JEFBOT.280_Dancing With the Sinistarson October 5, 2010 at 1:26 am
Dance Dance Revolution is one of the most Asian games you’ll find in an arcade, judging by the name alone. Not that you have to be Asian to play the game but it couldn’t hurt – before I saw two Japanese guys playing the game at Knott’s Berry Farm, I only played the game with my feet. Little did I know you’re supposed to use your hands, too. Check out the kid in this YouTube video. Now that’s the way the game is meant to be played!
Great strip – I love the envy! Cograts on the Grey Skies movie winning at Shriekfest as well (to let everyone else know!)
thanks, Rod – for the compliment on the strip and the congrats for the Shriekfest Audience Choice award! hoping the film finds its way into more theaters soon!
and you have once again claimed the Shades of Firsting! 😎
are you jealous Cel?
she might be. 😉
Well any thought of a peaceful resolution went out the window with one look at Cel’s face. The question becomes who gets hurt worse. Bot for flirting with another girl or other girl for flirting with Cels property.
Since this is some what autobiographical hope you healed well when the inspiration for Cel caught you flirting Jeff lol. Good strip
jefbot certainly has some ‘splainin to do, Will B! as for who’s gonna get hurt the most – well, you’ll just have to wait and see…
and since this is a semi-autobiographical strip i’m going to have to say i don’t know what you’re talking about as far as getting caught flirting. (but yes, those scars healed long ago.) 😉
OOOh OOOh I was first again!!
Flirting? Ugh, if the boy was flirting he would have forgotten about working for Cel and kept on playing. I swear, he’s just having a good time. Cel needs to chillax! Love the mix of colors that you used 😀
Seconded. Bot clearly is only peripherally aware that the blonde is even female, never mind that what he’s doing could be considered flirting in mainstream social dynamics. He’s just playing a game, totally oblivious to the implications of either his actions or his words. Cel really ought to know better than to get jealous here.
Now, one the other hand, the girl might well be flirting with HIM, even if he hasn’t noticed. It largely depends on whether she’s a more typical geek, or the socially aware varietal.
indeed, Taellosse. is cel’s reaction indicative of her liking jefbot more than she let’s on? or is she just hot tempered by girls that are getting in on her “territory”?
and it looks like your observation skills are honed like ESQ’s above. after all, that “gamer girl’s” attention isn’t as captured by the screen as jefbot’s is in that second panel. of course, maybe she just doesn’t care about winning as much as he does. 🙂
once again, you have keen powers of observation, ESQ. i mean, bot’s not even looking at the girl! he’s just playing video games, right? and those arcades are pretty noisy so it’s more than likely that cel can’t even tell what they’re saying, so “chillax” might be good advice for her to follow at the moment.
Ugh and Cel is acting like such a girl…methinks she might have it bad for the ‘botboy!! 😀
Guitar Hero; glorified DDR.
Why do I get the feeling this is all a part of Jefbot’s scheme? Hmm… It may just be me though; I can make a story out of someone dropping a box of cereal.
since all these rhythm games are iterations of the same game, i think they need to combine all the games into one, likeacupcake! DDR+Guitar Hero+DJ Hero+Singstar. add in the real instruments (like stringed guitars) and the keyboard of Rock Band 3 and now we’ve got an awesome game! 😀
and if this is all jefbot’s scheme then he’s more devious than i thought! heheh.
Ooooh hoooo Jealousy rears her ugly head again…Saucer of milk and handbag for the manager please!
ha! i’m googling reference photos of hair pulling and fingernail scratching for the next JEFbot strip as we speak, Tommy G! heh. i kid. cel wouldn’t stoop to that level, would she? hmmm…
even with DDR i still can’t dance.I’ll stick with heavy metal and headbanging! m/
heavy metal FTW>>>……Dethklok
i’ve never gotten into heavy, heavy metal, jf#300. the heaviest i’ve gotten are bands that are firmly defined in the lighter elements, like RATT and Quiet Riot.
