JEFBOT.221_Not Very Effectiveon March 5, 2010 at 3:46 am
Those of you on my Twitter feed know what a difficult time I had getting today’s strip made. Not only did my MacBook Pro malfunction and need to be taken to the Apple Store for repairs, but my hard drive died last night, too. Fortunately, no data was lost in either case and Apple got my laptop back to me in time to do this strip. Maybe a virtual Abraxas is running through my system, chomping on wires and wreaking havoc.
Anyway, today’s strip is for all my Pokémon playing JEFbot readers out there. With a recent stint playing Pokémon Platinum and anticipation for the upcoming HeartGold and SoulSilver editions of the game on the DS, it’s no wonder Pokémon has seeped into the strip, as it is wont to do at times. Will this finally be the solution to get jefbot and the Cornfather unstuck, or is this just an excuse for jefbot to get back in touch with cel? Both, perhaps? Would she even know what to make of his pokémail if she gets it? With this storyline wrapping up, expect answers soon!
Also, my mom just celebrated another spin around the sun yesterday! Happy Birthday, Mombot! 😀
Woo, insomnia has some benefits…
That message made me laugh so hard.
yeah, insomnia has few benefits, but i’m glad you got a laugh from the strip while awake in the wee hours, Sharra!
and props to Maryz for his extended run at being first, but you get the glasses this time: 😎
*and props to Maryz for HER extended run*?
…Im a guy.
Dude, you dissin’ me dawg here?
oop! sorry, Maryz! no diss intended. funny thing is, i knew that. my brain just tends to shut down after 1am. message corrected.
How long has it been since we saw cel?
the last time we saw cel was last October in JEFBOT.182_iFail, Leithal. she hasn’t been seen since!
Sharra beated me to it… Congrats.
Again with the facial expresions. One day you are going to bite off that tongue of yours. Kudos
I think that any way to bring Cel back to strip is a good way. Even blasted pokemon franchise. … Ok, maybe not, but Im still looking forward to it.
Dude, pokemon rules, the show was kinda funny. I watched is as a kid. And even the crappy films were kinda ok to watch, just because it was pokemon. I still have like bazzillion pokemon stickers 😀
BTW the first american opening is a great song. Puts a smile on my face every time, pumps me, and makes me wanna catch em all …
i started watching the films again in anticipation of HeartGold and SoulSilver coming out, Eddie, and found that some of them hold up well but yeah, some of them just suck. heh. i agree though: that original US opening song for the tv series was awesome and, well, quite “catchy.” 🙂
Thanks… but man would I rather have been sleeping, heh.
Maryz had it easier, here was like 1200 or something like that 😀
Yeah… I’m on the west coast, so it really was 4 am here. But at least most of my favorite webcomics (including this one) had posted, so that was a nice distraction for a little while.
hey, thanks for the kudos on the expressions, Maryz! i’ll try and keep jefbot’s tongue safe in future strips, especially when he’s playing pokémon. heheh. and i hope his DS efforts pay off in bringing cel back, otherwise expect more pokémails to be sent. 😉
well… for the moment, yes. doomed.
Haha that message can be taken in so many ways. (and in Cel’s case, I’m sure she’s gonna end up calling JB a perv, yet again.) This was a cute strip, and the pokémail really made me laugh out loud. My son plays pokémon more than I do, but I’m still quite familiar with how everything runs. I did do an “Awwww!” at the end of the strip as well (after I got a good laugh), because of the hearts and mushy stuff. So the return of Cel.. so can’t wait for Monday!
And wow.. one thing after another with your computer there! How old is it? I’m debating on “going Mac” myself, as the boyfriend has only Mac’s and I’ve found a new love for them.
Again, awesome strip today! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, MOMBOT!!
ha! yes, that message could be construed as quite “pervy,” Spanky. and glad you noticed jefbot was using the “heart mail” (real stationery in the game!) for that letter to cel, since it was really no coincidence.
you should get HeartGold or SoulSilver for the DS when it comes out later this month and join DaughterJudy and i for trading and battling! borrow your son’s DS for a month or three. 😉
my computer’s not even that old – like two years, maybe? everything seems okay now, though. hopefully there won’t be any more hurdles to getting JEFbot done! and yeah, Macs are rad, but PCs are rad, too. can’t go wrong with either, really.
thanks for the birthday wishes for Mombot – i’ll pass them along! 😀
Funny thing is: I have my own DS. I NEVER use it. I won it off of a package of Ball Park hot dogs if you can believe it. (I was originally going to throw out the package, but I went against my gut and I put the code they had on the package in online, and won the DS.)
