I am too tired to add witty comments to this right now.
b) Cake: 6$ a slice. Beer: 4$ a glass. Her face in panel 6: pricless. For everythhing else, there’s Mastercard.
who here thinks coelasquid should make this into a comic book? if this was made into a book i would buy it. even if it was $10-$20 per book. if it is made into a book, it should have color,no black/white.
I dunno. Even though it’s all in good fun, she uses a LOT of copyrighted characters.
yeah,now that i think about it you are right. it sucks though, i would love to be able to get a book version of all this.
If Weird Al Yankovic can use other people’s music and put it out on CDs and make money from it, I’d think that Coelasquid could do the same in comic form under ‘parody’
Read under “fair use”, parody is listed there.
And for the record, I’d totally buy the book (s).
Especially if you throw in the Commander Pin Up. Yuuum.
Seconded….or is it thirded at this point?
As with all things, temperance. Parody is protected speech, but I’m sure there’s a limit to it.
It would certainly be pretty awesome, though.
Unfortunately, the makers of parodies get sued all too frequently, even when the company doing the suing knows full well that the parody is legal. They know the maker can’t afford to defend themselves in court and are basically just being assholes.
You lose trademark rights of you don’t defend your intellectual Roperty if someone else uses it.
That’s not how it actually works when it comes to Fair Use and parody.
Considering Penny Arcade has done the same and has books I don’t see why not.
10-20 per book is actually really low for a color book. For comparison the OotS books tend towards closer to 30 dollars, for ~300 pages.
Hot men eating sweets. Where is this shop? WHERE?!?
Real men eat sweets & wears pink!
You just posted TvTropes links… which I right-clicked and open-tabbed…
CURSE YOU, STORM WING!!!! CURSE YOU!!!!
Stay with us Gruntman! STAY WITH US! DONT GO TO THE LIGHT!
… damnit, we lost another one.
That is some *damn* fine health care.
More than somewhat.
Hahah, Simon looks like that one sheep they found in a cave in New Zealand! http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.130557.1313974999!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/alg-sheep-new-zealand-jpg.jpg
That be Shrek the Sheep (he became mutton pie the following year)
Actually, he became a national treasure and lived quite happily for another seven years.
Really? Coulda sworn he got shorn within a year (can remember pictures of him looking like a naked wrinkly Shrek the Ogre, or at least a molerat)
Shearing… doesn’t kill a sheep. That’s kind of a main point of keeping sheep. You shear them and it grows back to make more wool the next year.
In fact, if you don’t shear the sheep it could die of overheating during the summer. They don’t shed the wool.
they do now and have been breed that way for several years … about when “dolly the sheep” died
Shrek did die, but it was fairly recently and I think of natural causes.
But uh, yeah “shorn” means “got a haircut”.
Wait… You mean you WON’T die if you get a haircut!?
I’ll be back. I need to go rethink my life.
Also, I totally love these accents. I’ve been reading them out loud since you’ve been posting them. For some reason, Simon here sounds like Canada Guy in my head.
Good job, Kelly!
Same thing here. Maybe becouse he talked about healthcare?
Ay danno. Halthcare?
I’ve noticed we haven’t seen Canada Guy in a while. Shame…
Me too. It’ll be interesting to see more people with different accent talking with each other.
So, hey, Squid. Is this a new “arc” for your comic strip? ^_^
I’m just gonna assume that crossbow bolt to the head is a common injury in Romania.
I used to be a vampire hunter until I took a crossbow to the head…
Thehn Ah took a wek off an’ got halthcare, an’ nao Ah’m a vampire hoonter agin.
Dying, actually dying, thank you.
I do have to wonder if his head (including x-bow bolt) was still attached to his body. From the phrasing, I assume not.
Hard to believe it’s been nearly a year already: when Jonesy last saw Simon.
(For context, that story arc starts here.
Wow, it does not feel like that was a year ago.
Now I realize why it didn’t ring a bell. Thanks!
That’s one thing you gotta give the Belmonts credit for: Even the prettyboys are ripped as hell. Just look at Richter.
