C’mon! I’d DATE her for the bragging rights…She was a real Whimsy Princess fer cryin’ out loud…
….Huh. How’d you do that?
Oh. I see.
“Nice helicopter boy. I could do worse.”
tune: “Don’t You Care,” Gary Beisbier, James William Guercio & Jim Holvay, The Buckinghams, 1967
You’re a lot like me
So I’ll say bluntly
It’s not that I’m into chicks
Or have chromosomes YX
I’m a whirl-
ybird, not girl
I can’t bang!
I can’t bang!
I know you like me
But we can only be
Buds, not go out on a date
‘Cause I’ve got blades that rotate
I know what happened
You saw a princess
I was at work
Don’t be a jerk
Led to success, and now this mess
When you’re in Balmer
I’ll be “him,” not “her”
Look for me high in the sky
Can’t flock, but man, can I fly!
I’m a whirl-
ybird, not girl
I can’t bang!
I can’t bang!
I can’t bang!
I can’t bang!
Very nicely done, Kay! I’m glad you’re filking today, ’cause I’m up at 2:30 am finishing a drawing, and I have an 8:00 meeting in the morning.
Great filk, and you know the correct spelling of that city near me!
Yes indeedy, though “Merlin” is more common.
Nick, that ‘Whimsy Princess’ t-shirt is not helping your case.
And Kay, that was awesome.
Nick was a marginally more macho Whimsy Princess before Pancha colored the shirt hot pink. Still, free T-shirts!
Hey, Nick looks hecka macho.
Just look at panel 2 — he’s doing so much with his body language, all the shirt is saying is “I really, really don’t care what you think.”
Thanks. I tend to filk whatever song I’m listening to while I’m reading the strip.
Nick would be surprised and horrified at how many bangable parts a helicopter has, I suspect. Rule 34 annat.
I think Nick would consider those “really creative”. But I’d love to see a helicopter doing a spit-take.
(Could be Nick’s not all that creative when it comes to sex, anyway. That drone has fingers and a mouth; and I got the impression several times that that would have been enough for Violet Bee…)
Embrace the healing power of ‘and,’ Nick.
He can’t hear what you are saying despite looking straight at your mouth. I’m not sure how much creativity is required here.
To quote from one Spider Robinson’s “Callahan’s” series, “I can see fingers and a tongue from here; anything else is gravy”.
Yeah. Admittedly, depending on how the drone works, Nick might not be able to feel that, but the drone appears to be physically capable of BJs.
Does the drone actually breathe? With a voice generator she wouldn’t need to.
Amen, plus We don’t know that the reality filter wouldn’t interpret outercourse as intercourse If the lady in question doesn’t have Fun bits.
“I was a Whimsy Princess and all I got was this T-shirt … and 10,000 rads.”
They’d have been sick long before they got to watching the film, and dead within 2 days.
1 Gray = 100 Rem = 100 Rad.
Wow, I just realized how much fridge horror the whole “reality filter” thing introduces.
Just imagine the following:
A single ‘abnormal’ person in a community full of blockers. Everytime he tries to live a normal live, he has to ignore all the strange stuff happening; everytime he lives abnormaly, everybody arround him starts to ignore him, starting from his girlfriend, to in the end his parents…
Hmm. A closet where the world is the one in denial is still a closet.
Or maybe a ghetto.
Well, weirdness doesn’t seem _that_ common: if you live in, say, an unimportant mid-sized city, you probably wouldn’t see much strange stuff save for the occasional mad scientist projecting his (or her) image onto the ionosphere.
Perhaps this has been addressed before, but what about crazy people? Can the filter somehow tell, when somebody claims they are a government-constructed cyborg, whether they are telling the truth or just crazy, and block or not block accordingly? Are blockers unable to perceive the babbling of crazy people, if they are crazy enough? Could an utter loony get away with all sorts of crap in a community of blockers?
you sir have the makings of a great scientist
not a mad one, but a good one
Furthermore, since unity and nick are both creations of dr. lee, who is not a mad scientist, merely and irresponible one, i belive that means they could be understood/recreated by a normal person, right? which makes them not mad technolagy, just advanced technolagy.
