JEFBOT.313_Gotta Jeton February 11, 2011 at 1:31 am
Looks like Wil had to, uh, take off (sorry) but maybe he’ll be back if cel and jefbot ever need him again in the future…
And I hope you readers enjoyed having Wil in the strip as much as I enjoyed writing and drawing him there. I’ve got to give Mr. Wil Wheaton some huge thanks and gratitude for indulging my nonsense and allowing me to add him as a character in this extended story arc. Make sure to check out his blog or Twitter feed as he puts some awesome, clever stuff out at both regularly. Thanks, Wil!
Sure, sure, just a regular guy…is someone a fanboy now? Hee hee hee…
Very nice epilogue; I approve.
huzzah! now that was one of your fastest response times yet, Tiana! color me impressed, and color you with the Shades of Firsting: 😎
and we haven’t gotten to the epilogue just yet – just a couple more things to wrap up!
Woot! *adjusts Shades* And that was with a mouse that’s trying to bite my hand every time I use it…
We (meaning I) don’t care about your mouse. We want to hear about a hamster!!!
in due time, TINTWYLF!
Time for a new mouse, me thinks. My husband just built his newest computer and bought a new mouse… Naga? It’s a gamer mouse, buttons on the sides and it has this pretty nifty design that makes our daughter think he broke his mouse 🙂
that Naga mouse is pretty awesome, Kypress! i have a cool gaming mouse myself, but since i don’t play games on my mac anymore, all the cool buttons and wheels on it are pretty much wasted.
Yeah… the epilogue will be finding out what cel promised bot. 🙂 🙂 🙂
no promises, Shay. 🙂
*whimpers* Please? Pretty pretty please with ice-cream on top?
Superman ice cream?
Super ice cream man.
heheh. we’ll see, Shay. i won’t say that i’ll never reveal what cel said, but it’s going to be awhile. 🙂
I’m calling your pseudo-bluff. Anyone who works in Hollywood AND runs a ad- and merch- based business certainly knows the value of giving fans what they want.
And I hope you know, Jeff, how much I have LOVED the Last Arcade storyline. I merely continue to champ.
not a bluff, TINTWYLF! and while i do love feedback from readers and can say that it does occasionally affect the strip, i never change things just for the sake of fan service. when movies, tv shows and yes, webcomics make compromises to the storyline or characters just to get more views and ratings, i think we can agree fans can see right through that stuff and things start to go sour.
thanks for continuing to champ!
Wait a minute, Jeff… I described strip 311 as an epilogue, and you didn’t disagree! Ok, I called it an Epilog, but that was just to honor Quinn Martin. We get two more “post-epilogues” so I figure you went for a triple-coda… and now you tell us the epilogue is yet to come? Ai-yi-yi, you’re turning into an auteur!
kidding, kidding… yay for false endings, they keep us all guessing!
yes, but notice i didn’t agree with you, either, and did mention in another comment that we haven’t gotten to the epilogue, yet. 🙂
right now, we’re basically in “falling action” mode. one more strip of that, and then we’ll truly get into the epilogue, so hang tight!
I want that car. Very much so. 😀
ha! me too, Shay! maybe now that Wil’s had an extended part in the strip, he’ll let me give it a spin. 😉
You can only wish.
Speaking of Wil, I keep hoping that one year he will actually make it to Penguicon. So I can meet him in person. It’s a running joke that Wil is “Sir Not Appearing At This Con” because he’s had to cancel on us so much! LOL
If I ever do get to meet him, I’ll have to tell him that I saw him cameos here. 🙂
if i ever have the opportunity, i’ll tell him people are expecting him at Penguicon, Shay!
wow a flying car 😀 pure class. but why would you wait for the green light with a car like that? 😀
Do u know how much a traffic summons worth? Ww maybe a hero or something but even superman obeys traffic signs.
heheh. well, Wil did need a little runway to get up to speed to take off, supersonic cucumber, so probably had to wait for that light to turn green so he wouldn’t have to avoid cross traffic. and as JF#300 mentioned, a traffic summons can be quite expensive 😉
Does the car run on geek farts?
