
A kirby dot is those black things you seen in the background of the last panel. They named for Jack Kirby, who popularized their usage in comicbooks.
More comics about Commader’s past!!
During tent caterpillar season, they can get so thick their squashed bodies make a driving hazard. Not as bad as this, but still bad. Also, Commander Badass looks much sexier with sideburns.
Why are some people’s names red? I know coelasquid’s name is yellow and that’s the only one probably due to being the creator, but why are there red names?
The red are links, they filled in the ‘website URL’ line of the comment submission form. (Like I just did, but presumably to their own sites, unlike me.)
Oooooh ok, so that’s what that’s for. Thank you ^.^
Oh neat! I was looking for a reason to vomit.
There’s a Millipede in mah boot!
Ugghhhh so many millipedes, this comic made me vomit in my mouth a little.
It sucks to be Commander on Millipede Planet on millipede season.
This reminds me of cockroach season (aka: practically year-round) in Louisiana. Except also crossed with whenever the lovebugs get really bad. For those of you who don’t live on the US Gulf Coast, they’re a rather annoying type of bug. They don’t bite, but they do swarm. One year they were so bad I remember walking outside to get the mail one day, and coming back with at least 50 pairs (they actually physically join up, and look like a Chinook helicopter) on my face alone (they love to crawl inside your ears, and around your nose, mouth, and eyes). They die by the millions on the roads (only to be replaced by seemingly billions more), and its not uncommon to see cars practically painted black from being covered with their bodies (and their guts are apparently acidic and can damage paint jobs). They also LOVE the color white, and are most active in spring and summer (i.e.: the seasons when one would want to wear white to keep from overheating). They are probably the closest thing I can think of to a real life Zerg Rush.
Yeah… I remember lovebugs. -shudder- Junebugs were awful because of the dive-bombing and the crunching, but lovebugs… Their smeared guts ruin paintjobs and stink. I remembered many a summer of scrubbing off my parents’ cars and the noxious scent of lovebug that didn’t leave you for days. One time I went outside in a white sundress and suddenly was swarmed and they were crawling all over me. -shudders- In Iowa, people don’t know what lovebugs are.
Believe it or not, your science here is technically sound. The higher the oxygen content, the bigger insects can become.
why do these manly guys need to be on this planet of millipedes that vomit millipedes?? Why…… eww…..
That does it. Never going to Australia.
I love millipedes.
Kinda’ miss ‘em, there’s not as many here in Queensland as in Victoria and South Australia.
The worst thing about my favourite web-comic?
Discovering ‘kirby-dot nazis’ are a real thing.
Okay, I love that you used Kirby dots in the final panel.
The giant millipede barfing up thousands of millipedes all over the Commander just killed me hard! It took me a while to stop laughing! Pretty damn good reason to have a chronic hatred for the buggers, if you ask me. I for one appreciate all that you do here. The comic is a blast to read with humor that’s usually on point (if not, then I’m just lost as to what the punchline happened to be… when it’s not exactly machismo. But no biggie). I honestly think you have a good thing going here, even if it suffers occasionally due to time constraints. To me, that’s dedication to something you enjoy doing. I think that’s a good thing. Cheers!
I notice that their camo uniforms are HORRIBLY ill-suited to this environment.
LOL, they’re like llamas, spitting on ye if ye get too close!
Had these things in the house all the time during a missions trip in Kenya Africa. First time one of the girls saw one she screamed so loud it nearly gave the caretaker a heartattack. He thought she was being attacked by someone!
They are harmless, just not very fun to find in your shoes. just poke em and the roll up in a spiral and then toss em outside ^_^
maybe from the point of view of the millipede this was a gesture of welcome and affection!
OK, I needed THIS this morning while my apartment floods with all manner of noisome living things and rainwater. :) Thanks!
Ugh, I can imagine that sensation of those things crawling on me when I see the last panel. For millipedes being a fear, he takes it well.
Then again, it’s Commander Badass. I wouldn’t expect any less from him.
If I may ask, what are your views on millipedes?
omg they are so CUUUUTE w their widdle anten nae!!
Everyone else is excited about space millipedes, meanwhile I’m just wondering what Jared thinks of the xbox one. He worked so hard to earn a new xbox, and then they released a new one on him.
*shudder* Millipedes. I haaate millipedes.
this makes me think of the time that a friend came over & we were making rice krispy squares. only were were using oatmeal crisp cereal. so i tried one & it tasted stale, so i turned the empty box upside down to check the date of it. only the box wasn’t empty and all of these little maggots fell on my lap….. ew, ew, ew!! i can feel the commander’s pain!
Ew. Pantry moths? Those are not fun. >.< Typically I like moths, but *not* when their babies are in the cereal!
I know your pain all too well! My sister first discovered it with a larva in her chocolate. We thought she was delusional. Then months later, I found a larva in my chocolate! And then I found them in the paper towels. Then the flour, the corn meal and then they were EVERYWHERE!! I was indifferent to moths before and we’d gotten them exterminated ages ago, but since then, I see one anywhere at all and it’s merciless execution in the most thorough manner.
ya, and tasty, tasty, marshmallow coated maggots to boot! (with chocolate)
Now i’m wondering if those millipedes would taste nice once boiled and dipped in mayonnaise (those bofies make me think of prawns).
Ah wait, someone did it already.
ah, now you’re walking on gordon ramsay’s turf!
Well I’ve seen enough hentai to know where this goi- ehhhhhhhgggggg 8′[
The Millipede planet? A sense the influence of Futurama….
The irony is that the millipede’s that are everywhere here (in Aus) are actually Portuguese; they were accidentally introduced.
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