did not feel compelled to revisit this particular relationship in dumbing of age
See, for a while I strongly had this feeling that you were setting them up again, given that one strip where Dina lovingly holds Walky’s drawing of a T-Rex. I was all “maybe?”.
Not that I care that much that you didn’t.
I get the feeling that Willis likes to put little references to old ships in DoA. He does the same thing with this strip, which felt like foreshadowing to something between Joyce and Danny, but they’ve barely even interacted at all since then: http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/02-uphill-from-here/codependent/
best was (SPOILAR)
Somehow I called this one before I even clicked and yes, you are correct.
Yes! They are so terrible, yet so right together! 😀
I expected not. Walky/Dina was a complicated mess that didn’t really work well the first time on a personality level, and they were already an even worse fit in DoA when that happened. Before Becky came on the scene I was kinda hoping we’d eventually get a less problematic revisit of Dina/Mike, not so much now ;D
It know it’s the point, but damn, what a shitty brat.
It’s a consequence of no longer being the main character and losing the Sci-Fi influenced backstory, but this guy’s always going to be the “real” Walky to me, even though DoA!Walky is great too.
Both Joyces kind of stand side by side since they do different things.
To me, these will always be the true versions of the characters.
It’s mostly a case by case basis for me.
Like, I prefer this Dina, but she doesn’t really share much with the other Dina besides the arcs about feeling left out by other people. Sal still has the same sense of pessimism in both versions, but here there’s a level of rage and despair to the character that makes this Sal shine, whereas DoA Sal is just an angry, bitter kid, albeit for really justifiable reasons. And then you get characters like Joe who are kind of automatically better in this verse by virtue of actually being important characters.
But then you get characters that were vastly improved in the transition to DoA, if only because they actually get to grow and develop. WV!Dorothy has this really cool character arc in Joyce & Walky!, but her DoA version feels more real, and Becky went from a boring cipher with an identical haircut to Joyce to one of the best characters in DoA. Ruth gets to do things other than “die tragically”. Danny and Billie have a decade plus of writing experience making them way more complex and nuanced.
Oh and Mike in It’s Walky! and Shortpacked! is a genuinely interesting and compelling character despite all reason dictating he forever be a one-note comedy character, and he runs circles around that cardboard cut-out in DoA.
I do like how Walkyverse Mike actually has hopes and dreams.
Eh, DOA Mike still shows his cutting insight. He just hasn’t gotten to use it in matters of life or death yet.
Yeah, DoA Mike could have the same level of complexity as IW!/SP! Mike, it’s just doubtful we’ll ever see it.
DoA!Mike really only ever shows up to be an asshole, while IW!Mike had moments with Dina and in the finale, and in Shortpacked his romance with Amber was genuinely well written because it hinged on how Mike had to be less, well, Mike. He lost that edge, he lost the ability to just effortlessly dominate everyone, he loved Amber and became a father and things changed for the better because people have to change.
When the other Mike shows up without any personality and just makes everyone around him miserable for kicks, he’s just a lot less interesting as a character. He’s more of a walking plot device so characters can sometimes have painful moments. If he ever did slip up and not be the most manipulative, scheming person in the cast, he’d lose the last bit of strength he has left.
I don’t like DoA!Mike very much.
Well, Shortpacked took place in real time over 10 years or so, while DOA has only took place over a month or so, so it’s understandable that Mike has not had that much character development.
I remember being not very favorable towards this Dina, but maybe it’s because I’ve always been a Joyce/Walky (Joycerton? Walce?) shipper.
I love DoA’s Dina.
This Dina is just not very likable. She is just too uninteresting, and too willing to do horrible things just to [REDACTED], even if [DATA EXPUNGED]. In the end, when she [SPOILER REMOVED], the story leads you to feel sorry for her, but… that doesn’t necessarily make her a likable character.
Compare and contrast to DoA’s Dina, and you’ll find they don’t really have much in common.
So, how’d you come to be a hologram?
Huh. Maybe this is just because I read DoA first, but I honestly prefer that version of Walky – his version of the purposeful immaturity thing feels better done, and he’s got this really neat snark he doesn’t really show as much here. Heck, I honestly prefer his bickering dynamic with Joyce over their pretty much being made for each other here – it’s like an even better version of her Roomes! dynamic with Joe.
I like to think he kept this up through the whole date.
“Hey GIRLFRIEND, what do you like on pizza?…Waiter, one large mushroom and pepperoni for me and my GIRLFRIEND.”
Dina doesn’t have a lot of experience with relationships, so she just figured this is normal.
Walky doesn’t have a lot, either.
The fact that I might actually do that speaks loads for my lack of promiscuity
I dunno, I suspected at one point she asked if they could hold hands and look at pictures of dinosaurs, and Walky blew her off.
You think Walky wouldn’t be up for dinosaur pictures?
Not scientifically accurate ones; unfortunately, awesomebroism has claimed him in both universes…
Panel one looks like cave drawings.
Walky and Dina are a pair: neither one knows the meaning of a relationship.
I had completely forgotten about this “relationship” since the last archive binge I did (before the whole bringbackroomies thing started). All i remember of Dina is… snif.. I’m not gonna talk about it. I’m not crying, you’re crying, shut up.
Did he draw her a picture of himself riding a T-Rex?
Maybe he drew her a picture with herself and also added extra parts, like nostrilsm
…But they both like dinosaurs! Even if they disagree on the feathers.
“you always hurt the ones you love” sounds like a really terrible rationalization for abuse.
It’s a common saying, and yes, that’s basically what it is as far as I know.
It’s more an acknowledgement of the fact that if you really love someone, you open yourself up and let your defences down, thereby making yourself more exposed and vulnerable to being hurt than if there was no love between you.
Also, the fact that love tend to make us dumb and desperate at times, increasing the risk of doing shitty things without realizing it until later.
I think on non abuse way is that we tend to notice when something we do dissapointed or hurts someone we love more and there is more at stake. Even if what we did was the right thing to do or just accidental harm.
For a moment, I read that as “you always HUNT the ones you love”!
I don’t know… Is ‘weirded out by randomness’ a definition of ‘hurt’ now?
Unless I’m misreading you, Sal is referring to Walky hurting Joyce by being a giant butthead.
I kinda want to add in an extra line for Sal, “–because they’re ass nuggets that deserve a punch in the face”
The thing is… Joyce doesn’t look hurt. She seems to be thinking: “Well, where the heck did that come from?” I’ve just got a feeling that, as with most things, this is more about Sal (in her subconscious) than it is about anyone else.
Whether or not Joyce was actually hurt (which I do actually interpret her facial expression as hurt not confused), Sal knows that Walky really liked Joyce and she knows that Walky is doing this with the intent to hurt Joyce. Whether or not he hits the mark, Sal knows that Walky is deliberately trying to inflict emotional pain. So I disagree that Sal’s reaction is MORE about Sal than others (I think it is ALSO about Sal and her issues, but I think it’s equally about Walky and Joyce)
DoA: Where Dina is Best, and gets what’s best. ;;;;
DINA FOREVER! (Though I still haven’t gotten past the point of reading where my reaction to seeing her us ugly sobbing and forlornly howling her name, yet)
I officially don’t understand what on earth he is trying to accomplish.
Poor Dina, always destined to be the rebound.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
*EMAIL — Get a Gravatar
NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>
I'm so excited for a webcomic that's not about being drunk and depressed!
©1997-2017 It's Walky! | Powered by WordPress with Easel
| Subscribe: RSS
| Back to Top ↑