Finally, jefbot drinks the dang tea the cave rabbit prepared for him! Unfortunately, that decision may have put him – as well as his friends – in jeopardy. We’ll find out the consequences of his actions next week. See you then, BOTpeeps!
Really cool. Can’t wait to see Bot on drugs 😉
he’s not on drugs, gambler, just, uh… “mild hallucinogenics.” okay, but not on purpose. and they’re herbal. heheh.
and check you out – you got the first comment so you get the Shades of Firsting! wear them well – these will analyze any beverages for mind-altering substances:
Ok ok, on “mild hallucinogenics”, my mistake.
Congratulations on first.
yep! congrats, gambler. your first Firsting, amirite?
Second Firsting, i think.
Just make sure to kill the jaguar so that you can get a can of beer that tastes like the golden amber of the gods of digital mountains. (Acid run).
don’t even tease bot like that while he’s on the rabbit’s tea, Jf#300! don’t want his mind to go further down the rabbit hole (so to speak.)
Uh oh. This is either kinda good or reeaaaally bad
Or both at the same time
what were you doing up so late/early, DJ!? and, yep: kinda good or realllly bad. we’ll find out soon!
my phone went off in my face so I checked it to make it go away. And my mom’s dogs were barking 😛
ah. that explains it. 🙂
Nah, no danger, just an old hippy/shaman rabbit
let’s hope so, adinfinitumspero. for bot’s sake.
Those pupils of his when he is high are awesome. Subtle but there if you are looking for them.
So he is not a clone. Clone template maybe?
happy you noticed that, Maryz – i wanted his eyes to look just slightly glassy in that 4th panel as the effects of the tea take hold.
as for the clone template – he’s not, but how awesome would it be to see an army of Musashis at some point? 😀
This is what I heard in my head with the final panel:
that little clip gets me every time, TPC – i just have to chuckle. and, yes: very appropriate for that final panel!
I’ve got a feeling that I will enjoy the next comics… Mostly because ‘acid trips’ can be confusing and at the same time lead you to do the right thing… (*ahem* the Simpsons chili acid trip for example)
ha! that Simpsons episode was a good ‘un, DAS. and, yep – the next few strips will be as equally “trippy” for bot. (and us!) 🙂
Hallucinations can also reveal things about characters’ relationships to each other. Allow me to reference the bee sting episode from Futurama.
Ohmygosh I almost forgot about that. Awesomest episode.
i don’t think i’ve seen that episode, Rainey, but you’re right – complex things can be explored within hallucinations that can be difficult (and less fun) to explain literally.
The CaveRabbit drugged him?!?!?! Oh, man. This could be bad if it lasts very long.
***Oooo, look at the pretty flying things…*** O.O
well, we don’t know if it was intentional or not, shanna, but yeah – for all intents and purposes, the cave rabbit drugged him. heheh.
Sounds like wormwood tea to me. There may be little green faires.
possibly, Kris! let’s hope those little green fairies don’t end up poisoning bot’s system.
I knew it was only a matter of time before Bot hit some hallucinogens.
let’s just hope he doesn’t get hooked on that tea, Anime fan.
Was it the tea? No. Methinks…he could talk?! He could talk!!!
ha! he could talk the whole time, Coolhand! whhYyyyy!!?
Uh oh, time the crazy Disney acid sequence! Next thing we know there will be pink elephants on parade, cards painting roses red, a bunch of rabbits singing a musical number, or at least some silly thing like that. Also NONE of the colors will be what they’re supposed to be! This could also be played for drama, but I prefer the Disney Acid Sequence.
you know you’re in a Disney acid sequence when those pink elephants show up, GB. we’ll see how far down the rabbit hole bot goes! 😀
I did notice the lavender winged things flitting about the broken tea cup. Fairies????
could be, Kris!
Hallucinogens, huh? This should get interesting.
And now I’m left to wait and wonder if the Cave Bunny is really on Jefbot’s side or not. I’d still like to think that he is, but shouldn’t he have warned ‘bot about the hallucinogens before giving him the tea?
Maybe he’s just forgetful.
yeah, the hallucinogens probably have no (or at least less) effect on bot than the cave rabbit, so it’s possible he just forgot. let’s hope so, anyway.
Well…that seems…bad. Gotta say, I did NOT see that one coming, even while reading the comic (by the way, I just noticed the subtle touch of making Sir Hallucinationbottom’s speech bubble fade to purple).
I’m…a little concerned, but surely The Mother Mu has his reasons, right? RIGHT?!
right, JOE! well… maybe. heheh.