And I see why you had to stretch out the amount of panels, Wil Wheaton’s awesomeness cannot be expressed in anything less than half a dozen!!
And he flew off into the sunset, to help other geeks in need, in other cities….
But they’re in Cali… The only things West are Hawaii and Japan, and while I don’t know about Hawaii, Japanese geeks can be far more accepted than American ones. Realistically, he should be going east, but Jeff, being an actor, knows that going West at the end of the [insert media format here] symbolizes moving on to bigger and better things, just like moving from the left of the shot to the right indicates correctness and moving up in the shot shows success.
So which way is he going? Is it perhaps noon-ish and he’s going south?
Hahahaha good post and food for thought! We’ll never know until Jeff posts 🙂
But perhaps, we will never know…it will all be one big geeky mystery!
Having determined Wil’s location (see comment below), I can tell you he’s definitely heading west; probably late afternoon, given the sun’s position. Since Sunset Blvd. ends at the ocean, maybe he’s going to the beach!
On the other hand, a flying car isn’t limited by the ground, so why not Japan? Wil probably has a fanbase there, and you’re right about those geeks being more accepted; though I think that’s because the Japanese have a much cooler word: otaku.
yep, he’s probably headed toward the beach, Kim. though I like the thought of him having more adventures with otaku in Japan.
*coughs* Alaska is west of California. By a significant amount, too…thus the reason why I keep getting the shade of Firsting; when he posts at 1:30 am his time, it’s 12:30 am here and I’m on my lunch break.
Alaska’s a possibility, Tiana! heheh. maybe he’s going to go check out some glaciers. does Alaska have any notable geeky events?
Sadly, not really…We have our historic re-enactment groups, but we all fly south for the really big events. (Spendy, I might add…) So maybe he’s getting away for a vacation. We’re pretty popular for that! Especially in the summer for you California people… 😉
Hmm… I figure that ATC routed him to continue to climb out west, he’ll get clearance to turn onto his desired heading when he reaches altitude and clears congested airspace.
heh. this is probably the most logical conclusion, Amber. 🙂
it’s a bit later in the day now, so Wil’s flying west, TINTWYLF. he could be flying to Santa Monica or Venice beach, since they’re in West Hollywood, but really, the image i wanted was him flying off into the sun, like a good western. (or anime.) 🙂
Not only is Wil flying into the sunset, he’s passing the 9000 Sunset Blvd. building in West Hollywood! And yes, even though Jeff’s tag confirmed my suspicion, I still checked it out on Google Maps’ street view, just to be sure. Does this mean that cel’s arcade is located on the rather pricey real estate of the Sunset Strip?
exactly right, Kim: Wil’s flying west on the sunset strip, and going past the famous 9000 building (which is viewable from my apartment!) and yes, in the JEFbot Universe, cel’s arcade is located where the Whiskey is in the “real world.” awesome that you looked it up on Google Maps street view. 🙂
His car/jet does not run on geek farts, but its own awesomeness. That’s how awesome it is.
it would be sweet (but smelly) if that car runs on farts, ESQ! either that or it’s fueled by awesomeness and geekitude. 🙂
yeah, the original concept was: panel 1) Wil leaves arcade 2) Wil driving off in car 3) Car in flight, going off into the sunset. but it just felt rushed and i wanted to give Wil’s character an epic send off. (and as you mentioned, WW’s awesomeness could not be expressed in 3 panels.) heheh.
I knew. I knew from the third panel and those amazing glasses. I didn’t know what but something was going to rock.
Very nice foreshadowing. And really well drawn!
thanks, Sarah W! yeah, Wil’s flight glasses are almost as awesome as the Shades of Firsting, methinks. 😉
The only realistic way I could get Shades of Firsting would be if you posted my pre-fab reply with your strip.
So I think I’ll just take my time and admire the art from down here . . . 🙂
Wil has a Flux Capacitor?!
i suppose it’s possible, Clayton. but if Wil can travel through time, that would mean his Donkey Kong win was never in doubt!
EPIC slice of WIN made entirely out of AWESOME!
Now I wait for the Cel wrap up please?
