Well, her creator was a little skinny nerdy guy, so…
Her creator was a skinny nerdy guy with a goatee. Nick lacks the crucial element.
Nick can’t goatee, he’d have to be Mad, preferably of the evil kind.
2Nick can grow one to help differentiate. Let’s say that one continues to exist and dates Lovelace while the original pines over Dr. Lee. That’ll make him the evil twin.
One Nick needs to paint half of his face black, and the other white. The other goes white and black. Easy! I saw it on a documentary the other night.
This.^ So much.
Oh, that series that follows an exploration starship? Pretty good, though I must say the captain’s a bit of a cowboy.
Oh Nick, you sell yourself short.
Yeah, I imagine he doesn’t stand much over five foot six…
I resemble that remark.
she didn’t *like* her creator. she fell first for a big chubby beardy guy. (hmm, where’s dr lee’s avatar…???
He still programmed her personality. She may have disliked Madblood’s ego, not his physical form.
we never saw her say anything nice about madblood. she was def. all there for dave, though, who was not little or skinny.
Maybe Madblood wanted a son.
Not the first time that a girl who gave her father a hard time cared more about him then she realized. Kids can be like that. ^_^
Freudians have slipped
We really need a cameo from Madblood or some of his android duplicates.
As I recall, Moustachio was created by a previous iteration (possibly ancestor?) of the Madblood we know and pity.
Wait, didn’t the hamsters kill them to ride on them like Segways?
Not all of them, some appear in the final strip, looking none the worse for wear.
The hamsters only got the couple dozen that Dave took on that road trip, the rest (I think about 14,976 of them?) are fine.
Man, can you print the last 1-3 panels on a T-shirt for those of us nerds thinking of finally starting dating? Perfect material to take to a public gathering with those interested in connecting, while signalling “I’m actually getting interested, but truthfully, way too scared for physicality, sorry. Can we just talk?”
I honestly didn’t see that coming. I laughed so hard 😀
Tbf I think Nick’s awfully cute too….Shaenon you designed the perfect nerd boy!
Nerdy Protestants everywhere are sad!
There’s your problem. Nerdy Protestants? Nobody thinks Protestants are sexy! I mean, come on! Scripture alone? Justification by faith alone? Translating sacred texts? Such a turn off!
No, you gotta do like them smoking hot Jews do! Read in the original language! Back up faith with good works! Listen to the wisdom of the rabbis and religious authorities! You think just any schmuck can pick up the sacred word of God and properly interpret it it without first receiving special training and education? What a load of bupkis! Don’t be a schlemiel!
Hey! They’ve been following a “code” as best they could as soon as printed books and reading became common!
Just call then “hackers” and we can all move on the the next strip..
Woo Madblood reference!
I think Lovelace just has a thing for flannels.
That would explain a lot.
Nick, whichever one he is, just has to complain about the opportunity of a lifetime.
…and then promptly removed his brain and destroyed his body.
I’ve wondered if Shaenon has ever regretted that.
A future storyline could include the discovery that Dr. Lee never actually disposed of his body, but has kept it in cryostasis.
Well, I’m pretty sure there are many scientist out there, mad or otherwise, that could clone Nick’s body just form some neural debris in his brain tank, without even needing to have Narbon-level biotech expertise.
What I’m not completely sure is how would he react to that.
Dr Lee designed a weather control machine for a secret santa. If her and Nick could just get over themselves, they would have zero issues with any, ah, physical aspects of dating. The issue is definitely not lack of technology.
Reportedly, the disposal involved MREs and mystery meat.
How much money would one have to pay for some sexy Nick on Nick make-outs art? Asking for a friend. >.>
How about a flesh one doing car show girl poses in front of a helicopter one?
sorcyress: This is the Internet, so someone’s probably already drawn it.
Is this the first time we’ve had confirmation that Nick used to look like this?
No; we saw him in a VR version of his own life so perfect he didn’t believe it was VR.
Pygar: We did, but we see him as he really looked or as something which only reflected his self-image? Or did Virginia’s team zap the bit of his brain which would have made him notice the differences in the VR?
Why get his… eclectic… apartment right, but change his face? IIRC the clincher was that the virtual people on the fake net were… polite!
Thanks for an image that’ll take weeks to scrape off.
From the sound of it, more money than any of us will ever see.
(After “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner)
I’m self-loathing, my ego hates me.
If they taught it in school I’d have a Ph.D.
Come on baby, snap out of this trance.
I’m self-loathing, I’m self-loathing.
I don’t have to read your mind
To know what you have in mind,
But I think you should know
That you’ve been designed to be reality-blind.
How could you know that I’m really a schmo?
So I’m telling you, I’m just a nerdy wandering jew.
Though now we’re two, no way we’d be with a fox like you.
‘Cause we’re self-loathing, my dupi and me.
If I could shoot him it would be fine with me.
I’d self-annihilate if I had the chance.
I’m self-loathing, I’m self-loathing.
Jewish? Check. Here to save the [Wimsey] world? Check. Three and one? Check: fully man (who generates), fully spirit (who is begotten), and fully Osprey (who proceeds). Perhaps he *is* the Messiah.
… unless he accepts Lovelace’s proposal. In that case he’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.
Blast; this was meant to be a reply to SVGeezer, but the commenting system has displaced it. The mildest of rebukes for my blasphemy? Ah well.
@sietsebb: God, looking over your shoulder as you typed up said comment, probably figured something like “Well it’s not too blasphemous and he meant it for the funny. I’ll just misplace his comment a bit 😀 “
You know Nick, you are turning down a hot girl. Even if she’s a virtual-only chick who has the hots on you due to misplaced freudian familiarity of your old form.
He’s still stuck on Virginia Lee, so turning down a hot woman could be in his longer term self interest.
To be fair, Lee is probably still stuck on him too.
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