My son wants both HG and SS, so I will have to check this stuff out. I think I’m going to be pretty busy with Final Fantasy XIII for the 360 come Tuesday/the weekend (will hopefully be getting an elite for my place sometime soon, so then we can catch each other any time on the 360!)
buried under rubble and cornfather wants cookies. i think i understand him a lil too much. his heart is in the right place; in his stomache : )
one of these days i will get this right.
got it. now where is the delete button so it don’t look like i’m talking to m’self? /sigh
oh good lord
Ha ha. 5th times’s the charm cogwell! 😀
your cascade of comments are unintentionally hilarious, Cogwell! thanks for the laugh! 😆
(seriously, though, if you’d like me to delete them, just give the word. i’d rather keep them up, tho.)
Why did he have a DS in junk? Those things are the death of boredom!
So is Pokemon.
it was jefbot’s old DS “phat,” Kerubim, which presumably, he archived in one of those boxes when he got his DS Lite. he still hasn’t gotten a DSi, tho. maybe he’ll pick up the XL…
CURSES!!! 😀 Maryz you are too fast for me 😀 But I went to GJAR to see Gajdy, where were you? you said you will go too.
Jeff, does pokemon really work that way? what are those pokemails for anyways if you cant even write real sentences?
And nice strip, all hope can be lost in the quickest moment. And bring cookies … grand idea, CF is always thinking ’bout his stomach (sometimes with 😀 )
pokémail is kinda like this, but even more complicated if you can believe it, Eddie, involving 16 digit friend codes and giving the letter to a pokémon to hold before it can be transferred. the reason for the “controlled” words and sentences is to keep the messages G-rated (especially with all the kids that play) and so that the messages will be translated worldwide. kinda cool, but kinda lame. i think i’ve only sent a message once or twice.
Pika-Cel!!! I choose YOU! ha ha ha. Just last night I was throwing the my son’s knit pokeball at him saying Pika-Taran, I choose you! (see the link on “wont” above).
I’m glad Cel is coming back. She’s a smart cookie and has a habit of turning up when jefbot really wants/needs her, so I bet she’ll at least come to investigate if she doesn’t understand the message fully (or thinks he’s a perv 😉 ).
This is such an awesome solution to the situation. Brilliant! B)
Rats! I was hoping B) was the way to get the cool sunglasses. B-)
Just write “colon” cool “colon” together and you get the glasses 😀
like this 😎
Thanks for the tip Eddie! 😎
I can’t believe I forgot to wish MomBot a happy birthday (belatedly) in my previous comment. I hope it was a great one, MomBot!
i’ll have to gather all these birthday comments and email ’em to Mombot, Shanna! she reads the strip though, so chances are she’s been reading your kind wishes! 😀
Hey Jeff, check out the face icon in the tab of this website: http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1929770 It is like an evil version of your JefBot face in your tab! I had them both open at the same time and it was freaky. (Also, the song on that link is awesome. Do you know Pomplamoose?)
checked out the link but didn’t see the icon, shanna. i’ll try it on my home computer, later. and i wasn’t familiar with that band but i liked what i heard! that was the best sounding version of that song, period. 🙂
I’ll e-mail it to you. You gotta see it!
ha! that you knit your son a poké ball proves further that you’re an awesome mom, shanna!
and yes, cel does have a way of showing up when bot needs her, so we’ll just have to see if she keeps to this behavior in the next strip or two. if nothing else, she’ll still think he’s a perv. 😉
glad you dug jefbot’s pokésolution!
YAY the return of CEL!!!! WOO HOO! LOL…
not just yet, ESQ, but soon! maybe. 😉
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ROFL!!!! LOL!!!! LMAO!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!
/passes out from laughing like some kind of crazy guy
OK I’m officially scared of you…. 😛
You have been for the last 19 years. 8)
HA! your crazy LOLs are making me laugh, TCG. thanks! 😀
ROFL I have never actually sent pokemail. but I am familiar with that godawful menu, stupid news reporters that ask you a dumb question after a battle >< Just give me my pokebucks and get out XD lol
seriously. the poké letters are pretty weak. which means i’m totally going to send you one when HG/SS comes out, DJ. 😉
That means you actually have to get on wifi XD And send me your FC for SoulSilver So I can add it to all my games.
Not that I am surprised, but what a great strip. You never cease to amazing me buddy. After all the computer troubles you had this week and to still get something of such quality out on time… I think I speak for everyone when I say “thank you for your hard work”!
