JEFBOT.422_Message From Aboveon March 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm
So, yes, I’ve been banned from using my old room and the family attic as my own, personal, storage space. I was provided an alternative, though, which will be conveyed in the very next strip on Tuesday! Don’t tell my dad, but, years ago, before the official “ban” I did store some of the overflow from my old room in the attic. I know there’s an old Millennium Falcon and G.I. Joe Night Raven (so awesome) tucked away up there but I’ve long since forgotten what other baubles lurk in the darkness. I’m sure I’ll go spelunking up there someday and re-discover the treasures as a time capsule to my youth.
Just a reminder to my BOTreaders in Washington – I’m going to be at the Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle next Friday through Sunday (March 30-April 1), so I hope to see some of you there!
I love surprise Ceiling Popbot in this strip. How long was he waiting up there?!
ha! i’m glad you like Popbot lurking around in the attic, Joe! who knows how long he’s been up there – probably protecting his turf when he saw bot come in w/ the boxes.
and hey, check you out – you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well – these are imbued with nightvision for attic spelunking:
ceiling-cat is watching you… wait, wat oO
ha! could there be a new meme with “ceiling-dad” Malkav?
well, at least in my head it is from now on…
and besides that, I’m not sure if it’s good/bad to know that you’re a /b/ro…
it seems that it spreads like a giant tumor all over the web lately^^
Wait, you had an attic entrance in your room? That would have freaked me out!
Great joke, and awww, you’re going to Washington? Any way the awesome Jefbot may find himself at a con more on the east side? Namely Michigan territory?
What gets me isn’t the attic entrance in his room (though, yeah, that would’ve creeped me out, too), but it appears to be a SLIDING attic door. How does that even work?!
the entrance to the attic at my parents’ house is basically just a hole in the ceiling with a panel that covers it, Joe. it doesn’t even actually “slide” it just kinda covers the opening. not sure if that’s typical or not for homes in SoCal.
Huh…y’learn something new every day. I’m mostly used to the “pull a cord and open up a panel with a folded-up-ladder/stairs” variety.
I kind of thought it was one of those, because I use to have an attic entrance that looked exactly like the one in the comic, but I never actually used it myself, just heard other people going into it.
But yea, I mostly had the pull strings one too, Joe!
the attic entrance is actually in the hallway outside of bot’s room, JoLee. an entrance in his room would’ve been completely freaky, though – i agree!
and: yep! going to washington this week! and i’d love to do a con in Michigan. it seems there are a bunch of BOTpeeps over there, so i’ve been looking into it. if anything proves do-able, i’ll post it on the site. 🙂
Some bending of reality for a smoother comic joke, I getcha! XD
I hope Washington will be fun! But yea, you totally have BOTfans here dude! If ya can make it to one, can you inform us as soon as possible? I’d have to make plans ahead of time! (Youmacon is fun, and really big. But NMAcon has it’s own waterpark in the hotel it’s in. Definitely worth a look if you’re in the Traverse City area!
I’m going to be at ECCC on Sunday and will have to track you down. Didn’t see your name on the list (which seems to be the case for a few others which I know will in attendance), but glad to hear you’ll be there 😀
woo! yes, definitely come by and say hi, Nuurgle. i’ll have some free ECCC commemorative BOTtons to give to readers. BOOTH #311!
I WANTED TO GET FIRST! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR SO LONG! WHY?! It’s the time zones I tell ya! Impossible to catch up.
I have no way of relating to this one. I never had an attic in my old house.
my posting schedule is all over the place, ShadowShuffler, so – even in a different time zone – it’s still possible to luck out and get the Shades of Firsting! keep trying! 🙂
Hm. Popbot slid that attic door open pretty fast… What might be lurking up there?
who knows what Popbot’s doing in there, Rinthia – building new gadgets out of aluminum, pvc and wood, perhaps? 😉
Ha! Popbot has probably set up a workshop or something in the attic by now. And I agree with ShadowShuffler, the Shades are extremely hard to attain. This is especially true when the comic is late and posted at a random time in the afternoon. Being three hours ahead of California time doesn’t help much either.
yes, it would make sense for Popbot to have some sort of workshop up there, Fijiman. or an evil laboratory, perhaps? no one knows.
as for firsting: the random times do make the Shades harder to attain. but doesn’t that make the getting of them all the sweeter?
WOO HOO POPBot! Wow that’s hysterical! He reminds me of my daddy.
Can’t wait to see what happens next.
hi, Pix! glad this one reminded you of your own dad. in a good way, right? 😉
My first thought: Oooo, I like Mombot’s highlights! 😀 She has a slightly new “do” too, doesn’t she?
Wow, they won’t even let you store your crap – I mean meaningful memorabilia – in their attic? That’s pretty hard core. I can’t wait to see the alternative. I really hope it isn’t some awful, spider-infested shed.
since my sister, Lor/Laura, does my mom’s hair, she likes to give it different highlights all the time, Shanna! and, yes, this ‘do is the latest style in a long line of ’em. we’ll probably be staying with this one for a while, now, though. 🙂
“spider-infested shed.” yep. sounds about right. heheh.
Sadpanda…. ECCC starts the day after my birthday and I cannot go….
awww… sadpandas make me sad, Psynapse. pre-happy bday wishes, tho! 😀
PopBot has become the Ceiling cat neat!
heheh. yep! i should try and take a picture of him up there, sometime, Jiro!
If its just the one box I dont see the problem… Oh, its Bot – NOT just one box, right?
What is Popbot storing in the attic that cannot be disturbed?
heheh. you know bot too well, Maryz – he probably has a whole car-full of boxes waiting to be brought in. certainly what we’ve seen is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
and maybe one day we’ll find out what Popbot’s building in that attic…
I think that’d freak me out. Having an access hatch in my room? Aren’t there movies and TV shows that use that gimmick?
That’s what happens when I clean my room.
Leave it to mom and dad to ruin it for ya!!!
Denied! That’s a bummer… seriously, my sister has four storage units, plus her old bedroom at home! I think maybe you should invent some sort of outer space storage site, you’d be rich!
My parents have a new shiny crawlspace under Mom’s workroom that my sister and I use as our personal storage space. We’ll see how that works out when the spring melt begins, but overall, I feel safe enough leaving my fandom boxes in there. But my sister is a hoarder; worse than me, if that’s possible, and she took most of the space before I could get there with my boxes. Sigh! Younger sibs, I swear to God…
I can hear Dad……& he’s not kidding!!!!
Also, next time just do what Mombot does, wait till Dad goes up north…. 😉