JEFBOT.302_Indecent Proposalon January 4, 2011 at 2:25 am
Drastic times call for drastic measures, no? Maybe jefbot’s solution is a little too drastic, at least for cel, but it might’ve worked. I suppose jefbot could’ve pitched the idea to her more effectively, though. Maybe next time.
Happy 2011, all! I’m feeling very optimistic about this year and I hope you’re feeling it, too. And hey: it’s my sister Laura’s (aka Lor) birthday today! Happy birthday, sis!
Lol! Yes, flashing is very effective as a distraction tool…as I’ve discovered for myself. *cough cough* And happy birthday to Laura!
Looks like Cel has a good punch on her! Always a good thing to see in a nerdy girl. 😉
well, next time you happen to use that “distraction tool,” do it in style with these Shades of Firsting on, Tiana! 😎
thanks for the birthday shout-out to Laura – i’ll be sure and pass it along if she doesn’t see it here.
yep, cel’s got a decent punch, and just so you know – she held back! heheh.
Yay! Shades of Firsting!*dons them and checks reflection in a mirror* Niiice.
Well, good for Cel, then…knocking out your champion tends to end poorly. But she’s got great self-control to pull her punch when she’s that annoyed!
Meh, looks like a wimpy punch. Wimpy. I think that cel should have been able to knock Jefbot off of his feet, at the least, in my own humble opinion. I mean, she looks like a girl who would either have studied Tai Chi, or Krav Maga.
cel totally could’ve knocked bot on his feet had she wanted to, Bl4ckw0lf! i mean, just look what she did to Corn & bot’s door. this was more a playful “tap” compared to what she’s capable of.
I agree. Every woman should be willing to expose herself for the greater good.
(Or for free chips or something)
heh. yeah, flashing for chips seems a fair trade to me too, DK. 🙂
What system do you play Dragon Age on?
REALLY?! Add me I’m DaughterJudy on the PSN I need more friends. Jefbot never gets on to play. Lame-o
I don’t have Dragon Age, but….
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m G-Man0091…..
But I won’t be home for a while. I live in England, but I’m flying to the U.S. for the Summer on Saturday.
XBOX 360. i just pre-ordered DA:II to get the Signature Edition, so i should probably get to finishing DA:O before the sequel comes out in march.
Heh, yes, that *would* help…though I’m told DA:O and DA2 don’t necessarily rely on each other. Which bums me out a little, but I can’t wait to see what DA2 looks like. 🙂 Should be pretty!
Thanks for the happy birthday wish. Hope you have a rockin’ 2011.
yay for bday wishes! hope you had a good one, Lor. see you sunday. 🙂
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but on the right-hand side of the page at the moment, there’s an ad for a website called Stuff in Cleavage.
Clevage= Nature’s Pocket.
I stuff things in there all the time. You should see when I have my corset on…I look like a Magician pullin stuff out of a hat. And still look FABULOUS!
“nature’s pocket” = ha! and i’m sure you pullin’ stuff out of your corset has the guys more mesmerized than any magic trick you could perform.
yeah, it’s probably a coincidence, Kim, but if not, it’s a nice bit of targeted advertising! heh. makes me wonder what kind of ads i’d get if cel actually complied with jefbot’s suggestion. 😉
wow.. you we’re quite fast today Tiana, gratz. guess I won’t need the shades today anyway because of the eclipse 😛
And I like the girly punch.. “paf!” .. that’s exactly the sound it makes 😀
Yea, but based on the look on Bot’s face, I think there was some power behind that “paf”! I’m not sure it was just surprise. 🙂
and just to make sure. Cel is the Girl. Bot is the boy and Cornfather is the one not on this strip right? 😀
Yep, you got it. You should go back and start reading the strip from the beginning. It’s fun to watch the storylines and Jeffs drawing evolve.
thanks for answering supersonic cucumber’s question, shanna!
and your suspicions are correct: there was definitely some power behind the “paf” but not enough to hurt bot. (cel knows he still has to use that arm in the DK Battle after all!) he might be feeling it tomorrow, though. 🙂
yep, Tiana was lightning fast today, supersonic cucumber!
and double yep: paf! be afraid if cel ever truly unleashes the true potential of her fist!
how about dropping pinky’s brother DOWN a elevator shaft?
good idea but maybe just a tiny bit too extreme, t_d. 🙂
I’m not sure flashing would work on a dedicated gamer . . . then again, I’m female and might not have a total grasp of the Y-chromosonal POV.
