JEFBOT.570_Parting Giftson December 6, 2013 at 11:08 am
Apologies to those that were hoping Grimwald would join jefbot, Musashi and Yuki on the final leg of their journey. Apparently it’s vitally important for him to keep his presence a secret for now. No doubt someday we’ll find out why. But at least the gang received gifts! No doubt those “boomers” could come in very handy if/when our heroes get in a bind.
Hope Jefbot doesn’t blow his hands off!!
let’s hope, flame_fingers. something tells me if he’s close enough to get his hands blown off, the rest of his body would be vaporized, too!
and check you out, you picked up another pair of Shades which gives you the 2X! wear them well – these will keep your eyes protected in a boomer-blast (though the safety of other body parts can’t be guaranteed):
Although Hooky McHook-bot does sound appealing…
of course, then i fear i’d have the same regrets as Robert Kirkman did after removing the hand of his protagonist. 😉
this is my boom dropping…doesn’t quite have the same ring 😉
heh. drop the boom, theBean!!!
Not first, but earlier than I’ve been in a long time. 😀
This put me in a mind of Galadriel giving the Hobbits parting gifts as they leave Lothlorien. One thing troubled me though. Didn’t he have a gift for Yuki? Some special hamster treats perhaps? 😉
woo! Shades of, uh, Fourthing, Shanna? heheh.
and, yes, it would’ve been nice for him to give some hamster lemblas or something to Yuki. maybe for the best since it might’ve been laced with whatever was in the tea, though. 😉
So they’re off. But Grimwald (like Merlin) cannot come but has given mystical powers to them! Yes !
yup, yup: the mystical gifts must be bestowed, Kris! Grim’s job is done.
Reminds me of Galadriel’s parting gifts in LotR. Cue music!
The scene, not the actual gifts.
true that, Fusano. too bad Grim didn’t have any elven/camouflage cloaks to give away!
My curiosity grows with each new strip! I have to commend you on the mix of awesome surreal Sci-fi bits and Jefbot’s relatable attitude to the situation.
aww, thanks, Rebecca – i’m working constantly to maintain that balance between the two ends of the spectrum so i’m glad it’s working for you! 😀
Anything with the name Boomers has to be cool.
ha! that could be true, p.j. day. case in point: Battlestar Galactica! both Boomers were pretty cool.
Remember Jefbot, use bombs wisely. Also make sure that you look badass when running away from the explosion.
agreed, GB. i think a slow walk away from the blast without flinching would suffice.
Boomers? I LIKE!!!
let’s hope bot and co. like ’em, too, TCG!
bunny bombs sound terrifying.
ha! would be pretty funny if Grimmy called ’em “bunny bombs,” dj.
Is it really THAT big a mystery as to why the GIGANTIC, ANTHROPOMORPHIC BUNNY RABBIT has to keep his presence a secret for now?!
…actually, I say this, but Mu and the crazed alien-augmented pets/wild animals seem to have no problem running around in public (of course, that’s been during the helpful cover of night).
When the topic of gifts first came up, I thought Mu or ‘bot might be gifted some sort of actual sword in a Leveling Up of Badassedness moment (sorry, I’ve been watching A LOT of Kill la Kill recently). Now I’m deeply concerned as to what will happen with ‘bot having ready access to grenades…
but is Grim trying to keep his presence hidden from the “aliens,” the humans, or both, JOE? and, yep – we’ll see how concerned the Growlers and our crew are with keeping hidden from the public now that the cover of night is no more.
and, yes: let’s hope bot is very careful with those boomers! 🙂
Bot and grenades, couldn’t possibly go wrong.
heheh. maybe Mu should handle those explosives, Fijiman.
Dont waste those explosives jefbot. Only use them if you reeally need them. Or if you want to make a super awesome exit at the end of all this…
a super awesome exit could prove useful, DAS!
Fijiman said it for me.
I wonder what else does Grimwald have in that utility belt of his.
i bet jefbot’s thinking the same thing, Maryz; there must be a bunch of fantastical things in there, beyond the scope of mortal men! or maybe just a few more pouches of tea. 😉
Grimmwald is like Cyborg-alien-mutant-rabbit Santa!
indeed, W-T. just make sure you don’t make it on his “naughty” list.
I meant to tell you that the Christmas bat has made its appearance at our house. It is a traditional part of our tree. 😀
wooHOOO! i’ll check my email but i think you’ve just made the first sighting of TCB this year, Shanna! pics! 😀
I love Jefbot’s reactions in this update. “Ooh, gifts!” “Dude. Awesome.” It’s nice to realize that despite all he’s been through, he’s still the same ol’ ‘bot we all know and love.
heh. glad you’re feeling that way, Blunz – been trying to keep him grounded through all this and not going into Full Hero Mode just yet. let’s hope he doesn’t change too much by the time this adventure is over!
Early Christmas! This situation is reminiscent to Iron Man 3…
How do you say xx∅ anyway?
boomers – what every kid wishes for, ROM! heheh.
Wise idea, überbunny: give the easily armed, potentially high-yield explosive to Mr. Jef-wussypants-bot. That couldn’t possibly end in accidentally blowing something up. Nope, not at all.
yeah, maybe bot should’ve handled the key and Mu should’ve handled the explosives, Bender_Sastre.
It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This.
ha! and then the “da da da DAAAA!” music cue goes off as Mu lifts the key above his head, Graypatch.
How ironic is it that a rabbit is giving out Holy Hand grenades?
heheheh. very ironic, Oz. 🙂
I just needed to say that I’ve been a long time reader/admirer of your strip. I am thoroughly enjoying this storyline. I hope someday, you can make it eastward to MegaCon so I can personally thank you for giving me something to look forward to on Tuesdays and Fridays. Thank you for your efforts, your talent and you time.
many thanks for the kind words, LostHwyMan! i’m happy you’re enjoying the strip and the storyline, and happy to see your voice here in the comments!
and, yes – i’d love to make it further eastward to attend cons like MegaCon. hopefully i can get the BOTbooth travelworthy in 2014 so this can happen! if i do attend MC, i’ll save you a BOTton. 🙂
Boomers! Good name!
I’m sorry that Grimwald won’t be joining in, but I suppose he’s too much of a Rabbit ex Machina to let ‘bot be the hero.
(Okay . . . I gotta ask:
Is the Christmas Bat going to have a cameo in this arc?)
yeah, i’m kinda bummed that Grim won’t be continuing the adventure any further, but yes: bot’s gotta earn that Hero status! 😉
and my plan is to have a couple more strips, then pause for a bit for a Christmas Bat interlude!