From Thinking It’s Bad, to Knowing It
If you’re late to the party, the story arc began on December 2nd. A quick recap: Newt brought in a new guy to do IT work. Brandon thought he would get to be in charge, but both Newt and Marshal corrected him. When he went to Alexis, she explained that she couldn’t really interfere, and Brandon went off at the mouth about having slept with her for nothing. Of course Alexis got really pissed, threw Brandon out of her office, and slammed the door.
So now that Birdie is on the scene, just how much worse is it going to get for Brandon? We’ll find out January 6, 2018!
What? Did he he say January 6? But that’s three weeks away!”
I just want to be up front about this. Next Saturday will be the Christmas promotional and the following Saturday will be the New Year promotional. Yeah, yeah… It’s trite, but it’s tradition. The Jokes and Sunday Rant are unaffected.
Say Something Stupid
Did you read last week’s comic? If not, click here, and then come back. I thought you might like to know that we’re in the second episode of a story arc, and other than give you that basic information, I’m going to butt out and let the comic be it’s own narrator for a change. Oh, and it never hurts to read about the characters if you feel a little lost.
The Rejection Ladder
Hopefully you never end up in this situation. It’s a popular “dick move” by various management personnel, and it works like this: You build yourself up for the day when you will earn some kind of promotion only to be torpedoed by your boss, and to add insult, they also poison the well so you’ll have a difficult time establishing a good rapport with the postulant about to take your job.
Not to change the subject but…
I just wanted to run a couple things by everyone. First off, the “new” guy up there is Marshal Brady, one of the soldiers. Slowly but surely, I want to integrate all of my Army characters into civilian roles. Of course they will still be putting on their uniforms for drill, but all of the soldiers will have civilian parts as well.
The other thing I wanted to mention is that I’ve added some fancy code to the comic panels. Clicking on the panel will do a “ghetto lightbox” effect, and clicking on the panel again will put it back. No more opening new pages or clicking the back button. The full size image just pops up and pops back with a simple click! Try it today!
To Be Fair
So there’s this internet Meme regarding a rather pompous paragraph about how you have to have a high IQ to appreciate “Rick and Morty”. It’s absolutely cringey. Before I had read that “copy pasta”, I actually enjoyed watching “Rick and Morty” but now I can’t help but feel a little dirty when I see anything “Rick and Morty” related.
Dewey’s opening statement is in regards to my grand experiment in organically growing a bigger fan base. It was my belief that offering regularly updated humorous content on a reliably non-malicious website would somehow find its way into the hearts and minds of a broader audience. Well that just ain’t happening. Since I’m too self-conscious to plug my site on other sites, it looks like “Pathos in the Plumbing” will never see the love that webcomics like “XKCD” and “Billy the Heretic” enjoy.
So as I look through Flush Twice’s visitor logs, I just want to say to all five of you out there, including that one guy who rates all the jokes and comics, that I humbly thank you. No, really. I’ve tried very hard to make this site a worthwhile visit, and I hope your visit today is enjoyable. You guys are the best, and what I don’t have in visitor quantity I still make up for in quality.
And no, you don’t have to have a high IQ to “get” my comic. I can assure you that if you don’t get one of my comics, it’s because I didn’t do my fucking job right. It’s not your fault if my humor isn’t working, and let’s face it: I’m just not always funny.
So if you recall from last week, Tyler (aka Private Knaw) was particularly distraught from his civilian encounter with his Sergeant, Pete Scrapper. Well, it turns out, Pete’s not exactly thrilled running into Tyler either. It turns out, Sergeants take a lot of shit from their higher-ups for their fuck-off soldiers fucking off. It’s only natural that they tend to resent those fuck-offs a little, and would like to get them transferred to another squad or team, never to see them again.
Of course it goes a little deeper too. When it comes to people we don’t like very much, we tend to deal with them differently depending on circumstances. At work, it’s just part of the job, but running into them at the store is horrifying. The setting makes up an important part of the relationship.