I can’t dance (despite mandatory lessons as part of my Performing Arts course – looks like a career in Musical Theatre isn’t for me). I’ve been banned from headbanging though; with hair as long as mine (thigh length), I’d probably strangle 3 people before I’m aware of a problem.
I guess I’ll have to stick to “The Gothic Two-Step” …or spinning around in circles like a 5 year old.
OMG angela. i must see your thigh length hair!!!!!! pics plz. lolz. seriously though. i love to see woman with long hair. not a fetish though so no worries. there is something alluring about a woman that has long hair. maybe its my vampire fetish. been loving vampire since the day i was exposed to lestat.
Are you suuuuuure it’s not a fetish? It’s just that I have a picture of me brushing my hair while wearing stockings, frilly underwear, a purple corset, a butterfly necklace and my glasses. *blinks innocently while sucking a lollipop*
You my dear lady are EVIL. Your the reason men get in trouble with chicks like Cel. LOL
*dark chuckle* Yes, I can be evil ^_^
I don’t get out much – I need to get my fun somewhere!
i agree with Will B here, AdM – you are evil! that description is just… well, i can’t even say, since, being the owner and moderator of this site i’m held to a slightly higher standard, but just – WOW. you’re gonna make jf#300’s head explode. (and yes, i realize the implications of that last sentence.) 😉
send me a pics and i’ll see if fetish applies….u are so devious my dear angela. makes me shudder in delight (and ecstasy) thinking about your deviousness. *laughs maniacally and whispers evil words while doing the contemplation of evil*
see, AdM!? you’re playing with fire!
“Are you suuuuuure it’s not a fetish? It’s just that I have a picture of me brushing my hair while wearing stockings, frilly underwear, a purple corset, a butterfly necklace and my glasses. *blinks innocently while sucking a lollipop*”
ahem. *blushes slightly*.
SEE?! I TOLD you girls were more evil!!!
^5 AdM you lil cutie patootey you!
P.S. I love Rhumba panties they are so GD adorable!!!
I has an ebil! ^_^
you’re right, Pixie. and AdM being so “cutie patootey” makes her “ebilness” even more potent!
Pixie, Pixie, Pixie, Pixie!
I has a mega ebil! ^_^
But I’m under strict orders from Jeff!
ooooo. me like evil girls. i cannot has evil girl. 🙁
WHHAAAT!? thigh length hair, AdM!? WOW! yes, pictures are a must, now.
Erm, I think I’ll just reply here for now.
Should I be apologising for being so evil on your site? :/
If so, I should definitely apologise for “that tweet” – I’m sure I don’t need to clarify, right?
*pouts* I’m sorry, Jeff. I’m a very bad girl and I promise not to do it again… where you can catch me *winks*
But you -did- say that pictures were a must so you were sort of leading me on, you big tease *winks*
(Seriously though, if I’m out of line, tell me and I’ll be good from now on)
you started quite the thread here, t_d! commence with the headbanging!
was looking for a headbanging emoticon. oh well
im just too clumsy to dance. give me a gun and point me in the right direction…thats a different story…
okay, that just sounds disturbing, jf#300. 😉
dont worry jb. what i meant is that im bad at dance game. give me an fps. well thats just my cup of tea
I had my rear handed to me last week on DDR . . . by a seven-year-old. Twice. And I paid for the privilege.
I’ve been blaming her lower center of gravity, but we all know that’s a shameless face-saving lie.
As you may be aware, young children are made of rubber. With all their elastic energy, there was very little chance you could have beaten her.
Yet, despite this, you still paid for two games where she kicked your butt; you are a truly wonderful and altruistic person to willingly humiliate yourself for the happiness of a seven-year-old girl. ^_^
jf#300 supports this comment.
a 7 yo kid has lower centre of gravity and shorter appendages = shorter responses time.
Thank you both. I do feel better.
Except for my lower back. Oy. 😀
hahaha…its age creeping behind your back
Stoopid Old Tymers! *passes the heating pad*
can i get in line for that heating pad, too, Pix?
Age doesn’t creep—it stomps around with its combat boots on.
