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Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: The circle of life has been replaced by the highway cloverleaf of life.
NigaiAmai Yume (nigaiamai_yume) says:

So, H.E.R. is in favor of fatalism?

Or just cynical in regards to the decision making abilities of her neighbors? 

Incog Neato (ghede) says: I say the rat is going through Zen-zombie-head withdrawl.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Huh.
Jack' Elliott (jackapostrophe) says:

I wonder if the zombie heads negotiated for some sort of accident to befall the rat in return for their support.  Not that the crystals would remember or care, of course.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says: "And in Years to Come, All will remember the One called the Psychologist ... who did Tip the Balance."
Rob Davidoff (eofpi) says:

"And in Years to Come, All will remember the One called the Psychologist ... who did Tip the Balance."

 Wins the intarwebz.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: And now we get to see what his office-mates have been up to while Tip's been gone....
Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:

I bet one original short story of choice* that tip comes back to a scene of Hilarity, something with random props and chaos.

Any takers? 

*The only thing a broke write can bet with. 

Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: Soap opera, or inter-office gossip?
ribbles (ribbles) says:

 Or is that cheating? 

Katie Tandler (katesith) says:

:D :D :D


  (I don't watch soaps every day but I watch when my mom watches. I used to play it all cool but then ZOMG STARR AND COLE (wrong soap, I know, but DUDE))

 (also, Spinelli. oh god, Spinelli. He's RAD.)

Brian Rogers (billionsix) says:

"Man, there ain't nothing in this world sadder than a wet transvestite."

Funniest Line Ever!! I've been sharing that line with my friends! :D

 Is it a Shaenon line or a Jeffrey line?

Bo Lindbergh (blgl) says: "wet transvestite"? I predict imminent Rocky Horror based filk...
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: This is not the end.
Tiff Hudson (tiff_hudson) says:

Ditto Brian: Funniest Line Ever!

Maaake the t-shiiirt... Maaaake the t-shiiiiirt.... 

Jeffrey Channing Wells (channing) says: billionsix: This one is 100% Shaenon from start to finish, and is furthermore the kind of strip that makes me wonder how on Earth it is I got so lucky to be doing this gig.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Now I want to start a fundraiser to buy towels for all the poor soggy transvestites out there.  For only 17 cents a day, you can help ...

I agree, this is the best line ever.  Or in the top five.

NigaiAmai Yume (nigaiamai_yume) says:

And to counter "sad transvestite in rain {or sewer, or whatever}", one that came to me today...

"I'm not evil. It's like paranoia. It's ok if it's justified." 

Rob (acoustic_rob) says:

Nobody else has commented that Unity's stitching her own hand back on?  And what's her mug say?

Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: Looks to be part of "Starbucks" on the mug. The question is, is Unity reattaching her old hand, or swapping in a new hand?
Corgi (corgi) says: :facepawlm:  OMG, noooo, Sweetheart!  Not soap operas!!
Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: Corgi: Well, just because it's a soap opera in the real world doesn't mean it can't be inter-office gossip in Skin Horse. :)
K C (spotweld) says:

Tip as an EGL....   is it me or is that a Sunday fan-art just wiating to happen?

Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:

Shhhhhhhh... buisy re-imagining the cast as Rocky Horror picture show... 


Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: Ah, yes. Priorities are in order here. And, um, that's probably not mud, per se.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Well, at least we're SORT OF back to normality here.
Incog Neato (ghede) says: Or at least, nearly back to the status quo. I don't think anything qualifies as normal.
Jeffrey Channing Wells (channing) says: That particular dress of Tip's will never be back to normal again.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says: What's sadder than a wet transvestite?  A wet transvestite with a Swiffer.
Daniel Ross (nentuaby) says: Anybody else notice notice that he seems utterly unfazed by Gavotte now? It seems Our Hero has grown through his adversity. Or at least become much more jaded. :)
Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:

Jaded. Just jaded.

Once the Chibi-Cobras have hugged you, it's hard to be fazed by mere sentient clouds of bees. 

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

Once the Chibi-Cobras have hugged you, it's hard to be fazed by mere sentient clouds of bees.

Not to mention he's been serenaded by silverfish and chatted with centipedes!

