JEFBOT.508_Homeon April 3, 2013 at 12:06 am
Yep, Musashi’s back!
It feels so good to finally complete today’s strip after it’s been – let me check – over 3 years since he was abducted way back in JEFBOT.190_Epilogue: Good Night, Mu! Of course, it’s been considerably less time in BOTiverse years, but still. That’s a long time. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve gotten the question “What happened to Mu?” from BOTreaders in comments, emails, tweets and at conventions, so it does feel like some sort of milestone to finally answer that question, even knowing that the answer begs more questions, like: where has he been and what’s he been up to this whole time?
We’ll get to that, but first, bot better get what Musashi’s looking for, as Mu doesn’t appear to be quite the same cuddly, loving, drunken hamster we used to know a couple hundred strips ago.
See you Friday!
OMG is right, Insectoid – you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well: these will help you identify any powered-up pets you may have lurking about:
Second for the third time. =P One of these days I’m going to really get it.
@the comic….*inhale* YAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!! MUSASHI!!!! I’ve been waiting for this for a while. =D
wow! getting second three times in a row is some kind of record, Shift! congrats, kinda. heheh.
and, WOO! glad you’ve been waiting for this one for a while – so have i. 😀
Dude!!! So MU is asking for ABRA right?
“Abra” as in, the Pokémon, Jf#300? as in the unevolved form of Kadabra? if so: yes. 😉
Ha! I was right!
yep! you were one of the only ones that ID’d Mu and called out Miyuki by name, Dj! 😀
I still want to call her Momo cuz that’s what she was originally called. But YAY! so maybe Cel will be back too? Yes or Yes?
‘yuki will always be “Momo” for some of us, dj! and if Aang didn’t have a furry companion named Momo, i would’ve kept the name!
as for cel, well, we’ll be finding out more about her whereabouts soon…
Huh, bit of a change.
things ain’t gonna be the same around these parts after this, MC!
Does this mean Cel is coming back?!?!?!?!
that is indeed one possible future, TCG.
Soooo cute still~! Even with the glow in the dark mod kit installed. Oh sure, it must have been painful, but the cute shines through.
GET IT? SHINES? GLOWY ROBOT STUFF? Oh man, I’m so funny~ <3
i think Mu’s still cute, too, Foxmouse! even with all the enhancements. maybe even more cute, now. 😉
Hmmm… so I guess it isn’t Miyuki. I love the fact that Musashi is arming himself. Could do with better equip, but who am I to judge. After all that prop totally took down the monster.
So what’s that thing on the floor?
This arc is getting interesting.
yep: Mu’s getting all armed and dangerous, Maryz! well, he was probably already dangerous, but now he’s more so. and we’ll find out more about the “thing” soon.
glad your interest in the arc is piqued!
You know I prefer Ur down to earth escapades.
Too much fantasy makes a story impossible to relate to. Too much realism and you might as well read the news. Therefore, I prefer a balance between the two. But hey. To each his or her own.
i feel the same, Rainey! doing my best to keep that balance here. 😀
yep, i know, Maryz. hopefully this storyline will hold your interest before we get back to more “down to earth” stuffs. 🙂
My question is, did Musashi evolve, or was his true form hidden while he was with ‘bot?
good question, Sarah W – answers soon!
DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN
Crazy drama goin’ down over here! This arc is getting to be quite interesting with Tron cyborg alien hamsters!
The orange-y one is…cel’s unrevealed hamster!
THATS why she was all weird with the aliens and such.
interesting theory, GG! time will tell if it’s correct.
DUNNNNNNN! yep! the drama in the BOTiverse is getting crazy, GG! and there’s more kuh-raziness to come.
I couldn’t remember the name of the pet but I had a feeling. I love the story line so far!
hey, thanks, theBean! good to see you back here and i’m happy you’re diggin’ the storyline! 😀
Duh duh DUHHHNNNNNN!! This isn’t quite what I was expecting way back when if Musashi returned. Now the question remains whether he is good or bad or somewhere in between. Is his hamster companion still alive (they are pretty short-lived)? Will he be pissed of the answer is no? Where does cel fit into all this? Yes, lots of questions!
sometimes i wanna place a “Dun Dun DUUUUUNNNNNNN” sound effect button on the site, just for comics like today’s, Shanna!
as for whether Mu’s good or bad or where Miyuki is: we’ll find out shortly. hopefully bot can get some info out of him, like where he’s been this whole time, too. as for cel, you know the drill: stay tuned!