Which means the filter blocks any advanced technolagy as well, or in other words someone with the filter in 1950 would not have been able to see an iPhone
In 1950, Nick would have been perceived as a pretty girl, no matter what he said, and the t-shirt would have meant he worked for WhimsyCorp, since that was before people wore t-shirts with words on them for fun – they were strictly work shirts. Unity would have been perceived as an actor dressed up for a monster movie. An iPhone would have been seen as a prop from some science fiction movie. But I don’t think it’s the reality filter in today’s comic, I think it’s the “Nobody’s perfect” reaction. (If you don’t understand, find a copy of “Some Like It Hot” and watch it.)
Ah yes, possibly the greatest closing line in cinematic history, and how they got away with it in 1960 I do not know.
This is, of course, the premise of Neil Gaiman’s _Neverwhere_.
Thank you. Recognition at last!
Wait a minute. Flannel, glasses, oblivious interest in impossible women… Clone Dave!
I would say clone MELL, but UNITY already has some of her genetics incorporated in her make-up.
So my date last night told me we have a lot in common, I’m like her, and I’m really creative.
Poor Nick, after all the growth he’s had, he has to deal with the spectre of his former self. And it won’t take no for an answer easily.
I note that when Nick is being really serious and trying to convince, he stops swearing.
I notice that Nick is having to live through the experience of at least one person he apparently tried to date, since he recognizes the “won’t stop pestering” behavior as his own! karma!
Nick runs on ethanol/diesel, if you can fit a gas pump you can fit a man.
He Is supposed to be a geek he ought to know this.
He may not be able to enjoy it as much as someone with nerve endings in their parts , but he is still capable of receiving of physical intimacy.
Sperm in the gas tank cannot possibly be good for his engine. Remember, unlike organics, cybernetic beings like him take their fuel in directly, pre-processed, so it can’t be broken down to usable by digestion like with meatbags.
The Osprey runs on liquid fuel, but the drone is electric.
TFC I’d like to direct your attention to
Zap That’s nothing that can’t be avoided by using protection.
Tetra I was of course thinking of Nick’s real body rather than the drone, I’ve already mentioned that in a Reply higher up.
Link might be N S F W Unless you work at an auto repair shop.
Just realized that Nick went through an entire strip without hitting the profanity filter.
And why might he be going to Baltimore? I feel like it’s Otakon and not the Ravens home opener or something.
“No Bangable Parts” is my new Front Line Assembly cover band.
Nick…if you’re talking about your “real” body, I don’t think that’s the one this guy is interested in.
If you’re talking about the humanoid frame, it’s got a mouth with enough tongue dexterity to speak. And clever little fingers.
And if you really wanted to try to change that, you do work for, with and alongside mad scientists…I’m sure they could always install a few upgrades to the chassis.
Okay, is anyone else looking at panel three and sighing?
Given some of the guys I’ve met via gaming and at cons, the chance to bang a fully-weaponized mecha (even a non-humanoid one) would make them extremely, extremely happy. Same for us women too; yup. Where there’s a will…..
Rats; screwed up the html. Meh.
Typing about women that like big guns, have you read Shaenon’s NARBONIC series, yet? Mell is one girl that is always packing.
Straight up banging is not the end-all-be-all. I can see plenty of reasons to date Nick.
Heck, I want to date Nick at this point.
This not going to end well.
Amusingly, yes. But not well.
I dunno. For a brain in a jar, definitions of male & female must be abstract at best; but bottom line is there’s just nothing in it for HIM, even if he found maershmallow boy even maerginally attractive.
I can see his point; this is headed on rails towards what will probably be an encounter make of sqwick for him, and no possibility of rewards. I’m filled with “Bleah” (elevated from “Meh” to a point of nonspecific distaste roughly equivalent to the smell of wet sheep) just thinking about it.
Personally, I think Nick would get more from locking the drone in a bedroom and fondling its breasts in front of a mirror. At least then he could IMAGINE getting some practice.
“No Bangable Parts”… I am totes gonna write that song.
Looks to me like Nice Jewish Boy really is nice: he enjoyed talking with Nick and would like to talk again.
We saw Nick do the full VR thing from his first introduction. All they need is a total conversion cyborging for Remy too, and they can get their no-holds-barred full-duplex freaky on in avatars of each other’s choice.
I now find myself wondering what the vocal synthesizer on the femdroid sounds like. Female, presumably to go with the look? There’s no way to tell just by the font!
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