But if ‘bot kissed Pinkys cheek, she’d be toast. Then again, so would ‘bot, after Cel got done with him.
there may be male gamers out there that dedicated but they aren’t any of the guys I know. don’t forget we are very visually oriented creatures! 🙂
Well, most of the male gamers I know are . . . somewhat older. (cough)
yeah, like Jed said, there aren’t many male gamers that are so dedicated to avoid being distracted by the female form, Sarah W! especially teenagers. hormones basically lay claim to every muscle and impulse in a teen. 🙂
you may be right about Pinky’s (and cel’s) reaction to a botkiss, though! but yes, then that “paf!” may become a “pow!”
The not so extreme method would be Cel blowing into pinky’s brother’s ear. That certainly distracts me when my girl does it… ‘course by then Bot might go nerd-rage on that guy
Ah memories! When I was in grad school, a friend and I decided to play “distraction darts” with some guys in school with us. Every time they were up, we’d sneak up behind them and blow in their ears. 🙂 I was decent at darts, but that evened the playing field even more.
ah! so we have proof that the “blowing into the ear” trick works, shanna! but was the whole “flashing thing” as effective? 😉
in an early draft of this strip, jefbot was going to try and compromise with cel by suggesting she just blow into the dude’s ear instead, Jiro, but i ended up editing that out for brevity’s sake. but you’re right that it would be a great distraction! (and yes, possible NERD RAGE for bot. heheh.) 😀
loloz..thats bad manner on your part JB. Thank goodness Cel only punched u in the shoulder region.
yeah, sometimes jefbot’s “appropriate” sensor isn’t working properly, JF#300. and “thank goodness” is right for cel not targeting an area more…. uh, “delicate,” so to speak. heheh. the DK Battle would’ve been over.
admittedly not the smoothest way to start things off with a new girlfriend.
true dat, Jed! but then, jefbot isn’t exactly the “smoothest” guy around, if-ya-know-what-i’m-sayin’. 🙂
Ha ha ha Good one. Thanks for the early morning laugh. Yes, that would have worked well, I bet. But cel doesn’t seem to be THAT much of an altruist. I wouldn’t have done it either in her place. These babies aren’t for public display, even when Donkey Kong is on the line!
Happy birthday Lor! I hope it’s a good one.
Thanks! It’s starting out to be a good one. Have an awesome 2011.
re: “Perv!” ha! you definitely know your JEFbot history, shanna! and i almost had cel saying that very thing, but held off for a future strip…
and glad you got an early morning laugh. maybe once the game has progressed further, and Team WheatZee is down to its last couple lives, cel (and you!) will reconsider. 😉
Is Jefbot seriously telling his hopefully girlfriend to flash somebody else?
…Cel should have punch him harder.
his competitive, gamer-self is desperate, Maryz! and it’s not like he’s telling her to take everything off! i mean, she can leave her bra on, and, uh…
you’re right; she should’ve punched him harder.
This literally made me LOL!
To distract the long haired hippy boy Cel doesn’t even have to get near him. All she has to do is give him a wink, a coy little smile, bite the lip a bit, giggle and glance away. It works, I promise. Girls don’t always have to be so “IN YOUR FACE!!!!!” to get a point across. As C.H.I.C. in my organization, I sometimes have to teach the girls the fine art of being girlie.
And as far as that punch, that SO was not a punch that was a love tap. We’ve seen cel knock JB on his behind and give him a black eye. (Refer to the Archives.) So that was a “Stop being a pervy dumba$$” tap.
Gamer boys are still BOYS (Males, whatever) and are instantly distracted by boobies. As a Geek Girl, I can attest to this fact.
Last, but never least, HAPPY NATAL ESCAPE DAY LOR!!!!!!
Damn I gotta cut back on the coffee!
The things you post always make me smile. You definitely have a way with words. Thanks for the happy birthday wish. I wish you best in 2011.
woo! thanks for the LOL, Pixie!
and jefbot totally should’ve suggested one or all of those things you mentioned before going with the all-in “flashing” plan. he definitely has a lot to learn.
and 100% correct on the “punch” vs. “love tap” clarification. we know what cel’s capable of and she was most certainly holding back. too bad she’s holding back on the “boobies” too, though. 😉
and as far as “gamer boy geekiness” goes: when i first read your birthday wish to Lor, i read “Natal” as the codename for the XBOX’s Kinect motion-sensor doohickey and was like, did a new game come out for it!? having it be a birthday shout-out was much better.
LOL! Oh Jeff…I cherish you so!