Ok enough of the BS…down to business. First and foremost, happy belated b-day to mombot. As for Cel, if ANYONE would understand that mumbo jumbo that Jefbot just sent, I think it would be Cel. It seems that CF has once again had a total disregard for nerd power. I expect to see Cel (which I can’t wait for…it’s been too long) as soon as Tuesday.
Also, I LOVE JB’s expression in the second panel. You *HAVE* to have the tongue out when you type on a DS. Especially if you only have 1 hand free…It’s a must.
awww, thanks, Slave1. yeah, i still need to get a new external hard drive to replace the one that crapped out, but my computer seems to be okay now *knocks on wood*.
as far as seeing cel on tuesday, i’m making no promises – but you’re right: if anybody can decipher that message, it’s her.
and i’ll be passing along your bday wishes to Mombot. thanks! 🙂
that message sounds more like a porno clip…hahahahaha
I believe that is the point
you just have a dirty mind, JF#300. 😉
cOOooool, Eddie. 😎
YES! I’m so excited for the return of Cel!!! I love the code… she’ll totally get it and run to your aid… I hope! I love the contrast in your excitement and Cornfathers anger in the 1st frame. Yet again, awesome strip Jefbot!
thanks, Funnyshaffer! keep the hope alive for cel’s return!
OK I never got into the Pokemon thing so yeah I only got part of this.
Oh that note, Michael was just damned charming asking for cookies. Adorable! And Huzzah for Cel coming back. Her and Jefbot need to be together. They would have lovely lilbots
yikes! “lilbots”!? that may be rushing things a bit, Pixie. at least for the moment. heheh. and yeah, leave it to the Cornfather to be thinking of snacks at a time like this. 🙂
There was nothing about cookies in that message!!!
…or is there? 😉
why don’t you whistle for musashi and have him nibble you guys out…
you’ll remember that lil Mu was abducted by the aliens at the end of the Beach storyline, evilbot.
I expected a Pop-Bot save as he was dropping off the newest lamp made out of newspaper maché
heheh. Popbot could definitely rig some sort of pulley/winch/lever thingamajig to get them out of this, 11TN. 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MomBot! Also great strip today!!
thanks, Winky! and i’ll pass along your Mombot bday wishes. 🙂
All I can say is this: When I taught elementary school, my kids were obsessed with Pokemon. As a reward I let them watch a DVD one day. I had NO CLUE what the hell was going on during the whole thing, yet these little buggers, who were struggling with division, could tell me every-single-detail about each character and all their magical powers.
So I concur with Cornfather’s sentiments; you guys are doomed! LOL
Great work as always, Jeff.
thanks, JM! love the story about your experience with pokémon. the DS and card game (CCG) are pretty complicated and i’m always amazed at how kids can keep track of all the stats, powers, HP, PP, EV etc.
if you could integrate algebra into a pokémon game, we’d have some mighty brainy first graders.
The word useless comes to mind…
we’ll see, Steve.
I missed laughing at these comic strips =P
you haven’t been laughing, Cocostix? harrumph. well, glad you dug this one!
Jeff; please wish Mombot a Happy (belated) Birthday for me, wouldja? Thanks!
i will! thanks, r61! 😀
Lol, I hate those things! There’s no real point to them! D’: Are you going to see Alice Jeff? I’m gonna go later today and hopefully I’ll get a ticket. Great job on the comic. (:
i didn’t see Alice this weekend, Nat. soon, though. how was it? and yeah, those letters are pretty silly, which means you’re gonna get one right after i send one to DaughterJudy. 🙂
Wow, bot! I have no idea what that DS says. But I am proud of myself for knowing what a DS is. Aren’t you?! Aside from that, I love the strip. The background, shadowing, and facial expressions are top notch. And I’m excited to see if Cel makes her way over to save Jefbot and The Cornfather!!
yes, you get points for knowing what a DS is and not calling it a “Gameboy,” Michael.
Hilarious! I don’t know Pokemonspeak, but I hope ‘bot knows what he’s saying.
thanks, Stan! i’m not sure he does, actually. 🙂
If Cel can understand that message, I’m gonna turn into a blackbelt. And I don’t even know Karate!! XD
Nah, she might get it, after thinking ‘Jefbot? What’s this supposed to mean?’ Might take a bit though…
remains to be seen if she can interpret the message, Rinthia. but if she does, i expect proof of your black belt status! like, video of you chopping through some cement blocks with your pinky finger. 😉
…why didn’t he try pictochat?
that’s why i don’t use the mail thing. back in silver and gold the messages were not on templates I hope they change that in black and white