I'd say he's essentially been "blooded" -- now he's a full team member.  I doubt Unity will be able to intimidate him either.

Heck, he'll probably get a change of clothes and an Ace bandage before he even looks for the mop!


Justin Grubbs (the_purple_knight) says: This would be why Gavotte's in charge.
Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: The COBRAS have his earrings? I guess sis wanted to feel pretty.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: He's been XanaTossed!
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says: What does that label say in the last panel?  "Lemurs"?  Gavotte has a drawer full of lemurs?  *I* want a drawer full of lemurs.  If you think nice thoughts about lemurs, you can fly.
Jeffrey Channing Wells (channing) says: Hopefully it contains information about lemurs, rather than the lemurs themselves.  Nice as the idea may be in the short term, it would get rather stinky rather quickly, and would not be good for the lemurs in any case.
Basil Jelly (basil_jelly) says: Hurray for the Gov't!
Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:

.... wait, so  Tip COULD have just sucked it up and talked to his boss? Am I the ONLY person who would have done that first?


.... really? 

Katie Tandler (katesith) says: First rule of workplace: if it's not immediately and clearly entailed in your sphere of responsibility, ask your supervisor first. CYA, kids. CYA.
Tiff Hudson (tiff_hudson) says:

If it's not immediately and clearly entailed in your sphere of responsibility, ignore it. If you ask, you will shine daylight on a problem. Most people cannot tell the difference between a problem you illuminated and a problem you caused.

Nevur make you boss put down him comic book.

Edwin Quantrall (reynard) says:

Ah Consequences, always Consequences... 

Justin Grubbs (the_purple_knight) says: Awwwwww.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

SPP with an absolute gem of an expression.  Love it.

Mark H- (eyeharvester) says: ...Tragedy!
John Campbell (jcampbel) says:

Sadder than a wet transvestite: A wet transvestite who has just realized that he totally forgot about the entire reason he got soaked to begin with.

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

Come on, that lip gloss surely got eaten by something or other!

And the phone... hey, they've got a com line to the basement!


Indigo C (indigo) says:

They are so freaking unsympathetic. Poor, poor Tip.

Basil Jelly (basil_jelly) says: Just a reminder that he works with monsters.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: The end. Maybe...
Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:

*ahem* it was mascara, not lip gloss, David. 

Mascara is hard to find, and expensive if you get the good kind. Poor Tip. 

Dave Van Domelen (dvandom) says: I wonder if Unity ever considers "cross-dressing" herself, and stitching on a male hand or whatever (commentary on the forum about Channing being a perv notwithstanding). "Come here, I need to assess your assets for possible acquisition, busboy!"
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: So when the cat's asleep...
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

More like, "When the bees are asleep, the staff gets a buzz on."  (Poor Tip is the one who really *needs* a drink.  Or twelve.)


David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Funky -- Unity has a patterned hoodie!  But why is she pulling up the hood in the bar?  I mean, these days, two-tone hair is nothing, especially compared to having a talking dog for a drinking companion!
Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:

She could just be cold. Zombies, i would imagine, might not have any internal heat. My own Zombie character (Edward the re-animated, aka 'Ed Re-Dead) had this as a distinct character trait-

He was always room temp. Sucked to be him in the summer. 

Owl Who says South (owlsayssouth) says:

sucks to be anyone near Ed. i mean, can you imagine the smell? serriously?

 but as for a talking dog drinking companion, iam sure the employies of applebees dont mind. the dog is probley a good tipper.

Incog Neato (ghede) says: Two tone hair can be considered normal. Two-tone skin, however, is still rare and lets not forget the stitches. Hoodies just scream ... well... Incognito.
Tiff Hudson (tiff_hudson) says: I love how Sweetheart's glass is wide enough to be convenient for her.
John Campbell (jcampbel) says: If she's cold because she hasn't got an exothermic metabolism, exactly what good is putting the hood up going to do? If you're not radiating heat to begin with, adding insulation isn't going to accomplish anything.
Mark Orr (agentoracle) says: I think she just has the hood up because she dosn't look "human" enough to get by in well-lit places, so the hoodie = low-profile disguise.
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