Is she looking like that because this is the first time she has heard Simon McBelmont speak? Or because she didn’t know Romania even had Healthcare? (please, don’t eat me Romanians, it was just a bad joke :()
I think it probably has more to do with the whole “Gackt chopped your head off, replaced it with a different head, which I then proceeded to shoot off of your shoulders, and now you’re fine” thing.
Nah, that couldn’t possibly be it… could it?
Oh, forgot about that, thought she meant on one of his shoulders with his real head between the shoulders (you know, where heads normally sit)
Fear Romanians or they’ll steal half your country with their dancing bears! OOOoooOOOoooOOOooo!
…yeah, this could also possibly be a bad joke…
Oh come on! As if nobody wanted to see that guy molested, murdered and mutilated. Not necessarily in that order.
where’s junebug’s brother and his baby sharkie?
Probably off doing something with his mom. I think the Commander just wanted some quality time with June. His son will also get some (possibly offscreen but I will not assume the Commander plays favourites)
In the scene it does make more sense for June to be there considering the last comic had her talking about that “learning a new thing everyday” thing, if we think of June as Coal’s “Author Avatar” of a sort – since the Commander is somewhat based on her own dad and what she said in her commentary afterwards.
Nice to see Jonesy back. And doesn’t she look nonplussed by this whole situation?
Yeah, Jonesy is back.
At this point, would you be surprised by anything? A time travelling boyfriend, a coworker of his that owns a sea monster. Pyramid Head following her slowly ever so slowly. And Kratos being emotional over EVERYTHING and so on.
CB: I was kind’ve expectin’ you t’be more surprised ‘r somethin’ like that.
Jones: I don’t want to look ignorant by assuming that anything that happens to you is out-of-the-ordinary.
I want cake now….cake beats pie hands down….except for pumpkin pie, then it’s even.
blasphemer! nothing beats Strawberry-Rhubarb pie! …but mince pie is a close second…It is too a dessert if I say so!
French Silk Pie is fantastic.
You mean mince pie as in minced meat or mince pie as in the lovely, alcoholic spiced fruit-filled mince pies we enjoy at Christmas on this side of the pond? Because if it’s our Christmas mincepies, I’m right with you! My homemade filling with extra rum, candied ginger and almonds beats most other sweet pies hands-down!
just look up Mince Pie or Christmas Pie…there’s a lot of recipes, bunch of different meats and fruits work together…especially with large amounts of spiced rum.
The Christmas one…plain meat pies are ok…but not as good.
You should try beer-flavoured mince pies (or rum-flavoured steak pies)
Peanut Butter Cake!
Somebody hand this person a medal! Cause this is a great idea….if it already exists then I didn’t know of it!
I ate a peanut butter cheesecake! ^^
I want “healthcare” to be the official explanation for every video game character with access to extra lives. People in David Cage games apparently don’t have coverage, and I’m totally okay with that.
You know, of all the video game characters I could hang out with, the Belmonts would be pretty close to the top of my list.
Of course, it would suck if they turned out to all be dicks or something, and I wound up hating Castlevania games after that.
I freaking love the new Simon Belmont design.
Aww, don’t allude to when this comic had a story. These little one-off updates are fun, but THE SPLENDOR…
The Nomura Syndrome arc was awesome, but Coleasquid was also really burned out by the end of it, if you had been following updates as they posted. Gag-a-week is just as funny, keeps the artist healthier and happier, and it’s not like the comic is devoid of story, just of multi-week plot arcs.
Still, if Coela has the desire and time to do something like that again, she’ll have the lot of us chearing.
(also, wasn’t that partially due to a car crash?
(Three replies in a row, sorry.) Still, Coela often makes the comic’s entries follow up after one another(without being less amusing), and that’s more then many other comics manage.
Yeah, even the Gag-a-weeks get tied in somehow (ie everything has continuity, unless stated otherwise :D)
You know, that’s probably my favourite of Simon’s myriad designs, he’s just such a great, hairy manbeast.
Well, unless his initial sprite that seemed to have a bad back and hobbled about counts as a design. That one’s got a certain charm.
This Simon is not nearly fabulous enough.