How to start the New Year off, with an IdioBot moment. Ick. I’d’ve slugged him harder.
i’m telling you it would’ve worked, though, Peg! 😀
Superb strip, extremely funny and so true 😀
It is true that when a gamer concentrates it is hard to turn his attention away from the game, but if they would manage to get his eyes to look at something as captivating as the glorious glow of the computer screen, than they have their victory 😀
And maybe even Bots manly gamer abs would work on Pinky.
thanks, Eddie! happy you enjoyed it!
and yep, you’re right about a gamer’s concentration – the world can be falling apart around me, but if i’m playing something like Geometry Wars that requires my full attention, i won’t even notice. of course, if random girls were flashing me outside the window, it might be a different story, but the point is made.
and you defining bot’s stomach muscles as “gamer abs” is quite accurate, since he doesn’t have any. 🙂
Late congratulations on 300, Jeff! Keep up the good work!
big thanks, Kev! 😀
Nice thinking, Cell. Injure the man who HAS TO WIN the Donkey Kong challange. Reeeeal smart.
Happy B-Day Laura. I hope it will be an awesome year for you and Mike and may there be many, many more. God bless.
Thanks. Mike and I wish you an awesome year, too. Do lots of awesome things!
that’s exactly why cel gave bot a “paf!” and not a “pow!” or “slug!” Pako – jefbot still has a mission to do! 🙂
Bahahahahaha! That was awesome!
thanks for the “Bahahas” TCG!
pffft free snack coupons and skee ball tickets? What are they 8? Indecent exposure is a sure fire way.I don’t find it degrading to women. I think its takes a strong confident woman to expose herself. Plus if she’s willing to do that she must be adventurous in the sack. I say this cause I hang out with a burlesque troupe and they are fun but no non sense ladies. So if Cel won’t show her tatas I recommend using some female sexual guile. I finished bioschock 2 people; my review is in comic 300’s comments.
On another subject what are your guys thoughts on ABC’s “the cape ” series premiering on Sunday? Personally for me it reminds me too much at the cheezy super hero series we had in the 90s ( FLASH,NIGHTMAN,and MANTIS). I loved those series growing up but none ever lasted beyond 2-3 seasons. With the exception of Lois and Clark which I hated cause I wanted to see superman beat someone not be all lovey dovey.
agreed, Prophet: while not exactly “smooth” or “appropriate,” jefbot’s suggestion was a ticket to the winner’s circle! although, yes, perhaps “guile” is what should’ve been recommended instead of going straight to “tatas.” see Pixie’s post above for examples. (of guile, not tatas!)
i read your Bioshock 2 review: cool! will probably pick it up when i get through a couple games in my pile. i’ve heard that the “Minerva’s Den” DLC is awesome, picking up Giant Bomb’s Best DLC of 2010 award. you might want to check it out.
not sure what i think of “The Cape” yet. i read some of the script and it seemed pretty good, but when i saw the commercials i thought the same as you: looks cheesy. i still might give the first couple episodes a try, though. gotta be better than No Ordinary Family, right?
Wow… he’s really not too good with women, is he?
nope! not at all, Sharra. heheh. i think it’s one of the things cel finds endearing about him, though. 🙂
Ha! ‘Bot has ONLY kissed Cel, and he’s offering her up on a slab like he owns her?! Bad, ‘bot! BAAAD!
they’ve actually been “together” through quite a lot now, Stan: paint attacks, beach parties, alien invasions, nerd horde-rescues, etc. and he’s not exactly “offering her up on a slab” – he thought she was thinking the same thing! 😀
Yeah, I guess so. But, still, BAAAAAD ‘Bot!
She can’t punch him harder than that? And what is this. She’s a gamer, he’s a gamer. She was supposed to have punched him either in the face or the gut. Everyone knows that a gamer is not supposed to punch another gamer in their most valuable resources. Nerve bundles. However, the bundle may be on the other side of the shoulder. Nevertheless, injuring the arm may have either profound dire circumstances, or may be the ticket that they need. If it’s the ticket that they need, then, well. Leave it to the Cornfather for the movie deux et machina.
cel can definitely dish it out harder than that, Bl4ckw0lf! (exhibit a, exhibit b)
as has been suggested, it was more a “playful jab” or “love tap” than a real punch, so bot’s “nerve bundles” are still intact, thankfully. but yes, if they have to forfeit due to injury, it’ll be cel’s fault! 😉
as for whether the Cornfather has a deus ex machina role to play in all this remains to be seen. looks like Wil and bot need something to save their butts!
I think Jefbot is right… flashing may be the only way! Nice hit Cel, above the belt, and not too hard… I consider that a flirtatious move-
yes, flashing’s always a good option, Funnyshaffer! or is that never a good option? oh well, whatever.
I think that’s an overreaction, it’s not THAT drastic!
Dude, I want to see Bots skillful hands draw Cels cleavage as much as the next guy, but I still think it was more of a underreaction, than overreaction.
I would say that that remark deserves at least a nice high velocity slap if nothing else, but I guess Cel just likes the poor nerd too much for that.
cel does like that poor nerd too much for that, Eddie! plus, she’s already given him a black eye, so he kinda has credit. heheh.
bot certainly didn’t think it was that drastic, Angelsquid, but then of course, cel already thinks he’s a perv, so a little punch was totally justified in her opinion. 🙂
We already know he’s a perv. So he deserved to be punished.