It’ll come soon, I’m sure… Or I hope so at least. I’m getting anxious!
that’s my favorite kind of slice, Pixie! thanks! 😀
and Kypress is right: cel’s wrap up’s coming soon.
Told you he was going to play DnD, the flying car is a proof hes flying to Seattle 😀
Nah, he’s flying to Greenwood, Indiana to kick my husband’s bum so that he’ll get our group started. Maybe I can find enough AVI cables to tie him to the computer chair to make him stay a game?
Wow, talk about a small world! My mom lives in Greenwood! Are you accepting commissions in the future? I’m thinking that you could make her next birthday present.
Yep! I work on commission! 🙂 Only take cash, check, or money order though, at the moment. I haven’t gotten to the city building to get all that jazz figured out so that I’m “legal” as Kypress Designs.
Feel free to check out my websites:
and you can e-mail me at email@example.com (or message on fbook, which will e-mail me).
I’d post my phone number, except well, this is a website with open access to comments.
In case my previous comment isn’t “accepted” (awaiting moderation; possibly because of the multiple links I posted), my website is linked with my name on here; just click it and you’ll go to my page (which has the links I posted).
Also, the ways to contact me are listed on that page as well (wow… the more I type, the more shady it’s starting to sound!)
I’m a stay at home mom to a toddler. There’s nothing “shady” accept that I procrastinate and have multiple projects going at once. (Last I checked, there’s 12 hats, a blanket, two shawls, and a few stuffed animals. Oh, and a purse. Yep, working on them all at the same time.)
sorry your comment took so long to get approved, Kypress – i’ve been totally consumed with getting a bunch of JEFbot stuff done, lately. (and yeah, it was flagged by the system because of the links.) anyway, comment’s up now!
he could totally be flying to Seattle, Eddie. did i mention i’ll be there next month for the Emerald City Comic Con? 😀
damn, Im going on one game con here in slovakia in late march with maryz and the supersonic cucumber, so I hope it would be fun
More than just could be… this note inspired me to check out the Emerald City Comicon website, and Wil Wheaton in fact will be appearing there!
EPIC as always, Jefbot. I can’t wait for Tuesday’s post~! 🙂
*dancing in chair*
thanks for the “EPIC” Kypress! will be working on tuesday’s strip later tonight. 🙂
Where Wil goes, he doesn’t need any roads. Huh? Huh??? 😛
Nice work as usual Bot. Love how Wil just puts his glasses on, looking all normal, then flies off.
heheh. indeed, TCG! zipping off through time would be the only way Wil could make a more dramatic exit. 🙂
Really? You weren’t going to put his jet over the building as a quick “He’s over 9000” joke?
Maybe he’s just approaching 9000? LOL. Awesome awesome awesome story arc. 😀
thanks for all the “awesomes” Alana! glad you dug it.
ha! i was going for something more dramatic than funny in this one, gamerjoel135, but i might have to save that for another strip. 😀
Awesome! Love it…
I love the panel; “He’s a great gamer.” He looks so cool in his shades!
Excellent job as always Jefbot!
thanks, Funnyshaffer! i think i need a pair of those glasses. 😉
LOL! Did Wil steal that off the set of TNG?
maybe, Stan! if so, there’s a prop guy that’s in a lot of trouble. 😉
…and some prop-makers that are VERY talented engineers.
it only makes sense that wil wheaton has a flying car
yep. i bet he has a phaser, too, MrSnow. 😀
Thanks for multiple nerdgasms over this arc. Well done, sir.
thanks, man! and there are a couple more nerdgasms to be had in this storyline, so don’t reach for the space cigarettes just yet.
Meh. Likey the car.
In case I don’t sound as ussual… just got out of hospital. Been there since late tuesday. Heart decided to give us the scare. Tachycardia and a high blood pressure had my famly running like idiots. Doctors not sure why it happen, but my cardiologist said that it was due to happen and it may go off again since is not something that can be predicted. OR so I understood between all the mumbo-jumbo he was saying.
And before someone even suggest it… I’ve got all these dangerous conditions since birth, so I know how to take care of myself, so do my parents. I never eat anything that I shouldn’t and take all my medications (got my very own pharmacy shelve). Doctor just say that it doesn’t matter how much care you take, at the end is the body the one that will decide how much it will last and how much it will take.