Oh Jonesy, ever the mouthpiece of the reader.
Simon looks like a cousin of Canada Guy , Wolverine and a Badger with hair color.
I always enjoy a good callback joke.
I like how the Commander and Junebug eat that cake together.
Her face, right? It’s her face in the last panel, just look at That Face, how can anyone not find that adorabubblicious?
Oh my god it is you, you even use the same name. You used that word to comment on bloomin fairies! o.O *mind explodes*
:D Tend to make up words/phrases a lot, nice to know some get noticed (and hopefully start getting used :D)
Believe used that word first in the Spinnerette comments (attempting to get “Spinny-verts” accepted to describe Spinny-fans ;))
=D Awesome, perhaps I shall have to start using it then =O it is a very good word after all haha.
Who says that fraud hack Shakespeare is the only one who can makeup new words? :P
So… was Simon’s real head put in cold storage? Or was it stitched to another body?
I guess the other Belmonts just found his head sticking out of a trashcan and brought it to some Romanian doctor.
And the doctor grew him a whole new body.
Igor: Wouldn’t it be simpler to regrow a new head from his body?
Doctor: Would you shut up if I sawed your hunch off?
You’d have to regrow the brain if you did it that way, which would be the most complicated fiddly bit of all. Too much risk of personality change or memory loss.
How exactly could personality and memory loss be anything other than 100% if you have to regrow the entire brain from scratch?
ralanr, in the words of the esteemed garrison keillor, “think of the best pumpkin pie you’ve ever eaten. now think of the worst. they aren’t that different!” (or vversa!) – actually, i like ’em all!
That could either be a comment on how delicious pumpkin pie is or how terrible….I’m gonna go with how delicious though and then agree. ^.^
This is probably my favorite look for Simon Belmont. Just all sorts of badass and awesome. I like his accent, too.
Halthcare; significantly superior to healthcare.
Wow. Simon got hot. ;D
So? With Canadian healthcare while your body is getting a new head your head is getting a new body.
But Simon, that just raises further questions.
Nice new background for the site :o Sorry if it’s just my slow internet never noticing the portrait to the right ->
Captain Caveman? Is it you?
Romania’s blood services must be the best on the planet by now thanks to him. Also candle nanotechnology replicators.
I’d feel the same way too, Jones. I’d feel the same way too.
Also baby badass looks so much like her daddy, she is so cute.
After being reminded of when they last met, is her shocked expression because he has basically forgiven her for that crossbow bolt between Light Yagami’s eyes?
I think it’s because he’s alive? And the explanation of why he’s just fine wasn’t much of an explanation?
So the cake ISN’T a lie? I’m so confused! D:
Glad to see Jonesy back, and I hope you’ve had a chance to get some sleep Coela!
Hey, lurker here finally commenting. Love the comic, and I giggled a bit at the nomura syndrome arc. Anyway, seeing videogame manly men living ordinary lives (well, sort of ordinary, but still) while ‘off screen’, really makes me think coelasquid has fun with all of the alternate character interpretation.
And now I have the mental image of these guys meeting Valen Shadowbreath the tiefling companion from the NWN expansion Hordes of the Underdark, and his sort of buddy Deekin the Kobold Bard, and Valen scaring the crap out of the intern who’s name I can’t remember at the moment by bringing up the Blood Wars…. or Valen’s backstory… or the third act of Hordes of the Underdark where the PC has to literally fight their way through a frozen hell to get what they need to leave, return to the Prime Material plane, and kick the ass of Mephistopheles who was supposed to be in charge of the eighth hell Cania, but decided to try and screw the rules and turn the Prime Material into the tenth hell. Sorry for the spoilers folks, I uh… got a little excited there…
“Loads’a fahrgahtten knawledge arrr within ahr grrrasp!”
I’m sorry, I just keep hearing that dwarf from World of Warcraft in my head now.
Commander’s Family-related question; Where is his son, The Sharkbearer? (his real name escapes me.)
I’ve got to ask, does no one in this setting just buy healthcare?