Now get off my lawn. Leave the heating pad. 🙂
ha! i think blaming a “lower center of gravity” is completely valid, Sarah W. next time just shove the kid off the DDR mat while you’re playing. then we’ll see who the winner is!
i kid! i kid! maybe just cover her eyes every now and then. 😉
ohmy. wont be surprised if CF n Cel sat under the arcade tree.
now that would be a twist, jf#300! i can’t deny that i was getting a little jealous of drawing cel and the Cornfather palling around in these last couple of strips…
Yes ESQ I do believe that cel just needs to take a pill or something.
likeacupcake…I have to disagree, I don’t think boys are smart enough to be that devious (No offense meant boys. I’m not saying you are dumb…just not as devious and evil as girls can be) I think jb is just simply that oblivious. He’s just hangin out, playing a game with a new friend. He even made reference to the “younger generation”. Perhaps the girl is his PadWan of gaming?
And when do I get to see this movie?!
I just got my copy of Trick R Treat the other day, dying to crack the seal but I’m waiting til I’m in the Halloween Spirit.
I agree, Pixie. Boys can be clever and pretty mean but girls can be downright cruel.
hate to break the illusion ladies. but boys are devious in a right of their own. barring exposing men’s secret technique i can safely say that JB knows what he is doing. hehehehe
I’m aware that men can be cruel and devious b******s, but they can’t compare to women. You have obviously been lucky enough not to suffer the true wrath of a woman. Guy wrath is like vodka, you can deal with a surprising amount before you’re out for the count; girl wrath is like absinthe (without the water and sugar), it doesn’t take much to leave you in a state and it’s quite possible that it’ll mess with your head.
if there is a side to a woman that i greatly fear it is their anger. never ever make a woman angry for all the small reasons. if you do, ou are better off dead
Guy wrath is like a sword to the stomach. Sharp, cold, and to the point.
Girl wrath is like arsenic in the water – by the time you notice it, it’s far too late
jf#300 I can appreciate your opinion really I can but honestly, women are much more coniving (sp?) and cruel when pushed too far. We can hold a grudge and make you suffer for it for YEARS..
I have been told, I can be the nicest person in the world…til you piss me off. Then you are on your own because the people who know me are NOT going to help you.
*stares in fear* eeeeppp
*chuckles* Pixie makes boys “eep”! Go Pixie! ^_^
good to know. i’ll tread carefully around you, Pixie. heheh. *double eep!*
yeah, jefbot hasn’t said anything especially incriminating to his gamer padawan (i like it!) yet, so i think your theory holds for now, Pixie. of course, cel is only reacting to body language since she probably can’t hear what they’re saying to each other over the din of a noisy arcade, so maybe the DDR machine is making their body language look more suggestive than it actually is?
re: Grey Skies: hopefully soon! even if it picks up a theatrical run, it should still go to cable/on demand/DVD within the year. (hopefully.) 🙂
i got the blu of Trick R Treat after we talked about it (like, a month ago? two?) and am going to do the same thing – wait ’til i’m in the Halloween Spirit to watch. will report back when i do.
OMG I love DDR. If you didn’t know that already. I’m terribly out of shape though. DX. I’m not very good at doing power drops or any of that awesome stuff. but I try ^^
“power drops”!? i don’t even know what those are, DJ! i was ok at DDR. mostly ‘cuz of the DDR pad i had for my PS2, but never anywhere near “awesome” at it. it was mostly just a good way for me to exercise while playing games. 🙂
Power drops are when you slap the pad with your hand and then stand back up. I can do the ones where you bend forward okay but I nearly die when I try to do the backwards ones ><
Back when I was in shape I used to do the knee drops and all that… Till one day I hit one of those little screws in the metal pad right in the center of my knee… Ouch
more like D-D-AAARRRGGH, Burninator! (sorry, couldn’t resist.) 😉
All this time, I’ve been treating DDR like the game Simon…but people actually dance on that game?
I think the new game for Xbox Kinect, Dance Central will make DDR the way it should’ve been.
that’s the same way i played it, Charles – i wasn’t actually trying to look like i was dancing, just kind of marching around to the beat. i guess that’s why i’m not anywhere near as good as the kid in that vid.