Meh. Perhaps if I kick the bucket I can haunt the cemetery I will reside in or else my spirit will take over my computer. Both prospects I like.
meh! Going back to bed. Me tire. Fear my tiredness of doom. FEAR IT!!!!!!!!!!
Yikes! I’m glad you’re out of the hospital and on the mend, Sonitan. Super-healing hugs to you.
And a goth ghost haunting the cemetary (or your computer) would be awesome. But try to postpone it if you don’t mind.
But, if you are layed up for a while, you should have some time to work on that super-secret project we discussed a while back, right? I still can’t wait till you finish it. *bounce bounce bounce*
Hope you feel better soon and that that doesn’t happen again for a while. Personally, if I had the choice of haunting a graveyard or haunting the internet, I’d choose internet. Although, if doomsday where to occur and take out the internet, I’d be royally %#@$ed.
I cut my thumb open on thursday, I guess its good that my knives are scalpel sharp otherwise it may have trouble healing (I cut straight through my nail and half a digit). I know its not too serious , but I spilled some blood of doom, and thats what counts 😀
Funny… Im third week in a spa resort… Would be nice to have someone i actualy knew before I came here to keep company… Say do you want to come?
Jealous of the spa Maryz. I sooooo need it!
Oh no, I hope you feel better soon.
I may sound like an idiot but i wish that you’ll get better each day sonitan. Hate to lose a friend.
i fear your tiredness of doom, Sonitan! you are feared!!!
so happy to hear you’re back home and that the initial panic has passed. sounds like everything’s under control again, so i hope you’ve gotten some rest and are feeling a lot better.
get well soon – i can’t wait to hear your *diabolical laugh of doom* again!
*healing hugs of doom*
Wishing you a speedy recovery. We do enjoy your interaction with everyone. 🙂
DOOD!!! WHERE DO YOU GET THAT TRUCK! Rocket boosters and everything. I bet the lights fold back to reveal missile launchers too… Must haz!
heheh. not sure where you’d get a car like that, Slave1 – you’ll have to ask Wil. 😉
Somebody says FANTOMAS? I certainly do! No offence Jefbot Wills is nice but his flying car is second coolest I know and considering how old that other one is… At fist I thought Will sat into a transformer.
Anyway, nice to see Jefbot can cool it down and unstuck himself from radical opinion about sometnihg. Or someone.
that Fantomas is pretty sweet, Maryz! Wil’s car doesn’t look as spiffy since he needs it to be low-profile when he’s driving and parking it on the street.
and yeah, thanks for mentioning jefbot’s capacity to change. i’d love Wil to return someday, so no doubt there will be other drama involving him, but for now, the Wheaton Rage that jefbot was carrying has been resolved.
He controls the geek hive mind AND he has a jet car???? No fair. I want to be Wil. 😉
Or at least go for a ride with him in his Back to the Future Smart Car!
but would you go back to ’50s, the future or the wild wild west?
yeah, looks like being King Geek has its perks, shanna. 😉
Wil’s just zis guy, you know?
ha! indeed, ZAD-Man. i was hoping the last line in the final panel would suggest that phrase to some of his fans.
at least he didn’t take off in a freakin delorean…
yeah, but it’s too bad Wil’s car doesn’t make flaming skid marks in the air, Steve. 🙂
Awesome work, Jeff. I love how you made Wil do an anti-Pinky and gave him an awesome jet car. Although I would want a lightjet instead of a jet car; never have to worry about parking or traffic ever again.
yes, Wil’s exit was decidedly smoother and cooler than Pinky’s was, Fijiman. heheh. a lightjet would be totally cool, but heck, i’d be overjoyed with a lightcycle!
Yes, but with a lighcycle you have to worry about causing an accident. The same is not so true with a lightjet.
Road? where we’re going, we don’t need any roads!
I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist, that screamed marty mcfly to me.
I don’t blame you, John. I’m not sure about everyone else, but I don’t blame you.
seems lots of readers are getting a Back to the Future vibe from this strip, John, which i’m totally okay with since it’s one of my favorite movies!
