“That makes me even more afraid!”
Part of me thinks Joyce and Walky were so perfect that trying to replicate that in DoA wouldn’t work but then they’re also pretty different in DoA than they were here so I’m not sure it’d be a retread.
Part of me actual likes the idea better in DOA just because of how how they would fight. Then again there’s Ruth and Billie for that niche.
Yeah, like here they’re goofy nutbars carrying a truckload of baggage who just click really well, while the DoA Joyce and Walky are immature, argumentative goobs. It’d be incredibly entertaining.
I’m still holding out for Joe/Joyce, though.
Does that description really apply to DoA Joyce anymore, though? She’s come a long way lately.
Meh, to me they’ve always felt so ‘perfect’ that it was artificial. Everything they do screams ‘we were designed to fit together and nothing else is even possible’.
That is indeed the case, and they’re my go-to for why that isn’t a bad thing, because Joyce/Walky is legit my favourite romance in all of webcomics.
They’re a complex and nuanced take on a happy, positive relationship. They fight, they bicker, they cause each other pain, they have romantic false starts and different loves and even their own romance causes pain to Dina, but at the end of the day these two mean the world to each other and help each other grow for the better. Their relationship isn’t just an upgrade and a free sex voucher; it’s a crucial part of how they evolve in the latter half of It’s Walky!.
Willis, I find, has been really good at writing romances compared to a lot of webcomic writers who usually just boil it down to “these two are good for each other” or “these two have problems.” As far back as Roomies! there’s effort put into Danny/Billie working, and that’s probably the safest, most trope filled relationship he’s ever written (and even then, that gets put through the ringer in this series). Even something as conceptually awful as Malaya/Ultra Car succeeded phenomenally.
The only Not-As-Good romances in his work, I think, have been Joe/Rachel and Ken/Lucy, since they don’t really get explored that much. That’s why I’m hoping the latter two are together in DoA.
I think it’s less that they were “designed to fit together” and more “they’re different halves of the same whole”. Joyce is Willis’ religious upbringing and social anxiety, and Walky is Willis’ goofy and irresponsible side.
After Machete, their second child, David, also goes back in time, but the machine malfunctions and he winds up going to college at the same time as Danny under a fake last name?
“That would make me even MORE afraid!” same, walky
Poor Dina :-/
Wow, this will totally work out great and not be like… 5 more years of heartbreak before they get to enjoy this moment. YUP, that’s what’ll happen!
And now Dina needs to kill you.
“Yes, I hate you”
And this strip is one of the reasons I never liked Walky & Dina. Walky never really loved Dina for who she was; she was just a non-scary girl he could ask out as revenge for not having the guts to ask Joyce.
And the worst part is that he has to talk to her, and I get the feeling that he’s not going to end the relationship and continue to pretend to love her.
Yeah, Dina is in love with Walky but Walky was just using her to get at Joyce. So Dina and Walky not a match, really, not here.
And Walky not very nice to use her, but there it is.
That past tense breaks my heart
“I would have laughed and said ‘YES I KNEW HE WAS A MORON'”
Granted, I feel like I’ve had regrets like this, but I also ended up fraternizing OUTSIDE a circle of like twenty people and met someone better.
also, I’m not a fictional character (that I’m AWARE of)
DAMMIT JOYCE YOU DO NOT DO THIS TO DINA
“That makes me even more afraid!”
I know that feel Walky. I know that feel.
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I'm so excited for a webcomic that's not about being drunk and depressed!
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