JEFBOT.189_Home Sweet Homeon November 13, 2009 at 4:05 am
And thus, “The Beach” storyline (aka Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind) ends! Well, almost – I have a strange little epilogue for you all next week. Also, the questions that arose in this arc – How did cel know Musashi? What does she know about the aliens? Why did she leave? Will she and jefbot ever go steady and does she really like Zac Efron? – haven’t been forgotten and will be answered in future strips. Hope you all stick around as the story unfolds and thanks for all the feedback you guys have given me with your comments and emails. Keep ’em comin’!
woo #1 and good comic, feel so sorry for Jb, he only wants to go back to being antisocial and Cf wont let him
so true that he just wants to go back to being antisocial, Kerosus. all in all, this was a pretty crappy weekend for jefbot. 🙂
I would cry too.
I love facial expresions in this, I liked what you were doing so far but lately I had a feeling, even with Cel in it, that it misses some cheerfullness. Its back and Im one happy reader.
I kinda wanted to know what except Godfather does Jefbot have hanging on his walls, but you unfocused it… Oh, well.
I jump on sofa exactly same way, though I dont have a game controler like that. I bet Jefbot used Force to summon it to his hand while he was flying… WHAT? You put in aliens in it! StarWars rulez.
glad you’re happy with the boys back at the apartment, Maryz!
i’ll have to put something in those picture frames someday. maybe i’ll just scan what’s actually on the walls of my apartment. 🙂
and yes, star wars does indeed rule (except for the prequels), but unfortunately, jefbot has no force powers – he just grabbed the controller off the couch between panels. 🙂
Musashi rulez too.
can’t wait to see your reaction to next tuesday’s strip…
Oh, turkeybot, oh turkeybot, you snuck into the banner,
Oh, turkeybot,oh turkeybot, in such elusive manner.
And now that you appear with Jef,
May you avoid Thanksgiving chefs,
It need not be with subtlety,
Just whack ’em with a spanner.
*end bad parody*
ha! i think you need to record that with some backing music so i can put it on the site, Murrday! 🙂
Boy, Cornfather’s liver knows no bounds!
the Cornfather – and his counterpart in real life, Michael – has miraculous powers of recovery when it comes to alcohol, Stan! it’s truly amazing.
Let me tell you, I am a rather anti social person. I’ll go out one night, but the next, just let me sit at my computer and veg out on Guild Wars and tv. Too many people and I get stabby!! LOL
i’m with ya there, ESQ – i get burned out on being social real quick. unfortunately, my roommate truly is a social
Oh no! …so true. I just hope that he remembered to invite Cel! I have a feeling you’re never going to get peace and quiet… P. S. I LOVE the first frame! Open mouthed, eyes closed great expression!
thanks, FS! and as far as cel’s invite’s concerned – if the Cornfather was able to figure out XBOX Live and send her a message, it’d be a minor miracle! (but how surprised would jefbot be?) 😀
Aww there’s Mu! He looks like he’s happy to be back with Mr. JB, and on top of that JB looks extremely happy to be home. I feel his pain in the last panel, as when it comes down to just wanting to relax, unwind with some pizza and soft drink (notice I didn’t call it pop? 😛 )and play some video games.. I would do the same after that sort of social gathering, and all the events that followed after! *hugs Mr. JB* Looking forward to seeing how everything all adds up and plays out in the future strips! I do miss the beach strips, but the guys had to go home sometime! Oh yeah.. love how you have CF rockin’ the sunburn. 😛
thanks, Spanks! yeah, it’s kind of nice to have the guys back in familiar territory – i loved those beach strips, too, but those skies and oceans were time-consuming to color! i’m sure i’ll be missing the beach locale after a few strips of drawing the apartment repeatedly, though. 😉
and yep, Mu’s happy to be back with jefbot, but… well, like i told Maryz, i’ll be interested to hear what you have to say about next Tuesday’s epilogue…
the fact that this story has taken as long as it has to tell gives this conclusion added weight. not complaining about that, understand, i’m saying well done on knowing the perfect way to cap this one off. and i will keep coming back to see these questions answered, you can be sure.
it’s hard to believe this storyline has been going on for nearly 5 months, Jed, and i thought about ending it on a bang – but it would’ve been artificial to try and dramatize it just for the sake of a huge finale, so i’m happy to hear you were pleased and will be back to see how everything plays out. today’s strip was more of a subtle way to bookmark this particular chapter, and actually – next tuesday’s strip is the real ending, which some might construe as a bit of a shocker. 🙂
I always love seeing jefbot crying….
why am i not surprised, Xin? 😉
I feel like your strip didn’t fall back…?
ugh. i actually need more hours in the day to get these strips done, not less, sis!