Hey fun fact I have healthcare that I pay for out of my own pocket and with the brilliant system in the States that means I have the privilege of playing medical emergency roulette whenever something goes wrong. Nine months ago I was a passenger in a car crash, the ambulance brought me to the ER where they told me “maybe your ribs are broken or maybe they’re not but we’re not going to do an X-Ray because there’s nothing we can do about it either way” and sent me on my way. Now just last week I was handed a $400 medical bill for that complete absence of service I received more than half a year ago that Blue Cross will pay exactly none of because the emergency room I was taken by ambulance to at three in the morning was “out of network”
So no, don’t get it in your head that everything in this country is hunky-dory as long as you’re a responsible person who buys health insurance, because the system here is pretty ridiculously fucked over.
Oh crap. I assumed you were in Canada all this time.
I haven’t had healthcare myself since 2007, sigh.
I’m glad we’re getting the beginnings of something here in the US, finally, but it’s really only a start, and a lot of places are already trying to weasel around the new law by cutting people’s hours even further so they can avoid cutting into their precious, precious profits. Bastards.
Er, your ribs did heal up in the end, I hope?
I am very sorry to hear about you accident. I hope everyone made out in the end.
May I ask what happened?
I have not had to deal with a ‘roulette’ type healthcare package. The one I have at this time has flat deductibles for different types of doctor visits, with no restrictions on what ER is covered.
“Now just last week I was handed a $400 medical bill for that complete absence of service…”
I just want to make sure I’m not misreading this. Did they just charge you for the ER visit, or are you saying they charged a false or mistaken fee for X-Rays not taken?
“So no, don’t get it in your head that everything in this country is hunky-dory as long as you’re a responsible person who buys health insurance, because the system here is pretty ridiculously fucked over.”
It’s more that I am observing that the only characters with health insurance in this setting have it through national healthcare. It sticks out as a bit odd to me, especially given how responsible the Commander is.
Every health insurance plan I looked at had a network, as in, they will only pay for your service at approved hospitals in their network.
We hit the median, the car collapsed and snapped my boyfriend’s leg, I messed up a bunch of ribs.
$400 is the fee to walk into an ER and be told they won’t do anything for you. Receiving only enough service to tell you you won’t be receiving any service costs $400 in America. If they had charged me for the ambulance instead of my boyfriend, it would have cost me grand total of $900 to be taken to a hospital, refused service, and sent on my way.
God bless America.
And by that, I mean I fucking hate this country. So if even God won’t step in to do something, I don’t have much hope of it getting any better.
Jesus Haploid Christ on a Pogo Crutch. $500 for the ambulance?
I’m not gonna complain about the $45 ambulance charge last time I ended up in hospital ever again…
I love how in between Commander taking a bit of cake with his fork, June takes a huge chunk with just her mouth. And her adorable chipmunk cheeks.
The chipmunk cheeks are friggin adorable, but I think I see a fork there… :p
Ok, I have to ask: how many Belmonts are sitting in that table?
Aww man even video game characters have better health care than the US. Never thought I’d be jealous of a Belmont…
They’re European. Why is it surprising they have better healthcare?
What about the Simon Belmont from “Captain N: the Game Master”? He looked oddly like a blonde version of the Commander, and talked like a bad impersonation of Patrick Warburton.
Holy crap I just now saw the Commander silhouette at the bottom of the page. Damn he looks good.
Taking an idea from the Fist of the North Star comic a few back, try reading this one right to left as well. The first two panels make no sense, but the rest does. And it’s pretty funny. I might go back and try everything backwards. See what happens. It might be fun.
Simon’s so happy XD
seriously, he’s so happy I want to play Mirror of Fate just to see if he’s that carefree in-game as well XD
Castlevania! FUCK YEEEAH!!!
I’m actually not too huge a fan of this Simon design, but then again, anything is better than the foppish, wimpy, egotistical, dimwitted gaywad mountain climber presented as Simon in Captain N, so no matter how Simon looks, I can’t really complain. :V
Yes we do have “free” healthcare, but trust me, you do NOT want to end up in one of our hospitals.
Simon looks like Iskandar from Fate/Zero. Kind of surprised he hasn’t shown up yet in this comic.
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