Well… That’s not good. Now why would our extra large host do something like that?
if it’s intentional, it’s unclear, Fijiman. if it’s unintentional, well, we’ll have to see where this goes!
I haven’t tried every type of drug so I don’t know what to expect from every single type. I have ,however, overdosed on alcohol twice in my life. On those occasions, I didn’t hallucinate but I didn’t know which way was up either. Also, I had blurry vision.
Also, I’ve suffered severe blood loss on several occasions whether that be due to an act of violence, my nose bleeds (especially when I’m sick) or (most often) accidents (vehicular and otherwise). On those occasions, everything appears to take on a dark purple tint and also I don’t know which way is up. My most severe instance of blood loss was one time when I was recovering from a bad cold. My nose had bled quite a few times while I was sick. When I recovered, my nose was the last thing to heal. While I was laying in bed, well let’s just say I soiled and caked my pillow with blood. The worst part was that I was scheduled to work my shift at the convenience store that night. By then I was barely strong enough to stand up. I spent that whole shift leaning against the counter ringing up customers while my coworkers did my normal duties (which made me feel bad).
you still went to work with severe blood loss, Rainey!? wow. well i’m glad you recovered! and still managed to finish your shift with the help of friends. impressive. 🙂
Well, that was a little expected.
I’ve come to notice the uniqueness of the way you draw human noses in the first panel. No one else does it like that.
But then again I don’t really see Sci-Fi webcomics that’s only half-serious, with an actual clear storyline.
Kudos to you! DYK I first heard that word spoken by the aliens in the Simpsons, so I always thought the word wasn’t English.
glad it was unexpected, ROM! and i’m not sure why i started drawing noses that way or where i picked it up from. probably an evolution of some comic artist, somewhere. and thanks for the kudos! i’ve learned so much from the Simpsons, over the years. 🙂
I love the little sparks and butterfly dealies coming out of the broken cup. It makes me even more curious to see how the tea affects our hero.
Current speculation: Cottombottom is possibly the main antagonist.
Current solid fact: Sir Cottombottom is the cutest ever.
I must say, I quite trust that there are no malicious intentions, he’s a larger creature than Jefbot so larger doses of hallucinogens are to him as the drugs in our drinks are to us (such as caffeine); it may have simply slipped his mind when he brewed the tea that Jefbot would have a stronger reaction. As he said before, if he’d wanted to kill Jefbot, he could have done so already.
sound theory, Ste! as you say – the hallucinogens could’ve been added to the tea as we add caffeine to our drinks. or maybe just for the flavoring. no doubt they don’t have the same effect on the cave rabbit as they do on bot.
Oh, the larger version of Cottombottom (I don’t see a name for him yet, am I blind?) I fully believe is good. Anyone who elects to play Magic: The Gathering has to be good. 😉
The littler version I’m not so sure of…
i’m happy you like those little details, Rebecca! as to your theories:
speculation: it’s possible! Sir Cottonbottom could be the mastermind behind it all!
solid fact: awwww. glad you like him. (just don’t pet him.) 🙂
This might become an interesting trip, in more ways than one. Question remains why he put it in the tea. Looking forward to the next strip.
i’ll try and keep it interesting, Graypatch! i’m looking forward to drawing these next few strips. 🙂
So Cave Rabbit Ninja Splinter Dude knows how to reboot Mu, but has a slight oopsie with human physiology?
Not sure I’m buying that . . .
well, he knew enough to diagnose bot’s strange behavior but it’s possible the hallucinogens were just an oversight, Sarah W (see Ste’s theory, above.)
So lets get this straight, I go off for 4 days killing monsters in the woods, kicking as and taking names. I come back to the normal world and you decide I haven’t had enough wackiness and dump an acid trip on bot… you are an evil, evil man. You would make a great storyteller/gameleader for rpgs and larps.
ha! sorry to subject you to more wackiness than you’ve already been exposed to, Orzahn! and, ya know – while i’ve been tempted to take on the role of dungeon master, i’ve never actually done it. might have to make an adventure for some friends and give it a spin someday.
I just wanted to say I really, really like the composition of this page, which really emphasizes the bowl breaking. It’s a great way to show Jeff’s surprise. Well played!
Oh, and have I said before that I’ve finally become hooked on this strip? Well, now I have.
thanks, Oarboar! been experimenting more with the panels and layouts during this storyline, so glad to hear you’re digging it.
also happy to hear you’re hooked! more fun stuff to come. 😀
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