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Reply mitchellbravo, September 20th, 2016, 8:45 pm

I mean, it's really appropriate that the strip with the most groan-worthy joke to date runs on my birthday.

But really- UGHHGHHHHH.

A few more details about the dorm:
When I was doing reserach, it looked like "back in these days," you were more likely to have barracks-style or a bunch of guys in one room than just 2 roommates. The rooms also seemed, as far as I could tell, a bit more spacious, and the furniture tended to be pretty decent. Whether folks were bringing their own furniture or whether it was provided by the school I can't tell. It's possible that there were few enough attendees then that furnishing dormitories wouldn't be a huge dent in the school's budget, but who knows. I was just so tickled by this idea of these two big guys stuck in this tiny dorm, just another symptom of this society that isn't built for exceptional folks.

In the meantime, I'm on an upswing, personally- who knows how long it will last, but I'm keeping busy, I'm getting my foot back in the door financially/job-wise, I'm trucking through my classes (miserably but diligently). Today I got to see a bunch of my kids from last year, who were all really happy to say hello, including a few surprises I didn't expect greetings from.

******NEXT UPDATE?????*****

I have the next scene thumbnailed and the dialogue all inked. I don't think realistically that I'll update next Wednesday but check back anyhow, if not I'll try to get something up in time for Oct 5. I've been pretty good about working on this every day or at least as often as possible. I'll post a tweet next time I update too, @whistlingcomics.


Reply Oly-RRR, September 20th, 2016, 9:06 pm


We can expect great things from Phil. And by great I mean terrible, awful, groan-worthy things, of course.

Aw yeah, updating on birthdays!! Happy birthday!! :D

I remember lengthy descriptions of dorms in A Catcher in the Rye buuut those were posh schools. But I think it's easy to get away with things like that when the story asks for it, like I've learned some interesting things about Chauncey's nick recently, and they somewhat contradict the information I had from more "general" research, life is funny like that, kinda like two big guys in a tiny room. :D

Aaaah I dunno if I'm making any sense right now!!

Reply Dranxis, September 21st, 2016, 10:58 am

Happy belated birthday! And also glad to hear you've been on the upswing lately, with your comic and life in general :)

Okay that joke is pretty bad but it made me smile (most puns just make me groan, haha). Hmm, is Eddie playing dumb to be polite here? Or did he really not know there were going to be girls at this school?

In my first year of college I had to share a "single" room with another girl. She got there first, so she claimed the side that didn't have a sink (and therefore, more wallspace).

After she moved to a different dorm, I got to keep the single for myself. It was blissful freedom, even if the room itself was very dinky. After that I tried to make sure I got a single no matter what dorm I was in. I was one of those unsocial people who spends a lot of time in the dorm anyway, so I imagine I was a pretty unfun roommate to have. :B

Reply mitchellbravo, September 22nd, 2016, 10:05 am

@Oly-RRR: I forgot about the ones in Catcher in the Rye!! I just picked up a copy of that book since I never had my own, I'll have to revisit it at some point... I loved it in 10th grade but have a feeling that I'm going to hate it if I read it again now so I'm trying to preserve the memory of liking it lol. Yeah those were a little more upscale and also was it still just high school level? I seem to remember that it was but who knows. Yeah I've been running into a lot of those kinds of things over the course of making the comic- Research shows that something happened one way but a different way would fit the story better, kind of thing. Especially so of war-related stuff- I'm interested in the topic but a lot of it is out of my grasp so I take a lot of liberties with it.

@Dranxis: Thanks!!!!

I imagine Eddie knew the school was co-ed but is confused why Phil is bringing it up, and is trying to discern the context of why Phil thinks it's relevant.

I was the same way!!! I only shared a room freshman year- I wish I could do a lot of that over because I was a far less pleasant roommate than I probably could have been, but was too immature to recognize that, so she and I butted heads on a lot of things but also didn't have enough of a rapport to discuss things openly. It wasn't out-and-out hostile (which happened later in college with some girls I had been friends with and was dorming with) but just really awkward. College!!~

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, September 23rd, 2016, 12:25 pm

I have no puns or anything witty to say, so here's a link to a rimshot.


Reply The_Hankerchief, September 25th, 2016, 6:34 pm

I LOVE double entendres!

Reply avian-reader, November 9th, 2016, 7:38 pm

And so the comic turned into a period version of Pictures of You, complete with it's own Christo ;D

Reply mitchellbravo, November 9th, 2016, 7:43 pm

@avian-reader: LOL!!!! Now THAT is a very high compliment. Thank you :D :D :D Hopefully the next page will be up next week. Going to start coloring now that my election collywobbles have settled down a bit.

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