So… it’s a bad thing I was thinking the same thing when she said “something drastic”? I think it was a good idea. In fact I think that a couple Harem members should join in. ^_^ *Runs away and hides.*
Lol, I’m game…but I’m shameless anyway. Once I’ve had a couple drinks, anyway. 😉
Hey! Stop volunteering the Harem members for stuff. BAD Mancub BAD! No Biscuit!
*whaps Red with a newspaper*
I wasn’t volunteering, I was suggesting, so I don’t think there are grounds for punishment. 😛
I agree with red. Harem should help *distract* the Pinky bro. I’ll get the popcorn and lawn chairs.
hides under Donkey Kong machine so harem can’t find him
glad you share the same sensibilities as jefbot, Red! i mean, it’s a logical conclusion, right?
and i know better than to volunteer the Harem for anything like what was in the strip, but if it happens, make sure and save me a lawn chair and some popcorn too, Will B. 😉
there’s no denying jefbot’s a perv – at least in cel’s eyes, Sonitan! and the events of this strip won’t do anything to sway that opinion, methinks. 🙂
And to add to this RPG thing going on here
* runs to the first tree, climbs up and starts screaming ” Aaaa, the monkeys are everywhere, they are gonna rule the world, only a tin foil can save you now” jumps down and with his hands waving in the air runs down the street and yells ” the monkeys are trying to get me, they say Im crazy, but Im obsidian, obsidian cant be crazy, its just a rock !!! ” *
*Scratches his head in confusion at Eddies antics and starts eating bannana to the beat of Gorillaz.*
*gives Eddie some tinfoil and a banana* If you can’t beat them…Join them?
and what are you doing with said banana and tinfoil? Is it allowed in most states?? and do we want video of it??
i’m just gonna sit here with Maryz, Pixie and Will B, pop a Dr. Pepper, and watch Eddie’s antics from afar.
Whenever I flash someone, it’s with my camera. All fear the blinding light of me! Being serious now, awesome strip and I imagine that more than a few people would have liked for Cel to flash him. Cel’s probably not forget that Jefbot even suggested that for a while.
my camera’s flashed more people than i have, that’s for sure, Fijiman. heheh. glad you liked the strip!
you’re right: cel won’t soon forget jefbot’s little suggestion here. and yes, i’m sure it would’ve upped my page views if she had gone along with it. but, ya know, cel’s a classy gal and this is a classy strip. well, mostly. 😉
I don’t know who I agree with in this one XD
ha! that’s a good headspace to be in, dj!
This sounds just like a conversation I might have with my boyfriend. Very cute!
thanks, Spaarfor! but tell me: do these conversations with your bf ever end with a playful slug to the arm?
More often than I’m proud to admit… 😛
OH and BTW…
HAPPY NATAL ESCAPE DAY to ESQ!
Today (January 5th, 2011) is Evil Mummy’s Birthday! Hope you have an absolutely amazing day!
*pokes Dork King* Psssst, do something UBER nice!
Yep, Happy Birthday to ESQ! Make yourself some coquitos and have a blast!
i still haven’t tried the coquito! ran out of time to get ingredients on New Year’s Eve. guess i’ll just have to get some for my apartment. anybody up for a taste test some weekend? 😀
Happy birthday, ESQ! Hope it’s awesome!
WOOOOO! happy birfday, ESQ! i know you’ve already had an awesome day celebrating, and i’ve gotta give DorkKing some props for the homemade cake. 😀
Well done strip. So why is Cel surprised bot suggested that?? She the one who got him in that frame of mind by making out with him. Lol. See it all her fault.
thanks, Will B! ooh, and let’s be glad jefbot didn’t give cel the “it’s all your fault” excuse. heheh. he might’ve gotten slugged a bit harder had that happened. in the face. 😉
maybe but still would have been able to play. Granted it hard to play with black eye but still would have been able to play.
I invoke rule34 of her! it must be done! :p
before anyone calls me a pervert, the comic gave me the idea.
ha! i don’t know how i’d feel about rule 34 being applied to cel, John! and actually, i’m good with not knowing. 😉
I know how I’d feel.
like my pants were too tight.
Ha! Bot’s getting a little blue. I love it. Great work, bot. This strip is hysterical. Way to knock it outta the park with this one. …but, um, is Cell going to show her naughty parts in the next strip? I’m just asking…not that I wanna see, mind you. I’m just wondering in terms of your artistic sensibilities. In other words, WE WANNA SEE SOME T*TTIES!!
Her back will be turned to us. Come on man!