I know JUST how you feel, jefbot. You think you’re safe at home and then someone has to be social. Yuck. But I sure wouldn’t mind if cel came over.
no one’s safe in my apartment, Annie. no one!
your last statement about cel, though, whether intentional or otherwise – was kinda hot, i must say. 😉
Can’t even be alone in ya own home, huh? I get that feeling often too. D:
Something awesome needs to happen for both BOT and the Cornfather, ’cause the bromance levels are at an all time low! They need 600 ccs of bromine, stat!
sorry you could relate, Foxmouse. 😉
i’m feeling that the bromine levels are low, too – bot and the Cornfather definitely need to get their groove back.
oh the pains of being antisocial. I’d probably do the same thing if I didn’t know most of the people that were coming XD
even knowing most of the people coming over, it’s still painful, DJ. especially when you’re about to boot up some Uncharted 2. 🙂
Hahahaha–I’m not sure you should get full points for creativity on this one, Jeff. I mean after all, doesn’t this happen every night? 🙂
so true, JM. so. true. *sob*
If I didn’t know better I’d say the CF almost looks like he feels sorry for jefbot. Almost.
“almost” is right, 11teen. 🙂
CF’s not sorry enough to cancel the party. I’m hoping Cel calls and invites JB away from all that. I really want to see more of Cel!
i’m happy you’re a cel fan, Murrday! rest assured, she’ll be back and still has a big part to play in all this. 🙂
“all in all, this was a pretty crappy weekend for jefbot. 🙂 ”
Dude! You got to take a barefoot walk on the beach with the prettiest/cutest girl there! You got to play videogames and have a nice, geeky talk with her! You both won a beer-pong tourney! You got to sit under the stars with her! And you both got to see a fantastic light-show! What the @#$% are you complaining about?!?!?! <⁄feigned exasperation> (Yeah, CornFather sure knows how to spoil a good mood…)
very true, r61 – the thing that spoils all that is that jefbot doesn’t know if cel left because she doesn’t like him, got bored, he said or did something she didn’t like, etc. until those questions are answered, i think we’ve gotten the clue that jefbot’s a bit insecure around her. but other than that, yes, it was a fantastic night! 😀
Just when he thinks he’s won, the sun burnt cornfather just brings out that cat-o-nine-tails and whips him back into tears.
at least jefbot has the satisfaction of knowing the Cornfather’s gonna be in a world of hurt once that sunburn kicks in, ZL!
Poor Jefbot! Can’t a misanthropic shut in get some peace?!??!
seriously! and while we’re on the subject of peace and quiet – help me get those noisy kids off my lawn, JK!
why are you crying?
you know why… 🙁
YOU KNOW WHY!!! *sob*
you and Xinda coordinating your comments, MC?
Another simply perfect strip, bot. I’m glad you finally realize that being a professional partier takes a lot of dedication. 😉 And just for the record everyone, JEFBOT is not THAT anti-social. 😀
thanks, dude. yes, being a pro partier takes *way* more dedication (and time!) than i have, actually. i’ll just live vicariously through you.
and yes i am that antisocial – i’m just a good actor. 😉
I get exactly that feeling when I’m chatting with my boyfriend online and my mom pops her head in the room to declare that I need to take the dogs out before I go to bed, as though I wasn’t already quite aware of the fact.
Why yes, mother, I do know I can’t afford to live alone right now. STOP RUBBING IT IN!
I love the shadow work on this strip, it’s utterly beautiful. Unfortunately, the others are right: Jefbot’s walls seem to be adorned with some oddly geometric beige stains.
hilarious, Drakey! i guess if i really wanted to send jefbot over the edge, mombot could drop by the apartment in the next strip while the Cornfather’s party is in full effect… 😉
you watch, those “oddly geometric beige stains” are gonna be all the rage in people’s homes a decade from now.
The stains may be all the rage, but they will never be in my house.
what about some stains on your monitor, Drakey? i was thinking about making a wallpaper with just the brown rectangles, in hopes to begin the rage now! 😉
Thanks for this storyline, Jeff. It’s fun too see things go off the beaten path on occasion.
thanks, man. glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Aw, poor Jeffbot. xD
heheh. yeah, this weekend just isn’t ending up the way jefbot would’ve liked, Nat. 🙂
AAAAAAAAAAAWWWW pooor jb, but cf is awesome for beeing able to party that much XD.
the Cornfather does have some amazing powers to party, nicodemus.
Man, poor Jef. He doesn’t get a break, huh? ;P
nope. hopefully things will turn out better for him next strip, Sonitan.
don’t bet on it, though.
Just found this comic and read the archive, it’s excellent!
thanks for the compliment and for reading through the archive, Ozmandious! hope you’ll continue to follow jefbot’s further exploits with us! 😀
Heyyyy! we can reply to each other posts now? Cool! I know you wanted to incloode this on your pages for a while, congrats and thanks!
happy you approve, Maryz! yeah, i held off for a while but finally relented and installed it over the weekend. thanks for giving me an opportunity to give this thing a whirl! heheh. seems to be working.
it looks like when he lands his features are still in midflight and shift to the side of his face =) great story so far
thanks, Purplefood! glad you’re liking the story – the epilogue of which is coming up tomorrow, so come back and check that out (it’s a special, BIG strip!).
and yeah, jefbot’s face has the effect of still being in motion in that second panel. 🙂
I love how jefbot’s relaxed and carefree, then gets the whammy.