It just might take a touch of jealousy for cel to realize what it is she could have. So while I don’t think Jefbot is intentionally making her jealous, it might not be a bad thing that he is hanging out with this younger chick at the arcade. C’mon cel, make a stand! You know you like Jefbot, so do something about it.
true that, Shanna! as long as jefbot isn’t intentionally trying to make cel jealous (which would be bad), i think this little dalliance might (as you said) be a good thing.
*squirms impatiently* I wanna see the film! When do I get to see the film?!
*pulls herself together* I mean, erm, congratulations!
Todays strip is particularly shiny (in both a “Firefly” and an “I’m a magpie!” way). Like it! ^_^
He’s not flirting. If he had the slightest interest in the girl, he’d probably go all awkward and puppy-ish; which is cute, but clearly not what he’s doing. When it comes to you, he gets all subby. This girl has quite obviously been Friend Zoned. You have nothing to worry about.
i’m *squirming impatiently* too, AdM! hopefully the film will gain buzz from these screenings (and the award!) and get some international distribution. that’d be nice.
and thanks for your letter to cel. i think all your points are well thought out and valid. i’ll see that she gets it. hopefully, it won’t be too late. 😉
*crosses fingers for Grey Skies success and hopes for international distribution so that she can see it!*
I hope cel gets the message in time and takes heed!
If it dosn’t get through, a fierce and bloody battle could occur; all the more tragic because it was entirely needless! Oh the humanity! (Damn meme’s! Now I want to say “Oh the huge manatee!”)
Ha! Very funny, bot. I love the competition, the envy, the lust, the Cornfather. 😉 Seriously, your webcomics have it all and they’re gorgeous to look at to boot! The colors in this are just so vibrant and again, I love the background. Now get some sleep!!! 😀
thanks, MC! there’ll definitely be more competition, envy, lust and yes, the Cornfather, to come!
and missed out on sleep last night but i’m hoping i’ll make up for that tonight. 😛
My, God! How much money do you need to spend to get so good you can play the game like the guy in that video?! He wasn’t really even looking at that screen most of the time.
his family must own an arcade. either that or maybe some of the home versions have the exact step combos as their arcade counterparts? regardless, it’s insane!
Or maybe he was one of the programmers or helped the programmers put in the dance steps.
From what I remember hearing in a few places, they don’t spend all that much once they reach a certain skill threshold. After all, the game gives you free replays if you do well enough. I’d imagine they hit a certain plateau where they can just play for a few hours straight on two or three buys.
Poor random young kid. Gonna be the target of a whole bunch-a scary looks.
she definitely better watch herself in that arcade, rinthia!
I dont think Jefbot is comming back to work today…
for his own sake he better, Maryz! ain’t nothin’ like the wrath of cel, methinks.
Ha! That’s too funny! “I can’t believe white people are any good at that game.” Is Jefbot really falling for the blonde? P. S. Jefbot, you have the most outstanding artwork! Love the color and style! Congrats with Grey Skies too!
thanks for the kudos and congrats, Funnyshaffer! as for whether he’s falling for the blonde – you’ll have to wait and see. 😉
do the right thing!
Celbot is so close!
you tell him, Professor_Kraven. he better not screw this up, especially with Celbot’s potential at stake! 😀
Since they’re not official yet, I can’t really empathize with Cel, but it’s never fun when your guy is flirting with some other girl. D:< She better beat him (or the new chick) up, big time.
Side note, I tried playing that game with my boyfriend, who’s Asian, and yeah, that was the most embarrassing thing ever, because I fit the white stereotype when it comes to dancing. 😀 Of course, if it comes to anything on the SNES (except Street Fighter…) I can kick his butt. ^^ (Dude even his 10 year old sister is better at Street Fighter than I am…)
i bet he thought your dancing was seriously cute though, Spaarfor. heheh. and yes, fighting games fall almost under the same umbrella as DDR-type games in that Asians are genetically awesome at them too. 😉
It’s so true, and don’t forget racing games! At least I rock at Super Mario World. 8D
it’s true, Spaarfor: they aren’t official yet, but jefbot did ask her to go steady. of course, she didn’t give him an answer… yet. 🙂
Ah, why must you torture me with these little hints!?
my sentiments exactly. jefbot webcomic has gotten me so involved in its world. in a good way though.
