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As the great River Song said,
There be big changes potentially in store for my favourite webcomic couple, but for those who aren't keeping up with the strip, I thought that I'd provide this helpful summary.

This plotline began some time back, when Robin DeSanto (former alien abductee who gets superspeed from consuming vast qualities of sugar) decides to invent a new type of breakfast cereal.


Wow, that's with the American version of Creme Eggs, imagine if they had the British ones, which are bigger and avaliable more than at Easter like the ones in the US are. Or at least in the area of the US I've visited often they are.

Skip closer to the present, when Congresswoman Robin is now in the lame duck period of her term of office, having been ousted whilst in the midst of some Drama-induced depression.




Manley, a guy whose name invokes the subtly of Robin's significant other Leslie Bean's name, is a guy who have appeared in a couple of previous strips, but despite his (disturbing) similarities to Robin, she's barely noticed he's there.

Despite this, the pair decide to work on Robin's legislation together, if only because everyone else in the House of Congress evidently hates her now. Probably because they're racists/homophobes.



TIME PASSES!




Robin arrives back home, where all is not as it seems...



...



Ho ho ho, on the plus side, that must have been a heck of a sex tape in order to create a psuedo-utopian society, right? ...Nope, that doesn't make it better, if anything I'm even MORE sad!

Anyhoo, Shortpacked creator David Willis is back from his delayed honeymoon/Christmas break, so hopefully we'll see what actually happened and this was all some horrible, horrible example of bad journalism.

Hopefully. :(

Link,
http://www.shortpacked.com/

Date: 2011-01-10 11:42 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Some nice moments in this.

Creme Eggs are usually available in the UK between December 26 (Though I hear tell of some being available in the week before Christmas which is just plain damn WRONG) and Easter

And my inner geek will balance the Big Bang jibe against the sweet, sweet notion of Transformers: Animated getting a season 4

Date: 2011-01-10 11:50 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Possibly they're only advertised in the Christmas to Easter period.

Date: 2011-01-11 03:21 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I'm in Australia, and I saw some in the first week of December 2010. Disgraceful! I've never seen them before Boxing Day before.

Date: 2011-01-10 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
poor Robin. You know this is sad for her too. Her first time is on a sex tape that she can't remember.

Date: 2011-01-11 04:34 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Sad (We'll meet again Tiger)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
maybe its a fake sex tape....

Date: 2011-01-11 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I thought she and Leslie were still only at the making out stage

Date: 2011-01-11 12:54 am (UTC)
mullon: (Azula)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I always said all the world's problems would be solved if hot lesbians and curious bisexual everywhere recorded themselves having sex, but this isn't quite what I had in mind.

Date: 2011-01-11 02:10 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
The Noble Peace Prize is going to Bieber? Yeah so much for a Utopia.

Date: 2011-01-11 02:17 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
We can only hope it's a post mortem prize. =D

Date: 2011-01-11 03:21 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Sadly, the Nobel Prize isn't awarded posthumously.

Date: 2011-01-11 03:22 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Pfft. Not with THAT attitude. =p

Date: 2011-01-11 02:37 am (UTC)
01d55: Jigglypuff (Default)
From: [personal profile] 01d55
And for filler he runs strips culled from 4chan.

Date: 2011-01-11 04:33 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (Bitch Please)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i would still like to believe that Robin and her Lesbian will be rejoined at the end of this....

that said it took me all day to realize what you did "As the great River Song said "Cut text" Spoilers!"

lol

never mind the icon, i so rarely get to use it :D

Date: 2011-01-11 04:36 am (UTC)
g1andyp: Solomon Grundy giving Little Archie and Tiny Titans Robin the "I'm Watching You" gesture. (Default)
From: [personal profile] g1andyp
Note to self: Must make Cadbury egg cereal happen for real.

Date: 2011-01-11 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
If they were MINIATURE eggs, sure. Full-size ones would just result in... unpleasantness.

Date: 2011-01-11 06:36 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Hope Silly)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
or world peace ;D

Date: 2011-01-11 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, yes, there is always that possibility.

Date: 2011-01-11 08:19 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
It'd be like chocolate frosted sugar bombs... served with cola instead of milk.

Date: 2011-01-11 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, she does have kinda the best excuse in the world. She was on major sugar overload while bringing about world peace - who could argue with that?

Date: 2011-01-11 06:36 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Hope Silly)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i loved her contact high from the previous time :D

Date: 2011-01-11 06:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
One can hardly blame her for being just a little bit bewildered. At least the second time she KNEW what she was getting into. Imagine what might happen if she tries it a third time!

Date: 2011-01-11 11:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
I remember getting Cadbury eggs in the UK back when we visited in April, two years ago. I didn't know they were rare and seasonal, and to think I gorged on them with my only thought being "as long as Europe keeps supplying these, I can get em from my bro whenever he comes back home".

And...
GASP.

Date: 2011-01-11 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thelazyreader
Before I saw the images I seriously thought this was about Batman's sidekick and Leslie Tomkins.

Date: 2011-01-11 11:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darklorelei
ME TOO. I'm so glad I wasn't alone.

Date: 2011-01-12 12:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philippos42
It's never just you.

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