WOOHOO! Finally back to some weirdness. I was wondering when you were going to get back to the aliens and what happened to Musashi. Also, I’ve been missing the weirdness of the comic since the scarf incident ended(?).
glad you like the “Mythology” strips, DanSam, as i find them to be an important part of JEFbot, along with the auto-bio and one-off strips. this storyline’s been a long time comin’, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Holy crap! That’s awesome! I’m guessing he’s looking for his girlfriend?
woo! glad you’re liking where this is going, Fijiman! and your guess would definitely make sense.
Well what happened to the other hamster then? We havent heard anything about him/her for a while.
I almost forgot you changed your schedule, BOT, until I checked some other webcomics and felt as if something was missing.
yep! schedule’s changed to MWF, DAS. hopefully it’ll get easier, as these super-sized strips take a long time to create!
and as far as we know, Miyuki’s at bot’s new apartment.
Remote uplift in progress. Notify the Doctor*
i think a sonic screwdriver would come in handy at this point, JGT!
Would be interesting to see Doctor Who appear somewhere in this, but he’s not the doctor I’m referring to. The Doctor I’m referring to appears in the Mass Effect games
ha! i hear “The Doctor” and my brain immediately goes to Doctor Who, JGT. and i still haven’t finished Mass Effect 3! hopefully i’ll make some time to do that soon.
Dun dun dun! I can’t wait to see how this plays out! Excellent strip as always!
thanks for your anticipation and kudos, FunnyShaffer!
Okay, I was wrong also, but I love the way it’s going! What an explosive start for your 3 strips a week! You’re spoiling us with these full-page adventures!
awww, thanks, Mombot! i’m happy you’re enjoying the storyline, format and schedule! i’ll try to keep “spoiling” the BOTreaders as long as i can. 😀
Musashiii! <3 I've missed you! I love where this is going Jeff! Keep it up!
woo! glad you’re diggin’ Mu’s return, Nat! 🙂
MUSASHIIII! So excited to see him again! He’s changed so much, I wonder what’s happened and what he’s been doing, and if he’s missed Jefbot.
we’ll find out the answers to all those questions soon, Takla and i’m happy you’re excited to see Mu back in the strip!
I CALLED IT! Now things are going to get interesting!
Speaking of which, when was the last time the we saw the other hamster, or the ferret for that matter? I can’t remember their last appearance (or names) at all.
yep, things are definitely going to ramp up from here, GB!
and i believe the last time we saw Abraxas (the ferret) and Miyuki (the other hamster) was when bot was moving to the new apartment. at one point, bot had made a human habitrail out of the moving boxes and ‘yuki was with him. 🙂
Oh, I remember that one now. In all honesty I want to copy Jefbot at some point because it just looks so fun.
Mix between Teenage Mutant Ninja Rats & Tron? :O
It’s not clear to me that a reference to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was intended but I see what you’re getting at. I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because they’re party animals that appear to lack maturity and discipline but manage to get everything together in time to save the day.
remains to be seen if Mu’s any kind of party animal or lacks maturity, Rainey, but if he starts eating pizza or yelling “cowabunga!” then maybe there’s some influence there i wasn’t aware of. 😉
TMNT wasn’t quite an inspiration, G.L. Sytnos, but i think i’ve mentioned before that visually, Tron (among other things) definitely was. i love me some Tron!
Well, my theory was wrong.
But it had something to do with Musashi!
Okie-dokie, now we look for Miyuki.
I have this strange feeling her design is *loosely* inspired by Gem from Tron: Legacy.
we’ll see, ROM! if Miyuki ends up having a bun and lady hips, you’ll have gotten this one spot on. heheh.
Is anyone else reading the Musashi parts with Rufus’ voice from the Kim Possible A Sitch in Time movie? I’m just waiting for him to go “hicka bicka boo.”
heh, i do like the voice of Rufus, Tyler, but Mu’s voice is much lower and more resonate. and he’ll never say “hicka bicka boo,” mark my words. (unless, of course, there’s a JEFbot/Kim Possible crossover someday.) 😉
Wow Musashi you’ve gotten big, also very tall your almost waist height and just as wide as jefbot
yep! whatever mutation happened to him increased his size and weight, drakeye.
anyone else think Musashi looks like a Mongolian monk wearing fur in 4 and 5