Anybody want to bet that one of Wil’s favorite books as a kid was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Or maybe it was one of Jeff Schuetze’s?
it’s not a favorite of mine (i haven’t read the book or seen the movie, for that matter) but it’s possible it could be one of Wil’s, Kim!
Well, that’s one way to avoid L.A. traffic…
you’re telling me! since i drive around 70 miles to go to work and back, i could totally use that car, reynard61.
That was well worth the extra panels. And Wil is flying off into the sunset.
thanks, dj, glad the extra time drawing them paid off! and yeah, Wil’s flying off into the sunset, no doubt to have more geeky adventures in other arcades and comic shops.
anyone ever watch Mask as a kid? Will’s car sorta reminded me of that cartoon. Nice ending Jeff
Ahh M.A.S.K – loved that cheesy all-American hero defeat the bad guys of V.E.N.O.M to save the day. Classic cartoon, and yeah I see where your going there.
But what did M.A.S.K stand for? – and no Internets!!
Bonus null points! What did V.E.N.O.M stand for?
i remembered what the A.S.K. stood for, Tommy G, but couldn’t remember what the M meant. was guessing at “Masked” but knew that was wrong.
M.A.S.K. was Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand – because of course thats how you spell Command…oh wait 😛
V.E.N.O.M was the Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem. I mean thats just like uber evil there!
I agree with many points Robot Chicken brought up about MASK.
when I was a kid, I found myself actually asking several of them.
like for instance, why call them masks? they’re clearly helmets.
who did they sell gas to? themselves? wtf did venom stand for? how the hell did they get all the funding for all that? you’d think with all that technology, they’d kick the ass of any bad guy that comes across them (then again G.I. Joe, ’nuff said), so why didn’t they?
lol I’ll stop here.
all valid questions, John. 🙂
How about Transformers? I had never heard of mask before Robot Chicken did a thing on it. Still have no idea what the show really is, haven’t looked up. But speaking of old shows, I watched SWAT Kats yesterday, it was awesome seeing as how I usually catch it at the last few minutes or when something else is on.
i was totally thinking of M.A.S.K. when i was drawing Wil’s vehicle, Jiro! specifically, the “Vampire” motorcycle, and the way the wings unfolded from the back. good call! 😀
As he flies into the sunset. NICE. Great fun reading this arc and cool of Wil to endorse it.
i’m happy you had fun with it and liked Wil’s exit, Angela! 🙂
I just finished reading your whole archive. 🙂
Isn’t he awesome?! 😀 How long did it take you? It took me about 4 hours, I think. I can’t remember now.
i think about 3 hours.. i stumbled in here by mistake and yea.. ‘he’ is awesome. 🙂
thanks for going through the archive, Irene! by “whole” i take it you did it all in one sitting? if so, wow. i’m curious (like Kypress above) how long it took you.
when I went through archive took me 6 hours but in my defense my son was doing the “no it not time for bed” routine.
heh. thanks for the info, Will B.
yea. a single setting. and in about 3 hours like i told Kypress.
i really liked the strips more after you introduced Cel though.
3 hours, huh? good to know, Irene, thanks! and glad to hear you’re a cel fan! she’ll be a big part of the strip for a long time to come, even if she’s not always around. 🙂
heheh, sold him that one myself. Sorry about that J.B. it was a fine print in the contract.
what!? how much did you sell it for? do you have another!?
It’s over 9000!!!!!!!!!!!
father, how come you are not in my head? dont you like it there?
it appears Wil was powering up this whole time, Malkav!
This strip just f*cking rules.
thanks, guys. :”-)
to lift the shades of unknowledge about this meme:
I guess………. thats a wrap. *puts on sunglasses* yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
!sorry jb, cant help it. Lolz!
i SO wanted to put in a David Caruso line in that third panel, Jf#300, but had to restrain myself. glad you did it so i didn’t have to! 😀
come on, bring on the full out porn! I wanna see an orgy or something! let’s see what they all look like naked and sweaty and all over each other!
We’re ignoring you now. If you want to be a troll, do it somewhere else. >8P
What a great way to ride into the sunset!