I agree w/ CF. I know some people who may be able to do that, and they’re all girls that dance.
makes sense, Anime fan. and i would think cheerleaders would be pretty good at DDR, too, in that it’s not so much about interpretation or feel, but about hitting the right step at the right time. i’ll have to ask a cheerleader next time i see one. 🙂
*raises hand* Uhhh Former Cheerleader here.
And here’s the thing, Anyone can learn choreography. Especially if it’s broken down enough. Real rhythm comes from the soul. It has to be in your blood.
And it’s hard to unlearn things you already know.
For instance, I am learning to belly dance as part of the production company I am associated with. And while I can already move my hips, I have to learn that unless you are doing a “traveling” step, your feet stay stationary. I instantly want to either chacha, samba or merengue.
First the belly dance then when I lose more weight, perhaps some burlesque…..
Well of coarse white people are good at that game. All it is is a bunch of stomping around, and we white people have been doing that for centuries. In all seriousness, another great strip, Jefbot.
thanks, Fijiman! you’re right: white people are good at stomping. Lord of the Dance and Riverdance are testaments to that. we should get one of those dancers to try out DDR and see how they do. 🙂
That would be very entertaining to watch. Even better, dance off between two of them on DDR for the world record. That would be awesome.
Cornfathers comment in the last panel is awesome! I love it! Granted, I think anyone who gets into DDR type games like that need to get a life… *cough*
glad you loved it, TCG! and i’m happy the Cornfather delivered in that last panel. heheh. and what was that last sentence? i couldn’t hear what you said over the *cough.* something about glass houses? 😉
If it involves throwing rocks, them, um, I don’t know what you’re talking about. 😀
It’s less getting /that/ into it and more getting a really good workout. Before there was Wii Fit, there was DDR. ;3
…. don’t try playing it with a broken humeral neck though. That is really freaking painful.
I agree with Jason on the people that get into DDR type games too much… Great strip Bot! I like that Cel is getting more annoyed with him because he’s playing a game with some other chick.
i can’t help but be amazed that people can get that good at something, though, Eptha! it’s hard for me to be proficient at anything these days ‘cuz there’s just not enough time to concentrate on any one thing! hopefully the time i spend on this webcomic is helping me get better at it, though. heheh. glad you liked the strip! 😀
THIS GAME! wOOt. This is only fun to play at arcades when you’re with friends – you could all laugh at how stupidly you “dance”.
Now, if you’re *really really* good, then you could play by yourself. You’d even get an audience. If you’re lucky, you could even get on youtube like the guy on the vid.
I only play this when I have people with me. xD
yeah, i’d much rather play DDR with friends than alone, Jaeh. unless i’m at home and then it’s all good. heheh. i’m definitely not skilled enough to draw a crowd unless they want to point and laugh. 😉
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The guys that work at that Knott’s arcade cheat! They must use that damn thing whenever they can. The last time I went the guys were jumping over that stupid bar and thought they were soo bad ass. ):<
Love the comic though, nice to see Cel back since I haven't been on lately. Great job Jeff.
I remember playing DDR in my youth; I could always get the rhythm, but I could never get my body to react quickly enough.
On an unrelated note, to everyone who knew that Van Von Hunter exists as a webcomic, there is a feature length, live action movie based on its manga adaptation. I am currently watching it on Hulu at the time of this post. Here’s the link: http://www.hulu.com/watch/166674/van-von-hunter
Oh, sweet memories….
Of being the loner in high school that the boys underestimated when it came to video games….
Then they brought in DDR.
And laughed, as I chose a very fast song on Standard. “Oh, she’ll be tripping over her own feet in no time.”
LITTLE DID THEY KNOW I HAD ACED IT MANY TIMES BEFORE AT HOME.
It was good for my street cred, I’ll tell you that.